02.14.2019: Kaiju fans in Japan with David Dopko

Kyle and special guest (and travel-mate) David Dopko recap the first half of their trip to Japan in this recorded-on-the-road episode!

Hey everyone, I wanted to make sure to get an episode recorded, despite having a blast in Japan right now. You see, I’m traveling with fellow Japanophile and kaiju fan David Eric Dopko and we wanted to share some of the awesome adventures that we’re having and and awesome stuff we’re seeing with you.

We’re going to do another one of these before I leave, I think.

(*or Trip Highlights!*)
Sapporo Snow Festival
Japan Times report from the Snow Festival
Sapporo TV Tower Location
Sapporo adjacent: Jozankei Onsen Town
Sapporo adjacent: Hoheikyo Onsen (*it’s tattoo friendly!*)
Kyoto: Fushimi Inari Shrine
Osaka: Mandarake (Umeda)
Osaka: Mandarake (Grandchaos)
Osaka: Astro Zombies
Osaka: Anime Jungle
Kyoto: Gogyo Ramen
Kyoto: Nishiji Market


The JSDF was not occupying the base of the Sapporo TV Tower during our visit.

The entrance to the station has changed but we’re pretty sure this is the same location.




GODZILLA: The Planet Eater (2018)

Yes, we are back with another Daikaiju Discussion, but don’t get too excited yet — it’s for the third anime film. Yes, we’ll be watching Godzilla: The Planet Eater this month (once I’m back from Japan). I forgot to mention it in the episode but the deadline for sending in your homework is February 21st, so if you’d like to be included in this episode’s homework, please submit your thoughts, questions and reviews before then.

And if you wanted to know who performed the song at the end of the episode, Ikusa, that would be the band Wagakki.