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 you should be watching. If you love Anime, you need this.


Living with earthquakes in Japan
Jun 19, 2018 • 22 min
For the Japanese, earthquakes are a fact of life. Unlike Aki, Joey has experienced a few. Should you still visit Japan despite the risk of an earthquake? How prepared is the country for these natural disasters?
Living with earthquakes in Japan
Jun 18, 2018 • 22 min
For the Japanese, earthquakes are a fact of life. Unlike Aki, Joey has experienced a few. Should you still visit Japan despite the risk of an earthquake? How prepared is the country for these natural disasters?
Getting into K-Pop as an anime fan
Jun 12, 2018 • 17 min
BTS’ ‘Fake Love’ is everywhere at the moment and for Aki, she is surprised at how big K-Pop has become especially in the US. Joey also recognises how influential and powerful the internet is behind the success of K-Pop, but what does he think of the music…
Fooly Cooly returns after 17 years
Jun 5, 2018 • 21 min
Fooly Cooly is Joey and Aki’s all time favourite anime and new episodes have been released for the first time in 17 years. Why was there such a long wait? And was it worth it?
EXTRA: Devilman Crybaby donkey sound scene: a critical analysis
May 28, 2018 • 2 min
Joey and Aki receive a question from a listener requesting they break down THAT scene from Devilman Crybaby. You know, the one where the girl makes donkey sounds. Their response might surprise you!
Which anime made you cry?
May 28, 2018 • 18 min
This week Joey and Aki answer some of your questions on the hashtag #sbsanime. What is the first anime they watched together? Which anime made them cry? Find out on this week’s episode of The Anime Show
American sushi & what to eat in Japan
May 21, 2018 • 16 min
Joey and Aki share with you some of their favourite places to eat in Japan. Some of their recommendations might surprise you. Also, what does Joey think of sushi in America?
EXTRA: Do you know your 90s Shonen Jump series?
May 15, 2018 • 4 min
Joey tests Aki on her Shonen Jump knowledge. Do you think you can name more Shonen Jump series than Aki?
The Shonen Jump Museum
May 15, 2018 • 14 min
Joey relived some of his favourite manga memories with a trip to the Shonen Jump museum in Tokyo. How much do you know about Shonen Jump series?
EXTRA: Yaoi, Yuri & LGBTQI+ in Japan
May 8, 2018 • 2 min
The LGBTQI+ community is really well represented in Yaoi and Yuri manga and anime, so why is it so under-represented in Japan’s ‘real-life’?
What’s the LGBTQI+ community in Japan like?
May 8, 2018 • 28 min
Japan had their Gay Pride parade recently and 5, 000 people attended. Joey and Aki didn’t even know there was a Gay Pride parade in Japan, so they talk about the LGBTQI+ community, what issues people in the Japanese LGBTQI+ community face, and where the…
The Top Japanese YouTubers
May 1, 2018 • 17 min
It’s all about Japanese YouTubers this week. Joey and Aki let us in on who we need to know about in the Japanese Youtubing scene, and who some of their faves are. Joey got his sister into one of his faves and she doesn’t watch any Japanese YouTubers. They…
EXTRA: Joey’s sister’s supernatural story
Apr 23, 2018 • 2 min
Joey’s sister has heightened supernatural senses. He shares a story about when she went on a ghost tour at one of Australia’s most haunted places.
Japanese horror movies vs Western horror movies
Apr 23, 2018 • 19 min
Joey and Aki are talking Japanese horror movies, and the differences with Western horror films. Joey’s not stoked about the topic this week. He doesn’t like scary movies (who can blame him?) but Aki loves them, and is convincing him to watch some with…
EXTRA: Joey’s Japanese test
Apr 16, 2018 • 1 min
Joey tests Aki on her knowledge of Japanese grammar. Does Aki get it right? Does Joey actually know the answer? How did you go?
