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Old 07-01-2009, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by vanvideo View Post
I've heard it's not really good for Trek. That's surprising to me, as I'm from there. Sci fi is pretty big in Japan.
If Abrams replaced the Narada with Godzilla or Gammera, then we'd have a winner.
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Old 07-01-2009, 10:16 PM
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:02 AM
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Well, compared to Japanese Scifi like Ghost in the Shell the new Star Trek movie of course won't make any dent.

But is there any other explanation for the tiny Japanese market?
I always assumed Scifi had a quite good standing in Japan.
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Tberry View Post
Anime really just means Japanese animation. And that's only outside Japan. Within Japan all animation, regardless of country of origin, is anime.
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Old 07-05-2009, 03:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Robert Saint John View Post
Yes, you need to say that you heard that all of them have new Star Trek products in the pipeline!!

Sadly, I haven't heard anything of the kind yet, but I'm holding out hope. I would LOVE to see Furuta release all these new starships in the same scale as their previous collections. I'm sure they eventually will, but it's usually such a long time between announcement and release.
I've got Furuta series 2, wave 1 is extremely expensive(therefore futile to even try) to get and I didn't get wave 3. Now that Mattel is making Star Trek ships I most likely won't buy JDM(japanese domestic market) Star Trek ships. To my knowledge neither japanese company has anything star trek in the works.
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