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AoY Podcast # 104 – Ho-Ho-Hokuto no Ken-mas Special


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Also known as: “I’m looking at a picture of a migration with a pair of balls on it!”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 1:33:45)

Tis the Season to be down for a post-apocalyptic beatdown, where this time Dustin and Jonn travel to 198x once again to see how Christmas went down in Fist of the North Star Arc 4!

(0:00 – 1:07:38) Review: Fist of the North Star Arc 4 – After almost 4 years since we last talked about Hokuto no Ken, it’s time both hosts went head strong and battled for our lives against the Ken-Oh Army! This isn’t intended as a holiday special, but it seemed perfect to add this review into the show 4 months after it was first recorded back in August…..something. Both hosts tell their tales on how they got the ultimate set for the retail value of a 2002 ADV DVD, which gives you listeners almost another 100 episodes (maybe) before you might get a review from us on Hokuto no Ken 2 . If the story of Jesus is considered The Greatest Story Ever Told, then consider this climatic end to Fist of the North Star as the greatest story ever told, except on Christmas cuz baby Jesus has gotta come first. Both host also talk about dumb people on the internet, the new iPhone (from 4 months ago), anime forum stupidity, who Jacob T. Paschal really is and his secret buying habits (U NO IM RITE!),and more. (Oh yea, the audio in this is pretty garbage, but oh well, not gonna talk about Fist for a while, so just suck it up!)

Promo: I know its the holiday season, but i’m not gonna add in an audio piece this time for Anime Cart or RightStuf because those last two podcast promos I did explain all of that. But since your not gonna listen to them (like I know your not), for Anime Cart just type in the promo code AOYPODCAST when you check out something you want, which gives you a bit of a discount for this holiday season…. and any time after that. Just use your grandma’s money to pay for that Attack on Titan statue you really want, or didn’t but now you do!

(1:07:38 – 1:33:45) Closing Remarks: Seeing how this information is old as dirt, its about when Youtube was doing crackdown on monitization videos, Gundam stuff, both hosts having connection issues (which for the most part is fine now), and much more. Stay tuned for the holiday zinger brought to you by Sean Ryan and Kevin Gray.

Music Selection:

OP – How to have Christmas in the Post-Apocalypse…

ED – Fist, you were able to ease my long pain after all…

Zinger – Christmas as sung by Jacob T. Paschal…

This show has:

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It’s true science guys, fo realz!!!!

Juza is a man who is in the clouds…

Go forth with no regrets…

How Dustin imagines this Jacob fellow…


AoY Podcast #79 – Con-O-Ween Special (Comikaze & BanzaiCon 2015 Report)


 

Stan-Lee-s-Comikaze-ExpoAlso known as: “Dude, it’s Ultraman, you know how to say it!”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 2:05:27)

Halloween is celebrated differently by people every year. So what better way for the podcast hosts to have their own different Halloween experiences than to travel to different conventions across America. This time we have Dustin spending a few hours at Banzaicon, and Jonn spending the day at Comikaze.

(0:00 – 48:49) Con-O-Ween Part 1: Comikaze at Los Angeles, California – Jonn and his dad trekked from Arizona to the golden state to hit up Comikaze. Jonn talked about getting exhibitor passes from a local comic book shop, SJW tumblr hate speech, how Stan Lee promotes himself at his own con, the differences between comic vs. anime conventions, comic book vs. video game collecting, Jojo’s talk, partied out Ninja Turtles, the wrong directors for live action anime adaptations, anime to live action talk (mostly about Akira), Demon City Shinjuku, Harmony Gold hate, and much more.

(48:49 – 51:06) Podcast Promo’s – We want to give a personal shout out to Alpha Counter, as their latest episode #150 might be their final podcast episode. But in tribute to this, Dustin brought back an old friend to wish them a proper farewell. Fast Karate should be back eventually with new stuff, but not after streaming twitch things. Anime World Order decides that their next episode is to cover Initial D (“BUT WAIT DARYL, YOU TOLD ME YEARS AGO IN A PAST EPISODE COMMENTS THAT NO ONE ON THE AWO CREW WOULD EVER REVIEW INITIAL D BECAUSE YOU GUYS ALL HATED IT!! OH WAIT, SOMEONE PAID YOU TO REVIEW IT? NOW I SEE WHAT IT REALLY TAKES TO COVER SHUICHI SHIGENO GRAND MANGA MASTERPIECE CGI ANIMOO SERIES!!” – Inner 18 year old “die hard Initial D fanboy attitude” Dustin responding out of spite).

