Topics of discussion

Opening discussions:

– Answer #OCAPodcast questions
– OCA Podcast Patreon
– Anime Collector Patreon
– Vic Mignogna Court Case
   ∟Ron Toye Questions?

– Coronavirus News
   ∟HAIKYU‼ TO THE TOP 2nd Cour Has Been Postponed Due to COVID-19
   ∟New Higurashi When They Cry TV Anime Postponed Due to COVID-19
   ∟Original TV Anime Skate-Leading Stars to be Delayed until Further Notice
   ∟Strike the Blood IV OVA Delays Volume 2 Release Due to COVID-19
   ∟That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Delayed Until January 2021
   ∟No screaming on roller coasters, please, say Tokyo Disneyland, other Japanese amusement parks
   ∟Japan’s State of Emergency Against COVID-19 Lifted Early
   CBS Use Picture Taken In Ukraine 2016 In Report About ‘Mystery Illness” Linked To COVID
   MSNBC crew doesn’t wear masks

– KyoAni Studio 1 Arson Sources
   ∟Sora News 24
      ∟Kyoto Animation comments on arsonist arrest: “Our friends whose lives were taken won’t come back”
      ∟Kyoto Animation arsonist to be finally placed under arrest for July attack that killed 36
      ∟“Oh, is that so?” says Kyoto Animation arsonist when told how many people he killed
      ∟Kyoto Animation Arson Suspect to Be Arrested on May 27
   ∟Sankaku Complex
      ∟Kyoto Animation Arson Murderer Will Soon Finally Be Arrested

The arsonist had been undergoing skin graft treatment for third-degree burns, but due to the lack of supply of donor skin for treatment – which was prioritized for the victims – he was given an experimental treatment with artificial skin.

Kyoto police obtained a warrant for the arsonist's arrest back in October but were waiting until he was able to withstand detention to formally arrest him. Due to the lack of facilities in the Kyoto Police Detention Center, and the pandemic closing the Osaka Police Detention Center after an outbreak of the virus among staff, police in both prefectures were hesitant to formally arrest him.

As of yesterday, the arsonist has now finally been formally arrested.

Kyoto Animation issued the following statement:
“In regards to the accused, we have no additional comment. All that matters is his actions and their results. Regardless of how he may try to excuse his actions, or what remorse he may speak of after the fact, our friends whose lives were taken will not come back, nor will it help the wounds of our injured friends heal. Bereaved families and friends now have to face a permanently changed reality, as must we [at Kyoto Animation].
As a company, we obviously agree with prosecutors pursuing the maximum culpability that the law will allow.”
During the first interview with investigators, the arsonist reiterated statements attributed to him at the time of the arson. “I had a grudge against Kyo Ani,” he told investigators. He also admitted that “I thought that if I sprayed gasoline around the building while setting the fire, I could kill more people, so that’s why I did that.”
Most stomach-churning of all, though, was his reaction to learning just how many lives he took. When informed that 36 people died either in the attack or due to injuries sustained in it, and that another 33 survivors suffered serious injuries, he responded with “Oh, is that so?” (“Sou nan desu ka?”).
As the first official interview since the attack, he had been unaware of just how many people had perished. “I thought maybe about two people died” he told the investigators.

Anime Directors Show Support For Hong Kong Protestors
   U.S. Says Hong Kong’s Autonomy Is Gone, Sowing China Trade Doubt

Zac Bertschy – In Memoriam
   ∟ANN’s Tsugumomo Review
   James Cameron Tweet

Kickstarter/Crowd Funding news:

Enomoto – The Animated Film
The Chronicles of Kisoné: the anime just for you

Convention news:

Announcing Anime Expo Lite: A Virtual Japanese Pop Culture Event
No conventions in DC

Live-Action Anime news:

Rurouni Kenshin Final Live-Action Films’ Release Date Pushed Back to Spring 2021

Streaming news:

