Spring Season 2022 1st Impressions
Episode 350: First part of our 1st impressions for the Spring Season of anime for 2022! We watched the first three episodes of the following shows: Spy X Family, I'm Quitting Heroing, Skeleton Knight In Another World, The Greatest Demon Lord is Reborn as a Typical Nobody, Ya Boy Kongming, The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs, The Dawn of the Witch, Deaimon: Recipe for Happiness, The Unpopular Girl and the Secret Task or Heroines Run the Show, and Birdie Wing. 00:00 Intro, Links, Community 03:00 Listener Question + Waifu/Husbando 09:45 Spy x Family 20:35 I'm Quitting Heroing 25:55 Skeleton Knight in Another World 31:35 The Greatest Demon Lord is Reborn as a Typical Nobody 36:25 Ya Boy Kongming 46:00 The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs 51:10 The Dawn of the Witch 57:15 Deaimon: Recipe for Happiness 1:03:40 The Unpopular Girl and the Secret Task 1:08:40 Birdie Wing 1:13:50 Favorite OPs/EDs
May 13, 2022
Newscast #155 - 5/8/22
This week we talk about The Video Game Hall of Fame inductees, Mashle entering its final arc, NYT best seller list, and an anime by Toei based on the art from NFTs created by a 9 year old???
May 09, 2022
Ecchi Tier List
Episode 349: This week we decided to use Tier List Maker to make a tier list of Ecchi shows. Taking some of the most popular Ecchi shows and grading and judging them by their Ecchi-ness if you will. We even recorded a video of the process! So head to Youtube to watch it!
May 06, 2022
Newscast #154 - 5/1/22
This week we have some movie updates on DC movies, Pirates of the Caribbean, and more! In anime news we have some Summer hype, manga news, and new RetroCrush adds!
May 02, 2022
Anime Summit Radio #4 - Favorite Original Anime Soundtracks
Episode 348: This week Som is bringing you another radio hour to give the podcast more time to regroup after dealing with some re-scheduling and troubleshooting of some of our technology we use to record. This time bringing you ALL OF THE WAY back to Anime Summit episode 147 where we talk about some of our favorite soundtracks from Anime. Below you will find a playlist and as always, please support the artist as best you can if you like what you hear during this hour! 0:00 - Som Intro 3:24 - “I Think I Can” - the pillows - FLCL 6:24 - “Wish” - Hideki Taniuchi - Kaiji Ultimate Survivor 10:01 - “Flying Dragon” - Yoko Kanno and Hajime Mizoguchi - Escaflowne 12:32 - “You Say Run” - Yuuki Hayashi - My Hero Academia 16:16 - Som Interlude 21:24 - “Phoenix” - Hideki Taniuchi - Kaiji Ultimate Survivor 24:22 - “Rain” - Yoko Kanno and the Seatbelts ft Steve Conte - Cowboy Bepop 27:44 - “Aoi Hitomi” - Yoko Kanno and Hajime Mizoguchi - Escaflowne ft Maaya Sakamoto 31:00 - “Shourou no Patri: Neo Venezia" - Takeshi Senoo - Aria 33:17 - Sim Interlude 2 42:53 - “Pot City” - Yoko Kanno and the Seatbelts - Cowboy Bepop 45:08 - “Key of the Twilight” - Yuki Kajiura ft Emili Bindiger - .hack//SIGN 48:51 - “Mystic Gohan Theme” - Bruce Faulconer - Dragon Ball Z 55:15 - Som Interlude 3 1:00:55 - “Fake Wings” - Yuki Kajiura ft Emili Bindiger - .hack//SIGN 1:03:28 - “Chorus of Goddesses” - Ah! My Goddess - Shiro Hamaguchi 1:05:28 - “Hero Theme” - Kensuke Ushio - Ping Pong The Animation
April 29, 2022
Newscast #153 - 4/24/22
This week we have a lot of industry news and upcoming game news! As well as some fall hype and summer hype for anime!
April 25, 2022
The Stranger by the Shore (Umiibe to Etranger) (2020) REVIEW
Episode 347: This week Nick is still absent due to his computer poopin. We're sorry for this and hope to get him back on track ASAP. This week Dannie and Som review the BoysLove Romantic adaptation of the famous manga, by Kanna Kii, Stranger By The Shore. Shun falls in love with Mio, who he happen to meet sitting by the shore in Okinawa after Mio leaves and comes back 3 years later he questions if his feelings for Mio are still there, or if he just feels that he is not supposed to fall in love with another boy.
April 22, 2022
Newscast #152 - 4/17/22
This week we are doing anime only news! Some manga news and some Fall hype! New Retro Crush adds and more! Some awesome live action anime movie news as well!
April 18, 2022
Anime Free For All Talk 2022
Episode 346: This week we hit a snag in technical difficulty and we had to go without Nick. Instead of cancelling this weeks ep we decided to postpone the original topic to a later date and do a free-for-all discussion instead! So Som and Dannie hang out and miss around and do some short answer topics from some Patrons!
