Tamers was good, right? So the movies based off of Tamers are going to be good too, right? Tom, Buggy, Chris, and Maddy quickly realize that no, that’s not quite true as they discuss the Okinawa Board of Tourism, Minami’s Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day, half-vanished dubs, and daddy issues. Read More
For better or worse, Crunchyroll is perhaps the biggest face of anime fandom in the English-speaking world. They currently have the largest catalogue of streaming anime, they provide news articles and blog features, and they have a heavy social media presence, to the point you could argue it’s much too heavy. They have their detractors, sure, but they’re unarguably one of the biggest players in the game. So when they announced they’d be holding their own convention, it was a logical step that plenty of people were excited about. But as I look through the guests they’ve announced to this point (the morning of August 8th), I’m worried that it’s going to be, as the title of this post implies, a fucking shitshow. Read More
The Fate franchise is a fantastic and exciting one that I absolutely love. On paper, that is. In practice, it’s something I think I’d really be into, but it’s tied up in a whole bunch of convoluted bullshit that I’ve approached the wrong way, dipping my toes into only enough pools to gain a vague, incorrect understanding of what’s going on. Read More
Buggy and Chris are joined by Mari, AKA OtapleOneHalf, to learn about the comprehensive history of the magical girl genre, from majoko to Madoka Madoka and beyond, in the process discussing a variety of things including Super Sentai, vagina glomps, Miraculous Ladybug, and a surprising amount of Gainax and Trigger. Read More
Hero kenzan! Hero kenzan! Hero kenzan! The hero appears, bringing you a new episode of MeganeToast straight from Planet Ping Pong! In this episode, Chris and Buggy break down one of their favorite anime: Ping Pong the Animation Read More
Boy, piracy sure has been a hot topic in the anime community lately, hasn’t it? Hulu has removed their free subscription option and removed much of the anime from their back catalogue. Anime Strike’s double paywall and inaccessibility in regions outside of America causes controversy. Many people were forced to actually confront Netflix’s model of only releasing airing anime after the series has finished when they got the rights to the highly anticipated Little Witch Academia. Crunchyroll came under fire for quietly lowering the video quality on much of their back catalogue. And most recently, the most well-known and popular anime torrent site has shut down. So the conversation has become incredibly relevant again. Which of course means it’s time for me to weigh in.
Short answer? I’m not anti-piracy. Read More
A number of years ago, a Japanese girl named Yurika Kino (currently a 19-year-old student living and working in Tokyo) spent part of the summer with our family as part of an international exchange program. She visited our family again recently, and when we got the chance to reconnect, I found out she’s a fan of anime. I decided this would be a good opportunity to interview an actual Japanese anime fan, since there isn’t much opportunity for the English speaking fandom to directly interact with Japanese fandom. I figured my listeners might have some questions they’d be interested in hearing the answers to, so I’m putting up a post for you to submit questions to be asked in an upcoming episode of Third Seat by the Window. Just leave a comment if you have a question you’d like asked, or if you’d prefer to ask more privately, shoot a message to my gmail at daladybugman.
Update: The recording date has been set for June 27th, so get any questions in before then!
Buggy, Tom, Chris, and Maddy finish up Tamers by asking the hard-hitting questions, like “how does one get drunk on milkshakes?” and “why does Ryo even exist?” Tom finally reveals the theory he’s been teasing since episode 1, and Chris reads a very NSFW creepypasta. Read More
The Subtle Doctor joins Buggy and Chris to talk about critical analysis in the anime fandom, how to get into it, and where it’s succeeding and failing. Read More