On this episode of Damn Right Everything Anime & Manga we e are taking a little detour and are heading east to the motherland of our beloved mediums of anime and manga JAPAN!
Today we have a very special guest of honour who joins me on the mic to discuss a wondrous 11 day trip to Japan that happened back in 2009
You may remember this young fellow as the gentleman who defended and clarified the many interesting aspects of the Brony Subculture in the presence of Spill.com podcasters Korey Coleman and Leon on the ACOCO podcast last August *LINK PLUG*
Kimono Joe is his name and everything in geek subculture is his game.
It was a pleasure to share the mic with this humble young man and on this episode he gladly divulges his goings in the anime motherland.
To name just a few things discussed….
Japanese food / landscape, Temples, The manga museum, Wakfu, Otaku Shopping, travelling etiquette, Jiro, traditional hot springs, unpleasant travelling companions and generally some advice for people who may be thinking about going to Japan for the first time….to name a few topics
Joe has also been kind enough to share his youtube picture slideshow
And as mentioned on the podcast Joe is looking for some constructive criticism on his growing artwork so hit him up on his deviant art page below….as well as his other social channels’
Again, thanks for coming aboard Joe, hope to have you on again in future episodes
Alrightee, for our first 2013 episode we will be reviewing the much revered anime 2012 series Sword Art Online
There was a Ri-DONKULOUS amount of hype and buzz all through 2012 for this series and sadly although we also intended to talk about two other titles on this episode, once again Myself (Donwun) & Nuansay go off on a bit of a tangent with our thoughts and feelings about this show taking up all the show time we had (insertsadfacehere)
I think most people can already have a feel for how this review is going to go but hey for some reason Skype itself also decided to become sentient and even give it’s own opinion of the show!?! Wth!?!
Yes people Skype is very much alive and is monitoring all our conversations….and apparently really likes this series…..lol…I dunno…I guessed we really pisssed Skype off this tyme!
Well anyway, apologies to ppl with their emails requests, things are pretty hectic in our personal lives atm so the podcast production will suffer….but never fear – we are still alive and kicking and things should hopefully turn around through the progression of the year
So anyhow, here’s our thoughts on SAO – love it or hate it :oP
I like how Nuansay put it "This review is as confused as this series" lol classic!
Let’s get this discussion started up early so when we do eventually get to see the real Goku Vs Superman DEATHBATTLE we can see who had the best call on the victor
This page will be updated with the Official Video once its uploaded but for now check out the trailer and a humorous fan made version
Also because I’m too lazy to type out all my opinions I did a mini podcast with some added opinions on the face off
HERE IS THE (UN)OFFICIAL MATCH RUNDOWN PAGE WITH DETAILED INFO ON OUR CONTESTANTS
Leave your thoughts on who you think WILL win, who you WANT to win and your reasons for both
The Old Boy will be taking cash bets for the event…ask him for details (no refunds)
OFFICIAL SCREWATTACK DEATHMATCH VIDEO
It’s been a while since we did a review episode hasn't it. So we thought we’d catch up on some long overdue review-to do’s as we come to the final month of 2012
So on this episode we got myself, Old Boy, Angel & Nuansay giving our humble opinions on the titles listed below…..which should all be checked out btw
As usual we do veer off topic slightly here and there and mention more details about the now CLOSED DDPC 2012 Competition……..a big shoot-out to everybody who participated btw.
but yeah that’s pretty much it for this one
So enjoy and be merry!
Kaiji - (00:09:05 - 00:46:29)
Baka to Test (00:47:05 - 01:15:30)
Hetalia Axis Powers Seasons 1 & 2 Mini-Review (01:15:32 - 01:32:22)
DEmotivational Posters have been the craze of internet parodies for many years now and although they are similar in concept to Internet MEME Pictures they differ because they have a particular style which capitalizes on the intent of the popular and original motivational posters often used in the common workplace
So…….what the hell does that have to dew with this “competition” you may ask…okay…let’s explain how this is all gonna go down
So the aim of the game is to make the most impressive Anime / Manga DEmotivation poster you can think of. Whether its humour based, weird or just oozes AWESOMENESS for some reason, it needs to stand out and be particularly memorable to be hailed as the best of the bunch.
Personally, I have been making these DMP’s for fun for a while since back when I was just another forum post-er on various anime websites such as crunchyroll, MAL and even AnimeNFO so I can tell you I’ve seen a shitload of these before and I (as well as the other judges) will be looking for ORIGINALITY & CREATIVITY first and foremost and not just ready-made DMP’s done by other people from other sites…….not to say these are excluded btw….they are not…I am just telling you it would be best if you made something yourself from scratch
To give you an example…..about a year ago (when I was bored at my old shitty mundane J.O.B) I actually took the time and went through 3000 pages of DMP’s on the following link below just to pass the time and amuse myself……..this will give you an idea of what we are looking for in an Anime / Manga DMP
So for the record if I see any entries that I've already seen from the above thread or any overly popular one's i have seen floating around the internet in general…..trust me, your chances of being top dog will be exceptionally less……SO BE ORIGINAL!
