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Oldtaku no Radio #055 – Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun

What better to follow our episode about a formative sitcom than a genre satire? This month, Jared and Ink focus on Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, which adapts some of…

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #156 – Molcar, the Ultimate Lifeform

Pui Pui! This episode Evan and David review the recently completed series of stop-motion anime shorts Pui Pui Molcar, which has been a huge success in Japan. Plus,…

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #155 – In Which David Sings the Dragon Quest Song

It's all games this episode as Evan and David talk Xenoblade Chronicles and Carto, then settle in for David's review of Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation,…

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Oldtaku no Radio #054 – Kimagure Orange Road

Oldtaku's digging into an '80s classic with the Kimagure Orange Road TV series, which stars an incredible array of talent across the board. Jared and Ink are pleased…

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #154 – Wattsman ... WATTSMAAAAAN!

Evan and editor Patrick (filling in for David) talk about adventures in vaccinations and Playstation 5’s, then Evan gushes about the surreal currently airing anime Wonder Egg Priority.…

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Mystery Box of Misery Volume 4: Astro Boy, Lupin III, Tenchi in Tokyo

They're the Part 2 of 3 you receive when both bookends are out of print. They’re the discs marked down to $1 during clearance and holiday sales. They're fodder for…

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #153 – Best of 2020 with Dawn

Dawn from the Anime Nostalgia Podcast joins Evan and David to celebrate their favorite anime, manga, and video games of 2020 and look back on one hell of…

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Mystery Box of Misery Volume 3: Ground Defense Force Mao-Chan, Mermaid Forest, Ultra Maniac

They're the Part 2 of 3 you receive when both bookends are out of print. They’re the discs marked down to $1 during clearance and holiday sales. They're fodder for…

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Oldtaku no Radio #053 – The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Eight years and a ton of effort went into this re-telling of an ancient tale about a bamboo cutter who finds a thumb-sized princess inside a bamboo stalk…

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #152 – Be Gay Do Akudama Crimes with Paul Chapman

Evan reviews the 2020 anime series Akudama Drive with Greatest Movie EVER Podcast host Paul Chapman. Plus, Evan, David, and Paul discuss Donkey Kong Country 3, Metal Gear…

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Oldtaku no Radio #052 – Speed Grapher

After an economic bubble burst in Japan, the Tennouzu Group buys a city and a nation by catering to its leaders’ perversions. The underground (literally) club that serves…

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Review: Gal Gun 2

I’m pretty sure I’m now wanted by the law in at least 11 states after playing this game ... maybe all 50 after giving into my completionist tendencies…

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #151 – Reading Indie Manga with Glaeolia 2

The boys are back from their New Year’s break! Evan kicks off 2021 with a review of Glacier Bay Books’ fascinating new indie manga anthology Glaeolia 2. Before…

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Staff Picks: Our Favorite Anime of 2020

If you’re stuck at home, it's easy to become frustrated when, say, a plague makes your regularly scheduled programming go on hiatus. But we must remember that COVID-19…

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Staff Picks: Our Favorite Video Games of 2020

Those of us not working essential jobs have spent most of 2020 indoors, avoiding physical contact with others. In a bit of dark irony (considering the ghastly human…

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Staff Picks: Our Favorite Manga of 2020

What a decade this year has been. It’s difficult to write our annual ranking of our favorite anime, manga, and games considering current events. COVID-19 continues to ravage…

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Oldtaku no Radio #051 – Tokyo Godfathers

Three bums talk about three homeless people who find a baby. For our second installment of our Satoshi Kon episodes, Phillip rejoins us to talk about the Christmas…

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Secret Santa Review: Basquash!

Welcome to Anime Secret Santa, a gift exchange — founded by our friends at Reverse Thieves and run this year by All Geeks Considered — where the gifts…

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Secret Santa Review: Hinamatsuri

Welcome to Anime Secret Santa, a gift exchange — founded by our friends at Reverse Thieves and run this year by All Geeks Considered — where the gifts…

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Mystery Box of Misery Volume 2: Squandered Potential

They're the Part 2 of 3 you receive when both bookends are out of print. They’re the discs marked down to $1 during clearance and holiday sales. They're fodder for…

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #150 – Super Mario Bros. Super Podcast

Do the Mario! To celebrate our 150th episode and close out Super Mario’s 35th anniversary, Evan and David discuss Super Mario Bros. 1, 2 (including both the Doki…

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #149 – Turn on That Good Netcode

David makes his return to the Queue segment to catch up with Evan on the games and anime they’ve been checking out, including the latest Smash Bros. Fighters…

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CG Animator Naoki Yoshibe on Effects Animation and JoJo’s Openings

The David Production JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure series have always had a striking visual style, but the sequences that stood out most to fans in the early seasons were…

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #148 – Baki Brings Back the Violence and the Banging

David makes his triumphant return to the podcast, joining Evan and Patrick in a review of the completely bonkers 2018 martial arts anime Baki. We cover the whole…

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Mystery Box of Misery Volume 1: Boy Meets Misery

They're the Part 2 of 3 you receive when both bookends are out of print. They’re the discs marked down to $1 during clearance and holiday sales. They're fodder for…

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Oldtaku no Radio #050 – Dorohedoro

For Oldtaku no Radio's very first golden ticket request, we're reviewing Q Hayashida's Dorohedoro manga (Volumes 1 & 2) as well as MAPPA's adaptation of the same as…

