26353Re: [Yuricon] Everything old is...forgotten? What was your gateway anime?
- Jan 3, 2009I find with Utena, if you don't think about it too hard, it makes more sense. Lol. Oh hey, if you guys haven't seen it already, do check out Empty Movement! It's an awesome Utena site!----- Original Message -----From: Ellen KuhfeldSent: Friday, January 02, 2009 2:54 PMSubject: RE: [Yuricon] Everything old is...forgotten? What was your gateway anime?I'd seen anime before, but the one that really counted was "Adolescence of Utena". I didn't understand it, of course, but it set me off on collecting the TV series.Ellen-----Original Message-----
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Subject: [Yuricon] Everything old is...forgotten? What was your gateway anime?
Because the question "Who is Shampoo?" brings shudders of sadness to
all of those people here for whom "Ranma 1/2" was their gateway into
the world of anime, I think we need this thread again. :-)
On a popular forum a few weeks ago, some called "Sailor Moon" an
obscure series that no one. Legitimately so - it's 14 years old.
(Really, it is.)
So, all you veterans - to educate all the kids here, by which I mean,
those who think "Kannazuki no Miko" is a classic of Yuri - let's hear
what your gateway anime were and why someone should watch it *now?*
My first anime ever was Speed Racer. It played right after "Space
Robots" and was full of crazy. "Those are the fastest camels I've ever
seen!" I was 6. lol I recommend watching the old dubs now only for the
crack-headeness of it all. Not good, but hysterically bad.
My gateway into the giant suckhole of anime/manga collecting was "Star
Blazers". My friend, my future sister-not-in- law, was a huge Matsumoto
obsessive. We were in high school, she cheerfully bankrupted herself
for books and collectailes. Instinctively, I shied away, because I
could see that this hobby would be an endless sinkhole of time and
money. I do recommend watching Star Blazers for two reasons - watch a
dub *completely, utterly, totally* change a character. Poor manly
Desslar became intriguingly, ambiguously gay Desslock. lol And for a
taste of the early epic anime that reached these shores. Like
watching "Casablanca" to understand something about movies, you should
watch this series to understand something about anime.
My big epiphany came with "Sailor Moon." It was shiny, gay, and just
because it was one of those series that had the right cast and the
right writers and the right audience at the right time, I think it's a
classic...no, *the* ...classic magical girl anime and should be
required viewing for every and any Yuri fan. Sure, it's full of crappy
repetitive footage and utterly silly attacks, and immensely marketable
goods. What's your point? lol It also has ridiculousy sticky music
(come on, everyone sing Moonlight Desentsu!) and one of the most
talented voice casts ever in the history of anime.
And by god it had Japanese TV's fisrt lesbian couple. Really, I don't
care if you don't love Eudial and Doorknobder (Doorknobder, RIP) the
way I do, but you should at least watch the first kiss episode,
Uranus' orgin episode, Usagi's heart crystal two-parter AND Minako's
heart crystal episode in the third season. ("Hehehe, heart came out")
At *least*. Right now.
Okay, there. I've got that off my chest. You all convinced me once
before that I should watch "Project A-ko," convince me (and all the
newbies that have never heard of it) now that I should watch El Hazard
or Maze. Or tell those who missed it why they should watch Utena, etc,
Hungry for Yuri? Have some Okazu!
http://okazu. blogspot. com
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