Anime Diet Radio Episode 37 – Hello Sailor



Anime Diet Radio returns! Sorry for the slight lateness. In this very special episode of Anime Diet Radio, we have a special guest for an interview–Chuu Aino, aka “Director-chan,” of the SoCal Sera Myu Sailor Moon Movie Project! She’s here to talk about the fan-made musical film of Sailor Moon that is currently in production and due out in 2010. It was a great interview, and we decided to not only offer the edited version in this podcast, but also have the full unedited (and full of Sailor Moon otaku nerdfacts) interview available for download too. It was a privilege talking to her and we wish the project all the best!

Of course, we have our usual news items, this time about schoolgirl fashions being influenced by anime, a government romance anime about jury duty, and an otaku pretending to give up the faith. Plus, there’s always the mailbag section as well.

A few minor technical hiccups occurred along the way–a very small bit of Ray’s intro was missing, in which he accused me of not being as funny as I could be, hence the exchange later on. 🙂 There was also very slight crackling during the interview as well, though some of it is more apparent in the uncut version than in the edited version. Apologies for all that!

Show Order

  • –(00:00-04:12) Intro
  • –(04:13-10:22) News 1: Jury Duty Romance Anime
  • –(10:23-17:07) News 2: Anime Swings Girls Back to Seifuku
  • –(17:08-25:24) News 3: Melonpan Pretends to Give Up Otaku Faith
  • –(25:25-38:39) Mailbag
  • –(38:40-58:49) Interview with Chuu Aino about Sailor Moon Musical Film
  • –(58:50-end) Conclusion

Show Notes

  • OP: “Future Stream” by Sphere (OP to Hatsukoi Limited)
  • ED: “Parallel Hearts” by FictionJunction (OP to Pandora Hearts
  • The story about the Jury Duty Romance anime is at Anime News Network []. You can watch an untranslated version on Youtube [].
  • The story about the school uniform comeback is at Sankaku Complex.[]
  • The story about Melonpan is at Sankaku Complex [], with more pictures of him and his “dating” a body pillow at Danny Choo []. You can even see his original ‘resignation’ post here (in German) [].
  • SoCal Sera Myu [] is the group producing the Sailor Moon Movie Project. You can see a small clip on Youtube of what they’ve done so far, too [].

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.

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