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Anime Ichiban 15: Location, Location, Localization

E3 just wrapped up and the crew can’t contain their excitement about it. We incorporate a bit of our passion for games into a discussion on localization and the challenges thereof.


0:00 – Introductions and E3 Hype
15:00 – News: Your Lie in April in a classical music festival
25:23 – News: Code Geass director on the current anime environment
32:37 – News: NRA Japan anime PR ambassadors
36:10 – News: Crunchyroll viewership statistics
44:30 – Main Topic: What makes up a good game or anime localization?
1:02:25 – Main Topic: Anime adaptations that exceed and failed to meet expectations
1:17:31 – Closing remarks


Intro – “Kaze no Uta” by FLOW (Tales of Zestiria the X opening theme)
Outro – “Lucky Ending” by Vickeblanka (Fruits Basket 2019 ending theme)

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Heralding from the rustic, old town of Los Angeles, California; Matthew now resides in Boston where he diligently researches the cure for cancer. In reality, though, he just wants to play games and watch anime, and likes talking about them way too much. A Nintendo/Sony hybrid fan with a soft-spot for RPG’s, he finds little beats sinking hours into an immersive game world.



  1. Starb

    June 19, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Didn’t you guys recommend SAO Alicazation at one point, flaws (of which there were quite many) of the previous entries aside? If so will there be a review for it?

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