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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.

Dec 15, 2016

Happy holidays, folks! On our final episode of 2016, Ed, Kate, and Dennis are joined by Karen and Garrett to go over the first disc of the Oh! My Goddess OVA, episodes 1-3, but that comes after discussing some of our favorite Christmas related anime episodes or specials. We discuss Belldandy being one of the earliest anime idols during our anime fandom infancy, the confusing workings of the "Ultimate Force," what powers a goddess can or can't use, beach episode tropes, love potion consequences, weird spider bunnies, and jerk sempai.

With special guests Karen (Rya Cosplay) and Garrett (@blkriku)

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

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Support the show by purchasing Oh! My Goddess Volumes 1 & 2 on Amazon! Volume 1: http://amzn.to/2gCy55H | Volume 2: http://amzn.to/2gMSIPT

Happy holidays to you all, and see you again in 2017!

Dec 4, 2016

Bonus episode! Eve, Kate, and Dennis talk about watching the Super Kabuki II: One Piece theatrical cut. This was a free show that aired twice in a day at the TCL Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, thanks to the Japan Foundation of Los Angeles.

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

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Nov 25, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate! In this festive episode, Dennis, Eve, and Kate go over the next disc of Bandai's The Vision of Escaflowne release, disc 4. We find out more about Chid's past, Millerna's long crush, Gaean version of Helm's Deep, the power of Atlantis, Hitomi's Google Translate powers, hero mech damage, another victim of mysterious anime disease, mysteries of the Ispano clan, Van's pain tolerance, and Black Escaflowne. This disc's edition of Club Escaflowne does NOT feature Tomkazu Seki. WHAT?!

We also go over Masami Obari's marriage, Eve's Gundam building event experience, and One Piece Kabuki in Los Angeles.

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

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Support the show by purchasing The Vision of Escaflowne on Amazon! Collector's Edition Complete Series & Movie Blu-ray/DVD: http://amzn.to/2drqA3g | Part 1 Blu-ray/DVD: http://amzn.to/2dR4BB9 | Part 2 Blu-ray/DVD: http://amzn.to/2ddscL8

Nov 10, 2016

Dennis, Ed, Eve, and Kate are joined by returning guests Caitlin and Karen as we discuss the third disc from Bandai's The Vision of Escaflowne release. We wonder why the winged people are called "Draconian," where Atlantis is located in this world, remembering two-way pagers, the role of women doctors in Gaea, Hitomi being a psychic trainer, the Dobson brother trio, racism against Dopplegangers, long distance tarot card reading, Doppleganger physiology, incorrect portrayal of CPR, and most importantly, we see more of Van's battle growth in these three episodes.

We also return to Club Escaflowne, with part 2 featuring Minami Takayama (Dilandau), Shinichiro Miki (Allen), and Mayumi Iizuka (Millerna), with an even more ridiculously looking Tomokazu Seki once again conducting interviews. How can it be more awkward than part 1? We'll let you know.

Thanks again to special guests Caitlin (We're Not Twins Cosplay) and Karen (Rya Cosplay) for joining us again

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

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Support the show by purchasing The Vision of Escaflowne on Amazon! Collector's Edition Complete Series & Movie Blu-ray/DVD: http://amzn.to/2drqA3g | Part 1 Blu-ray/DVD: http://amzn.to/2dR4BB9 | Part 2 Blu-ray/DVD: http://amzn.to/2ddscL8

Oct 27, 2016

Karen returns to join Kate, Ed, and Dennis as we go over the 2nd disc of The Vision of Escaflowne. Funimation has finally released their version of the dub along with the original dub and Japanese track, but we'll go over the differences in a future episode. We talk about what gets included in the Collector's Edition just before going into the discussion of episodes 5-8.

We discuss Van's flying skills, Folken's reveal, some Ocean Group dub differences, fossil fuel economy of Gaia, one of the best, non-damsel in distress rescues in anime, Millerna's introduction, insert song CD promotion from Maaya Sakamoto, pager reception, and proper wing cleaning. We also go over one of the silliest bonus features ever: Club Escaflowne, the first of many.

Thanks again to special guest Karen (Rya Cosplay) for joining us again

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

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Support the show by purchasing The Vision of Escaflowne on Amazon! Collector's Edition Complete Series & Movie Blu-ray: http://amzn.to/2drqA3g | Part 1 Blu-ray/DVD: http://amzn.to/2dR4BB9 | Part 2 Blu-ray/DVD: http://amzn.to/2ddscL8

Oct 21, 2016

On this episode, we're going off the rails! Kate asks Diana and Sam how their experiences with Macross World and Akibafest went, considering it was on the same weekend! Kate has some microphone issues, so apologies for all the microphone noise. We go into how Diana and Sam became fans of Macross. And then the quick turnaround from Macrossworld to AkibaFest.

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

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See you next week as we continue our Escaflowne rewatch.

