Zaldiva Comics and FanBase

 

Hello all happy FanBase listeners this is Danny Ryde. Last week’s show was a bit more serious then usual but it was still fun. First our intro got all screwy because we were trying for something new and it didn’t work out so well but we saved it by doing our normal opening. We then kicked the show off the show with our blast of sugar. This week it was Scarlet from the anime Karin. After that we went into WTF News. The stories this week were Husband and wife toilet spying ended, Pervert steals 500 school uniforms, Police called over melting ice cream and the further difficulties of the visual novel industry in Japan. Then we played Inner Universe by Yoko Kano from Ghost in the Shell. We then went into part 2 of a discussion we had on the previous show and that was Anime Club Etiquette. However the only part we really got to was no talking while the club officers are talking to the club. After our small discussion we played, not an anime song but a visual K song. We played Shokubeni by the band Dir En Grey from their album Vulgar. After Dir En Grey it was time for our special guest Jeff the owner of Zaldiva Comics.

 

We talked to Jeff about how he came up with the name Zaldiva for his shop. To create the name Jeff took a Cuban name and twisted it around to be a word that doesn’t really mean anything and thus he came up with Zaldiva. Jeff then went on to list some of the products that Zaldiva sells. They have comic’s, graphic novels, statues, action figures, cards, basically everything that a cool comic book shop has. One thing that was very interesting about Zaldiva Comics is that unlike most comic book shops, they are publicly traded on the stock market. Also they are licensed to sell merchandise  on Ebay. Zaldiva is a great comic shop to go visit they have a ton of collectable merchandise that a fan of any series from the X-men to Star Trek would be impressed. Their address is 331 East Commercial Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, their phone number is 954-938-4133and they have two websites, www.ZALDIVA.com and www.zaldivacomics.com. Go and check this store out you will be thoroughly impressed by their selection of merchandise and the incredible service they offer. Also when you checkout type in: postcard15 and you’ll get 15% off your first order and be sure to tell them you heard about them on FanBase. After our interview with Jeff we went into the arcade block. This week in the block we had Blow Me Away by Breaking Benjamin from Halo 2, Emiya from the visual novel Fate Stay Night and then the Mario Mix from Step Mania. The we went into a review of the box office hit Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. All I will say is that the movie is awesome it is a great sequel to the first film and leaves it open for more. My advice is go and see it RIGHT NOW. After the review we went into another topic of discussion and that is Racism in anime. In anime a majority of the time African American characters are portrayed in a racist way. Look at the character Mr.Popo, he is drawn as a short black person with extremely dark skin, big white eyes and big red lips. Mr. Popo in my opinion is a stereotype of the early 1900 minstrel shows. For more examples of racism in anime go check out the anime Cowboy Bebop and watch the episode Mushroom Samba. After our discussion we went into media releases and then Big B and Evil Jeff’s random thought of the day. This week Evil Jeff got a girl pregnant and was wondering what to do. Big B’s response was simple “Do a Barrel role”. After that we closed the show with the song Godzilla by Blue Oyster Cult. That’s last weeks show of FanBase be sure to tune in this week for another exciting show where you never know what is going to happen. See you all on Thursday at 4pm.    

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