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Otalku

Otalku is our talk show, where we sit down with interesting people and talk with them about interesting things.

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Latest Episode

Harry Potter vs. Spike Spiegel: Mythical Tropes, part 4 of 4

Mon, 2 May 2016, 2:00pm

Brent P. Newhall looks at different mythical tropes in Western culture and compares them to equivalents in anime, from the Hero's Journey to how cultures look at war.

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Harry Potter vs. Spike Spiegel: Mythical Tropes, part 4 of 4

Mon, 2 May 2016, 2:00pm

Brent P. Newhall looks at different mythical tropes in Western culture and compares them to equivalents in anime, from the Hero's Journey to how cultures look at war.

Harry Potter vs. Spike Spiegel: Mythical Tropes, part 3 of 4

Mon, 25 Apr 2016, 2:00pm

Brent P. Newhall looks at different mythical tropes in Western culture and compares them to equivalents in anime, from the Hero's Journey to how cultures look at war.

Harry Potter vs. Spike Spiegel: Mythical Tropes, part 2 of 4

Mon, 18 Apr 2016, 2:00pm

Brent P. Newhall looks at different mythical tropes in Western culture and compares them to equivalents in anime, from the Hero's Journey to how cultures look at war.

Harry Potter vs. Spike Spiegel: Mythical Tropes, part 1 of 4

Wed, 13 Apr 2016, 7:00pm

Brent P. Newhall looks at different mythical tropes in Western culture and compares them to equivalents in anime, from the Hero's Journey to how cultures look at war.

Collectors Anime

Mon, 4 Apr 2016, 2:00pm

We talk with the proprietor of Collectors Anime about the market for anime merchandise. What we found surprised us!

Mark Lancaster, Anthony Bowling, Felicia Angelle, and Emily Neves part 3 of 3

Mon, 28 Mar 2016, 2:00pm

Part 3 of a Q&A panel with anime voice actors Mark Lancaster, Anthony Bowling, Felicia Angelle, and Emily Neves, recorded at the Animore 2016 convention in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Mark Lancaster, Anthony Bowling, Felicia Angelle, and Emily Neves part 2 of 3

Mon, 21 Mar 2016, 2:00pm

Part 2 of a Q&A panel with anime voice actors Mark Lancaster, Anthony Bowling, Felicia Angelle, and Emily Neves, recorded at the Animore 2016 convention in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Mark Lancaster, Anthony Bowling, Felicia Angelle, and Emily Neves part 1 of 3

Mon, 14 Mar 2016, 2:00pm

Part 1 of a Q&A panel with anime voice actors Mark Lancaster, Anthony Bowling, Felicia Angelle, and Emily Neves, recorded at the Animore 2016 convention in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Cosplay, Inc.

Mon, 7 Mar 2016, 2:00pm

We talk with the amazing Justin from Cosplay, Incorporated about how they build their stuff, including replica vehicles. Cosplay, Inc.'s Facebook page

Colleen Clinkenbeard and Brandon Potter

Mon, 18 Jan 2016, 2:00pm

The last 10 minutes of a Q&A panel with voice actors Colleen Clinkenbeard and Brandon Potter at Anime USA 2015.

Beau Billingslea

Mon, 11 Jan 2016, 2:00pm

Part of a Q&A panel with voice actor Beau Billingslea (Jet in Cowboy Bebop) at Anime USA 2015.

Steve Blum and Mary-Elizabeth McGlynn, part 2

Mon, 4 Jan 2016, 2:00pm

A Q&A with voice actors Steve Blum and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn at Anime USA 2015, part 2 of 2.

Steve Blum and Mary-Elizabeth McGlynn, part 1

Mon, 28 Dec 2015, 2:00pm

A Q&A with voice actors Steve Blum and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn at Anime USA 2015, part 1 of 2.

Otalku: Jordan of Fallen Manga Studios

Mon, 21 Dec 2015, 2:00pm

We talk with Jordan of Fallen Manga Studios, an American manga studio that's trying to make an anime series in America! Shop, support them on Patreon, or check out their manga on Tapastic.

Otalku: Mikomi

Mon, 14 Dec 2015, 2:00pm

Mikomi-chan has a long history in cosplay and anime fandom. We talk about her experiences and what it's like to cosplay. For more videos like these, go to http://geekarchaeologists.com

Otalku: Melissa Fahn, voice actor

Mon, 7 Dec 2015, 2:00pm

Melissa Fahn has a long career of voice acting in anime. voicing characters from Ed in Cowboy Bebop to Rika in Digimon Tamers, Fraw Bow in Mobile Suit Gundam: The Movie Trilogy, and Tia in Zatch Bell. She graciously sits down to talk with us about voice acting and her career in this interview at Anime USA 2015.

