On this episode, Jd gets out of character and pokes fun at a few Twitter followers, Cody Baier goes on an epic rant against JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Jahmere tells us what he has in common with old Haitian men and Sean Russell flip flops on one of his most controversial reviews to date. All of this and more on the A3K Podcast.

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Episode Title: Cautiously Optimistic
Episode Count: 81
Run Time: 02:36:57
Taping: July 05, 2014
Air Date: July 09, 2014


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Welcome to Moon Prisim powered episode of the A3K Podcast. I’m Sean Russell, your host and Shazam! of anime3000.com. As always, we are joined by Jd Banks from the Manga Corner, Cody Baier from the Other Side and returning champion, Colton, from the Manga Corner and Life Lessons: A Gintama Mangacast.

On this episode, our crew takes a look at the state of anime and manga, Sean discovers the secret origins of Moe, Cody finally reveals his opinion about the Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Dub, Colton gets Cody to share his favorite characters from Friendship is Magic and Jd shares her views on the current state of Manga. All of this and more on the A3K Podcast.


WHATCHA BEEN…

Colton

Children of the Sea (by Daisuke Igarashi, Viz)

Flunk Punk Rumble aka Yankee-kun to Megane-chan (by Miki Yoshikawa, Kodansha)

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders (David Production)


Jd Banks

Manga Entertainment’s The Cyberpunk Collection

Cyber City Oedo 808 (directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Madhouse)

A.D. Police (directed by Takamasa Ikegami, Hidehito Ueda, Akira Nishimori, AIC)

Genocyber (directed by Shuto Murase, Manglobe)

Ergo Proxy (directed by Koichi Ohata, Bandai)

M.D. Geist (directed by Hayato Ikeda, Studio Wave/Zero G-Room)

Violence Jack (director Ichiro Itano, Studio 88)


Cody Baier

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders (David Production)


Sean Russell

Sailor Moon (directed by Munehisa Sakai, Toei Animation)

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders (David Production)

Anime Expo 2014 Coverage


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Exploring the current and future trends in anime and manga.

How are we getting our anime/manga (for English-speaking audiences)?

Getting digital manga

How do feel about anime right now and where do you think its going?


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Anime Ascendant

The Manga Corner

The Princess of Tennis by Jamie Lynn Lano

Pony Bits Podcast

Life Lessons: The Gintama Mangacast

Cloudscratcher

The Other Side

Stop Saying Sorry on Twitter 


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  • Devin Wolfe

    Just a few thoughts on the state of anime and manga the sexual things from japan is not a recent development, they’ve been going on for quite the time now. But its only recently(the last 10-15 years) that we here in America have seen them. I would also like to point out that none of this is considered “creepy” in their culture, it’s only OUR western beliefs and values interact with these elements that they are considered “creepy”. We Americans have this bad habit of interjecting our own values upon the world(Korea, Vietnam , etc) and for what the greater good or for the sake of another culture to become more like us? But back to the topic at hand. The filters that where mentioned weren’t to filter out what was “good” they where to pick things a western fanbase would like. You see originally this stuff was not meant for us so that is why there aren’t many shows you would consider “good” and “not creepy” because its not made for a western culture well at least not the vast majority of it.

    • Max-Vader

      So, I have a question. What about the marriage of pre-pubescent girls to middle-aged men in Islam? Is it just a cultural difference that we have no right to condemn?

      • Devin Wolfe

        “What about the marriage of pre-pubescent girls to middle-aged men in Islam”

        We really don’t as its none of our business what other countries do. There where special cases like WW2 how ever where one countries actions effected the whole world.

        • Max-Vader

          So you do things like justify the rape of children, but then act confused why people might think you’re a pedophile. It would be funny if it wasn’t so disgusting.

          • Devin Wolfe

            “So you do things like justify the rape of children, but then act confused why people might think you’re a pedophile. It would be funny if it wasn’t so disgusting.”

            Pedophilia is an attraction to children which I am not, this word is being thrown around way too often anymore for things not even related to its meaning mostly by modern feminists, which has some how leaked its way into the common thought complex in the last 3 decades. As I said before is me worrying about child rape going to help the problem in any way, shape ,or form? The short answer is no and somehow this makes me a pedo which is a connection I can’t seem to grasp.

          • Kerberous

            Feminists now concern themselves with pedophilia ? That’s news to me.

            “As I said before is me worrying about child rape going to help the problem in any way, shape ,or form?”

            Nope. That doesn’t mean you have to justify it by saying it’s just their culture or some other bs, though.

          • Devin Wolfe

            “Feminists now concern themselves with pedophilia ? That’s news to me.”

            Look around you and you’ll see it.

            “Nope. That doesn’t mean you have to justify it by saying it’s just their culture or some other bs, though.”

            Oh but it is I have no right to tell another culture what it can and can’t do. Not saying you can’t be angry but keep it to yourself.