April 15, 2022
Newscast #151 - 4/10/22
Some BIG video game news! New Overwatch 2 info and a trailer for the new Kingdom Hearts mobile game MISSING LINK and also for...KINGDOM HEARTS 4???? In anime news we have some new movie hype and new anime hype, and Manga bestseller list being dominated by My Hero Academia, and Tatsuki Fujimoto's new one shot manga "Goodbye, Eri"
April 11, 2022
Winter Season 2022 REVIEW
Episode 345: We have gotten through our first anime season of 2022: The Winter Season! The hosts go over all of the shows they completed for Winter, including: Demon Slayer Entertainment District Arc, My Dress Up Darling, Ranking of Kings, Akebi's Sailor Uniform, Sabikui Bisco, and more! What were some of your favorite shows from the Winter season? 00:00 Intro, Links, Community 07:30 Listener Question + Waifu/Husbando 14:20 Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc 26:15 My Dress-Up Darling 36:15 Ranking of Kings 48:35 Sabikui Bisco 57:00 Case Study of Vanitas s2 + Realist Hero + Takagi s3 1:01:40 Akebi's Sailor Uniform 1:12:00 Sasaki and Miyano 1:17:00 Misc shows 1:21:15 Platinum End 1:27:45 Favorite OPs + EDs
April 08, 2022
Newscast #150 - 4/3/22
This week is a short news week! We talk about some of the winning movies at the Oscars (No I don't give my opinion on the SLAP) and some other game convention news. In anime we talk about some upcoming projects, films, and a few summer anime announcements!
April 04, 2022
EX17: Cinnamontography 3: Turning Red (2022) Review
EX17: Third edition of Cinnamontography in which Dannie and Som review movies and or talk about movies! This week we decided to put out an extra ep to review the latest Pixar/Disney movie: Turning Red. This anime inspired 3D animated film has something for everyone and does a great job of showing the struggles of growing up.
April 02, 2022
Top 100 Anime on Anilist Sucks
Episode 344: This week we go on Anilist and look at the top 100 anime shows and see if we agree with it or not. Spoiler alert we don't. THAT SHOW SUCC!
April 01, 2022
Newscast #149 - 3/27/22
This week we talk about some upcoming superhero movies and why Martin Scorcesse and Francis Ford Coppola need to calm the fuck down. In anime news we have A LOT of Summer and Fall Hype and all of the shows leaving CrunchyRoll at the end of the month!
March 28, 2022
Show Swap - Black Lagoon (2006) and Azumanga Daioh (2002) REVIEW
Episode 343: This week The Dynamic Duo is back, while Som is away Nick and Dannie did a show swap and review two anime classics: Black Lagoon and Azumanga Daioh! 00:00 Intro Links Community 05:00 Listener Question + Waifu/Husbando 09:00 Azumanga Daioh 32:30 Black Lagoon
March 25, 2022
Newscast #148 - 3/20/22
This week we talk about Street Fighter 5's last update, Tunic, Ghostwire, and the latest character DLC for Guilty Gear Strive! In anime news we have some Spring reminders and more Summer hype!
March 21, 2022
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 (2021) Review
Thanks to Crunchyroll and Funimation, we got an early screening of Jujutsu Kaisen 0! The prequel movie to the hit shonen series. Yuta, an ordinary boy riddled with a curse enrolls into Jujutsu High School at the behest of Satoru Gojo, in hopes to teach Yuta to control his curse, and that's when he learns that the world is darker than it seems. In theaters NOW! Get your tickets at https://www.crunchyrollmovienight.com/. !!! 00:00 Intro Links Community 04:00 Listener Question + Waifu/Husbando 07:45 Jujutsu Kaisen 0 (2021) review 43:00 Final Thoughts
March 18, 2022
Newscast #147 - 3/13/22
This week we talk about Playstation's State of Play, Mario Day, and more! In anime news we have some Spring hype reminders, Cultural Affairs Awards, and the Toei animation cyber attack that shut down their systems and delayed their anime's release schedules.
March 14, 2022
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) Review
Episode 341: Sometimes planning on the podcast pays off! During our Belle discussion we remarked how we had not seen Mamoru Hosoda's The Girl Who Leapt Through Time in, well, a long time! So this week we decide to watch the film again and review it for all of you! During Hosoda's earlier days as a director, he decided to direct a loose sequel of the 1967 novel of the same name, into a full length feature anime film!
March 11, 2022
Newscast #146 - 3/6/22
This week we are a little skimpy on the non-anime news but we have updates on Netflix's Marvel shows and we are celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the Switch! In Anime news we have A LOT of Spring and Summer anime hype and more upcoming movies, Dragon Ball Super Hero movie news, new Mappa Studio news and more!
March 07, 2022
Our Top Favorite Sakuga Moments
This week we talk about our top favorite animated moments (sakuga) in anime. Som and Dannie go over some of their fav moments and animation techniques used in some of their favorite shows. Let us know some of your favorite sakuga moments!
March 04, 2022
Newscast #145 - 2/27/22
This week we talk about Street Fighter 6, Final Fantasy 14 support, and the newest main line Pokemon game: Scarlet and Violet. In anime news we have a lot of Spring hype and some more manga licensed by Seven Seas!
February 28, 2022
Belle (2021) Review
Episode 339: This week we review Mamoru Hosoda's latest full feature anime film: Belle. Using the 1756 French Fantasy novel, The Beauty and the Beast by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Hosoda's latest film brings us a coming of age drama telling the story of Suzu, a lonely girl still dealing with the tragic loss of her mother, as she takes it day by day, she finds herself and her voice within the online world with the help of another online U user, The Dragon, and realizes her purpose in life. 03:00 Listener Question + Waifu/Husbando 08:30 Belle (2021) review 55:00 Final Thoughts and Scores
February 25, 2022
Newscast #144 - 2/20/22
This week we RANT! We talk about Lord of the Rings again, Futurama reboot, Final Fantasy 6 Pixel Remaster, and more! In anime we have more spring hype, Anno's new collab project, and the new Manga Contest run by Animator Dormitory Project!
