Episode 197: Kara no Cencoroll

I’ve got a free hand this week, as Batou’s off playing with illegal weapons or something. So I do the news, review the Cencoroll and the final Kara no Kyoukai movies and do a new experiment, Japanese with Ichigo! This week we covered basic interactions, including greetings, please and thank you. Then we covered counting 1-10 and generic counters from 1-10. Let me know what you thought in the comments.

Show Notes

Music

Intro – Modern Strange Cowboy by Granrodeo from Needless
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

Reviews

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LDP is out, DPJ is in. Hooray for change (wait, aren't they almost the same?)

I’m currently watching TV on my DS, yay for Japanese tech. The Minshuto (DJP) has 276 seats out of the 480, with the Jiminto (LDP) only having 82. This means that Aso Taro is out of power and Hatoyama Yukio is in power. Join the rest of Japan in rejoicing that one group of old, power-hungry and corrupt men has been replaced with an almost identical group (heck, they were the same party until 1996) of old, power-hungry and corrupt men. Yay for choice!

EDIT: Now the DJP is at 303, LDP at 115, with only 14 seats left to report. Komeito has 19, Communist party has 8, Social Democratic has 5, with 16 seats split among other small parties.

Prepare for Episode 200!

For episode 200 I am planning to do something similar to our 1-year anniversary show and put together a best-of set of clips from the past 4 years. So what I need from all of you is to think of your favorite moments.

If you want to contribute to this show (and get your handle in the show notes) then go here and post your ideas. It’s been a great 4 years, so let’s see what you can come up with.

Episode 196: Spice Lover

Yep, I’m back, which means the intro won’t be quite as long-winded as Batou’s are. Did you miss me? Well I was busy in Australia and Tokyo, but the good news is that I went to Comiket 76, so I’ve got lots to say about it. After talking about the news, Australia, Comiket, Dragon Quest IX and the Gundam at Odaiba, we actually talk about some Anime. We review Spice and Wolf and Princess Lover. Finally, finishing up the show is an Anime Iowa review from listener infinity_57401 and his friends. Enjoy!
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Comiket 76 Day 2/3

Alright, I’m back, unpacked, and ready to talk about Comiket.

I’m sure you’ve already heard, but this was a record attendance event. Over 560,000 over the three days. Talk about crazy. Since I’ve already talked about Day 1 in my previous post, let’s talk about Day 2.

First off, after finally getting a chance to go through the Catalog, I have a better feel for the event. Day 1 appears to be a lot of Yaoi stuff, Day 2 is a lot of Game/Videos and Day 3 is a lot of the male-oriented doujin. Of course, every day has lots of doujin, but that’s the emphasis. So, plan in hand, I was ready.
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