Anime Diet Audio Column – The View from the AT Field 1

The audio column represents our views/opinions/dissections of anime and other related or perhaps not quite related subjects with shots of humor/sarcasm/seriousness added. The first column is being presented by Ray Hu. The name of his column is “The View from the AT Field.” This week’s topic: “That Magical Element in Anime called “Fan service.” Short Description: cutting humor aimed at stereotypes.


This is one of our new features and we’ll decide to keep it or lose it depending the responses we’ll receive. Of course, if we’re busy we may not be able to do this every week. Have fun listening!

I’ve included the script below. Feel free to download or not.

The View from the AT Field – That Magical Element in anime called “Fan service”.doc

Author: Ray

I'm a hardcore Anime Fan and I'm proud of it. I know so many things and I've acquired so much knowledge you wouldn't believe. But my love is anime. I've been drifting in this world for so long that I don't even know what an anchor means. I've seen so many shows that I've lost count. The only thing I'm sure of myself is that I care for the lowly and disenfranchised. I hate the rich and powerful and I love what I do, or what I can do. I like anime and I don't mind watching different types of shows. I have experience in different types of Japanese animation. I would be called an "expert" in a bizzaro world. One day, I'd like to start a revolution. I love the US, pizza, beer, sashimi, Chinese food, and steak. But I love freshly baked bread more than a well-aged steak. In reality, if I were born Japanese I'd be a real, hardcore Otaku. I love to love and I can hate strongly. I'm passionate in nature and I don't mind shedding tears. I can be reached at rayyhum777 at animediet. My Twitter is rayyhum777 at twitter.