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We begin December shorthanded. But somehow we do get in a good length episode. We talk more Cowboy Bebop a couple weeks after the live action has come out, and we’ve seen more of it. Then we have a pandemic conversation as it takes another twist, as talk a little Anime NYC and Anime North in the midst of that. Geoff talks Jojo’s on Netflix, James t…
 
While stereotypes and tropes are not bad if utilized correctly, it's still a pleasant surprise when an anime defies the typical tropes one would expect from the story. Join Gracie, Isabelle, and Agnes as they discuss the anime that have subverted their expectations in good ways and explain how it lends to the storytelling and characters. Anime Disc…
 
Nothing is better than a compelling character arc neither are there many things more important to storytelling and anime. Join Gracie, Isabelle, and Agnes as they share their favorite character developments seen in anime and break down what made these character developments so important and compelling. Anime discussed: Violet Evergarden, Yona of th…
 
Some quick analysis from Mike, Moh, and Geoff after seeing a few episodes of the Cowboy Bebop live action series on Netflix, and then compare it with their blurry memories of the anime series. And how it sets the table for future live action adaptationsKevin is just along for the ride…*Oh yeah, spoiler alerts in our talk concerning Cowboy Bebop (an…
 
In our first regular episode in more than a month, we finish off the conversation that started with the Halloween Space Heater Chat. Then since Netflix talked this week, we talked Netflix, before ending off with stuff we think you should check outMike Nicolas, James Austin, Kevin Ng, Mohamed Sharmarke, Geoff GreigVisit our website for more informat…
 
History is one of the most fascinating subjects, and it only grows more interesting thanks to the internet and increasing technology in dissecting relics left behind. Join Gracie, Isabelle, and Agnes as they leap into anime that utilizes historical elements or have direct references to history and talk about the real life stories behind the basis o…
 
Mike and Kevin wanted to at least get a second recording in October before it ended (so we saved it until the final hours). So we talked Halloween, Yomacon and Scans, EVA fashion, more Cowboy Bebop, some actual Japanese headlines, supply issues affecting manga, and things coming on to the Crave streaming service that caught Mike's attentionVisit ou…
 
Anime perfected the ominous shining reflection of glasses. Glasses characters, like characters across the world, are usually represented by nerds. However, they've also encompassed a greater variety of personalities - devious and quiet to stuck up and loud. Join Gracie, Isabelle, and Agnes as they dissect the tropes related to "megane" and provide …
 
Single parenthood is a unique experience for both the single parent and the children. In particular, society treats single parenthood vastly different in Japan than they do the nuclear family. Join Gracie, Isabelle, and Agnes as they discuss what single parenthood is like in Japan, highlight anime that shows single parenthoods, and pull in their ow…
 
Sometimes there are anime characters you just feel guilty for liking. Maybe because they're psychopath killers. Maybe because they're not quite right in the head. Or maybe it's because it's just embarrassing at how much you adore them. Join Gracie, Isabelle, and Agnes as they discuss their guilty pleasure characters and air all their embarrassing t…
 
Our token not-a-girl is back with us this week! Join Gracie, Isabelle, and Jack as they talk about their favorite slice of life anime, one of anime's most powerful genres, and explain what is it behind those anime that makes life seem so much more magical and appreciating. Anime discussed: K-ON, Laidback Camp, Tanaka-kun is Always Listless, School …
 
The Canadian Thanksgiving episode was a cornucopia of little appetizers of headlines that came together for a big meal. James and Kevin talked about NYCC and the fall season. Some streaming news concerning Demon Slayer and Lupin III, a few notable (rightful or wrongful) figures passing, the new Japanese PM and his take on the country’s soft power i…
 
Mike started off talking about venturing into someone else’s fandom (being a casual eSports watcher), and that leads to a conversation about a trio of articles that highlight the industry’s current crossroads as its fandom increases. And that leads to talk again about upcoming live actions and Hollywood Adaptations. And that leads to Kevin finally …
 
Adapting anime from another source material isn't as easy as people make it to be. With people's demands for perfect replicas of their favorite manga and/or light novels grow in the community, the ladies of Anime Trending decide it's time to discuss why adaptational changes are not bad. Join Gracie, Isabelle, and Agnes as they talk through anime wh…
 
We begin the 50th episode of 2.0 by sharing our memories on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Then with summer ending, we look back on it by revisiting some of the stories coming from there in a pretty much all bullets rewindMike Nicolas, James Austin, Kevin Ng, Geoff GreigVisit our website for more information and links:https://animeroundtable.wordpre…
 