Oct 5, 2016

On this episode, Kate and Dennis are joined by returning guest Caitlin and new guest Karen as we go over the classic series The Vision of Escaflowne in honor of the 20th anniversary of the series finale and just before the re-release of the series on bluray by Funimation. We find out Karen's anime origins, go over old convention war stories, talk about some of our favorite Ocean Group dub actors, disappointing sequel series to good anime, and that's all before we even talk about this week's anime topic.

We do have some hard hitting questions though. What's up with Van's useless armor? Merle doesn't wear pants? Why does Dennis even remember Monster Rancher? Is Amano secretly a terrible person and athlete? Why does Hitomi think it's a good idea to run "through" Van...again? How does Fanelian steel work? What is the purpose of Allen's puffy shoulders? Did Zaibach invent the equivalent of Skype? Ancient Fanelian technology = ancient Aztec technology? Is Dilandau a giant prude?

Hope you enjoyed our talk about Disc 1 of The Vision of Escaflowne. Remember, don't watch the music videos on this disc. However, the next batch of episodes will have something better... Club Escaflowne.

Thanks to special guests Caitlin (We're Not Twins Cosplay) and Karen (Rya Cosplay).

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

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Support the show by purchasing The Vision of Escaflowne on Amazon! Collector's Edition Complete Series & Movie Blu-ray/DVD: http://amzn.to/2drqA3g | Part 1 Blu-ray/DVD: http://amzn.to/2dR4BB9 | Part 2 Blu-ray/DVD: http://amzn.to/2ddscL8

Oct 1, 2016

On this episode, it's just a two person job, as Dennis asks Eve how she enjoyed Yaoi Con 2016. Panels, artists, doujinshi, and a survey? There's also talk about moving to a new place, Dennis finally finishes Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, sports anime, ONE-sensei anime, Joker Game, gazebo, and even more Gundam talk!

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

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Okay, for real, see you next time for the first of many The Vision of Escaflowne episodes.

Sep 21, 2016

On this episode, Dennis, Ed, and Kate go over the 90s sci-fi on The Sci-Fi Channel anime Iria: Zeiram the Animation. We talk about Iria's brother's actual name in English, the orphan trope: lovable or annoying, the unique world design, failing to come up with a better term for this not-quite-steampunk/not-quite-high-tech setting, James Cameron, and getting Zola'd. Should we watch the live action Zeiram movies in a future episode? Let us know! And reward yourself after listening to this episode with a shower and some snacks.

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

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Support the show and purchase Iria: Zeiram the Animation on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2cGng3e

Sep 13, 2016

On this episode, Diana and Sam return to talk with Dennis, Ed, and Kate about our Dragon Con trip. There was merriment, there was costumes, and there was lots and lots of alcohol. We go over Ed's first Dragon Con experience, Dragon Con TV, Star Wars Cosplay, What We Do in the Shadows Cosplay, and much more Game of Thrones talk. Valar Morghulis!

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

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We'll see you at the next meeting for Iria: Zeiram the Animation.

Aug 24, 2016

On this episode, Kate, Ed, and Dennis go over Gainax's first theatrical release Royal Space Force: Wings of Honneamise. Kate goes over why she chose it due to a bad convention experience. There's also a big discussion of one scene in particular that did not sit well with any of us. We also talk a little about the Olympics, what new stuff Ed's been watching, Shonen Jump ending Nisekoi and Bleach, along with a little Dragon Con excitement.

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

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Aug 10, 2016

On this episode, Dennis, Ed, Eve, and Kate are joined by special guest and friend of the show Garrett, as we go over the late Satoshi Kon's feature debut Perfect Blue. Psychological thriller, murder mystery, pop idols, nudity--some really thought inducing story elements. We also go over 90s technology, celebrity stalking in both Japan and the US, and a surprising Home Alone reference. When you wake up, this podcast will still be going on. Or will it? Are we in the Matrix still? What's real now? Who is this?!

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

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Perfect Blue is horribly out of print, but if you want to spend the cash and support the show, buy it on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2aQPRCV

Jul 28, 2016

Kate, Ed, and Dennis talk briefly about this year's San Diego Comic Con. Lines, lines as far as the eye can see. Also, Voltron, Pokemon Go, Star Wars, and Star Trek. And something about Hall H trailers? Get your swag on!

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

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Up next, Perfect Blue.

Jul 13, 2016

Our third and final episode talking about Bubblegum Crisis. Dennis, Ed, and Kate go over what they thought about the final two episodes, some of the ridiculous bonus features, and find out each other's BGC waifus. We also discuss both Nene and Mackie's growth in the final episode, the non-Saber debate of Sylvie vs Reika, and potential BGC cosplay. Hope you've enjoyed this series as much as we enjoyed discussing it.

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

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Support the show and purchase Bubblegum Crisis DVD on Amazon or purchase the sweet Ultimate Edition Bluray direct from Animeigo.

