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Vintage Anime Club Podcast

A group of friends, a disc of anime, a bottle of wine...better make it two. We're an anime podcast taking a look back at some older anime titles on physical media, and seeing if they still hold up or not. Sometimes time lets us appreciate overlooked titles, while other instances require us to remove those rose-tinted glasses. So grab a glass of wine and have a listen.
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A group of friends, a disc of anime, a bottle of wine... Better make it two bottles.

May 5, 2021

On this episode, Dennis, Ed, and Kate review the very adult anime Golgo 13: The Professional. This 1983 film about one of the longest running manga series currently still being published has a lot to offer. While some things might not hold up, we try to look past some of the flaws to see what's there for fans of Duke Togo and his assassination escapades. From all the sex, violence, car chases, and thrilling action sequences, it's really hard boiled.

Support the show by either donating to our Ko-Fi link below, or by purchasing Golgo 13: The Professional on Blu-ray or DVD through our Amazon affiliate link: https://amzn.to/3nMf7xH

Dennis: @ichnob | Ed: @ippennokuinashi | Kate: @TaikoChan 

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Apr 22, 2021

Thank you so much for listening to this podcast for the last five years. To celebrate, the hosts of the Vintage Anime Club and many returning guests have come back on to look back at some of the songs featured on our podcast from 2016 up to 2020. There's some personal favorites, funny stories, emotional connections, and some just because they straight up slap.

Thanks again to returning guests who helped contribute for this podcast and over the years: Michelle (@iamchubbybunny), Jet (@jetspectacular), Alcuin (@different_elves), Bryan (@DarkKingZoro), Eron (@eronrauch), Han, Sanjay (@static_caster), Rishon (@bishounenizer), and Kristen (@KoriStarfire).

Support the show by either donating to our Ko-Fi link below, or by purchasing any of the previous titles we've covered through our Amazon affiliate link featured on each episode.

Dennis: @ichnob | Diana: @binkxy | Ed: @ippennokuinashi | Garrett: @blkriku | Karen: @RyaCosplay | Kate: @TaikoChan | Sam: @EssFive 

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01. Konya wa Hurricane
02. Encounters
03. Yakusoku Wa Iranai
04. Through the Night
05. Condor Wa Tonde Iku
06. H.T.
07. Mystic Eyes
08. Moonlight Densetsu
09. Ginga Tesudou 999
10. Asu e Touchdown
11. Making of a Cyborg
12. Hiru no Tsuki
13. Your Song
14. Ryuuju no Dengon
15. Angel of Love
16. Catch You Catch Me
17. Moon Revenge
18. Shine Shinesman
19. Yoake no Legend (Oh Angel)
20. Lupin III Them '78
21. On Your Mark
22. Ride on Shooting Star
23. Congratulations
24. Kaze Ga Fuku Hi

Apr 8, 2021

On this episode, Karen, Kate, Ed, and Dennis are joined by returning guest Rishon discuss Studio Ghibli's Howl's Moving Castle. Nominated for a Best Animated Feature Academy Award, we go for a real deep dive with this one. We discuss some of the book differences, dub differences, Sophie's nihilism, and just how enraptured we are with most of the cast. And since it's been a while that we've covered something some of us physically own, we get the return of the special features segment! Stick around for an extra long post credits stinger, as we end the episode talking about a Q&A Toshio Suzuki recently did on Twitter discussing many things Howl.

Many thanks to our special guest Rishon (@bishounenizer).

Support the show by either donating to our Ko-Fi link below, or by purchasing Howl's Moving Castle on Blu-ray through our Amazon affiliate link. Standard: https://amzn.to/3sVIgrO || Steelbook: https://amzn.to/31RZdrd

Dennis: @ichnob | Ed: @ippennokuinashi | Karen: @RyaCosplay | Kate: @TaikoChan

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Mar 25, 2021

One this episode, Ed, Kate, and Dennis go over the 1991 OVA series Bubblegum Crash, the sequel to Bubblegum Crisis. The Knight Sabers are back after a brief hiatus to stop more robot threats. But with Priss' original Japanese voice actress unable to return, does this series hold up without one of the core members? We'll discuss the look, feel, and sound of this sequel series, while also poking fun at some of the fun English words seen on screen, some new life choices for some of the Knight Sabers, more sci-fi franchise references, and even some new suit upgrades. Hop on your motorcycle and crank up that J-rock playlist, because we're going back to Mega Tokyo.

