The Anime Show with Joey & AkiDearest

The Anime Show with Joey & AkiDearest

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YouTubers Joey the Anime Man and Aki Dearest join forces for an hour of anime. What’s hot, what’s not, what’s new and what should you be watching. If you love Anime, you need this.


Ep 7. 9 famous bands who used Anime in their music videos (Kanye West was one of them)  

Joey The Anime Man and Aki Dearest talk about nine famous bands who used Anime in their music videos. Daft Punk was the first major hit to use animation, they collaborated with their childhood Anime hero to make the "One More Time" music video. Kanye West recreated Anime scenes in his video clips. Pharrell Williams' "It Girl" music video was Anime-inspired, and The Wkend made tributes to Anime too. What's your favourite Anime inspired MV?

Ep 6. The sad and inconvenient truth about the Anime industry  

Joey The Anime Man and Aki Dearest talk about "sad and inconvenient truth about the Anime industry" this week. Recently veteran animator (who worked on Naruto) Kazunori Mizuno passed away allegedly because of overworking. Joey and Aki discuss how overworking in the Anime industry is common because less animators are wanting to work in the industry and more episodes are being created. So there's more work for less people. There's a Japanese word, now in the Oxford Dictionary, that describes death by over work, which is "Karōshi." The duo discuss why animators are overworked, they think it has to do with online audience demands, less people buying DVDs and less people wanting to work in the industry. What do you think?

Ep 5. Attack on Titan (Season 2) Ep 1: 'Holy crap, it's an intense episode!'  

Joey The Anime Man and Aki Dearest talk, in depth, about Attack on Titan (Season 2)'s first episode (no spoilers here). The duo review the first of 12 episodes in the series. They love it, it's following the manga. Joey's tempted to spoil it (because he's read the manga) but he won't. It's loved by everyone; in the anime community and 'outside' of the community - they can't remember the last time an anime has had this much hype among such a broad audience. They're looking forward to the next ep. Have you seen it? What are your thoughts so far?

Ep 4. Who's your 'Best Girl'? Are Tsundere really the best girls in anime?  

Joey The Anime Man and AkiDearest talk about their Best Girls. Joey says you're allowed more then one; you can have multiple 2D girls in your life. His Best Girls are often ones who are cute but powerful and confident. He likes anime girls who have many hidden sides. Aki has multiple Best Girls, one being Haruko from Fooly Cooly. A lot of people like Tsundere; characters who are cold or hostile at first and then show a warmer side over time. The duo aren't sure they agree. Who's your Best Girl?

Ep 3. Death Note's Netflix live action is a bad idea, and why anime live actions usually suck  

Joey The Anime Man and AkiDearest need to talk about Death Note becoming a live action on Netflix. There was an online storm after the Trailer was released because a lot of people are pessimistic about it. Some are waiting 'til it comes out (in full) to cast opinions but Joey and Aki aren't so sure. Light has been made to look like a crack addict instead of the cool, slick character he was in the anime. The live action Director, Adam Wingard, worked on The Blair Witch Project reboot, which Joey hated. It only got 30% on Rotten Tomatoes, so others must've agreed. Makes Joey even less excited for the Death Note live action. The only redeeming feature is Willem Dafoe as Ryuk. Joey and Aki think most (if not all) anime live actions suck. What about you?

Ep 2. What is Slice of Life anime? Here's why you need to watch it...  

Joey The Anime Man and AkiDearest talk about Slice of Life anime, explaining what the genre is and why you need to watch it. Joey is hooked on Dragon Maid and is excited for Ancien and The Magic Tablet, Aki explains Room Mate anime; an immersive experience. The duo are looking forward to seeing Ghost in the Shell (whether it's good or not) and defend the casting of Scarlett Johansson. She's a fitting choice and they've done a good job with her costume. What do you think?

Ep 1. Does Samuel L. Jackson like anime? He likes Hentai too...  

Joey the Anime Man and Aki Dearest talk about Samuel L. Jackson's hilarious video asking if he likes anime, and the actor cheekily admits he likes Hentai too. The duo explain why we should all start watching anime, its nostalgia and false stigma about being just for kids.  Joey introduces us to the must-see anime movie adaptation coming to our screens soon - Blame, but no one's heard of it. Have you?

New podcast launching March 13  

Join YouTubers  Joey The Anime Man and AkiDearest for their new weekly anime podcast!

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