6ixTalk – Anime Roundtable v2.0 #19 – June 13 2020

Mike opens up with some thoughts on the current anti-racist protests (1:45). Then we actually start on the regular talk going back to the digest three weeks back (12:15), with the memorial service for Zac Bertschy (13:28), and the Japanese fallout from death of Hana Kimura and the price of fame in the reality television and social media age (19:56). Kevin then returns to give his thoughts on the first segment (42:20), and then the bullets (49:22)

– Cloud Matsuri, the UK’s noteworthy shot at the virtual con. And the announcements coming from it (49:44)

Tokyo Keizai article about Anime Industry’s reservations about Netflix (1:05:00)

– Studio Ghibli streaming, HBO Max and Canada (1:11:16)

Julian Lai Hung hired by Crunchyroll after working for Netflix (1:25:25)

– Shaman King anime reboot (1:28:37)

– The unveiling of the PS5. And the change of strategy in the initial hardware release (1:34:33)

Kota Fukihara passes away (1:41:26)

Shintaro Tsuji steps down as head of Sanrio at age 92 (1:44:35)

*laid out in actual bullets

And we’ll end off with what’s on our queue’s as the pandemic finally sees some light at the end of the tunnel (1:48:39). Count how many mic cut offs happen throughout the episode…and who got cut off

Mike Nicolas, James Austin, Mohamed Sharmarke, Kevin Ng

 

Other Links

Kimberly Jones’ powerful statement on Black Anger

Entry on the I”s live action drama

The Untamed – Opening Sequence

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