Mon, 24 Jul 2000 22:44:25 -0500

Isn't Viz the one that changed "HELL" to be "HFIL", the Home For Infinite
Losers? Or was that Funimation?
P.S. someone fill in a hopeless geek and tell me what an "otaku" is.
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From: "Rodrick Su" <>
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Sent: Monday, July 24, 2000 10:38 PM
Subject: RE: [gundam] Will Gundam become the next fad?

Once again, please read this :

[ Rodrick Su [ ]
[ [ I might be crazier than you think. ]

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On
> Behalf Of Michael Wong x4241
> Sent: Monday, July 24, 2000 2:06 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [gundam] Will Gundam become the next fad?
> Dear List:
> > If it does turn out as bad as you think, we should direct our vegeful
> > mail at Bandai instead of the network and ask them not to liscence their
> > shows to people who don't care about the artistic integrity of a them.
> > If they'd market it properly (To the D&D and magic playing college and
> > HS students) they would have a mega hit.I've never seen an anime with
> Hey, I graduated away from college (grad school) quite a few
> years ago and I
> still play Magic and D&D (on computers only...). In my opinion,
> people like
> us are minority and the series won't become a mega hit if they
> are marketing
> to us. On the subject of Magic and D&D, how many fellow GML'ers
> waste their
> money and time on these 2 addictions too? I'd love to find/meet some new
> players in the Silicon Valley area.
> > more universal appeal than escaflowne, if they F**k it up I'll certainly
> > give em a (polite) earful!
> There's no doubt that Escaflowne would have to go through massive
> edits to make
> it "suitable" for U.S. audiences, which guarantees that real
> anime fans would
> be upset by the final product.
> > Cut out Yohko Kanno? this confirms my theory that the water in Hollywood
> > makes you retarded.
> Nah, I doubt the American public will like anime style music too much. I
> actually do like Yohko Kanno's work on Escaflowne, but don't like
> most anime/
> J-pop music. I'd bet that most American kids would switch to
> another channel
> when they hear Japanese lyrics.
> > ---Brett Jensen
> Michael
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