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Archive for March, 2008

This week, we begin with some thoughts from a fan translator and James’ attempt to see Kite Liberator on the big screen. Then we talk at length about Crunchyroll. Anime Boston’s registration issues, more Someday’s Dreamers anime, and the first Geneon rescue are loaded and shot in the bullets segment. And finally, Mike responds to being called out on the blog…then Adam finishes the job.

Note: We mentioned that we were video taping the episode but due to technical difficulties, we don’t have it available. We apologize…although I am glad, otherwise you would have caught me singing an Easter Carol.

Mike Nicolas, James Austin, Adam Grant, Enrico Bianco. (1:05:55)

 

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This week, some thoughts on St. Patrick’s Day and Easter, the fallout from a quick and painful Artist Alley registration, Tekkon Kinkreet as a “bookend” to the Japanese anime industry (and goes somewhere else), and a lash out on life sized anime dolls.

Mike Nicolas, Neil Sinclair, Angela Jordan, Dean Colak (1:06:20)

 

Links of Interest

Anime Academy Blog on Anime Drinking Buddies

One Pound Gospel Live Action on Drama Wiki

Anime Boston Website

Haruhi on Paper Moon Doll Company page

Promos:
Up A Paddle

 

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The second All Girls/White Day episode. Presented in two parts.

 

In part one, Clarissa returns from her year in Japan and starts to recount some of her favourite moments from her year there, from travelling Japan and other parts of Asia, to food, and to life as a university student at Meiji U in Tokyo. (53:00)

 

In part two, Clarissa’s memories of Japan continue with some of her anime adventures, from clubs to the biggest adventure of them all…Comiket. And yes, Genshiken isn’t that far fetched. Also some thoughts on Japanese Kit Kat and Crunchyroll. (24:24)

Angela Jordan, Clarissa Jewel, Carol Saad

 

Links of Interest

Meiji University Website in English

Himeji Castle Official Website in English

Tokyo Big Sight Official Website in English

Comic Market Official Website in English

Kit Kat Official Japanese Website

The 3 Yen Blog on Strange Japanese Food (Clarissa’s culinary experiences have nothing on this)

Promos
Anime Pacific
Anime World Order

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With Neil and Adam again at the same time, you can only do so much, just ask the idle talk. But somewhere in the mess we talk about the mix between Death Note, Naruto, Bully, and school violence (and a tasty mix at that), ADV deciding to finally blame downloads, Disney teaming up with Japan, Right Stuf’s first acquisition of 2008, and a successful busty defense (one Adam would certainly use). Plus perhaps the most memorable moment yet in the show’s history. See if you can pick all of that out, maybe there will be a prize…maybe.

Mike Nicolas, Neil Sinclair, James Austin, Adam Grant. (1:05:10)

 

Links of Interest
AC3 Website

CTV on Bully video game controversy

CTV on Disney in Japan

Serena Kozakura story w/video

Promo
Eeeper’s Choice

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Like I mentioned at the end of ep 42 last week, today is the second anniversary of this podcast. Our first show was taped exactly two years ago, and I’d like to think it’s gotten a little better since. Once again thank you to everyone who makes this worthwhile. The only thing I can hope for is for another year.

A quick browse this week brought me back to my cousin’s blog on Anime Academy. This week he talked about the streak of acquisitions by Bandai Visual USA, posing the notion of squeezing out the “anime middle class”. It’s actually an interesting read and takes in the logic that I know my cousins there are known to have.

Okay, now to the best/worst part

*deep breath*

Have you ever wondered what sitting in on a live taping of Roundtable would be like? Better yet, ever wonder what we look like? Well prepare to be horrified.

During the taping of episode 42 last week, Adam decided to point his MacBook Pro with iSight camera at us as we recorded. What you are about to see, should you decide to see it, is the most complete, raw, uncensored and, most of all, unedited version of episode 42 you’ll find anywhere. Complete with everything that was said immediately before and after recording, AND during the breaks.

And best of all, you’ll get to put a face to Mike, James, Angela, and Adam…whether you want to or not…and assuming you’re not on the Facebook Group.

So give the video a watch, and enjoy the Anime Roundtable audience experience as if you were actually there. And then afterwards ask yourself…is it really worth seeing a taping live.

Trust me, I have no intention of making a habit of this. However if you’re interested in actually downloading a copy of this video, e-mail us and maybe I’ll put up a download link after.

C’mon, press play…I dare you…no, I double dog dare you!!!

Update: I’ve decided to put up a downloadable version of the episode. The file is in Quicktime, and remember to right click to save.

Download Quicktime raw version of episode #42 (208.3mb)

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