The DilKokoro Podcast

The DilKokoro Podcast

By DilKokoro
AniTAY writer DilKokoro is joined by fellow writer and life-long friend Umi as well as many other content creators to discuss anime, manga and much more!
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The DilKokoro Podcast Episode 23- Kenichi, Baki. DanMachi and Rated M Games (w Requiem)
On this episode, Requiem joins Dil to talk about one of his favorite classic anime, Kenichi, as well as discuss the latest season of Baki. Dil shares his first impressions with DanMachi to the seasoned franchise lover Req and the two also discuss rated M games and the ESRB.
1:03:08
June 24, 2020
The DilKokoro Podcast Episode 22- Our First Mailbag!
On a very, very special episode, Dil and Umi are joined by Kinksy to answer your mailbag questions! 1:34-soft or crunchy peanut butter 3:00 -”Umi, why is Dil so wrong?” 3:35- Umi, you joked Dil doesn’t get past two dates very often. What is the longest he has had a gf? 6:36 -If an anime was made of you, and you could ban _one and only one_ tag from hentai doujins involving yourself, which would it be? 8:36-You’re stranded in a remote location with the Quintessential Quintuplets with no reasonable source of food, such that in order to survive, you must resort to cannibalism. Bearing in mind that mental health is also important in these stressful situations, in what order would you eat them? In essence, who are the least quintessential or essential quintuplets to your survival? 16:16- Dil is often very vocal about how important fitness is to him. He has also suggested that Umi’s husband is a fellow fitness aficionado. UMI (NOT DIL), who is more athletic: your husband or Dil. Bonus points if you can answer this without saying his name. 18:51- Umi, you’ve mentioned your husband watches a lot of shonen. Of all the ones he’s brought you along for, which ones did you enjoy the most/least? 22:07- What was your first anime you got attached to characters and they ultimately died? 26:42- It’s Mother’s Day today! Favorite anime moms of all time, go! 30:43- Dil and Umi: Is there a show/genre you hate with a burning passion, and why? 42:46-Of the anime/manga you’ve seen or read, which is your favourite relationship between two or more characters, and why? Can be romantic or platonic (or antagonistic even) Or if that’s a bit challenging to just pick one, what dynamic/relationship do you think about often? 53:00- what’s your least favorite canon pairing 1:01:24 ~ what moments in anime/manga made you cry the most 1:17:41-Is there a character in anime/manga you were not supposed to empathize with/like but you ended up liking more than the main characters? 1:32:00- Who’s your favorite or least favorite guest on the podcast? Be honest... 1:34:12- what’s an anime you just can’t get into despite all the hype around it? 1:43:32- What is a trope you cannot stand seeing in anime/manga? Conversely, do you have a favourite trope?
1:56:00
June 11, 2020
The DilKokoro Podcast Episode 21- Life in Japan (w Protonstorm)
On this week's episode, Dil and Umi are joined by AniTAY admin and host of the AniTAY Podcast, Protonstorm, to discuss his experiences learning Japanese and interest that grew into living and working in Japan. While there is a great conversation about many topics related to life in Japan, Proton also shares his thoughts on Kaguya, Villainess, and isekais.
1:14:51
May 31, 2020
The DilKokoro Podcast Episode 20- Run With the Wind, Haikyuu, Psycho Pass 3 The First Inspector and Quaratine Hobbies (w Kenneth of Black and Yellow Otaku Gamers)
On this episode, Dil is joined by Kenneth from Black and Yellow Otaku Gamers to discuss the various anime they have been watching during the pandemic. The duo covers Punch Line! and Run with the Wind before opening up a much larger discussion into Haikyuu and Psycho Pass 3: The First Inspector. Afterwards, Dil asks Kenneth about any new hobbies picked up during quarantining and they gush over how nice it is to make friends from anime writing.
1:09:58
May 13, 2020
The DilKokoro Podcast Episode 19- The Doctor Checks In (w/ DocKev)
On this episode, Dil is joined by DocKev to discuss DocKev’s long history with anime, the joys of sharing anime with the next generation, The Future Diary, Steins; Gate, the problems with Monogatari, Hi Score Girl, and adorable stories about how amazing his wife is at fighting games!
