Many of you out there would love, I’m sure, to be this guy right now. This is Aiko, a Japanese-speaking android created by Le Truong, who has gotten one step closer to achieving the dream of otakus everywhere–and this is the subject of one of the news items in this 31st episode of Anime Diet Radio! We also talk about the Naked Man festival in Japan, answer some mail, and talk about what has changed in anime since 2006 for our Roundtable discussion.
- (00:00–04:16) Intro
- (04:17–12:09) News 1: Naked Man Festival
- (12:10–22:29) News 2: Project Aiko
- (22:30–27:03) Mailbag
- (27:04–48:06) Roundtable: Changes in Anime
- (48:07–end) Conclusion
- –OP: “silky heart” by Yui Horie (new OP to Toradora!
- –ED: “Orange” by Rie Kugimiya, Eri Kitamura, and Yui Horie (new ED to Toradora!)
- –If you want to see video of the Naked Man Festival, look here (1). A news story at WeirdAsiaNews is here with even more videos (2).
- –A Fox News story, with many pictures, is available about Project Aiko here (3). See also the official website (4).
- (1) http://youtube.com/watch?v=vomojcrhYRQ
- (2) http://www.weirdasianews.com/2008/11/23/naked-man-festival/
- (3) http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,465844,00.html
- (4) http://projectaiko.com