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by Fireminer
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: How big was Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs?
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Re: How big was Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs?

It was not nearly as big as Voltron or Robotech, or as ubiquitous as the 80s Astro Boy. Trust me, during the 80s I seeked out every "Japanese style" cartoon on North American TV and Saber Rider was not a show that had much buzz at the time. I would say in terms of popularity it was around the same ...
by Fireminer
Sun May 31, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: How big was Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs?
Replies: 6
Views: 717

How big was Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs?

I have just found out that the show Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs, whose intro I remember seeing years ago on Youtube, was actually based on the Japanese series Star Musketeer Bismark. So, was it a hit in the US? It came from the same studio who did Voltron, right, so I imagine it must have had ...
by Fireminer
Fri May 29, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: A-Kon 1997 report
Replies: 16
Views: 2407

Re: A-Kon 1997 report

The reason comic books aren't bigger in America is a complex topic, but to boil it down to a few points - 1. an investigation into crime and horror comics in the 1950s led to more adult issues being banned in comics and the institution of the Comics Code. However, even after the Code, sales continu...
by Fireminer
Sat May 23, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Zac Bertschy is dead
Replies: 6
Views: 1100

Re: Zac Bertschy is dead

This damned pandemic is really testing people. While I hope that Zac's death isn't connected to COVID-19, it is still a blow in these hard times.
by Fireminer
Sat May 23, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: A-Kon 1997 report
Replies: 16
Views: 2407

Re: A-Kon 1997 report

I don't live in America, so please forgive my ignorant, but is it weird that Star Trek codified the fandom? I would have thought that comic book fans would be the first to do so. I mean, superhero comic books were the first of the recently-created mediums to do multimedia (Superman radio shows from ...
by Fireminer
Thu May 14, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: A-Kon 1997 report
Replies: 16
Views: 2407

Re: A-Kon 1997 report

Reading this report makes me want to ask: How big and active were the Trekkies before the 2000s? You makes it sounds like Star Trek is somekind of common language of nerds.
by Fireminer
Thu May 14, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: Your memories of anime theatrical release?
Replies: 11
Views: 1792

Your memories of anime theatrical release?

When was the first time you came to a theater to watch an anime movie? Do you remember how big the audience was, and what was their reaction? Do you have any pet peeves about the way anime was shown in theaters at the time?
by Fireminer
Tue May 05, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: The Anime Nostalgia Podcast & Blog
Replies: 335
Views: 47834

Re: The Anime Nostalgia Podcast & Blog

Host might have been down? That can happen every so often. Sorry about that! Hopefully it'll work for you soon? Seems to be working for me right now. Thankfully, I was finally able to download the episode from Apple Podcast. And thanks about reminding me of GTO. It and YuYu Hakusho are two 90s I al...
by Fireminer
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: The Anime Nostalgia Podcast & Blog
Replies: 335
Views: 47834

Re: The Anime Nostalgia Podcast & Blog

Posted a new ep over the weekend! Some chill, laid-back talk with 10 (actually more than 10) older anime recommendations! http://animenostalgia.blogspot.com/2020/04/the-anime-nostalgia-podcast-ep-86-10.html For some reason I just can't listen to this episode on Apple Podcast or download it from you...
by Fireminer
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: The Anime Nostalgia Podcast & Blog
Replies: 335
Views: 47834

Re: The Anime Nostalgia Podcast & Blog

Before I forget, I want to mention that Sega in the mid-2000 entered a tough spot, too. It took years after the Dreamcast's cancellation for them to find back their pace, which embodied in the disaster that was Sonic 06. So Sakura Taisen got the short end was something understandable.