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Posted 6/5/15

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imaginarycreatures wrote:

I don't think Ancient was in this part of the country at the time, but I've never asked him; I suppose it's possible, though..

Unfortunately, the furthest west I've been is west Texas, about 15 miles from the New Mexico border.



I couldn't be sure, but it didn't seem super likely.

Did you go to any of the early A-Kons?
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Ah I see, so your dad and mom are more novel fans. Ya, that'd be great if F/SN had a legal english version so your dad could read it. Also, are your parents still running that store together or are they retired already?


Unfortunately, the video/book business wasn't something that was viable after the big chains moved in, and then even the big chains started to die off. So the business ended in the early 2000's. My dad currently works as an independent tax accountant dealing mostly with small-to-mid-sized businesses, and my mom works for the Board of Equalization (who collect taxes, oddly enough). Even stranger, I'm strongly considering a career with the IRS after I get my Accounting degree next semester; I still have to do the work for my CPA, but that's one of the places I'm looking at. My brother works as a financial manager. I guess a certain skill set runs in the family....
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Posted 6/5/15 , edited 6/5/15

imaginarycreatures wrote:


LoomyTheBrew wrote:

Ah I see, so your dad and mom are more novel fans. Ya, that'd be great if F/SN had a legal english version so your dad could read it. Also, are your parents still running that store together or are they retired already?


Unfortunately, the video/book business wasn't something that was viable after the big chains moved in, and then even the big chains started to die off. So the business ended in the early 2000's. My dad currently works as an independent tax accountant dealing mostly with small-to-mid-sized businesses, and my mom works for the Board of Equalization (who collect taxes, oddly enough). Even stranger, I'm strongly considering a career with the IRS after I get my Accounting degree next semester; I still have to do the work for my CPA, but that's one of the places I'm looking at. My brother works as a financial manager. I guess a certain skill set runs in the family....


Oh I see! Ya, it definitely seems like Business-esque jobs run in your family! Also don't get caught up in those scandals if you do join the IRS
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Well I finally sat down to watch my copy of the bluray and I have to say this was definitely an interesting bit of history. For me, the interviews and all the facts had to be the highlight! This really shows the OG Otakus kicking it and it was priceless, seeing all the stereotypes in action was awesome. Never heard of a cel thief either, the final interview was too funny. To think that all those guys were Gainax employees (the cel thief was like one of the top dogs at Ganiax hahaha), absolutely hilarious!

Now the animation bits were pretty entertaining too. 1983, I actually thought was kind of sad since Kubo slowly just lost everything and got whipped into that life style . But 1985 was just a story of entrepreneurship and making your dreams reality, it was great. I'm glad that GP ended up folding in the end lmao! The last bit reminded me on Gurren Lagann.

I also listened to some of the english commentary and it was pretty interesting to hear all the things those guys had to say. Those guys know their stuff! I loved hearing their thoughts on the american otaku that moved to Japan especially. That guy had some serious dedication.
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LoomyTheBrew wrote:

Well I finally sat down to watch my copy of the bluray and I have to say this was definitely an interesting bit of history. For me, the interviews and all the facts had to be the highlight! This really shows the OG Otakus kicking it and it was priceless, seeing all the stereotypes in action was awesome. Never heard of a cel thief either, the final interview was too funny. To think that all those guys were Gainax employees (the cel thief was like one of the top dogs at Ganiax hahaha), absolutely hilarious!

Now the animation bits were pretty entertaining too. 1983, I actually thought was kind of sad since Kubo slowly just lost everything and got whipped into that life style . But 1985 was just a story of entrepreneurship and making your dreams reality, it was great. I'm glad that GP ended up folding in the end lmao! The last bit reminded me on Gurren Lagann.

I also listened to some of the english commentary and it was pretty interesting to hear all the things those guys had to say. Those guys know their stuff! I loved hearing their thoughts on the american otaku that moved to Japan especially. That guy had some serious dedication.


Glad you enjoyed it. I just watched my copy of the BD last week and it looks fantastic remastered in HD. Yeah, there's lots of great trivia and homages in it and you can see GAINAX's signature style. Still need to watch my BDs of Nadia: Secret of Blue Water, which is also by them.



The Kamina glasses in Otaku no Video before there was a Kamina.
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