ANNCast Johnston Waxes
by Zac Bertschy & Justin Sevakis, Oct 2nd 2009
ANNCast Episode 008 - Johnston Waxes
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I'm vastly too busy with the preview guide to give you extended show notes this week, but here's a quick breakdown: Justin and I chat about NYAF, Saiunkoku and the Evangelion theatrical release before former Newtype USA Executive Editor Chris "CJ" Johnston shows up and will probably blow your mind a little bit with some of the stories he has to tell about his time there, and his opinion of ADV's past practices.
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NSFW Language Warning: Not much cussin' this time but there's a little so yeah.
ANNCast Episode 008 Breakdown
00:16 Host intros
00:30 Justin goes to NYAF
3:23 The Preview Guide rears its head
4:45 Kadokawa USA shuts down
8:27 Zac's been watching Saiunkoku
11:40 Evangelion's limited theatrical release
15:13 Chris Johnston introduction
16:12 Some benign tales of working at Newtype USA
20:39 Why CJ left the magazine
21:37 Why Newtype went down in flames
23:12 Newtype USA vs. Otaku USA
27:37 Working in games vs. working in anime
29:02 CJ's got some criticisms for ADV's stalling
38:53 Twitter questions: whether or not online anime journalism can pay for the sort of talent print used to pay for, the divide between fans who want digital vs. physical media, why so many anime writers are jaded videogame journalists, shocking viewers in 2009, if a show being on Crunchyroll means it won't see a DVD release, and the worst anime-based games ever.
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