Archive for February, 2008

Anime Roundtable #42

We start off with Apple and Oscar talk, then come back to Canada Border Services’ increasing personal library of banned material (of course hentai anime and manga stuff). In short the return of some recent classics, the return of ADV, and Butler Cafes looking to hire (Adam and James may have a chance).

Mike Nicolas, James Austin, Angela Jordan, Adam Grant (1:06:30)



Links of Interest

“Once” Official US Website

Canada Border Services Agency list of prohibited materials in PDF

Icarus Blog on both Canada Border Services and Butler Cafes

Right Stuf’s update ADV release list

Theage.com article on Butler Cafes

AFP article on Butler Cafe with foreign servers

Employment application for Butler Cafe (in English, looking for foreign help)

R5 Central



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Anime Roundtable #41

This week, we start with Dean’s thoughts on the TV season thus far in Japan. Then we offer a our thoughts on the end of the Blu-ray, HD-DVD war. In the second half we read a somewhat interesting e-mail and respond in kind, then we express our shock and awe over the latest live action adaptation announcement.

Mike Nicolas, James Austin, Adam Grant, Dean Colak, with cameo by Neil Sinclair. (1:06:10)


Links of Interest

Anime Academy Blog

CityNews coverage of the Queen St. fire

Suspect Video website

Interview with owner of Suspect Video



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Anime Roundtable #40

Sorry for the delay since Mike was actually enjoying more than a few post Valentines Day drinks.

This week, after the Gospel according to Neil and Adam, and Mike’s chocolate odyssey, some thoughts on Funimation and Geneon, the closing of the Sakura Wars cafe, some EVA hot coffee, and the latest attempt at lonely otaku money in Akihabara. Then the obligatory Valentines and anime talk. With your predictable spins.

Lordy, lordy, look who’s forty…and this episode is likely to leave more than a few grey hairs.

Mike Nicolas, Neil Sinclair, James Austin, Adam Grant. (1:06:35)


Links of Interest

Info on the Girls Bedroom service in Akihabara

The Sakura Wars Romando Cafe

Techinsight Japan on the EVA Coffee cans

The Offline (The Podcast of a friend that Neil referred to in the episode)

And as an apology for being late, here’s some chocolate. After you watch this just ask yourself, “Was it as good for you as it was for me?”.



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Anime Roundtable #39

We start with Mike helping Adam and Angela complete their Geneon libraries, and look back on Angela’s art exhibit at York University. Then in earnest we wonder about Tekkon Kinkreet’s Oscar worthiness. In the bullets, our first news from Anime North, throwing away Japanese porn being illegal, the “House Where Totoro Lives” being saved, and Tommy Lee Jones in Akihabara.

Somewhere in all of this is Adam’s most outrageous comment said (yet). A prize for the first person who can find it.

Mike Nicolas, James Austin, Angela Jordan, Adam Grant. (1:06:22)



Links of Interest

Angela Jordan’s Website on devianART

iPod Enhanced/AAC version of episode #16 (Angela’s trip to Japan with slide show in file) on Comic Den’s archive

Anime North Website

Man arrested for dumping porn collection

“House where Totoro Lives” being preserved

Here’s the Tommy Lee Jones Commercial that’s been referred to this week.

Ninja Consultant



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