AoY Podcast #73 – Taking on Indiegogo Perks #1 (The Legend of Black Heaven Review)
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…
OP – Get ready to go backstage with Zeonic and Sean
ED – The moral of this anime is, don’t start a band…
This show has:
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…
Special Announcement: “Operation: Unite The Anime of Yesteryear Podcast!” Indiegogo is a GO!!
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Indiegogo Campaign – Operation: Unite The Anime of Yesteryear Podcast!
It’s now official, our Indiegogo campaign has launched!! To make things short, Jonn and Zeonic have been talking about doing an indiegogo on the past couple of episodes, but now it has become a reality.
The overall purpose is to get Jonn to meet with Zeonic at Animazement this year, and we feel this is the time to strike! We feel that after 2 years, we can use crowdsourcing to make this small goal a reality since both co-host have been wanting to get together for even longer than this podcast has existed. But we need your help to make this happen!
If you click on our Indiegogo link at the top, it will tell you whats in store for the people who want to contribute to our cause. We have plans lined up to do panels, meet other podcasters at the convention, and to do an anime review while were there (which is a given consequence, let’s be real here). We don’t want to make it sound like your paying for Jonn flight to Raleigh North Carolina for nothing, because we have fairly good perks for the people who donate, so people will gain from our campaign. And if your going to the con anyways, make sure to meet us at our panels or us walking around, because we will gladly talk to those who listen and contribute to our podcast, no matter how much you give!
We want to say a hearty thank you to all our listeners, contributors and friends who keep up with us and our podcast! All the information about the campaign is listed in the link above, so check it out! An upcoming podcast will be out soon, so stay tuned!
AoY Podcast #56 – Takahashi vs. Tomino Round 3 (Combat Mecha Xabungle & Gasaraki Review)
Also known as: “I don’t think be-arming is a real word…”
and also: “It was the No Limit Koga Mech”
Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 2:25:45)
After a 15 month absence, Zeonic and Jonn decide to bring back the anime directing champs of their heydays and put them and their shows back into the podcast cagematch for yet another bout. Our last featured bout was showcased back in Podcast #24, were we had Tomino’s Ideon pitted against Takahashi SPT Layzner. This time, we bring out the political western big guns for another match of Takahashi vs Tomino Round 3. This time we got Combat Mecha Xabungle against Gasaraki.
(0:00 – 50:42) Review: Combat Mecha Xabungle: This was a recording done back in early November, where Zeonic FINALLY got around to watching the Xabungle Graffiti compilation movie. And like the usual fare, Zeonic watches a bad compilation of something, while Jonn (being the one who watched the whole show) has to sit Zeonic down and tell him where the compilation made its mistakes in telling the story, which was a lot of areas. Of course even with Zeonic watching a raw compilation movie, he still enjoyed all the zaney moments that made it mostly entertaining, such as how the anime doesn’t give a damn about animoo physics, wild west amnesty laws, anime staffers who didn’t do their jobs in coloring, little girls who explain the plot for you, and Megas XLR way before Megas XLR. We should note, as usual, Jonn and Zeonic start the podcast off by not diving into Xabungle, but talking about the ending of the Naruto manga and those who marathon them on ANN, which leads to the end about Chris chan and “Shovel Mechs,” Miyazaki films, and much more.
(50:42 – 54:06) Promos: Since we realized that promo’s for other podcast haven’t been featured in a while, we decide to inform you about other podcast you probably should already know about. Anime World Order recently released their 2nd review of the Shinji Aramaki Captain Harlock movie (which we covered back in #51). Fast Karate for the Gentleman did one recently about them still watching Jojo’s, because they are the only two men alive that this show is made for. Jeff from the Daily Anime Podcast decided to release two episodes in one day, which were about Legend of Galactic Heroes and Five Nights at Freddy’s 2. And lastly we got Alpha Counter, who seems to be covering a lot about #GamerGate, because they are the right people for the job without them sounding like extremists on either camps of that following.
(54:06 – 1:50:16): Review: Gasaraki: This part of the recording was recorded back in September, meaning this has been in Zeonic external HD backlog for a while until Xabungle got reviewed. But to Zeonic viewpoint, much like the show, the recording should have taken a long slumber and never have been disturbed. Zeonic even wonders if Gasaraki might be the next big anime sleep aid to anime insomniacs out there, much like how Odin: Photon Space Sailor Starlight has been the cure for otaku insomnia for years now (but were still waiting on the hard facts to back up that claim). This show is full of people being locked up in rooms, clone facilities in the middle of nowhere, wandering in the backwoods of Japan, NERV somehow existing, street wars in South Central Akihabara, pimping out your Koga mech, and unneeded food sanctions. This prompts Zeonic and Jonn to mention political issues at the turn of the century like Kosovo, Jonn mention of Wag the Dog, middle eastern history, and how Gasaraki must be a parallel universe to our own?
(1:50:16 – 2:25:45) Unnecessarily “Longer-Than-Usual” Closing Remarks: This might be, on record, the longest time we have spent on closing remarks. This of course came with an agenda, which was Zeonic doing something for Alpha Counter, which may have been a bad decision? Regardless, the real meat of this discussion is the Alpha Counter vs DAPDX Indiegogo Campaigns, general issues with crowdsourcing, mentioning the disasters of DashCon and MineOrama, knowing a bit about our past, Dasuki and Discotek talk, and much much more.
As an extra bonus, click the text for the giant pastebin of Jonn and Zeonic conversations over AIM while they were watching Gasaraki.
OP1 – The fun show about broken anime physics…
ED1 – This show has me running around a lot…
OP2- Get ready to enter the world of Takahashi political mecha thriller…
ED2- Not even pimped out Koga mechs can save this show…
This show has:
Consider this Zeonic lowest moment as a podcaster for the time being…
“Con-sarnit, that male idiot doesn’t have a lick of sense…”