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Hi there (again). We’re Anime Diet.

EDIT (6/20/2011): new round of voting has started! Please vote for us right over here. Thanks!

Why hello Internet sailors. :) Welcome to our site. Perhaps because you came here through a certain Aniblog Tourney that we’re competing in today. If so, we’re glad you’re considering us for one of your two votes in the Group Round. We hope you like what you find here and humbly ask for your vote alongside one for our fine colleagues at Emory University, Shinde Iie, and Anime B&B.

Yes, we do anime reviews and editorials. But we’re so much more than that! Our first class convention coverage reports on anime cons across the United States and given us access to numerous guests of honor for interview and yielded definitive transcripts, reports, and videos. Our original podcast, one of the earliest in the ‘sphere, has entertained thousands and is preparing for a revival after a long hiatus. In the past, we even did Onion-style fake news and April Fool’s Day jokes. We’ve also been known to do original songs, love letters, and poem parodies. Our diverse staff specializes from everything to manga to music to shounen to theology to moe.

Already decided to vote for us? You can do it right here!

But if you need a taste of our work first, here’s a sampling of some of our best over our six year life. We hope you enjoy it.


Editorial blogging is our bread and butter. We’ve always been strong at editorials, analysis, and other non-review pieces. Some of them were controversial, and others were reflective and personal. More recently some of our best writing has been in the more confessional, “Diary of an Anime Lived” mode.


Reviewing anime is of course crucial to who we are. While we’re not a true episodic blog (though we are currently covering every Lupin III: Fujiko Mine episode, and have done all of Code Geass R2 and most of Claymore), we have reviewed plenty of TV series, OAVs, and films over the years. Here’s a few of the best ones.

Manga Reviews


We have had the immense privilege of interviewing, transcribing, and otherwise being in the presence of numerous Guests of Honor at conventions since late 2007. The list of names says it all—and this isn’t even all of them.


Our convention coverage has always been backed up by video, whether it’s of video diaries in the early days or interview and concert footage. Check out our Youtube and Vimeo channels for the rest! This is a tiny excerpt.

Anime Expo 2007 Video Diaries
These were the videos that started it all: a fan diary that became an accidental expose of the mishaps of AX 2007. Taken without press access, we’ll never be this innocent again :)

May’n Concert Footage (AX 2010)
Part of the concert that later included Megumi Nakajima and surprise guest Yoko Kanno. Our most popular video! (and check out Monsieur LaMoe’s ecstatic review too. He shot this video.)

Kenji Kamiyama and company on Eden of the East
Perhaps one of the most insightful interviews in our collection, in which Kamiyama discusses his intent in depth for Eden of the East and Ghost in the Shell.

Hatsune Miku/Mikunopolis Concert Videos
Too hot for Youtube! Locally hosted with full permission. Six songs from the Hatsune Miku concert at AX 2011.

Click here to access the videos page.

And that’s just a taste…the list goes on and on. We hope that will influence you to vote in our favor, but why don’t we have Ichigo from Bleach have the last word?

Thanks! See you at the polls!

Anime Diet Radio Episode 49 – The Return of the Legend of the Legendary Podcast

It’s definitely been too long since the last Anime Diet Radio episode…and a lot has happened since then. But now we’re back, just in time for AX coverage, the Aniblog Tourney, and more! We talk about the usual round of strange news–politicians buying manga with political funds, a robot officiating a wedding, and of course a bill about “non-existent children.” We answer all the letters from the last episode. And, finally, we fill you in on just what the heck has been going on with the site for the past several months and what we’ll be doing in the next couple of weeks: namely, Anime Expo 2010!

Here’s something a little different about this podcast too: we’re asking you for a few things! Have you ever wanted to help out our cause in some way? Well, here’s what we’re looking for:

  • VOTES FOR THE ANIBLOG TOURNEY! Right now, we’re in the middle of Round 4 of the Aniblog Tourney. We’re up against the classy and respectable blog The Null Set–but you love us because we’re crass and disrespectable, right? Please vote for us if you haven’t already! [http://aniblogtourney.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/round-4-match-8/]
  • FUNNY ANIME/MANGA TITLES: send us your suggestions for anime/manga titles that with only a slight change might suggest…something else. For instance, Ray suggested “Shounen Hump.” We’ll read the best ones aloud!
  • INTERVIEW QUESTIONS FOR AX 2010 GUESTS: there are a lot of Guests of Honor at AX this year. Do you have any questions to ask any of them? Send us your suggestions by email [editor@animediet.net] or by leaving a comment!
  • AX VIDEO AND PHOTO: if you have any cool video or photos you’d like to share with us from this year’s Anime Expo, send links of them to us at the same email address above! We might feature the best ones on our site.

