Category Archives: Podcasts

Anime Diet – Ray Reports 2 (formerly Tsundere Banana)

The second vidcast report is out. Again, a variety of topics are discussed. If not interested, just enjoy the moe pics. The audio version is just the first 10 minutes, as before.

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Anime Diet – Ray Reports 1 (formerly Tsundere Banana)

And it’s now Anime Diet Corner – Ray Reports. But yes, it will be Vidcast from this point on.

Anime Diet Corner – Ray Reports from Ray Hu on Vimeo. (The audio podcast version is just the first 10 minutes. Come to the website for the full video!)

The K-On!! Pics that I mentioned:

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Ode To Black Day

Black Day comes again… Feb. 14th is Valentine’s Day, Mar. 14th is White Day, and Apr. 14th is Black Day. My fellow Otaku, let’s celebrate this day by eating Jajangmyeon at a Korean noodle shop. But first, let me present you this song “Otaku Bossa” to commemorate this bleak day.

またブラック・デーが来てしまった。。。2月14日はバレンタイン、3月14日はホワイト・デー、そして4月14日がブラック・デーです。オタクのみなさん、一緒に韓国麺料理店でチャジャンミョンを食べようではありませんか!でも、その前に、この曲「Otaku Bossa」でこのみじめな日を祝わせてください。

Lyrics below: (以下歌詞)

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Anime Diet Radio Episode 48 – Plagiarize This!

All your artwork are belong to us --Tite Kubo

Full disclosure: Anime Diet Radio was inspired first by the format of the old Anime Nano Podcast…but we can’t say we did what Nick Simmons did to Bleach! Our podcast, unlike his comic, is an homage (pronounced oh-MAHJ) and a tribute of that fine podcast from 2006. That, of course, is one of the topics of the news on this 48th episode of Anime Diet Radio, along with the usual news items about a possible island full of eromanga and a Korean man who just can’t get enough of his dakimakura.

The Roundtable is a little different this time around; due to technical and scheduling conflicts, it’s instead an excerpt of a fruitful conversation between Ray and Mike about the upcoming spring season. The full conversation is also available as a bonus xtra, downloadable on the website–includes all the awkward pauses and scroll wheel sounds you never usually hear on our productions! It’s a raw look at the kind of talks that gave birth to this podcast all those years ago.

You probably noticed that the podcasts have been coming out at about a monthly clip in the middle of the month. That’s on purpose–expect new episodes around this time every month from now on. We are striving to be, as they say, regular in these releases. Yell loudly if we’re late!

Show Order

  • (00:00) – Introduction
  • (03:33) – News 1: A Korean man and his Fate pillow
  • (11:50) – News 2: Eromanga Island is Real
  • (20:37) – News 3: Nick Simmons’ Big Rip Off
  • (30:19) – Mailbag
  • (44:10) – Roundtable: Next Season
  • (55:10) – Conclusion

Show Notes

  • –OP: “Meiya Kadenrou (冥夜花伝廊)” by Minami Kuribayashi (from Katanagatari)
  • –ED: “Refulgence” by Shoujobyo (from Katanagatari)
  • –The story about the Korean man and his Fate pillow was reported in multiple sources. Here’s one from Metro UK, which names the lucky groom as one Lee Jin-gyu [http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/816601-man-marries-pillow]. Sankaku Complex has more pictures (NSFW) [http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2010/03/05/korean-otaku-marries-fate-testarossa-dakimakura/].
  • –This, of course, recalls previous ADR episodes about the guy who married a Love Plus character [http://animediet.net/podcasts/anime-diet-radio-episode-45-the-late-makenai-holiday-show], and our epic episode about the petition to marry 2d women [http://animediet.net/podcasts/anime-diet-radio-episode-28-love-and-marriage]. See also our article which first broke the Love Plus marriage story and predicted it would become an ADR item.
  • –Eromanga Island is real! At least according to the news at Pink Tentacle [http://pinktentacle.com/2010/02/eromanga-island-has-disappeared/], which supplies a map to prove it.
  • –The Nick Simmons scandal has been widely reported from many sources. See some comparison shots on a lengthy Livejournal page [http://community.livejournal.com/bleachness/446299.html]. ANN has Simmons’ statement [http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-03-01/incarnate-simmons-addresses-alleged-bleach-copying] and an explanatory story [http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-02-25/nick-simmons-incarnate-halted-over-alleged-bleach-plagiarism]. Our own moritheil also reported on it on our site [http://animediet.net/commentary/great-artists-steal], to much comment.
  • –The game site that is doing a contest to propose a Western-friendly romance game is Gamasutra. Here’s their challenge [http://gamecareerguide.com/features/831/game_design_challenge_.php], whose results will be posted on Tuesday.
  • –Ray and I used Borderline Hikkikomori’s [http://cjblackwing.wordpress.com/2010/03/07/spring-2010-season-preview/] and THAT Anime Blog’s [http://www.thatanimeblog.com/index.php/2010/03/t-h-a-t-spring-2010-anime-preview/] spring season previews for our discussion. Props to y’all.