Learning Japanese; how you can do it too
Apr 16, 2018 • 20 min
Joey learnt Japanese from his parents, but Aki had to learn Japanese later in life, which is a lot harder. So, Aki’s here to help everyone who’s learning (or wants to learn) a language. She reveals the different methods she’s used, gives her tips on what…
EXTRA: Joey’s pet peeve
Apr 9, 2018 • 0 min
As a music lover, Joey hates when people where clothes with musicians they don’t know on them. What are your thoughts?
Remembering Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata
Apr 9, 2018 • 16 min
Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata died last week, aged 82. Joey and Aki are remembering the amazing man that was behind so much of Studio Ghibli’s success. He had many Anime titles to his name, like Grave of the Fireflies and Pom Poko (just to name a…
EXTRA: The $10K Anime figurine Joey wants to buy
Apr 3, 2018 • 2 min
Joey reveals the time he first laid eyes on an Anime figurine worth $10,000. He is serious about wanting to purchase it. If only he had room in his house…
The most expensive Anime merch
Apr 3, 2018 • 18 min
What happens when a couple both want to buy the same Anime figurine? Joey and Aki talk about the most expensive Anime figurines they’ve ever seen and spill on the most they’ve spent. Plus, findout how they make Anime merch purchase decisions, and what it…
EXTRA: The world’s first animated YouTuber
Mar 27, 2018 • 2 min
Joey and Aki introduce you to the (self-proclaimed) world’s first animated YouTuber. In the country where YouTubers are highly embraced, one of the hottest personalities is just a series of ones and zeros.
Joey and Aki’s favourite anime is finally getting a sequel
Mar 27, 2018 • 26 min
One of Joey and Aki’s favourite anime is getting a sequel after 18 years! The pair describe why it’s such a great Anime and why the sequal’s hype is real. Plus they preview an upcoming live-action adaptation of an Anime series (which hopefully won’t…
EXTRA: Advice for learning languages
Mar 19, 2018 • 1 min
Joey shares his experiences learning Japanese and shares some wisdom for those learning new languages.
Going to school as a young Anime fan
Mar 19, 2018 • 26 min
Flying solo this week, Joey talks about his history with all things Otaku. Which manga and anime he grew up with. How he got so good at Japanese, and he reveals some of the hardships he faced going to school as a young anime fan.
Extra: How to please your Otaku partner
Mar 13, 2018 • 5 min
Joey steps out of his comfort zone and reveals the little thing he does that makes Aki very happy.
The life of an Otaku couple
Mar 13, 2018 • 25 min
What its like to be an Otaku couple. Joey and Aki explain about the weird and wonderful things they get up to at Anime conventions, and let us know if they’d ever do couple cosplay. Plus there’s one topic they only ever have fights about.
EXTRA: If Anime awards were like the Oscars
Mar 5, 2018 • 0 min
Joey has an opinion on how the winners for the Crunchyroll Anime Awards are chosen, and Aki has a clear prediction on the film that would end up winning a lot of awards if it was chosen like the Oscars.
Forget the Oscars, we’re talking Anime Awards
Mar 5, 2018 • 23 min
While Joey and Aki were disappointed with the lack of Anime nominations at the Oscars, they want to talk all things Anime Awards. Anime’s answer to the Oscars were on recently; the Crunchyroll Anime Awards! Joey and Aki have some thoughts about the…
EXTRA: Will Joey marry Aki?
Feb 26, 2018 • 1 min
Would Joey marry Aki if he had to choose between her and an Anime character? Ooooh, it’s an interesting answer!
Anime you want to marry (kiss, and do away with)
Feb 26, 2018 • 21 min
Joey and Aki play the ultimate test of loyalty to anime characters! Which famous anime (and Pokemon characters) do they want to kiss, marry, or…do away with. Aki puts Joey on the spot and asks if he’ll marry her!
