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by zimmerit
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: New Daicon III & IV LD Rip
Replies: 4
Views: 1210

New Daicon III & IV LD Rip

Various versions of the Daicon Opening Animations have been bouncing around on YouTube and NicoNico for years, but this one seems a hair better than earlier efforts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFUjooR9sqM The realities of Daicon IV's amateur production and limits of the LD format suggests that ...
by zimmerit
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: The old-school anime DVD/BD news thread.
Replies: 669
Views: 77681

Re: The old-school anime DVD/BD news thread.

Robot Carnival on bluray from Discotek: https://twitter.com/discotekmedia/statu ... 0583378944
by zimmerit
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: AnimeCon '92 (and '93?)
Replies: 12
Views: 2794

Re: AnimeCon '92 (and '93?)

Ok - I must have misunderstood what you had posted from Usenet; I was under the impression that even though there were organizational issues, the 1992 show still happened. The show not happening makes a lot of sense though. Sorry about that, should have been a bit clearer. I was mostly surprised to...
by zimmerit
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: AnimeCon '92 (and '93?)
Replies: 12
Views: 2794

Re: AnimeCon '92 (and '93?)

This topic got me flipping through some of my old Animag magazines - specifically because I remember seeing some convention coverage when I was doing some other research looking to see if I could get any coverage of AnimeCon ('92, at least) but all of that coverage was from Anime Expo '92. Since An...
by zimmerit
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: AnimeCon '92 (and '93?)
Replies: 12
Views: 2794

AnimeCon '92 (and '93?)

I attended Fanime in San Jose, CA for the first time in years last week and it got me thinking about the history of Bay Area conventions. During the early ‘90s, there were two places to be for conventions in the US, the Bay Area, and Dallas. Of course, it’s pretty well known by now that the Gainax-s...
by zimmerit
Tue May 16, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Figures/Models & Other Misc. Merchandise
Topic: Anime phone cards?
Replies: 9
Views: 2592

Re: Anime phone cards?

As recent as a few years ago Nakano Broadway still had a shop dedicated to these, I forget if it was still there when I was back last November. Could be wrong, but I believe they're still made in limited qualities strictly as limited edition pack in items. Cell phones have, obviously, made them pret...
by zimmerit
Mon May 15, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Joy's Japanimation?
Replies: 4
Views: 1192

Re: Joy's Japanimation?

Judging by the URL linked for the Disciples of Zor website, those photos may actually predate 2001. I think they switched to a proper .com domain at some point around 2000/2001. I knew Fer (the co-owner of Joy's Japanimation) through that club, which was a largish Robotech fanclub spread out between...
by zimmerit
Thu May 11, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: Talkin' About Kenichi Sonoda
Replies: 15
Views: 2730

Re: Talkin' About Kenichi Sonoda

Ya know, I recall reading that he's mostly taking over the family store now. Did I miss something about what kind of store it is? That's got to feel a little soul crushing. The hot, hard, fast life of Tokyo mid-80s and now, running a store out in the boonies. Yeah, I mentioned that in the first art...
by zimmerit
Thu May 11, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Denver Anime International (C/FO - Denver)?
Replies: 7
Views: 1453

Re: Denver Anime International (C/FO - Denver)?

davemerrill wrote:Ban on subtitled programming. That's something I have never heard of before or since.
Video subtitles put Friendly Guy With a Beard Describing Everything out of a job, man.
by zimmerit
Wed May 10, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: Talkin' About Kenichi Sonoda
Replies: 15
Views: 2730

Talkin' About Kenichi Sonoda

Over the last month or so I've found myself writing about Kenichi Sonoda (Bubblegum Crisis, Gall Force, Gunsmith Cats, etc) in two different places: Gunsmith Cats’ Kenichi Sonoda Talks Explosions, Influences, and the Family Business Sonoda was a guest at this year's SakuraCon. We weren't able to sna...