Topics of discussion

Opening discussions:

– Answer #OCAPodcast questions
Premier Fan tickets available yet?
Apparently, Chi Chi is slang for breasts in Japanese…
According to a reliable source, Sound Euphonium does not have a dub!
Shawne Kleckner wants to do another Kickstarter?

– Legend of the Galactic Heroes
   ∟Exhibit A: The Physical Product
– No shirkwrap to protect the case during transit
– Serial numbers seemingly not shipped sequentially
– Coins and plaque floating around loose in the box
– Quality of materials seems to be less than normal premium editions
   Exhibit B: The Actual Disc Contents
– 1080i upscale of DVD release masters
– Uses reanimated scenes instead of originals used in Laserdisc and VHS releases
– Subtitle track is missing important on-screen text
– Movies are also upscales instead of HD transfers

Kickstarter/Crowd Funding news:

Be A Part Of The Grisaia: Phantom Trigger Anime Launch!
ISLAND Kickstarter Aims to Fund Physical Copies of Game and Anime

Convention news:

Kenichi Sonoda to Attend Anime Central for Bean Bandit Episode 0 Premiere

Live-Action Anime news:

Live-Action Gintama 2 Show’s 1st Episode Gets 4 Million Views in 1st Week

Streaming news:

Funimation Offers Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Anime for Digital Purchase
Forest of Piano, Last Hope Anime to Premiere on Netflix in September
Netflix Premieres The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments Anime in October
VRV now has 90s Nick Toons
CR Originals and the HTML5 Player
   Digi Bro’s video on Crunchyroll
   AT&T’s Ellation Launches Studios in Burbank and Tokyo to Produce Crunchyroll Originals

Theater Release news:

Liz and the Blue Bird – November 9
The Laws of the Universe: Part 1 – October 12
Penguin Highway
Laughing Under the Clouds
‘Night is Short, Walk on Girl’ Earns $350,000 at Box Office (Fireworks earned $522,600)
Sword Art Online: Alicization – September 15
Haikyu!! The Movie: Battle of Concepts – September 19, 22, 23
Mirai – November 30

Series news:

Animation Studio drop Prepares to File for Bankruptcy
   ∟drop ANN listing
Chibi Maruko-chan Manga Author Momoko Sakura Passes Away at 53
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. New Anime will be Its Final Chapter
Psycho-Pass Movies Coming?
Ashly Burch leaves Steins;Gate 0 Simuldub
Black Clover Anime to Continue Beyond Episode 51
   Black Clover Season One Home Video Release Schedule
Goku Voice Actress Masako Nozawa Reveals Catchphrase in Dragon Ball Anime Started as Ad Lib
   ∟Dragon Ball: Yo! The Return of Son Goku and Friends!! (ONA)
Auditions Now Open for Fist of the North Star VTuber
HANEBADO! and Baki Face off in Twitter Collaboration
ICv2 Interview: Ed Chavez on DENPA
Shōjo Manga Predicted 2018’s Japanese High School Baseball Championship 34 Years Ago
Hunter x Hunter Manga Returns From 5-Month Hiatus on September 22
Hiroki Yagami’s Basketball Manga DEAR BOYS to Return with “ACT 4” in October
Roundup of Newly Revealed Print Counts for Manga, Light Novel Series (July-August)
Adult Game Developer Mink Shuts Down
Streets of Rage 4 is in the Works and It Already Looks Awesome
Samurai and Demons Clash Again When Onimusha: Warlords Returns

Release news:

No more slipcovers from Funimation?
Invincible Super Man Zanbot 3 Gets Japanese Bluray Release
BLEND-S Blu-ray
– Right Stuf

Random Merch news:

New Lupin III Digital Art Book Brings Line Art to Life
Go Nagai Presents the New Commemorative Devilman Car
Tiger Lab Vinyl’s Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust Release Up for Pre-Order
GeGeGe no Kitaro Launches New Clothing Brand for Older Fans
New Zegapain T-Shirt Design Carries a Hidden Message
Fight Evil by Moonlight with Sailor Moon Jammies and Duvet
Flaunt Old-School Gainax Style with Honneamise and Gunbuster Gear
Vespa Brings Legendary FLCL Scooter to Life for Exhibition
New Fate/GO Frankenstein Figure Is Ready for the Beach
Original Mechanic Designer Supervises BANDAI SPIRITS’ METAL BUILD Evangelion Unit-01
Horror Bishoujo Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth Pinhead Figure

Misc news:

Conan O’Brien Heads to Japan to Claim His Detective Conan Royalties
Swiss officials confiscate otaku’s 66-pound doujin haul
Could Patreon Be “Better For The Industry” Than Crunchyroll?
Russian State Media Accuses Anime of Promoting Child Suicide

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