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SpeakerPODcast EP.129 – Shoji Kawamori Expo

From May 31 to June 23, 2019, an exhibition was held to commemorate Shoji Kawamori’s 40th anniversary as a designer. Titled “Shoji Kawamori Expo“, it was held at Gallery AaMo at Tokyo Dome City and included samples of many works spanning the last 40 years of his career, including many which had never previously ben shown to the public.

Several members of the SpeakerPODcast Crew, and special guests Karice and Kim, were fortunate enough to participate in private tours of the Expo by Shoji Kawamori himself and managed to ask him about the VF-4, the origin of the Milky Dolls, and most importantly, whether or not he likes frogs…

SpeakerPODcast EP.128 – Listen to our Shoegaze!

Macross Crossover Live 2019, the biggest Macross event of the year – or perhaps of the last 7 years – has happened and… well, we’re all still recovering from it to be honest.

The original SpeakerPODcast Crew and some special guests (and a cat with wine) reunite to discuss who sang what, confuse Macross 30 lyrics, and debate Megumi’s skirt twirling incident.

Is Ishtar BACK? (Photo property of animatetimes.com)

SpeakerPODcast EP.127 – Ultimate Macross Poll

The Crossover Live is almost upon us, but the SpeakerPODcast Crew takes a moment out to reflect on the results of NHK’s Ultimate Macross Poll first.

Whose favorite characters made it? Whose didn’t? And what hints did the broadcast hold about the future of the franchise? Tune in to find out!

…Before listening though, you might want to check out our Ultimate Macross Poll writeup.

SPEAKERPODCAST EP.125 – City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes

It’s been a good two decades since we last saw Ryo Saeba and crews latest antics in animated form grace our screens (no, we don’t talk about Angel Heart around here).

City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes hit Japanese cinemas on February 8 and appears to have struck a nostalgic chord with audiences since some cinemas are still screening it over two months later. Shinjuku itself has been caught in the grip of mokkori fever, with collaboration cafes, and promotions all over the place – some pictures of which I’ve included below.

But how does the movie stack up? Does it try to reinvent everyone’s favorite lecherous sweeper for 2019 or does it stick to doing what Ryo does best?Tune in to find out!