ANNCast Viewers Like You Episode IV: A View Hope
by Zac Bertschy and Justin Sevakis, Aug 6th 2010
ANNCast Episode 045 - Viewers Like You Episode IV: A View Hope
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It's a big ol' call-out show this week after our one-week hiatus! Right up top ANN associate editor Gia Manry shows up and schools us about her experiences at Otakon 2010, but first we get into a few things we've been watchin', mostly the Hetalia Axis Powers dub and Welcome to the Space Show. Oh, and Justin and I saw Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World last week and we just loved to pieces, we did!
Then it's call-out as usual; first we talk to Aaron about the fading collector mentality among anime fans, then Tom joins us to chat about how all this excessive fanservice is killing anime as we know it (okay, maybe not killing, but perhaps choking), and then relatively-newly-minted ANN critic and debutante of D2Brigade joins us to talk about her various anime critiquin' gigs. It's a good time! You know you want it!
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NSFW Language Warning: Some curse words are uttered, for sure, but not too many!
ANNCast Episode 45 Breakdown
00:20 Host introductions, what we've been watching, plus Scott Pilgrim
23:30 Chilling Tales of Otakon with Gia Manry
34:30 Aaron joins us to talk about the slowly fading collector's mentality (IE why people don't have huge physical media libraries anymore)
50:25 Tom pops in to lament the overwhelming amount of distracting fanservice that seems to be poisoning today's anime
1:07:30 Our final guest, billionaire international diamond thief and humble Kentuckian anime critic Hope Chapman drops by to talk about all the stuff anime critics love to talk about (warning: review theory herein!)
And that's it! See you next week!
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