Also known as: “Bring me the head of Gary Owens!”
Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 2:11:45)
Get ready to travel across the galaxies with your friendly combination robot and the Millennium Falcon where we review Mighty Orbots and Solo: A Star Wars Story!
(0:00 – 52:00) Review: Mighty Orbots – This was a series that has taken years to be put out on DVD, and both Jonn and Dustin jump on the chance to review this great 80’s Saturday Morning Anime co-production cartoon! We’re actually not the only podcast to cover this show, as Anime 82 did it well over a decade ago that no one seemed to notice because of how obscure it was at the time. This also includes the voice actors that worked on this show like the late Gary Owens, other 1980’s cartoons talk, if Orbots had their own Soul of Chogokun toys, getting a hold of the Techno Police 21c Bluray if you order the Blade robot online, if Orbots and God Mars are a fair comparison and much more!
(52:00 – 53:25) Right Stuf Promo: Dustin babbles on for a minute to convince you the listener to buy everything and everything from Right Stuf!, because you totally should, and we should TOTALLY GET PAID (but we kid since the review material we receive is very sufficient, so thank you Right Stuf!)
(53:25 – 1:32:15) Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story – Both Jonn and Dustin enjoyed this film despite it coming out a mere few months after that debacle Last Jedi hit the main screens, which the hosts own review to this movie is very positive in general. This also gets the hosts talking about how Disney might screw up Star Wars in the future and that Han really did shoot first in the cantina.
(1:32:15 – 2:11:45) Closing Remarks – This goes right into the hosts opinions on the Supreme Court decision on Colorado baker case, John McAfee running for the libertarian party in the upcoming election, Tara Strong influence on Teen Titans Go, can President Trump really pardon himself?, the live action American Dad party and much more!
OP1 – Orbots, UNITE!
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I think he’s the man to run this county for the next 4 years…
Also known as: “You get the pizza while I get the crust…”
and also: “Bubblegum… Chewing… Ass… I dunno…”
Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 2:00:20)
So, Zeonic is currently having some PC issues which sort of hinders any kind of recording for the next couple of weeks. But, as a treat to fill in something at the end of March (MADNESS!!), we did a recording for Regan over at Anime 82 Podcast long ago. How long you say? Well, try the end of November 2013. As of now, Regan current release schedule these days is rather inconsistant, so we’d figure we can give you guys the raw audio for this to enjoy.
(0:00 – 2:00:20) Regan Strongbadz Anime 82 Podcast 21 Questions Series: Since Regan is one to “condense” his audio recordings to fit in a certain time frame, most of our answers have been cut in the past two releases. We’re not doing this out of (TOTAL) spite, but rather for you guys to get THE TRUTH in what we have to say about his questions. Keep in mind, the things we say and mention are from over 16 months ago, so certain titles we mention and what not that haven’t been released have been released by now (like the Space Adventure Cobra series on DVD). We of course are not the only ones to do this, since the AWO crew knew this would happen and did theirs 15 months ago just to have something out during christmas. I should also mention, we got two more recordings that were made around the same time, so those might as well get released on our show. So sit back and enjoy our responses, as there’s is plenty more where that came from.
This is also not the first time Zeonic was ever on Anime 82 either, he has been on in the past for Regan last 21 Question series, and this 8 hour MECHA MADNESS block where he reviewed SPT Layzner before we ever got too it.