February 21, 2022
Winter Season 2022 1st Impressions
Episode 338: This week we cover our 1st impressions of the Winter Season of anime. This season seems a bit lacking compared to the last few seasons, so we decided to only do one 1st impressions instead of two like we normally do. Please let us know what you are watching and let us know if you want us to cover something we missed in the Winter Review! 00:00 Intro Links Community 04:00 Listener Question + Waifu/Husbando 09:40 My Dress-Up Darling 19:30 Sabikui Bisco 25:40 The Case Study of Vanitas 29:45 The Genius Prince's Guide… 33:00 Strongest Sage/Weakest Crest 36:20 Akebi's Sailor Uniform 41:45 Sasaki and Miyano 50:15 World of Leadale 52:05 Reincarnated/Total Fantasy Knockout 56:00 Dolls' Frontline 57:30 Police in a Pod 1:01:20 Ryman's Club 1:05:30 Monster Development Department 1:10:00 Tribe Nine
February 18, 2022
Newscast #143 - 2/13/22
Nintendo direct news and movie news! The Super Bowl gave us some cool movie trailers and Nintendo gave us a lot of awesome Japanese only titles for the rest of the world coming to the Switch! In anime news we have some Spring hype, the TAAF awards, mangas that are ending, and more!
February 14, 2022
Star Wars VISIONS (2021) Review
Episode 337: This week we log on to our mom's Disney+ account and watch Star Wars VISIONS. The anime anthology of collected shorts from 7 GREAT animation studios, in which they were given free reign to re-envision the world of Star Wars as they saw fit. 00:00 Intro Links Community 05:20 Listener Question + Waifu/Husbando 08:00 Star Wars Visions background 15:15 "The Duel" 24:40 "Tatooine Rhapsody" 32:00 "The Twins" 39:55 "The Village Bride" 47:55 "The Ninth Jedi" 57:40 "T0 B1" 1:04:40 "The Elder" 1:11:50 Lop and Ocho" 1:21:20 Akakiri 1:29:20 Our Rankings
February 11, 2022
Newscast #142 - 2/6/22
This week on the newscast Som decides to just do anime news only to try something different. We got some Spring Hype and talk about all of the manga titles that have took over the NYT Top Books lists for graphic novels. At the end we talk about Totally Not Mark's Toei copyright strike a bit and try to question the future of creating content for anime.
February 07, 2022
The 6th Annual Summies: Our Top 10 Anime of 2021
Episode 336: The time is now for the 6th annual Summies. Our TOP TEN favorite anime of the year for 2021. Let us know what some of your favorite shows were for 2021! 00:00 Intro Links Community 02:00 Listener Question of the Week + Waifu and Husbando 07:30 Summies 2021 Intro 16:40 Our Number 10s 30:15 Our Number 9s 40:15 Our Number 8s 53:20 Our Number 7s 1:08:45 Our Number 6s 1:21:15 Our Number 5s 1:36:30 Our Number 4s 1:47:45 Our Number 3s 2:05:45 Our Number 2s 2:21:00 Our Number 1s 2:32:30 Favorite OP/ED + Listener lists
February 05, 2022
Newscast #141 - 1/30/22
This week we talk about some trading card game collecting hijinx because Logan Paul is a doofus. We talk about some upcoming games and some hype about the new YuGiOh online TCG, Master Duel. In anime news we talk about Jujutsu Kaisen 0! Thanks to Funimation/Crunchyroll for sending me the info to talk about it! And some Spring and Fall hype as well!
January 31, 2022
Summit Smackdown IX: Gym Leader Jamboree w/ Kai and Frozen
Episode 335: Eight Smackdowns has finally brought us to this. In the world of Pokemon, Gym Leaders rule each region within their respective leagues, to become a Pokemon Champion you must get through them first as budding trainer. But if they were to go against each other? WHO WOULD WIN?? We take TWO Gym Leaders from each generation and put them against each other, Summit Smackdown Style! Thank you to Kai and Frozen for joining us! Please use the YouTube links below to follow and sub to them! Frozen's TCG - https://www.youtube.com/c/FrozensTCG clearandsweet - https://www.youtube.com/c/clearandsweet
January 28, 2022
Newscast #140 - 1/23/22
Short week this week! We go over Microsoft acquiring Activision Blizzard and why their CEO Bobby Cotick is a fucking loser. In anime news we have a lot of awards talk since its Award show season! Along with some spring hype and delayed shows due to the quasi state of emergency in Japan.
January 24, 2022
Fall Season 2021 REVIEW
Episode 334: As we gear up for our Annual Year Review THE SUMMIES, we wanted to of course still bring you our review of the last season of 2021: Fall. We discuss Ranking of Kings, Komi Can't Communicate, Mieruko-Chan, Jobless Reincarnation Part 2, Takt Op. Destiny, and more! What were some of your favorite shows for the Fall Season of 2021? 00:00 Intro, Links, Community 03:00 Listener Question of the Week 10:15 Waifu and Husbando 13:00 Komi-san Can't Communicate 31:30 Jobless Reincarnation s2 44:30 Takt Op. Destiny 52:45 Mieruko-chan 1:03:00 World's Finest Assassin + Demon Slayer Mugen Train arc + Platinum End 1:08:30 Blue Period 1:17:30 86 Part 2 1:19:40 Ranking of Kings 1:29:25 My Senpai is Annoying 1:36:45 Faraway Paladin + Banished from the Hero's Party + World's End Harem 1:41:00 Taishou Maiden Fairytale 1:47:15 Sakugan + The Vampire Dies in No Time 1:50:00 Heike Monogatari + On Holds 2:00:00 Favorite OP/ED + AOTS
January 21, 2022
Newscast #139 - 1/16/22 w/ Sudi
NEWSCAST IS BACK! I am finally back with the newcast now coming out on Mondays! This week we go over the DICE awards and some Spring anime! Joining me is my brother Sudi!
