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Archive for May, 2016

AoY Podcast Guest Spot: Initial D Arcade Stage Talk w/ The Arcade Hunters


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Also known as: “You gave him a Colonoscopy, with the machine!”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 2:13:27)

So before Dustin heads off to Animazement for another year, he has decided to put out a bonus episode where he brings on Nick from The Arcade Hunters to specifically talk about the arcade culture behind the Initial D Arcade Stage game. This of course doesn’t really happen till about 45 or so minutes into the recording, since the beginning was full of anime to arcade games and vice versa talk. They also mention subjects like Sega in general, the arcade culture between Japan and America, anime discussions, bad arcade anime, how Dustin and Nick got into Initial D, Toys R Us retail talk and so much more.

Music Selection:

OP – Let us set the stage for you…

ED – Initial D has left some impactful results in our lives…

This show has:

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Dustin Rayearth Saturn copy…

What made me the Sega fanboy I am today…

This game will make a man out of you…

 

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AoY Podcast #90 – Takahashi v. Tomino Round 4 (Fang of the Sun Dougram / Garzey’s Wing Review)


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Also known as: “Are we going to have to do the Kool Koreans Kartoons Podcast now?”
and also: “YOUR DEMOCRATIC VIEWS KILLED GRANDPA!”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 2:34:59)

It was high time we got back into the clash between the anime director titans of their day, where the gods of mecha anime Yoshiyuki Tomino and Ryouske Takahashi are still at each others throats to see which mecha director is better. This time, after a long absence, we return with Fang of the Sun Dougram and Garzey’s Wing.

(0:00 – 57:15) Takahashi PUNCH! – Fang of the Sun Dougram Review – Takahashi may not have done well in the last round, but he is quick to jump on his feet with another hard hitting mecha anime, Dougram. Since Jonn watch the show over a period of time, and Dustin taking the easy way out of sticking to the compilation film, this is more of a Jonn review. We go into the political intrigue of world building, faction fighting, and top tier anime buttholes in this 1983 classic. The gang talks about the hype of what robot anime brought in the 1980’s with Dual Magazine, comparing the struggles of Dougram to the American Revolutionary War, the first anime to have someone literally die of lung cancer, comparing and contrasting this with Gundam series, Aura Battle Dunbine DVD talk and much more.

(57:15 – 59:04) RightStuf! Promo – This was a quickie to throw out there to let our listeners know of the cool sales that happen on RightStuf website all the time. This time its a Funimation sale till god knows when (or really when RightStuf says so), so take in those offers while they last.

(59:04 – 1:38:54) Tomino KICK! – Garzey’s Wing Review – If there is one thing that is consistent with Tomino, is that his way of wanting to have complete control of a series and run it into the ground. Dunbine might have its issues, but trying to add onto that series over 13 years later can only lead to a bland and beautiful disaster (I gotta stop using songs as anime description puns – Dustin). This title also has a reputation for being “that” bad anime, and after sitting through all three episodes in one sitting, it was more than enough to convince our reviewers. This also brings us to talking about Star Wars movies, Dustin impressions with Bakuon! and knowledge of napalm from an ex-girlfriend, plus much more. We also mention that during this recording, we celebrated two holidays in one podcast review of Garzey’s Wing, with May the 4th Be With You and Cinco de Mayo!! Where on the internet are you gonna find another podcast that covers two holidays in the same episode? Nowhere, THAT’S WHAT!!

(1:38:54 – 2:34:59) Closing Remarks – I think our hosts spent about an hour on closing remarks, but it comes from three different times trying to do them. Due to internet issues and Garageband acting like a punk, both hosts got to air some issues out on the recording. Issues like how Donald Trump is the GOP king shit of the world, what makes women beautiful, Ghost talk and his racist personas on the airwaves, the whitewashing issue on Ghost in the Shell movie, how the Koreans took over ToonRadio.net, anime this season, politics talk, and so much more. See you next time!

