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Miscellaneous Frequently Asked Questions about Anime

This misc FAQ about anime was compiled and written by nikkou nikkou@mail.com with numerous contributions by others.

Hello there! This is the rec.arts.anime.misc list of frequently asked questions. If you are a newcomer to the raa.misc newgroup, please do read thru this FAQ before you post a question to see if it has already been answered. Like most other FAQs, it contains answers to questions asked in rec.arts.anime.misc that the regulars would rather not have to deal with FOR THE UMPTEENTH time. We would like to have more time and bandwidth to devote to serious issues like what underwear the female fans favour, which hentai title is the most intellectual, and which anime company we should wage our latest vendetta against. If you're a regular, well..! Take a look and see if you've been misquoted. ^_^

Thanks to all raa.misc posters, the answers here have been cribbed from your posts and various other resources physical or virtual (but not imaginary ). Credits shown for those whose posts have been taken 'et al'.

This is a list, like everything I do, highly coloured by my idiosyncrasies. While striving to be as accurate as possible in this list, please don't use it as proof (of anything). I and nobody else mentioned in this list is claiming to be a fount of all wisdom ..well, if they do, it's nothing to do with me. Hmm, since I'm about it.. if anything goes wrong, it has NOTHING to do with us. ;)

If you have enjoyed reading raa.misc you might be delighted to know that Google Groups has made available almost all Usenet posts from 1981. There is a link to their Advanced Groups Search at the end of this list. If you are new to Usenet, Groups Google has a help page here: http://groups.google.com/googlegroups/help.html Do click on the links on the left and read the Basics of Usenet, Usenet Glossary, Posting Style Guide and Posting FAQ too. It will help you (and the regulars) as you start your Usenet experience. It will be a good one! :)

Part I: General Questions

-1.1. Isn't 'anime' a French word?
Well, it is, but the Japanese 'anime' is a loanword adapted from the English word 'animation'. The Japanese use it to refer to all animated works, but 'anime' has been adopted by the majority of ...
-1.2. Which 'manga' should I watch now?
Maybe round the beginning of the 20th century you'd watch 'manga', but since then for the past nine decades or so, 'anime' has been used for animation leaving 'manga' to refer to comics. I've noticed ...
-1.3. Isn't anime ALL sex and violence? dro-ool
No.
-1.4. I like (anime title), what else is there like it?
Rob Kelk posts The Anime Primer aka WHAT ANIME SHOULD I WATCH NOW? on the first of every month to raa.misc and raa.fandom. It has a companion, The Anime Ecchi/Hentai Primer. These two lists ...
-1.5. How can I get fansubs?
First things first: Fansubs are illegal. Next important note: You shouldn't have to pay for them....
-1.6. I know about VHS and LD, what is VCD and DVD?
A DVD looks just like a music CD and is the prefered medium for most of us. (I hear ya Dave, hey, I'm not complaining about tapes! ;) For all your anime DVD needs, please go to: http://www.animeondvd....
-1.7. How do I know if I'm getting the REAL thing?
Copyright notices of the original anime owners and creators will always be visible, even when licensed to a company outside of Japan. For a list of some Japanese companies and their websites:...
-1.8. Is this 'shounen' or 'shoujo'?
I wasn't going to put this in because it's so amusing to see Peter Van Huffel get all in a huff about it in raamisc (and rec.arts.manga too! ;) Then again, I guess it'll be better for his blood ...
-1.9. Is an 'otaku' an octopus?
Some of us female fans have met some that lead us to think so......
-1.10. What do lemons and the letter 'H' have to do with anime?
Lemons are something you squeeze and the juice comes out......
-1.12. What music's playing when...? (and other anime music related questions)
Please, please, PLEASE use rec.arts.anime.music for anime music questions. We are very, very nice and helpful there!...
-1.13. Why the heck should I subscribe to raa.music or games or whatever??!!!
Because the rec.arts.anime kami says so. ;)...
-1.14. What's all this PS, PSX, P2 doing in raa.misc?
Yeah, they should be in the games newsgroups. ;) PS and PSX are acronyms for the Sony Playstation, and P2 is the Sony Playstation 2 They are game consoles. Popular anime have games made from them ...
-1.15. Why do they list the bloodtype of the characters and even the seiyuu?
(From a summary posted by Shez. Thanks Shez! :)...
-1.16. How do I let Disney know I would like to buy Studio Ghibli anime subbedand dubbed on DVD?
(Well, it's in now Slithy! :D)...
-1.17. Is there an anime convention near where I live, or am moving to?
Lucky you, some people have put up comprehensive lists of all known anime conventions with websites:...
-1.18. Can I let all you wonderful people know I am selling orauctioning anime or 'almost related to anime' goods?
You can let us know at rec.arts.anime....
-1.19. What's this [GRIT] tag?
GRIT started in early 1996 on the raa.misc newsgroup, and has been going for ever since. The name is short for Global Ranma Insanity Thread, and is basically an online role-playing game based on ...
-1.20. Why the bandana over the head, as worn by Happosai in Ranma and byTenchi's dad at the onsen?
Subject: Tenchi question From: Arthur Levesque Date: 28 Jun 2001 14:23:15 ...