January 17, 2022
Dear Anime Industry...OUR DEMANDS FOR 2022
Episode 333: THESE ARE OUR DEMANDS! But no seriously we aren't really "demanding" anything, but we have a discussion in what we would like to see happen in the world of Anime for 2022. 00:00 Intro, Links, Community 05:00 Listener Question of the Week 16:10 Waifu and Husbando 17:45 Main Topic: 2022 Anime Industry Wishlist + New Year's Resolutions
January 14, 2022
Episode 332: DANNIE IS BACK! And this week we make 3x3's again. This time with Manga that we really enjoy. At the end we also take a look at some 3x3's of manga made by our Patrons! 00:00 Intro, Links, Community 09:45 Dannie's Question of the Week 14:10 Waifu and Husbando 18:00 Som's 3x3 40:00 Nick's 3x3 1:17:00 Dannie's 3x3 1:49:00 Honorable Mentions + Listener Lists
January 07, 2022
Anime Summit Radio #3 - Top Best OPs of 2021
Welcome to another Anime Summit Radio Hour! This time we take a break in between holidays and the new year to give you our favorite OPs of anime from 2021! Remember to please support the artists on Spotify and Youtube and elsewhere if you love the song! 0:00 - Som’s Intro 5:35 - Beastars S2 - “Kaibutsu” by YOASOBI 8:59 - Sk8 - “Paradise” by Rude-o 11:48 - Horimiya - "Iro Kousui (色香水)" by You Kamiyama 15:42 - Som Interlude 1 19:03 - Tokyo Revengers - “Cry Baby” by Official HiGE DANdism 23:00 - To Your Eternity - "PINK BLOOD" by Hikaru Utada (宇多田ヒカル) 26:15 - Wonder Egg Priority - "Sudachi no Uta (巣立ちの歌)" by Anemoneria (アネモネリア) 29:30 - Koikimo - “Monoqlo City” by ACE COLLECTION 33:40 - Dr Stone Stone Wars - "Rakuen (楽園)" by Fujifabric 37:23 - Frubu the Final - "Pleasure" by WARPs UP (eps 1-12) 40:17 - Som Interlude 2 44:33 - The Case Study of Vanitas - “Sora to Utsuro” by sasanomaly 48:14 - Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S2 - "Ai no Supreme (愛のシュプリーム！)" by fhána 52:54 - Odd Taxi - "ODDTAXI" by Skirt and PUNPEE 56:16 - Komi Can't Communicate - “Cinderella” by Cider Girl 59:50 - Sonny Boy - “Shounen Shoujo (少年少女}” by Ging Nang Boyz 1:03:10 - Battle game in 5 sec - "No Continue" by Akari Kitou 1:07:13 - Som Interlude 3 1:10:57 - The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent - “Blessing” by Aira Yuuki1:15:02 - JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Pt6 - "STONE OCEAN " by ichigo from Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets 1:18:25 - Back Arrow - "dawn" by LiSA
December 31, 2021
EX16: Cinnamontography 2: Christmas Movies
EX15: FINALLY A NEW EDITION OF CINNAMONTOGRAPHY! HAPPY HOLIDAYS YALL! This week Dannie and Som the resident film summit buffs take a dive into Holiday movies to watch around the Holidays! What are some of your favorite Holiday films to watch during this time?
December 25, 2021
Arcane (2021) Netflix Review
Episode 330: And for out last full podcast episode of the year we round off our month of Netflix reviews with the League of Legends animated prequel: Arcane. This marvel of animation by Fortiche studios has reached critically acclaimed status on Netflix and has revamped the popularity of League of Legends and even more so one of its already famous characters: Jinx. 00:00 Intro, Links, Community 05:30 Listener Question of the Week 13:00 Waifu and Husbando 14:00 Arcane (2021) review
December 24, 2021
Newscast - End of the Year Special
Here is one final newscast for the year! I plan to re-work the newscast a bit before I start doing them weekly again for next year. That being said I wanted to bring you just one more as a reflection episode looking back on all of the cool things that happened in anime and manga and of course general nerdy things. I am joined by Ricky from The Weebologists Podcast, Earthworm from The Anime Bros Podcast, and Mitch from Talkin' Anime Podcast!
December 20, 2021
Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop (2021) Netflix Review
Episode 329: This week we tackle another Netflix original. This time around we talk about and review the colorful film Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop. The same day this premiered in Japan, it was released on Netflix Internationally. While it follows many romance tropes and ultimately doesn't set out to do anything unique story-wise, it's art and animation was vibrant, colorful, and rich in style. 00:00 Intro, Links, Community 05:30 Smokey's Question of the Week 09:30 Waifu and Husbando 10:15 Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop (2021) review
December 17, 2021
Cowboy Bepop (2021) Netflix Review w/ Kwoka
Episode 328: This week we are joined by Kwoka to review the latest on Netflix: The live action adaptation of the iconic anime classic by Shinichiro Watanabe, Cowboy Bepop. Netflix has some big balls to take an iconic piece of animated entertainment and adapt it into one of ther exclusive shows in live action and we break down what we liked and didn't like about 00:00 Intro, Links, Community 06:15 Listener Question of the Week 08:45 Waifu and Husbando 10:15 Cowboy Bebop (Netflix 2021) review
December 10, 2021
Anime Film 3x3's
Episode 327: Its been TWO years since we made 3x3's. With the help of some Patrons we present our 3x3's along with theirs made up of anime films that best represent our tastes.