Music Selection:

OP1 – We enter a world of galactic political intrigue…

ED1 – Dougram is the Exodus of mecha anime out there…

OP2 – This song is like its anime, its full of danger and its dull…

ED2 – Lord Holy Warrior, you got spooked by that dumb sky beast…

Finale – Happy belated Cinco de Mayo everyone…

This show has:

Ghost is gonna be after you “ANNE-NAH-MEE” sick twisted perverts…

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Behold, the artistic inspiration for the Dougram head units…


AoY Podcast #89 – South Carolina Comic Con / Anime Boston 2016 Review


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Also known as: “MAKE ANIME BOSTON GREAT AGAIN!”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 3:25:56)

Well, convention season has once again started up, and your hosts are taking their journeys to cons opposite of the Mason Dixon line. Dustin decided to avoid the usual NashiCon this year to go with its closer and hands down “most impressive anime con” during the same weekend in April as Nashi, and that was the South Carolina Comic Con. We also have our returning co-host Daft and Cloud to talk about their time at Anime Boston.

(0:00 – 1:04:32) Con Report A: South Carolina Comic Con – But wait, why is a comic con considered the best anime con? Well there’s a simple answer, its because Dustin has seen the light that comic cons happen to cater to his anime needs than a local anime con cannot do. After finding a Dancouga, Iczer 1 and some other figures at the local comic con, these seem to be the holy grail of items that appeal to the old anime fans at heart than seeing the same anime bullcrap merch at these so called “anime conventions” that Dustin keeps going to over and over every year. Also, NashiCon didn’t have a schedule to meet Tony Oliver, so no way our podcast con traveler was gonna risk driving further out of his way for no solid autograph return. This was no lone journey, as Dustin was accompanied by Dori on the way to the con, so that made it even more fun.

In terms of Closing Remarks, Jonn and Dustin talked about how they put the hammer down on whiny cosplayers on the Anime Boston forum, which lead to some serious Donald Trump-like troll hijinks to burn some bridges with a con that maybe one day the hosts might go to. The legacy of ZeekdaPhreek shall live on. We also mention how Dustin got his own Initial D Arcade Stage cabinet, the return of Chris Chan and TCR Ghost, and much more.

(1:04:32 – 1:06:47) Podcast Promo’s – AWO seems to be getting over their tormented Initial D review, with their latest one being about Knights of Sidonia. The Daily Anime Podcast might have been quiet for…. a good while, still check them out. Come’on Jeff, WHERE DID YA GO? On the upside, Dave and Joel come out of their per-month retirement to bring you more Jojo’s, cuz that’s what the kids wanna hear.

(1:06:47 – 3:25:56) Con Report B: Anime Boston – This is clearly the longer part of this podcast, which makes up for the first part in lacking content. Speaking of hijinks, Daft decides to go to the con as currently-now-front runner Donald Trump to make sure Anime Boston is made great again. This also goes into detail on how Cloud’s Precure panel went, Daft going to panels like Bad Anime Bad and playing Evangelion pachinko machines, where to find food and how to get drunk the Daft way, the issue with the long lines at the con, dissing on Geek Nights, Toonami and cartoons talk and much more.

Music Selection:

OP 1 – Comic con is kinda a magical place… sort of…

OP 2 – Daft and Cloud roll into the Boston the only way they know how…

ED – Daft and Cloud take on Anime Boston the only way they know how…

This show has:

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It was a good moment to be an Akira fan…

 

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The Art of Akira Exhibit further on down…

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One of these Yuria’s is not like the other…

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Busted up Playstation? No problem! You can play your Final Fantasy on your very own NES system…

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Cosplayers don’t look so “cold” to me…

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Cloud doing his 9 am Precure panel…


Guest Spot: Whiskey Thursday 172


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Whiskey Thursday 172 Found HERE!

Dustin stopped by on FightBait! Whiskey Thursday recently to basically, sit around and listen to the host talk about Anime Detour con, Dr. Who people who die at cons, and beer talk at the end. Actually, Dustin didn’t say much in this episode, but filled in bits when he had an open moment. The audio from Dustin was pretty crappy since he called on his phone, so maybe next time he will use Skype to call in.