Written by Sean Russell
Season 1| Episode 1 -- State of the Anime Industry: What are the implications of simulcasting for fansubbing groups? Are dubs sustained by television? How influential is Astro Boy? Our panel tackles these questions, assesses how a single-distributor monopoly would affect the industry and the consumer, and determines how much creative influence foreign media wields over Japan.
Host: Sean Russell
Panel: J. Moretheil of Anime Diet, Evan Minto of Ani-Gamers, John-Paul Natysin of Fightbait Anime Podcast.
Introduction (0:00 – 2:50)
We’re adding a few new elements to the introduction of the show. I’m sure you noticed the slightly different theme music and the polished introduction. Personally, I think it’s a welcome change.
Music: Lapland by Ratatat
First Topic (2:50 – 14:27)
This season a handful of shows are being simulcast. What are the implications of this for fansubbing groups?
Music: Phoenix - "1901"
Second Topic (14:27 – 28:58)
If anime doesn't have a large presence on television, is there room for dubs in the market?
Cartoon Network: http://www.cartoonnetwork.com
Music: Cut Copy - "Lights and Music (Boyz Noise Remix)"
Third Topic (28:58 - 38:54)
How will the success or failure of Astro Boy the movie affect the upcoming release of anime adaptations in the near future?
Matrix: Anime Influence: http://vodpod.com/watch/28784-the-matrix-anime-influences-and-ghost-in-the-shell-comparison
Lady Snow Blood: http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/article/i_just_watched_lady_snowblood_tarantinos_kill_bill_inspiration
Break (38:54 - 39:58)
Anime Genesis: It would be nice if he had newer episodes. Either way, we are staunch supporters of Anime Genesis and look forward to having his voice on future episodes of the Anime 3000 Panel. http://www.anime-gen.com
Fourth Topic (39:58 - 52:15)
Will Funimation's partnership with VIZ have an affect on smaller anime distributors?
Original Article: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-04-06/funimation-channel-adds-viz-anime-starting-late-spring
Music: New Young Pony Club - "Ice Cream"
Fifth Topic (52:15 - 1:00:40)
Can the foreign media have an impact on Japanese art style and direction of Japanese manga and anime?
Batman Gotham Knight: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10174
Gi-Joe Sigma Six: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=5741
Mike Arias: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=52726
Closing (1:00:40 - 1:02:13)
Make sure you visit Evan Minto's website anigamers.com where you can enter their contest to Win a Copy of School Girl Milky Crisis! This is of course from Jonathan Clements, the co author of the Anime Encyclopedia.
http://www.anigamers.com | http://www.anigamers.com/2009/04/win-copy-of-schoolgirl-milky-crisis.html
Follow Mori's blog at Anime Diet where he delivers commentary about the latest in anime and manga.
You can find John-Paul every Tuesday and every other Thursday on the Fightbait Anime Podcast. Subscribe to their podcast and make sure you visit their forum.
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