1. What was the last fansubbed that you watched?
2. What’s the big diff from anime now than anime from the 80’s and 90’s?
3. How has it improved and worsened in the past 10 years?
4. What were some of the current shows in anime you were impressed by?
5. What anime have we gone back to rewatch the most?
6. Which studio has declined in quality compared to the golden age of anime?
7. What is the most underappreciated anime of all time?
8. Who is the next big dog of anime?
9. What’s your favorite magical girl anime?
10. What is an aspect of contemp anime that has improved?
11. What is the most important anime of the non golden era of anime?
12. What is your favorite anime of the 80’s and 90’s and why?
13. Do you feel that we live in reality starved times?
14. Is there any anime titles you are embarrassed to admit?
15. What’s your favorite Ghibli title? whats your least favorite?
16. How do you compare earlier dubs to contemporary dubs?
17. Are you reading any manga?
18. What’s an anime title that listeners might have forgotten about?
19. What’s a new anime that has taken newer creative risk?
20. Do you feel that your passion for anime is not what it once was?
21. Do you have a question for other podcasters out there?
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A product of the 90’s made over a decade later
Wow…. these dubs are kinda bad…
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.
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Also known as: “It’s Always Sunny in Pacific Rim”
or: “Nah, I need you to do ANIME NOW!!!!”
Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 1:14:11)
So we got some leftovers I have been saving for quite a while now, and it’s time I shared the stench with you guys. But sometimes, old things don’t smell so bad, or not all of it at least. We got two reviews way past their expiration date, Dark Solder D and Pacific Rim (or what I wanna call “PacRim”!!)
My Dark Solder D review was originally recorded back in December 2012 (I believe), and was submitted for the last part of Regan’s Anime 82 Mecha Madness podcast to see if he would take this live action mecha atrocity to heart. Well, he gave a brief “NO MAN, NOT GONNA HAPPEN!” on that episode, so the recording (and this post i’m writing on) just sat in the vault till it was needed. But now, that time has come.
If I told you that Dark Soldier D wasn’t offensive to the senses in some way, I would commit one of the worst crimes against humanity. With shooting giant chickens in the ass with an M60 machine gun, brains floating in jars that have speech devices, mad Russians, hooking up with a girl that steals your crap, limbs a flying and much more, you can bet your in for the 3 episode ride of your life.
We then move on to the greatest anime-to-live-action adaptation that wasn’t off an anime, which makes PacRim the best anime of 2013! Both Daft and I were on this recording back when the movie came out in theaters as we each give our own personal views on the movie (and before we got 1 star rating that I found out later that came from Daft on iTunes for some dumbass hipster reason.) Pacific Rim will release your inner child for an hour and a half, with a sense that you have a plastic robot in your hand as you watch the coolest fights break out on the big screen. With the movie out on DVD/BluRay, you should have already bought the thing by now, or you will for Christmas. Either way, get it!
This also gets us to talk about Comic book movie talk, me discussing the Wolverine movie (SPOILERS), toy talk, anime to live action talk, how PacRim is not Evangelion, “Bay”Formers talk, the marketing reasons behind 3D movies now, and much more.
EyeCatch – Best anime opening of 2013
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Well, this seems to appeal to other people tastes than mine…
Also known as: “The Ide is powered by a zombie baby!”
I know its been a few episodes since our last slug fest discussion of Tomino and Takahashi shows, but were back for round 2 this time with the infamous Space Runaway Ideon and the better of mid 1980’s mecha shows, Blue Comet SPT Layzner.
Space Runaway Ideon was the very next project director Yoshiyuki Tomino worked on right after Mobile Suit Gundam. And like Gundam, it was also cut short in its episode count, sharing the same 39 episode number as Gundam which this lead to feature films being made off each series. The only difference here is, Tomino found a way not to continue Ideon… ever again!!
We then cut right on over to a show that both Jonn and I find really engaging by keeping up with the /m/subs releases, which is Blue Comet SPT Layzner by Ryouske Takahashi, This involves the Cold War stretching out to the mid 1990’s as both America and Soviet Russia have bases on the planet Mars, and how an alien invasion can mess things up. I also did a review of SPT Layzner for Regan Strong-“BAD”-blood’s own podcast Anime 82 a couple of years ago (if you wanna get to my review just skip right at the 5 hour mark… yea he made it that long…dunno why.) All this and probably some more in this weeks episode.
Download Episode HERE (Total Time: 1:38:36)
Eyecatch – Sometimes the only way is the Lonely Way…
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