Topics of discussion

Opening discussions:

– Answer #OCAPodcast questions
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Kyoto Animation Arson Suspect to be Indicted on Murder, Other Charges

– Coronavirus News
Pokemon Voice Actress Rika Matsumoto Accused of COVID-19 Relief Scam

Sony Reportedly Issues Refunds as CDPR’s Stock Tanks
Sony Customer Support Refusing Cyberpunk 2077 Refunds

AT&T to Sell Crunchyroll to Sony’s Funimation Global Group
Crunchyroll and Funimation Global Group

Kickstarter/Crowd Funding news:

Convention news:

Live-Action Anime news:

Monster Hunter gets pulled from Chinese theaters in less than a day over “knees” pun
Monster Hunter movie line to be removed globally following backlash in China

Streaming news:

Disney+ will raise the price by one dollar to $7.99/month in March
Netflix Seemingly Working on Sonic the Hedgehog Animated Series for 2022
Twitch Removes “Blind Playthrough” Tag for Perceived Ableist Connotations
Twitch Allowing Cyberpunk 2077 Streams Despite Sexual Content
Twitter Degenerates “Literally Crying” Over New Loli Succubus VTuber

Theater Release news:

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Film Is 1st Since Spirited Away to Earn 30 Billion Yen
3 Ghibli Films’ Box Office Totals Rose Due to This Year’s Revival Screenings
Eva welcomes back Utada Hikaru for final movie’s theme song, vinyl collected release

Series news:

Sound Cadence Studios has been working with Funimation
Chainsaw Man Anime Adaptation Officially Coming
SSSS.Dynazenon PV Gives Glimpses of Colorful Kaiju & Mecha
Star Wars: Visions
Petition started to stop Doraemon from constantly showing Shizuka in the bath
Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga Sales Surpass 100 Million
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba breaks all-time single-week Oricon manga sales record
GameStop to Close 700 Stores This Year
Final Fantasy’s Sephiroth joins Smash Bros., intent on shanking Mario, taking off shirt
Resident Evil Village Build Allegedly Leaked Online

Release news:

Super Mario Manga Mania Released in English
Discotek Day Tweet Thread
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Random Merch news:

Choco Eggs now come with Super Mario figures from two decades of Nintendo history
Slip into a new, more comfortable normal with Aoki Holdings’ Pajama Suit
Japanese plushies’ tentacles want to keep you warm this winter
Giant Godzilla statue is part of Japanese park’s Christmas illumination celebration
We visit the Giant Buddha statue that our reporter dubs “kawaii” and “like a mascot”

Misc news:

Fukuoka woman drives through front of convenience store because she really needed to pee
To ask or not to ask: The etiquette and law of using convenience store restrooms in Japan
Car crashes into 7-Eleven, owner gets guard rails, car crashes into gap in the rails
40.5% of Japanese People Have Sex With Someone Other Than Their Lover
Formerly Celebrated Teacher, Born Without Arms or Legs, Indicted on Child Sex Charges
Quadruple Amputee Charged for Child Sex Crimes
Mother Who Had Sex With 14-Year-Old Deemed Innocent, Will Make OnlyFans
Man told he owes “unpaid adult web site fees,” ends up giving scammers over 100 million ¥
Idol otaku arrested for bomb threat after his idol T-shirt gets burned
Elderly Wakayama woman arrested for hacking her local supermarket’s self-checkout
Post office manager sacked for embezzling 130 million yen in stamps
Supermarket slip lawsuit ruling influenced by size and color of pumpkin tempura
We piss our pants over and over to find the most comfortable baby diaper to pee in