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Somewhere It's Showa

Old-Skool Anison & Stray Anime

ii_jidai (formerly toki_o_koete)
13 June
I became an anime fan in 1978. The years since have brought some great anime-related experiences that have kept me a fan...but things took a white-hot turn in December 2003, when I attended an Anime Japan Fes anime song concert featuring Isao Sasaki, Ichirou Mizuki, Mitsuko Horie, Hironobu Kageyama and Charlie Kose--and discovered that for me as an anime fan, there's just plain nothing as great as getting to hear the original singers perform anime songs, while being part of a crowd of fellow fans, calling out encouragement and singing along with songs long seared into our psyches! I've grabbed every chance I can to go to anime song concerts ever since--living a two-hour train ride from Tokyo and overnight bus ride away from Osaka helps!--and am currently putting together Anison Central, a website on "Anison" (Japanese shorthand slang for "anime song") concerts, performers, and info on their CD and DVD recordings and upcoming dates in case any other old-school anime fans might find it useful. Finished show reports will go there, but various related odd bits will go here to help me remember the details...it's a bitch to get old. ;^)
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