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The Last Rican's World of Anime and Video Game Music

The Last Rican's World of Anime and Video Game Music

By Darryl Bowers
Here you can find not only the VGM Fight Club Podcast but also Senpai's Playlist. Be it anime or video games, I got you covered. So grab a pair of headphones, crank up the volume and relax. Also while the VGM Fight Club is family friendly, Senpa's Playlist is for a more mature crowd as there is swearing and some lewd commentary.
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VGM Fight Club 3x02 16Bit Bloodbath
*reupload with correct tracks* On this weeks episode we see Bedroth defend his title against the first ever VGM Fight Club Champion, Kungfu Carlito. The match is a 16bit Bloodbath. Will Bedroth be able to continue his reign? Or will Carlito beat him into submission? Carlito's tracks are first each round with Bedroth's being second.   Also, I call out a certain former champion for his remarks against the Fight Club......  Rd. 1 Your Name Please- Earthbound (Hirokazu Tanaka, Keiichi Suzuki, Hiroshi Kanazu, arranged by ErichWK) Sun Rise Purple- Battle Mania Daiginjo (Shigenori Masuko, Yoko Suzuki, and Fumito Tamayama) Rd. 2 A Walk on the Bottom of the Ocean- Pop'n Twinbee (Konami Kukeiha Club) Stage 2: Brains Town- Air Zonk (Daisuke Morishima and Hisashi Matsushita) Rd. 3 Stage Two- Alien 3 (Matt Furniss, arranged by Autoscroll) Akamaru's Counterattack- Tengai Makyou/Far East of Eden Zero (Toshiyuki Sasagawa) Rd. 4 Reincarnated Soul- Castlevania Bloodlines (Konami Kukeiha Club arranged by Manabu Namiki) Stage 3: Until the End of the Earth- Elemental Master (Toshiharu Yamanishi) Rd. 5 Port Town- F-Zero (Yumiko Kanki, arranged by Magical Trick Society) Variations on a Ra Melody- Magical Chase (Hitoshi Sakimoto and Masaharu Iwata) Sudden Death Four Demon Nobles Battle Medley - Romancing SaGa 3 - Kenji Ito Game Complete- Green Lantern (Unreleased) (Dean Evans) Bonus: The Stand- The Protomen Sponsors Dimension X Comics At Your Service Maid Cafe Discord: Youtube Channel:  The Next Savepoint
September 12, 2021
Senpai's Playlist 3x03 Cruisin or IKEA sells meatballs?!?!?!
On this episode me and Claire tracks that we like to drive to. Whether it be to go get gas, go to work, or even go to IKEA to get meatballs; these tracks help make the drive much easier and more entertaining. We also talk about me dying trying to attempt the 2021 One Chip Challenge, the Playstation State of Play, and #FREEMVC2.  I Wanna Be- Spyair (Gintama) Change- Miwa (Bleach) Oath Sign- Lisa (Fate/ZERO) Identity- Kiro Akiyama (The Promised Neverland Season 2) Blue Bird- (Naruto Shippuden) Rough Diamonds- (Food Wars Season 2) Netsujō no Spectrum- (The Seven Deadly Sins) Sponsors Dimension X Comics At Your Service Maid Cafe
September 10, 2021
VGM Fight Club 3x01 SEGA Street Fight II: Battle for Supremacy
*edited to fix end of episode issue* Last season it was revealed that none other then Ed Wilson of The VGMbassy was backing the Inner Circle and vowed to take over the VGM Fight Club, only to then proceed to take over all VGM Podcast and have them work under him and the Embassy. Commissioner Bowers challenges him to a SEGA Street Fight with the rights to the VGM Fight Club on the line. If Ed wins, The Last Rican must answer to him. If the commish wins, Ed will have to give up and go back to the embassy empty handed. The fate of the fight club hangs in the balance. Who will win this....SEGA Street Fight!?!?! Ed's Tracks are first each round followed by Darryl's tracks Rd. 1 Attack the Power Gale (LIKE THE WIND from Power Drift)- (Arcade) by Dangerous Mezashi Cat for the SEGA tribute album "Omega Catastrophe" Zephyr- Contra Hard CORPS (SEGA Genesis) by Hiroshi Kobayashi Rd. 2 “Beyond the Galaxy” from Galaxy Force II (Arcade) by Katsuhiro Hayashi and Koichii Namiki, remixed by Johnny James The Brood Queen and Her Claws- Xmen 2: The Clone Wars (SEGA Genesis) by Kurt Harland Rd. 3 “Submission Domination” from Rad Mobile (Arcade) Composed by Kazuhiko Nagai  Armstone Town Bay- Fighting Vipers (Sega Saturn) by David Leytze Rd. 4 “Title Screen” from Joe Montana Football (Sega CD) Composed by Spencer Nilsen S.O.R. Super Mix (Renegade's Mix)- Streets of Rage 2 (SEGA Genesis) by Yuzo Koshiro, Motohiro Kawashima remixed by TheLegendofRenegade Rd. 5 “Space Harrier Theme” from Space Harrier (Arcade) Composed by Hiroshi Kawaguchi, remixed by Mitch Murder Chemical Plant Zone (Synthwave 80s Cover)- Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (SEGA Genesis) by Masato Nakamura remixed by Mono Memory Sudden Death “Shoreline” from Flag to Flag (Dreamcast) Composed by Akihito Okawa and Houzou Okazaki Track 02- Ultraverse Prime (SEGA CD) by Tim Follin Bonus Track Panzer Paladin Theme- Powerglove Sponsors Dimension X Comics At Your Service Maid Cafe Discord:
September 3, 2021
Senpai's Playlist 3x02 Saturday Night Soul or 2nd Base Is Over The Shirt
On this episode Me and Claire play anime music we feel you can get busy too. Have either of us actually done anything to these tracks? Nope. But we just might.....we also talk about religion, relationships, whether or not women gossip about their bedroom activities (guys too), and what a sexcation is (I will definitely be looking to arranging one of those soon).  Inner Universe- Ghost In A Shell SAC Strays- Wolf's Rain Ashita No Te- Witchblade OVA Pleasure- Fruits Basket: Final Season (2021) Broken Wings- Trinity Blood Unbreakable- Carol and Tuesday Bonus Track- Different Man- Aklo ft. JayEd Sponsors Dimension X Comics At Your Service Maid Cafe Discord Server
August 28, 2021
Senpai's Playlist 3x01 Nostalgia Episode or Julez Take The Damn Thing With You!
#FREEMVC2 We are back with season 3. People we have waited over a decade for Neon Genesis Evangelion 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon A Time to release. And it's finally here!!! So me and Claire decided to do an episode around anime music that gives us nostalgia. So travel back to the time of Adult Swim on Saturdays and Toonami on weekdays and enjoy these classics. We also talk about Claire's new PS5, my trip to Florida, movies, Claire's taste in husbandos, and MAGFEST.  Track Listing 1. Ride On Shooting Star- FLCL 2. My Will- Inuyasha 3. Shiki No Uta- Samurai Champloo 4. Heart Of Sword- Ruroni Kenshin 5. Under The Sky- Burst Angel 6. Just Communication- Gundam Wing 7. GET 9- Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex 8. Smile Bomb- YuYu Hakusho 9. Cruel Angels Thesis- Neon Genesis Evangelion Sponsors Dimension X Comics At Your Service Maid Cafe Discord:
August 13, 2021
VGM Fight Club Fighters Lounge: Carry On My Wayward Sons
For those of you who listen to the show, you know my current situation involving my children. Tonight is my last night with them (till christmas). I wanted to make a special episode to dedicate to them because otherwise I feel like I will lose it. So sit tight and I hope you guys enjoy this short little episode. Eric and Stelios; dad loves you. And I always will.
