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Rissa sent me a tape with Mononoke Hime on it. We figured we'd get Carolyn hooked with the good stuff, first. Also on the tape was the Slayers Movie and Endless Waltz. Both good. But Right about the beginning of Mononoke, the tape starts crapping out, the tracking going crazy. We can still see the movie, but the picture goes shaky every few minutes. Really frustrating. In the end, the other two give up on it. They say we'll go look in the stores in town tomorrow, to see if they have it.
Video stores in Nova Scotia don't carry anime.
And then they popped in Zoolander. I think I made a face; they called me a snob.

Well, actually, yes, I suppose I am a snob. I like my movies to have a *plot*. Go figure. And intrinsic value. Which Princess Mononoke does, in spades.

Nope, sorry, can't for love nor money bring myself to mix Miyazaki with Ben Stiller. Not in a million years. Too many things profoundly wrong with that. :P
But gods, that was disappointing. I got myself all psyched to watch Mononoke, which is the coolest anime movie *ever*, and then get it knocked down a few dozen notches and left only with Zoolander.

Sigh. Couldn't do it. The Zoolander character is just too stupid to follow the first twenty minutes of Mononoke Hime. Sigh.

And I *really* wanted to watch Mononoke! *whine*


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Mar. 15th, 2002 11:42 pm (UTC)
Anime is always better than live-action.

Mononoke is probably the best choice to get someone hooked on Miyazaki (or anime in general). A good followup is, depending on shoujo or shounen tendencies, either To Heart or any of the Rurouni Kenshin movies. Yes, To Heart isn't exactly a movie, but it's short for an anime.

Then you can try any of the Slayers series, or even the Slayers movies (the first two). And then Cowboy Bebop or Trigun for action, and Fushigi Yuugi or AMG for romance.

After that, anyone should be well on the way to being a true anime otaku. Willing to watch the most obscure of animes, be it Geobreeders, Tokimeki Memorial, Read Or Die, Akachan to Boku, or Excel Saga.

And remember: dubs by Big Corporations are Evil. Just look at Cardcaptors.
Mar. 16th, 2002 11:00 am (UTC)
...yes. When we watch "Cardcaptors" at home I tend to do a lot of yelling... "It's not Avalon, it's Kinomoto! And *they're* COUSINS!"
...yes. Evil.

I'm still really pissed at that tape, though. I really wanted to watch Mononoke again. The first time I saw it was at three or so in the morning in highschool at some point, and only two of us stayed awake through the end. Sigh. Stupid maritimes. >.
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