Not quite the whackiness that you might be used to, as we get a very interesting letter about the perception of Japanee in Asia and touch upon a few sensitive subjects this episode. Due to Alex's unavailability next week and lack of timing, no Anime person of the Week like what was promised last week. Sorry!
Shootin' The Breeze
Do you feel the Sony hatred that has swept the globe? The catastrophe that is the PS3 is one such manifestation of that apparent hatred. We discuss how we feel about the format wars (again) and subsequently the console wars.
Alex also discusses his rage at these new white pants that Japanese scientists have developed which ensure that no underwear is visible. Thus subsequently leads to a discussion about "taboo" trends in Japan compared to elsewhere. Honestly, I had no idea about some of these trends and why anyone would actually *care*, but Alex assures me it's pivotal.
Wait a minute Mr Postman!
Monolith asks us about the perception of Japanese in Asia. A rather epic question to say the least. I'm unsatisfied with our reply as I think it could have warranted a podcast in itself. Needless to say, we deal with Asian disharmony everyday in some small way or another.
We also get an E-mail from Eeeper of Eeeper's Choice fame, with a very detailed response on anime demographics and Code Geass. Glad you listen to the show Eeeper!
Watcherangel informs us that South Park have a whole episode dealing with the whole "You go girl" aspect of 300 that we ranted about for 2 podcasts! We'll certainly be checking that out!
David Lee & Jake also informed us that Kiss-Dum has been subbed! Huzzah!
Nagasaki mayor slain by gangsters
From all accounts a pacifist and a good man. If someone had to be shot, why couldn't it have been the mayor of Tokyo?
Romeo X Juliet to be streamed for free
If you can speak Japanese, you're in for a treat!
Berserk to rerun in the coveted 11pm Animax Timeslot
One of the, if not the, greatest anime TV series of all time, is being rerun in the coveted 11pm timeslot. This is usually done when a production company wants to test the waters, meaning that more Berserk anime could finally be on the way.
3000 turn up to Raoh's funeral
Apparently the greatest blurring of fantasy and reality for any event based on a fictional character in Japan. 3000 (some weeping) fans braved icy rain to pay their respects to Hokuto No Ken's Raoh.
Spring 2007 Impressions II
Alex gives his two cents on the shows I talked about last week. Suprisingly, Darker than black was number one on his list.
Heroic age continues to be great.
Alex's take on Sola was 100% the same as mine.
Alex is off to Rainy River next week, but we've pre-recorded some stuff to play in his absence next week. Next week, I will also discuss Gurren Lagann as well as the review I was supposed to do this week!
Next week, will have a special suprise for those of you who have been with the show for a while.
Until then, my pretties!