Posts Tagged ‘Gurren Lagann’

Mood Swings, Everybody Dies, and Space Race

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.

Literal Star Wars, Gratuitous Engrish, Silent Reading Time, and Die Hard IN SPACE!

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

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Sibling Quibbles, Sexual Harassment, Moonlight Assassin, and Hot for Teacher

Wow, we’ve reached episode ten and…nothing really. Episode 10 isn’t really the biggest benchmark ever when it comes to internet programming. Episode 100: now THAT’S a benchmark. Anyway, while I’m drinking this disgusting can of V8, I suppose I should tell you some behind-the-scenes stuff. Well, guess what? I can’t remember a thing from that recording other than CallGraph failing one or two times, and that huge Nia debate that occurs halfway through. So yeah, nothing to really say other than don’t mess with Nia, or any of the other girls in Don East’s harem. The opening theme is Koi no Mikuru Densetsu by Satoru Kousaki (sung by Yuko Goto), which is used as the opening theme for The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina: Episode 00. The closing theme is Minna no Peace by Afromanic, which is used as the ending theme for post-time skip Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.

P.S. – We’re doing Haruhi Suzumiya in BROADCAST ORDER. Yeah, we are total badasses.

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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).


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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).


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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.


EDIT: Audio problem fixed.

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A Spiral Christmas Message

Posted: December 25, 2010 by doneast in Don East
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Merry Christmas everyone, sorry I haven’t been posting that much.  A combination of Anime Abomination, college finals, and getting ready for the holiday season (along with getting into Doctor Who) put a dent in my writing.  But since it is Christmas, I really should post at least something related to the holiday so here’s some SimonXNia under the mistletoe.

Aww... Cute couple aren't they?

On the behalf of the Real Scratch Pad, have a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

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