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Archive for November, 2013

AoY Podcast #29 – Angel’s Egg Review


Also known as: ” I have a bright yellow suit jacket, It blinds my eyes its amazing!”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 1:05:47 )

This episode is another experiment of Jonn and I both going “hey, there’s anime on youtube, what do you feel like randomly reviewing?” This time I let Jonn be the judge of “pick-a-random-OVA-youtube-video-to-watch-and-let’s-see-what-this-is-about,” only to find that Jonn decided to settle on the most infamous OVA by Mamoru “Ghost-in-the-Shell-and-Patlabor-movies-are-the-better-known-things-I’ve-ever-directed” Oshii. And that most infamous title is none other than Angel’s Egg.

Angel’s Egg, to our interpretation, is one of those visual “artsy-fartsy” moving pictures that can be shown at a film festival and people would try for years to find something deep about it. I have understood this anime for a long time that this was Oshii interpretation of him denouncing his belief in Christianity. After seeing this film, I think he is the only person that can see that, because I sure as hell cannot. This film is full of long shots of landscapes, long shots of girls drinking water, long shots of people staring at nothing, shadow fish being harpooned and long shots of people sleeping… and doing really nothing else.

To our surprise, there have been some reviews about this, the good, the bad, and the deep thinking (I assure you these links go with the correct words). This also causes us to talk more about the directing career of Mamoru Oshii live action movies, as well as anime talk, stupid hipsters who don’t know what to buy, and much more.

I also wanna give a shout-out to the Anime World Order podcast for playing our promo on their most recent episode.

Music Selection

OP – This taps into my inner Oshii creative mind…

ED – You can probably find this anime at the local Japanese Goodwill…

This show has:

This is how I felt as I was watching this anime… (go to 1:20)

The finest anime about water in glass jugs you will ever see…

I did say “shadow fish” were in this…

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Daft…. don’t be a jerk and buy them…

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AoY Podcast #28 – BanzaiCon 2013 Talkback


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Also known as: ” Man, whats dis? I can’t do nothin wit toys!”

In the state of South Carolina at this time of year, there are 3 main events that will take place: College Footbal season, hunting season, and Rednecks that are obsessed with both of those things at the same time. But, their is one element that got looked over, that deep in the heart of Gamecock territory, lies an event where people outside those main festivities come to make one of their own. That event is BanzaiCon, a once a year mass of nerds as they congregate and fill the halls of the Marriot hotel in downtown Colombia SC.  I had to tread on such event…. because I had panels and nerd stuff to show.

BanzaiCon was a fun way to kill a Saturday other than doing university homework and slipping into that mayhem of my academic responsibility. Even though I was there for one day, it was worth my time to showcase the panels I did for this event, which were Gundam-ology 101: Gundam for Beginners and the dreaded 18+ panel (that was an almost packed panel room) “What the Heck? Moments in Anime”. But like any good con adventure, this was also filled with my failed attempts to hit on cosplayers, meeting up with people and chillin, people who got their stuff jacked in the parking deck, car issues, getting to talk to VA’s, cats that ruin podcast recordings, and a whole lot more stuffed into this episode.

Download Episode Here (Total Time: 1:16:57)

Music Selection:

OP – This is a true highlight of the anime convention these days…

ED – (insert racial remark) STOLE MY GUNPLA!!

Here is the list of titles shown at the “What the Heck? Moments in Anime” panel for those who want to have their weekends ruined:

Daicon IV
Unico: The Island of Magic
Dominion Tank Police
Fist of the North Star
Project A-ko
Wicked City
Golgo 13: The Professional
Baoh
Dog Snack
Sakigake! Otokojuku
The Ultimate Teacher
Victory Gundam
Space Runaway Ideon
Pop Chaser (If you guys know about the best Cream Lemon hentai EVER!!)
Star Trap (The second best hentai clip under the Cream Lemon name)
Battle Royale High School
Goku: Midnight Eye
Back to Back Ninja 3: The Domination clips (Daryl Surat had this listed at his “Anime Craziest Deaths” panel list on the AWO site. So I would imagine he picked the same clip I showed at my panel, which if i’m right, I am only one step closer to being the greatest otaku of all time!)
Angel Cop
Mad Bull 34
Thunder Cops movie trailer
another Dog Snack
Violence Jack
Devilman
Wicked City (yet again)
Wild 7

This show has:

I don't trust her smile...

I don’t trust her smile…

A letter from a gurl (probably) telling this guys car is the best cosplay ever!!!!

A letter from a gurl (probably) telling this guys car is the best cosplay ever!!!!

ANIMOO MIATA COSPLAYZ

ANIMOO MIATA COSPLAYZ

Why I decided to throw the towel in to get VIc to sign anything for me... this time around...

Why I decided to throw the towel this time on Vic signing something for me… but ill get it next time…

SLEEPY VIC LINE COSPLAYERZ

SLEEPY VIC LINE COSPLAYERZ

SPACE MARINEZ COSPLAYZ

SPACE MARINEZ COSPLAYZ

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Real pro cosplayerz... that I tried to hit on...

Real pro cosplayerz…

That Ducktails Lost Levels game is behind the Zelda/Legend of Dragoon game

That Ducktails Lost Levels game is behind the Zelda/Legend of Dragoon game

BADGE CHECK COSPLAYZERZ

BADGE CHECK COSPLAYZERZ

NINTENDROO COSPLAYZ

NINTENDROO COSPLAYZ

ANIMOO DVD COSPLAYZ

ANIMOO DVD COSPLAYZ

MANGO COSPLAYZ

MANGO COSPLAYZ

SLEEPY COSPLAYZ

SLEEPY COSPLAYZ

DRUNKEN COSPLAYZ

DRUNKEN COSPLAYZ

ALONE COSPLAYZ

ALONE COSPLAYZ

ATTACK DAT TITAN MOAR COSPLAYZ

ATTACK DAT TITAN MOAR COSPLAYZ

ATTACK ON TITAN SELFIES

ATTACK ON TITAN SELFIES

HUNGARY COSPLAYZ

HUNGARY COSPLAYZ

ATTACK ON TITAN COSPLAYZ

ATTACK ON TITAN COSPLAYZ

HAWT DOA COSPLAYZ

 DOA COSPLAYZ


GUEST SPOT: The Nine Hells of Anime Podcast


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Jonn and I were guest stars on The Nine Hells of Anime Podcast to talk about our favorite Yoshiaki Kawajiri anime OVA, Goku: Midnight Eye. This is mine and Jonn’s second attempt at reviewing this anime, because we love it that freaking much. I stated to Fino that we gotta come back if they were to ever review Crying Freeman, because damn… that is another anime I know Jonn and I will talk extensively about in detail.

Click on the link to enter the gates of the nine hells of anime!