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by Fireminer
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Figures/Models & Other Misc. Merchandise
Topic: Pirating anime music in the 1980s
Replies: 13
Views: 3396

Re: Pirating anime music in the 1980s

Person A would buy the LP and make cassette copies for Persons B and C and D, etc. I still have a cassette of Yamato music that dates from 1985 - side A is Arrivederci Yamato, side B is Final Yamato. For curious's sake, which type of cassette did you use for the Yamato music? Did you have any Type ...
by Fireminer
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Figures/Models & Other Misc. Merchandise
Topic: Pirating anime music in the 1980s
Replies: 13
Views: 3396

Pirating anime music in the 1980s

How did old school fans pirate anime music in the 1980s? I have read stories of fans recorded the opening and ending themes on 8-tracks and cassettes from the TV, but was there anyone copied music from official OST releases? I knew that some importers did brought cassettes and then CD from Japan to ...
by Fireminer
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: How have the drawings changed over the years?
Replies: 12
Views: 1618

How have the drawings changed over the years?

Have you noticed any little changes to the style and method that anime is animated throughout the years? For example, how have the shapes of the noses been changed, or have color saturation handled better?
by Fireminer
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Current Gainax President arrested
Replies: 7
Views: 1257

Re: Current Gainax President arrested

I just remember that Hideaki Anno gave an interview around the time of the arrest detailing Gainax's sketchy dealings over the years and his falling out with them. You can find the interview here, and the translation here.
by Fireminer
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: The Anime Nostalgia Podcast & Blog
Replies: 335
Views: 47833

Re: The Anime Nostalgia Podcast & Blog

Say, usamimi, do you have any opinions regarding the changes in the anime styles over the years? I sometimes get into discussion with people about things like they don't draw noses the days they used too. Also, just the other days I came across a "How to draw manga" book from the early 2000s. Even i...
by Fireminer
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: An index of prominent figures in the early anime fandom?
Replies: 124
Views: 30017

Re: An index of prominent figures in the early anime fandom?

Does anyone here know where is animator Steve Bennett (who worked at Urusei Yatsura, and later founded Studio Ironcat) now? He has a Facebook page which says he works for MCCS Marketing Iwakuni (I have no idea that the Marine Corps Community Services need a dedicated marketing firm), but I have no i...
by Fireminer
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: The Anime Nostalgia Podcast & Blog
Replies: 335
Views: 47833

Re: The Anime Nostalgia Podcast & Blog

Since you have touched on this topic in the latest episode, could you maybe consider making a short episode on vendors in anime conventions back in the day? I am not really sure if there will be many serious things to talk about it, but maybe there will be some interesting behind-the-scene stuffs to...
by Fireminer
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Yoshiki Tokushu and AnimeKomix
Replies: 1
Views: 390

Yoshiki Tokushu and AnimeKomix

While going through the guest list on AnimeCons, I came across the name Yoshiki Tokushu , an American illustrator, animator, and recording artist. He is still active illustrating for movies and producing music. He also leads a group called AnimeKomix which seems to have existed for a long time. Do a...
by Fireminer
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Japanese authors visiting America in the 1970s to 1990s
Replies: 6
Views: 826

Re: Japanese authors visiting America in the 1970s to 1990s

Osamu Tezuka's biographical manga states at one point that post WWII, there were restrictions on Japanese citizens traveling abroad. I've done a little looking into this and haven't been able to find much in the way of documentation, but I'm still looking. When Tezuka visited America in the 1960s t...
by Fireminer
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Japanese authors visiting America in the 1970s to 1990s
Replies: 6
Views: 826

Japanese authors visiting America in the 1970s to 1990s

Can anyone here recall which Japanese authors visited America during the period between 1970 to 2000? I remember listening to some podcasts and learnt that Manabe Jouji, Gosho Aoyama and Masumune Shirow visited some conventions, while Kenichi Sonoda actually lived in America for a while.