          • Max-Vader

            “Oh but it is I have no right to tell another culture what it can and can’t do. Not saying you can’t be angry but keep it to yourself.”
            Of course! For example, nobody has the right to say this is wrong because it’s just part of the culture back then. Don’t stop them, just keep it to yourself. (And no, Nazi Germany didn’t affect “the whole world”, so by your logic, if they had never attacked America, you guys shouldn’t have given a fuck about the genocide.)
            PS: Rwanda, Cambodia, Dafur… you didn’t list those as special exceptions, so I guess you’re cool with genocide as long as it is confined to one country.

          • Devin Wolfe

            “And no, Nazi Germany didn’t affect “the whole world”

            Hitlers goal was to dominate the world and shape it in his image.

            “so by your logic, if they had never attacked America, you guys shouldn’t have given a fuck about the genocide.)”

            Now we are talking hypothetical situations one in where you and I could have never been born. Also we most likely would have still gone but for different reasons. Personally when I see genocide I think its a shame but I’m not outraged over it as its the nature of things as humanity is barely out of the cave so to speak(I’m agnostic by the way).

            “Rwanda, Cambodia, Dafur… you didn’t list those as special exceptions, so I guess you’re cool with genocide as long as it is confined to one country.”

            I only listed the major ones most talked about. And most of these countries need to learn how to pick its leaders how to police itself but America won’t have it as we are the “World Police” such was the case in Korea and Vietnam, Vietnam went back to exactly the way it was after we left and Korea in a “ceasefire” and a more recent example is Iraq where things are going back the way they where as we speak.

            Now back to the point I don’t think one country should dictate what another does unless those actions threaten to harm the world as a whole, trying to dictate what a country can watch or do creates animosity and resentment for the oppressor in this case those raised with a western mindset influenced by the major religions.

          • http://www.anime3000.com Sean Russell

            Seriously Devin? You are starting to sound like a serious sociopath. It’s one thing to be one, but to so blithely promote your lack of humanity is disappointing. I seriously hope you’re just trolling. Also as a professional tip, the web is a public record of your character. Things you say can and will be held against you as you move forward in life.

          • Devin Wolfe

            “You are starting to sound like a serious sociopath”

            How by not caring about things that have been going on for most of written history?

            “your lack of humanity”

            How do I lack humanity?

            “I seriously hope you’re just trolling”

            I’m not trolling in the slightest.

            “the web is a public record of your character. Things you say can and will be held against you as you move forward in life.”

            If an employer cares so much about what I say to go digging on the internet to this site and a few others what does that say about that person.

          • http://www.cloudscratcher.com Cody Baier

            Sean Russell is the best boss.

          • Devin Wolfe

            And if we are on the subject of jobs and moving forward in life, how would it make you feel knowing your life is nothing but a number, nothing but a machine for bankers to keep their stocks up, that this is the only value your life currently has. The government doesn’t know us by name but by our Social Security numbers they don’t care about anyone but themselves. one third of this country is scraping by on welfare the others on minimum wage jobs, one part on military pay and the last 1% sit around on their big piles of cash which keep adding up and never get distributed( You can thank Reagan for that).

            Speaking of distribution how does it feel knowing our country keeps borrowing money from China only to give it away to other countries for “the greater good” so that other countries can have roads and schools while our own infrastructure falls to ruin. Our dept to China currently exceeds the amount of physical money on this planet and it would take multiple generations to even scratch the surface of it.

            Now to the topic of atrocities on mankind this country is the worst on this planet for blowing things out of proportion in its media a recent example of this is flight 370 in which all the 3 letter mainstream media outlets spent a month covering one plane not the bombing of a country but one plane. How about the Summer Olympics or the World Cup which caused hundreds if not hundreds of thousands out of their homes. Now for atrocities at home here in the US lets see here police brutality and killer police officers basically the start of a police state I could go on but this post will be long enough already.

            The people of this country sit in their living rooms and get told about genocide and they get outraged but don’t do a thing because they can’t because they aren’t there to help, I have come to realize this and this is why genocide is a shame to be but I’m unaffected by it because 1. I’m not there so I can’t do anything about it and 2. Things like this have been going on for thousands of years before I was born and will continue after I am dead and this planet has burned to ash while our ancestors travel the stars and supposedly this makes me inhuman to not be outraged by something the has happened since and before written history. And its the same way with pedophilia and child molestation its been going on for long than you or I have been alive combined hundreds of times over. Am I inhuman for not letting my emotions drive my decisions Mr. Russell?

