Mike rationalizes this episode as something to nicely prepare him for the headache that’ll be taping at Anime North. The episode takes many different tangents as there is no real topic this week. Mike does remember talking quite a bit about the mini convention that passed last weekend in Toronto, the end of yet another Anime magazine and the coverage of it, and something about one of Adam’s favourite hentai game titles getting an official english release (nicely in line with it being episode 69). Also some thoughts on the play “Dog Sees God” which was mentioned last episode, a quick overview of the MacBook now recording this show, and the results of the contest with answers and the winner. Of course not necessarily in that order.
Mike Nicolas, James Austin, Adam Grant, Brent Chittenden (2:22:18)
Listen to it here or download from the links below. Links of interest, and feeds to be updated.
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Links of Interest
And on the topic of the contest, here’s some videos to show you who these wrestlers are.
A video featuring Kenta Kobashi, Mitsuharu Misawa, and Jun Akiyama in their heyday in the 90s. Set to “Invoke” the first opening to Gundam SEED by TM Revolution
The 2003 match between Kobashi and Misawa for the NOAH GHC Heavyweight Championship. Considered by many to be the match of the year and amongst the greatest in the last 10 years, mainly for its atmosphere and status of the two wrestlers.
A 1996 match between Jushin Thunder Liger and Great Muta. Famous because for the first time, Liger lost his cool.
A 2006 match between KENTA and Naomichi Marufuji for the NOAH GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship. These two were long time tag team partners, but seem to be pretty easy rivals too.
Kenta Kobashi making his first public appearance since announcing he had Cancer at the end of 2006. Notable for the cheers he got, something Japanese fans rarely do in such a way.