EXTRA: Missing a train in Japan (it’s an experience)
Feb 20, 2018 • 1 min
If you miss the last train in Japan, you’ll spend a very long night outside…
Best and worst of Japan
Feb 20, 2018 • 19 min
Aki’s heading back to America. But before she does she’s sharing a list of her ‘best and worst’ about Japan. Japan’s healthy (and good!) food is so delicious. She doesn’t have a lot of negatives (but find out her little niggles in this ep). Joey doesn’t…
EXTRA: The biggest problem with Gijinkas today
Feb 12, 2018 • 0 min
Joey and Aki fight over whether there are good Gijinkas anymore. Joey gets passionate about why he thinks they aren’t good (hint: #memes).
A debate over Gijinkas; why they’re good and really bad
Feb 12, 2018 • 15 min
Joey and Aki have very different opinions on Gijinkas (don’t worry, if you don’t know what that means, Aki explains it for you). Aki’s been following them for a while and can appreciate them. She thinks there’s some really good ones out there. Joey…
EXTRA: Joey in Anime form
Feb 5, 2018 • 1 min
Aki shares a little too much about her relationship with Joey when she makes up an Anime film title that describes the two of them. Joey plays it safe and calls their life boring.
The Anime that makes us cry
Feb 5, 2018 • 16 min
Joey and Aki admit they cry watch Anime. They’re answering all your questions; Aki compares her boyf to an Anime film, and Joey talks about his favourite female anime characters.
EXTRA: Not all films that win awards are good
Jan 29, 2018 • 2 min
With the Oscar nominations out this week, Joey says people shouldn’t just watch the nominated films (or the award winners). You need to find films you like; just because a film wins an award doesn’t mean you’re going to love it.
Why are there no Anime Oscars nominees?
Jan 29, 2018 • 26 min
Why don’t Anime films get nominated at the Oscars? Joey and Aki let us know which Anime films they thought deserved a gig this year, and some reasons why Anime often gets overlooked. They’re asking for your thoughts…do you think the Oscars are bias…
EXTRA: Aki’s failed Anime joke
Jan 22, 2018 • 1 min
Joey and Aki are telling us who they think will win in this year’s Crunchyroll Anime Awards. Aki tries to make a joke about a title of a nominated Anime film, but fails.
Crunchyroll Anime Awards: winner predictions
Jan 22, 2018 • 35 min
The 2018 Crunchyroll Anime Awards are on February 24 in Los Angelas. So, Joey and Aki tell you their top predictions about who they think the winners will be, who should have been nominated plus some of the names they are surprised to see.
EXTRA: Aki’s three word film review
Jan 16, 2018 • 1 min
Aki makes it very clear that she is a fan of the new Anime series, Devilman Crybaby. She sums up her thoughts in three words. If you want to hear Joey and Aki’s full review of the anime series, check out the latest episode of The Anime Show!
Devilman Crybaby Anime review
Jan 15, 2018 • 30 min
Joey and Aki tell you if it’s worth seeing new anime series, Devilman Crybaby. There’s some cool moments in this film, including rapping (that the guys love) and biblical themes. If you don’t like spoilers, don’t worry! The guys give a spoiler alert…
EXTRA: Aki’s Japanese punk impression
Jan 8, 2018 • 1 min
Aki does a (very loud!) impression of Japanese punk! This week, Joey and Aki give you their guide into the best J-pop artists to listen to. Check out the full episode!
Joey and Aki’s guide to J-pop (they found from Anime)
Jan 8, 2018 • 29 min
What are the best J-pop artists to listen to? Joey and Aki have both been big big J-pop fans for a while and take you through their top picks for who to listen to. Of course they draw inspiration from big anime films to help them decide and Aki even gives…
Joey and Aki talk about Logan Paul
Jan 4, 2018 • 26 min
This week, Joey and Aki talk about the controversy around one of Logan Paul’s recent videos.
