The Amateur Otaku Podcast

The Amateur Otaku Podcast

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Two dudes from the corners of the earth, Doc. Isak and Lexan, sit down and talk anime both old and new. For those that have been wanting to give anime a shot, but don't know what its about or where to begin, The Amateur Otaku has all you need to start your journey in the Otaku way!
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Episode 9 - Celebrating Studio Ghibli Part 1 (My Neighbor Totoro and Whisper of The Heart)
Greetings to all Otakus, big and small! The Amateur Otaku invites you to join them as they celebrate the critically acclaimed Japanese animation studio, Studio Ghibli. Recognized around the world for their beautiful art, engaging stories and enchanting music; Hayao Miyazaki and company have been fascinating viewers for over 30 years with their ever-expanding catalog of films that include classics like My Neighbor Totoro, The Secret World of Arrietty, Castle in the Sky, Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away, which won the academy award for best animated film in 2013. For the next two episodes, Isak and Brandon share their love, insight and thoughts on certain selections of Studio Ghibli's vast collection. In this episode you’ll find: - Studio Ghibli at a Glance - Thoughts on My Neighbor Totoro (1988), written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki - Thoughts on Whisper of The Heart (1995), directed by Yoshifumi Kondo, and based on Mimi o Sumaseba by Aoi Hiiragi. Screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki. Like, subscribe, comment and share! Click here for The Amateur Otaku Archive, where you’ll find our podcast episodes and editorials on great anime we know you’ll love. You can also find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor and more! If there are any topics, manga, anime or films that you would like us to cover in an episode or explored in a PRESENTS article on RevengeofTheFans.com; please lets us know your thoughts on our Twitter, Facebook page or send us an email at AmateurOtakuRTF@gmail.com We really look forward to her from you!  Thanks for listening,  Find Brandon Alvarado Find Doc Isak Wolff Intro and outro (Path of The Wind from My Neighbor Totoro) was composed by the great Joe Hisashi of Studio Ghibli fame.
57:29
June 19, 2019
Episode 8 - Cowboy Bebop
Hello, Space Cowboys and Heavy Metal Queens In this latest episode of the Amateur Otaku podcast, Brandon and Doc Isak discuss one of the most groundbreaking, unique and stylistic animes of the last 20 years, Cowboy Bebop. Produced by Sunrise and developed by visionary director Shinichiro Watanabe and his team, Cowboy Bebop took the anime landscape by storm with its eclectic of western, noir and cyberpunk genres. Filled with immersive action, a killer soundtrack by acclaimed composer Yoko Kanno and gripping storytelling, Cowboy Bebop is considered unanimously as one of the greatest animes of all time.  On this newest edition, you'll find: - An introduction to Cowboy Bebop -Cowboy Bebop: The Movie - Knockin on Heaven's Door  -Discussion about Netflix's live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop, including the most recent casting announcments   Like, subscribe, comment and share! Click here for The Amateur Otaku Archive, where you’ll find our podcast episodes and editorials on great anime we know you’ll love. You can also find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor and more! If there are any topics, manga, anime or films that you would like us to cover in an episode or explored in a PRESENTS article on RevengeofTheFans.com; please lets us know your thoughts on our Twitter, Facebook page or send us an email at AmateurOtakuRTF@gmail.com We really look forward to her from you!  Thanks for listening,  Find Brandon Alvarado Find Doc Isak Wolff Intro (excerpt from the intro to Cowboy Bebop "Tank!" by Composer Yoko Kanno) Outro (Excerpt from the outro to Cowboy Bebop "The Real Folk Blues" by Composer Yoko Kanno, w/ lyrics by  Yūho Iwasato)
1:14:14
June 17, 2019
Bonus Episode - Anime News Special: Magic The Gathering Anime Announced, Thoughts on June 5th, Pokemon Direct for Pokemon Sword and Shield!
