Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Episode 29 - Goodbye HMV, Goodbye Liberty


Karl and Corey join me to talk about the sad demise of HMV, how the increasingly restrictive US border under 45 may impact Canadian anime fans, and what you might be missing if you don't have an over-the-air antenna. Also, more musing about anime on CBC.

Episode breakdown:

00:00 - HMV closure
24:00 - The implications of the recent US travel ban
35:00 - Karl becomes enamoured once again with over-the-air local television
57:00 - It's time to demand anime on CBC
1:04:00 - A few words on the new Samurai Jack

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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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Episode 28 - Don't Underestimate the Sex Appeal of Beyblade


Has Beyblade had a unique cultural impact in Canada? I'm still a little on the fence, but Ashley and Noah join me to make a pretty solid argument.

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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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Thursday, 22 December 2016

Episode 27 - Zannen Christmas Blast


Try to find some kind of complacency in this tumultuous 2016 holiday season as Jesse, Eryn, Ian and Randy recount our favourite movies, TV shows, comics and video games from the past year. If you weren’t paying attention to DC’s new Hannah-Barbera comics already, you might want to reconsider now.

Episode Breakdown

2:00 - A look back at anime in Canada over the past year, whether streaming, broadcast or theatrical 
26:30 - We share our favourite media from the past year
1:50:00 - What we’re looking forward to in 2017

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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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Monday, 5 December 2016

Episode 26 - Don't Tell Us Print Is Dead


Lissa Pattillo from Seven Seas Entertainment talks about how the manga market has changed over the years, how important it is for the industry to have stuff on TV and the perils of bringing manga (smutty or otherwise) over the US border.

Episode breakdown:

2:15 - Looking back on Kuriousity and changes in the manga market since then
14:00 - Comparing our market to Europe
21:00 - Overcoming the digital serialization gap
35:46 - Problems with Customs and importing manga in Canada

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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, 4 December 2016

Episode 25 - Haikyuu Gerrymandering


Crunchyroll recently released electoral-style maps breaking down the most popular new anime in each Canadian province and US state, and man were there some notable differences.

Canadian map: www.crunchyroll.com%2Fanime-feature%2F2016%2F10%2F30-1%2Ffeature-crunchyrolls-most-popular-fall-anime-by-provinceterritory

US map: www.crunchyroll.com%2Fanime-news%2F2016%2F10%2F27%2Ffeature-crunchyrolls-most-popular-fall-anime-by-state

Also, in the off chance that you don't know what a fujoshi is, you might want to do some reading, because this term describes Canadian fandom pretty well: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaoi_fandom#Fujoshi 

Episode breakdown:

0:30 - Corey talks a bit about his work on Lucas Bros. Moving Company and Major Lazer
7:30 - We compare the Canadian, US and Australian maps and discuss new shows this season including Kiss Him, Not Me, Yuri!!! On Ice, Drifters and Keijo!!!!!!!!

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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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Thursday, 3 November 2016

Episode 24 - The Secret Path: A Remedy For Maple Washing


You must watch The Secret Path. Directed by Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip, this animated feature recently broadcast on CBC tells the story of Chanie Wenjack who escaped from a residential school in 1966 in a way that no other medium could. Ian Whitcombe joins me to explain why.

The Secret Path can be viewed here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGd764YU9yc

We also take a little time to discuss different subjects, including the end of shomi and the new Escaflowne release from FUNimation.

Episode Breakdown:

0:00 - Quick update on the show
2:35 - The Secret Path
25:45 - The death of Shomi
34:50 - New Escaflowne release

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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, 23 October 2016

Episode 23 - The Funicrunchimationroll Breakdown


Jesse and Karl share their thoughts on Crunchyroll and Funimation's recent partnership announcement - hands down the second-most important anime news of the week.

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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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