IanJan 1, 2021 1:13am0 Comments

Marida Hold Baby Like Fish (Gundam Unicorn 1/4)

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We finally decide it's time to watch Gundam Unicorn! Fair warning: these episodes are going to be especially long because we have a lot to talk about. We discuss the ways the Universal Century has changed since Char's Counterattack, as well as break down our characters and the major themes of the show. 


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.

IanDec 23, 2020 4:59pm0 Comments

Robots Can Lie (Pluto 3/3)

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We finish up our brush with manga with Pluto's finale! We talk about whether we're satisfied with the way things wrap up, make some comparisons to Tezuka's original, and talk about some craftsmanship things specific to Urasawa and manga. 


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.

IanDec 16, 2020 8:54pm0 Comments

Thinking About Fathers a lot Lately (Pluto 2/3)

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Pluto takes some serious twists and turns this week as we tackle the running mecha theme of fathers and sons, as well as Urasawa's takes on artificial intelligence, white supremacy, and drawing old men. Things are heating up in Pluto, and Dan is deep in denial about [spoilers]. 


 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.

IanDec 9, 2020 9:30pm0 Comments

Robot Law Jurist (Pluto 1/3)

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We take on our first ever manga on the podcast, Naoki Urasawa's Pluto! This adaptation series of Astro Boy has a lot going on, so we try to break down both the mystery plot and all the worldbuilding in the first 23 chapters. Watch in wonder as Ian tries so hard not to accidentally mention something that will spoil the story for Dan.


 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.

IanDec 3, 2020 3:15pm0 Comments

Dead Dad Give Boy Robot (Giant Robo: The Day the Earth Stood Still 3/3)

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We wrap up the Giant Robo OVA series! We talk about all the references and origins for these characters, spend some more time talking about dads, and then break down this ending. We have some beef with the way this show ends, in what may be our most controversial episode yet.


 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.

IanNov 22, 2020 5:12pm0 Comments

Joseph Campbell Eat Your Heart Out (Giant Robo: The Day the Earth Stood Still 2/3)

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We reach the midpoint of Giant Robo, the reckoning with the father, the low point, the bad things happen portion of the program. We talk about the emotional twists this show takes, its preoccupation with fatherhood, and whether this show works for non-established anime fans.


 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.

IanNov 14, 2020 9:37pm0 Comments

Everything is Real (Giant Robo: The Day the Earth Stood Still 1/3)

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We dive into the classic 90s Giant Robo OVA, and are completely blown away. This show has everything: giant robots, martial arts, psychics, and a horse that turns into a lady. We try to figure out all of this shows' influences, how it uses the super robot formula, and then gush over how nice it looks and sounds. Be sure to give this a watch!


 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.

IanNov 4, 2020 7:04pm0 Comments

St. Thomas Aquinas' Mech (Two Year Anniversary)

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For our two year anniversary, we attempt to figure exactly what makes the mecha genre so distinctive, and what makes mechs so crucial to the shows they appear in. Then, Ian puts Dan's thinking brain to the test with a game of "Is It a Mech," resulting in our completely perfect, infallible, syllogistic definition of a mech.


 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.

IanOct 21, 2020 5:42pm0 Comments

2001: A Dune Trooper (Armored Trooper Votoms 5/5)

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It's every science fiction movie ever, all at once, as we come to the end of Votoms! Chirico uncovers the answers to all the series' mysteries, and we discuss our overall opinion of the longest show we've seen yet. We cover Rochina's character development, the massive exposition dumps, and whether everything really ties together nicely.


 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.

IanOct 8, 2020 10:50pm0 Comments

Cowboy Fever (Armored Trooper Votoms 4/5)

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Another arc wraps up this week on Votoms, and we take some time to reflect on that ever-present question: is this show in the desert? We also talk about our predictions from last week, this show's twists, the start of the final arc, and what exactly Votoms would have to do to stick this landing.


 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.

IanSep 24, 2020 8:15pm0 Comments

Face Turn Heel Turn (Armored Trooper Votoms 5/5)

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We're out of the jungle and into space in this week's episode on Votoms. We cover the resolution of Kummen, Votom's turn at a horror segment, and make some outrageous predictions about where this show is headed. We also take some time to address what makes Votoms so compelling, arc after arc, and look at how well it treats side characters. 


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.

IanSep 10, 2020 8:09pm0 Comments

Chirico: First Blood (Armored Trooper Votoms 2/5)

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Ian and Dan begin their journey into this classic, massive series this week by brooding in the depths of a future-noir city. We talk about Votoms unique set-up, its intense vibes, and what sets Chirico apart from other mecha protagonists. Even just ten episodes in, there's nothing quite like Votoms, so check this one out!


 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 @mechadopdocast.

IanAug 26, 2020 7:29pm0 Comments

Cyber City Uoodo 808 (Armored Trooper Votoms 1/5)

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Ian and Dan begin their journey into this classic, massive series this week by brooding in the depths of a future-noir city. We talk about Votoms unique set-up, its intense vibes, and what sets Chirico apart from other mecha protagonists. Even just ten episodes in, there's nothing quite like Votoms, so check this one out!


 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 @mechadopdocast.

IanAug 13, 2020 4:12pm0 Comments

Science Fiction Double Feature (Detonator Orgun / Build Fighters: GM's Counterattack)

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We watch two OVAs this week on the pod because we couldn't find enough to discuss about Detonator Orgun, perhaps the most catastrophically mis-paced show of all time. We break down what goes wrong with Orgun, which is almost everything, and then transition to talking about GM's Counterattack, the airiest Gundam OVA of all time. All your favorite characters are in it, and that's about 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.

IanJul 28, 2020 8:56pm0 Comments

Please God Overfreeze Me (Overman King Gainer 3/3)

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We wrap up this surprisingly excellent show and reflect on how little sense the ending makes and how much fun it still was. We try (and fail) to break down the plot, talk about the ways our characters have changed, and try to pinpoint the really interesting way this show blends real and super robot. Also there's one last great 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.


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