Episode 4: Macross Frontier / Part 1

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Iteza gogo kuji don’t be laaaaaaaaate for part one of our Macross Frontier spectacular!  While Vorgelia couldn’t make it for this one (she’s off making video games) Shadon and Doc are joined by a couple of outstanding special guests: Jimmy Nome and Gwyn Campbell.

Folks, the fix is in: we’re all in the tank for this show.  Even relative Macross neophyte, Shadon, really really digs Frontier.  In fact, all of us gush about our love for Macross Frontier and other iterations of Macross.  We talk about what Macross means to us, our first encounters with the series, Harmony Gold, how Macross distinguishes itself from other space opera, whether Frontier should be your first Macross and more.

Since Gwyn lives in Japan, he brings a really cool perspective about Macross and its fandom there as contrasted with its fandom abroad.  He talks about how Frontier was received, who was watching it, the Frontier fan gatherings and live concerts, pachinko and what we thought was HUGE and game-changing information about the Macross canon.

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anime we talk about:
Macross Frontier, SDF Macross, Macross Plus, Do You Remember Love, Macross Zero, Macross 7, Mayoiga, Ojamajo Doremi, Mobile Fighter G Gundam

video games we talk about:
Ys SEVEN, Trails of Cold Steel, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Resident Evil VII

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Time Codes:

00:00:00 – Wave Motion Cannon Ad: Live from Galactic Fairy Tour
00:01:56 – In the beginning was the song…
00:02:25 – “Every Day Night Night” Michael Kelly / Garoad (our usual opener)
00:03:01 – Introduction / Catch up with the hosts
01:03:47 – “Seikan Hikou” Platina Jazz (an AMAZING version of the show’s best song
01:04:18 – “What is ‘Stay Dead’?” Giant Bomb…who again is not paying me to run these spots; I just like them
01:05:17 – That’s pretty arrogant…I like that in a pilot.
01:05:53 – “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins was removed to to copyright restrictions on the video being played in Germany. I like Germany, so, in order that anyone there have the ability to play the video, we removed this bit of the song.
01:06:33 – Macross Frontier discussion, spoiler-free of course. We talk about what Macross means to us, our first encounters with the franchise, Harmony Gold, should Frontier be your first Macross, and so much more!
02:18:28 – “My Girl Is Calling Me A Liar” by Chromeo was removed due to copyright restrictions
02:19:15 – NOTHING BUT GARBAGE
02:20:10 – “What is a triangle?” BodhaGuru Learning
02:20:41 – “Boyfriend” Best Coast
02:21:09 – SPOILER WARNINGS – There are spoilers for the Frontier TV series and second film in the following interview, but they are toward the end.
02:21:42 – Gwyn Campbell from The Speaker Podcast joins us from Japan to talk Frontier, Macross fandom east and west, pachinko, Macross canon, concerts, and so much more! Special thanks to Gwyn for sharing his unique perspective with us, as he has professional proximity to Macross that none of the Warui Deshou Team have.

And that’s all for part one! Stayed tuned for part two.

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Episode 3: Kuuchuu Buranko Trapeze

Episode 3: Kuuchuu Buranko Trapeze

Since we all need therapy after Episode 2, we thought it’d be appropriate to visit the good Dr. Irabu in what is perhaps the most experimental anime of 2009, Kuuchuu Buranko Trapeze.  Director Kenji Nakamura brings a distinctly Yuasa-ian style to this episodic, empathetic comedy that has a whole bunch to say about mental illness.  But, is the show just what the doctor ordered, or is this well-intentioned project too flawed to recommend?  Click dat play button, and find out.

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anime we talk about:

Kuuchuu Buranko Trapeze, ERASED, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4: Diamond Is Unbreakable, The Lost Village, Code GAY-ASS,

games we talk about:

Persona 5, Persona 4, Persona 4: Dancing All Night, the fictitious Lucius 3, Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator, BlazBlue, Alone in the Dark 2008, Hitman,

other topics:

Game of Thrones, our Bando head canon, Liverpool FC were in a final, death in fiction, how we feel about English dubs

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Time Codes:

00:00:00 – Social Link – Lunchtime Invite

00:00:36 – Michael Kelly “Every Day Is Night” (our usual opener)

00:01:11 – Catch-up with the Hosts

01:10:57 – Shoji Meguro “Persona 5 trailer Music”

01:11:36 – Giant Bomb Dot Com…this is my favorite website, and I am plugging them because I want to. I received no money for this, nor is anyone asking me to do it.

01:12:54 – Social Link 2 -Local Ramen Shop

01:14:09 – The Avalanches “Frontier Psychiatrist”

01:14:32 – Kuuchuu Buranko Trapeze discussion, spoiler free of course

02:02:15 – The Avalanches “Frontier Psychiatrist” …another part of it

02:02:38 – Nihou Nyan. Gorgeous!  Delicious!  DECULTURE!

02:02:58 – Social Link 3 –  Study Buddies

02:04:00 – Module “Freon World” (Shatter OST)

02:04:21 – MORE Kuuchuu Buranko Trapeze discussion complete with spoilers

03:36:31 – Yuzo Koshiro “Dreamer” (Streets of Rage 2 OST)

03:36:56 – THE CYBERPUNK COLLECTION

03:38:23 – Max Social Link – Pre-graduation Confession

03:39:32 – Malcos, Red Tailed Fox “Don’t Fight Boys” (OC Remix of music from the Super Street Fighter II: Turbo OST)

03:39:53 – Correspondence

04:21:54 – Outro, shameless self promotion, music sonce again “Every Dayt Is Night by Michael Kelly.

That’s episode three!  Thanks for listening, everyone!