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Anime Roundtable #72

After a week off, Mike is so rusty that everything he talked about this week is really a blur. He does remember Megan returning, and quite a bit of the conversation centering on her ex. Then he recalls some stuff about further eManga prospects, and Pirate Bay. And that’s before the bullets, which he can’t recall as this is being written. Mike realizes he’ll have to listen to that again to find out what they were, and suggests you guys do the same too.

Mike Nicolas, James Austin, Adam Grant, Megan Swaine (2:22:42)

Links of Interest

Brent Chittenden’s Appearance on Explore Music on Bite TV (click on episode 15 under “ExploreMusicTV”)
ComicZeal
Interview about ComicZeal’s prospects on Wired.com
Lexcycle
Gutenberg Website
Deadliest Warrior Official Website
Pirate Bay Trial Judge in Conflict of Interest?

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Anime Roundtable #71

This week, after complaining about the Toronto transit system and a brief history about SNK (while playing various Samurai Shodown games), we start with two items, one about Amazon and its treatment of mature material, the other about the Philippines and its version of a loli porn ban. In the bullets, James singles out a few shows in the new anime season, comment on Viz finally acting on long awaited anime properties, and Viz acting on a new manga property from an old favourite.

Mike Nicolas, James Austin, Adam Grant (1:53:36)

Links of Interest

Retroware TV episode 11: SNK Retrospective
Sankaku Complex on proposed Philippine ban on loli porn (NSFW)
Official release from Philippine Congress on the ban

Promos
TATANS
Anime Genesis

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Mike decides to take a week off from taping, and returns after dragging James and Adam to see Dog Sees God, and spends the entire first segment reviewing it and talking about fan fiction in the process. Then we tape the bullets twice because of technical difficulties with Mike’s MacBook, where we talk about Taro Aso’s economic stimulus plan for Japan (built on straw pillars), threats to mangaka, manga re-releases, and perhaps some High School Panic. Also some further Apple thoughts, and an Easter Carol Mike said he had been searching for.

Mike Nicolas, James Austin, Adam Grant (1:54:06)

 

Links of Interest

Dog Sees God in Toronto (Running until April 18)
Aso’s economic plan and vow to create 500000 jobs
The announcement on the Japanese National Anime Shrine
Website of Matthew Shultz (the Easter Carol guy)

Promo
Anime World Order

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