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Episode Number Description Anime Review HotSpot
#130

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Wow, we did it! Fourteen years of ASO Radio C-O-M-P-L-E-T-E-D, completed! Yahoo! All right! PaRappa The Rapper, you gotta believe! Ten seasons finished! Yeah, yeah, yay, woo, wooo!

...And here's to another fourteen years yet to be. We hope you all shall join us on our continuing adventures in anime talk radio broadcasting.
"Toradora!" Video Game Review: "Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS)"
#129

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Are you prepared for a rocking summer-time episode of ASO Radio? Good, glad to hear it, because we have one that's ready for you!

Nz17 is going to take you on spin through some anime reviews "shotgun style," and then we serve up a mighty fine video game review of a compilation of games for PSP.
"Katanagatari," "Arakawa Under the Bridge," "Pandora Hearts," "Our Home's Fox Deity," "Kimi ni Todoke," "Bunny Drop," "Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl," "House of Five Leaves," "The Everyday Tales of a Cat God" Video Game Review: "Metal Slug Anthology"
#128

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This Episode contains a special announcement about some changes we're going to be making around here. But it also contains a review of the anime Working!! (known as Wagnaria!! in North America) and an hour-long interview with the famous voice actor Sonny Strait and the musician - and convention favorite - Warky T. Chocobo. A nice mix of ASO Radio goodness that spans over ninety-eight minutes, this is an Episode you should not miss! "Wagnaria!!" Misc: "Sonny Strait + Warky T. Chocobo interview"
#127

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Yeesh, ASO Radio steps away from the spotlight for two weeks and the manga industry falters on its foundation. Is it a coincidence or is it the amazing power of ASO Radio's missing presence at work, causing a severe decline in purchasing habits? Yeah, that's what I thought too. "Cromartie High School," "Ponyo" Misc: "Japanese for the Beginning Otaku"
#126

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You know that whole thing about shorter, more manageable Episode lengths? Yeah, about that: got into a bit of a rant about anime production and buyer purchasing habits, so a short Episode isn't happening this time. What is happening is a great bit of anime news, an anime review of a classic from the golden days of the late 80's / early 90's, and a review of a recent release for the Nintendo DS in the HotSpot section. "YaWaRa! A Fashionable Judo Girl" Video Game Review: "Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days"
#125

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It is the end of an era, and the dawn of a new era... and time for more ASO Radio! We wrap up our first decade of ASO Radio with Episode #125, a true milestone! And to celebrate, we bring out some dutifully critical reviews of the new Fullmetal Alchemist anime series, Brotherhood, and the original manga too. Put on your listening headphones and tune into a new decade of ASO Radio, my fellow otaku. "Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood" Manga Review: "Fullmetal Alchemist"
#124

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And now we proudly present the first Episode of 2009, #124! *crowd cheers*

Yes, yes, we are glad to be back, and this is a great Episode. We feature our expanded Community Section (Anyone have a better name suggestion for this segment?), we have double doses of anime and video game reviews, and we tell you in the anime news segment of the upcoming and pending releases and retractions of the retail world of anime and manga. So let's get the downloads rolling and listen to this shining new Episode of ASO Radio!
"Chobits," "Lucky Star" Video Game Review: "Disgaea DS," "New Zealand Story Revolution"
#123

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DB3 is back for one more Episode of ASO Radio before the summer ends. Tune in to hear him and Nz17 jab their jibs at one another and laugh even more. As a special treat, DB3 is giving us a review of a manga series he has been following recently, and we give another Web site recommendation. Banzai!

Web Site of the Week: Bleach Portal
"Sakura Wars (OVA)" Manga Review: "Liar Game"
#122

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Holy cows, we are back again! And by we, I mean a special guest and I. Who is this special guest? You'll have to listen to the Episode - or I'll have to stop being a schmuck - for you to find out. I think I'll just stop being a schmuck then, and tell you our super-special guest is none other than long-time and old-time co-host of the show, DB3! For those of you unfamiliar with his work, go back and listen to like #105 and just about everything between #58 and #94. I'm sure it is a good use of thirty-eight hours of your ever more precious life, unless you have a scheduling conflict or something, and then it's cool.

