Topics of discussion

Opening discussions:

– Answer #OCAPodcast questions
OCA Podcast Patreon
Anime Collector Patreon
– Vic Mignogna Court Case
Voice Actor Vic Mignogna Maintains Innocence in Live Stream

– KyoAni Studio 1 Arson Sources
∟Sankaku Complex
Kyoto Animation Studio Demolition Smoothly Underway
Kyoto Animation Studio 1 Starts Stage Two of Demolition

Stage 2 of KyoAni Studio 1 demolition has started with plans to complete the demolition in April 2020.

Leiji Matsumoto’s Cat Has a Twitter Now
Leiji Matsumoto’s Production Studio Leijisha Opens Its Official Website

Vertical, Kodansha Advanced Media Consolidate Under Kodansha USA

Chinese travelers: “Japan’s safer”; 70K Chinese people enter Japan amid Corona virus fears

Ramen shop uses name of American rock band, gets invite to…Battle of the Bands?

Porn Block Companies Sue British Government

Kickstarter/Crowd Funding news:

Megazone 23 Omega Edition – Stretch Goal Reached!

Convention news:

Several Anime Conventions Announce New Ban on Attendees Wearing ‘Ahegao’ Clothing
Anime Expo 2020 mobile app now available

Live-Action Anime news:

The Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese Live-Action Film Gets Release Date
Kenji Tsuruta Provides Manga Illustrations for Hideaki Anno’s Character in Last Letter
Web Drama Adaptation of Shonan Junai Gumi! / GTO: The Early Years Manga Planned
Great Teacher Onizuka: The Early Years Live Action Series Announced
Time Lines Go Askew as Live-Action US Adaptation of Steins;Gate is Announced
Live Action Hollywood TV Series Announced For Steins;Gate

Streaming news:

A Certain Scientific Railgun Anime Viewed 100 Million Times in China
Lovely Complex Brings Coming-of-Age Romance to Crunchyroll Catalog
Osamu Tezuka’s PHOENIX Anime Brings Its Timeless Tale to Crunchyroll
Netflix Posts Video for Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya CG Anime’s Part 2
Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution CG Movie Hits Netflix on Pokémon Day
Witcher Anime Film “Nightmare of the Wolf” Coming
3DCG Ghost in The Shell SAC_2045 Debuts Trailer, Announces Returning Cast, Gets Dated
Netflix’s Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Trailer Has Terrible Music and Unappealing 3D
Mobile Suit Gundam G40 Project Updates the Classic Mecha Anime
TV Tokyo Rolls Out Anime-Only Youtube Channel
SHIROBAKO TV Anime Releases Episodes on YouTube in Lead Up to Film Release
Neon Genesis Evangelion TV Anime to Debut on … Karaoke Machines?

Theater Release news:

My Hero Academia 2nd Film Returns to Top 10 Thanks to 4DX/MX4D Screenings
Screening Event in Kobe Promises Godzilla vs. Kodan and Rakugo
Revue Starlight Anime’s Compilation Film “Rondo Rondo Rondo” Confirms May 29 Release
Weathering With You Anime Film Gets 4DX Screenings in U.S.
Weathering with You Breezes Past $6.5 Million, Makes 10x as Much as Your Name in UK
GKIDS And Fathom Events Announce Ride Your Wave Anime Film Screening For February

Series news:

New Love Live! TV Anime Announced, Open Auditions to be Held
New Higurashi Project Brings Back Keiichi and Rena’s Voice Actors
Third Season Of Smash Hit Anime Log Horizon Announced
Finally, IN-N-OUT Burger Gets the Anime Representation It’s Always Deserved
Season 2 of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime to Air in Fall 2020
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Author’s Fugō Keiji Detective Novel Gets TV Anime
Nanatsu no Taizai Plagued by Appalling Art & Animation
AnimeJapan 2020 Stage Listings Tease Bleach 20th Anniversary and Tite Kubo Projects
Anime VA fired for “inconsiderate comments,” possibly that women shouldn’t drink sake
New Death Note Manga Art Revealed for Cover of Jump SQ Magazine
The Demon Girl Next Door Manga Resumes Serialization
Kazuhisa Kondō Draws New Gundam Manga
Tokimeki Tonight’s Koi Ikeno Launches New Manga
Devilman Saga Manga Ends in 2 Chapters
Masaru Miyazaki Launches New Shinizama Manga Mini-Series
Demon Slayer Manga Exceeds 40 Million Copies Sold, Blows Past Sailor Moon, Berserk
Steins;Gate 0 Visual Novel Gets Anime’d, Anonymous;Code Trailer Wants to Hack God
Kenji Hiruta Wants to Make a Sequel to Skies of Arcadia, Sends Fan Requests to Sega
Final Fantasy VII Remake May Have a “VR Mode”
New Silent Hill Titles Rumored
Dallas Court Overturns Patent Lawsuit Against Nintendo’s Wii, Wii U Controllers
Lawsuit Against Nintendo’s Lack of Eshop Refunds Dismissed
Atari breaks the mold of the video game industry by introducing… hotels?

Release news:

Netflix originals coming to Criterion collection
Asteroid in Love VAs Visit JAXA’s Tsukuba Space Center for DVD/Blu-ray Bonus Footage
A Certain Scientific Railgun Manga Illustrator Draws Anime DVD/Blu-ray Box Art
– Right Stuf

Random Merch news:

McDonald’s releases new rice burgers in Japan
Dark Horse Reveals Beautiful Berserk Manga Bookends
“Kimetsu no Yaiba” Nichirin Blade’s Three-type Tsuba Guards Offered from Movic
Japanese Twitter all abuzz over this weird Frozen watch that transforms into a robot
Ishuzoku Reviewers Collab Cafe Sporting Sizable Sausages
You can eat an anime character’s dong at real-life Interspecies Reviewers cafes in Japan
Maker warns people not to drink Arabic Yamato glue to cure cancer
“Let’s Speak North Korean!”

Misc news:

Is the U.S. ambassador to Korea’s mustache really that big of a deal to South Koreans?
Bill approving “Space Force” military branch moves forward in Japan’s parliament
Maid cafe manager who dated one of his maids says he was kidnapped & beaten by yakuza
Akiba Cafe Manager Kidnapped & Tortured By Yakuza For Dating Maid
Man Swallows Eels to Help Treat Constipation, They Tear Through His Intestines
Japanese police officers increasingly forgetting their guns in public restrooms
Japan’s first soapland bathhouse for foreigners offers wet and wild fun
21 Arrested in Prostitution Ring Worth ¥7.2 Billion
Top Japanese university racks up fourth voyeur arrest in as many months
Scientists Want To Start Jerking Off Dead Bodies To Collect Their Sperm