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John Shewsbury

shewsbury Member since 2008/11/12

Love Japanese anime and of coz Gundam, have some little collection of GunPla.

Love women and red wine...

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  • commented on 2011/05/12 18:32

    Agree with your points.... hope DC can suggest the same to the Japan Anime Industry - and hopefully they will at least open their eye and ears for new perspective to save the industry...

  • commented on 2011/05/10 18:48

    Make good anime (like Lucky Star/K-On/Sengoku Basara/Honey & Clover to name a few) and provide the DVD at a reasonable price in accordance to the current economy situation. For example in several countries within South East Asia, a typical 20 something episode original box set anime dvd would cost about around or within SGD 30.00 (about 2,000 yen), some are slightly cheaper, maybe around SGD 20.00 (1,300 yen). A typical 50 episodes of Gundam anime can reach up to or around SGD 50.00 (3,300 yen). I personally feel that price is quite fair, but maybe to some other people within this region, that can still be expensive, then again, the price in Japan is extremely ridiculous. Blu-Ray DVD? I don't know coz I don't have the Blu-Ray DVD Player and from what I gathered, the Blu-Ray DVD titles can be expensive. USD 200 for anime Blu-Ray DVD? forget it, I simply can't afford it and many others South East Asian households might share the same view as me. The reason why piracy can strive is simply because of price factor. Why don't the Japanese and in fact even those Hollywood company think about lowering the price instead of try to impose the "blood sucking" price on consumers. With such statement, it's not that I love and support piracy and unauthorized distribution thru internet and all those uploading and downloading stuff, but my point is, we can help to "curb" piracy and these illegal downloads by encouraging people to buy the original products with affordable price. The anime company or the distributor can go for maximum volume with lower price rather than aiming for premium price coz this is also one of the factor that caused the DVD stock not moving from the shop shelves and at the same time the internet and illegal DVD copy appear from where ever and further ruining the business module. I don't do downloading of anime from internet but many of my friends did it. I do buy pirated anime DVD from somewhere for the sake of evaluating the anime/story - if it's good, I will buy the original for sure - usually the original box set will arrive a bit later, but that is OK for me. So, the bottom line is the price.... I know the anime company/studio/producer/distributor do not like to lower the price, but if you really want to sell fast and "reduce" piracy stuff, I guess that is the only way. Not everybody earn USD 10,000 per week or per month and live in luxury and able to buy all those branded products - certainly not after 2008 global economic crisis. Japanese anime industry should open their eyes and consider this factor rather than keep talking about pride and status and maximum profit and live in "anime illusion" where everything will be OK.

  • commented on 2011/04/07 16:04

    Danny, tell those Japanese producers, the quality level of anime nowadays seems to be sucks and not like what it used to be... Sure the graphics and character design is getting better for some.... but the plot or the story line is rather crappy..... too much "moe moe and fans service stuff"... Out of many new anime released, only a few that I consider worth to buy their DVD.... No offense... we want great stuff not popular but lousy stuff...

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  • commented on 2011/02/16 16:12

    Yuma Asami

  • commented on 2010/12/13 16:24

    Danny, I like the additional video screen shot u provide here... brilliant idea...

  • commented on 2010/12/13 15:53

    The Tudors and The Windsors.... LOL

  • commented on 2010/12/06 16:23

    Asakusa T-shirt ~ Blue Dragon = $38.00 I love T-Shirts, and this one with a Japanese Dragon, is awesome. Shimapan-themed Rhinestone MP3 Player ~ Pink = $11.80 MP3 player with "shimapan" theme? I love it, the pink color is an additional bonus. UCC 250ml & Rei Ayanami Figure Set = $15.00 A coffee drink with Rei Ayanami as the gift, fantastic. UCC 250ml & Asuka Figure Set = $15.00 A coffee drink with Asuka as the gift, brilliant. UCC Coffee & Makinami Mari Evangelion Figure Anime Se = $15.00 A coffee drink with the pinky Mari as the gift, wonderful. Lucky Charm for Safety Driving -- Black "Mikoshi" Car Window Mascot = $5.00 I can put this in my car. Total $99.80

  • commented on 2010/11/04 16:43

    Panasonic ROCK!!!!!!! - owner of Panasonic LX3 and Fujifilm HS10....

  • commented on 2010/10/01 16:36

    It's normal and acceptable to lie to your spouse about your adultery with others... but lie to yourself is not good and will make you crazy...LOL

  • commented on 2010/09/29 11:51

    Cool - and she is using Panasonic camera.... LOL.. awesome advertisement stuff

  • commented on 2010/09/21 23:40

    Danny Choo, being a reader of DC for several years now, I can understand a little bit about your history and your dad, from Malaysia to England and then split to Malaysia and Japan..... nonetheless, family reunion is always wonderful... hope you and your father (and the rest of your family members) will have more happy times together as a family.... all the best....

