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Goodbye to Podomatic! Say Hello to Eeeperschoice.com!
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August 03, 2007 05:01 AM PDT
Hey all. Eeeper here. It's with a heavy heart that we at ECP say farewell to Podomatic.com. While it's being fun learning to blog and podcast from this site, we need a new place to expand into. We have had a great time both here and at Blogger but today we move to our new site at www.eeeperschoice.com. Please follow us over and check out show number 12! Also note that our new sites RSS feed is different from the feed your used to. It's here. I'll keep the old sites up for the next few weeks or so to help all of our listeners move to the new address. Once again thanks for staying the course and please keep supporting us into this year and beyond. Ja-Ne! Eeeper.
Eeeper's Choice Show 11 - The Beaten, Bloodied but Unbowed Show
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June 21, 2007 06:56 PM PDT
This week we review Air Gear the manga, They Were Eleven and Birdy The Mighty OVA. Also we talk incessantly throughout the news section. Oh well. You're not listening to this show for the intellectual quota. Oni talks about furries (I think), I talk about Bandai Visual USA (I'm sure) and we both talk about Miller and Baileys(I'm certain).

Better show notes to follow. It's 2:45am where I am and I'm frigging tired. Finally I have to spologise for the audio quality. I'm still installing all of my old audio programs into the new laptop so bear with us.

Direct Download Here

Anywho if you need to contact me with hints, questions, comments, requests for reviews and anything else then drop me a line @

  • eeeperschoice- at -gmail.com
  • Also at GoogleTalk Voicemail @ eeeperschoice- at -gmail.com
  • The MyChingo flash voicemail box in the sidebar
  • Send me an Odeo in the sidebar
  • Snapvine Voicemail (US)+1-641-985-7i800 then press * then 1723766

Tech Problems
Clean
April 10, 2007 07:06 AM PDT
Hey there everyone, Eeeper here. Recently we added Oni as a co-host and had just started to gear up for some kick ass reviews and topic discussions. Unfortunately some time after show 10 was recorded we were doing show 11 and our laptop that we were using blew. I don't know what the problem was but from what Oni said, under than expletives, was that this computer had had it's day. So here I am using the family computer to type this message to you guys. And no, wee can use the main compter to record with. All is not lost. At the moment I am scraping the money for this laptop. So about early May is when we'll be back up and running. Sorry to all who have been listening in and downloading. If we can get up and running faster, we will. But for now if you can't wait for your Oni and Eeep-fix head on over to our wordpress site to read our reviews for the titles we would've reviewed. http://eeeperschoice.wordpress.com/
Eeeper's Choice Show 10 - Our Evil Spreads Show!
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February 25, 2007 03:59 AM PST
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This week Eeeper reviews, for the retro choice corner, Project A-Ko while Oni reviews Ninja Scroll! Yes I've got a co-host now in the form of Oni. Who is he? Well, you'll just have to listen and find out. He's been waiting to join the show for a while but only recently could he do so. The tone of the show is going downhill from here on in.

Anywho if you need to contact me with hints, questions, comments, requests for reviews and anything else then drop me a line @

  • eeeperschoice- at -gmail.com
  • Also at GoogleTalk Voicemail @ eeeperschoice- at -gmail.com
  • The MyChingo flash voicemail box in the sidebar
  • Send me an Odeo in the sidebar
  • Snapvine Voicemail (US)+1-641-985-7800 then press * then 1723766
Please note that all images (excluding Show Artwork included in the mp3) unless otherwise stated are the respective copyright and trademark of their respective owners and licensers. No copyright infringement is meant or implied.

News

The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya is set for a May release in both standard and vol 1+artbox versions courtesy of Bandai Entertainment. Yes, the hardest working Internet launched anime in history is coming Here's hoping this doesn't turn out to be another Azumanga Daioh...[Link]

Also on 25th January just under 1/4 of a million people viewed the special ending of Haruhi from volume 7 of the Japanese DVD when it was posted up on YouTube. A quarter of a million people!?! Have these people no real lives!? Oh, wait. Sorry, wrong person to ask that question... [Link]

Mushishi is being courted for a release of it's l;ive action version. God, I must have missed this when it first came out. So, on the podcast no offense was meant to Mushishi fans at all. Betcha one of parties interested in the film was ADV and another was Harmony Gold. I mean without any new licences, they only have Robotech to fall back on for profit. Right? Right!? RIGHT!?! Oh here's that link to Jo Odagiri's ANN page. [Link]

Funimation announced they have the rights to Mushishi the anime, Ragnarok The Animation and Suzuka. OK, let's just hope they finally fix their subtitle problems this year....YEAH, RIGHT!!!Christ, I can't escape from Mushishi! And it's been given one of the worst re-titles for this year. BugMaster! (As Weevil Underwood(English Version)): Oh no, you've broken my Great Moth! We hate that voice actors take on Underwood.

