Latest Podcast

Episode #0028 – PMX 2011
Released: December 4, 2011

[Play Now!]

Latest Video

Video #0016 – Cool Find: Air Video HD: stream your downloaded anime, with perfect subtitles!
Released: June 16, 2014

[Play Now!]

Latest ChibiCast

Tip Jar

I produce this show out of my own pocket, primarily because of my love of all things anime and Japan. Unfortunately in this down economy, I need as much help as I can get. If you feel so inclined, a small donation to help offset my costs (server, bandwidth, equipment, etc.) would be much appreciated. Either make a purchase through one of our affiliates, bid on our eBay auctions, buy me something on my wish list, or use the handy donation button below.
[View our eBay Auctions]
The Otaku no Podcast Wishlist of Doom!
Donate using Bitcoin

Bitcoin Address:
Total Donations:
0.01000000 BTC

Otaku no Podcast

Otaku no Radio!

Minicaster Radio Playhead

To listen you must install Flash Player. Visit Draftlight Networks for more info.

HTML5: See what's playing or request a song!

(Player not working for you? Listen In using Winamp, iTunes, or most other MP3 player software)

Picks of the Week (DVD/Blu-ray)

Image of Steinsgate: Complete Series Classic (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Steinsgate: Complete Series Classic (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

RIP Carl Macek

Sad news today for American anime fans. Anime News Network is reporting that Carl Macek has passed away on Saturday due to a heart attack.

Mr. Macek is best known, of course, for producing the 1980s hit Robotech – an English dubbed and edited compilation of three seemingly unrelated Japanese anime series: The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, The Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross, and Genesis Climber Mospeada. Many an American anime fan started down the path of fandom thanks to this show — myself included.

Besides his involvement in Robotech, Macek and his company Streamline Pictures was also involved with quite a few other anime titles, including Captain Harlock and Queen Millennia (released as “Captain Harlock and the Queen of a Thousand Years”) all the way to more recent projects including Bleach and Naruto. Unfortunately his involvement with the American anime fandom was not without its share of controversy, but even his detractors would be hard pressed to deny him his legacy I think.

Mr. Macek, you will be missed.

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>