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Episode #0011 - Fansub Battle Royale!

A big wave of controversy hit the anime scene recently, thanks to a blog posting by Bang Zoom president Eric Sherman, basically railing against fansubbers and anime pirates for ruining the industry. Well we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to comment on this. So strap yourself in and get ready for a… controversial show!

Be sure and check the Otaku no Podcast website for full show notes, including links to the stories we discuss, as well as our picks!

Today’s Opening Music: “Northern Cross,” by May’n (2nd ending theme from the anime Macross Frontier)

Stories that we discuss:

Anime – R.I.P. Bang Zoom says anime is going to die — is it true? (response to Bang Zoom article from Japanator) Anime Die When They Are Killed (another response from Japanator) Fansub (Wikipedia article) DMCA notices BayTSP using crawlers in order to obtain ip’s from torrents and to send DMCA…. Odex’s actions against file-sharing Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Wikipedia article) ACTA treaty aims to deputize ISPs on copyrights France passes harsh anti-P2P three-strikes law (again) Digital Economy Act likely to increase households targeted for piracy Australian Government fails again on Internet Censorship ADV Fansubs Announces City Hunter 2 Pre-order Largest US Anime Distributor Goes BitTorrent Crunchyroll creates more ripples throughout anime industry Big Swoop for Crunchyroll Blockbuster Goes Bankrupt In Portugal, Blames Piracy Take-Two blames piracy for poor GTA: Chinatown Wars sales US government finally admits most piracy estimates are bogus Oops: MPAA admits college piracy numbers grossly inflated Fair Use Generates $4.7 Trillion For US Economy Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem

Leiji Matsumoto Daft Punk music video Nine Inch Nails Lays Raw Concert Footage on Fans Congress Asks NBC Why Hulu Blocked Boxee Crunchyroll app now available in Boxee The Pirate Anime FAQ JList (definitely NSFW) and JBox (SFW) PowerAnime

Our Picks:

Me – Bubblegum Crisis, HEROMAN, Angel Beats!, Air Video

Dave – Daemon, Freedom(TM)

Michelle – Daria, Hetalia Axis Powers, Sita Sings the Blues, Ursei Yatsura

DJ City/DJ Gladiator – Ikimonogakari, Blue Bird, Nostalgia, Best Hit NARUTO (w/ DVD, Limited Pressing), Sour music video


Me – Come see my panel at FanimeCon, May 28-31, 2010! (Look for “Anime Podcasting for n00bs” in the program guide – current preliminary schedule has us on Sunday at 12 noon)

Michelle – Cartoon Geeks, Cartoon Brew

Dave – Later Stars (use invite code: OTAKU)

DJ City/DJ Gladiator – TJX – The Japan Xperience

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