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NEWS: Controversial 'Anime Hall of Fame' Officially Canceled




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alp227



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:11 am Reply with quote
Wow this sucks...not surprising given it's a recession, and the economy's so bad that an anime hall of fame was unconceivable. Oh well let's save money on more important things and wait until there's enough money.
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jr240483



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:36 am Reply with quote
True but i have a nasty feeling that politics were involved in this.

I really hoped it happened though.Would've loved to see that.
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Mohawk52



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:24 am Reply with quote
This is not surprising as that project was a white elephant anyway. If it did go ahead, what would that make, the third, or fourth anime museum there?
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Tyrenol



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:38 am Reply with quote
I'm already liking Japan's new PM and his new "leadership attitude.

Cool
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Ktimene's Lover



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:44 am Reply with quote
What was so controversial about it anyway? The only controversy I see is spending all that money on anime instead of more important matters like education and health.
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Mohawk52



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:31 am Reply with quote
Ctimene's Lover wrote:
What was so controversial about it anyway? The only controversy I see is spending all that money on anime instead of more important matters like education and health.
You're close. The controversy was spending all that money on a building site for anime, when it would be better spent on building sites for the other things you mentioned, or invested in transport infastructure upgrades. I too liked Former PM Aso, but even I felt this was a bit of an own goal.
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Ktimene's Lover



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:36 pm Reply with quote
So I was a little off. However, I agree that the location should have been for education or health. Put the museum near someplace like Akihabara.
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The Xenos



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:42 pm Reply with quote
Yeah, it's more so about politics and that the outgoing party and their PM was for this. I find Japanese politics rather foreign yet interesting. While browsing at a market, I noticed the cover story of The Economist was about the new election. So I picked it up. Interesting read.

Found the articles from the issue online if anyone's interested.
http://www.economist.com/opinion/displayStory.cfm?story_id=14363159
http://www.economist.com/displayStory.cfm?story_id=14363169
http://www.economist.com/businessfinance/displaystory.cfm?story_id=14376289
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Ktimene's Lover



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:04 am Reply with quote
Mixing politics with anime fandom is a really screwy combination. I wish we would get a big anime museum in the US. Heck, if it was in Arizona, it would be more convenient for me.
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John Casey



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:35 am Reply with quote
Good. Glad they screwed their heads back on their shoulders. There's better shit to spend money on. Like, you know, maintaining the economy?
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Zin5ki
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:34 pm Reply with quote
I am not particularly saddened to hear this news. In the Japanese case, less speculative options for economic recovery exist, anime fans presumably having other means to support both their fandom and their economy.
Elsewhere, in the foreign markets from which the "soft power" of anime can potentially profit, I'd assume a museum would have been of little effect.
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