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Manic Maughan-day

by Zac Bertschy & Justin Sevakis,

ANNCast Episode 039 - Manic Maughan-day

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We kick right off this week talkin' about the big Funimation news and clarifying some things (in addition to discussing an upcoming interview with Gen Fukunaga that hasn't quite been posted yet; it'll go up soon, promise!), and of course attempting to dispel all the crazy speculation out there. Then Justin talks a bit about the restored Metropolis (no, not that Rin Taro movie... well, okay, a little about that) and then Zac rages about the LOST finale and how all the comparisons to the Evangelion TV finale are bunk. Next we announce an open call for covers and creative re-interpretations of the podcast theme music, and Justin has an announcement about the new video player.

Then our guest Tim Maughan of Tim Maughan Books joins us from across the pond, all the way from Great Britain herself to clue us in about what UK fandom is like, his history as a blogger and an author and all the awesome movies he's seen at London's amazing anime film festivals. Then it's Twitter time! CHEERS MATES! BLOKES!

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

ANNCast Episode 39 Breakdown

00:18 Host introductions and this whole 'Funimation's for sale' thing

08:30 The restored Metropolis vs. that unfortunate anime

12:28 Zac vs. LOST vs. Evangelion, theme song covers and video player news

18:15 Tim Maughan joins us and introduces us to the world of UK anime fandom

21:30 Some of the awesome new theatrical anime Tim has seen

33:40 Tim's sci-fi writing and how that influences his anime fandom

39:50 Manga UK and their difficult history, UK-style tabloid sensationalism vs. US-style

45:50 How Twitter has changed the world of anime blogging

50:45 Twitter time! What UK and US anime fandom can learn from one another, geoblocking, Japanese sci-fi and 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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