Aki has fallen in love with Japanese idols
Dec 28, 2017 • 27 min
Joey and Aki tell you their personal picks for 2017’s top anime films, the biggest trends in the Otaku community and Aki says she has found a new level appreciation for Japanese idols! They also discuss goals for 2018, the life of Jonghyun and, if you…
The 9 biggest Otaku markets of 2017
Dec 18, 2017 • 33 min
What were the 9 biggest Otaku markets of 2017? This week, Joey and Aki tell you about what Otaku people loved most this year. K-pop idols made the list and Joey thinks 2017 has seen a huge increase in the number of K-pop fans. They also give their…
EXTRA: Alita’s eyes in ‘Alita Battle Angel’ remind Joey of ‘Avatar’
Dec 13, 2017 • 1 min
There’s been heaps of discussion about Alita’s eyes in the Alita: Battle Angel live-action Trailer. A lot of people don’t like them. Joey and Aki don’t mind them. They remind Joey of the characters in James Cameron’s Avatar. ‚ÄčAnd Aki thinks they work.…
Thoughts on ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ live-action; we’re optimistic
Dec 13, 2017 • 25 min
This week Joey and Aki talk about the Alita: Battle Angel live-action adaptation. The Trailer dropped two days ago and there’s a lot of thoughts from people online. It’s an old Manga, and is being produced by James Cameron (Avatar) and directed by Robert…
Citrus Anime adaptation and why Yuri Anime is awesome
Dec 13, 2017 • 34 min
This week Joey and Aki are talking about Yuri Manga and Anime. Yuri means girl-on-girl, and they’re talking about it because a Citrus Anime adaptation is coming out next year and it’s a great Yuri Manga. The duo explain why they like Yuri Manga and Anime;…
Joey and Aki’s tips for conventions
Dec 13, 2017 • 31 min
This week Joey just landed from a con in Singapore, so it got him thinking about the things you should know when going to conventions. Joey and Aki discuss simple things like, having a shower to more complex things that will save you money.
The Anime Show answer ALL your Twitter questions
Dec 13, 2017 • 39 min
This week Joey the Anime Man and AkiDearest get down to answering all your questions on Twitter. We find out the Ghibli movie that Aki doesn’t like, but Joey (and most people) love. She was hesitant to tell you guys, so be nice. The duo reveal their fave…
EXTRA: What Shounen Anime we’d recommend to a newbie
Dec 13, 2017 • 3 min
Joey asks Aki what Shounen Anime she’d recommend to someone who hasn’t ever seen one before. Aki says definitely One Piece (even though she hasn’t seen it). No one really has anything bad to say about it. It is a pioneer of Shounen, it’s still going and…
Thoughts on Black Clover Anime adaptation (hint: not impressed)
Dec 13, 2017 • 34 min
This week Joey the Anime Man and AkiDearest give their thoughts on the Anime adaptation of Shounen Manga Black Clover. Neither of them like it. They think the voice actor is annoying, the voice is like fingers scratching on a chalkboard. It’s not just the…
Anime cliches; what it would be like if they happened IRL
Dec 13, 2017 • 43 min
This week Joey the Anime Man and AkiDearest talk Anime cliches. There’s a ridiculous amount of cliches in anime, and Joey and Aki want to try some to see what would actually happen in real life. There’s the toast in mouth and Aki wants to test out…
EXTRA: Everything that’s bad about ‘Magical Girl Apocalypse’
Dec 13, 2017 • 5 min
Joey and Aki really really don’t like Magical Girl Apocalypse. While talking about the best horror mangas, the duo go on a rant about Magical Girl Apocalypse and why it’s so bad. Joey thinks the art is good but that’s about it. Aki doesn’t even like the…
The best horror manga (just in time for Halloween)
Dec 13, 2017 • 33 min
This week Joey and Aki are talking about the best horror manga! It’s Halloween, so Joey and Aki give us some good manga to get our hands on. The duo think Kazuo Umezu and Junji Ito are two of the grandfather’s of horror manga. Joey admits that he thinks…
