On this episode of the A3K Podcast, we take a look at some of the bright spots of the Summer 2014 season, Cody and AWBrawler gush about Nintendo’s showing at E3, Jd calls Stan Lee a Con Man and Sean Russell makes a shocking confession about Sailor Moon.


Episode Title: Macaroni Party
Episode Count: 78
Run Time: 01:48:59
Taping: June 14, 2014
Air Date: June 18, 2014

Opening & Closing Theme:

Breakfast in America by Supertramp [Main Theme]
Mystery Theme: Guess in Our Comment Section

On this episode of the A3K Podcast, we take a look at some of the bright spots of the Summer 2014 season, Cody and AWBrawler gush about Nintendo’s showing at E3, Jd calls Stan Lee a Con Man and Sean Russell makes a shocking confession about Sailor Moon.

Welcome to a gamertagged edition of the A3K Podcast. I’m Sean Russell, your host and Captain N of anime3000.com. As always, we are joined by Jd Banks from the Manga Corner, Cody Baier from The Other Side, and joining us this week, we have AWBrawler from E-Stranged.

On this episode, we take a look at some of the bright spots of the Summer 2014 season, Cody and AWBrawler gush about Nintendo’s showing at E3, Jd calls Stan Lee a Con Man and Sean Russell makes a shocking confession about Sailor Moon. All of this and more on the A3K Podcast.


AW Brawler:
Mayo Chiki! (Feel)
Bottle Fairies by Yoshiaki Iwasaki (Studio Orphee, Xebec)
Shaman King by Hiroyuki Takei (Viz)
Nozoki Ana (Studio Fantasia)
Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper (Omega Force)
Tomodachi Life (Nintendo)
Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo)
Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean (tri-Crescendo Monolith Soft)

Jd Banks:
Batman: Gotham Knight (Warner Bros., Studio 4C, Production IG, MadHouse, Bee Train)
Bill Finger, actual creator of Batman

Cody Baier:
NO JOJO ::la gasp::
Attack on Titan (Madmen Entertainment)
Street Fighter

Sean Russell:
Webmaster certification


Episodes featured on this week’s A3K Recap:
A3K Panel – Hunter x Hunter
2 Guys and a Mic – Phantom Blood
The Other Side – Anime is a Thing of the Past
Manga Corner – Episode 10
A3K Podcast – Punched in the Teeth


What shows are you interested in checking out this summer season?
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Jd Banks: Sailor Moon Crystal, Yami Shibai 2
Cody Baier: Space Dandy 2, Akame ga Kill!
AWBrawler: Nobunaga the Fool, No Game No Life, Magica Wars
Sean Russell: Sailor Moon Crystal, Psycho Pass New Edit, Space Dandy (Catch-up), Tokyo ESP, Tokyo Ghoul, Zankyou no Terror

Chris Martin ‏@coolestUCFanboy: AldnoahZero
Daniel Kirigaya ‏@djddueces: Sword Art Online Season 2 and Terror in Resonance.
aisaisa_kpotaku ‏@aisaisa_kpotaku: Sword Art Online 2
King of Dark Plur ‏@jbrown60: Akame ga Kill! Tokyo Ghoul. Zankyo no Terror.
Gear9000 ‏@Gear9000: The only ones remotely worth watching are Sengoku Basara and Space Dandy. The majority of the stuff coming out nowadays is creepy
Michael Spaulding ‏@spaulding24317: How about we just forget the summer season as a bad dream and move on to Fall 🙂
OneLuckyDuck ‏@lakrahmos: Space☆Dandy, Zankyou no Terror, and maaaaaaaaaybe Akame ga Kill(!) all look good. 😀
Colton ‏@sniperking323: Space Dandy Season 2 definitely! Would also really like to check out Tokyo Ghoul.
Austin ‏@Ravuff: Space Dandy and Zankyou no Terror seem like the only good ones…ooh an OVA for Girls und Panzer thats going to be … no just no


Assassin’s Creed Unity, Axiom Verge, Batman: Arkham Knight, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, Evolve, Far Cry 4, LittleBigPlanet 3, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Middle-earth: Shadow of Morder, No Man’s Sky, Ori and the Blind Forest, Super SmashBros. Wii U, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt


Crunchyroll Adds Indie Games

Cherry Tree High Comedy Club (773), CroixleurΣ (souvenir circ.), Eryi’s Action (Xtal Sword), Ether Vapor Remaster (Edelweiss), Fairy Bloom Freesia (Edelweiss), GIGANTIC ARMY (ASTRO PORT), The eXceed Collection (Tennen-sozai)

Yen Press Announces New Licenses

Sword Art Online: Progressive, Kagerou Days, Akame ga Kill!


