As mentioned last week, Elizabeth Maxwell will be joining us this week.
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Anime Club will be covering through Episode 05 of Tanya this week.
1 week agoColeG
We are going to be pulling questions from three different social media platforms!
And THIS Post!
So ask away and maybe yours will get answered!
This week we're getting back into Shot of the Week. We've revamped it and are excited for you to see the new format.
We will also have the decision for what shows we will be covering for Anime Club. After our weekly production meeting, the results surprised even us!
So be sure to tune in Saturday at 9am CST!
Oh and Miles is back too, that's pretty exciting I guess.
2 weeks agoColeG
Whooo!! We did it! We coming back with another season of anime talk show goodness!
So with this season's return, we have a few changes coming down the pipe.
For starters, we thought that one of the best things for Fan Service was to switch to a pre-taped format. This allows us to still air on Saturday mornings, while still respecting the busy production schedule of our animation and broadcast departments.
Another change coming down the line is the addition of a Q&A segment. For the first week, we'll be looking a questions from this post. But going forward we will be taking questions from various forms of social media. So be on the look out and ask away.
For this weeks show we will be discussing what we've been watching in the off season, as well as what some of the front runners are for the Fan Service anime club.
There will also be some changes this season to one of our favorite segments, Fan Service Shot of the Week. Tune in this Saturday, February 11th at 9am CST for some more information.
1 month agoColeG
Fan Service was such a fun show to work on! That was due, in large part, to YOU tuning in every week and joining in on the conversation.
So I want to know what did you like most about season one? Was it the Fan Service Anime Club discussions? Segments like Fan Service Shot of the Week, Cole Explains, and Stan's Shower Thoughts? Our general discussion? What would you have liked to see more of?
I want to know how we can make this show better for you!
Again, thank you all!
1 month agoColeG
This Friday, January 6, at 5pm CST will be the finale of Fan Service Season 1. Thank you all so much for tuning in for the past 12 weeks. This show has been so much fun for us and it is all thanks to you!
Since this is the finale, we are gonna do stuff a little differently this week. Stan will be in for some of his shower thoughts. For our discussion will be reminiscing about our favorite anime year of 2016. Instead of our normal Fan Service Anime Club, we will be previewing some of the shows we are highly anticipating.
We will still be having Austin judge the Fan Service Shot of the Week.
Again; thank you all so much for such a kick-ass first season.
1 month agoColeG
Hey everyone! Hope ya'll are having some happy holidays!
We are back at it again with a live show this week.
Since all of our Fan Service Anime Club shows are wrapping up, this week we will be discussing the season finales of BOTH Yuri!!! on Ice and Drifters, as well as the thrilling conclusion the Cole Explains: Keijo!!!!!!!!
Be sure to catch the live stream Friday, December 30 @ 5pm CST.
3 months agoColeG
IMPORTANT INFO REGARDING THE NEXT TWO EPISODES OF FAN SERVICE
We've got a big episode planned for this week's Fan Service.
I'm excited to announce that on this week's Fan Service we will be bringing on a couple special guests.
We'll also be getting back to Drifters, with episodes 5&6.
So tune in this Friday, November 18 at 5pm cst.
So send in your Fan Service Shot of the Week for me while you're sending in the ones for Austin.
One of the advantages of us pre-taping is that we are now going to be able to bring on Shannon to talk about anime that's not "anime" (i.e. Thunderbolt Fantasy, Shelter, Voltron, etc.)
We'll also be slowing down the Yuri!!! on Ice discussion, covering only episode 7.
The episode #6 recording will still be broadcast November 25 at 5pm cst.
3 months agoColeG
Soooo, due to preparations for the Extra Life stream, we have decided to do a pre-taped Fan Service this week. We want to give broadcast that on Friday time to make sure everything is working smoothly for this weekend. The episode will still be airing at 5 pm cst.
