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Kawaii-Fi Radio - Anime Podcast

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Kawaii-Fi Radio looks at all things Anime and Manga - from new releases and classic anime, to studios and animators. New episodes fortnightly!

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The new anime season is upon us, so it’s time to look back on the past 3 months of shows! This season had some amazing shows and we’ve picked 3 each to talk about, plus a wonderful short form series you just have to see! Check out this great 4-part Miyazaki documentary: Episode segments: 00:00:35 – Opening: Coco is back, Ghibli on Netflix & the new Miyazaki Doco 00:08:03 – Anime News: Retro Crush, Live-action Eizouken & Yuru Camp 2 00:19:33 – Season in Review 1: Oda Cinnamon, Bofuri & Budokan 00:36:27 – Season in Review 2: Heya Camp, Natsunagu, Eizouken & ID: Invaded 00:54:17 – Season in Review 3: Toiled-bound Hanako-kun, Somali and the Forest
With the Corona Virus, COVID19, impacting on our everyday lives, this episode is all about giving you some FUN and POSITIVE ANIME to watch - especially if you're doing self isolation! We’ve scoured the back catalogue and collected a great variety of entertaining and inspirational stories for you to experience, and where you can stream them from the comfort of your home! It's our Isolation Anime Playlist and it's all about you! Episode segments: 00:00:19 – EVA LAUNCH! Kyle and Kenny talk Pokemon Twilight Wings and BNA 00:08:20 – Anime News – The GOOD NEWS EDITION 00:17:54 – Isolation Playlist – Part 1 00:18:57 – Ranma ½ 00:24:41 – Lupin III 00:29:38 – Cowboy Bebop 00:34:31 – Samurai Champloo 00:36:21 – Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya 00:40:53 – K-On 00:44:48 – Amagi Brilliant Park 00:00:00 – Love, Chunibyo and other Delusions 00:52:26 – Isolation Playlist – Part 2 00:53:21 – Sakura Quest 00:58:34 – KonoSuba 01:01:14 – Kaguya-sam: Love is War 01:04:50 – MegaloBox 01:10:40 – My Hero Academia 01:13:29 – Laid-Back Camp / YuruCamp 01:17:06 – Wasteful Days of High School Girls 01:20:15 – Carole & Tuesday 01:22:19 – Beastars 01:23:53 – Studio Ghibli Catalogue 01:26:25 – Outro
This episode we take a look at another of Japan’s many animation studios! This house of ideas is responsible for many of the past decades most popular shows - from Sword Art Online and Darling in the Franxx to Blue Exorcist and Fairy Tail. A-1 Pictures has built a diverse and extensive back catalogue over its 15-year run. So where did their story begin? And why has the studio become controversial in the anime community? We’ll be digging up some history and a looking at a few of its less popular works this episode! Also featured this episode: An incredible cover of Re: Re: by AKG, created by YouTube musician Tsuko G! And the viral parody of Blend S’s opening – Blend W (featuring Snoop Dogg)! Episode segments: 00:07:43 – Anime News 00:17:31 – Studio in Focus: A1 Pictures 00:34:51 – Back Catalogue: Erased 00:42:01 – Music ~ RE: RE: covered by Tsuko G 00:49:56 – Back Catalogue: Blend S 01:02:37 – End of Episode announcement!
Yuasa Masaaki's latest cinema outing has finally hit the silver screen in Australia, so the KFR team headed down to the movies to check it out!
This episode we’re talking anime focused on Otaku culture! Whether it’s anime and manga, or Idols, cosplay, video games and even computers, the word has a broad catchment in Japan. But the core concept of the word remains the same: It’s an obsession seen as having a negative impact of peoples social interactions. But we’re all good, right? Episode segments: 00:13:14 – Anime News 00:21:01 – Back Catalogue: Genshiken 00:35:32 – Short Form: I can’t understand what my Husband is Saying 00:44:27 – Back Catalogue: Wotakoi - Love is hard for Otaku
This episode we’re talking about anime that tugs at the heart strings, the tear jerkers, the ones that leaves you a sopping mess on he floor. From haunting tales of World War 2 to heartbreaking romances, there’s so many stories that can have profound impact on us. Join us on this painful adventure we inflicted on ourselves! Episode segments: 00:06:12 – Anime News 00:13:00 – Back Catalogue: Angel Beats 00:25:38 – Cinema Club: Grave of the Fire Flies 00:43:37 – Back Catalogue: Tsuki ga Kirei
KonoSuba: Legend of Crimson has finally landed in Australian Cinemas! So Kyle, Coco and Kenny went down on opening night to check out the Kazuma and co's first outing on the big screen! Warning: Very minor spoilers included!
Episode 27 - Anime Reboots!

