MetaVerse 01 – Tall, Dark & Blonde

The first ‘official’ episode of MetaVerse is here! In this episode, going a bit back in time, we reminisce and finish the Winter season with much aplomb and reveal some secrets about Project Met’Amour with candid confessions.

This was recorded on 22nd of April, 2011 with Hato, Hoshi, Overcooled, Fosh, Ness and myself. As informed earlier with our pilot episode, we would be releasing episodes on fortnightly basis. This time around, the team lays down their choices for the Winter season: the hits, the misses, the moe of moes, hotties and everything in between. Also, those who applied for the hotties in Metanorn Matchmaking, there’s a surprise waiting for you in this podcast. Not to mention, we got some announcements to make so without any further ado~

Show Notes:

00:00 – 1:27 – Intro Music with Hosts Introductions (Kyokai’s Insert: Deadman Wonderland OP “One Reason” by fade)

1:28 – 4:14 – MetaPOWUH

  • Fosh and Ness breeze over latest news about fandom.

4:15 – 7:11 – First Intermission (Ness’s choice:  “Hikari no Kesshou” – The Back Horn)

7:12 – 23:30 – MetaCast

  • What the team has been up to and the shows we have finished and currently watching.
  • Metanorn Site Updates:
    • Feedback from Episode 00
    • We are now on iTunes and Mevio. More links in the end.
    • Some sneak peek about the fresh meat judging.
    • Next episode guest to be Scamp from the Cart Driver! If you got any questions, write it on MetaQ!

23:31 – 25:08 – (Fosh’s choice:  “Ma-Ka-Se-Te Tonight” – OP of Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? by Nomizu Iori)

25:09 – 48:40 – MetaProject

  • Feedback on Met’Amour
  • A big hand to Will for being more than awesome
  • Surprise for the regulars: Special Reading for the Matchmaking Applicants

48:41 – 49:00 – Anivision Promo

49:01 – 1:05:12 – Main Topic – WINTER FINALE!

  • What was the funniest show?
  • Which anime was the moe of moes?
  • Most action packed?
  • The most dramatic?
  • The ultimate harem show?
  • Favorite anime BGM/OST, ED/OP?
  • What’s the biggest failure of Winter season?
  • What’s the team favorite of the Winter season? Top 3 shows per host.

1:05:13 – 1:05:37 – DDD Promo

1:05:38 – 1:22:28 – Main Topic – WINTER FINALE! (Contd.)

  • Which Winter show should have another season?
  • The favourite character that you would want to be like?
  • Which character had the best abilities of the season that you’d want?
  • Best wardrobe?
  • Who was your winter anime hawtie?
  • Who was the hoe of Winter?
  • A side character that should have been the main character?
  • Which two characters would you love to see from Winter fight it out?
  • The character you want to beat the shit out of?

1:22:29 – 1:22:56 – Sekijitsu Promo

1:22:57 – 1:32:53 – MetaTeam’s Ramble & Plugs

  • Daifuuku is looking for new members.
  • SaiMecha! Getting all the mecha fans together for voting/battles started by Executiveotaku from THAT anime blog. Also, much love to Hana as well.
  • The team over at Seaslugs! Always funny reviews. Kabitzin, Halfadeckshort, Zyl, Epi, Jesus159159159, Leenina and Otou-san.
  • Shout out to Vucy, Amelia and JoeAnimated of the SSCSAV.
  • Eri of Neonovic.
  • Congrats to senpai foomafoo for a three-year anniversary of Temporal Vortex!
  • Introduction of MetaQ (Of course, we were trolling with GASMS).
    • Ask Questions and we’ll reply in the podcast. Yeah, go crazy over our dirty little secrets.
    • Not to to mention, Scamp to appear in the next podcast so ask him anything and he will reply in his awesome Irish accent~ (deadline for this is 6th May, 2011)
  • Links to remember:
  • Hato learns about  MetaVerse
  • Another Confession?!

1:32:54 – 1:34:44 – Outro Music (Hato’s Insert: DANGO DAIKAZOKU, BITCHES!)

