Renato travels to the Ishinomori Mangattan and tries to remember love – but ends up just feeling cold instead.
In the meantime, after getting some not-so-new-news out of the way, the SpeakerPODcast Crew gasps as Mina questions Basara’s parents and goes behind the scenes with Hidetaka Tenjin on the set of ‘Face Off’, while Save watches a man in a Gundam suit dance to Ishtar. And then runs into Shoji Kawamori. Again.
To say that the last month has been an interesting one for Macross fans would be an understatement. This episode of the SpeakerPODcast, we visit an Animage & Ghibli exhibit and discover what could possibly be some unused layouts from the original SDF Macross, watch the Draken 3 get discussed on national television, listen to an alternate version of what happened to Sheryl after the Wings of Farewell as read by Aya “Sheryl Nome” Endo and Megumi “Ranka Lee” Nakajima themselves, see Sheryl and Ranka “return” in a previously shelved Wings of Farewell music video, catch up on all the latest news and announcements and, yes, discuss a particular press release that everyone’s been talking about.
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…
This may well be the longest, most info-packed podcast we have ever done – but it certainly wasn’t planned that way!
We start off on a rather somber note this episode, as the Crew shares their thoughts on the recent passing of Unsho Ishizuka. Then it’s time for a “quick” news and event catchup before discussing the Macross panel at Anime Expo 2018 that Adrian and Mike helped out at.
Waiting for the premiere of Good Job at Akihabara.
It was supposed to be a quiet Sunday morning podcast but then we kinda news-jacked ourselves from the future and well… it’s complicated, okay?
What’s not complicated is the sheer amount of cool anime stuff that’s been happening recently! We visit the Cowboy Bebop cafe, watch Macross Delta Passionate Walkure in MX4D, hear a bunch of Macross 2 songs performed live in concert, discuss Sentinel’s new Mospeada Ride Armor and go to not one, but two Shoji Kawamori talkshows to hear all about the creation of Passionate Walkure and the designing of the Armored VF-31 – that’s right, it’s double the Kawamori this episode of the SpeakerPODcast!