Support the show by either donating to our Ko-Fi link below, or by purchasing Bubblegum Crash on DVD through our Amazon affiliate link: https://amzn.to/2Po6pbP

Dennis: @ichnob | Ed: @ippennokuinashi | Kate: @TaikoChan

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Mar 11, 2021

On this episode, Ed, Dennis, Garrett, and Kate go over our final Tenchi Muyo OVA episodes that were previously broadcast on Toonami. Ryo-Ohki gets a new transformation! Ryoko's replaced by a doppleganger, who of course falls in love with Tenchi. And some potential inlaws from Jurai also happen to visit earth! We also discuss some dangling plot points like the possible Jurai spy, was Seiryo even necessary, those higher dimensional beings, and what exactly is happening with the politics of Jurai?

Unfortunately, the Tenchi Muyo Complete OVA series Blu-ray is currently out of print, but you can stream the series on Funimation. And you can support the show by donating to our Ko-Fi!

Dennis: @ichnob | Ed: @ippennokuinashi | Garrett: @blkriku | Kate: @TaikoChan

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Feb 25, 2021

On this episode, Garrett, Dennis, Kate, Ed, and Karen are back to talk about the Tenchi Muyo OVA episodes 5-9. There's a two-part finale for the first OVA featuring Kagato as the series' first big bad. Washu joins the the ladies looking to win Tenchi's affections. We also learn a little bit more about Katsuhito's past life as Yosho and some of the mysteries surrounding Sasami. So climb aboard your trasforming cabbit spaceship, and activate those wings of the light hawk. Because Tenchi has to deal with all of this, plus watching over a baby?!

Unfortunately, the Tenchi Muyo Complete OVA series Blu-ray is currently out of print, but you can stream the series on Funimation. And you can support the show by donating to our Ko-Fi!

Dennis: @ichnob | Ed: @ippennokuinashi | Garrett: @blkriku | Karen: @RyaCosplay | Kate: @TaikoChan 

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Feb 11, 2021

On this episode, club members Dennis, Ed, Garrett, Kate, and Karen discuss a Toonami classic with the first 4 episodes of Tenchi Muyo OVA (known a Tenchi Muyo Ryo-Ohki). Now, it has been a long period of time since most of us have watched it on Toonami, so there won't be too many comparisons between the North American broadcast versus the uncut OVA episodes. But there are plenty of places where you can find the differences. But, we get to meet come classic favorite characters in Tenchi, Ryoko, Ayeka, Sasami, and Mihoshi in these first four episodes. And we get reacquainted with the fun costume and space ship designs, the log technology of the planet Jurai, an earlier than expected hot springs episode, and a spirited discussion of the shape of Tenchi's head.

Unfortunately, the Tenchi Muyo Complete OVA series Blu-ray is currently out of print, but you can stream the series on Funimation. And you can support the show by donating to our Ko-Fi!

Dennis: @ichnob | Ed: @ippennokuinashi | Garrett: @blkriku | Karen: @RyaCosplay | Kate: @TaikoChan 

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Jan 28, 2021

On this episode, Ed, Dennis, and Kate go over the final half of Golden Boy. We actually drew some parallels between the first half and the second half of the series, findind similar arc progressions for each episode's leading ladies. And boy, does episode 5 also get more raunchy than we expected. So pedal your bike as fast as you can and turn in that part time job application, and hope you enjoy this discussion on Golden Boy.

Support the show by donating to our Ko-Fi! You can also upport the show by purchasing Golden Boy on DVD through our Amazon affiliate link: https://amzn.to/3oMjCYO

Dennis: @ichnob | Ed: @ippennokuinashi | Kate: @TaikoChan

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Jan 14, 2021

On this episode, Dennis, Kate, and Ed discuss the first half of the 1995 OVA series Golden Boy. Known for the hilarious facial expressions of protagonist Kintaro along with lots of ecchi situations, we look through this series with a modern sensibility. So join in on our discussion as we go back and forth between being pleasantly surprised and horribly disgusted.

Support the show by donating to our Ko-Fi! You can also upport the show by purchasing Golden Boy on DVD through our Amazon affiliate link: https://amzn.to/3oMjCYO

Dennis: @ichnob | Ed: @ippennokuinashi | Kate: @TaikoChan 

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Dec 10, 2020

In our last regularly scheduled episode of 2020, Garrett, Ed, Kate, Karen, and Dennis discuss the final 4 episodes of Trigun, along with their impression of the series after revisiting it finally. Only a few Gung-Ho Guns are left, and Vash's convictions are pushed to their absolute limits. The club also discusses some of their favorite anime titles of 2020: new anime series, returning anime series, and an honorable mention. Happy holidays to you all! See you in 2021!