            Let me expand on your comment about the record of my character and presumably what future employers have to say. I in no way will consent to anything other than a criminal background check to get a job, if the employer wants my Facebook, my Twitter, etc they are not worth my time as they are more worried about what I say on social media than how I preform my job. A mans thoughts are his own and in no way shape of form be brought into the work place as something to use against him. Which brings me to another point we’ve gotten too nosy about our fellow man in this country as of late everybody spying on everybody, and for what? Could it possibly be mass media driven paranoia I think it most likely is. And who controls these 3 letter mainstream media outlets? The government that’s who but why would they want us fighting with one another? That’s right they want you distracted so you don’t see them stepping on the rights this country was founded on and we call this a democracy right?

            But what do I know really I’m just some random guy on the internet that presumably sounds like a sociopath so maybe I’m for lack of a better term talking out my ass.

          • Max-Vader

            “And who controls these 3 letter mainstream media outlets? The government that’s who”
            Don’t you mean the Reptilians? Also, you forgot to mention the chemtrails, fluoride and that 9/11 was an inside job.
            “Am I inhuman for not letting my emotions drive my decisions Mr. Russell?”
            No, you’re inhuman for lacking even the most basic form of empathy.

          • Devin Wolfe

            “Don’t you mean the Reptilians? Also, you forgot to mention the chemtrails, fluoride and that 9/11 was an inside job.”

            Hmm funny how mass surveillance of the entire world by government officials would have been lumped in with this not too long ago if it wasn’t for a man called Edward Snowden. Also the government isn’t its own entity anymore its owned by the banks.

            “No, you’re inhuman for lacking even the most basic form of empathy.”

            Am I really I’m like every other person in this country who when showed atrocities from around the world and of the past don’t care much for them you know why? Because its too far disconnected from their day to day lives to matter. So you could say most of the world is Inhuman.

          • http://www.cloudscratcher.com Cody Baier

            I like when people engage you sometimes because you reveal more and more of your crazy.

          • Devin Wolfe

            “I like when people engage you sometimes because you reveal more and more of your crazy.”

            How am I crazy Cody? Because I question the world we live in? Because I don’t conform to “Social Norms”? Because I’v broken down how the world we live in works? I’v said this before you state this all the time but never say how with no evidence to back up your claims other than “look at him he’s fucking crazy” like you’re the stereotypical popular kid in school trying to shame a less popular kid and you’re quite frankly talking out your ass every time you make this claim with nothing supporting it

          • Max-Vader

            “Because I’v broken down how the world we live in works?”
            “And who controls these 3 letter mainstream media outlets? The government that’s who”
            Yeah, your insight has the Illuminati shaking in their boots.

          • Devin Wolfe

            Your response is weak

          • Max-Vader

            But it isn’t!

          • Devin Wolfe

            At this point I have crippled the castle walls of your argument and am now laying waste to the interior.

          • Max-Vader

            I know, I just can’t argue with such devastating burns as “Your response is weak”.
            But do go on, tell me about how the government controls the media and also did 9/11. Maybe throw some fluoride-conspiracies in there to top it off.

          • Devin Wolfe

            “and also did 9/11. Maybe throw some fluoride-conspiracies in there to top it off.”

            I see you’re sticking to the stuff Alex Jones yells about, now to the point.

            “tell me about how the government controls the media.”

            You know how each 3 letter mainstream media outlet on TV seems to have a agenda be it left wing or right lane. You might say to yourself that’s nothing right? Wrong and I’ll tell ya why. These media outlets are charged with spreading ignorance and disinformation to keep the masses stupid and complacent so they don’t see what rights the government is taking away. They also lie about things on the government’s behalf.

            Like just recently they said “America has now filled all the jobs that where lost in the recession”(which is still going on by the way) when its damn clear that they’re not even close or like I said when they spent a whole month on a plane that disappeared instead of covering say net neutrality. All to somehow keep the government approval rating high. I for one look for a day when this country has had enough and armed marches on D.C happen because all the shit the government has been doing

            Lets also look at the Iraq war or as I like to call it the Bush Bin Laden cash grab I bet you didn’t know they where business partners. I also bet you didn’t know that the reason gas prices are so high is because we killed Hussein as he was the reason we could have gas under a dollar. Anyway this whole thing was played off as just a war by the media when behind the scenes both parties where getting rich beyond belief.

            Now back to the point. lets look at some bullet points shall we?

            The government has agencies that control everything, every aspect of our living…

            The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) controls broadcasting frequencies, bandwidths, & content.

            The FDA (Food & Drug Administration) monitors foods, drugs, and herbal/health remedies/vitamins/food.

            Those are just two examples of major aspects of our lives, if you research you can see that in every aspect they are in control, and even on the higher levels of media it is an issue of how the government wants the citizens to perceive them & situations to enable them to make laws, create situations to cost citizens time and money, and also to program the people with ideas of how they want them to behave.

            Remember, any present source of government controlled media (all of it) is not interactive, meaning it is a one way projecting media “hypnotist), by repeating the same things over and over on several channels with only a biased point people inevitably buy into it.

            It’s just like when you hear “shit” music and hate it but they stop playing good music and play only he “shit” music until it becomes tolerable or better than nothing.

