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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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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Episode 22 - Gaping Cultural Flesh Wounds


Cameron Archer from Gloryosky (sweetposer.com) joins me to talk about industry presence at Canadian anime cons, the new fall TV line-up and... could anime work on the CBC?

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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, 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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