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Podtoid-san 68/Spoiler-san 12 - Otakon special

As promised, the special edition compilation. While its not a Kevin Smith reprinting, I'm proud to say we repackaged previous content with a pretty bow. Mostly because it was a lot of work/fun and we've been resting ever since. Thus is also...

 
 
 
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Spoiler-san 12d: Lost in Transition

For security reasons, we have to keep all packages and luggage on us at all times, but podcasts are a different affair. Your swat team of sleepy bloggers are currently killing five+ (or in my case... tbd) hours at BWI airport. Hopefully we ...

 
 
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Spoiler-san 12c: Guys and (guys who dress like) Dolls

A picture is worth a thousand words. Location: A terrace off of the convention centerCast:DaleDMVGiaGod LenJohn MartoneMatthewRhibikiTimWith special guestScott (from Anime Almanac)You can find the episode here, but it is but a chapter in a ...

 
 
 
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Dubs that time forgot: Tobor the Great, or Eightman

So, I'm stealing this from a brilliant panel we attended (by the same name.) Until I can properly credit that host and link his wonderful videos, I'll just give you a preview...Its called Eightman. Watching this makes my soul smile. Plot (...

 
 
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Otakon '08: Blast off with Media Blasters

Same room as FUNi, minutes later. Len is complaining because Dale didn't lambast the Ouran Host Club trailer. The death of panels are people without the ability to articulate english phrases, but these guys are hilarious. Senior graphic de...

 
 
 
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Japanator Contests! : Show us your pics (Otakon '08)

Okay, so its time for a game. As many of you may or may not know, Otakon is a holy day in the jtor scripture. As holy as, say, New Years Eve or Free Slurpee day. We tried to do this brash "Scavenger hunt" last year. I'll be honest...

 
 
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Spoiler-san 12: We spoil Otakon

Welcome to Spoiler-san 12: We spoil Otakon. Stick with us here, because this idea could be a little "wacky." So, in contrast of Podtoid-san's news and fun format, we've decided to do a fun only piece to help illustrate a con exper...

 
 
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Spoiler-san 11: Currently Running Recap (late July)

Topics of major discussion:Code GeassSlayers Revolution Soul EaterBlade of the ImmortalStrike WitchesKure-naiKaibaMacross Frontier Comment from the crew:Summer season is in full swing and I'm loving what's on. Okay, love might be too severe...

 
 
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AppleGeeks book to be published by Dark Horse

Question: Do you still call them webcomics when they are printed?Printed webcomics are the new black, and our friends at AppleGeeks will soon have a book of their own. Both on their blog at Comic-Con, Ananrth and Hawk got talky about their ...

 
 
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Sundome live action movie! Why didn't I know about this?

Okay, well maybe it's because the movie came out months before I touched the manga... While my knee jerk reaction is to blame Gia for exposing me to this highly intense, borderline erotic coming of age story, but I really, really enjoy it. ...

 
 
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Spoiler-san 10: Serial Experiments Lain

Topic of Discussion:Serial Experiments LainPlot:"Lain is influenced by philosophical subjects such as reality, identity, and communication. The series focuses on Lain Iwakura, an adolescent girl living in suburban Japan, and her introd...

 
 
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First Impression: Strike Witches

Concept: Flying loli-furry witches who fire machine guns and transform into a girl/plane hybrid.There, I've just ruined about all of the mystery behind Strike Witches. In a reality nothing like our own, the planet is under siege by bad CG m...

 
 
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Podtoid-san 67: "I am the Bat" edition

So I'm sure I had plenty of other things I wanted to talk about... but then I watched Batman. Sweet symphonies from serendipitous sirens have descended upon me, so now we're gonna talk about Gotham Knight. For those unaware, Gotham Knights ...

 
 
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Spoiler-san 11: Currently running recap (July '08)

While I know most of you probably want to talk about E3, I wanna talk about Geass. Okay, really I want to talk about e3, but there are plenty of people talking about that. As our title defines, we'll be discussing the developments and revel...

 
 
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Podtoid-san 66(6): A hint of Satan edition

Okay, before we're the center of some campaign linking Spike Spigal to Satanism, it was just a title. I expect there to be very little Satan in this recording. Its just a title... and after 65 other titles, its gotten harder to think of one...

