Series 2 Episode 16: Mobile Suit Gundam 40th Anniversary

Upon us soon is the 40th Anniversary of the airing of the original Mobile Suit Gundam. A TV series whose original run went from being shortened due to poor ratings to one of the most visible anime franchises. It’s success having gone from Japanese Star Trek to Japanese Star Wars.

Drew and Richard sit down for a chat and reflect on the franchise’s various series, various adaptations and what might be coming next for Gundam.

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Series 2 Episode 14 – Twilight of the Podcasters

In this episode of Akihabara Renditions, Drew and Richard sit down and talk about a film that was seemingly everywhere in an earlier time of fandom but has conspicuously disappeared – 1987’s Twilight of the Cockroaches! Take a trip down memory lane as we revisit a film  we’re seeing for the first time in two decades!

As we mentioned in the show, the movie was aired as a one-off movie night on Cartoon Network on Night of the Vampire Robots, and someone uploaded the whole broadcast to YouTube.

Show notes update 2018-12-21: Discotek Media has licensed Twilight of the Cockroaches for DVD release early 2019!

Pre-order at RightStuff for under $13!

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Series 2 Episode 13 – Crafting Panels for Anime Conventions

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!

Ten Years Ten Anime: 2000s Head-to-Head – FRI 9:45 PM CGC 108
Nue Kids On The Block: A Profile of Studio Nue – SAT 2:15 PM CGC 108
Suit (of Armor) Up! 30 Years of Ronin Warriors – SAT 7:15 PM CGC 108
Don’t Talk About The War: Militarism and Pacifism in Japanese Animation – SUN 11:30 AM CGC 107

Series 2 Episode 11 – Twitter Thievery

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.

Nice quick episode here, so hope you enjoy! Again, leave us feedback on iTunes, Stitcher and wherever you get your podcasts and hit us up on Twitter, Facebook and email!

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Series 2 Episode 10 – The Long Con

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.

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Series 2 Episode 9 – The Anime Streaming Bubble

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!

Funny enough: Just last week, Amazon announced that they were cancelling their separate Anime Strike service and made all of their anime available with a standard Prime membership.

Hosts: Drew & Basil (of the OSMcast!)

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Series 2 Episode 8: Christmas Craptacular V – Son Of Craptacular

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

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