Anime Roundtable v2.0 #78 – January 29 2023: And the Nominees Are…

We begin this week’s Roundtable by talking our Toronto Area roots and the death of former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion (Anime North takes place very close to the Toronto/Mississauga border)

11:30 – James gives his thoughts on last episode, and his recent video gaming

27:12 – It’s Awards Season!!! And anime is no exception (within itself), so we look at both the Reddit and Crunchyroll awards and how they’re trying to take the exercise a little more seriously

1:06:25 – James and Kevin talk at length about delayed anime productions and how an almost perfect storm (pandemic, Lunar New Year, studio workloads) has impacted that

1:23:45 – Kevin did a field trip this week. He watched the “Reincarnated as Slime” movie and went manga hunting uptown

1:27:20 – Mike also took a field trip this week. And visited his old university anime club and the location where the first epsiodes of Roundtable were recorded. And wonders about the future relavance of anime clubs and their place in the current fandom

1:41:45 – And finally the Anime Community Calendar featuring online presentations by the Japan Society and Discotek (both featuring Mike Toole). And the next Sword Art Online movie too and lets look forward to TCAF

This Week’s Drinking Game: Take a shot whenever sleep is mentioned (chances are it’ll knock you out)

Mike Nicolas, James Austin, Kevin Ng

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

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