Damn, pneumonia got to him. He lived a good long life, but that fucking sucks he had to go that way. Shine on, you crazy diamond.
I was a fan of this show that was like a compilation of his works:
Reminded he created this....I was a fan of this show that was like a compilation of his works:
RIP Punch Man
I wish I knew the answer. It's true though French Canada (practically Quebec alone) embraced anime a lot more than the rest of the country given what got on the airwaves back then. The amount of French-dubbed Japanese cartoons that managed to get airplay in Quebec is quite unique and amazing compared to what meager pickings the rest of the country had.So why did the anime adaptation of the most beloved classic Canadian children's novel series of all-time never air in English in Canada? I had suspected that CBC didn't want it to compete with their own lavish live-action Anne of Green Gables miniseries starring Meagan Follows but I just looked it up and found out that it didn't air until December 1985, over 6 years after the anime was made. Even given that western anime licensing was, at best, an afterthought to Japanese studios in 1979 and the few anime shows that did make it to English-language television in North America usually took around 3 years to be licensed and localized, that would mean that a hypothetical English-Canadian dub of the Anne of Green Gables anime would have started airing around 1982. As such, by the time the CBC's live-action series aired three years later, the localization of the Japanese animated version would have already been old news.
I think perhaps it was just that French-Canadian kids were more open to watching anime dubbed than their English-Canadian counterparts back in the 1980s, since Francophones were far more used to watching TV shows and movies that were dubbed from another language, quite often from English. It seems like a weak reason to reject something now that anime is well-accepted but maybe English-speaking Canadian kids embracing a foreign adaptation of a Canadian classic was just too far-fetched an idea for English-language Canadian public television channels in the pre-"Sailor Moon on YTV" era.
I can see why he stuck to Lupin for most of his career.Reminded he created this....
Shadow Skill is so criminally underrated it hurts. As said, the series is fun and it has very likable characters and dear God is "Born Legend" such a thing of beauty. ?Just wanna give a quick shout-out to @Fougaro for bringing attention to Shadow Skill. I finished it this afternoon, and it was indeed a fun series. Like no joke, each episode went by so quick for me that I'm convinced this is probably the only martial arts anime with excellent pacing because I'm not a big fan of martial arts anime to begin with. But Elle and Gau were just way too much fun, as were some of the side characters, and the dub was great. Had weird moments for being one of ADV's later dubs, but it was enjoyable. The music's fantastic, too, the soundtrack was appropriate, "Born Legend" is one of the more unique openings I've heard in ages and the EDs are catchy.
Well, actually speaking of pacing, some of the timeframe skipped around a lot in some cases, like that was weird placement for a few episodes here and there, and you can totally tell that Studio Deen just had no budget to speak of, but I was impressed with the digital coloring for a 1998 anime. Has some beautiful art, and again, the OP should pretty much just be GOAT alongside classics like Evangelion, Escaflowne, El Hazard TV series, stuff like that that I never skipped--really couldn't if I wanted to due to watching it on the Xbox One on a jittery connection, but I never wanted to skip it.
Recommended it to a mutual friend not long ago, don't know if he started it yet. F*cking monkey.
Man, I loved Lupin III as a teen. I should check out the new series.
I expect it to be a clusterfuck, and the spoilers I've read seem to indicate that it will be, but that should be expected of any Code Geass thing. I'll have to check it out to see whether it will be any good or at the very least entertaining, though I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited for it, too.Anyone else looking forward to the new Code Geass movie? I'm super late but this was my favorite anime for the longest time so I'm stoked.