Netflix are spending BIG on Anime; Joey and Aki have a lot of feels about it
Dec 13, 2017 • 40 min
This week Joey the Anime Man and AkiDearest talk about Netflix spending $8 billion on Anime. The duo aren’t overly excited about it. They’re worried that the streaming platform won’t do it well, or do it justice. They can see a lot of memes coming out of…
The top 100 anime of all time (as voted by you)
Dec 13, 2017 • 39 min
This week Joey and Aki go through a list of the top 100 anime of all time, as voted by you guys. Joey compiled a list from 634, 000 votes and the duo discuss their thoughts on the rankings. ‘Free’ came in at 100, the first Ghibli movie sat at number 56,…
Idol culture in Japan; the stigma and effects
Dec 13, 2017 • 38 min
This week Joey and Aki talk about Japan’s Idol culture. Aki watched a documentary on Japan’s Idol culture and now she is (slightly) obsessed. The documentary looked at the stigma surrounding idols in Japan and the effects around that. It looks in to how…
Manga and Anime creators who passed away with incomplete work
Dec 13, 2017 • 44 min
This week Joey and Aki are in the SBS PopAsia studio and they’re talking about Manga and Anime creators who have passed away with incomplete work. The Manga artist for ‘Wolf Children,’ sadly, recently passed away. The duo talk about a list of creators who…
Death threats to the Death Note Director; it’s disgusting
Dec 13, 2017 • 38 min
This week Joey and Aki talk about cyber bullying and why online trolling is ‘disgusting’. They feel very strongly about this. The duo first talk about how bad the new Netflix Anime, Neo Yokio, is and then talk about how Death Note was also bad, which…
How do you get your parents in to Anime
Dec 13, 2017 • 31 min
This week Aki’s on her lonesome because Joey (and Aki) are getting ready to come to AUSTRALIA! Aki’s been getting her mum into Anime recently, she started by showing her Wolf Children, which her mum really liked because she could relate to it. Then she…
How romance is portrayed in Anime and Studio Ghibli exploring same sex relationships
Dec 13, 2017 • 40 min
This week Joey The Anime Man and AkiDearest talk about how romance is portrayed in Anime; about when it’s done well and when it fails, and their thoughts on romance in Death Note. The duo think the way same-sex relationships are portrayed in anime is done…
Thoughts on the non-Japanese anime movement
Dec 13, 2017 • 46 min
This week The Anime Man and AkiDearest are answering fan questions live on Twitch. They give their thoughts on the non-Japanese anime movement, on Shonen, their fave characters and anime movies. The duo also talk about what anime world they’d be trapped…
Death Note and the future of Live Action, or Anime in theatres
Dec 13, 2017 • 34 min
This week Joey The Anime Man and AkiDearest talk about Netflix’s Death Note Live-Action adaptation. They’re yet to see it (because they’re in Hawaii at the moment) but it’s been interesting to see the comments and reviews online. A lot of people don’t…
How you choose anime for friends and family to watch
Dec 13, 2017 • 49 min
This week Joey The Anime Man and AkiDearest talk about getting their friends and family in to anime. The duo describe how they decide which anime to show to people who aren’t big anime fans already. Plus the eclipse is happening so you need to go read…
What it’s like being part of the YouTuber community
Dec 13, 2017 • 50 min
This week Joey The Anime Man and AkiDearest are joined by special guest, CrankGameplays YouTuber Ethan. The trio talk about what it’s like being a YouTuber, and let us in on being part of the YouTube community. It’s very competitive, you often assume…
Are Winnie The Pooh and the Moomin anime connected?