December 03, 2021
Anime Summit Radio #2 - Top Best Favoritest OPs
Happy Turkey Day! This week we took off for the holiday but wanted to give you another Radio hour to keep you hot on Anime Summit goodness. This week we look episode 265 - Top Best Favoritest OPs and take all of songs discussed on that episode and made a playlist for you. Show notes below to skip around if you want! And be sure to support the original artists on Youtube and/or Spotify if you can! Som Intro 3:16 - “Color of Happiness” by Yoko Ishida - Ah My Goddess - Dannie 4:44 - “Obsession” by See-Saw - .hack//sign OP 1 - Nick 6:18 - “gravityWall” by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]: Tielle & Gemie - Re:Creators OP 1 - Som 9:57 - Som Interlude 1 13:45 - “departure!” by Ono Masatoshi - Hunter x Hunter OP 1 17:56 - “Tell Me Why” by PENPALS - Berserk '97 21:07 - “flyers” by Bradio - Death Parade 24:30 - Som Interlude 2 28:38 - “Love Dramatic” by Masayuki Suzuki ft Rikka Ihara - Kaguya-sama Love is War s1 33:00 - “unravel” by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure - Tokyo Ghoul OP 1 36:54 - “Through The Night” by Masahiko Arimatsu - Outlaw Star 41:05 - “Platinum” by Maaya Sakamoto - Cardcaptor Sakura OP 3 45:15 - “Blue Water” by Miho Morikawa - Nadia the Secret of Blue Water 49:19 - “PAPERMOON” by Tommy heavenly6 - Soul Eater OP 2 53:36 - Som Interlude 3 1:00:05 - “Hikare Are” by BURNOUT SYNDROMES - Haikyuu s3 1:04:03 - “Kakushinteki Metamaruphose” by Umaru Doma (Aimi Tanaka) - Himouto Umaru-chan OP 1 1:07:32 - “Mukanjyo” by Survive Said The Prophet - Vinland Saga OP 1
November 25, 2021
Patron Topic #4: HenSemi (2010) Review/OVA Swap
Episode 325: This week we review the 2 episode OVA: HenSemi. Nanako falls in love with Komugi and she joins a seminar which he enrolls, but the seminar is an abnormal seminar. Sexual harassment-like assignments and eccentric classmates confuse her with their assignments in perversion and sexual fantasy. Thank you to Patron Sen for recommending us this! After the review Nick and Som give Sen back two recommendations of some of their favorite OVAs to watch!
November 19, 2021
Fall Season 2021 1st Impressions Pt. 2
Episode 324: Part 2 of our Fall 1st impressions! This week we talk about Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Part 2, Platinum End, Blue Period, Saihate no Paladin, Shin no Nakama ja Nai to Yuusha no Party wo Oidasareta node Henkyou de Slow Life suru Koto ni Shimashita, Ousama Ranking, Heike Monogatari, Gokushufudou Part 2, and many more! 00:00 Intro, Links, Manga Book Club, Patrons, etc. 07:20 Listener Question + Waifu/Husbando 15:40 Jobless Reincarnation 18:30 Platinum End 28:15 Blue Period 35:00 86 Part 2 + Faraway Paladin 43:40 Banished from the Hero's Party… 48:00 Ranking of Kings 1:01:45 Heike Monogatari 1:14:00 Pride of Orange 1:16:20 Tesla Note 1:17:45 Way of the House Husband 1:19:20 Shorts 1:25:00 Favorite OPs + EDs, Final Thoughts
November 12, 2021
Newscast #138 - 11/6/21
This week we just have anime news. Please listen all the way through as Som has an update on the newscasts and how Anime Summit will be changing gears on them for a bit. We have some winter hype and some awards news for creators and a small convo at the end about foreign collabs with Anime.
November 07, 2021
Fall Season 2021 1st Impressions Pt. 1
Episode 323: Fall is here and we are ready to watch a new batch of shows! This week we talk about Komi-san Cant Communicate, Mieruko-chan, Sakugan, Ansatsu Kizoku, My Senpai is Annoying, World's End Harem, Taishou Maiden, and takt.Op Destiny. 00:00 Intro, links, social, etc 09:00 Listener Question of the Week 17:00 Waifu and Husbando 20:50 Komi-san Can't Communicate 31:45 Takt Op. Destiny 41:40 Mieruko-chan 47:15 Ansatsu Kizoku 54:15 My Senpai Is Annoying 1:03:30 World's End Harem 1:10:25 Sakugan 1:17:50 Taishou Maiden Fairytale + seasonal chatter
November 05, 2021
Newscast #137 - 10/29/21
Short week this week! We talk about Nintendo's emulators and how they run, trailers for The Witcher 2 and Cowboy Bepop and more! In anime news we have some Spring hype for 2022!
October 30, 2021
Spooky Anime Review: Soul Eater (2008)
Episode 322: To round off Spooky Month we decided to take one of the most Halloween-y anime out there and review it for all of you: Soul Eater. At The World Death Meister Academy, human weapons must consume 99 evil souls and one witch soul to become a Death Scythe to serve the one and only DEATH. Praised for its Tim Burton-esque creepy and spooky style, we thought it best to top of the season of the spook with this wonderfully creepy style anime.
