Anime Baka

Anime - Japanese Animation
Baka - Japanese word for idiot or fool

Loosely put an Anime Baka is someone who's crazy about Anime. However interpretation's may vary. I tend to think of Anime Baka as meaning something like drooling fan boy/girl.


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Wrote this a long time ago. Too short for an article:
Perverted - Hentai in Japanese. But the word pervert means deviation from normal or accepted. So, how can all guys be perverts?

Did you ever notice that the sex scene in the movie is generally at about the same realative place as the guitar solo in a song?

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Anime - Robotech (the movie) - aka The Untold Story 3 out of 5

I've included some plot summaries below from imdb and wikipedia. I was rather impressed with the peice. Apparently the release version is the second version though. The first version was rejected as having too many girls and not enough robots. I'd love to see it (from some more reading I think it's just the straight Megazone 23 story though). This movie is in line with the rest of the Robotech series in that it's put together from existing animes. In this case Megazone 23 (which I've yet to see an end to) and Southern Cross (from which the third Robotech series is made from).

The storyline is not half bad and works within itself. I was expecting it to be real hokey, but it kept interest and seemed to develop characters. There was a little bit of tongue in cheek when I encountered parts of the Megazone 23 plot that were completely changed. Also this story has little to do with the rest of Robotech. It's merely a Robotech story.

It looks like ADV currently holds rights to the movie (bought with Megazone 23) and could release it, but is unlikely to do so. Parts of the movie are included with the recent Robtech DVD set. Also don't confuse this movie with Robotech II: The Sentenals, a later movie that only barely got off the ground and went stright to video. This movie didn't even do that. It was test marketed in Texas and then canned. It was released on video a couple places in Europe. There is currently a version available for download on the internet "For Viewing Purposes Only".

For those of you unfamiliar with Megazone 23, it's a short story/movie made by the company that made Macross (the show that Robotech was made from). I'm pretty sure it's the second work after Macross, Orguss being the first (I'm going to have to watch that sometime too, it's one of those that streamline went out of business halfway though).

Anyway Megazone 23 is along the lines of The Matrix. Everyone goes along doing their thing in their city when this guy with a fancy bike discovers that the city is in space and the whole city is controlled by a supercomputer. Apparently the city has existed like this for several hundred years. Classic sci-fi stuff. I think you can buy Megazone 23 on DVD now, where until recently only half of it was released on VHS.

from imdb:
Plot summary for Robotech: The Movie (1986)
In 1999 an alien spaceship crashed onto the earth. Hidden on board were the secrets of a unique science known as Robotechnology. Data banks found in the ship were transferred to the Earth Robotech Computer Complex. In 2009, an alien search party arrived from hyper-space to reclaim their lost data bank. The united Earth Government was forced into an Inter Galactic war. Earth forces were able to win the first battle......but at a great cost. The planet was virtually destroyed. New population centers grew out of the ashes..... It is now 2027, a second armada sent by the aliens is nearing earth, they have come to recapture the secrets of their lost technology and then destroy the Earth. Written by Anonymous


From wikipedia:
Also called Robotech: The Untold Story, this theatrical film was the first new Robotech adventure created after the premiere of the original series. It used footage from the Megazone 23 Part 1 OVA (Original Video Animation, or made-for-video animated feature) spliced with Southern Cross, and had only a tenuous link to the television series. The movie disappeared from the United States after a failed test run in Texas. Harmony Gold relinquished their license to Megazone 23 after director Carl Macek washed his hands of the project, so any home video release is unlikely except for a few VHS tapes that had been in limited circulation in Europe and Latin America.


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