Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Otaku 5-0 Season 2: Episode 13

pe-nul-ti-mate (adj.) - next to the last.

Aloha everybody!

As the definition suggests, we are fast nearing the end of our 2nd season. I find myself growing nostalgic over the past four months spent discussing a wide variety of topics in a passionate, entertaining way. My mind recalls a slew of scattered moments - some humorous, some nerve-wracking, but all of them nonetheless indelible.

But I also realize that this season isn't quite over yet.

Before I present the next episode, let me share a little behind-the-scenes info...

This time, I was joined on the panel by fellow staffers Mr. A (Senior Producer), Neko-X (Video Game/Blu-ray Contributor) & Kira (Anime/Manga Contributor). The discussion was passionate and entertaining as it always was, but when the session ended the "rough cut" was over 100 minutes long. Adhering to our "80-minute episode" policy, I put on my "Editor" hat and we all talked about what segments worked and what didn't. We then settled on cutting out two segments that in its entirety were too overtly negative:

1) A fairly heated discussion between myself, Neko-X and Kira about his (largely) negative opinion of the new Star Trek movie;

2) A discussion (also fairly heated) between myself, Neko-X & Kira regarding our Anime likes/dislikes.

Fortunately, there was enough footage left for me to edit together, so I now present to you the latest episode of our podcast. Let the record reflect that producing this podcast has (and will always be) a team effort, and I am very grateful for the effort and understanding of the people who I share the stage with.

Totoro (Executive Producer)

WARNING! Portions of this podcast contain mature language and adult content. Listener discretion is advised.

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Show Notes
Otaku 5-0: Episode 2.13

Recording Date: May 18, 2009
Running Time: 50 minutes

Totoro (Executive Producer)

Mr. A (Senior Producer)
Neko-X (Video Game/Blu-ray Contributor)
Kira (Anime/Manga Contributor)

1. Lead-in (Totoro)

2. Interview spot w/ Neko-X about future Hawaii Video Gaming League events

3. Video Game & Blu-Ray Report (Neko-X & Kira)

4. Favorite... Star Trek character

5. A Serious Conversation About... "Gateway Anime"
Producer's Note: "Gateway Anime" is actually a play on the phrase, "Gateway Drug." For this topic, not only do we discuss various titles that first got us interested, we compile a list that would give a non-Anime fan a fairly in-depth portrait of the genre.

6. Lead-out (Totoro)

Musical Notes
-Opening Theme: "Kefka's Theme" from Final Fantasy VI
-Interstitial Clips: "I'll Do It Right!" from Naruto, "Subtitle" from Revolutionary Girl Utena, "Subtitle" from Full Metal Panic!
-Ending Theme: "Breach of Contract" from Ah! My Goddess

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1 comment:

kekumanshoyu said...

That's awesome! Captain Kirk in a jar. Good one! Man I miss Futurama. I think I'm gonna buy all the seasons of that show on DVD later :)

Can't wait to see you guys again. Keep up the good work!