This week the Anivision hosts are joined by Mitsugi and Chiaki from the AAA Podcast to discuss the downfall of THQ and play a game of Name That Anime!


Guests: Mitsugi & Chiaki (AAA Podcast)

News Discussion

  • THQ Dissolved, many of their franchises/studios bought up (IGN) — steev
    • SEGA has acquired Relic.
      • Company of Heroes
      • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War
    • Koch Media (owner of Dead Island publisher Deep Silver) purchased:
      • Saints Row developer Volition
      • The Metro franchise
    • Crytek purchased the rights to the Homefront franchise.
    • Take-Two purchased:
      • Darksiders’ studio Vigil
      • Turtle Rock Studios’ project codenamed Evolve
    • Ubisoft has purchased:
      • The rights to publish South Park: The Stick of Truth
      • THQ Montreal
        • Developer of Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets’ project codenamed 1666

Quick Hits

  • Wii U news (Wii U sales data –
    • HD remake of Wind Waker announced
    • New Mario 3D & Mario Kart games will be shown at E3
    • New Yoshi game being made by same team that did Kirby’s Epic Yarn
    • Virtual Console coming to Wii U with special pricing for owners of previous VC titles
    • Load times to get faster with Spring & Summer updates
  • Ni no Kuni: Wratch of the White Witch recently launched in the USA.
  • Dead Space 3 comes out on PS3 and 360 on Fedruary 5th
  • Resident Evil: Revelations coming to PS3/360/PC/Wii U on May 21st
  • One Piece Pirate Warriors 2 coming to U.S. on PSN in summer
  • Genshiken: Second Season sequel manga gets an anime
  • Milky Holmes gets a 3rd season for the Summer ‘13 season
  • J.J. Abrams set to direct Star Wars episode VII


  • Name That Anime game
    • Rules
      • Player will choose category and then year from Jrow’s choices
      • Jrow will read 2 review points and # of names credited in character cast
      • Player will say how many names they can name anime in
        • Note: character names will be read in reverse order of casting
      • Next person in line can say 1 of 2 things:
        • “I can name it in <less> names
        • Challenge previous player to “Name That Anime”
      • Jrow reads character names, waits for challenged player to give answer
        • If challenged player answers correctly, they score 1 point
        • If not, an opportunity to steal will be given to challenging player
        • If challenging player cannot guess, then next players in line will be given opportunity to guess


  • Intro: “JoJo ~Sono Chi no Sadame~” by Hiroaki Tominaga (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures)
  • Insert: “Swordland” by Kajiura Yuki (Sword Art Online)
  • Ending: “Laterality” by Nagi Yanagi (Jormungand Perfect Order)
  • BGM: Sword Art Online Soundtrack