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  1. Are you sure it wasn't from the Army surplus store?
  2. If we're talking composers, my favourite is Tenmon. I really like his compositions for Makoto Shinkai's films and ef: A Tale of Memories. I have several CDs of his work. > The Place Promised in Our Early Days > 5 Centimetres Per Second > Voices of a Distant Star
  3. These look great. I'm sure I've said this before, but it's worth saying again, you have an amazing artistic talent. Thank you for sharing your work with us.
  4. Quite a few years ago I had a sort of similar experience. I bought the UK release of an anime film rather than the US release but when I started watching it I found that the "English subtitles" that were mentioned on the cover were in fact English subtitles for the hard of hearing, which are a totally different type of subtitles! Top marks to the company for thinking of people with hearing difficulties, but they should have made the type of subtitles clearer on the packaging.
  5. And the older you get the faster time goes by.
  6. One of the really great things about this forum is that everyone accepts other people's choices and preferences, there's no "elitist attitudes", and that's how it should be. After all, we're all here because we like watching anime.
  7. I've encountered similar attitudes in other areas, it's a kind of "elitism" promoted by a small group of people usually to make themselves feel superior. When I was a member of the local photographic club there were those who claimed that if you didn't use a certain make of camera you weren't a "true photographer", it was the same when CB was popular if you didn't have a rig from a certain manufacturer you weren't a "true CBer". I was once told that I couldn't take part in my employer's hobbies exhibition because my models were constructed from kits, and no "real modeller" made models from kits. ( I suspect that they didn't know how complicated and difficult to build a Tamiya kit could be!)
  8. Ah, the age old perennial question, also known as the "Great Sub vs Dub Debate". When I first started watching anime everything was on VHS tape and dubs were all that were available from my local video shop* and as I got more into watching anime I was introduced to subs from another source, (no names no pack drill). After watching subs for a while I came to the view that I preferred to hear the original voice actors so now I only watch subs. Initially I had problems reading the subs quick enough, but now I find I don't actually read the subs word for word my brain seems to just 'absorb' the text, I do the same thing when reading books, which probably accounts for why I find it so difficult to read out loud in public. Ultimately there is no "right" or "wrong" answer to the question and people should be free to watch anime in whatever from they prefer and while I'm a sub only person I object to those who try to claim that you're not a "true anime fan" if you watch dubs. * For several years I had the advantage of working in London and within easy travelling distance of Tottenham Court Road where there were a couple of large video shops and a specialist Sc--Fi shop all of which had quite large collections of anime tapes and if I searched their shelves diligently I could occasionally find a sub release or two.
  9. For home made pins they look very professionally produced. Excellent work.
  10. I'm currently working my way thorough my Cardcaptor Sakura Blu-rays, and finding the quality of the story, artwork and animation to be every bit as good as it was the first time I watched the series almost 23 years ago.
  11. It may only be a small collection, but it's a very nice collection. Sadly it seems that the days when you got extras like models, pencil boards and postcards with DVDs is long gone.
  12. Nice collection. Over the years I've acquired quite a collection of anime merch, most of it figurines. I eventually gave up buying them because the prices were getting ridiculous. Here's a small group of them: The large ones on the back row and the one on the far right front row are kits that I built, the others are pre-made.
  13. And as if by magic Mr. YouTube placed this in my feed this morning..
  14. I got into the habit of binge watching because up until the end of last year the only way I had of watching anime was on DVD or Blu-ray from my own collection, and even the more recent releases have come out as compete series box sets rather than monthly disks with 4 or so episodes on each disk as was the norm a few years back.
  15. My latest acquisition, all 70 episodes of everyone's favourite magical girl* on 10 Blu-ray disks. * other magical girls are available, but none are as cute.
  16. Thanks for sharing your beautiful artwork with us. Kaede is an interesting character, of the pictures of her I prefer the 2023 version of no.2 and no.3 and the 2021 version of no.4, I can definitely imagine her falling on her face mid-magical-girl-move.
  17. I've now found out that this series is on Hidive not Crunchyroll. My current plan is to wait until it's finished and then take out a Hidive subscription to watch it, along with a couple of other series they have that I'd like to see as well, and then cancel the sub.
  18. “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” Steven Hawking
  19. Excellent. Is it available yet or still in production?
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