Otalku: Kevin Randall of DC Anime Club

Mon, 30 Nov 2015, 2:00pm

Brent chats with Kevin Randall, a member of the DC Anime Club.

Otalku: Terrence Briggs of DC Anime Club

Mon, 23 Nov 2015, 2:00pm

Brent chats with Terrence Briggs, webmaster for the DC Anime Club.

Otalku: Kevin Latchford of DC Anime Club

Mon, 16 Nov 2015, 2:00pm

Brent chats with Kevin Latchford, video and media coordinator for the DC Anime Club.

Otalku: Chris Wanamaker of DC Anime Club

Mon, 9 Nov 2015, 2:00pm

Brent chats with Chris Wanamaker, president of the DC Anime Club.

Otalku: Lindy of How Many Dragons

Mon, 2 Nov 2015, 2:00pm

Brent chats with Lindy of How Many Dragons, who makes clay dragon figurines and jewelry. This interview was recorded at Otakon 2015.

Otalku: Foam Brain Games

Mon, 26 Oct 2015, 2:00pm

Brent chats with Foam Brain Games, a company that sells tabletop games (board games, card games, role-playing games, etc.). He also gets some insight on some of the most popular new tabletop games out there. This interview was recorded at Otakon 2015.

Otalku: Cel Depot

Mon, 19 Oct 2015, 2:00pm

Brent chats with the proprietor of Cel Depot, a dealer who sells the actual animation cels used in the production of anime series. Own a piece of production history! This interview was recorded at Otakon 2015.

Otalku: Gunpla Mike, part 3

Mon, 12 Oct 2015, 2:00pm

Brent and Evan chat with Mike Pfeiffer, a Gunpla enthusiast, about building Gundam model kits.

Otalku: Gunpla Mike, part 2

Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 2:00pm

Brent and Evan chat with Mike Pfeiffer, a Gunpla enthusiast, about building Gundam model kits.

Otalku: Gunpla Mike, part 1

Mon, 28 Sep 2015, 2:00pm

Brent and Evan chat with Mike Pfeiffer, a Gunpla enthusiast, about building Gundam model kits.

Otalku: JP Burke, part 3 of 3

Mon, 21 Sep 2015, 2:00pm

We talk with space enthusiast and Otakon AMV staff JP Burke about anime music videos, how spaceflight is represented in anime (correctly or incorrectly), and lots more.

Otalku: JP Burke, part 2 of 3

Mon, 14 Sep 2015, 2:00pm

We talk with space enthusiast and Otakon AMV staff JP Burke about anime music videos, how spaceflight is represented in anime (correctly or incorrectly), and lots more.

Otalku: JP Burke, part 1 of 3

Mon, 7 Sep 2015, 2:00pm

We talk with space enthusiast and Otakon AMV staff JP Burke about anime music videos, how spaceflight is represented in anime (correctly or incorrectly), and lots more.

Otalku: Patrick Delahanty, part 3 of 3

Mon, 31 Aug 2015, 2:00pm

We talk with Patrick Delahanty, creator of AnimeCons.com and founder of Anime Boston.

Otalku: Patrick Delahanty, part 2 of 3

Mon, 24 Aug 2015, 2:00pm

We talk with Patrick Delahanty, creator of AnimeCons.com and founder of Anime Boston.

Otalku: Patrick Delahanty, part 1 of 3

Mon, 17 Aug 2015, 2:00pm

We talk with Patrick Delahanty, creator of AnimeCons.com and founder of Anime Boston.

Otalku: Game Chef with Cheyenne Wall-Grimes, part 2 of 2

Mon, 8 Jun 2015, 3:30pm

We talk with Cheyenne Wall-Grimes about Game Chef 2015, a competition to make a tabletop role-playing game. Head over to http://game-chef.com for 2015's ingredients announced June 8. The competition will run June 13 to June 21.

Otalku: Game Chef with Cheyenne Wall-Grimes

Mon, 1 Jun 2015, 3:30pm

We talk with Cheyenne Wall-Grimes about Game Chef 2015, a competition to make a tabletop role-playing game. Head over to http://game-chef.com for 2015's ingredients announced June 8. The competition will run June 13 to June 21.

Otalku: Studio Cosplay, part 2

Sun, 17 May 2015, 5:30pm

The second of a 2-part interview with two of the minds behind Studio Cosplay, a makerspace for cosplayers.

Otalku: Studio Cosplay, part 1

Sun, 10 May 2015, 5:30pm

The first of a 2-part interview with two of the minds behind Studio Cosplay, a makerspace for cosplayers.

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