Introducing Chic Pixel’s new bi-weekly podcast, Chic Pixel Plus!

As you may know, I’ve dabbled in the realm of video game-related podcasts for a while now. I’m a cohost of the Nichiest Podcast Ever with shidoshi and Bryan, I’ve appeared infrequently on the Video Game Writers podcast, and I even made a guest appearance on the latest Gaymebar function. But, while I love chatting about video games, I’ve long felt that there aren’t many good podcasts out there that conduct discussions on a variety of Japanese entertainment, particularly anime/manga and games.
So, what’s a blogger to do? Start her own podcast, of course! My latest endeavor, Chic Pixel Plus, will act as a kind of supplement to this blog, and in it I hope to discuss all manner of fun Japan-related things with each of my bi-weekly guests.

On this week’s pilot episode, I’m joined by special guest Elliot Gay of Japanator and the Red Sun Gamer podcast for a discussion of Kyoto Animation’s newly-announced anime Free!, what spring season anime we’re watching, and a few video game-related tidbits including a discussion of just what is up with Compile Heart’s Fairy Fencer F, old-school Ys, and the 3DS eShop game Crimson Shroud. We also get our fangirl on over a rather interesting obsession… Japanese GBA games boxes!

If that sounds up your alley, please give the episode a listen below! You can also download it directly onto your computer, if you prefer, or even manually subscribe on iTunes by adding the RSS feed.

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0:11 – A new challenger appears
3:00 – (fujoshi heaven) Free!
11:40 – Shingeki no KyojinAttack on Titan (watch on Crunchyroll)
27:43 – Suisei no GargantiaGargantia on the Verdurous Planet (watch on Crunchyroll)
37:18 – Aku no HanaFlowers of Evil (watch on Crunchyroll)
53: 37 – Video gaemz? Fairy Fencer F
1:02:19 – Ysssssss
1:10:05 – Crimson Shroud
1:12:22 – omg GBA boxes
1:20:12 – closing remarks

Guest: Elliot Gay ||, Red Sun Gamer || @ryougasaotome

Opening ♫ Honeybee Manor – Final Fantasy VII
Ending ♫ Guren no Yumiya – Shingeki no Kyojin

Since this is my first time recording and editing a podcast, I’d really appreciate your feedback! Is the sound okay? Are the topics interesting? Do I say “um” too much? Please let me know what you think, and look forward to a new episode with a different guest in two weeks!

About Anne Lee

Also known as apricotsushi. Anne can be written with the kanji for apricot (杏), and sushi was the most quintessentially Japanese thing I could think of when I was 13, resulting in my goofy, albeit memorable, nickname.