October 29, 2021
Newscast #137 - 10/22/21 w/ Joel
This week I am joined by Joel from my previous podcast, Cards in Hand. With news anchor in tow we talk about upcoming spring anime, the Uncharted movie, Blizzard sucking, and more!
October 24, 2021
Spooky Anime Review: Highschool of the Dead (2010)
Episode 321: What is a spooky season without a zombie horror? Except this time add gratuitous boob and panty shots and anime action and you got Highschool of the Dead. When a zombie pandemic takes over Japan and the rest of the world, Takashi and his friends must battle through their way of hoards of zombies to try and survive. Of course to do this successfully, you also have to show panties and boob shots super close up.
October 22, 2021
Newscast #136 - 10/15/21
This week we dive into some people crying about Jon Kent, some upcoming games, and Nintedo's latest direct on Animal Crossing and Nintendo Switch Online! In anime news we have some more winter hype and new studios!
October 16, 2021
Spooky Anime Review: Elfen Lied (2004)
Episode 320: Our 2nd week of Spooky month brings us to our first spooky review of this month is Elfen Lied. An anime famous for its notoriety of mixing moe girls with gore. For its time this was un heard of! Cute anime girls goring people and twisting off peoples heads??? Its scary but also gives Som a boner at the same time.
October 15, 2021
Newscast #135 - 10/8/21
This week we got some news on Smash Bros final character, Kingdom Hearts cloud remaster, Pokemon Celebrations set, Agatha's spin off show from WandaVision and more! In anime news we have SO much Winter hype, new Gundam game, Harvey Awards for mangaka, and the kickstarter that met its goal to remaster/dub the original 1985 Dirty Pair series!
October 09, 2021
Anime Shark Tank 3: Spooky Edition
Episode 319: Welcome to Spooky Season! We are kicking it off by doing our 3rd editioni of Anime Shark Tank but this time with a Spooky take. Each host takes a stab at pitching an anime that his "Spooky" themed, whether it be something with witches and vampires, comedy or horror, each host has to come up with a unique enough story to pitch to the other hosts and YOU the listeners. Keep an eye on our Twitter to vote for your favorite one!
October 08, 2021
Newscast #134 - 10/2/21
This week in we go over some of the reveals at the Tokyo Game Show, in update about Evo Fighters Showcase, Cobra Kai Season 4, the Chucky TV series and more! In anime we have some spring hype for 2022!
October 02, 2021
Summer Season 2021 REVIEW w/Sudi
Summer is ending and of course we have to end it with our review of the Summer season of anime for 2021. But this time we are joined by Som's brother Sudi, the first time having a guest on for a Seasonal episode. What are some of your favorite shows from this season? 00:00 Sudi intro, manga book club, social media, etc. 11:05 Listener Question of the Week 16:30 Waifu and Husbando 18:00 Sudi's 1/1/1 22:30 Slime s2p2 25:05 Dragon Maid S 31:25 Case Study of Vanitas 39:30 Girlfriend, Girlfriend 44:25 Remake Our Life 54:00 Sonny Boy 1:30:00 Jahy-sama 1:02:05 Villainess s2 1:05:00 Duke of Death + Maid 1:07:50 Peach Boy Riverside 1:14:25 Uramichi Oniisan 1:19:45 Dorm Mother 1:21:30 Battle Game in 5 Seconds 1:28:40 Fena: Pirate Princess 1:31:05 Kageki Shoujo 1:41:40 MHA 1:44:50 Getter Robo Arc 1:48:25 Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun S2 1:51:55 To Your Eternity 1:56:30 Tokyo Revengers 2:19:30 Favorite OP/ED + AOT
October 01, 2021
Newscast #133 - 9/24/21
This week we cover the Nintendo direct and also some new Pokemon TCG spoilers! In anime news we go some more fall hype and a lot of 2022 hype!
September 25, 2021
Lupin III The First (2019) Review w/Sweet JP
Episode 317: We are back after a tiny break with a MOVIE review! This week we are joined by one of Som's best homies: Sweet JP, the biggest Lupin fan we know to review the latest movie to come out of the franchise. Lupin III The First is a full 3DCG animated film that brings Lupin and the gang to race to steal the Diary of Bresson, a famous archeologists diary that contains a secret to ancient treasure!
September 24, 2021
EX15: Sugoi Media Contest Announcement! w/Minh
EX15: Surprise! And welcome to the first EX episode; just a continuation of AO/AOQ episodes with a new name. This time Minh is BACK from Sugoi Media to talk about something really special: A special type of AMV contest that you DONT WANT TO MISS. Please listen and share this episode with all of your AMV friends and hit the links below! https://www.sugoi-media.com/contests/tokyopop-manga-video-edit-contest
September 21, 2021
Newscast #132 - 9/17/21
This week we have some indie game news, a few more game delays, Pokemon and Digimon TCG news, and more! In anime news some more hype for 2022 for Winter season, some exciting new Gundam news, and Ufotable founder admitting to Tax fraud???