Episode 27 - Anime Reboots!


This Kawaii-Fi Radio is all about reboots, and with the reboot of Sorcerous Stabber Orphen now in full swing, it's time to look back at why a show gets the reboot treatment! In Hollywood culture we’re used to seeing reboots fairly regularly across all mediums – from big budget films to cartoons and TV shows. But Japan seems to have a slightly different take when it comes to rehashing their shows, and it’s why we rarely see shows get the full reboot treatment. Episode segments: 00:02:06 – Episode Start! 00:09:32 – Anime News 00:20:29 – Anime History: Anime Reboots 00:30:45 – Back Catalogue: Fullmetal Alchemist vs Brotherhood 00:45:13 – Cinema Club: Neon Genesis Evangelion vs Rebuild of Evangelion
It's a new year, and that means a new anime season is on our door step! With everything from Isekai adventures to magical girls, there’s sure to be something to pique your interest this season! And KAWAII-FI QUEST makes it’s triumphant return after bowing out for last months Anime awards – It’s a packed show so grab a seat and tune in! Episode segments: 00:00:00 – Kawaii-Fi Quest (Part 12) 00:01:55 – Eva Launch 00:14:45 – Anime News 00:22:12 – Winter Season – Short Form & Sequels 00:23:32 – Short form: Breakers 00:26:28 – Short form: Room Camp 00:29:38 – Short form: Isekai Quartet 2 00:31:31 – Short form: Natsunagu 00:34:08 – Short form: Yatogame-chan Observation Diary 2 00:36:00 – Sequel: A Certain Scientific Railgun T 00:37:51 – Sequel: Bang Dream – Season 3 00:39:43 – Sequel: Haikyuu!!: To the Top 00:42:02 – Winter Season – New Anime! 00:44:29 – New: 22/7 00:48:31 – New: A Destructive God Sits Next To Me 00:51:53 – New: Darwin’s Game 00:53:51 – New: Dorohedoro 00:56:46 – New: Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! 01:01:02– New: The Case Files of Jeweler Richard 01:04:10 – New: ID: Invaded 01:06:12 – New: Infinite Dendrogram 01:10:37 – New: In/Spectre 01:13:57 – New: BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defence 01:17:28 – New: Toilet-bound Hanako-kun 01:20:13 – New: Asteroid in Love 01:23:34 – New: Drifting Dragons 01:28:03 – New: Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story 01:31:17 – New: Sorcerous Stabber Orphen 01:35:50 – New: Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga 01:38:13– New: If My Favorite Pop Idol Made it to the Budokan, I Would Die 01:41:19 – New: Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It 01:43:56 – New: Smile down the Runway 01:47:52 – New: Somali and the Forest Spirit 01:51:02 – New: Plunderer, Hatenna Illusion, Seton Academy 01:57:17 – Winter Season – Returning Anime & Films 01:57:44 – Returning: Ahiru no Sora 01:59:27 – Returning: Babylon 02:01:23 – Returning: Boku No Hero Academia – Season 4 02:05:12 – Returning: Kabukichou Sherlock (Case File nº221: Kabukicho) 02:08:22 – Returning: Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun 02:12:42 – The usual Suspects & OVAs 02:14:52 – Film: Boku no Hero Academia the Movie - Heroes: Rising 02:18:00 – Film: Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul 02:20:36 – Film: Lupin III: The First 02:22:03 – Film: Kukuriraige: Sanseitai Denki 02:23:45 – Film: Our Seven-Day War 02:25:27 – Film: Twittering birds never fly - The Clouds Gather 02:28:25 – Show Outro
It’s the first ever Kawaii-Fi Awards! The normal show format is out the window and our presenters have to deal with an unruly Narrator as they discuss the best shows of the year! Episode segments: 00:03:22 – Best OP - Winter 00:06:38 – Sound and Visuals 00:13:36 – Best OP - Spring 00:17:29 – Characters 00:29:25 – Best OP - Summer 00:34:00 – Best in Category – Part 1 00:50:15 – Best OP – Autumn/Fall 00:55:29 – Best in Category – Part 2 01:05:23 – Regret and Forget 01:11:46 – Best ED 01:17:37 – Anime Hall of Fame 01:21:02 – Best of the Year Music Credits: Intended Force by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( Source: Music by RogerThat and Carlos Estella via Jamendo Music, used under Creative Commons Non-Commercial License.
Another Kawaii-Fi Extra? Yes! This time it's all about CHILDREN OF THE SEA (Kaijū no Kodomo) which opened in Australian and New Zealand cinemas in the past week! This film is an incredible ride and there's a lot to talk about - from the incredible animation to the sound track. We've keep the spoilers to a minimum when it comes to the overall story, but how the films last quarter was shown visually does get discussed (without ruining the plot). If you've not seen the trailer yet, check it out here:
It’s time for some ENFORCED VIEWING! Over the past fortnight, we subjected each other to a single anime of our choosing the others had not seen. 6 episodes of each anime, no context, one afternoon and 40 ℃ weather, it was a marathon session! What did we each pick? Tune in to find out! The episode also features an amazing cover of by LA Band Driving Recklessly (with Seatbelts)! Check out the full song at the link below and visit them on Facebook! Episode segments: 00:10:04 – Anime News 00:19:05 – Baccano 00:31:29 – My Little Monster 00:47:25 – Kokkoku Music used in Kawaii-Fi Quest: TCHAIKOVSKY: Nutcracker Ballet - Overture Royal Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of London Artur Rodzinski, conductor. Performed in 1955
It’s summer here in the Southern hemisphere and that means getting out in nature and moving our bodies! Or we can stay inside and watch animes about doing it instead! This episode is all about outdoor animes – from winter time camping in YuruCamp, to diving into the oceans in Grand Blue Dreaming. Even if you’re heading into winter in the North, these 3 shows will have you dreaming of an outdoors trip! Episode segments: 00:08:10 – Anime News 00:15:25 – Back Catalogue: Grand Blue Dreaming 00:32:17 – Short Form: Encouragement of Climb 00:45:15 – Back Catalogue: Yuru Camp
Episode 22: 80's shōnen

