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AoY Podcast #80 – Ghost in the Shell 20th Anniversary Review (w/ Gerald Rathkolb)


Also known as: “Because porn doesn’t need plot, never does…”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 1:43:27)

On November 18th, 1995, a certain anime film came out that changed the way we look at anime to this day. As anime fans, we owe it to a particular film for shaping how anime has been distributed and the limits on what it can become. We had to call in one of the big guns of anime podcasting, Gerald Rathkolb of the Anime World Order podcast, to discuss the impact that Ghost in the Shell left on the world since its release 20 years ago…

(0:00 – 16:40) Portrait of an Otaku – Gerald Rathkolb: Before we ever got into discussing Ghost in the Shell, we get to hear the backstory of how Gerald became an anime fan in the Virgin Islands. This brings is to know how much someone can hate windsurfing, what it took to own anime at your local Sam Goody, hating on Hanna-Barbera cartoons, how to FEEL THE ANIME POWER!, how the recorder isn’t a real instrument, and more.

(16:40 – 1:28:35) Review – Ghost in the Shell: Gerald takes us down memory lane going back 20 years at this point, where he explains how Ghost in the Shell affected the anime community at the time, and what brought in people to knowing anime. This of course gets us to talk about the Ghost in the Shell manga and other works by Masamune Shirow, and even say something about all the works of what came after Ghost in the Shell movie under the same name. We to spoil a bit of the film in terms of thematic elements of what Mamoru Oshii was putting into the film, which might actually make watching Ghost in the Shell much easier to watch and understand. Gerald pretty much stole the show, but both host just let Gerald tell his stories of high cyberpunk adventure. We also once again bring back the need for you listener to read Brian Ruh book. This of course gets off topic on the good ol’ days of anime being only sold at brick and mortar stores, discussing bloody Italian movies, how Digimon should be with the rest of the anime titles in your local video store, Mamoru Oshii as a director in general, Rumiko Takahashi is a HACK MANGA AUTHOR! THE TRUTH of Evangelion and Christianity, live action anime talk (here we go again…), Harmony Gold hate, Sci-Fi Channel anime censorship, and so much more…

(1:28:35 – 1:43:27) Closing Remarks: Gerald vents on how great Metal Gear Solid V is, which also led to Konami hate, how free to play games are terrible for you, Chris Chan and his transgender amiibos scam, Dustin getting a wisdom tooth pulled, and Dustin also calling out Gerald on his Giant Gorg review.

We should also note, Dustin was able to post up some Ghost in the Shell related things on the internet recently, where he posted the latest blog post at the Anime of Yesteryear Blog of the Animerica Ghost in the Shell issue, and also did a write up at his new blog The Cyber Funker mentioning briefly the impact of Ghost in the Shell. So check those links out!

Music Selection:

OP – Welcome to Newport City, 2029…

ED – The net is vast and infinite…

This show has:


When you have references in anime from other science fiction shows, it must be good right?

Well played South Park….well played…

This is all you need to know about Mamoru Oshii movies, DON’T GO PAST THIS EVER!!!




AoY Podcast #79 – Con-O-Ween Special (Comikaze & BanzaiCon 2015 Report)


Stan-Lee-s-Comikaze-ExpoAlso known as: “Dude, it’s Ultraman, you know how to say it!”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 2:05:27)

Halloween is celebrated differently by people every year. So what better way for the podcast hosts to have their own different Halloween experiences than to travel to different conventions across America. This time we have Dustin spending a few hours at Banzaicon, and Jonn spending the day at Comikaze.

(0:00 – 48:49) Con-O-Ween Part 1: Comikaze at Los Angeles, California – Jonn and his dad trekked from Arizona to the golden state to hit up Comikaze. Jonn talked about getting exhibitor passes from a local comic book shop, SJW tumblr hate speech, how Stan Lee promotes himself at his own con, the differences between comic vs. anime conventions, comic book vs. video game collecting, Jojo’s talk, partied out Ninja Turtles, the wrong directors for live action anime adaptations, anime to live action talk (mostly about Akira), Demon City Shinjuku, Harmony Gold hate, and much more.

(48:49 – 51:06) Podcast Promo’s – We want to give a personal shout out to Alpha Counter, as their latest episode #150 might be their final podcast episode. But in tribute to this, Dustin brought back an old friend to wish them a proper farewell. Fast Karate should be back eventually with new stuff, but not after streaming twitch things. Anime World Order decides that their next episode is to cover Initial D (“BUT WAIT DARYL, YOU TOLD ME YEARS AGO IN A PAST EPISODE COMMENTS THAT NO ONE ON THE AWO CREW WOULD EVER REVIEW INITIAL D BECAUSE YOU GUYS ALL HATED IT!! OH WAIT, SOMEONE PAID YOU TO REVIEW IT? NOW I SEE WHAT IT REALLY TAKES TO COVER SHUICHI SHIGENO GRAND MANGA MASTERPIECE CGI ANIMOO SERIES!!” – Inner 18 year old “die hard Initial D fanboy attitude” Dustin responding out of spite).

