The 20th Anniversary of Serial Experiments Lain is on 6 July 1998 and our final Lain podcast is out this Saturday!

Our episode will be out Saturday morning (AEST) so hopefully everyone is ready for it!
The unedited raw was released to backers on Patreon on Monday night!

You can help out the podcast and blog in the following ways:
And thank you to our supporters on Patreon; Sam Krieger (who hosts a Digimon and Pokemon podcast with Stevie called ’The Moncast’), Stevie who is SteviePatamon on Tumblr and takes commissions, MetalMamemon, Joe, AnimeGuyKurosaki1,Chakmon,Hiro Alato, Jason Morosky, Ryuichi (frostmrajick on Archive of Our Own),Steven Reeves, Kaida Washi, Mac, Noam, Riku,Chisai, Kyle,DaLadyBugMan(you can read his blog about anime on baguburagu.wordpress.com), Tom, GlitchGoat, Azrael McCool, genehackmon (who hosts  “New World Sonata – a sci-fi/fantasy audio drama podcast), Matthew, Anthony, Lizmet,Sithobi, Sporky McForkinspoon (who hosts a Digimon Podcast called Going Digital), Meagan, Kyliek, Neoboo, The Time Optimist,SilverHairedFreak25 (@SHF25Tweets on Twitter), Harvey,Nicholas, Anthony V, Harrison, Michael and Michael C!

We just finished recording our final podcast episode on Serial Experiments Lain!

We’ll be sending out the unedited raw to backers on Patreon pledging $10 or more per month shortly!

You can help out the podcast and blog in the following ways:
And thank you to our supporters on Patreon; Sam Krieger (who hosts a Digimon and Pokemon podcast with Stevie called ’The Moncast’), Stevie who is SteviePatamon on Tumblr and takes commissions, MetalMamemon, Joe, AnimeGuyKurosaki1,Chakmon,Hiro Alato, Jason Morosky, Ryuichi (frostmrajick on Archive of Our Own),Steven Reeves, Kaida Washi, Mac, Noam, Riku,Chisai, Kyle,DaLadyBugMan(you can read his blog about anime on baguburagu.wordpress.com), Tom, GlitchGoat, Azrael McCool, genehackmon (who hosts  “New World Sonata – a sci-fi/fantasy audio drama podcast), Matthew, Anthony, Lizmet,Sithobi, Sporky McForkinspoon (who hosts a Digimon Podcast called Going Digital), Meagan, Kyliek, Neoboo, The Time Optimist,SilverHairedFreak25 (@SHF25Tweets on Twitter), Harvey,Nicholas, Anthony V, Harrison, Michael and Michael C!

The Great Ghibli Gander #0 – Introduction

I recently got a big ass Totoro tattooed on my thigh and, during the process, I was speaking to the artist about all the different Ghibli films and then I realised that I hadn’t actually seen that many despite owning most of the movies on DVD. This realisation gave me some motivation to actually go through and watch (and rewatch) all of the Studio Ghibli movies.
However, because I’m trying to breathe activity into this blog, I thought I’d write up blog posts for each movie as I watch them.
But before I get into all the movies, I’ll go through a few points first
  • First of all, I will be starting at ‘Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind’ (1984) which is labeled as a Studio Ghibli film (and is part of the MadMan Studio Ghibli collection) despite it not actually technically being a Ghibli film as it was released a year before Studio Ghibli was formed. The latest movie is ‘When Marnie Was There’ (2014) which I do not currently own, but hopefully will by the time I’ve watched everything else.
  • I will not be watching ‘Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro’ (1979) as it is not labled as a Studio Ghibli film. I own this on DVD as it was released in the ‘Hayou Miyazaki Collection’.
  • This is a Studio Ghibli (and Nausicaa) watch through, not Hayou Miyazaki, meaning I will be watching all of the Ghibli movies even if Hayou Miyazaki did not work on them.
  • Will I get a tattoo of a character from each movie? Probably actually. I really want a Haku from ‘Spirited Away’.
  • I’m intending to hopefully write down some Japanese vocab from each movie and hopefully write up a few things for ‘Wandering Across the Rainbow Chopsticks’ because I really do enjoy writing those, I just don’t often have ideas for it.
  • I’m not sure how long this will take, it won’t have any scheduled release as this is for fun. I’d hope I’ve watched everything before ‘How Do You Live?’ (2020).
Finally, for reference, here are the Studio Ghibli DVDs that I currently own:
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
  • Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986) ^
  • Grave of the Fireflies (1988) *
  • My Neighbor Totoro (1988) ^
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989) ^
  • Only Yesterday (1991) *
  • Porco Rosso (1992)
  • Ocean Waves (1993) *
  • Pom Poko (1994) *
  • Whisper of the Heart (1995) *
  • Princess Mononoke (1997) ^
  • My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999) *
  • Spirited Away (2001) ^
  • The Cat Returns (2002) *
  • Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) ^
  • Tales from Earthsea (2006) *
  • Ponyo (2008) ^
  • The Wind Rises (2013)
Movies that marked with an asterisks (*) means I have purchased them recently and they haven’t arrived yet, but will have arrived by the time I need to cover them. Movies that are marked with a caret (^) means I have seen this movie before.
As for the movies I don’t own because I couldn’t find the Region 4 DVD for a decent price but I will hopefully acquire when I get up to covering them:
  • The Secret World of Arrietty’ (2010)
  • From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)
  • When Marnie Was There (2014)
As always, any donations via PayPal, Patreon, or Ko-Fi would be really appreciated.
Hopefully this venture is something that both I and you, the reader, will enjoy!