Part II: Questions about Specific Anime

-2.10. When is [insert Gundam series here] supposed to take place?
From: Blue Dragon Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 21:03:04 ...
-2.1. Was it Whosis took Whatsis and got canned along with _Dragon Half_?
(Thanks so much to Mark Neidengard.)...
-2.2. Tenchi Muyo
-Does Ryoko have a tail?...
-2.3. I heard that "Grave of the Fireflies" was double-featured with "Totoro" inJapan. Is it true?
Yes. At that time, no one thought that people would want to see a movie about a two little kids and a Monster in rural Japan, and Totoro was considered a big investment risk. Still, Miyazaki and ...
-2.4. Can someone post the "Ghost in the Shell" script?
From: Ben Cantrick Subject: Re: Request for Ghost in the Shell Script Date: 2001-03-26 22:37:22 PST ...
-2.5. Cowboy Bebop
Is there a Cowboy Bebop: session #0?...
-2.6. What's this or that (or anything esle) in Escaflowne?
Please visit the well-organised and easy-on-the-eye Escaflowne Compendium for information on both the Japanese and American releases. http://www.anime.net/escaflowne/index....
-2.7. Hey, is there going to be a Battle Angel Alita movie? (..and all other Gunnm questions.)
Read the Gunnm FAQ! http://www.reimeika.ca/marco/gfaq....
-2.8. Where can I find the FAQ for DB/DBZ?
The FAQ will posted every month to alt.fan.dragonball, rec.arts.anime.info, rec.arts.anime....
-2.9. What is this LoGH??
From: Erik Schultz Date: 8 Apr 2001 09:40:54 -0500 Christopher Beilby wrote: ...
-2.10. When is [insert Gundam series here] supposed to take place?
From: Blue Dragon Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 21:03:04 ...

Part III: Other stuff

-3.1. What's this Anime?: Mystery Anime 1
From: guy-jin Subject: identify this anime ...
-3.2. What's this Anime?: Mystery Anime 2
From: Allister Huggins Subject: Identify this Anime ...
-3.3. What's this Anime?: Mystery Anime 3
From: Orion Subject: Identify this anime ...
-3.4. Some More Online Anime Resources:
The original rec.arts.anime.misc: Frequently Asked Questions, _The Anime Frequently Asked Questions List_, maintained and last posted by Steve Pearl 1st September 1998. More anime information. The ...
-4.0. What Anime Should I Watch Now?
Edited by Bruce Carlson & Steve Pearl June,...
-4.0. Anime Recommendations A-F
AH! MY GODDESS. Belldandy's been sent from heaven to grant him one wish. He wishes for her. And so the nerdy hero has a lovely girlfriend, who happens to be a Goddess with a sack full of handy ...
-4.0. Anime Recommendations G-M
Science Ninja Team GATCHAMAN. You may remember it as Battle of the Planets or G-Force. Forget 7-Zark-7....
-4.0. Anime Recommendations N-R
NADIA (SECRET OF BLUE WATER). Recent TV series in 39 parts. Starts as a Miyazaki-clone light action-adventure about a girl with a mysterious past and a fantastic amulet, Blue Water, and the ...
-4.0. Anime Recommendations S-W
SAILOR MOON. A current example of the Magical Girls anime genre, with a ditzy young teen granted magical powers to fight nasty demons, if she'll quit crying. Her growing horde of planetary ...
-4.0. Anime Recommendations: Conclusion
As I said, tastes vary, and if you ask someone else you'd probably get a different set of shows. But, maybe that'll help a little bit. And, I've certainly not mentioned a lot of shows. (In ...
-4.0. Anime Recommendations: It all depends on your tastes
What you want to see will depend on your tastes: Fantasy: Nausicaa, Laputa, Windaria, Nadia, Angel's Egg, Mugen Shinshi. Sword & Sorcery: Yotoden, ...









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