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Light Novel or Crazy Ramblings - #40

Fan Service: Light Novel or Crazy Ramblings - #40

Join Gray, Yssa, Cole, Kerry, and Austin as they discuss Netflix and the Anime Industry, Ancient Magus Bride, and Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers and more this week on Fan Service!

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  • NoMindMusic FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    This video isn't working for me, I keep getting an error, other videos (including other episodes of Fan Service) are working fine, but not this one

  • IchigoY24 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    Boruto is trash don't waste your time

  • Icky427 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Icky

    2 weeks ago

    soooo keiju girls is definitely 18+

  • themightiestsack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    Their take on jojo in this way is hilarious don't stop this please 

  • FletcherJY FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    Simply having Gray explain instead of Cole made this so much more bearable. And I'm glad Gray wants to watch it properly anyways

  • kateinator FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    I can't believe they did my man Speedwagon dirty like that, not remembering his name

    • rosmaro FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      They don't use names in this segment, and anyway you don't learn his name in that episode.

  • ChrisAndrew3 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    I love how you guys are doing JOJO, I just don't want you to get a wrong impression of a great series from watching it all chopped up & it looks like you still like it. So doing part 1 like this is cool and fun for both you and audience so keep at it, just it would be cool to maybe do part to as a new anime club series after Rokka. This telephone bit is ok just so long as it doesn't ruin your view of any show, have fun guys. :D  

  • BByamete Bukkake

    3 weeks ago

    I listened to the Land of Lustrous radio show (podcast) on Nico Video and read Takahiko Kyougoku's (director) interview, and apparently, they opted out of the industry standard approach of 3DCGI anime. Director Kyougoku talked about working with 3D from the start rather than thinking in 2D principles and applying 3D to the mix. Allegedly, they used performance capture to get a more human feel to the animations and did animatics --> voice recording --> 3D approach to animating the characters. This is different than Polygon Pictures, where in Knights of Sidonia they took the voice recording first, and then animated around it. Apparently, Phosphophyllite's VA, Tomoyo Kurosawa performed so exceptionally well, that the director formed the character around the VA's interpretation of Phos. The interview is exceptionally more detailed than most of its kind and covers quite a bit of the production cycle. It's a good read for people interested in the production company BTS.


    The more I look into Japan's growing 3DCGI scene, the more I'm struck with awe by how far ahead RWBY was in term of its production. It's no wonder so many animators and creators are inspired by it.


    Interview: goo.gl/aeWnrt

    Nico Video: goo.gl/AfgLgq

  • ErinCookie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Is there a reason why they're so against using character names in Anime telephone? I watched last week and maybe I missed something where they mentioned this because the way they talked about it makes it seems like it's some sort of rule they've set for themselves, but all that's gonna do is make the rest of the cast more confused trying to remember who's who and lose all the impact of the name references. I love Jojo to bits and I'm also liking the segment, so fun to see them talking about it, but the no names thing just doesn't make any sense to me.

    • DizRupT FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 weeks ago

      Cole intentionally left out names in Cole Explains, I imagine they want to continue that trend in Anime Telephone

  • ZblasterWasTaken FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    I'm really glad that a single episode got Gray intrigued in JoJos because it drips with its unique style.. I'm waiting for someone to bring up the musical references in Anime Telephone but honestly it might get skimmed over due to the nature of the segment.

  • BryonJohnAsp FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    if you want to watch DBZ but dont have the time for the entire thing I suggest DBZA. same story just  condensed and funnier

  • crovvv FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The All-Father

    3 weeks ago

    I think people's problem with Anime Telephone is that Jojo is legitimately a good anime and Cole's explanation last week made it seem like it's fucking terrible. It was funny listening to Cole poorly explain a show like Keijo but another thing entirely to hear Jojo explained like that when it's your favorite anime. 

  • SH_Gubbins FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Cole needs to make the others watch Made in Abyss... Best anime of that season... Id love them to talk about it, maybe next anime cub?

    • BByamete Bukkake

      3 weeks ago

      They talked about it sporadically when it was airing and at RTX.

  • RavenSugara FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Streamer/Fic Writer

    3 weeks ago

    I would not be opposed to Kerry doing a Texts From Miles segment every week that was awesome. The longer anime telephone goes on the more I want to avoid Jojos like the plague. Looking forward to hearing Rachel’s take on it six weeks from now.


