Show #011 – Greetings from Ireland

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Hey — it’s Noah (otherwise known as froglartbge or “Froglar, the Bantering God Eater”). Sometimes I, uh, get to do the show notes. So here we go:

Music: “One” (Always Harcore) by Scooter

“No one who speaks German could be evil…” quoted approximately from the Cape Feare episode of the Simpsons. A questionable statement made by Sideshow Bob’s parole officer upon hearing the felon’s explanation that his tattoo, “DIE BART, DIE” is actually German.

FMA AMV: “Always Hardcore” by Nostromo_vx available at the ‘Org, here.

Andrew W. K. is totally serious. Either that, or I’m totally fooled. The point here is that many of us, I think, identify ourselves as “hardcore otaku,” and that kind of interests me. What does it mean to be “hardcore?” The Wikipedia, that ever-expanding lexicon of vernacular culture, tells us that the term is “. . .used to describe something more extreme than mainstream versions. In informal english usage, this term can also refer to an individual who is of above-average intensity in general, or with regards to something in particular.” It seems to me that ‘above-average intensity’ doesn’t really cut it, though.

Listener Mail from Ireland

Ghost in the Shell
The infamous Legend of the Overfiend (playing on television? Yipes! Maybe it was the 38 second edited-for-content version)
Legend of the Dragon Kings — this title is new to me, although I have at least heard of it under the Japanese title of Souryuuden
The (IMHO) solid Street Fighter II: the Movie. Check out the cool fight between Chun Li and Vega, which is really the reason to watch this anime (unless you’re 15 years old; then Chun Li’s shower scene in the “unrated” version is also worth your time, I guess).
The excerable Street Fighter live action movie with Raul Julia. Poor guy. Of course, in addition to being a fine Shakespearean actor, he is no stranger to whacked-out cheese. Remember Overdrawn at the Memory Bank?

Here is the part of the awesome end-theme lyrics I start singing (badly):
La la la la…. Hurray, hurray for the Street Fighter!
La la la la…. Hurray, hurray for the Street Fighter!
La la la la…. Hurray, hurray for the Street Fighter!
La la la la…. Hurray, hurray for the Street Fighter!
for the Street Fighter
for the Street Fighter
for the Street Fighter
for the Street Fighter

The full (awesome) lyrics are here, courtesy of

CHOBITS – I don’t like it one bit, and will, no doubt, discourse on that subject at great length on the show at some point.

Burst Angel “…In a future where women wear practically no clothes…”

DNAngel. I was hoping to find a picture of the cap, but to no avail. I’ll let Erin say her piece on DNAngel, though: DNAngel has great art. Check out these: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

Menchi Plushy which is decidedly easier to find than a DNAngel hat. Menchi is everyone’s favorite emergency food supply from Excel Saga

TTFN – Ta Ta For Now. Apparently it is a regionalism. Hunh. Who knew?!

Jonathan Clements Anime Encyclopedia as pitched on his homepage.

s-CRY-ed. Say it with me now!

Boogie Pop Phantom. The eyecatch sounds like it was voiced by the devil’s own Speak-N-Spell.

Princess Tutu

The Scryed AMV from Anime Central – possibly – although it’s not listed as a participant. <--- Now defunct. See comments for details

SCRYED AMVs by Quycksylver.

My Life in Fandom: Erin’s Exact Double

Erin did get her copy of Howl’s Moving Castle from shortly after this recording.

Erin gets 90% of her T-shirts from, and the other 10% from

Howl cosplayer:

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Show #012 – Interview with Scott Melzer, Part 1

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Where’s show 11? Oh, it’ll be up soon. Special thanks to Konoha Cop for editing the interview portion of this podcast!

Interview with Scott Melzer and friends:

  • Matt Pyson – possibly the awesomest guy in the entire universe, including but not limited to the Kuiper Belt.
  • Mike Wall, voice actor (of fan parodies). Mike was awesome and had the best time in NYC of anyone there. He bought a Totoro poster!
  • Artist and writer Marc McKenzie. I looked through his portfolio – it was awesome!
  • This is Otakudom
  • Steam the Movie – website coming soon.
  • Bakurestsu Con was Oct. 21-23 in Vermont. It took us THAT LONG to edit this show.
  • AI-Con is Tasmania’s first-ever convention. They don’t have a website yet, just this forum thread.


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Manga Recon Show #002

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This entry is cross-posted on the mangacast.

These reviews are also posted (in text form) on my “Manga Recon” column on

These reviews are made possible by Buzzscope, which is loosely associated with Midtown Comics.

My regular podcast is the Ninjaconsultant podcast, which you can subscribe to here:

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I wrote reviews of the following books, and the reviews were read by ali_wildgoose:

Tokyo Boys and Girls volume 1

Miki Aihara

Shojo Beat Manga

The Devil Does Exist volume 1

Takanashi Mitsuba


Lady Snowblood volume 1

Kazuo Koike and Kazuo Kamimura

Dark Horse

Cromartie High School volume 3

Eiji Nonaka

ADV Manga

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Show #010 – Interview with Andrew, a student of Ninjutsu, or Bujinkan

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This show has mad problems with the noise of the fan on my computer also our fridge, and the levels in general, and also I forgot to make the music quieter.

The Sub-Zero song is “Sub-Zero (Chinese Ninja Warrior)” by “The Immortals” from the Mortal Kombat soundtrack. Johnny Cage is not afraid to die, apparently.

The NewType article is on page 19 of the November 2005 issue of NewType magazine:

“Anime for Your Ears; Podcasting trend opens the door for anime fans” p. 19

More stuff we talked about: