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AoY Podcast #51 – Space Pirate Captain Harlock (2013) Review


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Also known as: “It’s a giant penis gun, INNN SPAAAACE!!”
And also: “Well I came to school a day early, I must be special ed in some way…”

Download Episode HERE!! (Total Time: 55:56)

So, you could say it’s been about mid-July since the last time we did a review of some kind, and you would be totally right about that. Well, thanks to the power of selecting anime off Netflix, Jonn and Zeonic were able to find the treasure trove of freedom in the recent works by Shinji Aramaki. So, Jonn and Zeonic take our oaths to the Arcadia and TAKE TO THE SKYYYY with the 2013 Space Pirate Captain Harlock movie.

(0:00 – 33:55) Review: Space Pirate Captain Harlock (2013): When it comes to knowing the world of Captian Harlock, Zeonic and Jonn have only really seen Arcadia of my Youth (aka SECOND TOO THE GREATNESS OF VENGEANCE OF THE SPACE PIRATE!!), and Zeonic saw some of Harlock Saga he rented back from Blockbuster in the early 2000’s during his high school anime renting days. So, we really don’t know a whole lot about the world of Harlock compared to people like Corn Pone Flicks, Dave Merrill, and a bunch of other Harlock fans stretched across the interstellar maps of the internet (I should note, Dave Merrill and CPF are one in the same entity BTW.) So Zeonic and Jonn decided to give this recent movie by the fantastic mecha designer/ not so fantastic director Shinji Aramaki.  Aside from phallic weapons IINNNN SPAAACE, poor politics and trying to reverse time; we SPOIL a lot about this film, for good reason. This of course has us talking about Aramaki as a director in general, and maybe a strong accusation on how he makes every movie ever.

(33:55 – 55:56) Social “In”justice Warriorz Segment: Jonn and Zeonic decided after blabbering on about Harlock for far too long, they get into some current issues (as of August 2014) with the riots in Ferguson MI, RIP to Robin Williams (really just a mention there), the trial details of OJ Simpson, general anime talk, The Eltingville Club comic, phone company problems, and much more.

Others who have taken to the sky with Harlock: Anime World Order Podcast

Music Selection:

OP – TAKE TO THE SKYYYYYY WITH ME!!!!

ED – What Aramaki hears as he passes out in ficus trees…

This show has:

For FREEEEDOOOOOOMM!!!!

For FREEEEDOOOOOOMM!!!!

Zero G Hover Round fights...

Zero G Hover Round fights…

Backhanding you holographic sister...

Backhanding your holographic sister…

The Penis Gun, INNNN SPAAAAAAAACE!!!!

The Penis Gun, INNNN SPAAAAAAAACE!!!!

AoY Podcast #50 – Lisle Wilkerson Interview


Also known as: “DOOOORIIIIEEEMOOOOOON!!”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 59:06)

The day has finally come, where we make our 50th Podcast episode. And what better way than to do a recorded interview with a video game voice actress like Lisle Wilkerson. You wanna know something else, this was recorded 3 months ago at the end of May, and we still have a back log of recordings. At least it shows that we will not run out of content anytime soon…

(0:00 – 59:06) Interview: Lisle Wilkerson - We are humbly joined by the voice talent behind the recent voices of Christie Monteiro and Sarah Bryant in the most recent games of Tekken and Virtua Fighter (oh yea, don’t forget about Shenmue 2 now). Of course, to anyone who plays those games, it’s hard to focus on the voice behind the 3D model that is countering your attack for the tenth time in a ranked match (remember Joy in Shenmue 2? Yea, DON’T FORGET ABOUT SHENMUE 2). We of course ask Ms. Wilkerson questions on how she was able to get her foot into the door of video game voice acting, what is the voice acting world like currently,  what it was like growing up in Japan, working with Bill Murray in Lost in Translation, chatting about her works in video games (like Crazy Taxi and OF COURSE SHENMUE 2!!), being in fixed boxing matches, the current life of Calf., her upcoming (really past) con schedule for this year, and old school anime talk. All this and more in this episode…

The terms Lisle used in this interview for the Japanese language inclined:
Hafu (ハーフ)
Kikokushijo  (帰国子女)

Anime titles that are fond of Lisle and that we even mentioned to her:
Candy Candy
Attack Number 1
Aim for the Ace
Doreamon
Hello Kitty
Gunbuster
Space Adventure Cobra
Ashita no Joe

Music Selection:

OP – I am just making sure… no one forgets about Shenmue 2

ED – Bring this song back when Crazy Taxi 3 ever gets made…

 

This show has:

ERROR ERROR!! HUMAN CONTACT DETECTED! MUST REBOOT DA SYSTEM!!!