    Also, a question- is it Sleigh Beggy or Slay Vega? Before the anime was popular it looked like the latter was a mistranslation on crunchyroll’s part from the original manga, but now I’m not so sure. Does anyone know what it’s supposed to be or if both terms are considered accurate?

  • Vagabond1992 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sith Lord

    3 weeks ago

    as long as you all promise to go back and PROPERLY watch JJBA

  • EwokHunter FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Does a dub of Rokka exist out there? I'm having a hard time finding one.

    • yupat01

      3 weeks ago

      No. However you can find the sub on Crunchyroll or read the source material via Yen Press. 

    • EwokHunter FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      Thanks but I have trouble with sub, can't read fast enough to keep up.

  • Phoenix512 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Gray mentioning Fist of the North Star when doing episode 2 of JoJo is ironic since the mangaka drew his character designs initially from Fist of the North Star. He began to transition to his own character designs around Part 4 which from that point on, they have their unique flair.

  • swisst FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Gray is so detailed in explaining for anime telephone

  • PKQabie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    i think that anime telephone is the best i love it


  • phantomop99

    3 weeks ago

    Have they  ever talked about Halo Legends? It's old news at this point (having been released in 2010), but is entirely canon except for Toei Animation's Odd One Out, and each "episode" is done in a different style by different studios. I think it might make for an interesting discussion about adapting existing media into anime rather than the other way around (i.e. Attack on Titan and Your Name).

    • Icky427 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Icky

      2 weeks ago

      i don't think they've ever mentioned it. i thoroughly enjoyed it though, as a halo fan. 

  • thegreatmatsby FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    I don't think flamie is being set up, I think she has a reason she personally needs to kill the demon god, and she killed other braves to make sure she could be selected as one of the braves

  • Kevin_01 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT Sponsor

    3 weeks ago

    People really complained a lot about the Jojo thing? I had seen a few comments, but didn't think there was that much complaining to have a meeting and damage control. Fanbases are the worst.

    I think Anime Telephone™ is a great change to Cole Explains. I always had a love/hate thing for how Cole explained things, but it was funny. This makes me revisit Jojo in a way that I would probably talk about it if I had to explain it (it's been some time since I watched the first few episodes).


    Oh and the game is much better than a few other games that other podcasts have tried to implement.

  • martm13 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Okay, anime telephone game leading up to explaining JoJo part 1 to an expert actually sounds like worthwhile payoff! I was upset at first, but keeping it to this scope and having something as funny as Miles of all people being the one who has to report to the expert after so much fragmented context sounds pretty great. Can't wait to see her reaction. 

  • JumpingJellyShellyBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    I remember Kerry (I think it was Kerry) bringing up an upcoming anime called Crystal Country a pretty long while ago. Is Land of the Lustrous the same anime with its' final/real name, or is there two separate anime about crystal people? 

    • Sankt-Germain FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      The anime Kerry was talking about was Houseki no Kuni which is referred to as either Crystal Country or Land of the Lustrous in English. Hope this clarifies things for you

    • JumpingJellyShellyBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      It does. Thanks. 

  • mitch22

    3 weeks ago

    so that anime grey talked about sounded similar to Steven universe i'm not the only one how saw that right 

  • Jokes4Joey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Cole, will yall be talking about A Silent Voice when Miles gets back seeing as it finally got a theatrical release in the States last week?

  • VolatileElk FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    "JoJo is about vampires?!"


    ...Sorta? I mean, for like the first three seasons. Then it REALLY gets nuts.

    • thanosisgodzilla FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      First two parts are nuts but yeah part 3 and onwards is when shit gets really crazy

  • dcresistance

    3 weeks ago

    Netflix isn't making the impact that y'all think it is. The anime industry dying is a falsehood; the total market value of the industry crossed ¥2 trillion last year, and it has been increasing for the past several. Streaming rights in China and live events are the two most significant sources.


    And FYI, we don't know if the gems in Houseki are female or not; they're kept androgynous for a reason!


    I'm also surprised that y'all didn't talk about the new Violet Evergarden PV. It came out 6 days ago! Talk about it next week, I beg of you.

     

  • drew1drew1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Mask of Chaos

    3 weeks ago

    I was wondering where Bones was.

  • Wolfencreek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Anime I'd reccomend to you guys for next week:


    Kinos Journey: A fun episodic romp visiting different "Countries" with a talking motorbike and beautiful backdrop.


