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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Caitlyn's Twitter: @CaityBair
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.

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Episode 61 - Not Recommended for Family Viewing


The year is 1997. After years of careful planning, Canadian broadcasting consortiums have unleashed upon the public an assortment of new cable channels, all of which are wildly experimental in their attempts to gain your attention. Among these channels is Teletoon, although it is very different from the Teletoon we know today. It is bold, it is ambitious, and it is so determined to get the attention of adult audiences that it is willing to harness the raw power of Manga Entertainment with Late Night Anime. Ashley joins me once again to talk about the four movies that were central to this effort: Ninja Scroll, Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise, Patlabor: The Movie and Patlabor 2: The Movie. What an age it was.

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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, 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



GoFundMe donations through Sentai Filmworks: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-kyoani-heal

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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Karl's Twitter: @karlrolson
Corey's Twitter: @myanimewaifu
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.