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Oldtaku no Radio #049 – Le Portrait de Petite Cossette

As if 2020 wasn’t scary enough, we’re checking out a vintage 2004, 3-part OAV from Director Akiyuki Simbo and Studio Daume. Le Portrait de Petite Cossette is a…

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #147 – Happy Hells-oween

To celebrate the spooky season, Evan and our editor Patrick Sutton review the 2008 action-comedy anime film Hells, which has some incredible design and animation work but a…

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Oldtaku no Radio #048 – Chihayafuru (Season Three)

Six years after the end of its second season, the Chihayafuru anime that adapts Yuki Suetsugu’s josei manga returned for its third season. After what seemed like a…

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #146 – The Deca-Dence of Late Capitalism with Lynzee Loveridge

Anime News Network Executive Editor Lynzee Loveridge (@ANN_Lynzee) joins Evan to discuss their latest anime and gaming escapades (Re:Zero Season 2 and Into the Breach, respectively). Then they…

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Genice Chan on BNA and Collaborating with Studio Trigger

Studio Trigger is no stranger to cross-cultural exchange. Their anime projects (Promare, Kill la Kill, Little Witch Academia) frequently pull inspiration from Western sources ranging from American children’s…

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #145 – Working for the (Anime) Man with Matt Schley

Matt Schley from Otaku USA and The Japan Times joins Evan for a discussion of some recent developments in labor practices in the anime industry, particularly the Black…

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #144 – Blaseball! It's Baseball with an L!

The forbidden book has been opened and the umpire's eyes are glowing red. That's right, it's time to play ball! Former Crunchyroll host Elliot Trinidad (@nameoftheyear) and game…

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Help Us Hit $100 on Patreon to Unlock a New Column: Mystery Box of Misery

The Ani-Gamers Patreon has been growing slowly but surely, and our amazing patrons have helped pay for our hosting fees for the first time in the site’s history, hire…

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Oldtaku no Radio #047 – Space Brothers #0

Space Brothers #0 tells the tale of two aspiring astronauts who just happen to be siblings. Mutta, the older brother, has fallen behind his younger brother, Hibito, in…

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(Analog) Preservation in the Age of (Digital) Decay: Save Chargeman Ken

Chargeman Ken, the resplendent, violent fever dream of 1970s toy shows, is too beautiful to not be saved. It's challenging to put into words the exact, specific nature…

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #143 – Bander’s Problematic Love Life with Vinnie Averello

Vinnie Averello from All Geeks Considered joins Evan to dive into the RetroCrush catalog with One-Million Year Trip: Bander Book, the first of Osamu Tezuka’s NTV specials. It’s…

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Oldtaku no Radio #046 – Memories

Memories is a 1995 anthology movie (one feature comprised of multiple vignettes) that showcases directorial efforts of Koji Morimoto (Magnetic Rose), Tensai Okamura (Stink Bomb), and Katsuhiro Otomo (Cannon Fodder). Despite short…

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #142 – BNA: Brand New Anime with Kyle Cardine

  There’s a new Trigger show out and naturally Evan is on the case. In this episode he’s joined by fellow Trigger super-fan Kyle Cardine from Crunchyroll to…

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Review: Folktales from Japan

As an English major, folklore — the moral and cautionary tales of yester-era — holds a special place in my heart. These stories, often set on paper to…

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #141 – We Sushi Otakon Online and Tsuredure Children

Evan and substitute co-host Patrick Sutton (The Cockpit Podcast) recap Otakon Online and review Tsuredure Children, an 4-panel ensemble romantic comedy manga by Toshiya Wakabayashi. Topics include: watching…

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JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World Author Ko Hiratori Discusses World-Building and Realism

Ani-Gamers’ light novel review podcast, the Ani-Gamers Book Club, so enjoyed the light novel JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World that I reached out to…

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #140 – Witch Hat Appreciation Hour with Helen

Helen (@WanderinDreamr) from The OASG and the Manga in Your Ears podcast joins Evan to talk about Summer 2020 anime, including the big Deca-Dence Twist (spoiler-free of course).…

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Oldtaku no Radio #045 – Lu Over the Wall

Talk about a deep dive! This episode, Jared and Ink talk about Science Saru's original animated movie, Masaaki Yuasa's Lu Over the Wall. This movie centers around a withdrawn Tokyo…

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #139 – Streaming Anime Con-pocalypse

David's on break (hence the delay in getting the episode out), so our editor Patrick Sutton (also co-host of The Cockpit Podcast) joins Evan as co-host for this…

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Review: Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man

A unique and often frustrating aspect of English-speaking anime fandom is the fact that, for all the reams of paper written about Japanese animation in English, it’s only…

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #138 – The Year of the Time Loop

Sony’s new router just got revealed so Evan and David convene to discuss the PlayStation 5 event and all the games in this totally-not-E3 show, including Spider-Man: Miles…

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Ani-Gamers Interview with John-Paul

Almost to the hour a week after the online convention Anime Lockdown finished its formal programming, Ink sat down with its founder, Director of Operations John-Paul, to talk about how the…

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RIP Zac Bertschy, 1979–2020

Zac Bertschy was the model of an anime journalist. When I came across his Anime News Network articles in high school, he showed me that it was possible…

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Oldtaku no Radio #044 – Porco Rosso

  Take to the animated skies (and bars and secret beach hideouts and so much more) with Jared and Ink as they talk about Ghibli's 1992 feature, Porco…

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