Lost in Translationmon: Serial Episodes Lain Layer 11 and Obnoxious Synopsis recorded and a release schedule update!

We just recorded our podcast on Lain Layer 11 as well as Jay’s predictions for episodes 3 and 4 of Digimon Xros Wars.
We’ll be sending out the recordings and Jay’s prediction notes to respective backers on Patreon soon!
We also updated our release schedule! So take a look!
Also remember we’re taking donations for the Tamers BluRay box!
We also have a poll running currently!

Ghosts of Halloween Special Past?

Last year we covered Digimon Universe Appli Monsters Episode 4 as well as the Baha Men Digimon song ‘It’s Spooky In Here’. You can listen to this episode here!
Of course, this year, we just released our regular Lain coverage for Halloween…Does that even count as 2spoopy?
This year, May did some cosplaying (even though we don’t celebrate Halloween in Australia): May came to work as Hiro from Digimon World , went to a dress up party at the roller rink as Taichi from Digimon Adventure, and, a few weeks ago, cosplayed as Toko from Dangan Ronpa for a Halloween party!
Did anybody else do anything fun?

It totally slipped our minds but, as of our latest main podcast episode (Episode 116), we have released 200 episodes!


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Digimon Data Squad gives a whole new meaning to the joke “Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say…” and now neither May or Jay can stop talking about food. 

Here’s our weekly poll!

Check out our Redbubble! 

Thank you to our supporters on Patreon; Sam Krieger (who hosts a Digimon and Pokemon podcast with Stevie called ’The Moncast’), Stevie who is SteviePatamon on Tumblr and takes commissions, Wuqinglong who you can follow on his twitch of the same name, MetalMamemon, Joe, PenguinMage, AnimeGuyKurosaki1, Chakmon, Ishpaul Bhamber, Hiro Alato, Jason Morosky, Ryuichi (frostmrajick on Archive of Our Own), Steven Reeves, Kaida Washi, Mac, Noam, Riku, Chisai, Corey, Kyle, DaLadyBugMan (you can read his blog about anime on baguburagu.wordpress.com), SmileWolfy, Tom, GlitchGoat, Azrael McCool, Nicholas, genehackmon, Matthew, Anthony, Lizmet, Sithobi, Elyvorg, Sporky McForkinspoon, Meagan, and Kyliek!

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Segments

  • Intro: 0.00.00-0.01.02
  • DigiNews / Lost in NewsLatelymon: 0.01.03-0.02.37
  • Obnoxious Synopsis:  0.02.38-0.07.09
  • Episode 7 Discussion: 0.07.10-0.32.58
  • Episode 7 Opinions: 0.32.59-0.46.42
  • Episode 8 Discussion: 0.46.43-1.08.47
  • Episode 8 Opinions: 1.08.48-1.11.09
  • Overall Opinions: 1.11.10-1.16.22
  • Postmon Pat: 1.16.23-1.28.11
  • Outro: 1.28.12-1.33.37

References

Screenshot of the Week

Weekly Wonders


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We are introduced to the Digital World, we get some actually nice Digimon character moments, May tries to be funny (probably).

Apologies for the quality of the audio. We were both sick and had to record over Skype. Us both being sick didn’t help the audio quality either. We’ll be back to normal next week. 

Here’s our weekly poll! 

Check out our Redbubble! 

Thank you to our supporters on Patreon; Sam Krieger (who hosts a Digimon and Pokemon podcast with Stevie called ’The Moncast’), Stevie who is SteviePatamon on Tumblr and takes commissions, Wuqinglong who you can follow on his twitch of the same name, MetalMamemon, Joe, PenguinMage, AnimeGuyKurosaki1, Chakmon, Ishpaul Bhamber, Hiro Alato, Jason Morosky, Ryuichi (frostmrajick on Archive of Our Own), Steven Reeves, Kaida Washi, Mac, Noam, Riku, Chisai, Corey, Kyle, DaLadyBugMan (you can read his blog about anime on baguburagu.wordpress.com), SmileWolfy, Tom, GlitchGoat, Azrael McCool, Nicholas, genehackmon, Matthew, Anthony, Lizmet, Sithobi, Elyvorg, Sporky McForkinspoon, Meagan, and
Kyliek!

Become a Patreon supporter for as little as a dollar per month and we’ll love you forever!

You can also donate to the production of this podcast using PayPal here.

Segments

  • Intro: 0.00.00-0.01.20
  • DigiNews / Lost in NewsLatelymon: 0.01.21-0.04.05
  • Obnoxious Synopsis:  0.04.06-0.06.31
  • Episode 5 Discussion: 0.06.32-0.32.01
  • Episode 5 Opinions: 0.32.02-0.35.15
  • Episode 6 Discussion: 0.35.16-0.52.44
  • Episode 6 Opinions: 0.52.45-0.56.07
  • Overall Opinions: 0.56.08-1.03.11
  • Postmon Pat: 1.03.12-12.12.41
  • Outro:  1.12.42-1.17.57

References

Screenshot of the Week

Weekly Wonders