It is Bonus Episode time! On this special edition, Brandon and Doc Isak share their excitement for the latest anime-related news.  On this episode, you'll find: - Our thoughts on the announcement of an anime based on Wizards of The Coast Magic The Gathering Trading Card Game which Netflix ordered and The Russo Brothers are developing.  -Breakdown of June 5th, 2019 Pokemon Direct for the new upcoming Nintendo Switch titles, Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield.   Like, subscribe, comment and share!  Click here for The Amateur Otaku Archive, where you’ll find our podcast episodes and editorials on great anime we know you’ll love. You can also find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor and more! If there are any topics, manga, anime or films that you would like us to cover in an episode or explored in a PRESENTS article on RevengeofTheFans.com; please lets us know your thoughts on our Twitter, Facebook page or send us an email at AmateurOtakuRTF@gmail.com We really look forward to her from you! Thanks for listening! The Amateur Otaku Find Brandon Alvarado Find Doc Isak Wolff Intro and Outro (Pokemon Blue-Title Screen) is credited to Composer Junichi Masuda, Developer Game Freak and Publisher Nintendo and The Pokemon Company 
1:22:55
June 17, 2019
Episode 7 - When Anime Meets Video Games Part 2 w/ Special Guest Robb Moreira, From The Play It Loudcast
The Amateur Otaku is pleased to share the epic conclusion of "When Anime Meets Video Games" with episode of their podcast. With the release of the first-ever live-action Pokemon movie, Pokemon: Detective Pikachu; Isak and I believed it was fitting to make the Pokemon franchise the focus of this entry, since said franchise has been a staple of both anime and video games throughout its 20-year history. We talk all things Pokemon and discussed Detective Pikachu in both a spoiler-free and spoiler-filled fashion. Don't worry, if you haven't seen the movie just yet; we let you know when to press pause before we dive into spoiler territory. In an effort to bring this series to a close with a bang, we reach out once again to the Triforce of Gaming for assistance and are joined by hardcore gamer and Pokemon fan; Robb Moreira from The Play It Loudcast! So, press play and join The Amateur Otaku in part-two of "When Anime Meets Video Games". In this episode, you'll find: - Welcome, Robb (An introduction) -Our history with the Pokemon Franchise -Pokemon: Detective Pikachu Spoiler Free discussion -Pokemon: Detective Pikachu Spoilers, thoughts, theories and more -Theories of where live-action Pokemon can go from here Like, subscribe, comment and share! Click here for The Amateur Otaku Archive, where you’ll find our podcast episodes and editorials on great anime we know you’ll love. You can also find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor and more! If there are any topics, manga, anime or films that you would like us to cover in an episode or explored in a PRESENTS article on RevengeofTheFans.com; please lets us know your thoughts on our Twitter, Facebook page or send us an email at AmateurOtakuRTF@gmail.com We really look forward to her from you! We also encourage you to check out Revenge of the Fans fantastic Video Game podscast, The Play It Loudcast! Helmed by the Triforce of Gaming (Brett Thomas Miro, Robb Moreira and Jeremy Scully); they cover a variety of news topics from the gaming world, the games that they are enjoying, listener questions and more. It is one of my weekly pleasures and they definitely deserve your attention! You will not regret it.  Thank you for listening and have it awesome! Find Brandon Alvarado Find Doc Isak Wolff Find Robb Moreira Robb Moreira is an amazing voice-over actor with plenty of awesome commercial, videogame and animated projects under his belt and even more on the horizon! Check out his stuff here and keep a look out for an awesome project that he is cooking up for Revenge of The Fans! You won't want to miss it. Intro Music (Pokemon Elite Four Medley (GameBoy Style)) is credited to El Diabeetus. Outro Music (Pokemon Blue-Title Screen) is credited to Composer Junichi Masuda, Developer Game Freak and Publisher Nintendo and The Pokemon Company
1:21:40
June 5, 2019
Episode 6 - When Anime Meets Video Games Part 1 w/ Special Guest Brett Thomas Miro from The Play It Loudcast
