Category Archives: Episode

ANime ONline Episode 16: Akagi

To ring in the new year, we have Episode 16. I know, it’s already the 9th (or the 10th depending on where you live), but that doesn’t matter. The first episode of 2009 contains the usual news and a review of the anime that centers on mahjong, Akagi.


– Daisuke ^_^

Episode 16:
Direct Download: Episode 16

Show Notes:

Opening Theme: Akagi Opening Theme: “Nantoka Nare” by Furuido


Batman: Gotham Knight Picks Up Two Annie Nominations –

New La Corda D’Oro TV Anime in March Reportedly Leaked –

Toei Plans US$55-Million Digital Revamp of Tokyo Studio –$55-million-digital-revamp-of-tokyo-studio

Gatchaman Voice Actor Mikio Terashima Passes Away –

CLAMP’s Kobato Manga Gets TV Anime Next Fall –

Japan’s Killing Suspect Says He Is a Precure, Kitarō Fan –

Tsumiki no Ie, Piano Forest, Kaiba Win Media Arts Awards –

Phantom Visual Novel Gets Manga from Nitroplus –

Duel Masters Cross Film to Open in Japan in Fall 2009 –

Bandai Entertainment Gets Kurokami Anime –

Amazon Canada Lists CLAMP’s Mangettes: Gate 7 in August –

Peach-Pit Puts 3 Manga on Hold Due to Hospitalization –

Universal Signs Deal for Proposed Bakugan Film –

Upper Deck Disputes End of Yu-Gi-Oh! Deal with Konami –

Viz to Distribute Anime through Warner, iTunes Canada –

Virginia Man’s 20-Year Sentence for Anime Child Porn Upheld –

2008’s Top-Selling DVDs in Japan (Overall) –

Funimation Adds Ikki Tousen Anime, Beta Video Portal –

Funimation Adds Gad Guard Robot Adventure Anime –

FUNimation Adds Slayers Revolution, Evolution-R Fantasy Sequels –

FUNimation to Distribute Gungrave Anime for Geneon –

2009 One Piece Movie to Mark Anime’s 10th Anniversary –

Sunrise Plans for Gundam Anime’s 30th Anniversary –

During our break, promos for both the weeaboobies* podcast and Spiraken Manga Review podcast were played. We were lazy, but actually playing 2 promos was more work for us… also these two promos kind of contrast to each other.

Anime Under Review: Akagi

Sven’s Rating: B+         Daisuke: D

Summary: “One stormy night, Nangou is playing a game of Mahjong with the local yakuza. Soon, he finds himself on a losing streak. If Nangou loses, he will have to pay with his life. Suddenly, a young teenaged boy, Akagi Shigeru, barges in, drenched from the rain. After watching a couple of games, he offers to replace the struggling Nangou. At that moment, a new legend was born.” –
Trailer: Akagi OP

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ANime ONline Episode 15: Skip Beat! + A Town Where You Live

The last episode of 2008 has finally arrived. The first of many anime + something special reviews. Inside you’ll find a review of something shojo and something… shojo. Lots of shojo goodness (maybe a bit too much). Hope you all keep listening in the new year and please enjoy the episode.

– Daisuke

Episode 15:
Direct Download: Episode 15

Show Notes:

Opening Theme: Skip Beat! Opening Theme – “Dream Star” by the generous

Anime Under Review: Skip Beat!

Sven’s Rating: C+         Daisuke’s Rating: B

Summary: “Kyoko followed her true love and childhood friend Sho to Tokyo so she could help him reach his dream of becoming an idol. She cleans, cooks, works three jobs and does nothing for herself because she loves him so much, but gets nothing in return. Still, she remains by his side. But then one day she goes unannounced to his agency with a delivery, and overhears him talking about her; he reveals to his manager that he only took her with him as a maid, and that he doesn’t care for her at all. Upon hearing this, Kyoko doesn’t just sit around and cry. She cuts and dyes her hair, changes her clothes and attitude and thus begins her journey to join showbiz and have her revenge against Sho.” –
Trailer: Skip Beat! Trailer

A promo was played for the Anime Hack podcast. This promo was probably long overdue, but here it is.

Manga Under Review: A Town Where You Live

Sven’s Rating: D         Daisuke’s Rating: C+

Summary: “The plot primarily follows the two characters Haruto Kirishima and Yuzuki Eba. Yuzuki moved from Tokyo to her father’s rural hometown in the Hiroshima Prefecture. Given that Haruto’s father is an acquaintance of Yuzuki’s father, the Kirishima’s take her into their home. Haruto is not keen of the situation because he believes that Yuzuki is a complete stranger and that a girl his same age, who is not a relative, living in the same home will cause complications for him. The misunderstanding he wants to avoid the most is that they are a couple because he already likes his classmate, Nanami Kanzaki. The problem is that Yuzuki has romantic feelings for Haruto and is not timid in pursuing a relationship.” –
Preview: A Town Where You Live Panel

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ANime ONline Episode 14: Over Drive

Hey, this has to be some kind of record for us doing and releasing an episode all in the same day. I guess it really helps when you don’t edit and just let things literally fly.