          • Max-Vader

            In case anyone is interested in the topic, I will now show why Devin couldn’t be more wrong.
            “they spent a whole month on a plane that disappeared instead of covering say net neutrality. All to somehow keep the government approval rating high.”
            They cover the plane because it gets ratings. Also, approval of Congress and Obama are at merely 15% and 44% (source: Gallup), respectively and were even lower previously. If there’s a conspiracy, why have they been doing such a shit job at fixing the polls for years? Also, if the government is controlling the entire media and only wants positive press, why do they even allow people to criticise them? This goes both for nuts like Alex Jones and the many non-crazy people at Fox and other stations. And if the government already controls everything and is this evil fascist group, why would they give a shit about approval anyway?
            “I for one look for a day when this country has had enough and armed marches on D.C happen because all the shit the government has been doing”
            Question to my american readers here: Don’t you guys have some sort of watchlist for shit like this?
            “Lets also look at the Iraq war or as I like to call it the Bush Bin Laden cash grab I bet you didn’t know they where business partners.”
            Indeed I didn’t, and that’s because they weren’t. But do go ahead, try to actually prove this nonsense.
            “The FDA (Food & Drug Administration) monitors foods, drugs, and herbal/health remedies/vitamins/food.”
            Oh no, they’re making sure that food has to fit certain standards of quality! THOSE MONSTERS! And yes, the FCC is a group full of backwards, retarded moral crusaders, but that doesn’t mean there is a conspiracy. Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity, after all.
            “even on the higher levels of media it is an issue of how the government wants the citizens to perceive them & situations to enable them to make laws, create situations to cost citizens time and money, and also to program the people with ideas of how they want them to behave.”
            This is the exact same logic that the people who believe Sandy Hook was staged by the government to legislate stricter gun control use. Think about that for a bit.
            “any present source of government controlled media (all of it)”
            Again, do you have any proof of this at all?
            As for that video… you do know the context of that scene, right? As in that Howard Beale is crazy?
            TL;DR: Devin is either an idiot of the highest caliber or crazy enough to buy into conspiracies. Possibly both.

          • Devin Wolfe

            “If there’s a conspiracy, why have they been doing such a shit job at fixing the polls for years”

            You do know that our votes do not count the only thing that counts are the votes of each sates elected representative. Bush lost the election to Al Gore with the peoples vote but not the votes of the senate and the house.

            “Also, if the government is controlling the entire media and only wants positive press, why do they even allow people to criticise them?”

            Its called giving just enough freedom to be content.

            “This goes both for nuts like Alex Jones and the many non-crazy people at Fox and other stations. And if the government already controls everything and is this evil fascist group, why would they give a shit about approval anyway?”

            See this comment [“a day when this country has had enough and armed marches on D.C happen because all the shit the government has been doing”] almost every American has a gun and if they so choose they could over throw the government very easily so you have to keep them dumb and complacent so you can take more and more of their rights away.

            “Question to my american readers here: Don’t you guys have some sort of watchlist for shit like this?”

            Why would I need to be on a watchlist when anyone with a brain could see this coming.

            “Indeed I didn’t, and that’s because they weren’t. But do go ahead, try to actually prove this nonsense.”

            Ok. http://www.denverpost.com/rodriguez/ci_4319898

            “Oh no, they’re making sure that food has to fit certain standards of quality! THOSE MONSTERS!”

            Did I say they where? No but now that we are on the subject let me say these 2 words Monsanto and GMOs.

            “the FCC is a group full of backwards, retarded moral crusaders, but that doesn’t mean there is a conspiracy. Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity, after all.”

            We can agree for the most part about the FCC. Also a lot a conspiracies turn out to be fact much later on like the NSA spying for example.

            “This is the exact same logic that the people who believe Sandy Hook was staged by the government to legislate stricter gun control use. Think about that for a bit.”

            If it wasn’t about the guns then why are they going after them and not funding mental help programs for those that have nothing left to lose anymore? If you look at the mug shots of Adam Lanza and James Holmes you can see they have lost things mentally. Why go after guns and not what was really behind the killings? Because I am a firm believer of “Guns don’t kill people people kill people” Or maybe more accurately “Guns help people kill other people more effectively”. Even if you took the guns away you would have the situation England is in with all the stabbings

            “Again, do you have any proof of this at all?”

            Yep. http://joemiller.us/2012/07/proof-establishment-media-controlled-by-government/

            “As for that video… you do know the context of that scene, right? As in that Howard Beale is crazy?”

            Crazy or tired of the bullshit that he has to say everyday?