Support the show by donating to our Ko-Fi! You can also upport the show by purchasing Trigun on DVD through our Amazon affiliate link: https://amzn.to/30lBBuG

Dennis: @ichnob | Ed: @ippennokuinashi | Garrett: @blkriku | Karen: @RyaCosplay | Kate: @TaikoChan

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Nov 26, 2020

On this episode, it's our penultimate Trigun rewatch discussion, for episodes 18-22. There are fewer laughs, but the drama is intense! There's more Gung-Ho Guns, more tests for Vash's convictions, and even Wolfwood's relationship with the team is pushed to the brink. And how long do you think that timeskip was supposed to be? Two years or less? So listen in with Dennis, Ed, Kate, and Garrett, as you recover from your holiday feasting with some Trigun talk.

Support the show by donating to our Ko-Fi. You can also upport the show by purchasing Trigun on DVD through our Amazon affiliate link: https://amzn.to/30lBBuG

Dennis: @ichnob | Ed: @ippennokuinashi | Garrett: @blkriku |  Kate: @TaikoChan

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Nov 12, 2020

On this episode, we have Dennis, Ed, Garrett, Karen, and Kate going over episodes 14-17 of Trigun. The Gung-Ho Guns are on a full on rampage taking on Vash the Stampede. But, we're also dealing with more members of the Nebraska family? Legato also loves eating dessert. Is Vash the Stampede really sexist? And finally starting on Vash's backstory.

Check out Garrett's D&D sessions on Starlidae's Twitch stream: https://www.twitch.tv/starlidae

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Dennis: @ichnob | Ed: @ippennokuinashi | Garrett: @blkriku | Karen: @RyaCosplay | Kate: @TaikoChan 

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Oct 28, 2020

On this episode, Garrett, Karen, Ed, Kate, and Dennis discuss up to the halfway point of Trigun, with episodes 10-13. Wolfwood sticking around some more is always a good thing. We get introduced to the first of the Gung-Ho Guns. We also discuss some not so fine fashion highlights with two villain characters. And it's been so long for those of us that are revisiting the series, we completely forgot about the recap episode.

Check out Garrett's D&D sessions on Starlidae's Twitch stream: https://www.twitch.tv/starlidae

Support the show by purchasing Trigun on DVD through our Amazon affiliate link: https://amzn.to/30lBBuG

Dennis: @ichnob | Ed: @ippennokuinashi | Garrett: @blkriku | Karen: @RyaCosplay | Kate: @TaikoChan

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Oct 15, 2020

On this episode, we have Kate, Garrett, Ed, and Dennis returning to talk about Trigun, episodes 5-9. It's our first multi-part episode, with the first four being pretty standalone. However, this time we try to figure out if it's more of a four-part episode arc or just a two-episode arc. They all kind of lead right into each other. We do get into the introduction of Nicholas D. Wolfwood. And in this batch, it's the first time we see Vash fire his trademark silver revolver. And Dennis keeps track of Vash's bullet count! You'll find that at the end in our stinger section.

Check out Garrett's D&D sessions on Starlidae's Twitch stream: https://www.twitch.tv/starlidae

Support the show by purchasing Trigun on DVD through our Amazon affiliate link: https://amzn.to/30lBBuG

Dennis: @ichnob | Ed: @ippennokuinashi | Garrett: @blkriku | Kate: @TaikoChan

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Sep 30, 2020

On this episode, Dennis, Ed, Garrett, Karen, and Kate go over the 1998 series Trigun, an anime with a Western flair that was more of a hit in the West than in Japan. But unlike The Big O, Trigun was still able to mostly tell its story with a full 26 episode run. For these first four episodes, we get introduced to the main trio of protagonists, and since it's Kate's first time watching the series ever, we're all very interested in what she thinks. With a strong comedic start with hints of the action to come, let's go back to the the binary sun-kissed planet of Gunsmoke, and follow the Humanoid Typhoon on his adventures.

