Anime Diet Radio Episode 5 – Let’s Do the Time Warp Again


In this long delayed episode, we talk about–well, I’m not sure it can be called “news” anymore. 🙂 The banning of Death Note like stories in Beijing, the live-action Negima, and the licensing of The Wallflower are the current topics…back then. Yikes! (We also know there are more than 50 of you listening out there too by now. Thanks!)

Listening to this podcast while I was editing it was like listening to a time capsule: of what we were like just…um…one month ago in the anime world. That’s how long it’s been since it was recorded, on May 20th, and that’s how long it’s been since I’ve had enough continuous free time to actually put this baby together. I promise the next one, which was recorded just last week, will come up much sooner, as I’m getting on a long plane ride tomorrow and that will give me more editing time for once! (It talks about the impending Anime Expo, for one, which I’d be amiss to talk about anytime after Expo happens…)

By the way, we are serious about the competition for coming up with other creative “Death Notes.” More details to follow in a future post. Start priming your suggestions now!

Show Notes

  • –OP: “Runners High,” by the Pillows (FLCL OST)
  • –ED: “Little Busters,” by the Pillows (FLCL OST)
  • –The news about the announced live action Negima! adaptation is here. (
  • –More information about the banning of Death Note near Beijing schools is here (, and a follow-up article here ( We were not exactly precise in our discussion about that; it is not banned around the city per se, only near schools. Consider this the errata. 🙂
  • –Licensing news about The Wallflower (Yamato Nadesico Shichi Henge) here. (

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.