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Shermanator Salvation

by Zac Bertschy & Justin Sevakis,

ANNCast Episode 036 - Shermanator Salvation

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What a show we have this week! It starts out slow - a bit about Nicholas Cage, some Dragon Ball Z Kai chat and a rare obscurity Justin found, and then it's a blowout about Hetalia - Axis Powers, which Justin and Zac can't agree on. One of us thinks it's utterly worthless, the other gives it a pass. But who is who?! Listen and find out!!

Then we have our interview with Eric Sherman, the CEO of Bang Zoom! Entertainment who recently set the online anime community ablaze by proclaiming that "anime is dead". What did he mean by that? We get to the bottom of it, and along the way talk a bit about Bang Zoom's history, their future, the future of dubs, and some other fun tidbits along the way. We also talk about the rumored ethical issues with the Nanoha and Familiar of Zero dubs, discover that the Bang Zoom offices are not entirely unlike Pankot Palace, and then it's Twitter time! Fun for everyone!

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NSFW Language Warning: Just enough swearing to get you through the day.

ANNCast Episode 36 Breakdown

00:20 Host introductions, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Dragon Ball Z Kai, Arion

08:50 Let's fight about Hetalia - Axis Powers!

16:25 Super exciting upcoming features on ANN from Jason Thompson, Brian Ruh and Mike Toole

18:10 What's the deal with Videoscan?

21:40 Break time!

22:20 Eric Sherman introduction and a quick rundown of Bang Zoom

23:55 Eric's blog post and what exactly happened there

25:50 Potential misinterpretations of what he meant by "anime is dead"

30:30 What the solutions might be

33:30 A few things about Bang Zoom's reputation

37:00 Just how did that Adventures in Voice Acting thing work out?

39:24 What Eric sees as the biggest problems in the industry and the scourge of ripped R1 DVDs

43:39 Is it at all possible to speed up dub production?

50:10 What's 2010 and 2011 gonna look like for Bang Zoom?

51:10 Some rather eye-opening statements about the health of Bandai Entertainment

52:13 Twitter time! Eric's favorite dub, their plans for dubbing Endless Eight, those pesky Nanoha and Familiar of Zero dubs, the repeated appearances of Johnny Yong Bosch and 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!

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