Web Site of the Week: Anime Paper
"Chobits"
#121

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How have you been? Boy, seven months can really fly by when you get busy with life and anime. But hey, we're back, and we're bold, and we are ready with a smorgasbord of anime material that will blow your socks off your feet! We'll try to restrain ourselves, but trust me, we're busting at the seams with new reviews waiting for you, now and in the future. Did I mention the upcoming weekly Episodes? Good times ahead. "Blue Seed," "Chobits," "Eureka Seven," "Galaxy Fraulein Yuna," "Get Backers" Manga Review: "Maison Ikkoku"
Video Game Review: "Bleach: The Blade of Fate," "Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow," "Etrian Odyssey," "Jam Sessions"
#120

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GIANT EPISODE ALERT! WARNING: ANOTHER HUMONGOUS EPISODE IS NOW APPROACHING!

After a devastating delay of three months, ASO Radio returns, refreshing the parched ears of its listeners like the cool waters of an oasis in the desert. To make up for the delay we have over two dozen different reviews of anime and video games, plus our question-and-answer interview with Vic Mignogna that so many want to hear. Naturally we also have a heaping helping of interesting anime news. With this much content in store, you know you should get downloading!
"Assemble: Insert," "Aura Battler Dunbine," "Barefoot Gen," "Barefoot Gen 2," "El Hazard OVA," "Galaxy Fraulein Yuna," "Girl Who Leapt Through Time, The," "GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka," "Hyper Police," "K.O. Beast," "Magic Knight Rayearth," "R.O.D. The T.V.," "Rune Soldier," "Super " Video Game Review: "Blackwell Legacy (PC)," "Blackwell Unbound (PC)," "Contra 4 (Nintendo DS)," "Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja (Nintendo DS)," "Moero! Nekketsu Rhythm Damashii: Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2 (Nintendo DS)," "Nintendo DS (Opera) Browser (Nintendo DS)," "Osu! Tatakae! Ou"
#119

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Woo-hoo! New ASO Radio episode straight from the show floor of Anime Banzai! We had a lot of fun at this convention, and I think that our excitement shows in this episode. Download, enjoy, and you know, you should tell your friends to listen and subscribe to our podcast. *smile* "Kino's Journey," "Kodocha," "Pani Poni Dash," "Suzuka" Manga Review: "Yotsuba&!"
#118 Another great ASO Radio Episode, this time featuring (6 * (2^5 - 8) / 48) anime reviews! "Kaleido Star," "Perfect Blue," "Please Teacher!"
#117.5 The Interlude of a Season: I do not want to keep everyone out there waiting too long for the new Season of ASO Radio, so instead of making everyone wait while I prepare for Season 10, I have made this Episode instead. Have fun! "Blood: The Last Vampire," "Kino's Journey" Video Game Review: "Yoshi's Island DS (Nintendo DS)"
#117

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As the days pass, autumn turns into winter, and the onset of snow is the first sign that the year is nearly at an end. Where there is birth, there is death, so that there may be birth again. As is it with man, so is it with radio seasons. On a more chipper note, this is the end of Season 9 of ASO Radio, and we'll be wrapping things up with a final four of anime reviews. The usual bonuses will naturally apply, and the next Season will have all new content and music segments! "Crusher Joe: The Ice Prison," "Crusher Joe: The Ultimate Weapon: Ash," "InuYasha the Movie 4: Fire on the Mystic Island," "Super GALS!" Video Game Review: "Monster Bomber (Nintendo DS)"
#116

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Ye gads! It has been nearly a month since our last new Episode! We should better get back to the grind stone, then.

With so much time having passed us by, we have a stockpile of anime reviews amassed. You know what that means: shotgun review time! We'll wrap up two series and introduce some new ones too, when we take down them all with a shotgun review.
"Boys Be...," "Gunslinger Girl," "Samurai Champloo" Manga Review: "FullMetal Alchemist: The Valley of White Petals"
#115

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Okay, so we have a video game review for you this Episode. Guess which system it is for! If you guess the Nintendo DS, you're right! (It's almost like that's the only one I have that gets Japanese games.) More than that, we review two more volumes of Samurai Champloo, one more of a certain series for boys, and read the fan mail. Nz17 wraps things up nicely with a special announcement about a future guest of ASO Radio. Ooh, listen to find out who! That Episode will be one to mark on your blog or calendar. "Boys Be...," "Samurai Champloo" Video Game Review: "Touch Detective"
#114

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Okay this show has a small news section this time. But that's cool, right? I mean, you don't need to have huge blocks of news everytime, correct? Variety is the spice of life. I don't know what is the body of life, the meat, if you will, but variety apparently makes it taste good. And nobody wants to eat nasty meat without spice. But it is hard to market spicy nasty meat patties, so I think !XTREME! BERGERZ is a better name in this case. It is not a classy name, but mass consumerism is what sells in mass quantities. "Kino's Journey" Manga Review: "Comic Party"
Video Game Review: "Rhythm Tengoku"
#113

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This Episode is wicked to the extreme! Wait, no, is that: !XTREME!? Maybe I need a few more X's, and maybe some Mountain Dew. Mountain Dew strangely is not only made with water from the gentle grasses of the mountains, but sugar, caffine, and some green flavor dust.