(51:06 – 1:36:50) Con-O-Ween Part 2: Banzaicon at Colombia, South Carolina – Across the great America’s, Dustin was taking his sweet time to get to Banzaicon, which resulted in describing what a convention looks like past 7:30 pm on a Saturday Halloween night. This of course contains how to sucker  convince the con staff to let you and your “panelist” partner in for cheap, playing some well deserved Initial D, guests at the con that Dustin never saw, 1990’s USA Network cartoons, Ani-Monday talk, how to give a yaoi panel some late night competition, and much more.

(1:36:50 – 2:05:27) Closing Remarks – This just continues into Chris Chan PSA on Halloween trans talk, Dustin explains his experience with audibly reading the Lensmen series, Dustin jacks Golgo 13 M-16, book to movie adaptations, and much more.

Music Selection:

OP – It was the Con-Ster-Mash…

ED – How to keep in shape, the government way…

List of anime/clips shown at “What the Heck? Moments in Anime” Panel:

Daicon 4
Bring me the head of Charlie Brown!
Frozen vs. The Thing
Unico
Dominion Tank Police
Fist of the North Star
Wheels of Fire
Project A-Ko
Moldiver
Sailor Moon?
Do or Die
Golgo 13
Sakigake! Otokojuku
Legend of Black Heaven
Sexy Commando
Prince of Tennis
Nissan Cup Noodle Commercial
Bite me Chameleon
Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals
Battle Royale High School
Mighty Mister Titan
Victory Gundam
3D Gundam
Doozy Bots
Techno Police 21C
Space Runaway Ideon
Cream Lemon (Pop Chaser/Star Trap)
Minna Agechau
Nissan Cup Noodle Commercial
Space Adventure Cobra
Goku: Midnight Eye
Crying Freman
Wrath of the Ninja (Yotoden)
Robo-War
Angel Cop
Violence Jack
Amon: Apocalypse of Devilman
Short Peace
Japanese Drink Commercial

Un-shown:
Tie Fighter Story

This show has:

Good ‘ol USA Network cartoons…

The animatic of a Micheal Bay “Akira” movie…

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YOU AIN’T NOTHING BUT A PUNK WITHOUT YOUR M16 GOLGO 13!!!!

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Something Chris Chan does to occupy his time during Halloween…

Steven Universe Hate

Your typical, run-of-the-mill, Tumblr SJW responses…


AoY Podcast #73 – Taking on Indiegogo Perks #1 (The Legend of Black Heaven Review)


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Also known as: “Hard Rock TO SAVE TEH SPACE!”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time – 55:30)

Hey, remember when we used to do anime reviews? Yea, the gang vaguely remembers doing them also. But hey, were back on the anime beat, and this time we start to cover those Indiegogo perks we promised at the early part of the year. This time we got a request from Sean Ryan from the Alpha Counter podcast to issue us the most rockin anime out there, The Legend of Black Heaven.

Again, we don’t need no time codes for this episode, since it was Zeonic and Sean sitting in the middle of a back ally hallway of the Marriott late Saturday night during Animazement. This is also where frequent con goers and hotel staff kept coming by us during the recording, which was near the most desired restroom in the entire hotel mind you, so you’ll hear zingers of that at the end of the episode. The Legend of Black Heaven is an anime Zeonic has always heard good things about over the years, and finally had the chance to watch and thoroughly enjoy this OVA. Even though Black Heaven is more relatable to people reaching their Logan’s Run age expiration date and beyond, anyone can pick up this title and enjoy it, wither you are musically inclined or not. This would also be this podcast second review of anime based off music, since our first one was about To-Y 2 years ago. Of course, you can expect some “sidebar” discussions about anime Terry Crews, talking about music in general, how american football is really “handegg,” Masters of the Universe movie synopsis, and Zeonic gets the hiccups. All this and much more in this this weeks episode…

