Things You Learn from Watching Anime

November 22nd, 2014 by John

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What is This, Please?

November 20th, 2014 by John

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Can any kind soul please tell me the title and/or author of this book? Any supplemental information about it would be appreciated as well. It’s a Japanese paperback that appears to date from 1936. This particular copy was printed during or before 1944. It appears to be some sort of historical or philosophical non-fiction text.

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Ask John: How Does One License Anime?

November 19th, 2014 by John

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Question:
I was wondering how does one license anime titles?

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Ask John: Why Does Extreme Hentai Exist?

November 17th, 2014 by John

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Question:
In response to last week’s response, who on earth is the target audience for these disgusting hentais which feature gratuitous rape, violence and trauma and why do they watch it? Do they just have a “gawkers at a train wreck” mentality to them? And why on earth would someone go to the trouble of animating something so incredibly foul, rancid, immoral and disgusting?

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Ask John: What’s the Most Disgusting Hentai Anime Ever?

November 11th, 2014 by John

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Question:
What’s the freakiest, nastiest, most disguising hentai of all time?

Answer:
I haven’t watched every adult anime ever produced, but I have sampled enough of them to be able to identify a reasonably comprehensive selection of the most shockingly grotesque and upsetting erotic anime ever. The candidates fall into two categories. A pair of early adult anime is particularly noteworthy for their intensely cynical tone. The more contemporary examples merit recognition for their practically unconscionable excess.

Readers beware. From here on in, this article will get graphic and include graphic adult imagery.

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Cheers for Kamen

November 8th, 2014 by John

One of the highlights of the first ten issues of Gen Manga, published from June 2011 through April 2012, was author Mihara Gunya’s epic fantasy manga Kamen (“Mask”). The epic scale battle story captivated readers until its abrupt cliffhanger “to be continued” ending in Gen Manga issue 10. Now, thankfully, readers can revisit and read more of the intriguing action tale thanks to the publication of the series’ first two collected volumes.

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From One Close Shave to Another

November 7th, 2014 by John

Not to be outdone, another friend cleaned out his room and gave me this.

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Nadia Genga

November 4th, 2014 by John

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Here’s a look at the selection of Secret of Blue Water production sketches that my local friend Chris M. donated to me.

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Budweiser Meets Anime

November 2nd, 2014 by John

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Thumbs up to the dude wearing a Paaman t-shirt in the current Budweiser “Round Up Your #HolidayBuds” TV commercial.

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New Production Cels

October 31st, 2014 by John

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I mentioned that a long-time friend donated a chunk of his collection to me. Here’s a look at the production cels he passed along to me. All of them have their matching genga except the Gall Force “Catty” cel.

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Swang Song to my Spares Update

October 30th, 2014 by John

I mentioned a little while ago that I sold nearly all of the duplicates from my collection to another collector/dealer. The entire lot of DVDs, books, doujinshi, video games & game consoles ended up filling 61 boxes that cost $618.10 to mail from Florida to Ohio. Thankfully I’ll be getting reimbursed for the postage costs by the buyer.

Now I’ve already begun accumulating more rare dupes to replace the ones I just sold, including another Angel Tales DVD volumes 3 & 4 that I recently found cheap.

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Christmas Arrives Early

October 30th, 2014 by John

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A local friend and member of my anime fan club that folded ten years ago surprised me this week when he donated a chunk of his collection to me. He finally decided that he wanted to pare down his collection to just vinyl Godzilla monster figures, so he passed along a selection of books, toys, model kits, and production cels to me and another close friend/former club member.

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Swang Song to my Spares

October 16th, 2014 by John

I’ve been swamped this month; unusually busy, so my apologies for the lack of updates.

Unexpectedly, a friend offered me nearly $4,000 for practically all of the duplicates from my anime collection. I’m pained to see any of my beloved collection go, but when even my spare copies have spare copies, I suppose it’s best for everybody if I finally relocate some of them to new homes.

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Good Lord! I actually have a collection copy and five spare copies of the Megazone 23 graffiti album mook!

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Sword Gai TV Anime Announced

October 2nd, 2014 by John

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Shogakuan has revealed word that Flash anime studio DLE is developing an anime TV series based on writer Toshiki Inoue & illustrator Osamu Kine’s dark fantasy/action manga series Swordgai. The manga revolves around a swordsman whose artificial right arm is composed of a demonic sword. The anime is tentatively scheduled for a spring 2016 premiere.

Studio Digital Frontier produced a short CG Swordgai promotional video last year:

Source: Anime News Network

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Doamaiger D Retro Mecha Anime Announced

October 2nd, 2014 by John

The TV Kanagawa (tvk) and KBS Kyoto television networks have announced the development of a retro mecha anime titled Doamaiger D. The show about a traditional Japanese candy-maker who pilots a giant robot to defend Kyoto against attacks by “mechkaiju” mechanical giant monsters will premiere next spring.

Source: Anime News Network

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