Lots of ways to contribute! Thanks so much for sticking with us in our down time and we will definitely be seeing you again soon!

(NOTE: as usual there were some audio quality issues here and there. Hopefully things will be better next time!)

Show Order

  • (00:00) Introduction
  • (05:12) News 1: Bill Banning Nonexistent Children Struck Down
  • (20:04) News 2: Robot Officiates Wedding
  • (27:38) News 3: Politician Buys Shoujo Manga With Voter Funds
  • (38:38) Mailbag
  • (52:35) Roundtable: Our Past, Present, and Future
  • (71:55) Conclusion

Show Notes

  • OP/ED: “My Soul, Your Beats!” (regular and rock version)
  • Source for the story about non-existent children is from ANN [http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-06-16/tokyo-nonexistent-youth-bill-rejected-by-assembly]. The robot wedding is from Weird Asia News [http://www.weirdasianews.com/2010/05/23/ifairy-robot-performs-wedding/]. Finally, the story about the politician is also from ANN [http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-06-15/minister-arai-regrets-aide-listing-manga-as-expenses]
  • Once again–you can vote for us at the Aniblog Tourney here [http://aniblogtourney.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/round-4-match-8/]. Some of the previous coverage we did is available on our Youtube channel [http://youtube.com/animediet], and our lengthy interviews with Nabeshin here [http://animediet.net/conventions/pmx-2009-exclusive-interview-with-nabeshin]!

Fans and Citizens of Diet 3 Unite!

From the Diet 3 Daily

Friends, fans, comrades, citizens and pedastrian A, B, or C of Anime Diet/Diet 3, hear us!

Since the June/July period began, we have been preparing to venture once again into the arena called convention coverage. It promises to be a big battleground. We shall establish our fort and bravely charge into the midst of it. As a warm up contest, we have been entered the Aniblog Tourney. We express our thanks to all those who have supported us through round 2 of the campaign, where we went head to head with our opponent and escaped with a slim margin of victory. As we’re now in round 3, we face a greater enemy than anything we have seen.

I for one, have several doubts concerning his compatriot’s action against Chihara Minori. But to each his own. As a whole, we’re not in the position of judging the action of others. As such, his name will live in infamy (lol) in the Otaku world, perhaps more so in the Malaysian fan Community (banzai).

Certainly, he has gained many more fans after the event. As of this moment, they have come out in full force in support of his presence in the tournament. We congratulate his fans and supporters as well as what they are supporting. As for us, we certainly would like to see the success of both sides as we venture onward. As to our fans and supporters, we would like to see you come out in a full-throated defense of our message. Because your suppport will show a great deal of meaning as statements declared to the entire world, defending the purity (lol) of the image of Otakudom.

We know your time is precious, so we’ll leave you with this: Do the right thing and defend the integrity (lol) of Otakudom from the world of hateful, discriminative prosecutors. Present them with the right message. Recover our reputation (rofl) from the mire.

Vote for the Diet. Do the Diet. Whatever.

Not really paid for except for the hosting and bandwidth of Anime Diet site by Anime Diet for Winning the Aniblog Tourney Campaign. Committee. If I have to tell you this is a joke post then you need to chillout. Stay tuned to our AX 2010 Covention Coverage.

Welcome to Anime Diet 5.0! (and Welcome Aniblog Tourney Readers)

Welcome to the latest incarnation of Anime Diet! This is the sixth major revision of the website since its founding as Scattered Cels in late 2006, though the last one was more of an evolutionary upgrade. This one is a bit more radical, as you can see. We hope that things are a bit less cluttered and more clear with this new, clean layout, which is based on Maimpok by Padd Solutions.

We would also like to extend a warm welcome to readers coming in from the Aniblog Tourney. Thanks for coming to Anime Diet–we’ve been around for a while and we feel we have a lot to offer in the way of reviews, podcasts, and convention coverage. (There’s even more con coverage at our Youtube channel.) We would greatly appreciate your votes in the tournament, of course!

One of the beneficial side effects has been that many bloggers have received constructive comments. We welcome those as well, in our comments section as well as on the relevant page at the Tourney site.

Thanks for visiting! Again, if after visiting our worthy counterpart Anime Princess you decide you prefer us–vote Anime Diet in the tourney!