Re: [gundam] What next? (Was Re: Even more Tomino interview)

Mark Nguyen (
Wed, 17 Feb 1999 16:51:55 PST

[Anime Stereotypes in the US]

There's also the media sensationalization to consider. Such cult
animation classics as "Heavy Metal", "Fire and Ice" and "Rock and Rule"
have been around for ages, and yet are not exemplified as typical
"American" animation because of the overwhelming publicity given to the
Disney ( animations. Meanwhile, the hentai/adult titles are all
that seems to get covered in mainstream media nowadays when anime is
mentioned. Remember the Pokemon Incident fallout and how EVERY media
outlet immediately said that because Pokemon = anime and anime = porn,
thus Pokemon = porn = anime and ALL anime is pornographic,
seizure-inducing celluloid!

</rant> If anyone's looking for interesting sites on the media & anime,
surf around out the Anime Web Turnpike at: and
look over teh Pokemon sites (to start).

And if you're interested in DOING something about it, the boys over at and fandom personalities such as
myself prep media press kits to send to sources for special events.


aka. Mark Nguyen
Organizer, Anime Alberta

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