Check out Garrett's D&D sessions on Starlidae's Twitch stream: https://www.twitch.tv/starlidae

Support the show by purchasing Trigun on DVD through our Amazon affiliate link: https://amzn.to/30lBBuG

Dennis: @ichnob | Ed: @ippennokuinashi | Garrett: @blkriku | Karen: @RyaCosplay | Kate: @TaikoChan

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Sep 17, 2020

On this episode, Ed, Diana, Dennis, and Kate are joined by returning guest Michelle and first time guest Kristen to talk about Sailor Moon R: The Movie. One of the most recognized anime titles ever, we definitely wanted some other experts on to share how much this series means to them. Viz put out an uncut remastered release on streaming and home release, but that also doesn't mean we can't talk about the DiC release from the 90s either. So sit back, reminisce, and enjoy the episode. Otherwise, in the name of the moon... we'll... release another episode. No punishment involved!

Thanks to special guests Kristen (@KoriStarfire) & Michelle (@iamchubbybunny) for joining us!

For more of Michelle's work, check out her Total Nerd videos or her tabletop game sessions on the HuntersEntertainment Twitch channel.

Support the show by purchasing Sailor Moon on Blu-ray through our Amazon affiliate link: https://amzn.to/33HOCjo

Dennis: @ichnob | Diana: @binkxy | Ed: @ippennokuinashi | Kate: @TaikoChan

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Aug 27, 2020

On this episode of the Vintage Anime Club Podcast, we go back to Tomobiki where the local high school is ramping up the hustle and bustle before the school festival tomorrow. Except that it keeps being tomorrow. So join Diana, Ed, Kate, Sam, Dennis, and returning special guest Eron as we discuss Urusei Yatura Movie 2: Beautiful Dreamer, which was released in 1984. The Urashima Taro references are very much at the forefront of this one, along with a few other things that we deep dive into, with some of Oshii's early experimentation with film, if this needed to actually be with Urusei Yatsura characters, inspiration for other films, and the contrast in reception between this versus the first film Only You.

Thanks to Eron (@eronrauch) for being a guest, and check out his digital photobook about locations in Yakuza 0 called "Such is the Power of The Empty Lot," available from Heterotopias.

Support the show by purchasing Urusei Yatsura Movie 2: Beautiful Dream on Blu-ray through our Amazon affiliate link! https://amzn.to/31tV11B

Dennis: @ichnob | Diana: @binkxy | Ed: @ippennokuinashi | Kate: @TaikoChan | Sam: @EssFive

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Aug 13, 2020

On this episode we have Diana, Ed, Karen, Kate, Dennis, and the return of Sam to discuss the first Urusei Yatsura movie Only You, released in 1983. Based on Rumiko Takahashi's first serialized manga, and the feature length directorial debut for Mamoru Oshii, we see glimpses of story, design, and direction in their more globally known works that we're more familiar with. We can't help but bring up some Ranma comparisons, why Ataru is surrounded by all the ladies, weird alien customs, one of anime's earliest himbos, Wedding Crashers, and puns for days. CW: We also discuss briefly about the scandal with the writer for Shonen Jump's Act-Age manga in our news section.

Urusei Yatsura: Only You is out of print on DVD and not available on Blu-ray yet, but Discotek does have plans to re-release it soon.

Special thanks to Alec of Anime Los Angeles for lending us his DVD copy of the Animeigo release.

And as stated in news and the sign off, here is the WCS Kickstarter page. Suport this wonderful cosplay event if you have the means: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wcs/1043810599/?ref=kicktraq

Dennis: @ichnob | Diana: @binkxy | Ed: @ippennokuinashi | Karen: @RyaCosplay | Kate: @TaikoChan | Sam: @EssFive

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Jul 30, 2020

On this episode, Dennis, Ed, Garrett, and Kate discuss the 1987 anthology film Robot Carnival. Nine directers with their own segments delve into the theme of robots with their short films, and we go over each of them. There's quite a bit of action, drama, suspense, romance, and even some creep factor. Come for the robots, stay for the robots. No matter the destruction they cause.

Support the show by purchasing Robot Carnival on Blu-ray through our Amazon affiliate link! https://amzn.to/307Qdy2

Dennis: @ichnob | Ed: @ippennokuinashi | Garrett: @blkriku | Kate: @TaikoChan

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Jul 16, 2020

It's our Slayers Next finale, with Diana, Ed, Garrett, Karen, Kate, and Dennis! After discussing the multiple online conventions over the July 4th weekend, we finally find out what happens to Gourry. There's the return of some of our favorite season 1 side characters, a city of ghosts, a surprising spell from Sylphiel, Martina winning, unexpected romance, a wedding, and some brand new eyecatches.

