Author: gendomike

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 mike.huang@animediet.net. You can also find his Twitter account at @gendomike.
Posted in Anime Reviews

In Defense of Sword Art Online

At the risk of losing whatever cred he has left, Gendomike has seen most of Sword Art Online–and has seen much worse. Why the hate?

Continue Reading In Defense of Sword Art Online
Posted in Conventions Music Otakon

Yoshiki Press Conference Transcript: Otakon 2014

Yoshiki of X Japan gave a wide ranging press conference at Otakon 2014! Find out more about X Japan’s upcoming Madison Square Garden show, his thoughts about fashion, and more!

Continue Reading Yoshiki Press Conference Transcript: Otakon 2014
Posted in Conventions Otakon

Hidenori Matsubara: Interview at Otakon 2014

We had the privilege of interviewing longtime animator, character designer, and animation director Hidenori Matsubara. A longtime colleague of Hideaki Anno, he’s worked on most major…

Continue Reading Hidenori Matsubara: Interview at Otakon 2014
Posted in Anime Expo Conventions

Videos: Ami Koshimizu and Ryoka Yuzuki Fan Panel @ Anime Expo 2014

Here are all of our Youtube videos taken at Ami Koshimizu and Ryoka Yuzuki’s fan panel. Includes the FULL video as well as the infamous “pig” clip and more!

Continue Reading Videos: Ami Koshimizu and Ryoka Yuzuki Fan Panel @ Anime Expo 2014
Posted in Anime Expo Conventions

Interview: Yoshiki Sakurai @ Anime Expo 2014

Yoshiki Sakurai, the brainy screenwriter of “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex,” sat down with Mike to talk about cyberpunk, the Singularity, sociology, and of course anime. One of the most intellectually satisfying interviews we’ve ever had!

Continue Reading Interview: Yoshiki Sakurai @ Anime Expo 2014
Posted in Anime Expo Conventions

Interview: Eir Aoi @ Anime Expo 2014

Our Eir Aoi interview from Anime Expo 2014! She sang the OP to “KIll La Kill” and songs for “Fate Zero” as well.

Continue Reading Interview: Eir Aoi @ Anime Expo 2014