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AoY Podcast #62 – Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin “Blue Eyed Casval” OVA Review


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Also known as: “GUNTANKS ARMS ARE NOT GREY, DER BLUE!”
and also: “But being black is like being autistic…”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 1:32:21)

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It sure seems that were on some kinda Gundam bandwagon, with us talking about Gundam the Origin manga in the last episode, and now the recent release of the Origin anime. We figured now is the time to hit the bullseye with our bulky grey pre-One Year War Guntank before it grinds to a halt and we don’t care as much. So, let’s dive into Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin I “Blue Eyed Casval.”

(0:00 – 52:00) Review: Mobile Suit Gundam – The Origin I “Blue Eyed Casval”: It seems that when anime gets adapted from a manga source, people seem to be up in arms about the final outcome, which is usually for the worse. However, Jonn and Zeonic believe this is a pretty good adaptation in terms that Jonn has read Vol. 5 of the manga and Zeonic has not. So to Zeonic, this is all fresh to him, where as Jonn sees it as pretty accurate and better structured than in the manga. We of course start things off with the current decay of Radioshack, which then leads us to rant about current anime fans taste in anime, what is considered really “filler” in anime, diving into the “pre” Gundam universe, and how one should watch the Gundam series with Origin now being animated. Also, Colony Drop put out their initial reaction of this OVA, and it seems their viewpoint is a bit different than ours, or try a lot.

(52:00 – 1:32:21) Closing Remarks (a.k.a. more Chris Chan talk): Jonn and Zeonic spend a good amount of time closing things out with Zeonic trip to a comic book store in Athens G.A., the card game Superfight!, Marvel movie rights, R.I.P Leonard Nimoy and R.I.P USS Ranger (aka, the aircraft carrier in Top Gun and Star Trek IV), and of course breaking down the audio recording of a past love by our favorite lolcow. All this and more in this episode…

Music Selection: 

OP – Zabike still lives on…

ED – Welcome to the CWCville…

This show has: 

 

Thank you Doomstink for reminding me of Leonard Nimoy… (1:49 for the reference)

 

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AoY Podcast #54 – Halloween Special 2014 (Devilman OVA 2 Review)


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Also known as: “They can go to weeaboo Devilman Hell…”
Or: “4KIDS HOW DARRRERRU YOUUUURRUUU!!”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 1:05:46)

With us keeping up with our own hallows eve tradition from last year, Jonn and Zeonic decided to help you guys out on this darkest of nights. Wither you’re out trick-or-treating as  a manchild, on your way to visit your friends to delight in watching crappy scary movies, or trying hard to get hooked up at the club with no such luck. Whatever the case, we will fill your ears with hearing how we celebrate Halloween night, the Go Nagai way! So for this year, we call on the powers of the second OVA of Devilman.

(0:00 – 33:20) Review: Devilman OVA – “The Demon Bird”: If you are looking for “that” anime on Halloween night to watch, then look no further than finding most of the works by Go Nagai. Last year was just part one of Jonn and Zeonic going through the pits of Go Nagai Hell, only to find that both must continue their quest to finish the Devilman OVA’s. This time they are threatened by redneck demon turtles, water shaping demons, harpies, demon rhinos and such harpies nuking Japan… and SATAN! This is of course SPOILED to you guys, as we throw in brief talk of Chris Chan, Go Nagai other works, when Parkour started, and other misc. crap… you know, the usual. You can more than likely expect us to cover the Amon: Apocalypse of Devilman anime next year (gif NSFW probably).

(33:20 – 1:05:46) Off-Topic Ramblings: Half way through this recording, we pretty much were done with whatever we had to say about Devilman, so that ventured us off to discuss other topics of interest. These include: what “was” on sale on RightStuf, Lupin the 3rd discussion, Zeonic seeing Little Nemo as a child without knowing it, stupid opinions on twitter, HASHTAG GAMERGATE GATE GATE #ANIMOOGATE RAGE, and the issues of fansub weeaboo’s out there (speaking of, here is the F fansub link and Reporter Blues so far. Guys. its ok to fansub anime thats in another language, because we wants to see it!) So with that, Happy Halloween and see you guys next time!

Music Selection:

OP – We will keep this show going on for a while…

ED – This devil didn’t really lose this fight…

This show has:

I have never seen better “parkaying” before this…

“I never heard of harpies…” (click at 11:30)


Playing Games: Dreamcast Colony Drop’d the Gundam


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This was something I got in the mail this past week from the guys over at Colony Drop, which one of them was selling some of his games on twitter and had this title in the photo that I picked up. Upon wanting to get this game for years now to add to my Dreamcast collection, it is not what I expected it to be. The first half of the video is me trying to look at gamefaqs.com to see what the heck to do on the one FAQ guide they have on this game, which led to me failing the first mission. I was able to get it the second time around, and then decided to just call it a day from there.

