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The Poitras dubs the next generation the "Robotech Generation", after the 1985 television series Robotech, is the earliest major generation in the USA and is distinguished by fans clearly recognizing anime as a Japanese product with significant differences from American animation.
Fans from this generation and the Yamato Generation were to make up the significant portion of organized fandom throughout the 1980s.
It was the first exposure of Filipinos to Japanese animation.
Voltes V soon became very popular between children all around the Philippines which led to the sudden popularity of other anime series' related to the Super Robot genre in the Philippines.
Liza Coppola, vice president of Viz Media, said that the widespread availability of cell phones and ability to view anime and manga on cell phones is likely the cause of decline in demand for anime and manga.
Poitras states that this generation was so loyal because Star Blazer's strong narration required viewers to never miss an episode.
In its original context, the term otaku is derived from a Japanese term for another's house or family ( otaku), which is also used as an honorific second-person pronoun.
The modern slang form, which is distinguished from the older usage by being written only in hiragana (おたく) or katakana (オタク or, less frequently, ヲタク), or rarely in rōmaji, appeared in the 1980s.
Then in the 1990s, Poitras states that "something new happened in the U. Previous generations consisted mostly of college age fans, however in 1995 Sailor Moon was adapted into English and caught the attention of people even as young as grade school in age, many of them female.
In the span of a few months, the fan demographic changed dramatically and as their interests diversified, so did the titles adapted into English.