Anime Roundtable v2.0 #80 – March 24 2023: What does the K in K-Manga Stand For?

Only hours after Mike put up the Space Heater Chat recorded ten days before, we return for the 80th regular episode with the entire gang who give their thoughts on the recent past, like the Oscars (and specfically the Best Animated Feature)

Then what did we miss?

17:45 – The Crunchyroll Awards, what stuck out to us. And a guide on how to start long running titles now…a few decades later. Usual suspects apply. And some talk about Crunchyroll in the greater Sony family

39:02 – The end of an era in Canadian television with the rebranding of Teletoon into Cartoon Network. We look back on Teletoon’s impact on the fandom in the 90s. A very Canadian discussion here

53:00 – Some thoughts on Sentai Filmworks and the things going on there. With an AI thought for the future

58:30 – ICv2’s annual manga week came and went so we look at a few of the numbers coming from that

01:04:10 – We finally talk about Kondansha’s online online service K-Manga. And give our own initial thoughts on where this could go

01:36:20 – In Toronto convention news, IFF Toronto is now Anime Toronto. And will happen the weekend after FanExpo Canada on Labour Day weekend. And of course an Anime North update two months out. And Kevin talks a little Man with a Mission

01:48:30 – Karyu Pamyu Pamyu gets married to a former Terrace House commentator

01:50:20 – The final Ash/Satoshi episode of Pokemon aired today. In commemoration Rika Matsumoto did a viral video singing the original Pokemon theme, and Amy quickly summarized and lamented the finale

This Week’s Drinking Game: Take a shot for 80 episodes down

Mike Nicolas, James Austin, Kevin Ng, Mohamed Sharmarke, Amy Lynn Greig

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

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