22-Year-Old Japanese Wrestler Hana Kimura Dies After “Cyberbullying”
City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes Anime Film Brings More Action to Crunchyroll
Classic Anime Streaming Service RETRO CRUSH Adds Tezuka Productions Anime to Expanding Catalog
Scaling up Anime with Machine Learning and Smart Real Time Algorithms
   ∟Waifu2x GitHub

Series news:

Vampiric Romp VLADLOVE Introduces New Stars and Character Video
Fire Force Season 2 Heats Up In New Trailer and Visual Confirming July 2020 Broadcast
Upcoming Rent-a-Girlfriend TV Anime Confirms July 10 Broadcast in Adorable New Visual and Trailer
Ikumi Hino’s Harem Comedy Manga Megami-ryou no Ryoubo-kun. to Get Anime Adaptation
YUKI YUNA IS A HERO Mobile Game Inspires Short Anime with Original Story
Monster Strike and Madhouse’s Joint Project Releases Action-Packed Short Anime “Zetsubou Funsai Shoujo ∞ Amida”
WIT Studio’s George Wada Appointed Executive Vice President at Production I.G
Gakkou Gurashi! Otayori Sequel Manga Coming Next Month
Today is the original tsundere’s birthday, and her manga, Kimagure Orange Road is free online
Sol Press Will No Longer Focus On Publishing Visual Novels
Animal Crossing fan recreating all of Ghibli’s Spirited Away in New Horizons, and it’s incredible
Dusk Golem Clarifies His Silent Hill Statement
Dead By Daylight: Silent Hill Update Goes Live In June
Sony DMCAs Their Own PlayStation Tweet Promoting The Last Of Us 2

Release news:

Be VERY cautious buying Quintessential Quintuplets S1 LE
GKIDS Announces WEATHERING WITH YOU Home Video Release Details
   ∟Director Makoto Shinkai Shares New and Old Production Secrets on Weathering with You
   Tenki no Ko UHD is another hack job
Your Name [Steelbook]
Armored Trooper Votoms Complete Collection Blu-ray will be reauthored
– Right Stuf
Kodocha getting released in 2 SD Blu-ray Boxes in Japan
Ocean’s Legend of the Galactic Heroes pilot dub surfaces over 20 years later
   4Chan Thread
      Episode 51
      Episode 52
   Old attempt at release

Random Merch news:

Got a collection of anime clear files? Then you need these super-cheap frames from Japan’s Nitori
Stalwart Non-Raped Casca Statues Stand Tall & Brave
Head Back to U.A. High With These Confident Todoroki and Uraraka Figures
Spice things up at the dinner table with these kabe-don salt and pepper shakers
Chill out with the New One-Punch Man Saitama Figure from B’full
Scrunchy-Face Detective Pikachu Becomes a Pokémon TCG Promo Card
No sexy dialogue allowed for custom-order anime voice actor PCs, manufacturer says
Japanese Twitter user accidentally summons demon by making toast
Korean SJW Gets A Tails Hoody Banned From Sega’s Online Shop

Misc news:

U.S. government officials catch 86,400 Pokémon bootlegs without using a single Poké Ball
Japanese government proposes cyborgs and robotic avatars for all by 2050
   ∟We talk to Pepper, SoftBank’s new emotional robot, kind of wish it would shut up for a second
Outrage sparked: Tokyo truck driver abandons body of suicide victim, claims the body was a “doll”
Jilted Chinese woman sends 1,000 kilograms of onions to ex-boyfriend’s doorstep
A creepy new wrinkle to Japan’s chikan train groper schemes, and how to counter it
Giant undersea bug in Toba Aquarium poops for first time in two years
Two accused of smuggling ex-Nissan boss out of Japan in a box
Listening to boys’ love during workout at gym causes strange problem in Japan
Japanese Man Imprisoned in Australia for 16 Months Over 1,000 Counts of Child Porn