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AoY Podcast #118 – MegaConPod GO! (Animazement / AWA 2017)


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!

 

Music Selection:

OP – Here’s to a great 20 years of Animazement…

ED – These cons were totally Airwolf…

 

This show has:

“CLIFFORD NOOOO!” – From Totally Lame Anime

 

 

Good Job Daft, the Maintenance people will never know…

TWITTER PHOTO BOMB TIME!!

 


AoY Podcast #86 – The RightStuf Product/Spectre Review


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Also known as: “It’s Allah of….Yesterday…”
and also: “It’s all… good… clean, big booty fun!”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 2:14:40)

We can officially announce that we have once again sold out to “The Man,” particularly the RightStuf Man. This time we have a pretty full show of Jonn and Dustin reviewing RightStuf! Mobile Suit Gundam and Zeta Gundam Blu-ray Sets, Space Adventure Cobra DVD Set and the latest Bond movie Spectre.

(0:00 – 52:08) The RightStuf! Product Review – Gundam Blu-Ray’s and Cobra DVD Set: After about taking a month for both hosts to get their products from RightStuf!, they can both talk about the special features and quality of the packages. Jonn and Dustin talk about mostly the 30th Anniversary interviews with the Gundam staff on the second blu-ray collection of Mobile Suit Gundam, which is just laughing at how old men can still hold grudges from a show that’s 37 years old now. Both host’s talk about the Buichi Terasawa interview from the Cobra DVD’s and its packaging, and our own review of that show will come out in due time. We also mention general Gundam talk, other mech shows, Terasawa and his Big Booty loves, SJW v. not-anime-yet, being praised in class for being a nerd, and more.

(52:08 – 53:19) RightStuf! Bootleg Promo: Our podcast never got an “official” promo from RighStuf!, so it was best to make up our own for starters. Right now (as of March 5th), Gundam and Vertical had a sale, which might still be going on? We want to thank Vanessa Williams for providing the background song for our promo, and we would really like to thank her lawyers for not finding out about this podcast because we used such song that would fit with this RightStuf! promo without “official” consideration from her record label. Now moving on…

(53:19 – 1:19:35) Movie Review – Spectre: Here we have an example of a review seen by one person who saw it the day it came out, and other who saw it the other day. The time gap is large enough to show that the former forgot most of the movie, leaving the latter to pick up the slack of events that happened. Long story short, both host made this review short and to the point, and talked about other James Bond related things. I mean, its been 3 years since both hosts talked about James Bond, so hopefully the next film comes a bit sooner.

(1:19:35 – 2:14:40) Closing Remarks (a.k.a Dustin disses on Initial D haters): Like the usual formula, Chris Chan gets brought up to talk about how he self promotes people he doesn’t like without knowing it, which then leads to Dustin throwing down his Initial D street cred against Anime World Order review of Initial D, and tries to answer that why question the AWO hosts asked on their podcast. You could say Dustin cranks up his hypothetical Toyota AE86 for our 86th podcast, because that is how fate would have it! This of course leads to people we know on twitter who are having a hard time in life, former AIM and Toonzone drama, and more.

Music Selection:

OP1 – We’re kinda the new kids on the block when it comes to product reviews…

OP2 – James Bond is Back!!!

ED – If podcasting was like the Fast and Furious movies, we are the Paul Walker to the AWO Dwayne Johnson…

This show has:

The next James Bond…perhaps?

What feels like the start of every Roger Moore Bond film…

This could happen to the anime community… maybe?


AoY Podcast #80 – Ghost in the Shell 20th Anniversary Review (w/ Gerald Rathkolb)


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Also known as: “Because porn doesn’t need plot, never does…”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 1:43:27)

On November 18th, 1995, a certain anime film came out that changed the way we look at anime to this day. As anime fans, we owe it to a particular film for shaping how anime has been distributed and the limits on what it can become. We had to call in one of the big guns of anime podcasting, Gerald Rathkolb of the Anime World Order podcast, to discuss the impact that Ghost in the Shell left on the world since its release 20 years ago…

(0:00 – 16:40) Portrait of an Otaku – Gerald Rathkolb: Before we ever got into discussing Ghost in the Shell, we get to hear the backstory of how Gerald became an anime fan in the Virgin Islands. This brings is to know how much someone can hate windsurfing, what it took to own anime at your local Sam Goody, hating on Hanna-Barbera cartoons, how to FEEL THE ANIME POWER!, how the recorder isn’t a real instrument, and more.