Music Selection:

OP – Get ready to go backstage with Zeonic and Sean

ED – The moral of this anime is, don’t start a band…

This show has:

Dunno why Zeonic first thought of anime Terry Crews was in Friday After Next, but that is how his pimp mind works sometimes…

And you wonder why the Japanese have a hard time understanding Americans…

In general, AMV’s are the worst way to promote a show to make someone think it’s going to be great. However, this AMV is an exception, just go see Black Heaven already.

Per request by Sean Ryan…


AoY Podcast #71 – SpringCon 2015 Part B (Animazement 2015 Review)


 

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Also known as: “Too Kawaii to Live, Too Sugoi to DIE!!”
and also: “I’M NOT MICHEAL SANTA CLAUSE!!”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 2:04:46)

This shall be our last part of our major spring convention reports, where this time Zeonic will talk about his yearly east coast trek to the North Carolina convention, Animazement, opposite the Dixie Line from Daft’s Anime Boston report.

(0:00 – 59:29) Spring Convention Report: Animazement 2015 Part A – This convention to Zeonic can be compared to the little kid who goes to Disneyland every year. Every visit there is always something new to discover and new people to encounter, and this con is no different. Zeonic tells his tales of meeting fellow ani-twitters at the con, people who sell terrible anime themed t-shirts, anime cels, the Shinichiro Wantanabe panel playing the wrong DVD, playing Initial D in the arcade room, Anime Hell, chilling with Micheal Sinterniklass and Robert Woodhead, Vic Mignogna vs. gay people and more…

(59:29 – 1:02:14) Podcast Promo’s – If no one out there believes that Alpha Counter holds any power in the anime industry, then you should know that their review of Mysterious Girlfriend X came out the same week as Vertical Inc announcement for the manga. Conspiracy?… you bet Sherlock. Daily Anime Podcast is still on the Legend of Galactic Heroes episode synopsis reviews, and it won’t be too long before you can own your copy of the entire series. Dave and Joel just recently put out an episode, except it’s not about Jojo’s this time, but vidjer gaemz.

(1:02:14 – 1:32:23) Spring Convention Report: Animazement 2015 Part B – This is where Zeonic gets into the “real” fun of Raleigh N.C. during the convention, where the ultimate destination is to get liquored up in secret bars across town, only to go hang out with your best podcast bud to record Indiegogo perks and show up to dating panels ran by immature high school kids. This also the part where Cloud starts to constantly sneeze for some reason, how dealers put in noise complaints over band practice next door, spending time helping friends out in the dealers room, the book in question I got signed, and where to get the best burger at a Wendy’s on the way home…

(1:32:23 – 2:04:46) Closing Remarks/The Nintendo 3DS Troubleshooting Podcast – Here we got into talking about us once again, doing an episode about our backstory, which mark my words will happen one day. Also, we find out that Chris(tine) Chan sprouts some bullcrap about how Sonichu’s are born and how he/she breast are now speakers at raves, meeting random drunk people on the streets of Raleigh to talk about anime with (and how Charlotte dun give a fuk!), and how we decide to waste time finding out our friend codes on a Nintendo 3DS, plus just talking about Pokemon for no reason. All this and much more in this weeks episode…

If you want to know our Nintendo 3DS friend codes as we so casually spoke upon in our closing remarks, here they are in this post for you to join us if you care to do so:

Zeonic: 2638 2954 5455
Jonn: 1435 4307 2269

Music Selection:

OP – ANIMAZEMENT ERRAYTHAN!!!

ED – And that is going to conclude our Nintendo Tech Support Podcast, tune in next time…

This show has: 

 

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What really went down in Hell that night...

What really went down in Hell that night…

Have some Wantanabe with your Cake!!!

Have some Wantanabe with your Cake!!!