Calling Otakus and Gamers of all ages! The Amateur Otaku is proud to present this special two-part edition of our podcast titled: "When Anime Meets Video Games". With the desire to bring two of our greatest passions together, Isak and I have organized a selection of anime mini-series and/or feature films based on video game properties that span multiple eras and genres gaming. But for an endeavor as grandiose as this one, we understood that we needed the assistance of Revenge of The Fans' Triforce of Gaming and enlisted the help of the one and only Brett Thomas Miro from The Play It Loudcast! We breakdown these selected titles in the midst of laughter, banter, rants and glorious ideas. So, press play and #EmbraceTheChesse as the Amateur Otaku gets #Brettconned in part one of "When Anime Meets Video Games" In this episode, you'll find: -Welcome, Brett! (An Introduction) -"Fatal Fury 2: The New Battle" (1993) based on the popular fighting game franchise from SNK, Fatal Fury. -"Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins" (2016) A CG-Anime Prequel to Nintendo's Star Fox Zero. -"Final Fantasy XV: Brotherhood" (2016) A prequel mini-series to Square Enix's latest entry to their beloved RPG franchise that spans 30+ year run, Final Fantasy. -"Fire Emblem: Mystery of The Emblem" (1996) A two-episode OVA based on the acclaimed strategy-RPG franchise, Fire Emblem. Hoping that this episode will spark interest in the titles that we discuss in this episode, we have added the link to each of the selections. They are all on Youtube and are very easy to find and enjoy.  Like, subscribe, comment and share! Click here for The Amateur Otaku Archive, where you’ll find our podcast episodes and editorials on great anime we know you’ll love. You can also find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor and more! If there are any topics, manga, anime or films that you would like us to cover in an episode or explored in a PRESENTS article on RevengeofTheFans.com; please lets us know your thoughts on our Twitter, Facebook page or send us an email at AmateurOtakuRTF@gmail.com We really look forward to her from you! We also encourage you to check out Revenge of the Fans fantastic Video Game podscast, The Play It Loudcast! Helmed by the Triforce of Gaming (Brett Thomas Miro, Robb Moreira and Jeremy Scully); they cover a variety of news topics from the gaming world, the games that they are enjoying, listener questions and more. It is one of my weekly pleasures and they definitely deserve your attention! You will not regret it.  Thank you for listening and have it awesome! Find Brandon Alvarado Find Doc Isak Wolff Find Brett Thomas Miro Music for intro and outro for this episode is credited to BlueNcTrn - Final Fantasy XIII - Blinded By Light (8-Bit Remix)
2:09:34
June 5, 2019
Episode 5 - One Punch Man Season 2 (The Show So Far), Attack On Titan (An Introduction) and Top Picks For Best Obscure Anime
Its a pleasure to announce that The Amateur Otaku Podcast is back with another awesome. As a follow-up to last week's One Punch Man Season One Recap; we begin our discussion of Season 2 of this highly-anticipated anime. We talk the good, the bad and the hilarity of it all. We also talk about on of our favorite anime properties, Attack on Titan ( Shingeki no Kyojin ). With the release of Season 3 Part upon us; we believe it be right we introduce this anime phenomenon with a recap of the past season's, our thoughts on its themes and our love of the show as a whole. Isak and I wrap things up with sharing our favorite obscure animes that deserve your attention.  Here is a breakdown: -What We've Been Watching -One Punch Man Season 2, Our thoughts on the season so far -Attack on Titan, an Introduction and favorite moments from past seasons.  -Top Pick for Best Obscure Animes   Please like, subscribe, comment and share! If there are any topics, manga, anime or films that you would like us to cover in an episode or explored in a PRESENTS article on Revenge of The Fans ; please lets us know on our Twitter, Facebook page or send us an email at AmateurOtakuRTF@gmail.com We really look forward to her from you! Thanks for listening! Have it awesome! Powered by Revenge of The Fans! Find Brandon Alvarado Find Isak Wolff
1:19:58
May 30, 2019
Episode 4 - The Promised Neverland Season 1 Wraps Up, One Punch Man Season One Recap and Top 3 Anime Openings!
