ANNCast
Viewers Like You: Blood and Ecchi

by Zac Bertschy and Justin Sevakis, Mar 3rd 2011


ANNCast 068 - Viewers Like You: Blood and Ecchi

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It's been a long while since we've done a nice little call-out show, so here's one for you!

Up front we've got a short segment with Justin rejoining the show, and we chat about the Oscars and just what it is that makes crappy sci-fi anime based on light novels stand out so much.

After that we have George, who sparks a cool conversation about the license-rescue "renaissance", what's coming out from the 80s and 90s and what we'd all like to see resurrected from the past.

Up next is Rob, who really wants to talk about why shows like Ikki Tousen and Queen's Blade and whatnot seem to be roundly rejected by critics, even when they have stories that might be worth your attention. If you listen closely there's a little arguing in this one! Fun times!

Then it's all Wayne all the time as we dissect anime remakes and the apparent philosophy behind them - are they good? Bad? A benevolent force or an evil one? Do they obscure their worthwhile predecessors? Also, what the hell is up with those digest movies?

And finally Marc from Fanboyreview.net talks to us about what sort of production mistakes a company is actually responsible for. Should they replace your DVD if the cover art is off by a half-centimeter? What about a typo in the subtitles? It's all here on ANNCast!!

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NSFW Language Warning: Swearing? Sure, why not?

ANNCast Episode 68 Breakdown

00:20 Host introductions, Oscars, Light Novel Anime

10:28 George and the resurgence of vintage license rescues and what we'd like to see return from the grave

27:20 Rob and the unfairness heaped upon ecchi shows by the critical public at large and the thin line between violence and sex!

45:10 Wayne on the impact of remakes and whether or not they diminish the importance of the original! Plus: those bizarre digest movies and more.

58:25 Marc from Fanboyreview.net on exactly what a company owes you when their release is screwed up, the skeleton crews most small companies operate on nowadays and what merits a disc replacement program. Holy cow!!

And that's it! See you next time!

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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