12 episodios

Is This Anime? is a podcast hosted by friends & comedians Jack Metcalfe & Malcolm McLeod. Jack is an anime "expert" and has loved the genre all of his life. Malcolm has never watched anime in his life and has no idea what it is. Each week, Jack introduces Malcolm (and sometimes a guest!) to a new anime and together they go on a journey to decide its worthiness in the great pantheon of anime... something Malcolm may never ever grasp.
Theme Song provided by Landon Trimble @landos.sando

Is This Anime‪?‬ Jack Metcalfe and Malcolm McLeod

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Is This Anime? is a podcast hosted by friends & comedians Jack Metcalfe & Malcolm McLeod. Jack is an anime "expert" and has loved the genre all of his life. Malcolm has never watched anime in his life and has no idea what it is. Each week, Jack introduces Malcolm (and sometimes a guest!) to a new anime and together they go on a journey to decide its worthiness in the great pantheon of anime... something Malcolm may never ever grasp.
Theme Song provided by Landon Trimble @landos.sando

    Akira

    Akira

    Few films are as groundbreaking as Katsuhiro Otomo's "Akira". With films such as Chronicle, Looper, and even the Kanye West music video, Stronger, being inspired by it. Jack and Malcolm explore how Akira changed the cinematic landscape, as well as discuss the differences between the film and the six volume manga it was adapted from.

    Film discussed: Akira
    Manga discussed: Akira

    • 1h 30 min
    Baki

    Baki

    Martial arts anime are a dime a dozen, but few of them reach the insanity of Baki! This is series where the world's strongest man has signed a peace treaty with multiple U.S Presidents, a person can poison someone with just their hand, and a 147 year old man can go toe to toe with a 37 year old who's in his prime?!? Jack, Malcolm, and for the first time a special guest, MMA fan Domenico, watch four absurd fights in this ridiculous show!

    Episodes discussed:
    Season 2 Episode 1: "Begin! The Centennial Tournament"
    Episode 6: "Excellennnnt!"
    Episode 8: "The Title of the Strongest"
    Episode 12: "Completion"

    • 59 min
    One Piece: The 4Kids Dub!

    One Piece: The 4Kids Dub!

    Accents! Censorship! Unnecessary plot holes! The 4Kids Dub of One Piece is famous for all of these and more! Jack and Malcolm dive into the 4Kids counterparts of the previous episode and discuss the many baffling differences between them! Discover how Japan's most popular anime had its chances of international success completely derailed! Plus learn how 4Kids Entertainment became one of the biggest players in dubbing, with sensations like Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh, only to destroy their reputation by adapting a series that they were in no position to handle properly! Enjoy this bonkers episode where every choice made was the wrong one!

    Episodes discussed:
    Episode 4: The Passing of the Hat
    Episode 17: The Scrub in the Shrub
    Episode 35: You Dirty Rat!
    Episode 43: Buggy's Back!

    • 1h 13 min
    One Piece

    One Piece

    Set sail for One Piece! Jack somehow tries to distill the appeal of this nearly 1000 episode long series into just four episodes! With episodes featuring everything from adorable animals to self mutilation, this show has it all! Enjoy this extra long episode worthy of the One Piece itself!

    Episodes discussed:
    Episode 4 - Luffy's Past! Enter Red Haired Shanks!
    Episode 18 - You're the Weird Creature! Gaimon and his Strange Friends!
    Episode 37 - Luffy Rises! Result of the Broken Promise!
    Episode 53 - The Legend has Started! Head for the Grand Line!

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    • 1h 54 min
    Violet Evergarden

    Violet Evergarden

    Jack and Malcolm continue their escape from the shonen genre by watching the steampunk coming of age anime, Violet Evergarden! Jack also talks about the light novel genre and the history of Kyoto Animation. And the boys talk about how much they cried watching this show!
    Episodes discussed:
    Episode 1: "I Love You" and Auto Memory Dolls"
    Episode 2: "Never Coming Back"
    Episode 10: "A Loved One Will Always Watch Over You"

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    • 50 min
    Carole and Tuesday

    Carole and Tuesday

    Take a trip to Mars with us this week! Jack and Malcolm watched the musical coming-of-age story, Carole and Tuesday! They talk about creator Shinchiro Watanabe's famed career and how this show is the perfect 2020 antidote!

    Episodes discussed
    Episode 1: True Colors
    Episode 2: Born to Run
    Episode 3: Fire and Rain

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    • 1h 15 min

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