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Homeward Bund

by Zac Bertschy & Justin Sevakis,

ANNCast Episode 030 - Homeward Bund

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What a week for news! We start the show off this week, however, talking about a couple of prestige releases for smart people: GoGo Monster, Viz's latest hoity-toity manga release (and the first time we've actually discussed a manga on the show) turns out to be a non-starter, although The Diary of Tortov Roddle, which is available over on Crunchyroll, was pretty good. Then Justin gets into the whole mess going down at Media Blasters and reminds you to run out and snap up the Media Blasters catalog titles you never got around to buying because they might not be around much longer.

Then it's time to dump gasoline on the controversy fire that is Funimation's license of Dance in the Vampire Bund with Anime World Order co-hosts Daryl Surat and Gerald Rathkolb, the former being ANNCast's first repeat guest! We talk about the oh-so-controversial edits that were going to be made to the DVD version of the show (although now potentially will not happen) and then talk about all the fanboy ragin' that happened as a result. We also talk about whether or not anime really has changed as a medium over the last 10 years, Daryl's wholesale rejection of "ironic enjoyment" and then it's Twitter time as usual. We're all just having so much fun!!

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NSFW Language Warning: By popular demand, there is much more swearing than usual in this episode.

ANNCast Episode 30 Breakdown

00:20 Host introductions, GoGo Monster is not very good

04:05 The Diary of Tortov Roddle

06:25 The trouble goin' down at Media Blasters and a brief list of their catalog titles you may want to snap up

12:00 Break time!

12:15 Daryl and Gerald join us and we talk about the oh-so-controversial Dance in the Vampire Bund

17:20 If you don't vehemently and publicly defend someone else's fetishes, you're the bad guy

20:10 Daryl's contention that the moe crowd is being served just fine while other fans are being left behind

26:10 Anime World Order's decade in review shows and whether or not things really have changed much

28:30 Is there some secret horde of B-level 90s TV anime that we didn't get here?

34:10 The upcoming anime season and its relative non-moe-ness

36:40 What Daryl & Gerald have been watching lately

38:40 Daryl's rejection of "ironic enjoyment" and how disappointing blockbusters have killed passion and excitement for film

50:00 Twitter time! The state of anime podcasting, future trends in the anime market, the terrible 2009 Oscars ceremony, anime conventions and their role in promoting anime (or lack thereof) and much much more!

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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