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D1tchd1gger

Shinki
Does that mean that, for example, if someone who's not Japanese, who has no Japanese ancestry and has never lived in nor even set foot in Japan can legitimately claim to draw manga?
This is also becoming a more prominent question as well? Radiant is a Japanese anime (on MAL) that adapts a French "manga" (not on MAL) drawn and read exactly like manga.
Indeed the first 2 topics on the anime's forum is about the manga.
 

Neil.T

Time-Traveller
This is also becoming a more prominent question as well? Radiant is a Japanese anime (on MAL) that adapts a French "manga" (not on MAL) drawn and read exactly like manga.
It seems like they've backpedalled on it a bit now, but just to further complicate things, there was that whole business of Netflix consciously trying to brand their own animated output as 'anime' for marketing purposes not so very long ago.
Your post, D1tchd1gger, and the Prof's earlier one have reminded me of a recent article I read on Crunchyroll that explains a point of controversy over the Japanese renaming of a character in their "Crunchyroll Originals" series Tower of God. The anime is based on a South Korean web animation.

 

ayase

State Alchemist
Then you've got character design, a role that puts the illustrator's artistic sensibilities front and centre and possibly defines the overall visual identity of a work. An obvious overseas example here is Russian artist Ilya Kuvshinov as character designer on Birthday Wonderland and the hotly anticipated (😛) Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045.
I think anime will become more and more of an aesthetic thing rather than anything to do with geography, etc as it becomes more and more popular and non-Japanese people want to make their own stuff inspired by it.
What’s interesting in this regard is the incredible disdain in which a lot of western art institutions seem to hold manga and anime, to the point prospective art students are specifically told NOT to include “anime or manga style” work in their portfolios. I can perhaps understand the idea that people shouldn't just be emulating popular styles, but it still seems vaguely xenophobic; I doubt anyone would be looked on poorly for drawing in styles similar to classic western cartooning traditions.
 

Neil.T

Time-Traveller
What’s interesting in this regard is the incredible disdain in which a lot of western art institutions seem to hold manga and anime
This would appear to be the case to a degree even in Japan as well. Jonathan Clements notes in his book Anime: a History that:

some Japanese scholars may even be discouraged . . . to select the simplistic, even childish term アニメ 'anime' on course applications, when compared to the more classically invested, academically persuasive titles such as 映画学 'film studies'.

Apparently it doesn't look as fancy on a CV.
 

Anime1977

Adventurer
I've always had a feeling it was cut and I was right now someone needs to leek the the uncensored versions

https://www.denofgeek.com/movies/st...gordon-movie-you-may-never-see-and-much-more/

Which brings up the Judge Dredd rating controversy…
Judge Dredd was actually supposed to be a PG-13 movie. The production company at the time, Cynergy, they were having some financial troubles, so they didn’t have any UK executives on location in England. And in their absence, the director (Danny Cannon), wanting to make it true to the comic book, was making everything more and more and more violent. So when the movie was delivered to be cut, it was rated X. It was rated Xfour times!
 

SpideyWrex

Completely Average High School Student
Man, that is one impressive collection.

Meanwhile, my one row of movie blu ray collection is only half-complete. 😂
 

D1tchd1gger

Shinki
I cancelled mine in the end. Wordery haven been hit pretty hard. Hope they recover soon.
I'm guessing it's printed in the US and they just couldn't get a shipment. Indeed I looked at Amazon.com and it was unavailable to purchase because they aren't shipping certain items here at the moment either. Just have to wait for now.
 

ActionFaust

Stand User
Cheers, but it's all good. I've got stuff to keep me going.
It is actually available at Amazon UK, but just with a long delivery estimate. I thought Wordery was a subsidiary of Amazon, so I don't know why they don't have copies and Amazon do 🤷‍♂️
You might be getting Wordery confused with Book Depository who are owned by Amazon.
I would go for Amazon too but I'm just gonna wait it out until Wordery's recovered. Got quite a few volumes I want at the moment
 

Denny Fisher

Stand User
My god it's difficult to try and get grip seal bags to fit blu rays.

I managed to find several suppliers but they won't do custom sizes unless I order 5000 bags minimum.

I found out I need 16.5x20cm (17x20)
Someone on eBay was kind enough to send a picture of 19x19cm but the length is too large. 8f7e8c64196047c393096129ac73e639.jpgf06cedf0-9591-4e3c-a93e-32fc116734a1.jpg
 
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Oldmario

School Idol
My god it's difficult to try and get grip seal bags to fit blu rays.

I managed to find several suppliers but they won't do custom sizes unless I order 5000 bags minimum.

I found out I need 16.5x20cm (17x20)
Someone on eBay was kind enough to send a picture of 19x19cm but the length is too large. View attachment 13244View attachment 13245
are you looking for something like these?

they also do hard plastic ones too like
they fit slipcovered blu-rays perfectly the ones with no top or botton just both spines
 

Denny Fisher

Stand User
are you looking for something like these?

they also do hard plastic ones too like
they fit slipcovered blu-rays perfectly the ones with no top or botton just both spines
Yeah I've seen these, I'm not a fan of the adhesive ones.
The other aren't cost effective for someone who has over 1000 standard anime blu ray cases.
 

Girls wIth Guns

Pokémon Master
For box sets that are too big to fit inside any of the clear PET box protectors I get for all my standard size anime Blu-ray and DVDs, I bought one of those 12" impulse sealers and use it to resize my own bags of whatever style or material I prefer - as long as the bag is compatible with a heat sealer. I just measure the anime box and then calculate the size I need, choose a bag a bit larger in size, run a seal across the bottom and along one side of the bag, and trim off the excess. Works great - you get a perfect fit for any size box! I do want to upgrade to a 16" sealer though, to make poly bags for even larger art boxes, like the Japanese releases often use.



Here is an image of a bag I made for the Amazon US Exclusive Cowboy Bebop release - I make the bag seal so it is on the open side of the box, or in this case the side that faces the back of the self, so you don't see the side or bottom seal at all when the box is sitting on the shelf:

 
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