Background Music: Kotatsu Kara Nagameru Sekai Chizu (Instrumental) by Erio wo Kamatte-chan and Kimi ni Todoke Instrumental by MAY’S.

End Note:

At least the Skype sounds are gone but there were definitely some background noise that we couldn’t do much about (editing noise is a pain that deteriorates the quality of sound). But anyhow, I’m learning and will definitely go nowhere but up. I would be helped by a Sound Editor soonish. Hope you had fun hearing our rambling over Winter and some MOAR Metanorn updates. We love your feedback as always so comment away! And don’t forget MetaQ for any questions for the hosts and upcoming guests. Ja ne~


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165 Responses to “MetaVerse 01 – Tall, Dark & Blonde”

  1. Kabitzin says:

    Haha, how did Bass get an ad? Thank you guys for the metagasmic shout-outs ;D. Metaverse with song meaning blew my mind.

    Also, Madoka has to whine because that is how she powers up. It’s like warming up, only more annoying.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Wooot Sea Slugs! You guys are awesome xD

      True more whining means more power! And more annoying yes!

    • Kyokai says:

      Bass is one of our buddy-buddies so some special treatment. Also, MetaVerse means so many things, of course it was not only limited to songs alone. Fandom verse, all about Metanorn. xD

      I was one of those people, who didn’t like Madoka Magica much, but at least the last two episodes were something.

  2. Eri says:

    Come on Fosh, get more lively!!! 8’D

    • Foshizzel says:

      Lmaoooo yeah I know! Was tough doing this recording with my mom,dad and brother in the same room! Nooooooo!! Anyway yes I shall try next time haha

      • Kyokai says:

        I think Eri’s trying to talk about when you did the reading for sassy. xD

        • Foshizzel says:

          LOL Yeah I wasn’t even prepared to read that T__T

        • Eri says:

          Nah, I was referring to whole package although that part in particular was probably the most silent of all ._. But I guess this fits Foshie’s image of the calm and composed nii-sama [since he’s way older than me (no offense, I am just really young, that’s all xD)]…

      • Eri says:

        In… the… same… ROOM?!?!?!?!!? Murimurimurimurimurimurimuri! I can’t even do that when they’re in the same house!!!

        • Foshizzel says:

          Hahahha yes xD thankfully they didn’t talk too much, naw it’s cool xD

          • Eri says:

            Oh well it’s not that hard when your parents are American… BUT WHAT ABOUT ME? My sis and I have to chat in English with our parents WTFing in the main hall… Awkward situation is awkward…

            • Kyokai says:

              Hahahaaa! I’m glad I didn’t edit that part out. xD

  3. Didn’t got the chance to listen to the episode yet, but I checked out our promo… God… you really don’t like Flags, don’t you XD Not even a single mention of its name in the promo XDDDDD

  4. zabobinator says:

    I’m blond too…I didn’t get MetaVerse either. Heehee. ^_^

    This was really fun to listen to. 😀 😀 😀

  5. Moni Chan says:

    funimation is dubing panty and stocking HOLY CRAP

    did someone say CANADA, ANIME NORTH i live in canada and is going to anime north.

    i love when u guys where talking about luffy and his hat. the conversations are so random AWESOME SAUCE FTW.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Yep I am curious to what Funimation will do with that series, not sure if its tv ready hahah maybe Adult Swim will grab it? Not even sure if its edited that’s no fun XD

      Think OC said something on that.

      Hahah yes there are a few hat characters that can’t live without it!

      • Dan-go says:

        i’m really intrigued to see who gets to be the voices for them in the dub…bar a hooters girl i dont really see the english speaking equivalent

        • Namika says:

          Same here. But this makes the result 2x interesting! *,_,*

          • Dan-go says:


            • Namika says:

              Really? I was searching for the images to use as a banner on Katsuragi, and I ended up making this one my Gravatar.

              I’m so glad you liked it! ^O^ No nosebleeds, I hope :3

            • Dan-go says:

              Going to need a transfusion, too much blood loss

      • Namika says:

        I am so envious right now 🙁 No anime related events are located near Georgia……. I’m such a depressed fangirl TT^TT

    • Alynn says:

      Yay! I live in Canada too! I’m going to Anime North as well.

