IanMay 11, 2021 3:03pm0 Comments

Will You Be Able to Survive? (Finale)

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Unfortunately, due to increasing workloads, the pressures of real life, and 15 hour time difference, we have come to the difficult decision to end the podcast. While I know this was sudden, we ended up facing very few other realistic options. In this episode we discuss exactly why we had to end the show, as well as look back on some of our favorite shows and mechs while also talking about some of our plans that never came to fruition. Thank you to everyone who came along on this ride with us!


 Our theme song is Street Dancing by Timecrawler 82. You can reach us at mechadoaboutnothing@gmail.com, our website is mechado.moe, and our Twitter account is @mechadopodcast.

IanApr 17, 2021 2:11pm0 Comments

That's One Way to End a Season (Aldnoah Zero 2/4)

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We finish up the first season of Aldnoah.Zero, and wow that is an experience. We break down the developing relationships, this show's treatment of mental illness, and also try to unpack what the heck is going on in that ending and if Slaine is even a real character.


 Our theme song is Street Dancing by Timecrawler 82. You can reach us at mechadoaboutnothing@gmail.com, our website is mechado.moe, and our Twitter account is @mechadopodcast.

IanApr 9, 2021 4:47pm0 Comments

A-1 Anime Sauce (Aldnoah.Zero 1/4)

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This week we take on the relatively recent Aldnoah.Zero, and Ian naturally takes the opportunity to rant about the Fate franchise. We talk about Aldnoah's strengths (its fights) and its weaknesses (almost everything else), and we still come out the other side mostly enjoying it.


Our theme song is Street Dancing by Timecrawler 82. You can reach us at mechadoaboutnothing@gmail.com, our website is mechado.moe, and our Twitter account is @mechadopodcast.

IanApr 2, 2021 12:15pm0 Comments

Fighter Jet of the Gods (Macross Zero)

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We go back in time to the distant year of 1998 to discuss this prequel Macross OVA. We talk a lot about this series' use of CGI, its poorly organized plot, and its surprisingly interesting ramifications for the Macross franchise as a whole.


 Our theme song is Street Dancing by Timecrawler 82. You can reach us at mechadoaboutnothing@gmail.com, our website is mechado.moe, and our Twitter account is @mechadopodcast.

IanMar 25, 2021 11:40am0 Comments

Shin Getter Getter G (Getter Robo Armageddon 2/2)

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We finish up Getter Robo Armageddon and are left feeling very lukewarm. We talk about the characters (eh), the wayward plot (eh), and the giant robot fights (yeah!!!!). Does anyone ever actually read these? I can never decide whether to use first or third person in the blurbs.


 Our theme song is Street Dancing by Timecrawler 82. You can reach us at mechadoaboutnothing@gmail.com, our website is mechado.moe, and our Twitter account is @mechadopodcast.

IanMar 17, 2021 11:48pm0 Comments

No Fuss All Apocalypse (Getter Robo Armageddon 1/2)

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Fresh off our background reading, we dive into the "standalone" OVA series, Getter Robo Armageddon! We talk through the references, art style, and Extremely Noticeable Director Change of the first half of this show. We also finally have a real, lengthy mech corner.


 Our theme song is Street Dancing by Timecrawler 82. You can reach us at mechadoaboutnothing@gmail.com, our website is mechado.moe, and our Twitter account is @mechadopodcast.

IanMar 4, 2021 2:38pm0 Comments

Shonen Has Changed (Getter Robo)

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We take on our second ever manga this week as we prepare to watch Getter Robo Armageddon. Go Nagai and Ken Ishikawa's classic Getter Robo series gives us a chance to talk about the ways shonen manga have changed over the years, the early days of super robot, and the ways we think about genre.


 Our theme song is Street Dancing by Timecrawler 82. You can reach us at mechadoaboutnothing@gmail.com, our website is mechado.moe, and our Twitter account is @mechadopodcast.

IanFeb 25, 2021 12:45pm0 Comments

Extremely Uncomfortable Racial Politics (Atlantis: the Lost Empire)

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This week we take on our first ever piece of Western animation and Ian reveals that they know more about Disney than previously thought. A favorite from our childhood, we see if Disney's Atlantis holds up, has mechs, and also there's like a Confederate loyalist in this movie. We talk about stylistic differences between American and Japanese animation, storytelling, and influences. Finally, Ian goes on a prolonged rant about Disney's pathological aversion to risk.


