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by Fireminer
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: How did Hentai made its way to America?
Replies: 27
Views: 6191

Re: How did Hentai made its way to America?

The Brothers Grime example I posted was dubbed. I think a lot of releases like Legend Of The Overfiend were both dubbed and subbed, but I couldn't say as to exact percentages of dub vs sub releases. Oh, wow, so it was dubbed. I've just read an article on how professional anime voice actors are step...
by Fireminer
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: How did Hentai made its way to America?
Replies: 27
Views: 6191

Re: How did Hentai made its way to America?

found some images of the VHS box art of an early American hentai release: Was this show or other hentai works dubbed in English, or were they subbed only? Yeah, much like more popular anime back in the day, if someone could get a copy, eventually bootlegs would pass around like wildfire. And if it ...
by Fireminer
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: How did Hentai made its way to America?
Replies: 27
Views: 6191

How did Hentai made its way to America?

I know that back in the 1990s, you could hire porn on VHS from rental stores ("behind the curtains" and things like that, right?). But what about Hentai works? How did they made their way to America? I suppose that some early fans had already obtained some tapes or manga from their Japanes...
by Fireminer
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Your thought on early American cartoon done by Japanese studios?
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Your thought on early American cartoon done by Japanese studios?

While reading about Osamu Denzaki, I came across a bit of information about his involvement with the American cartoon show Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light . This is nothing weird, since even in the 80s beside the heavily-Americanized shows like Robotech, there were also American-produced, ...
by Fireminer
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: How long can the craze for a merchandise-driven anime can last?
Replies: 11
Views: 2322

Re: How long can the craze for a merchandise-driven anime can last?

Pokemon hit the market hard towards the end of 1998. I got my copy of Pokemon Red for Christmas that year, and still have my copy to this day. It really didn't hit full stride till I think spring or summer of 1999. What helped market the show was not just the video games, but the anime that aired w...
by Fireminer
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: How bad would the Corona virus be to the convention scene
Replies: 14
Views: 3345

Re: How bad would the Corona virus be to the convention scene

So far here in July 2020, the only fan conventions that have dared to come back are a few comic-con type events in places like Florida. The reports I've seen have been that the events are doing their best to ensure everyone's masked, symptom free, and social distancing, but that it's tough to enfor...
by Fireminer
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: How long can the craze for a merchandise-driven anime can last?
Replies: 11
Views: 2322

How long can the craze for a merchandise-driven anime can last?

I did not live through the Pokemon craze, so I have no idea how big of a deal was the Pokemon anime. Can anyone tell me how big was it, and how long did the show stay in public's consciousness in America? I really want to see for myself how long can the craze for a merchandise-driven anime show can ...
by Fireminer
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: The first instance of sharing anime online
Replies: 18
Views: 3753

Re: The first instance of sharing anime online

Say, which is the first time you guy used BitTorrent for anime, and the last time you did so? And, are you aware of any series or particular fansub of a show that have been lost online because the Torrent link doesn't work anymore? Do you have any series you want to be rescued from the Torrent grave...
by Fireminer
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: The first instance of sharing anime online
Replies: 18
Views: 3753

Re: The first instance of sharing anime online

I'm not any kind of video game person, but I remember the serious PC gamers having "LAN parties" - everybody would bring their own PCs to somebody's house, they'd network them together, and they'd play games that way. Of course, internet service still is different depending on who your pr...
by Fireminer
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: The first instance of sharing anime online
Replies: 18
Views: 3753

Re: The first instance of sharing anime online

So even in the early 2000, good quality Internet in America was kind of expensive? I wonder how would most people play online games on their PC or XBox in that case? The American fansubbing scene exploded around the mid-to-late 2000s, right? Anime sharing must have had become a common thing before t...