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Spring 2013 Anime Audio Overview!

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Warning: Spoilers abound! 

It’s time for our semi-regular tradition of Ray and gendomike talking about the current season! This time, instead of a preview, this is an overview of what’s already airing for the past few weeks—in other words, our opinions are actually based on something other than pure speculation :) We used the AniChart as our guide, going day by day through the following shows, accompanied by links to their legal US streams as well as any articles written about them already:

Yes, there are some notable omissions, such as Shingeki no KyoujinRailgun S2, and others. We can’t watch everything you know. :) It’s a raw, unfiltered recording, so get ready for some true blue fan talk.

Enjoy! Leave us any comments in the section below.

Fall 2012 Anime Audio Preview

Ray and gendomike do their now traditional audio season preview of the just-launched Fall 2012 anime season! (Chart downloadable here.) We seemed to talk a lot about the concept of chuunibyou—something which is prevalent in more than just the show that has that word in the title. There’s some fascinating sci-fi shows coming in the mix like Robotics;NotesPsychopass, and the now airing Shin Seikai Yori. There’s the upcoming Key/Jun Maeda + JC Staff possible trainwreck Little Busters, romance shows like Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (which we thought had a hilarious trailer). The obligatory little sister show.

And, f0r some reason, Gangnam Style. Yes, we too can be trendy and with it. And so can Master Roshi.

(HT: thegirlwhotraveledintime.)

Audio Face Off: Tari Tari

We didn’t think it would end up being as good as it was! Ray and gendomike sound off in another audio Face Off about one of summer 2012’s sleeper hits, Tari Tari. We talk about how it beat our low expectations of the genre and its initial first impressions, where it turned around, and why it succeeds as a feel good show. And Sawa. Oh, yes, Sawa.

As a gift to you, here is a GIF that you may enjoy which encapsulates the virtues of this series.

(HT: notsuki. There really is an awful lot of this…)

Audio Face Off – Humanity Has Declined (Jinrui wa Suitaishimashita)

In our second Audio Face Off (see our previous one on Kokoro Connect), Ray and I talk about the merits and the limits of this season’s original satirical series, Humanity Has Declined (Jinrui wa Suitaishimashita, or Jintai for short). We go through the major plot arcs, what the fairies and other bits symbolize, and whether there is any ultimate value to cynicism without solution in this series. The discussion gets a bit heated sometimes so enjoy!

Audio Face Off: The Problems and Promise of Kokoro Connect

Ray and I are back in our first entry in the Face Off series in years…and this time we’re talking about one of the most talked about shows this season, the high school body swapping drama Kokoro Connect. The strengths and the weaknesses of the show are well-known by now—the great acting, the questionable resolution of girls’ problems, among other things—and Ray and I cover a lot of that ground, and more. We especially discuss the impact of the 5th episode, which contained many shocking events and threw into question some of the assumptions we’ve made about the characters—especially “selfless freak” Taichi.

For the time being it’s going to be audio-only, but I’m going to try to see if I can do an auto-transcript with the new transcription abilities on my computer and tablet sometime later. In the meantime—enjoy!

Winter 2011 Season: Audio Impressions!

The Cart Driver is to be thanked for his public services.

On a whim, Ray and I decided to record impressions of nine shows from this current season! It’s our first recording of any sort in a while, and so forgive the sound imperfections and other issues. (Technical difficulties prevented most recordings in the past.) In this, we briefly discuss Wolverine, Madoka Magica, Gosick, Fractale, Wandering Son, Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka?, Freezing, Infinite Stratos, and Dragon Crisis. Most are initial impressions based on the first 2-3 episodes at most. It’s also mostly major spoiler free!

Anyways—enjoy this lightly edited recording. More to come…

Show Order/Agenda

  • (00:00 – 02:08) Introduction
  • (02:09 – 05:19) Wolverine
  • (05:20 – 13:54) Madoka Magica
  • (13:55 – 18:28) Gosick
  • (18:28 – 23:51) Fractale
  • (23:51 – 25:23) Wandering Son
  • (25:23 – 30:02) Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?
  • (30:02 – 33:48) Freezing
  • (33:48 – 35:01) Infinite Stratos
  • (35:01 – 39:21) Dragon Crisis
  • (39:21 – end) Conclusion

Fall 2010 Audio Preview

Ray and I did an informal, unedited summer season preview a few months ago…and now it’s time for the fall 2010 one! In this edition, we run down almost every show in the order of Scamp’s season chart (version 1). We looked at trailers whenever we could and express our hopes and fears for the upcoming season. I, for one, am waiting for surprises.

Reminder: this is raw and unedited, unlike our much more polished Anime Diet Radio podcasts (which will return soon)! Enjoy.

