Anime News Network Christmas 1998 Survey

Nov 24th 1998

We asked what you otaku wanted for Christmas, and boy, did you respond!

This is what people have asked for:

I want some one to reserect the Legend of the 4 Kings but
make it far better.I would all so like to see more British
people making Anime and for it to be on tv more!

spook <spookfrogfrog (at hotmail.com)>
Norwich, England - Sunday, January 10, 1999 at 07:07:51 (MST)


"I want Olga" - from HINOTORI 2772 English dub...

So that's it. The robot girl Olga from HINOTORI 2772 (aka
Space Firebird, aka Phoenix 2772). She has a compact form,
specially for Santa to carry :) besides, she can carry
Santa.

Mikhail Ramendik <mikhram (at dataforce.net)>
Moscow, Russia - Sunday, January 03, 1999 at 21:13:21 (MST)
1) Asuka Langly Soyruu as a girlfriend so we can both
disagree on the (Movie) ending for Evangelion and make fun
of Shinji (Sadistic aren't I? But she's very kawaii, so
there!).

2) Bill Gates to be disposed of violently by Lina Inverse
(We don't treat monopolies and crappy OS's well here in
these parts).

3) For all the jocks (And general dunderheads) in my school
to go away forever.

4) For my school to become co-ed.

5) For my school to accept anime girls if it becomes co-ed.
:)

6) Nuku-Nuku OVAs that stay true to the ORIGINAL one.
(Finish what was good! Nuku-Nuku in Dash looks like she has
jaundice or bulimia!)

7)For my school to get classes that focus on Japanese
culture (It's very sparse when it comes to educational
diversity).

8) More Key the Metal Idol tapes. Along with completing my
collections of Escaflowne, Saber Marionette J, DNA2
(Somebody release that, please! I love Karin-chan!),
Slayers (NEXT, and Try also), and Rayearth.

9) To finally see the final episode of Giant Robo.

10) The Japanese economy to improve.

11) For xenophobia to become totally non-exsistant and have
everybody else in the world treat each other nicely and buy
each other Hagen-Dazs ice-cream (Now I'm getting sappy).

12. More theatrical releases of big anime movies in the US!
Subbed or dubbed WELL. And that they gross more $$$ than
any crappy ol' James Cameron or Jerry Bruckheimer flick.

13. For more good anime-themed stores to open in my town
(They used to have one, but it was replaced by some
disgusting baseball merchandise store. Makes me glad that
the Padres actually lost to NY in the World Series final).

14. More quality RPG translations to keep running like warm
wine into the USA for the Playstation. Xenogears! Thank you
Square! :)

15. To get a Dreamcast with Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram
that has network options. Suitable for one of the most
awesome mecha arcade combat games ever.

16. To know more about the Japanese and their culture (And
hopefully get a teaching job there too.).

17. For my grades to stay good and not go lower than a 3.6.

18. To stay nice towards other people, and treat them well.
Even though some of them make you want to slay them.

19. Okay, a little outing with Karin. :)

20. Uhhh, to think of more wishes, but I think I'm getting
too greedy. Feliz Navidad! Even though I made this list
after New Year's, but I'm certain most of these wishes will
last be all the way to Dec. 25, 1999. :)

21. Oh, and no friggin' homework over vacation. I wanna'
REST darn it!

22. There is no 22nd wish. Go home. Just kidding.

The Duke of Dispersion <cmdr2jimm (at aol.com)>
San Diego, CA USA - Sunday, January 03, 1999 at 09:27:42 (MST)
The Full set of Shōjo Kakumei Utena Laserdisks,Artbooks,
Manga ,UFO catchers,a real live Juri Arigsawa,More Dolls
for Shōjo Kakumei Utena(namely Juri,Konzue,Miki),a chance to go to Japan and meet Juri's seyiuu.To live in the world of Utena.To have a boyfriend who looks like Ruka.
To meet the director(Japanese Version) of Utena.For the Utena movie to be good.To torture the director and voice actors of the American version(Ugh!Juri sounds like a vallygirl!)
Have Happy Holidays Everyone!!
~An Obsesive Juri Arigsawa Fan

Juri-sempai
Ireland - Friday, January 01, 1999 at 20:32:19 (MST)
For the big anime industries (the Right Stuf excluded;
THANK YOU for Tylor!!, oh, and Software Sculptors for
Slayers too) out here to notice that anime fans are highly
discontented with the outrageous prices for subtitled anime
and to lower them
OR
For all anime fans to unite and boycott by refusing to buy
these ridiculously overpriced tapes, forcing the companies
to lower their prices. Or if worse comes to worse, force
them all out of business (I wish) and leave it in the
capable hands of the fansubbers, the only ones that care
about us fans anyway. But I wish it were only THIS easy. ;(

Hmmm, and lots and lots of cool anime toys, especially the
Weiss Kreuz stuff my local anime store has. And soundtracks
to Card Captor Sakura, Trigun, Mahou Tsukai Tai, Maison
Ikkoku, Marmalade Boy, etc. ^_^ Augh!!! I want it all!!!

And for the world to wake up and quit destroying our
beautiful planet, and each other.


