Anime Roundtable v2.0 #74 – November 26 2022: Soccer meets Squid Game with some Anime NYC News

Please note that we talked a little World Cup before the Sunday games happened. We’re pretty sure after those games, some brackets were broken. But in light of that, you knew that Mike and Moh had to give some first impressions of Blue Lock

23:55 – What stuck out from Anime NYC…and how we got it confused with New York Comic Con and Big Apple Anime Fest, the different ways titles get licensed, and the tweaks coming to J-Novel Club

50:10 – In talking J-Novel Club, Mike talks about one of the recent anime adaptations of one of the titles and wonders if the dynamic of the media mix is changing

1:00:02 – What stuck out in the interview with Christopher MacDonald, the CEO and Publisher of Anime News Network

1:07:35 – James and Kevin talks about the issues with the new Pokemon games. They still sold well

1:21:50 – Netflix stuff, Cooking for the Maiko House trailer, and NHK’s issues with the advertising tier

1:28:45 – The blocking of the Simon and Schuster and Penguin RandomHouse merger, and looking ahead to the arguements concerning Microsoft and Blizzard

1:36:45 – Some thoughts on the passings of Kevin Lillard and Jason David Frank (this week’s toasts are to them)

Mike Nicolas, James Austin, Mohamed Sharmarke, and Kevin Ng (eventually)

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

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