Topics of discussion

Opening discussions:

– Answer #OCAPodcast questions
OCA Podcast Patreon
Anime Collector Patreon
– Vic Mignogna Court Case
∟Lemoine filed a request for more money

– KyoAni Studio 1 Arson Sources
∟Sora News 24
Residents don’t want KyoAni to build monument, memorial park to victims at arson site
Local Neighbour Assosiation Rejects Proposal for Kyoto Animation Memorial Park
∟Sankaku Complex
Violet Evergarden Movie Will Include Names of KyoAni Arson Victims
Neighbors Surrounding Kyoto Animation Studio 1 Don’t Want Memorial on Arson Site

KyoAni's CEO had expressed interest in turning the site into a park and erecting a monument but the neighborhood association submitted a written request specifically asking that the site not be used for any sort of memorial saying:

“If large numbers of people are continually visiting the site, it will destroy our peaceful lifestyle.”

– Tear Studio Fiasco
∟Sora News 24
An anime company has apparently disappeared, leaving artists unpaid for their work
Even industry insiders say they’re unable to contact execs from vanished anime studio
Disappearing anime studio resurfaces, still owes 8 million yen to unpaid workers
Tear Studio Goes AWOL, Artists Left Unpaid, Fragtime Staff Cannot Establish Contact
Tear Studio Parent Company Announces Bankruptcy
∟Sankaku Complex
Anime Studio Disappears, Tearful Artists not Paid
Tear Studio’s Parent Company Filing For Bankruptcy
Tear Studio Head Disappears, Leaves Animators Unpaid & Fragtime Website in the Dust
Tear Studio Ceases Operation, Plans to File for Bankruptcy
Fragtime to Release 3 Books on Production to Raise Money for Unpaid Animators

Visionary Designer of the Future, Syd Mead, Passes Away at 86
Hideaki Anno Details His Falling Out With Gainax

Kickstarter/Crowd Funding news:

Ojamajo Doremi Franchise Gets Crowdfunding Project for Its 20th Anniversary
World End Economica Anime’s Kickstarter Campaign Reaches Goal
Digital Manga Cancels Release of Bonus Manga Announced with Wonder 3 Kickstarter
Spirit Hunter Series’ Next Game Successfully Crowdfunded

Convention news:

Live-Action Anime news:

Baby Sonic Steals Hearts, Not Emeralds, in New Sonic Film Trailer from Japan
Reviews For Live Action Cats Movie Full of Existential Dread
Universal Notifies Theaters ‘Cats’ Is Being Updated With “Improved Visual Effects
Just how bad was it?
Somethings for us to learn after Cats fiasco

Streaming news:

SHOW BY ROCK!! Mashumairesh!! to Stream on Funimation this Winter
Shaman King Creator Profiled in New English-Subtitled Documentary
Attack of the Super Monsters gets Rift
Kodansha Comics Releases New CCS: Clear Card Manga Chapter Before Release in Japan
MyAnimeList Launches MAL Free Manga Reader Service

Theater Release news:

Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Finally Set to Be Released in Japan on June 27, 2020
Dragon Quest: Your Story Production Committee Sued by Dragon Quest V Novel Author

Series news:

Fire Force Season 2 Will Blaze Bright in Summer 2020
Rap Battle Project Kotodama Shoujo Announces Anime Adaptation
A Sequel to TV Anime True Cooking Master Boy in The Works
ARP Members Introduce Their “Documentary Anime” in ARP Backstage Pass Latest PV
Stand-Up Comedy Anime Maesetsu! Is Ready to Rock in New Key Visual
Code Geass Helmer, Promare Writer Make Back Arrow TV Anime
I Shaved. Then I Brought Home a High School Girl. Gets Anime Adaptation
Stars Align Anime Featuring LGBT Propaganda Got Woke and Went Broke
Hajime Isayama’s New Years’ Resolution: End Attack on Titan!
Kodansha: Hajime Isayama Aims to End Attack on Titan Manga in 2020
Crying Freeman’s Ikegami, Fist of the North Star’s Buronson End ‘Begin’ Manga in January
Resident Evil 3 Remake’s Jill Valentine Modeled After Sasha Zotova
Prototype Akira Game For Sega Mega Drive Discovered
Aniplex Launches Novel Game Brand with 1st 2 Works Slated for 2020 English Release
Xenosaga Remake Deemed “Unprofitable”
P.T. Demo Hack Explores the City Outside the House
Sony Patents New PlayStation Controller
Dating sim girlfriends reject human boyfriends’ kisses due to game/heartbreaking bug
Love Plus Every Denies Players a Romantic Kiss
Today’s Menu for Emiya Family Anime Gets Switch Game in Spring 2020

Release news:

Re:ZERO 2nd OVA “The Frozen Bond” DVD/Blu-ray Set to Be Released on April 1, 2020
– Right Stuf

Random Merch news:

Garfield Lovers T Shirt Neon Genesis Evangelion Christmas T-shirt
Join the World of TIGER & BUNNY with a Sternbild City Virtual Residence
Japanese mother creates life-size cardboard cutout of herself to soothe her child
VTube Studio Allows Virtual YouTubers to Utilize Live2D Avatars

Misc news:

Taiwanese Politician Campaigned as Evangelion’s Asuka
Corpse-Filled Ghost Ship Runs Aground in Japan
Japan, South Korea Birthrates Hit All-Time Lows in 2019
Full Metal Panic! Creator Shoji Gatoh Apologizes for Greta Thunberg Tweet
High schooler “forced” to quit school sues Kumamoto prefecture for a single yen
Groper in Japan says he couldn’t resist “young females’ breasts,” all victims older than him

Sex doll idol singer’s public debut draws a shocking yet sane number of fans
Hentai Becomes Real Life as Rich People Get Semen Face Masks