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Ani-Gamers Podcast #108 – Best of 2018 with Ink and Jared

Young man with glasses from The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl, sweating with his mouth cartoonishly wide

In the first full Ani-Gamers/Oldtaku no Radio crossover episode, Evan and David are joined by Ink and Jared from their sister show to list off their favorite anime, manga, and video games of last year! This year there’s a twist, though: Evan has imposed a time limit on each title, so the boys will need to stay under time while still heaping praise on their favorite titles. Also there was some alcohol involved, so you may notice some things get a little … slower as the show progresses. Topics include: lowercase straightedge, Masaaki Yuasa vs. David, and Hellshake Yano sakuga.

Show Notes

  • Opening/Ending Song: “Blues Machine” by Scott Gratton
  • Here’s everyone’s full video game lists:
    • Evan
      • Marvel’s Spider-Man
      • Celeste
      • Donut County
      • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
    • David
      • Dark Souls Remastered
  • Manga lists:
    • Evan
      • Is Kichijoji the Only Place to Live?
      • CITY
    • David
      • The Voynich Hotel
    • Ink
      • Wakako-zake
      • PEZ
      • Happiness
    • Jared
      • PEZ
  • And anime lists:
    • Evan
      • The Night is Short, Walk on Girl
      • Devilman Crybaby
      • Pop Team Epic
    • David
      • Devilman
    • Ink
      • Garo: Vanishing Line
      • The Night is Short, Walk on Girl
    • Jared
      • Devilman Crybaby
      • Violet Evergarden
      • Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
  • Twitter: Evan, David, Ink, Jared, Ani-Gamers
  • MastodonEvan, David
  • Check out our 2018 Staff Picks, featuring writeups from Evan and Ink about their favorite anime, manga, and games of the year.
  • Evan and David write for Otaku USA Magazine. Evan wrote an article about Gainax and the studios formed by its alumni in the latest “Anime USA” special issue. He’s also wrote an article about Winter Comiket for the Otaku USA website and is working on a feature about Evangelion for an upcoming issue.
  • Evan wrote about Dragon Ball Super: Broly’s action-packed finale for IGN!
  • Evan sometimes updates his side blog Anime Burger Time.
  • David is streaming every weekend on his Twitch channel.
  • David Estrella's profile

    David has been in the same room as people who write for anime magazines and websites.

  • Evan Minto's profile

    Evan is the Editor-in-chief of Ani-Gamers, a freelance reviewer for Otaku USA Magazine, and a frequent anime convention panelist. You can read his ravings about anime, manga, games, politics, music, and more on Twitter @VamptVo.

  • Ink's profile

    Ink contributes his own pieces and edits those of others pertaining to anime, manga, and games. His reviews and analyses have also appeared in the pages of Otaku USA as well as online over at The Fandom Post and Taiiku Podcast.

  • Jared Nelson's profile

    Jared discovered anime in the early 1990s through stacks of third-hand fandubs and Streamline Pictures tapes. By the tender age of 16, he was humming Macross 7 songs in art class, dreaming of Asuka Langley and hanging Rurouni Kenshin posters on his wall. A few years later he moved to Japan where he worked as an ALT (assistant language teacher) in Ibaraki and Fukuoka Prefectures. While he returned home with a deep appreciation for Japan, its culture, and its public transit system, Jared fell out of anime fandom and only returned in 2010. A self-proclaimed 3rd-level bard, Jared enjoys tabletop gaming and game design, video gaming, giant robots, history, comics, and most recently manga. He is also eternally late to the party.

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