All I know is that the show is the phattest hottie. This may be a large warm thing of some nature. So I guess giant, burning flames are the popular stuff in this day and age. Which is pretty exciting. Also, new Episode. I think that should be mentioned.
"Kaleido Star" Manga Review: "Alien Nine," "Planetes"
Video Game Review: "Wario Ware Twisted!"
#112

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Here is some sweet news: besides being listed on the iTunes podcast directory, ASO Radio is now also listed on Digg's podcast section. That of course is very cool, because now our listeners can "digg" us as one of their favorite podcasts on Digg.com. So I encourage all of you to do that, as it is the super-awesome. If you could take a moment to write a review of our podcast on iTunes as well, people will know how the show is, and that is a very cool thing indeed.

Remember, we have an import video game review on this show (which is always a treat), and we dish out the anime news. Let's listen!
"Samurai Champloo" Manga Review: "Fruits Basket"
Video Game Review: "Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan!," "Sigma Star Saga"
#111

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Wow, there is a lot of exciting stuff in this Episode. Just consider the news: it is full of announcements of sequels, licenses, cancellations, box office numbers, and new anime coming to North America. If the news is that awesome, just imagine what this Episode is like after you count the anime, manga, and video game reviews we have! We even tried a new recording technique for this show, so we would love to know what you think of our new sound. So be sure to listen in, my otaku kindred! "My-HiME," "Street Fighter II V" Manga Review: "FullMetal Alchemist"
Video Game Review: "Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (Nintendo DS)"
#110

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Have you seen the Artist Alley lately? We have even more swell fan art from listeners like you which are now available in our alley of art, including new drawings of Bandie and DNAngel! We have some new tunes from Annunaki as well, and hey, what if we talked a bit about anime and manga too? Sounds pretty dang super to me! Give a listen and find out for yourself. "Princess Nine," "Super GALS!" Manga Review: "Boys Be...," "Oh My Goddess!"
Video Game Review: "Kirby Squeak Squad (Nintendo DS)," "Wario Ware (Game Boy Advance)"
#109

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Hey, look who's here. It is Annunaki, bringing us music for this Episode of ASO Radio. Totally awesome of them, and they will be back with more music next Episode. We are dishing out a trio of dual reviews this time including video game, manga, and of course, anime reviews. And more fan mail too, lucky days! "Disgaea," "This Ugly Yet Beautiful World" Manga Review: "Boys Be...," "Comic Party (Comic Anthology)"
Video Game Review: "Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (Nintendo DS)," "Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime (Nintendo DS)"
#108

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Woo-hoo: back in full force baby! We were gone for a bit after our triology of Episode with DB3, but now Nz17 is back with a nutritious serving of anime news and reviews. But lest not our manga and video games fans be left out in the cold, this Episode we have two manga reviews and two portable game reviews. As a matter of fact, how about we do that for the next two Episodes as well as this one? Sounds like a plan! "Hyper Police," "Yugo the Negotiator in Pakistan" Manga Review: "Comic Party," "Maison Ikkoku"
Video Game Review: "Castlevania Adventure (Game Boy)," "R-Type DX (Game Boy Color)"
#107

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More silly news ensues this Episode. There is also some Dreamcast nostalgia. Good times, good times. But of course there are also anime reviews, including one based on a fighting game -- a fighting game for the SEGA Dreamcast. Coincidence? I think not, sir! "Power Stone," "Tenchi Muyo GXP" Video Game Review: "Elite Beat Agents (Nintendo DS)"
#106

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Another Episode with DB3? Believe it! We have some funny news this Episode, so be sure to listen to that. Also behold a pair of shotgun reviews and a video game review. Then we wrap it all in a warm and fluffy look forward at things in 2007. "Martian Successor Nadesico," "Tenchi Muyo GXP" Video Game Review: "Yoshi Touch 'n' Go (Nintendo DS)"
Misc: "Editorial: 2007 Anime Expectations"
#105

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A special surprise is in store for this and the next two Episodes: we have DB3 as our cohost! So thrill to our hijinks comradery as we tag-team some anime reviews, some news, and a spicy HotSpot editorial about the anime-ignorant masses. "GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka," "Planetes," "Scrapped Princess" Misc: "Editorial: Ignorant Frat Boy"
#104

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Oh glee and rapture, we begin our interviews from Anime Banzai in this Episode. (Sarcasm does not even apply.) What a good way to begin things with our excellent interview featuring the creator and producer of Schlock Mercenary, Howard Tayler. "Last Exile" Misc: "Howard Tayler Interview from Anime Banzai 2006"
#103

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Behold, dear listeners, our promised new cohosts! I now proudly introduce jd10t and Cat13, the two new femmes d'animation here at ASO Radio. This is their first Episode, so please do give constructive criticism so that they may become the best new cohosts this season.