AoY Podcast #59 – At The Animoovies: The Guyver (with Special Guest: Sean Ryan)


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Also known as: “I WANT THAT GUYVEN JIVIN THANG…. BOEEEYY!”
and also: “This is how Sean wins Boyfriend of the Year!”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 1:15:41)

This review was a long time coming, even before Jonn and Zeonic started this podcast. This is also the first movie review of the year, which does tie into an anime by the same name, so were not that off our beat guys!! Of course the gang can’t do this film review alone, and had to reach out to Sean Ryan from the Alpha Counter podcast to form our own beatbox gang as we journeyed our way through the L.A. ghetto with the 1991 film, The Guyver.

(0:00 – 52:25) Animoovie Review: The Guyver: This film comes from a time in the 1990’s when film companies got licenses (or didn’t more than likely) to anime titles in order to adapt them into live action format with the shoe-string budgets they had to work with. The results varied (mostly poor), but this film seemed to be that first pioneer from manga to the film reel in America. With Zeonic, Jonn and Sean forming our hip hop gang, we trek through the film encountering rapping monsters, corrupt CEO’s, making things work by bashing your head onto them, taking 8 hours to get lunch, how NOT to fight, and Luke Skywalker working for the G Man. We do our best to stay on topic, but run into trouble when it comes to certain off topic agendas.

(52:25 – 1:06:42) Closing Remarks: There was nothing short about wrapping up our podcast, not when we discuss the latest news about Chris Chan Guerrilla War against Sega, Sean trip to Orlando, and Zeonic calling out Regan.

(1:06:42 – 1:15:41) Bonus Material: This was even more off-topic stuff that Zeonic just left at the end for a stinger, which included people who can’t use headphones, and finding out what films Paul Chapman has reviewed. All this and more in this weeks episode.

Music Selection:

OP – When you see text scrolling, you know your in for a treat…

ED – All in all, this movie is a good time…

This show has: 


Chris Chan one man guerrilla war has begun…

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“THIS FILM IS SO DY-NO-MIIIIIITE!!!” Rappin Gang Banger Jimmy Walker

The ultimate gang weapon!!!

The ultimate gang weapon!!!

Jeffrey Combs: Ph.D in Monsterology

Jeffrey Combs: Ph.D in Monsterology

The best couple...

The best couple…

Luke Skywalker, working for the G Man...

Luke Skywalker, working for the G Man…

 


AoY Podcast #58 – The Horrifically Belated Summer 2014 Anime Season Review New Year Special!!!!


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Also known as: “What is a ‘Sailors Moons’?”
And also: “Well after a bullet comes out of a phone jack, it’s nothing anymore!”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 2:47:01)

Well, we’re in the year of the flying hoverboards, The 3rd Impact and probably other great futuristic movie predictions that escape Zeonic at the moment. However, our anniversary special is gonna be belated for a while, so sorry to tell you guys that. However, we don’t expect it to be as belated as this episode content, which has been collecting dust in our podcast vault for roughly the past 6 MONTHS!! So without further ado, you get to hear a full house of us talk about the 2014 Summer Anime Season!!!

(0:00 – 13:04) Pre-Introduction Segment: Zeonic did his best to edit this episode into a functional experience, but he could only put in so much work before cutting his losses and just rolling with it. Our full house includes the likes of Chibi Goku, Daft and Josh discussing subjects like the Astro Boy theater production, Zeonic talking about the Insufficient Direction anime/manga, our pre-thoughts on Gundam G Recongista, skype issues, the failed Harmony Gold kickstarter and more before we actually get to FINALLY introducing ourselves 13 minutes later.

(13:04 – 1:22:16) Summer 2014 Anime Review Part A: We split our segments up into two parts, which Part A will consist of our first impressions with Sailor Moon Crystal, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, Sword Art Online 2 and Space Dandy Season 2. We also dive into works by Kevin Smith,  MyAnimeList issues, hating on twitter people, and TOTALLY FAILING at doing podcast introductions, which explains why we never do them to begin with.

