Originally posted at PrimeTimeGeek.com.
PTG Episode 136 is brought to you by Anime Festival Orlando 11, going on August 6-8 at the Wyndam Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida, and by Wacko Media. [PLEASE NOTE: During the webcast we erroneously gave the dates as August 5-7th. Apologies for the confusion!] During this hour we were honored to have on the phone with us Peter Stolmeier (and his alter-ego, Wheldon Smiley) from the AFO staff and the mastermind behind Wacko Media to talk about this year’s edition of Anime Festival Orlando and all that it has in store for its attendees. We’ll be there covering the convention on Friday and Saturday, as will our friends the Anime Addicts Anonymous Podcast, who will be hosting three panels over the course of the weekend that you won’t want to miss. Whether it’s the AFO Game Room and Game Show Room, the Skies of Orlandia LARP, Sleeping Samurai’s “Whack-a-Nerd” event, or the many panels and guests attending this year’s AFO, there’s going to be something to enjoy for every anime fan, so make plans to attend, if you haven’t already, and we hope to see you there! (Many thanks to Peter and Angela Duplis from AFO Media Relations for making this interview happen!)
Speaking of the Anime Addicts Anonymous Podcast, this episode features for the first time ever AAA Podcast hosts Mitsugi and Chiaki in studio with us for both episodes we broadcast last Saturday night. During this first hour we get to hear from them a bit about their experiences at MetroCon, the anime convention in Tampa that ran a few weeks back, as well as their thoughts on this summer’s latest season of anime. Due to time constraints we only got to really talk about a few of the shows, such as Mitsudomoe, High School of the Dead, Kuroshitsuji 2, and Occult Academy, but all three of us have lots to say about them, so do check that segment out.
We wrap up the hour with a review of some decidedly Western animation, Batman: Under the Red Hood. Adapted for the screen from the 2005-2006 Batman story “Under the Hood” by original story writer Judd Winick, this latest DC Universe Animated Collection release from Warner Premiere features the voice talents of Bruce Greenwood as Batman, Jensen Ackles as the Red Hood, Neil Patrick Harris as Nightwing, and John Dimaggio as the Joker. Hope you enjoy!