That reminds me--we have to order our Prius this month so it's ready for us when we get back in the States in August! Thanks, little anime dudes and dudettes.
The second reminds me a bit of Trigun--here's the first part of its first episode (with a diff theme song than Adult Swim's). Trigun inspired a bunch of AMVs (clips from the anime to the tune of a fave song). You can waste a lot of time listening to them--it's attracted some pretty good music. But here's a Mitch Hedberg routine to Trigun clips for y'all!
Speaking of manga and anime, here's Quiet Bubble on the scanlation sensation sweeping internet nation....
Quite Bubble ran or participated in an interesting little Miyazaki-fest last summer in the blogosphere.As for why there's so little interest in sclations for European comics, I figure that's a function of US cultural interests. Europe simply isn't exotic or sufficidently exotic. Sure, Shakespeare & his fellows may have found Venice to be plenty exotic. But that was there and then. These days, Europe is just Europe -- plus, of course, America has a deep history of anxiety about the European influenza. Japan is different, Admiral Perry and the 1893 Columbian Exposition and all. Given how much of the internet is still driven by US interests, the Japanese connection -- as opposed to European, or even Chinese and Korean -- makes sense.
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