Michael lives in the Los Angeles area, and has been into anime since he saw Neon Genesis Evangelion in 1999. Some of his favorite shows include Full Metal Alchemist, Honey and Clover, and Welcome to the NHK!. Since 2003 he has gone to at least one anime convention every year. A public radio junkie, which naturally led to podcasting, he now holds a seminary degree and is looking to become Dr. Rev. Otaku Bible Man any day now. Michael can be reached at You can also find his Twitter account at @gendomike.

Interview: Thomas Romain

Gendomike had an in-depth talk with animation creator Thomas Romain, a French-born employee of Shoji Kawamori’s Satelight studio. We spoke about his roots, stories from his time with Shoji Kawamori, and what he thinks about the working conditions in the anime industry today!