Sunday, January 31, 2010


Welcome to the U.S. Anime Review...Mecha style!
It's just me and Dan this episode but we still talk about SUPA things! There will be no new episode next week as we take a slight hiatus because I really need to work on my final for this class. But until then...

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Introduction 0:00 - 6:34
Trying something a little different here but without Nolan and Garrett it feels a little empty. We catch up with Dan who has continued to re-watch Ghost in the Shell since our review as well as a view tidbits about Sgt. Frog a show I just started watching and am loving the hell out of. Pick up your own copy here

MAZENKAISER!! 6:34 - 56:30
Dan has been thrust into the wonderful world of Super Robots, one of my favorite genres in anime and there is no better place to start than with the brilliance that is Go Nagai! At least that's what I thought before Dan started talking. Plus, Nolan joins us via telephone to give his thoughts on the show and of course boobs!
If you love giant robots and do not own this amazing show pick it up here (with a special Go Nagai bonus series!):

Closing 56:30 - 1:02:02
We wrap it up with the usual plugs and housecleaning and begin our journey into the unkown. Next time we will be reviewing the recent FUNimation release RIN: Daughters of Mnemosyne. None of us have watched it yet and hopefully I don't break my promise on NO Tentacle Porn! Only time will tell so until next time...

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Koike has Offered this....just accept!

Hello everybody!
Not everybody has finished watching MAZENKAISER!! yet so to fill the void I now present...Chris' Manga Corner episode 2!

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In this installment Dan and I discuss Gekiga and its stark contrast to Osamu Tezuka's earlier work, see Manga Corner 1, and introduce a living legend in the field..Kazuo Koike!

I didn't want to flip Dan's lid entirely so instead of classics such as Crying Freeman or Wounded Man I start off with Offered.

When this was recorded, and even more so when I bought these books, the prices for these books have gone up but they are still worth the purchase!!
Get them now!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

It's not just about Boobs!!

Due to Dan liking the movie we reviewed this week so much, it took me a little while before I could obtain the clips I wanted, see he borrowed my DVD of the film. But adversity has been conquered and we are back with Episode 4!!

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Introduction 0:00 - 2:16
We kept the introduction short and sweet this time around just giving the basic housecleaning tips. One thing I didn't mention in the episode is to reiterate that we are available on iTunes and if our wonderful listeners could please leave a review of us on iTunes we would appreciate it. We really like what we are doing and are looking to increase our exposure and since most podcast downloads are from iTunes, reviews will help us get noticed!!

Ghost in The Shell 2:16 - 45:05
This absolutely fantastic film directed by maestro Mamoru Oshii has had a very long and illustrious history with American anime fandom. Without giving too much away, the film gets dissected for all the philosophical wonders it beholds. Yet for some reason all Nolan cared about were the boobies and felt different about the movie than Dan and I....weird!
Own the classic that started it all here...

...or the new 2.0 version of the film!!
Closing 45:05 - 49:02
Wrapping up a very diverse episode, I declare that next time we stop treading the waters and dive head first!! That's time we introduce Dan to the wonderful world of giant robots with the almighty MAZENKAISER!!!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Most Dangerous Episode Yet!

Welcome back after quite the lengthy delay! Now that the holidays are over and things are settling into the usual hectic manner we are proud to bring you Episode 3 of the U.S. Anime Review Podcast!!

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Introduction 0:00 - 3:29
We start it off with horrible jokes that get old real quick yet, never get old. Quick reminder: To leave us feedback please send us an email at

Akira 3:29 - 30:04
WOW!! Not only do anime fans already know that this movie is a masterpiece but Dan even loved it!! We are making some good headway here and it will only get more interesting now that we at least have Dan's interest peaked!
Buy this perfect film here:

M.D. Geist 30:04 - 1:02:16
Again, another early 90s anime masterpiece, this time of a different kind, that Dan liked!!!! Sure he liked it for all the wrong reasons but isn't that why we love the most dangerous soldier?
Everyone must see this movie! Pick it up here:
but as we tell you, the version you should really get is here:

Closing 1:02:16 - 1:10:34
We wrap this up quite nicely with a preview of what's to come, and a little more of the Most Dangerous music!