  • commented on 2010/09/14 15:10

    Yup, interesting point of view..... Panasonic collaborate with Leica and seems to be doing well nowadays with many of their camera models become very popular and well received in the consumer market. I didn't say Sony is terrible it's just I don't fancy them, after using several camera with different models and brands, I would say Panasonic and Canon is my firm favorite. Just a personal taste when it comes to camera. Don't mean to take away that Sony and Kodak and Casio as the pioneer of digicam... Panasonic and Olympus start the new format of Micro 4/3 mirror-less compact camera promising DSLR like image quality - they are the first, but now, Sony have this much better and more powerful new beast "The NEX-5" - many reviews in the net said that this camera is damn good and as you said they're all now neck and neck... couldn't agree more....

  • commented on 2010/09/13 10:27

    Its a Sony.... if it's home entertainment system, I would like it... if it's camera, I don't really fancy Sony but from what I read in the internet, this NEX-5 is one hell of a great camera - probably the best from Sony so far.... Canon and Panasonic are still my firm favorite though I end up using Fujifilm HS10 now...

  • commented on 2010/09/09 12:48

    Event if I want to joint this giveaway - and in case if I win - I wont be able to receive this item... the problem is the Custom Department in our country have such a strict rules for naked/semi-naked figurines... so in this case, they wil confiscate this figure as it is labeled as "illegal item that content nudity/pornography elements".... sigh....

  • commented on 2010/09/08 15:35

    By the way I don't do any of this martial arts thingy... I have low stamina due to watching too much Japanese Adult Videos.... LOL....

  • commented on 2010/09/08 15:33

    I think she can be pretty good and strong on bed as well.... hehehehehehe... (hentai mode)...

  • commented on 2010/09/08 15:28

    I bought primarily from HLJ and AmiAmi and sometimes Hobby Search. HLJ sales at FULL PRICE but their packaging/boxing is extremely excellent. You will have economical shipping charges. AmiAmi, always offer DISCOUNTS on their price... but the shipping charges will kill you... they use a big box that can fit 3 units of large Gunpla 1/100 MG kits when you just bought a mere 2 units of Figma or Revoltech? Imagine if you order more stuff... the shipping charges will dilute all the discounts they gave you as they use big box unnecessarily - oh, they put lots of papers on the side of the box to "protect" your items..... I think both online shop are equally good but my favorite is HLJ for sure while AmiAmi is my 2nd choice... but I wont buy many stuff in 1 shipment if its from AmiAmi.... Sigh...

  • commented on 2010/08/23 10:54

    Danny, since you said Figma Seto Sun is the closest to Figma Mirai, I would suggest that the seiyu for the Mirai-chans first game appearance is Haruka Momoi, the seiyu of Seto Sun. Haruka Momoi is a talented seiyu, singer and song writer, maybe she can create some great them songs for Mirai chan and the rest as well.....

  • commented on 2010/08/09 12:13

    When I first watch a Japanese porn movie at the age of 7 I think - yes, 7 years old... my interest towards Japanese gals ignited.... from there onwards, I discover TV anime and many other anime - lot's of anime (including hentai)... and from there come the GunPla, Japanese foods, Figma and what ever... my admiration of Japanese Adult Video never seems to disappear though... from VHS video tape in the 80's to the DVD format now.... I still love them all... hahahahahahahahaha.....

  • commented on 2010/08/02 14:18

    The only "classic toys" I still have is the Star Wars figures from 1997 by Kenners - still in packaging in mint condition.....

  • commented on 2010/07/19 15:37

    Nice article..... I would love to visit this place if I have the chance to visit Japan next time... I now use superzoom digicam Fujifilm HS10 and I can zoom from 24mm to 720mm with the ens of that camera, it cannot match DSLR quality but I'm quite happy with it.

  • commented on 2010/06/02 13:07

    As Christian, I always thankful when ever I have the chance to still wake up in the morning - what ever day it is, it's good to be alive - be it Monday or Sunday... it's good to be alive... though I personally don't mind to be a vampire and leave forever like those characters in Underworld movie....

  • commented on 2010/05/25 18:28

    He got Dendrobium among other things... he is rich...

  • commented on 2010/05/25 18:27

    Yum yum.... mini skirts and legs... love to see them... kind of "TURN ON" my system... hehehehe