And how do we begin our new tenure with these cohosts? With a hearty helping of baseball anime and our ASO Radio Live! panel that we did at Anime Banzai, that's how! Listen and enjoy, or face the wrath of... straw! (Straw can be quite dry and scratchy and even uncomfortable at times, you see.)
"Princess Nine" Misc: "ASO Radio Live! from Anime Banzai 2006"
#102

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All aboard, the review train is now leaving the station! We have a car-load full of reviews this Episode courtesy of Nz17 including the remainder of Comic Party and new entries from Licensed by Royalty and Kodocha. And since we didn't load any video game reviews before we left the platform, this week we have a new Ravin' Rant about all those little things about localisation that can annoy someone. "Comic Party," "Kodacha," "L/R Licensed by Royalty" Misc: "Ravin' Rant: Localization irks"
#101

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Hey we got some great stuff for you this Episode indeed! We were able to go to the advance theatrical showing of Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie: The Conqueror of Shamballa: The Subtitle, and we have a full and thorough review waiting for you. Did we like it or was it awful dreck? Find out inside. "Animation Runner Kuromi," "Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie: The Conqueror of Shamballa" Video Game Review: "Kirby Canvas Curse," "Meteos"
#100

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What more can be said? We are really at Episode #100 after all these years. Awesome possum and bake an apple pie, we did it!

So join Nz17 and special guests Warpshadow and Link1986 for this spectacular show. We have anime, manga, and video game reviews galore and more and more and more. Encore! Encore!
"Boys Be...," "Comic Party" Manga Review: "Sgt. Frog"
Video Game Review: "New Super Mario Bros.," "Zoo Keeper"
#99

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We poke fun at Capcom's craziness concerning Power Stone, and then we feature a music-themed HotSpot full of rhythm games. Too sweet to beat!

Just one more until Episode #100... oh yeah!
"Power Stone" Video Game Review: "Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix," "Mad Maestro"
#98

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Episode #098 is short and sweet just like that darling midget girl who rides the bus on Thursdays. Sitting next to her this week is a Paranoid Agent and a Sonic Rush of rush-hour riders.

Let the countdown to #100 begin!
"Paranoia Agent" Video Game Review: "Sonic Rush"
#97

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All right! Woo! We got some awesome new audio introductions for our reviews. Expect to see more next Episode too. This time we review the second entry in the Super GALS! series and the classic Dreamcast game Shenmue. And this Episode is host to the second entry in Azure's Corner. Get to downloading, this Episode is sweet and spicy! "Super GALS!" Video Game Review: "Shenmue"
Misc: "Azure's Corner"
#96

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Well otaku-of-all-ages this Episode is packed to the brim with the unpatented ASO goodness. After all, if we patented it, how could we so easily share it? *wink*

We have dual reviews dueling for supremacy this week, a smorgasborg of international anime news, fan art contest winners, and a HotSpot video game review with special segment. What sort of unique offering are we bringing this week? The HotSpot has the first entry in a hopefully long-running series we like to call "Azure's Corner."
"The Hakkenden - The Legend of the Dog Warriors," "Paranoia Agent" Video Game Review: "Taiko Drum Master (PlayStation 2)"
Misc: "Azure's Corner"
#95

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Poor Nz17, he has a sore mouth from his dental work. But he is dedicated to you listeners, so here is the fruit of his painful labor, Episode #095.

This Episode is going to be a whole show instead of the daily segments we've been having lately. Herein we shall review three different anime (one excellent, two not-so-much) and one video game. Congratulations go out to Cat, our newest fan art contest winner! Be sure to get in your artwork for the next contest; for more information, please check out our fan art page.
"Catnapped! The Movie," "Yugo the Negotiator," "Kimagure Orange Road" Video Game Review: "P.N.03 (Gamecube)"
#94.5

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Manga or manwa? Neither one, really, but we feature a review of the OEL manga Van Von Hunter. Manga Review: "Van Von Hunter"
#94.4

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We read on up the fanmail and comments about last Episode's 'pirate,' and feature the Archer Avenue single "Breakdown on N. St. Mary's."
#94.3

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Nz17 does his final review of Maison Ikkoku. What does this mean for the series? Listen and find out!

