Due to the rigors of graduate school and the like, there hasn’t been a new episode of the podcast released in over a month. Despite repeated “let’s record on so and so day” requests, nobody ever actually showed up. Daryl lost this Internet staring contest and decided to record this by himself in lieu of a real episode. If you’re naughty this Christmas, this may happen again. And you don’t want that.
The latest issue of Otaku USA Magazine is out! As web supplemental pieces, Daryl has written reviews of the Redline side story Trava: Fist Planet, the Mamoru Hosoda-directed One Piece Movie 6: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island, and…er, actually the Cowboy Bebop one isn’t done yet…
Here’s some timecodes. Remember when we did these all the time?
01:35 – What’s our beef with Takehito Koyasu, anyway?
04:12 – Macross Do You Remember Love vs Macross Frontier Movie 1 (Clarification: Gwyn is actually a GUY. And not just any guy. He, along with former AWO guests Tim Eldred, Patrick Macias, Walter Amos, and some others got to go to Leiji Matsumoto’s house and interview him. Keep your eyes on www.starblazers.com and www.otakuusamagazine.com for the results of that one!)
08:25 – On the ethics of pirating anime
14:00 – One of the only hate mails we’ve ever received! YES
38:28 – Can there be a new show made today that affects anime fans like big hits from decades past did?
45:21 – On the changing face of “otaku” over the years
52:21 – What mecha anime should I watch? Which Gundam series are good and which are bad? (WARNING: 30 minute answer resulting in psychological meltdown)
Another clarification: I am almost certainly aware of [insert mecha show here]. The reason I didn’t mention it is because I tried to limit my answers to what is currently in print in America. Otherwise my first recommendation would have been to watch Patlabor.
Here is a partial list of titles mentioned in this episode:
- Macross Plus
- Area 88 OAV+TV
- Mazinkaiser (with Shuten Doji, but whatever)
- Mobile Suit Gundam Movie Trilogy
- Gundam 0080
- Gundam Unicorn Episode 1 (currently Blu-Ray only, no DVD; also I think these are printed on demand so don’t be fooled by the low stock)
- G Gundam Part I
- G Gundam Part II
We should actually be able to record some real episodes again in a few days. Bide your time, and hold out hope. (PS: go see Faster and The Warrior’s Way IN THE GUDDAMN THE-ATER. Links are to scholarly writeups explaining why. Given how badly the latter did, you probably have 24 hours from the time of this posting until it’s gone from theaters.)