ERROR ERROR!! HUMAN CONTACT DETECTED! MUST REBOOT DA SYSTEM!!!

 

Playing Games: Pat-Labor Day Weekend SON!!!


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In terms of streaming game play, through the power of Twitch we can convert our streams over to our youtube channel in order to archive our videos from now on. I’d figure what better way to celebrate the day of work than to play games about being a civil servant with a mech robot. I might do more later this week, not sure. New episode is out tomorrow BTW. 

AoY Podcast # 49 – SpringCon Report Pt 2 (Animazement 2014)


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Also known as:  “I guess I should call this the Windjammers Con.
And also: “Wait, so Robocop is trying to put together a puzzle of a naked woman?”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 2:09:35)

So to keep up with putting out these late convention reports, Zeonic was able to report on his yearly trek to the convention land that is Animazement, that was about 3 months ago. There is really no side conversation in this one, well, minus a few things here and there as per usual.

(0:00 – 1:01:37) Convention Coverage Part 1: This had certain things Zeonic griped about regarding the parking situation in areas, comic book shop owners (which prompt Zeonic to get the Zillion CD he mentioned), Zeonic hooks up with friends to play Windjammers and other strange arcade games, meeting up with other podcasters, the issues that college campuses face regarding running anime conventions, THE TRUTH regarding what happens to Kill La Kill cosplayers in the dealers room, THE TRUTH on those damn idiots who start Marco/Polo at these conventions, and more TRUTH after the promos…

(1:01:37 – 1:04:24) Promo’s: Since we went ahead and mentioned these people on our show (and from what we gather they did the same for us on theirs) we got a promo from Alpha Counter, Mating Habits of the Modern Geek, and our old homeboyz The Daily Anime Podcast (which BTW Jeff, when are you gonna keep doing Pokemon Unicron Brothahoodz? I sent you my recording over a month ago, what are you doing with it dawg?)

(1:04:24 – 2:09:35) Convention Coverage Part 2: Zeonic starts off by having Trish Ledoux point Zeonic in the right direction to see the man that every old school anime fan wants to see (and those who gave them their hard earned Kickstarter money), Robert Woodhead. After talking to Robert for a spell, Zeonic went on a spell as well regarding the issues of Animazement handling their “rules” in terms of autograph lines, more TRUTH on overestimating the Gundam fans in anime conventions when it comes to having line limits for autographs, going to the Gundam Rising panel late (you can see the part 1 and part 2 of the panel at those links), getting the sweetest hookup from Toshifumi Yoshida,  Legend of Galactic Heroes talk, MORE TRUTH on anime fans at conventions who would rather torrent every damn thing than spend any money to helping the industry, finding obscurely rare anime books from the past, Zeonic idea to do an anime convention “reenactment,” and a ton more to say.

Music Selection:

OP – The current theme for all Gundam fans in America…

ED – Greatest arcade game ever…

This show has:


Windjammers…. in a nutshell, basically.


A game that should not be out in public view, just saying


14 years later, Robert still has his charm to anime fans… (just imagine 2 and a half hours of this guy, its great!)

Suichi Ikeda, the only man who is a Char...

Shuichi Ikeda, the only man who is a Char…

Toshifumi Yoshida and Trish Ledoux (Con Profile circa. 2014)

Toshifumi Yoshida and Trish Ledoux (Con Profile circa. 2014)

I have Toshi to thank for this ink on my Gundam LD...

I have Toshi to thank for this ink on my Gundam LD… Now only to get Ikeda to sign it…

Autograph from Nobuteru Yuki

Autograph from Nobuteru Yuki

What proudly hangs above my computer right now...

What proudly hangs above my computer right now…

A rare artifact indeed, full of some cool stuff in it.

A rare artifact indeed, full of some cool stuff in it.

Damn, I wish Ikeda could sign this for me, maybe next time

Damn, I wish Ikeda could sign this for me, maybe next time

On the back of such Giant Gorg poster (PlaWres Sanshiro BTW).

On the back of such Giant Gorg poster (PlaWres Sanshiro BTW).

 

That is how you should post in cosplay photos… (aka Evangelion in a nutshell)

 

BEHOLD, THE “TRUTH” OF ANIMAZEMENT IN ACTION!!!

Here is another example of “THE TRUTH:” You can count on one hand the amount of people at anime cons who care about Macross Plus these days…

The real question is, are you the type of person who would pay 550 bucks for Giant Gorg anything? A harsh reality indeed.

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