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Opening discussions:

– Answer #OCAPodcast questions
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– Vic Mignogna Court Case
∟The appeals court received Vic’s documents on the 22nd
∟Officially, they can rule on the case as soon as they want but at least 3 months is likely
∟Nick Rekieta has submitted an amicus brief on behalf of Vic Mignogna

An amicus curiae, in this case Nick Rekieta, is someone who is not a party to a case who assists the court by offering information, expertise, or insight that has a bearing on the issues in the case. The decision on whether or not to consider an amicus brief lies entirely within the discretion of the court.

I wouldn't personally expect the court to consider his brief at all but it would sure be interesting to see whether or not the great swarms of lawyers from Law Twitter that the defendants have constantly claimed as experts pointing to the frivolous nature of the lawsuit were to all submit their own amicus briefs.

Im case you were wondering, "Amicus Curiae" translates from Latin as "friend of the court".

– Rip Longcat
Actor Yousuke Saitou Passes Away at 69 Due to Cancer

Kickstarter/Crowd Funding news:

Captain Tylor Blu-ray Progress

Convention news:

Ohayocon Event to be Held Digitally on January 22-24

Live-Action Anime news:

Lee Isaac Chung To Direct ‘Your Name’ Live-Action Re-imagining
Yu Yu Hakusho Stage Play to Return in December 2020

Streaming news:

Theater Release news:

Violet Evergarden Movie Outgrosses Side-Story Film in 1st Weekend at Japanese Box Office
Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel Ⅲ Finally Becomes Top-Grossing Film in the Trilogy
Demon Slayer Film to Have 4.5 Million Print Run of Exclusive Bonus Manga for Theaters

Series news:

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Anime Gets New Sequel
Fruits Basket Anime Gets ‘Final’ Season in 2021
Attack on Titan The Final Season Anime Premieres on December 7
Demon Slayer Will Be 8th Jump Manga to Top 100 Million in Circulation
Akira Volume 1 Is 1st Kodansha Manga to Get 100th Printing
SIE CEO Jim Ryan Confirms PS5 Will Not Be Backward Compatible With PS1-3 Titles
Princess Peach is Married to Someone Other than Mario in Nintendo-Licensed Book

Release news:

Paranoia Agent “Best Buy Exclusive”
Azur Lane Censored
Or Not?
Violet Evergarden UK release
∟2, 5, 10 – OK
Detective Rhys
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Misc news:

Japan Has Finally Made a Real Life-Size Moving Gundam
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Dumbbell’s theme song video blows past 115 million views with help from muscle idol

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