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On tonight’s episode of Anime Was (Not) A Mistake the fifth and final member of the inner senshi is revealed with Sailor Venus. Season 1 rapidly approaches its dramatic finale and the Silver Crystal is the object of everyone’s desire. Who is this mysterious Moon Princess and what of Sailor Moon’s affinity to Tuxedo Mask? The Moon Kingdom alights an…
 
On behalf of the Galactic Federation, Anime Was (Not) A Mistake is investigating the 1984 film Locke the Superman. Colonel Ryu Yamaki recruits Locke, a legendary and seemingly immortal psychic, to combat the growing forces of the villainous Lady Kahn. Jessica Orin is a prodigal psychic who is central Lady Kahn's scheme, as her powers make her the i…
 
The hunt for the Rainbow Crystals at Anime Was (Not) A Mistake is on as we continue our season 1 watch of Sailor Moon. In order to find what we need we must confront a bevy of minor characters that may or may not show up later. A little psychic boy, a slacker shrine attendant, and a fat cat, how can we even manage? With the threat of the Dark Kingd…
 
On today's episode of Anime Was (Not) A Mistake, we're hedging our bets and joining the Straw Hat Pirates for another cinematic adventure. In One Piece Film: Gold, Luffy and his friends travel to a massive casino ship known as the Gran Tesoro. After losing a deadly wager with Gild Tesoro, the owner of the ship and wielder of the Gold-Gold Fruit, th…
 
Our latest Sinister Six event continues and the stakes have quite literally never been higher. Fate has forced us to take a look at Money Plane, a film made by people who don't understand money or planes. In this aerial heist movie, a skilled (?) thief named Jack is blackmailed into robbing the legendary Money Plane. Anything goes on the Money Plan…
 
In the name of the moon, Anime Was (Not) a Mistake will punish … reward you?!? Jonathan and Dan return to the magical girl classic Season 1 of Sailor Moon, just in time for a tragic love story, the reveal of the BEST Sailor Scout, and plenty of feelings. We hope that you are wearing your insulated underwear because from this point onwards the serie…
 
AWNAM's Sinister Six returns to welcome Dan Ryan starring in Goddess. Will this boy's up and coming "dancing" skills be able to hold a candle to Jonathan's seasoned, sultry talents? This can only mean one thing! Your hosts are embarking on a journey of sin and sleaze in Las Vegas. Tonight, it's Showgirls (1995) and there aren't enough chips to hold…
 
Anime Was (Not) A Mistake concludes our summer long retrospective of Cyborg 009: The Cyber Soldier. In this episode we wrap up the absolute insanity that was the Yomi arc and finish off the series with a love letter to Shotaro Ishinomori. In an OVA not seen in quite some time there is a touching tribute, springing to life off the pages of the manga…
 
Anime Was (Not) A Mistake returns with a quintuple penultimate batch of episodes in our Summer of Cyborg special. With an arc so long, it will take two weeks to cover we are headed off to the underground kingdom of Yomi, in which we will find an enslaved race of telepaths, monstrous reptilian beats, a billionaire with a grudge and a malevolent pres…
 
As our Summer of Cyborg event continues, shadows from the past threaten to destroy the future. The 00 Cyborgs are confronted by a group of Psychic Assassin who serve Dr. Gamo Whisky, the long-lost father of 001. These mutant warriors prove to be formidable opponents, and their motivations are stranger still. The psychics traveled back from a desola…
 
Make a wish, loyal listeners. The Summer of Cyborg continues in part with chirping cicadas, blooming flowers, and pure existential dread. Anime Was (Not) A Mistake accelerates to rapidly approach the end of the series, with a few moments of horror and a final respite. We all wake up in a frozen time/space, 003 is determined to save Cairo from a dea…
 
Our "Summer of Cyborg" event continues as the second season of Cyborg 009: The Cyber Soldier begins (and gets moved to a 1:30 AM time slot). We finally explore more of 005's backstory as he confronts a mysterious blue beast. Next, the cybernetic city of Computopia develops a deadly crush on 003. Then, the 00 Cyborgs come across an island of mutated…
 
