Animecast Question Thread

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Re: Animecast Question Thread

Postby Owen Gray » Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:13 am

also, I'm not saying I'm in the right. I apologize for acting like a jerk. acting that way wasn't the best way to introduce myself to this forum. I want to get along with everyone even if I don't seem like it.

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Re: Animecast Question Thread

Postby Eira » Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:48 am

I’m not trying to argue with you and I haven’t even freaked out, I was just saying that you got really rude and so I decided to point out why I don’t like the persona games, I never tried to belittle you or do anything mean or rude to you, I never even said anything bad about you for the first few posts about this. I was just saying I don’t like the games, I never said anything bad to you, or to the persona fans. YOU made it be about me and YOU made it be about a toxic fanbase. Maybe you misunderstood and thought I was saying that the persona games are objectively bad, but if you look at my signature it says that I belive objectivity doesn’t exist and everything I say is in relation to me. It’s fine if you like them, you got too defensive before I said anything about you, I guess that was just a reaction based on the past interactions with other people, nothing like that would happen here. I don’t belittle others, I just said why I don’t like the games, and I keep repeating myself cause I want it to be clear.

Also I don’t need to Chris to jump in to defend me tbh, I was just saying that if you talk to people who know me they’ll tell you I’m really not a pretentious person and since you like OS you probs have respect for Chris so you’d trust what he said, besides I know he won’t jump to my defence anyway cause as I said, he doesn’t like telling other members that they were wrong about something, he’s a nice guy. I just really don’t like people saying things about me that aren’t true.

Also I love discussion on here, I like talking about my opinion on things with others and finding out their opinion on those same things, it’s okay if we disagree and tbh I didn’t really see this as much of an argument, you keep overeating to what can just be a healthy conversation about why you like persona and why I like SMT. You made it about me by calling me pretentious and made it about the fanbase by calling them toxic, I didn’t want to bring anything like that into the talk. I talked about why I like SMT over persona but you haven’t did anything about the SMT games or Perosna games. Just about you, me, and the fanbase.

I just wanted a discussion, but I think at this points it’s best to leave this behind us. Also you asked if I was an accepting person and I can tell you I am, like I said, I’m not discrediting you or anything, I just don’t like the persona games, you’re still welcome to come here and praise them if you like, just don’t make it about me or the SMT fanbase again. And I’m nice the guy who only watches dubs, and if that isn’t being accepting then I don’t know what is, haha!

Last thing, feel free to go and make an introduction post in the introduction section, I’m sure people would like to say welcome and give you questions to answer. It’d be a good way to get started and meet all the active people, there’s not many of us so it shouldn’t be too hard to remember all our names. As far as how I act on the forums goes, I tend to like to ignore any bast disagreement or arguments, sometimes things get heated but there’s no point in us hating each other, so if your willing to put this behind us and treat each conversation as it’s own seperate conversation, then that’s what I’ll be doing too. I like to just kept it all seperate cause there’s not many active people, no point hating.
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Re: Animecast Question Thread

Postby Owen Gray » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:45 am

Eira wrote:I’m not trying to argue with you and I haven’t even freaked out, I was just saying that you got really rude and so I decided to point out why I don’t like the persona games, I never tried to belittle you or do anything mean or rude to you, I never even said anything bad about you for the first few posts about this. I was just saying I don’t like the games, I never said anything bad to you, or to the persona fans. YOU made it be about me and YOU made it be about a toxic fanbase. Maybe you misunderstood and thought I was saying that the persona games are objectively bad, but if you look at my signature it says that I belive objectivity doesn’t exist and everything I say is in relation to me. It’s fine if you like them, you got too defensive before I said anything about you, I guess that was just a reaction based on the past interactions with other people, nothing like that would happen here. I don’t belittle others, I just said why I don’t like the games, and I keep repeating myself cause I want it to be clear.

Also I don’t need to Chris to jump in to defend me tbh, I was just saying that if you talk to people who know me they’ll tell you I’m really not a pretentious person and since you like OS you probs have respect for Chris so you’d trust what he said, besides I know he won’t jump to my defence anyway cause as I said, he doesn’t like telling other members that they were wrong about something, he’s a nice guy. I just really don’t like people saying things about me that aren’t true.

