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From Suicide Girls and Powerpuff Girls collaborations to virtual gamings and starting their own record label, TsuShiMaMiRe have accomplished a lot! Now King Baby Duck sits down with the art punk trio to talk all about their last 25 years. Hear about their college life, Mari's pre-punk job, their friendship with WE Are the Asteroid, their new album …
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For six years, King Baby Duck, AFLM, and JonStar have had horse girls on their minds. Now, the head of Duck Amuck in Japan bears witness to Uma Musume: Pretty Derby in-person! Hear about the recent live event, and what it was like being the only foreigner there. Queens of the Stone Age come to Tokyo, acting as a good palette cleanser after the hors…
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Another teacher comes to the roundtable, as the Duck Amuck in Japan crew welcome singer Kani Crabb to the show! Hear about his experiences living and working in Japan, as well as his a music career and his OTHER part-time job. Security Guy Greg returns from a trip to Iceland, as he shares his highlights from that magical island. Plus, the hardest c…
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The Winter 2024 anime season is in full swing, and the Duck Amuck in Japan crew share their thoughts on what's airing! But first, EliteFourDerek talks about his upcoming move to Florida, and a somber farewell to the band CHAI. AFLM shares his Kickstarter success, and King Baby Duck experiences the wonders of Budokan. Plus, Marshmallow Fluff, Tetris…
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It's the first Duck Amuck in Japan episode of 2024, and King Baby Duck, AFLM, and JonStar have got quite a lot of ground to cover. An interview opportunity lands on AFLM's lap, while our host talks about meeting comedian Ron Funches. The twins reflect on their winter break, and KBD shares his report on concerts from Soil & "Pimp" Sessions, The50Kai…
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We've come to the end of 2023, and the Duck Amuck in Japan crew share their picks on the best, worst, and weirdest things to come out of anime, video games, music, and movies! King Baby Duck talks about a treasure he discovered, seeing Stance Punks live, and his first kabuki theater experience. Plus, JonStar shares his thoughts on the live-action Y…
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The Duck Amuck in Japan gang gives thanks to a new episode, even though King Baby Duck's Thanksgiving food selections are very, very slim. Our Japan resident stumbles upon a secret Banksy shop close to his apartment, and AFLM's favorite band finally announces a US Tour! THE CHERRY COKE$ rock Shimokitazawa, and a day of rakugo and manzai comedy surp…
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The Duck Amuck in Japan crew welcome Zaech, the creator of the YouTube series The Kozy Kotatsu! Hear about Zaech's big run for the sake of Persona, and what brought him to Japan in the first place. King Baby Duck shares his recent treks to Asakusa and Tokyo SkyTree, sees some punk & metal show nudity, and finds a candy shop right in his vicinity. P…
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The Duck Amuck in Japan crew welcomes {abstract:japan}'s Tyler Abstract, as King Baby Duck talks about his visits to Hibiya and Shimokitazawa. But for the main focus of the show, the guys look back at their favorite karaoke memories. Hear about first-time experiences, their go-to songs, and...opening for Frank Turner?! Plus, a little history involv…
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On the latest Duck Amuck in Japan, King Baby Duck commits a grave sin, one that involves a place he tried to avoid like the plague. However, our host experiences a bunch of new things in Japan! Culture festivals, pro wrestling, manga art, and a video game party on a boat! JonStar runs into a bunny girl in a unique place, EliteFourDerek discovers he…
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When moving to another continent, you can only bring so much. King Baby Duck realized this when he moved to Japan. Hear all about everything that went into his new apartment in Tokyo. From his first reaction to the new place to how he acquired the essentials, KBD dives deep in what got him settled into the place he now calls home. Plus, Nakano Broa…
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King Baby Duck is back, and this time he's in the country he's loved for years! Welcome to the premiere of Duck Amuck in Japan! Join our host -- alongside EliteFourDerek, AFLM, and JonStar -- as he shares bits from his first month in Tokyo! From language barriers and school speeches to getting accustomed to his new surroundings, KBD reveals a pleth…
