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AoY Podcast #73 – Taking on Indiegogo Perks #1 (The Legend of Black Heaven Review)


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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…

Music Selection:

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…


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…”