ANNCast
Weeaboo Weekend

by Zac Bertschy, Justin Sevakis and Bamboo Dong, Sep 11th 2009


ANNCast Episode 005 - Weeaboo Weekend

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It's magic episode number 5 for the ANNCast! This week, ANN personality Bamboo Dong joins us again for a fun sit-down where we bash Japanophiles for a good 10 minutes!

Seriously there's more to it than that, though. We start out chatting about the crazy marketing knick-knacks anime companies spent money on during the anime bubble of the early 2000s, and then get into Production I.G's latest all-CG kiddie flick Oblivion Island, with a discussion of the general quality of most Japanese CG.

After that we talk Japanophiles and the relationship between them and anime fans, and then after that it's all Twitter questions! Watch this show!

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NSFW Language Warning: When Justin, Bamboo and I get together it is not unlike a horde of swearing, angry vultures arguing over who gets to consume the final bit of Zebra carcass. Take that to mean what you will!

ANNCast Episode 005 Breakdown

00:00 ALL NEW Disclaimer!

00:18 Host introductions

1:21 A stroll down marketing memory lane via Zac's closet

5:56 Justin's Completely Heterosexual Tee-shirt

9:15 Yami Yugi vs. Pokemon vs. Gundam vs. Beckett vs. Copyright Infringement

11:27 A brief Baccano! discussion

12:12 Justin on Oblivion Island

17:47 Break time! I'M KING OF THA PIRATEZ

18:18 Break's over, time to talk about Japanophiles

24:42 Bamboo's friend's roommate eats her fishsticks with chopsticks. Also, she's white.

30:07 Twitter questions! First up: convention must-haves, why some series are still released as single discs

32:50 Remember Goku? He's back! In silk shirt form!

35:05 Any good anime documentaries out there?

38:22 The harem genre! Oh boy!

47:22 A thoughtful letter and an incredibly stupid ending to the show!

Have questions for the ANNCast crew? Tweet 'em to @ANNZac! Or check out the community forums thread about the show, or send email questions to zac@animenewsnetwork dot com!


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