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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 20, 2022

On this episode, join Ed, Kate, Karen, and special guests Sanjay and Rishon as they continue with the Princess Tutu rewatch, covering episodes 5 through 9. Things are taking more interesting turns as Mytho regains more pieces of his heart. We talk about a different version of a Fire Festival, what are the differences between a crow and a raven, how deep do Fakir's scars go, and...well let's just put a pin in that one for the time being. Now then, lights, music, podcast!

Many thanks to our special guests Sanjay (@static_caster) & Rishon (@bishounenizer).

Support the show by either donating to our Ko-Fi link below, or by purchasing Princess Tutu on Blu-ray through our Amazon affiliate link: https://amzn.to/3Fdgga1

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

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May 4, 2022

On this episode, join Karen, Kate, Ed, and Dennis as they discuss the 2002 series Princess Tutu. We somehow avoid a major recording disaster with Dennis forgetting the actual microphones, so this episode's audio sounds different than what you're used to hearing. But we still have much to discuss, such as all of the dance battles, what we think happens in Once Upon a Time, why do people like Mytho, more animals than we realize, and is Neko-sensei worse than Kimura-sensei? Maybe you can help us decide. Un, Deux, Trois! It's time to discuss the first four episodes of Princess Tutu.

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

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Apr 14, 2022

On this episode, join Dennis, Ed, Garrett, and Kate as they discuss the 1986 Studio Ghibli film Castle in the Sky. We couldn't go over the 1989 dub as the Disney version is the one that's easily streamable. Nonetheless, we still have a lot to talk about, such as never trusting people who always wear sunglasses, sky pirate etiquette, is it steampunk, the Dragon's Lair, Terminator robots, and just where did that apple core go.

Support the show by either donating to our Ko-Fi link below, or by purchasing Castle in the Sky on Blu-ray + DVD through our Amazon affiliate link: https://amzn.to/3jzM0w8. Or get the steelbook version here: https://amzn.to/3KFN4un.

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

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Apr 1, 2022

On this episode, join Dennis, Diana, Ed, Karen, and Kate as they discuss 1995's Ruin Explorers - Fam & Ihirie OVA series. And before that, we also get into some of our highlights of the Winter 2022 anime season plus looking forward to Spy x Fa--I mean the Spring 2022 anime season. Other talking points include Diana's origin with Ruin Explorers, comparisons to Slayers and Lodoss Wars, which anime characters does Ihrie remind Dennis of, what is Fam's D&D class, Wacky Races, and is Lyle like Steve Urkel? Drop that Magical Beat, and don't set off any traps. It's time for Ruin Explorers!

Support the show by either donating to our Ko-Fi link below or purchasing something through a previous episode affiliate link, as Ruin Explorers is currently out of print and unlicensed.

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

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Mar 17, 2022

On this episode, we have Dennis, Ed, Kate, and Karen to discuss the 1991 OVA series Sukeban Deka, aka Delinquent Detective. Only two episodes, expired North American license, and out of print but still cheap to find second hand? Sounds like the perfect series for us to cover. What can one student as an undercover detective armed with only a yo-yo do? Quite a lot actually. Listen is as we discuss school bus safety, tracing in the art world, sibling rivalry, dramatic still frame shots, and Junko's hard life. So badge up, because mom needs saving. Join us as we discuss Sukeban Deka.

Support the show by either donating to our Ko-Fi link below or purchasing something through a previous episode affiliate link, as Sukeban Deka is currently out of print and unlicensed.

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

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Mar 3, 2022

On this episode, it took almost two years but we're finally covering the infamous Garzey's Wing, the 1996 OVA series by Yoshiyuki Tomino of Gundam fame. Join Dennis, Ed, Kate, and Karen as they go through both the Japanese and English versions of the series, try to make sense of the plot, butcher the pronunciation of a bunch of character names and places, and maybe have a too much wine for once. Plus, with the the help of some blogs, we also get some insight into the source material novels for Garzey's Wing, too. So summon the spirit of a Japanese man, get whisked away to another world by Yamato Takeru no Mikoto, and don't forget your swimsuit for the high school reunion pool party. We're heading to Byston Well.

Support the show by either donating to our Ko-Fi link below or purchasing something through a previous episode affiliate link, as Garzey's Wing is currently out of print and unlicensed.

Credit goes to to The Cracked Magnifying Glass and Beyond Electric Sheep for more insight on Garzey's Wing.

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

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Feb 17, 2022

On this episode, join Ed, Kate, and Dennis as they discuss the 1997 prequel OVA series Sakura Wars. Based on the long running Sega game series of the same name, but taking place before the events of the first game, we want to know how well this OVA holds up especially for those who are unfamiliar with the game series. Ed also gives us a deep dive into the series itself along with some historical importance it has on Japanese audiences. We also talk about steampunk mechs, the dual life of a stage performer and soldier, if granny deems you worthy, and comparisons to another Taisho era based anime that involves fighting demons. So put on those fancy clothes, because we're heading to the theater. Enjoy!

Support the show by either donating to our Ko-Fi link below or purchasing something through a previous episode affiliate link, as Sakura Wars OVA 1 is currently out of print and unlicensed.