1:12:31
April 29, 2020
Dubs w/ Dil: Fate/stay night (2006) & Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works
This is audio to accompany DilKokoro's article over at AniTAY dot org
48:09
April 19, 2020
The DilKokoro Podcast: Episode 18- Sticky Fingers (w/ Umi, Gugsy, Kinksy & Messy)
On this episode, Dil slowly loses his cool as Gugsy and Umi drink their way into oblivion, Messy talks about Final Fantasy XIV, the gang discusses their favorite arcade games growing up, Persona 5: Royal, Gugsy brings up Maggot Baits in front of Umi (to which she Googles live on air and makes Dil irate). Dil tries to save the day by talking about Runescape with Kinksy only to fail miserably and Messy brings up Black Desert Online to try save him. Umi talks about Planet Zoo and Tiger King, to which Dil shares that his deranged ex-girlfriend is friends with Carol Baskin. CoughdropGate 2020 happens, everyone discusses their quarantine guilty pleasures. Dil breaks. Messy brings up Tsukihime, Gugs and Umi make Dil break, Dil recovers by talking about Chris-chan. Umi brings up Animal Crossing, the gang discusses creepypastas. Dil tries to stop the podcast twenty minutes early for Umi and Gugsy to plow through and keep talking. Dil breaks. Dil loses his voice in live time as people talk about how bad 2020 in the middle of Dil counting his blessings about having a home and a dog. Kinksy recommends Happy Sugar Life to Umi as everyone cheers her on in spite of Dil begging her not to watch it. Dil full breaks, Kinksy tries to keep the podcast going by asking Dil about Punch Line. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Gugs and Umi gaslight Dil. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks. Dil breaks.
1:23:20
April 15, 2020
The DilKokoro Podcast- Episode 17: In/Spectre, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, Light Novels and Gacha Hell (w/ Thatsmapizza)
Hello Everyone! This podcast, Dil is joined by AniTAY Podcast editor Thatsmapizza to discuss In/Spectre, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, light novels, gacha games, and that time Dil hustled a man out of a television by throwing a few games of Street Fighter IV.
47:09
April 8, 2020
The DilKokoro Podcast Episode 16- Afterschool Alleyway Alliance (w Neryl, Cheroro, edmundton, & Stranger)
On this episode of The DilKokoro Podcast, Dil is joined by the super-team of Neryl, Cheroro, edmundton, and Stranger to discuss Interspecies Reviewers, southern truck drivers, that time Prince doomed the localization of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure back in 2002 because of a PS2 port of Golden Wind, and why Dil doesn't like anything fun. 
57:32
March 29, 2020
DilKokoro Podcast Update- March 2020
Hey y'all,  with Umi out for a bit,  just wanted to give you an update on what's going on.
22:45
March 24, 2020
The DilKokoro Podcast: Episode 15- The Forbidden Episode (w/ Umi and Kinksley)
On this garbage fire of an episode, Umi, Kinksy, and Dil talk about a wide range of topics ranging from Carnival Phantasm, Saber’s real forbidden blade, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Beyblades, Interspecies Reviewers, the team’s upcoming panel, and of course Somali. Buckle up- its gonna be a wild ride.
1:17:57
March 11, 2020
The DilKokoro Podcast: Episode 14- Being an Anime Artist, Weird Requests, and Talking Psycho Pass 3 (w Hybridmink)
Dil is joined by the extraordinary artist Hybridmink to discuss Hybrid's career as an artist, some wild art requests he has received, and to talk in depth about Psycho-Pass 3. Also, the fellas talk about the extraordinary lore that is Lucina versus Peppa the pig.
1:04:12
February 27, 2020
The DilKokoro Podcast: Episode 13- Just a Couple of Alpha Chads Talkin' Sports Anime (w Gugsy and Requiem)
On this episode, Dil is joined by Gugsy and Requiem of AniTAY to talk about sports anime, unrealistic expectations that sports media gives kids, and their wishlists for sports anime adaptations. Also Gugsy is very mean towards Dil.
59:34
February 12, 2020
The DilKokoro Podcast: Episode 12- All Things Visual Novels (w/ Reikaze0)
Dil is joined by visual novel connoisseur and AniTAY contributor Reikaze0. Rei runs through several visual novels he wanted to talk about, including Baldr Sky, Fate/stay night, House of Fata Morgana,  Ever 17, Clannad, Mahoutsukai no Yoru and Kanon. Fox girl sounds are to be heard.
1:11:41
January 29, 2020
The DilKokoro Podcast: Episode 11- Addressing Difficult Topics in the Dub Industry & Highlighting Positive Fan Interactions (w/ TheMamaLuigi)
On this episode, Dil is joined by TheMamaLuigi for a heated discussion about the whirlwind behind the Funimation vs Vic Mignogna story that has been rocking the anime dub community to its core. They look at things from an angle that has not been discussed frequently during the online debates in that the situation needed to be analyzed from an organizational and workplace facet. They also stress caution in the immediate "uncomfortable deflection" culture building around individuals electing to rely on memes for an escape from the discussion. After their discussion about this situation, they spend a good amount of time talking about positive interactions they had with various voice actors and giving shout outs to them for the same. 
1:05:29
January 15, 2020
The DilKokoro Podcast: Episode 10- Kotoura-San and Relationships with ESPers (w/ Requiem)
Happy New Year everyone! On today’s episode, Dil is joined by AniTAY contributor Requiem to discuss one of Req’s favorite anime of all time, Kotoura-San. The two give a deep analysis into the show and what it really did well. After a messy ad read, they discuss how difficult it would be to have a relationship with someone who has ESP. They then get into a discussion about super powers and eventually shoot around about Superman and comic books.
