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Just look at the new dynasty of terror:



I just found this on wikipedia which, if true, is much much too hilarious and too pathetic at once:

The American launch of the series, originally planned for 2001, was delayed for several months because Sousuke was from Afghanistan; with potential American sensitivities in mind, the premiere was originally canceled outright, then finally put forth, but only after changing Sousuke’s homeland to the fictitious nation of Helmajistan.

Ahahahaha. Seriously. Especially in context - the "series" they talk about is one of my all-time favorite animes, Full Metal Panic, and Sousuke is hardly an Osama devotee. He is an orphan of Japanese ancestry who ends up in Afganistan and ends up fighting with guerillas against the Soviets as a child soldier, presumably in the 1980s. It is not held forward as an example of childhood all kids should aspire to, either. How anyone could find it potentially offensive to American sensibilities or condemning the war on terror or whatever, I have no idea.

Date: 2009-03-20 06:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ambergold.livejournal.com
omg I just started Peach Girl based on your rec and it is adorable!!! It's funny, because a while back I remembered you had mentioned it as an example of best-friend-getting the girl so I looked for it but all I could remember was the fruit part so I came up with Orange Days instead, which clearly wasn't it. But found the right one this time with your recent post(It's my first anime ever, btw) and mm, it's fun! I can't believe he kisses her in the first ep! I'd kill already for a live adaptation.

Date: 2009-03-20 06:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I am so glad you like it! It is totally cute!

There was an awful, awful Taiwanese liveaction of it years back (ugh) but I really wish they'd make a good one.

Date: 2009-03-20 07:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ambergold.livejournal.com
yeah, I read your post about that. It's disappointing too because I would have thought that Vaness would make an excellent Kairi :(

Date: 2009-03-20 07:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
He was pretty good but the script was beyond awful and the three other main actors couldn't act to save their lives.

Date: 2009-03-20 08:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ambergold.livejournal.com
bummer :(

hey, I've been meaning to ask you - what do you use to cap streaming videos? I use keepvid to download them but I've never tried capping. But I keep wanting to cap Cain and Abel and Peach Girl :D

Date: 2009-03-20 08:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I use GOMPlayer. Let me know if you need instructions on how to cap in it.

Date: 2009-03-21 12:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ambergold.livejournal.com
I downloaded but I'm having trouble playing it at all on it actually :( - keep error code 0x00000071. I googled it but found precious little. Know anything about that?

Date: 2009-03-21 12:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I also have combined community pack installed. maybe you don't have the right codecs?

Date: 2009-03-22 10:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] animeshon.livejournal.com
Oh dear. People can be complete dorks! I know they changes the name of Helmajistan when they animated it, because in the book it is Afghanistan (at least I'm pretty sure I remember reading that somewhere). But to hold off releasing it because of some completely stupid potential political implications. Hello?! Souske was fighting the Soviets! Working for the guerillas who were financed by the CIA!

Date: 2009-03-23 01:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Yup, it was Afganistan in the books. And so very insane of them!

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