Also Funimation expand their programming block on their Funimation Channel. Now we can watch more DragonBall then ever before! [Link]

Bandai Visual USA have said they will release Gunbuster 2[Link]

Manga Entertainment have announced that they will release the Ghost In The Shell:SAC movie Solid State Society in July. Apparently they weren't brave enough to release it on Blu-Ray [Link]

I've tried to find the article on Anime News Service about Blu-Ray outselling HD-DVD in Japan but as of the time of my writing this, I've had no luck...Any one who read it can email me the link at the usual address.

YouTube and Google reps met with members of the The Japanese Society of Rights of Authors and Composers (JASRAC) and The National Association of Commercial Broadcasters in Japan. With literally hundreds of thousands of copyrighted clips of anime available on YouTube, JASRAC is starting to get nervous. What!?! They're only getting nervous now?!?

The GITS DVD we were talking about can be found here but is now out of print. You might be able to find it on Yahoo.co.jp Auctions but it's up to you.

And finally, as I promised here is the Wiki Entry on Pentacost

Reviews

Air Gear

Huh? Where's the review? Sorry the section with Oni ran long so it's going to be next week before you can listen to Eeeper review this.

Project A-Ko

This amazing movie from 1986 remains one of Eeeper's favourite anime of all time and set a benchmark for parodies of anime and manga to come. Captain Harlock, Maison Ikkoku and Fist of the North Star are some of the titles that get poked to death in this treat. Eeeper goes all over the world for sport in this review before actually getting to the PLOT. Try and stay with him on this one, it does pay off. Central Park Media released this movie along with the OVA sequels comprising of the DVD volumes Love and Robots and Uncivil Wars. Oni watched Uncivil Wars but Eeeper didn't so only the first film and part of the OVA's are covered. This film was one of three VHS available to rent from 24-Hour Video in Eeep's hometown (the other two being Giant Robo Part One of the OVA and StreetFighter II: The Animated Movie) so it got serious playtime in the Eeep household.

Ninja Scroll 10th Anniversary Edition

Yeah! This kick ass movie from 1993 has it's flaws (no character devolpment for secondary characters for one thing) but it's getting the Manliest award from us. It may be replaced soon ( Mazinger Z and Getter Robo are on order) but for now bask in the glory of it's testosterone! The plot doesn't matter! After all it is a public safety service announcement from Yoshiaki Kawajiri. Oni has never tried to review anything before this so his review should be taken in the spirit in which it was approached. Which is the Spirit Of Vengeance. Go Ghost Rider!

Competition Time plus other stuff

Yep, it's our first give away and up for grabs is the first volume plus artbox of Fafner! Yeah I know it's an Evangelion rip-off but it's brainless, entertaining stuff anyway. The competition is open to all regardless of location. Only stipulation is that you must be able to play Region ! DVD's . That's it. To win you'll have to listen in.

Open Request to all podcasters! If you have a podcast promo that you think we can play on our show send them in, please!

Also speaking of podcasts, we are now on Digg, Technorati, Podcast Pickle and also Podcast Alley. Please add us to them! We need all of your help! Don't make us beg! It'll be embarrassing and sticky....

Promos

Next Week: Oni will be reviewing the classic shoujo sci-fi film, They Were Eleven. While Eeeper will tackle another Kawajiri title from 1995, Birdy The Mighty plus the late review of the manga Air Gear by Oh!Great. Just in time for the anime from ADV.
    Eeeper's Choice Show 09 - The-Giant-Robo-Strike!-Show
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    January 12, 2007 07:51 AM PST
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    This week's show has NO news as I haven't had time to check the news. Yeah I heard that Haruhi Suzumiya got licensed. The whole of the anime related internet has heard. If you want to know my opinion on Haruhi check out show 03. Normal news service will be resumed next show.

    Anywho if you need to contact me with hints, questions, comments, requests for reviews and anything else then drop me a line @:


    • eeeperschoice- at -gmail.com
    • Also at GoogleTalk Voicemail @ eeeperschoice- at -gmail.com
    • The MyChingo flash voicemail box in the sidebar
    • Send me an Odeo in the sidebar
    • Snapvine Voicemail (US)+1-641-985-7800 then press * then 1723766
    Please note that all images (excluding Show Artwork included in the mp3) unless otherwise stated are the respective copyright and trademark of their respective owners and licensers. No copyright infringement is meant or implied.

