We keep asking for voicemails, but we never seem to play them. Here we shall rectify this and also procrastinate on releasing Show # 50.
This one’s pretty short compared to what we usually do, but that’s because we all had nightmarish tasks to contend with. Here’s some time markers:
Introduction / Let’s News! (0:00 – 15:10)
The American Anime Awards winners were announced a while back, and everyone’s said their piece on the matter and let it die already…EXCEPT FOR US. Beating that dead horse aside, Broccoli Books is launching a new BL imprint entitled Boysenberry and the trailer for Paprika is on the Apple website. Daryl is intentionally NOT watching that trailer since there is a good chance that the movie won’t show in Florida at all and he’ll have to catch it on DVD, much as he doesn’t want to know anything about The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. Damn you New Yorkers and your children’s film festivals!
The remainder is voicemails. Here’s the time each of them start:
16:00 – Michael Wishlow’s review of F
22:18 – Fan-made promo by The Comics Interpreter
27:20 – Roberto from Chicago, IL (actually Italy, so hide the Arctic Circle candy) wants to know what we think of Berserk and Wolf’s Rain
32:41 – Jonathan from Winter Haven, FL lets us know his thoughts on Anime Festival Orlando. 2006. Yeah, we’re way too late in playing this, but he sent us like ten other messages we have to get through eventually and this is a start.
34:38 – In one of our few critique messages, “General Beefy” (who really should just leave one comment instead of multiple ones in a row) is let down at how our show notes haven’t exactly had much in the way of actual informational content for some time. Namely, download links.
38:06 – Anthony from New York was losing interest in anime until we and Anime Pulse came along. He talks about Project A-Ko and asks us our thoughts on Here is Greenwood.
43:16 – Allie from Michigan likes our diversity of titles and the fact that we reviewed Monster and Zipang. Guess we’re doing SOMETHING right!
46:10 – DO WE WATCH NARUTO AT ALL?????
49:18 – Carter Vance asks a question that was previously asked, though perhaps it was asked after he sent this one in: is it possible to “save” people who only seem to enjoy harem/manufactured moe sorts of anime? And what do we think of Eureka 7 and Fafner?
56:57 – Megan from AMERICA and her friend speak on behalf of the Fangirl Overmind and demand more yaoi reviews! Hmm, we actually haven’t done very many.
58:23 – The fact that we encouraged and enabled this message to happen is probably the lowest achievement in our lives.
1:00:51 – The fact that we encouraged and enabled this message to happen is probably the highest achievement in our lives. Or at least, this episode. After this, we can go no further and wrap things up.
Next time, we hit a PODCASTING MILESTONE with Show # 50. Well, technically it’s the 56th thing we released counting bonus stuff, but don’t let facts get in the way of our glory! In celebration of releasing 50 episodes of nonsense, we’re bringing out the big guns. Gerald’s reviewing Megazone 23 Part 1, Clarissa’s reviewing the criminally-overlooked Princess Tutu, and Daryl knuckles up and reviews something terrifying that you don’t see a lot of people reviewing out of justifiable fear. You’ll know it when you hear it.
1:09:12 – We know we already played one from “General Beefy,” but we couldn’t NOT play this one concerning his thoughts on GeekNights. Wonder if other podcasts get emails like this about us and just don’t play them?