      …Reminds me I have to work on my cosplays… LOL

      • Foshizzel says:

        Oooh awesome have fun with that 😀

      • Moni Chan says:

        omg same here i didnt cosplay last year ( big mistake )i need 2 this year T.T

        • Alynn says:

          I cosplayed last year (Kotone from Pokemon HeartGold SoulSilver!)

          This year I’m doing Selkie from Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles and Vocaloid Miki Love is War Ver.
          … I’m not 50% done at all. And there is like a month left…

          I’m a terrible procrastinator. D;

    • Overcooled says:

      Anyone going to anime north, I’m going to be there 8D If you see a female Izaya cosplayer, it’s me, so say hi!!! Alynn and Moni Chan, let’s have an Anime North partyyy

      • Moni Chan says:

        OMFG totally im going to oganise a random dance line like what me and my friends did last year. Ohhh and the rave party @ night is so EPIC

        • Overcooled says:


        • Moni Chan says:

          lmao its was getting so good then i think the police came and said it was a FIRE HAZZERD i dont remeber exaculy if they said those words but they stoped us. T.T

          • Alynn says:

            Lol seriously? Wow, though I’m not that surprised. How long did the dance line get?

            • Moni Chan says:

              there was at least 30 – 50 people dancing. i think theres a video on youtube of it or something. i saw lots of people recording it. it lasted a good 20 minutes or so

    • Moni Chan says:

      i have a feeling that the panty and stocking dub is going to be like 4kids’s one piece dub so said.

      • Foshizzel says:

        Lol let’s hope not! Funimation always does good track record for dub work, for me anyway!

        • Moni Chan says:

          i second that. funimation is always relesing the best dubbing ( until further notice ) but people still have there douts. me being one for some unknown reason

  6. Foshizzel says:

    Best opening and ending songs ever! WOooooooooooooooo!!!

    Nice work Kyo on the edits!

    As always love how everyone’s choices in top shows are different very nice 🙂

    • Kyokai says:

      I know right?! Deadman Wonderland OP had to be there, I’ve been ODing on it for some time now. I even liked all the inserts.

      This time around, it was tough to shorten the two hours but hopefully, got it better since last time. xD

  7. bakuhasu says:

    This episode needs more Hoshi!

  8. Dan-go says:

    Ness you’re choooo kawaiii!!! you’ve just got your first fanboy!

  9. Dan-go says:


  10. Yvoon says:


    just yesterday, i was wondering when Metaverse was gonna come out! =D

    gonna listen to it after i finish my hw…damn stupid maths….

    can’t wait!!! XD

    • Kyokai says:

      It’s going to be twice a month so that you don’t get too many updates and long ones at that to get tired of us. xD

      Hope you have fun~ xD

  11. Hato-kun says:

    Wow, those M&M’s are really loud, aren’t they.

    • Kyokai says:

      Be glad that I removed the ones at the start. =P

    • Tofu says:

      dude I took a look at that picture and was like: “new commenter” then I took another look and I saw your name next to it O___O LOLS! That’s not you but…

      You’re going to Canada!??! :O Bet me to it ey? *wink* You know what I’m talking about bro xD

  12. Tofu says:

    DAMN IT!!! SASSY WAS KANA!!??!?! O_____O OH SHIT!!! NOOO!!! WHY!?!??!?! NOOO!!!!! “OTL my life is ruined…

    • Tofu says:

      oh god the embarrassing of you guys reading my comment is so BIG!!! ><" Why is it so embarrassing… ARH!!! NO!!! *sob* You guys are bullies!! Trolls! xP

    • Kyokai says:

      You didn’t win the Kana arc? Like w00t? We do reveal who Kana was based on. =P

    • Foshizzel says:

      LOL Yep Sassy was Kana xD

    • Dan-go says:

      I KNOW RIGHT?!?!?! IT SCARRED ME FOREVER!!! It’s so like metanorn with all it’s bishies and traps to TRY and trap it’s readers!

