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:
14hYjheG9W7aWip7K
wLPcfXxoXdALwDcma
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)


Otakon bans vuvuzelas; the world rejoices

novuvuzela.png

I really, really hate the vuvuzela.  The noise that those cursed “instruments” make sounds to me like a cross between a pair of yaks mating, and a pair of yaks dying an excruciatingly painful death.  As I wrote previously, those abominations were all over the LA Convention Center during Anime Expo, and it seemed to me that practically every few seconds, the center was filled with that abominable noise.  Really distracting, and even worse, a potential medical liability for those especially close to the offensive noisemaker.

Now before you soccer (or football, as it’s known in places outside of the US) fans get your knickers in a bunch, fear not.  I have absolutely no problem with the vuvuzela, in its proper context — i.e. during the World Cup.  What I don’t agree with, however, is its use outside of said venue — more specifically, at Anime Expo (really, any anime convention).  Because the correlation factor between anime conventions and the World Cup is precisely 0.00.  (yes, even if you’re cosplaying as someone from Captain Tsubasa.  There ain’t no vuvuzelas in that work…)

Well, great news for all you Baltimoreans: in a shocking display of sanity and common sense, Otakon has banned the vuvuzela.  Their announcement on the matter is short and sweet:

Absolutely no vuvuzelas or similar loud noisemakers are permitted within Otakon. Vuvuzelas and other noisemakers within convention buildings are subject to confiscation. Blowing a vuvuzela or similar noisemaker may lead to ejection from the convention.

Finally, a voice of sanity!  Good on you, Otakon.


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>