          • Max-Vader

            “You do know that our votes do not count”
            I said polls, not votes. Again: If they are controlling public opinion, why is the media criticising the government so much and why are the public opinions of the president and the government in general incredibly low? And are you really saying that every single election was fixed beforehand?
            “almost every American has a gun and if they so choose they could over
            throw the government very easily so you have to keep them dumb and
            complacent so you can take more and more of their rights away.”
            Leaving aside how painfully dumb what you just said is… why would this elusive conspiracy want to take all rights away from the citizens? What’s the end goal here? World government? Appeasing our martian overlords?
            “anyone with a brain could see this coming.”
            There’s your problem.
            “Ok. http://www.denverpost.com/rodr…”
            I said proof that the war was a sham, not proof that the Bin Ladens had connections with the Bushs which everyone already knows. And here’s one for you: If everything you say is true, what possible benefit would Bush have from letting Osama blow up the towers and letting him run loose? Perhaps all the dead soldiers you guys got out of this worthless war?
            “GMOs”
            Seriously, are you watching Alex Jones religiously or something? Genetic modification is, in itself nothing bad. Quoth Wikipedia: “There is broad scientific consensus that food on the market derived from GM crops poses no greater risk than conventional food. No reports of ill effects have been proven in the human population from ingesting GM food.”
            Oops.
            “Also a lot a conspiracies turn out to be fact much later on like the NSA spying for example.”
            That wasn’t a conspiracy, that is literally the job description of the NSA. And no conspiracy nut predicted that. Also: 9/11. The moon landing. Sandy Hook. UFOs. Fluoride. GMOs. Chemtrails. Obama being a muslim. The Illuminati. Satanic ritual abuse. The origins of HIV as a deliberate weapon to kill people. Skull and Bones. JFK. Tell me, how many of these were right on the money again?
            “If it wasn’t about the guns then why are they going after them and not
            funding mental help programs for those that have nothing left to lose
            anymore?”
            Guns are an easy scapegoat and can be used to score political points, one way or the other. Actually fixing problems is not glamourous. That’s politics.
            “Yep. http://joemiller.us/2012/07/pr…”
            …disregarding the fact that I wouldn’t trust the man who tells us these things as far as I could throw him, even if everything in there is true, that still doesn’t even remotely prove that the government controls the entire media.
            “Crazy or tired of the bullshit that he has to say everyday?”
            Why do they have to be mutually exclusive?

            And in case everyone else is wondering why I still bother responding to him: Because it’s fun. And also because I want to see what other crazy things he believes. I’m half expecting him to start ranting about space-jews any second now.

          • P Punkt Alex

            I can see him being a big fan of Spirit Science, honestly.

          • Devin Wolfe

            “I said polls, not votes. Again: If they are controlling public opinion, why is the media criticising the government so much and why are the public opinions of the president and the government in general incredibly low?”

            Its called freedom of the press and the government has to let some amount of criticism through to make it seem less one sided. And the reason public opinions are so low is because people are starting to wake up and are starting to question everything they are told or shown. This is why China has its great firewall to stop it citizens from talking about that counties issues.

            “And are you really saying that every single election was fixed beforehand?”

            Pretty much because as I said the popular vote doesn’t count its what the house and senate says that goes.
            http://hubpages.com/hub/4-Reasons-Why-Your-Vote-for-US-President-Doesnt-Matter

            “why would this elusive conspiracy want to take all rights away from the citizens? What’s the end goal here? World government? Appeasing our martian overlords?”

            When you take the rights away people have less means to fight the corruption. Senators have very high paying jobs but not high enough and they will do everything they can even stepping on your rights to get more.

            “I said proof that the war was a sham, not proof that the Bin Ladens had connections with the Bushs which everyone already knows.”

            How about that Bush hard months worth of warnings before 9/11 and did nothing and that both parties would benefit from the war as when Bin Laden was found he was in a mansion.

            “And here’s one for you: If everything you say is true, what possible benefit would Bush have from letting Osama blow up the towers and letting him run loose? Perhaps all the dead soldiers you guys got out of this worthless war?”

            I said before so that he could declare war, which the president can’t do without congress’s say so so that he could profit off of it as he is a oil tycoon and what does the middle east have? Oil of which he could grab and sell.

            “Seriously, are you watching Alex Jones religiously or something? Genetic modification is, in itself nothing bad. Quoth Wikipedia: “There is broad scientific consensus that food on the market derived from GM crops poses no greater risk than conventional food. No reports of ill effects have been proven in the human population from ingesting GM food.”
            Oops.”

            Is that right?
            http://www.wanttoknow.info/gmoinyourfood

            That wasn’t a conspiracy, that is literally the job description of the NSA. And no conspiracy nut predicted that. Also: 9/11. The moon landing. Sandy Hook. UFOs. Fluoride. GMOs. Chemtrails. Obama being a muslim. The Illuminati. Satanic ritual abuse. The origins of HIV as a deliberate weapon to kill people. Skull and Bones. JFK. Tell me, how many of these were right on the money again?

