It’s a much dreaded hentai-themed episode as Gerald talks about Gonad the Barbarian in what is technically the end of the Patrick Macias interview. Actually, we have nearly two more hours worth. We also talk about cyberpunk anime as well as follow up on Prefectural Earth Defense Force.
Introduction (0:00 – 23:20)
We answer emails and voicemails, talking about the Naruto dub cast, our thoughts on Trigun and Outlaw Star, and how Dog Soldier permanently alters lives. We then talk about cyberpunk anime, which is mostly us arguing about what cyberpunk is. 23 minutes answering emails? Well, with Daryl out at Katsucon this weekend, the editing for this show was left in the capable hands of Gerald. Even as long as this is, we still cut out entire sections about Cowboy Bebop and how steampunk fits into the cyberpunk equation.
Promo: JPop Blast (14:46 – 15:24)
Robbie Fargo is one man with a mission, and that mission for over half a year and counting is to teach people all about the finer details of Japanese pop music. And one of the ways he does this is by playing a bunch of it, so head on over.
Let’s News! (23:21 – 47:49)
Media Blasters is releasing Tekkaman Blade in both cut and uncut versions, Funimation licenses Crayon Shin-Chan in what will hopefully not be another Case Closed for them, and ADV has decided that Prefectural Earth Defense Force is only going to be available via their website instead of being available in stores everywhere. Take one guess as to what we spend most of the time talking about here.
Promo: Josh in Japan (47:49 – 48:35)
Josh in Japan is a pretty popular podcast out there compared to ours, and as the name suggests, it’s about a guy named Josh who lives in Japan. Check out his show if you want to know about things like the Japanese healthcare system, the Japanese public safety system, grocery shopping, and the Japanese criminal justice system. You mean to say it’s not like it is in Phoenix Wright?!
Interview: Patrick Macias, Honky Tonk Man lookalike in training (48:35 – 1:23:26)
With this installment, our Patrick Macias interview comes to a end…sort of. We’ve still got like, two more hours of discussion we could use! Anyway, this segment of the interview is devoted to HENTAI. Gerald’s decided to review a hentai title from the 80s called Gonad the Barbarian, which is absolutely terrible in all aspects. Which of course is why we’re talking about it. Includes sound effects!
- The Brothers Grime
- IMDB’s entry for Cleopatra, Queen of Sex
- IMDB’s entry for 1001 Nights
- Watching Anime, Reading Manga by Fred Patten
- Waita Uziga, Henmaru Machino, and Horihone Saizo (IF YOU WANT THESE SO BAD THEN SEARCH FOR IT YOURSELVES YOU SICKOS)
- Razor Ramon HG, now a worldwide sensation thanks to the Internet
- Futaro Yamada (made ninjas and Jubei Yagyu the icons they are today)
- Jin Yong (the most influential wuxia author, having written the Condor Heroes trilogy among other things)
- Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad
- Anime: From Akira to Howl’s Moving Castle by Susan Napier
Closing (1:23:26 – 1:25:16)
If you were actually able to sit down and listen to this whole episode, let us know! Next week Gerald will review the manga title Cannon God Exaxxion and Daryl is going to talk about the now-Often Overlooked film The Professional: Golgo 13. After having shown this movie–which Daryl described as “the film adaptation of the Walker, Texas Ranger lever from Conan O’Brien”–to Gerald and Clarissa (who themselves had never seen it), they were so thoroughly and deeply affected by the film that they will never be the same again.