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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Episode 35 – Christmas Craptacular 4

We’re back on schedule for our fourth annual Christmas Craptacular special! And we’ll probably only be on schedule for this episode. Especially after the debacle with last year’s Craptacular and not to mention the debacle that is, well, our recording/posting history for the year 2010, it doesn’t hurt to get one thing out on time.

Hosts: Drew Sutton, Richard Hoelsher and Marc Smazik.

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We’d also like to take this time to preemptively wish our listeners a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year as we are all ready to bugger off for family, food and copious amounts of booze. Akihabara Renditions will be back shortly after the new year with the same resolution (to do better) for 2011!

Episode 29 – Christmas/New Years/Valentines Craptacular

Perhaps our longest production episode to date! We began scrounging up titles in early December and our previous attempt to actually, you know, meet a Christmas deadlines were foiled in that we simply did not feel our selections were crappy enough. That’s the sort of quality that Akihabara Renditions has become known for – we’ll delay something until it’s way out of season in order to deliver a better product.

Hosts this episode: Drew Sutton, Richard Hoelsher and Marc Smazik

So, behold the majesty that is our Third Annual Christmas Craptacular! Download it you geek!

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Podcast Episode 18 – Christmas Craptacular II

Episode 18 features three reviews of series that you’ll have to download the episode to find out what! Our gift to you at the Christmas holiday season and for ringing in the new year is the second instalment of our Christmas Craptacular series!

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Hosts: Drew Sutton, Richard Hoelsher and Marc Smazik

Podcast notes:

In this episode we review – I’m still not telling you, download the episode! Like our first installment of Christmas Craptacular, there are dissenting opinions over exactly how crappy these shows are, which makes for some excellent podcasting.

If you’ve got a dissenting opinion or just general comments, please post in the comments section or shoot us an e-mail: akibaren (at) gmail (dot) com!

Podcast Episode 11: Christmas Craptacular

All that’s glitter isn’t gold as the saying goes.  And classic Japanese cartoons are no exception. Our gift to you is this delightful episode.

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Hosts: Drew Sutton, Marc Smazik, Jason Brown and Richard Hoelsher.

Notes:

The Akihabara Renditions crew dig through old boxes and closets to find some of the crappiest anime that they can for this special. I guess a testament to our collections is that Jason’s submission ended up being crappy in certain areas and Drew didn’t even have to touch his Robotech tapes for his crap. What did they review that was such crap? Download to find out!

Podcast Episode 9: There is No Win Without Fail

Episode 9 features a review for a series which has a special place in most older anime fans hearts and probably one of the first series to make them cringe and scream in physical pain after watching it.

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Hosts: Drew Sutton, Marc Smazik, Jason Brown and Richard Hoelsher.

Notes:

So yes, Akihabara Renditions steps up to the plate and offers another take on the 1987 (pseudo-)cyberpunk OAV series, Bubblegum Crisis. Deciding to skip the discussion section, because this episode featured one of our first planned travesties, we move right along into the 1991 sequel Bubblegum Crash.

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Podcast Episode 4: Hard Work, Guts, and Sunglasses

Episode 4 is finally re-released! This is an episode that Drew is particularly proud of because we deal with two very distinct reactions to what we review.

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Hosts: Drew Sutton, Marc Smazik, Jason Brown and Richard Hoelsher

Notes:

We sit down for two more reviews in this episode after returning from our drunken NERD RAGE over Anime Weekend Atlanta in the previous episode. What we think will end up with two more pleasant reviews to calm us down, Marc ends up requesting us to review something he remembered fondly from high school, Boku no Chikyuu ‘o mamotte, also known as Please Save My Earth (1993-’94). Marc’s memory of this series is better than the actual series but Jason, Richard and Drew end up tearing into it. We then switch to our roundtable section where we discuss the impact of sub-only DVD releases and their potential impact on the North American Anime Industry. Finally, needing something to lighten the mood we review GAINAX’s 1988 OAV Top ‘o nerae GunBuster.