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We’re graced by a dangerous duo of mecha/mahjong enthusiasts this time around: Dave Cabrera (@Sasuraiger) and Carl (@SDShamshel) join us for a convention report of Otakon 2022 which was held in Washington D.C.
We were initially going to jump directly into the con report, but wouldn’t you know it 24 hours prior to the recording it was revealed that Sony’s monopoly of the anime industry continues to grow, as Crunchyroll has acquired Right Stuf Anime. What does this acquisition mean for anime fandom in the US? We don’t know. Are we still going to be sponsored by Right Stuf now that they are under the Sony umbrella? That we also don’t know; note there’s no promo this time around since well, who do we even invoice now? For now, the only thing we DO know is that all merchandise previously classified as “erotica” has been de-listed, to now be sold on another site…which doesn’t yet exist. It’s possible that future episodes will be sponsored by Right Stuf once more, but now is probably a good time for us to start setting up that Discord and pushing some more Patreon incentives, huh?
Convention Report: Otakon 2022 (22:54 – 2:09:37)
The downside of going to conventions is that you don’t REALLY get to see people a lot, especially not in this COVID era (yes, contrary to what you see on TV, COVID is still very much a dangerous thing) which leaves us personally still gun shy about going to room parties and group dinners and what have you. If you see someone, it’s often in passing while they’re on the way to attending one thing and you’re on the way to attending another. On the bright side, it does enable us to expand our coverage of the convention, as Dave, Carl, and ourselves each went and saw a variety of things. There were, of course, multiple instances where all of us were present for the same event or guest, so all of us can weigh in on our thoughts.
There are also things we totally forgot to talk about at all which happened over the weekend, but that’s what the pictures are for:
For those of you who attended Otakon 2022, here’s a list of the titles shown during our panels. We did say we’d put this up so you wouldn’t have to write everything down, didn’t we? If you liked what you heard, we’ve done plenty of anime reviews, so take a look at our Review Index and read Otaku USA Magazine.
Thirty Years Ago: Anime in 1992
Yu Yu Hakusho
Giant Robo: The Day the Earth Stood Still
Tetsujin 28 Go FX
Tenchi Muyo! (Ryo-Oh-Ki)
Video Girl Ai
Fatal Fury: Legend of the Hungry Wolf
Flower Witch Mary Bell
All-Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku
Lupin the Third: From Siberia With Love
Genesis Survivor Gaiarth
Macross II -Lovers Again-
Ushio and Tora
Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Golden Wings
Green Legend Ran
Ranma 1/2 Movie 2: Bring Back the Brides aka Nihao My Concubine
Spirit of Wonder: Miss China’s Ring