Alright, so making your picture is really REALLY simple. The first and most important thing you will need is a picture / screenshot / scanshot of the image you want to use for your DMP.
Once you have that you can head on over to a demotovational generator site like http://diy.despair.com then upload your image there and enter your one or two phrases (either is acceptable) and voila you've made your first entry.
Of course there are tons of other DEmotovational poster making sites out there if you don’t like the one I posted above….as long as your site of choice uses a generator that sticks to the black background, white border DMP style and phrase(s) your good to go.
Here’s a YOUTUBE VIDEO as an example.......for you tyro knuckleheads
---- THE IRON CLAD RULES ARE AS FOLLOWS ----
ONLY 3 ENTRIES PER MEMBER / PERSON AND ALL THREE MUST BE IN THE SAME POST AT THE SAME TIME – YOU CAN DELETE AND REPOST ANY CHANGES YOU MAY NEED AS NECESSARY UNTIL THE COMPETITION CLOSE DATE – BUT TAKE YOUR TIME WITH YOUR IDEAS AND DON’T FLOOD THE SUBMISSION PAGE WITH CONSTANT REDOS…..OR EXPECT TO BE EXCLUDED FROM THE COMPETITION!!!
THE $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE WILL NOT BE AWARDED AS FIRST PRIZE UNLESS THERE IS A MINIMUM OF 15 PARTICPANTS IN THE COMPETITION (I’d be surprised if this happens)
***PARTICIPANTS MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE PLANET TYRO GROUP ON SPILL.COM (planettyro.com) – OUTSIDERS ARE NOT WELCOME – ITS FREE AND SIMPLE TO JOIN***
THE COMPETITION STARTS ON NOVEMBER 1ST AND WILL END ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30TH 23:59! PST
GRAPHICALLY NUDE HENTAI LEVEL PICS ARE FORBIDDEN - THEY CAN BE RANCHY YES – SUCH AS FANSERVICE LEVEL BUT NO BARE GENETALS OR OTHER BALTANT EXPOSURE PORNOGRAPHIC SHOTS – THESE PICTURES WILL BE SWIFTLY DELETED AND YOU WILL BE EXCLUDED FROM THE COMPETITION HENCEFORTH!!!!
ONLY ANIME / MANGA TITLES CAN BE USED FOR YOUR ENTRIES. IF IN DOUBT, DO A SEARCH FOR YOUR SOURCE PICTURES TITLE ON ANIDB.NET OR MYANIMELIST.NET. IF THE TITLE DOES NOT COME UP ON EITHER OF THOSE DATABASES IT IS NOT CLASSIFIED AS ANIME OR MANGA. AMERICAN CARTOONS ARE NOT ALLOWED…..YES THAT INCLUDES AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER & THE LEGEND OF KORRA!
IN THE RARE CASE YOUR PIC IS NOT IN THOSE DATABASES YOU WILL HAVE TO PROVE THE PIC YOU USED IS FROM AN ANIME / MANGA TITLE SOME OTHER WAY AND YES KOREAN TITLES ARE CONSIDERED ANIME / MANGA!
THE GRAND PRIZE IS $100 WORTH OF ANIME AND MANGA GOODNESS
The $100 gift Voucher will be from the very popular Anime Superstore ROBERTS ANIME CORNER STORE which is based in the United States but ships all their products INTERNATIONALLY. (please check the website for possible shipping restrictions)
For those who may ask….hey, why didn't you guys use an Amazon.com gift voucher instead?
Well, that is a dumb question tbh because this is about ANIME & MANGA and to make sure we put money back into the industry we love we have decided to go with a retailer that is limited to such merchandise. If we went with a more flexible retailer such as Amazon you could just go and buy the twilight saga’s DVD and Book collection and that is not at all what we are about here……keep in mind this is a competition made for Anime & Manga fans by Anime & Manga fans.
Roberts AC store sells a plethora of Anime / Manga related merchandise so we feel its purrrrfect for our needs!
The Wrap Up
It should be worth noting that even though there will be only ONE grand prize winner for this particular competition, our three favorite DMP’s will be featured on the front of the Planet Tyro group page for ALL to see up until the new year 2013!
This competition will obviously be good promotion for the group planettyro.com, a good chance to make new buddies and most importantly it’s gonna be enjoyable watching you guys try to one up each other with some great DMP’s
Your Judges are Myself: (Donwun), Nuansay & the Old Boy from The DREAMcast
Results will be posted on planettyro.com on Friday the 7th of December and the winner will be sent their $100 Roberts Anime Corner Gift Voucher by Spill.com’s Personal message feature which is only available to the members of planettyro and Spill.com so once again we remind anyone interested to sign up in order to participate!
THIS IS THE LINK FOR YOUR SUBMISSIONS: SUBMISSIONS THREAD
GOOD LUCK AND GET DEMOTIVATING!