by Zac Bertschy & Justin Sevakis,
ANNCast Episode 042 - Totally Boss
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Starting out this week we've got brand spankin' new associate editor Gia Manry joining us for the top of the show! We talk a little about her history and then dive in to what everyone's been watching, including X, My Bride is a Mermaid, Durarara! and more. Then we get right into the bludgeoning awkwardness that is New Voice Productions. It's a doozy!
Then for the first time in 42 episodes, Anime News Network's editor-in-chief Christopher Macdonald joins us all the way from Shibuya, Tokyo, to talk about all the new stuff that ANN is going to debut this year, including a ton of new video, a casual news feed and a bunch of other stuff. We also discuss his summertime world tour and his penchant for driving a really expensive car in a circle really really fast! Then it's Twitter time! Get ready to lose your minds!!
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NSFW Language Warning: We swear a little bit. Nothing to get your pants in a bunch over.
ANNCast Episode 42 Breakdown
00:20 Host introductions, Gia Manry chimin' in
02:50 What we've been watching lately; Area 88, My Bride is a Mermaid, etceterarara!
19:10 The incredibly awkward and uncomfortable story behind New Voice Productions
30:24 Christopher Macdonald introduction and his history with ANN
36:00 The new "casual" news feed and Gia's role with that
44:30 The whole video initiative, how it started and what it's slowly become
51:00 Original video productions: worth it or not?
58:48 Other stuff Chris wants to do for ANN if he had extra time, which he does not
01:02:30 Japan Expo, France's gigantic anime convention. Sacre bleu!
01:08:20 Chris's other major hobby, racing!
01:10:35 Twitter time! Well, not a whole lot of Twitter time. But some!
And that's it! See you next week!
Special thanks to Phillip Harrington for designing and creating the ANNCast logo.
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