MetaVerse Episode 17 – Being Meta

Do you know, how META we can get? Well, you can find out now.

Hey folks! Kyo, Fosh and I take a fun break on this episode of the podcast to get to know the writers that we picked up way back in January earlier this year. lvlln, Miyu and Hawthorne are put on the hot seat to answer a handful of questions from the Metanorn staff.
Hope you guys enjoy this getting-to-know the team. You can say, we were very meta this time around. More the reasons to stalk some of us, I guess? Jokes aside, we are trying our best to improve the quality of MetaVerse but sometimes due to connection, you will hear a lag in recording; however, we’ll keep on trying to improve this scenario. Let us know what you thought and thanks for listening!


00:00-01:37 – Introduction – lvlln’s tune (“Orchestra of Love” by Ayako Yoshitani from Nazo no Kanojo X OP)

01:38-07:36 – MetaPowuh – News from Fosh, Kyo & Jrow

  • Music from Rinne no Lagrange OST

07:37-08:27 Intermission: Miyu’s tune (Konoha no Sekai Jijyou – Soraru (utattemita))

08:28-26:24 – MetaGasm Part A: Interviewing the Technically Not-So-N00bs:

  • Music from Mawaru Penguindrum & Chihayafuru

26:25-26:35 Intermission 2: Hawt’s tune (Shounen yo Ware ni Kaere/Boys Come Back To Me (DJ Baku remix))

26:36-1:02:11 – MetaGasm Part B: Questions from the Senpai

  • Questions from OC, Kara, anaaga, Fosh & Jrow

1:02:12-1:11:37 – Shoutouts and Wrap-up

1:11:38-1:15:15 – Outro – Jrow’s tune (Romeo x Juliet OP – “You Raise Me Up” by Lena Park) (English version)

Toodles till the next time, folks!


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61 Responses to “MetaVerse Episode 17 – Being Meta”

  1. Tofu says:

    I’m only 1 minute into the podcast and I went “WOAH Miyu sounds so young!” and then I went WOAH again because for a split second I thought Hawthorn was Hato LOLS Is Hawthorn a New Zealander too? xD

    • Kyokai says:

      Miyu is currently our youngest member and nope, Hawt is very American and lives near a beach! I swear I could hear it too. xD

    • Miyu says:

      HEHE I AM YOUNG!!! >D But then later on in the podcast I start to sound um croaky so xP

      I miss Hato and his manly voice. Even though I was still a super lurker when he was around ;_;

    • Hawthorne says:

      Living in New Zealand would be pretty awesome, but sadly I don’t. xD

    • Foshizzel says:

      It was nice to finally put a voice behind Miyu and Hawthorn at last! I already voice chatted with Lvlln before with a few SCCSAV live watches xD

  2. lvlln says:

    Looking forward to taking a listen to this. I usually listen to my podcasts 1.6x, so hearing my voice sped up like that should be fun. Recording was a blast, though some of the questions tied me up.

    For the servant question, after thinking about it, I think I’d go with a bit of a cheat, claiming Tsukihime’s Ciel the executioner as Assassin class. A cheat, but if Emiya can be one, I want Ciel. I want to see her church combat skills, I want to eat curry with her, and I want to learn about what her dreams would be after the hell she had to go through so early in her life to make her what she was in Tsukihime.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Ohhh I am with you on that lvlln! It is so strange to hear yourself talking after a recording ahaha it took me a while to get used to the whole thing and lol sped up listening?! Awesome.

      Maybe we should have said any character from any anime as a possible servant for Miyu to answer? LOL I would so pick someone from Bleach or One piece! Hell ya my servant is luffy xD

  3. Toori-chan says:

    Wow finally the fresh (not so anymore) meats debuts on MetaVerse. Lol Kyokai been laughing for most of the podcast.

    Gosh Miyu!!! Now I realized that I forgot how you actually sounded… Or maybe you sound different on the mic XD. Nice choice on the music intermission though it feels weird hearing a song which I listen everyday on MetaVerse.

    Awwh Kyokai is really embarrassed, everybody definitely love our lady boss~

    Lol the island question again?

    If you need to do a group MetaVerse, come over to Malaysia~ I probably have enough equipment to broadcast live with webcam and some microphones.

    • Miyu says:

      Kyo is always laughing! Her laughter is infectious xD

      Yes I know I sound terrible on the podcast + Singaporean slangy accent HAHA it was strange! Actually I don’t sound much better in RL either orz. Hehe, VOCALOID/utaites shall invade MetaVerse!

    • Foshizzel says:

      Hooray new voices to listen to! Welcome to the MetaVerse family Miyu! And now we will have to bring you along for more recordings.

