With the news over the weekend about the passing of Carl Macek, we decided to get together for a quick bonus episode to discuss the most impacting death in the US anime industry. Carl Macek has fundamentally shaped the industry as we know it.
Hosts: Drew Sutton, Richard Hoelsher and Marc Smazik
Akihabara Renditions has made it clear before that we’ve not agreed with Macek’s practices and opinions, even if we can see the reasoning behind the decisions made. This episode will undoubtably sound harsh to the family and friends he’s left behind; however, in the coverage we’ve seen thus far, we’ve seen little attention to the controversey of his legacy. This is not an indictment of his life or what sort of person he was to those he met – this is about Japanese cartoons, the stances he’s taken and the products he’s worked on.