(51:06 – 1:36:50) Con-O-Ween Part 2: Banzaicon at Colombia, South Carolina – Across the great America’s, Dustin was taking his sweet time to get to Banzaicon, which resulted in describing what a convention looks like past 7:30 pm on a Saturday Halloween night. This of course contains how to sucker  convince the con staff to let you and your “panelist” partner in for cheap, playing some well deserved Initial D, guests at the con that Dustin never saw, 1990’s USA Network cartoons, Ani-Monday talk, how to give a yaoi panel some late night competition, and much more.

(1:36:50 – 2:05:27) Closing Remarks – This just continues into Chris Chan PSA on Halloween trans talk, Dustin explains his experience with audibly reading the Lensmen series, Dustin jacks Golgo 13 M-16, book to movie adaptations, and much more.

Music Selection:

OP – It was the Con-Ster-Mash…

ED – How to keep in shape, the government way…

List of anime/clips shown at “What the Heck? Moments in Anime” Panel:

Daicon 4
Bring me the head of Charlie Brown!
Frozen vs. The Thing
Dominion Tank Police
Fist of the North Star
Wheels of Fire
Project A-Ko
Sailor Moon?
Do or Die
Golgo 13
Sakigake! Otokojuku
Legend of Black Heaven
Sexy Commando
Prince of Tennis
Nissan Cup Noodle Commercial
Bite me Chameleon
Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals
Battle Royale High School
Mighty Mister Titan
Victory Gundam
3D Gundam
Doozy Bots
Techno Police 21C
Space Runaway Ideon
Cream Lemon (Pop Chaser/Star Trap)
Minna Agechau
Nissan Cup Noodle Commercial
Space Adventure Cobra
Goku: Midnight Eye
Crying Freman
Wrath of the Ninja (Yotoden)
Angel Cop
Violence Jack
Amon: Apocalypse of Devilman
Short Peace
Japanese Drink Commercial

Tie Fighter Story

This show has:

Good ‘ol USA Network cartoons…

The animatic of a Micheal Bay “Akira” movie…




Something Chris Chan does to occupy his time during Halloween…

Steven Universe Hate

Your typical, run-of-the-mill, Tumblr SJW responses…

AoY Podcast #78 – Halloween Special 2015 (Amon: Apocalypse of Devilman Review)


Also known as: “Hey Adrian, you suck at translations buddy!”
and also: “Weeaboo the new N word…”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 1:09:47)

We figure this would be prompt and timely to release our Halloween special on the same day than for it to be later than that. As of this episode release, both host’s Dustin and Jonn are at their local conventions and will do a report on those in due time. So in order to keep up with tradition, the crew reviews Amon: Apocalypse of Devilman.

(0:00 – 27:30) Halloween Special – Amon: Apocalypse of Devilman Review: If you couldn’t tell from our spoilers from last years Halloween special (if anyone reading this even knew or listened to it), we keep up with our yearly tradition to bring on more Go Nagai Devilman goodness. We probably thought we were gonna do the Devilman TV series at the beginning of the year, but neither host owns the DVD set from Discotek, so screw it, that didn’t happen either. We pretty much run through this anime to talk about the horrors of post-apocalypse Japan, but Dustin couldn’t say to much because he didn’t want to attract too much attention to himself in his school cafeteria when this recording happened, because both hosts thought it was a great idea to record a podcast in a university cafeteria one Tuesday afternoon, to talk about Devilman of all the anime to mention in a public setting. Needless to say, he didn’t get kicked out for reviewing Devilman. We also mention how we saw this on Youtube from the worst translator on the planet, talking about what our buddy Cloud posted on our chat in the middle of recording, and how you should check out the One Pixel Jump review of Devilman as well.

(27:30 – 1:09:48) Closing Remarks: For some reason, the racist on Twitter wanted to get mad at the new Star Wars film because of their white male insecurities, which led to Jonn and Dustin talking about the Star Wars series in general. This also got them to talk about the HOT OFF THE PRESSES information of Chris Chan still not going to jail, followed by a special issue of Sonichu, our local resident fansubber gets a (TRUE AND HONEST) cease and desist notice from Funimation, our current issues with fansubbers out there, people on MAL get mad over the use of “Weeaboo,” both Jonn and Dustin talking about their Halloween convention plans, as well as Dustin panel rejection and approval issues with Banzaicon during the Halloween weekend. All this and much more in this weeks episode.

Music Selection:

OP – Only on Halloween, is the Devilman our ride and die buddy…

ED – I wish Pioneer still existed to make more anime intro songs…

This show has:



Skysoar, the new Dr. Robotnik.

Skysoar, the new Dr. Robotnik.


The ultimate demon attack!!

All aboard the F*** Y** Train!!

All aboard the FucY Train!!