      Ahahah yeah if I was made of money I would travel the world visiting our awesome readers xD

      • Miyu says:

        Thank you! I feel very loved 😀
        Hurhur I would love to do that too! And then attend cons all over the world and cover them together… *dreams*

    • Kyokai says:

      Aaah, you guys! I was blushing so heavily, not to mention, I can’t help my laughter. I wish I could stop it half the time… >////<

  4. Konoha no Sekai Jijyou – Soraru (utattemita)
    Miyu, 悪くない. :3

    • Miyu says:

      Are you a Vocaloid/utaite fan too? (゜▼゜*)

    • Jrow says:

      When I said, “I like that song” after the break, I’d never heard the song until afterwards. Didn’t realize I’d be so right about that. Great song choice, Miyu! ^^

  5. Does Kyokai have this power to make you guys laugh at the same time? It’s also making me laugh. XD

  6. Hawthorne says:

    Thanks again for having me on Kyo, jrow, and Fosh! When I first joined, being part of a Metacast episode was something I was really looking forward to. Like lvlln some of the questions were really tough, but thankfully since I went last I had time to think about my answer. xD I’d say for my first time ever doing a podcast I did … okay, lol. >< I'm not very talkative in person so I think some of that showed. Anyways, thanks! I'm glad I got the chance to chat with all of you as well as Miyu and lvlln, I had a lot of fun. ^^

    • Foshizzel says:

      It was a lot of fun! I hope to have you join us for more recordings in the future, but don’t worry soon you will chat more and more with us xD

      Yep! Lots of fun.

    • Kyokai says:

      We’ll be needing your MANRY voice on our podcast soon! xD

  7. BlackBriar says:

    Finally I get to hear the Fresh Meat behind the mic (Can’t really call you guys that anymore since you were broken in about a season ago but still good to hear). I guess you all came across Metanorn through random encounter like some of us, huh?

    I hope to hear a podcast with Karakuri, Overcooled and Hime on board someday. I’m not familiar with their voices and I’d like to hear their points of view on anime and games.

    Miyu’s voice is cute. I didn’t know what to expect but listening to her speak, she really is the youngest of the Meta Cast. The surprising part was the accent. Don’t let it bother you if you feel like the baby of the group, Miyu!! And nice taste in music. That song was good.

    I find it hard to believe Shana has another book coming out when they clearly said the third anime season was the final one. The new book must have been a last decision.

    Ah, I feel Kyo’s pain of being frustrated at not understanding the Japanese language and being envious of the people that can. It could’ve been so much easier and you wouldn’t need to rely on the subtitles and translations so much. Oh, why couldn’t Japanese be my second language? That was a fierce quiz you gave the newbies. From the reactions I heard, I’d say it flew over their heads. Hahaha, don’t feel so bad about being the eldest. You’re the boss that makes everything go.

    Yeah, I heard about Mirai Nikki getting a live action adaption while they said Funimation was licensing the anime for distribution in North America. The Wikipedia information stated it was due to premiere on April 21st. Honestly, I don’t think a live action version would do the story any justice. Not all anime stories can do well in live action.

    I’m shocked with the franchises that say this story is ending at which installment and then later, when you’re finished with it all, another installment comes along. Like the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie or the new Halo and God of War Jrow mentioned. Halo 3 and God of War III were stated as last parts at the time of their release. LOL. Maybe they can’t make up their minds?

    “Which anime world would you want to live in?” That’s the golden question for those who follow anime. I remember asking what would you if you could manipulate the story in the “50 things you didn’t know posts” but living in it is a different thing. I liked everyone’s answers on the subject. The Index/Railgun world is perfect for those who are into sci-fi. I’d would love to be an esper but I’d keep my distance from health hazards like Accelerator, Kihara and Vento. Mouretsu Pirates? YES!! Space pirates, space travel and a harem of cute/hot girls from the yacht club.

    If I were in the Holy Grail war, my choice of a servant would be between Saber and Lancer but in the end, I’d choose Saber. My lovely king of the knights. LOL. She’s hot and has a great personality. If I don’t get her, I’d settle for Lancer because he’s concerned about his honor. I love seeing those two on screen especially when they’re together.

    If you guys manage to get Hiroshi Kamiya in the next Metaverse episode, you can bet there’ll be riot!! Could you bring Kana Hanazawa while you’re at it? LOL.

    • Jrow says:

      You’ll get to hear Karakuri when Fosh does the E7 episode 3 review. This time, we’re planning to have both Hawthorne and Kara join us.

      I wish learning the language was like in Matrix. “I know kung-fu.” “I know Japanese. No more need for subs!”

      I thumbed thru the first episode of the Mirai Nikki LA series, it’s so weird. Yuno w/o pink hair, no thanks. They seemed to do a good job with the phone stuff, and their way of portraying Deus was ok since a TV budget couldn’t design that whole scene.

      I agree about the Halo/God of War thing. The companies just can’t escape their cash cows. Halo is the worst because one, it’s not being made by Bungie and two, they already are planning a new trilogy. Halo will be in a state of decline starting with 4, I predict.

