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AoY Podcast #64 – Belated Easter Special (Crystal Triangle OVA Review)


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Also known as: “CURISTAR TRIANGURU DESU!”
and also: “I applove deproy Pracific Freeto… Moses Plan!”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 1:19:39)

It is the day after the resurrection of the son of God for people of the Christian faith. We celebrate this time by either going to a church for the first time since Christmas, getting the day off of school or work for Good Friday, and maybe getting some bible reading thrown in for good measure. However, Zeonic and Jonn decided to keep up with tradition (starting from last year) to watch an anime with Christianity being highly misinterpreted. We look no further than the masterpiece OVA, Crystal Triangle.

(0:00 – 15:10) PreReview Discussion: This is just a way for Jonn and Zeonic to ramble on about things to empty ones mind for the Crystal Triangle holy message to be bestowed upon them. This includes Zeonic ramblings about his computer issues, while Jonn brings up the Social Justice issues about whats going down in Indiana. To be honest, it’s the hosts way of saying “Man, do we ‘really’ have to review Crystal Triangle? Ugh… let’s get this over with…”

(15:10 – 55:12) Review: Crystal Triangle OVA: It’s been a good while since we talked about older anime, so it’s high time we got back into the swing of things. Crystal Triangle seems to be “that” anime that people know about too be “that” anime. Zeonic see’s it as his 2nd worst anime of all time, while Jonn ranks it below his Pilot Candidate “low-end-yard-stick-of-crap.” It’s amazing that at one point, this anime sold on laserdisc for 120 bucks, which in today’s anime world, would anyone in their right mind spend that much for it (other than Mike Toole perhaps?). Perhaps it’s the “engrish” and “lussian” dialect in this anime that’s confused the TRUTH of God’s Message to be fully interpreted for us, which is why we couldn’t take this movie too seriously. We also mention the TRUTHful location of where the bible might be held, forums that don’t like Evangelion, Urashiman on The Anime Network, and Samurai Pizza Cats talk.

(55:12 – 1:19:39) Closing Remarks: This is the part where we look towards our “Podcast Pillars of the Holy Trinity” for spiritual guidance, where we mention the updated accounts of two of those pillars which are Chris Chan and Love_That_Goku. After knowing that Love_That_Goku feeds LARPers dirt, Jonn gives an internet account of what happened at Chris Chan recent trial, which means he’s gonna roam free for a little while longer, and how he might tie up his Gal Pals from high school. Zeonic mentions his accurate predictions off episode one of Sword Art Online 2 to be THE TRUTH, and mention about a guy who will be on a future podcast soon. All this and more in this weeks episode, see yea next time… (aka, stay tuned for the zinger at the end…)

Those who have received God’s Message before us:

Fast Karate for the Gentleman
Anime World Order (I’ll have to go back and link too it later, because somethings wonky on their site to get to Show #63 where they did their review of Crystal Triangle. I mean, now that I gave you the show number, you can just go on iTunes and find it yourselves).

Music Selection:

OP – Praise be to God, his grub, and his spaceship…

ED – We may never know the message from God…

This show has:

Engrish Lonard Langan inu action!!!

Behold... GOD!!!!

Behold… GOD!!!!

The Grandson of Rasputin... welding his weapon of choice...

The Grandson of Rasputin… welding his weapon of choice…

Forgot to mention crystal Nazi horses.... but now you know...

Forgot to mention crystal Nazi horses…. but now you know…

Heavy Rasar Action Ikimasu!!!

Heavy Rasar Action Ikimasu!!!

 

AoY Podcast #63 – Anime 82 Podcast 21 Question Series


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Also known as: “You get the pizza while I get the crust…”
and also: “Bubblegum… Chewing… Ass… I dunno…”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 2:00:20)

So, Zeonic is currently having some PC issues which sort of hinders any kind of recording for the next couple of weeks. But, as a treat to fill in something at the end of March (MADNESS!!), we did a recording for Regan over at Anime 82 Podcast long ago. How long you say? Well, try the end of November 2013. As of now, Regan current release schedule these days is rather inconsistant, so we’d figure we can give you guys the raw audio for this to enjoy.

