Anime Diet Radio Episode 43 – Don’t Say That We Are Lazy…



…well, actually, at least I pretty much am. Especially for this episode, which is (for the first time in years) without any extra sound effects. It also uses songs that we’ve featured before, but not for a long time…can any of you remember or name which episodes they were used in? You win an Internet Cookie&reg if you can tell us! (And you must have been listening to us for far longer than is good for you…)

That picture above, incidentally, was randomly pulled and publically viewable from otaku dating website Otaku Crush, which is the subject of our first news item: about whether otakuism can in fact mix with dating (and what Mike found out in his brief time joining the site). We also talk about the fascinating story about the Baltimore student who killed a burglar with Kenshin-like katana blade moves, a sure sign of an otaku if there was one–a dangerous otaku, too. And for this episode’s round table, we discuss the inverse of last time’s topic: bad anime to torture people to death with!

Show Order

  • (00:00) Introduction
  • (03:22) News 1: Otaku Crush and Otaku Dating Sites
  • (17:49) News 2: Baltimore Students, Katanas, and Burglars
  • (27:59) Mailbag
  • (44:05) Roundtable: Anime to Torture With
  • (61:18) Conclusion

Show Notes

  • OP: “Eat It,” by Weird Al Yankovic. That first verse is so appropriate, isn’t it?
  • ED: “Sekai no Namida,” ED to True Tears.
  • Otaku Crush’s website, of course is here []. Their press release was posted on Anime News Network here [].
  • The Associated Press [] was the first to report on the Baltimore student who killed his intruder with a katana. Sankaku Complex [] then added another interview to go along with it.

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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