The end of 2016 is upon us, and the SpeakerPODcast Crew sit down to catch up on all the recent (and not so recent) happenings.
Renato talks Crusher Joe, Gwyn meets the Mole Man, Adrian meets Buichi Terasawa, Egan gets a first-hand demonstration of a LEGO Draken by Shoji Kawamori himself, and Megumi Nakajima is BACK!
Theres also toy talk, as we speculate about the true origin of a couple or recently announced third-party products.
But just what does Hitomi Tanaka have to do with all of this?
Episode 5, Part 2 00:00 – More Macross 7 (or something like that) 00:56 – Whatcha been watchin? 01:06 – Let’s news
-Yoshiki Fukuyama hospitalized
-Super Dimensional Seminar
-DYRL documentary – “The Men Who Made Macross.’
What on earth is the Out-Cast? Well, this was a series of podcasts I did back in 2010~2012 on videogames and videogame culture in Japan for an old website with a completely different crew. I’m republishing them here on DecultureShock, but for anyone who is interested, the original website can be found here.
February 2nd, 2013 was a date that will be remembered for many things. For one, it was the birthday of Mylene Jenius (-18!). Of course, this meant that Chie Kajiura held another one of her ‘Mylene Night’ concerts to commemorate Mylene’s birthday. Most importantly though, February 2nd 2013 was the day that Chie irrefutably claimed the title of Macross cover queen, something that most people had previously attributed to Megumi Nakajima.
Tickets to popular local acts here in Japan are notoriously hard to get. Even more so when it comes to popular ‘niche’ anime concerts. And while I had little insight prior to the concert regarding how popular Frontier had actually been, I was soon to be in for a rude awakening. You had to register online to go into a DRAW to win the right to buy a ticket. The ticket placing was random and couldnt be changed. There was a time limit of several days to then actually purchase the ticket you had won the right to buy. If you didnt buy it within the time limit, you lost the right to buy it.