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AniTAY Podcast S6 E13: Anime Monopoly

The cart is before the horse. The cows have pulled a prodigal son on us. Pigs have flown. I am speaking, of course, of Sony’s recent purchase of Crunchyroll, which effectively cements their monopoly on anime streaming in the United States (to say nothing of our wayward Canadian brothers). But the anime community continues to soldier on, and we here at AniTAY limit our conversation about Funiroll Crunchymation to one segment of this episode to make plenty of room for seasonal discussion, so fear not, dear listeners.

This episode’s members: Protonstorm, Raitzeno, Requiem, TheMamaLuigi

Thanks to Reikaze for their work editing this episode of the podcast!

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Intro 0:00:00–0:01:20

Housekeeping 0:01:20–0:04:57

Seasonal Shows

How the Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom 0:04:57–0:14:55

The Detective Is Already Dead 0:14:55–0:26:21

Kageki Shoujo 0:26:21–0:33:09

Spirit Chronicle 0:33:09–0:37:59

The Honor Student at Magic High School 0:37:59–0:46:19

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! 0:46:19–0:50:22


Crunchyroll Purchased by Sony 0:50:22–0:57:31

Sega Arcade Closing :( 0:57:31–1:03:15

Hololive EN Gen 2 1:03:15–1:17:51

Topic of the Week: favorite manga that doesn’t have an anime 1:17:51–1:30:57

Ending 1:30:57–1:32:39

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Co-Editor in Chief of AniTAY and Coordinator for International Relations in Hokkaido, Japan. Degrees in History and Japanese Lang & Lit. Overly enthusiastic.