Topics of discussion

Opening discussions:

– Answer #OCAPodcast questions
OCA Podcast Patreon
Anime Collector Patreon
– Vic Mignogna Court Case
When you Google search someone tweets pop up

– Coronavirus News
Japan finds 1st case of new variant of coronavirus
Japan to close all borders starting from 28th Dec until the end of January
Japan Airlines staff reassigned to work as shrine maidens during COVID travel downturn
Dumb Japanese school dress codes — Coronavirus winter edition

Official costs of Tokyo Olympics up by 22% to $15.4 billion

Manga author who groped girl’s breasts on Tokyo street won’t have to spend any time in jail
Minor-Assaulting Act-Age Mangaka Gets a Three-Year Suspended Sentence

Studio Ghibli quietly joins Twitter as anime production company creates official account
Evangelion Twitter Account Warns of Eva 3.0+1.0 Spoilers Being Posted In Future Tweets

LINE and Yahoo Japan to Be Combined

Blood of Zeus word-for-word plagiarizes a scene from “The Prestige”

Kickstarter/Crowd Funding news:

Convention news:

Comiket 99 Shrinks Back Down to 3 Days for Golden Week Event

Live-Action Anime news:

City Hunter Gets the Takarazuka Musical Treatment This Summer

Streaming news:

Toonami To Premiere Attack on Titan Season 4 On January 9th
Attack on Titan Final Season Visual Updated to Spotlight a Series VIP
Netflix Brings the Holiday Cheer, Announces Aggretsuko Season 4
Read Attack on Titan and More with Crunchyroll’s HTML5 Manga Reader!
Who’s That Voice Actor? New App Uses AI to Identify Anime Stars

Theater Release news:

Japan Box Office: Demon Slayer’s Non-stop Domination Finally Reaches Its 10th Week
Mugen Train Only Needs 520 Million Yen to Become No. 1 and Overtake Spirited Away
Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA Feature Film Gets Its Title: “Licht: A Nameless Girl”
Pompo: The Cinéphile Film Again Postponed to June 4, 2021

Series news:

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S Delivers 4 Character Trailers as Early Christmas Gifts
Step-Sisters Fall in Love with Fishing in Slow Loop TV Anime
‘The Honor Student at Magic High School’ ‘Mahouka’ Spin-Off Manga Gets Anime in 2021
Animation Studio Tonko House Announces New Series and Fan Community
Tokyo Babylon 2021 TV Anime Delayed Due to Character Design Plagiarism
Majo no Tabitabi Creator on no Pantsu: “It Limits the Audience to a Male Demographic”
Akane Shimizu’s Cells at Work! Manga Ends in January
Akane Shimizu’s Cells at Work! Manga to End Serialization Next Month
Nyanpasu Goes Quiet, Non Non Biyori Manga to End in Three Chapters
We Never Learn: BOKUBEN Manga Ends Today Bringing All the Girls Together
Quintessential Quintuplets Creator Negi Haruba Set to Launch New Series in February
One Piece Creator on Demon Slayer’s Success: “I Wish All Manga Could Be Like This”
Ohio Lawmakers Attempt to Ban Anime Book, Author Susan J. Napier Responds
Exclusive: Dr. Susan Napier Speaks Out on Attempt to Ban Her Anime Book
Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has a stealth cameo in Cyberpunk 2077, gamers say
Gal Gun Returns Cancelled on Xbox One, Censorship Issues Surmised as Reason
Resident Evil Revelations 3 Rumored to be Switch Time Exclusive
Man Arrested for Abducting Child to “Play Games” With at Home

Release news:

The Adventures of the Little Prince Gets Remastered Bluray in Japan
AKIRA 4K Limited Edition: HDR Disc Replacement How-To
Funimation downsampled the shitty AKIRA UHD 192kHz Hypersonic remix to 48kHz
– Right Stuf
Lupin Mistakes

Random Merch news:

A life-sized bust of Kenshiro from First of the North Star from Osaka is tax deductible!
Sailor Moon lingerie sets, new Senshi panties coming to celebrate Sailor Moon Eternal
Official Princess Mononoke knit sweaters hit the GBL this winter
Support Shampoo’s Neko Hanten in Latest Line of Ranma 1/2 Goods
Taste the Rasengan with Naruto Shippuden Whey Protein Powder
Pokémon Tokyo Banana team-up enters round two with suggestions to freeze, singe Eevee
Travelers can now fly in a Pokémon airplane in Japan
Bluetooth tombstones are here to help you mourn loved ones without breaking the bank

Misc news:

School renames boys, girls uniforms as “Type I” and “Type II” in gender identity reform
Yahoo Japan Will Utilize AI to Delete “Hateful Comments”
Poland Bill Can Induce $2.2 Million Fines Towards Social Media Platforms That Censor
Gunma teacher arrested for spray-gluing coworker’s belongings to desk
Man steals front end loader from neighboring town to plow snow in own neighborhood