Episode 22: 80's shōnen


We’re diving back into the 80’s with two massive franchises that helped define the shōnen genre! One of them is the source of an incredibly popular anime meme and also a live action Hollywood adaptation. The other had Jackie Chan star in its 1993 live action adaptation and had a new adaptation release in France this year. We’re talking Fist of the North Star and City Hunter! Episode segments: 00:11:15 – Anime News 00:17:24 – Fist of the North Star 00:47:50 – City Hunter Want to check out the shows we’ve been talking about? You can find the Fist of the North Star’s original series and film on Crunchyroll, and the live action adaptation can be found on YouTube. City Hunter’s 1993 live action film is available on Amazon Prime. For the animated series, your best bet is to buy the DVD’s off Amazon or a local retailer.
This episode, it’s our first ever studio in focus, and we’re talking about the first Japanese animation studio to ever win an Oscar – Studio Ghibli! The whole Ghibli back catalogue is heading to HBO’s Streaming service next year, so what better time to look at this historic studio’s origin and two of it’s most iconic films – My Neighbour Totoro and Princess Mononoke. (We did Spirited Away a few episodes ago >.> ) Episode segments: 00:09:00 – Anime news 00:17:58 – Studio in Focus: Studio Ghibli 00:36:03 – Miyazaki: My Neighbour Totoro 00:48:25 – Back Catalogue: Princess Mononoke
A special Kawaii-Fi Extra episode! Hot off the heels of watching PROMARE in cinema, the KFR team couldn't wait another week to share their reaction to Studio Triggers new film! And if you love the music from Promare as much as the KFR Team, it's now available to buy! Amazon CD: Spotify: iTunes:
Pumpkins and creepy decorations are filling the shops again and that means Halloween is on the horizon! Japan might not celebrate Halloween in the same way as the US does, but many of the unique occult characters we associate with hallows end have become a part of the anime scene. For this Halloween special we’re talking one of the most well-known tropes in anime – Vampires! Episode segments: 00:11:10 – Anime News 00:17:45 – AniHistory: Vampires in Anime 00:38:05 – Back Catalogue: Lunar Legend Tsukihime 00:52:32 – Cinema Club: Vampire Hunter D (1985)
The Autumn/Fall anime season is upon us and it’s a deluge of new shows! And because it's so jammed pack this week’s episode is in two parts - And this is Part 2! Find out what's coming back, what's getting OVA's and what you can see on the big screen over the next 3 months right here! Episode segments: 00:00:50 – Autumn Anime Season – Sequels 00:02:27 – Boku No Hero Academia Season 4 00:05:34 – Bokuben – We Never Learn – Season 2 00:08:54 – Chihayafuru – Season 3 00:11:50 – Fairy Gone – Season 2 00:16:50 – Food Wars – Season 4 00:22:20 – Granblue Fantasy – Season 2 00:24:57 – High Score Girl 2 00:28:27 – Kono Oto Tomare! – Season 2 00:31:30 – Seven Deadly Sins - Season 3 00:35:09 – Psycho-Pass 3 00:38:11 – Radiant – Season 2 00:41:00 – Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld 00:46:43 – Autumn Anime Season – Continuing Shows 00:47:59 – Dr Stone 00:51:20 – Fire Force 00:56:32 – Vinland Saga 01:05:33 – The Usual Suspects 01:03:10 – OVA Updates 01:04:01 – Autumn Anime Season – Movies 01:04:10 – Black Fox 01:06:26 – Boku no Hero Academia the Movie 2: Heroes:Rising 01:09:09 – Hello World 01:10:33 – Human Lost 01:12:52 – Our Seven-Day War 01:15:33 – Kimi dake ni Motetainda. (I Want to be Popular Just to You.) 01:17:49 – Sora no Aosa wo Shiru Hito yo (Her Blue Sky) 01:20:06 – Lupin III: The First