After an unexpected hiatus, The Amateur Otaku Podcast is back! There is a lot to unpack here as season one of The Promised Neverland comes to an end and the newest season of One Punch Man has officially started. In this edition, Isak and Brandon wrap up their discussion on The Promised Neverland and dive into their thoughts of why One Punch Man is such an important show by revisiting its first season in preparation for future coverage of season two on the pod. in this episode you'll find: - What we've been watching - Spoiler Review of The Promised Neverland's Season Finale - Spoiler Discussion of One Punch Man Season One - Top 3 Anime Openings Please like, subscribe, comment and share! if there are any topics, manga, anime or films that you would like us to cover in an episode or explored in a PRESENTS article on Revenge of The Fans ; please lets us know on our Twitter, Facebook page or send us an email at AmateurOtakuRTF@gmail.com We really look forward to her from you! Thanks for listening! Have it awesome! Powered by Revenge of The Fans! Find Brandon Alvarado Find Isak Wolff
1:17:17
May 17, 2019
Episode 3 Part 2 - Anime Classics Part 2 (Ghost in The Shell [1995, Anime] and Ghost in the Shell [2017, Live-action]) and Top 3 Anime Leads
Welcome to The Amateur Otaku!  As we continue to dive into Anime Classics, Doc Isak and Brandon talk about the mind-bending and thought provoking 1995 masterpiece, Ghost in the Shell directed by Mamoru Oshii and based on the manga of the same name Masamune Shirow; produced by Production I.G. Also, we discuss the highly controversial live-action adaptation Ghost in the Shell starring Scarlett Johansson.  In this episode you'll find: - Ghost in The Shell (1995, Anime) - Ghost in The Shell (2017, Live-Action) - Top 3 Anime Series Lead Like, Share Subscribe! Let us know what you think in the comments below and look us up on Twitter! You can also send us your comments, thoughts and suggestions to AmateurOtakuRTF@gmail.com! Find Brandon Alvarado Find Doc. Isak Wolff Powered by Revenge of The Fans and Wobam Entertainment. 
1:20:48
April 12, 2019
Episode 3 Part 1- Death Parade, Anime Classics Part 1 (Jinroh: The Wolf Brigade and Illiag: the Wolf Brigade) and Top 3 Most Powerful Anime Deaths
Otakus of all ages, Everything will be all right because a new episode of The Amateur Otaku Podcast is Here! Today is a new day as we cover another MadHouse produced masterpiece and introduce a new section called Anime Classics, where we cover an anime series or movie that has captured the imagination of fans for generations that deserve your attention today! In the case of the classics that we will cover in this two-part edition, we will discuss two classic anime movies and their live action adaptations. join us as we cover: -What We've been Watching -Death Parade: The acclaimed 2015 Anime produced by MadHouse -Anime Classics Part 1: Jinroh: The Wolf Brigade (Anime) Illiag: The Wolf Brigade (Live-action Adaptation, South Korean Production distributed by Netflix) -Top 3 Most Powerful Anime Deaths We had an awesome time recording this one and we look forward to hearing your thoughts!  Please like, subscribe, comment and share!  If there are certain anime series, movies or manga that you would like us to cover in the future, feel free to let us know on Twitter @AmateurOtakuRTF or via email at AmateurOtakuRTF@gmail.com And as always, welcome to The Amateur Otaku! Powered by Revenge of The Fans and Wobam Entertainment! Find Brandon Alvarado @LexanALvarado Find Dr. Isak Wolff @Emblemmaniac
1:24:45
April 4, 2019
Episode 2 - Marvel Anime (Blade and X-Men), The Promised Neverland and Spoilers, Top 3 Western IP Dream Adaptation
Fear not, Otakus of All ages; because Episode 2 of The Amateur Otaku Podcast has arrived. With the arrival of Marvel's Captain Marvel movie to theaters world wide and Avengers Endgame not far behind, we thought it be fitting to make Marvel our big topic of this edition.  So, Press play and join Doc. Isak and me (Brandon), as we discuss: -The Promised Neverland with a spoiler section (Spoilers end at 27:18 timestamp) -Marvel Anime: Blade -Marvel Anime: X-Men -Top 3 Western IP that deserve an Anime Adaptation. We had a blast recording this episode and look forward to hear your feedback as you join us in our journey into the world of Anime. Please like, download, subscribe and share with friends, big and small! If you have any Anime or Manga that you would like us to discuss, any suggestions, comments or questions; you can find us on Twitter @AmateurOtakuRTF, on Facebook or write us an email to AmateurOtakuRTF@gmail.com and as always, Welcome to The Amateur Otaku Podcast! Powered By Revenge of The Fans and Wobam Entertainment! Find Doc. Isak Wolff @Emblemmaniac and WobamEntertainment.com Find Brandon Alvarado @LexanAlvarado and Revengeofthefans.com
1:15:04
March 18, 2019
Bonus Episode: Thoughts on Latest Detective Pikachu Trailer, Pokemon Sword & Shield and What Pokemon Means To Us!