August 6, 2021
VGM Fight Club Season 2 Finale Ninja Turtles vs Power Rangers 2x10
Welcome to the season finale of our second season. Tonights match up will see myself take on the VGM Fight Club Champion in a rematch with the title on the line. There can only be one and this time this fight will not end in a draw! The theme? Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vs Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The way this fight will go is this: Rounds 1 and 2 will have Bedroth choosing tracks from TMNT games while I pick tracks from Power Rangers games. Rounds 3 and 4 will have us switching roles with Bedroth choosing Power Rangers tracks and I TMNT tracks. The 5th round and sudden death is a free for all. So remember, vote, like, subscribe, and see you all in August. Rd. 1 The Burning Building - Mutsuhiko Izumi, Miki Higashino, and Kozo Nakamura (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Arcade Game 1989)  Energy Generator Lab- Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, Haruo Ohashi (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie SNES) Rd. 2 Scene 2 - Yuichi Sakakura, Tomoya Tomita, Kozo Nakamura (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project) White Ranger Tiger Power- Hikoshi Hashimoto (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie Sega Genesis) Rd. 3 City - Iku Mizutani, Kinuyo Yamashita (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers SNES) April O'Neil Stage- Miki Higashino (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tournament Fighters Sega Genesis) Rd. 4 Cave - Iku Mizutani, Kinuyo Yamashita (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers SNES) Scene 1-1 New York City- Kozo Nakamura, arr. Masahiro Ikariko, You Takamine, Kaori Kinouchi, Hideto Inoue (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist) Rd 5.  Star Base - Kozo Nakamura, arr. Masahiro Ikariko, You Takamine, Kaori Kinouchi, Hideto Inoue (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist) Sky Palace- Kazuhiko Uehara, Hideto Inoue, Harumi Ueko (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tournament Fighters SNES) Sudden Death:  Stage 1: USA - Yusuke Takahama, Satoshi Nagano, Mr. Hamme (Power Rangers Zeo: Full Tilt Battle Pinball) Shredders Revenge Trailer- ??? (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredders Revenge) Outro: Go Go Power Rangers- Power Glove Sponsors Dimension X Comics At Your Service Maid Cafe Bambi's Farmasi Page Discord:
June 21, 2021
Senpai's Playlist 2x10 Waifu War or Those weren't storms......Those were acts of God
Season 2 Finale. 1 week late but here nonetheless, we bring you our fans the Waifu War episode. Me and Claire pit our waifu's head to head in not only an actual fight, but also a looks/popularity contest. Who will come out on top? Who will lose? And why does Skype keep crashing?!?!? Find out what goes down in this episode as we discuss my journey to Florida (Fuck FL, GA, and SC in that order), my near death experience, Claire contemplating on buying more Final Fantasy Merch, and my sudden obsession with Magic The Gathering and its Godzilla card variants. Red Fraction- Black Lagoon (Roberta) Sorairo Days- Guren Lagann (Yoko) Yakusoki No Hi- Fairy Tail (Irene Belserion) Rakugaki- Black Clover (Vanessa Enoteca) Hanabi- Bleach (Yoruichi) Brave Shine- Fate/Stay Night (Rider) Goya no Machiawase- Noragami (Bishamon) Sore wa Akatsuki no You ni- GATE (Rory Mercury) Sirius- Kill La Kill (Satsuki Kiryuin) Skyreach- Akame Ga Kill (Esdeath) Sponsors Dimension X Comics At Your Service Maid Cafe Bambi's Farmasi Page Discord:
June 19, 2021
VGM Fight Club Fighters Lounge: Final Stand
You just got to the final boss. You're woefully under prepared. But who cares!?!??! That boss track is rocking!!! So sit back and enjoy this little bonus episode. 1. Bowser's Stage and Bowser's Stage Critical- Masaya Kuzume (Tetris Attack) 2. Dancing Mad- Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy VI) 3. Last Goodbye- Toby Fox (Undertale) 4. Cold Blooded (Akira Mabuchi Theme)- Hidenori Shoji, Yuri Fukuda, Chihiro Aoki, Saori Yoshida (Yakuza: Like A Dragon) 5. Final Boss- Brad Buxer, Michael Jackson, Cirocco Jones, Bobby Brooks, Darryl Ross, Geoff Grace, Doug Grigsby, Sachio Ogawa, Tatsuyuki Maeda 6. Jun Senoue (Sonic The Hedgehog 3) 7. Solaris Phase 2- Hideaki Kobayashi, Tomoya Ohtani, Mariko Nanba, Taihei Sato, Takahito Eguchi (Sonic 06) 8. Open Your Heart- Jun Senoue, Kenichi Tokoi, Fumie Kumatani, Masaru Setsumaru (Sonic Adventure) 9. Mid Boss Battle Theme- Ryota Kozuka,Kenichi Tsuchiya, Toshiki Konishi (Shin Megami Tensei IV) 10. Polytheistic Alliance Battle- Ryota Kozuka (Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse) 11. Meet Again (Justice Theme)- Daisuke Ishiwatari, Takahiro Uematsu, Hatsuaki Takami, Takuya Moritou (Guilty Gear) 12. Eternity- Nobuo Uematsu, Sung by Ian Gillan (Blue Dragon) Sponsors Dimension X Comics At Your Service Maid Cafe Bambi's Farmasi Page Discord:
June 9, 2021
VGM Fight Club 2x09 Pokemon Gen 2 vs Gen 5
So, young Shootkapow has come all the way over from Very Good Music VGM Podcast to challenge me to a gen vs gen pokemon match. More specifically Gen 2 vs Gen 5. Silver and Gold vs Black and White. Well I hope this young whipper snapper has got what it takes to win, because they're old man is next on the beat down express! So enjoy the tracks and we'll see which gen has the superior soundtrack. So all of Shoots tracks will go first then followed by my tracks. s/n Shout out to John Harrington on the dope new logo Rd. 1 Accumula Town- Pokemon White/Black Dark Cave- Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver Rd. 2 Neo Team Plasma Battle Theme- Pokemon Black2/White2 Vs Rival Theme Guitar Cover- (Family Jules) Pokemon Silver/Gold/Crystal Rd. 3  Skyarrow Bridge- Pokemon White/Black PokeAthlon-Finals!!!- Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver Rd. 4 Bicycle Theme- Pokemon Black/White Entei, Suicune, Raikou Battle Theme Remastered- (LostImpact Music) Pokemon Crystal Rd. 5 Battle Champion Iris- Pokemon Black 2/White 2 National Park Remastered- (Zame) Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver Sudden Death Gym Leader Last Pokemon- Pokemon Black/White Battle Factory- Pokemon Soul Silver/Heart Gold Ending Track Gotta Catch Em All- Powerglove feat Tony Kakko Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal Composers Junichi Masuda Go Ichinose Morikazu Aoki Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver Composers Go Ichinose Shota Kageyama Hitomi Sato Junichi Masuda Takuto Kitsuta Pokemon Black/White Composers Shota Kageyama Go Ichinose Hitomi Sato Junichi Masuda Minako Adachi Pokemon Black 2/White 2 Composers Go Ichinose Hitomi Sato Teruo Taniguchi Sponsors Dimension X Comics At Your Service Maid Cafe Bambi's Farmasi Page discord server link
June 5, 2021
Senpai's Playlist 2x09 Anime Love Story or Taco Salad of Bullshit and Fuckery
