Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Episode 21: The Legacy of McPizza


When McPizza was test marketed, it never made it outside of our borders. When Pepsi Max was, it spread to countless markets. Karl helps me figure out which junk food analogy best fits Crunchyroll's current strategy. We also talk about Viz streaming on Tubi TV, upcoming Ocean dubs and some thoughts on the Iron Man anime which finished its run on Family CHRGD.

Episode Breakdown:
2:25 - Talk about some new shows this season including Amanchu, 91 Days and Mob Psycho 100
14:45 - A quick review of Iron Man on Family CHRGD
25:00 - Hands on with Tubi TV
33:30 - Picking apart Crunchyroll's current Canadian strategy
44;00 - Some Adult Swim Canada talk

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Theme song by Karl Olson. Check out Packet Flood, the album all of this show's music is taken from, on his Bandcamp.

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Friday, 29 July 2016

Episode 20: Celebrating Four Years of Twenty Years of Sailor Moon


Sailor Moon is unanimously considered the starting point of modern anime fandom in English-speaking Canada. Is this historical designation still important in an age where the series is receiving US-based redubs and remakes? Randy and Eryn share their thoughts. Also, an interview with the ADR director of the original DiC dub, Roland Parliament, featuring Emily Gonsalves from Moon Chase and the Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration.

Episode Breakdown:

2:55 - We give a rundown of our own personal experiences with Sailor Moon as it rolled out in Canada between 1995-2000
29:00 - Comparing the original Japanese context to the Canadian context
38:42 - Has the Sailor Moon lost its “Canadianness” in the English-speaking world?
57:05 - Interview with Roland Parliament featuring Emily Gonsalves

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Theme song by Karl Olson. Check out Packet Flood, the album all of this show's music is taken from, on his Bandcamp.

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Sunday, 12 June 2016

Episode 19: The Full Gamut


Over 20 years, John Rooney has worked at YTV, Teletoon and DHX Media. Acting as Director of Programming during the Bionix era and helping oversee the launch of Adult Swim Canada, John has overseen many key moments in anime and animation in Canadian media. I ask him to help dispel myths about acquisition, production, and talk also about a bunch of other stuff that will keep you 90s kids satisfied.

Episode breakdown:

39:00 - Inspector Bronco and how Adult Swim Canada was before Corus take-over
45:40 - Why doesn’t Teletoon want to air anime?
50:55 - John takes no responsibility for the Gundam Wing airing order, but has quite a bit to say about Bionix
1:00:00 - How to improve the way we fund our productions

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Theme song by Karl Olson. Check out Packet Flood, the album all of this show's music is taken from, on his Bandcamp.

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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Episode 18: So It's Come to This: A Zannen CanCon Show


LINK TO IMPORTANT CANCON SURVEY: pch.sondages-surveys.ca/s/dwc/?l=en

The Iron Man anime is hitting... Family CHRGD? What's Viz up to this time? Is there any hope for Canadian content with a new survey from the Ministry of Heritage, or should we just stick with anime forever? Karl returns to share his perspective.

 Episode breakdown:
4:30 - The Iron Man anime is hitting Family CHRGD
13:40 - Does Viz have something new in store for Canada? Don't get too excited...
19:10 - The Ministry of Heritage has launched a survey on CanCon. We talk about the state of things and why you should fill this out!

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Theme song by Karl Olson. Check out Packet Flood, the album all of this show's music is taken from, on his Bandcamp.

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Saturday, 30 April 2016

Episode 17: Does CSIS Know I Watched This?


A few theatrical updates, and a rundown of the new shows for the spring 2016 season with Corey and Ian.

Episode breakdown:

5:00 - Theatrical updates
9:20 - Everything you need to know about Super Lovers
14:20 - Ian mercifully changes the subject to The Lost Village
18:25 - Streaming issues, Kabenari of the Iron Fortress
29:30 - My Hero Academia, Joker Game, Ace Attorney, Flying Witch, and more!
41:00 - A little bit of streaming and home video talk

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Theme song by Karl Olson. Check out Packet Flood, the album all of this show's music is taken from, on his Bandcamp.

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Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Episode 16: Forget a New Miyazaki, We Need a New Satoshi Kon


In a surprise turn, Mongrel Media will be releasing Mamoru Hosoda's The Boy and the Beast in Canada rather than FUNimation - both theatrically AND on home video. Yet we've gotten almost no news about this. Randy Forbister helps speculate on just what on earth is going on with this movie. Also, other theatrical issues, as well as streaming.

Episode breakdown:
0:30 - Quick catch up with Randy
10:35 - The current status of The Boy and the Beast
25:35 - Randy’s Love Live experience and other theatrical stuff
32:15 - Streaming news: Amazon Prime, JoJos and the new Adult Swim app
44:00 - Addendum

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Theme song by Karl Olson. Check out Packet Flood, the album all of this show's music is taken from, on his Bandcamp.

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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Episode 15: Inuyasha: Context Over Content


Inuyasha made a significant splash when it first debuted on YTV in 2003... far greater than many of us seem to remember, in fact. What were the exact cultural circumstances that caused Inuyasha to dominate Canadian Google searches for years? Ian and Noah help me get to the bottom of this.

Episode breakdown:
5:45- Our personal experiences with Inuyasha
25:00 - The Japanese context of the show
29:50 - Overview of story and characters
43:55 - The nuances of Inuyasha’s Canadian context

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Theme song by Karl Olson. Check out Packet Flood, the album all of this show's music is taken from, on his Bandcamp.

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