Anime Was (Not) A Mistake says don your swords and sandals, for a cybernetic clash of gods on today’s episode of our Summer of Cyborg series. With Black Ghost, seemingly out of the picture, a new world threat emerges. A pantheon of super beings, claiming to be of divine descent descends on our beloved team. Just what is this glorified pantheon and …
 
Our Summer of Cyborg event continues with a batch of episodes that is 25% Gallant and 75% Goofus. The conflict between the 00 Cyborgs and Black Ghost comes to an explosive end. When our heroes are brought to the doorstep of the evil organization, they decide to go on the offensive and confront the sinister Skull directly. With one conflict (seeming…
 
Anime Was (Not) A Mistake’s Summer of Cyborg continues in globe hopping pursuit of Black Ghost. Be it, Christmas in Paris, a foggy London theater, or in the midst of a civil war in the Republic of Muamba, today we have some cinematic movements for you all! 003 dances through the past, 007 is cast in a familiar role, and 008 tries to pick up the pie…
 
Our "Summer of Cyborg" event continues as the 00 Cyborgs encounter old friends and confront new enemies (sometimes, they are one in the same...) First, we delve into 004's backstory and see how it colors his perspective on the ongoing Black Ghost conflict. Next, 009 returns to his old neighborhood while searching for a kidnapped Dr. Kozumi. Things …
 
Anime Was (Not) A Mistake is starting a cybernetic summer celebration with cohosts Dan and Jonathan’s retrospective on a beloved 2002 anime. Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier. In this Summer of Cyborg strap in as we devote the next few months to assembling and analyzing a series that made us into the weebs we are today. Nine mechanically engineered, s…
 
Tonight to conclude Anime Was (Not) A Mistake's first Animasterpiece Theater marathon we bring comedy, nostalgia, and good old fashioned kung fu. That's right, it's a real ballroom blitz in Stephen Chow's seminal Kung Fu Hustle (2004.) Keep your lollipops close at hand and get ready to master your most latent talents. Tonight Dan and Jonathan chall…
 
On the road to revenge, it's best to not skip any steps. Our Animasterpiece Theater arc continues with the 1978 kung fu classic The 36th Chamber of Shaolin. A young rebel named San Te faces 35 tiers of grueling training overseen by Shaolin monks. He never loses sight of his ultimate goal: the avenge the deaths of his family and friends. Breaking fr…
 
Anime Was (Not) a Mistake continues Animasterpiece Theater with Jonathan’s final sumptuous pick. In Park Chan-wook’s 2016 romance/thriller/period drama The Handmaiden everything is not as it seems. A cunning thief waits on a Korean socialite, held cruelly under the thumb of her sadistic uncle…almost as if a pressed leaf, cemented within the pages o…
 
Usually, we here at Anime Was (Not) a Mistake pride ourselves on being. “Fast, cheap, but average.” However, that is not the case today! Jonathan and Dan welcome you all to our first Asian film festival, entitled Animasterpiece Theater. For the next few weeks, we are donning our best berets and looking at some Classique Asian cinema spanning decade…
 
This week on Anime Was (Not) A Mistake, the Sinister Six has driven us into the farthest reaches of space (but at least it's filled with pretty colors). Famed smugglers Stella Star and Akton stumble upon a crisis that threatens to destroy the entire galaxy. The Emperor's son has gone missing while searching for the evil Count's superweapon. It's up…
 
AWNAM returns with another Sinister Six pick. Join Jonathan and Dan as they head off to Nilbog for some country living and vegetarian snacks in Troll 2 (1990). This film is anything but predictable, we advise you to bring along your Double Decker Bologna Sandwiches, to avoid a hellish death by popcorn. There are goblins...I mean trolls around here …
 
The classic anime Saint Seiya makes its triumphant return to our humble little podcast. The Galaxian Wars tournament continues as the Bronze Saints fight to claim the Gold Sagittarius Cloth. The latest bout is cut short when the mysterious Phoenix Saint arrives on the scene. This masked fighter is quickly revealed to be Shun's older brother Ikki, w…
 