(16:40 – 1:28:35) Review – Ghost in the Shell: Gerald takes us down memory lane going back 20 years at this point, where he explains how Ghost in the Shell affected the anime community at the time, and what brought in people to knowing anime. This of course gets us to talk about the Ghost in the Shell manga and other works by Masamune Shirow, and even say something about all the works of what came after Ghost in the Shell movie under the same name. We to spoil a bit of the film in terms of thematic elements of what Mamoru Oshii was putting into the film, which might actually make watching Ghost in the Shell much easier to watch and understand. Gerald pretty much stole the show, but both host just let Gerald tell his stories of high cyberpunk adventure. We also once again bring back the need for you listener to read Brian Ruh book. This of course gets off topic on the good ol’ days of anime being only sold at brick and mortar stores, discussing bloody Italian movies, how Digimon should be with the rest of the anime titles in your local video store, Mamoru Oshii as a director in general, Rumiko Takahashi is a HACK MANGA AUTHOR! THE TRUTH of Evangelion and Christianity, live action anime talk (here we go again…), Harmony Gold hate, Sci-Fi Channel anime censorship, and so much more…

(1:28:35 – 1:43:27) Closing Remarks: Gerald vents on how great Metal Gear Solid V is, which also led to Konami hate, how free to play games are terrible for you, Chris Chan and his transgender amiibos scam, Dustin getting a wisdom tooth pulled, and Dustin also calling out Gerald on his Giant Gorg review.

We should also note, Dustin was able to post up some Ghost in the Shell related things on the internet recently, where he posted the latest blog post at the Anime of Yesteryear Blog of the Animerica Ghost in the Shell issue, and also did a write up at his new blog The Cyber Funker mentioning briefly the impact of Ghost in the Shell. So check those links out!

Music Selection:

OP – Welcome to Newport City, 2029…

ED – The net is vast and infinite…

This show has:

 

When you have references in anime from other science fiction shows, it must be good right?

Well played South Park….well played…

This is all you need to know about Mamoru Oshii movies, DON’T GO PAST THIS EVER!!!

THIS IS NOT A REAL INSTRUMENT, GERALD SAID SO!!!

THIS IS NOT A REAL INSTRUMENT, GERALD SAID SO!!!

 


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 #74 – Resurrect tha Dragon! (DBZ Resurrection of F Review)


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Also known as: “Paul Blart… The Alien…”
and also: “You know who’s real bad about the women’s issues… THEM MUSLIMS!”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time – 1:30:28)

Get ready to stare into your alien scouters in order too resurrect an old enemy, because this time Dustin and Jonn review the ULTIMATE REZUREKT’N of Dragonball Z: Resurrection of F!

(0:00 – 48:49) Blockbuster Anime Review – Dragonball Z: Resurrection of F: As of this recording, this latest Dragonball Z movie is ranked 9th according to this list of top grossing anime movies of all time. Both hosts were able to see the films and have some good remakrs to say about it. Despite Toei being the cheapest anime company out there (more so than CPM’s legacy), they’re able to continue drawing in more of the western audience into theaters to see a Japanese cartoon for being the most well known Japanese cartoon to ever exist. Other than some spoilers to recap the movie, Jonn has to explain to Dustin the entire complexity of DBZ canon vs. non-canon to him. This of course brings us to talking about One Piece and the real TRUTH behind the Garlic Jr. Saga… well not really.

(48:49 – 1:30:28) The Republican National Closing Remarks Debate: For some unknown reason, Jonn and Dustin sit down and dissect the big Republican Debate back in August, and really just talk about the great mystery on how number one real estate NYC gangsta Donald Trump is ahead of every politician ever. Dustin also says RIP to a notable anime fan of his day, Robert W. Gibson, which you can check out his convention stories over at Hokuto no Fogie, and last year’s interviews with Tim Eldred and Anime World Order, to see what it really was like to be an early anime fan. Also stay tuned for the “zinger” after the song for Daft’s great plan to open up a “board game bar,” and how geek bars might be bad idea’s all around. All this and much more in this weeks episode…

 

Music Selection:

OP – Everyone try and be like Goku these days…

ED – Why anime should be created by metal bands…

 

This show has:

Yea, that’s all you really need to know about the Frieza saga…

Well, that explains everything about DB Super in one image...