Afterwards we go old school with a review of Hyper Police, practically fall asleep with Night on the Galactic Railroad, and DB3 powers up with Power Stone.
"Maison Ikkoku," "Hyper Police," "Night on the Galactic Railroad," "Power Stone"
#94.2

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Like savage beasts of the wilderness, Nz17 and DB3 rip apart Otogi Zoshi and reveal it for what it is. Then Nz17 points out all the zany and somewhat inexplainable quirks in Hellsing. Have we no mercy? "Otogi Zoshi," "Hellsing"
#94.1

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Huzzah and good fortune, for we have DB3 present and accounted for in this Episode of ASO Radio. DB3 even hand-picked the news for this segment, so you know it is like the freshly-squeezed orange juice you always see in the commercials. You know the ones.
#93.5

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This HotSpot brings us a spicy pair of reviews, one manga and one video game. What can they be? Who knows? I do! And you can too if you listen to our Episode. Manga Review: "Fruits Basket"
Video Game Review: "Gunstar Super Heroes (Game Boy Advance)"
#93.4

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Worlds collide as the fan mail section meets the funny section! This new union brings us 'Mighty Morphine-Powered Sephiroth', a smattering of fan mails and fan arts, and then we go out on a high note with the Norwegian Celery Farmers.
#93.3

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We munch on another release of Maison Ikkoku and discuss the filler-esque nature of the beast, and then wrap up our adventures on Gaia with the final entry in our Vision of Escaflowne reviews. "Maison Ikkoku," "The Vision of Escaflowne"
#93.2

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After a bit of delay, 93.2 is here to save the day! Nz17 talks about how The Slayers becomes a bit of a dog-and-pony show, and then delivers a double dose of Escaflowne review goodness. "The Slayers," "The Vision of Escaflowne"
#93.1

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At ASO Radio we are always striving to make the best anime talk radio (podcast) show that we can. Part of the process of making improvements involves changes and experiementation.

This week marks the first test run of a new delivery style for our show. Instead of one long show delivered only once per week, we've decided to experiment by providing one standard show broken up into daily segments. It is the same ASO Radio format you know and love, only now delivered in daily digestible bits.

Please be sure to take our poll on the bottom half of our Web site to let us know what you think of this new style.
#92

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We have a short yet sweet Episode this time. Nz17 realizes it's actually the beginning of Season 8, then gives a short-and-to-the-point set of news of both death and birth, reviews an 'angelic' anime series, and triumphantly bestows the return of the video game reviews to the HotSpot. "I'm Gonna Be an Angel" Video Game Review: "Psychonauts (Xbox)"
#91

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Nz17 starts things off with the parody "Springtime for Hoenheim" despite a sore tooth, then charges into a set of anime news sure to get some people talking. Due to acquisition issues (a.k.a. no DVDs in time for the show), we reach into the Vault for DB3's and Nz's take on Cat Soup. As a special bonus this week, we have some fine music courtesy of Norwegian Celery Farmers and Archer Avenue. Last to wrap things up we present a trio of features for our HotSpot that are sure to satisfy. "Cat Soup," "Fullmetal Alchemist" Misc: "The Evolution of Takuhai Magazine," "Fullmetal Alchemist End-of-Season Retrospective," "Commercial Funnies Set 5"
#90

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Some exciting new anime announcements are revealed in this Episode, then we review a pair of anime (with a bonus tossed in for good measure), fan some mail to get back on moral issues, and wrap up our NDK 2005 interview series. All-in-all, this Episode gives a ton of fast-flying fun! "The Daichis: Earth's Defense Family," "Roujin Z," "The Slayers" Misc: "Monica Rial Interview from Nan Desu Kan 2005 (Part Two)," "Commercial Funnies Set 4"
#89

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Watch out, Nz17's on a rampage! First he deals a whipping to newsies, then gives the what-for to audiophiles, and follows that up with verbal beatings for some of those deserving perverts. Interviews, funnies, and so much more on this Episode of ASO Radio! "Kodocha," "Whisper of the Heart" Misc: "Monica Rial Interview from Nan Desu Kan 2005 (Part One)," "Commercial Funnies Set 3"
#88

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Oh that Nz17, he make so much with the funnies. He make the sing-song, he make the ha-ha comercials, he so funny.

He also make good thinking too. He think hard about how a good anime is, and what for a bad anime is too. He say that Geshiken is bad, and Urusei is good!

