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For this special SPOOOOOOOOOKY edition of the Anime World Order podcast, we’re rejoined by Mike Toole to review the most recent of Yoshiyuki Tomino’s head-scratching trainwrecks, Gundam Reconguista in G. Why do we keep doing this to ourselves? It’s like Tomino knows the spawn locations and keeps getting us over and over, then teabags us–HEY WAIT A SECOND
Introduction (0:00 – 23:14)
We catch up with Mike, who’s been doing convention stuff these past few months along with various Discotek Media projects, the latest of which that he’s free to talk about is their re-release of Area 88, one of the first anime we ever reviewed. Go listen to that one way back in Show # 4 from 2006. This leads to talk of various English vocalists in classic anime and a bunch of short audio clips that despite being short would probably get us copyright strikes if we ever put these shows on Youtube or Spotify or whatever. We also talk a bit about recent developments in the world of streaming anime, namely the HiDive/FUNimation/VRV/Crunchyroll etc shifts going on.
Promo: Right Stuf Anime (2:01 – 3:52)
All three volumes of The Wings of Rean are BACK IN STOCK, BABY. You can also get G-Reco model kits and–oh yeah!–the show itself, which we never would have seen were it not for the dedication of Nozomi Entertainment to bring us all of the Gundam. Thanks, guys. This episode never would have existed without you.
Review: Gundam Reconguista in G (23:14 – 2:01:17)
Something happened here. I don’t know, man. You can get the entire series WHICH IS SURE TO BE AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE FOR YOU courtesy of either Right Stuf or Amazon, though which is cheaper depends on whether there’s a sale going on.
Closing (2:01:17 – 2:03:07)
Next time we’re doing THE TRIVIA EPISODE, which contrary to Gerald’s beliefs are not unpopular at all. At least, no more unpopular than the rest of this show anyway. If you want to suggest possible questions, contact Gerald (AND GERALD ONLY) through his social media accounts. What are those? We’ve been embedding that information into every episode of the show, and you can also get them from the sidebar of this very webpage.
Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:10:25 — 59.7MB)
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It’s a Christmas miracle, everybody! We’re joined once again by Mike Toole, hot off the release of the 2017 Crunchyroll Holiday Special, as we fulfill the promise made a long time ago, back in…uh…actually it was four episodes ago when we last had him on to discuss The Wings of Rean. Anyway, we’re talking about 1998’s Brain Powerd, directed by–who else?–Yoshiyuki Tomino. Why did any of us think this would be a good idea?!
Note: this episode contains Mike Toole singing and therefore the alternate title is “BETTAR THAN CRUNCHYROLL HOLIDAY SPECIAL.”
Introduction (0:00 – 17:15)
First things first, we’ve got to catch up with what Mike’s been up to since his last appearance on the show. Namely, his professional anime dub voice acting debut! While he could not confirm nor deny plans to start his own anime podcast, thus permitting us to fade away and classify ourselves as obsolete (OBSOLETE!), or disclose the existence of the Crunchyroll Holiday Special that just came out today, we know what’s really up…maybe. In the emails, vitally needed light is shed on the original Wings of Rean source material and why the various anime adaptations of the Byston Well saga end up the way they do. Aside from the obvious, that is.
Promo: Right Stuf Anime (17:15 – 20:22)
Last time, Daryl was unavailable to record the promo so he got the help of some famous pop culture personalities. This time, with Christmas upon us, he sought the aid of the person most relevant to the world in late December 2017. Yes, none other than SANTA CLAUS himself! At least, we think it’s Santa Claus. He said he was, anyway. It’s definitely not a shoddily scripted, poorly filtered attempt to disguise our own voice in falsetto. We’re not R5 Central (RIP) here. We would never embarrass ourselves or our listening audience that way.
Review: Brain Powerd (20:22 – 2:10:25)
Oh dear God. Just look at that timestamp. There’s no way we could fill that much time with content. This makes something we have in common with Yoshiyuki Tomino, I suppose.