Episode 86: Toward the Ichigo 100%

This week we give you Batou’s view on AX 2007. We also review Toward the Terra and Ichigo 100%. Enjoy the show.

Ichigo 100% – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it.
Toward the Terra – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it.

Show Notes

Music

Intro – Makka Na Chikai by Yoshiki Fukuyama from Busou Renkin
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

Reviews

Ichigo 100%
Wikipedia
Anime News Network
Official Site
Shueisha’s Site

Toward the Terra
Wikipedia
Anime News Network
Official Site

Episode 85: The messed up Anime show

This week we review Bokurano, Pet Shop of Horrors and Blue Gender. Needless to say, they’re all messed up shows. Check it out as it’s a great show this week. And hope lots of you go out to Long Beach this weekend to hunt down Batou at AX.

Also, don’t forget that this weekend, July 1 is the opening of nominations for the podcast awards.

Podcast Awards
Please nominate us for the “Cultural / Arts” and “Peoples Choice” categories.

Pet Shop of Horrors – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Blue Gender – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Bokurano – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.

Show Notes

Music

Intro – Daia no Hana by Yoriko from Black Cat
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

Reviews

Pet Shop of Horrors
Wikipedia
Anime News Network
TokyoPop

Blue Gender
Wikipedia
Anime News Network
Funimation Page

Bokurano
Wikipedia
Anime News Network
Official Site

Episode 84: D Gray Man Overdrive

This week we review Overdrive, and do an update on D Gray Man. We also do the news and Bleach.

Overdrive – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it.
D Gray Man – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.

Show Notes

Music

Intro – Just Communication by Two-Mix from Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

Reviews

Overdrive
Anime News Network
TV Tokyo
XEBEC

D Gray Man
Wikipedia
Anime News Network
Official Site

Episode 83: Kaze no Gigantic Man

This week we review Kaze no Stigma, Gigantic Formula and The Skull Man. It’s a great show, with a con report in the voicemails, so listen and enjoy.

The Skull Man – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it.
Gigantic Formula – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it.
Kaze no Stigma – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.

Show Notes

Music

Intro – We can make it! by Arashi from Bambino!
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

Links

uLTraCarL’s Fansubbing Comparison

Reviews

The Skull Man
Wikipedia
Anime News Network
Official Japanese Site

Gigantic Formula
Anime News Network
TV Tokyo Site
Official Japanese Site

Kaze no Stigma
Wikipedia
Anime News Network
Gonzo Site
Official Japanese Site

Piano Squall Interview – First album GAME launches end of June

We’ve got an interview with Michael Gluck “Piano Squall” regarding his new CD GAME (Game & Anime Music Emotions). Check it out. Also see below for a Youtube link to his FF Battle Medley.

FF Battle Medley

GAME Picture

PIANO SQUALL DECLARES WAR ON MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS WITH DEBUT ALBUM

Under the stage name “Piano Squall”, Michael Gluck performs videogame and anime music piano concerts to raise money for charity. Michael recently announced the launch of his debut album” GAME.

GAME features Michael’s original arrangement and performance of twenty-six theme songs from videogames and anime, including Final Fantasy, Naruto, Super Mario World, InuYasha, Chrono Trigger, Cowboy Bebop, Mega Man, Chrono Cross, Full Metal Alchemist, Tetris, and Evangelion. Highlights include Michael’s signature Final Fantasy Battle Medley, which blends nine Final Fantasy battle themes together into a single spectacular piece.

Michael and the videogame publisher Electronic Arts will collaborate to donate an amount equal to 20% of all profits from GAME to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. But this is not the first time that Michael and his employer have joined forces for charity. In 2006, Michael and EA raised $8,600 for the National MS Society and $4,000 for Race for the Cure through selling “Piano Squall” posters at Michael’s concerts.

“I am always exploring new ways to combine my love of videogame and anime music with my mission to fight Multiple Sclerosis, and I couldn’t be more excited about the launch of GAME,” said Michael. “I watched my grandmother waste away in a chair, completely paralyzed by MS for the last ten years of her life. We must cure this horrible disease as quickly as possible.”

GAME is currently available for pre-order at Michael’s website, www.PianoSquall.com. The price is $9.99 with Free Shipping anywhere in the United States. Those who pre-order will receive a free Bonus Track that is not included on the CD. GAME ships 6/30/07.

www.PianoSquall.com

About Piano Squall:

Under the stage name “Piano Squall”, Michael Gluck performs videogame and anime music piano concerts to raise money for charity. Since 2003, he has given concerts in sixteen different states to benefit organizations such as The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Race for the Cure, Baltimore Reads, The Maryland Food Bank, The Matthew Foster Foundation, and Tsunami Relief. Michael also donates a portion of all personal proceeds to The National Multiple Sclerosis Society to fight the disease that destroyed his grandmother’s life.

In 2005, Michael performed at the anime convention Otakon for an audience of three thousand people, and later that year, he was featured on MTV’s website in recognition for his contributions to the world of videogame music. In 2007, Michael released his debut album, entitled GAME, which became the first videogame and anime piano solo CD to be published by an independent musician.

Visit Piano Squall online at www.PianoSquall.com.

Episode 82: Moonlight Witchblade’s the Enemy

This week we have a good show with some giveaways, news and reviews. We review Moonlight Mile, Witchblade and Teki wa Kaizoku (The enemy is the pirate)

Moonlight Mile – Download Now
Witchblade – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers
Teki wa Kaizoku – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it

Show Notes

Music

Intro – Brightdown by Nami Tamaki from D Gray Man
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

Reviews

Moonlight Mile
Wikipedia
Anime News Network
Official Site
WOWOW Site

Witchblade
Wikipedia
Anime News Network
Official Site
Funimation Site

Teki wa Kaizoku
Anime News Network

Episode 81: The Lebin of Ninja Akagi

We’re back after a short break. We do the news and Bleach and Naruto and review Ninja Scroll: The Movie, Lebin and Akagi. Join us for a great episode.

Ninja Scroll: The Movie – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers (NSFW)
Lebin – Download Now
Akagi – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.

Show Notes

Music

Intro – Prism by Ikeda Ayako from Dennou Coil
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

Reviews

Ninja Scroll: The Movie
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninja_scroll

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=485

Akagi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akagi_%28manga%29
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6294
http://www.ntv.co.jp/akagi/

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