Anime Roundtable v2.0 #63 – March 4 2022: Part two of the Space Heater Chat

We start episode 63 with a few more thoughts on the folding of the Funimation streaming service into and then…

4:48 – We decide to either fulfill/risk our duty/privilage as Official Podcast of Anime North, by talking about the opening of registrations for this year’s show. Maybe we’re getting back to a version of normal. we’ll give our thoughts. Did you get a ticket? It might be the only anime show happening in Toronto this year

Then the bullets segment

29:34 – We come back to the problems anime YouTubers will continue to face after the Totally Not Mark affair, as James took a longer look at the problems Suede is presently facing with ShoPro. And in the process wonder how is this different from the artists that dot Comiket

41:25 – James talks about the new Manga Plaza digital manga service, and he and Kevin give their thoughts on its prospects

53:30 – Some thoughts from icv2’s annual manga week. And James ties up the last little bit by throwing in the failed stories of Sol Press and the Yaoi Paddle Kickstarter

1:00:20 – John Cho speaks for the first time on the cancellation of the live action Cowboy Bebop

1:04:12 – A quick look at the anime community calendar, mainly at the JCCC

1:05:27 – What’s in your queue and final thoughts

This Weeks Drinking Game: Take a shot when you figure out where the tech difficulty happened. And one more for 16 years since we started podcasting (okay on and off)

Mike Nicolas, James Austin, Kevin Ng

Opening Theme: “FUBUKI – Snowstorm” performed by Pico Masaki

Links of Interest to Come

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