Anime Diet Radio Episode 10 – The Big Date

Hey, it looks like this weekly release schedule (audio column-podcast-audio column) is actually starting to work! This is the last podcast we recorded a couple of weeks ago (as opposed to nearly a month ago). We have a lot of fun discussing, as far as anime goes, Code-E, Mononoke, and laughing at English phrases from the Moetan workbook. News items include Thai police officers forced to wear Hello Kitty armbands and a bunch of international cosplayers partying with the Foreign Ministry of Japan.

We wrap up with a Roundtable discussion about otaku dating: how to get a date, and what it has to do with the horrid relational skills of Makoto in School Days! Here we have to give a shout out and reference to otaku dating posts by Riuva and Marmot (sorry I definitely butchered your name the first time, and possibly every other time)! If it sounds like we’re making fun of the posts, we’re not. At least not too much. 🙂 It was just great discussion fodder and there’s actually some valuable advice in both. Seriously, we love y’all and appreciate it.

Anyways, it’s been another fun episode. Look forward to another audio column from one of us next week!

Show Notes

  • OP: “Guns & Roses” by Paradise Lunch (OP to Baccano!)
  • ED: “Stardust Tears” by ACKO (ED to Top wo Nerae 2!)
  • Riuva’s post about dating is here. I wasn’t kidding about the post number! (
  • Marmot’s response to that post and her own tips are here. (
  • The BBC story about Thai police and Hello Kitty is here. (
  • A picture of the Vice Foreign Minister and the cosplayers is at this site. (

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 You can also find his Twitter account at @gendomike.

6 thoughts on “Anime Diet Radio Episode 10 – The Big Date

  1. Marmot, glad to be of service–or, um, to be pleasing you–or, um…never mind. 🙂 🙂 🙂 Seriously, though, thanks.

  2. Well, then. Good luck, I look forward to hearing it! (We may even mention you again on the air in today’s recording, mostly just to thank you for providing one of the first actual feedbacks we’ve gotten on a podcast episode!)

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