So how do we spend the 50th recording of the Pandemic Series…well it isn’t a proper RoundtableSPOILER WARNING!! We do talk a fair amount about the plot of the movie. So if you haven’t seen it yet and don't want to be surprised…Yup we saw Shang Chi. Yup we have thoughts on it. We’ll talk about it in terms of certain plot specifics, the dynamics of t…
 
It's time once again for trope dissection! Join Gracie, Isabelle, and Agnes as they discuss the mechanics behind childhood friends and provide examples from anime that they find have utilized the trope successfully and another examples of anime that failed in utilizing it. Anime discussed: Wotakoi, Kaichou wa Maid-sama, Your Lie in April, Haikyuu!!…
 
There are anime we love, and then there are anime we hate. Join Gracie, Isabelle, and Agnes as they discuss six different anime (and a temporary mention of another one) that managed to reach the "trash" status and explain exactly what made those anime so bad that the girls absolutely hated them. Anime Discussed: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya S2…
 
James returns to the table for the first time in almost a month for a chat. So we talk video game stores, COVID, Olympics and Paralympics and scandals, Sony ruling the world, EVA ruling the world, an industry thought with Comic Con and Sentai, before finally talking about what’s presently in our queues with a thought on NHK World at the endVisit ou…
 
Anime might seem like a standardized art style, but there's a variety of different visual storytelling and aesthetics found in anime. Join Gracie, Isabelle, and Agnes as they discuss six different anime whose aesthetics were just perfect to their personal tastes as they explain why those anime stood out so much for them in their art and visual stor…
 
We quiz Geoff on last week’s Space Heater chat, which he didn’t listen to, and still passed. Then we talked about the Crunchyroll/Sony deal which had been examined by the US Department of Justice, and still passed. Moh experiments with a new gameshow idea, and Mike failed it miserably. And we acknowledge the passing of pioneer Fred LaddMike Nicolas…
 
The morally grey anime discussion continues! Join Gracie, Isabelle, and Agnes once again as they dissect 4 morally grey scenes and characters from anime, talk about why these moments are so complex, and explain where they stand in regards to these moments. Anime Discussed: Weather with You, Your Name, 91 Days, and Harmony…
 
Anime Roundtable v2.0 Space Heater Chat - August 7 2021: We’re Talking MangaMike, Moh, and Kevin decided to sit around the space heater and give their takes on what the manga industry said at their Comic Con Panel a few weeks ago. Really they tried to tie in what was said at the panel with many of the other stories and themes that have already been…
 
We talk Olympics one week in and look for more pop culture references within it. Then we talk the French in relation to Japanese Pop Culutre. In brief we talk about the head of Kadokawa and stuff he said, and GameStop and what they said about their Canadian presence. Then we encourage you on some panels to watch, convention to attend, and eBooks to…
 
Mental health is an important part of life, and it's often utilized in storylines as well! In this week's episode, Gracie, Isabelle, and Agnes talk about the anime that have displayed finesse in its handling of mental health and explain why it's so important to do so. Agnes drops a powerful f-bomb.저자 Anime Trending
 
Mike and Moh shoot the breeze and talk Olympics and some of the Japanese and Pop Cultural reference noticed as its first weekend winds down in this very tangental, unvarnished, and unedited chatCorrections: Mike gave the wrong name of CBC’s Japanese Cultural contributor, author and lawyer Mark Sakamoto. He apologizes for the error, and encouages li…
 
Comedy is a great genre that has a lot of different styles and personal tastes, and it's quite lucky that all three ladies of Anime Trending have different tastes as well! Join Gracie, Isabelle, and Agnes as they talk about what they consider the best of the comedy anime out there and explain why they think so!…
 
We begin by looking back on Anime Lockdown and the parts of it which caught our attention. Then we look back on what happened during the Anime Tube Kickstarter controversy and compare it with other companies that tried to come into the Japanese Pop Culture space. Among the items we talk about in brief, weapon plushies, Judgement, and Demon Slayer a…
 
Queer baiting and queer coding can be quite confusing, especially since the lines are quite blurred, and even more so in anime. In this week's episode, Gracie, Agnes, and Jack define the difference between the two and provide examples of anime that shows clear distinctions between queer baiting and queer coding.…
 
One of the best parts of anime is its window into Japanese culture. Join Gracie, Isabelle, and Agnes as they discuss six different anime that either taught them about Japanese culture or inspired them to research further and talk about why those cultural elements matter so much to them!저자 Anime Trending
 
This week we start to look at how the second summer convention season in pandemic times is shaping up. Then we take a brief look at Olympic promotions; the latest on Gundam, Robotech, and Evangelion on various streaming services; Rumiko Takahashi’s work habits as an anniversary comes for one of her earlier titles, Hikaru Utada, and some manga items…
 
