Anime Roundtable v2.0 #52 – September 09 2021: Thanksgiving Day Edition, Eh

On the Holiday menu…

1:30 – On the weekend of the Canadian version of it, we talk about the differences between Thanksgiving in both Canada and the US. In some ways they’re the same, in other ways…

6:00 – Then we have some baby announcements for past visitors to the Roundtable

Then the following stories were the stories we were following

11:00 – James gives some quick impressions of the anime Fall Season

22:40 – A little Demon Slayer news on Crunchyroll, and how we see the CR/Funi dynamic is starting to play out a little through Kimetsu no Yaiba and how it could play out with other popular titles within the umbrella

26:55 – James gives a word for Lupin III Part Six on Hi Dive. Eventually with Mike starting a debate about how a Japanese Seiyuu’s retirement can play out in an anime

31:05 – The Dirty Pair Kickstarter that Right Stuf is doing. So we give a quick thought about the title’s influence on earlier generations of fandom and how it sorta was ahead of its time in some aspects

36:35 – We go through the obituaries of the last few weeks. And how some of the people who passed left good legacies, and not so good ones, and at the very least thought provoking ones

1:02:00 – We talk about the new Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and what he said about helping the anime and manga industries…just before called for a lower house election at the end of October

1:11:55 – NPR did an audio piece about the ongoing changes in anime, and what constitutes it. So we update the ongoing debate

1:17:38 – Mike thinks ahead to discussion he want to have in the future. Then we talk a little Squid Game and how the subtitle and translating debate has made its way into that show. And how it may help other Netflix shows in the algorithm

1:30:35 – Moh talks about his new project (stayed tuned) and the Anime Community Calendar

1:34:39 – Kevin and James go through some of the Viz and Yen Press acquistions announced at New York City Comic Con

I’m stuffed…

This week’s drinking game: Take a shot for the good in the people that were lost in the last few weeks. Then one more for the things you’re thankful for

Mike Nicolas, James Austin, Kevin Ng, Mohamed Sharmarke, Geoff Greig

Opening Theme provided by Scott Holmes Music

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