So after a brief hiatus, Claire returns to help me with the next episode. We decide to go with our original idea for this show and do the anime lover story. While listening to the tracks we each tell the other's love story based on the music. We also talk about several movies we've seen over the past couple of weeks, Julie's bday, vaccination, and I gripe over a bullshit taco salad I received via UberEats. And we announce the rules of Waifu War, our season finale. 1. Zen Zen Zense- Radwimps (Your Name) 2. Chu Bura- Kelun (Bleach) 3. A Little Pain- Olivia Lufkin (NANA) 4. World End- flow (Code Geass) 5. Will- True (Violet Evergarder: The Movie) 6. Get Closer- Psychic Lover (Witchblade) Extra Tracks Simple and Clean - Hikaru Utada (Kingdom Hearts) The Last Kiss- Hikaru Utada (Neon Genesis Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0: Thrice Upon A Time)
May 26, 2021
VGM Fight Club 2x08 Super Racing Bros
Tonight marks a milestone in VGM Fight Club history. Tonight we will crown our first ever VGM Fight Club Tag Team Champions. Its John "J Gangsta" Harrington and Jessie "Sega Legend" Moore representing Team GTT up against the Baker of Beats Rowdy Rob Fn Nichols and The Masochistic Metallic Madman Diamond Dallas Pernell aka The R&P Express. I pit these two teams against each other to see who can come up with the best racing playlist. So sit back and expect a few surprises along the way. You don't want to miss this fight!!! Team GTT goes first each round with the R&P Express going second. Good luck guys Rd. 1  Go Straight- Yuzo Koshiro (Streets of Rage 2) Sunshine Coastline- Takahiro Unisaga/Falcom Sound Team (Y's VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA) Rd. 2 Born to Be Bone- Tomohiro Harada (Gitaroo Man) Shout In The Dark- Koji Hayama (Motoroader TGX16) Rd. 3 Inn Town Ageel ~ Cursed Land- Noriyuki Iwadare (Grandia II) Slingshot (Mitsuyoshi Version)- Takenobu Mitsuyoshi (Daytona USA 2) Rd. 4 Sneaky Driver- Bill Kiley (Katana ZERO) Terminal Velocity Act 1- Tomoya Ohtani (Sonic Colors) Rd. 5 Your Sunset- NAMCO Sound Team (Tekken Tag Tournament 2 WII U Edition) The Long Distance of Murder (Red Canyon)- Taro Bando, Hajime Wakai (F-Zero X) Sudden Death ????? Song 17- Technoman(Danny Lewis) (Robotron X) Dimension X Comics At Your Service Maid Cafe Bambi's Farmasi Page Discord link
May 23, 2021
Senpai's Playlist 2x08 Happy Bday Julie or 9'6" Waifu of Death
After a short hiatus we are back. But where is Claire? She has the night off so she can shower Julie with tons of lovins because it is Julie's Bday this sunday. Hooray!!! So while Jules and Claire celebrate, I run the show by myself and dedicate the episode to the love Claire and Jules share for each other. There's comedy, drama, romance, a giant suit if sentient armor (huh?), and Evil Claire from an alternate dimension (double huh?). What am I talking about? Listen to the episode and find out about the love story of Claire and Julie. Hope you all enjoy and once again, Happy Bday Julie! 1. Life Easy?- Dialogue+ (Bottom Tier Character Tomozaki) 2. Every Heart- BOA (Inuyasha) 3. Kokai no Uta- Sayuri (My Hero Academia) 4. Courage- Haruka Tomatsu (Sword Art Online Season 2: Mothers Rosario) 5. Ignite- Eir Aoi (Sword Art Online Season 2: Gun Gale Online) 6. Beautiful World- Utada Hikaru (Neon Genesis Evangelion 1.0) Dimension X Comics At Your Service Maid Cafe
May 16, 2021
VGM Fight Club 2x07 Licensing Hell In A Cell
After a long hiatus, we are back in business. The title is on the line as Triple Hammock defends against Bedroth, John Herrington, and Commissioner Bowers in a Fatal 4 Way match to determine who will win the title. Will Triple Hammock be able to smooth his way past the competition? Will Bedroth or John reclaim the title they lost? Or will the Commissioner finally claim his first VGM Fight Club Championship? The choice is in your hands people!!!!!  Tracks are in such order each Round: Triple Hammock, Bedroth, John, Darryl Rd. 1 Track 4- Barbie Beauty Boutique Soundtrack (Dewolfe) Title Music- Marvin The Martian Strikes Back Gameboy ( Alberto Jose Gonzales) I'll Keep on Fighting as Long as I'm Alive (Stage 7)- X-MEN The Arcade Game (Seiichi Fukami, Yuji Takenouchi, Junya Nakano) Special 1- Judge Dredd vs Death (Tom Bible) Rd. 2 Map Theme- Lethal Weapon NES (Neil Baldwin) Area 1 Main Theme- Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-bit Land (Jake Kaufman) Final Chapter - Secret Base (Present Day)- Power Rangers Time Force GBA (Iku Mizutani) Heavenly Haven- Judge Dredd (Andy Brock) Rd. 3 Freeway Version 1 (Intense) Monopoly Plus (Ian Livingstone) Labartory Ruins Batman NES (Naoki Kodaka) Kwik E Mart Simpsons Wrestling (Christopher Tyng) Towering Catastophe Stage 4 Monster In My Pocket (Hiroshi Takeyasu, Kozo Nakamura) Rd. 4 Days Of Thunder Days Of Thunder (Tania Smith) Moon Theme Lame Genie Cover Ducktales (Hiroshige Tonomura) Restaurant Muppet Race Mania (Andy Blythe, Marten Joustra) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vomitron Metal Version TMNT NES (Jun Funahashi) Sponsors: Dimension X Comics At Your Service Maid Cafe Discord:
May 8, 2021
Senpai's Playlist 2x07 Anime Wildcard or They traded a Haunter that was holding an Everstone
So sometimes life gets in the way. So me and Claire decide to just host a wildcard episode. We also talk about seeing Demon Slayer Mugen Train, my gripes with certain comic book movies, and hammer out a few more rules for the Waifu War episode. Fukai Mori- Do As Infinity (Inuyasha) LEADER- MY FIRST STORY (Hortensia Saga) Eden- Monkey Majik (Fruits Basket) Megurumono- Terashima (That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime) Hey Kids- The Oral Cigarettes (Noragami: Arigato) Voice- Hatena (Dr. Stone: Stone Wars) Guren no Yumiya- Linked Horizon (Attack On Titan) Vivid Vice- Who-ya Extended (Jujutsu Kaisen) Sponsors Dimension X Comics At Your Service Maid Cafe
April 15, 2021
VGM Fight Club 2x06 Dad Fight
After a brief spat between our oldest children, I take on the one and only Bedroth (aka Bloodroth) of VGM- A Very Good Music Podcast, in a head to head match. We pick tracks that represent our respective progeny (or in Bedroth's case his kids picked the tracks that best represent them). We also talk about the origins of his name, parenting then and now, celebrity death match, and what being a parent means to us. So sit back and enjoy this dad fight. My tracks go first and Bedroth's are second. Rd. 1 Hassou- Hirofumi Murasaki, Morihiko Akiyama, Masayuki Nagao (Shinobi III: Return of The Ninja Master) Title Screen- Tomoya Tomita (Kirby's Epic Yarn) Rd. 2 115 (Remastered)- Treyarch (Call of Duty: Black Ops) Welcome Horizons- Yasuaki Iwata, Yumi Takahashi, Shinobu Nagata, Sayako Doi, Masato Ohashi (Animal Crossing: New Horizons) Rd. 3 Guardians- Michael Salvatori, C Paul Johnson, Martin O'Donnell, Paul McCartney (Destiny) Master Kohga Battle- Manaka Kataoka, Yasuaki Iwata, Hajime Wakai (The Legend of Zelda: Breathe of The Wild) Rd. 4 The Battle At The Summit- Minako Adachi, Go Ichinose, Junichi Masuda, Hitomi Sato, Tomoaki Oga, Hideaki Kuroda (Pokemon Sun and Moon) Alphy Takes Action- Robin Blend (Undertale) Rd. 5 Sayonara Rolling Star- Yoshihito Yano, Aya Hirayama (Beautiful Katamari) Cornered.......KAZOO'd- Masakazu Sugimori, Naoto Tanaka, (kazoo cover by Tsuko G.) (Phoenix Wright) Sudden Death Last Surprise (Cover)- Shoji Meguro, Cover done by Tournament Arc feat Casey Lee Williams (Persona 5) Riki The Legendary Hero Remix- Manami Kiyota, ACE (Kenji Hiramatsu, Yasunori Mitsuda, Hiroyuki Sawano) NOQQYSC (Xenoblade Chronicles) Sponsors Dimension X Comics At Your Service Maid Cafe