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

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Feb 3, 2022

It's a jam packed full host podcast with Diana, Sam, Karen, Kate, Garrett, Ed, and Dennis! There is quite a bit that happens in the second half of the Magic User's Club OVA. There's a combo of a beach PLUS hot springs episode, yet it's actually not as ecchi as we'd think! Some insight on the pasts of both Takakura and Miyama. There's also some school hijinks like a festival prep, confession culture, and sneaking in after school is closed. Join us as we discuss the real question that's been on our minds since the start: will Jeff do something? Listen in and find out.

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

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Jan 20, 2022

On this episode, we've got a full clubhouse with Diana, Sam, Ed, Karen, and Dennis hosting our first podcast of 2022 with Magic Users Club OVA, episodes 1-3. High school magic users versus alien robots with a little bit of ecchi thrown in? What's not to love? Takakura and Aburatsubo have to show three new members the ropes: second years Sae and Nanaka plus first year Akane. And on top of all of this, there's the antagonistic manga club plus two very in your face investigative journalists causing trouble and distractions. So don your wizard or witch hat, prep your magic wand and magic cards, and pad that broom you're riding on because the wooden handle is very uncomfortable. The Magic User's Club is off to see the Bell!

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

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Dec 16, 2021

For our final episode of 2021, join Dennis, Kate, Ed, Garrett, and first time guests and friends of the show The Bebop Beat! Hosts Jamie and Lauren join us for the first half to give us their anime history and general thoughts on the show. Unfortunately, that was recorded BEFORE the news of the Netflix cancellation. Then we do a round off with the post Netflix news to cap off the show. Hope you folks had a chance to at least check out a few episodes. And let us know if there was something you hoped to have seen in a theoretical second season.

00:00:00 Introduction & 2021 Anime Picks
00:46:14 Interview with The Bebop Beat
02:42:24 More Talk with Ed & Sign Off

Thanks to Jamie (@spacedragon) & Lauren (@LaurenFaits) for joining us on this show! Check out their podcast The Bebop Beat (@BebopBeat).

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

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

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Dec 2, 2021

On this episode, Dennis is the lone host over the holiday weekend, but there's a cavalcade of guests. With returning guests Eron and Alcuin, we're also joined by first time guest Yume to discuss Yoshikazu Yasuhiko's 1986 Greek mythology inspired anime Arion. Will our familiarity with Greek myth be a benefit or a drawback to this story? Arion's motivations may change from finding a cure for Demeter to rescuing his sister Resphoine, but he'll meet a host of Olympian gods and heroes to face Zeus. So form an adventuring party. Whether it's a young, plucky thief, or a monstrous triclops, or some dude in a lion mask, get ready. Because it's time to attack and dethrone a god.

Special thanks to Eron (@eronrauch), Alcuin (@different_elves), and Yume (@yumewarlock) for joining this episode!

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Dennis: @ichnob

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Nov 18, 2021

On this episode, join hosts Garrett, Kate, Ed, and Dennis as we discuss the 1989 film Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland. Similar to our Unico watch, we discuss if this actually is an anime title or just anime adjacent? Many of your favorite dreams and least favorite nightmares as a child are featured, such as trains, clowns falling, monsters, magic, flying, derigibles, and a lot more. Except for that one nightmare when you're late for school or work and you don't have any bottoms on. So take a trip down to Slumberland with us, where you'll meet King Grandfather Santa, goat powered vehicles, a flying bed, and pajamas every which way you look. Hit that snooze button and keep on dreaming.

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

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Nov 4, 2021

On this episode, join Dennis, Ed, Karen, Kate, and special guest Bryan Newton as we discuss the 2001 anime film Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door. Recorded on Halloween, and one of the few anime films that takes place during Halloween (on Mars), we felt it appropriate this time to do all this before the Netflix live action. We go over topics like favorite Halloween candy, Spike's cool headphone and flirty game, Sporky Dorky, body tape, all kinds of beans,  pumpkin parade floats, and so much more. Our second to last discussion about space cowboys in 2021.

Special thanks to Bryan for being on the show. Give him a follow at @DarkKingZoro

Support the show by either donating to our Ko-Fi link below, or purchasing something through a previous episode affiliate link, as Cowboy Bebop: The Movie is currently out of print.

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

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Oct 21, 2021

On this episode, Han returns after a long hiatus to join Dennis, Kate, and Ed for Megazone 23 Part 3. New characters with Eiji Takanaka, Ryo Narahara, and the mysterious characters of Sion, Jacob Halm, and Won Dai, plus the real Eve Tokimatsuri and not her digital persona. We have to get the Akira comparisons out of the way, along Eiji's current favorite game, Hard On II, just to get through this wild plot of a sequel. Did they succeed in adding to the story that seemed complete from Part 2? What of Shogo and his friends? Why can't E=X and Orange Amusement share network coverage? And is everyone just cool with Garland tech now? Quarter up because you got next on Hard On II, and listen in before you cycle out. Let's see what's up with Megazone 23 Part 3.

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 | Kate: @TaikoChan 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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