Also I love discussion on here, I like talking about my opinion on things with others and finding out their opinion on those same things, it’s okay if we disagree and tbh I didn’t really see this as much of an argument, you keep overeating to what can just be a healthy conversation about why you like persona and why I like SMT. You made it about me by calling me pretentious and made it about the fanbase by calling them toxic, I didn’t want to bring anything like that into the talk. I talked about why I like SMT over persona but you haven’t did anything about the SMT games or Perosna games. Just about you, me, and the fanbase.

I just wanted a discussion, but I think at this points it’s best to leave this behind us. Also you asked if I was an accepting person and I can tell you I am, like I said, I’m not discrediting you or anything, I just don’t like the persona games, you’re still welcome to come here and praise them if you like, just don’t make it about me or the SMT fanbase again. And I’m nice the guy who only watches dubs, and if that isn’t being accepting then I don’t know what is, haha!

Last thing, feel free to go and make an introduction post in the introduction section, I’m sure people would like to say welcome and give you questions to answer. It’d be a good way to get started and meet all the active people, there’s not many of us so it shouldn’t be too hard to remember all our names. As far as how I act on the forums goes, I tend to like to ignore any bast disagreement or arguments, sometimes things get heated but there’s no point in us hating each other, so if your willing to put this behind us and treat each conversation as it’s own seperate conversation, then that’s what I’ll be doing too. I like to just kept it all seperate cause there’s not many active people, no point hating.

aight then lets leave it behind us. I'm not in the mood to type a bunch since its really early, but thanks for being willing to forget about it. I don't really care about SMT or persona I'm just used to being defensive because everywhere else on the internet is an absolute hell hole of toxic people so I just assumed you were one of them. I can see that your not and I'm in the wrong here so sorry.

Like Chris and Andrew said its hard to tell what people are actually like just by commenting to them, so I get myself in trouble a lot on the internet by judging people too early. it is funny though because pretty much every one of my internet friends I met by arguing with them about politics or something stupid. anyways I hope we can get along in the future. also, I probably should have done this over pms instead of the question thread lol.

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Re: Animecast Question Thread

Postby jar3dbftball » Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:58 pm

Hello Andrew & Chris. I would like to ask you guys a couple questions that I hope will have some good discussion.

First Question:
What are some anime shows/movies (old or current) that you think are really good that have failed to receive the recognition that they deserve?

Second Question:
You have only 3 picks each. If you could choose any anime that is not finished and have it receive an ending, what shows would you pick? How would you end these series?

P.S. This is not part of the questions, but I would like to make a request for a podcast episode. Could you do a podcast on best anime movies including titles such as Your Name, Koe no Katachi, I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, etc. Possibly including spoiler content on these movies. (Please don't include any Ghibli movies since you have already discussed them a lot in earlier podcasts)
P.P.S. If you haven't watched the movies that I have specifically mentioned above, I highly recommend these.
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Re: Animecast Question Thread

Postby JackTWD4th » Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:56 am

Question for the hosts.

Gentlemen, I wanted to ask about licensing of anime. With many streaming services available I'm used to seeing titles exclusively landing on one platform. I recently started watching Oresuki and to my surprise this show was on Funimation, Crunchyroll and HiDive. While I appreciate the options I thought this type of release was becoming unheard of in the streaming wars. Could you explain? Was this the exception to the rule?

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Re: Animecast Question Thread

Postby Eira » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:22 am

JackTWD4th wrote:I wanted to ask about licensing of anime. With many streaming services available I'm used to seeing titles exclusively landing on one platform. I recently started watching Oresuki and to my surprise this show was on Funimation, Crunchyroll and HiDive. While I appreciate the options I thought this type of release was becoming unheard of in the streaming wars. Could you explain? Was this the exception to the rule?

I hope you don't mind me providing an answer, I'm sure andrew and chirs will talk about it anyway but I'd like to put in what I know.

First of all there are many ways a show can become exclusive to a platform. First of all is the buyout, where you give enough money to the show in exchange for them not letting anyone else get the rights, but tbh this is pretty rare.

second is if the platform is some kind of producer, Amazon, Netflix and Crunchyroll do this often. Where they'll help produce and fund a project and it wouldn't of been made without them. Devil Man Crybaby was like this for netflix and for chrunchyroll Yuru Camp was actually produced and funded by them, as well as Space Patrol Luluco and A Place Further than the Universe, plus many others, so those are exclusive to them cause they wouldn't exist without them.

This also usually results in these shows getting some extra treatment for western audiences. Like how even the credits that are integrated into the background and do interesting things in the Yuru Camp opening are in english on cruchyroll, which meant they would of had to of been remade at the animation level that way.

