This isn't really an episode. Well, it was until we decided it was cosmically lame. See, it's mostly composed of the audio to our panel at AWA 2006, and it was pretty boring. Oh well.
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Introduction (0:00 - 32:20)
This is our first go at using the Levelator. It seems pretty good, but Daryl's mic was acting up and so there was a lot more noise than usual in the recording. So despite dire results previously, we used Audacity's Noise Removal filter to get rid of it. The result is that everyone, particularly Daryl, sounds slightly robotic during the introduction. Still, we answer messages. James from AnimePodcast.net calls in to let us know about how we really need to stick it more to the large retail outlet chains as far as anime pricing goes, we talk about the fatal mistakes being made by ADV Universe and Anime Village, and Walter Amos writes in with a rebuttal to some of the things said in Show 32's Otakon report with Zac Bertschy. Plus, a mysterious individual writes in to settle once and for all whether Gerald or Daryl emits the most anti-girl rays, and per Carl Horn's request, Gerald and Clarissa make mention of some of the doujinshi they bought at AWA. The way Daryl sees it, if he's unwilling to pay $2.50 - $4.00 for a 32-page comicbook, he sure as hell isn't going to pay $20 for one. Or even $5-$10 if you get a "great deal" on them. Paying money for porno? That is SO pre-Internet.
There are two things YOU can do to get Gerald and Clarissa up to speed on this modern Internet age. The first is to submit reviews of our podcast on iTunes. The second...is to draw AWO doujinshi. In fact, people have been submitting fanart to us for a while. Here are some of them (more as we find them):
Jared and Lindsay, the creators of Peach Fuzz (which is like, syndicated in newspapers and published by Tokyopop), sent us this freaking awesome logo way back when we asked for someone to draw this for us. Man, why don't we use THIS as our official logo?!
Fred M sent us this back in June, and if you want to see more here's his Photobucket:
Chris B sent this one to us back in August:
Erin from the Ninja Consultant podcast drew this shortly after Otakon. Despite implications made in this episode, she assures us that "Geraldarame" has NOT gone wee wee in his pants:
Someone mysterious that was probably also Erin drew this picture, which seems to be Daryl Surat vs Dave Riley from Fast Karate for the Gentleman. Clever enough to reference Shin Getter Robo vs Neo Getter Robo? Some credit is due, but not quite full credit since they should in fact be teaming up with one another!
And Carl Horn had this masterpiece commissioned for his AWA room party:
As Jodie Foster said in this movie about aliens that didn't have aliens in it, it's beautiful. So, so beautiful.
Let's News! (32:20 - 44:39)
Yoshihiro Yonezawa, the creator of Comiket, has died, Geneon's release of Sherlock Hound is going out of print, and Animeigo proves once again that they actually give a crap because Yawara is going to be released 40 episodes at a time. We then totally steal everything that was said on this episode of Otaku Generation with regards to Animeigo. Oh, and despite mentioning it and probably retracting it a few times already, there is going to be more Genshiken. Really. But it's only going to be three episodes worth.
Boring AWA 2006 Panel: "Conquering the Internet" (44:39 - 1:36:25)
Yeah, this is pretty bad news. Special thanks to Daizenshuu EX and the Ninja Consultants for showing up. Also, other people from other powerful places were present, but bottom line: we talked about podcasting and didn't really do that great a job. And by "we" we mean "Daryl."
- Michael Dudikoff, star of American Ninja, the Greatest Movie EVER!
- "The net is vast and limitless" is a reference to Ghost in the Shell, of course.
- Gerald's estimate of the number of podcasts was a bit low; Feedburner alone managed 44,000 podcasts in April of this year, which exceeds the total amount of radio stations in the world. That was six months ago: there are now over 70,000 podcasts managed by Feedburner.
- We record our show using Skype and an old version of Total Recorder (which isn't free), then edit in Audacity.
- List of broadcast stations owned by Clear Channel
- Erin's farceurix started acting up on her around the 1:00:18 mark. If only she had watched Prison Break, she would know that T-shirts cannot heal grievous medical emergencies.
- 1:03:40 - why Daryl is the leader
- 1:04:35 - what we think makes our podcast unique from the other anime podcasts
- No fansub groups are bothering to subtitle Fist of the Blue Sky; Heart of Madness says they'll do it, but that won't be until after they finish both Fist of the North Star TV series at the earliest. They are at least going to try and subtitle the new Raoh Gaiden movie within two weeks of it being released on DVD at the end of this month.
- Gundoh Musashi is the most beautifully animated show ever.
- 1:07:58 - why we tend to watch an entire series before reviewing it
- The hypothalamus
- A post we made on Anime News Network stating that anime fans by and large are uninterested in knowing about the creators of what they watch
- Once again, the Ultimate Moe Character
- Skub is something to be pro- or anti-
- Yes, Daryl still remembered the words to the songs from one of those Teddy Grahams commercials he saw back when he was 13
- Daryl was selling himself short: this one time, right before he went to see Crank, he ate a slab of ribs, two sides of fries, AND a couple slices of garlic bread. All in one sitting.
Closing (1:36:25 - 1:39:54)
Next week is yet another "bonus" episode as Gerald and Daryl interview Marc Handler. Marc has worked on Voltron, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell, FLCL, and oh yeah, the dub of Naruto. Believe it!