Topics of discussion

Opening discussions:

– Answer #OCAPodcast questions
OCA Podcast Patreon
Anime Collector Patreon
– Vic Mignogna Court Case
The appellant’s brief is due Monday, January 27th, 2020
#KickVic Podcast Discusses Strategies to Prevent Future Con Appearances
Western “Voice Actor” Amanda Winn Lee Slanders Vic Mignogna at Con

Yoshiki makes large donation for Australian wildfire relief, rainforest conservation

Screenwriter Shozo Uehara Passes Away at 82
Yuji Yamaguchi, Director of Studio DEEN’s Fate/stay night Anime, Passes Away

North Korea denounces Japan for allowing use of imperial flag at Olympics
An Olympic first: Cardboard beds for Tokyo Athletes Village

Psycho-Pass Writer, AI Researcher Discuss Fact vs. Fiction of Sibyl System

Kickstarter/Crowd Funding news:

Digital Manga Inc. Updates Timelines for Kodomo no Jikan, Delico Psyche Campaigns

Convention news:

Live-Action Anime news:

John Cho on Live Action Cowboy Bebop: “We Gotta Keep It Strange”
Nana Seino, Touri Matsuzaka Set to Star in Whisper of the Heart Live-Action Film
Ghibli anime Whisper of the Heart/Mimi wo Sumaseba is getting a live-action sequel film
Visual Effects Society Nominates Alita: Battle Angel Film for 5 Awards

Streaming news:

Tubi TV Streams 1st Episode of Live-Action Moribito Series
Interspecies Reviewers Uncensored Version Pulled Before Airing
BEASTARS Anime Finally Makes English Netflix Debut on March 13
Crunchyroll’s New Lavish Offices Met With Harsh Criticism
Free “Language Learning with Netflix” extension makes studying Japanese almost too easy

Theater Release news:

Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away Became Top-Grossing Japanese Film of 2019 in China
Ride Your Wave listed on Fathom Events
My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising Film Opens in U.S., Canada on February 26
My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising Comes to Theaters Subbed & Dubbed on February 26
My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising Film Gets 4D Screenings in Japan
Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna Film Screens in U.S. Theaters on March 25
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Funimation to Screen Violet Evergarden I: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll in Theaters
Akai Family Gathers in Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet Main Visual

Series news:

Yoshitoki Oima’s To Your Eternity Fantasy Manga Gets TV Anime in October
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Anime’s English Dub Casts Steve Blum
Kagerou Daze No.9 Anime Set for Further in the Future After Screenings Are Delayed
Azur Lane’s Yostar Establishes Animation Studio
Veteran animator claims working on Pokémon pays less than a convenience store
No Anime at the Oscars as Weathering With You Misses Another Nomination
Japan Academy Awards Announces Five Anime Films for Animation of the Year
Hiroya Oku Writes New Gantz:E Historical Spinoff Manga
Demon Slayer Manga Takes All But One Spot in Amazon’s Weekly Top 20
Takeshobo, Manga Creator Sue Cloudflare for Offering Service to Piracy Sites
Kagawa Cracking Down on Internet & Game Addiction
“Healthy China 2030” Seeks to Limit Violence, Sex, and Gambling in Video Games
Final Fantasy VII Remake Release Pushed Back to April 10
Doki Doki Literature Club Is Back in Session Soon with New Content
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Release Date Possibly Leaked
Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception Will be Censored on Steam
Chinese Nintendo Switch Games Region Locked to China
PlayStation 5 Will Let You Load Games From PS1 To PS4!

Release news:

New Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Anime Gets 13 TV Episodes, Unaired Episode
Room Camp Blu-ray to Include Original Episode Collaborated with Yamaha’s Motorcycle
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Random Merch news:

Westernized Gatebox Replaces Cute Anime Girls With “Palatable Designs”
Cells at Work! Smart Phone Collab Offers Forehead Nuzzles
Studio Ghibli makes every day magical with new Spirited Away, Totoro and Kiki calendars
Attack on Titan Shoes Will Put Wings on Your Feet
Ishuzoku Reviewers Event Hands Out Penis-Measuring Rulers
This Life-Sized Gold Statue of Osamu Tezuka’s Black Jack Can Be Yours for 22 Million Yen
A Certain Magical Index Fans: Come Beat up This Vending Machine
Japanese salaryman creates jaw-dropping model of Shinjuku from paper
Japanese company that will quit your job for you sees rush of clients to start 2020
Nintendo’s historic former headquarters in Kyoto to reopen as a hotel
Japanese billionaire Maezawa seeks girlfriend for SpaceX voyage
Subaru made a car called the Subaru FUCKS, here’s how the name could have been dirtier

Misc news:

Cosplaying Taiwanese Politician Lai Pin-Yu Wins Election
Foreign student/cosplayer arrested in Tokyo for having fake Self-Defense Forces ID
Neighbors berate Japanese homeowner for hanging up camo clothes where kids can see
Chinese police force called in to investigate New Year decoration
Japan finalizes life imprisonment sentence for Shinkansen murderer
Hokkaido Man Beats Fast Food Worker Over Missing Chicken Nugget
Man beats fast food worker because one chicken nugget was missing from his combo meal
Fukuoka man arrested for licking the ear of a female stranger he fancied
Reverse Trap Abuses 50 Young Girls
“World’s Most Prolific Rapist” Who Violated 200 Men Convicted
Cram school teacher arrested for forcing schoolgirl to wear dog collars, leash in lesson
Singaporean Student Charged For Importing Child-Like Sex Doll to Australia

Tyson Fury is masturbating seven times a day ahead of Deontay Wilder fight
Man ‘rushed to hospital with THREE-DAY erection after taking Viagra meant for bulls’
Testicles have taste buds that can detect sweet flavours – and they’re vital for fertility