Anime Roundtable v2.0 #36 – February 27 2021

With the realization that this will be the last episode before the Roundtable’s 15th anniversary, we begin the episode with some talk about Gamestop’s late week resurgence on the stock market. And how that covers up the issues with Gamestop’s retail operations, notably in Canada (1:52). Then we take a deep dive and go to…More

Anime Roundtable v2.0 #35 – February 13 2021

We begin the Lunar New Year and Valentines Day edition with some thoughts on the earthquake that had hit Eastern Japan earlier in the day. Then we get around to talking about the Canadian leg of the Japan Film Festival Plus put on by the Japan Foundation Toronto (8:20). With some talk on the following…More

Anime Roundtable v2.0 #34 – January 30 2021

Perhaps it’s appropriate that this episode is coming out in time for Groundhog Day. Mainly because the episode is being presented in the reverse order in which it was recorded 3:24 – Mike gives a quick podcasting lesson and explains why the first half of the episode had to be re-recorded. The moral of the…More

Anime Roundtable v2.0 #33 – January 23 2021

We went five around the virtual table for the first time in a few years. And we start off with the COVID update and remember Larry King and Hank Aaron before getting down to business (2:30) 15:31 – Mike and James look back on the Matt Alt interview. Most notably the preparation and how Mike…More

Anime Roundtable v2.0 #32 – January 9 2021

We get a New Year’s surprise as Geoff rejoins the Roundtable for the first time in almost three years (and second time in version two). And in his return, he and Kevin give their extensive thoughts on the Matt Alt appearance (4:20): 7:20 – Kevin pitches his feelings of Demon Slayer’s success in North America…More

Anime Roundtable v2.0 #31 – December 27 2020

The final episode of 2020 begins with our White Christmas with the usual COVID updates and confessions with a nice anime link to the first vaccine shots in Canada 12:20 – Moh gives his thoughts as we follow up on the Crunchyroll/Funimation Sony situation 26:17 – Kent State University and Ohio State lawmakers clash over…More

Anime Roundtable v2.0 #30 – December 12 2020

On the week of the perhaps the single biggest industry story of 2020, we decide to start with looking back on things we recommended in previous episodes 3:02 – Mike and James looks back on the Japan Foundation New York’s conversation between Fred Schodt and Matt Alt on Japanese Robots 17:22 – Looking back on…More

Anime Roundtable v2.0 #29 – November 28 2020

We spend the entire first segment of the show on COVID related stuff. But it is puncuated by James and Moh channelling their inner Harold and Kumar by going a good hour and a half west, jumping regions/counties, all to cop a feel of heaven with a viewing of the third Fate/Stay movie in a…More

Anime Roundtable v2.0 #28 – November 14 2020

We start the episode with the obligatory COVID update, which probably isn’t that much better than wherever you are listening to this. In the idle talk, Kevin gives his thoughts on the Kimagure Orange Road special with Kat Callahan before we get down to business 14:25 – Wired talks to Taiki Sakurai, Netflix Japan’s chief…More