Topics of discussion

Opening discussions:

– Answer #OCAPodcast questions
– Vic Mignogna Court Case
∟Ron Toye’s texts to Kameha Con were leaked to Rekieta by Ty
Jamie Marchi served
Vic invited to Savannah Mega Comic Con

Kickstarter/Crowd Funding news:

Emma A Victorian Romance: The Role of Al Has Been Cast!

Convention news:

Anime Expo Hosts Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono, Nekopara’s Sayori, Nekopara Anime Premiere

Live-Action Anime news:

Hollywood Reporter: Sony Launches PlayStation Productions to Produce Films, TV Shows
Sony’s PlayStation Productions Will Create Video Game Movies
Sonic Movie Delayed Until 2020
Live-Action Akira Film by Thor: Ragnarok Director Set for May 21, 2021
Fan-made trailer of live-action Nausicaa leaves Japanese netizens clamoring for more

Streaming news:

Japanese Home Video, Rental, Streaming Market Rises 8% in 2018
Netflix Adds Kakegurui××, Forest of Piano Anime Season 2 in June
Adult Swim’s Toonami to Run Gundam: The Origin Starting on July 6
Bath House PR Collaboration with Osamu Tezuka’s Phoneix Streams Prologue, Episode 1
Crunchyroll Adds Kyo Kara Maoh! to Anime Catalog
Funimation Changes Delay Time for Subtitled Version of Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2

Theater Release news:

Azoland Pictures to Screen 5th Aqours Concert in U.S., Canada in June
GKIDS To Distribute Weathering With You Theatrical Anime Film
Teaser for Saudi Arabia-Japan Anime Film “The Journey” Screened at Cannes

Series news:

Kodansha Confirms New Blade of the Immortal Anime as ‘Complete Adaptation’
Blade of the Immortal Gets New “Complete” Anime Adaptation
Short Form Horror Anime Yamishibai Returns for 7th Season in July
Tanishi Kawano’s Firefighter Romance Manga Gets Anime
New Gundam Wing G-UNIT Manga Launches in June
Man Shoplifts 80 Detective Conan Manga Volumes
Boob-Focused Artist Shocks Fans with Her Latest Character Design
Police Are Irritated by Japanese Public’s ‘Flippant’ Reaction to Pierre Taki’s Drug Crime
Game Freak Focusing on Original Projects to Expand Staff Skills
Capcom Developing Numerous Titles with RE Engine
World Health Organization Officially Adds Gaming Addiction as Disorder to ICD-11 Index
Sony CEO Will “Combat Video Game Addiction”
Game of Thrones Author George R.R. Martin Consulted on a Japanese Video Game
Nippon Ichi Struggling to Pay Employees
Nippon Ichi Stock Plummets as They Allegedly Lay Off Staff
More Final Fantasy VII Remake Leaks Possibly Unleashed

Release news:

YU-NO Anime will Get Original Episode If Its 1st Blu-ray Gets More Than 1,000 Pre-Orders
GKIDS Licenses Shinkai’s Weathering With You Film for Early 2020 Screening
– Discotek Day
Kemono Friends
Giant Robo
Lupin III
City Hunter
Honey and Clover
Honey and Clover getting an upscale
Sorcerer Hunters
Kimagure Orange Road
Ayakashi Samurai Horror Tales
– Right Stuf

Random Merch news:

MegaHouse Releases Adorable Life-Size Detective Pikachu Action Doll
Peek-a-boo Shiba Inu towels celebrate their best trick: Getting stuck in silly places
Easily distracted? Have no fear, a new gadget to the rescue!
Studio Ghibli sunglasses let you channel characters from Laputa: Castle in the Sky
“Monkey D. Luffy Island” will Appear in Tokyo Bay This Summer
You can now buy bully insurance for your kids in Japan
Bullying Insurance Now Available in Japan
Tokyo love hotel rents out over a dozen replicas of real-life schools’ schoolgirl uniforms

Misc news:

Nao Toyama’s Website Announces that Staff Will Start Blocking Social Media Harassers
Over 20 percent of Burger Kings in Japan suddenly vanishing this month
Chicago School Spending $53K Reprinting Yearbooks over Hand Sign
Police question man for “not looking good in a suit,” turns out he robbed an old lady
Middle-aged, left-by-wife Japanese guy goes from schlub to stud, rebuilds muscles and life