AoY Podcast #150 – The Con-Vid ’19 Report
Also known as: “Yugi Boy, let’s make babies together…”
And also: “Who do you take the dog too? A vet, or a mechanic?”
Download Episode Here: (Total Time: 3:37:56)
So since everything con related is closed forever in 2020, let’s talk about the cons that Dustin and Cloud went too that happened last year that some have been sitting on the backburner for over a year at this point. This also marks our 150th episode!
(0:00 – 1:05:00) Animazement 2019 Review – This is one of many cons that didn’t and wasn’t going to happen this year, but hey its ok, you can hear about the fun time Dustin had 14 months ago. This includes Dustin being on the AnimEigo panel thanks to Robert Woodhead, meeting industry vets like Evan Jones, the best panel done by Phil Lee, con security talk, stories involving sketchy post offices in the middle of South Carolina, trash talking Universal Studios according to Josh Fairhurst, the yearly entertainment of street preacher vs. convention attendees, us being wrong about Macross license rights, and plenty more!
(1:05:00 – 1:21:15) Closing Remarks Part A – Who cares about old news from a year ago? No really, who would care? Probably no one, but oh well. It’s nothing special regarding outdated info on Chris Chan, the Ghost Show and Brexit in case anyone wants to listen or not.
(1:21:15 – 2:35:15) Anime Weekend Atlanta 2019 Review – This con was what, end of 2019 roughly, so its not too old to listen too. Dustin spins his tales of hosting badass panels, how the AWA app sucked ass, bad parents who let their kids see Descendants of Darkness, people dressed up like Antifa who scare children at panels, pissing off the ATL police MONTHS before people decided to riot in the streets to piss them off, meeting the @Blacotaku1 himself and getting cool mix VHS tapes, RIP John Witherspoon, trying to get your AMV to play at the con, and much more.
(2:35:15 – 2:44:40) Closing Remarks Part B – Old news for people who wouldn’t care regarding the DNC race in 2019, Dustin colabs with Bmar on a Ghost Trolling video, bad Bob Haney Batman comics, and Ghost talk in general.
(2:44:40 – 3:37:56) New York Anime Fest 2019 Review – This is our report from our silent contributor Cloud who went to this years New York Anime Fest. Before we dive into any con report, Dustin will cast grievance against Tom Styer for performing like crap in South Carolina DNC race. Cloud gives a run down of the con, but we go into the major guest there and his panel, Yoshiyuki Tomino. This also gets into seeing Char’s Counterattack on the big screen, audio issues, Pokemon talk, Stubbs BBQ in Austin, Texas and much more!
OP – Our 150th episode and an excuse to use Super Eurobeat
ED 1 – When your dog is both a car and a dog, all in one package…
ED 2 – It’s the first of the month…somewhere…
ED 3 – James Cameron is the Greatest Pioneer…
This show has:
RIP John Witherspoon, the Boondocks will never be the same…
Dustin involvement in the last GTC video…
AoY Podcast #114 – Robotech: The Movie (w/ Grant the Thief)
Also known as: “LOTS OF GUNS, LOTS OF SHOOTING, LOTS OF ROBOTS, NOW THAT’S A CANNON MOVIE!”
and also: “This is Megazone 23 Rebuild… (You Cannot Macek)”
Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 02:21:55)
After a long time coming (that no one asked for), the podcast covers one of the
worst greatest blunders of Robotech history; Robotech: The Movie: The Untold Story. This time the podcast is greeted by Robotech fan Grant The Thief.
(0:00 – 1:23:40) The Untold Review: Robotech: The Movie (ie, Talk-About-Robotech-Than-This-Crappy-Film-For-Over-An-Hour-And-Twenty-Minutes) – No the headline isn’t lying to you guys, Dustin, Jonn and Grant really did talk about other Robotech stuff than this film. Think about it, if the hosts really “did” talk about Robotech: The Movie, this podcast would have been really short, and who wants that? Before ever going into trying to summarize the wikipedia article of this film, the hosts just talked Robotech from property rights, fandom and silly crossovers throughout Robotech lifetime. This also gets into discussion on Harmony Gold properties (like that Captain Harlock dub), who Carl Macek really is, how people forgot how to draw Robotech officially, how anime being shown on television has changed for the better and much more.
(1:23:40 – 02:21:55) Closing Remarks – Dustin and Jonn bring in the verdict for the Rise and Crash of KidsClickTV, Grant brings in how great Lupin the 3rd is, Dustin being a panelist at Electric City Comic Con, Cartoon Network shows, crazy Robotech podcasters, and how breaking up with your fiancee is hard to do. All this and more in this weeks episode.
OP – Why can’t I be saaaaaaaved, from Harmony Gold!
ED – The future is looking grim for Robotech, oh wait, that’s nothing new…
This show has:
I hope the rest of this gets on TV for real…
“NOW THAT IS A CANNON MOVIE!” – Carl Macek
AoY Podcast #39 – Get in the Zone! Megazone 23 The Third Review
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
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?
AoY Podcast # 38 – Get in the Zone! Megazone 23 Part 2 Review
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
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…
I’m sure through a bit of digging, you can find the person who worked on both SilverHawks and Thundercats.
AoY Podcast #37 – Get in the Zone! Megazone 23 Part 1 Review
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
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…