September 18, 2021
Anime Summit Radio #1 - Best Anime Openings
We gave ourselves the week off so instead this week we have a playlist of all of the songs talked about in our first Anime Opening episode from 2017 "Best Anime Openings". The list can be seen below with time stamps! 1:47 - You Get To Burning - Yumi Matsuzawa (Martian Successor Nadesico) 5:54 - abnormalize - Ling Tosite Sigure (Psycho Pass S1) 9:30 - A Cruel Angel’s Thesis - Yoko Takahashi (Neon Genesis Evangelion) 13:30 - Som Break 1 15:09 - Tomorrow - Machico (Konosuba S2) 19:43 - Days - Flow (Eureka Seven) 23:52 - Hacking to the Gate - Kanako Itou (Steins; Gate) 28:04 - Smile Bomb - Sara White, originally by Matsuko Mawatari (Yu Yu Hakusho) 31:00 - High Free Spirits - TrySail (Haifuri: High School Fleet) 35:38 - Som Break 2 39:11 - Moonlight Legend Eng Version - DIC Entertainment, originally by DALI (Sailor Moon) 40:37 - Tank! - Yoko Kanno and the Seatbelts (Cowboy Bepop) 44:06 - ebb and flow - Ray (Nagi No Asukara S2) 48:20 - BLOODY STREAM - Coda (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 2) 52:38 - I Want Out - Yuki Saga (Generator Gawl) 56:42 - Driver’s High - L’Arc En Ciel (Great Teacher Onizuka) 1:00:50 - Ren’ ai Circulation - Kana Hanazawa (Bakemonogatari) 1:05:03 - Som Break 3 1:08:15 - Brave Shine - Aimer (fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works S2) 1:12:03 - Super☆Affection" - Minami Kuribayashi (Carnival Phantasm) 1:15:30 - Guren no Yumiya - Linked Horizon (Attack On Titan OP1 of S1) 1:18:57 - let me hear - Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas (Parasyte the maxim) 1:22:39 - Tabi no Tochuu - Kiyoura Natsumi (Spice And Wolf) 1:27:29 - Again - Yui (Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood)
September 15, 2021
Newscast #131 - 9/10/21
This week we cover the Playstation Showcase and other new game news! In anime we have A LOT of new anime hype not mentioned before as well as new films to look forward to!
September 11, 2021
What We've Been Watching
The Summit Hosts go over the other shows they have been watching other than current airing shows and upcoming reviews. If you want us to cover any of the shows mentioned in some way let us know! DISCLAIMER: Due to technical difficulties Dannie is only in half of the episode. We couldnt save it and when she tried to come back her audio crapped out. We did not want to start over and redo the ep so we continued on without her instead. Thank you for understanding and we will be back in full force in a few weeks! 06:15 Listener Question of the Week 11:15 Waifu and Husbando 12:30 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure 19:30 Digimon 30:15 Amagi Brilliant Park 38:00 Seven Deadly Sins 40:30 Hunter x Hunter 48:10 The Witcher 53:30 Hey Arnold! 1:00:40 Azumanga Daioh 1:04:25 Rick and Morty
September 10, 2021
Newscast #130 - 9/3/21
This week we have a short week but we got some news about upcoming game events such as a Playstation event and a preview of the Tokyo Game Show! In anime news we have fall and winter hype and some big pieces about One Piece at the end.
September 04, 2021
Anime Siren Songs
The definition of a Siren Song: an alluring utterance or appeal especially : one that is seductive or deceptive. This week we talk about our anime siren songs. What in anime draws us in so much to the point where it becomes a curse?
September 03, 2021
Newscast #129 - 8/27/21
This week we cover most of the games we saw at Gamescom 2021, new Spider Man trailer FINALLY, and talk about new Digimon, Magic the Gathering, and Pokemon sets! In anime news we have some Fall hype and Winter hype for 2022, the Next Manga awards, and more!
August 28, 2021
Metropolis (2001) Review
Episode 313: This week we review Metropolis; a 2001 anime film directed by Rintaro and script by Katsuhiro Otomo, based on the manga by Osamu Tezuka. For a movie that was done 20 years ago, its theme still ring true today. 05:30 Links, Manga book club 09:00 Listener Question of the Week 11:55 Waifu and Husbando 12:40 Metropolis (2001) review 58:15 Final thoughts and scores
August 27, 2021
Newscast #128 - 8/20/21
This week we cover Halo Infinite, Dodgeball Academia, games coming out in 2022, Pokemon Presents, and more! In anime Fall reminders, movie news, Yen Press' new line of Manga coming to NA, and Mappa hiring and training new animators.
August 21, 2021
Patron Topic #3: Dream Reboots and Sequels
Thanks to a Listener Question of the Week by Gizmo from our previous episode, we had a WHOLE topic to take away from it. So we present to you Patron Topic #3: If we had to remake, reboot, or make a sequel to an anime and choose a studio, what would we choose? 02:45 Podcast news, Manga book club 05:15 Listener Question of the Week 07:10 Waifu and Husbando 08:45 Main Topic 16:45 Spice and Wolf (2008-2009) 23:00 My Dear Marie (1996) 27:00 Princess Jellyfish (2010) 31:40 Berserk (1997) 38:45 Cassette Girl (2016) 44:30 Ace Attorney (2016) 49:55 Serial Experiments Lain (1998) 56:20 Delinquent Detective (1991) 59:45 Saiyuki (2000)
August 20, 2021
Newscast #127 - 8/13/21
Lots of game news including a new mod being built for Team Fortress 2, the latest update in Animal Crossing, and a look at Nintendo's latest Indie Direct! In anime news we have some con news, 2022 anime hype, Evangelion 3.0+1.0 news, and the acquisition of Crunchyroll by Sony.
