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Old 06-26-2009, 05:44 PM
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This small keyring is very sweet. Where can I get one?
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:38 PM
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The japaneese actually tend to run ahead of the US.
You sure? I dont think top hats where vary popular in the USA in the mid 40's.
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Old 06-27-2009, 11:51 AM
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This small keyring is very sweet. Where can I get one?
They were exclusively released in Japan and apparently sold out in about 3 weeks.
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:29 AM
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They were exclusively released in Japan and apparently sold out in about 3 weeks.
oh ... that's a shame. They're so sweet and seems to be little and robust enough for working with my keys.

I hope that some Japan Fans will sell them on ebay sometimes or that they will be produced again.
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:54 AM
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"Excuse ME!? Those are not CARTOONS! They are ANIME! There is a difference!
I actually got into this argument before with a coworker!! Man, and people think Trekkies are "nerdy"!! Animation is animation, whether you call it a cartoon or anime makes NO difference. Same thing. Kind of reminds me of the champagne/sparkling wine thing, they are the same, but you can't call it champagne if it isn't made in the proper place! If anything, anime looks like a low budget cartoon. They have to use the same frame over and over again. The animation is choppy and not very fluid. Oh, I know!!! Just say it's SUPPOSED to look like that and then it'll be cool!!
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Old 06-30-2009, 02:53 AM
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It's funny that cartoon/anime differentiation should get brought up.

I'm not too familiar with anime, but have recently started dipping my toes in. I bought a few weeks back a film called Vexille and on it is a very informative commentary by a guy (whose name I forget now but can check later) about the film.

In it he pointed out that in the 1960s there was an explosion of kids cartoon in Japan, they were everywhere and were very popular. But, in Japan there is a population tendency for Japanese children to be the sole child in a household. Brothers or Sisters are less common. So the Japanese cartoon markets were faced with a declining market as there were going to be less children in the future.

So.........they began to take that animation and started to redevelop for older audiences, and the beginning of Anime, and feature length animation for grown-ups etc Which has obviously since exploded in popularity.

Apparently it's also why Toy Manufacturers use the 'single play' concept when marketing and selling toys in Japan. They assume kids will be playing by themselves and not in large groups of their own age.

Though perhaps, some folks more versed in Anime etc could perhaps corroborate that?
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:35 PM
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It's funny that cartoon/anime differentiation should get brought up.
Sure its quite simple. People who like anime have a problem with the word 'cartoon'. I liken it to directors who make a 'film' not a 'movie'. Then again, I would call 'naughty tentacles' neither cartoons nor anime... just disgusting.
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I liken it more to Star Trek fans not wanting to be known as Trekkies/Trekkers, or not wanting people in general to see only the nerdy aspects of Star Trek. And I think that's fair. Unfortunately, ignorance really is power.

On the other hand, I'd be more embarrassed wearing a Star Trek T-shirt than an anime T-shirt.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:04 PM
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On the other hand, I'd be more embarrassed wearing a Star Trek T-shirt than an anime T-shirt.
You sure you would be more embarrassed to wear a Trek shirt with a delta logo more than a T with Lum in her tiger suit?

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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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