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SpeakerPODcast EP.130 – Promare

With half the Crew out on assignment at AX2019 (to be covered in more detail next episode), Gwyn and Tony take some time out to discuss Trigger’s latest theatrical offering, Promare, which recently topped 1 billion yen at the Japanese box-office.

According to Tony though, Promare might not be as original a production as many think and may actually have its origins in a Kabuki production that few outside of Japan know about…

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.