Dec 13, 2017 • 31 min
This week AkiDearest has a conspiracy theory (that no one’s allowed to steal)…She watched Moomin for the first time and says it reminds her of Winnie The Pooh. She’s decided she has her own conspiracy theory that the two are connected… She liked the…
HIGHLIGHT: What does a ‘villain’ mean in Anime
Dec 13, 2017 • 8 min
This week Joey and Aki dive deep into what makes an anime villain. They focus on Death Note, and about whether L or Light is the villain. The duo think it’s really interesting in Death Note, that there’s no definitive ‘villain.’ Characters do evil things,…
Visual novels recommended by Joey & AkiDearest
Dec 13, 2017 • 40 min
Tuning in from Europe this week, Joey and Aki decide to tackle a few #SBSAnime questions that have been piling up over the past few weeks. Many interesting topics were covered, such as what constitutes as an anime “villain” (especially in a series like…
Things in anime that Joey & AkiDearest DON’T like
Dec 13, 2017 • 47 min
Anime is amazing - but it has it’s downsides! This week, Joey The Anime Man and AkiDearest dives into the things in anime that they DON’T like.For all the many positives that anime has (like great characters, gorgeous animation, and fantastic stories),…
What happens to academic anime chat after 15 hours of travel; Hogwarts gets a mention
Dec 13, 2017 • 29 min
This week Joey The Anime Man and AkiDearest are recording after 15 hours of travel. They’re delirious, which is probably an understatement. The duo have been to a small anime convention in Finland, which turned out to be their favourite ever. There were…
Extra: What has the rapid rise in popularity done for anime; good or bad
Dec 13, 2017 • 9 min
Joey The Anime Man, AkiDearest and Gaijin Goomba discuss how they feel about anime’s rapid rise in popularity. Aki thinks there was more creative freedom in the past; more gore and weirdness. Nowadays there’s more censorship and a lack of demand for the…
A special guest joins to talk about their favourite (and least fave) Ghibli and Miyazaki films
Dec 13, 2017 • 43 min
This week Joey the Anime Man and AkiDearest are joined by special guest, Gaijin Goombah; another famous anime YouTuber. They discuss their favourite (and least favourite) Ghibli and Miyazaki films. From Spirited Away, to Nausicaä, When Marnie Was There,…
Joey The Anime Man’s funny fangirl experience at a convention
Dec 13, 2017 • 9 min
Joey The Anime Man has a lot of fans online, and when he sees them in real life they can get a bit excited. Joey shares two funny, and slightly awkward, experiences he’s had with fangirls at conventions. One happened while he was sitting next to…
ALL the stories from the Anime Expo in LA
Dec 13, 2017 • 42 min
This week Joey The Anime Man and AkiDeareast talk all things Anime Expo. The duo are in LA, having an awesome time at the AX convention. They spill on who they’ve met, parties they’ve been to, and what it’s like to go to the convention (as a guest, and as…
New, upcoming anime; one written by Stan Lee
Dec 13, 2017 • 37 min
This week Joey the Anime Man and AkiDearest are joined by special guest Soul (anime YouTuber: soulanimation), talking about upcoming anime; the good and the bad. There’s an anime coming up this season called ‘The Reflection’ and it’s been written by Stan…
When did anime first cross over to the West (and WIN Oz Comic Con tickets)
Dec 13, 2017 • 37 min
This week Joey the Anime Man and AkiDearest talk about when anime first crossed over, into Western markets, and whether that relates to anime being less violent now. Many people say when Studio Ghibli’s ‘Spirited Away’ won an Academy Award, anime filtered…
Japanese culture; there’s more to it than just anime
Dec 13, 2017 • 28 min
This week Joey the Anime Man and AkiDearest talk about Japanese culture, and how there’s more to it than just anime. There’s a lot of differences in cultures between Japan and America. In Japan, there are some towns that have a lot of anime, and one city…
Joey the Anime Man and AkiDearest get in-depth about cosplay
Dec 13, 2017 • 40 min
This week Joey the Anime Man and AkiDearest delve deep into cosplay, even though Joey is pretty new to it. Joey talks about his first (and only) experience cosplaying, as Gintoki. What he finds hardest about cosplay is being hot and sweaty in a costume…
