Episode 39: Localization (Defending Carl Macek)


Pineapple salad cannot kill Roy!

Today, we were joined by Kittyhawk and voice actor Brett Weaver to talk about the fine art of localization. We also talk about Carl Macek a bit, but not as much as we had planned. Maybe we can return to Carl at a later date.

As for today’s episode, you have 100 minutes to look forward to of us rambling about why the anime snobs of the 90s were all wrong.

Topics discussed:
Streamline Pictures
Tomato soup
Ninja consultants
Averting archaic internet memes based on bad localizations
Random falling H’s
“No” DOES mean “Yes”!
Making fun of Sandy Fox
Singing… IN JAPANESE!!!
The white Richard Roundtree

Ninja Consultant

Fortress Maximus meets with Ninja Consultant Six Shot to balance his budget... IN STEALTH!!!


"He's a bad mother..." "Shut your mouth!" "I'm just talkin' about Nabeshin!"

Jenny Stigile - Singer of the "Magic Knight Rayearth" Saturn theme

Once again, we agree that Jenny Stigile is the superior MKR singer to Sandy Fox.

Episode 22 – Tiffany Grant!

"No pizza and no Chinese..."

Oh boy, guys! Heaven can wait, we have Tiffany Grant! A fun-filled episode where we learn about a legendary voice actress’s methods. This is so special that I, Ben Carver, am writing this post! Mr. Neil can’t be the ‘man behind the curtain’ the whole time, right? Rob spilled orange tang on his clothes and later on, also embarrasses himself! We bombard Tiffany with industry questions, and even questions about her interior decorating.

Topics covered:
Rapture was late
Tiffany’s acting method
Industry Secrets
The Gurren that almost was…
Hello Kitty bathroom and the picture that Tiffany Refused to take
Tiffany Grant’s Asuka lost a contest?
We don’t know anyone named Lucy Moralez or Helen Bed

Oh, and the guys and I tried hard restraining ourselves from asking Tiffany doing voices… we MOSTY succeeded.

Overall, this was an awesome episode! Come back next week, and we will have more fan service!

Serena from Slayers


Asuka Langley Soryu

"What are you? STUPID?!"


Tiffany always plays the one named Kyouko in Nuku-Nuku, even after she switched heads with Arisa.

Becky from Gunsmith Cats

"No pizza and..." Yeah, you get the joke by now.

Episode 18 – Neon Genesis Evangelical Church

Shinji Scream


Tim and Rob sync up with us in this episode to talk about Evangelion. I was fortunate enough to get pulled away from the show for nearly 45 minutes while the topic continued, but while I was gone, the panel conspired against me by adding a bunch of audio drops from the show. Overall, we discussed the imagery and characters of Eva and came the horrible conclusion that we may need to do a second part to this. Kill me now.

Folks, if I never hear another Shinji scream as long as I live, it’ll be too soon.

This episode is about:
Shinji whining.
Shinji screaming.
Congratulations, Shinji!
Random Christian imagery.
The Gainax Effect. (Two of them!)
Rei III is creepy.
People exploding into orange Tang.
Tiffany Grant is hot and cosplays as her own characters.
We love Monica Rial, no matter what that Tim says!
We hate the weeaboos.
We also hate rap.
Robotech DVD sales > Eva DVD sales. (Eat it!)

Tiffany Grant cosplaying as Asuka

No pizza, and no Chinese!

Episode 15A – The Faux 25 part 1


Uh-Oh! One of Ben's picks draws controversy. Hmm... I wonder which one.

What once was whole was torn asunder (by Neil, since a 2-plus-hour episode was too much even for him).

Neil’s Note: An epic-length podcast?!  Not on my watch!

In this episodes, we talk about Reboot, and the fans who love it.  Bokurano was jokingly put on the list, then removed.   Does Winston truly taste good…like a cigarette should?  Clone Wars and it’s availability.  Williams Street’s productions are discussed in length.  Boondocks Preaching? NOOOOO!

Faux Part 2 coming soon!

Episode 13 – The Blade Runner Era of Anime

Nene's curse

Nene is staring you DOWN!

Episode 13 is haunted by the curse of Nene. First, it starts out with Neil developing such a case of Alzheimer’s that he actually stopped dead as he was introducing the theme of the show. Second, our guest that we had to talk about The Irresponsible Captain Tylor got stuck at a con and couldn’t make it, again causing problems as a crucial cog in the machine causes massive system failure. Third, we didn’t even discuss the Dirty Pair as much as we had intended. This unfortunate set of circumstances has prompted us to put both shows back in the schedule for a later review, where we can talk about space exploration, androids, space chicks, and all sorts of cool things that Neil likes to talk about.


This was a crazy idea from the start. Whose idea was it to cover three shows in one podcast?! What do you think this is? ROBOTECH?!

We’re blaming it all on Nene, because nothing goes right for Nene. Nene is the specter of calamity.

Space Captain Steve joins in to laugh at us as we stumble.

Also on this show, we talk about:
What IS the Blade Runner Era
Why Akira and Ghost In The Shell are immediately disqualified from discussion
Why you should watch Roujin Z instead
Other shows as the era, such as Dominion Tank Police and Appleseed
Sequels to Bubblegum Crisis are woefully disappointing
Kenichi Sonoda knows how to draw dames
Adam Warren rules!
Watching professional wrestling will inspire you to create classic characters
Beware of tentacle robot balls
Salads don’t kill
Minmay is still a waste of flesh and needs to be slain

Also, Akira fans: Eat it.