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A Day with The Cart Driver podcast episode 1 – One More Time

one more timeEpisode 1 is here! Myself and Day from Gar Gar Stegosaurus sing a little bit before talking endlessly about  various mecha anime. And idol anime for some reason. Still getting the hang of this podcasting thing but I feel like we’re getting there. You can listen or direct download below. Below the line there’s also a list of timestamps where we discuss different topics. I’ll look into setting up an itunes feed before the next podcast goes up.

Direct download.

00:01 – 03:07 – Interstella 5555, Cobra, butts and we haven’t even started the podcast yet.

03:08 – 19:56 – Podcast begins! Mecha anime galore including Code Geass, lots of Gundam, Evangelion and Nadesico.

19:57 – 32:06 – Discussing courting controversy with religious types, Love Live phone games, best idol/music anime.

32:07 – 39:25 – Best mecha anime, Gundam OPs, dumb Sunrise names, Iron Blooded Orphans and other upcoming Sunrise anime

39:26 – 54:55 – Evangelion ripoffs, Zambot 3, real mecha musume vs super mecha musume, the best mecha anime of the past 5 years (aka not Argevollen), video game adaptations and watching stuff on the plane.

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  1. Nagisa33
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:41 am | Permalink

    Silly Scamp, the best new mecha anime are Akito the Exiled or Gundam The Origin. You mentioned them though so I won’t harass you for previously being hype for Guilty Crown. As for the podcast itself you guys both came across clearly. :) I will say though that there was a large amount of rambling and I didn’t understand where you were going half the time. It was enjoyable rambling though.

    As for mecha anime here are my general recommendations:
    Most anything Universal Century particularly, Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket, Gundam: The 08th MS Team, Zeta Gundam, Gundam Unicorn, and now Gundam The Origin. Even though my brother and I weren’t head over heels for it, Turn A is something that a lot of people enjoy. G Gundam is good time if you’re looking for some silliness. I was fond of the way they controlled the gundams as well.

    Then there’s Macross. So far I’ve only watched SDF Macross and DYRL though I’m looking forward to watching more ( Macross 7). There’s a lot of silliness and it was refreshing to see another mecha series that can have some fun, especially when compared to many of the Gundams. It’s also extremely 80s and it has a lively charm to it. Though it’s not all ridiculousness. The impactful moments really hit home in memorable ways. I haven’t seen an anime shift back and forth from humor and drama as well as this one. What made the series special was that it covered what happens to the both sides of the conflict once the war is over. It shows how people rebuild and cope effectively or otherwise. Additionally, it has regular people living on a battleship, trying their best to create a sense of normalcy in the face of war.

    Some other great mecha are Flag, Patlabor Movies 1 and 2, Gunbuster, Diebuster, Evangelion, Gurren Lagann, Eureka Seven, Rahxephon, Code Geass, and Infinite Ryvius.

    I still have to get around to Votoms, the supposedly great and forgotten mecha series of its time. Particularly Armored Trooper Votoms and Armor Hunter Mellowlink. I heard it starts to peter out the further I go though but we’ll see. Also there’s Giant Robo, Full Metal Panic, The Big O, Martian Successor Nadesico, and a few others. If you couldn’t tell I like me some mecha. Though it’s not really the mecha themselves that I enjoy. It’s the characters, the stories, and the larger issues that surround them.

    Awwwwww, who am I kidding!? Seeing robots beat each other up is a blast to watch! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u8mheM2Hrg.

  2. gedata
    Posted September 27, 2015 at 4:08 am | Permalink

    Finally someone else who recognizes the existence of Brigadoon (it’s from 2000 btw).

  3. Madonis
    Posted September 27, 2015 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    Well, you might as well wait for Akito 4 too, since English subs for that will be available at the end of October. I do think there’s one specific sequence in Akito 3 that viewers who are unfamiliar with the TV series might not get the most out of, but generally speaking it’s true you don’t need to have prior knowledge. For that matter, the fourth chapter itself lacks that issue, so it’s still mostly friendly to newcomers as a whole.

    G Gundam actually had a number of its episodes directed and/or storyboarded by a young Goro Taniguchi, so there’s that indirect connection to Code Geass (which explains a few things). He was part of the staff for that series as well as GaoGaiGar, among other old mecha shows.

  4. Anonymous
    Posted September 29, 2015 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    Scamp please try to get Day talking about the Legend of the Galactic Heroes. This earth sphere needs more discussion on Legend of the Galactic Heroes and the blog sphere needs more people that actually know their shit.

    Aside from that, loved the first (or zeroth if you so prefer) podcast and grabbing this onw now for later consumption.

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