Sean Akizuki's Personal Blog

Some of my random thoughts, tweets, life thoughts, travels and more.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Are American TV Standards Making It Too Hard For Japanese Shows To Be Aired There Without Localizing Them?!

As a kid, I remembered how I started out as a fantard towards American culture (while hypocritically watching Tagalog-dubbed or English-dubbed Japanese shows) then it happened. I watched more Japanese shows and I remembered reading a very old edition of Questor Magazine with an article called "Sentai: It's Not What You Think". I wondered what in the world was Sentai then I found it it's the very TV show that Power Rangers was based from. While I acknowledge that Toei and Saban worked together and made big tons of money from it but I still feel that deep inside, they're probably still grumbling while saying, "Are Americans really that chicken?!" I can't say they are and I won't say they are but I'd dare they probably are grumbling like that. Sometimes, making money means making a lot of difficult decisions that makes you feel stupid but you need to do it anyway.

After writing Part 1 on JEFusion, I felt like Part 2 should be written in this blog. So be ready to get your breathing apparatus because this article's so gonna choke your breath!

The Playstation 2 Era: A Huge Leap From The First Playstation!

I thought about how the Playstation 2 was officially dead some time ago but I'd be rude and disrespectful not to write any "farewell notices". Yup, I felt this system was a huge leap from the first Playstation. While the first Playstation had a lot of cool games I enjoyed but as said, I always get annoyed by the slow loading times. I couldn't forget how there were times a game would fail to load correctly. Then the Playstation 2 console came which surprised me with how much power it had before the Playstation 3 came.

Friday, December 2, 2016

The First Playstation: Lots Of Cool Games But Slow Loading Times!

As a 90s child, a Playstation was part of a child's wish list. I remembered getting one somewhere in the late 90s and there were some really cool games. I got addicted to a lot of them to the point my grades dropped considerably. I remembered there were a lot of cool games to play such as Croc, the original Crash Bandicoot series (before the franchise got bastardized), I remembered the time that Capcom didn't suck yet and cheat devices (which I may sorely miss while playing the old school games on a new school system in this time and age) are among a few stuff I could recall about the 90s.

I'm Not Anti-American But I Avoid Most American TV Shows!

I'm not anti-American nor do I want to become one. I'm still using Microsoft Office, Google and I'm still on the Internet which was made by Americans but I avoid American shows. That pretty much explains why I don't even intend to be updated on Power Rangers. As much as I acknowledge Toei's involvement in the production and the need for localization but just the mere fact it's an American-made show makes me think, "There goes my brain!" I admit, I still suffer from the mental decay because I spent a lot of time watching mostly American shows as a child. I thought that just because it's American it's good. Boy, I was really that wrong and all those American TV shows may have attributed to why my learning ability slowed down during my teenage years.