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Ani-Gamers Podcast #163 – Star Wars Is Anime

Much to our chagrin it’s time to talk about Star Wars content. Evan reviews Star Wars: Visions, a surprisingly varied anthology from star anime creators like Hiroyuki Imaishi…

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Oldtaku no Radio # 059 – Lily C.A.T.

Oldtaku no Radio's celebrating Halloween a little early this year with Lily C.A.T. Gather around a campfire or shine a flashlight up towards your chin as Jared and Ink pick…

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #162 – This Right Here Is a Superb Metroid

In preparation for Metroid Dread, Evan and David review the classic SNES game Super Metroid. Plus more Evangelion box set news, the Switch bluetooth headphone update, WarioWare for…

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #161 – Wow Cool Evangelion with Lynzee Loveridge

In this jam-packed episode, Evan and David enlist the help of Anime News Network's Lynzee Loveridge to say farewell to all of Evangelion. That's right, it's our review…

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Oldtaku no Radio # 058 – Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor

For this episode, Jared and Ink talk about Kaiji - the anime about a hapless loser with a heart of gold (and a gambling problem). This anime from…

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Seasonal Sampler Summer 2021: Sonny Boy, Kageki Shojo!!, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, & More

Evan and Ink recap they shows they watched from last season — Oddtaxi, Megalobox: Nomad, SSSS.Dynazenon, Those Snow White Notes, and Wonder Egg Priority (technically two seasons ago…

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #160 – Falling for a Scam to Own the Anime Industry

Evan and David discuss Evan’s new digital manga service Azuki (the subject of a new recurring disclaimer), the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct, the Switch OLED, and AnimeTube. In…

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Review: Rebuild of Welcome to the NHK

Tatsuhiko Takimoto’s Welcome the NHK is an important piece of 21st century fiction that provides a vivid fictional account of social problems in turn-of-the-century Japan. Based on the…

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Review: My Alcoholic Escape from Reality

After three years of clerking in a mom-and-pop liquor store (which was right next to my other part-time job), I was finally of age but still did not…

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #159 – Blood Baby Boots, Never Worn

Evan is back after a break (and a cross-country move) to talk the first half of E3 2021 with David. The boys cover the Microsoft, Ubisoft, and Square…

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Oldtaku no Radio # 057 – Thunderbolt Fantasy

Inspired and made possible by the magic of Pili's glove puppetry as well as the bloodthirsty mind of Gen Urobuchi, Thunderbolt Fantasy is a wuxia tale about sword keepers, wandering…

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Mystery Box of Misery Volume 5: X, Viewtiful Joe, éX-Driver The Movie

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 #158 – Flawless Victory: Mortal Kombat (2021)

David and Patrick host a rare no-Evan episode (he’s busy moving to New York). First the boys discuss the news about a new Madoka sequel movie, NieR: Replicant,…

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Oldtaku no Radio # 056 – Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199

We’re going way, way, way back to live in the present by talking about something set in the future: Space Battleship Yamato 2199. Leading us on this journey of…

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Seasonal Sampler Spring 2021: To Your Eternity, Oddtaxi, Megalobox: Nomad, & More

Evan and Ink kick off a brand new podcast series, covering the first episode or two of various anime series from the current TV and streaming season. Shows:…

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A New Age: Age of Empire IV: Memories, moneys, and bubbles

I am a lifelong fan of the Age of Empires series, and I do mean “lifelong.” The original Age of Empires was a foundational game for me, and…

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #157 – Have the Kids Heard of Azumanga Daioh?! with Wah

Wah, anime blogger from Analog Housou, joins Evan for an extended episode revisiting the classic high school girl sitcom manga and anime Azumanga Daioh, which is now over…

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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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