Episode 134 – The Grand AX Return! (Part 2)

Episode 134 - The Grand AX Return! (Part 2)

NOTE: This show was recorded before news of the passings of Kazuki Takahashi and Shinzo Abe.

After three years since its last in-person event, Anime Expo had its grand return on the big stage, and to the surprise of few it’s still as imperfect as ever with how the event is actually run and managed. Especially since it’s in Los Angeles in JULY. Nevertheless, this means another extended deep dive at the happenings, goings-on, and announcements from AX 2022, of which there were quite a few that were, to sum up, BIG. In the second half of this two-part episode, days 2 and 3 (and even 4) of Anime Expo are discussed, including panels for two big upcoming series (and Bleach, too), why Tokyopop should always be avoided at all costs, some amusing anecdotes from Dark Horse, even MORE Macross coming soon, and the moment where everyone lost their minds – yeah, THAT moment.

(Further reading: https://www.animeherald.com/2021/03/09/the-fine-print-lessons-learned-from-tokyopops-original-english-manga-empire/)

start-1:09:13 – AX Day 2
start – DENPA Books, Seven Seas
14:40 – Viz
17:38 – Rightstuf/Nozomi (w/MORE MACROSS)
22:45 – TRIGGER
33:27 – Tokyopop
42:44 – BLEACH
47:38 – Trigun Stampede
57:14 – Eleven Arts
59:46 – Sentai/HIDIVE
1:09:13-1:31:22 – AX Day 3
1:09:13 – Dark Horse
1:14:18 – Crunchyroll
1:28:25 – Aniplex of America
1:31:22-end – AX Day 4
1:31:22 – Azuki
1:33:21 – Chainsaw Man
1:36:56 – laughing at Harmony Gold and closing thoughts

Additional audio from:
The Offspring – “Intermission”
Fire Bomber – “Seventh Moon”

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