Monday, 30 September 2019

Episode 60 - Please Steer Clear of the Anime Improv Drama


This episode is all about Animethon, Canada's oldest anime convention, despite denying being an anime convention for a significant portion of that time. Eryn Cerise, Ian Horner and Brendan "Beej" Dery help paint a picture of how what started as a membership booster for an Edmonton anime club grew into one of the epicentres of anime fandom in Western Canada - not to mention the increasingly crowded anime improv scene.

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Eryn's Twitter: @eryncerise
Eryn's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/eryncerise
Ian's Twitter: @ihorner
Ian's Website: TiltyHouse
Loading Ready Run: https://www.loadingreadyrun.com/

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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.

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Episode 59 - Sailor Mercury Mux Odyssey


In 1997, CBC's Undercurrents ran a legendary exposé on otaku as obsessive collectors of data. It featured William Gibson, Hitoshi Doi, as well as a charming fellow with an overzealous fixation on Sailor Mercury. That fellow was Gregory Taylor, and he joins me in this episode to talk about the segment, as well Sailor Moon chat groups in the 1990s, rogue anime screenings at the University of Waterloo, anthropomorphized math concepts and his own cataloged experiences in the world of Sailor Moon online roleplaying.

In a separate segment, I also talk about Anime Revolution 2019, and the unfortunate controversy surrounding the event this year.

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Full Undercurrents Otaku Segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcczGPlbrYQ
Music Video featuring Greg: Alex Lacasse - "Like This, Like That"
Greg's Website: Occasional Homepage of Gregory Taylor
Greg's Twitter: @mathtans
Anime News Network article on AniRevo 2019: Victims Speak Out After Canada's Anime Revolution Con Allows Serial Harasser, Convicted Sex Offender to Attend

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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, 31 July 2019

Episode 58 - Toonami Canada is Inevitable Maybe



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Karl and Corey share their thoughts on the horrific arson attack at Kyoto Animation. We also discuss the surprising prospects of Toonami on Adult Swim Canada, and why it may not have the content you want! We also go predictably in-depth about Warner's recent announcement of HBO Max and how it has possibly destroyed any reasonable expectation we had for their streaming strategy.

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Corey's Twitter: @myanimewaifu
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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.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Episode 57 - The Enigmatic Ecology of Anime North


Ashley Hakker joins me to talk about the remarkable, unstoppable life-form that is Anime North. All of the planning in the world could never have prepared me to properly absorb this convention in one go, and together we talk about its history and the exact ingredients that caused it to become the giant glorious mess that it is today. 

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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 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

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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, 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/

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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.