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Re: New Anime Season

Postby Sagara » Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:17 pm

Out of curiosity, what did trigger the rise of anime on your side of the pond? If I'm not mistaken it started really late (late 90's?) when compared to markets like France (starting in the early 80's, with the real kick-start in the late 80's).

Then again, it doesn't seem like anime got the same flak it got when it started in France. God, some articles I read when I was a teenager. Then again, some dumbass DID manage to get City Hunter and FREAKING Fist of the North Star on a *kid's show*...
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby Klaudandus » Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:42 pm

To be honest? i'm not sure... I had access to mexican tv growing up, so my exposure to anime was much earlier than most people in the US. I remember watching Saint Seiya, Tetsujin 28, Mazinger Z, Dragon Ball Z, Magic Knight Rayearth and even the anime version of the Transformers before any of them were ever shown in the US. I'm talking mid/late 80s/early 90s.

Latin-America, back in the day, would show anime a lot in the afternoons. Heck, I don't remember ever seeing Saber Marionette J ever on any american channel, but would air at 3:30 on Animax.

So Anime was natural for me growing up.
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby Arjuna » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:22 am

Hmm, for us up here in the north of the world it took aaaaages for anime to get in. I only remember watching anime on foreign channels...and since I didn't understand english at that time, it was really wierd but awesome...

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Re: New Anime Season

Postby Skye1013 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:45 am

Cartoon Network was probably my first exposure to anime(DBZ)... either that or the WB (Sailor Moon).

Looking into it... it appears anime has been a thing in the US since the 1960s with Astro Boy, Gigantor, Speed Racer, Kimba and a few others having nationwide syndication. Source

The conventions and whatnot weren't major until the 90s, but they still had gatherings as early as the 70s (more like anime clubs than conventions).

Anywho, that link above was an interesting read (though I stopped about half-way through part 3).
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby fuzzygeek » Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:58 pm

I remember watching "Star Blazers" when I was a kid; it must have been late 70s.

Hmm. Wikipedia has a domestic broadcast date of 1979, so that'd be it. I remember being amazed that characters actually *died*.

The new reboot was a fun nostalgia trip.
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby Fivelives » Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:14 am

I remember Robotech (Macross) and Voltron (Beast King Golion) being pretty big, and watching them as part of my Saturday Morning Cartoon Regimen (SMCR), as well as my After School Cartoon Consumption (ASCC).
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby Sabindeus » Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:50 pm

DBZ and Sailor Moon early morning syndication -> Ranma 1/2, Slayers, Kenshin, Eva -> everything else
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby Snake-Aes » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:10 am

Sagara wrote:Out of curiosity, what did trigger the rise of anime on your side of the pond? If I'm not mistaken it started really late (late 90's?) when compared to markets like France (starting in the early 80's, with the real kick-start in the late 80's).

Then again, it doesn't seem like anime got the same flak it got when it started in France. God, some articles I read when I was a teenager. Then again, some dumbass DID manage to get City Hunter and FREAKING Fist of the North Star on a *kid's show*...

Here it hasn't really risen.
Saint Seya, Dragon Ball (not Z, dammit) and Yu Yu Hakusho were a blast at their time, but the channels lost interest. These days only the reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaally big hits like naruto get any screen time, and there is little interest from any company to license these things here.
So we steal. It's a glorious display of bizarreness when just about everyone from 12 to 40 seems to know tons of anime and none of them officially exist here, and no one considers licensing them.

The manga market, in comparison, is actually bustling. Still small in comparison to us and jp, but you'll find just about any manga here officially if you look close enough.
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby Fivelives » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:44 pm

I remember Fist of the North Star growing up. It was on late night USA Network, along with Space Ghost.
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby Sagara » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:10 am

I'm getting a feeling we were all "that weird guy" that was into anima when we were teens?

Also, binged a bit last night and watched Puella Magi Madoka Magica Rebellion (what in the flying WHAT?) and the first ep of Kill la Kill (what in the WHO'S FLYING??)

Fun night, but suffice to say I feel a bit in a surreal world today.
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby Fivelives » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:35 pm

Kill la Kill is done by the same folks who did Gurren Lagann. It starts at the level of batshit crazy where Gurren Lagann left off and goes forward from there - if on a moderately smaller scale.

Highly recommended.
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby Klaudandus » Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:15 am

Sagara wrote:I'm getting a feeling we were all "that weird guy" that was into anima when we were teens?

Also, binged a bit last night and watched Puella Magi Madoka Magica Rebellion (what in the flying WHAT?) and the first ep of Kill la Kill (what in the WHO'S FLYING??)

Fun night, but suffice to say I feel a bit in a surreal world today.


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Re: New Anime Season

Postby Sagara » Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:56 am

Klaudandus wrote:I loved Madoka Magica, Homura chan is awesome imo


The movie's ending, from the moment Madokami pops up until the end.
That girl is viciously awesome.
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby Klaudandus » Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:25 pm

Sagara wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:I loved Madoka Magica, Homura chan is awesome imo


The movie's ending, from the moment Madokami pops up until the end.
That girl is viciously awesome.


Haven't seen the movie
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Re: New Anime Season

Postby Arjuna » Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:37 am

I just watched the first two episodes of Nobunaga the Fool...

...I have never EVER witnessed such a massive amount of namedropping in an anime series before!!!
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