Anime podcast of the week. March 10, 2013.

I am attempting to make weekly posts about best anime related podcasts I listened to. I don’t care about the release date of the podcast, so there will be some really old ones, as well as very fresh ones. Also, there will be both famous ones and ones that are not so. The only criteria that I will use when choosing the podcasts will be how much I enjoyed listening to it.

This week I brought another episode of Anime Addicts Anonymous Podcast. It is episode 160 this time. The episode deserved its place here for being one of the best preview of the Winter anime season 2013 that I have seen so far. It might be the best preview of the season, actually.

The name of the episode is “Winter 2012/2013 Anime Lineup!”. Here is the link, check it out: Episode 160 – “Winter 2012/2013 Anime Lineup!”.

The second one this time is another episode of PodTaku. It got here because of very interesting review of upcoming  Fate/Zero English dub and lots of fooling around. The name of the episode is “PodTaku – Episode 09: Fate/Taku The Holy Dub War”. I am embedding the video, so here you go:

Right now, while I am writing this, I am listening to a review of 2003-2004 years in anime. I am more or less sure I’ll bring it here some time.

Hope you like podcasts that I brought you this week. Till the next time (^_^)/

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Cowboy Bebop, episodes 19 and 21

I want to mention those episodes because they deserve it. The first one I want to mention, Wild Horses is about some strange guys transmitting computer viruses through harpoons. By the way, while we on the subject, I wonder if I should write a post about all the ridiculous, from the technical point of view, stuff that I have seen in this show. I don’t think I will, cause I have already forgotten most of it. But anyway, back to the episode, why did I like it? Because of the shuttle. That was awesome. While watching Cowboy Bebop you are getting use to their crazy technologies, that allow them to fly in the space as if it is nothing. But that episode kind of puts you back into the reality. You see how much different the modern space ships from Cowboy Bebop universe are from shuttles that were used when the anime was created.

Cowboy Bebop Episode Shuttle

That moment was plain awesome

I was thinking  about why this moment seemed so awesome to me. And I believe that it is because it shows the value of the work that we, people of XXI century do. It is hard to explain, but that monstrous ship makes me feel proud for us, proud that we made it.

Coming to the next episode I want to mention, which name is Boogie Woogie Feng Shui, I would like to start is with exquisitely ridiculous line from it.

Each body produces a magnetic field, which interacts with the magnetic field of the Earth, and that is what creates the energy we all use.

I am sorry, I know there were worse nonsense that this in anime. Maybe I want to bring that because yesterday I finished listening to another lecture on Electricity and Magnetism (edX program by MIT, lots of fun if you are interested in physics). But you when you make a sci-fi show, you should check things like that.

The interesting point of this show was relations between Jet and Mei. I think that was realistic, and that was what made the whole thing enjoyable. Also, there wasn’t enough romance in this show.

Cowboy Bebop Episode Jet and Mei

Jet and Mei

I think Jet felt both like father and like a boyfriend towards her, and that is why this couple could not be a couple, really. You can’t be both. I don’t think that Jet even seriously thought about being together with Mei. It was probably that his stone-hard heart was wanting that beam of spring sun, just for the moment, but all the time he knew that he is not for her. The story is as old as the world, but it is still touching a little bit.

If you watched the episodes that I mentioned in this post, I hope you liked them. Till the next time (^_^)/

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Mangirl! Episode 10

What maid cafe has to do with manga magazine? How that can possibly be put into episode without looking absolutely random? Why would you even want to maid cafe into your show? Well, no one cares, it is an anime about cute girls, you have to have a maid cafe there. Okey, if you say so…

Mangirl! Episode 10 Maid cafe

Maid cafe

This episode started with Hana and Aki shecking out a book store that sells their magazine. Hana was forcing people to buy it using some different methods, like saying loudly how good the magazine is and such. We she just came to a guy and gave him a copy of magazine, I thought it was a good idea. Sure it is pushy, and probably for a Japanese person it would seem even more so than for me, but on the other hand when an editor of a manga journal, who happens to be a pretty teenage girl, personnaly gives you a copy of her magazine, that seems like an enjoyable way of advertizing. Don’t know, what do you think?

Mangirl! Episode 10 Hana and a guy

Here is the moment I am talking about

Mangirl! Episode 10 Hana

Imagine this exenctric girl apearing in front of you and placing another magazing on top of a pile that you already decided to buy. Come to think of it, it actually is kind of bizarre.

Then there was this random part with maid cafe. If they want to follow the moe anime they now need to put in a summer vacation and school festival episodes. Wait, all the girls have probably graduated from their schools. Which makes them one of the oldest female characters of the season, probably. With that said, see you next time (^_^)/

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