Anime Podcast Aso Radio



Extraordinary anime talk radio


  • ASO Radio: Episode #132

    ASO Radio: Episode #132


    Originally recorded 2019-Aug-08. This Episode marks twenty (That's 2-0!) years of ASO Radio. It seems like only two decades ago that I started this show, but it has actually been twenty years - who could have guessed? ^_- In that time we have reviewed every anime and Japanese video game ever made as well as the majority of manga, visual novels, light novels, and soundtrack CD's, with reviews of millions of comedic and dramatic audio programs on CD and digital as well. Or... that would be awesome if it were true. So until it is, we will continue to review media from Japanese popular culture. ...And hey, here's to another twenty years of ASO Radio! We hope you all shall join us on our continuing adventures in anime talk radio broadcasting! Anime Review: "Aggretsuko (Aggressive Retsuko)," "Aggretsuko - We Wish You a Metal Christmas," "Patema Inverted" Video Game Review: "Pushmo (3DS)" HotSpot: "Nz17's Trip to Japan in 2018"

  • ASO Radio: Episode #131

    ASO Radio: Episode #131


    Our fifteenth anniversary Episode - originally recorded on August 10th, 2014 - starts with an overview of ASO Radio's beginnings and its early episodes. We then segue to talking about the contemporary anime talk radio shows from back-in-the-day that have disappeared from the Internet over the years as well as what's been happening in the lives of Nz17, DB3, and ZGuy. All that is followed by our usual segments which include an anime review, some unique fan mail, a few zippy video game reviews while Nz17 gets a drink, and an overview of the 2013 NDK convention. Anime Review: "Sailor Moon Crystal" HotSpot: "Fast, unofficial video game reviews," "Nan Desu Kan (NDK) 2013 anime convention travelogue"

  • ASO Radio: Episode #130

    ASO Radio: Episode #130


    Wow, we did it! Fourteen years of ASO Radio C-O-M-P-L-E-T-E-D, completed! Yahoo! All right! PaRappa The Rapper, you gotta believe! Ten seasons finished! Yeah, yeah, yay, woo, wooo! ...And here's to another fourteen years yet to be. We hope you all shall join us on our continuing adventures in anime talk radio broadcasting. Anime Review: "Toradora!" Video Game Review: "Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS)"

  • ASO Radio: Episode #129

    ASO Radio: Episode #129


    Are you prepared for a rocking summer-time episode of ASO Radio? Good, glad to hear it, because we have one that's ready for you! Nz17 is going to take you on spin through some anime reviews "shotgun style," and then we serve up a mighty fine video game review of a compilation of games for PSP. Anime Review: "Katanagatari," "Arakawa Under the Bridge," "Pandora Hearts," "Our Home's Fox Deity," "Kimi ni Todoke," "Bunny Drop," "Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl," "House of Five Leaves," "The Everyday Tales of a Cat God" Video Game Review: "Metal Slug Anthology"

  • ASO Radio: Episode #128

    ASO Radio: Episode #128


    This Episode contains a special announcement about some changes we're going to be making around here. But it also contains a review of the anime Working!! (known as Wagnaria!! in North America) and an hour-long interview with the famous voice actor Sonny Strait and the musician - and convention favorite - Warky T. Chocobo. A nice mix of ASO Radio goodness that spans over ninety-eight minutes, this is an Episode you should not miss! Anime Review: "Wagnaria!!" HotSpot: "Sonny Strait + Warky T. Chocobo interview"

  • ASO Radio: Episode #127

    ASO Radio: Episode #127


    Yeesh, ASO Radio steps away from the spotlight for two weeks and the manga industry falters on its foundation. Is it a coincidence or is it the amazing power of ASO Radio's missing presence at work, causing a severe decline in purchasing habits? Yeah, that's what I thought too. Anime Review: "Cromartie High School," "Ponyo" HotSpot: "Japanese for the Beginning Otaku"

  • ASO Radio: Episode #126

    ASO Radio: Episode #126


    You know that whole thing about shorter, more manageable Episode lengths? Yeah, about that: got into a bit of a rant about anime production and buyer purchasing habits, so a short Episode isn't happening this time. What is happening is a great bit of anime news, an anime review of a classic from the golden days of the late 80's / early 90's, and a review of a recent release for the Nintendo DS in the HotSpot section. Anime Review: "YaWaRa! A Fashionable Judo Girl" Video Game Review: "Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days"

