JARED HERE. Welcome to the premiere episode of Otakus Must Die! Ben and I… well, mostly I… have been floating around the idea of doing an anime centered spin-off podcast for a long time now, and the addition of the anime loving Alex Morrow to our team has presented us with the perfect opportunity to finally make it a reality! Much like Gamers Must Die, the point of this spinoff podcast is to provide a voice for people who love anime, but may not love the culture surrounding it. To that end, our goal is to place the majority of the emphasis on the shows themselves, while leaving out a lot of the other bullshit that you find with passionate fandoms.
In this inaugural edition of Otakus Must Die we first discuss several winter anime series that are just ending their seasons (spoiler alert: Your Lie in April may make you cry). In news we cover just how scary the global phenomena Hatsune Miku has become, and then attempt to teach Ben what a Best Girl is. In the last half of the show we try to briefly go over every upcoming title for the spring season. Emphasis on ‘try,’ since my pronunciation of Japanese names apparently leaves much to be desired.
Bonus Episode: Otakus Must Die #1
Here are the relevant links from today’s podcast:
- Your Lie In April review on Anime News Network – http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/your-lie-in-april/.86364
- Hatsune Miku news – http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-03-28/hatsune-miku-gets-new-manga-in-ribon-shojo-magazine/.86480
- Stein’s Gate follow-up announced – http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-03-28/steins-gate-0-follow-up-game-and-anime-announced/.86470
- The Spring anime season chart that we refer to – http://anichart.net/spring