            In the 1980’s tin-foil hat wearers claimed that the government was spying and is soon became a conspiracy theory. Lets see here. 9/11 there has been so much speculation over. The moon landing again speculation. Sandy Hook I ask you why are they going after the guns and not the lack of mental health? UFO’s you do know we can’t be alone in the universe right and a race out there could have faster than light travel. Obama being a Muslim that one had very little basis to begin with. Fluride has been proven to hurt you teeth as far as lower IQ not many studies have been made. GMO’s see the comment above. Chemtrails its been proven that we can effect the ionosphere with chemicals. The Illuminati or the New World Order well there is this one meeting that goes on called the bilderberg meetings where top officials from around the world gather. Satanic rituals that’s a new one on me. HIV’s can be used a a weapon to kill of a population. Skull and Bones is a real thing and most of its members went on to be president or higher up government official. JFK was killed because he was trying to change how the country was run same thing with Abe Lincoln who wanted to stop using slaves for labor.

            “Guns are an easy scapegoat and can be used to score political points, one way or the other. Actually fixing problems is not glamourous. That’s politics.”

            That’s apparent what you don’t get is this is an attack on the second amendment which was put in place to stop governments from taking control of the country. As it allows the citizens to fight back with armed force.

            “even if everything in there is true, that still doesn’t even remotely prove that the government controls the entire media.”

            Is that so? The I suggest taking a look at this http://www.scribd.com/doc/234698435/SSRN-id1315882

            “Why do they have to be mutually exclusive?”

            They don’t have to but they can be.

          • http://www.cloudscratcher.com Cody Baier

            Devin is like Alex Jones with a learning disability.

          • Devin Wolfe

            “Devin is like Alex Jones with a learning disability.”

            So I have a learning disability because I actually question what I’v been told? That I actually do my own research?

          • Max-Vader

            “I actually question what I’v been told? That I actually do my own research?”
            You need to have some patience with us ignorant sheeple. Knowledge is limited when you are confined to… y’know, REALITY.

          • Devin Wolfe

            “You need to have some patience with us ignorant sheeple. Knowledge is limited when you are confined to… y’know, REALITY.”

            Then why don’t you actually look up these things I keep saying for yourself or do some inductive reasoning instead of trying to play everything I said off as crazy?

          • Max-Vader

            “Then why don’t you actually look up these things I keep saying for yourself”
            Already did, that’s how I know your sources are about as trustworthy as viagra spam e-mails, remember?

          • Devin Wolfe

            And this coming from someone who doesn’t stop to think about what the worlds governments are doing and buys into the idea of “they can do no wrong”

          • Max-Vader

            Maybe if you believe this hard enough, it will come true!

          • Devin Wolfe

            Sounds like you have experience doing that.

          • Max-Vader

            Everybody, clap your hands and repeat after me: “I do believe in 9/11 conspiracies! I do! I do!”

          • Devin Wolfe

            “Everybody, clap your hands and repeat after me: “I do believe in 9/11 conspiracies! I do! I do!””

            Not even trying anymore are you.

          • Max-Vader

            With you, I don’t have to.
            PS: Irony.

          • Devin Wolfe

            You’ve killed your side of the argument.

          • Max-Vader

            You actually think you had any sort of point?
            Also, that sure is convenient. Saves you the trouble of actually refuting anything I said (and I mean with legit sources, not crackpot websites and unrelated articles).

          • http://www.anime3000.com Sean Russell

            Enough already. This back and forth is getting annoying.

          • Devin Wolfe

            Just when it was getting fun.

          • Mikel Crawford

            It’s not.

          • Max-Vader

            “Its called freedom of the press and the government has to let some amount of criticism through to make it seem less one sided.”
            So they control the media except when they don’t.
            “I said before so that he could declare war, which the president can’t dowithout congress’s say so so that he could profit off of it as he is a oil tycoon and what does the middle east have? Oil of which he could grab and sell.”
            Except America didn’t grab the oil, so they didn’t benefit.
            “Is that right?
            http://www.wanttoknow.info/gmo…”
            Yeah, there’s a fucking trustworthy source. A site with articles about government mind control and how 9/11 was an inside job. What are you gonna cite as proof next, The Onion?
            “Lets see here. 9/11 there has been so much speculation over. The moon landing again speculation.”
            …did you just imply those conspiracies might be legit?
            “UFO’s you do know we can’t be alone in the universe right and a race out there could have faster than light travel.”
            How likely is it that a sentient race exists with technology that is literally impossible by definition and all they do with it is let themselves be seen on blurry photographs and ineptly mind-wipe people so they can remember their abductions? Not to mention every single UFO nut describes something completely different and even you have to realize they can’t all be right.
            “Fluride has been proven to hurt your teeth”
            Do you know how excessive your Fluoride consumption has to be for this to happen?
            “its been proven that we can effect the ionosphere with chemicals.”
            How?! It’s 53 miles above ground, all chemicals you could spray there would disperse into nothingness.
            “The Illuminati or the New World Order well there is this one meeting that goes on called the bilderberg meetings where top officials from around the world gather.”
            The Bilderberg conspiracy? Seriously?
            “JFK was killed because he was trying to change how the country was run”
            No he wasn’t. He was a bad president who got glorified because he died young and he was killed by a lone nutjob.
            “That’s apparent what you don’t get is this is an attack on the second amendment which was put in place to stop governments from taking controlof the country. As it allows the citizens to fight back with armed force.”
            I know I know, da gubmint is gunna take your guns to install their one-party commu-nazi regime. Here, maybe you should learn a bit from this guy. If you have to believe things that are stupid, crazy and false, at least be entertaining about it.