August 14, 2021
The Anime Summer Olympics
Episode 311: You know we had to do it. This episode we pick which anime characters to compete in 14 Olympic events to see who will take home the gold! 05:40 Listener Question of the Week 11:55 Waifu and Husbando 13:25 Main Topic: Anime Olympics The events are as follows if you wanna choose your own characters! Swimming Hammer Throw Basketball Gymnastics Shooting Wrestling Synchronized Diving Weightlifting Pole Vault Volleyball 100m Sprint Table Tennis Fencing Marathon
August 13, 2021
Newscast #126 - 8/6/21
This week we have an update on the Blizzard/Activision suit, some news on Ghost of Tsushima expansion and Street Fighter V's last DLC character. In anime news we have a lot of 2022 hype and some con info for Atlanta Anime w/ HIDIVE and Anime NYC.
August 07, 2021
AOQ14: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol.1 and 2 (2011, IDW Comics)
Som is joined by Noxi from Project MANGA to discuss the first two volumes of the IDW comics run of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Doing their best to pitch the first to volumes in an effort to jump in the IDW built world of one of the most iconic teams in Comics and Pop Culture. Join Noxi's Comics HQ Discord here: https://discord.gg/vSXkXeb6zS Follow Project MANGA Podcast here: https://linktr.ee/projectmangapodcast
August 06, 2021
Summer Season 2021 1st Impressions Pt. 2
Episode 310: This week we went kind of rogue in what shows we decided to sample. Please let us know if there is a show we did not sample that you think we should give our first impressions on! In this episode we cover The Case Study of Vanitas, Slime Season 2 Part 2, Tantei wa Mou Shindeiru, Seirei Gensouki, Jahy-sama wa Kujikenai!, Aquatope of white sand, Mother of the Goddess' Dormatory, and more! 06:00 Patron shoutout + itunes reviews 11:20 Listener Question of the Week 15:45 Waifu and Husbando 17:00 Slime s2 p2 20:40 The Detective is Already Dead 26:25 The Case Study of Vanitas 36:50 How A Realist Hero Built A Kingdom 41:40 Spirit Chronicles 41:05 Jahy-sama Won't Be Discouraged 51:45 The Duke of Death And His Maid 56:40 The Aquatope on White Sand 1:03:30 Mother of the Goddess's Dormitory 1:11:35 Uramichi Oniisan 1:15:45 Battle Game in 5 Seconds 1:19:35 Re-Main 1:28:45 Kageki
August 06, 2021
Newscast #125 - 7/30/21
VERY slow news week this week due to Summer Season of anime starting and the Olympics. In non anime news we have some more game delays including the new Horizon Zero game and Digimon Survive. In anime news some con news and a trailer for the english dub of Vinland Saga!
July 31, 2021
Summer Season 2021 1st Impressions Pt. 1
Episode 309: Summer is here and its hotter than Satan's ballsack. This week we are giving our first impressions on the following shows: Miss Kobayashi San's Dragon Maid S, Girlfriend Girlfriend, Bokutachi no Remake, My Next Life As A Villainess X, Tsukimichi Moonlit Fantasy, Sonny Boy, and Peach Boy Riverside. 03:30 Manga Book Club 06:00 Listener Question of the Week 09:15 Waifu and Husbando 11:00 Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S 20:00 Girlfriend, Girlfriend 34:15 Bokutachi no Remake 46:00 My Next Life As A Villainess X 50:15 Sonny Boy 59:35 Tsukimichi Moonlit Fantasy 1:05:00 Peach Boy Riverside 1:16:45 Favorites so far
July 30, 2021
Newscast #124 - 7/23/21
This week we have some news about the on going suit against Activision Blizzard, Deadspace Remake, and a new section for TCG news! In anime news we have some fall hype and 2022 hype as well! And some Manga nominations for The Harvey Awards!
July 24, 2021
Spring Season 2021 Review
Episode 308: We are finally here to review the Spring Season anime of 2021. This season was packed with a lot of shows and we tried our best to get to most of the relevant shows all the while Dannie somehow managing to finish a lot of them. What were some of your favs for Spring 2021? 07:30 Listener Question of the Week 13:55 Waifu and Husbando 15:30 MHA 5th season 18:25 Nagatoro 25:40 To Your Eternity 31:50 Tokyo Revengers 33:00 Higehiro 38:25 86 43:00 Vivy: Flourite Eye's Song 50:50 Fruits Basket final 54:30 Koikimo 1:00:50 Zombieland Saga Revenge 1:02:00 Nomad: Megalo Box 2 1:06:30 Odd Taxi 1:17:15 Shadows House 1:20:45 Those Snow White Notes 1:28:00 The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent 1:33:00 Dynazenon 1:40:00 Super Cub 1:46:20 Pretty Boy Detective Club 1:51:00 Wonder Egg Priority 2:01:30 Listener favorites
July 23, 2021
AOQ13: Fruits Basket (2019) REVIEW w/Earthworm & Melyka
AOQ13: This episode Dannie and Som are joined by Earthworm from Anime Bros Podcast and Dannie's friend Melyka for this review of the 2019 version Fruits Basket; with emphasis on the third and final season that ended this Spring Season.
July 22, 2021
Newscast #123 - 7/17/21
This week we have a lot of indie game news and we talk about the Steam Deck! In anime we have some next year hype for you and a discussion about the manga shortage in North America.
July 18, 2021
Anime Merch Shop 'N Drop
Episode 307: Som and Dannie talk about buying all of the anime goods and collectibles while talking about and working through their shopping addictions
July 16, 2021
Newscast #122 - 7/9/21
This week the non-anime news is a little skimpy but we still talk about State of Play and have more news on The Witcher and Genshin Impact! In anime news we have a lot of Fall hype and 2022 hype and a discussion about Mappa at the end as they have