Tsundere Banana 03102010 – Got Ass?

Show notes:

Losers of the week:

Funimation putting out censored DVDs for Vampire Bund – they’re afraid of their corporate asses get hauled in jail. But in any event, a light loser rating from me because I can understand the cause of making money.

College Students protesting about cutting in funding: http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-5445-Politics-in-Education-Examiner~y2010m3d4-Students-passionately-protest-cuts-in-education-funding?cid=sharing_twitter:5445

Some women in New Jersey got caulk injection in the butt for rear enhancement

Winners of the Week:

Anime Expo – invited key people such as Nabeshin and Asakawa Yuu – they’re making inroads but with a corporate guy running everything, I’m giving it a light winner rating.

Funimation – streaming Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu (AKA Baka and Test — Summon the Beasts) – great choice.

Gorillaz – Plastic Beach – fun and great for chilling, even chilling in the green room, which I’ve never been!

Warning: crass caulk jokes and bad accents


Tsudere Banana 03032010 – Hypocrites Pissing Me Off

Show notes:

Losers of the week:

Kirsten Dunst – see her in the Akiba film

Nick Simmons – it’s all over the net

The people that sent Christopher Handley to jail – it’s all over the net pt. 2

Winners of the Week:

The Noto Mamiko bug AKA Pandemonium Bug – Gintama 197

Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn 01 – easily found

A reader’s mother for watching Chu-Bra! 01 and laughing during the talking breasts part – according to the reader, she did not love it but thought was all right.

Warning: No holds barred with all guns blazing.


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Tsundere Banana – that Guy Had a Friggin’ Private Small Plane!

OK, the latest Tsundere Banana is out. I think I won’t post too many show notes because people are smart and they can look it up. I will have links like below.

I will respond to each comment individually. I know that’s not the normal but each one of you offers a unique response (trust me, you do) and I’d like to respond to each person personally.

List of topics:

Losers of the week:

Guy ram IRS Building with his PRIVATE JET PLANE (not a hero, trust me)

Bandai Channel (prejudiced thoughts behind that bunch – get with the times)

Winners of the week:

You, of course! (Forever)

Claymore Revolution (still going)

Sora no Woto (Edge of my seat)

Durarara! (Outstanding)

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warning: no holds barred.

Anime Diet Radio Episode 47: V-Day is D-Day

…because a new, Valentine’s Day appropriate, episode has just landed on your virtual shores to invade your ears. It looks like we’ll probably be sticking to a monthly release schedule for this main podcast for the time being, though of course you’ve probably noticed how much more active our podcast feed has been as of late with audio columns, videos, and even songs. We want to keep giving you only the good stuff and showing you all our love!

In this episode, we tackle some juicy, loving news items, including the Evangelion live-action project and its refusal to die, making your own clone, and of course, flying flocks of female underwear courtesy of Sora no Otoshimono–made real! There’s a mailbag section, at last, and to top it off, a roundtable section about what lonely male otakus can do on Singles Awareness Day.

Finally, we would like to again remind everyone that Pam of Makenai’s dog Hachiko needs money for life-saving surgery. Please see this link for more information, and click here to donate.

Technical note: there were some audio issues here and there, namely the lack of my good microphone and some increased fuzziness from time to time. Don’t worry, it’s still very listenable–well I think so, anyway. Complaints will be put on file–the circular file!

