Anime Roundtable #50: Sho Ga Nai

Mike and James apologize and look back on the headache that was the Saturday night (early Sunday) taping of the historic episode 50 at Anime North. Despite all of the off topic talk (which was edited out and will be made available on a later date), we did manage to talk for a very long time about the Jojo’s controversy. Then our annual visit from Norm as he chimes in on the controversy and how the convention had gone to that point. Then Mike and James apologize again. Sho Ga Nai (It can’t be helped)

Mike Nicolas, James Austin, Neil Sinclair, Adam Grant, with appearance by Norm McEvoy (1:00:23)

Also a quick reminder to check out pics from the tapings from our Facebook group.


Promo: ANime ONline Podcast (formerly ATTO)




  1. ViceCountofPizzaPockets says:

    i would really like to see the raw version adam always makes my day

  2. ACFTM says:

    I would also like to hear the raw version. I don’t remember how the flow was like (and all the content) originally, but this one version really does flow nicely. Norm’s last comment was hilarious. Good work =D

    Oh, and you guys look awesome in suits ❤
    And Angela looked awesome in her costume ❤

  3. DJ City says:

    good show I look forward to the unedited stuff but sounds like (and what I did get to see) Adam and Neil where on the ball.

    this reminds me of last year shows. day 1 James mic was faceing the wrong way and day 2 u had to a 30 min recording to cover what was went down the drain in day 1 plus eding norm part in there too.

    Keep up the good work.

  4. Angela says:

    Mike, you did a great job putting together the episode! This version isn’t nearly as wild as the live recording, so I don’t think you should worry about people being offended. Funny how it’s actually a lot more on-topic than I remembered.

    That said, it’d almost be cruel not to post the unedited version at this point. If I hadn’t been there on Saturday, I’d be extremely curious as to what was said. Is there any way you could put it up (with appropriate warnings)?

  5. Enrico says:

    @Angela: Is there such a thing as an appropriate warning for the unedited version? =D

  6. Buster Blader 126 says:

    Interesting, we got an edited version instead. I vouch for the uncut version to be put up as well, as it’ll be as close as I can get to hearing the full three-hour “unrated” version, which was freaking hilarious, to say the least.

    I have to say, the Podcast was the highlight of my con experience, perhaps even moreso than Halko Momoi’s concert. I missed Friday’s recording due to a string of bad luck and my own carelessness, so I made sure I stuck around for the whole thing on Saturday night, and needless to say, I had a great time. I found out who Enrico looked like, I had a nice chat with Dean (it’s been quite some time since the last time), and I met some great guys at the podcast who I hope to see again in the future.

    As for the episode itself, it was really interesting to hear the viewpoints of everybody throughout the two tapings, especially Adam’s thoughts on the Jojo issue. His comment on how a person can be offended by something and such was something I never really thought about, and it made a lot of sense.

    To those who weren’t there for the live taping, it sucks that the video recording failed again, because you missed some pretty hilarious stuff. From the hot chicks/hotel comments to the pork bullets to the Strawberry 100% talk (which wasn’t really funny but interesting nonetheless, and I fully agree with Adam regarding that), one would either be pretty offended or laughing, and I did plenty of the latter.

    On a side note, you guys might be getting some new listeners – I talked to a couple of people after the show, and they really seemed to enjoy it. So keep up the great work.

  7. Okina says:

    Buster Blader, you remember more than I do about what happened at the taping. Man I was simply out of it.

    But hey at least people know what they missed.

  8. Neil says:

    Gee, Mike. I haven’t actually listened to this yet, but you … cut it?! What was it? The rhino masturbation, the horse penises or the choice between jerking me off or a horse? Or both at the same time?

    This is uncalled for and an outrage! You would be hearing from my lawyer if he wasn’t Adam!

    As you remember, I *do* have him on retainer.

    i supppppooooooose i can listen to it 🙂
    …and THEN give you an actual review, but that seems like crazy talk. post the full version too, kthxbai.

  9. BarleyTea says:

    Guise its been two months, where is my new episodes?

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