During last week's discussion, we mentioned that we were going to be diving a bit more into Shinichiro Watanabe's works. Upon review of our discussion, we realized we had already said a lot of what we had wanted to say, so we are going to be pulling an audible.
Instead this week we will be discussing some of the other shows we've watched this season, as well as delving a little bit into the rise in popularity of sports anime (i.e. Haikyuu!!, Yuri!!! on Ice, Free!.)
As for the book club this one will be a doosie, we will be plunging into Yuri!!! on Ice through episode 06. So catch up now!
We are looking forward to returning to airing live next week and thank you for your understanding =D
3 months agoColeG
As mentioned on Fan Service #03 here were my five choices for introductory anime
Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood appeared on almost everyone's lists during our selection process. Along with everything mentioned on Fan Service, FMA Brotherhood does an amazing job of world building. On paper, alchemy is not what I'd call simple. But FMA Brotherhood is able to introduce the concept in such a way that the audience doesn't feel the need to question it. It builds a very steady foundation early on without patronizing the viewer, allowing the viewer to feel part of the world, as well as getting out of the way of the character development.
Wolf Children is MY favorite anime feature. I own six copies of the Blu Ray that I have strategically stashed in the homes of different family members, as to always have a copy within 50 miles. Wolf Children is the beautiful story of a single mother raising two children. However they are not "normal" children... they are wolf children as the title would imply. And that last sentence is why this movie is so amazing. There is no such thing as normal children. There is no such thing as normal parents. Wolf Children shows that in actuality, parents have no idea what they are doing, and in most cases are just trying their best to make a good life for their children. Wolf Children has actually been a gateway for both my mother and sister into the world of anime.
As I mentioned in Fan Service, My Hero Academia should be considered when trying to get someone into anime. It hits on the current super hero craze. It has some of the best pacing I've seen in a while. It has the same level of world building as FMA Brotherhood. An extremely diverse cast of characters. And it just makes you feel good. My Hero Academia is about a regular middle school student in a world where people with superpowers known as "Quirks" are the norm. However, he dreams of one day becoming a Hero, despite being bullied by his classmates for not having a Quirk. After being the only one to try and save his childhood bully from a Villain, All Might, the world's greatest Hero, bestows upon him his own quirk, "One For All". The story follows Izuku's entrance into U.A. High School, a school that cultivates the next generation of Heroes.
Spirited Away may have some strange things going on, but it has the advantage of pedigree. It is probably easier to convince someone to watch something if its an Academy Award winner. While not my favorite Miyazaki film ( that goes to Princess Mononoke), it is still a very good story.
Gundam is DENSE... There is SOOOOOO much Gundam. Yet it is ARGUABLY, the most influential series in anime. A good place to start in Gundam is G Gundam, which takes place outside of the main cannon. Its a condensed series (only 49 episodes). It has a diverse cast of characters. Really cool action scenes. It's a revenge story that takes place in reality where all major world countries have been forced to migrate to orbiting space stations. On earth Gundam pilots compete in tournaments to gain advantage for their respective countries. It can be a good gateway into the world of Gundam.
So there it is. A little more scatter-brained that I had intended but I wanted to at least get the names out there.
Thank you for tuning into Fan Service.
3 months agoColeG
Here's the scoop on this weeks Fan Service!
For the Fan Service Anime Club we will be catching up on Drifters, up through episode four. Since episode 5 is airing hours before Fan Service, we thought it was best to give everyone time to watch it and cover it in a couple weeks.
Then strap in for next week cause we will by flying through episodes two through six of Yuri!!! on Ice.
For the discussion topic for this week, we will be trying out something we think you'll like. We all have come across a friend who has asked what a good anime to start with is, if not wondered that ourselves. So join in the discussion, as we try to discern what some of the top introductory anime are.
Fan Service Episode 03 will be broadcast live for First members on November 4 at 5pm cst, and uploaded November 5 at 9am cst for First members, so you can watch it again as a warm up for a BRAND NEW RWBY Volume 4 Episode.
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