Episode 66: Anime FF, or the scam that stole xmas

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This week we have a different sort of show. We go through news and review Bleach. Then we give over the rest of the show to an interview with Adam, the man behind theOtaku.com. He takes us through how Anime FF ran a scam to defraud the Susan B. Korman Breast Cancer foundation. Listen in.

Show Notes

Music

Intro – XTC by Psychic Lover from Witchblade
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

News

theOtaku.com suspends news reporting
Adam over at theOtaku.com has suspended normal reporting in order to break the story behind Anime FF and Anime Tour for the Cure.

Sakura-Con Announces Four New Guests
Seattle, Washington based Sakura-Con has announced four new guests who will attend this year’s convention: Hideyuki Kurata, Kouta Hirano, Yashuhiro Nightow and K.T. Gray.

World Cosplay Summit 2007 to be Held in Nagoya
The 2007 World Cosplay Summit will be held this summer in Nagoya, Japan. This year’s event will feature teams from Brazil, China, Italy, Thailand, Germany, Singapore, France, Mexico, Spain, and Japan. A Brazilian team won the 2006 title.

Split Infinity Anime Film in the Works
The anime adaptation of Piers Anthony’s Split Infinity series will be a film, according to Anthony’s site. He originally announced the adaptation on his site in October.

Switch Manga, Rin Yoshi Accused of Plagiarism
Shueisha suspends the publication of all manga by Rin Yoshi

Bandai Entertainment Licenses Tide-Line Blue and My-Otome
Bandai Entertainment has sent out a press release announcing that they have acquired My-Otome and Tide-Line Blue. The first volumes will be released in June and summer respectively. At Anime Expo 2006, Bandai Entertainment announced that they were in negotiations for the license to My-Otome.

Kadokawa to Sell BitTorrent Films in US
Over 200 titles, including The Ring

Sunadokei becomes TV Drama
Live-action adaptation of Ashihara Hinako manga comes to Japanese TV

First screenings of 5 Centimeters per Second Announced
Latest feature from director of The Place Promised in our Early Days debuts on March 3rd in Shibuya

Hellsing OAV Episode 3 Delayed
Production on the third Hellsing OAV episode is behind schedule, delaying its release until later this year. It was originally scheduled for a February 9 release in Japan.

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4 thoughts on “Episode 66: Anime FF, or the scam that stole xmas”

  1. This is the owner of AtsuiCon in Houston, Texas. I’ve been taking to Adam @ otaku.com since February about the scam in Las Vegas. You may have seen us mentioned on his site. I’m having a charity auction in the name of the people who got screwed during that con, and all proceeds WILL be going to the Houston branch of Komen. I’ve invited a record number of guest for this first year con (almost 35) to help promote this event. I’ve been trying to get in touch with other people involved in the scam (like the Guilty Gear cosplayer that was getting filmed on MTV) and invite them. I have the owner of Anime Vegas coming, Richard Stott. Please let your listeners know about us and what we’re doing here in Houston. I’m not trying to plug my convention. I’m plugging the purpose of this con. After Houston’s last con (which was very bad according to most attendees), I’m under a lot of presure. But I work best under pressure. Keep up the good work (podcasts).

  2. For whatever reason I’m unable to listen to this episode (tried in different browsers, etc). I often link back to it as it’s the only evidence that really exists anymore and describes this convention. What happened and should be well known by the community is a relic of the internet. 🙁

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