(1:22:16 – 1:24:34) Podcast Promo’s: Speaking of Jojo’s, we got the two men who’s karate is faster then anything you will ever see, because Dave and Joel have found their own way to hone and master such an art of martials. We give shout outs to Alpha Counter, as they continue to make episodes that no longer pertain to that #GamerGate fiasco. Also included is Anime World Order, who recently did a trivia episode to stump Paul “White Daryl” Chapman’s with useless anime trivia to make regular Daryl Surat be an even bigger jerkoff anime fan.

(1:24:34 – 2:27:42) Summer 2014 Anime Review Part B: This is essentially a Daft/Jonn segment of them talking about all the time wasted watching anime shows they thought were terrible, which included Terror in Resonance, Aldnoah Zero, Tokyo Ghoul, Akame ga Kill, Bakumatsu Rock and Rail Wars! This of course contains off topic commentary about the DashCon/bad MLP cons, Twitter feminist vs. Zeonic, the current state of anime cons, and much more.

(2:27:42 – 2:47:01) Bonus Content!!: This was content that would have made our off-topic talks even more off-topic, with pre-pre-review discussions about the GREATEST SKYPE CRASH OF THEM ALL!, Anime Expo/Jojo’s dub talk, Toonzone rants, past podcast drama, Marvel anime shows, and more.

Music Selection:

OP – Get ready to enter the RERO ZOOOOOOONE!!!!

ED – JUMP IN DAT PITZ

This show has:


The kinda people Rail Wars! is the demographic for?

DashCon

JUMP IN DA PIT!!!

How that fits in 140 characters is beyond Zeonic’s understanding…

 


AoY Podcast #56 – Takahashi vs. Tomino Round 3 (Combat Mecha Xabungle & Gasaraki Review)


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Also known as: “I don’t think be-arming is a real word…”
and also: “It was the No Limit Koga Mech”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 2:25:45)

After a 15 month absence, Zeonic and Jonn decide to bring back the anime directing champs of their heydays and put them and their shows back into the podcast cagematch for yet another bout. Our last featured bout was showcased back in Podcast #24, were we had Tomino’s Ideon pitted against Takahashi SPT Layzner. This time, we bring out the political western big guns for another match of Takahashi vs Tomino Round 3. This time we got Combat Mecha Xabungle against Gasaraki.

(0:00 – 50:42) Review: Combat Mecha Xabungle: This was a recording done back in early November, where Zeonic FINALLY got around to watching the Xabungle Graffiti compilation movie. And like the usual fare, Zeonic watches a bad compilation of something, while Jonn (being the one who watched the whole show) has to sit Zeonic down and tell him where the compilation made its mistakes in telling the story, which was a lot of areas. Of course even with Zeonic watching a raw compilation movie, he still enjoyed all the zaney moments that made it mostly entertaining, such as how the anime doesn’t give a damn about animoo physics, wild west amnesty laws, anime staffers who didn’t do their jobs in coloring, little girls who explain the plot for you, and Megas XLR way before Megas XLR. We should note, as usual, Jonn and Zeonic start the podcast off by not diving into Xabungle, but talking about the ending of the Naruto manga and those who marathon them on ANN, which leads to the end about Chris chan and “Shovel Mechs,” Miyazaki films, and much more.

(50:42 – 54:06) Promos: Since we realized that promo’s for other podcast haven’t been featured in a while, we decide to inform you about other podcast you probably should already know about. Anime World Order recently released their 2nd review of the Shinji Aramaki Captain Harlock movie (which we covered back in #51). Fast Karate for the Gentleman did one recently about them still watching Jojo’s, because they are the only two men alive that this show is made for. Jeff from the Daily Anime Podcast decided to release two episodes in one day, which were about Legend of Galactic Heroes and Five Nights at Freddy’s 2. And lastly we got Alpha Counter, who seems to be covering a lot about #GamerGate, because they are the right people for the job without them sounding like extremists on either camps of that following.

