Anime Roundtable v2.0 #76 – January 8 2023: What Has Our Attention at the Beginning of 2023

We begin the first episode of 2023 by looking back on the last episode of 2022, with the talk about the Pokemon anime

14:55 – Mike remembers Pele’s contribution to North American pop culture

Then we start on the things that have caught our attention as 2023 begins

23:50 – James brings up Media Blasters founder John Sirabella’s YouTube Channel

33:17 – Then James brings up Shinchosha’s experiment into an AI drawn manga

38:05 – Moh and Kevin talk Bleach and Chainsaw Man with a conversation about pacing an anime in relation to its source material

52:50 – A Wired article in the aftermath of the Netflix cancellation of 1899 caught Mike’s attention on the streamer’s ongoing content pivot, and tries to relate the questions from this article to Anime

1:02:40 – And Miyazaki is coming out with something new. And a talk about Romantic Killer and how Viz is promoting the manga

1:23:00 – So what are we enjoying as of late?

1:25:00 – Vinland Saga and Trigun Stampede has James’ attention. The latter of which sparks a discussion about the recent trend of going back to older titles

1:33:07 – James also recommends Buddy Daddies and his playing of Witch of the Holy Night (with a look ahead to uFotable’s next feature)

1:41:10 – Moh’s choice is Salaryman’s Club. Then Kevin mentions Bocci The Rock, and how its popularity was a little much for its creator at the recent Comiket. Gagant as well

2:01:48 – Mike’s read, Kaguya-Sama (with thoughts about going to the library). And he’s still behind on the anime he has been watching in the past. And he’s been playing Hot Wheels Unleashed

2:05:50 – We start to look ahead to Anime North with registration beginning on Jan 13. And New Years resolutions for the Roundtable in 2023

This Week’s Drinking Game: Take a shot for Mike forgetting to properly hook up his microphone to his MacBook

Mike Nicolas, James Austin, Kevin Ng, Mohamed Sharmarke

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

Trailer for Hot Shot starring Pele
A quick review of Pele’s Soccer for the Atari 2600

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