Anime Was (Not) A Mistake returns to the first season of Sailor Moon, full of butterflies, balls, and diamonds. On this week's episode Rei goes on her first date with Mamoru, much to the chagrin of Usagi. Ami pulls the team together through sheer willpower and the sinister Nephrite sets his sights on the innocent Naru. When and how will the constel…
 
It is the distant year of 2003 and Anime Was (Not) A Mistake has resorted to bike battling on Venus's treacherous terrain. In Venus Wars (1989) two Venusian continents Ishtar and Aphrodia are at ends and it is up to a ragtag group of 80s style teenagers to seize the wheels of oppression, through burning rubber. Mount your one wheeled monocycle, rac…
 
Fighting Evil by moonlight, watching anime by day light, if you you’re not a fan, we’re going to fight tonight, because we’re starting another long watch series with the first season of Sailor Moon. Anime Was (Not) A Mistake is a podcast about anime hosted by Dan who is a Leo and Jonathan who is a bit of a klutz. Join us and Usagi Tsukino, a normal…
 
On today's episode of Anime Was (Not) A Mistake, we'll be taking a look at the 1988 OVA series that started the Mobile Police Patlabor franchise. In the distant future of 1998, the rise of giant construction robots known as "labors" has predictably caused a spike in giant robot-related crimes. Special police units have been created to combat this c…
 
Watch your hands on today's Anime Was (Not) A Mistake, you might get a paper cut! On the agenda tonight is a classic anime OVA in Read or Die (2001). Keep a stiff upper lip, as the British Library enlists Jonathan and Dan to destroy the "I-Jin' and protect the world's greatest literature. The only "Ode to Joy" that you will want to hear is this hum…
 
Our first Sinister Six adventure comes to end (along with all of our credibility) with a viewing of the 1985 cult classic Spookies. This horror "film" focuses on an evil magician stealing the souls of unsuspecting victims in order to resurrect his dead bride. In an unrelated movie, several unlikable partygoers wander into the magician's abandoned m…
 
Something sinister this way comes to Anime Was (Not) A Mistake! Inspired by the love of bad movies…and hate of one another, Dan and Jon unwittingly introduce a new series on the podcast. The premise: Six mystery movies, ranging from bad to awful, are chosen at random and there’s no escape for our dim-witted hosts. Have they finally bitten off more …
 
Our 100th Episode Pokémon spectacular comes to a close with Pokémon 3: The Movie: Spell of the Unown. After her father disappears, a young girl named Molly is bewitched by the mysterious Unown. Molly's wish to see her father again is granted in the form of the legendary Pokémon Entei (as voiced by Dan Green, of course). The surrounding area is engu…
 
Putting aside our fears of Y2K, our humble little podcast embarks on another Pokémon adventure. This time we're focusing on Pokemon the Movie 2000: The Power of One. A greedy collector named Lawrence III has disturbed the balance of nature by attempting to capture the Legendary Birds. According to an ancient prophecy, only Lugia, the Guardian of th…
 
Celebrations and Salutations! Anime Was (Not) A Mistake has survived another time skip and we welcome you into a new shining era of the podcast. Although Dan and Jonathan have not yet answered the "immortal question" our journey has just only begun, so lets start off this new venture in style! Intrepid Pokémon professor Dan Ryan puts that degree to…
 
Anime Was (Not) A Mistake's Kill La Kill retrospective finally reaches its action-packed climax. The stakes have never been higher, as humanity makes one final attempt to shed the tyranny of COVERS. When and if the dust settles, who will survive? What will this new world and it's residents look like and most importantly what will they be wearing? H…
 
Long ago, Anime Was (Not) A Mistake got its start with an episode focusing on the The Castle of Cagliostro. Today, we return to the lively world of Lupin III for a globe-trotting, Nazi-punching adventure in the form of Lupin III: The First. Lupin is determined to solve the riddle of the Bresson Diary, a feet that even his legendary grandfather had …
 
Don't Lose Your Way! Anime Was (Not) A Mistake returns to our Kill La Kill retrospective again, again, again. On this penultimate episode of our analysis anything is possible. Watch as Dan and Jonathan switch outfits and roles, as sister fights sister. Can Nudist Beach hope to stand a chance against the COVERS conglomerate? And what of human's rela…
 
