I've inhabited this planet for thirty years, teach high school English, enjoy reading and writing, play the occasional video and tabletop game, and am completing my thesis over the teaching and censorship of Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn.
We’re just about done with our second bonus season, and this time around Andy and Bill have two very different episodes leading up to our grand finale. Shocking and confusing moments abound as 2/3 of the hosts review Episode 11 of the Lodoss War OVA, “The Wizard’s Ambition,” and Episode 12, “Final Battle: Marmo – The Dark Island.”
Welcome to Tooning Japanese, a podcast where three dudes in their 30s talk about Japanese anime!
Listen to Season 4: Episode 16 – The Correct Amount of Bones
We’re back with a new double review of Wolf’s Rain! This time around Josh tells us all about the infamous walrus fight (oh, anime…), which is Episode 22, “Pieces of a Shooting Star.” Then Andy breaks down the story of two horny skater boys…and our main cast of characters in Episode 23, “Heartbeat of the Black City.”
Whoa, is Tooning Japanese actually reviewing something new and topical? Join us on this newly trod road of explosions, screaming, and raising power levels. Yes, Andy and Ray are reviewing the brand new Dragon Ball Super: Broly movie! Spoiler…they both absolutely loved this movie. Go watch it in theaters now or pre-order it on Blu-Ray! Not that Blue Ray…the disc-based medium. You know what I mean. Just go watch it!
Well, there’s no new episode this week. However, we have a couple of really big announcements! I’ll let you listen to the episode, but I suppose there’s spoilers right below this paragraph. We’ll be back next week with a brand new episode. Until then, stay warm, and thanks for all your continued support!
“He who holds the sword rules Marmo. He that holds the Scepter of Domination rules all Lodoss.”
Yeah, we get it! Yeesh!
Bill and Andy are back with two more episodes of Record of Lodoss War, and oh boy are these some interesting ones to talk about. Let’s prepare to fight a dragon, suffer through some more elven racism, and say farewell to two of our most beloved characters this week. We’re reviewing Episode 9, “The Scepter of Domination,” and Episode 10, “The Demon Dragon of Fire Dragon Mountain.”
Josh, Bill, and Andy are back with two more episodes of Wolf’s Rain! We find out if Kiba gets out of that mysterious Paradise in Andy’s review of Episode 20, “Consciously.” Then Bill discusses some of his favorite characters in Episode 21, “Battle’s Red Glare.” Enjoy, everyone!
The crew rings in 2019 with more Wolf’s Rain. This episode we find out more about the lore of wolves and humans, but unfortunately it’s at the expense of some typical Japanese racism. This week’s episode, Episode 19, “A Dream of an Oasis,” isn’t that great, but we’ll just blame that on a distinct lack of the human characters in this one. We do get a little punchy and laugh a lot, so at least there’s that to look forward to!