          • Devin Wolfe

            “So they control the media except when they don’t.”

            They do control the media but as I said they have to play it in such a way where the public thinks they have a choice.

            “Except America didn’t grab the oil, so they didn’t benefit.”

            Not America, Bush and he has profited a lot as gas prices have gone up by near $2.50 (in some places more ) since this war began.

            “Yeah, there’s a fucking trustworthy source. A site with articles about government mind control and how 9/11 was an inside job. What are you gonna cite as proof next, The Onion?”

            Yeah because all articles on a site are representative of each other.

            “.did you just imply those conspiracies might be legit?”

            Nothing is for certain.

            “How likely is it that a sentient race exists with technology that is literally impossible by definition and all they do with it is let themselves be seen on blurry photographs and ineptly mind-wipe people so they can remember their abductions? Not to mention every single UFO nut describes something completely different and even you have to realize they can’t all be right.”

            All are knowledge of the universe is from this little rock. And light is fastest speed WE can measure at the moment its not the end all beat all speed. And it could be possible these are different alien races right?

            “Do you know how excessive your Fluoride consumption has to be for this to happen?”

            But it is harmful.

            “How?! It’s 53 miles above ground, all chemicals you could spray there would disperse into nothingness.”

            Unless you blast them with certain microwaves and I know you’re going to say something about HARPP so I’ll do it for you.

            “The Bilderberg conspiracy? Seriously?”

            Conspiracy? Its been proven these meetings do happen and people have gotten lists of the attendees. Also what would these officials need discuss in secret that they couldn’t do at UN meetings?

            “No he wasn’t. He was a bad president who got glorified because he died young and he was killed by a lone nutjob.”

            Really? http://jfkmurdersolved.com/jfkwhy.htm

            “I know I know, da gubmint is gunna take your guns to install their one-party commu-nazi regime. Here, maybe you should learn a bit from this guy. If you have to believe things that are stupid, crazy and false, at least be entertaining about it.”

            Yeah about that… http://members.tripod.com/~waycool_dude/secondamendment.html

          • Max-Vader

            “Nothing is for certain.”

          • Devin Wolfe

            Nice criticism, very thought filled and insightful.

          • Max-Vader

            “Hitlers goal was to dominate the world”
            No it wasn’t.
            “(I’m agnostic by the way)”
            The fuck does that have to do with anything?!
            “trying to dictate what a country can watch or do creates animosity and resentment for the oppressor”
            “personally when I see genocide I think its a shame but I’m not outraged over it as its the nature of things as humanity is barely out of the cave so to speak”
            Fucking hell. Congratulations on ensuring that nobody will ever accuse you of being a pedophile again, I guess. You know why? Because if you were just a pedophile, it would actually be an improvement over the sad sack of human garbage you are now. Also, you of all people link to the speech from The Great Dictator? Have you no shame? But since you seem to like speeches, here’s one for you.

            “I know nothing of philosophical philanthropy. But I know what I have seen, and what I have looked in the face in this world here, where I find myself. And I tell you this, my friend, that there are people who have no good in them–none. That there are people whom it is necessary to detest without compromise. That there are people who must be dealt with as enemies of the human race. That there are people who have no human heart, and who must be crushed like savage beasts and cleared out of the way.”
            -Charles Dickens

          • Devin Wolfe

            “No it wasn’t”

            The “purification” of the Aryan race is pretty much the same as it involves the whole world.

            “The fuck does that have to do with anything?!”

            It was because of this “as humanity is barely out of the cave so to speak” comment just encase you had religious tendencies.

            “Fucking hell. Congratulations on ensuring that nobody will ever accuse you of being a pedophile again, I guess. You know why? Because if you were just a pedophile, it would actually be an improvement over the sad sack of human garbage you are now. Also, you of all people link to the speech from The Great Dictator? Have you no shame? But since you seem to like speeches, here’s one for you.”

            So mind telling me why I’m a “sad sack of human garbage”.

            And for the record I do have a human heart I do care for things I do love I do experience sadness I do cry. But I also have a brain one that understands how this world works. So to get outraged at every single atrocity this world throws at me would put me in a constant state of outrage and stress.

