Saturday, 30 May 2020

Episode 67 - Dedicated to all Pioneers


Ashley joins me to complete our exploration of late night anime on Teletoon in the late nineties with a laid back chat about Macross Plus. We talk about its accessibility, connections to Cowboy Bebop, alternate Bryan Cranston-free dubs and the legal nightmare that has now consumed this classic OVA series.



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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.

Monday, 20 April 2020

Episode 66 - Minifée Has Lost Faith in Humanity


Minifée, the Montreal-produced dub of the original Sally the Witch, may not at first seem terribly notable. However, it doesn't take a lot of digging to find out that it one of the most crucial, overlooked productions in the history of anime in North America. Not only was it the first anime dub ever produced in Canada, it was the first anime ever produced in the French language. With Bernadette Morin, mother of notable Francophone singer Amélie Morin, at the helm, it is... possibly the first anime dub ever produced by a woman? It's a little hard to nail that one down, but mahou shoujo expert Eryn Dearden joins me to explore the series a little deeper.

Special thanks to Vincent Bergeron for his assistance in researching for this episode!

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Eryn's YouTube Channel (home of Mahou Profile): Eryn Cerise

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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.

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Five Years of Zannen, Canada


March 18, 2020 marks the fifth anniversary of the Zannen, Canada podcast.

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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.

Saturday, 29 February 2020

Episode 65 - I Wouldn't Make That Bet


Will Studio Ghibli films ever become available to stream in Canada? You might not want to put your money on that one. Will Crunchyroll have to produce Canadian Content to comply with possible future regulations? Probably not a good bet. Karl and I tend to be really bad at predicting things, so we discuss some current news items that will likely have an impact this coming year and try to put every possibility we can think of out on the table.

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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.

Friday, 31 January 2020

Episode 64 - Your New Cinema Monopoly Overlords


UK theatre chain Cineworld (owners of Regal Cinemas in the US) has purchased Cineplex, meaning that our movie media monopoly is no longer even Canadian! What does this mean for anime? Almost certainly nothing, but it's crucial to know what's at work behind the scenes! Randy and I share our thoughts on all of the anime films released in Canada in 2019, evaluate the improvements over the previous year and speculate on what we can expect in 2021.

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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.

Sunday, 29 December 2019

Episode 63 - Don't Worry Candy, He's Just in the Hospital


Forty years ago, the entire non-English speaking world was captivated by Candy Candy, the chronicles of the endless tragedies befalling an spunky and adorable freckled orphan. This shoujo classic was a staple of Radio-Canada's anime line-up throughout the 70s and 80s, but was scrubbed off the face of the earth in the 90s amid legal turmoil. Join Dave, Shaindle, Chris and myself to find out why so many people continue to spread the good word of Candy despite the ongoing effort to erase her from public consciousness!

Big thanks to Vincent Bergeron for his help compiling information for this this episode!

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Dave's Twitter: @terebifunhouse
Shaindle's Twitter: @Aunt_Fritzi
Dave and Shaindle's Website: Mister Kitty
Dave's article on Candy Candy: it's candy's world, we're just living in it
Chris' Twitter: @kurotsuki
Chris' Podcast: Anisong Talk
Candy/Sandybell Toy ad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BcEL6wgYxw

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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.

Friday, 13 December 2019

Episode 62 - Zannen Molting Day Celebration


The annual Zannen, Canada holiday special has arrived! This year, voice actors Caitlyn Bairstow, Ian Hanlin, Brian Doe and Disney-approved Spider-Man actor Cole Howard join me live from GGRP Studios in Vancouver to share their favourite media from 2019 including Seiss Manos, Alita, The Dragon Prince, O Maidens in Your Savage Season, and a whole lot of independent films such as Gemini, Shuttlecock, Tokyo Lovers and Puppet Killer.

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Ian's Twitter: @IanStuartHanlin
Brian's Twitter: @TheBrianDoe
Cole's Twitter: @ColeMFHoward
Voyage of the Oeverwal Podcast: http://www.azurvancouver.com/podcast

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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.