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

AoY Podcast #36 – Gundam The Origin Vol.2 / DBZ Battle of Gods Review


Also known as: “That’s our, proper Macek way…”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 1:43:20)

It’s been exaclty 18 episodes since we covered the first volume of Gundam the Origin manga, and for that… we have zero excuses as to why its been that long (no wait, it’s all Josh’s fault). The bigger question is, is it going to be take another 18 more episodes to get to volume 3? I am not even sure if we can be at liberty to answer that question at this time. But hey, we finally got around to talking about volume 2 now. We also get to dive into the Dragonball Z movie that came out last year, Battle of Gods, and finish things up with our thoughts on the last days of Sword Art Online being on Toonami. This episode was also recorded on the new mic I got, and as you can probably tell, I sound kinda different. I am still working out the kinks on how to make it sound, so well see how that goes down in the next few episodes (or if I just need to go back to the old USB Headset).

0:00 – 34:05: So after all this time of mentioning an episode to review Gundam the Origin Vol. 2 in our past episodes, that day has finally come. We pretty much discuss changes made in the manga from the anime series that we were able to point out and give our take on it. Of course, like usual fare, we don’t stay on topic much, not when I say that Brony’s have their own docutmentary, people who hate old UC Gundam shows at comic book places, general Gundam talk (cuz thats how we do it,) the dubs of Streamline anime, how Gundam was animated back in the day and much more. There was also an issue with a transition from us talking about Bright B(right)-slapping Amuro in the manga to getting in the middle of a discussion of Double Zeta. All you need to know is that is how GarageBand works for us.

34:05 – 1:05:20: After talking about this film a little bit on our AIM chatroom a few days before we recorded, we decided to also give our thoughts on last year’s Dragonball Z: Battle of Gods movie. For a film made almost 20 years after Wrath of the Dragon, it seems to be an all around fun movie for true Dragonball Z fans. This gets us to mostly talk about Dragonball Z in general (or really Zeonic’s recollection of a show he hasn’t seen in almost a decade at this point), how people think it’s a good idea to make a 1080p video of Gundam Wing openings, our favorite lolcow news and more.

1:05:20 – 1:43:20: While in the middle of Jonn’s closing remarks on Love_that_Goku becoming a Satanist, Josh brings up a much more pressing matter at hand than anything we have discussed so far, SWORD ART ONLINE IS FINALLY OVER ON TOONAMI!!!! We relished in our celebration to bring you our thoughts on the last 2 episodes of that god forsaken show. Of course, we called upon a man who we have mentioned his name in passing several times in the past; a man who is our source of SAO knowledge, and a man who can only be called upon as… “C.G.” (ChibiGoku). Along with SAO bashing and smashing, we discuss if Japanese might be true rednecks, VHS/VCR tech talk, what’s going on in Toonami, how we celebrated SAO last episode, how the new Robocop film is pretty good, and much more.

Next time, you can expect us to get into the zone for our March (and probably April) review of a particular 80’s anime gem.

We also want to give a shout out to Otaku Generation for playing our promo on their most recent episode.

Music Selection:

OP – After a long sleep, we awake once again…

ED – We get to rock out with a cool dragon…

This show has:

Man… this will be a great performance from Chris Sabat for sure…

Hate crimes against Brony’s is a serious offense guys…

I’ll let you guys judge on what is the best dub…


Yasuhiko’s plan to get more female Gundam fans…


The real reason why some people watch Gundam…

9 responses

  1. Not liking stuff before Wing? Nooooooo! That’s exactly the kind of thing I don’t want to hear from people.

    I saw that Brony Documentary you posted the link for. It was okay but it needed more cringe and it didn’t sau anything about the dark side.
    Note: That’s a quote from the documentary.

    Yo man, Doan’s Island episode rules! Too bad it got cut. Thankfully they didn’t cut out that mission in the Federation vs. Zeon PS2 game or else I would have never known it existed.

    I did unintentionally crack a smile there when you guys were talking about technical details of VHS technology. haha. Always interesting hosts. haha.

    Hilarious SOA talk there at the end too. RIP in pieces from the Toonami time slot.

    03/01/2014 at 12:31 am

    • I do remember that mission in the Fed vs Zeon games. I think at the time (since even when the game came out a decade ago I still haven’t seen all the TV series up to that point) when I played that mission I was thinking “Well, I guess this is in the show since I have heard that there are changes from that than what was in the compliation movies.” It was either that or a fun bonus game the developers did or something.

      Man, VHS tech is serious business, let me tell you. I am happy that my Memorex VCR still runs after like 2 decades (I am almost positive my family has had it that long). That sucker has recorded so much for me in 15 years off Toonami/Adult Swim/video games its unreal. I actually paid a dollar for a VCR cleaner tape at Goodwill a couple of weeks ago, and thats probably the first time that suckers been clean in over a decade. Man, wait till me and Jonn talk Laserdisc tech talk one day… that would be something to hear.

      I am glad Josh mentioned the end of SAO, because clearly we were in high spirits to finally finish talking about that show. I can also believe that Brony convo in the documentary…. not surprising.

      As always man, thanks for listening and commenting.

      03/01/2014 at 12:51 am

  2. Great episode guys! 😀

    03/03/2014 at 11:44 am

  3. so unlike Vegeta to do that… I enjoyed it.

    03/07/2014 at 10:56 pm

  4. Karry

    Well, Zeta Gundam is pretty awful compared to the original show, so there is a legitimate reason for not liking it – i.e. it’s really bad. Even ZZ is a slightly better story than the journey of whiny autist.

    03/22/2014 at 5:24 am

    • I still enjoy Zeta Gundam despite its flaws. Do you not like it because its too depressing for you from the original show or is it really just Kamille? ZZ is not as bad as everyone “thinks it is,” but its entertaining to watch regardless. If you look in our review tab on the side, we did review Zeta Gundam about 2 years ago with our old podcast, so I advise you to check that out.

      03/22/2014 at 10:43 am

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