 
 
 
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Spoiler-san 10: Serial Experiments Lain

spoil·er  [spoi-ler]–noun1. a person or thing that spoils.2. a person who robs or ravages; despoiler; plunderer3. a published piece of information that divulges a surprise, such as a plot twist in a movieTopic of Discussio...

 
 
 
 
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Spoiler-san 09: Currently running recap

Show Description: You watch shows, we watch shows, and now get to hear people ranting about them! Recorded around the time frame of last week, hear as we dish about all those delicious spoilers. Because, as we know, if you weren't going to ...

 
 
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Rant: God in the wired, Serial Experiments Lain

We live in a digital age, and Lain is our goddess of the social recluse. For those unfamiliar with Serial Experiments Lain, the show follows the social development of 14 year old Japanese school girl Lain Iwakura. While it is important to i...

 
 
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Podtoid-san 61: Tokyopopped edition

A-kon is done with, and your intrepid heroes are attempting to catch up on some sleep. Unless, of course, you're Dale North, who throws super jealously inspiring barbecues. On the official side of things, the largest news this week is how T...

 
 
 
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A-kon '08: Bandai conglomerated entertainment panel

If a general exposé of Nabeshin wasn't industry enough for you, we've arrived at Bandai Visual/Entertainment's panel. As should be known, the two have offically combined into some sort of awe-inspiring anime peddling ogre. Sitting in...

 
 
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Podtoid-san 60: "This is A-kon" edition

Crowning our second "at the con-room recording," we are pleased to bring you episode 60, live from Dallas, Texas. I'll make this short and sweet, but yeah... we at Japanator are trying to have enough fun for all the viewers at hom...

 
 
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Con Reminder: A-kon

Just in case anyone happens to be going to Dallas and forgot, this weekend is A-kon 19. A-kon 18 was my first con, and this one will undoubtedly be like... ninety times cooler.A few quick notes for any interested parties: Versailles and Bud...

 
 
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Podtoid-san 59: Lions, Tigers, and Cons! Oh my!

As the readers may or may not be aware of, its con season! We here at Japantor are taking such matters seriously, and have sent our agents out. Between Len's coverage of ACEN last week, Tim at Fanime right now, and next week the Dale/John/A...

 
 
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Spoiler-san 08: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Plot: The Haruhi Suzumiya story focuses on a girl named Haruhi Suzumiya who is obsessed with the supernatural. To find the supernatural, she forms The SOS Brigade to investigate mysterious happenings. Without realizing it, she recruited an ...

 
 
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The (Japanese) Office

Over at the digital shorts department of Saturday Night Live, tipster Frank Tinsley (and Japan Probe) found an interesting variant on the popular NBC sitcom The Office. While its commonly known that the show is based off of a similarly na...

 
 
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Rant: Speed Racer makes me want to go fast.

"The actors are lost amidst the orgy of pixels writhing around like the special effects equivalent of a bukkake film"This was a rotten tomato that amused me greatly. Of course we are discussing the Wachowski brothers' recent film ...

 
 
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Rumors from a Japanator geisha: Geneon to make a comeback?

Proving that internet trolling can make for interesting reading, the troll Gia has apparently put together more detective work. This time around, Giapet has been following the hypothetical purchase of several Geneon titles. Following the em...

 
 
 
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Podtoid-san 59: "Think of the mothers" edition

Happy Mothers' day! Contrary to popular thought, we Japanator editors are actually human. Our hearts hold only affection for the Matron's who birthed us, even if they understand so little about our common affections. Actually, I think I lo...

 
 
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Spoiler-san 08: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Show Subject: The Melancholy of Haruhi SuzumiyaI'll give you all a plot description, but I'm pretty confident most of you are familiar with this show. If anyone isn't, I suggest reading a few spoilers, because the odd premise was what broke...

 
 
 
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Spoiler-san 07: Spring season round-up

Welcome back to the 7th edition of Spoiler-san. This week's show focused on a broad base, rather than scrutinizing one show heavily. Considering how our other attempts at wide, sweeping shows go, I'm terribly pleased with that Gia's technic...

 
 


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