April 7, 2021
Senpai's Playlist 2x06 I Can't Believe This Isn't Hentai or RIP Mooncake
It's finally here!!! The most wild episode we've done in awhile. Granted both me and Claire were half dead from work and daily life, but somehow we were still able to deliver a quality show. I do apologize for the audio, working out some kinks (heh heh). But we talk about the shows, pokemon (of course), and I find out that Mooncake has actually been dead for several months now. This saddens me.  Hiyoku no Hane- Eufonius (Yosuga No Sora) COLOR- Maria (Freezing) Ikozue Paradise- Junji Majima, Yūsuke Kobayashi, Miyu Tomita (Interspecies Reviewers) Errand- Faylan (The Qwaser of Stigmata) If You Can Change the World in a Dream- ARCANA PROJECT (Redo Of Healer) Overdrive- Hitomi Harada (Valkyrie Drive Mermaid) Dimension X Comics At Your Service Maid Cafe
April 4, 2021
VGM Fight Club: Fighters Lounge DOOM Edition
Disclaimer: One or two swears words are uttered during the episode. Please Enjoy On this episode of the Fighters Lounge; I'm joined by the one and only Alex "The Messenger of Pain" Messenger. We discuss the DOOM franchise. While listening to the tracks we discuss his early beginnings of podcasting, Kevin Conroy, his fiance, and his love of Mick Gordon. While recording the show a few demons show up to shut us down. Find out what happens. 1. The Only Thing They Fear Is You (Rip and Tear Version)- Mick Gordon 2. At Doom's Gate (DOOM 2016)- Mick Gordon 3. The Doom Hunter (First Boss Theme)- Mick Gordon 4. Hellwalker (Sign of Evil)- Mick Gordon 5. Hell On Earth- Mick Gordon 6. Blood Harvesting- Mick Gordon 7. BFG Division 2020- Mick Gordon 8. Blood Swamps- Andrew Hulshult, David Levy  9. Main Menu Theme (DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part II)- Andrew Hulshult, David Levy  A VGM Journey Discord Link: VGM Fight Club Discord Link:
March 29, 2021
VGM Fight Club 2x05 Capcom Cage Fight II
Listeners of the VGM Fight Club, I bring today one of the greatest rivalries this show has ever seen. Dare I say any VGM Podcast has seen. I bring you the conclusion of Alex "The Messenger" Messenger vs John "J-Gangsta" Harrington. I lock both these fighters inside a steel cage and have them tear each other apart (with music). Now the previous matches have seen everything from doctored voting results to backstabbing. So, I bring in a special guest referee to call the match straight down the middle. Who's the ref? Who won? And what does our current champ, Triple Hammock, think of all this? All this will be answered and more on this exciting and different episode of VGM Fight Club.  Alex chose to have his tracks play first, so John's are second each round.  Rd. 1 Wily Stage 1 (Mega Man 9)- Ippo Yamada, Ryo Kawakami, Yu Shimoda, Hiroki Isogai Rust in Summer 2008 (Resident Evil 5)- Kota Suzuki Rd. 2 Ushiwaka's Dance (Okami)- Masami Ueda, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Rei Kondoh, Akari Kaida Destroy the Terrorists in the Occupied City: Stage 2-1 (Strider II)- Setsuo Yamamoto, Etsuko Yoneda Rd. 3 Crisis of Fate (Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth)- Noriyuki Iwadare, Yasuko Yamada West Side Andore Cage Fight (Final Fight CD)- Manami Matsumae, Arranged by T's Music   Rd. 4 Bandit Town (Shantae)- Jake Kaufman Dr. Wily Haunts Flashman OCRemix (Dr. Wily's Castle 1 + Flashman Stage) (Mega Man 2)-Takashi Tateishi, Arranged by Mattias Holmgren Rd. 5 This Enchanted Forest (Demons Crest)- Toshihiko Horiyama Waterfall Mountain (Onimusha Warlords)- Takashi Niigaki Sudden Death Spark Mandrill (Mega Man X)- Setsuo Yamamoto, Makoto Tomozawa, Yuki Iwai, Yuko Takehara, Toshihiko Horiyama Ducktales Moon Theme (Bleed 2 Version) (Bleed 2)- Hiroshige Tonomura, Arranged by Jukio Kallio
March 27, 2021
Senpai's Playlist 2x05 Bleach Retrospective or I'm Still Trying To Get Over Porno Graffiti
This week we have a very special episode. Not only are we listening to the opening songs from the Bleach anime series, we are also joined by Claire's significant other; Julie (whom I call Jules). We talk about Bleach, Jule's current voyage into gaming, my near death experience, whether Claire or myself is the better representation of Deadpool, the Dragon Age games, and what makes someone a true gamer. So sit back, sharpen your Zanpakto, and watch out for Hollows. 1. Velonica- Aqua Timez 2. Alones- Aqua Timez 3. Rolling Star- Yui 4. Ranbu No Melody- SID 5. Hitohira No Hanabara- Stereopony 6. Ichirin No Hana- High And Mighty Color 7. Asterik- Orange Range 8. D-Technolife Live- Uverworld Sponsor
March 19, 2021
VGM Fight Club 2x04 Smoothest Slugfest
This episode is definitely one of the smoothest ones I've done in awhile. While battling an impending cold and a sick child, I pit the current champ 2 Belts Jessie aka Jessie 2 Belts against the one and only Triple Hammock; the host of KVGM The Last Wave. I task both competitors with putting together the smoothest VGM tracks they can find. And I'm calling it right now, this will most likely go to sudden death. So sit back, light those candles, pour yourself a cool drink, and enjoy these awesome mellow tracks. So Jessie's tracks will be first and Hammocks are second. Enjoy. Rd.  1 Falls- Yuzo Koshiro, Motoi Sakuraba, Michiru Yamane, Keiki Kobayashi, Takeshi Yanagawa (Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom) VIP Lounge- Oleka Lozowchuk (Dead Rising 2) Rd. 2 Music No. 6- Yumi Kinoshita, Shigekazu Kamaki, Yusaburo Shimojyo (Pebble Beach Golf Links) Metro City (Night)- Yutaka Minobe (Astro Boy: Mighty Atom) Rd. 3  BADEN National Golf Course- Takushi Hiyamuta (Neo Turf Masters) Love- Unknown (The Conveni Portable) Rd. 4 Sanctuary of Zi'tah- Naoshi Mizuta, Kumi Tanioka, Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy XI) Urban Fantasy- Yasunori Mitsuda (10,000 Bullets) Rd. 5 Koopa Beach (Cover)- The One Ups, Soyo Oka (Super Mario Kart) Staff Roll- Unknown (Super Power League FX) Sudden Death Casually- Yoshino Aoki, Akari Kaida (Breath of Fire III) Staff Roll SBirdman (Smooth Jazz Big Band Version)- The 8-Bit Big Band, Dan Hess (Pilotwings 64) Sponsors: Dimension X Comic Book Store At Your Service Maid Cafe The Magic Clasp Also check out the owners podcast And join us on Discord at:
March 13, 2021
Senpai's Playlist 2x04 Uverworld Dedication or Do It For The Virgins!!!!