The Autumn/Fall anime season is upon us and it’s a deluge of new shows – so much so that this week’s episode is in two parts! Part 2 will be out 48 hours later, to give us time to recover! Episode segments: 00:07:23 – Anime News 00:13:38 – Autumn Anime Season – Short Form Anime 00:15:08 – Africa no Salaryman 00:18:21 – Ani ni Tsukeru Kusuri wa Nai! 3 00:20:39 – Doll’s Frontline: Iyashi-hen 00:22:40 – Tenka Hyakken: Welcome to Meiji Hall! 00:24:51 – Autumn Anime Season – New Anime (Part 1) 00:25:28 – Actors: Songs Connection 00:28:29 – Ahiru no Sora 00:32:19 – Ascendance of a Bookworm 00:36:00 – Assassins Pride 00:39:56 – Azur Lane 00:43:40 – Babylon 00:46:47 – Beastars 00:51:37 – Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious 00:55:57 – Chuubyou Gekihatsu Boy 00:59:51 – Hataage! Kemono Michi (Kemono Michi: Rise Up) 01:04:57 – High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even in Another World! 01:10:43 – Hoshiai no Sora (Stars Align) 01:14:09 – Houkago Saikoro Club (Afterschool Dice Club) 01:17:11 – Kabukichou Sherlock 01:19:54 – Kandagawa Jet Girls 01:22:37 – Autumn Anime Season – New Anime (Part 2) 01:23:27 – Mairimashita! Iruma-kun (Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun) 01:26:37 – No Guns Life 01:31:20 – ORESUKI: Are you the one who loves me? 01:34:58 – Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode Oracle 01:38:11 – Rifle is Beautiful 01:40:42 – Shin Chuuka Ichiban! 01:44:13 – Special 7: Special Crime Investigation Unit 01:46:34 – Stand My Heroes: Piece of Truth 01:49:06 – Val X Love 01:51:42 – Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! 01:54:38 – Z/X: Code Reunion 01:58:32 – Other mentions
It’s the last week of the summer season and that means one thing – it’s season in review time! From the shows that pulled at the heartstrings to the ones which were over looked, we’re looking back at this seasons big hitters and there’s a lot to talk about – Plus some amazing covers of this season OP’s! Episode segments: 00:08:54 – Anime news 00:12:13 – Season in Review: The Dropped and Forgotten 00:33:41 – Track 1: Inferno by Romi 00:37:43 – Season in Review: The Revisits 00:53:48 – Track 2: Star*Frost by Nanao 00:55:23 – Season in Review: Part 2 01:22:45 – Track 3: Good Morning World by Romi and MattyyyM 01:27:16 – Season in Review: Part 3 02:02:24 – Track 4: Mukanjyo by Romi 02:05:29 – Season in Review: Films 02:16:52 – Track 5: Is there Still Anything That Love Can Do? By Ru 02:21:44 – Season in Review: Finale Track 1: Inferno by Romi Track 2: Star*Frost by Nanao Track 3: Good Morning World by Romi and MattyyyM Track 4: Mukanjyo by Romi Track 5: Is there Still Anything That Love Can Do? By Ru
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Alexander Rengel

what show would you recommend for someone testing the waters of anime for the first time?

Jun 20th
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