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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.

Mar 23, 2017

That voice in your ears isn't the Puppet Master, it's the Vintage Anime Club! In a change of plans, Ed, Kate, and Dennis go over the 1995 classic Ghost in the Shell before the 2017 live-action version is released to see if it still holds up. We go over some of the differences between the Special Edition DVD, 2.0, and 25th Anniversary edition (even though Dennis keeps referring it to "20th" instead of 25th). We go over some things that were influenced by this film along with what could have influence this film, same-face character design, scenes as the inspiration for the live action film (based on trailers alone), future tech prediction, and so much diving.

And of course, we go over some of the important characters' voice actors along with the bonus features of the Special Edition DVD.

Sorry for the laptop fan noise. We had to record directly into the laptop instead of using our normal digital recorder.

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

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Support the podcast by purchasing Ghost in the Shell on Amazon! Special Edition DVD: http://amzn.to/2nfqgJt | 25th Anniversary Blu-ray: http://amzn.to/2nLcVdH | 2.0 Blu-ray: http://amzn.to/2muUmKf | Steelbook: http://amzn.to/2n9HSVI

Mar 10, 2017

On this episode, Dennis, Kate, and Ed are joined once again by Karen as we go over the penultimate disc of Bandai's release for The Vision of Escaflowne, episodes 21-23. Hitomi further develops her Vibe powers. Will catgirls ever find love? Does Allen seem more overprotective and controlling to you? Who's that beastman with the long flowing hair (or is it a mane)? Do the brothers reconcile, or is there still too much distrust between them? And we're at (at least we think) the final Club Escaflowne segment.

With special guest Karen (IG: @ryacosplay)

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

Feb 28, 2017

You've had plenty of time to see it. We've watched it a bunch of times, too. Dennis, Kate, and Eve are joined by guests Caitlin, Karen, and Garrett to take a break from anime to extol the virtues of Dreamworks' Voltron: Legendary Defender seasons 1 and 2 (currently on Netflix). We also talk a little about the original Voltron/Beast King GoLion, other Voltron reboots, season 1 and 2 spoilers, and what we hope for season 3. You'll also learn what a "dilq" is. So suit up, grab your bayard, and lets go get those Galra. And I'll form... the head!

WARNING: PODCAST LENGTH IS LONGER THAN OUR NORMAL AT JUST OVER 3 HOURS

With special guests Karen (IG: @ryacosplay), Caitlin (IG: @kouject), and Garrett (@blkriku)

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

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Feb 23, 2017

Kate, Ed, and Dennis continue on in the adventures in Gaea with special guest Karen. The romance subplots in Escaflowne come to the forefront now. We also talk about some upcoming anime home releases, toy festivals, Western historical figures in anime, animation budgeting issues, hair theory, tarot card poker face, and blood luck. And of course, Club Escaflowne part 5.

With special guest 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

Feb 9, 2017

On this episode, hosts Dennis, Ed, Eve, and Kate are once again joined by special guest Karen to continue our Escaflowne TV talk, this time for disc 5. We finally get some answers to some burning questions, but that also leads to even more questions! We also talk about Anime Los Angeles, current anime con trends, Escaflowne/Avengers parallels, Guymelef hair, Allen's backstory, Escaflowne/Fullmetal Alchemist parallels, mirror worlds, the power of wishes, and the ultimate question: who does Hitomi really like? And the second non-Sekitomo CLUB ESCAFLOWNE, with all the denim clothing again.

With special guests 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

Jan 26, 2017

On this episode, Kate, Ed, and Dennis are joined by Garrett to discuss Tekken: The Motion Picture...well, technically it's just a two-part OVA. But that's what it was released as via ADV. We go over our history with the Tekken fighting game franchise along with a thorough discussion of this anime's merits. Some discussion topics include a few current anime simulcasts, Kingdom Hearts series, One Piece: Film Gold, pre-internet rage-quitting, Tekken Volleyball & Bowling, Enter the Dragon, kangaroos & dinosaurs, axe biting, and the standard of fighting game plots.

We'll be at Anime Los Angeles this weekend. Come say hi!

Special thanks to Garrett for joining us. Follow him on Twitter, @blkriku.

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

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Support the show by purchasing Tekken: The Motion Picture on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2jtXfrR

Jan 12, 2017

It's our first episode of 2017! Dennis, Ed, and Kate continue discussing the second volume of Oh! My Goddess OVA volume 2. We also go over things such as the irony that we were on break for Christmas and these episodes were Christmas related, phone calls from God, interpreting Sayoko further, holiday pay, differences in beam teleportation and jewelry, and product placement in anime. We also have our usual discussion and surprise of featured Japanese and English voice actors along with our anticipated anime to watch for Winter 2017.

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

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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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

Follow special guest Garrett @blkriku

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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

Find Caitlin's cosplay at We're Not Twins Cosplay on Facebook

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