  • ASO Radio: Episode #125

    ASO Radio: Episode #125


    It is the end of an era, and the dawn of a new era... and time for more ASO Radio! We wrap up our first decade of ASO Radio with Episode #125, a true milestone! And to celebrate, we bring out some dutifully critical reviews of the new Fullmetal Alchemist anime series, Brotherhood, and the original manga too. Put on your listening headphones and tune into a new decade of ASO Radio, my fellow otaku. Anime Review: "Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood" Manga Review: "Fullmetal Alchemist"

  • ASO Radio: Episode #124

    ASO Radio: Episode #124


    And now we proudly present the first Episode of 2009, #124! *crowd cheers* Yes, yes, we are glad to be back, and this is a great Episode. We feature our expanded Community Section (Anyone have a better name suggestion for this segment?), we have double doses of anime and video game reviews, and we tell you in the anime news segment of the upcoming and pending releases and retractions of the retail world of anime and manga. So let's get the downloads rolling and listen to this shining new Episode of ASO Radio! Anime Review: "Chobits," "Lucky Star" Video Game Review: "Disgaea DS," "New Zealand Story Revolution"

  • ASO Radio: Episode #123

    ASO Radio: Episode #123


    DB3 is back for one more Episode of ASO Radio before the summer ends. Tune in to hear him and Nz17 jab their jibs at one another and laugh even more. As a special treat, DB3 is giving us a review of a manga series he has been following recently, and we give another Web site recommendation. Banzai! Web Site of the Week: Bleach Portal Anime Review: "Sakura Wars (OVA)" Manga Review: "Liar Game"

  • ASO Radio: Episode #122

    ASO Radio: Episode #122


    Holy cows, we are back again! And by we, I mean a special guest and I. Who is this special guest? You'll have to listen to the Episode - or I'll have to stop being a schmuck - for you to find out. I think I'll just stop being a schmuck then, and tell you our super-special guest is none other than long-time and old-time co-host of the show, DB3! For those of you unfamiliar with his work, go back and listen to like #105 and just about everything between #58 and #94. I'm sure it is a good use of thirty-eight hours of your ever more precious life, unless you have a scheduling conflict or something, and then it's cool. Web Site of the Week: Anime Paper Anime Review: "Chobits"

  • ASO Radio: Episode #121

    ASO Radio: Episode #121


    How have you been? Boy, seven months can really fly by when you get busy with life and anime. But hey, we're back, and we're bold, and we are ready with a smorgasbord of anime material that will blow your socks off your feet! We'll try to restrain ourselves, but trust me, we're busting at the seams with new reviews waiting for you, now and in the future. Did I mention the upcoming weekly Episodes? Good times ahead. Anime Review: "Blue Seed," "Chobits," "Eureka Seven," "Galaxy Fraulein Yuna," "Get Backers" Manga Review: "Maison Ikkoku" Video Game Review: "Bleach: The Blade of Fate," "Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow," "Etrian Odyssey," "Jam Sessions"

  • ASO Radio: Episode #116

    ASO Radio: Episode #116


    Ye gads! It has been nearly a month since our last new Episode! We should better get back to the grind stone, then. With so much time having passed us by, we have a stockpile of anime reviews amassed. You know what that means: shotgun review time! We'll wrap up two series and introduce some new ones too, when we take down them all with a shotgun review. Anime Review: "Boys Be...," "Gunslinger Girl," "Samurai Champloo" HotSpot Manga Review: "FullMetal Alchemist: The Valley of White Petals"

  • ASO Radio: Episode #115

    ASO Radio: Episode #115


    Okay, so we have a video game review for you this Episode. Guess which system it is for! If you guess the Nintendo DS, you're right! (It's almost like that's the only one I have that gets Japanese games.) More than that, we review two more volumes of Samurai Champloo, one more of a certain series for boys, and read the fan mail. Nz17 wraps things up nicely with a special announcement about a future guest of ASO Radio. Ooh, listen to find out who! That Episode will be one to mark on your blog or calendar. Anime Review: "Boys Be...," "Samurai Champloo" HotSpot Video Game Review: "Touch Detective"

