Posts Tagged ‘Animation Review’

I’m still worried about putting together Episode 9 at the time of writing. Heck, the only thing on my mind at the moment is how screwed up the recording and the aftermath of that episode was. But I’ll talk about that in full once we actually get to it. For now, let’s focus on Episode 8, in which ToonFaithful was mysteriously captured by ninjas prior to recording, leaving TetrisDork, chdr, and myself to do the podcast…then chdr had to leave to eat dinner. So more than half of the podcast is Tetris and I doing some back and forth. And I don’t think any of were 100% on the day that we recorded: I, at the very least, was recovering from a pretty bad cold that Sunday. But in the end, we managed to have some decent discussion and be funny enough to keep your attention.

The opening theme is Sorairo Days (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann OP) by Shoko Nakagawa, while the ending theme is Watashi No Ai Wa Chiisaikeredo (Princess Tutu ED) by Ritsuko Okazaki. Stay tuned for Episode Nine, the most chaotic and disastrous recording so far (and that says A LOT).

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The raw cut of this Notaku Diaries episode was just a minute longer than the final cut, which is a stark contrast to the 100+ minutes that Sketch had to edit for this week’s Not Another Old Cartoon Podcast. In non-time restriction related news, Don East sneaks his way in this week to discuss some Gurren Lagann with us, spoiling future plot threads and spewing small doses of profanity. Chdr had to leave after we “discussed” Princess Tutu, but is back in time to talk about our Best/Worst of the Week. Oh, and Tomato isn’t here, but that’s a given at this point. The opening theme is Morning Grace by Ritsuko Okazaki (Princess Tutu OP). The ending theme is Kaze wa Mirai ni Fuku by AKIMA & NEOS (Trigun ED).

~RacattackForce


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Episode Six marks the first time I’ve cut down an episode due to time restraints, and will very likely not be the last. But don’t worry: all the stuff that I’ll be cutting out will be heard by you guys in the near future, along with some bloopers. As for the content of this episode, well…Tomato’s BACK! But only for this episode. At least, for now. The reason why he won’t be around as often is because of his school’s little High School Musical play, and the fact that the purpose of the Notaku Diaries has changed. So while he’ll likely be back in summer, don’t expect much from him in the next few months. No really interesting facts about this episode other that the raw cut of it was the shortest ever so far (an hour and ten minutes), and I doubt you guys care about that little fact. The opening theme is H.T. by Tsuneo Imahori, while the ending theme is Yochou performed by the Sofia Symphonic Orchestra (used in Princess Tutu).

~RacattackForce


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Episode Five

The Notaku Diaries word of the day? BULLSHIT. Air was an idiotic series that had writers who completely and utterly refused to play to their strengths. If episodes 11 and 12 were anything to go by, the writers are great at realistic drama. As all of us stated, what could have been at least an entertaining show was ruined by supernatural bullshit. But we go more into that, and also use the word “bullshit” a lot more, in the actual episode.

I’ve also gotta say that I’m really sorry about the delay. Homework and Super Bowl XLV got in the way of me being able to edit this episode and post it on time. Other news related to this episode includes the lack of TomatoSurprise (don’t worry, he returns next week), TetrisDork giving Air the finger, incredible levels of gar, and so much more. The opening theme is Tori No Uta by Lia, while the ending theme is Underground by High Voltage.

~RacattackForce

EDIT: Audio problem fixed.


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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.


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Episode Three

Now we’re getting somewhere: while the first two episodes weren’t bad by any means, I feel that this is where we start getting good, comfortable, and funny at times. This may have been helped by the fact we had a guest for this episode: TetrisDork/Vyse. It was great to have him around for both this episode and the next, and hopefully he’ll come back in again sometime in the near future. We may have had to delay recording this episode for a good week, so he could watch everything necessary to do this with us, but it was 100% worth it. One more thing about this episode you guys should know is the audio feedback: I have apologize for the audio feedback you’ll hear once in a while throughout the podcast. A majority of it couldn’t be removed without deleting some of the conversation as well, and it seems like all that irremovable feedback was coming from Chdr’s Hey You, Pikachu! microphone crappy microphone which is something that hasn’t happened before with that mic. The opening song is All The Way by Mikuni Shimokawa. ~ RacattackForce

P.S. – This is the figurine that I freak everyone out with partway through the podcast. Yeah…we weren’t aware of Gakuen Kino at the time.


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Episode Two

This episode has the entire Notaku Diaries cast on board: Tomato Surprise, Chdr, ToonFaithful, and myself. The King of Tomatoes and the Duke of Chairs-made-of-Cheese still do most of the talking here, since I’m basically a deer-in-headlights throughout the entire thing, and Skype kept dropping ToonFaithful for whatever reason. I feel that while Episode 2 is an improvement, Episode 3 is where we start getting really good, so stay tuned for that. The opening song is A Stray Puppy and the Beat of the Rain (Maigoinu to Ame no Beat) by Asian Kung-Fu Generation.

~ RacattackForce


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