Friday, 9 October 2020

Episode 72 - Only Nerds Watch Tubi


For years it's felt like we've been asking the rest of the world to take our word for it that Sailor Moon was a Canadian cultural phenomenon, but at long last we have seen a distinct example of that in practice with Sailor Moon's launch on Crave last month. Karl and Kyle join me to talk about why this launch led to an explosion on social media, despite the fact that the show has been available on Tubi for years! We also discuss some other recent news stories such as Viz's new partnership with Funimation and AT&T's apparent desire to sell off Crunchyroll. We also take a look at the outrageous prices of Sentai Filmworks titles on Amazon.ca to underline what a terrible decision Crunchyroll made by choosing them to handle their home video distribution. 

What was your reaction to Sailor Moon appearing on Crave? If they get more anime, is there anything specific you think they should grab next? If so, I'd love to hear from you! Share your thoughts at zannencanada@gmail.com or in the comments below.

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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, 8 September 2020

Episode 71 - Don't Meme Up the Scripts


Michelle Clough served as a Script Adapter for multiple Ocean Studios projects including Death Note, Pretty Cure, My Otome and The Story of Saiunkoku. She joins me to talk about working for Ocean during what was possibly both their heyday and the beginning of their slump in the realm of anime dubbing in the late 2000s. We also talk about the exciting world of closed captioning and reveal a few details about the upcoming streaming debut of the Sailor Moon uncut dub on Crave! 

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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, 14 August 2020

Episode 70 - Super Cure Pretty Fans


The Calgary-produced dub of the original Futari wa Pretty Cure hit the airwaves on YTV right as anime was reaching its decline on the station. Many had hoped the series would be a hit and bring about a second wind, but few were surprised that this didn't happened. Even fewer were surprised that this dub hasn't seen the light of day since. But should we really write it off as a failure? Mahou Shoujo experts Eryn and Pike, as well as Will Wood, the voice of Ferguson/FujiP from the series, bring a wild array of perspectives on this great dub, its impact as well as the Pretty Cure franchise as a whole.

Did YTV's airing of Pretty Cure have a big impact for you? If so, I'd love to hear from you! Share your story at zannencanada@gmail.com or in the comments below.


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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, 21 July 2020

Episode 69 - In Quarantine with Raj Ramayya


Raj Ramayya joins me from quarantine in Saskatchewan to talk about his work and what he's been up to since his last appearance on the podcast. Best known as a vocalist for Cowboy Bebop, Wolf's Rain and Made in Abyss, Raj is a frequent collaborator with Yoko Kanno and Kevin Penkin. He talks about his recent work on Tower of God, the strengths of the Canadian music industry, the ways in which the Japanese music industry has (and hasn't) changed over the past 20 years and the ever prevalent specter of Tommy Lee Jones in Japanese advertising.



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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, 29 June 2020

Episode 68 - Genice Chan Makes Anime


Genice Chan is an illustrator and animator from Vancouver, BC who recently provided concept art and directed the ending credit sequence for the Netflix anime BNA (Brand New Animal) from Studio Trigger. She joins me to talk about the process of working with Trigger, how she enlisted Giant Ant Studios for animating the ED as well as her thoughts on localizing tanukis into raccoons.



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