Episode 21 is finally ready (or not) to go! In this episode, we find out how much Drew loves the 1980s as we review Megazone 23 PART 1 and Project A-ko. I don’t think his co-hosts will ever forgive him.
Drew picked a fine time to get concerned over quality. At least, what he has control over and that’s what has taken so long for this to get posted. Episodes 22, 23 and 24 are already recorded and won’t be experiencing the same delay, so please stay tuned as they will be coming out shortly and we’ll be caught up to speed yet again.
Hosts: Drew Sutton, Marc Smazik, Jason Brown and Richard Hoelsher.
As usual, we open with our normal Jibber Jabber which has nothing to do with Japanese cartoons. You might also notice a change from our previous episodes as this is the first released, normal episode featuring our “new” mixer equipment. Shortly after the Voltron/Cobra review in episode 19, we broke down and bought a mixer board and several microphones, taking the advice of … well, everyone else who runs a podcast of some sort. We recorded episode 20 featuring the mixer, but we all know what happened to that. So, we’re still growing into the usage of the mixer when this was recorded (early March) and may sound a little worse than our previously released Omake episode 1.
Megazone 23 PART 1 is a fantastic adventure to Japan in the 1980s. It’s such a fantastic adventure that the world of Megazone is perpetually stuck in the decade (lucky!). So, here’s the point where you ask, just what was Japan like in the 1980s?
Project A-ko is a film that holds a special place in Drew’s heart. It was the film, that as a young fan, that touched him in a special place late at night. While hardly a perfect film, this is another film that is a credit to the aspiring otaku of yesterday (and not the lazy NEETs of today). Drew admits partly being linded by nostalgia as he tries to defend the film from the raveges of his co-hosts. At least he can take solace in all of his A-ko merchandise (and successful lack of body pillow).