Anime Ascendant (help center for anime and Japan-related clubs)
Manga Corner
The Other Side
Kuso Hiatus
Splatoon Hype Train
Youtube Videos Reboot


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  • Cody Baier

    Here’s a little something JD should take a look at. From Doom Patrol’s wikipedia page:

    Some similarities exist between the original Doom Patrol and Marvel Comics’ original X-Men.[5] Both include misfit superheroes shunned by society and both are led by men of preternatural intelligence confined to wheelchairs. These similarities ultimately led series writer Arnold Drake to argue that the concept of the X-Men must have been based on the Doom Patrol.

    Drake stated:“…I’ve become more and more convinced that [Stan Lee] knowingly stole The X-Men from The Doom Patrol. Over the years I learned that an awful lot of writers and artists were working surreptitiously between [Marvel and DC]. Therefore from when I first brought the idea into [DC editor] Murray Boltinoff’s office, it would’ve been easy for someone to walk over and hear that [I was] working on a story about a bunch of reluctant superheroes who are led by a man in a wheelchair. So over the years I began to feel that Stan had more lead time than I realized. He may well have had four, five or even six months.”

    (X-Men #1 debuted three months after MGA #80; due to publication lag times, Lee could not have known of the Doom Patrol when he scripted the first X-Men story unless he had been told about it in advance of its publication.)[6]

    However, others have noted that the Doom Patrol shares fundamental similarities with Stan Lee’s earlier title, Fantastic Four. The original lineup of both teams included four members, who did not have secret/double identities; each had a headquarters that was a public building in the middle of a major city; each team had one member with stretching powers (Rita Farr of the Doom Patrol, Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four), one member with flame or flame-like powers (Larry Trainor of the DP and Johnny Storm of the FF), a member with brute strength and a freakish body, with bitterness at being trapped in it (Cliff Steele and Ben Grimm) and a member who was invisible or stayed out of the public view (Niles Caulder and Sue Storm). Both teams quarreled amongst themselves, unlike most other teams published by DC/National.

  • Jimi Fender

    what did you guys think of batman Arkham knight

    • Cody Baier

      I couldn’t care less. These Batman games have turned into that “mandatory once every year or two” games and I’m sick of the word “Arkham” at this point.

      • Kerberous

        I think they said that Arkham Knight would be the last one.

    • thejade9

      Haven’t played this one yet, but Batman: Arkham City is cool. I loved the Joker and Catwoman. They got all the villains just right! Plus, the story was cool. Not some half-baked, “Let’s just put them in some African village” thing like Call of Duty. There was actually a story. Even the one-liners were good. One thing I love about DC: they can stick with their namesake when they really want to (Detective Comics).

  • Devin Wolfe

    I’m looking forward to Hardline and Advanced Warfare I also have preorders in for The Crew and The Division. As far as Nintendo is concerned its bleeding money like a stuffed pig. But the big one is GTA V on PC.

    • SeinenNinja

      Nintendo still has boatloads and boatloads of money though. Last year was their second year of losses they had since before the NES.

      • Matto

        The losses stemmed from a major hiring spree, a new building being developed and they bought out something. It was all under $300 million, and didn’t stem from WiiU.

        Also not surprised to see people fooled by CGI trailers that didn’t come from in-game footage.

  • Protto

    Did I not hear correctly? Did AWBrawler say that “Nozoki Ana” has a good story? As in, “Nozoki Ana” the hentai manga?

    • Wakashi

      So I just went to google and yeah that does look pretty hentai…..well if anything at least it’s about college instead of high school. I don’t think most otaku would be into this manga, just for that reason alone, lol.

  • Kerberous

    Ugh… I don’t really care if X-Men is a rip off or not, but X-Men probably has the dumbest stories in comic book history. Stan Lee wasn’t even the guy who made the series popular, anyway.

    • Cody Baier

      Well it had the Onslaught event, and that was pretty baller.

  • James Tuddrussell

    I would play a CODlike first person shooter, if it took place in WW2 and you played as Axis soldiers.

  • JeeCay

    bottle fairies along with Yotsuba are prolly the only moe related things not made for pedophiles.

    Also JD, Never stop talking about punching things in the teeth. I laugh every time 😛

    • Cody Baier

      Yotsuba is not moe. Yotsuba is actually heartwarming.