AoY Podcast # 23 – To-Y Review
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)
OP – What I would imagine cool Japanese people listened to in 1987…
ED – I WEAR MY SUNGLASSES IN TO-Y!!!!
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