Topics of discussion

Opening discussions:

– Answer #OCAPodcast questions
Can you spot the “hidden anime robot” in this century-old French religious painting?
– Podcast Year in Review (After Pickups)


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Kickstarter/Crowd Funding news:

Project-H Store Reopens With Kodomo no Jikan Manga

Convention news:

Monster, 20th Century Boys Creator Naoki Urasawa Will Attend Talk Event in Los Angeles
Artist collapses at Comiket and dies

Live-Action Anime news:

Live-Action Death Note Used Real Train Accident Footage Without Permission
Awesome live-action One Piece video shows Luffy and gang could still look cool in real life
   ∟One Piece Goes Live-Action for Indeed Ad Campaign
Gridman Actor’s Restaurant Bombarded With Prank Calls
MelonBooks Bans All Gridman Doujinshi
   ∟Comiket 95 Doujinshi Already Being Resold Online
Ashita no Joe Meets Macbeth in Upcoming NYC Stage Play

Streaming news:

Crunchyroll Streams The Case Files of Lord El-Melloi II Anime
Crunchyroll to Stream Konosuba Anime Dubbed in English, Spanish, Portuguese
   Konosuba Anime’s English Dub Cast Revealed
Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!, Seven Deadly Sins Films Stream on Netflix
Netflix to Debut 2nd Half of Baki Anime Outside of Japan on March 19
Virtual YouTuber Concert Canceled 20 Minutes Before Debut
Indie Zombie Flick One Cut of the Dead Gets Bootlegged to Amazon Prime
Was Anne of Green Gables Dubbed Into English?

Theater Release news:

Dragon Ball Super: Broly Film is 1st Anime to Screen in IMAX in U.S.
Fathom Events to Screen Gundam NT Anime in U.S. Theaters With English Dub
Japan Box Office: Dragon Ball Super: Broly Earns Massive 3.3 Billion Yen in 24 Days
My Hero Academia: Two Heroes Tops 2018 Anime Film Box Office Ranking
Sonic Movie Roasted At Golden Globes
Dragon Ball Super: Broly – January 16
Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission – January 30
A Silent Voice – January 2019
Modest Heroes – January 2019
Sonic the Hedgehog – November 8 (2019)

Series news:

Nekopara Visual Novel Gets TV Anime
Miru Tights Web Anime Announced for Next Summer
Final Fantasy XV’s Ardyn Anime Set for February and Teased in Promo
Shinji VA Megumi Ogata Says Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 is in Progress
New Made in Abyss: Fukaki Tamashii no Reimei Anime Film Revealed with Teaser Visual
#RedrawReigen is BACK, and the World is Just a Little Brighter for It
Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Returns in Smartphone Spinoff
Full Metal Panic! Author’s Cop Craft Novel Gets TV Anime in 2019
Cat’s Eye trio shows up in new City Hunter
Into the Spider-Verse Producer Promises Tokusatsu Version in Potential Sequel
Maid Dragon Manga To Get Lucoa Spin-Off
Detective Conan Manga Takes 4-Week Hiatus
New Gag Manga Dives into the World of Fortnite
High School Romance Gets Artsy in Adolescence Renaissance! David-kun
Japan Outlaws Console Modding, Game Save Editors
Pokémon GO Pulled in Almost $800 Million in 2018 Alone
Panty Party Soon Arriving Onto Nintendo Switch
Square Enix President Yosuke Matsuda Wants Aggressive Expansion

Release news:

Sentai Filmworks Licenses BanG Dream! 2nd Season Anime
KyoAni’s Liz and the Blue Bird Anime Film Hits Blu-ray on March 5
– Right Stuf

Random Merch news:

Real-world Final Fantasy wedding ceremony/reception plan to be offered in Japan
SSSS.GRIDMAN Girls Stay Cute in Limited-Edition Goods
You Can Sport an SSSS.Gridman Backpack of Your Very Own
New Textbook Series Makes Hatsune Miku Your Study Buddy
Initial D Creator’s MF Ghost Inspires Limited Edition Hachiroku
Kanan Joins Love Live! Sunshine!! Blu-ray Jacket Ver. Figure Collection
Take Your Darling to the New Urusei Yatsura Café
Make Your Cat Hate You Forever with Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball Pet Costumes
One Piece announces Tony Tony Chopper bridal rings, DIY jewelry service
See One Piece’s Chopper as Imagined by Tokyo 2020 Olympics Mascot Designer
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Rimuru Cushions Give You a Peaceful Easy Feeling
Japan’s masturbatory aid chocolates help you tell him “We’re just friends” this Valentine’s Day

Misc news:

2018 In Memoriam
UK Will Soon Require ID For Porn Site Access
Chinese Schools Equipping Uniforms With Tracking Devices
Company known for Pokémon cards and toys under fire for tweet about visiting Yasukuni Shrine
The Horrifying Moment When VTuber Kizuna Ai Drowned
Pokémon asks viewers how many friends and lovers they have captured
Pokémon anime TV episode will not air in U.S., blackface concerns assumed to be reason why
Anime News Network “Supporting Cult” With Paid Movie Ad
Tokyo Hotel Offers Readers a Quiet Escape with 5,000 Manga Volumes
Gridman Anime Comparisons Quite Uncanny
13-Year-Old Kills Parents Over Net Cafe Cash