Disclaimer: Episode is very explicit This week me and Claire dedicate the episode to the band Uverworld. Their music has been heard all over the world and in some of your favorite anime. So sit back and enjoy while we listen to the tracks. We also talk about our bucketlist, our personal lives, me starting work again, the Diamond and Peral remakes, and our next upcoming episodes. Hope you all enjoy. 1. As One 2. Core Pride 3. After Life 4. Good And Evil 5. Reversi 6. Gekidou 7. First Sight 8. D-Technolife 9. Colors of The Heart Julie's Twitch Channel: Darryl's Twitch Channel: Sponsors: Dimension X Comics At Your Service Maid Cafe The Magic Clasp
March 5, 2021
VGM Fight Club 2x03 Anime Asylum Match
Disclaimer: Some Swearing in this episode Welcome to another episode of the VGM Fight Club. This week we have the crew of Game That Tune VGM Podcast competing against each other for the VGM Fight Club Championship. Jessie upon already possessing the Game That Tune Championship now seeks to add the VGM Fight Club Championship to his collection and become Two Belts Jessie. John ain't having it. Upon Jessie's betrayal from last episode, John is determined to show Jessie why he is the VGM Fight Club Champion. Both men pick tracks from a wide variety of games. All of John's tracks will be first each round and Jessie's will be second. Some are based on anime while others have had anime adaptations made. Regardless the selection is definitely rocking and has me going on a nostalgia trip. So kick back and enjoy the show because you never know who's next to challenge for the title....... Rd. 1 Battle With Gilgamesh (Battle on the Big Bridge)- Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy V/Final Fantasy Legend of The Crystals) BGM11- Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop Tsuioku no Serenade) Rd. 2 Les Vagas Stage- Yasumasa Kitagawa, Kota Suzuki, Akihiko Narita, Reo Uratani (Tatsunoko vs Capcom) XXG-01W Wing Gundam Theme- Hiroyuki Iwatsuki (Gundam Battle Assault) Rd. 3 National Park- Junichi Masuda, Go Ichinose (Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal) Amid Toads- Shinji Hosoe (Naruto: Clash Of Ninja) Rd. 4 Theme Of Kefla- Toshiyuki Kishi, Hiromi Mizutani, Kenji Katoh Reno (Dragonball FighterZ) Unmeltable Flame- Satoshi Murata, Katsuhiko Suzuki, Aki Hata, Norio Hanzawa (Yu Yu Hakusho: Makyou Touitsusen) Rd. 5 Fly Me the Sunshine (Wave Man Remix)- Mari Yamaguchi,  Alph-Lyla, Yoshino Aoki (Megaman 5/Megaman The Animated Series) Hikari no Will Power Theme- Kenji Yamamoto (Dragonball Z Ulitmate Battle 22) Sudden Death: Duck Dub Dub (Duck King Theme)- Toshio Shimizu, New World Music Acrobatic Troupe (King Of Fighters XI/Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture) Vampire Cover- The Megas featuring Amanda Lepre (Castlevania)
February 27, 2021
VGM Fight Club: Fighters Lounge Persona 5 Edition
I am joined by the one and only Diamond Dallas Pernell for a very unique episode of the Fighters Lounge. While we play tracks from Persona 5 and Persona 5 Strikers, we talk about the Persona and Shin Megami Tensei games, next gen consoles, Garbage Pail Kids, our respective game collections, Final Fantasy VIII, and spicy food. So sit back and relax to these tracks. (Disclaimer, there is some foul language in this bonus episode). 1. Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There- Persona 5 2. Life Will Change- Persona 5 3. The Poem Of Everyones Soul- Persona 5 4. Will Power- Persona 5 5. Last Surprise- Persona 5 6. You Are Stronger (Lyric Version)- Persona 5 Strikers 7. Daredevil- Persona 5 Strikers Background Music: Beneath The Mask Instrumental Ver.
February 25, 2021
Senpai's Playlist 2x03 Pokemon Celebration or That's Baby Spice!!!
So with the 25th anniversary of Pokemon a week away, me and Claire decide to play our favorite tracks from the Pokemon series. This includes the original series and movies. While we talk about the series we also discuss the 1st movie soundtrack, gender equality in e-sports, and wow its taking forever for Demon Slayer: Mugen Train to come out stateside (seriously, Australia and New Zealand gets it in theaters on the 26th of this month and we still can't get a release date for the states?!?!?). So sit back, enjoy, and remember; Gotta Catch Them All! s/n all the tracks are in English this episode 1. What Kind of Pokemon Are You? - Pikachu's Jukebox 2. The Pokemon Theme Movie Version- Pokemon The First Movie 3. You & Me & Pokemon- Pokemon Heroes 4. Pokemon Johto- Pokemon Johto 5. I Believe- Pokemon Heroes 6. Gotta Catch Them All- Powerglove ft Tony Kako
February 20, 2021
VGM Fight Club 2x02 Playstation Pit Fight
Episode two sees the winner of our first ever Royal Rumble Pernell (Diamond Dallas Purenell aka DDP) go up against the VGM Fight Club Champion John "JGangsta" Harrington in a match of my own diabolical mindset, The Playstation Pit Fight. The rules are simple: All tracks must be from games on the Playstation line (PSX, PS2, PS3, PSP, PS4, PS VITA, PS5) and cannot be arcade ports. They can be imports, but must of originated on any of Sony's consoles. And a sudden betrayal occurs. Someone in the Inner Circle has betrayed Le Champione.....BUT WHO?????? (It's not Jesse). John won the dice roll and has opted to have his tracks play first each round Round 1 Ryoshima Coast- Hiroshi Yamaguchi (Okami) Ex-Island- Norio Hanzawa (Stretch Panic) Round 2 SOLO- Yosuke Kinoshita (Dynasty Warriors 8) Fanatically- Hiroshi Fujioka (Growlanser II) Round 3 Formless Like Water- Akitaka Tohyama (Tekken 5) Don't Be Defeated By A Friend- Falcom Sound Team (Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel) Round 4 KGB vs Evil Personified- Harry Gregson-Williams & Norihiko Hibino (Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater) Corona Jumper- Tsuyoshi Sekito (Brave Fencer Musashi) Round 5 The Days When Mother Was There- Shoji Meguro (Persona 5) An Illusion of The Brainstem- Motoi Sakuraba (Valkyrie Profile) Sudden Death The Legendary Theme- COIL (Gitaroo Man) The Beast- Isao Kasai, Kenji Tani, Makoto Suehiro, Satoshi Iwasaki (Wizardy: Tale Of The Forsaken Land)
February 13, 2021
Senpai's Playlist 2x02 Anime and Video Games or Gotta Get That Bday Cake!!
Its Claire's Bday!!! Well, actually her bday was Sunday, but we're going to celebrate it today with an episode topic she picked. And that topic is Anime based on video games or the concept of video games. As we play our tracks we talk about how orgies will work during covid, Lady Dmittrescu, and how much Claire spent on not only her PC, but also Uber Eats this past year. We also discuss our very own video game.  1. Break In To Break Out- Lyn (Persona 5 The Animation) 2. This Game- Lee Raon (No Game No Life) 3. Stay With Me- Seven Billion Dots (Granblue Fantasy The Animation 2nd Opening) 4. No Pain No Gain- Nano (BTOOM) 5. Born To Be A Winner- David Rolfe (Pokemon Johto League Champions) 6. Flash- Sora Tob Sakan (Hi-Score Girl Season 2)
February 5, 2021
VGM Fight Club 2x01 VGM Royal Rumble
People of the world I welcome you to the new season of the VGM Fight Club. And what better way to kick off the new season then with our own version of the Royal Rumble. We have 8 participants vying for a shot at John "JGangsta" Harrington's VGM Fight Club Championship. Who will outlast the other 7 competitors and claim their right to challenge for the title? You decide. 1. Take Over (Jazz Cover)- Shoji Meguro, Covered by the Consouls (Persona 5 Royal) 2. Geothermal Towers- Jake Kaufman (Cyber Shadow) 3. Gladiator Boss (Colisseum Theme)- Mick Gordon (Doom Eternal) 4. Palace of Destruction- Falcom Sound Team (Ys 1&2 Chronicles) 5. Hot Rock Shuffle- Kozo Nakamura, arranged by Prince Uf Darkness (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles In Time) 6. Garudo Valley- Koji Kondo (The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Ochestra) 7. Dungeoneering (Dungeon)- Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Yasuhiro Takagi, Arranged by Senescense (Sword of Vermillion) 8. 06 Beach- Riow Arai (Front Mission Alternative) 9. Land of Luxury Intro and Outro Yakuza 0 Opening
February 1, 2021
Senpai's Playlist 2x01 Among Us: Anime Edition or Skip To The 14:21 Mark
Myself and Claire are back with the 2nd Season of Senpai's Playlist. Our first episode topic revolves around a game that took the world by storm last year; Among Us. But instead of the regular avatars, we've each chosen 3 characters a piece to figure out who is the imposter. So pull up a chair and crack a cold one open because we discuss everything from the Capitol Siege, top 10 pornstars, whether or not this current generation is too soft, and the announcements/priemeres of several anime and movies we've been waiting on.  1. Haruka Kanata- Asian Kung Fu Generation (Naruto OP2) Kabuto 2. Departure- Galneryus (HunterxHunter) Meruem 3. Be- Riders (Devil Survivor 2: The Animation) Hotsuin Yamato 4. Uragiri no Yūyake- Theatre Brook (Durarara!!) Izaya Oriyaha 5. Chase- Batta (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable 2nd OP) Kira Yoshikage 6. Shinzou wo Sasageyo!- Linked Horizon (Attack On Titan Season 3) Levi
January 22, 2021
VGM Fight Club Season Finale WARGAMES
After the debauchery and shenanigans of the previous episode, both Mr, Herrington and Mr. Messenger will compete....IN WARGAMES!!!! That's right, I have both men put together of 3-5 VGM Podcast fans/host in a team based fight. The theme is anything goes. Each member brings their best and tries to secure victory for their captain. But its up to YOU the listeners to decide who will win WARGAMES and be the true undisputed VGM Fight Club Champion. Team Alex: Alex, Voltz Supreme, Bedroth, Kungfu Carlito, The Last Rican Team John: John, Jesse, Triple Hammock, R&P Express, David Rd. 1 John vs Alex Under the Rotting Pizza (Jukebox version)- Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy 7 Remake) Soak Patrol Alpha- Jake Kaufman (Might Switch Force 2) Rd. 2 Jessie vs Voltz Supreme Frog's Theme- Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger) Curse of Monkey Island Main Theme- Michael Land (Curse of Monkey Island) Rd. 3 Triple Hammock vs Bedroth Turning Point (Arrange version)- Shusei Murai (Enthusia Professional Racing) Metal Beat- Alberto Gonzalez (Metal Masters Gameboy) Rd. 4 R&P Express vs Kungfu Carlito Polytheistic Alliance Battle- Ryota Kozuka (Shin Megami Tensei IV) Brave New World- Yuzo Koshiro with Lyrics from Flair (Namco x Capcom) Rd. 5 David vs The Last Rican Lightning Battle- Motoi Sakuraba (Kid Icarus Uprising) Moon Night Theme of Psylocke- Takayaki Iwai, Syun Nishigaki, Hideki Okugawa (X-Men: Children of The Atom) Sudden Death: Johnny H vs Alex Kokiri Forest- Koji Kondo (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time) Meat Golem- Danny Baranowsky (Super Meat Boy)
December 21, 2020
Senpai's Playlist 1x09 Our Favorites of 2020 or Who's The Mother?