Me also want say hi Mr. Devall! Me is fan, real big much. Thank you, you is nice! [This is the last time I let a caveman write my descriptions. I tell you, his noun-verb agreement is just all wrong.]
"Genshiken: Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture," "Urusei Yatsura" Misc: "Trevor Devall Interview from Nan Desu Kan 2005 (Part Two)," "Commercial Funnies Set 2"
#87

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What a meaty chunky but-not-too-funky Episode of ASO Radio! For this Episode we crack open the vault of ASO's unheard past to bring out an ancient anime review from DB3 and Nz17 and the first set of many commercial funnies. We also feature a fresh find of amazingly preserved news, a review of a 20th Century anime, an untombed NDK interview, and speculation on the future of podcasting (hint hint: It involves ASO Radio!). "Kodocha," "Ranma 1/2: Big Trouble in Nekonron China" Misc: "Trevor Devall Interview from Nan Desu Kan 2005 (Part One)," "Commercial Funnies Set 1"
#86

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This Episode is like a good German beer: full of flavor, hearty, and filling. We manage a fine, interesting mix of news, a pair of quality anime reviews (one a drama, one a comedy, both for balancing effect), and the exciting conclusion to our Deb Rabbai interview. And unlike an imported beer, this Episode comes at a friendly economic price. :P "Neon Genesis Evangelion," "Maison Ikkoku" Misc: "Deb Rabbai Interview from Nan Desu Kan 2005 (Part Two)"
#85

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We get busy and long-winded in this, our first new Episode of 2006. We get musical with the Funny, sloppy with the news, shotgun our way out of some reviews (in the most violent way possible of course), and feature another interview from our NDK 2005 interview series.

We also make mention of our upcoming podcast that will be made available starting with Episode #086. Be sure to subscribe!
"If I See You In My Dreams (OVA)," "The Irresponsible Captain Tylor," "Neon Genesis Evangelion," "The Slayers" Misc: "Deb Rabbai Interview from Nan Desu Kan 2005 (Part One)"
#84

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We close out 2005 with a bang with this super-big Episode! We have lots of angsty fun with our Funny, feature a ton of quality reviews, update the news, and fan some mail. Then our HotSpot has two features, the second half of our Swaile/Smith interview and our annual year-end wrap-up review... thingy. Spend those gift cards well!

Have fun, and we'll see you in 2006!
"Escaflowne: The Movie," "Gravitation," "Kaleido Star," "Maison Ikkoku," "Samurai Seven" Manga Review: "Warriors of Legend: Reflections of Japan in Sailor Moon"
Misc: "Annual Holiday Review Wrap-Up," "Doug Smith and Brad Swaile Interview from Nan Desu Kan 2005 (Part Two)"
#83

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Holy flying parodies, Robin! We start off with a titanic funny, whip together a fast-talking news segment, roll into an Eva review, and top things off with a cherry of an interview featuring Brad Swaile and Doug Smith. Enjoy our specially made treat! "Neon Genesis Evangelion" Misc: "Doug Smith and Brad Swaile Interview from Nan Desu Kan 2005 (Part One)"
#82

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A really funny Episode that was fun to make, #082 is one of our best. It includes our Funny, "Irresponsible President Bush," some meaty anime news (for a change), a couple of reviews that poke fun at boring anime, a manga review of Van Von Hunter, and the second part of our interview with voice actress Carrie Savage. "Haibane Renmei," "I'm Gonna Be An Angel" Manga Review: "Van Von Hunter"
Misc: "Carrie Savage Interview from Nan Desu Kan 2005 (Part Two)"
#81

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A fast and furiously fun Episode, #081 provides the meaty goodness a growing otaku needs. We do some shotgun reviews and the fan mail, and then follow up with the first of our series of NDK 2005 interviews. Our first featured interview is with the courteous and caring Carrie Savage. Expect more interviews in our upcoming Episodes. "The Adventures of Mini-Goddess," "The Slayers," "Planetes," "The Irresponsible Captain Tylor," "Maison Ikkoku" Misc: "Carrie Savage Interview from Nan Desu Kan 2005 (Part One)"
#80

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GIANT EPISODE ALERT! WARNING: HUMONGOUS EPISODE IS APPROACHING!