PLEASE NOTE: This episode contains discussion of sexual assault, rape, and pedophilia The anime fandom aren't strangers to controversies. As the community continued to grow, many different opinions have formed for many of the anime, with some causing severe backlash. Join Gracie, Isabelle, and Agnes as they discuss four such anime in recent years t…
 
We wanted to do just an episode full of Bullet headlines, but it got cannonballed by a thread of Demon Slayer headlines, anchored by an article by Friend of the Show Matt Alt on the phenomenon and how it can shake things up in the future. When we finally got off the Demon Slayer train, we talked about another manga digital service, and the sex driv…
 
Some people find themselves confused between anime characters labeled as "trap" and actual transgender anime characters, so the ladies of Anime Trending have decided to take that challenge for themselves! Join Gracie, Isabelle, and Agnes as they define official terms, explain their origins, and provide anime examples on the difference between trans…
 
Girltaku returns with another trope dissection! Join Gracie, Isabelle, and Agnes as they dissect the trope of the oblivious protagonist and explores what makes up the trope and talk about how this trope either brings down certain anime while elevating others.저자 Anime Trending
 
We stick with a music theme in our Anime North hangover episode. We talk about what was on Mike’s mind a few days back with his story about Kozo Murashita and his 1983 pop classic Hatsukoi. Then try to help Mike understand Hatsune Miku. Then we quickly talk Yoko Kanno, the Kenshin movies on Netflix, and Discotek’s presentation on Twitch. Before end…
 
Mike makes a guarantee that by the end of this, he’ll make you sick of one specific song. This time he tells the story of that song, its appearance in multiple anime titles (and how it got him to watch one of them), its original artist from almost 40 years ago, and how another song he performed was in one of the most beloved anime love stories from…
 
The Knights of the Anime Roundtable made its live stream debut as part of the recent Anime North Stay at Home Edition. So in the 70 or so minutes we were given, we looked back on the legacy of the late Kentaro Miura and wonder what’s to become of his beloved title Berzerk. Then we play a full edition of Yes or No, with thoughts on Yasuke, Miyazaki,…
 
There's been an episode about yaoi/BL/shounen-ai, now it's the girls' turn! Join Gracie, Agnes, and a special guest as they dive into the history of yuri, discuss their opinions on big yuri anime, and provide their experiences on the fandom itself. There is much to learn when it comes to these genres.…
 
Anime has produced more than enough tear jerking series throughout the years. Join Gracie, Isabelle, and Agnes as they discuss the noteworthy anime series that have managed to reduce them into puddles of tears. There are spoilers discussed in this episode, and one of the girls ends up breaking into tears just talking about the anime that made her c…
 
In the final episode before the live edition at the Anime North Stay at Home Edition, we look back on last week’s Space Heater Chat by recaping TCAF and trying to explain Canadian Parliament Bill C-10 in fifteen minutes or less (big fail), then we do some bullet headlines on what Japanese want in terms of live actions, what Yen Press wants in terms…
 
One of the best parts of anime are the morally grey scenes and characters they have introduced. Join Gracie, Isabelle, and Agnes as they dissect 4 morally grey scenes and characters from anime, talk about why these moments are so complex, and explain where they stand in regards to these moments.저자 Anime Trending
 
Mike and James return in another unvarnished and unedited talk. We tried to rush this in mainly because Mike wanted to get back to watching the final of the first Overwatch League tournament of the season. But you know that’s wishful thinkingWe come back to the Sony and their backtrack on their decision to close their legacy Playstation Stores with…
 
This week, after looking back on some lingering thoughts between fan and industry convention post pandemic, we look at the latest Asian battle lines in the evolving competition between video streaming services at length. Then in brief we talk the North American Box Office, WWE getting into the anime game, J-Novel Club having a new majority owner, t…
 
The Ladies of Anime Trending take a big risk this week by choosing some of the most popular anime within the community and deeming them as "overrated". Join Gracie, Isabelle, and Agnes as they discuss why they find certain anime to be overrated and listen to them debate amongst each other as they share their dissenting opinions with each other.…
 
JP from Anime Lockdown pays the Roundtable a visit to talk at length about the future of the online convention one year later and how things have changed in that time. Then he sits in on the bullets, where we talk about company moves on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, and manga print runs in Japan during the pandemicThat’s the quick summary, of c…
 
This episode is Throwback Thursday, because the ladies of Anime Trending explore some older romance anime that they used to die over and discuss their feelings over those anime today. Join Gracie, Isabelle, and Agnes as they cringe over their teenager thirsting and talk about the romance anime they enjoy now as adults.…
 
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