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08 September 2008 @ 22:26
Was interested to hear about the small fandoms meme, closely followed by the smallfandoms.

The fandoms fall into four general categories -- anime that have no fic or discussion that could added to the final product, old anime that everyone's forgotten about or got into at different times, anime that were briefly very popular but had no fic/manga/merchandising follow-through and, finally, very popular live action series that don't usually overlap with anime fandom.

British comedy: Blackadder, Red Dwarf, Father Ted.
Being a Brit, I pretty much take for granted that people have seen these, or know about them at the very least. If you like some of these, check out the other titles on YouTube. I've always kind of imagined that Farfarello is a fan of Father Ted.

Bokura no
I bought up to the fourth volumes of the manga and then stopped when it got to the arc titled after one of my favourite characters (Moji). I haven't read any further. Arc by arc, it takes you into the lives of the kids, tells you how they ended up piloting Zearth and how they die. Like Strikeforce Morituri, but with mecha?

Demon Diary
A action/comedy manhwa that I've just realised may be the predecessor to my Kuroshitsuji obsession. Except here, there's less ambiguity about the relationship between Eclipse (a kind of... demonic butler?) and Raenef, a very young and naive demon lord. They didn't really do the relationship justice in the end though.

A manga that drew me in with its apocalyptic tale of two boys that adored each other and also have powers given by the devil that will ultimately destroy them before they turn eighteen. It's gripping and tragic... but make up your own ending.

Just the anime, as I've heard the manga was adapted quite a bit. Very tightly plotted anime that doesn't leave a single plothole or piece of missing time open for fic. Every episode answered a question and then added its own. Most people have never watched it because of the distinctive animation style. Their loss.

Nerima Daikon Brothers
Comedy musical anime. Of course I loved it. All the seiyuu in this are genuinely nice people too. Plus. there's Nabeshin.

...Yeah. Love HHH, William Regal, Booker T, Mickie James, HBK, Beth Phoenix, Ric Flair and many more. One of the most amazing matches I ever saw (DVD only, sadly) was the career-threatening match at Wrestlemania between Ric Flair and HBK. And Umaga versus HHH at the Budoukan was fabulous... they came into the audience and we abandoned our seats and rushed towards.

Ou no Otoko (The King and the Clown)
(Korean Film)
Nothing to say here. There's nothing to add to this film but a rec.

Guilty Gear X-onwards
(Beat 'Em Up for the PS2)
Cool, stylised fighting game with strong characters.

Comics: Preacher, Sandman, Strikeforce Morituri, Transmetropolitan, X-Men series, Young Heroes In Love
Do these comics have anything in common? I loved them all. If Marvel seems a little unrepresented here, then bear in mind just how many titles the X-Men series covered.

Fact: I own a sketch of Nightcrawler and Wolverine getting married by a certain Marvel inker.

So... what series and properties do you love but never talk about?

And, if you're not tired of pics of the Steampunk Japan meet yet, Aion posted some more:

susperia1susperia1 on 8th September 2008 16:13 (UTC)
wow i love Blackadder, Red Dwarf, Father Ted. i heard there's going to be a new Red dwarf special coming out soon, so i wonder what it's going to be like!!!

wow demon diary was good, i think i heard somewhere that the last manga volume was written by someone else, i think it was that, i really wish there was more though!!

hmmm oo i'm sure there's so many things i love but don't talk about, mainly because there really isn't that many people i know that i talk with that would like them!
Williamgenkischuldich on 8th September 2008 16:41 (UTC)
Yeah, I heard that too! Mind you, they've been saying that for a while. Who knows? I think the last two series were not so good, so I want to see Grant Naylor back together again.
Floor No Battleblodeuedd on 8th September 2008 16:27 (UTC)
Blackadder and Father Ted, along with Yes, Minister and Corner Gas, are my Favourite Comedies Ever. :D

Stuff I love but don't talk about? Ghost World (the comic book and also the movie), Aeon Flux (the series, NOT the movie!), Mahou Tsukaitai! (OVA only), Yuu Yuu Hakushou (manga more than anime), and...

Hmm, I think I'll have to write a post about this stuff, I was thinking about doing that anyway. :)
Williamgenkischuldich on 9th September 2008 13:01 (UTC)
I look forward to reading it then!

I don't think I know Corner Gas?
ext_109169 on 8th September 2008 21:59 (UTC)
I raise you Blake's 7, Marine Boy and The Water Margin. Friday Night Lights falls into the first category.

If I love a series I've probably talked about it, regardless of whether there was fic or fandom. Strongest Chil Woo is my current baby. It has huge fandom potential but probably won't reach a big enough Western audience for (English language) fic to emerge. Same with Hana Kimi (Taiwan) and Coffee Prince although I'm not sure it would be possible for fandom to improve on Coffee Prince anyway.

I'm reasonably certain that the Angelique novels/films (i.e. the 1960s French ones) would count as a very small fandom, possibly a fandom of one, but watching the dvds recently reminded me of how much the portrayal of Francois Desgrez shaped my preference for/expectations of characters in just about every other series I've watched.
Williamgenkischuldich on 9th September 2008 13:11 (UTC)
...I don't think I've even heard of Friday Night Lights.

I talked about all of these when they came out, assuming I had my Livejournal at the time, but they never lasted long as a topic of conversation. For many of them, they're long over/the canon material is miniscule and there's nothing new to say.
ext_109169 on 9th September 2008 21:53 (UTC)
If you're one of the people waiting for the Wolverine movie, you will soon have heard of FNL's main attraction!^^

Actually, the series I've probably talked about the least is Gundam Wing, which is funny, considering I've been reading the fic for nearly 10 years (still do) and it was my route into online fandom in the first place!
Jesshideincarnate on 9th September 2008 11:27 (UTC)
I mainly never talk about the Japanese dramas I watch. XD
Williamgenkischuldich on 9th September 2008 13:12 (UTC)
Which ones are you watching?
Jesshideincarnate on 10th September 2008 10:50 (UTC)
I'm not watching any at the moment because I have no idea what is on - and to be honest, high school dramas aren't my thing.

But! I did enjoy the 2005-2006 drama seasons. For example:
Busu no hitome wo koisuru (that might be wrong but I call it busu for short)
At Home Dad (this is actually older)
Kekkon dekinai otoko
Bengoushi no Kuzu
Umizaru (also older)
and the list goes on.
キモさ満々♡ 미친 외국인: eiji and masumi's bogus adventuredilettantka on 9th September 2008 12:32 (UTC)
I have to see "The King and the Clown," I've seen summaries of it online and it's calling my name. XD

I've never seen Father Ted and I think only one episode of Blackadder... *sob* I love Red Dwarf, though. One of my favourites!!
Williamgenkischuldich on 9th September 2008 13:14 (UTC)
You have to see it. And it's very easy to rent in Japan. I think there were some famous seiyuu dubbing it, but I'm all about the subs, whatever the language.

Watch Father Ted! It's a comedy about an Irish priest... You can just dial up YouTube to see if it's to your taste.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on 10th September 2008 13:00 (UTC)
Demon Diary yay!! =D I actually cosplayed Eclipse once. I'd love to do it again for a photo shoot <3
Williamgenkischuldich on 11th September 2008 15:04 (UTC)
Ah great. Would have loved to have seen that! I didn't know you were a fan.