So, yeah. This episode is a long one. We cover a bucket-full of news, a heaping helping of anime reviews, a smorgasborg of manga reviews, and a nice big side order of fanmail.
"Pom Poko," "Ah! My Goddess! (TV)" Manga Review: "Ranma 1/2"
Misc: "Nz17 Productions Web site news"
#79

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Our much touted NDK special Episodes ended up running into a few more problems than we had originally anticipated. As a result of those, instead of three daily shows and a live Episode, we have ended up with one recap show. The result is a rollicking good time as we recall the events and people of NDK, our successes and failures, and look forward to the future of ASO's con adventures. "Full Metal Panic!," "His and Her Circumstances," "Escaflowne," "Maison Ikkoku" Misc: "NDK 2005 Recap"
#78

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The final Episode before NDK 2005 (and the first of our seventh season) features us referring to the old-school with our Full Metal Alchemist funny. Afterwards we kick it up with some spicy news, throw out some new sound effects for the new season, and end up slapping a manga review on this baby before shipping her out of the ASO Radio Episode factory. "Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi" Manga Review: "Ranma 1/2"
Video Game Review: "Animal Crossing (Gamecube)"
#77

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This Episode features one of the most intricate Funnies ever, and I think the effort shows with perfectly synched background music during this hilarious His and Her Circumstances spoof. Then we make the mistake of saying we're about to start our sixth season (this Episode is actually on the verge of the seventh season).

We've got a great, foot-loose vibe happening with this Episode, and that mood makes this Episode one of our best!
"His and Her Circumstances," "Trigun," "Cromatie High School" Manga Review: "Ranma 1/2"
#76

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Fun trivia time: halfway through this Episode, we had to disband due to time constraints. The second half of the Episode would not be recorded until FOUR MONTHS later (from mid-June all the way until October). Then another two months passed until it was mixed together and put on the site! But though time separated these two halves, they eventually were conjoined to make a happy whole. And I think this is a pretty rockin' Episode no matter how you split it! "Maison Ikkoku" Soundtrack Review: "Kajiura's Fiction"
#75

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We poke fun at our younger selves, past ASO memories, and our first Episode in this, our seventy-fifth Episode of ASO Radio. The usually rounds are made this Episode but we also do a good journey through fond memories, reflecting back upon the past and generally basking in our achievements from the past six years. "Ah My Goddess! The Movie" Misc: "Reflection Upon ASO's Years"
#74

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Join us as we parody Jay Leno's Jay Walkers, feature some falsie commercials, review three (hundred) shows, and laugh it up a good deal with DB3's video game review. "Dokoidda," "Kaleido Star," "His and Her Circumstances," "Samurai Champloo" Video Game Review: "Dark Arms 1999 (Neo Geo Pocket Color)"
#73

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First we marry some of the most violent anime characters ever to have loved. Then we go a bit slow with a heaping helping of news, and then prattle on about how we'll be featuring some funny ads in the near future. Later we kick things into high gear with our "shotgun anime reviews" where we seemingly review approximately half of a small anime company's entire library of titles.

We so crazy.
"InuYasha Movie 2: Looking Glass," "Escaflowne," "Mao-chan," "Super Gals," "Grrl Power," "Withering Continent," "Detatoko Princess," "The Special Duty Combat Unit Shinesman," "Escaflowne," "His and Her Circumstances" Misc: "Nz17 talks about the site and then goes crazy."
#72.5

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Nz17 was left to his own devices without DB3 or ZGuy about to keep him in check? Wonder no more, but find out in this special Episode of ASO Radio. Think of it as the 'rambling Episode.' Yeah, he reviews Howl's Moving Castle, yet he just keeps going on and on, like some sort of broken record that keeps jumping to different tracks. I find it funny. I am cruel like that. "Howl's Moving Castle"
#72

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Much greatness with new Episode! We feature a preview of the upcoming Oh My Goddess! television series and for the first time in a long we have a manga review. Fan art too! And *gasp* we updated within the span of one week! What's becoming of the world? Anime Preview: "Ah! My Goddess (TV)"
Manga Review: "Your and My Secret"
#71

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Like the new look of the site? I know I do, but I should since I spent hours working on it!

Anyway, we have a brand new Episode for all you ASO faithful. And this Episodes sees the return of the ever elusive ZGuy! I must say that he's a lucky bloke, for he happened to come upon a show where we review a Studio Ghibli film. Or should I say SG? You'll see what I mean in this funny Ghibli wrap-up Episode of ASO Radio!
"Porco Rosso" Misc: "Ghibli Reflections"
#70

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We're rolling out a new site design! It's going to look great and be a lot more usable than the current one. In order to celebrate we're going to be releasing an Episode per day until we present our new look. So stay tuned to ASO for the next few days to check out all the cool new stuff to come.