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All good things must come to an end, and No Borders No Race is no exception..for the time being. King Baby Duck is heading to Japan, and his pals EliteFourDerek, the Wicked Anime crew, Abstract Japan's TylerAbstract, and future funk artist Mere Notilde help send him off! Hear how their tastes in anime, video games, and music have evolved throughout…
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It's the second-to-last No Borders No Race for quite some time, and King Baby Duck takes this opportunity to spotlight the folks from Shameless Promotion PR! Since 2016, the music promoters have sent this show many amazing acts to spin, on top of others who've contributed to our Shameless Tuesdays posts. Today, KBD plays fifteen acts past and prese…
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King Baby Duck gets some feedback from friends about his all-Japanese episode, and the results are surprisingly positive. MAN WITH A MISSION come to the Boston area for a show that takes our host by surprise. Clone High is back, and all is right with the world. Well...okay, not really. KBD has to bring back the Soapbox to bash on homophobes and tra…
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For the first time ever, King Baby Duck attempts something that he's been working a very long time to accomplish. Speaking entirely in Japanese, our host spills everything about how he came to love Japan. It all begins with his first experience with Japanese culture, as well as how he discovered (and rediscovered) anime. On a similar path, KBD shar…
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King Baby Duck is excited to see some of his favorite bands before leaving Japan. He's also irked over the ones who are finally coming, but after his big move! But he's got a lot of great things to talk about. Hear his thoughts on the film Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, the TV series The Muppets Mayhem, and the anime Insomniacs After Scho…
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King Baby Duck may be putting No Borders No Race on indefinite hiatus soon, but there's still work to be done! Netflix's Agent Elvis lets the King of Rock & Roll show off his kung fu skills, while Otaku Elf makes lazy work of deities. Plus, our host talks frankly about his A Bastard's Soapbox segment, and why he'll be happy to put it away for good.…
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B3, Enchanting Sorcery Productions, and Anime Herald give thanks to the Fire Nation in this Anime Boston 2023 interview with actor Dante Basco. Hear his stories about working on the films But I'm a Cheerleader and Hook, and the importance of Asian representation in American pop culture media. Plus, he shares his experience with...competitive Monopo…
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B3, Enchanting Sorcery Productions, and Anime-Zing Radio get squid ink by the barrel full in a special Anime Boston 2023 interview with voice actress Christine Cabanos. Hear about her first role ever voicing in the anime K-On!, playing crazy characters, and travel blogs & side hustles. http://www.bostonbastardbrigade.com/podcast/ab2023/ab2023cabano…
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After two conventions back-to-back, King Baby Duck is ready for a normal No Borders No Race episode. Hear what The Super Mario Bros. Movie got right about the legendary video game franchise, and what makes The Dangers in My Heart one of this season's biggest surprises. Plus, our hosts shares some big news regarding his future, and it involves an is…
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B3 gets in the robot with Anime Herald in a special Anime Boston interview with voice actor John Swasey. Hear his thoughts on the character of Gendo Ikari, his voice acting origins, playing loud characters, and being a good dad. Swasey also shares some stories revolved around being a Deadhead... http://www.bostonbastardbrigade.com/podcast/ab2023/ab…
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King Baby Duck, EliteFourDerek, and 42Believer had a blast at Anime Boston 2023, and they're sharing their thoughts on this year's festivities! Hear their thoughts on the cosplay, the guests, and the panels they got to experience! From panels about bad anime and AC/DC cosplayers to the premieres of Oshi no Ko and MASHLE, the trio covers everything …
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PAX East 2023 work is done, but King Baby Duck is still deep in his work for Anime Boston! So today, he's spinning some songs from classic and current anime! From the Lovely Angels and Spike Spiegel to a gender-changing sibling and a tanuki girl, our host spins some great songs from some great series! PLAYLIST (with series streaming links): Kazuya …
