Krauser III (the successor to Krauser II) has taken over this episode of Anime Diet Radio! Not only has Ray channelled the spirit of the death metal sensation Johannes Krauser II from the satircal comedy Detroit Metal City–this episode also marks the first time Anime Diet Radio has had a guest on the program! (Aside from the AX panel, that is.) My friend and roommate Mike C joins us on our news item about censorship of the Battle Club manga, as he took a gander at the manga himself and tells us about it. He’s also an artist in his own right, so go and check out his Deviantart page while you’re at it! In our roundtable we talk not only about DMC but also Eve no Jikan and an assortment of other shows like Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu, Bleach, Soul Eater, and Naruto.
Errata: there is only one news item, not a “couple” as stated in the recording.
As is fitting for a show that draws inspiration from Detroit Metal City–this episode has been tagged “Explicit” in iTunes. Keep those kiddies away for this one. :)
- (00:00–03:06) A Message to All Otaku Haters
- (03:07–10:15) Introduction
- (10:16–24:56) Battle Club Censorship, with special guest appearance by Mike C
- (24:57–34:20) Roundtable: Detroit Metal City
- (34:21–42:48) Roundtable: Eve no Jikan
- (42:49–51:54) Roundtable: Assorted Anime
- (51:55–end) Conclusion
- OP, ED are both from Detroit Metal City.
- Ray’s opening comedy bit will make sense if you understand the original context: the Akiba massacre (1) and the recent grenade threats against Comiket (2).
- The ANN story about the library censorship issue is here (3), and Ray’s reaction can be found here (4). Mike C, guest on the program, wrote about it here (5). His Deviantart page is here (6) and his upcoming manga-style comic can be found at Shy Girl Comics (7).
Website References for iTunes Listeners
- (1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akihabara_massacre
- (2) http://tinyurl.com/6s979r
- (3) http://tinyurl.com/5lzo2g
- (4) http://tinyurl.com/6bv8mj
- (5) http://michaelcrichlow.deviantart.com/journal/20149765
- (6) http://michaelcrichlow.deviantart.com
- (7) http://shygirlcomics.deviantart.com