      Saber <3 I would love it even better if it's like that episode of F/SN where she was ok with being seen naked. 😀 And btw, her beach queen figure looks really good. I've thought about getting it.

      Consider Hanazawa booked! 😉

      • BlackBriar says:

        Hahaha, if learning Japanese could be that easy, I’d use that method to learn a lot of things. The possibilities would be endless!!

        Thanks for the heads up, Jrow. If something as crucial and cannon as Yuno’s hair color is cut out, it kills the entire thing. Like that fail of a Prince of Persia movie. It didn’t follow the game and they gave the Prince a name even though it was never mentioned in the game.

        I’m familar with game franchises that have gotten into a decline. The DBZ games were getting good one after the next and were at their peak when they made DBZ Budokai 3 (Before Tenkaichi). When playing with a character, they had all the transformations and attacks there at your disposal in a fight. The story and character settings were perfect and could’ve continued like that with other installments while adding. Everything went downhill when the Tenkaichi part came in where you could only choose one transformation and a limited amount of moves. Not only that, the story mode completely sucked.

        It’s no contest that Saber is the best among the servants. She’s got brains, beauty and power. Everyone wants her. She was ok being seen naked? I’ll have to take a look at Stay Night once Zero is over.

        • Karakuri says:

          ….To tell you the truth, I learned Japanese 100% through listening to anime for years and then maybe 4 years of casually learning the writing when I felt like it. I’m nowhere near fluent, but I can get through a visual novel. If I can do it, I’m sure a ton of people can. :3

    • Miyu says:

      Aww thank you so much ♥ :’)
      I still have much more to learn from the senpais and our awesome commenters here, so from now onwards too, yoroshiku ne!~ (^Д^)
      Hehe also glad you liked the song, I’ll be bringing more Vocamusic to Meta soon!

  8. Tofu says:

    You guys take SO MANY SCREEN CAPS!!! LOLS! Then again, Metanorn has a lot of pics in their posts while it’s the opposite over at Sekijitsu. If you were to ask me how many I screencap, I’d say average 6 to 8 then improve the quality to the caps and then pick which one I want to put in (which ends up with about 4 or 5 being shown?) ^^ I’m very picky when it comes to caps now and yeah I do this manually with the help of PicPick.

    Interesting questions with even more interesting answers XD Overcooled, you better be ready for any surprise attacks LOLS COOK THEM FOOD! That’s your secret weapon >;D and also to Miyu~ Thanks for the shoutout ^^ Although at the time (and kinda even now) we’re not that close or anything but I’m glad I was able to cheer you up along with the rest <3 Stay strong girl!

    Wait what? Jrow didn't actually say Linkin Park!?!?! LOLS! I totally heard Jrow say Linkin Park then Fosh goes "I read it as Linkin Park" and I was utterly confused O_O

    • Foshizzel says:

      Well I take 300+ and narrow it down to 20-25 for final posting.

      This tofu – Jrow’s tune (Romeo x Juliet OP – “You Raise Me Up” by Lena Park) (English version) I read it as linkin park for singer instead of Lena Park xDD

    • Miyu says:

      We need to change that, Tofu. We need to become so close nobaddy can ever come between us FOREVER hehe. After all, our taste in anime is pretty similar, isn’t it? We’ll be blogging Hyouka this season together! *A*

      • Tofu says:

        But Miyu, I’m not blogging Hyouka XD I only did it for first impressions ;P Even so, I really love the series so if you’re blogging it, at least I can always comment ^^

        By the way, you fine with me adding you on MSN?

  9. Overcooled says:

    Gonna listen to this tomorrow while I’m passed out on my dead after karate tomorrow! YES, I COULDN’T WAIT TO WRITE A WHOLESOME COMMENT ABOUT THE ACTUAL PODCAST SO I’M ALERTING YOU ALL IN ADVANCE.

    • Kyokai says:

      Hahaa! AND WE LOVE YOU FOR IT, COOLS! :3

    • Overcooled says:

      Whoooa, I didn’t expect lvlln to sound like that! And I definitely don’t mean that in a bad way…Anyways, it’s nice hearing the newbie writers give their opinions on things. It sounds like you guys had a good time too.

      AWWW SO MUCH KYOKAI LOVE, SO CUTE. She is the boss after all! =w= Don’t worry, I’ll still protect you guys on the island with my martial arts. I’ll kick a bear and then make soup out of it (…yes, this is an island bear).

      Thanks for answering my questions. I wanted to know your fears so I could use them against you 8D Hawthorne’s fear is weird, but kind of..amazing lol. How did you become so afraid of marine animals?! XD

      Wow, you guys thought up such thoughtful welcomes for the Meta team appearing at your doorstep. I would have stubbornly tried to fit everyone into my house. You’d all fit, but we’d probably have to split up. A gaming group in the living room, cooking/eating group in the kitchen, and an anime watching group in my room might work.

  10. mo00odi says:

    Miyu , her voice is very cute ><"

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