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Forum: Gundam 2014-02-12, 11:53
Replies: 124
Views: 14,255
Posted By houkoholic
No, that's just some serious plot hax. The first...

No, that's just some serious plot hax. The first mobile suit (not mobile armor) with a defensive use I-field generator is the EX-S Gundam - but it was in the form of a bulky external add-on armor...
Forum: Music 2014-02-10, 20:59
Replies: 153
Views: 25,477
Posted By houkoholic
Again we all know that this is a problem, you...

Again we all know that this is a problem, you don't have to keep repeating it. However once you put a number to the issue, then it's very clear why Japan doesn't go out of their way to target the...
Forum: Music 2014-02-10, 11:22
Replies: 153
Views: 25,477
Posted By houkoholic
I've always argued that the domestic Jpop market...

I've always argued that the domestic Jpop market size is probably significant enough such that it makes little sense for them to branch out, so I did a bit of leg work to find some numbers to put...
Forum: Music 2014-02-09, 10:42
Replies: 153
Views: 25,477
Posted By houkoholic
Some interesting points were raise, so I have...

Some interesting points were raise, so I have things to add.



We all realise that the Japanese is ignoring the international market, this discussion had been had several pages back (which I...
Forum: Music 2014-02-05, 10:37
Replies: 153
Views: 25,477
Posted By houkoholic
*sign* I swear this is the last time I'm going...

*sign* I swear this is the last time I'm going to seriously participate in the debate as it currently stands with the direction it is taking.

mdo7 your entire idea is absurd - when a Jpop artist...
Forum: Music 2014-02-04, 09:48
Replies: 153
Views: 25,477
Posted By houkoholic
I would think that any thinking person would look...

I would think that any thinking person would look at the whole "Jpop artists should learn Korean and use Kpop as a launch pad" and see that the idea debunks itself. It would be equally silly of me...
Forum: Music 2014-01-29, 12:15
Replies: 153
Views: 25,477
Posted By houkoholic
The US anime bubble happened in the mid 90s,...

The US anime bubble happened in the mid 90s, that's what happened.
Forum: Music 2014-01-29, 10:13
Replies: 153
Views: 25,477
Posted By houkoholic
As do I. This article you posted...

As do I.



This article you posted doesn't really show xenophobia at all, but rather it is what I would call the Japanese tendency to do superficial changes before actually implementing real...
Forum: Music 2014-01-28, 08:43
Replies: 153
Views: 25,477
Posted By houkoholic
We all know that Kpop is killing Jpop in the...

We all know that Kpop is killing Jpop in the export scene, everyone can see that (even if they don't want to), the only thing worth discussing is why that is so. mdo7 was the first hypothesis that...
Forum: Music 2014-01-27, 06:32
Replies: 153
Views: 25,477
Posted By houkoholic
You see, the thing I hate about throwing the...

You see, the thing I hate about throwing the whole xenophobic word around is that it feels like the US companies are just putting the blame on the Japanese side so they themselves don't get the blame...
Forum: Music 2014-01-26, 05:32
Replies: 153
Views: 25,477
Posted By houkoholic
As I've explained before, Japan has a No.2...

As I've explained before, Japan has a No.2 complex. They were only interested in chasing the American market which made them blind to the other regions. Also there were serious economic issues in...
Forum: Music 2014-01-25, 12:56
Replies: 153
Views: 25,477
Posted By houkoholic
Again I hate to be that person to say it but...

Again I hate to be that person to say it but Answerman doesn't know what he is talking about.

While he is correct that Japanese, in many cases, demands outrageous licensing fees for their content...
Forum: Music 2014-01-25, 04:10
Replies: 153
Views: 25,477
Posted By houkoholic
Speaking of tokusatsu, Pacific Rim is such a slap...

Speaking of tokusatsu, Pacific Rim is such a slap in the face to the Japanese movie industry - it was essentially Hollywood outed Japan in terms of Japanese-ness AND still be a financial success...
Forum: Music 2014-01-25, 03:10
Replies: 153
Views: 25,477
Posted By houkoholic
From what little I've seen K-drama is not really...

From what little I've seen K-drama is not really that high quality compared with J-drama. But I think the problem with J-drama compared with its peak during the 90s-00s is a stagnation in writing...
Forum: Music 2014-01-24, 10:07
Replies: 153
Views: 25,477
Posted By houkoholic
Actually it's more like "Market = Japan, overseas...

Actually it's more like "Market = Japan, overseas = USA". Japan is/was suffering from a typical No. 2 issue that they are just looking towards beating No.1 but didn't know the rest of the runners...
Forum: Older Series 2014-01-19, 10:56
Replies: 4,393
Views: 682,169
Posted By houkoholic
Surpassing your limit is only when you are still...

Surpassing your limit is only when you are still a bronze. When you are a gold saint your aim then becomes dying as quickly and in the most spectacular way you can while saying you leave your...
Forum: Older Series 2014-01-11, 13:11
Replies: 4,393
Views: 682,169
Posted By houkoholic
Of course, but I think you are going to have a...

Of course, but I think you are going to have a tough time arguing the above example of Aphrodite is an issue caused by budget and not one of just pure crappy art. Not to mention that even in the TV...
Forum: Older Series 2014-01-11, 12:16
Replies: 4,393
Views: 682,169
Posted By houkoholic
Pretty sure in the art department that the...

Pretty sure in the art department that the original series was renowned for the bishounen character design by Araki Shingo and Himeno Michi and not much else.
The original series also had some...
Forum: Older Series 2014-01-05, 01:27
Replies: 4,393
Views: 682,169
Posted By houkoholic
Shokotan is as much of a singer as the other two...

Shokotan is as much of a singer as the other two seiyuu are as a singer - eg not very much.

She started off as a multi-faced "talento" and pretty much by requirement dabbed into singing just like...
Forum: Music 2014-01-04, 12:22
Replies: 153
Views: 25,477
Posted By houkoholic
Going international doesn't mean they need to...

Going international doesn't mean they need to change their style - that's actually the fallacy that many people inside and outside the industry don't seem to grasp. J-pop and J-idol may fail to have...
Forum: Music 2013-12-24, 04:34
Replies: 153
Views: 25,477
Posted By houkoholic
No I see them, but the majority of those are the...

No I see them, but the majority of those are the results of locally founded companies of the respective Asian countries inviting them to come over rather than the Japanese themselves taking the...
Forum: Music 2013-12-24, 01:10
Replies: 153
Views: 25,477
Posted By houkoholic
And this is preciously one of the reason why I...

And this is preciously one of the reason why I have said they are caught in this awkward position. To target a Western market they have to retool their entertainment industry which they can't do or...
Forum: Music 2013-12-21, 11:22
Replies: 153
Views: 25,477
Posted By houkoholic
The irony is that it is the Japanese themselves...

The irony is that it is the Japanese themselves talking about this, A LOT.
And here also lies the other most frustrating thing about Jpop (or even anime and other entertainment) industry - the...
Forum: Music 2013-12-13, 11:47
Replies: 153
Views: 25,477
Posted By houkoholic
Yep my bad for missing some of the anime-related...

Yep my bad for missing some of the anime-related stuff, but just a couple more out of the top 50 hardly changes the fact that non-anime related music is still the dominate music being produced in...
Forum: Music 2013-12-11, 11:18
Replies: 153
Views: 25,477
Posted By houkoholic
That is simply not true. The problem with the...

That is simply not true. The problem with the last few years is that normal Jpop outside of the few established artists are selling so bad, while the otaku music (not only anime but idol groups -...
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