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  1. 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!)
  2. 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.
  3. For home made pins they look very professionally produced. Excellent work.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. And as if by magic Mr. YouTube placed this in my feed this morning..
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” Steven Hawking
  13. Excellent. Is it available yet or still in production?
  14. Very nice artwork, you have a great talent there.
  15. Having watched a lot of anime, I think it's safe to say that a lot of animators have trouble with noses.
  16. I've finished watching Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki. An interesting series, but it didn't seem to have an ending, the story just stopped at episode 13, then there was a sort of extra episode that was mostly a flashback to the time before episode 1, and that was it. Is there a second series to carry on the story where the first ended?
  17. Husband: "My wife has gone on holiday" Friend: "Jamaica?" Husband: "No she went of her own accord"
  18. "Komorebi", a beautiful and haunting song.
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