 


AoY Podcast #42 – Gundam Month The Fourth: Gundam Mixbag Special (00/SDGF/Age/Build Fighters/etc Review)


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Also known as: “God forbid if we are ever compared to Colony Drop”
and also: “Oh, because he said the word ‘Armed Intervention'”

Download Episode HERE: (Total Time – 1:21:00)

Alright, so here’s the deal guys: We decided to cut our losses and say “screw it” for this episode, as we figured it was the best plan of action to combine all of the other AU Gundam shows we care the least about and put them all in one episode since we all are gonna be busy for the next few weeks that will take us away from recording. So we decided to put the past decade’s worth of Gundam shows into one episode with Gundam 00, SD Gundam Force, Gundam Age, Gundam Build Fighters and Gunpla Builders Beginning G.

0:00 – 58:35: We decided to review in this way because most of the shows listed is stuff we have seen before, but cannot remember most of it since we do not have the luxury of time to go back and re-watch all of them. So consider what we have to say about these shows as a “condensed review,” instead of our usual fare of going into grand detail and spoiling stuff (oh wait never mind, we do that in this episode as well.) We roughly spend a few minutes on each show, but spent most of the time I think on Gundam 00 talk and Gundam Build Fighters; because Build Fighters was recent and we want everyone to see it as it’s the next God Gundam show in this current decade.

58:35 – 1:21:00: Of course, we get side tracked a bit and go into discussion’s about the people against the Viz release of Sailor Moon, Sailor Moon in general, THE GREATEST VERSION OF SAILOR MOON IN HISTORY!, AUDIO ISSUES GALORE!!, discussing some of the “comments” we have received so far on our Gundam Seed review from last week, more Gundam talk thrown in and probably other weird and stupid things as well.

Music Selection:

OP – Bandai ploy to make their market of Gunpla into a pretty sweet TV series

ED – I want VIZ to obtain the rights to this version of Sailor Moon

Bonus – THAT’S IT, WERE DONE WITH THIS GUNDAM STUFF!!!!

This show has:


The ultimate version I demand every “fan” of Sailor Moon must have in their collection


Gundam Build Fighters before Gundam Build Fighters SOOOOOOONNN!

 

 


AoY Podcast # 23 – To-Y Review


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Also known as: “Don’t mess around with the guy in the shades in To-Y!”

We tune our strings and warm up the mics to an anime that was an OVA one hit wonder, To-Y. This was a review “on the fly,” where the fansub of this OVA was sitting in front of me and I wasn’t in the mood to watch this alone. So Jonn and I decided to give this a shot on youtube to see what this was about (without us knowing what to expect).

To-Y is a product of it’s time, or should I say, a time where animators did whatever they felt like doing to an OVA in the Japanese economy boom of 1987. I saw To-Y as a visually fun looking  55 minute music video that told a story of a band and the people around it. Where as Jonn saw it as a giant waste of time 5 minutes into our AIM conversation. Like what prompted my interest to watch this OVA in the first place, was also my discussion about Mike Toole history on his first exposure to this in the latest Colony Drop zine, by mentioning it was on an old programming block called Night Flight (in other words, GO BUY THAT THAN TO LISTEN TO US TALK ABOUT THIS ANIME!)

Depending on how you view this anime to your all knowing otaku/weeboo/fanboy logic, you might side with one of us on what we have to say about it. We also throw in a minor review of Mars of Destruction for good fun (and that “review” is about as much as we are gonna say about “that” anime). And like the usual fashion, we talk about mecha anime we have been watching, old website providers who hosted old anime websites long ago, 6th graders who did Gundam Wing comics, some mic issues and much more.

Download Episode HERE (Total Time: 52:13)

Music Selection:

OP – What I would imagine cool Japanese people listened to in 1987… 

ED – I WEAR MY SUNGLASSES IN TO-Y!!!!

This show has:

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You guys need to totally pick up dat Colony Drop zine… so good!!!!

Hey come on now, were only 26 years late to the concert, cut us some slack.

Hey come on now, were only 26 years late to the concert, cut us some slack.

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Why j-pop fans and j-punk/ funk/ grunge/ goth/ metalcore/ new wave/ etc can never co-exist at a concert.

The visual to this anime was like sticking in your 8th generation MTV music video tape from 1984 int a VCR that's about as old and on its last leg because you wonder "Hey, what did I put on this thing 30 years ago?"

The visuals to this anime was like sticking in your 8th generation MTV music video tape from 1984 into a VCR that’s about as old and on its last leg because you wonder “Hey, what did I put on this thing 30 years ago?”

If he's the Corey Hart of Japan...

If he’s the Corey Hart of Japan…

...then he must be the Yoji Aikawa of America.

…then he must be the Yoji Aikawa of America.

DROP DAT BASE!!!!

DROP DAT BASE!!!!

I just hope he saw the stake in the ground when he landed...

I just hope he survived the mosh pit afterwards…

"Too Be Comtended..."

“To Be Comtended…”