Hosts: Evan "Vampt Vo" Minto, Kyle Hebert
Topic: Street Fighter IV (2009)
As promised, this episode features a special guest appearance from anime/game voice actor and podcaster Kyle Hebert (of The Big Bald Broadcast), as he joins Evan to discuss the always fun and often frustrating Street Fighter IV, a game which Kyle starred in as Ryu.
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Show notes and links can be found after the break.
(Runtime: 42 minutes, 22 seconds)
[0:00:00] Intro: Ken Levine, 2K Boston's creative genius behind the hit game Bioshock. (Goddammit Garageband, why can't you get those stupid volume levels right?!)
[0:00:05] Opening Song: "R.O.D Theme" by Taku Iwasaki (R.O.D. OVA opener)
[0:00:20] Kyle's on the show with us, and he introduces his voice acting career to those who are unfamiliar. Then Evan touches on the Schoolgirl Milky Crisis contest winners.
[0:02:36] What'cha Been Doing? Evan has been reading the 1949 Osamu Tezuka manga Metropolis (it's not from the 1950s, as he mistakenly claims in the episode) and watching the 2001 anime film based on the same. Kyle has been watching Death Note and playing some Left 4 Dead and Halo 3.
[0:11:00] Break: "The Next Door - Indestructible" by EXILE (Street Fighter IV title song)
[0:11:50] Discussion: Kyle and Evan talk about what they love (and hate) about Street Fighter IV. They don't just talk about the game itself, but Kyle's role in voicing Ryu as well. Highlights of this segment include: slide kicks, the terrible secrets of voice acting, and SETH IS A BITCH.
[0:30:28] Promo: Fightbait Anime/Gaming Podcast
[0:31:30] Links of the Day: Kyle starts off with a video about how silly William Shatner is, with all of his mispronunciations of simple words like "sabotage." Then Evan makes things uncomfortable with news about a Japanese man's record-breaking... masturbation session? Judge for yourself.
[0:36:44] Kyle plugs The Big Bald Broadcast and KyleHebert.com, and Evan promotes Ink's new Ani-Gamers column, The Brotherhood Diaries.
[0:41:09] That's a wrap!
[0:42:00] Ending Song: "WORLD END Instrumental" by FLOW (Code Geass R2second opener)