      • http://www.cloudscratcher.com Cody Baier

        DONT JUGE OTHURS MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN

  • Jimi Fender

    I think Cody’s right, it is harder now to recommend a show to a non anime fan because we don’t have as many shows like DBZ, Bebop which don’t have all these weird anime Tropes. I think though if Funimation sorts out One Piece it and maybe JoJo could be the next DBZ, and with the money from those shows they might be able to afford to take more risks with their new shows.

  • Kerberous

    I have a good way of determining how popular SAO currently is. Look at the comment section of these 2 episodes and compare:
    http://anime3000.com/beware-of-the-glob-the-other-side/
    http://anime3000.com/krap-la-krap-the-other-side/

    Heck, HxH, a show without a dub, has generated more discussion than SAO, this super popular dubbed show.

    And the people on crunchyroll are just insane. AMERICA DOESN’T GIVE A SINGLE SHIT ABOUT YOUR MOE INCEST LOLI CRAP.
    http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/06/18/video-cnn-talks-graphic-anime-and-manga

    • http://www.anime3000.com Sean Russell

      That’s just a testament to our amazing audience.

  • Normality

    Mind if I make a correction? Genocyber’s not made by Manglobe. It’s made by Artmic Studios. Ergo Proxy is though.

  • http://www.cloudscratcher.com Cody Baier

    More reason to be cautiously optimistic; check out this new possible gem coming down the pike:

    http://anilist.co/anime/20773

    • Wakashi

      Michiko & Hatchin was pretty gansta and that was done right for the most part, so I’m looking forward to this depending on the people working on it. I’m already hoping the director of Baccano gets it, lol.

  • Wakashi

    Anime has not changed so much in terms of concepts and even fetishes, it’s just been becoming less and less subtle. Just watching ZZ Gundam (1986) alone proves just how similar today’s run-of-the-mill anime is to the old-school stuff, it’s just that we had a filtered/limited view early on. I’m all for moderation. I don’t want moe representing anime either, but it doesn’t need to die.

    If you consider yourself the average Jo that doesn’t have time to watch a lot of anime anyway, then why are you even b*tching about there supposedly not being enough good anime for you to watch? There is at least 3 general-viewer friendly shows a season, which is enough for anyone who “has a life” that spend time on other things besides anime.

    • http://www.cloudscratcher.com Cody Baier

      “If you consider yourself the average Jo that doesn’t have time to watch a lot of anime anyway, then why are you even b*tching about there supposedly not being enough good anime for you to watch?”

      The stupid-ass questions–…

      Couldn’t be because I don’t want my time wasted, still like to watch anime when I can, and actually want something actually fucking good to watch during my free time.

      Fucking doi.

      Seriously what does the amount of free time I have on any given day have anything to do with the shittiness of recent anime seasons?! Is free time proportional to how much you’re allowed to care about anime? If so what’s that say about recurring commenters like yourself, who not only care about anime, but podcasts where people talk about anime?

      • Wakashi

        “The stupid-ass questions–…”

        Well that was only one question but okay.

        “Couldn’t be because I don’t want my time wasted, still like to watch anime when I can, and actually want something actually fucking good to watch during my free time.

        Fucking doi.”

        Okay Helga. You don’t have to worry about wasting your time since you are apparently too busy doing your furry comics. There’s plenty of good anime out there, and you’ve already made a point before that you don’t like giving older-looking anime a shot even though you think it was better back then, so you can stfu with your b*tching about there supposedly not being any good anime to watch.

        You think that Sturgeon’s Law is practically set in stone, so I don’t get why you’re so disappointed with any media if you actually believe in that rule.

        • http://www.cloudscratcher.com Cody Baier

          Are you 8 years old?! Look at how pissy that reply was…!

          • Wakashi

            I know right? That’s the level of maturity I get from you on the podcast all the time. I wanted to see your response if I showed no hint of respect, so maybe you should think about that before basically calling yourself out. You are the literal definition of “pissy”. lol

            Talk to the man in the mirror, Cody.

          • Kerberous

            “I wanted to see your response if I showed no hint of respect”

            Awwwww… The poor thing just wants respect ? Wtf have you done to actually earn respect ? Because believe it or not, no one online or in real life is obligated to respect, tolerate or like you.

            Oh, and you want respect after some of the things you’ve said to the guy ? If you are not trolling here, you are literally scum.

          • Devin Wolfe

            “Oh, and you want respect after some of the things you’ve said to the guy ? If you are not trolling here, you are literally scum.”

            And no word on the things Cody has said? Interesting.

          • http://www.cloudscratcher.com Cody Baier

            Stop acting like a puppetmaster troll type. No one’s buying it.

  • Wakashi

    I’m hoping you guys are aware of the fail that is Dashcon. That’d be an interesting side topic from you guys I think. What happens when you let tumblr off its chains to make a con?