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AoY Podcast # 23 – To-Y Review


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Also known as: “Don’t mess around with the guy in the shades in To-Y!”

We tune our strings and warm up the mics to an anime that was an OVA one hit wonder, To-Y. This was a review “on the fly,” where the fansub of this OVA was sitting in front of me and I wasn’t in the mood to watch this alone. So Jonn and I decided to give this a shot on youtube to see what this was about (without us knowing what to expect).

To-Y is a product of it’s time, or should I say, a time where animators did whatever they felt like doing to an OVA in the Japanese economy boom of 1987. I saw To-Y as a visually fun looking  55 minute music video that told a story of a band and the people around it. Where as Jonn saw it as a giant waste of time 5 minutes into our AIM conversation. Like what prompted my interest to watch this OVA in the first place, was also my discussion about Mike Toole history on his first exposure to this in the latest Colony Drop zine, by mentioning it was on an old programming block called Night Flight (in other words, GO BUY THAT THAN TO LISTEN TO US TALK ABOUT THIS ANIME!)

Depending on how you view this anime to your all knowing otaku/weeboo/fanboy logic, you might side with one of us on what we have to say about it. We also throw in a minor review of Mars of Destruction for good fun (and that “review” is about as much as we are gonna say about “that” anime). And like the usual fashion, we talk about mecha anime we have been watching, old website providers who hosted old anime websites long ago, 6th graders who did Gundam Wing comics, some mic issues and much more.

Download Episode HERE (Total Time: 52:13)

Music Selection:

OP – What I would imagine cool Japanese people listened to in 1987… 

ED – I WEAR MY SUNGLASSES IN TO-Y!!!!

This show has:

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You guys need to totally pick up dat Colony Drop zine… so good!!!!

Hey come on now, were only 26 years late to the concert, cut us some slack.

Hey come on now, were only 26 years late to the concert, cut us some slack.

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Why j-pop fans and j-punk/ funk/ grunge/ goth/ metalcore/ new wave/ etc can never co-exist at a concert.

The visual to this anime was like sticking in your 8th generation MTV music video tape from 1984 int a VCR that's about as old and on its last leg because you wonder "Hey, what did I put on this thing 30 years ago?"

The visuals to this anime was like sticking in your 8th generation MTV music video tape from 1984 into a VCR that’s about as old and on its last leg because you wonder “Hey, what did I put on this thing 30 years ago?”

If he's the Corey Hart of Japan...

If he’s the Corey Hart of Japan…

...then he must be the Yoji Aikawa of America.

…then he must be the Yoji Aikawa of America.

DROP DAT BASE!!!!

DROP DAT BASE!!!!

I just hope he saw the stake in the ground when he landed...

I just hope he survived the mosh pit afterwards…

"Too Be Comtended..."

“To Be Comtended…”

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AoY Podcast #22 – Foodfight Review


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Also known as: “WE HAVE A THONG?!”

This was an episode I was personally not present at, and for good reason. I think the reason is just in the name itself… Foodfight. But that’s ok, because my other co-host’s Jonn and Josh took on the daunting task to review this with our “internet correspondent”DaftPunkFan (because it was Daft idea to begin with, go figure).

Foodfight is an interesting mess of a movie it seems, as the gang discusses how it was first formed, the financial issues involved, how ex A-List actors got attached to this film, and a lot more. As you will probably guess while listening to this episode, this is a piece of film Daft holds in high regard, as he talks about how he wants to buy every merchandise that exist for this film. Daft also gets to open up a little more to talk about his drunken frat boy stories, how he met Tommy Wiseau and other cool things that he says is cool for a hipster like him.

The gang also mentions how DeMarco removes the on-air schedule from Adult Swim, how the audio is a train wreck (like the film, so it fits), shows without their laugh tracks, our ongoing thoughts about a certain online radio station, and talks about other crappy CGI movies. All this and more in this weeks episode.

Download Episode HERE (Total Time: 1:17:17)

Music Selection:

OP – I mean with one song to use from this movie…

ED – … this was all I had to work with.

This show has:

Man, even as a CGI dog, he's still got his douche factor going on...

Man, even as a CGI dog, Sheen still got his douche factor going on…


Gah, I wonder if people play this…

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…AS THEY WEAR THIS!!!!!