By Mike Dent
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What can we say about a podcast that many listeners are calling "One of the best edited shows on the web"?! R5 Central is the Japanese Pop Culture podcast hosted by the infamous Hot-Blooded Freelancer, Mike Dent. Together with his co-hosts, Sylene and Mai, the three of them unleash a raging torrent of news and reviews on the hottest things in Anime, Tokusatsu, and Asian Cinema! Throw in the occasional killer interview, audio drama adventures, and convention coverage episodes and you have a show that you most DEFINITELY wouldn't want to miss!
||SPECIAL for anime82: All That Choudenji||Click Here To Download! This Week: Not a new episode. Rather, it’s something a bit more special: Mike’s contribution to Anime82‘s Mecha Madness podcast extravaganza in the form of a review of Choudenji Machine Voltes V! Check out the ext||7/27/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||EPISODE 64: Denji Anime!||Click Here To Download! This Week: It’s the end of Series 5…and possibly R5 Central for all of 2010?! To take things out, Mike salvages what is left of this much-delayed episode by tag-teaming with Paul “Igadevil” Sullivan to have||1/6/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||EPISODE 63: Ultra Symphony No. 1 -An Interview With Mike Verta-||Click Here To Download This Week: Anticipation is hyped for the new Ultraman movie, Mega-Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends, set to come out next month! Through chance, Mike finds the time to chat with yet ANOTHER Mike: Mike Verta, the film’s comp||11/22/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||EPISODE 62: Solution D||Click Here To Download This Week: To ring in the Halloween season, Mike and Ai take a literal stab into the Vampire craze by praising the solution the problem: Vampire Hunters. More specifically, a short and sweet “Lite Episode” review of Vamp||10/30/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||EPISODE 61: ROAR! New Age of Monsters!||Click Here To Download This Week: In an age where Godzilla lies dormant, the fans have taken the stage and given birth to The New Age of Monsters! R5 Central examines the phenomenon by reviewing “Negadon, The Monster From Mars” and interviewin||10/27/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||EPISODE 60.5: Extended Celebrations||Click Here To Download This Week: It took us long enough! Sylene and Ai team-up to unleash an extended shoutout reel, featuring the likes of Kyle Hebert, Little Miss Gamer, Benu from Anime Genesis, and more! Also in the mix is a never-before-heard gag ree||9/20/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||EPISODE 60: The Man Who Came From Hong Kong||Click Here To Download This Week: R5 Central turned four years old on August 9th! To celebrate the occasion, Mike goes ridiculously off-topic and brings Dragon Dynasty’s “Power that Is”, Bey Logan onto the show. They speak of the status||8/23/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||EPISODE 59: Operation: SGC||Click Here To Download This Week: Mike sacrificed Otakon and travels with Ron “Soulcrash” Ladao to the first year of the ScrewAttack Gaming Convention in Dallas, Texas! At least, that was the original plan. Because of a lack of proper format,||7/16/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||EPISODE 58: Burn Up! Dynamic Double Impact!||Click Here To Download This Week: As we speak, a survivor of the Kingdom of Evil is trying to amass an army to try and take over the US! Fear not, true believers as the only thing that stands in their way is this podcast of podcasts! In the meantime, plea||6/15/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||CONVERSATIONS WITH WILL: 10 – The Hangover Episode||Click Here To Download This Week: Conversations With Will has hit 10 episodes?! According to certain podcast historians, this is the epic point of no return for our heroes! As they recover from the madness that is Anime Central, the two of them reminisce||5/18/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||CONVERSATIONS WITH WILL: 09 – “Rage, Thy Name Is Twitter”||Click Here To Download This Week [Insert Clever Description About This Episode Here Due To Mike Being So Tired For Various Reasons] PRODUCTION NOTES: -Here’s a mirror for the episode since Archive is getting wonky: http://www.mediafire.com/download.||5/6/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||EPISODE 57: “That Dragonball Episode”||Click Here To Download This Week: In the wake of Dragonball Evolution, Mike teams up with the crew over at Daizenshuu EX to bring you a Dragonball-themed episode! In addition to musings on said film and the rise of Dragonball Kai, they offer up their pick||4/26/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||CONVERSATIONS WITH WILL: 08 – A Means To An End||Click Here To Download This Week: Will and Mike emerge from the ether for another late-night episode. This time, the two of them try to wrap their heads around the sudden awesomeness of Power Rangers RPM, why Superman can’t have sex, and Will’||3/12/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||EPISODE 56: Coming Back – An Interview With Utada||Click Here To Download This Week: Series 5 of R5 Central kicks off with one of the biggest events to date! Mike recently had the opportunity to interview the one and only Hikaru Utada. As she gears up to release her new album, the two of them chat about h||2/27/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||EPISODE 48: Crimson Christmas||Click Here To Download This Week: In the homestretch to Episode 50 and to celebrate the holidays, Mike has cooked up a collection of Christmas tunes. Featuring Japanese Christmas classics, both past and present, this mixtape should make for some pleasant||12/24/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
It's most definately podcasting at its finest
R5 Central is a podcast that definately deserves a lot more love. It's got great production values, and Mike talks about a wide variety of topics covering all aspects of Japanese pop culture. In the name of Great Justice, you must listen to R5 Central!!
One of the best edited podcasts
This podcast is informative and sounds awesome. Much better than some anime podcasts...like weeaboobies. While it takes them a while to edit each episode. it is worth the wait
What can I say about R5 Central? Mike Dent is a robot. That's okay though because robots kick a*s. You didn't know that already? Geez, maybe if you listened to this podcast you wouldn't be a total dunce about these things. You can still redeem yourself if you subscribe...
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