So what do we have for Episode #070? Well, lots of cool stuff, but I'm too busy to write it all down! I can tell you that ZGuy makes his return this Episode, and that plenty of laughs are on the way. But if you want to be a real help how about you stop by the ASO Radio forum to help us get together descriptions for the next few Episodes.
#65

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...And now we return to the present from the past Episode which was in the future. Right. Regardless, this Episode has lots of energy and is plenty of fun. But then, we always have a good time when we have a soundtrack review, and what better show to review the soundtrack from than Fruits Basket? "Metal Fighters Miku," "Dragon Half," "Super Gals" Soundtrack Review: "Fruits Basket ~Memory for You~"
#64.5

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We interrupt our regular ASO Radio schedule to bring you this special Episode! Episode #064.5, our sixty-fourth and a half Episode, contains a collection of very important messages... from the future! You see, this Episode actually occurs in the future of Episodes #065-068, but we thought we would bring this one to our listeners today to let them know of the fantastical future of tomorrow! Want to know what I'm talking about? Then you'll have to listen to the show! (But you were going to do that anyway, right?) "The Cat Returns" Misc: "Sailormoon banter"
#64

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Here it is, Episode #064. I, er, don't take any responsibility for any damage incurred by listening to this Episode. Yeah. Enjoy? "Ranma 1/2 OAV Collection" Video Game Review: "Dragon Ball Z: Goku's Legacy (Game Boy Advance)"
#63

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Now this is one of the crowning jewels of this season of ASO Radio. It is simply delicious! Very funny, very fast, very spot-on. But enough of my ramblings; our Irish midget singers have a very important message on the show you need to listen to right now. "Witch Nurse Komugi" Soundtrack Review: "Tenchi Muyo! in Love"
#62

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We bring you this week an enthusiastic Episode #062 of ASO Radio. We start things with an appetizing review of a classic anime, follow it up with a tasty fanmail segment, and then wash it down with a high-grade video game review in the HotSpot. Enjoy, mon amie!

After such a long delay between Episodes #061 and #062 I bet some of you were starting to get worried about what happened to us. Well since we've been gone we've figured out the golden formula for bringing out regular, fresh Episodes. What does that mean? That means that we are going to flush out our cache of prerecorded Episodes (#062 - #067), bringing you a new show every week for the foreseeable future, and then after #068 all the Episodes are going to be bakery-fresh like a warm, chewy crescent. Onward on forward, friends, to constant weekly Episodes!
"Crest of the Stars" Video Game Review: "Shantae (Game Boy Color)"
#61

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The first of two Episodes reviewing the Ranma 1/2 OAVs is what we have for you this week dedicated listeners, yet you'll have to wait until Episode #063 for us to review the second half. Why? Well that's a surpise, and it's good to have variety!

Now the holidays are happening right now, but we here at ASO Radio won't let that stop us from bringing you new Episodes! In that spirit, though many schools and businesses may take that day off, we'll still be providing a new Episode, #062, this upcoming Wednesday to keep you warm during this chilly time of year. So curl up with some cocoa and enjoy the festive holidays with the ASO Crew!
"Ranma 1/2 OAV Collection" Misc: "Holiday Review Roundup"
#60

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A very fun Episode is in store for you all this week. Our audience returns after her anime bootcamp session and tells us what she thinks of our selections. Plus we've got another double review for you covering elves and ghosts, and we review the GameCube version of Sonic Heroes. "Those Who Hunt Elves," "Memories" Video Game Review: "Sonic Heroes (Gamecube)"
#59

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We've got a double episode for you this week dear listeners. That's right, two anime reviews for the price of one Episode -- free! Also, we're going to begin selling the ASO Radio compilation discs this month, so keep an eye out on the Donations box in the near future for those. Though they won't be free, they are more than worth the price of admission.

Oh, and for those crazy kids in the U.S.A., have a happy Thanksgiving weekend. Those of you in Canada know that late November is never the right time to serve turkey. ;)
"InuYasha: Affections Touching Across Time," "Love Hina Again" Misc: "Ravin' Rant: English dubs"
#58

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Witness, dear listeners, our latest (and possibly greatest) segment, the Soundtrack Review! This new darling shall be showing up in the Hotspot and will be heralding in a new section to the ASO Radio site very soon. Listen, my good fellows and ladies, listen and enjoy! "Fruits Basket" Soundtrack Review: "Hinata Girls Song Best ~Love Hina~"
#57

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Behold, for ZGuy returns for Episode #057! Yes, revel in our Xenosaga funny, an excellent bit of news, a snazzy Serial Experiments Lain review, and an undeniably sweet video game review. "Serial Experiments Lain" Video Game Review: "Xenosaga (PlayStation 2)"