Hikari <hikari_ (at geocities.com)>
USA - Wednesday, December 30, 1998 at 15:29:44 (MST)
Subtitled anime on tv... THAT's a BIG one
all slayers, Ranma ½ ,and studio ghibili films out there

michael cox <rokobungi (at unbounded.com)>
olive branch, ms USA - Saturday, December 26, 1998 at 22:45:02 (MST)
*My local video stores to start carrying Anime DVDs
(subtitled at least)
*Lower prices on commercial subtitled anime [These days
$32.50 (tax incl.) on average for 60 mins or less seems a
bit much -_-]
*The end to world hunger
*For fansub distros to stop charging extra fees to cover
cleaning their VCRs.
*Peace on Earth
*Perfect Blue subbed on DVD with in '99
*To see all of Nazca and Serial Experiments Lain with in the
next 6 months (subtitled...probably fansubbed)[Hey it
could happen; they are both short series ^.^]
*A commerical release of the Please Save My Earth OAVs
SUBTITLED
But most of all:
*Happiness to everyone I know or will someday meet.*
Happy Holidays Minna ^__^

Mona-chan <rose_petal_dew (at hotmail.com)>
SR, CA USA - Saturday, December 26, 1998 at 04:57:19 (MST)
Someone to fansubb ALL of Sailor Moon and SailormoonR. OR
some inexpensive raw, so I can do it. ^_^;;;

Almatos Miren <goddess_miri (at hotmail.com)>
LaLaLand, ?? USA - Friday, December 25, 1998 at 19:22:31 (MST)
1 I want the dubbed Eva movies damnit!!!
2 A fansubbing prog. to sub the Eva movies.
3 A ticket to Japan and a middle class job there.
4 Know Japanese.
5 Someone to kill Bulma and Chi Chi from DBZ.
6 Cheaper prices on anime!!!

That is all

Eric Relgeiz <jesussoup (at yahoo.com)>
Wheatridge , CO USA - Friday, December 25, 1998 at 16:31:08 (MST)

Hmm...well dearest, if you think you can stretch my last
order to include the following I'd love it! But mainly try
to get me that first order, eh? ::grins:: So let's dream a
bit more:

Slayers Try (all subtitled) to magically appear in my
stocking, to be super-pretty (would help if I wanna
model.), to not get things thrown at me by people, to have
that bratty little bastard of a 6th grader on my bus to
kneel and kiss my sweaty little toes because he thinks he's
all that and walks like he's got a ***k up his @$$, to be
swarmed by handsome young men wanting to go out with me, to
be popular, to get no C's or worse on my next report card,
to write a best-selling novel before I turn 15, to get
kissed under the mistletoe by a Sepheroth-look-alike or
someone just as fine, to make a decent webpage, to score a
small part on a TV show an' get some moolah, for a certain
someone to find someone else to like 'cause he had his shot
with me and blew it and is getting annoying now even though
i wouldn't tell him that 'cause I don't wanna hurt his
feelings, and to keep a clean room, and to have the same
Latin class as my dear friend next year! Okay I'm done now!

Sharon aka Super-Mink <CopperMink (at aol.com)>
Happy Bunnyville, FL USA - Thursday, December 24, 1998 at 13:17:30 (MST)

A decent guy who I won't have to chase and get mixed
signals from for a year and a half before the crush BEGINS
to wear off....preferably resembeling Cloud or Ashram or
Parn or one of those cute litte round-framed glasses-
wearing anime dudes 'cause they're just cute as a button!

Oh, and to find a modeling Agency and become a model in
'99! Then I can finally feel pretty! (And put my 5'8 inches
of a teenage self to some use besides being able to see if
all my friends have dandruff or not.)

Sharon aka Super-Mink <CopperMink (at aol.com)>
Happy , FL USA - Thursday, December 24, 1998 at 13:04:09 (MST)
I want only one thing... for ADV to please get off of their
butts and finally release the Evangelion movies. PLEASE... I
missed them ar Otakon and I am going crazy. I am trying to
avoid sites that are spoilers of the movies, but I am
getting close to my wits end. ADV... PLEASE let me die in
peace.

Anime Guru <anime_guru (at hotmail.com)>
Columbia, MD USA - Wednesday, December 23, 1998 at 22:33:30 (MST)
EVA on DVD, and a dvd player to play it on. :)

Dubbed anime to be translated correctly and for companys to
actually use good voices (not annoying one, why does Lina
Inverses voice crack every other second in slayser the
motion picture ADV!! it is freakin annoying!)

Peace on earth

Magic powers, or really cool martial arts skills. ;)

A Gibson Les Paul guitar and a marshall stack to jam on.

Less expensive prices for anime, i'm going bankrupt here!
;-)

Homes for everyone without one.

The Sci Fi Channel so I can watch the saturday anime (even
though I here they butcher them)

Blue hair. j/k

a can of dr. pepper

Merry Christmas everybody!

Jeff Budge <smile (at xmission.com)>
Ogden, UT USA - Wednesday, December 23, 1998 at 19:14:28 (MST)
1. for the anime side and the disney side of me to sign a peace treatie.
2. for my friends and family to stop giving me weird looks cuz i like "cartoons". NO ITS NOT A PHASE AND I WILL NOT GROW OUT OF IT!
3. the comic books stores to start selling some good manga.
4. gotta catch em' all
5. for all the guys at my school to turn into those fine ass anime dudes.
7. to get my yellow belt before clay
8. for someone to tie my bestfriend into a chair and make her watch anime till she LIKES IT!
thats about it
no wait anime to be sold at a price somewhere below 20 dollors so i can actully buy em. thank you
happy holidays yo's!

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