Third way is simply that no one else actually get's the streaming rights, which happens more often then you'd think. Sometimes It's not in a sites best interest to spend the money for a streaming licences if they don't think it'll be successful.

Plus I don't think shows being on multiple sites is as rare as you think. Being on all three of those isn't super common but being on two of them isn't that rare. And even in Australia cruchyroll is usually able to get Australian streaming rights for most shows despite animelab (An Australian and new Zealand only site) having most shows aswell.
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Re: Animecast Question Thread

Postby Dynames » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:10 pm

Some of my favorite original anime (Eureka Seven, Last Exile, etc.) got sequels that were overall poorly received by fans and critics alike. Beyond long running anime original franchises such as Mobile Suit Gundam, can you recommend any series with sequels that are actually better than the original?

Not unlike how The Godfather Part 2 is often considered superior to the original.

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If you had to choose 16 anime females, and 6 anime males, plus you both as our hosts to repopulate the world, who would you choose? Dead characters may be chosen, all characters are in perfect health, and inbreeding/genetic drift are no issues, so choosing characters of the same family is fine.

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Re: Animecast Question Thread

Postby Eira » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:45 pm

A whole lot of questions for you, sorry if these have been asked before.

Andrew, what one anime Chris hasn’t seen yet, that you think he’d really like. And same question but for Chris to Andrew?

What’s an anime that you know is well made and is a ‘good’ anime. But despite all that, for some reason you just can’t personally enjoy it?

If you could pick one anime that had a different end from the source material or never got an end and give it the brotherhood or fruits basket treatment so it gets remade and this time gets a full adaptation, what would you pick?

What’s a game, manga, or light novel that doesn’t have an anime yet that you really hope gets one? And what would be your hopes for that anime, maybe a specific studio or just what kind of style you’d like it to have?

What’s some anime that you think would make an amazing cross over? Weather it’s just two shows crossing over or multiple shows like in isekai quartet, what’s some imaginary crossovers that you’d be hype for if they somehow existsed? Feel free to go crazy with this one.

What anime that doesn’t have a sequel yet do you think is most deserving of one? Also what anime do you think was made worse by getting a sequel and would of worked better if it had just ended with the first season?

Is there any anime that you once watched and really loved but after a rewatch much later in life you weren’t able to enjoy it anymore? Or vice verse, where an anime you really disliked a long time ago, you ended up loving after a rewatch?

These should be enough of a good refuel, since you answered a majority of the questions here recently. Or maybe you’ll wait another year to answer questions again.
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Re: Animecast Question Thread

Postby BlueSpark » Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:57 am

Since you recently ran out of questions, I'll add one of my own as well as revive an old format which I know for a fact you guys love 8-).

This question pertains mostly to binge-watching, which I know you don't do too much of. But I hope you'll humor me.
Say you've just finished an anime you enjoyed, and now you have to decide which series to tackle next. Are you in the camp of people looking for "more of the same," e.g. other animes with similar style and genres? Or do you prefer to mix it up and jump into a completely different genre afterwards?
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Re: Animecast Question Thread

Postby An_Awesome_Dude » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:21 pm

Hi, Hello, Greetings

Just made an account and would like to say I really love your guy's work and enjoy listening to both of your opinions and perspectives on the anime medium. Otaku Spirits is one of the few podcasts I look forward to listening each week while at work and commuting.

Anyways, onto the question. If you are not aware, there was some controversy going on with the release of Pokemon Sword and Shield (don't worry it's not a Pokemon question), particularly on the technical side regarding draw distance, culling, some glitches, reused 3D models, and other elements that fans deem jeopardize the experience and results in an inferior product. However, since user experience is completely subjective, and whether or not these issues are just nitpicks blown out of proportion or are actual technical faults, it does beg the question, where do we as fans of any medium draw the line?

Tying this into anime, whether an anime has faults in its art style, animation consistency, story telling, music/audio, etc, if other aspects outshine or make up for its drawbacks (depending on what this anime is trying to achieve), will it still be considered a bad product? When within a fandom should these faults be regarded as nitpicks or “objective” negatives? In your opinion, at what point should an anime be classified as a bad product of entertainment, if going by Chris’s words, “Anime is an entertainment medium first”.

Enjoyment is extremely subjective and each anime has the potential to offer a different experience to different people. Should we as a fandom even bother with objectivity at this point if everything about anime is so subjective?
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