Well, that explains everything about DB Super in one image…


AoY Podcast #63 – Anime 82 Podcast 21 Question Series


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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.

Regan’s Questions:

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?

Music Selection:

OP – The Original OT Returns…

ED – He’s back to tell the truth, to set things straight…

This show has:

A product of the 90’s made over a decade later

Wow…. these dubs are kinda bad…


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 #39 – Get in the Zone! Megazone 23 The Third Review


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Also known as: “HARD ON TWO, JACK OFF YOUR HARDWARE!”
And also: “EayJay da game, YOU PROMISED!”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 1:26:11)

Well, our March Megazone Madness has come to an end (aka UConn won for those who don’t care about NCAA basketball). One might imagine the joy of ending an OVA trilogy such as this would be a moment of happiness, but all we can tell you is we are just glad the nightmare is over. With two great OVA titles under the Megazone 23 name, you might figure making The Third one would be a greater achievement. Well, we found out the hard way, as Zeonic, Jonn and Josh crawl out of the ruins of Megazone 23 The Third.

Time codes (yea, we had to use these again)

0:00 – 19:05: We pretty much do our usual fare again, by getting off topic since it has been more than 3 weeks since we last recorded something. We deviate off the ZONE by talking about Space Ghost Coast to Coast airing on Adult Swim April Fools Special and the episodes that we happen to see in a half sleep trance, people we know online who watch terrible shows and takes forever to get to their point, and the problems of modern anime fans taste in shows.

19:05 – 1:05:25: We finally decide to talk about our subject matter in this podcast, because the nail had to be re-hammered into the Megazone coffin once more. One has to wonder, how can someone royally screw up an anime series after making 2 other anime OVA’s that were not complete and utter crap? Does anyone know the answer to that? If you do, please enlighten us. This dull Shadowrun/Last Starfighter knockoff has some good ideas, and has things I like; but that feel over the edge and beyond Zone Zero with the mistakes we will mention in this episode to finally close out this classic OVA series. You can expect HARD ON’s, C(U)MING FROM THE REAR, floppy disks, redneck friends, cat ear girls, the 80’s accessories, and how too HACK DA PLANET!!!! at 2 frames a second. We also throw in Homosexual/Anime Con Sign Discrimination, why Aramaki gets to keep making anime, and a few other things.

1:05:25 – 1:26:11: We also finish things up with our final remarks  about people who don’t have their priorities in order, people with crazy 9/11 conspiracy stories, and the ongoing legacy of Love_That_Goku. All this and more, as usual.

 If you wanna see the version we saw, here is the Manga UK version on YouTube from the same guy who posted up Part 2. If anything, at least enjoy it for the dub.

Those who have tread in this Zone before us:
Anime World Order

Music Selection:

OP- I am so ready to beat my Hard On ladies…

ED – A (not so) farewell to an OVA that was almost there…

This show has:


I try and demonstrate how to be like Eiji in Megazone 23 The Third (alcohol was involved in my decision.)


As illustrated by Doomstink, there is a potential future for the floppy disk to rise again.



HOW CAN ANYONE FORGET THIS FINE SUPERB ANIMATION THAT MEGAZONE 23 HAS TO OFFER?

Flipping the Floppy... like a douche...

Flipping the Floppy… like a douche…

I can't wait to beat it!

JACK OFF YOUR HARDWARE!

EAYJAY DA GAME... YOU PROMISED!!!!

He always beats it… every time…

I hear this is gonna bring back the arcade boom...

I hear this is gonna bring back the arcade boom…

The ultimate cosplay accessory...

The ultimate cosplay accessory…

Kitazune and I have the same taste in women...

Kitazune and Zeonic have the same taste in women…


AoY Podcast # 38 – Get in the Zone! Megazone 23 Part 2 Review


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Also known as: “WHO DID YOU SAAAAAY?! JOHNNY….WINTERS?”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 1:18:03)

We are still kicking it for the month of March, as we still get zoned into the madness that is the Megazone 23 OVA series. This time, we cover the maybe-once-hated, but-now-probably-not-so-much sequel to the first Megazone 23 OVA.

