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How long have you been reading GUNNM?

Post by Tunguska » Sun May 08, 2011 6:40 am

I discovered this series last october, so I have been reading this series for about 6 months. I remember my cousin showed me this manga a long time ago when it was first sold in stores but i wasnt intersted in manga at the time. So hiw long have you been reading GUNNM?

Oh yeah, im kinda new here, but ive been visiting these forums since early november, where I would just warch you all discuss GUNNM. Kinda creapy, I know but Im done lurking.
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Post by Gatekpr » Sun May 08, 2011 8:21 am

Years. I'm afraid I've lost count.

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Post by moooV » Sun May 08, 2011 11:43 am

5 years, I re-read it completely once in a year or half a year, but never open the manga in between the readings.

Last time I've opened the manga was last march - it's more than a has passed year already, and the last phase I've read was 96.

I'll re-read it again, when I'll have spare time. Unfortunately, I can't have a month of free evenings right now. :x
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Re: How long have you been reading GUNNM?

Post by gilsand » Sun May 08, 2011 1:46 pm

I got exposed to MANGA while stationed in Japan in 73:D

While working in Hollywood I got turned on to Gunnm by the guy who "drew" in the digital underwear for Sailor Moon's transformation, 96 or 97.
This was partly the cause of my learning Japonese...
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Re: How long have you been reading GUNNM?

Post by xdiesp » Sun May 08, 2011 9:54 pm

I knew Alita from the mid 90s, when the movie was released in Italy. But it wasn't until 2000 I started following the manga.

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Post by crazyankan » Sun May 08, 2011 11:34 pm

I have no clue. I think it was before BAA:LO, so maybe about 11 years ago or something?
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Post by HumanRage » Mon May 09, 2011 12:58 am

xdiesp wrote:I knew Alita from the mid 90s, when the movie was released in Italy. But it wasn't until 2000 I started following the manga.
same here, but france instead. and i already knew back then that the movie was for the american market, hence the names (alita, tiphares and so on)

i read the original books summer 97, end of high school \o/
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Re: How long have you been reading GUNNM?

Post by Abaddon » Mon May 09, 2011 9:09 am

Been a while, I remember bought some magazine in the late 90s with the two OVAs included in VHS format, that was the first time I heard about Alita and Gunnm. But It was in the year 2007 or 2008 (I don't remember exactly) when I started to read the manga... and I started from Last Order so the entire HFV part was somewhat spoiled for me.

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Re: How long have you been reading GUNNM?

Post by Sergio Nova » Mon May 09, 2011 11:53 am

I was accidentally attracted by a book I saw in a newsstand (periodicals in general are sold in newsstands here) in 2002.
The great problem is that the publishers limited themselves to the first volume.
In 2003 JBC started from the scratch and even completed HFV. Unfortunately, the volumes were split in two.
Only in 2007 I found out this community, and people never never got rid of me.

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Post by Sam » Mon May 09, 2011 12:07 pm

For me, I remember that I've bought the second volume of the first serie when it was out, I think it was in 1995 or so, I was quite young, but the worse was the long wait between the releases of the volumes which was taking quite a long time in France a that moment. It was the very beginning of the manga culture. Good old days!!

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Post by crazyankan » Mon May 09, 2011 5:10 pm

Sergio Nova wrote:I was accidentally attracted by a book I saw in a newsstand (periodicals in general are sold in newsstands here) in 2002.
The great problem is that the publishers limited themselves to the first volume.
In 2003 JBC started from the scratch and even completed HFV. Unfortunately, the volumes were split in two.
Only in 2007 I found out this community, and people never never got rid of me.
Total 10784 posts in this forum, and you have done 1649 of them. It's about 15%. Not bad at all :P
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Post by AR-99 » Mon May 09, 2011 5:29 pm

I think I heard about BAA indirectly in high school because at the time my favorite manga was Ranma 1/2. During this time Viz was also printing BAA in comic bok form and I actually remember a line from their promos mentioning that she was going after Desty Nova at one point. :shock: However I can't recall when I actually started reading it.

I borrowed the OVA and copied it from VHS, so for sure pre-1997. I have all of the first print versions by Viz and because of the price point at the time ($25 for vol. 1!) and my then income situation, I used to wait for a local comic shop to do its semi-yearly sale to get 20% off.

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Re: How long have you been reading GUNNM?

Post by Gally » Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:54 am

GUNMM met in early 2010, when I was visiting a comics shop, and saw for the last volume (the 18th by JBC) and I looks like me.

I bought the manga and started reading the story at the end, as a forgetful.

I decided to read Last Order after understanding the whole concept of Hyper Future Vision.

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Post by Sergio Nova » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:45 pm

Gally wrote: Sorry for my bad english...
Bad? No way.
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Post by Gally » Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:20 am

Sergio Nova wrote:
Gally wrote: Sorry for my bad english...
Bad? No way.
Welcome to the greatest fandom community on the web.

Thank you mery much, fellow countryman!!!! FLAN IS POWER!!!
Sorry for my bad english... i'm trying.