On the season finale, Claire and myself play tracks from our favorite anime of 2020. Along the way we discuss the genre that is known as power trash fantasy, sports manga, Claire's backlog, and how I relate to Subaru from Re:Zero. So join us for the season finale and we hope to see you next year in January.  1. Never Let You Go- Naho (Tamayomi) 2. Go- Stray Kids (Tower of God) 3. Kimi ni Aeta Hi- Adachi and Shimamura (Adachi to Shimamura) 4. Reona- Anima (Sword Art Online: War of The Underworld Part 2) 5. Break- Uru (Yashahime) 6. Civilian-Seikai Fuseikai feat Anos Voldigoad (The Misfit at Demon King Academy) 7. Lost in Paradise- ALI ft. Aklo (Jujutsu Kaisen) 8. Howling- Casca (Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc) 9. Phoenix- Burnout Syndrome (Haikyuu!! Season 4) 10. Altern-ate- Helical (Gleipnir) Bonus: Realize- Konomi Suzuki (Re:Zero Season 2 Part 1) Background tracks: Adventure- Hime Carol of The Bells- August Burns Red
December 18, 2020
VGM Fight Club 1x08 Bringing The Hype
On our eighth episode, our newest VGM Fight Club Champion; Alex "The Messenger" Messenger defends his championship against our newest member to the roster; John "J Gangsta 187" Harrington. They compete to see who can bring the hypest VGM tracks they have to offer. Will Alex continue his reign as the new champ? Or will he be a flash in the pan and fall to John's musical taste? Find out on the hypest episode of VGM Fight Club to date!!!! Disclaimer: Two of the tracks on here are very explicit. Alex's 3rd round pick contains a swear word in the song title and John's sudden death track contains explicit lyrics, so a warning to parents who listen to the show with their kids. Enjoy! Rd. 1 Title: Burning Depths Medley (We Are Burning Rangers) Game: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Composer: Richard Jacques (feat. original music from Burning Rangers composed by Naofumi Hataya) Thunder Force IV OST 33 - Stand Up Against Myself- Takeshi Yoshida Rd. 2 Game: Mega Man 6 Title: Tomahawkman mix Album: Rockman 1~6 20th Anniversary Rock Arrange Album credit: Capcom Sound Team Game credit: Yuko Takehara Mick Gordon (feat. Omega Sparx) - I'm Back (to Rise) Rd. 3 Game: Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Title: Theme of Zero Composer: Hideyuki Fukasawa Future F***balls 2010 - The Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures [OST]- Kyle Justin Rd. 4 Game: Octopath Traveler Song: Decisive Battle II Composer: Yasunori Nishiki Pokemon Sword & Shield - Gym Leader Battle Music (Full)- Minako Adachi, Go Ichinose Rd. 5 Game: Katamari Forever Song: The Moon and The Prince (and LEOPALDON MIX) Composer: Akitaka Toyama Arrangment: LEOPALDON Vocal: Toyama & LEOPALDON Spider Dance- Toby Fox Sudden Death Song: Game: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Song: Getting Treasure (Explicit) Arrangement: Team Teamwork Album: The Ocarina of Rhyme Silver Surfer Music (NES) - Background Game Music I [Level 1]- Tim Follin
December 6, 2020
Senpai's Playlist 1x08 Waifu Matchup or There's Only One Type of Cuffing I Want To Do
On our second to last show of the season, in honor of cuffing season (which Claire is just learning about) we decide to have a Waifu matchup. Claire chooses 3 waifus for me and vice versa. We also explain why said waifus would be perfect for each other. We also talk about my issues with blondes, Chipolte having a cuffing season menu (I'm so serious), look at very lewd pictures of women from anime, and whether or not we could actually pull off a PG episode (this cause Julie to laugh pretty hard). So sit back, grab your cuddle buddy and a cup of cocoa, cause we're trying to bag us a waifu. 1. Spark Again- Aimer (Fire Force Season 2) 2. Hohoemi no Senshi- Kohaku (Grendaier) 3. Last Stardust- Aimer (Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works 2014) 4. Silhouette- KanaBoon (Naruto Shippuden) 5. The World- Nightmare (Death Note) 6. XTC- Psychic Lover (Witchblade OVA) Bonus Track HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD- Kishida Kyoudan & the Akeboshi Rockets (Highschool Of The Dead)
December 5, 2020
VGM Fight Club PPV Event: Triple Podcast Threat
On this 21st Day of November, I gather various members of the VGM Podcast community to do battle for the VGM Fight Club Championship. The current champ Bedroth has had a few weeks of rest, but now he must defend his title against two heavyweights of the VGM Podcast community. Rob F'n Nichols fresh off his victory against his own podcast colleague (Pernell) looks to take the title for himself and hang it in the Rhythm and Pixels studio. However he's not the only dog in this fight. The Messenger himself arrives on the scene after redeeming himself in a brutal 4-1 match against The Last Rican. He promises to bring the title home to his soon to be wife as an early wedding gift.  Who will claim victory!?!?!? YOU DECIDE!!! Also, a special Guest Apperance...... Rd. 1 Disco Descent- Danny Baranowsky (Crypt of The Necrodancer) Make This Right- The Toxic Avenger (Furi) Podium Theme- Neil Baldwin (Ferrari Grand Prix Challenge) Rd. 2 End Credits- Koji Kondo (The Legend of Zelda: A Link to The Past) End Credits- Plume, Fred Leonard, Laurent Parisi (Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc) Anthem of PETO No. 1- Naofumi Hataya, Junko Shiratsu, Sachio Ogawa (The Hybrid Front) Rd. 3 Snake Man Stage Theme- Hideki Sakamoto (Super Smash Bros Ultimate) NES Stereo OST 03 Cutscene Theme I- Geoff Follin (The Incredible Crash Test Dummies) Karins Theme Viola Cover- The Consouls (cover), Masahiro Aoki, Hideyuki Fukasawa, Keiki Kobayashi, Takatsugu Wakabayashi, Zac Zinger (Street Fighter V) Rd. 4 Flying Machine Arranged- Manami Matsumae (Shovel Knight) In The Final DX- Yoko Shimomura (Mario and Luigi Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr's Journey) Corridors of Time Cover- Moonbow Music (Cover), Yasunori Mitsuda, Nobuo Uematsu (Chrono Trigger)
November 23, 2020
Senpai's Playlist 1x07 Full Metal Alchemist Retrospect or It Will Always Be Too Soon #justicefornina
On what is our 7th episode, me and Claire decided to go with Claire's idea and do an episode with tracks from the Full Metal Alchemist series. We include tracks from both the original anime and Brotherhood (which follows the manga directly). While talking about the series we also discuss the election results, scalpers jacking up the prices of PS5's/Xbox Series X ($2000 people, SERIOUSLY!?!?!?), and how Claire has an obvious thing about size when it comes to electronics. So enjoy the episode and remember, equivalent exchange. 1. Rewrite- Asian Kung-Fu Generation 2. USO- Sid 3. Shunshinki Sentimental- Scandal 4. Ready, Steady, Go- L'Arc-en-Ciel 5. Again- Yui 6. Hologram- Nico Touches The Wall
November 20, 2020
VGM Fight Club Episode 1x06 6th Gen Grudge Match