(0:00 – 2:00:20) Regan Strongbadz Anime 82 Podcast 21 Questions Series: Since Regan is one to “condense” his audio recordings to fit in a certain time frame, most of our answers have been cut in the past two releases. We’re not doing this out of (TOTAL) spite, but rather for you guys to get THE TRUTH in what we have to say about his questions. Keep in mind, the things we say and mention are from over 16 months ago, so certain titles we mention and what not that haven’t been released have been released by now (like the Space Adventure Cobra series on DVD). We of course are not the only ones to do this, since the AWO crew knew this would happen and did theirs 15 months ago just to have something out during christmas. I should also mention, we got two more recordings that were made around the same time, so those might as well get released on our show. So sit back and enjoy our responses, as there’s is plenty more where that came from.

This is also not the first time Zeonic was ever on Anime 82 either, he has been on in the past for Regan last 21 Question series, and this 8 hour MECHA MADNESS block where he reviewed SPT Layzner before we ever got too it.

Regan’s Questions:

1. What was the last fansubbed that you watched?
2. What’s the big diff from anime now than anime from the 80’s and 90’s?
3. How has it improved and worsened in the past 10 years?
4. What were some of the current shows in anime you were impressed by?
5. What anime have we gone back to rewatch the most?
6. Which studio has declined in quality compared to the golden age of anime?
7. What is the most underappreciated anime of all time?
8. Who is the next big dog of anime?
9. What’s your favorite magical girl anime?
10. What is an aspect of contemp anime that has improved?
11. What is the most important anime of the non golden era of anime?
12. What is your favorite anime of the 80’s and 90’s and why?
13. Do you feel that we live in reality starved times?
14. Is there any anime titles you are embarrassed to admit?
15. What’s your favorite Ghibli title? whats your least favorite?
16. How do you compare earlier dubs to contemporary dubs?
17. Are you reading any manga?
18. What’s an anime title that listeners might have forgotten about?
19. What’s a new anime that has taken newer creative risk?
20. Do you feel that your passion for anime is not what it once was?
21. Do you have a question for other podcasters out there?

Music Selection:

OP – The Original OT Returns…

ED – He’s back to tell the truth, to set things straight…

This show has:

A product of the 90’s made over a decade later

Wow…. these dubs are kinda bad…

AoY Podcast #62 – Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin “Blue Eyed Casval” OVA Review


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Also known as: “GUNTANKS ARMS ARE NOT GREY, DER BLUE!”
and also: “But being black is like being autistic…”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 1:32:21)

Contribute to our Indiegogo Campaign!!!!

It sure seems that were on some kinda Gundam bandwagon, with us talking about Gundam the Origin manga in the last episode, and now the recent release of the Origin anime. We figured now is the time to hit the bullseye with our bulky grey pre-One Year War Guntank before it grinds to a halt and we don’t care as much. So, let’s dive into Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin I “Blue Eyed Casval.”

(0:00 – 52:00) Review: Mobile Suit Gundam – The Origin I “Blue Eyed Casval”: It seems that when anime gets adapted from a manga source, people seem to be up in arms about the final outcome, which is usually for the worse. However, Jonn and Zeonic believe this is a pretty good adaptation in terms that Jonn has read Vol. 5 of the manga and Zeonic has not. So to Zeonic, this is all fresh to him, where as Jonn sees it as pretty accurate and better structured than in the manga. We of course start things off with the current decay of Radioshack, which then leads us to rant about current anime fans taste in anime, what is considered really “filler” in anime, diving into the “pre” Gundam universe, and how one should watch the Gundam series with Origin now being animated. Also, Colony Drop put out their initial reaction of this OVA, and it seems their viewpoint is a bit different than ours, or try a lot.

(52:00 – 1:32:21) Closing Remarks (a.k.a. more Chris Chan talk): Jonn and Zeonic spend a good amount of time closing things out with Zeonic trip to a comic book store in Athens G.A., the card game Superfight!, Marvel movie rights, R.I.P Leonard Nimoy and R.I.P USS Ranger (aka, the aircraft carrier in Top Gun and Star Trek IV), and of course breaking down the audio recording of a past love by our favorite lolcow. All this and more in this episode…

Music Selection: 

OP – Zabike still lives on…

ED – Welcome to the CWCville…

This show has: 

 

Thank you Doomstink for reminding me of Leonard Nimoy… (1:49 for the reference)

 

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AoY Podcast #61 – Valentine’s Day The Origin (Gundam the Origin Vol. 3 & 4 Review/Comment Readings)


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Also known as: “Yamcha, i’m gonna have a heart attack and die like you!”
and also: “HEY GUYS, LET’S GO PILOT THIS DEATHSCYTHE AND WE GO KILL EVERYBODAY YEEAAAAHHH!!”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time – 2:07:33)

Check out our Indiegogo Campaign!!
Operation: Unite the Anime of Yesteryear Podcast
!!

