DAS Spotlight for September 2007: Carmen D

Carmen(sitting,right) took this pic with
the DAS CEO(in pink yukata,left)
while he was working for Katsucon 2006

  1. Name: Carmen D
  2. DAS Position/Role: DAS Founding member

  3. Location: Wilmington, DE

  4. What are your favorite animes, music, and Asian cinema?
    Anime: To Heart, Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Tsubasa Chronicle, Kiddy Grade.

    Music:I like all kinds of J-pop and J-rock.

    Asian Cinema: "Linda! Linda! Linda!" and "Cutey Honey"

  5. Hobbies outside of anime? Photography, Surfing the Net, Travel, hanging out at Borders

  6. What do you like best about the DAS? The commmeradarie of the group, the tight-knit ness.

  7. What do you think the future holds for the DAS?Definitely continued growth!

  8. Do you cosplay? If so, what are your favorite costume(s)

    No, but I like to take photos of cosplayers.

  9. Conventions attended and/or staffed?

    Staffed: Katsucon, Tekkoshocon & Nekocon,
    Attended: Katsucon, Otakon, AMA, Ohayocon, AnieEast
  10. Have you ever named a pet/computer/insert word here after an anime or Asian character? If so, which and why?
    I have a Hello Kitty screen saver and Galaxy Angel wallpaper on my comp at work.

  11. What theme or institution in anime should be decreased or increased and why?
    I'd like to see more fanbase!!!!

    I'd like to see more fan input on anime releases, even if it may be difficult for some companies to acquire the older 80's titles. I really would like to see more 80's anime relased in the states because there is good anime still out there in Japan not yet licensed here.Nothing againest Bleach or InuYasha mind you, I have fansubs from the 80's early 90's that deserve a fanbase here in the states because there is an audience for that kind (e.g. - Violinist of Hamelin, Miracle Girls.

    Also, I noticed that some titles that were released in the past from Company A is now being released by Company B. E.g. Slayers originally released on Software Sculptors/CPM, now is being released thru Funimation. I know also some series once their licenssing dries up (10 year period), it ends up out of print (i.e. Kimagure Orange Road). I would like to see another company pick up that series again or any series that is out of print by another company.