Did Evangelion air in your country.
Actually, overseas history of anime is pretty interresting. It can be a point of interrest of japanese otaku - in how many countries has it aired, when, and how successfull.
It's actually pretty interresting, sadly not much of this is in the spotlight of the western internet.
Watched it in Locomotion long years ago.
What a great channel it was...
Nope because I live in Sweden where television is horrible. Probably the only country in the world where they never aired Dragonball
We never got any of the cool stuff. No Dragonball, no Outlaw Star, no Yu Yu Hakusho. Nope make way for reruns of Mike, Lu & Og, god I hated that show.
Hell they even stopped airing Darkwing Duck here.....because it was "too violent"
I shit you not
We used to have an anime channel in the UK. They aired nothing but Cowboy Bebop and GiTS:SAC all day long.
I was young though, and I didn't find them interesting at the time, so I never watched them until I got to /a/ years later.
>We used to have an anime channel in the UK.
I think you're thinking of Propeller TV's anime show which aired Bleach, Elfen Lied, GITS:SAC, Eva and Cowboy Bebop on repeat every Sunday evening. The female presenter was pretty hot but the male presenter was an irritating weeaboo faggot with severe acne.
In envy Italy and France for the cultuvation of Anime in the 70's and 80's. Leiji Matsumoto shows, Candy Candy, Lupin the 3rd, Maison Ikkoku, Urusei Yatsura....
far ahead of germanic and other latin countries.
Italy even got alot of the popular long running Shounen Jump series on TV, like Slam Dunk and Kochikame.
I would have loved to have grown up with that stuff.
I had no idea. Was it airing late, I wonder ? I was seven at the time but still I'm surprised. Anyways based canal+ is based. Too bad they don't show anime anymore.
RIP Yannick Zicot. Had you not been there, I would never have got into anime.
I'm really surprised at how much stuff France gets, they even get lots of manga and even some visual novels
I remember them getting the Higurashi VN in French because they gave it an age rating of 7+
>tfw I discovered Excel Saga, GTO, and Noir on that channel years ago.
French are ouiabeaux from way back.
what the fuck man?
Also we got anime air from paid tv animax
France is the world's second biggest manga & anime market. It's been like this for a really long time.
It's cause the anime generations goes way more back than in germanic countries. Lots of people fell in love in anime way before DBZ, Pokemon and other merchandise shows.
The mainstream got to appreciate World Masterpiece Theater, Captain Harlock ; Galaxy Express 999, Lupin the 3rd very early on.
Appreciation of anime goes even further back then videogames, and that is something.
I wonder what factors led to that being the case. Is it because France has a love of cartoons and animation in general?
I have no idea. One could say it's because of France and Belgium's bande dessinées but USA had as much if not more with comics yet manga didn't spread as much... Anyways in the 80s numerous anime were broadcasted for some reason and France's love of anime and manga only grew from then.
You need acceptance of other culture and a appreciation of sci-fi and comic culture.
France had all of those, comics were very popular, and importing shows overseas was normal (as well as in Italy)
The US was very isolated in their media, so anime didn't have much spotlight early on, despite having a heavy sci-fi and comic culture.
Germany imported shows all the time, but in terms of comic and sci-fi culture it was very behind, so Anime was always so-so
Huh, that is all very interesting.
Spazzy American kids that didn't grow up with classic slice of life, adventure and comedy anime are the ones who hate on Moe today
I lived in Mexico when I was little, and I don't remember ever watching Evangelion.
It's really strange though, when I first actually saw it the opening was very familiar to me. The first episodes were full deja-vu blasts. It felt so surreal to me.
Oh yeah... Vox was great before RTL bought it. They even aired MD Geist with subtitles.
It's a bit long so I'll be brief : Basically the generation following the baby boomers (all bandes dessinées lovers) got tired of bande dessinée (they found it too elitist) and started reading manga.
Before 1978 there was barely anything (some judo and samourai mangas) but then a fanzine about manga was published. It had Golgo 13 from Takao Saito, The system of super birds (??) by Tezuka, Good bye by Yoshihiro Tatsumi, some stories from Shōtarō Ishinomori, Fujiko Fujio, and Masashi Ueda. Of course Everything was mirrored.
1970, Japan organizes an exposition about manga in Paris.
Some failed adaptations (apparently they tried to resize manga volume into an european album) followed. But then the publisher Télé Guide bought the rights to the Candy Candy anime, it was a success and apparently everything stems from there.
Gen from Hiroshima was published in 1983, the first hentai were translated in 1985. Akira (based on the american version) was published in 1990 and the rest is history.
>tfw I live in the Netherlands without companies that work on anime translations
Well... at least we get the new Ghibli film next may
We used to have a lot of retro-anime shows in the 90s. But 9/10 are not airing anymore and the episodes are forever lost.
Yup. It did.
In Argentina it was aired in both Locomotion ans I-Sat each with a different dub and in Locomotion in Japanese with subs at a different timeframe.
i remember philippines showed all episodes until end of evangelion
And guess what NOBODY CAREs
No, sold on DVD's. Internet.
Why did 3.33 You can (not) redo suck so much balls, Japan? Why?
Since I'm here, what do you call that kind of text? It's Latin alphabet that always occurs alongside something Japanese-related. It looks differently but it's not just a different font (it can appear alongside the regular font, copy-pasting doesn't change it). It looks like this:
>ＦＲＩＳＢＥＥ ＤＯＧＥ [ＮＥＶＥＲ ＦＯＲＧＥＴ]
I'd google it, but I don't know what I would be looking for.
Evangelion, yes it did
Thanks for the publisher, lots of NGE related book has been licensed in my country, screenplay books, groundwork books, filebooks series, etc
Still haven't seen any anime reach NGE level has so many books released.