Anime World Order Show # 112 – We Don’t Want to Hurt You (But We Will If We Have To)

Gerald’s out sick, so courtesy of the Florida Anime Experience (May 24-26 in Orlando, FL) here’s an interview conducted with two of their guests, the dangerous acting duo of Michael McConnohie and Melodee M. Spevack. Rest assured: you’ve heard their work, so click that download link up above and BECOME A PART OF US.

  • If we wanted to take the easy way out, we would have just looked at the IMDB pages for Michael and Melodee and asked questions based on that.
  • Instead, we relied on our own memories as well as a copy of Adventures in Voice Acting, which both Michael and Melodee make brief appearances in.
  • The new issue of Otaku USA magazine is out. As supplemental pieces to his print articles, Daryl has web articles on Getter Robo: Armageddon and New Getter Robo. Relevance to this episode, you wonder? Michael McConnohie was the voice of Benkei in New Getter Robo! BOOM
  • Michael’s advice on becoming a voice actor. We didn’t bother asking about this stuff since EVERYBODY asks people that, and honestly we want to know about the other stuff anyway!
  • A behind the scenes look at the Conan stage show. Youtube actually has a full video of the stage show in two parts, but it’s from 1990 and WE NEED THE 1983-1984 VERSION.
  • We couldn’t remember, but the Japanese voice of Debonair in Season 2 of Magic Knight Rayearth (still no remastered set for Season 2, just Season 1) is a lady named Atsuko Takahata. She mostly works in live-action.
  • You know what else we can’t remember? What the eff went down in Isaac Asimov’s books. Foundation something, Norby something. All that we can remember are the Laws of Robotics and The Last Question. (PS: go read that if you never did)
  • Oh man, we didn’t even have TIME to get into their sci-fi fan films. They’ve also done Star Trek fan films. (And YOU thought that was just a Vic Mignogna thing!) Those intrigued may watch Melodee wreak havoc here and see Michael decked out as a space alien here.
  • The majority of sentences spoken by Daryl in this episode were indeed some variation of Shin’s lines of dialogue in the Streamline dub of Fist of the North Star. Try as he may, he could not work in the accidental poem “Hello Ken / How nice to see you again / How have you been?” or end a sentence with the phrase “…but I never finished the book.”
  • Those tags exist for a reason, but for ease of access here are our old interviews with Richard Epcar and Steve Blum, both of whom were mentioned this episode.
  • And yes, we did forget to talk more about Carl Macek. Fortunately, we did do the In Memory of Carl Macek panel with Tony Oliver at Anime Festival Orlando (and then with Richard Epcar at…was it Otakon?), and somebody has that recorded to video. Wonder if Harmony Gold ever finished that tribute video they were putting together…