Anime Diet Radio Episode 34 – The Anime Episode



Have you noticed that Anime Diet Radio has been talking a bit more about weird Japan news and not as much about anime lately? Well, this (rather late, I know) episode changes all that. Every story and the roundtable topic are, at last, actually all related to anime for a change! Whether it’s talking about Keanu Reeves’ Cowboy Bebop (and what Sunrise has for an escape clause should it turn out…badly), Evangelion boxer shorts, or a man whose sole desire in life is to get together with a Pokemon, it’s a return to our roots. We even talk about an actual show for the Roundtable, Asu no Yoichi–again, rather late, I know. This was recorded before the last season had quite ended.

Which means, alas, that many of your listener comments were missed on this episode–we only had 5 at the time we recorded this, and we know there are 4 more that have arrived since then. Thanks! We will answer them in the next recording, which hopefully will be very soon.

A couple of notes: first, thanks to Ray for helping out with the majority of the sound effects for this episode. I think you’ll find them…striking. 🙂 Second, apologies for the clipping on my voice. I have got to learn to set levels properly while I record, though for some really odd reason, I can’t monitor them when I’m using Audio Hijack Pro for recording. (Anyone got any tips on how to do it with that piece of software? Mac only, I know…)

With that–enjoy!

Show Order

  • –(00:00-04:26) Intro
  • –(04:27-11:59) News 1: Sunrise’s Escape Clause
  • –(12:00-17:53) News 2: Evangelion Boxer Shorts
  • –(17:54-24:46) News 3: Man/Pokemon Action
  • –(24:47-37:29) Mailbag
  • –(37:30-49:53) Roundtable: Asu no Yoichi
  • –(49:54-end) Conclusion

Show Notes

  • OP: “HANAJI” by Yu Kobayashi (OP to Mariaholic)
  • ED: “Life and proud” by Aki Misato (ED to Asu no Yoichi)
  • The original news story about Sunrise’s additional escape clause for the Cowboy Bebop script is at Anime News Network [].
  • Sankaku Complex has the original story about Evangelion boxers [].
  • They also have the story about the man with the Poke-complex [].

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.

4 thoughts on “Anime Diet Radio Episode 34 – The Anime Episode

  1. I like your podcast but it wouldn’t hurt to keep a schedual. anyway is Asu no Yoichi on dvd in america?
    I’m trying to emulate your formula in my podacst wish me luck.

  2. I’m excited for this one. Not only does it have the Maria Holic OP, but I watched Asu No Yoichi. Off I go to iTunes.

  3. ….Nyoron O.O

    I’m trying to stay positive with Cowboy Bebop because Sunrise is doing a quality check. But I agree with Jeremy that once it goes mainstream people will try to be really fake about actually liking the show,which really makes me anxious for the real fans. Will they fight back or let it slide because it is Cowboy Bebop?

    But then again Dragonball was even bigger than Cowboy Bebop and look at what they did with that…hmmm.

  4. Well, my dry British wit isn’t that dry or witty so there’s no wonder my meaning seemed ambiguous.

    Dead on about Asu no Yoichi. Washizu seemed like a real copy-pasta of Harima Kenji, not that that was a bad thing.
    Actually, Asu seems to be pieced together from other shows (SR, Kenichi) which probably explains why I liked it.

    And since Keanu Reeves can barely express any emotion other than “plank face” these days, I’m thinking the Cowboy Bebop movie is destined for mediocrity or failure.

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