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Episode 5 is finally here. And in it, Mike and the younger Mohamed do their best to fend off a nagging cold that Kevin was in the middle of battling. All the while giving their take on Neil and old Mohamed’s July appearance (Yonge Street again, and overseas fandom) (12:53), the September Nerd Market (26:20), the live action Bleach movie (spoiler alert) and why this worked for Mohamed (37:00), Flavors of Youth and why it resonated so much with Kevin (53:28), a quick aside on Aum Shinrikyo (1:09:23), a first blush on the Crunchyroll and Funimation split (1:12:08) along with an interesting rant by Kevin as to his issues with streaming services (1:19:37), and a quick thought on the Kimono documentary (1:33:42) 

Oh and we’ll let you know if Mike or Moh get sick (smart money is on Moh…he was sitting beside Kevin)

Mike Nicolas, Mohamed Shamarke, and Kevin Ng

 

Links of Interest

Sex Doll Brothel Cancellation in North York

Haruki Murakami on the Aum Shinrikyo Executions

ANN on the Funimation/Crunchyroll split

Yoshimasa Takakura’s First Appearance on NHK World on his One World Kimono Project

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Two months on, and Mike and James get off their asses and turn on the mics for a digest and talk about a load of things that have happened in those two months, and would like to talk about more. Lets see…mature Yonge St., X-Japan, a few angles on Kimagure Orange Road, Mike Toole and Canada, the Toronto Anime Community Calendar, BiSH, Angela’s appearance on another podcast, and Kimonos

A digest full of bullets

Mike Nicolas and James Austin

Links of interest

Angela O’Hara’s Appearance on the Polygamers Podcast

Mike Toole on Canada’s Anime Legacy

NHK World Japan Documentary “Kimono Revolution”

CTV News story on Yoshiki and X-Japan’s search for success in the West

 

 

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So very much at the last second, Mike and Neil decided to do an episode with an old friend from a distant past, who was in town to visit family. So they turn on the mics and catch up on fandom in old times, fandom in current times, and fandom in the Middle East; differing views on Yonge St since the van attack, explaining Miyazaki to a parent, and a recommendation from Mike (he’s actually watched something), with a reminder how old and forgetful all everyone around the table has become over the years

*Bonus for the people who can figure out where the washroom break happened in the middle of the taping…and who took it

Mike Nicolas, Neil Sinclair, Mohamed Abdel Hady

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Another old face from the past returns around the table as Mo finally joins the others. This time a complete mix of stuff starting with Anthony Bourdain, Ontario politics and the World Cup on the eve of the Round of 16. Then we get a little more on topic with thoughts on Chris Hardwick and Nobuhiro Watsuki’s problems, Pacific Mall, streaming video services (with Mike finally having watched some Battleship Tiramisu and Attack on Titan). Then Mo gives some advice to Mike and Kevin on watching the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Mike Nicolas, Mohamed Sharmarke, Kevin Ng, James Austin

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After weathering yet another illness, our second episode at Anime North begins with thoughts on Anime North’s second day (except for Austin, he went on another TCAF rave). Then as Neil and Geoff mention to Mike a few of the shows they’ve been watching to get him up to speed, Mike asks about where anime fandom sits in the rest of geek culture, with an amazing insight from one of AN’s longtime organizers along with memories of the Conservative Convention from 2017

Mike Nicolas, Geoff Greig, Neil Sinclair. With guest appearances by James Austin and Norm McEvoy

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The return episode of Anime Roundtable starts appropriately from Anime North. After seeing illness nearly wipeout the show, it’s somehow brought back to life with late shows and pinch hitters up to our first four mic episode in the 6ixTalk incarnation. We unfortunately start by talking about the Bombay Bhel bombing in Mississauga (and how it hits close to home), day one impressions, a brief rehash on our Makoto Shinkai debates, and look forward to day two

Mike Nicolas, Kevin Ng, Don La Rosa, Geoff Greig

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The return of The Anime Roundtable Canada sadly begins with a serious note, as we share our thoughts on the Yonge Street Attack earlier in the week. Then we try to lighten up the mood looking forward to the Toronto Comic Arts Festival and Anime North, with talk on the latter’s Nominoichi Flea Market, and an announcement on the podcast

Mike Nicolas, James Austin, Kevin Ng

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