Friday, 31 May 2019

Guest Spot: Anime Roundtable v2.0 #11

The folks at the Anime Roundtable Podcast (Mike Nicolas, Kevin Ng, with James Austin) were nice enough to have me on as a guest at one of their live recordings at Anime North 2019. Also featuring an appearance from Anime North's Assistant Head of Programming, the inimitable Norm McEvoy. (I say this after having tried to imitate him.)

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Saturday, 11 May 2019

Episode 56 - Cat's Eye: The Anime Inspector Gadget


Not to be confused with the Margaret Atwood novel, Cat's Eye (or "Signé Cat's Eyes") aired in French on Radio-Canada in the late 80s and early 90s, and oh boy did it stick out like a sore thumb on that line-up. Chris joins me once again to share his own experiences watching the show. Dawn from the Anime Nostalgia Podcast also appears to give her own perspective on how well this show really holds up. We touch on many important points such as Club Dorothée, the connections to Nicky Larson (sometimes referred to as "City Hunter") and what it must be like to discover classic anime through Citypop and Vaporwave videos as opposed to just being old.

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Chris's Twitter: @kurotsuki
Dawn's Twitter: @bunnycartoon
Dawn's Podcast: The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

Twitter: @jbetteridge
Podcast Twitter: @zannencanada
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zannencanada/
E-mail: zannencanada@gmail.com

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

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Episode 55 - Adult Swim Canada: I Think They're Finally Getting It


With little notice, Corus launched the world's first ever 24/7 Adult Swim network, and the good certainly seems to outweigh the bad... at least if you ignore the lack of streaming options! Sketch from the Toonami Faithful Podcast, as well as Karl, help me take a close look at what this new channel does right, what it does wrong, and what it still needs to do to truly capture the Adult Swim voice. The channel's launch also raises many questions, such as: will this stuff ever appear online again? What is the future of CanCon on this station? WILL WE EVER SEE TOONAMI? We do not have answers to these questions, but we certainly have plenty of speculation. You like speculation, right?

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Sketch's Twitter: @Sketch1984
Karl's Twitter: @karlrolson
Sketch's Podcast: Toonami Faithful Podcast/
Karl's Bandcamp: https://ultraklystron.com/

Twitter: @jbetteridge
Podcast Twitter: @zannencanada
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E-mail: zannencanada@gmail.com

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

Monday, 4 March 2019

Episode 54 - The Canadian Dragon Ball Experience


With nine different voice actors for Goku and a lot of bad theme songs, the Dragon Ball franchise has been an odd patchwork in Canada, but not one that has derailed its success in any way. Geoff and Yazy join me to talk about discovering and following Dragon Ball/Z/GT through all its different dubs, and try our best to clear up some misconceptions on why so may different versions hit the airwaves. We have so much fun that we completely forgot to mention that Dragon Ball Evolution aired on YTV at one point.

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Geoff's Twitter: @G0ffThew
Yazy's Twitter: @Tenleid
Geoff's channel: Mother's Basement
Tenleid's site: tenleid.moe

Twitter: @jbetteridge
Podcast Twitter: @zannencanada
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zannencanada/
E-mail: zannencanada@gmail.com

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

Monday, 4 February 2019

Episode 53 - Caitlyn Bairstow Needs Primo TV


Known as both a rising Vancouver voice talent and major anime fan, Caitlyn Bairstow has recently made a name for herself with major roles in Dragalia LostWorld Trigger, Beyblade Burst, Megaman Fully Charged and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Caitlyn joins me to talk about working in Vancouver, mobile gatcha games and her inspirations.

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Caitlyn's Twitter: @CaityBair

Twitter: @jbetteridge
Podcast Twitter: @zannencanada
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zannencanada/
E-mail: zannencanada@gmail.com

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

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Episode 52 - Theatrical Anime Apocalypse


Lots of amazing theatrical anime release happened in 2018... but you may have noticed that very few of them came to Canada, especially compared to the previous two years. Randy joins me to try and explain the many factors that may have led to this somewhat sorry state of affairs. We also talk about all of the great anime films we did manage to see, despite these setbacks.

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Randy's Twitter: @ChandyRan

Twitter: @jbetteridge
Podcast Twitter: @zannencanada
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E-mail: zannencanada@gmail.com

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

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Episode 51 - Zannen, Canada's Jug-Band Christmas


Curating the many great anime, TV shows, films, comics and music of 2018 is pretty much an impossible task, but Dave Merrill and Chris (aka Kurotsuki) join me in this holiday special to at least help navigate their personal favourite pieces of media of the year. Hear us discuss about Cells at Work, Joe Pera Talks With You, Hereditary and one really great Macross Delta song. (Don't consider that an endorsement of Macross Delta, though!)

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Chris's Twitter: @kurotsuki
Dave Merrill's Twitter: @terebifunhouse
Dave Merrill's Site: mister kitty dot org

Twitter: @jbetteridge
Podcast Twitter: @zannencanada
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zannencanada/
E-mail: zannencanada@gmail.com

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