Archive for February, 2007

Anime Roundtable #15

This week, anime and manga will see an increased profile in Japanese government cultural exchange, and more on the new EVA movies. Plus some public denials.

Mike Nicolas, Neil Sinclair, Courteney St. John, James Austin. (1:06:25)

Links of interest
ANN article on changes in Japanese cultural promotion towards anime and manga
CNN article on Japan using manga as propaganda
Picture of Gaza girl holding picture of Haruhi Suzumiya during a protest. Sign reads, “Stop killing the children”
Hideki Anno statement on the new Evangelion movies
Coverage of the Anime Tour for the Cure convention controversy as told by theOtaku.com

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Tonight we’ll talk about the pickup of Tekkon Kinkreet and the possible implications it may have(nothing bad actually), and then talk about anime pinup girls and guys over the decades. Gotta do something for Valentines Day.
Mike Nicolas, Courteney St. John, James Austin, Angela Jordan. (1:04:58)

Links of interest
LA Times Article on the pick up of Tekkon Kinkreet
Anime World Order Podcast

Sample of animated sequences done by Studio 4C.
Lebron James “Chamber of Fear Commercial”
Utada Hikaru Music Video “Passion” (Opening theme to Kingdom Hearts II)
Glay Music Video “Survival”
Noiseman Sound Insect (short film with Spanish Subs)
Sweat Punch 3: Comedy (short film with English Subs)


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The Anime Channel coming soon to Canada. And the need for anime clubs in the future. With the ultimate question, is any of this worth it? A Murphy’s Law episode where if anything can go wrong…

Mike Nicolas, James Austin, Clarissa Jewell, Angela Jordan. (0:58:16)


Links of interest
CRTC documents on approval of Anime Channel
Press Release concerning Geneon titles on G4TechTV Canada
Roundtable Podcast thread on Anime North Forums


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