 Our theme song is Street Dancing by Timecrawler 82. You can reach us at mechadoaboutnothing@gmail.com, our website is mechado.moe, and our Twitter account is @mechadopodcast.

IanFeb 18, 2021 10:20pm0 Comments

Taking the Spectral High Ground (Vision of Escaflowne 4/4)

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It's the last six episodes of Vision of Escaflowne and they manage to cram like twelve episodes of plot in there. We try to break down the various twists (of varying quality) as well as meditate on exactly how annoyed we are by the final pairings. Also, once again, Ian gets mad about time travel.


 Our theme song is Street Dancing by Timecralwer 82. You can reach us at mechadoaboutnothing@gmail.com, our website is mechado.moe, and our Twitter account is @mechadopodcast.

IanFeb 12, 2021 12:17am0 Comments

That Twink from Atlantis (Vision of Escaflowne 3/4)

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Escaflowne really gets moving this week as we uncover the identity of the villain, find new allies, and have eight back-to-back dream sequences. We talk through the revelations of the plot, Dryden's extreme chad energy, and also the increasingly complicated (and compelling) romance plot.


 Our theme song is Street Dancing by Timecrawler 82. You can reach us at mechadoaboutnothing@gmail.com, our website is mechado.moe, and our Twitter account is @mechadopodcast.

IanFeb 3, 2021 10:06pm0 Comments

Secret Baby (Vision of Escaflowne 2/4)

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This week we ponder the age gaps between Allen and the rest of the cast, and also talk about the rest of the show. Angels, Atlantis, and romance abound on this middle set of Escaflowne episodes.


 Our theme song is Street Dancing by Timecrawler 82. You can reach us at mechadoaboutnothing@gmail.com, our website is mechado.moe, and our Twitter account is @mechadopodcast.

IanJan 27, 2021 6:18pm0 Comments

Boys Over Mechs (Vision of Escaflowne 1/4)

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We embark on the fantasy shoujo isekai mech action adventure romance journey of a lifetime. We break down the genre pile-up that is Vision of Escaflowne, talk through the characters and their tropes, and reflect on late-90s anime production. 


 Our theme song is Street Dancing by Timecrawler 82. You can reach us at mechadoaboutnothing@gmail.com, our website is mechado.moe, and our Twitter account is @mechadopodcast.

IanJan 20, 2021 7:05pm0 Comments

Loaded Up on Psycho Energy (Gundam Unicorn 4/4)

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It's our longest episode yet as we cover the end of Gundam Unicorn. We talk about Newtypes, whether Laplace's Box makes any sense, Full Frontal's identity, and then spend a long time talking about the future of Gundam as a franchise, and where it goes from Unicorn. We also answer some fun listener questions!


 Our theme song is Street Dancing by Timecrawler 82. You can reach us at mechadoaboutnothing@gmail.com, our website is mechado.moe, and our Twitter account is @mechadopodcast.

IanJan 14, 2021 3:15pm0 Comments

Punished Riddhe (Gundam Unicorn 3/4)

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Gundam Unicorn gets unusually tense this week. We talk through how much character development everyone gets, how difficult it is to balance new characters with long-time favorites, and discuss the political ramifications of Full Frontal's plans for the Earth Sphere. It's another long episode, but there's a lot to cover.


 Our theme song is Street Dancing by Timecrawler 82. You can reach us at mechadoaboutnothing@gmail..com, our website is mechado.moe, and our Twitter account is @mechadopodcast.

IanJan 6, 2021 8:59pm0 Comments

More Types of Zeon than Stars in the Sky (Gundam Unicorn 2/4)

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It's another monster episode as we take on the second two episodes of Gundam Unicorn. We try to break down all the different kinds of Zeons, and how they have evolved ideologically, as well as the split within the Federation. There's some great action, some real Newtype stuff, and we get a little closer to breaking down the themes of Unicorn.


 Our theme song is Street Dancing by Timecrawler 82. You can reach us at mechadoaboutnothing@gmail.com, our website is mechado.moe, and our Twitter account is @mechadpodcast.

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