Drew here with another Free Talk on Akihabara Renditions! I joke that my parent’s had this plan for their retirement – Operation: Get Your Shit Out Of My House. Phases of this operation are selecting some holiday or family gathering and when they show up, inform my wife and I that they have stuff for us (usually to my wife’s chagrin). This is the story of one of the results of those phases: part of the delivery was old floppy disks I had from my early teenage years up until I left for college, which was nearly all years of heavy anime fandom. I figured this would be a good Free Talk article to both look at how Internet access and anime fandom not only correlated but how they’ve changed over this time period.
Hey everyone – if you’re reading this then it means Drew is up late putting together a podcast because him and Richard are putting together panels for an anime convention! Which, just so happens to be the topic of our show!
We’ll be at Anime Weekend Atlanta presenting the following panels, so if you’re also there, we’d love to meet the listeners!
Drew and Richard are back for another exciting episode of Akihabara Renditions! We get back to our roots and have a good, old-fashioned review episode about old Japanese cartoons. We’re headed back to the heyday of the Bubble Economy era by reviewing two OAVs – Robot Carnival (1987) and Record of Lodoss War (1991).
In this exciting episode of Akihabara Renditions, Drew takes to stealing content from Twitter to get some discussion going for the podcast topic. First, Drew and Richard discuss the hashtag #FilmstruckFour and each select 4 anime that have shaped their overall taste in anime fandom. Then we turn the tables around and discuss something we hate about a show we love and something we love about a show we hate.
On this episode, Richard and Drew sit down with Basil and Kevin from the OSMCast about SeishunCon – Atlanta’s Winter Anime Convention! We chat a little bit about programming and history of the convention, in the hopes of a longer recording about the show more in general – and guess what? When you’re busy as a panelist and totally free-form your show, you don’t demand that people sit down with you to talk about cartoon conventions.
For full disclosure, this is a convention that is near to Richard and Drew, as they are founders of the show, though they are not active in its organization or operation now. They return as panelists and hit the social circuit (and they way we like it). SeishunCon is a growing and fun show with a little something for everyone.
This episode has been in the can for a couple of months now. Back at the end of September at Anime Weekend Atlanta, Drew sat down with Basil of our Podcast Superfriends, the OSMcast, and discussed various anime streaming services and their state from a consumer perspective. Basil has some great analysis and theorizes that with the number of services available, we might be on the verge of a bubble not much unlike what we saw in the mid-2000s. Have a listen and see if you agree or disagree!
Hosts: Drew & Basil (of the OSMcast!)
Returning to our roots for a true, Akihabara Renditions tradition! Join Richard and Drew as we first subject ourselves to the pain of terrible Japanese cartoons then review and discuss them all for your listening, uh, pleasure? We’ve alerted the authorities and have sent the Kraumpus to Japan for the production crews responsible. Be warned, we’ve got some real coal for your stockings this year.
Hosts: Drew and Richard