Episode Four

There is something major that you guys need to know about the status of The Notaku Diaries. The project will still continue, but due to the busy schedules of those involved, and the desire to have text articles to balance out the podcasts, some schedule changes have been invoked to make the workload easier for all of us to bear. What are these changes? One is that the weekly anime quota for each member has been reduced from nine hours to six hours. In order for that to work, however, we had to get rid of some shows. Out of the 25 anime series that we have yet to watch for The Notaku Diaries, seven have been removed. Those seven are as follows: Clannad, Manabi Straight, Durarara!!, Cyborg 009, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Sailor Moon, and Wolf’s Rain. You can see the reasons why these shows have given the axe from the schedule, as well as some other schedule changes, below the jump. You can also see what the schedule looks like now by going to, well, the schedule page.

With that out of the way, let me say something about this installment of The Notaku Diaries: TomatoSurprise bailed. Just for this episode. It wasn’t because of his hatred of Air, or because of a dying relative. He had to deal with some personal things that I’m not at liberty to discuss. But despite the lack of Tomato, the show had to go on, and we did it without him. What results is a very hilarious, very awkward, but very satisfying episode of TND. Oh, and TetrisDork? He is staying on the project. The opening song is Ride on Shooting Star by The Pillows.

~ RacattackForce

P.S. – If you have any complaints or criticisms, PLEASE comment. This is the only way we’ll be fully aware of your opinions.


Download Episode Four Here

Head below the jump to see what shows we are covering this week, as well as the schedule changes…

FLCL #6 – “FLClimax”

Air #6 – “~Star~” (watch)
Air #7 – “~Dream~” (watch)
Air #8 – “~Summer~” (watch)
Air #9 – “~Moon~” (watch)
Air #10 – “~Light~” (watch)
Air #11 – “~Sea~” (watch)

Princess Tutu #4 – Giselle (watch)
Princess Tutu #5 – On the Night of the Fire Festival (watch)
Princess Tutu #6 – Dreaming Aurora (watch)
Princess Tutu #7 – Crow Princess (watch)
Princess Tutu #8 – The Warrior’s Fountain (watch)
Princess Tutu #9 – Black Shoes (watch)

Trigun #1 – The $$60,000,000,000.00 Man (watch)
Trigun #2 – Truth of Mistake (watch)
Trigun #3 – Peace Maker (watch)
Trigun #4 – Love and Peace (watch)
Trigun #5 – Hard Puncher (watch)

Azumanga Daioh and Cowboy Bebop have been moved to the summer, to accompany Digimon Tamers.

Clannad was given the axe because we watched one Key/Visual Art’s show, and given that most of us didn’t like Air until the very end…yeah.

Manabi Straight is a lolicon series. Dammit Japan, stop making high schoolers look like they should be thrown into a playpen.

Durarara!! was created by Ryohgo Narita, who also created Baccano!: no need to have more than one series by the same creator on this year’s schedule.

Cyborg 009 would take a million years for us to find. The complete series can only be found through recordings of the show when it aired on Cartoon Network, which are pretty few and far between.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood? Aren’t we all sick of the FMA franchise by now? Nothing against it, but give us a few years, when it isn’t in every nook and cranny of the Western anime community.

Sailor Moon…hey, I wanted to watch this show, but I got outvoted on the matter. Guess the other guys decided Princess Tutu was all we needed to deal with from the magical girl genre.

Wolf’s Rain was cut for no reason other than time constraints.

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