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King Baby Duck took on PAX East 2023 with great tenacity, and he's got the audio to prove it! Join our host as he chats with many developers on the con floor (and maybe one or two in a different location)! From a League of Legends spin-off and pro wrestling RPGs to horror dating sims, there's something for every kind of gamer! http://www.bostonbast…
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PAX East 2023 has come and gone, but King Baby Duck is still working hard on its coverage! (Well, actually, at the time of this recording, he was preparing for the con!) At any rate, today's No Borders No Race is all music, no chit-chat, with some delectable surprises from Japan, Boston, and...Slovakia?! PLAYLIST (with album/single links): FLOW - D…
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King Baby Duck rekindles his love for the web comic Swan Boy, whereas Mel Brooks's History of the World, Part Two shows why nostalgia can be both good and bad. Manual Cinema brings a new take on Frankenstein to the stage, with some amazing results! Finally, on A Bastard's Soapbox, the firing of Dilbert. PLAYLIST (with album/single links): YUKI - Ti…
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The annual South By Southwest Festival is just around the corner, and King Baby Duck's got you covered! Over a dozen Japanese acts (and a couple of Boston ones) are on display, with the where's and when's people can see them live in Austin, Texas! (Although there are a few that were, at the time of the recording, still to be determined!) PLAYLIST (…
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After complaining about the MBTA for the umpteenth time, King Baby Duck finds plenty of heart in the new sport anime Ippon Again! Two thieving teams join forces in Lupin The 3rd Vs. Cat's Eye, with mixed results. And on this week's A Bastard's Soapbox: the Netflix password-sharing debacle! PLAYLIST (with album/single links): Shojo Yukai - Love Doll…
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King Baby Duck is just about recovered from COVID, which is good because he needs the energy to discuss what's on No Borders No Race! HBO Max's Velma is universally hated, with our host sharing some recommendations for better cartoons with similar premises. The Oscar nominations have been announced, with KBD giving his hopes on who should win. Fina…
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King Baby Duck tried his very best to avoid it, but COVID finally got him! Although he's recovered, he still needs a breather from it. Hence why this week's No Borders No Race is all about the music. However, he does manage to start spotlighting the local acts that'll be performing at this year's Boston Calling! PLAYLIST (with album/single links): …
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It's been two years since Wicked Anime recorded their own episode, but the wait is finally over! AFLM, JonStar, King Baby Duck, and EliteFourDerek reconvene for their (should've been) annual Wickies awards show! But they're not alone, as they welcome to the table Aztech from Hybrid Thoughts, who also shares what's been up these last couple of years…
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2023 may be here, but King Baby Duck is going back a few days to look at the best that Japan had to offer in 2022! From pop to metal, a plethora of genres are showcased in this year's best-of list. Plus, our good friends Mike Rogers and Abstract Japan's TylerAbstract pop by to share their Top 2022 picks, while Aztech from Hybrid Thoughts talks abou…
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Our look back at 2022 continues, as King Baby Duck counts down the very best records released throughout the entire world (sans Japan, of course)! From masked country singers and evil popes to folk punk heroes, No Borders No Race has almost every genre covered! Plus, our host awards the Beantown Sampler of the Year, alongside the first ever Shamele…
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The Wickies are making their grand return on December 28th (click here to vote!), and King Baby Duck prepares for the awards show by spinning some of his favorite anisongs of the year! From My Dress-Up Darling and Call of the Night to Chainsaw Man and Bocchi the Rock!, we look back at one of the most memorable years in anime history! PLAYLIST (with…
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The Wickies are coming back, and you can choose the nominations! But first, on this week's No Borders No Race, King Baby Duck talks about his experience at Anime NYC 2022. A show about death makes a mark on Broadway, as our host talks about Beetlejuice! Plus, the holiday season is upon us, and yet another A Christmas Carol adaptation has been made.…
