Via Newtype USA: How to Art Grab Bag (2003-2004)

When I first went through the Newtype USA, I only looked at the first half because I assumed the rest was american-centric/fan content which wasn’t long-term relevant news for my purposes. It turns out I missed a very important feature on how different animators/art people handle their craft. This is a grab bag of all those features on all those people from previously-scanned magazines.

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Fun With Numbers: May 2017 Amazon Data (Initial Numbers)

This is a big, big month for US releases. 45 total, and 3 already are breaking triple-digits in the rankings (One Piece Film Gold, Gundam 08th MS Team, Speed Racer).

That’s not even counting the first Digimon tri film, just a hair outside the triple-digit zone at #1104 on BD (~65 copies a day) and #8764 on DVD (~39 copies a day). This is the first thing I’ve really cared about (best Ghibli film Only Yesterday doesn’t count because I only watched it recently, 6+ months after the US release) to track with a good possiblity of making the top 20 since I started 3 years ago. Don’t do anything to ruin my moment. The BD version was ranking in the top 300 2 months ago as it got a surge of preorders from the stream of part 4 of the same series. That top-300 ranking, at a minimum, is worth 240 a day. Assuming it spiked for 1 week and the DVD/BD sales ratio was proporitonal to what it is now, that’s 400*7+100*60=8800 copies from preorders without counting its release spike. The BD threshold for the public top-30 chart this time last year was 10,057. I *may* be livetweeting its stats daily, so check my twitter (@torisunanohokori) if you care as much as I do. If not, well that’s certainly not cool, but you do you.

Data was first taken on April 24th, 2017.

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Kine-san no Hitori de Cinema (Chapter 4 Script)

The scanlation process has stalled to a bit of a crawl, so I’ll be posting the translations I’ve done here so people can read ahead if they’d like. Scripts are posted as-is from my drafts folder, so they include alternate takes on lines I was less sure about.

Chapter Title: Star Wars

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