Episode 87 – The Fate of the Industry and the Sale of the Century! (Season 7 Finale)

Episode 87 - The Fate of the Industry and the Sale of the Century! (Season 7 Finale)

2020 just couldn’t end without one more major bombshell announcement, now, could it? After weeks and weeks of rumor-milling and speculation, it finally happened: the sale of Crunchyroll to Sony and Funimation, in an effort to start curbing off the massive debt building up within the big blue Death Star known as AT&T, will cause a seismic shift in the anime industry across the globe, but what will that exactly entail? Nobody really knows right now. It will be a long process from transaction to finalization, and all we can do it sit back and keep tabs of the transition, as it happens, as we head into the new year with – hopefully – a better year in sight. But it’s not all doom and gloom here, as we have some rather *interesting* Netflix shows coming down the pipeline, some big moves coming in for the new hotness that is Chainsaw Man, and a pretty meaty Discotek Day event to recap – complete with why a certain show’s lost English dub MUST be found and preserved. For the good of humanity.

Thanks for listening to this silly dog-and-pony anime podcast throughout this rather tough year. Let’s work together to make 2021 better for everyone.

8:17 – WarnerMedia/AT&T sells Crunchyroll to Sony and Funimation
39:55 – something about Broly sounds a little different now
47:00 – big things happening for Chainsaw Man
56:26 – Disney has a Star Wars anime project coming in 2021
1:01:14 – Netflix is getting weird with their live-action projects (Winx, Sonic, YYH)
1:10:20 – Kuroko’s Basketball hits Netflix on January 15
1:13:44 – Toonami schedule updates for December
1:19:26 – Mamoru Hosoda’s latest film announced
1:21:14 – Kotonoha from School Days is becoming a V-Tuber
1:23:38 – Earwig and the Witch preliminary dub cast revealed
1:28:30 – The Legend of Hei film acquired by Shout Factory
1:31:50 – sidebar: disappointment in CD Projekt Red
1:34:00 – On-Gaku: Our Sound Blu-ray available in March
1:35:10 – Attack on Titan S2 vinyl available in February
1:36:52 – Happy-Go-Lucky Days now on HiDive
1:38:01 – Sentai March home video releases
1:48:35 – Viz February home video releases
1:51:12 – Funimation March home video releases
2:00:56 – Discotek Day panel announcements

additional audio from:
Last Week Tonight
Dragonball Super: Broly
“Every Night” – To Live & Die in L.A.
Grimm’s Fairy Tale Classics
Project A-ko
Ninja Robots
Lupin the 3rd

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