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

AoY Podcast #45 – Big in Japan Special (aka Zeonic goes to Japan)

Kanazawa Otaku Bar

Also known as: “His name is Dustin. Duh-Duhskin?”
And also: “”Oh man, I need to get drunk bad!”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 2:22:52)

If there is one thing that anime fans would ever agree upon as a community, it’s that every person who likes anime wants to go to Japan once in their lives. It is a second desire that tags along with liking Japanese cartoons, and fans will do just about anything to see the land of the rising sun when given that golden opportunity to go. That moment was able to finally come to Zeonic, when he went on a university trip to Kanazawa, Japan to finally accomplish that life goal of being an anime fan for 15+ years.

(0:00 – 1:26:03) –  Zeonic tells his journey over the pacific to the land of the rising sun, which is full of airline stupidity, stopping in Jonn’s backyard, getting In n Out of LAX layovers, and people who steal his pillow somewhere over the pacific. Of course upon arriving in the land of otaku milk and honey, he mentions how he does English Q&A on a high school play, what his experience was like teaching English to the Japanese, talking about anime translation differences between east and west with other people, and getting on the Japanese evening news.

Promo Break (1:26:03 – 1:28:15) – Since this is a pretty long episode, I got 3 podcast promos for you to listen too. I decided to get things off with the anime podcasting champions of the Anime World Order podcast, followed by the only great anime promo I have ever heard of from The Daily Anime Podcast, and then giving a shout out to our bro’s over at Alpha Counter. In other words, these guys are better than us even on our best days, so check em out.

(1:28:15 – 2:22:52) – After the promo break, Zeonic tells his personal experience with getting involved in the ultimate bonding experience with the Japanese society; by going to a local bathhouse. This also leads too seeing a typical bingo night, talking about the sights and shops around Kanazawa, the city local festival, and even more flight issues coming back home. We also happen to divert off the podcast flight plan to mention that Violence Jack is licensed by Discotek Media, what North Korea podcasts would be like, which leads to a nose dive into talking about terrible Korean anime (and the poor suckers who review it.) All this and a whole lot more to be stored in your overhead podcast compartment.

Music Selection:

OP – You could say I made a big difference when I was in Japan…

ED – I hope to live in a place like Tokyo one day…

This show has:

That’s how you do it in the big K-Zawa son…



My moment of bravery and stupidity... (behind is the bathhouse/arcade building)

My moment of bravery and stupidity… (behind me is the bathhouse/arcade building with Jojo’s translator superstar Taichi)

6 responses

  1. I love the pictures! I couldn’t listen to all of this today, but I will tomorrow~ I’ll call you soon so you can give me even more details! ^^

    07/01/2014 at 9:51 am

    • It wasnt in me to tell about every single photo I posted on facebook when I did, but I would be glad to go through with you on those whenever you get a chance.

      07/01/2014 at 5:59 pm

  2. Trevor McD

    Hahahahaaa, big pimping on the news man! Nice. I’ll be listening to this odyssey soon. Zeonic and Taichi’s Bizarre Adventure!

    07/03/2014 at 4:13 am

    • Thanks man. Oh, it was an adventure for sure!!

      07/03/2014 at 9:30 pm

  3. I apparently forgot to hit the comment button back when I listened to this several weeks ago.

    Japan sounded pretty fun. I’d love to visit sometime myself.

    Loved the breaking news about Violence Jack on here. haha. Will definitely be picking that up.

    07/26/2014 at 1:21 pm

    • Yea I’m not feeling too compelled to get Jack just yet, but maybe one day. But if were talking angel cop here then hells yea.

      07/26/2014 at 3:14 pm

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