In this BONUS episode, Doc. Isak and Brandon share their thoughts on the latest trailer for Detective Pikachu, the upcoming live-action adaptation of the video game/anime sensation that is Pokemon! They also share their personal and endearing relationship with the Pokemon franchise as a whole and their excitement for the future of the series, Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield! The Amateur Otaku don't only want to watch 'em all, they want to catch 'em all and be the best otaku/trainers there ever was! We had a blast recording this one, so join us on this surprise edition of The Amateur Otaku Podcast! Powered by Revenge of The Fans and Wobam Entertainment! You can check us out at @AmateurOtakuRTF, at our Facebook page, or email us your thoughts or anime that you would like us to cover at amateurotakurtf@gmail.com Find Doc. Isak at @Emblemmaniac and his writings at Wobamentertainment.com Find Brandon "Lexan" Alvarado @Lexanalvarado and his writings at Revengeofthefans.com
57:52
March 11, 2019
Episode 1 - Part 2 (Spoiler Review of Alita: Battle Angel, Anime Live-Action Adaptations and More)
Here it is, folks! Part 2 of our ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL feature-film review! Before you jump in, BEWARE! SPOILERS GALORE LIE AHEAD! We also talk our hopes of this film possibly jump starting a wave of live-action anime adaptations and more.  The Amateur Otaku gives warm welcome to our friend, WOBAM's own, Michael Thomas for an awesome deep-dive into all the good, the bad and the hero that is Alita! Powered By Revengeofthefans.com and Wobamentertainment,com Send us your questions and comments on Twitter, they might be featured on the next episode. @AmateurOtakuRTF You can also email us at AmateurOtakuRTF@gmail.com and as always, WELCOME TO THE AMATEUR OTAKU! Brandon "The Scarlet Fan" Alvarado, @Lexanalvarado Doc. Isak Wolfe, @Emblemmaniac Special Guest,  Michael Thomas @MTjr_15
1:17:52
February 27, 2019
Episode 1 - Alita Battle Angel Part 1 (Non-Spoiler), The Promised Neverland, Violet Evergarden and more!
The Amateur Otaku officially premieres Episode 1 of their long-awaited podcast! They are pumped and ready to talk some anime for your listening delight. Powered by @RevengeOTfans and @WobamEnt. In this episode we cover: - The Long Awaited Live-action Adaptation Alita: Battle Angel Part 1 (Non-Spoiler Review). - Presents: The Promised Neverland "We are so hyped about this anime!" - The Beauty that is Netflix's Violet Evergarden. - Dreamscapes: Top 3 Most Wanted Anime Live-Action Adaptations. We had a blast and give a special shout out to one of our friends at Wobam Entertainment, Landon Beall @TheBeallman. Check out our late-night impromptu discussion on Netflix's Death Note movie here! LIKE, DOWNLOAD, SUBSCRIBE, SHARE AND CHECK US OUT ON TWITTER! @AMATEUROTAKURTF Brandon Alvarado / @LexanAlvarado Doc. Isak Wolffe    /  @Emblemmaniac Have a particular topic that you would like us to discuss, send us your suggestions to: AmateurOtakuRTF@gmail.com
1:35:16
February 20, 2019
Episode Zero: Intros, The Promised Neverland and Dream Crossover
 The Amateur Otaku arrives on the podcast scene with Episode ZERO! Lexan and Doc. Isak display their hearts and state their mission of sharing their love and the wonder of anime with the masses, while also discussing: - What their watching - A First Glance at “The Promised Neverland” - (Dream Crossover): Doc. Isak's brilliant madness and Lexan's take. - Previews of what’s to come This is the beginning of great things!  Welcome to The Amateur Otaku Podcast! Powered by Revenge of The Fans and Wobam Entertainment!
43:54
February 6, 2019
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