      • Tofu says:

        @Kyo: I did win in the Kana arc but knowing that Sassy was Kana made me… O__O oh dear lord! Nightmares!

        @Fosh: It was embarrassing but I guess I should be thanking yo guys? I don’t know. Was it that good? I could of made it more cheesy and added more depth but then people might of thought I was too into it and labelled me as a weirdo.

        @Dan: Dude, it will scare us both forever! D:

        • Kyokai says:

          It was all there in the character cards.

        • Dan-go says:

          scar as in…a wound cut so deep, by the heartless monsters that are metanornies, that will never ever heal

      • Kyokai says:

        HAHAHAAAAA! BUT ADMIT THIS. You LOVED it! Of course, you can’t expect us to be straight forward now, do you? :3

        • Ruby says:

          especially the one guy with the cello and captain
          they were similar but I thought I was just over thinking things~~

          • Kyokai says:

            Mehwehwehwehhh! :3

            There were hints everywhere. I mean there’s reason Hisoka had a star on his head. xD

    • Ruby says:

      Omg this would be the best April’s fools EVAR XD
      awww it’s okay Tofu! I think your such a kind thoughtful person to put so much heart into your writing.. so sweet! <33 your future gf will love you so much!~

      • Tofu says:

        It would of been a great April Fools but it’s no longer April 1st ;D

        aww thanks Cake though everyones image of me is of a quiet, shy nerd so getting girls is rare in my case since no one likes quiet nerds :\ I was misunderstood you could say

        • Yvoon says:

          quiet shy nerd?

          u know, i’m really not getting that image from you right now…

          Ruby is right; a sincere guy, kind and thoughtful of others :3

          but i must admit you are smart!1 ;D

    • sassy says:


    • Namika says:

      I feel like some closet fujoshi were behind it >.>
      huuuuuh??? :3

      • Kyokai says:

        Naah, the whole Metanorn team was behind this and we loved the whole tricking part. :3

        • Namika says:

          I knew it! So, in truth, you guys are mean cookies! 😀
          For tricking your readers into dating traps :3

          • Kyokai says:

            Mean? Naah. We love our readers.
            Tell me any other aniblog, who made a game just for their readers? :3

            • Namika says:

              That’s why we love Metanorn so much :3 even if the authors trick their readers into dating people with the same gender xD

            • Kyokai says:

              Muhawahahahaa! It’s all for fun. xD

  13. MikADo says:

    Im playing Portal 2 right now, as i am studying for my APs…… GlaDos is a POTATO 😀

  14. Tofu says:

    That dango song all pimped is… O_O oh god, I’ll never be able to listen to the original the way I used to now, thanks Hato xD

  15. Amutofan123 says:

    Yeah! I could listen to this one! Oh, I always say “BMG” too. xD I never realized that until just now.

    • Hato-kun says:

      So I’m not alone in the universe. Thank God.

      • Yvoon says:

        well, what’s worse..i never knew what it meant in the first place 😛

        When you guys said ‘background music’ it was like i had the biggest revelation ever!! teehee 😛

  16. jhonrl says:

    I’am really glad u guys and girls are watching almost all the action packed and supenatural spring anime’s cuz their all great!!! i am really liking Ao no Exorcist,Deadman Wonderland,C,Steins Gate and tiger and Bunny!!!!

    • Kyokai says:

      We are watching almost all the shows so no worries for coverage and more action/supernatural love going. xD

  17. Namika says:

    Finaly, the first official episode !! )))))
    I swear, Dan-go’s confession was amazing!!! O_O
    Flags, I love you for loving Bakuman ending 2!! *,*
    I think……. I am one of the very very few people, who actually didn’t like Madoka that much O_O and…. NO GOSICK 2! Please, noooooooo TT^TT even thinking about this makes me want to scream. That was such a terrible disappointment.
    “I don’t mind being an asshole. As long as I’m sorry” that just killed me xD

    BTW, I love that Vocaloid picture! I just have a question. Who’s the blond guy in a hat? >.>

    • Ruby says:

      Hmm that’s a good question.
      I think it’s just some made up character~ don’t recall ever seeing that guy o.o

      • Namika says:

        Me neither >.> He looks like Rin and Len a lot though

        • Kyokai says:

          Namika, Thanks for looking forward! I’ll join you in for the Madoka dislike. It was average and went awesome too late. There was no tempo or whatever. Same for gosick, this is something I totally HATED. Urgh.

