What? Is this Freddy Mercury, or is it an imitator, singing our anthem for the new year? This is the first episode of Anime Diet Radio for 2009, and with it, we have some fresh new music and the return of the mailbag section, as well as wacky news about Tentacle (G)rape, the Evangelion snowboard, as well as the Japanese space toilet. Oh, and we talk a bit more seriously about the legalization of Crunchyroll, and why Ray’s mad that it region locks him out of the fun.
Thanks to everyone who commented on the last episode. We definitely want your feedback and your thoughts, and we’ll read the mail we get on the air! Just leave a comment on the post here and we’ll get to it in the next recording.
- (00:00–03:56) Intro
- (03:57–13:29) Mailbag
- (13:30–21:27) News 1: Tentacle Grape
- (21:28–27:56) News 2: Evangelion Snowboard
- (27:57–33:29) News 3: Japanese Toilets in Space
- (33:30–53:54) Roundtable: Crunchyroll and Region Locking
- (53:55–end) Conclusion
- –The very beginning clip is from Minami-ke, first season, and it says: “Also, brighten your room, and keep at least three meters away from the TV.” This replaces the blurb from Lucky Star.
- –OP: “I Was Born to Love You,” by Queen (or is it?). See the reference Youtube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0RW9B7E3dQ
- –ED: “Keikenchi Soku Joujou”, ED to Minami-ke Okaeri
- –Tentacle Grape’s website is here (1).
- –Find out more about the Evangelion snowboard at Anime News Network. (2)
- –See a picture of the proposed space toilet at Pink Tentacle (my, we really are filled with them today) (3).
- –See Crunchyroll’s current programming, which lists all the country restrictions, over here (4). Yes, I put my money where my mouth is and have signed up for a $7 monthly membership–now I can watch all of Gintama. Also, there are actually a few shows that are in fact available to Europeans, but the majority are still US/Canada only.
Web References for iTunes Listeners
- (1) http://tentaclegrape.com
- (2) http://tinyurl.com/8h7cpb
- (3) http://tinyurl.com/7va8bd
- (4) http://www.crunchyroll.com/lineup?src=topbar