Hope you guys enjoy,  

– Sven ^_^

Episode 14:
Direct Download: Episode 14

Show Notes:

Opening Theme: Over Drive Opening Theme – “WINDER ~Boku wa Koko ni Iru~” by Shonen Kamikaze


2nd Death Note Film to Run in Canadian Theaters –

DiCaprio is Producing Akira, Ninja Scroll, Not Acting in Them –

Live-Action Dragonball Pushed Up to April 8 in U.S. –

Valkyria Chronicles Game to Get TV Anime Next Spring –

0th Episode of 2nd Hayate Season to Ship on DVD –

Game-Inspired Heart no Kuni no Alice OVA Delayed –

Viz to Stream Naruto on Within 1 Week of Japanese Airing –

Libraries Offer Manga Ent. Titles for Digital Borrowing –

Japan’s Jump Festa to Preview Dragonball Film Footage –

Broccoli Books to Update Titles’ Status Before Closing –

Spielberg, Smith Reportedly Adapting Old Boy Manga Itself –

Cease & Desist Letters for Eva: 1.0, Soul Eater Fansubs –

AIC Agrees to Live-Action Bubblegum Crisis Proposal –

Maria Watches Over Us in 3D in New Year’s Eve Show –

3rd Seiyū Awards to Set Up Foreign Fan Award Category –

Japan’s Lack of Laws on Virtual Child Porn Criticized –

Oshii’s Live-Action Kill Film Gets Samurai Sword Manga –

Modern Artist Murakami to Open Animation Studio in LA –

During our break, a promo was played for the The Anime Roundtable podcast. Head on over for an intellectual peak into all things Japanese over a cup of coffee.

Anime Under Review: Over Drive

Sven: A         Daisuke: A+

Summary: “Shinozaki Mikoto is a student who’s life is really routine. Going to school, going home, going to school, going home…nothing changes….until the day the girl he likes talks to him and introduces him to bicycling. His life now has a new meaning, and a bright path has shown itself to Shinozaki. Experiencing both failure and success throughout his training, he works hard to become the best cyclist in the world.” –
Trailer: Over Drive OP

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ANime ONline Episode 13: Kyouran Kazoku Nikki

So guys here is episode 13, an odd numbered episode so that means no news. Also Daisuke and I Skyped this episode due to my laziness, but it’s still good. Hope you enjoy. 

– Sven ^_^

Episode 13:
Direct Download: Episode 13

Edit: Don’t worry, there shouldn’t be any fuzzy background noise this time. So give it a listen.

Show Notes:

Opening Theme: Kyouran Kazoku Nikki Opening Theme – “Chōsai Kenbo Sengen (超妻賢母宣言)” by MOSAIC.WAV

Anime Under Review: Kyouran Kazoku Nikki

Sven’s Rating: B+         Daisuke’s Rating: A

Summary: “Thousands of years ago the God of destruction ,Enka, died saying thats its child would destroy the world.Thousands of years later the potential children of Enka are found (some human , some not) and take part in the Peaceful Family Operation in order to discover who the true child of Enka is and stop them from destroying the world by teaching them the importance of family love.” –
Trailer: Kyouran Kazoku Nikki Trailer

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ANime ONline Episode 12: Bus Gamer

So guys, here is episode 12, an even episode so that means news and a review of Bus Gamer.

Episode 12:
Direct Download: Episode 12

Hope you enjoy ^_^

– Sven

Show Notes:

Opening Theme: Bus Gamer Opening Theme – “No Name” by Team AAA


Hellsing Manga Ends as Hirano Plans New Work Next Year –

Tetsujin 28, Samurai 7 Get Adapted as Stage Plays –

Evangelion 2.0 Film Set for Early Summer of 2009 –

Red Garden, NHK to End in Boxes, Not Single DVDs –

Anime for Sengoku Basara Action Games Confirmed for 2009 –

UNICEF Japan Continues Push against Virtual Child Porn –

Japanese Parliament Hosts Rival Adult Anime Petitions –

U.S. Copyright Law That Allows Equipment Seizures Signed –

Oshii Develops, Writes Musashi Miyamoto Samurai Film –

Funimation Confirms Shikabane Hime: AKA Acquisition –

Onegai Anime Fans Raise Y120,000 for Real Lake Locale –

Death Note, DMC’s Actor Matsuyama Gets APN Award –

Bandai Networks To Sell Bleach Guitars in Japan –

3 Arrested for Stealing Dragon Ball Vending Machine –

FUNimation Sues CA Retail Sites over Alleged Bootlegs –

New Dragon Ball, Tegami Bachi Anime to Be Streamed –

During our break, a promo was played for the weeaboobies* anime podcast. Check it out, because they give a feminine touch to the anime podcast world which is otherwise a sausage fest domain.  

