Wednesday, October 08, 2008

There ain't no school like Old-School!

Jen and I have been watching old episodes of Voltron on DVD. Man... so many memories! And I found DVDs for Battle of the Planets/Gatchaman.

But below, when I was first getting into anime (Japanimation as we called it) in the 1986/87, my friend Mark Salisbury showed me this video he had gotten (ON LASERDISK!). A daicon is a Japanese radish. 'Dai' can mean 'big' or 'great'. Con... like convention. DAICON! So much fun.

I can't believe I found this video on YouTube! Technology is amazing.

And the scary thing: I used to be able to name about 80% of the characters.

Now I just need to find a DVD copy of 'Robot Carnival', and I'll explode from ani-memories.

And come to find out that one of Jen & my favorite stories/movies/tv shows from Japan (Densha Otoko) had an opening for the live action TV show based upon this video. Talk about an "inside joke"! Only serious otaku (nerds) would get that reference!

And the entire album (Time - ELO) is FANTASTIC. One of my top 5 albums.


Anonymous said...

Oh damn it was so good to talk about those times again.

Thanks Justin


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