Extra Value Gombos Meal

by Zac Bertschy & Justin Sevakis,

ANNCast Episode 053 - Extra Value Gombos Meal

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Justin finally returns to ANNCast this week along with ANN CEO Christopher MacDonald to talk about the big white simulcasting elephant in the room, how that's going, what the technical difficulties are and some of the upcoming aesthetic changes to Anime News Network's frontpage. Then we talk a little bit about how the show's gonna change a little in light of all this (expect to see a revolving parade of cohosts!) and then we're on to the guest.

Joining us this week is Director of Licensing Asia for Dark Horse, Michael Gombos. Michael enlightens us to Dark Horse's licensing strategies, what titles are doing well, his newest licenses (the latest works from Kouta Hirano and Yasuhiro Nightow), how the manga industry is doing right now, and a whole bunch of other stuff, including all those live-action Hollywood adaptations of Dark Horse manga we heard about last year. Then it's Twitter time! Are you ready to party??

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NSFW Language Warning: This one's pretty clean!

ANNCast Episode 53 Breakdown

00:20 Justin Sevakis and Christopher MacDonald on the changes coming to ANN and the upcoming simulcasts

24:10 Michael Gombos introduction and his role at Dark Horse

29:50 Dark Horse's hankerin' for seinen

33:10 All about Dark Horse's new licenses at NYAF

40:40 Berserk isn't really only halfway over is it because come on

44:30 Tenjo Tenge has been license-rescued, just not by Dark Horse

54:00 Twitter time! World Embryo, Kazuo Koike, Reiko the Zombie Shop, Akira and a whole lot more!

And that's it! See you next week!

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