Show Order

  • (00:00) Introduction
  • (05:12) News 1: Live Action Evangelion Project Still Alive, Somehow
  • (13:50) News 2: A Robot Clone of Your Very Own
  • (22:32) News 3: Panty Flocks, Flying in the Air
  • (30:50) Mailbag
  • (44:40) Roundtable: Tips for Lonely Otaku on Valentine’s Day
  • (55:52) Conclusion

Show Notes

  • OP: “Perfect-area complete!” by Natsuko Aso.
  • ED: “Baka Go Home (バカ・ゴー・ホーム)” by milktub
  • The story about the live action Evangelion project’s continuation was at Anime News Network [http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-02-04/producer/live-action-evangelion-project-still-active].
  • The story about the robot clones is at Weird Asia News [http://www.weirdasianews.com/2010/01/13/japanese-store-offers-robot-double-deal/]. An article about Roxxxy, an adult entertainment robot girlfriend, can be found with pictures at HuffPo [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/10/roxxxy-sex-robot-photo-wo_n_417976.html].
  • The flying panties story was originally reported on by Canned Dogs [http://zepy.momotato.com/2010/01/30/flying-panties-to-go-on-sale/], which includes a picture of one of the flying contraptions.

“Don’t Say Lazy” Cover by Makenai!

Our friends from Makenai have recorded a special treat just for you, dear readers and listeners–it’s a studio-quality cover of the famous K-ON! closing song, “Don’t Say Lazy.” Makenai aren’t just nobodies: one of their singers, Pam, was Anime Expo Idol 2008 (see her performance of the Basilisk OP, and our interview with her here after her win), and they’ve been covering anime songs for the past couple of years at various conventions. They also were the in-house band for our last panel, the Indecent Otaku Comedy Hour!

We’ll definitely be featuring more music from Makenai in the future, as well, so stay tuned. We love these guys and we hope you will, too.

UPDATE: now available on Youtube!

Full Makenai Interview Video

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At last, it’s here! This is the full, 42 minute video of our exclusive interview with Makenai, the anime song cover band now trying to branch out into original tunes. An edited audio version was included on the last episode of Anime Diet Radio, but here is the (mostly) uncut material! Find out more about the band and listen to some of their performances on their Myspace page.

Right now, only this streaming Flash version is available. A downloadable version will appear tomorrow here and in everyone’s podcast subscription feeds. Update, 2/4/10: The downloadable version is now up! It’s in MP4 format and is going out on the podcast channel too.

Once again, Pam from the band is asking for help in raising funds for her dog Hachiko’s surgery. Please click here for more details or see the banner on the right!

Tsundere Banana 08 – iPad and Durarara and Fail Loli Show and Kawasumi Ayako Character

What it is: a podcast/audio column

Length: around 10 minutes. Less than 10:30. (YES! I hit 10:00 mark and didn’t go over this time!)

Host: Ray from Taipei.

Frequency: Mondays at 10 PM

What it’s about –

1. looking into my so-called Otaku life.

2. Thoughts and opinions on my observations for many things, mostly anime and culture.

3. Inner workings, ideas and others behind the scenes at Anime Diet (animediet.net)

Comment: It’s upclose (perhaps too much for comfort), personal (I got good hygenes) and raw. It’s Ray unplugged.

This episode: Ray talks about the site’s plan with iPad (Wikipedia), which will not include any PMS related activities. He discusses shows of this season – he likes Durarara, he loves Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu (God I hate spelling this one), he doesn’t like Dance in the Vampire Bund, he hates Seikon no Qwaser, and he gushes about Ladies vs Butlers.

Matt’s thoughts on Durarara 1 & 2

Anime Diet’s articles on Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu

Article’s on Dance in the Vampire Bund

Articles on Ladies vs Butlers

(No articles on Seikon no Qwaser – why the hell would any of us wants to cover that?)

Tsundere Banana – Real Life Public Rape

In case you didn’t know this already, a 15 year-old-guy, a high school freshmen, (allegedly) publiclly raped a 26-year-old woman in broad daylight in Toledo, Ohio, last week (no, it’s not quite current news).

Courtesy of CNN

I just feel that I have to say something, particularly because I enjoyed Detroit Metal City Anime and its antics. But this is…Just wrong, man.

Article by Toledo Blade

Article by the Associated Press via The San Diego Union-Tribune, LLC

Mary Mitchell’s column on Chicago Sun-Time page