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Archive for November, 2006

Anime Roundtable #10

In our final episode of 2006, we’ll look back on it, and look forward to 2007. Also we’ll talk about Christmas themed episodes and airing on late night Japanese TV. Table for five sir?

Mike Nicolas, James Austin, Angela Jordan, Courtney St. John, Neil Sinclair. (1:03:53)

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Links of interest
Suzuka Manga on Del Rey Website
iMaid Cafe in Toronto

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Anime Roundtable #9

After assessing PS3, Wii, and EVA bodycounts, we’ll talk about Makoto Shinkai and his current place in the anime scene, as a trailer for his latest work comes online. And then a discussion on the concept of the “alternate universe” in anime and manga. Second last show of 2006.

Mike Nicolas, Neil Sinclair, James Austin, Dean Colak. (1:04:01)

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Links of interest
Byousoko 5cm Official Website (Japanese)

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Anime Roundtable #8

Tonight we’ll wonder if CMX is still feeling the past concerning Tenjho Tenge and then talk about our favourite obscure manga out there. This on the eve of the latest salvo in the video game wars, and the return of a roundtable regular… honest.

Mike Nicolas, Neil Sinclair, James Austin, Angela Jordan. (1:05:17)

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Links of interest
Story about the the dark side of lining up for a PS3 in Japan
Coverage of CMX’s panel at the 2006 San Deigo Comic Con
and statements in relation to Tenjho Tenge
Coverage of CMX’s panel at the 2005 San Deigo Comic Con

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Anime Roundtable #7

Revisiting the “manga” question, G4’s demise (or restructuring) in the US and the overall affect on anime on North American TV, and Rumiko Takahashi’s legacy as the Ranma manga ends its North American run. Highlighted by a long awaited return to the table this week…not Neil’s though.

Mike Nicolas, James Austin, Angela Jordan, Courtney St. John. (58:22)

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Links of interest
G4s demise as mentioned on Gamespot
G4s Official Statement on the Changes
The Rise and Fall of AZN, the Asian-American channel

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Anime Roundtable #6

Fine Arts and it’s relationship with Anime and Manga, the Artist Alley experience, Gedo Senki’s delayed release in North America, and the bigger picture in comparing the sales of the Naruto and Bleach mangas. First four person table of the season.

Mike Nicolas, James Austin, Dean Colak, Angela Jordan. (1:02:10)

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Links of interest
Angela Jordan’s Website on deviantART
TV Asahi’s Official Maison Ikkoku Drama Page
Josh’s Anime Sheet Music Collection

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