Topics of discussion

Opening discussions:

– Answer #OCAPodcast questions
Vic Mignogna’s Original Petition
Lupin III Manga Author Monkey Punch Passes Away at Age of 81
   ∟Busty cosplay sisters send heartwarming, chest-exposing cosplay salute to Monkey Punch
– Vic Mignogna Court Case
   ∟Court filing today? – YES
   Vic going to Puerto Rico Comic Con
   KickVic goes after That Umbrella Guy’s kids over his success
   ∟Sabat cancelled studio tour because of a “scheduling conflict” with a recording session
   ∟Dominique Skye got kicked out of Kameha Con for using a Guest Pass
   ∟Funimation’s “internal investigation” was actually performed by Sony
      ∟Consensual Kiss
   ∟Vic Mignogna Expunged from Dragon Ball Movie Extras
‘Dragon Ball Super: Broly’ Blu-ray Footage Controversy Sparks Debate
Dragon Ball Z 30th Anniversary Boogie Woogie Box
   Release Screen Comparisons
   ∟‘Dragon Ball Z’ 30th Anniversary Collector’s Blu-ray Reveals Footage Comparison Reel
   ∟How the Dragon Ball Z 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition 4:3 aspect ratio was created
   Funimation Addresses ‘Dragon Ball Z’ 30th Anniversary Home Release Controversy
   Why Do Funimation’s Dragon Ball Z Re-Releases Look Like That?

Kickstarter/Crowd Funding news:

Gunsmith Cats items about to be produced
AnimEigo Reveals Megazone 23 Anime as ‘Next Project’
Devil May Cry™: The Bloody Palace
Kickstarter Partners with Kodansha to Support Creators in Japan
HIMOTE HOUSE Anime Sets Up New Residence with Crowdfunded OAV

Convention news:

Anime Boston Hosts City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes N. American Premiere
Anime Central Hosts U.S. Premiere of 2nd Made in Abyss Compilation Film
Mob Attempting to Cancel Aina Kusuda’s Anime Matsuri Appearance

Live-Action Anime news:

Rurouni Kenshin Gets ‘Final’ 2 Live-Action Films in Summer 2020
Live Action Sonic Movie “Will Have Edgy Elements”
NieR: Automata Stage Play’s New Version Mixes It Up with All-Male Cast
Live Action Akira’s Plot Supposedly Differs From Original

Streaming news:

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood’s Yasuhiro Irie Directs Original Netflix Anime Eden

Theater Release news:

Fathom Events Lists Saga of Tanya the Evil Anime Film Screening in U.S. – May 16
Get a Closer Look at Detective Pikachu’s Pokémon Cast – May 10
   ‘Detective Pikachu’ Reveals New Secret Rare Trading Card
Okko’s Inn, Code Geass: Re;surrection Films to Also Screen in Canada in May
Conan movie coming over here?
The Fist of Blue Sapphire Breaks Detective Conan Film Series’ Opening Day Record
New Toei Manga Matsuri Omnibus Anime Film’s Trailer Previews Butt Detective
City Hunter The Movie Has Crossed 1.5 Billion Yen Mark in Japan

Series news:

The Seven Deadly Sins Anime Gets Fall TV Show to ‘Head Toward Climax’ With New Studio
Lex Lang Directing
J.C. Staff Producer Says Hi Score Girl Was Not Originally Intended to be 3D Anime
One-Punch Man Anime’s Season 2 Video Release to Include New OVA
Mother Wants Son’s Favorite Anime to Show Toilet Scenes
Rumiko Takahashi to Debut Her New Manga Next Month
Berserk Manga Resumes After 8-Month Hiatus
The Rising of the Shield Hero Novel/Manga Series Has Printed 6.2 Million Copies in Japan
Yahoo! Japan Worker Charged With Altering Manga App to Extend Reading Hours
Disgaea RPG Needs over 3 Months of Repairs
Toshihiro Nagoshi Talks About Removal of Pierre Taki from Judgment
   ∟Judgment Trailer Unveils New Kyohei Hamura Model
Microsoft Unveils 100% Digital Xbox One S
   ∟Disc-less Xbox One S Rumored
Unfinished Akira Game Boy Prototype Sells on eBay for $2,700
Konami Demands Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament Participants Bathe
Japanese collector shows off 31 Pokémon cards in collection worth a total of… how much?!

Release news:

Toho Invests in International Subsidiary in America
VIDEO: Comparison of 1985 OVA Leda Original SD Images vs 4K Remaster Blu-ray
Sentai Filmworks Licenses Ao-Chan Cant Study! and More
Maiden Japan Licenses Battle Programmer Shirase TV Anime
Studio Ghibli Collects Anime Shorts on New Blu-ray
Dragon Ball Super: Broly [SteelBook]
Cyborg 009
B’t X Neo DVD
– Right Stuf

Random Merch news:

Zaku on sale in Orange County for $6,000
Take a Bath in Official Evangelion LCL
Tokyo Anime Center Offers Hestia Super Cure Plush Dolls, Plastic Bottle
Georgia Coffee Takes off with Gundam Anniversary Campaign
Make Your Marriage Magical with Cardcaptor Sakura Engagement Rings
SEIKO Celebrates Gundam Franchise’s 40th Anniversary with Limited Sport Watches
Colossus Titan Wears Business Suit in Collaboration PR Project for Ehime Prefecture
New JoJo Fashion Line Lets You Show Your Gang-Star Style
Girls Rule in New Dragon Ball Apparel Line
Laid-Back Camp Anime Teams Up with MEI for a Cute Shoulder Bag
The Rising of the Shield Hero Bag Turns into a Shield of Its Own
Boss Frieza Plush Keeps You Comfortably Terrified at Your Desk
Gundam Pool Floaties Will Keep Your Head Above Water
Cells at Work! Offers Platelet Flags for Your Cosplay Needs
New Laid-Back Camp “Noodle Stopper” Keeps Your Ramen Warm
World of Thighs Photography exhibit opens in Tokyo’s Harajuku neighborhood this month

Misc news:

Bunshun Magazine: ufotable Owes 400 Million Yen in Taxes
Madhouse Overtime Exceeded 200 Hours a Month
Chinese wedding crashed by groom’s ex-girlfriend, dressed in her own wedding dress
Reporter laughed at for asking black hole photo team for more on Japan’s contributions
Japanese school will suspend students who don’t reveal their social media account names
Man Sues Parents for $86,000: “They Threw out My Porn Collection!”
29-Year-Old Mie Man Arrested for Distributing World Trigger, More Anime via BitTorrent
   ∟Foreign resident arrested in Japan for illegally BitTorrent uploading anime
Kimono-clad dog attends traditional Japanese wedding and upstages everyone
Former adult video actress’ documentary promises to show her giving birth in live stream
   ∟Sora Aoi to Livestream Birth of Her Children
Anime Producer Discusses Changing Benchmarks for Home Video Sales
DVD and Blu-ray sales nearly halved over five years, MPAA report says
Tokyo 16-year-old bought uranium and produced yellowcake to sell online, sources say
UN Proposes Considering ‘Cartoons, Drawings’ as Child Pornography