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DYKA: Urusei Yatsura

Happy Valentine’s Day to all the followers of Did You Know Anime? and Who Cares About Anime. If you’re an avid anime fan, then what better way to celebrate than with the original otaku crush, Lum? Narrated by Roxanne Beck herself, this latest installment of Did You Know Anime? features fun trivia concerning Urusei Yatsura (including the animated TV show, movies, and Rumiko Takahasi’s original manga). I had no part in this episode other than sitting back and enjoying it, so many thanks to Roxanne for the narration, Michael for producing and editing the finished video, and to our mutual friend “Spooky Julia” for writing the script!

Looking back, it seems we here at DYKA have been on a bit of an old-school anime jaunt lately: prior to this one, I had the privilege of writing a script focusing on an overlooked gem by Kenichi Sonoda called Gunsmith Cats, which premiered just after our 2016 wrap-up on the Revolutionary Girl Utena franchise! Well-known YouTube personality Bennett the Sage was gracious enough to lend his voice to the narration of the former, while proficient anime blogger “Usamimi” of The Anime Nostalgia Podcast did an excellent job of spotlighting the latter. I thoroughly recommend checking out either series at your nearest convenience.

Once again, my apologies for lack of new podcast episodes! Schedules allowing, I assure you we have plenty more in the planning stages; for now, however, hopefully some exciting new installments of DYKA will tide you over until then. We’ve got some big, newer titles to cover, along with aged classics that have been patiently sitting on the proverbial pile for too long! (Oh, and some that are just plain wacky, zany, and fun!) So keep a weathered eye on the horizon in the coming weeks.

On the subject of wackiness, I almost forgot to mention my recent session of nonsensical rambling with Attack on Titan fanatic Dead Diligent. After we both had our turn on WhyBuffet’s aptly named A Talk on Titan podcast (click here if you need a reminder), this crazy Brit invited me to an impromptu, off-the-cuff dialogue about the forthcoming second season of AOT, other favorite anime, and, oddly enough, unicycles. It was a heck of a good time, and if you’re an AOT fan I hope you’ll consider subscribing to his YouTube channel as well.

Thanks again everyone for your continued support. It’s hard to believe that as of March 4, Mike and I will have three years of DYKA YouTube uploads under our belts. It’s been a nonstop adventure, to say the least! Whether you’re a longtime fan or a newcomer, on behalf of all of us here at Did You Know Anime?, welcome. We hope to keep providing fun facts for fellow anime fans for many more days, weeks, and months to come.

– J. G. Lobo

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About the author

J. G. Lobo

Majoring in film studies and minoring in fields related to communicative studies and English literature, J. G. Lobo graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska. In addition to his other filmic endeavors and academic ambitions, he has since begun viewing anime through various cinematographic and scholarly lenses while inviting others to do the same.

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