Support the show by purchasing Slayers seasons 1-3 on DVD through our Amazon affiliate link! DVD: https://amzn.to/2KFsahF

Dennis: @ichnob | Diana: @binkxy | Ed: @ippennokuinashi | Garrett: @blkriku | Karen: @RyaCosplay | Kate: @TaikoChan

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Jul 2, 2020

Yes, even we find it hard to believe. But here we are, episode 100! In continuing with Slayers Next discussion, we're getting very close to the end. We got late game villains popping up every which way! So come join hosts Dennis, Kate, Ed, Karen, and Garrett in our penultimate Slayers Next discussion. We talk some Star Wars parallels, Gaavs terrible fashion sense, Xellos' "true" motives, romance among our heroes, and still waiting for Sylphiel.

Support the show by purchasing Slayers seasons 1-3 on DVD through our Amazon affiliate link! DVD: https://amzn.to/2KFsahF

Dennis: @ichnob | Ed: @ippennokuinashi | Garrett: @blkriku | Karen: @RyaCosplay | Kate: @TaikoChan 

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Jun 18, 2020

For today's episode, we took a week off to let other voices be heard, with the world being the in awful state that it is in right now. But your favorite wine drinking, anime watching crew is back, and we're over halfway done through our Slayers Next rewatch! Ed, Diana, Karen, Kate, Garrett, and Dennis go over the next four, mostly standalone episodes before we get back into the main story. Lina and Amelia put on an idol concert! Everyone wear mascot costumes? Martina does her namesake proud with a fantasy tennis match. And Gourry dons the dress once again.

Support the show by purchasing Slayers seasons 1-3 on DVD through our Amazon affiliate link! DVD: https://amzn.to/2KFsahF

Dennis: @ichnob | Diana: @binkxy | Ed: @ippennokuinashi | Garrett: @blkriku | Karen: @RyaCosplay | Kate: @TaikoChan

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For Trans Rights
For Poland's LGBTQ+ Aid

May 28, 2020

It's part 3 of our revisit with Slayers Next! Garrett's now a full-fledged host, joining Diana, Ed, Dennis, Kate, and Karen discussion episodes 10-13 (36-39 per Funimation's website). Lina tries to get her magic back, Xellos actually starts being useful, inspiration for Avengers: Age of Ultron, who's the actual mastermind behind these monsters, and Lina's new magic hotness. You better get ready!

Support the show by purchasing Slayers seasons 1-3 on DVD through our Amazon affiliate link! DVD: https://amzn.to/2KFsahF

Dennis: @ichnob | Diana: @binkxy | Ed: @ippennokuinashi | Karen: @RyaCosplay | Kate: @TaikoChan | Garrett: @blkriku

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May 14, 2020

On this episode, the big three are back with your next batch of Slayers Next episode recaps. We're going over Slayers Next episodes 6-9 (or 32-35 on Funi's website). So join Ed, Kate, and Dennis as they discuss what is most likely the first of many of Martina's returns, a cowboy chef training montage in regards to dragon hunting and dragon cuisine, the absolute disrespect for Zelgadis, more Xellos being Xellos, getting deeper with a season 1 plot point with Amelia's father, and more hilarity with Lina and crew.

Support the show by purchasing Slayers seasons 1-3 on DVD through our Amazon affiliate link! DVD: https://amzn.to/2KFsahF

Dennis: @ichnob | Ed: @ippennokuinashi | Kate: @TaikoChan

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Apr 30, 2020

On this episode, we're going back to the fun, fantasy anime universe with Slayers season 2, more commonly known as Slayers Next! Even though it's been only a few months since we finished season 1, we thought we could use a little bit of fun by revisiting this series. Ed and Diana lead the discussion also featuring Garrett, Karen, Kate, and Dennis. We discuss recurring gag comfort food, not trusting a priest again, finding out another of Lina's weaknesses, secret secrets are no fun, and Mr. Freeze.

Support the show by purchasing Slayers seasons 1-3 on DVD through our Amazon affiliate link! DVD: https://amzn.to/2KFsahF

Dennis: @ichnob | Diana: @binkxy | Ed: @ippennokuinashi | Karen: @RyaCosplay | Kate: @TaikoChan | Garrett: @blkriku

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