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Archive for March, 2007

Anime Roundtable #19

The regular season finale. Listen to Mike get his ass kicked talking about simultaneous releases, manga edit back-pedalling, lessons on Otakuology, and Pokemon. Then listen to him return the favour talking about Anime North, with an important announcement in tow, one that you will see coming right down Dixon Rd.

Mike Nicolas, Neil Sinclair, Courteney St. John, Angela Jordan. (1:03:40)

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Links of interest
Akiko Wada and Shoko Nakagawa in Private Lesson: Otakuology – Part 1
Akiko Wada and Shoko Nakagawa in Private Lesson: Otakuology – Part 2
Akiko Wada and Shoko Nakagawa in Private Lesson: Otakuology – Part 3
Interview with Rika Matsumoto on Pokemon Anime Tenth Anniversary
Anime North


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Libre publishing in Japan issues a C&D, Bandai Visual announces simultaneous anime DVD release, and the declining Japanese Market. As the guys – and last names – return.

Mike Nicolas, James Austin, Dean Colak, Clarissa Jewell. (1:05:50)

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Links of interest
Libre statement on CPM on their website
Bandai Visual Press Release on Freedom
Icv2 on the declining Japanese market for anime and manga


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The first Girls Only/White Day episode. Tonight we’ll talk about allure of Boys Love, food in anime, revisit Superflat, and mention our favourite shoujo titles.

Courteney, Clarissa, Angela, Mel, and Carol… we’re not putting in our last names. (1:01:10)

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Links of interest
Optional reading on Yaoi
Optional reading on Yaoi
Cooking Cute, a website on Bento
Cooking Cute blog
An overlook on Superflat on Wikipedia
Takashi Murakami’s (Superflat Pioneer) Little Boy as mentioned on Yale Press
Essay on Superflat by Julie Rauer
Essay on Superflat by Hiroki Azuma


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Angela’s week in Japan and some bullets (a fancy way to say headlines in brief), in the episode we were supposed to do last week if we weren’t snowed in. Note: If you’re using an iPod, iTunes, Quicktime, or a player compatible with Apple version MP4 (.m4a), the Enhanced version will have plenty of pictures.

Mike Nicolas, Neil Sinclair, Angela Jordan, Clairissa Jewell. (1:03:32)

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Links of interest
Angela Jordan’s Website on deviantART
Evangelion Stamps as mentioned on Japan Post Homepage


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A summery of licenses from the New York City Comic Con and a look back at the American Anime Awards. A new feature on the Roundtable, a short form episode… if you want to call 35 minutes short.

Mike Nicolas, James Austin, Dean Colak. (0:35:25)

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