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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.

Oct 7, 2021

On this episode, join club members Ed, Karen, Kate, Garrett, and Dennis as they discuss Megazone 23 Part 2: Please Give Me Your Secret. Though the returning characters may look different, Shogo's back to kick some authoritative ass with the help of a new biker gang. The punk scene is alive and well, with more gruesome attacks by the Dezalg, a brand new Garland for Shogo, even more product placement, and a battle of ideals. Is it worth it growing up? Is humanity worth saving? Is any of this even real? How is Shogo drinking that virtual soda? And, is that Cyndi Lauper?

Support the show by either donating to our Ko-Fi link below, or purchasing something through a previous episode affiliate link, as Megazone 23 Blu-ray and DVD sets are currently out of print.

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

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Sep 22, 2021

On this episode, join Dennis, Ed, Karen, and Kate as they discuss Megazone 23 OVA 1. One of the breakout hits of the early years of original video animation, we get to see all the tropes and other things we have taken for granted in modern anime with this 1985 release. Besides a great soundtrack and some potention inspiration for things like The Matrix and Dark City, there's also the sci-fi lineage from some of the minds behind Macross, Yamato, Gundam, Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Urusei Yatsura, and so much more. From government cover-ups, deepfake AI, prolific product placement, motorcycle robots, and the always fun plot explanation over a sex scene montage (which we call "sexplanation"), grab your leather biker gear and have a listen. Because it's time to get into the zone. The Megazone.

Support the show by either donating to our Ko-Fi link below, or purchasing something through a previous episode affiliate link, as Megazone 23 Blu-ray and DVD sets are currently out of print.

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

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Sep 9, 2021

On this episode, Dennis, Kate, and Ed go over the main bonus features on the fourth Blu-ray disc of the 2014 Cowboy Bebop home release. Most of the segments deal with the production for the dub and the dub cast. So let's deep dive into some insights we've gleaned from "Memo from Bebop: The Dub Sessions Remembered" and "Dinner Aboard the Bebop." Bebop dub fans, this one's for you.

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

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Aug 26, 2021

Join Dennis, Ed, Kate, and Karen as we discuss our final recap episode for Cowboy Bebop. So many new emotions during our entire rewatch, and it all culminates to this one. There's a lot of goodbyes for some of our favorite characters, and unsurprisingly, they hit just as hard emotionally now, if not more than when we first watched the series. Friendship, love, trust, betrayal, family, home, farewells, honor, duty, revenge--and we still have to properly get introduced to Julia, too. Hope you enjoyed rewatching this along with us. And if you don't have Cowboy Bebop in your personal collection, well, you know where to find a copy. You're gonna carry that weight.

We were special guests on The Bebop Beat: A Cowboy Bebop Rewatch Podcast for their Cowboy Funk episode! Go check them out!

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

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Aug 12, 2021

On this episode, we cover Cowboy Bebop episodes 18-22 with the help of hosts Diana, Sam, Ed, Kate, Garrett, and Dennis. Also, a little guest appearance from two adorable doggos. We discuss Betamax tapes and players, Spike acting out of character, our limited baseball knowledge, the Curse of the Colonel, Batman: The Animated Series, air juggle combos, and Andy the Cowboy.

Support the show by either donating to our Ko-Fi link below, or by purchasing Cowboy Bebop on Blu-ray through our Amazon affiliate link: https://amzn.to/35ttfU7

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

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Jul 29, 2021

On this episode, Kate, Karen, Dennis, and Ed discuss their next batch of episodes for Cowboy Bebop: episodes 14-17. There's Ed's chess match, even more relevance to the space gate crash 50 years ago, Harvey Keitel, film noir, Captain America, the start of Faye's tragic past, and lest we not forget, some mushroom hunting. So make sure those rations aren't expired, it only counts if you catch the brains behind the operation, and watch out for scam artists, as it's time for more Bebop. See you, space cowboy.

Support the show by either donating to our Ko-Fi link below, or by purchasing Cowboy Bebop on Blu-ray through our Amazon affiliate link: https://amzn.to/35ttfU7

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

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Jul 15, 2021

On this episode, Kate, Karen, Dennis, Ed, and Garrett meet up again to discuss the next round of Cowboy Bebop episodes with 10-13. There's some of Jet's backstory, a sci-fi horror movie homage, and the first two-parter with Jupiter Jazz. Other talking points include Jet being very dad like, more not great cocktails, amazing music choices, commentary from Wendee Lee, and how experimental drugs can have adverse side effects. All right amigo, let's find ourselves a bounty.

Support the show by either donating to our Ko-Fi link below, or by purchasing Cowboy Bebop on Blu-ray through our Amazon affiliate link: https://amzn.to/35ttfU7

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

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Jul 1, 2021

On this episode, join Dennis, Ed, Garrett, Karen, and Kate as we go over the next five episodes of Cowboy Bebop (episodes 5-9). We get to meet two main cast members in the story, with an antagonist in Vicious, and with the final member of the Bebop crew in Ed. Some talking points include booze bottle names, Jet's hacker alias, memory/dream viewer machines, aging 50 years, Dennis' bad guesses at Japanese voice actors, the Bebop crew's first successful bounty capture since we've been watching, and identifying with Ed in modern society.

Support the show by either donating to our Ko-Fi link below, or by purchasing Cowboy Bebop on Blu-ray through our Amazon affiliate link: https://amzn.to/35ttfU7

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

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Jun 17, 2021

On this episode, the club finally goes over Cowboy Bebop for our multi-part vintage anime rewatch. Join Dennis, Ed, Garrett, Kate, and Karen as they discuss the first four episodes of this celebrated series. After what might be our biggest anime news recap segment to date, we go over topics such as chain smoking, Bruce Lee, breaking down hyperspace travel, and a future where Welsh Corgi's are abundant. Here's hoping we can finish before the live action series premieres on Netflix.

Support the show by either donating to our Ko-Fi link below, or by purchasing Cowboy Bebop on Blu-ray through our Amazon affiliate link: https://amzn.to/35ttfU7

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

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Jun 3, 2021

On this episode, Dennis, Ed, Garrett, and Karen go over the 2001 Satoshi Kon film Millennium Actress. A love letter to the history of Japanese cinema, this film blends the story of Chiyoko Fujiwara's life with the films she starred in. So listen in as we discuss which aspects could be her story versus her script, the resolve of one very passionate fan, and literally chasing after your dream.

Support the show by either donating to our Ko-Fi link below, or by purchasing Millennium Actress on Blu-ray + DVD through our Amazon affiliate link: https://amzn.to/3pkaSu0

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

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May 20, 2021

On this episode, it's the first of many big, in person recording meets again as hosts Ed, Diana, Sam, Kate, and Dennis get to record in person together for the 1995 anthology film Memories. Based on the works of Katsuhiro Otomo, we discuss all three segments in reverse order: starting with Cannon Fodder, keeping Stink Bomb in the middle, and ending with Magnetic Rose. We also talk about Sam and Diana's Memories collection, smell being the strongest memory, and how watching the film was sometimes too harsh of a reminder of recent history.

Support the show by either donating to our Ko-Fi link below, or by pre-ordering Memories on Blu-ray through our Amazon affiliate link: https://amzn.to/3bA3fdi

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

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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.

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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.

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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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