Archive for April, 2008

Best Wishes Terry

Just wanted to quickly wish our good friend Terry Visser a speedy recovery. As we mentioned last year during the Comic Den episode (episode #23), one of the main reasons the store closed was because of the foot condition Terry has, and that every few years he has to go in for surgery to correct what the condition has done. Terry had his latest surgery concerning that on Wednesday and will be off his feet for the next few weeks.

So here’s to Terry and best wishes for a quick recovery.

If you’re curious again to know about the condition Terry has, click here.

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The regular season finale. First some thoughts on reading manga in digital forms. Then after seeing IGN’s elaborate April Fool’s joke, we talk about a few good ones. Then a listener e-mail prompts a discussion on the merits of North American cartoons over the last 20 years. In an extended bullets segment, we talk about Joe Hisashi, X Japan, Gonzo and open pricing, the used book market in Japan, and a kicker you’d have to hear to believe.

And once again, we tried to video tape the show, and technical difficulties prevented it from being available again. Thank god again too, we said waaaay too much during the breaks. Someone up there must like me.

Mike Nicolas, Adam Grant, Mohamed Sharmarke, Geoff Greig. (1:06)

  • Links of Interest

    DS Vision: A DS flash card with the Nintendo Seal of Approval (Japanese site)

    IGN’s April Fools Joke along with a behind the scenes video

    IGN’s interview with the director for their April Fools joke

    Rainfall Films (IGN’s accomplice)

    Bookoff: Japanese used bookstore chain (English Website)

    An article on the kicker in the bullets segment

    Yawara on Animeigo site along with pre order form

    Dave and Joel’s Fast Karate for the Gentleman

  • And in case you’re too lazy to check the links and/or still don’t know, here’s IGN’s April Fools Joke.

  • Download mp3 version.

    Download iPod enhanced/AAC version.

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    If you’re in Ontario and can get OMNI2 tune in at 11pm tonight for a documentary that was partly taped at Anime North a few years ago. Animania had its broadcast premier a few months ago in Japanese, but the english version is set to premier tonight.

    Yup, it’s about anime culture in North America. It was created with a fund provided by OMNI (which is a Rogers owned station).

    Here’s the press release on Anime News Network.

    Here’s the documentary’s website.

    And here’s the producer’s website.

    Whether or not the documentary is actually good may be another discussion (I don’t know myself so I’ll be tuning in). Hopefully though, it’ll be worth a conversation.

    I am putting the finishing touches on episode #47 tonight and hopefully it’ll be up just after the documentary airs.

    So now you have a few things to look forward to tonight.

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