(54:06 – 1:50:16): Review: Gasaraki: This part of the recording was recorded back in September, meaning this has been in Zeonic external HD backlog for a while until Xabungle got reviewed. But to Zeonic viewpoint, much like the show, the recording should have taken a long slumber and never have been disturbed. Zeonic even wonders if Gasaraki might be the next big anime sleep aid to anime insomniacs out there, much like how Odin: Photon Space Sailor Starlight has been the cure for otaku insomnia for years now (but were still waiting on the hard facts to back up that claim). This show is full of people being locked up in rooms, clone facilities in the middle of nowhere, wandering in the backwoods of Japan, NERV somehow existing, street wars in South Central Akihabara, pimping out your Koga mech, and unneeded food sanctions. This prompts Zeonic and Jonn to mention political issues at the turn of the century like Kosovo, Jonn mention of Wag the Dog, middle eastern history, and how Gasaraki must be a parallel universe to our own?

(1:50:16 – 2:25:45) Unnecessarily “Longer-Than-Usual” Closing Remarks: This might be, on record, the longest time we have spent on closing remarks. This of course came with an agenda, which was Zeonic doing something for Alpha Counter, which may have been a bad decision? Regardless, the real meat of this discussion is the Alpha Counter vs DAPDX Indiegogo Campaigns, general issues with crowdsourcing, mentioning the disasters of DashCon and MineOrama, knowing a bit about our past, Dasuki and Discotek talk, and much much more.

As an extra bonus, click the text for the giant pastebin of Jonn and Zeonic conversations over AIM while they were watching Gasaraki. 

Music Selection:
OP1 – The fun show about broken anime physics…

ED1 – This show has me running around a lot…

OP2- Get ready to enter the world of Takahashi political mecha thriller…

ED2- Not even pimped out Koga mechs can save this show…

This show has:


Consider this Zeonic lowest moment as a podcaster for the time being…


“Con-sarnit, that male idiot doesn’t have a lick of sense…”

The moment you realize your anime staff just says "ehh, eff it. Looks good to me!"

The moment you realize your anime staff just says “ehh, eff it. Looks good to me!”

The moment you realize Tomino just dun-give-a-fuk...

The moment you realize Tomino just dun-give-a-fuk…

 

Thank god you're just an alternate reality of 2014 Gasaraki...

Thank god you’re just an alternate reality of 2014 Gasaraki…


AoY Podcast # 49 – SpringCon Report Pt 2 (Animazement 2014)


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Also known as:  “I guess I should call this the Windjammers Con.
And also: “Wait, so Robocop is trying to put together a puzzle of a naked woman?”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 2:09:35)

So to keep up with putting out these late convention reports, Zeonic was able to report on his yearly trek to the convention land that is Animazement, that was about 3 months ago. There is really no side conversation in this one, well, minus a few things here and there as per usual.

(0:00 – 1:01:37) Convention Coverage Part 1: This had certain things Zeonic griped about regarding the parking situation in areas, comic book shop owners (which prompt Zeonic to get the Zillion CD he mentioned), Zeonic hooks up with friends to play Windjammers and other strange arcade games, meeting up with other podcasters, the issues that college campuses face regarding running anime conventions, THE TRUTH regarding what happens to Kill La Kill cosplayers in the dealers room, THE TRUTH on those damn idiots who start Marco/Polo at these conventions, and more TRUTH after the promos…

(1:01:37 – 1:04:24) Promo’s: Since we went ahead and mentioned these people on our show (and from what we gather they did the same for us on theirs) we got a promo from Alpha Counter, Mating Habits of the Modern Geek, and our old homeboyz The Daily Anime Podcast (which BTW Jeff, when are you gonna keep doing Pokemon Unicron Brothahoodz? I sent you my recording over a month ago, what are you doing with it dawg?)

(1:04:24 – 2:09:35) Convention Coverage Part 2: Zeonic starts off by having Trish Ledoux point Zeonic in the right direction to see the man that every old school anime fan wants to see (and those who gave them their hard earned Kickstarter money), Robert Woodhead. After talking to Robert for a spell, Zeonic went on a spell as well regarding the issues of Animazement handling their “rules” in terms of autograph lines, more TRUTH on overestimating the Gundam fans in anime conventions when it comes to having line limits for autographs, going to the Gundam Rising panel late (you can see the part 1 and part 2 of the panel at those links), getting the sweetest hookup from Toshifumi Yoshida,  Legend of Galactic Heroes talk, MORE TRUTH on anime fans at conventions who would rather torrent every damn thing than spend any money to helping the industry, finding obscurely rare anime books from the past, Zeonic idea to do an anime convention “reenactment,” and a ton more to say.

