Topics of discussion

Opening discussions:

– Answer #OCAPodcast questions
We now have an OCAPodcast subreddit

Kickstarter/Crowd Funding news:

Kenichi Sonoda’s Bean Bandit New Anime Project
Animator Dorm Project Starts Crowdfund to Redirect Production Funds to Animators
– Digital Manga Shipping Statements:
   Kimagure Orange Road

Hello Kimagure Orange Road Backers,
It is with my deepest apologies that you have waited so long for this Kickstarter but we have finally come around to begin the shipping process.


Shipping out items will begin NEXT WEEK, sometime between Wednesday and Friday. 

This will take some time as we 1) have limited staff on hand and 2) can only complete so many at one time given our financial situation (Refer to our previous update). It will be a slow process but a process we are committed to finishing.

This may frustrate many backers but the only way to begin this shipping process is to begin with the lower tiers ($) and work our way up to the higher tiers ($$$). We currently have the shipping supplies to ship out the lower tiers. Lower tier items are also easier to ship. With the higher tiers, we need to compile specific shipping supplies and make sure all the items are securely packed. This ensures that no backer receives damaged goods.

With that begin said, please respond to your surveys as we will send them out by tier. (You should receive a notification when we send out a survey to your specific tier.) We will give backers a week to submit their surveys. If you complete your survey late, the only consequence is that your goods will arrive later rather than sooner. Right now, we sent out a survey to the EARLY BIRD SUMMER tier.

Again, I am sorry for the delay and right now, our priority is to send out these packages.

I will be handling customer service from here on out. I will only answer on this platform as it will keep the line of communication organized. To people who previously messaged us and never received a message, I will try my best to get around to answering your questions and/or concerns.


   Kodomo No Jikan

Hello Kodomo No Jikan Backers,

As some of you may know, we are beginning to ship out the items for our oldest incomplete KickStarter "Kimagure Orange Road." As stated in the update for that KS, we will slowly ship items out to their backers.

As for this KickStarter, Kodomo No Jikan, we will make faster progress once we've completed KOR's shipping.

Here is what we still need to do:

Translations are complete except for the jokes. A new person is deciphering these puns and double entendres as we speak.

We have yet to order the slipcases.

Key Chains are not complete.

The over-all book production (preparing it for print and digital) is notcomplete.

I do intend to give you updates as we check off things once they're completed :)
Please message us if you have any questions and we will do our best to answer them.

Convention news:

Go Nagai joins Anime Expo 2018 as Guest of Honor!
Funimation, TOHO Host World Premiere of My Hero Academia Film at Anime Expo
Anime Expo to Host World Premiere of Attack on Titan Season 3

Live-Action Anime news:

Miss Machiko Manga Gets New Live-Action Film in September

Theater Release news:

“Deadpool 2” Finally Ends “Detective Conan”‘s Box Office Reign in Japan

Series news:

The Best of Two Years of “Anime vs. Real Life”
Kadokawa, Sammy Establish New Anime Studio ‘Engi’
Queen’s Blade Unlimited Anime’s Promo Video Highlights Characters, Story Reboot
2nd Peace Maker Kurogane Film Reveals Visual, November 17 Premiere
“Back Street Girls” Anime Shows Both Sides in New Key Visual
Brawny Brawlers Trade Brutal Blows in “Baki” TV Anime Trailer
Hirofumi Arai Joins “Black Clover” Cast as Character Based on Himself
“Street Fighter” Game VA Reprises Role for “Hi Score Girl” TV Anime
Art Exhibition Honors Creamy Mami Character Designer Akemi Takada
Production IMS Consolidates Debt, Considers Filing for Bankruptcy
Kiniro Mosaic makes UK B&B owner famous
– [New Life+] Young Again in Another World Controversey
   ∟‘[New Life+]’ Anime’s Protagonist, Novel Creator Cause Controversy
   ∟[New Life+] Creator Apologizes for Controversial Tweets, Novel Content
   ∟[New Life+] Anime Cast Resigns After Creator’s Apology for Controversial Comments
   ∟[New Life+] Young Again in Another World Anime Cancelled
   ∟[New Life+] Young Again in Another World Light Novel Shipments Halted
   ∟Yamakan Angrily Blames Otaku, China for [New Life]+ Anime Cancellation
      ∟Etten no Sora Manga Artist Blames HJ, ‘Human Rights’ for [New Life+] Cancellation
   Tweet Translations
Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc Does Not Return in Viz’s Shonen Jump
Salaryman Kintaro’s Motomiya, Usogui’s Sako Both Launch New Manga
Boogiepop Returns: VS Imaginator Manga Launches on June 27
Hoshin Engi Gaiden Manga Ends on June 14
Valve Comments on Steam’s Content Policies
Bomberman, Beyblade Designer Shoji Mizuno Passes Away at 58
Pokémon Quest Tops 1 Million Downloads Worldwide in 2 Days
“Dragon Ball FighterZ” World Tour Announced
Dragon Ball, One Piece, Naruto, and More Face off in “Jump Force”
“Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” Brings Absurdly Stacked Roster to Switch
“Yakuza” Studio’s “Fist of the North Star” Game Confirmed for the West
The Boys Are Back in Town! Capcom Reveals “Devil May Cry 5”

Release news:

Monogatari Series Novel Box Set
Exclusive: Preview the “Berserk” Guidebook Ahead of Fall Launch
Star Blazers 2199 Star Burst Cancer
Metropolis SteelBook
K-ON! Premium
Sword Art Online Box Set DVD
Re:ZERO Blu-ray Issues
   Image Comparisons
   ∟Anime Limited used the Funimation masters

Random Merch news:

Each Pop Team Epic Sneaker Matches Character’s Hair, Height
Exclusive Boruto Socks
Urusei Yatsura Says “Aloha” with Anniversary Collection
Change Things up with “Cutie Honey” Lingerie
Nine New Tees Prove You’re Never Too Old for Ghibli
“HAKYU HOSHIN ENGI” Protagonist Daikobo Gets His ARTFX J Figure
“Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs” Heroine Gets Figure Inspired by Key Visual
Riko Recreates Her BD Cover Look in “Love Live! Sunshine!!” Figure
“Fate/Grand Order” Saber/Altria Pendragon [Alter] Casual Wear ver. Figure
Pre-Orders Open for “Oreimo” Kuroneko 1/1 Scale Figure at $13,500
Rem Dons High School Clothes for Charming “Re:ZERO” Figure
Celebrate International Children’s Day with New “Prisma Illya” Figure
Get Your Own P-Chan in Gun Gale Online x Pizza Hut Collaboration
Keep Your Gundam Knowledge Strong with Your Own Talking Haro
Catch This Pocket-Sized Pikachu Robot
Nissin and “Attack on Titan” Team up for Mystery Meat Ramen Promotion
Japan to Open “Sylvanian Families” Theme Park
Your Wallet’s Already Dead! Pure Gold Ken-Oh Helmet Goes for US$24,600

Misc news:

Amazon blocks Australian shoppers from its US and UK marketplaces over GST
The Pillows Concert Changes to Larger Venues in Los Angeles, Portland
Roundup of Newly Revealed Print Counts for Manga, Light Novel Series
Check Out 400 Cover Arts of Kodokawa’s “Newtype” Anime Magazine in Special Clip
– J-List Controversy:
   J-List’s Apology
   Examples of their “stolen” artwork
   Private DMs
   Link to artwork

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