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After listing all of the shows he's been to in the last two weeks, King Baby Duck goes retro with his thoughts on the new Urusei Yatsura adaptation. Our host is then taken by surprise when Romantic Killer -- which he reviewed this past week -- gets its own anime on Netflix! Finally, on this week's A Bastard's Soapbox, we have to talk about Ye. PLAY…
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Everyone excited for the return of Bleach...but not King Baby Duck! Instead, he's more focused on two new anime this fall: Akiba Maid War and Reincarnated as a Sword! Plus, on this week's A Bastard's Soapbox, what World Wrestling Entertainment can learn from All Elite Wrestling! PLAYLIST (with album/single links): LOVE PSYCHEDELICO - Hallelujah to …
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King Baby Duck starts off this week's No Borders No Race with an exciting con appearance reveal! Then he looks at Rob Zombie's take on the iconic TV series The Munsters! Cyberpunk: Edgerunners shows how to do game-to-anime adaptations right, and the manga Hitomi-chan is Shy With Strangers gets a well-deserved spotlight. PLAYLIST (with album/single …
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King Baby Duck realizes that there are many more stories about his Japan trip he never told, but decides to wait another day to reveal more. After all, there's a lot to talk about when Wicked Anime's Security Guy Greg shows up! The two speak about the finale to Kevin Smith's Clerks Trilogy, which is chock filled with spoilers! Then KBD speaks highl…
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King Baby Duck makes his grand return from the Land of the Rising Sun, and he's got plenty of stories to tell! Hear all about his work with the Cultural Exchange Initiative, alongside the great things about the town of Kani! Plus, our host finally reunites with his college friend & family, meets in-person a longtime friend for the first time, and b…
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It's long, thick, and full of many great discussions! All of it is perfect for No Borders No Race's 300th episode! King Baby Duck welcomes Wicked Anime's AFLM, JonStar, Security Guy Greg, and The League's Clay N. Ferno as they dive deep into their loves! What makes for good music? What are the guys' hottest takes in pop culture? Where do they put t…
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They're loud, annoying, and very annoying! Which is which? We don't know! But the Boston Bastard Brigade, Anime Herald, Anime-Zing Radio, Honey's Anime, and Looper sit down with the LAVA trio of Ray Chase, Robbie Daymond, and Max Mittelman at Anime Boston 2022! Hear about their thoughts about voice actor unions, the art of Americanizing Japanese co…
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We're one episode away from the big 3-0-0, but King Baby Duck reveals that it might be slightly delayed. Fortunately, that's something future KBD has to worry about! This week, he talks about his experience at the new Boston music venue Roadrunner, with Frank Turner performing with a great bunch of friends! Ms. Marvel arrives on Disney+, but does i…
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No Borders No Race returns after a month, as King Baby Duck talks about Anime Boston and his upcoming Japan trip! The Orville finally returns, with an episode dealing with a heart-wrenching situation. The Kids in the Hall are back, but do they still have solid comedic chops? Lastly, on A Bastard's Soapbox, why Pride Month needs to remind those in t…
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Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko arrives in theaters this weekend (which you can read our review here!), and King Baby Duck chats with its director Ayumu Watanabe. Joined by Honey's Anime, Asia Pacific Arts, Cinema Daily US, and The Daily Californian, Watanabe talks about the film's inspirations, the portrayal of Nikuko, and -- of course -- those funny f…
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Anime Boston 2022 has come and gone, and King Baby Duck, EliteFourDerek, and Wicked Anime's JonStar share their thoughts on the convention as a whole! Hear their overall ratings, the panels they witnessed, the interviews, and the merch they grabbed! Plus, listen in to what happened on Day Zero with their friend Linnie before anything went down! htt…
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He's spoken about her since late 2019, and today she finally makes an appearance. King Baby Duck welcomes Cultural Exchange Initiative founder Mikiyo Hattori, who shares her story on how she created the organization. Plus, hear about CEI's collaborations with Anime Boston & Showa Boston, their next :Re_ event, and what they hope to achieve in the n…
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