BEHOLD, THE REAL SATAN.... and some bishie winged guy...

BEHOLD, THE REAL SATAN…. and some bishie winged guy…

AoY Podcast #77 – Taking on Indiegogo Perks #3 (Twilight of the Dark Master Review)


Also known as: “I love fries, but they make me FAT!”
and also: “My TV was causing global warming, it had to be stopped!”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 2:00:04)

This is going to be our (probably not) final Indiegogo related review, as this time we have our contribution coming from fellow listener Cory Shwadlenak, which takes us into the Neo-Shinjuku future of Twilight of the Dark Master.

(0:00 – 38:52) Indiegogo Perk Review – Twilight of the Dark Master – This time Dustin and Jonn sit down and take in the scenes of city wide psychic destruction, followed by hitting up the local Crystal Box strip joint with some fat induced fries this anime world has to offer. Twilight of the Dark Master seemed to try and be Blade Runner with psychics in it, but offered up a bland OVA in the end. As usual, Dustin and Jonn got off topic at times with talking about Urusei Yatsura, the Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure DVD controversy, general discussion about things, Parasite the Maximum on Toonami, which then leads into closing remarks…

(38:52 – 42:20) Podcast Promo’s – Hey, I know it’s been a while since we’ve done these things, so let’s give out credit where its due. Fast Karate just celebrated 10 years as a podcast (will we ever get there, who knows at this point), the Anime World Order podcast is now getting their reviewing content from the people off Twitch.tv, Alpha Counter still does it’s thing with anime and being politically (non)correct in their discussions, and Jeff be holding it down at the Daily Anime Podcast with episode recaps of Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Speaking of being PC…

(42:20 – 2:00:04) The Politically Socially Correctly Justice Warriors vs. Closing Remarks Segment – In the past month, lots of stuff happened, and Dustin and Jonn can’t help but to spend the other 2/3rd’s of this podcast talking about them. This gets their gears going about shows on Toonami like Sword Art Online II ending, stories of our times in high school, issues with the General Education, Star Wars Battlefront Beta/Magic Knight Rayearth video game talk, stupid internet people gossip (and Dustin playing around with the censor beeps in the recording), the colleges and their PC/Social Justice Warriors agendas, how not to introduce yourself to Chris Chan, our thoughts on how gun control should work, the mention of the Edward Hawkins Marketplace thanks to an ANNCast episode, and how to be lucky in Yahoo! Fantasy Football. All this and much more in this weeks episode…

Music Selection:

OP – Your not Blade Runner Dark Master, I hate to tell you that…


This show has: 

Yep… that’s how this beta worked…

Yea, being a SJW is a tough hangover to get through…

Quite the club advertisement I must say...

Quite the club advertisement I must say…

I feel like if GWAR had to do a non-phallic door, this would be it...

I feel like if GWAR had to design a non-phallic door, this would be it…

I see you went with the Adam Jenson upgrade...

I see you went with the Adam Jenson upgrade…

Dude, she ain't worth it...

Dude, she ain’t worth it Tsunami…

QUICK EDIT: Almost forgot to post up what I got for Cory...

QUICK EDIT: Almost forgot to post up what I got for Cory…

AoY Podcast #76 – The Jonn and Daft Movie Hour (Fantastic Four 2015 Review)


Also known as: “I’d rather watch movies with Jessica Alba 100 times than watch this shit again!”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time – 1:58:35)

I know were supposed to be an anime “podcast” and what not, but when it comes to super hero movies, we can’t help but to cover them on our anime beat. This time we got Jonn and Daft covering the recent box office flop, Fantastic 4.

(0:00 – 17:35) Pre-Review Discussion – This could have been used at the end, but Zeonic just kinda let it be for this podcast. Speaking of Zeonic, he wasn’t on this episode, because he didn’t see Fantastic Four, and this recording was made before the Dragonball Z: Resurrection of F review we put out 2 episodes ago. Here we have Jonn and Daft talking about anime shows, Linkara ranting on Power Rangers Samurai, how Power Rangers sucks, popular cartoons on television now, and Dragonball Super problems.

(17:15 – 1:58:35) Non- Anime Review: Fantastic 4 (2015) – It seems that when movies have problems at the start of the development, they seem to really show by the final product. This seems to be the case for Fantastic 4, which Jonn and Daft spent the rest of the podcast breaking down scene by scene to state their issues with the movie. They go into the backstory on how the director used 4chan to vent his frustrations about the film, and even air some more drama behind the scenes. The two also discuss Marvel movies and TV series in general, and much more in this weeks episode.

We should also note, the episode is at 64kbps, so it’s going to help the file size being smaller, while lowering the quality a bit, but let us know if you can tell the difference.

Music Selection:

OP – Get ready to fear, there here, FANTASTIC FOUR!!

ED – I wonder if the 2000’s films were better?

This show has:

Huh, so that’s how Dragonball Super looks like…


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