50 episodes

An Anime/Animated Retrospective Podcast where we range from Ghibli to Godzilla. Join resident nerd co-hosts Jonathan Kwiatkowski and Dan Ryan as they travel through spirit realms, new, fascinating worlds, and fly through the skies in order to prove that Anime was Not a mistake.

Anime Was (Not) A Mistake Jonathan Kwiatowski, Dan Ryan

    • Film Reviews

An Anime/Animated Retrospective Podcast where we range from Ghibli to Godzilla. Join resident nerd co-hosts Jonathan Kwiatkowski and Dan Ryan as they travel through spirit realms, new, fascinating worlds, and fly through the skies in order to prove that Anime was Not a mistake.

    Episode 48: Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

    Episode 48: Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

    Do you love theme parks? Especially those built for the sake of children by inter-spatial galactic cockroaches? If so, then tonight’s episode of Anime Was (Not) A Mistake will quench the kaiju thirst that you have been craving. Join us tonight, as we discuss Godzilla vs, Gigan (1972). Will these intergalactic cockroaches, finally do the “undo-able” and kill the King of Kaiju? Tune in and find out, and if you are masters of Kung-Fu, all the more reason to tune in.
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    Music Provided:
    “Attack Godzilla!” (M16) - Godzilla (1954) Soundtrack OST Composed by Akira Ifukube
    “The Defense Corps Mobilize II” (M20) - Godzilla vs. Gigan Soundtrack OST Composed by Akira Ifukube & Kunio Miyauchi
    “Mechagodzilla Appears/Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla” (M11 + M11EXT) Composed by Masaru Sato.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Episode 48: Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971)

    Episode 48: Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971)

    Join Anime Was (Not) A Mistake in our new environmental endeavors. Stop Pollution! Give Back Our Sun! Let Kaiju settle their differences through words and not violence! While that last demand may take a while to take off the rest are key themes present in Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971). Following a time skip in our retrospective, Godzilla is now a hero of Japan faced with pollution incarnate, Hedorah. This new kaiju has a host of tricks hidden and is certainly not afraid to play “dirty” Will Japan and the King of the Monsters come out of this film squeaky clean? Listen and fins out!
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    Music Provided:
    “Attack Godzilla!” (M16) - Godzilla (1954) Soundtrack OST Composed by Akira Ifukube
    “The Defense Corps Mobilize II” (M20) - Godzilla vs. Gigan Soundtrack OST Composed by Akira Ifukube & Kunio Miyauchi
    “Mechagodzilla Appears/Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla” (M11 + M11EXT) Composed by Masaru Sato.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 47: Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)

    Episode 47: Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)

    Anime Was (Not) A Mistake is like a beast-with three heads, fans, critics, and a confused audience, all combined. Appropriate, being that today’s film is Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964). This is a weird one starring what many consider to be Godzilla’s arch-rival, straight outta space, King Ghidorah! In addition to action packed kaiju battles, plot lines in this film include the following: A Princess Venusian, the worst assassins ever, one “over it” Mothra larva, a bullied Rodan, and plenty of Shobijin music numbers for you stans! Godzilla has his claws-full, so lend a year and listen.
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    Music Provided:
    “Attack Godzilla!” (M16) - Godzilla (1954) Soundtrack OST Composed by Akira Ifukube
    “The Defense Corps Mobilize II” (M20) - Godzilla vs. Gigan Soundtrack OST Composed by Akira Ifukube & Kunio Miyauchi
    “Mechagodzilla Appears/Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla” (M11 + M11EXT) Composed by Masaru Sato.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 46: Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)

    Episode 46: Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)

    Good Day, Star-child Anime Was (Not) A Mistake says “Hello!” On this episode we witness another kaiju battle, but this time the stakes are raised. It is not just humanity who quakes in the wake of beasts, but the forces of good and evil are called into question. In Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964) only peace can restore the balance brought about by Godzilla’s nuclear rampage. What lies inside the egg's shell? Will Greed overtake us and make us forget the ringing voices of the Earth! We must look to the youth and learn from our past mistakes. But, will it be too late? Spread your wings,listen to the call of the Shobijin, and prepare to find out!
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    Music Provided:
    “Attack Godzilla!” (M16) - Godzilla (1954) Soundtrack OST Composed by Akira Ifukube
    “The Defense Corps Mobilize II” (M20) - Godzilla vs. Gigan Soundtrack OST Composed by Akira Ifukube & Kunio Miyauchi
    “Mechagodzilla Appears/Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla” (M11 + M11EXT) Composed by Masaru Sato.

    • 59 min
    Episode 45: King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)

    Episode 45: King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)

    It is a clash of monstrous kings on this episode of Anime Was (Not) A Mistake! In one corner, we have the lovable lizard, the cold-blooded killer, the “King of the Monsters” himself …Godzilla! Taking on a new challenger of equal fame/world renown, the pulverizing primate, the great and mighty “Oo”, From Skull Island to the Heart of Manhattan, it can only be …King Kong! In King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) place your bets on who will win this beastly brawl. Never have you seen such a battle between two cultural icons, but no matter who wins humanity will tremble in the aftermath. Picking through the pieces of the rubble, turn to the sky and shout “Long Live the Kings!”
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    Music Provided:
    “Attack Godzilla!” (M16) - Godzilla (1954) Soundtrack OST Composed by Akira Ifukube
    “The Defense Corps Mobilize II” (M20) - Godzilla vs. Gigan Soundtrack OST Composed by Akira Ifukube & Kunio Miyauchi
    “Mechagodzilla Appears/Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla” (M11 + M11EXT) Composed by Masaru Sato.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 44:Godzilla Raids Again (1955)

    Episode 44:Godzilla Raids Again (1955)

    On this episode, Anime Was (Not) A Mistake takes a look at the King of The Monsters’ return in 1955’s Godzilla Raids Again. Before the major feature we have a Cats and Star Wars: Episode IX review begins at 12:38 and ends at 30:00 specifically. Once that is done, we continue our kaiju studies while debating the rivalry between Godzilla and Anguirus. Why are these two beasts at each other’s throats like Daniel and Jonathan? If you do trek to Monster Island, you are bound to discover the secrets behind this sequel. Don’t “under crank” your way through this episode, you’ll miss some climactic fights and juicy behind the scenes information. Anime Was (Not) A Mistake raids again, and breathes atomic breath in order to bring the Godzilla canon to you. Please enjoy!
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    Music Provided:
    “Attack Godzilla!” (M16) - Godzilla (1954) Soundtrack OST Composed by Akira Ifukube
    “The Defense Corps Mobilize II” (M20) - Godzilla vs. Gigan Soundtrack OST Composed by Akira Ifukube & Kunio Miyauchi
    “Mechagodzilla Appears/Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla” (M11 + M11EXT) Composed by Masaru Sato.

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

Philip Heard ,

Solid Studio Ghibli Review Podcast

A good listen for anime fans, particularly those who love Ghibli.

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