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Re: Intro

Postby tirtlegrrl » Fri Mar 11, 2016 5:41 am

Miyazaki rules! When my sisters and I were little we were given "My neighbor Totoro" on videocassette. Been fans ever since. I particularly love Joe Hisaishi's film scores.
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Re: Intro

Postby Senrenden » Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:32 am

Totoro! There's another favorite. My siblings and I would watch that all the time when we were little. I've got the song "Hey lets go" on the brain now. Good stuff. :)
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Re: Intro

Postby mitchellmckain » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:45 am

The first ones I saw were Naoshka and Laputa (or as Disney has changed them Nausicaa and "Castle in the Sky") and I saw them in Japanese only -- without even subtitles. I was riveted even when I didn't know what anybody was saying.
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Re: Intro

Postby kuwano » Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:15 pm

Laputa and Totoro are definitely my favourite Miyazaki movies. We mainly watch them in Japanese too - I remember when my kids heard the 'Hey Let's Go' song on youtube it confused them a bit hearing it in English but they like American accents!

Although I like anime I prefer Japanese comedy. My username is a character from Kekkon Dekinai Otoko (means something like 'the man who can't marry').
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Re: Intro

Postby searchengineguy » Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:28 am

kuwano wrote:Laputa and Totoro are definitely my favourite Miyazaki movies. We mainly watch them in Japanese too - I remember when my kids heard the 'Hey Let's Go' song on youtube it confused them a bit hearing it in English but they like American accents!

Although I like anime I prefer Japanese comedy. My username is a character from Kekkon Dekinai Otoko (means something like 'the man who can't marry').

These are my fav anime, oh yeah! http://myanimelist.net/featured/1138
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Re: Intro

Postby tirtlegrrl » Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:37 am

searchengineguy wrote:
kuwano wrote:Laputa and Totoro are definitely my favourite Miyazaki movies. We mainly watch them in Japanese too - I remember when my kids heard the 'Hey Let's Go' song on youtube it confused them a bit hearing it in English but they like American accents!

Although I like anime I prefer Japanese comedy. My username is a character from Kekkon Dekinai Otoko (means something like 'the man who can't marry').

These are my fav anime, oh yeah! http://myanimelist.net/featured/1138


Gee, I wonder why you like those. :roll:
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Re: Intro

Postby kuwano » Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:01 am

tirtlegrrl wrote:
searchengineguy wrote:
kuwano wrote:Laputa and Totoro are definitely my favourite Miyazaki movies. We mainly watch them in Japanese too - I remember when my kids heard the 'Hey Let's Go' song on youtube it confused them a bit hearing it in English but they like American accents!

Although I like anime I prefer Japanese comedy. My username is a character from Kekkon Dekinai Otoko (means something like 'the man who can't marry').

These are my fav anime, oh yeah! http://myanimelist.net/featured/1138


Gee, I wonder why you like those. :roll:


Haha SEG its brave of you to out yourself as an otaku.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otaku
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Re: Intro

Postby mitchellmckain » Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:31 pm

tirtlegrrl wrote:
searchengineguy wrote:These are my fav anime, oh yeah! http://myanimelist.net/featured/1138


Gee, I wonder why you like those. :roll:


Well at least one of those on his list is really really good.
I think the two Ghost in the Shell movies were two of the best anime ever made.
They're not the family movies Miyazaki's films are but the art is the best.

I am not the anime fanatic most of my family is. My wife and three sons hardly watch anything else. I also watch a lot of Korean drama as well as American, Canadian and British films and shows. Though recently I have been watching through the Zatoichi film series. I often don't finish tv series because I often find them perpetuating the story just to keep it going rather than to tell a good story.
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Re: Intro

Postby searchengineguy » Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:21 pm

kuwano wrote:Haha SEG its brave of you to out yourself as an otaku.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otaku

Nah, I just Googled "sexy anime", as I know its a fetish some people have. I've got no idea why, but it must be huge. I just saw in that link: "The last is the "fan magazine-obsessed otaku", which is predominately female with the a small group of males being the "moe type"; the secret hobby is focused on the production or interest in fan works.[29] The Hamagin Research Institute found that moe-related content was worth ¥88.8 billion ($807 million) in 2005, and one analyst estimated the market could be as much as ¥2 trillion ($18 billion).[4] Japan based Tokyo Otaku Mode a place for news relating to Otaku has been liked on Facebook almost 10 million times"

The only thing that I've seen that is close to anime was the Japanese cartoons Astro Boy, Prince Planet and Marine Boy
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Re: Intro

Postby searchengineguy » Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:39 pm

searchengineguy wrote:
kuwano wrote:Haha SEG its brave of you to out yourself as an otaku.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otaku

Nah, I just Googled "sexy anime", as I know its a fetish some people have. I've got no idea why, but it must be huge. I just saw in that link: "The last is the "fan magazine-obsessed otaku", which is predominately female with the a small group of males being the "moe type"; the secret hobby is focused on the production or interest in fan works.[29] The Hamagin Research Institute found that moe-related content was worth ¥88.8 billion ($807 million) in 2005, and one analyst estimated the market could be as much as ¥2 trillion ($18 billion).[4] Japan based Tokyo Otaku Mode a place for news relating to Otaku has been liked on Facebook almost 10 million times"

The only thing that I've seen that is close to anime were the Japanese cartoons Astro Boy, Prince Planet and Marine Boy
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Re: Intro

Postby Rian » Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:41 pm

I've only been to NY once but enjoyed it - are you living in NY now, Senrenden, or are you just from NY originally?
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Re: Intro

Postby Senrenden » Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:50 pm

Livin in NY currently. What city or cities did you check out and how long were you able to visit for?
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Re: Intro

Postby Rian » Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:05 pm

We had to get some medical treatment for my daughter in NJ (can't remember the name of the small town offhand) and were there almost 2 weeks. We were able to visit Manhattan twice, and I enjoyed it. Just saw the usual landmarks and drove around and took a boat tour and walked around a bit, but it was nice.
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Re: Intro

Postby Senrenden » Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:30 pm

Yeah, yeah, Manhattan has much to look at and a lot more accesible than people think. Glad to hear you enjoyed sight seein and hopefully the food! A lot of friendly, good hardworkin people here. If you don't mind me askin, what was the treatment for? Did it go alright?
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Re: Intro

Postby Rian » Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:13 pm

She has a rare nerve disease that is very, very painful - its nickname is the suicide disease :(

She had gone through multiple painful treatments and was about to get a spinal cord stimulator fused into her spine (they run the cord through your skin to the outside of your body so you can control the electrical shocks) when my sister found an obscure treatment, so we flew across the country to NJ and tried it, and it worked! It put her into remission for 3 months, then we got a booster treatment and it lasted 4 months, then 5, then several rounds of 5 months, then the last time it lasted 9 months. We're hoping the remissions last longer and longer.

I wish we could have spent more time in Manhattan, but although the treatments were painless, they make you exhausted, so she just didn't have the energy to do much at all.
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