People, I welcome to the 6th episode of the VGM Fight Club. Having survived my apartment being possessed, I am back with a truly interesting match. It's myself up against the one and only Alex "The Messenger of Pain" Messenger; the host of The Messenger Presents A VGM Journey. We compete in a 6th Gen Grudge Match. So tracks from games released on Dreamcast, PS2, Xbox. and Gamecube. The winner of this match enters as the final contestant in the Episode 7 Triple Threat Match. Having loss both our respective first matches in the fight club, who will prevail and punch their ticket to the next round. The in your hands!! Rd. 1 World End Roar- Raito (Melty Blood: Actress Again) Toasty Buns- Masaya Matsuura, Yoshihisa Suzuki, Lukan "Dred Foxx" Outdawzman (Parappa The Rapper 2) Rd. 2 Makoto SFIII Concept Theme (Smooth R&B RMX 2nd edit)- Hideki Okugawa (Street Figher III: 3rd Strike) Revived Power- Kow Otani (Shadow of The Colossus) Rd. 3 Halo Theme Cover- Martin O'Donnell, Michael Salvatori (Cover Lindsey Sterling and William Joseph) (Halo: Combat Evolved) Ending Staff Roll- Kenji Yamamoto, Kouichi Kyuma (Metroid Prime) Rd. 4 Sanctuary (Cover)- Yoko Shimomura, Hikaru Utada (Cover by Dusk) (Kingdom Hearts 2) Dive Into The Mellow (Aquatic Mine)- Hunnid P, Jun Senoue, Kenichi Tokoi, Fumie Kumatani, Tomoya Ohtani (Sonic Adventure 2) Rd. 5 Live and Learn (Cover)- Crush 40 (Cover Familyjules feat Jonathan Young) (Sonic Adventure 2) Impend- Martin O'Donnell, Michael Salvatori (Halo 2) Sudden Death Rainbow Road (Guitar Cover)- Shinobu Tanaka, Kenta Nagata, (Cover gabocarina96) (Mario Kart: Double Dash) Rawk Hawk Battle- Yoshito Hirano, Yuka Tsujiyoko, Saki Haruyama (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door) Opening back ground Gears of War- 14 Years After E-Day Closing background- Stickerbrush Symphony
November 12, 2020
VGM Fight Club Bonus: Fighters Lounge Jazz Edition
It's finally here, the jazz lounge. So pour a drink, pull up a chair, and chill out to some jazz inspired VGM music while you talk tactics. Enjoy 1. Captain Commando's Theme Arranged- Marvel vs Capcom 2. Cammy's Theme Arranged - Diverse vs Capcom 3. Rhythmic Bustle- Melty Blood 4. Night Walke - Consouls- Under Night InBirth exe. 5. In The Bar- Consouls- Streets of Rage 2 6. Slow Moon Grove OC Remix- Streets of Rage 2 7. Reset- Consouls- Okami 8. Sakura-Koi-Uta- Melty Blood 9. Beneath The Mask- Persona 5 10. Melodies of Life- Consouls- Final Fantasy IX Opening Background track Staff Roll- Marvel vs Capcom 2 Ending Song Tetris CD-I
November 11, 2020
Senpai's Playlist 1x06- We Love LiSA or There's Debauchery Here
A special episode from one of mine's and Claire's favorite J-Pop singers, LiSA. We play a full whopping 12 tracks plus one bonus track I found to surprise Claire with. We also discuss Claire's disdain for Irregular At Magic Highschool, football, and how we both just want to watch the Demon Slayer Infinity Train movie. We also have a few drinks and butcher the opening to Pokemon (well I actually butcher it, Claire kills it). All this and more on a very special LiSA edition of Senpai's Playlist. 1. Adamas 2. Datte Atashi no Hero (Because He Is My Hero) 3. Crossing Field 4. ID 5. Gurenge (Live) 6. cancellation 7. Unlasting 8. Träumerei 9. Rising Hope 10. Thrill Risk Heartless 11. Homura (Flame) 12. Wagama Cait Sith Bonus: Sailor Moon Opening Cover (Moonlight Densetsu)
November 6, 2020
VGM Fight Club 1x05 Pick Your Poison Match
On a particularly windy Halloween night, I host a Pick Your Poison Match between none other then the hosts of Rhythm and Pixels; Rob and Pernell. Apparently all is not well in paradise as both have been having underlying issues with the other and have come here to settle those differences. Rob claims Pernell doesn't appreciate the tea he makes. Pernell says Rob never compliments him when he changes his hair. Pernell's tracks are 1st and Rob's are second.  Also....some weird things happen during the recording......stay tuned........... Rd. 1 Cammy's Theme- Hideyuki Fukasawa (Street Fighter V) Palace of Destruction- Falcom Sound Team (Ys 1&2 Chronicles) Rd. 2 Will Power- Shoji Meguro (Persona 4) Beneath The Mask- Shoji Meguro with vocals by Lyn Inaizumi (Persona 5) Rd. 3. Healing Vision- DE-Sire (DDR) Mr Video Games Theme- Tadd Nuznov, Misoka Panipum (1001 Spikes) Rd. 4 Gungeon Up Gungeon Down- Doseone (Enter The Gungeon) Love2 March- Hiroaki Yoshida (Magical Drop III) Rd. 5 Between Ordeals- Nobou Uematsu, Masashi Hamauzu, Junya Nakano (Final Fantasy X) Giants Cry Metal Cover- Takumi Naramura & Houryu Samejima Cover by MetalVideoGamer (La-Mulana) Sudden Death Physics Engine- Masanobu Matsunaga (Planet Puzzle League) Borders- Gonzalo Varela (Fight N Rage)
November 2, 2020
Senpai's Playlist 1x05- That's Just Disturbing or It's A Mixture of Cleavage & Insects
On this weeks episode, me and Claire pick tracks from anime that are just out right disturbing. From haunted schools, to immortals, and all the way to the streets of Tokyo, these anime will make you shudder or at least feel squeamish. We also talk about Claire's visit, the next pokemon dlc, and begin to lay the groundwork for determining who's the better pokemon trainer. Hoshikuzu no Ringu by Asami Imai (Corpse Party: Tortured Souls) Wild Side by YURiKA (Beastars) Stellar by Haruka Tojo (Island of Giant Insects OVA) Cause Disarray by Galneyrus (RIN: Daughters of Mnemosyne) Last Kiss by Bonnie Pink (Gantz) Unravel by TK (Tokyo Ghoul) Bonus: Last Kiss Acoustic ver Unravel Acoustic ver
October 23, 2020
Episode 4 SEGA Street Fight
The new champion Utopianemo finds himself up against the one and only Bedroth. Both contestants duke it out in a SEGA Street Fight for the VGM Fight Club Championship. So grab a steel pipe and some chains, cause we're throwing down with some serious tracks from various properties throughout SEGA's library. Rd. 1 Magical Sound Shower by Hiroshi Kawaguchi (Outrun)- Utopianemo Battle Field by Hiroshi Kawaguchi (Space Harrier Arcade)- Bedroth Rd. 2 Above Reason Remix by Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima; Remix done by tefnek and zircon (Streets of Rage 2) Bridge Zone by Yuzo Koshiro; Reimagined by Tee Lopes (Sonic The Hedgehog Game Gear) Rd. 3 No time to lose by Tomomi Otani (Herzog Zwei) Jurassic Dope by Hiroshi Kobayashi (Contra Hard Corps) Rd. 4  Transfiguration by Yasuhiro Kawakami, Teruhiko Nakagawa, Tatsuyuki Maeda, Fumie Kumatani, Yutaka Minobe, Masaru Setsumaru (Shinobi PS2) Getting Muddy by Takenobu Mitsuyoshi (Sega Rally Championship 1995 Sega Saturn) Rd. 5  Ramirez’s Theme WIP ver. 2 remix by Yutaka Minobe and Tatsuyuki Maeda; Remixed by Joe Jonker (Skies Of Arcadia) The Morning Fog’s Wave (Orchestral version) by Toshiyuki Watanabe (Shenmue II) Sudden Death Square Zero by Norio Hanzawa; remix by Eino Keskitalo (Gunstar Heroes) Chemical Plant Zone by Masato Nakamura; remix by GlitchxCity (Sonic The Hedgehog 2) Closing Track  In The Bar Funk Cover by The Consouls (Streets of Rage 2)
October 20, 2020
Senpai's Playlist Episode 4 Weebs Through Time or My Giant Shiny Sand Castle B****!