54:32
January 1, 2020
The DilKokoro Podcast: Episode 9- The First Ever Christmas Podcast!
Happy holidays everyone! We are thrilled to bring you an extra special episode of The DilKokoro Podcast. Dil and Umi are joined by Kinksy and TheMamaLuigi as the group kicks back and discusses several anime and holiday traditions. Such topics include the recent controversy over tweets from Full Metal Panic! creator Shouji Gatou, Dil shouts at Kinksy for making him watch Bokurano, Umi gives her thoughts about the classic show Another, and Kinksy and Dil briefly discuss JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind. The team digs deeper, deeper, deeper into live action films and share their opinions about Audition, Hereditary, and Midsommar. The rest of the podcast is a very odd mix of nostalgia and heartfelt wishes for the new year!
2:05:08
December 19, 2019
The DilKokoro Podcast: Episode 8- The Granbelm Episode (w/ TGRIP)
On this episode of the DilKokoro Podcast, Dil is joined by TGRIP. First, they discuss Granbelm. Second, they get into discussing Granbelm. After a good talk about Granbelm, they discuss Granbelm. Next, there is insight about what made Granbelm superior to TGRIP. Dil briefly brings up Evangelion, and then the discussion shifts focus into Granbelm. Finally, the duo talks about Granbelm.
57:58
December 16, 2019
The DilKokoro Podcast: Episode 7- Top Shelf Anime (w/ Kenneth of Black and Yellow Otaku Gamers)
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! On today’s DilKokoro Podcast, Dil is joined by Kenneth of Black and Yellow Otaku Gamers. Several anime are discussed through looking at Kenneth’s impressive anime statue collection. Shows discussed include JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Steins;Gate and Steins;Gate 0, Monogatari, Kill la Kill, and Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai. They also discuss the recent film, Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl and the hit game Persona 5. Finally, the duo discuss Netflix localization issues as well as how Sword Art Online has come full circle with anime fans at the end of a decade. You can check out Kenneth’s work over at Black and Yellow Otaku Gamers. He is on Twitter @Blackatron_ as well.
48:36
December 16, 2019
The DilKokoro Podcast: Episode 6- Dil Can't Escape Horrific Anime (Part 2 of Kinksy's Unspeakable "Ruin Your Day" Anime)
On this episode of the DilKokoro Podcast, Kinksy finally breaks Dil to the point that this podcast ends abruptly. Part 2 of the Kinksy Unspeakable “Ruin Your Day” Anime Podcast. Don’t believe us? Listen as Kinksy destroys Dil for over forty minutes. Buckle up, this one is gonna be rough.
43:17
December 16, 2019
The DilKokoro Podcast: Episode 5- A Very Special Halloween Episode (w/ Umi and Kinksy)
Happy Halloween everyone! On a very special episode of the DilKokoro Podcast, Umi and Kinksy join Dil to talk about horror anime as well as some real life horror films. This was arguably one of the most entertaining for the group to record, so the team here hopes you enjoy it as well! Eat lots of candy and remember to brush your teeth and floss twice a day!!!
54:50
December 16, 2019
The DilKokoro Podcast: Episode 4- Killing Bites, Umi Doxes Dil, Nisemonogatari, Dragon Maid, and Browsing Variants of Umi's Waifu
In today’s podcast, Umi returns with a bang and shares her thoughts on A Silent Voice, Killing(u) Bites, Violet Evergarden, Nisemonogatari, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, and still manages to dox Dil in a forty minute span. Also Dil admits Mordred is his waifu!
45:31
December 16, 2019
The DilKokoro Podcast: Episode 3- Anime on Netflix (For Normies) and Fate/Apocrypha (ft. RiderofRed)
Hey y’all, hope your October is going smoothly. Today’s podcast features one of my old co-workers who spent many lunch breaks talking anime with me. We talk about the rapidly changing landscapes of Netflix and other streaming services and what it might mean for anime. Additionally, we discuss anime for the average person breaking into the medium as well as an in-depth geek out over Fate/Apocrypha.
40:00
December 16, 2019
The DilKokoro Podcast: Episode 2- Descent into Dark Anime (ft. Kinksy)
Hello Everyone! After a short break, we are back with The DilKokoro Podcast. Our first guest is the master of depressive anime himself, Kinksy! Kinksy joins the podcast to share gut-wrenching anime with Dil. Check out this first part of his two part breakdown of one of the most innocent members of AniTAY. Will Dil ever be the same again? Do you even care? It is entertaining! Let us know what you think!
37:46
December 16, 2019
The DilKokoro Podcast: Episode 1- Fruits Basket and Tsukihime
On the inaugural DilKokoro Podcast, Dil and Umi discuss Fruits Basket, Tsukihime and poorly drawn anime girls with brown hair. Also Dil freaks out over Umi saying she thinks Madoka sucked.
35:28
December 16, 2019