    Black Clover: Fairy Tail+Naruto with a super shouty boy and a tsundere boy


    Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond: Do i really need to say more about this badass show with awesome characters, its like Cowboy bebop and Call of Cthulhu had a weird tentacle baby with a heart of gold.


    Food Wars AKA Shokugeki No Soma AKA Super Fun Time Naked Food Explosion Show


    Dies Irae: Interesting Premise, somewhat slow start but lots of gore.


    Kings Game: Imagine Simon Says but with death.

  • StrawdogG2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    I love the Anime Telephone. I've explained Jojo without context many times and it's great, my only problem is they don't use names. And the names of the characters are so dumb amazing that you need to say them. The guy with the bladed top hat is Robert E.O. Speedwagon. ROBERT E.O. SPEEDWAGON!

  • Shmittles FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    can there be a new segment called Miles' anime texts?
    I had to pause from laughing so hard when Kerry "read" those.


    Also, glad to hear about Gosick. Excellent show. After I first watched it, I immediately restarted a rewatched it again because I liked it so much (and wanted to catch more details).

  • pencilmein FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    I literally gasped with them lul

  • mbotten FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Aoi Yuki, who plays Flamie Speedraw, was also Tanya in Sage of Tanya the Evil and Hinazuki in Erased, tying together a lot of Fan Service series.

  • imaginarykey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    how are people offended when they talk about jojo's? I mean it's great I absolutely love it and I'm glad that it's getting the exposure. Jojo's is a mishmash of adventures, it's even in the title too.(jojo's bizzare adventure)

  • Big-MikeVG FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    JoJo's first arc was my least favorite.

  • jghorowitz84 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Godzilla may have been goofy in Shin Godzilla, but I think the movie accomplished what it set out to do. It showed Toho that Godzilla fans around the world are ready for my Japanese Godzilla movies. The only bummer is we have to wait until 2020 after Godzilla vs. Kong comes out due to the contract Legendary has with Toho. However, I think the Godzilla anime movies they want to make are a good way to tie fans over until then.

  • Rubix444 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    i had no idea they called it slay beggy in the anime. in the manga for magus bride they were called slay vega. funny.

  • Dessembre FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    New segment idea. Austin hosts is it a light novel title or crazy person ramblings?

  • DMooks FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    how are you guys not doing Food Wars Season 2?? It's so good!

    • Wolfencreek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      Its literally just 20 minutes of food porn.

  • Sankt-Germain FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Next season on Fanservice:


    The hosts create a new game to play called ‘I Thought It Was A Light Novel Title, But It’s Actually Not?’. Watch as the designated host tries to determine which of the titles put forth by their fellow hosts is real and which ones are lies in this riveting parody of light novel titles!

    ...inb4 I find out this is an actual light novel title and summary.

  • EthanM. FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Anime Steven Universe looks pretty cool

  • elbroderick FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    I love that Austin brought up Big Windup! It's one of my all time favorite sports anime, and it's more than just "gay baseball." It's a really excellent look at bullying and anxiety. Also, the author, Asa Higuchi, is a sports psychologist, and she really goes into depth about the strategy of baseball. It came out before Free! did, so it ended up missing the sports anime boom in the west, but it's worth a watch for anyone who likes baseball. The dub is excellent, although only the first season is dubbed. 

  • TonzOfFunn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Just going to leave this here I found this the other day, Not sure if it has been seen by them yet.


    • Wolfwood_RoT FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      I remember them tweeting it out, and it's completely awesome. Definitely needs to be spread around more for all to see.

  • HerculePyro FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hercule Pyro

    3 weeks ago

    Why Kerry hating on Digimon? Digimon is great!

    • Wolfencreek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      First three seasons and then it gets progressively worse as time goes on.

  • MichaelHuds3 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    i don't get the whole "not the good arc" thing i loved. the first arc and fell off in stardust

  • powerati FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Finally, some love for AMB. Can I get the 8th volume already? Fucking february.

  • nyanlucifur FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    where can i get the cover image? Q.Q

    • Russtafar FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Criptacular

      3 weeks ago

      Cover art

  • Russtafar FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Criptacular

    3 weeks ago

    Land of the lustrous discussion YESSSSSS

  • smoke108 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold g1 of the Year 2015

    3 weeks ago

    Gosick and Land of the Lustrous are the same link.