Anime Diet Radio Episode 35 – I Need To See Your Johnny



Well–this is the special, raw, and extra long sitcom edition of Anime Diet Radio, in which we discuss Johnnies of all kinds: and not just the one mentioned in our roundtable topic, that memorable show Eden of the East! For one, there’s a news story about a real Negishi-like pop star with a Johnny-shaped haircut; another one about an anime exercise video that might strengthen your Johnny muscles along with your legs and your arms; and finally, one where a random stranger wants to blow the birthplace of Lucky Star to bits with a bomb.

This episode was edited by Ray, our illustrious co-founder, as I didn’t have the time or energy to do anything other than write these show notes as I always do. All props go to him for lightening my load this week! He would like to mention that this episode is “best listened when drunk and even better stoned.” Perhaps those of you who care to do just that can fill in this nice, innocent, seminary student about what that experience is like? 🙂

Errata: since the recording of this podcast, we’ve learned that the pop star in question in News Item 3–Hideki Kaji–is in fact the one who sings Negishi’s song in Detroit Metal City and is definitely the basis for that character. That’s thanks to an ANN article we somehow missed as we checked that story out. Also, in a fit of liberal arts majorness* at the end of the Introduction, I proclaim that this was episode 34 when, in fact, it is episode 35. I’m just in denial about this podcast’s age, I guess.

Show Order
–(00:00-04:48) Introduction
–(04:49-12:11) News 1: The Lucky Star Terrorist
–(12:12-20:37) News 2: Training with Hinako
–(20:38-29:30) News 3: Pineapple Negishi Man Beat Up in the Home of Swedish Pop
–(29:31-43:13) Mailbag
–(43:14-62:29) Roundtable: Eden of the East
–(62:30-end) Conclusion

Show Notes

  • –OP: “Falling Down,” by Oasis (OP to Eden of the East.
  • –ED: “Futuristic Imagination,” by School Food Punishment (ED to Eden of the East
  • –The story about the Lucky Star terrorist is at Anime News Network [].
  • –The story about Training with Hinako is at Sankaku Complex. []. And you can watch it all over the place…
  • –The story about “Negishi,” in its fullest form, is at Anime News Network []. You can watch a video of him here on Youtube, penis haircut and all [].

*I have an English literature degree, people. Stop the hate mail. I totally relate to this song…[]

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.

3 thoughts on “Anime Diet Radio Episode 35 – I Need To See Your Johnny

  1. It would be really fun to be able to talk to you guys on Skype!

    I have actually seen the 1st episode of Eden of the East just recently and initially if got me in with its credits of art and directing. But made me continue watching oddly enough by that random guy who gave Akira his pants in the corner of the street. I saw it and all that passed threw my mind was ‘Why did that guy just give a random naked guy his pants?’

    Im going to get to watching the 2nd episode soon but It really looks good so far from the 1st episode alone.

  2. shit, I thought you guys were going down the tube with 1534324545 times of the same sound effect! Jesus Christ I was getting annoyed and bored! Fuck, Ray should just go fuck that bull from DMC! Fucking asshole!

  3. Goddamn I like Pacific rimjobs but this is way too much. Hey “Ray”, would you like to give all the guys the blow jobs in the world? I’m gonna murder yer sorry chink ass cause I’m the demon king! So, die fucker!

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