AoY Podcast #161 – Con Report 2021 (AWA 2021 / Arizona Toy Con)
Also known as: “I slept on a 4 foot laser yeah…”
Including: “…And now when she tells me ‘sa dan desu’, I’m guessing that she rather just forget you…. uuugghhh”
Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 1:51:39)
With 2021 bringing back larger conventions again, Dustin and Jonn talk about their experiences with Anime Weekend Atlanta and Phoenix Toy Con.
(0:00 – 1:08:28) Convention Reports 2021: Jonn hits the ground running with what he did at Phoenix Toy Con the same time Dustin was at Anime Weekend Atlanta. While Jonn was getting great stuff like Bloodstained on the Nintendo Switch and other great comic goodies, Dustin was getting his moment in the spotlight with a grand AMV win at the VAT Exposition contest along with an award at Youmacon AMV Contest all at the same time. Both get into topics about Marvel films, Covid guidelines between the two conventions, things we bought and #LetsGoBrandon. Dustin goes extensively on how his Initial D and B.A.D. panels went, navigating the horrendous Atlanta 285 construction/World Series traffic, meeting industry peeps like Carl Horn, picking up import games of such anime series at random, sleeping at different places with different peoples cats, reading off crappy Evangelion poetry, playing Initial D Zero in the arcade, seeing Tiffany Grant again, Anitubers who rant against AWA because of questionable panels, and much more!
(1:08:28 – 1:59:39) Closing Remarks (i.e. more Chris “Jebuzz Sanix blu hart” Chan prison letters) – This is really self explanatory, this is how we spent our time Reading. These. Letters. Anything with other politics was very brief.
OP – Future seems to express how I treat such mask policies…
ED – The number one song on iTunes, or was…
This show has (CONVENTION PHOTOS!):
One of Dustin submissions for AWA Pro AMV Contest
Second entry for AWA Pro AMV Contest
Winner of Best Documentary IN THE WORLD for VAT Expo 2021
AoY Podcast #157 – Berserk Review Part I
Also known as: “See I was right! I was absolutely right, and I just said the wrong name!”
and also: “I put JP Morgan in Defense Mode!”
Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 1:20:22)
Probably our first real anime review since last year, but we honor the late Kentaro Miura by reviewing the 1997 Berserk anime and The Golden Arc Films.
This entire episode (or the most we can do to stay focused on talking about our topic) is dedicated to Dustin and Jonn views on the Berserk anime. There’s hardly anything for a closing remarks segment since we felt like we’ve overdone that in our last episode. This anime is personal to Dustin because he started to watch the anime the month Miura passed, let alone THE SAME DAY that no one knew about till it was made official 2 weeks later! This gets us to discuss other note while things like the Arthur PBS cartoon, our personal history in how we knew/got into Berserk, thoughts on animation issues, books vs. the film adaptations, check out a better Berserk podcast than we could ever hope to achieve, popular shonen titles, Record of Lodoss War and other fantasy anime talk, Dustin leaving Geeks under Grace with his official last article on the Initial D arcade scene, and much more!
We’ll be back hopefully in our next installment to talk about the 2016 and 2017 series.
OP – RIP Kentarou Miura
ED – Possible best AMV tribute?
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AoY Podcast #132 – JoJo Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Review
Also known as: “I wanna hit you…with my man meat, inside you…that’s what I mean…”
And also: “Intergalactic space aliens are taking over your hard drive right now, I can see it through the system analysis and uuuuuuuhhhhhh…”
Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 1:59:00)
There is no excuse as to why we missed the entire month of September to put out a review. Other than the hosts blaming it on “bizarre” circumstances, this time we talk about JoJo Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders.
(0:00 – 1:02:45) Review: JoJo Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders – This particular 3rd arc of the series is what anime fans have known what JoJo’s been for over 20 years at this point, and with its airing run finished up on Toonami, Jonn and Dustin get around to covering the series. This mostly goes into the arc history of marketing in the states, and to capture notable moments in the show. This also includes our own apologetic ad for RightStuf.com, Toonami shows talk, and the craziness thereof.
(1:02:45 – 1:59:00) Closing Remarks – This gets the hosts to talk about the removal of Alex Jones from all known forms of social and mainstream media, which only prompts Dustin to summon his Alex Jones impersonation stand once again. This includes QAnon talk, that Unite the Right movement near Otakon, Gab.ai threat to be taken down, internet censorship talk, Candace Owens/Sarah Jong tweets, Dustin has beef on one of his AMV’s taken down by AVEX on Youtube, and what Smash Bros characters are/aren’t gay. All this and more in this weeks episode.
OP – What a wild ride…
ED – Dio sees you, but you can’t see me…
This show has:
Avex has declared war…
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!
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
TWITTER PHOTO BOMB TIME!!
AoY Podcast #98 – Animazement 2016 Review
Also known as: “AHHH SWEET, MY CHILDHOOD!”
Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 1:38:17)
So to stay with proper convention review tradition, Dustin brings us his convention coverage of Animazement, 3 months after it happened, because that’s how we roll on this podcast.
(0:00 – 1:28:05) Con Report: Animazement 2016 – Because the summer was full of other episodes of topics that had a more pressing matter to be put out, Dustin finally tells his tale of his yearly trek to Animazement. All in all, between being stuck down in the dealers room dungeon by day and hitting up the virtual arcade streets of Initial D by night, this was a rather laid back year for Dustin. Of course, it wasn’t entirely that boring since he went on his tales of playing really good VR and arcade games in turn for house sitting at Mighty Rabbit Studios over the con weekend, working the dealers room beat, meeting up with old friends of the Initial D arcade scene, items to be sold and had and much more. This also goes off track a bit with Jonn and Dustin talking about retro gaming, recording the Animeigo panel, what is true cyberpunk, Dustin idea anime panels to get approved, and still more to add.
(1:28:05 – 1:38:17) Closing Remarks – This didn’t last that long since the news was rather irrelevant from things TCR Ghost said back in May, card game talk, people on ani-twitter gripe against anime cons, cats and more. Pretty soon well be getting to episode 100…
SPEAKING OF OUR UPCOMING 100TH EPISODE!!: Here’s the deal: Episode 100 is coming up and both hosts want you listeners to send us some suggestions on what to do. Should we read email sent by you? Should we do a review of something? Show off our anime collection on video? Demolition Derby? I dunno, you tell us! So to send us suggestions, email us at: email@example.com, or you could tweet at us over at@AoYPodcast. It’s that simple to use guys! Depending on how many people submit ideas, Dustin and Jonn will pick the most doable idea and execute it, and there will be recognition for it! So let the podcast know by Episode 99 and we’ll see what happens!
– Dustin (Zeonic)
OP – コーリーは最大のアニメです (Kori wa saidai no animedesu)
ED – The Pioneer dub of the Cory anime song
This show has:
An extremely rare anime indeed…