Anime Roundtable v2.0 #48 – July 31 2021: Let the Games Continue

We start this week by going back to last week’s Space Heater Chat and get the thoughts of the others on pop culture usage in the Olympics. A little political talk on how Japan has handled COVID in the lead up to the Olympics. James pushes the Tomorrow’s Leaves animated short done for the Olympics.…More

Anime Roundtable v2.0 Space Heater Chat – July 25 2021: Let the Games Begin

Mike and Moh shoot the breeze and talk Olympics and some of the Japanese and Pop Cultural reference noticed as its first weekend winds down in this very tangental, unvarnished, and unedited chat Corrections: Mike gave the wrong name of CBC’s Japanese Cultural contributor, author and lawyer Mark Sakamoto. He apologizes for the error, and…More

Anime Roundtable v2.0 #47 – July 16 2021: Trust Before Betrayal

Note: We had a few lag issues with Kevin this week. Mike apologizes if this is an issue for both of our listeners We start this week with some thoughts as convention season continues. But then focus on the one we actually paid attention to 4:58 – We look back on Anime Lockdown and how…More

Anime Roundtable v2.0 #45 – June 20 2021: Demon Slayer Partaaaay!

For this Father’s Day episode, we tried to do a full Bullets episode. But one small thing nicely bloomed into a big thing The first couple bullets worked on a common thread again. This time…Demon Slayer(2:23) 4:21 – Matt Alt’s article on the Demon Slayer phenomenon in the New Yorker becomes a cannonball of a…More

Anime Roundtable v2.0 #44 – June 12 2021: The Anime North Hangover

The return episode from Anime North begins by looking back on The Stay At Home Edition. Mainly the things Mike missed, like current references, and the fact that familiar people were watching in the Twitch stream Then we start our episode with music as a common thread. First with the On Mike’s Mind story from…More

Anime Roundtable v2.0 #42 – May 15 2021

We start this week with doing a COVID update first in Toronto and then in Tokyo and how that has affected planned events to come in the summer with Mike doing his best to connect various places in the pandemic to Toronto’s local fandom Then we get takes from Kevin, Moh, and Geoff from last…More

Anime Roundtable v2.0 Space Heater Chat: May Edition – May 8 2021

Mike and James return in another unvarnished and unedited talk. We tried to rush this in mainly because Mike wanted to get back to watching the final of the first Overwatch League tournament of the season. But you know that’s wishful thinking We come back to the Sony and their backtrack on their decision to…More