Forum - View topic
Project: New Future




Note: this is the discussion thread for this article

Anime News Network Forum Index -> Site-related -> Talkback
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Akukaze
Guest





PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 11:29 am Reply with quote
Wow! What a great way to get people involved, I applaud you, TOKYOPOP, FUNimation, Bandai Entertainment, Dark Horse Comics, Urban Vision, Animerica, and The Right Stuf International. Anime smile Though, one thing that confuses me, does this mean that Full Moon o Sagashite has been liscensed? It's definately a favorite series of mine and I can't for it's American release.
Back to top
jmays
ANN Associate Editor


Joined: 29 Jul 2002
Posts: 1390
Location: St. Louis, MO

PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 11:46 am Reply with quote
Nope, Full Moon hasn't been licensed yet. =/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address
Deena



Joined: 19 Jul 2004
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 2:49 pm Reply with quote
I was actually thinking of volunteering at the local hospital part-time recently. Surprised Unfortunately, none of the childrens hospitals on the list are close enough for me to visit them(can't drive yetT.T) but once I get my license, I'll be glad to go visit some kids. Who knows, maybe I'll get a new opponent in Soul Calibur II out of it. Twisted Evil
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
Malik-chan



Joined: 28 Jul 2003
Posts: 3
Location: so cal

PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 4:01 pm Reply with quote
Oi, the closet to me is Los Angeles and I live like an hour or two away, and that's driving distance. I can't even drive yet! I curse Redlands for not having a children's hospital!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
Godaistudios



Joined: 12 Jun 2003
Posts: 2028
Location: Albuquerque, NM (the land of entrapment)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 4:13 pm Reply with quote
Miagi wrote:
Nope, Full Moon hasn't been licensed yet. =/


I still think it's only a matter of time... especially once you use something like this as a basis for what I hope will be a huge project. If the project gets big enough, the contributing companies will probably take a closer look and see that it's well within their best interests (and profitability no less) to license and distribute the series.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address ICQ Number My Anime My Manga
Lucca



Joined: 17 Aug 2002
Posts: 67
Location: Amoung the Fern-Growers

PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 5:06 pm Reply with quote
I'm surpised that FMWS hasn't been licenced yet. Really suprised.

In either case, if you can't drive, ask your parents to take you. Remember, not only is volunteering good for you, if you're in High School you can use it towards your Community Service Hours (where applicable).
Not to mention it's great fun. Sometimes sad, but you meet good people who make good friends.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address
kgptzac



Joined: 12 May 2004
Posts: 22
Location: Neither Heaven nor Hell

PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 12:26 am Reply with quote
not im saying the helping children who have cancer is wrong, but i still don't understand what is the connection between the project and anime industry?? why cancer? why not AIDS, counter-terrorists...?

surprisingly some companies got involved, odd.....
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger ICQ Number My Anime
Tempest
ANN Publisher & CEO


Joined: 29 Dec 2001
Posts: 8397
Location: Do not message me for support.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 12:37 am Reply with quote
kgptzac wrote:
not im saying the helping children who have cancer is wrong, but i still don't understand what is the connection between the project and anime industry?? why cancer? why not AIDS, counter-terrorists...?


And why not Kids with Cancer?

You have to pick something, we just picked this. There are a couple reasons (it's something we feel that a typical anime fan could spend one day doing and actually make a difference), but there were lots of charities that would have been similar. Just had to pick one, so we picked that one.

There is no special connection between the anime Industry and kids with cancer. Nor is there any connection between ANN and kids with cancer.

We thought it might be good to see if we could do some sort of community service. The idea was originally proposed by Jonathan (Miagi), and we thought that if we could use ANN to bring some good to the world, without any adverse affect on ANN, then that would be great (as opposed to me just turning around and donating a years earnings to charity, which would do lots of good but cripple the website).

I suppose the companies probably felt similarly.

Jonathan put a lot of time into this project.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail My Anime My Manga
Lucca



Joined: 17 Aug 2002
Posts: 67
Location: Amoung the Fern-Growers

PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 12:47 am Reply with quote
It's initiative to get people involved in the community. Some folks just need a reason (sad as it is) to go out and do something.
Of course, once they start, hopefully they'll find heart in it, and continue volunteering.

And for the companies, it's great PR. And it's very generous of them to donate to the cause. And people remember those things. Shine in a good light, I guess one could say.

As for why cancer? It is one of the leading causes of death amoung children.
Source: Medicine Plus, National Cancer Institute, Heathgoods (references very nice here), ect. (note: This was quick google search. Some may be slightly outdated)

AIDS usually occurs in older (21+) people, and counter-terrorists... well, that's kinda silly. Kids would benefit more than the older folks. ^^;

I dunno. It's personal opinion here. Take it or leave it.

edit: BTW- Read the first letter. It was short, but very sweet. :)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address
Coral Skipper



Joined: 08 Apr 2003
Posts: 223

PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 3:01 am Reply with quote
When volunteering is there anything that we need to do to officially be part of the project, or is it all independent with no official affiliation?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
aisasami



Joined: 24 Jun 2004
Posts: 46
Location: Waldorf, Maryland

PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:16 am Reply with quote
Coral Skipper wrote:
When volunteering is there anything that we need to do to officially be part of the project, or is it all independent with no official affiliation?
or just go in?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
chris keck



Joined: 22 Dec 2003
Posts: 96
Location: Rhode Island, U.S.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2004 10:24 am Reply with quote
How are things going with the New Future charity project? It would be great to hear some of the experiences of those involved.

chris keck
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message My Anime My Manga
AnimeHeretic



Joined: 10 Jul 2003
Posts: 179

PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 5:08 pm Reply with quote
Wow. What a great idea!
(Nope, no compbative comments on this post Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Tempest
ANN Publisher & CEO


Joined: 29 Dec 2001
Posts: 8397
Location: Do not message me for support.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 6:21 pm Reply with quote
This project is going to need a re-think early next year. Originally it was planned with the idea that people would just go in, and then e-mail us.

Unfortunately, we didn't receive very many e-mails and at least one of the ones we received was clearly a fake.

We'll probably arrange something so that we work a bit more closely with specified hospitals.

One of the first places we'd contact would of course be the City of Hope in California.

-t
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail My Anime My Manga
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Anime News Network Forum Index -> Site-related -> Talkback All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group