    News

    No news this week

    Reviews

    Infinite Ryvius


    This manga created by original creators Hajime Yatate(insider joke: look up on google who actually is Hajime Yatate) and Yousuke Kuroda(original scriptwriter) with art from Shinsuke Kurihashi. This is published in two volumes by the now-defunct Comics-One and it's successor DRMaster. Told from the perspective of Aoi Housen, and her roommates Kozue Izumi and Reiko Ichikawa and while it's not following the plot exactly it's excellent. Full of tension and all that good stuff, it's a nice addition on your shelf next to the DVD of the original show. WARNING: UNLESS YOU WANT THE SERIES SPOLIED FOR YOU, WATCH THE ANIME FIRST

    Legal Drug


    CLAMP always do great stories even if sometimes the actual plot makes no sense. That is true for Legal Drug, a three volume manga originally in Japan by Kadokawa Shoten and in the US/UK by TokyoPop. This follows the adventures of two psychics Kazahaya and Reiko who work for Kakei at the GreenDrug Store pharmacy. As well as doing regular jobs, the two boys have to do "special" deliveries for Kakei that utilise their mental skills. Only complaint I have is that CLAMP haven't finished this story, as they are currently working on other projects.

    Giant Robo: The Day The Earth Stood Still


    I've been promising myself I'd get round to this title sooner or later. This is the best title that I've seen in the last year and that's all there is to it. Listen to my review for more info and why I think this.

    Well we come to the end of another terrible show, folks. Next show, I might have a surprise for you. Metacarpals crossed! Next show I'll be reviewing the manga Air Gear, the anime Ninja Scroll(Yosh!) and in the Retro Choice section I have the classic anime, Project A-ko! Wooo-Hooo!

    New show soon plus an announcement
    Clean
    January 01, 2007 06:56 PM PST
    Hey everyone, Eeeper here. Just to let you know that a new show should be up soon.

    Also I'm in the process of changing the site to a new location. For now I'll cross post the shows on both sites but in the new future I'll be moving over to the new site. Fingers crossed the new ISP I'm getting doesn't screw me over like the last one. Here's the address of the new site: Eeeper's Podcast

    So with that I'll get back to reviewing Giant Robo which I have on in front of me right now and I'll have the new show soon!

    Ja ne!

    Eeeper's Choice Show 08 - The Pretty boys, Nerdy boys and Psycho boys Show
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    November 27, 2006 07:17 PM PST
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    This latest show has been delayed but I've now finished up the show notes finally! This weeks show has Densha Otoko from CMX Manga, DNAngel from ADV and Kimagure Orange Road from Animeigo which may win this hamsters vote for the best old school anime I've seen this year(tying into joint first place with Giant Robo) and the dodgest dancing this side of Miami Vice.......

    Anywho if you need to contact me with hints, questions, comments, requests for reviews and anything else then drop me a line @:

    Please note that all images (excluding Show Artwork included in the mp3) unless otherwise stated are the respective copyright and trademark of their respective owners and licensers. No copyright infringement is meant or implied.

    News

    CPM will re-release four titles with reduced prices on January 30: Black Jack DVD Collection 1 ($29.95), Ichi The Killer: Episode Zero ($14.95), Time Bokan ($9.95), and Hammerboy ($9.95).

    Satoshi Kon's next film Paprika is screening at 10 a.m. at Laemmle's Grande 4-Plex in downtown Los Angeles through Sunday. This screening makes the film eligible to be nominated for an Oscar.I've checked out the ANN page on Paprika. It's as good a synopsis as there is on the film so far.(P.S.: I know I was late with this news clip but I was too F***in' tired to edit it out!)

    ADV Films has officially announced their license to SGT Frog, which includes merchandise and gaming rights as well as other areas (everything but the manga). Separately, Diamond Distributors has relayed that ADV has announced that Volume 1, which is listed in the December Previews for a February release, has been rescheduled for later in 2007.

    A new trailer for Makoto Shinkai's upcoming Byousoku 5 Centimeter movie trilogy is now online. The films will be released next spring in Japan.

    The official site for Gonzo's Master of Epic anime series is now online. The show premieres next January in Japan. With grateful thanks to the ANN

    Reviews

    Densha Otoko

    Densha Otoko or Train Man is supposedly based on a true story but with all things Internet related I'll let you decide. I found it to be a nice read while commuting so if you like your heroes nerdy but not Harem Heroic then this could be the title for you. It doesn't have a UK based publisher as far as I know so you'll have order it State-Side for now.