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Post by ilpolipo » Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:20 am

July 1995, I will never forget my very first manga!!

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Re: How long have you been reading GUNNM?

Post by gilsand » Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:10 pm

Gally wrote:
Sergio Nova wrote:
Gally wrote: Sorry for my bad english...
Bad? No way.
Welcome to the greatest fandom community on the web.
Thank you mery much, fellow countryman!!!! FLAN IS POWER!!!
I got exposed to in 95 and have been addicted since.
Say would this happen to be your cosplay? It was done quite well!

Gally, eu espero que então você me perdoará meus erros! Boa vinda a um local muito fresco, Ripper' s é um recurso fantástico!
BTW - é este seu cosplay? Foi feito completamente bien.
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Post by Eriorguez » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:42 pm

August 2007, came across it by chance, being somewhat related to something somewhat related to another something I was looking up...

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Post by kamugin » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:55 pm

When Yukito drew the very first GLO sketch, I was there looking over his shoulders! :mrgreen:

That was a joke Sergio...

I started reading GLO in the second half of 1998, when I purchased the Viz edition of Angel of Death in a local comic store. I was feeling (very) depressed since I moved to Brasilia (Brazil's national capital) and I was searching for something nice to read. In the same way was also my first contact with Gunsmith Cats by Kenichi Sonoda, another excellent manga.
Sergio Nova wrote:I was accidentally attracted by a book I saw in a newsstand (periodicals in general are sold in newsstands here) in 2002. The great problem is that the publishers limited themselves to the first volume.
Probably you don't know Sergio, but that first apparition of BAA here in Brazil was a pirated edition. The responsible was a motherfucker well known in our anime/manga circles due to his bad reputation, a previous editor of the Anim@x magazine. I won't type his name here because it's possible he subscribe to this forum just because of that, his ego loves any kind of attention, even if it is bad, and he is a troll far, far worse than I ever was!

After that first bogus volume of BAA, I thought that we would never see Alita again in our newsstands because of the piracy, so when JBC started publishing it in a proper way, I was very delighted.
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Re: How long have you been reading GUNNM?

Post by kamugin » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:03 pm

gilsand wrote:I got exposed to MANGA while stationed in Japan in 73:D
I'm glad there is someone here older than me. The passing years wouldn't so bad if we could avoid aging. :mrgreen:
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Post by Sergio Nova » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:11 pm

kamugin wrote: Probably you don't know Sergio, but that first apparition of BAA here in Brazil was a pirated edition.
Of course I am aware of the events. I read all about it. As a matter of fact, your words do not retract the reality. The edition itself was not piracy. The contract that sold the rights to Opera Graphica publishers was a fraud - that is, the publishers were naïve and stupid, but they were also victims. At least, JBC is really professional, so when they started publishing we could be certain we would have the complete series - the first arc, at least, as we did have. People at JBC are professionals, indeed (no matter the sense you want to give), but not retarded. As the series sold far from the expected, they will never publish Last Order. Ashen Victor? Forget that. Extra stories? What are you talking about?)

Obs.: Do you really believe he subscribes to this forum? That would be a great reason to denounce him. Anyway, there aren't many Brazilians here (at least not Brazilians known to be Brazilians, I mean).
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Re: How long have you been reading GUNNM?

Post by Sergio Nova » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:13 pm

kamugin wrote:
gilsand wrote:I got exposed to MANGA while stationed in Japan in 73:D
I'm glad there is someone here older than me. The passing years wouldn't so bad if we could avoid aging. :mrgreen:
I doubt Gil is older than I, but I have already adhered to Methuselyzation, so in my case age means experience only. :D

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Post by kamugin » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:19 pm

Sergio Nova wrote: I doubt Gil is older than I, but I have already adhered to Methuselyzation, so in my case age means experience only. :D
Really? I'm applying to be a vampire, but methuselyzation is a better way to become immortal.
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Post by kamugin » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:31 pm

Sergio Nova wrote: Obs.: Do you really believe he subscribes to this forum? That would be a great reason to denounce him. Anyway, there aren't many Brazilians here (at least not Brazilians known to be Brazilians, I mean).
Yes, there is a big chance. Recently there was a rumor that he was died, but knowing how much he seeks for attention, I think that was also fake.

The Opera Graphica publishers knowing or not, doesn't void the fact that it was piracy, but thanks for adding better information about the case.
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Post by gilsand » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:17 pm

Sergio Nova wrote:
kamugin wrote:
gilsand wrote:I got exposed to MANGA while stationed in Japan in 73:D
I'm glad there is someone here older than me. The passing years wouldn't so bad if we could avoid aging. :mrgreen:
I doubt Gil is older than I, but I have already adhered to Methuselyzation, so in my case age means experience only. :D
I am so old that I fart dust!
FYI, I am 58 and retired early. A fan of BALO for quite some time now cuz of the great art and story line.
Getting old is cool, and since we can do nothing about death I had done many things out of the ordinary. I used to believe in reincarnation, but that was in my other life. :mrgreen:
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