As Zeonic will say in this podcast, he does like Part 2 a little bit more than Part 1, only because its straight up on what its trying to tell, and it has one of Zeonic favorite anime directors doing his first directing job, Ichiro Itano. If you want to see an anime that Itano directed that won’t make you feel scared or hate anime for the rest of your life, this is that anime. This of course has bikers who are just pure Trash, rad 80’s to the max, doggy style sex scenes (I ment to say 45 seconds not 45 minutes long, sorry guys), taking down the system, and Sex Wax on your back. Of course, there is no need for time codes on this one as we do stick to the review… most of the time. Zeonic goes off the rails to mention how the new 300: Rise of an Empire movie is really dumb as far as Zack Snyder sex scenes goes, how wrasslin babes from the 80’s can do some voice acting and have cameos in this OVA, how anime dubbing has come a long way to fall flat on its face, Toonami talk in general on shows that have ended and started, and much more.

You can watch the whole International Dub on Youtube from this guys channel, and check the comments for some good pieces of info that we may or may not have covered on the podcast.

People who cover this better than us:
Anime World Order
Let’s Anime Blog

Music Selection:
OP – Johnny Winters must be stopped!

ED – The only sunsets in the Megazone are the lonely ones…

Also known as:


Dump Matsumoto is gonna be the woman in the short blonde hair… buried under that Samurai Armor. Or really, that armor is part of herself. Keep that in your mind for a while…



Here is what you can expect from an animator like Yasuomi Umetsu… I mean other than porn…

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I’m sure through a bit of digging, you can find the person who worked on both SilverHawks and Thundercats.

Doing it Cyndi Lauper/Tiffany Grant style…

You sure wont this this on the International Dub Edit version on youtube that’s for sure…


AoY Podcast #37 – Get in the Zone! Megazone 23 Part 1 Review


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Also Known as: “PROPERTY OF ORION HOME VIDEO: NOT FOR SALE OR RENTAL.”
Or also: “Remote Control Remote Control…REMOOOTE CONTROOOOOOOOOOOOOOL”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 1:24:40)

So, March Madness has come upon us. I know that is mostly related to College BeeBall, but Jonn and I cannot dedicate ourselves to a sports anime to review this time around, or really ever (sorry, but trying to watch all of Slam Dunk with no compilation movies in a month is a herculean task that is far too great for us to handle). So, we decided to keep things a bit simple, as we found our zone of focus for the next few episodes, and i’m talking about Megazone 23.

There isn’t a need for time codes this time, since we only get to focus on one anime for a change. Right off the bat we dive right into discussing pretty much everything about what is in Megazone 23 Part 1, and what we can try and make sense of in terms of the story about halfway into the OVA. We of course stray off topic (or really dig deeper) to talk about Robotech: The Movie and how that connects to the Megazone 23 anime. We also mention the other Megazone 23 OVA’s that we will get around to do reviewing (and try not to spoil too much), the differences in each of the dubs for the Megazone OVA’s, how we found out about Megazone 23, and general Robotech talk. We also finish things off in talking about people who are no longer with us that I bought my anime from, people we know on the internet, (SPOILERS) what could be our tentative podcast schedule for the next few episodes, Zeonic taking a trip to land of the rising sun, and much more. 

I should also point out, I recently heard the ANN Cast episode where they interview Carl Macek. I (and the rest of the internet) are wrong as to why Robotech The Movie failed. The real reason according to Macek: Robotech The Movie did really well in the test audiences in Texas and not everyone hated it. What pulled the project was Cannon Films getting cold feet on their end and not letting it go to all the theaters it should have, plus they went under financially at the same time. You can find more info about that about the last 30 minutes of the interview.

People who do better reviews of Megazone 23:
Dave Merrel “let’s anime blog”
Anime World Order

Music Selection:

OP – Man we totally Zoned out on this one

ED – No one in the zone sleeps alone…

This show has:

The alternative ending added to the Robotech: The Movie… you can kinda tell from looking at the video, that don’t look “original.”