Anime Diet Radio Episode 49 – The Return of the Legend of the Legendary Podcast

It’s definitely been too long since the last Anime Diet Radio episode…and a lot has happened since then. But now we’re back, just in time for AX coverage, the Aniblog Tourney, and more! We talk about the usual round of strange news–politicians buying manga with political funds, a robot officiating a wedding, and of course a bill about “non-existent children.” We answer all the letters from the last episode. And, finally, we fill you in on just what the heck has been going on with the site for the past several months and what we’ll be doing in the next couple of weeks: namely, Anime Expo 2010!

Here’s something a little different about this podcast too: we’re asking you for a few things! Have you ever wanted to help out our cause in some way? Well, here’s what we’re looking for:

  • VOTES FOR THE ANIBLOG TOURNEY! Right now, we’re in the middle of Round 4 of the Aniblog Tourney. We’re up against the classy and respectable blog The Null Set–but you love us because we’re crass and disrespectable, right? Please vote for us if you haven’t already! [http://aniblogtourney.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/round-4-match-8/]
  • FUNNY ANIME/MANGA TITLES: send us your suggestions for anime/manga titles that with only a slight change might suggest…something else. For instance, Ray suggested “Shounen Hump.” We’ll read the best ones aloud!
  • INTERVIEW QUESTIONS FOR AX 2010 GUESTS: there are a lot of Guests of Honor at AX this year. Do you have any questions to ask any of them? Send us your suggestions by email [editor@animediet.net] or by leaving a comment!
  • AX VIDEO AND PHOTO: if you have any cool video or photos you’d like to share with us from this year’s Anime Expo, send links of them to us at the same email address above! We might feature the best ones on our site.

Lots of ways to contribute! Thanks so much for sticking with us in our down time and we will definitely be seeing you again soon!

(NOTE: as usual there were some audio quality issues here and there. Hopefully things will be better next time!)

Show Order

  • (00:00) Introduction
  • (05:12) News 1: Bill Banning Nonexistent Children Struck Down
  • (20:04) News 2: Robot Officiates Wedding
  • (27:38) News 3: Politician Buys Shoujo Manga With Voter Funds
  • (38:38) Mailbag
  • (52:35) Roundtable: Our Past, Present, and Future
  • (71:55) Conclusion

Show Notes

  • OP/ED: “My Soul, Your Beats!” (regular and rock version)
  • Source for the story about non-existent children is from ANN [http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-06-16/tokyo-nonexistent-youth-bill-rejected-by-assembly]. The robot wedding is from Weird Asia News [http://www.weirdasianews.com/2010/05/23/ifairy-robot-performs-wedding/]. Finally, the story about the politician is also from ANN [http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-06-15/minister-arai-regrets-aide-listing-manga-as-expenses]
  • Once again–you can vote for us at the Aniblog Tourney here [http://aniblogtourney.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/round-4-match-8/]. Some of the previous coverage we did is available on our Youtube channel [http://youtube.com/animediet], and our lengthy interviews with Nabeshin here [http://animediet.net/conventions/pmx-2009-exclusive-interview-with-nabeshin]!

Not Anime Diet Radio Episode 49 – Two Teasers Instead!

It’s been a long time since the last episode of Anime Diet Radio…and as usual things are taking just a little longer to put together than planned. But in case you’ve been missing our unique mix of wacky news, roundtable discussions, and dick jokes, here’s not one, but TWO teasers/trailers to whet your appetites.

One is PG rated, the other…not. One sees the return of my most favoritest radio host in the world. The other…not. You’ll hear it. (Podcast subscribers, you’re getting the “clean” one. Come to the site to listen to the other one.)

Ray reports June 16 – Otaku gangster style

Ray promotes our presence in da world as well as talks about our plan for AX. Warning, Ray’s hot and in this one, he bares his shoulders and neck for all the ladies and talking in Otaku Gangster Tongue at the same time! Smoking! XD

From AD Radtio – Ray’s Report June 16th from Ray Hu on Vimeo.

TOO SEXY! TOO SEXY! TOO SEXY!!!! XD

Audio Special: Anime Diet’s Summer 2010 Season Preview!

Here’s a special treat for all of you: instead of doing the usual post Ray and I decided to do an impromptu, unedited Summer 2010 audio preview! We go through every single show on Chartfag’s vaunted diagram, with some information nicked from THAT Anime Blog’s preview. So what do we think are the prospects for such shows like Seikirei 2, Highschool of the Dead, Occult Academy, and others? Listen and find out!

Again: unedited and productionless (ie, it’s not Anime Diet Radio). It’s Ray and Mike in the raw!

Anime Diet – Ray Reports 3, Saturday, June 5th

Enjoy the special Saturday report. The report will come out on weekdays only in the future. Ray discusses tobacco, wifus of the Anime Diet Staff, comments on Godin’s blog, a slut, and other topics. The pics for the show is after the cutaway.

Continue reading Anime Diet – Ray Reports 3, Saturday, June 5th