We go back to the far reaches of anime time, in our flux capacitor fitted, time machine Ferrari…

AoY Podcast #27 – Halloween Special (Devilman OVA and Stella Women’s Academy Review)


Also known as: “Akira, you gotta drink this whole bottle of Corona…”

Things get spooky for us here at the podcast, as we get to take the express elevator all the way to the Go Nagai level of hell, as we sit down to see the world of the Devilman OVA. This world is filled with punk teen friends who threaten your girlfriend with a knife, punk teen bullies that kill bunnies and kick the bucket, and more punk teens who have heavy metal raves in your dads secret basement for black masses.

After taking the last elevator ride to get out in one piece, I then tell my co-host of a world filled with anime teens playing airsoft in Stella Women’s Academy, High School Division Club C-3. This was this past summer anime season Gainax show, that starts out like any typical lame anime with tropes ranging from filling it with beach episodes, bath scenes and Gainax bounces to your harem/moe hearts content. But then the show cuts that crap out about half way and gets serious about airsoft, probably just as much as people who still play it. Of course, this show has a place in my heart since I was a player of the sport at one point, long ago.

We also get to talk about things like Go Nagai material in general, 4 year olds who watch Devilman, the bad shows on Toonami, how Gundam Boy Friends is going, anime in 2013, why Narnia sucks, and much more in this weeks segment.

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 1:25:49)

Music Selection:

OP – We gotta give a shout out to the Devil…

ED – The perfect guitar rift to play on a rubber band

This show has:

Oh man, thats pure slash right there!!!!



My punk 17 year old self with an airsoft gun for the first time… long ago…


Build Fighters seems to be doing good enough for fans to make Mr. Ral fanfiction.

Build Fighters seems to be doing good enough for fans to make Mr. Ral fanfiction.


4 responses

  1. I believe you can thank Danzig for getting Devilman stuff out here. Glenn Danzig of all people brought a few chapters of the Devilman manga to North America somehow through his Verotik Comics imprint. Then again, Danzig’s efforts probably went unnoticed. Heck if I know. Perhaps, L.A. Hero had more of a hand in bringing the toys over.

    Speaking of which, Danzig’s history with anime is pretty hilarious in retrospect. He bought like a bunch of Captain Harlock shirts when he went to Japan in the late 80’s/early 90’s. He’s even got a Devilman tramp stamp tattoo.

    Ahhh, I’ve been meaning to watch Gunpla Builders. It definitely looks fun. I would totally be fine if it ever got a bad dub and aired at 7 in the morning on Cartoon Network right next to those Yu-Gi-Oh and Beyblade knockoff shows. Especially if it meant it’d be easier to buy the toys.. (but not like that time they tried to introduce the Gundam Wing models with their weird scale system)

    RIP in peace Love_That_Goku

    10/31/2013 at 7:07 pm


      Yea that is something I had heard about that I did not think anything of when I was reviewing Devilman (and there might be something on his Wiki about how hes an anime/Devilman fan no less). I guess if I was a huge Danzing fan that would be the first thing I would have mentioned off the bat, and if anything, that white trash toy seller guy who told me about this show probably grew up with Danzing.

      Dude, Gunpla Build Fighters is a great show, check it out when you can. That will come in a good review one day when that show is done airing.

      10/31/2013 at 10:41 pm

  2. That’s right!! Don’t forget about Danzig! He’s important when it comes to talking about Harlock and Go Nagai’s history in America!

    I’m definitely looking forward to checking out Gunpla Build Fighters. I’ll be watching it when I finally get some free time after tomorrow.

    11/01/2013 at 12:04 am

  3. Pingback: AoY Podcast #54 – Halloween Special 2014 (Devilman OVA 2 Review) | The Anime of Yesteryear Podcast

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