The Story of the Ore To Shore: What Happens When a Regular Nerd Tries to be an Athlete

Every summer, there’s a mountain bike event that begins in the rolling hills near the birthplace of iron ore mining in Michigan, and ends along the pristine shoreline of Lake Superior. The event is known as the Ore to Shore. The true race is the 48-mile long “Hard Rock” (77 km for the international readers).

I was not part of that race…. Still, I had a title to uphold. This is a story about one otaku’s effort to repeat a 1st-place age group finish in one of the shorter races.

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Anime Podcast S2 E5 : Disgruntled Fanboys and the Issue of Making Changes to Source Material

First, we’ll take a look at Yahoo’s numbers on the “most searched” anime during the first half of the year.

Then, it’s Attack on Titan, Overlord III, and Steins;Gate 0 in the Week In Review.

Lastly, should a studio strive to remain as faithful as possible to the source material it’s adapting, or should they have the freedom to make changes? If so, what kind?

All that and more on this week’s episode of The Weeabros Anime Podcast.

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The Best Animated Series That Aren’t Anime

There are so, so many good shows out there, so many of which are animated. Most of us are here because we think anime is the best incarnation of it. Still, there are several other animated series that are not Japanese anime. Let’s take some time out here to count down some of the best of ‘em.

This list will consist of series that are intended for the adult or young adult demographic. There are plenty of “kids’ shows” that are great, but they’ll eventually get a list of their own.

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Anime Podcast S2 E4: Tanka Time

FINALLY, it’s time to talk Season 3 of Attack on Titan, but not before Chio’s School Road, Overlord III, and Steins;Gate 0. Then it’s tanka time, as Derek takes aim at the T.A.P. Challenge, and Shawn tries to guess the series. It doesn’t go as well as you’d think.

All that and more of the usual nonsense on this week’s episode of  The Weeabros Anime Podcast!

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Anime Podcast S2 E3: The Best Animated Series That Aren’t Anime

It’s week three, baby. We’ve got Chio’s School Road, Steins;Gate 0, Overlord III, and in a crazy plot plot twist, we’ll be counting down the best animated series that ARE NOT anime.

All that and more right now on The Weeabros Anime Podcast!

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Gunning for The T.A.P. Tag “Tanka Master” Title

Shout out to my man Yomu for the nomination. I’m not much of a poet, but how could I turn down such a unique challenge?

Rules of the tag:

  1. Headline your post with “The T.A.P. Tag!” and put “tanka” as one of your tags.
  2. Make sure to link back to the original post that started the tag.
  3. Make sure to mention the person who introduced the tag to you!
  4. Pick 1-3 anime.
  5. Write your tanka about the anime you’ve chosen.
  6. Tag at least 3 or more bloggers you know, and get their creative muscles flowing.

Simply put, a tanka follows the haiku 5-7-5 syllable format, but adds two more lines of 7 at the end making it 5-7-5-7-7.

Aight, here we go straight no filler, baby.

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Summer at the Warped Tour (ft. No Home Address)

This past weekend I took a trip to the Vans Warped Tour.

See, when I’m not blasting weeb music through my head phones or car speakers, there’s a good chance I’m listening to either classic country/rock, or angsty late 90’s & early 2000’s alternative rock. The Warped Tour is something I’ve always wanted to attend, as it showcases many of the great 90’s and early 2000’s bands that I listen to.

In the past, plans to go always fell through for one reason or another, but not this time. Knowing that it was now or never, one Weeabro set out to see the show he had put off for far too long. Thus begins the tale of Derek’s summer at the Warped Tour.

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State of the Blog Address

My fellow anime enthusiasts,

On this day, the Weeabros Anime Podcast and Blog marches forward unto a new dawn! It is with great pride that I announce the acquisition of a real domain. will now evolve to It is my hope that the transition will be seamless. Should complications arise, however, rest assured that I will do whatever is necessary to move all of the previous content to the new location as quickly as possible.

We have achieved notable success in our first season of operation, and I truly believe that the site and show will continue to grow. If you have a particular topic in mind and would like to discuss it on the podcast or blog, feel free to reach out via the website, or by emailing

Thank You,

WeeaBroDerek Shushou

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