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Anime Ichiban #11: Take the Good, Take the Bad

With Matt away for this episode of Anime Ichiban, Harry and Kyle dig in against the harsh winter weather with things that cheer us up!

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With Matt away for this episode, Harry and Kyle dig in and brace against the harsh winter weather with anime and games that cheer us up. On the flipside, we also dig into shows and other things that make us feel absolutely miserable! Fun times ahead!

https://animeichiban.podbean.com/e/anime-ichiban-11-take-the-good-take-the-bad/

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0:00 – Introductions and What We’ve Been Playing
13:26 – How Anime, Manga, and Games Get Us Out of Funks
42:09 – The Good (and Bad) of Social Media
50:04 – Lessons On How Not to be a Jerk

Intro – Miku by Anamanaguchi (feat. Hatsune Miku) [Japanese Version]

Outro – Shiny Ray by YURiKA (Little Witch Academia OP 1)

Kyle grew up with a controller in one hand and a book in the other. He would've put something else in a third hand, but science isn't quite there yet. In the meantime, he makes do with watching things like television, film, and anime. He can be found posting ramblings on liketherogue.tumblr.com or trying to hop on the social media bandwagon @LikeTheRogue

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Anime Ichiban 18: Wanna Be KFC’s #1 Fan

The crew combs over KFC, Funimation, and Haruhi in this vibrant and bizarre episode of Anime Ichiban that’s sure to raise eyebrows.

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Hare Hare Yukai

A lot has happened in the anime sphere in the past few weeks with fried chicken attempting to become mainstream and voice actors making dubious sounds. The Anime Ichiban combs over it all while also offering their thoughts on possibilities for disjointed storytelling that Haruhi kicked off thirteen long years ago.

TIMESTAMPS

10:24 – The search for Evangelion’s #1 fan
15:04 – MangaRock going official and rebranding as MR Comics
23:25 – Grabbing drinks with popular Virtual YouTubers
27:43 – Weathering With You continues to be successful and the sky is still blue
31:29 – This week in theater play adaptations
36:13 – KFC’s official dating sim visual novel
52:29 – The Funimation Dragon Ball Z leaks
1:03:01 – The bizarre case of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya‘s broadcast and the possibilities of something similar in the future

TRACKS

Intro – “A Cruel Angel’s Thesis” by Yoko Takahashi (Neon Genesis Evangelion opening theme)
Outro – “Hare Hare Yukai” by Aya Hirano, Minori Chihara and Yūko Gotō (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya ending theme)

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Anime Ichiban 17: Be Happy, Watch Anime

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みんなさんおはよう! In our meaty 17th episode, the gang catches up on a lot of different topics. From Three Houses to Kyle’s vacation in Japan to our mutual love of Kimetsu no Yaiba, we had more than plenty to talk about. Hear what life is like on the other side of the world in this installment of Anime Ichiban!


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0:00 – Introductions and Three Houses
15:56 – News: Redline streaming for free on YouTube
18:33 – News: Psycho-Pass stage play
21:54 – News: Dragon Quest V movie and fan backlash
27:18 – News: Weathering With You‘s first month in the box office
30:48 – News: Summer Comiket 96
37:19 – News: The author of Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches and fan input for her next series
39:57 – News: Author of Higurashi collaborating with artist of Clannad for new visual novel
43:30 – Kyle’s trip to Japan
1:10:11 – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba impressions thus far
1:35:05 – Closing remarks

TRACKS

Intro – “Good Morning World” by BURNOUT SYNDROMES (Dr. Stone opening theme)
Outro – “veil” by Keina Suda (Fire Force ending theme)

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Anime Ichiban 16: Detonation!

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After a rather lengthy break, the crew returns with another round of spicy discussions. Join them as they delve into Venice tours and what’s hot this new anime season.

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TIMESTAMPS

0:00 – Introductions
14:32 – Honoring Kyoto Animation
20:37 – Venice, Italy ARIA the Animation Tour
27:20 – Crunchyroll service coming to HBO Max
34:25 – Premium Manga Framing
38:59 – Japanese government program for spreading anime
43:28 – Japanese Blu-Ray Rankings
48:55 – MAIN TOPIC: What have we been watching this season?
1:19:00 – Closing remarks

TRACKS

Intro – “Gurenge” by LiSA (Opening theme for Kimetsu no Yaiba: Demon Slayer)
Outro – “Macho a Name” by Kaito Ishikawa (Ending theme for How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?)

Kyoto Animation relief GoFundMe page

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Anime Ichiban 15: Location, Location, Localization

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fire emblem three houses

E3 just wrapped up and the crew can’t contain their excitement about it. We incorporate a bit of our passion for games into a discussion on localization and the challenges thereof.

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0:00 – Introductions and E3 Hype
15:00 – News: Your Lie in April in a classical music festival
25:23 – News: Code Geass director on the current anime environment
32:37 – News: NRA Japan anime PR ambassadors
36:10 – News: Crunchyroll viewership statistics
44:30 – Main Topic: What makes up a good game or anime localization?
1:02:25 – Main Topic: Anime adaptations that exceed and failed to meet expectations
1:17:31 – Closing remarks

TRACKS

Intro – “Kaze no Uta” by FLOW (Tales of Zestiria the X opening theme)
Outro – “Lucky Ending” by Vickeblanka (Fruits Basket 2019 ending theme)

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Anime Ichiban #14: The Old Is New and The New Is Old

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Fruits Basket Remake

There’s a lot happening over in The Land of the Rising Sun as the Anime Ichiban Crew discusses a variety of news topics such as launching Gundam plamo’s into space. Along the way the important topic of waifu’s comes up along with what older anime deserve to be remastered a la Fruits Basket.

TIMESTAMPS
0:00 – Introductions and what have we been playing
14:00 – Lightning News Round-up (Tokyo Olympics, manga ink, and more)
39:48 – The concept of “waifus” in respect to Japanese and Western culture
1:00:48 – What older anime series would we like to be seen given the remake treatment?
1:21:40 – Closing remarks

TRACKS
Intro – “Naraku no Hana” by Yumiko (Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Kai opening theme)
Outro – “Magia” by Kalafina (Puella Magi Madoka Magica ending theme)

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