Bonus pod all about WINNING an epic anime prize pack
Dec 13, 2017 • 1 min
Prize includes a double weekend pass to Madman Anime Festival Brisbane, a double pass to see Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry (in cinemas from May 18), a 3-month AnimeLab Premium voucher and a DVD bundle with: Sword Art Online Vol. 1 Aincrad Part 1, Tokyo Ghoul…
How to deal with the haters on YouTube
Dec 13, 2017 • 37 min
Joey the Anime Man and AkiDearest talk about how they got started on YouTube, and how they deal with the negatives that come with a job they (mostly) love. Aki says some people’s personalities change when they become successful YouTubers. She also says it…
YouTuber Gigguk talks anime nostalgia with Joey and Aki
Dec 13, 2017 • 40 min
This week Joey and Aki are joined by a special guest; fellow YouTuber, Gigguk. The trio talk about anime nostalgia. Here’s some thought starters: what was the first anime you ever watched and what was the anime that blew you world wide open? Joey, Aki and…
Disagreeing on anime; good or just annoying
Dec 13, 2017 • 37 min
This week Joey The Anime Man and Aki Dearest talk about disagreeing - quite often - about what they think of certain anime. The couple have been asked if it’s annoying how often they disagree on things, but the duo think it’s the complete opposite. They…
The first anime to make you cry; Aki’s was a bit ‘weird’
Dec 13, 2017 • 41 min
Joey The Anime Man and Aki Dearest talk about the first anime that made them cry. Aki doesn’t cry much. Joey’s was “Clannad”; he cried a lot. He used half a box of tissues. He was sitting at his desk with a closed mouth and tears streaming down his face.…
A guide to Japanese culture; it’s not just about Anime
Dec 13, 2017 • 30 min
Joey The Anime Man and Aki Dearest give their tips on getting the most out of Japanese culture when you visit Japan. Be open to the food, Japanese food is another world entirely. There’s so much to explore. Find someone to help translate for you and help…
9 famous bands who used Anime in their music videos (Kanye West was one of them)
Dec 13, 2017 • 37 min
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…
The sad and inconvenient truth about the Anime industry
Dec 13, 2017 • 34 min
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…
Attack on Titan (Season 2) Ep 1: ‘Holy crap, it’s an intense episode!’
Dec 13, 2017 • 38 min
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…
Who’s your ‘Best Girl’? Are Tsundere really the best girls in anime?
Dec 13, 2017 • 0 min
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…
Death Note’s Netflix live action is a bad idea, and why anime live actions usually suck
Dec 13, 2017 • 30 min
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…
What is Slice of Life anime? Here’s why you need to watch it…
Dec 13, 2017 • 31 min
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…
Does Samuel L. Jackson like anime? He likes Hentai too…
Dec 13, 2017 • 32 min
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…
New podcast launching March 13
Dec 13, 2017 • 1 min
Join YouTubers Joey The Anime Man and AkiDearest for their new weekly anime podcast!
Ep 39. Thoughts on ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ live-action; we’re optimistic
Dec 11, 2017 • 25 min
This week Joey and Aki talk about the Alita: Battle Angel live-action adaptation. The Trailer dropped two days ago and there’s a lot of thoughts from people online. Joey thinks seeing Robert Rodriguez’s name as Director is a good step. They’ve chosen a…
Ep 20. Things in anime that Joey & AkiDearest DON’T like
Jul 24, 2017 • 47 min
Anime is amazing - but it has it’s downsides! This week, Joey The Anime Man and AkiDearest dives into the things in anime that they DON’T like.For all the many positives that anime has (like great characters, gorgeous animation, and fantastic stories),…
Ep 19. What happens to academic anime chat after 15 hours of travel; Hogwarts gets a mention
Jul 17, 2017 • 29 min
This week Joey The Anime Man and AkiDearest are recording after 15 hours of travel. They’re delirious, which is probably an understatement. The duo have been to a small anime convention in Finland, which turned out to be their favourite ever. There were…