Also known as: “When am I going to get me a Nice Pair of Shoes!!!”
And also: “And there gonna air, Boruto… Bourto… Believe it Jonn, Belieeeeeeve IT!”
Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 4:29:48)
It’s per tradition that we release convention reports half a year after the con happened, because oh freaking well. So if your wanting someone to drone on about their time at a con that you weren’t at during a long holiday flight or drive, we got your covered!
(0:00 – 1:34:15) Animazement 2018 Con Report – Dustin regales his tale of a con that happened when the weather was a whole lot warmer, where the first time in years he is a regular con lackey roaming the hallways and not dealing with patrons in the dealers room. Stories can be told about hanging out with other Otaku he’s know about online and their posse, Dustin old parking job and the economics surrounding that industry, modifying your SNES, getting sweet swag from Limited Run Games on a yearly visit, trying to talk to women at the bar with a Salvador Dali art work on their back, the dreaded bootleg dealer came back, rednecks whining about stuff they don’t have in public restaurants, drunken dads that roam the cons and more. This also includes how we thought the Starbucks training lead to other problems, seeing a Steely Dan/Doobie Bros concert in Atlanta, video game and anime talk, and much more.
(1:34:15 – 02:25:29) Closing Remarks Part 1 – This is just the opinions of ours relating back in May, that people have already forgotten about but ohwellwhocaresanyways. This includes televangelists who buy jets in the name of Jesus and Christianity talk, hot takes on the news, how Rosanne got cancelled and much more.
(02:25:29 – 04:03:30) Anime Weekend Atlanta 2018 Con Report – If anything was lacking from Animazement, AWA made that up tenfold. Dustin recants his experience by hanging out with his buddy downtown to ride on electric scooters after eating some Pho’King amazing food, getting the correct panelist badge, meeting with old friends, meeting cool people like Tim Eldred, Micheal Sinterniklaas, Darius Washington and Andy Field, talking about panels done at the convention (which were titled Anime in High Gear, Christianity in Anime and Mobile Suit Gundam in America), buying Neil Nadelman old Gundam laserdiscs, getting the sweet hookup on Voltes V from Dave Merrill, getting to meet the Corn Pone man himself in person, people who have seizures at the con and how the staff handles that proper, Is Daryl Surat a Pokemon Seizure Episode Denier that it was ALL A CONSPIRACY? and more.
(04:03:30 – 04:29:48) Closing Remarks Part 2 – Somehow we get into closing remarks territory with the past pre-hearing of the Kavanaugh case, banned episodes of Pokemon, general anime and politics talk, people who had complaints on panels at AWA from an alt-right perspective and more.
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Also known as: “Mom, this Pie is Totally AIRWOLF!”
Download Episode HERE! (Total Time – 4:49:07)
After about 5 months of not putting out any con coverages, Dustin thought we can just double up and OD our listeners with two major cons in one episode with Animazement and Anime Weekend Atlanta.
(0:00 – 2:16:45) Animazement 2017 Review – Do people other than this podcast talk about cons 5 months after they happen? Well who knows, but it’s coming out now finally! Of course, this doesn’t go into Animazement immediately, not when Jonn had something to say about not going to see the failed assassination of Jason David Frank at Phoenix Comic Con. Jonn also talks about the dumb weapons policies to “protect” attendees that are not JDF and Robotech. It’s still about roughly 30 or so minutes in that Dustin talks about his con experience at Animazement. Included in this review is stories of the inside world of Limited Run Games, seeing your old teenhood house for the first time in years, how Strafe is inferior to Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, nerds who fail at hitting on girls, Justin Roland stories, people who bring their cats to cons, Antifa v. Street Preachers, not seeing this years Anime Hell, the History of Animazement, meeting forum members IRL, closing remarks of Timbox/Chris Chan and much more.
(2:16:45 – 4:49:07) AWA 2017 Review – Here’s a con that happened within a month that we can get a decent review out in time. This was Dustin first time going to AWA, and based on his 2 day experience, it’s a con worth going back too. This of course comes with meeting anime fan legends like Dave Merrill, Daryl Surat, Walter Amos, Neil Nadelman, and meeting new fans while there as well. This is also another instance where rooming with another forum member makes the con a better experience, and even doing a podcast drunk with them is also fun. Included is how Hell is done at AWA, old school anime dubs, buying up anime vinyl records and playing them on this recording, and more. Closing Remarks are about how the podcast is trying to monitize, the Las Vegas shooting/gun control laws discussion (there’s a part I meant to say was an amendment but said constitution by mistake. So if you caught that, my bad), Chris Chan relationship ends (before it ever got started), Jonn squeaky chair chimes in, Final Fantasy games, Dustin owning an SNES Classic and much more!
This show has:
“CLIFFORD NOOOO!” – From Totally Lame Anime
TWITTER PHOTO BOMB TIME!!
Also known as: “AHHH SWEET, MY CHILDHOOD!”
Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 1:38:17)
So to stay with proper convention review tradition, Dustin brings us his convention coverage of Animazement, 3 months after it happened, because that’s how we roll on this podcast.
(0:00 – 1:28:05) Con Report: Animazement 2016 – Because the summer was full of other episodes of topics that had a more pressing matter to be put out, Dustin finally tells his tale of his yearly trek to Animazement. All in all, between being stuck down in the dealers room dungeon by day and hitting up the virtual arcade streets of Initial D by night, this was a rather laid back year for Dustin. Of course, it wasn’t entirely that boring since he went on his tales of playing really good VR and arcade games in turn for house sitting at Mighty Rabbit Studios over the con weekend, working the dealers room beat, meeting up with old friends of the Initial D arcade scene, items to be sold and had and much more. This also goes off track a bit with Jonn and Dustin talking about retro gaming, recording the Animeigo panel, what is true cyberpunk, Dustin idea anime panels to get approved, and still more to add.
(1:28:05 – 1:38:17) Closing Remarks – This didn’t last that long since the news was rather irrelevant from things TCR Ghost said back in May, card game talk, people on ani-twitter gripe against anime cons, cats and more. Pretty soon well be getting to episode 100…
SPEAKING OF OUR UPCOMING 100TH EPISODE!!: Here’s the deal: Episode 100 is coming up and both hosts want you listeners to send us some suggestions on what to do. Should we read email sent by you? Should we do a review of something? Show off our anime collection on video? Demolition Derby? I dunno, you tell us! So to send us suggestions, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or you could tweet at us over at@AoYPodcast. It’s that simple to use guys! Depending on how many people submit ideas, Dustin and Jonn will pick the most doable idea and execute it, and there will be recognition for it! So let the podcast know by Episode 99 and we’ll see what happens!
– Dustin (Zeonic)
This show has:
An extremely rare anime indeed…
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.
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What made me the Sega fanboy I am today…
This game will make a man out of you…
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…
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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…