Anime Diet Radio Episode 12–Falling into Fall 2007

Leaves of anime.


And here it is–a somewhat late podcast episode for you all, the first since our big address change and move to our own independent host! (For iTunes subscribers and others who haven’t heard–we’re on now.) In this episode, we talk about the upcoming Fall 2007 season–specifically Mokke, Genshiken 2, Ghost Hound, Blue Drop, Sketchbook, Straitjacket, and even Kawaii Jenny (which Jeremy calls a possible Japanese Robot Chicken). We also discuss the recently concluded fanboy fetish poll, the possibility of “manga nerd” Taro Aso becoming Prime Minister (since disproven), and mostly mock the choices IGN made for the upcoming bastardization Hollywood adaptation of Macross Robotech.

Show Order

  1. (0:00-1:47) Introduction
  2. (1:47-3:03) Agenda
  3. (3:03-6:29) Discussion of Fanboy and Fangirl Fetishes
  4. (6:29-17:31) Taro Aso’s PM candidacy, and what anime and manga other politicians might secretly admire
  5. (17:31-31:49) Making fun of IGN’s Robotech cast picks, and who we would pick
  6. (31:49-39:23) Fall 2007–Genshiken 2 (Ray)
  7. (39:23-42:37) Fall 2007–Mokke (Mike)
  8. (42:37-45:19) Fall 2007–Sketchbook (Mike)
  9. (45:19-48:28) Fall 2007–Kawaii Jenny and Ghost Hound (Jeremy)
  10. (48:28-51:40) Fall 2007–Straitjacket (Jeremy)
  11. (51:40-54:47) Fall 2007–Blue Drop (Ray)
  12. (54:47-57:15) Last comments on Genshiken and Conclusion

Show Notes and Links

  • –OP: “Kimi Kara no Kiseki” by Caoli Cano (ED to Code-E)
  • –ED: “Hikari no Yukue” by Savage Genius (OP to El Cazador de la Bruja)
  • –See the results of the polls (fanboys and fangirls) here. (
  • –Read more about Taro Aso, the PM candidate, here. ( Since this podcast was recorded, he is no longer the contender for the position. We are aware of this. 🙂
  • –IGN’s picks for Robotech starts here, for 3 pages. (
  • –Hashihime’s wonderful Fall 2007 post about every new show, which we used as our base for our discussions, is here. (
  • –See Ray’s and my Fall 2007 preview posts as well. ( (

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.