Anime Under Review: Bus Gamer

Sven: C         Daisuke: B

Summary: “When three complete strangers, Mishiba Toki, Nakajyo Nobuto and Saitoh Kazuo, are hired by a corporation to compete in the Bus Game, an illegal dog-fight conducted in strict secrecy, they are given the team code of “Team AAA” (Triple Anonymous). This group of three who differ entirely from their living environments to their personalities have to work together effectively, but without mutually wiping out their mistrust of each other or prying into each other’s privacy. They only have one point in common – each of them need a large amount of money for their individual circumstances. To get the money, they must play in the game despite their very own lives being at stake.” –
Trailer: Bus Gamer OP

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ANime ONline Episode 11: Linebarrels of Iron

So no promo as of yet, but hopefully this extra long episode will tide you all over. Inside you’ll find a taste of this fall seasons’ animes and our review of one of the most hyped up series this season, Linebarrels of Iron. Our new promo should be up by next episode, if you’re waiting.

Episode 11:
Direct Download: Episode 11

Enjoy ^_^

– Daisuke

Show Notes:

Opening Theme: Kamichama Karin Opening Theme – “Ankoku Tengoku” by Ali Project

Previews of Noramimi 2, Hyakko, Akane Iro ni Somaru Saka, Clannad After Story, To Aru Majutsu no Index, Ga-Rei-Zero, Skip Beat, ef – a tale of melodies, Mouryou no Hako, Nodame Cantabile Paris, and more can be found at Anime News Network and Random Curiousity. Of course there are many other sites/blogs in which you can get your Fall 2008 anime info from, but these are a good place to start if you don’t know where to go.

During our break, a promo was played for the fightbait anime podcast. Check it out, because you just can’t listen to too many anime podcasts :D.

Anime Under Review: Linebarrels of Iron

Sven’s Rating: D+         Daisuke’s Rating: C-

Summary: “An artificial satellite falls to Earth in 2013, seriously injuring Hayase Kouichi. He awakens six months later with strange powers. Three years later, a giant robot called Linebarrel appears and Kouichi joins him to fight for Juda, the largest medical equipment supplier in the world.” –
Trailer: Linebarrels of Iron Trailer

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ANime ONline Episode 10: Loveless

Here is episode 10 featuring an anime known as “The loved ones” in Russia (yes it’s true). Also with it are highlights of the busy month of September in the form of news. We will delve into the new anime season in the next episode. In the meantime, look for an up-and-coming promo (and of course listen to this episode).

Episode 10:
Direct Download: Episode 10

Until next time, ja ne ^_^!

– Daisuke

Show Notes:

Opening Theme: Loveless Opening Theme – “Tsuki no Curse” by Okina Reika


Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s U.S. Premiere Date Set for September 13 –

Ponyo, Sky Crawlers Passed Over at Venice Film Fest –

Funimation Tallies 1/3rd of North American Anime Sales –

Adult Swim Shifts Bleach, Geass, Moribito Timeslots –

12-Hour Anime After Dark Film Fest at Boston in October –

Cartoon Network to End Toonami on September 20 –

Funimation Channel to Add Ouran Host Club to TV Lineup –

ADV Films Reveals Clannad Anime License –

New York Anime Festival Reports 18,399 Total Attendees –

Man Arrested for Threatening Voice Actress Online –

Anime Under Review: Loveless

Sven’s Rating: B+         Daisuke’s Rating: B

Summary: “Twelve-year old Aoyagi Ritsuka is left with his insane mother as his only family when his brother, Seimei, is killed suddenly. After moving to a new school, he meets Agatsuma Soubi, who claims to have known his brother. Ritsuka eventually discovers that Soubi and Seimei used to be a fighting pair, whereby Soubi was the “Fighter” and Seimei was the “Sacrifice”. Now that Seimei is gone, Ritsuka has inherited Soubi, who will become his “Fighter”. After learning that Seimei was killed by an organisation known as the “Seven Moons”, Ritsuka decides to investigate into his brother’s death, with the sometimes useless help of Soubi, along the way.” –
Trailer: Loveless Trailer (Note: This trailer is fan-made, but I believe it conveys the series pretty well. Also it’s a good AMV as well so all’s good :D).

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