Music Selection:

OP – The current theme for all Gundam fans in America…

ED – Greatest arcade game ever…

This show has:


Windjammers…. in a nutshell, basically.


A game that should not be out in public view, just saying


14 years later, Robert still has his charm to anime fans… (just imagine 2 and a half hours of this guy, its great!)

Suichi Ikeda, the only man who is a Char...

Shuichi Ikeda, the only man who is a Char…

Toshifumi Yoshida and Trish Ledoux (Con Profile circa. 2014)

Toshifumi Yoshida and Trish Ledoux (Con Profile circa. 2014)

I have Toshi to thank for this ink on my Gundam LD...

I have Toshi to thank for this ink on my Gundam LD… Now only to get Ikeda to sign it…

Autograph from Nobuteru Yuki

Autograph from Nobuteru Yuki

What proudly hangs above my computer right now...

What proudly hangs above my computer right now…

A rare artifact indeed, full of some cool stuff in it.

A rare artifact indeed, full of some cool stuff in it.

Damn, I wish Ikeda could sign this for me, maybe next time

Damn, I wish Ikeda could sign this for me, maybe next time

On the back of such Giant Gorg poster (PlaWres Sanshiro BTW).

On the back of such Giant Gorg poster (PlaWres Sanshiro BTW).

 

That is how you should post in cosplay photos… (aka Evangelion in a nutshell)

 

BEHOLD, THE “TRUTH” OF ANIMAZEMENT IN ACTION!!!

Here is another example of “THE TRUTH:” You can count on one hand the amount of people at anime cons who care about Macross Plus these days…

The real question is, are you the type of person who would pay 550 bucks for Giant Gorg anything? A harsh reality indeed.


AoY Podcast #17 – The Hangover Cast 2013 (Animazement & Phoenix Comic Con Talkback)


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Also known as: “Hey, you guys need to take that to the bathroom!”
Or could be known as: “DUDE, WHERE’S MY CAR?!?!”

Memorial Day weekend is a time to remember the brave men and women in our military armed forces who fight for our country, so that we can enjoy this nation’s liberties to heart. That same liberty applies to anime fans and fellow nerds alike in America also, because Memorial Day is also a nation wide convention weekend. With so many cons happening at the same time, my co-host Jonn and I decided to take in the sights of near local conventions that were a drive away. Jonn went to the Phoenix Comic Con, and I took the journey to Animazement.

Animazement for me has, and always will be, an adventurous weekend in it of itself. The con every year let’s me experience and see things that I probably normally should and should not see on a daily basis. My adventures include meeting people, catching up with fellow podcasters, seeing the sights, bailing my ride out of the impound lot, getting into virtual fights, giving a little review on Urusei Yatsura: Only You and a hell of a lot more. You could say it’s like its own The Hangover movie… minus most of the crazy stuff that happens, to that extreme of a level. Jonn also tells his tale of running into bootleg anime vendors and a neglected VA guest. So, let me tell of the days of high adventure…

Here is the Animazement photo’s I took while at the con!!

Download Episode HERE (Total Time: 1:59:43 )

Music Selection:

OP: Freeza does all the nations of the world (by Ryuesi Nakao)

ED: I thought this fit pretty well…

This show has:

This was my instant reaction walking out of my friends place that Sunday morning…

Yea, this was pretty much the main highlight of the con…

This was how I imagined Jonn was killing ants in his house (go to 5:40)…

Where is my Bluray release of this movie???

This won over in the depths of hell… ANIME HELL…

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AUTOGRAPHS!!!

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ANIMUU SHWAAAAGGG!!!!

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Jonn’s cool Phoenix Comic Con stuff…

Dat is one killer ink my man…

My home away from home (before the otaku mob hit it an hour later on Saturday…)