If you recognize the items in these pics, you’re in the same club as me…
Sorry gang, we’re old…
For the younger otaku, the items here (top-to-bottom, left-to-right) are:
- a pager
- a rotary landline telephone
- 3.5-inch floppy disk (holds 1.44MB! less than your average mp3)
- a payphone
- a Betamax video tape player
- another style of pager
For the person who asked, here’s the Escaflowne VHS set. You can see the bit of sticker residue on volume 6. It’s not sticky at all and can be removed.
Like I said, I really wish I could keep the set because it has sentimental value, but I’m about to be moving in to a much smaller place and need to offload a lot of anime VHS and DVDs.
ETA: I had to special order these from Suncoast, every time I got paid from my part-time job I would drop something like $30 - $35 on one of these, and that’s how I watched the whole show. Anime used to be a much more expensive hobby than it is now.
Let’s have a game… with great mangaka and their respective wives !
人気漫画家の妻です/ They are wives of these popular mangaka
Do you recognize them ?
1- GEORGE Akiyama (ジョージ秋山 )
2- UMEZU Kazuo (楳図かずお )
3- MORITA Kenji (森田拳次)
4- KAZUMINE Daiji (一峰大二 )
5- KAGEMARU Joya (影丸譲也 )
6- YASHIRO Masako (矢代まさこ )
7- NAGAI Go (永井豪 )
8- ISHINOMORI Shotaro (石森章太郎 / 石ノ森章太郎 )
9- TSUNODA Jirou (つのだじろう )
10- AKATSUKA Fujio (赤塚不二夫 )
11- FUJIKO Fujio (藤子不二雄 - 安孫子)
12- FUJIKO Fujio (藤子不二雄 - 藤本)
13- SAITO Takao (さいとうたかを )
14- CHIBA Tetsuya (ちばてつや )
15- KAWASAKI Noboru (川崎のぼる )
16- KUWATA Jiro (桑田二郎)
17- MIZUKI Shigeru (水木しげる )
18- TEZUKA Osamu (手塚治虫)
19- YOKOYAMA Mitsuteru (横山 光輝)
So earlier today in class I was bumming around on Toshio Furukawa’s (seiyuu for Ataru Moroboshi’s) Wikipedia page, and found out that up until 2008, he owned a pet Shih Tsu- which he actually named Ataru. I started tearing up~ I just think it’s so friggin’ sweet that he thought that much of Urusei Yatsura to name said dog after his own role.
Also. I did the math— he probably adopted “Ataru” around 1993… and that’s still seven years after the show ended.
Summer 1981: Comic Market 18 at Yokohama Sambo Hall.
Two days, 512 circles, 10,000 attendees.
Manga Vizion, along with Animerica, was one of the few and best manga magazine offered in the U.S. back in the 90s. This predecessor to Shonen Jump helped contribute to the rising popularity of anime and manga back during a time when people were still saying Japanamation. The cover above is from the series Black Jack by Osamu Tezuka (aka The God of Manga), who won the first ever Kondansha Manga Award for this amazing work.
Publication: Manga Vizion
About The Magazine:
Manga Vizion, sometimes misspelled Manga Vision, is a manga anthology introduced by VIZ in 1995. It is believed to be the first manga anthology published in the United States. The premiere issue was dated March 1995 and featured three series: The Tragedy of P, Samurai Crusader: The Kumomaru Chronicles, and Ogre Slayer. It ran for four years until it was canceled in 1999.
Remember when Nick Jr. used to be it’s own mini anime network, long before anime was even a thing?
Photoset with 64 notes
Here’s a classic, from the old ANIMEfringe website: Sonmay Anime Soundtracks
Taiwanese knock-offs of anime soundtracks. Sometimes the only way you legitimately got anime osts back in the day.
Back in the day, we had VHS. I still have all of Eva on tape (fortunately I bought all mine used on eBay in 2001, when I was 15.) I had to go somewhere out of town (usually a Suncoast) to find a decent selection of anime. 13 tapes, 2 episodes a tape. English dubbed retail cost:$24.99 each. English subtitled retail cost: $29.99 each. So depending on how you wanted to watch it, $324.87 dubbed, $389.87 subtitled. Some shorter shows that were released in the 90s, like Tenchi Muyo or Golden Boy, only had one episode a tape.
Now you can download this in HD in a few hours and fit it on one flash drive. For free. You guys had it easy compared to me haha.
rare shot of tomino with the legend, osamu tezuka. bless these men.
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