Ok, so it’s been a exactly 25 episodes since we last covered the Gundam the Origin manga. However, we’re at least was honest in that post about if it’ll take longer than 18 episodes to get to the next volume, which we clearly went above and beyond that number. However, Jonn and Zeonic are gonna double dose it for you, by covering TWO volumes of Gundam the Origin in this episode too make up some lost ground. We are also gonna keep up with tradition from last year, and that’s to read out a years worth of comments we have received in 2014 (and some of 2015 as well).

(0:00 – 50:00) Review: Mobile Suit Gundam – The Origin Vol. 3 & 4: After playing our Indiegogo intro at the beginning of the podcast, both Jonn and Zeonic tackle the South American Zeon occupied jungle of Gundam the Origin. Both co-host are able to go through both volumes by hitting the high points of the plot, but it’s all the same if someone saw the original Gundam series to begin with, so die hard fans are not gonna get offended by the spoilers we might say. Of course, this is Yasuhiko way of making sure the White Base crew knew where South America was than trying to trek through Asia to get there like in the original series. Of course before we dive into any of that, Zeonic explains to Jonn how he was still alive by battling a harsh cold, getting on tangents about television censorship in cartoons, and then us talking about Futurama seasons for some reason.

(50:00 – 52:27) Promo’s: Alpha Counter is there to remind us the dangers of today’s post-modern way of accepting Furries and how, that idea is just plain dumb. Anime World Order has been busy with putting out 2 episodes within a months time, which includes interviews with current Hobby Link Japan employee and one of the early founders of American anime fandom Ardith Carlton, as well as talking about SeHa Girls with Heidi Kemps. Dave and Joel still wanna let you know, that Jojo’s is a crazy show to watch.

(52:27 – 2:07:33) Keeping with Tradition – Reading Listener Comments: This is a tradition that we’ll continue to do on the podcast, because it’s our small appreciation to you listeners that we do read your comments, and then later read them out loud on this podcast once a year. Upon reading out our comments in 2014, we get into discussions about Gundam, Macross (and the blunders at Harmony Gold), Captain Harlock, video games and a whole lot more. This of course keeps us up with the latest Chris Chan news, Discotek Media doing their own crowdsource idea, and much more.

Music Selection:

OP – I need to let the world know, that there is a garage band dedicated to Gundam…

ED – Just letting you listeners know, our love for you is not a lie…

This show has:

The era of Nixon Censorship is upon us…

Yea, someone attempted to do a documentary about Chris Chan…

Special Announcement: “Operation: Unite The Anime of Yesteryear Podcast!” Indiegogo is a GO!!


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Download Special Announcement!!

Indiegogo Campaign – Operation: Unite The Anime of Yesteryear Podcast!

It’s now official, our Indiegogo campaign has launched!! To make things short, Jonn and Zeonic have been talking about doing an indiegogo on the past couple of episodes, but now it has become a reality.

The overall purpose is to get Jonn to meet with Zeonic at Animazement this year, and we feel this is the time to strike! We feel that after 2 years, we can use crowdsourcing to make this small goal a reality since both co-host have been wanting to get together for even longer than this podcast has existed. But we need your help to make this happen!

If you click on our Indiegogo link at the top, it will tell you whats in store for the people who want to contribute to our cause. We have plans lined up to do panels, meet other podcasters at the convention, and to do an anime review while were there (which is a given consequence, let’s be real here). We don’t want to make it sound like your paying for Jonn flight to Raleigh North Carolina for nothing, because we have fairly good perks for the people who donate, so people will gain from our campaign. And if your going to the con anyways, make sure to meet us at our panels or us walking around, because we will gladly talk to those who listen and contribute to our podcast, no matter how much you give!

We want to say a hearty thank you to all our listeners, contributors and friends who keep up with us and our podcast! All the information about the campaign is listed in the link above, so check it out! An upcoming podcast will be out soon, so stay tuned!

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