[personal profile] snarp
I was looking at the animated movies meme. I am a failure as a nerd; I've only seen about 10% of this stuff. I haven't even seen all the classic Disney. Yet somehow, I have watched everything Ralph Bakshi ever made. This is how you know Mom raised us wrong.

I saw Unico and the Island of Magic, plus a few shorter Unico cartoons, when I was pretty tiny, and as Tezuka's stuff did for a lot of people, it permanently altered my idea of how stories ought to be told. I realized a couple of years ago that, when I read books set in the woods, despite the fact that I was kind of raised in woods, the setting I see is the one from Unico. When I first read A Wizard of Earthsea, the end of the world was Kuruku's end of the world. I suspect that I was psychologically primed to become obsessed with manga long before Yukito Kishiro took over my brain; after all, most manga artists were hit by the same cultural virus I was.

Date: 2010-11-27 06:38 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] yeloson
LOL. I was just talking about Unico with a friend. He also saw it too early and got the joy of scarring his mind with turning people into puppet-walls and other cracky things. For me, I got exposed to Space Battleship Yamato at age 6, and got to have the animated version of parents getting wiped out with radiation bombs and quadraplegic heroes stuck in mine.

On note of Kishiro, got any good scan sites to keep up on the manga? The US translations take forever.

Date: 2010-11-28 07:28 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] yeloson
I don't know, there's parts of ZOT that I'm deeply enjoying - I really liked the Hypnotism cracktasticness and the Vampire side-story. I'm meh on the Karate stuff, though I like the psycho stuff Jupiter and Venus had going on.

What I WANT to see happen is Alita have a conversation with her bio-brain version and awesome double Alita team up.

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