EPISODE 64: Denji Anime!

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This Week:
It’s the end of Series 5…and possibly R5 Central for all of 2010?! To take things out, Mike salvages what is left of this much-delayed episode by tag-teaming with Paul “Igadevil” Sullivan to have a free-form discussion about Kikaider The Animation–is it truly as controversial as the fans made it out to be, is it even worth the trouble? We’ll try to figure it out here!

Continuity: The discussion with Paul was recorded on September 20th, 2009 with hopes of getting the show out by November. This of course, did not happen as the other reviews proved to be troublesome to finalize. The final mix of this episode took place January 4-6th, 2010. And yes, I know we went all over the map with this discussion. Hopefully, you still enjoyed it!

-To reassure you all, THE SHOW IS NOT ENDING, NOR HAS ANYTHING BAD HAPPENED TO ME PERSONALLY. I’m taking a break to sort out all manner of terrible, wonderful things. Stand by for all possible action in the meantime.

-I’ll be salvaging material from the intended 009-1 and Skull Man reviews for Otaku USA’s website. In the interim, here’s my take on Mechanical Violator Hakaider, the other controversial Kikaider adaptation.

Will this still happen? Stay tuned to the R5 Central Twitter to find out!

ED THEME: “Atsuku nare” – DEMON KOGURE

-Clip from Toei’s English Trailer for Mechanical Violator Hakaider
-Select Tracks from Kikaider The Animation Original Soundtrack
-“Song of Hakaider” and “Our Kikaider (Instrumental)” – Shunsuke Kikuchi
-“Himitsu Piano” – KC Saito

Videos of Interest
-One of Kikaider’s first fights with Hakaider from the Live-Action TV Series
Kikaider The Animation Opening Credits

Places to Go
Generation Kikaida: The wonderful company putting out the live-action series and more
Igadevil.com: Paul’s infamous Kamen Rider page and home to his blog filled with reviews and information galore
Henshin Hall of Fame’s Kikaider Page(Beware of loud-blasting MIDI files)
Manga-To-Anime Comparison of Kikaider The Animation via Sony’s Official Site
Buy the full Kikaider The Animation DVD set via Amazon.com

7 thoughts on “EPISODE 64: Denji Anime!

  1. Long time no see Mike. Nice show. Needs more metal though. How’s that Bueno guy doin’? I bet he’s somwhere eatin’ way too much chicken, getting drunk, and then puking all that shit out in front of all his friends.

    Hero work is tough out here, but I’m gettin’ by. A lot of dipshit poseurs are comin’ out of the woodwork and stealing all the spotlights cause they got them pretty faces. And the girls are all eatin’ it up like fuckin’ cheesecake.

    But yeah, whatever. Nice show and have a holly jolly new year an’ all that shit..

    -Dan Kazama-

  2. Great episode. After all this time though, can’t you debrief us fans on what happened? Something must of caused this to irrupt like it did. Was it the half told Terminator incident?

    Till the next~
    Dred Lily ^w^V

  3. Mike-senpai! Come back to me Mike-senpai! Don’t you know I adore you? That, and I’ve listened to the backlog of R5 episodes, so I’m back to waiting for updates…

    I came onto the page and my heart skipped a beat. Finally! Finally my senpai has updated his podcast, and I can listen to his melodious voice once more. But you only come on to break my heart with the news that you will be unable to do so for most of this year…whatever shall I do?

    Guess its back to the archives for me…

    1. You actually WANT to listen to the first two years and some change? You are truly a braver person than I… O_O

      In all seriousness though, all I’m going to say is that just because the podcast is on hiatus, that doesn’t mean that the R-Vanguard’s exploits aren’t. Just saying to stay tuned for the chance of things happening outside the realm of sound…..

  4. hey r5 crew been listening for a long time now and love the show. the music segments, the reviews, hell i love the skits you did on the show. hey keep it up crew love listing you guys at work.

    i’ll keep my eyes out for series 6 2011 .

    from Seoul, South Korea
    J T

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