Jul 7, 2016

Short episode today. Dennis, Ed, and Kate recap some of the events they participated in at this year's Anime Expo, then Eve joins the call as Dennis leaves. The kicker this time? We're all sober. No wine. WHAAAAT?!

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

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Jul 1, 2016

On this episode, we continue talking Bubblegum Crisis with OVA episodes 4-6. The AD Police finally start getting their act together. The Knight Sabers make some new friends. One of them threatens to leave?! And Mackie somehow does not get worse. Dennis, Ed, and Kate go into too much episode recap rather than episode discussion, due to the looming threat of Anime Expo panic.

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

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Support the show and purchase Bubblegum Crisis DVD on Amazon or purchase the sweet Ultimate Edition Bluray direct from Animeigo.

Jun 16, 2016

On this episode we go over our first multi-disc anime review with the Bubblegum Crisis OVA. We talk about the first three episodes from the recently released Bubblegum Crisis Ultimate Edition Bluray, the first disc out of three total. We also go over the state of early anime dubbing in North Carolina, Matlock, influences for Bubblegum Crisis, creepy brother peeping, backstory death flags, American 80s movie reference map, and more. Also, Mackie is the worst.

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Support the show and purchase Bubblegum Crisis DVD on Amazon or purchase the sweet Ultimate Edition Bluray direct from Animeigo.

Jun 1, 2016

On this episode, Eve gets to join Dennis, Kate, and Ed in person (yay!), and they're all joined by special guest Caitlin, of We're Not Twins Cosplay. This episode's topic, Samurai X: Trust & Betrayal (aka Rurouni Kenshin first OVA series). We go over the weird use of live action shots, some dub versus sub differences, deep dive seiyuu and voice actor talk, and lots more Kenshin reminiscing. Also, Anime Expo's changing of their background check policy, Hulu dropping some unpopular anime titles from their catalog, and Dennis geeking out over one of Caitlin's influential anime choices.

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

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Support the show and purchase Samurai X: Trust & Betrayal Director's Cut on Amazon!

May 19, 2016

Dennis, Diana, Ed, and Kate go over one of Diana's favorite anime titles, Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture. It's the first title we have all watched dubbed for this podcast. We also go over terrible anime shirts from Hot Topic, Lollapalooza, and Anime Expo background checks. We also go over why Terry has terrible luck with girlfriends, why Joe can't find love, amazing dub rewrites, magical girl and boy transformations, and if Laocorn really became a god or not. The storm...it's coming.

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

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May 12, 2016

Dennis and Kate make a quick stop at the Viz headquarters to visit the Animation Marketing Manager Amy! We talk all the new releases of old anime and manga titles, with a special focus on Hunter x Hunter, Sailor Moon, and Ranma 1/2. Amy also has a hot tip on how to stream Viz anime titles on Hulu without needing a Hulu Plus account on your phone or tablet. Finally, pulling back the kimono, not only do we have wine this episode, we're also eating some delicious chocolates.

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

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See you next time for Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture

May 5, 2016

May the Fourth be with you! No battles in space this episode. Instead we go over another environmental disaster OVA with Green Legend Ran. Also, how not to design a DVD cover along with why implementing a DVD menu is essential, thanks to Pioneer's misstep. Seriously, we go into it for a while. Then, are there even aliens in this anime series universe? Finally, how (not) to survive a biblical flood.

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

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We're now officially on Google Play Music & Blubrry! Also, we will be publishing episodes in biweekly/twice a month release schedule. So every other Wednesday/Thursday.

Support the show and buy Green Legend Ran from Amazon Third Party sellers.

Apr 21, 2016

Short staff today with Diana, Sam, and Eve out. But Kate is back to tell us stories of Japan, Ed gets a new figure preorder in, and Dennis is excited for all the Hunter x Hunter news. And today, we go over the Toonami classic Blue Submarine No. 6, along with a deep dive of the special features bonus disc.

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

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Apr 14, 2016

Kate is out and about in Japan, but Sam joins as another regular host as we discuss Wicked City, our impression of watching this 1987 adult thriller OVA under the scope of today's society, especially Makie's treatment in the story. And yes, apologies for confusing Miura-san with Minowa-san. But hey! We have a snoring doggy in the background!

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

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Buy Wicked City (Remastered Edition) on Amazon

Apr 6, 2016

It's the intro episode to the Vintage Anime Podcast! Like older anime? Miss the days when it was a more of a social experience watching with friends? So do we! Come join in our anime club where we'll watch one disk each episode and discuss it over a bottle of wine or two. For this episode, we discuss how we got into and remained in the anime fandom. There's weekday afternoon Toonami reminiscing, Gundam elitism, T-1 college internet, and when Sci-Fi had an anime weekend marathon. Kanpai!

*Note: Still working out the kinks. Apparently Ed's mixer channel settings were completely wrong while recording. Apologies.

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

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