Anime Diet Radio Goes to (Episode) 11!

Beck knows how to ROCK.


Because it’s one more than 10, right? Spinal Tap references aside, this is also the fastest I’ve put out a podcast, in like, ever. 🙂 Edited 30,000 feet above the ground in an airplane, too! In this episode we TURN IT UP TO ELEVEN and talk just about a few things: the Evangelion Rebuild movie (for my inner Anno fanboy), the Odex crisis in Singapore, and conclude with a roundtable discussion about the “Manga Bible” that’s recently starting to be released. This time, we actually kept it under an hour, too–though there was one digression that I thought was worth keeping and preserved it the extra file you can listen/download above. (Hint: it’s about how the Japanese plan to conquer the world!)

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Show Order (new feature!)

  • –Introduction (5:11)
  • –Digression about the Matrix sequels (5:11-7:32)
  • –News: Evangelion Movie 1 (7:33-15:35)
  • –News: Odex Case (15:65-34:17)
  • –Roundtable: Manga Bible (34:18-56:15)
  • –Conclusion

Show Notes

  • –OP: “Date of Rebirth” by Origa (ED to Ghost in the Shell Solid State Society)
  • –ED: “Fly Me to the Moon (2007 Mix)” by Utada Hikaru (from the Evangelion Rebuild movie)
  • –The “goof on” catchphrase stems from a seeming verbal gaffe I made a few episodes back, where when I said “let’s move on” it sounded like “let’s GOOF on.” Ray caught it and since it sounds like Wayne’s World kind of catchphrase we’ve decided to make it ours too!
  • Links about the Evangelion Rebuild movie: we have some tidbits here (1). See the first English reviews at Heisei Democracy (2) and some spoilers from ANN about the content of the next film (3).
  • Links about the Odex case: ANN is on the case (4). So is ZDNet Asia (5), and it even got some attention from non-anime related tech site Ars Technica (6).
  • Links about the Manga Bible: See sample pages from Next Manga (7), and an interview (8) with one of the people involved in the project. ANN is also on the spot (9).
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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.