All I have to do is get past the 20 minutes i’ve seen of this piece of crap…. and I will lose hope in humanity…

As I said in the podcast, it was either the Streamline version or the ADV version of Megazone to watch. I think we picked the better poison…

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Man… talk about a different time… (from Hokuto No Fogie blog)

Shogo working towards that Garland gas money (and also thank Eve for giving us the inspiration towards that Hatsume Miku bullcrap that anime fans fap over today.)

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To say that Japan “liked” Streets of Fire in the 80’s is a HUGE understatement…


AoY Podcast #32 – 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY/CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (Unedited Edition)


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Also known as: ” I’m waiting till we get to our 10th podcast arc, that’s when things really pick up…”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 2:17:32 )

GUYS WE MADE IT!!!! With the start of 2014, we are still together, have not changed the name, and have to much to review for you that will eventually come out!! I say unedited on the title because… I am not gonna worry about editing a thing on here. So, whatever audio issues you hear in this episode, is the result of me not caring how it sounds for the first time in a long while, only because I have done recordings/edits for other podcast that will soon come out after this, so deal with it. Any who, we kick off the new year by having our later Christmas and 1 Year Anniversary special by talking about what we got for Christmas, movie talk and all around general discussion. We also have our bro Andy from the Daily Anime Podcast join in on the fun.

We kick off the episode where we discuss the yule tide cheer we received this past Christmas, which was mostly video games and anime related stuff. Also, we talk about movies that we have seen in the past few months. We continue the trend to talk about the latest Hobbit 2 movie that came out, and how Disney was able to make our hearts Frozen. I also mention the films I’ve seen in the past few months such as Homefront, Thor 2, Enders Game, Escape Plan, Machete Kills and Man of Steel. Of course, we mention other films like The Man with the Iron Fists, Hobo With a Shotgun and probably a few others (I forgot to mention that I saw The Secret Life of Walter Mitty also, good film).

This also gets us into talking about Zeonic dating life, Vic FiletMignonanona, other podcasters out there (well, mostly us trying to figure out the science behind Anime World Order), the enigmatic psyche of one Daryl Surat, general anime talk this past year, white people trying to be black for black people, and a whole lot of other crap mixed in there.

Music Selection:

OP – HAPPY BIRFDHEY JESUS!!!!

ED – In a few years, this might be my sad pathetic Christmas song…

This show has:

What its like to be Gerald’s roommate…

Just like the man, this magazine will be an enigma…

Well Daryl… more power to you man…

Its good clean fun guys… for real…


AoY Podcast #29 – Angel’s Egg Review


Also known as: ” I have a bright yellow suit jacket, It blinds my eyes its amazing!”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 1:05:47 )

This episode is another experiment of Jonn and I both going “hey, there’s anime on youtube, what do you feel like randomly reviewing?” This time I let Jonn be the judge of “pick-a-random-OVA-youtube-video-to-watch-and-let’s-see-what-this-is-about,” only to find that Jonn decided to settle on the most infamous OVA by Mamoru “Ghost-in-the-Shell-and-Patlabor-movies-are-the-better-known-things-I’ve-ever-directed” Oshii. And that most infamous title is none other than Angel’s Egg.

Angel’s Egg, to our interpretation, is one of those visual “artsy-fartsy” moving pictures that can be shown at a film festival and people would try for years to find something deep about it. I have understood this anime for a long time that this was Oshii interpretation of him denouncing his belief in Christianity. After seeing this film, I think he is the only person that can see that, because I sure as hell cannot. This film is full of long shots of landscapes, long shots of girls drinking water, long shots of people staring at nothing, shadow fish being harpooned and long shots of people sleeping… and doing really nothing else.

To our surprise, there have been some reviews about this, the good, the bad, and the deep thinking (I assure you these links go with the correct words). This also causes us to talk more about the directing career of Mamoru Oshii live action movies, as well as anime talk, stupid hipsters who don’t know what to buy, and much more.

I also wanna give a shout-out to the Anime World Order podcast for playing our promo on their most recent episode.

Music Selection

OP – This taps into my inner Oshii creative mind…

ED – You can probably find this anime at the local Japanese Goodwill…

This show has:

This is how I felt as I was watching this anime… (go to 1:20)

The finest anime about water in glass jugs you will ever see…

I did say “shadow fish” were in this…

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Daft…. don’t be a jerk and buy them…