Hey, man, there's a Beveridge here!

by Zac Bertschy & Justin Sevakis,

ANNCast Episode 019 - Hey, man, there's a Beveridge here!

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This week, we start off discussing the bewildering popularity of Spice and Wolf, a show that's part high school economics class and part mega-pandering moefest. Then we talk a bit about Ponyo being snubbed at the Golden Globes and the nomination process, and then just a little about James Cameron's potential Battle Angel movie.

Then's Chris Beveridge shows up and fills us in on his history in the industry, his site's switchover to, his personal review philosophy and his hentai reviewing habits. Then it's Twitter time, and all is well.

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NSFW Language Warning: Once again, not much swearing here. We really need to step it up.

ANNCast Episode 019 Breakdown

00:20 Host introductions

01:52 Spice and Wolf is really effing confounding

10:49 The Snubbing of Ponyo

17:23 Cameron's Battle Angel

21:03 Break time! Skeletor learns the true meaning of Christmas.

21:34 Chris Beveridge introduction and his history with the site

23:40 The community's influence on licensing

25:49 The switch over to

29:56 The shift to streaming anime

31:40 'tis no man! 'tis a remorseless media-consuming machine!

34:32 Chris' reviewing philosophy

38:04 The community's impact on DVD production standards

44:18 Chris's hentai habits

48:38 Twitter time! The difficulty of retaining a unique voice with so many anime sites out there, the shift over to, Bluray adoption among anime fans, the infamous "9 reasons anime is better than Western animation" article, and the screaming dub fans vs. screaming sub fans.

And that's it! See you next week.

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 [email protected] dot com!

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