Yoshitaka Amano Exhibit (2016)

An art exhibit for famed illustrator Yoshitaka Amano, best known for his work on Final Fantasy and Vampire Hunter D, was held in Tokyo from Jan. 29 to Mar. 8, 2016.

Titled, “Evolving Fantasy”, it differed from most such exhibits in that photography was permitted.

Below is a gallery of photos I managed to snap. Given the exhibit lighting conditions, some were taken at less than ideal angles in an attempt to avoid glare and reflections.

SpeakerPODcast EP.78 – Mikumo’s Mysterious Queen Juice

It’s time to get everybody and their stuff together as the SpeakerPODcast Crew check out an orchestral performance of Cowboy Bebop, Macross Plus and Macross Frontier tunes. We also visit the ‘World of Macross Delta Exhibit’, Renato visits a ‘Music Academy’ by Yoshiki ‘Basara’ Fukuyama, Gwyn get’s his ears blown off by the Gundam Thunderbolt music composer, and Adrian calls for rioting in streets while disecting the new Macross 35th Anniversary logo.
But just what exactly WAS in the ‘Miklumo’s Mysterious Queen Juice’ that we saw Minori ‘Freyja’ Suzuki drink?

Tune in to find out!

Photo gallery, setlists and timestamps follow the jump!

SpeakerPODcast EP.77 – Adrian is in the (Mega) Zone

Is there a new Megazone 23 on the way? Adrian breaks the first English-language news on the potential new project.

Meanwhile, Gwyn and Egan have gotten through Wonder Festival for another year and have lived to tell the tale!

But why are Roid & Keith singing Walkure songs? And what do Makina’s breasts have to do with anything?

All this, plus the latest Macross news, in the latest episode of the SpeakerPODcast!

(The Wonder Festival 2017 Winter photo gallery can be found here.)

Timestamps and more photos follow the jump!

SpeakerPODcast EP.76 – Yamato 2202 Ch.1: Beginnings

We’re off to outer space… again?!?
Tim Eldred from ourstarblazers.com is in Tokyo for the premiere of Chapter 1 of Yamato 2202 and joins the SpeakerPODcast Crew to discuss the first two episodes of the series.
SPOILERS WARNING: Since we explain the entire plot for Chapter 1, this podcast includes spoilers.
…Lots and lots of spoilers.

Timestamps & photo gallery after the jump.