          PS: The hat dude could be Leon.

          • Namika says:

            *handshake* I am so grateful that I’m not alone in my opinions, because everybody was loving that show.

            Really?…… >.> Idk…..

    • Dan-go says:

      Jesus, when i listened to my confession being read i started laughing out loud in the middle of the hospital waiting room…aaaaaaaawkwaaard

      • Kyokai says:

        Fufufuuuu… But your confession was so good! That aside, I hope all is well at your end?

      • Namika says:

        The most unexpected things are bound to happen here, so you shouldn’t be so surprised at stuff like that 😀 But that confession WAS really really beautiful!

        Is anything wrong(why in a hospital waiting room?)? I hope everything is okay ^^

    • Ness says:

      I think most of us (besides Sassy) forgot that Gosick existed :X

  18. Balloon Thief says:

    You guys are hilarious. Your focus is like that of a rabid dog. Which is amazingly similar to mine. Haha

    I can’t wait for you guys to announce the new writers. It’s so exciting.

    The Korewa Zombie OP is so good. I wish I could play the guitar good enough to play that riff.

    Can’t wait for the next one.

  19. Mint says:

    I lol’d so much while listening to this, you guys are absolutely hilarious. XD (Especially the tall, dark, and blonde part. And the matchmaking comments… so intense LOL). I think we pegged Hato as a lolicon way back when he taught us what dfc was an acronym for haha ;P

    • Foshizzel says:

      Lol thanks! xD I was soooo not prepared to read that lmao, aww poor Hato D:

    • Hato-kun says:

      Everyone knows what it stands for!

      • Yvoon says:

        what does it stand for? 😛

        really!! what does it stand for…?

        but if it’s something wrong, then…give a vague answer..-_-

        • Hato-kun says:


          DFC stands for ‘Delicious Flat Chest’. No joke.

          • Kyokai says:

            And that is why you are a lolicon…. :3

          • Yvoon says:


            *awkward stare…*

          • Hato-kun says:


            • Kyokai says:

              True That. :3

            • Yvoon says:

              well, that’s what anyone would think when the dude next to them is thinking “oh, what a deliciously flat-chested gal”

              STEP BACK!!!

            • Hato-kun says:

              And this, Metanorn Readers, is how you destroy a ‘reputation’.

              I’ll be jumping off the tallest bridge in Wellington now.

            • Kyokai says:

              It’s alright, Hato. We still like you. *pat pats*

            • Yvoon says:


              I’M SORRY, HATOOOOO!!

              ITS VERY…uh..well..

              Anyway! Despite that, you are still a very awesome person and we still like you!! so don’t die…DX

  20. Moni Chan says:

    the made me want to start a radio show. the anime club @ my school are as random as you guys. i happen to the the kaichou of it all. modoka haters, yaoi comments, plans for anime north, confesion telling. its all here. TALL DARK AND BLOND WIN

    • Foshizzel says:

      You should! Might be a fun thing to try out 😀

      LOL Yes the title of most of our episodes happen during the recordings XD

    • Yvoon says:

      O_O you have a anime club at your school?!?!

      that’s aaawesooome!!

      i’m the only one in my group of friends who really cares about anime and actually keep up with the seasonal shows…T-T

      • Moni Chan says:

        i know exacully how u feel before i joined my anime club i hanged around ppl that dont LIKE anime. it was so weird. they would ask me what type of music i listen 2. and ill respond saying ” jappanese, korean and chinese ” they’ll give be weird looks. i barily listen to english which is freaky for my race

        • Kyokai says:

          Build your animu army and take over the world! xD

          • Moni Chan says:

            OMG im so gonna do that. everyone in metanorn is welcome to take over the world with us. we have 35 members so far

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