Topics of discussion

Opening discussions:

– YouTube Partnership Program policy changes
Polygon Pictures Sets Up Company to Develop CG Models Using Unreal Engine

Kickstarter/Crowd Funding news:

Nekopara goods are shipping

Convention news:

Anime Boston to Host Sunrise Producer and Screenwriter

Live-Action Anime news:

Live-Action FullMetal Alchemist Film Listed for Netflix Premiere on February 19
Ken Watanabe Joins Detective Pikachu Live-Action Film’s Cast
Live-Action Laughing Under the Clouds Film Reveals 4 More Screenshots
Live-Action Ajin Film’s Philippine Opening Delayed to January 31

Streaming news:

TOKU to Air The Ultraman Anime Series Starting on January 29
Osomatsu-kun (AC’s Birthyear)
Tanaka-kun is Always Listless
Discotek Media’s expanding YouTube page
– (Late release) Crunchyroll Adds More “Miss Machiko” Episodes To Catalog
Amazon ditched Anime Strike and is now starting Pokemon Strike
Crunchyroll Adds Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid OVA

Theater Release news:

Cardcaptor Sakura The Sealed Card (Movie 2) + Clear card Air in US theaters (Subbed)
Mazinger Z: Infinity Air in US theaters (Subbed)
Freely Splashing (Subbed)

Series news:

Dagashi Kashi 2 Anime Listed With 12 Episodes (Original site)
Lupin III’s 5th Anime Series Reveals Staff, April Debut, Modern Setting
Is It Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon!?
Yowamushi Pedal: Glory Line Anime Listed With 25 Episodes
Joe Future iz punchin own
New Baki Anime Reveals 1st Visual
“Baki” New TV Anime Reveals Its First Visual for Summer 2018 Premiere
Sentai picks up license for Negima the same day Funimation dropped it
New visual for the new Ghost in the Shell
Coming-of-Age Anime Film Let Me Eat Your Pancreas Reveals Early Fall Debut
Dragon Ball Super ends. Yes Really! (No, not really)
Maiden Japan to Release Yona Yona Penguin CG-Animated Film
Sentai to Release Is it Wrong to Expect a Hot Spring in a Dungeon? OVA on BD/DVD
Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii Anime Reveals Promo Video, Staff
“Cells at Work!” Anime Adds Kana Hanazawa and Other Main Cast
Physical Manga Volume Sales See 12% Drop in 2017
Karakai Jozu
Ashita no Joe Spinoff Anime Megalobox Gets Manga in February
Slayers Novels Get Sequel After 18 Years (Talk about it and it comes back like a boomerang Hardback Omibus come to Papa)
Tokyopop Restarts Manga Licensing
Isabella Bird in Wonderland
Tokyo Ghoul Manga Franchise Has 34 Million Copies in Print Worldwide
Original “Disgaea” Strategy-RPG to Return with an HD Remake
New Gundam Breaker Coming to the West
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Debuts in N. America on June 5 With RWBY’s Blake Belladonna

Release news:

Mai Mai Miracle
Is it Wrong to Pick up Girls in a Dungeon: Spinoff
Bakugan Revival Project
Maiden Japan to Release Yona Yona Penguin CG-Animated Film on Blu-ray

Random Merch news:

Devilman Crybaby Figure
Mazinger Z Get Big for Mammoth Action Figure
“Detective Pikachu” Aims for March 23 Release with Massive amiibo
NYCC Planet Arlia Vegeta Funko Pop! figure being sold on eBay for $2,499
DBZ Adidas
“Final Fantasy” Celebrates Anniversary with 30-Year-Old Scotch
LAggen In Draggen
Dress Up with “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” Collaboration Street Art Clothes
A Mystic Adventure
Sega Caf’e
Holy Diver not Jojo
Collectible Nails
IDOLiSH7 Character Fragrance Line
Take a Walk on the Wild Side with “Attack on Titan” Animal Plushies
Get Paralyzed by Gengar’s Lick Attack With Official Pokémon Scarf
Nap Safe with “Gundam” Carrier Cushions

Misc news:

Otaku Coin Adds Oculus Rift, ANN Bosses to Advisory Committee
UFC fighter walks to ring with ‘One Punch Man’ song playing and knocks out opponent
Preserving a classic Japanese art form: tokusatsu magic
MangaUK CEO has died
Earthsea Author Ursula K. Le Guin Passes Away
Redditor writes research paper determining whether anime titties are aerodynamic
Devilman Crybaby is a Sexy Attack on TitanAC’s thoughts on Devilman Crybaby
Composer Tetsuya Komuro Retires From Industry After Adultery Allegations
Those Damn crusty old Bastards
Rumiko Takahashi nominated for Eisner Hall of Fame again
Forbes positively reviews Record of Lodoss War blu-ray
AnimeNewsNetwork is struggling to pay the bills!
Sonic the Hedgehog Creator Yuji Naka Joins Square Enix
One Man’s Figure Collection Includes Both Life-Size Megumi, Rem Statues