Due to some miscommunication that was probably all my fault, these two episodes didn’t air on Toon Radio last Tuesday as was planned. As for the reason why these episodes would even air back-to-back in the first place is because we weren’t able to record episode 11 on the weekend it was supposed to be recorded, so we recorded them both the following weekend. Though I did send Robert the files for these episodes, a rerun of Episode 10 and an episode of the awesome GeekNights podcast aired in their place. Now time to talk about the episodes themselves: Sketch was on both on these episode, since he really wanted to be on at least one episode where we talk about Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. And who are we to deny him that? He was the one who suggested that we watch the series in the first place. There was also a bit in one of these episodes where we watched this Beat Crusaders music video…something I forgot whether I kept or not. One thing that I do remember cutting is a bit in Episode 12 where I admit that Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt is the first Gainax production that I’ve ever watched. Feel free to ridicule me for that in the comments below.
EPISODE 11: The opening theme used in this episode is Bōken Desho Desho? (sung by Aya Hirano), which happens to be the opening theme for the first season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. The closing theme is Hare Hare Yukai, also sung by Aya Hirano, and also from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
EPISODE 12: The opening theme is Libera Me From Hell, which is sung by Tarantula (from the band Spontania) & Kasahara Yuri, arranged by Iwasaki Taku, and used in the latter half of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. The ending theme is My World Down by the band Meister, and was used as the ending theme for the first half of BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad.– RacattackForce
Head below the jump for the shows and episodes we tackled in these episodes…
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya #4 – The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya #5 – The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya III
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya #6 – Remote Island Syndrome (Part I)
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya #7 – Mysterique Sign
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya #8 – Remote Island Syndrome (Part II)
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya #9 – Someday in the Rain
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya #10 – The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya IV
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya #11 – The Day of Sagittarius
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann #23 – Let’s Go, The Final Battle
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann #24 – We Will Never Forget, This Minute and Second
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann #25 – I Accept Your Dying Wish!
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann #26 – Let’s Go, Comrades!
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann #27 – All The Lights In The Sky Are Stars
Outlaw Star #8 – Forced Departure
Outlaw Star #9 – A Journey of Adventure! Huh?
Outlaw Star #10 – Gathering for the Space Race
Outlaw Star #11 – Adrift in Subspace
Outlaw Star #12 – Mortal Combat with the El Dorado
Outlaw Star #13 – Advance Guard from Another World
Outlaw Star #14 – Final Countdown
Outlaw Star #15 – The Seven Emerge