    DNAngel

    DNAngel was the title I got back into Anime and Manga after an almost ten year absense. And I know what some fans and listeners will say 'He chose That Title to come back to!?!' but it's the perfect title to show some who's been away from the Crusade for a while. Not terribly bad, not great just a little bit non-engaging. The manga is longer but has way more Shoujo elements to it than the TV series.

    Kimagure Orange Road

    KOR is fast becoming a favourite of mine but it's purely an acquired taste. If you can't stand 80's anime this may not be your bag but then if you never watch 80's anime then your not being a true Otaku are you? If you don't like it then you don't like it. Animeigo did a fantastic job translating it but they recently lost the license by that I mean that is that the Japanese label that controls it just recently brought out their own boxset in Region 2(Japan) land with better image and sound quality. In other words We're not letting you produce any more of this DVD while we bring out our outrageously priced version that the fans in Japan must buy rather than pick up your nice, cheap version.....

    As I said before Animeigo did a fantastic job. Here's the web page for their liner notes on the TV series. Animeigo regularly bleed for their customers and so many of us ignore the fact that back in the day they were the ADV and Funimation of their day. They just annouced their next license here.

    Eriko Hara's(Hikaru) ANN page

    Hiromi Tsuru's(Madoka) ANN page

    Tohru Furuya's(Kyosuke) ANN page

    Finally here's some images from KOR (Please note ALL images taken from Kimagure Orange Road are for review purposes only and no copyright has been taken away from the owners or implied)

    Madoka. The Heroine of the story.I think..

    Kyosuke. Our Hero. Poor unlucky bas*&!d

    A quiet moment between Hikaru and Kyosuke. It can't last.

    Told ya.

    Kyosuke getting the job at ABCD from Master. Good Times. Good Times.....

    Promos This Week:

    I'm going on a short break to recharge the batteries so the next show won't be out for two weeks. But on the next show I'll be reviewing two manga titles, Infinite Ryvius based on the series by SUNRISE and Legal Drug by CLAMP and the truly awesome OVA series Giant Robo! Chuala Boola or what!?! Eh, eh!?! Ah, I don't know why I bother...

    Delays
    Clean
    November 11, 2006 03:34 PM PST
    Hey guys it's Eeeper. Like I said last week, i was coming down with a head cold. Well,it turns out that I have a chest infection, nice and proper. So this weeks episode will be delayed until next week. I can't say any better than that so the extra time will give me time to catch up on some anime and manga that I really wanted to watch. So until week, Laters!

    Eeeper's Choice Show 07 - The Dragon-Fighting Yakuza's From The Edo Era Show
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    November 03, 2006 05:10 PM PST
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    It's still not dead!?!..Errr...I mean, Welcome back! This weeks show has thrills, spills, chills and that weird fluff you find between your toes after you've put on a new pair of socks....

    On this weeeks show I review the manga Basilisk by the late Futaro Yamada and art by Masaki Segawa, the Playstation 2 game Yakuza and in the Retro Choice I review the OVA series Sohryuden or Legend of The Dragon Kings.

    Anywho if you need to contact me with hints, questions, comments, requests for reviews and anything else then drop me a line @:

    Please note that all images (excluding Show Artwork included in the mp3) unless otherwise stated are the respective copyright and trademark of their respective owners and licensers. No copyright infringement is meant or implied.

    Basilisk is Samurai Action the way I like it. Nice Scenery, great characters and a boat-load of Ninja-action and hemoglobin. Just when Jubei thought he could retire as the baddest samurai, Gennosuke turns up looking for the toughest motherf*&^er around award.

    Links:

    The review of PS2 game Yakuza replaces an anime review that I started to review nut realised was too thin given the size of the series. I played Yakuza for about two or three days and thought it might be worth reviewing. Let me know if I should continue to review games or not.

    Sohryuden was another anime that i watched on Channel 4 back in the day. I remember it being longer but time has refreshed my memory. It's a fairly decent anime but if I could be blunt it's a poor man's X. Only watch it if you've already seen X or you're bored of X. Anybody got any better alternatives let me know.

    The link to AWO's review of They Were Eleven(which I mentioned in the review) can be found here

    Promos This Week:

    Opps Alert: To Grant I know I said I'd talk about dubs but I didn't have the time. Will do it for next show. Secondly the show notes are not complete. To be ammended.

    Next week I'll be reviewing the manga Densha Otoko by Hitori Nakano, the TV series Kimagure Orange Road and the anime D.N.Angel.

    New voicemail player
    Clean
    October 27, 2006 09:28 AM PDT
    Here's a new voicemail service I'm trying out. I don't know if I'll keep this service but I'll give it a whirl.

    Get Your Own Voice PlayerManage

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