  • ASO Radio: Episode #114

    ASO Radio: Episode #114


    Okay this show has a small news section this time. But that's cool, right? I mean, you don't need to have huge blocks of news everytime, correct? Variety is the spice of life. I don't know what is the body of life, the meat, if you will, but variety apparently makes it taste good. And nobody wants to eat nasty meat without spice. But it is hard to market spicy nasty meat patties, so I think !XTREME! BERGERZ is a better name in this case. It is not a classy name, but mass consumerism is what sells in mass quantities. Anime Review: "Kino's Journey" HotSpot Manga Review: "Comic Party" HotSpot Video Game Review: "Rhythm Tengoku"

  • ASO Radio: Episode #113

    ASO Radio: Episode #113


    This Episode is wicked to the extreme! Wait, no, is that: !XTREME!? Maybe I need a few more X's, and maybe some Mountain Dew. Mountain Dew strangely is not only made with water from the gentle grasses of the mountains, but sugar, caffine, and some green flavor dust. All I know is that the show is the phattest hottie. This may be a large warm thing of some nature. So I guess giant, burning flames are the popular stuff in this day and age. Which is pretty exciting. Also, new Episode. I think that should be mentioned. Anime Review: "Kaleido Star" HotSpot Manga Review: "Alien Nine," "Planetes" HotSpot Video Game Review: "Wario Ware Twisted!"

  • ASO Radio: Episode #112

    ASO Radio: Episode #112


    Here is some sweet news: besides being listed on the iTunes podcast directory, ASO Radio is now also listed on Digg's podcast section. That of course is very cool, because now our listeners can "digg" us as one of their favorite podcasts on So I encourage all of you to do that, as it is the super-awesome. If you could take a moment to write a review of our podcast on iTunes as well, people will know how the show is, and that is a very cool thing indeed. Remember, we have an import video game review on this show (which is always a treat), and we dish out the anime news. Let's listen! Anime Review: "Samurai Champloo" HotSpot Manga Review: "Fruits Basket" HotSpot Video Game Review: "Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan!," "Sigma Star Saga"

  • ASO Radio: Episode #111

    ASO Radio: Episode #111


    Wow, there is a lot of exciting stuff in this Episode. Just consider the news: it is full of announcements of sequels, licenses, cancellations, box office numbers, and new anime coming to North America. If the news is that awesome, just imagine what this Episode is like after you count the anime, manga, and video game reviews we have! We even tried a new recording technique for this show, so we would love to know what you think of our new sound. So be sure to listen in, my otaku kindred! Anime Review: "My-HiME," "Street Fighter II V" HotSpot Manga Review: "FullMetal Alchemist" HotSpot Video Game Review: "Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (Nintendo DS)"

  • ASO Radio: Episode #110

    ASO Radio: Episode #110


    Have you seen the Artist Alley lately? We have even more swell fan art from listeners like you which are now available in our alley of art, including new drawings of Bandie and DNAngel! We have some new tunes from Annunaki as well, and hey, what if we talked a bit about anime and manga too? Sounds pretty dang super to me! Give a listen and find out for yourself. Anime Review: "Princess Nine," "Super GALS!" HotSpot Manga Review: "Boys Be...," "Oh My Goddess!" HotSpot Video Game Review: "Kirby Squeak Squad (Nintendo DS)," "Wario Ware (Game Boy Advance)"

  • ASO Radio: Episode #109

    ASO Radio: Episode #109


    Hey, look who's here. It is Annunaki, bringing us music for this Episode of ASO Radio. Totally awesome of them, and they will be back with more music next Episode. We are dishing out a trio of dual reviews this time including video game, manga, and of course, anime reviews. And more fan mail too, lucky days! Anime Review: "Disgaea," "This Ugly Yet Beautiful World" HotSpot Manga Review: "Boys Be...," "Comic Party (Comic Anthology)" HotSpot Video Game Review: "Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (Nintendo DS)," "Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime (Nintendo DS)"

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