Me and Claire decide to take a trip back in time to a simpler time (last year). 2019 was the year I first met Claire and broke my Magfest drought of not being able to go for so many years. So we play tracks from anime that aired in 2019. We also talk about her upcoming visit to Harrisburg and a Pokemon match with bragging rights and dire stakes on the line. Will I defeat her new teams or will I fall to the might of her giant shiny sand castle? Track 1. Celebration by Radwimps feat Toko Miura (Weathering With You) Track 2. Sangenshoku by Pelican Fanclub (Dr. Stone) Track 3. Chime by Ai Otsuka (Fruits Basket 2019) Track 4. Might⁺U by Makayla Phillips (My Hero Academia The Movie 2: Heroes Rising) Track 5. Touch Off by UverWorld (The Promised Neverland) Track 6. FLARE by Void_Chords feat. LIO (Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest) Bonus Track: Gurenge by LiSA (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
October 15, 2020
Senpai's Playlist Episode 3 Wu-Tang Forever or Does Anyone Remember Milk Thing?
After receiving a threatening message in the middle of the night, I call upon the expertise of Kungfu Carlito to help me train for my inevitable death match. As we journey through various martial arts anime tracks and visit martial arts masters; we reminisce about childhood, discuss the different type of mech animes, and make our guest for who's going to be in the next Kombat Pack 2. Track 1.  Ai wo torimodose (Movie ver.) by Crystal King & Masayuki Tanaka (Fist of The North Star) Track 2. Jajauma ni Sasenaide by Etsuko Nishio (Ranma 1/2) Track 3.  Dan Dan Kokoro Hikareteku by Field of View (Dragonball GT) Track 4. W-Infinity by Hitomi Mieno and Hironobu Kageyama (Gear Fighter Dendoh) Track 5.  Heart of Sword - Yoake Mae by T.M. Revolution (Rurouni Kenshin) Track 6. Hekireki by Last Alliance (Hajime No Ippo: New Challenger) Outro Tracks Hokuto no Ken (Fist of the North Star) [PS2] - なみだ (Inst.) (Tears [Inst.]) Mortal Kombat Theme (EPIC Orchestral Cover)
October 8, 2020
VGM Fight Club Episode 1x01- Battle of The Latins
The very first episode pits me The Last Rican up against Kungfu Carlito. The episode is a bit rough. But thanks for listening. The theme was Fighting games and Beat em Ups.
October 5, 2020
VGM Fight Club 1x03 Capcom Cage Fight
This week we have returning champ Kungfu Carlito looking to go 3-0 against UtopiaNemo. I lock both competitors in a steel cage barring any tracks from Megaman games for this match. Carlos gets first go each round. Who will survive the Capcom Cage Fight? Rd. 1 City Lights by Junko Tamiya (Street Fighter 2010) Reset Band Cover by The Consouls (Okami) Rd. 2 Lei Lei Stage (China) by Takayuki Iwai, Hideki Okugawa, Akari Kaida (Darkstalkers II) Moon Theme (Arcien Remix) by Arcien (Ducktales) Rd. 3 Fight! Kikaioh by Yuki Iwai (Tech Romancer) Theme of Q Arranged by Hideki Okugawa (Street Figher III: 3rd Strike) Rd. 4 Guile is A Traveler -CPS- 1 Arrangement by desk (Street Fighter II) Bionic Commando "Infiltration" OC ReMix by PsyNES (Bionic Commando) Rd. 5 The King Of Dragons- HOOOOO!! by Ansgaros (King Of Dragons) Little Nemo- The Dream Master- The Ruler of Nightmare Land Remix by Hyde209 (Little Nemo The Dream Master) Sudden Death Killing Moon- Akuma's Stage by Hideki Okugawa (Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike) Guile's Theme Street Fighter II With Lyrics by David Schmoll (Street Fighter II) Outro Track: Credits Roll Marvel vs Capcom 2
October 4, 2020
Senpai's Playlist 1x02 Why Do You Make Us Cry Japan or Darryl Watches Too Much Shonen
This week I invite my very good friend and ECPL alum Claire to the show. We decided on the subject of anime that made us cry. Be they tears of joy or sadness we definitely have some choice tracks. We also talk about the canceling of Magfest, dispute on who's the better hero (Deku or Lemillion), and talk about our love of pokemon. Tracks are: 1. Sincerely by True (Violet Evergarden Op) 2. My Soul, Your Beats Yui ver. by LiSA (Angel Beats Op) 3. Hikaru Nara by Goose House (Your Lie In April Op) 4. Koisuru Kimochi by Yuria Yato (Saikano Op) 5. POLARIS by Encount (My Hero Academia Op 4) 6. Gotchu by Bump Of Chicken ex. Pokemon World (Closing Track)
October 1, 2020
Senpai's Playlist Episode 1x01- All That Jazz or What the hell is Death Jazz
First episode of my new podcast focusing on music in anime and and inspired by anime. First episode is about jazz songs in anime. So let's gets a swinging.
September 23, 2020
VGM Fight Club Episode 1x02- 90s Retro Match
Fresh off his victory against The Last Rican, Kungfu Carlito looks to continue his undefeated streak when he takes on The Messenger in a 90s Retro Match. Will Carlito put an end to The Messengers Journey or will The Messenger prove his kungfu is stronger and move on to face the next challenger......The one and only......Utopia Nemo!!!!!! Track Listing Rd. 1 Carlito: Megaman 3 Remade by Rush Jet 1 Alex: NHL Hockey Genesis Intermission Final Rd. 2 Carlito: Junk Factory- X-Men The Arcade Game by Snappleman Alex: Metal Squad- Thunder Force IV Rd. 3 Carlito: Castle Dracula- Castlevania Symphony of The Night Alex: Beach- Plok Rd. 4 Carlito: Idaten- Shinobi III Luke Jansen Alex: Flying Battery Zone Act 2- Sonic and Knuckles Rd. 5 Carlito: Hot Rock Shuffles (pt. 2)- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time Alex: Port Blue- Wave Race 64 Sudden Death Carlito: The Decisive Battle- Final Fantasy VI Alex: At Dooms Gate- Doom
September 20, 2020