As a small treat to celebrate the New Year, we're bringing you two episodes in the same week. Whether you're a fan of Cher or anime, we have you covered. In Tatsuya Nagamine's One Piece Film: Z, Luffy and the rest of the Straw Hat crew will have their dreams put to the test. Their opponent is a former Marine Admiral known as Z, who leads the Neo Ma…
 
Snap out of it! And snap into the finale of our 2020 Holiday special with Moonstruck (1987). This Italian American "rom-com" has it all, Cher looking dowdy/kicking can, Opera buffa Nicholas Cage, slicing his hand off in a bread slicer, Catholic guilt, and plenty of "fanoodling." "Why do men chase women?" Is it because they fear death or have they n…
 
Cohosts Jonathan and Dan gather up the scraps of our matching sailor suits on today's Anime Was (Not) A Mistake. We resume our Kill La Kill episodes with three episodes devoted to the Tri City School Raid Trip. Surely, during this podcast recording we will all become closer to our clothing and fortunately we are going to need this stitching to bind…
 
We here at Anime Was (Not) A Mistake are no strangers to the concept of "survival of the fittest." Join us once again with the Straw Hat Pirates as they journey to find the treasure known as One Piece. In One Piece Film: Strong World Nami is floated away by the villainous Shiki and it's up to Luffy and his crew to get her back. In their way they wi…
 
On today's episode, we descend into the shadowy, mutant-filled world of 90's television. Vampire Hunter D focuses on Doris Lang enlisting the help of the titular vampire hunter to stop the bloodthirsty Count Magnus Lee. Armed with a huge sword and a wisecracking left hand, D must battle against the mutants and monsters that make up the Count's cour…
 
I believe in Santa Claus and Anime Was (Not) A Mistake, it is a very just cause and such a journey to make! Tonight, join us for a very, merry, holiday special with all three cohosts of the podcast, reunited, in person, Dan, Grant, and Jonathan all combine their Rankin/Bass knowledge together tonight. On the bill are three classic stop motion films…
 
Our holiday interlude continues with a trip to the dark and surprisingly festive underbelly of Gotham City. In Tim Burton's Batman Returns, the Caped Crusader must take on the combined forces of the Penguin, Catwoman, and corrupt business mogul Max Shrek. While Gotham City tries and fails to enjoy a very ritzy Christmas, the Penguin emerges from th…
 
Hey what's up? What's all the noise? Its the Anime Was (Not) A Mistake Boys! Gathered on the Pod for some Holiday Cheer! It only comes. but once a year. Dan, Jonathan, and Grant return to celebrate the nostalgia of childhood, in the Animaniacs seminal classic Wakko's Wish (1999). On this episode, we really channel into our youth and the power of no…
 
Nosferatu November comes to an end with Yoshiaki Kawajiri's Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust. In this long-awaited follow-up to the 1985 film, D is charged with rescuing a young woman named Charlotte from the vampire noble Meyer Link. D must also compete against another group of vampire hunters known as the Marcus Brothers. The relationship between Meye…
 
We would cross oceans of time … and apparently the limits of anime for our viewers. Tonight, we continue the theme of creatures of the night, with something a little bit different. Come revel in the decadence that is Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992). Romance, mystery, and horrible British accents await, just beyond …
 
It's been a long time since we caught up with Domon and his pals, but of retrospective of Mobile Fighter G Gundam finally continues. Domon Kasshu has been training in the secluded Guyana Highlands in order to properly wield the Shining Gundam's Super Mode. His allies in the newly-christened Shuffle Alliance have joined him, though they grow anxious…
 
Continuing in the anime adjacent spooky season, the hosts of Anime Was (Not) A Mistake make a quick flight to Berlin for an impromptu audition at the Markos Dance Academy. We better warm up, Madam Blanc is waiting for us to inhabit the role of Volk's protagonist in 2018's Suspiria. This retelling has been known to divide companies apart and shatter…
 
In a frightful departure from our usual anime fare, we will be taking a look at Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2. The year is 2000 and The Blair Witch Project has taken the world by storm. A group of ill-fated movie fans venture into the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland for a night of drinking, smoking, and well-mannered frivolity. They wake up wit…
 
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