Anime Diet Radio Episode 9: Late, Summer, Fansubs

Voting MUST be cool if Amuro Ray likes it.


You can probably figure it out when you listen to it: this was recorded 2.5 weeks ago. Sorry for the lateness–school is my excuse. But it’s done and it’s a good one! We talk about attempts to get otaku to vote and Otakon licenses in the news section, plus a look at several summer season shows: School Days, MushiUta, Umisho, and Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei. Finally, starting a new section–we have a roundtable discussion on the future of fansubs and what companies should do to get hardcore fans like us to pay up. (Hint: easily available downloadable subbed episodes would be a good start. :))

By now, you’ve probably already seen the audio columns Ray has put up. Expect mine by next week, on the subject of anime, religion, and ethics. This will be a regular feature that appears on the weeks when there is no podcast. It’s just another way of keeping our feed alive so we don’t get delisted from the iTunes Store Directory for being inactive. <–or you could write a customer review for us too!

We just recorded the next episode of the podcast a few days ago, and it’s my avowed promise to have a much quicker turnaround time on these things. Until then–see you next time!

Show Notes

  • –OP/ED from Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
  • –The news item about the Gundam impersonator working for the electoral commission is here at ANN. (
  • –Here’s all the Otakon licenses as reported by ANN. (
  • –The best site for unlicensed fansubs is here. We won’t tell you the…other sites. 🙂 (

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.