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BFM Podcast 9 - Protect Me, Please!

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Moe is the Japanese subculture that's been flooding most anime these days. Those cute characters that just beg to be protected. It's that sort of thing. We also talk a bit about anime we've been watching recently such as Eden of the East, Strawberry 100%, and Azumanga Daioh. Download the episode, subscribe on itunes, see a youtube playlist of things we discuss and check out the show notes after the jump!

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New Capcom VS game? Who is Tatsunoko?

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That's right. There's a brand new Capcom VS arcade game. It sure did take a long time. I suppose they were listening to their fans. Now, we all know that there won't be a Marvel Vs Capcom 3 any time soon due to licensing issues. However, the new VS game is Tatsunoko vs Capcom Cross Generation of Heroes. Most of you are probably not familiar with Tatsunoko, at least not right away. Given other blog posts here at Otaku Revolution, I can safely assume this will be in your interests. Tatsunoko is responsible for some awesome anime series such as Macross, Casshern, Samurai Pizza Cats, Karas, Speed Racer, Video Girl Ai, and The Soul Taker among other series.

You can read more about it, and see screenshots over at arcade renaissance

Megacon 2008 Report

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So I went to Megacon this year for three days of fun and excitement. Though not all was fun and excitement. Now, I've been to different sorts of conventions before. Some were huge (Otakon), and some were small (MTAC). With that said, my impression of Megacon was more of a middle-con. It took place it a fairly big size area convention center, and housed a large populace, especially on Saturday. The dealers room was actually pretty massive though, but as far as events went, I found myself bored more often than not. Hell, I left at six o'clock...on a SATURDAY. Isn't Saturday night when everything cool is supposed to happen? On Friday we got there at 11-ish, and we were in what was thought to be the second panel of the day, but in reality no panels actually happened until 1pm? What a joke. I'm not trying to convey that I didn't have fun.

School Days

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So School Days is one of those anime that you watch and you think to yourself, "Haven't I seen this shit before?". And then you get to the end of the first episode and you're still thinking the same thing. You know, first impressions usually mean a lot, but when first impressions are usually ....less than stellar and that seems to be the norm for first episodes, you gotta keep with it. Usually, to get the best experience you watch the series as a whole (Usually at least if it's 12 episodes, you can trek on).

Former "Otaku" Now in a Love-Hate Relationship with Anime

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So I've been into anime for quite a long time. You know, I'm that guy who was into Sailor Moon back in the day because that's all there was besides the Sci-Fi channel stuff. (Oh Man, do you remember Roujin-Z? Gall Force? I do.) And then as anime was made more available through retailers such as Suncoast and Media Play. They had all the stuff you could want. That was when I had free time, that was when I had a NewType subscription to sample every anime I could ever want. I developed my own tastes after experiencing all sorts of different kinds of anime over the years. Now that I'm out of high school, and I've started working, it's harder to find out which anime fits my needs. There was a point when I had a falling out with anime, but now we're in a love-hate relationship. There's a few here and there that I try, but every time I sample something new it's usually something I've seen before, or something that had the potential to be executed so much better.