Note: the above does not constitute an endorsement of Kanokon as a good show.
And here we are, at the big 20 for Anime Diet Radio! This episode does have some issues, though. Some of our information has turned out to be wrong about various subjects discussed in here–namely, for instance, that Code Geass is popular (it’s getting terrible ratings) or that no Pizza Hut product placements have appeared in R2 episodes. Not that that matters when we also talk about Kamen no Maid Guy, Soul Eater, Itazura na Kiss, Special A, and The Tower of Druaga. And Gackt’s pet dog. And the exact details of the people who were watching anime in class were flubbed too. It’s still a funny story.
And, of course, we didn’t make it into any finalist rounds for the Anime Blog Awards–we missed the top 5 team blogs by one vote. And apparently our extraordinary measures (listen to find out) on other blogs had no effect. Drat. Must use more efficient means next time!
Please, also, forgive the poor sound quality of my voice, which clips a lot. I did some compression tricks to mitigate it somewhat, but my recording levels were simply too high. I bought a mixer to rectify that problem permanently, as the clip light on my cheapo Audio Buddy simply didn’t tell me when it was clipping, and Audio Hijack Pro‘s built in clip meter also doesn’t work.
- (00:00–07:02) Introduction/Banter
- (07:03–16:03) News Item 1: Code Geass Ep. 3 Ending Leaked
- (16:04–24:07) News Item 2: Gackt’s Dog gets an anime
- (24:08–36:45) Mailbag
- (35:46–56:13) Roundtable: Kamen no Maid Guy, Itazura na Kiss, Special A, Tower of Druaga, Alison and Lilia, Soul Eater
- (56:14–end) Conclusion
- –OP: “Triangular,” by Maaya Sakamoto (OP to Macross Frontier)
- –ED: “Never,” by Seira (OP to Kaiba)
- –Anime News Network explains (1) what happened to cause the Geass ep. 3 leak. At this time, it also appears that images from Episode 5 (2) have also been leaked! Not that it matters, since it’s already aired in Japan.
- –Gackt’s dog getting an anime is explained at ANN here (3) and if you read Japanese, you can find out more about Ener here (4).
- –The story of watching anime in class is at Furu Anime Panikku (5) and I incorrectly stated that the show that got the guys all excited was Kanokon. It was To Love-ru. Which, in retrospect, may not have made such a difference considering they are both fanservice shows!
Web References for iTunes Users
- (1) http://tinyurl.com/5d5bhd
- (2) http://tinyurl.com/4jmy6s
- (3) http://tinyurl.com/6kc37g
- (4) http://www.h2o-net.co.jp/ener/ener_background.html
- (5) http://tinyurl.com/63zuup