ANNCast Hey, man, there's a Beveridge here!
by Zac Bertschy & Justin Sevakis, Dec 17th 2009
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 AnimeonDVD.com's Chris Beveridge shows up and fills us in on his history in the industry, his site's switchover to Mania.com, 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 AnimeonDVD.com community's influence on licensing
25:49 The switch over to Mania.com
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 AnimeonDVD.com 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 Mania.com, 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 zac@animenewsnetwork dot com!
Special thanks to Phillip Harrington for designing and creating the ANNCast logo.
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