Lost in Translationmon - A Digimon Anime Podcast
About This Show
A weekly Digimon podcast comparing the English dub and the original Japanese version. Hosted by Digimon fanatic and veteran May and Digimon newbie and skeptic, Jay.
Chosen Children, let's roll!
Most Recent Episode
Serial Episodes Lain 09 - The Truth Is In Here
May and Jay sit down to watch and then discuss Layer 09 of Serial Experiments Lain and May can't stop thinking about The X-Files for five seconds.
- Intro and Recap: 00.00-01.54
- Synopsis Experiments Lain: 01.58-12.32
- Serial Opinions Lain: 12.36-18.31
- Predictions Outro: 18.35-22.31
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Thank you to our supporters on Patreon; Sam Krieger (who hosts a Digimon and Pokemon podcast with Stevie called ’The Moncast’), Stevie is also SteviePatamon on Tumblr and takes commissions, Wuqinglong (twitch.tv/wuqinglong), MetalMamemon, Joe, AnimeGuyKurosaki1 (Youtube using the same name), Chakmon, Hiro Alato (@HiroAlato on twitter, Jason Morosky, Ryuichi (frostmrajick on Archive of Our Own), Steven Reeves (@WildWing64 on Twitter), Kaida Washi, Mac, Noam, Riku, Chisai (Who you can follow on tumblr at chisai236), Kyle, DaLadyBugMan (you can read his blog about anime on baguburagu.wordpress.com), Tom, GlitchGoat, Azrael McCool, genehackmon, Matthew, Anthony (antoclassic on twitter), Lizmet (Elecmon on tumblr), Sithobi, Elyvorg (Elyvorg on tumblr), Sporky McForkinspoon (who hosts a Digimon Podcast called Going Digital), Meagan, Kyliek, Neoboo, Jams, The Time Optimist, SilverHairedFreak25, Harvey, and Alex!
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Rated 5 out of
Finally, a podcast about Japanese Digimon
I have been trying several Digimon-themed podcasts, but always felt short because they only talked about the English dub, which I have always found rather childish and pale compared to the Japanese version. From the first episode of LostInTranslationmon, I knew I have struck gold. Not only are both versions of the show discussed, the two contrasting hosts (May the Digimon fan and Jay the reluctant first-time viewer) flesh out more about the show that I would have ever expected. To all Digimon fans, this podcast can not be recommended enough!
Date published: 2016-08-31
Rated 4 out of
Completely Different From Anything Else
I've never been much of a podcast person, but when I heard the description, I decided to give it a try and have become hooked. There's so many reasons to listen to this show--for the comparison between Japanese and English, for the fun perspectives of digimon fanatic and digimon critic, and for the hilarious hosts themselves. Die-hard fans will of course be a little turned off by the criticism, but seriously, actually give it a listen, and you'll find a new way of thinking, positively or negatively. Definitely a must-listen for any fan.
Date published: 2016-05-11
Rated 5 out of
The best digimon podcast
(Note: I also left this review on iTunes, where I listen to their podcast, but because they region-lock reviews I'm cross-posting it here to make it visible to people outside my tiny country.)
When the digimon fandom resurgence happened around the release of Tri, I, like many others, went on a hunt for a fun and informative digimon podcast. I went through everything I could find, liking some, having problems with others, until I finally found Lost in Translationmon. Today, this is the only digimon podcast I follow. The two hosts are a delight, always coming up with funny jokes or insights without getting off track. Likewise, the balance between May's unabridled nerdy joy and Jay's reluctant newbie snark makes for a tone that is friendly for less hardcore fans who may not remember every little detail but still appreciate the franchise. Also, despite the apparent focus on comparing the sub and dub, the clear separation between the versions this approach creates actually makes this podcast easier to listen to as someone who didn't grow up with the english-dubbed version, since added or altered elements are clearly explained and not assumed to be common knowledge. This makes it much easier to follow along watching the Japanese version, while giving some knowledge of the dub that makes it easier to understand english-language fandom. Even if you're not that interested in sub/dub comparisons, I highly recommend this podcast, especially to lapsed digimon fans.
Date published: 2016-10-11
Rated 5 out of
An Amazing Show for Any Anime Analyst
Writing this after drinking a bottle of chardonnay on an empty stomach, beause it's Christmas, so please forgive any incoherence. I don't usually write reviews, and this is certainly not the only Digimon podcast to which I subscribe, but this quickly became one of my favorites, both for the tried and true digimon fan (May) and the reluctant skeptics (Jay). I really enjoy the banter between May and Jay, in particular, when Jay pokes holes in any digimon canon, and May does her best to develop some sort of logic behind the digimon narrative. I generally understand Jay's comments, but I also am quick to rally behind May's explanations (however thin) because of nostalgia. You guys do a great job of presenting how localization can essentially create a distinct show despite animation remaining (almost) the same. Based on your podcast, I would definitely be inclined to watch the original if I had the time, but as of now listening to your commentary is more than enough (and I look forward to it every week). I look forward to hearing your continued rambling on the digimon franchise and I wish you guys a happy holidays and an exceptional new year!
Date published: 2015-12-24
Rated 5 out of
A stellar Digimon podcast.
I recently began listening to this podcast at work after seeing Reddit posts about it for several months. The dynamic between hosts is fantastic and is what defines the show; May's undying love and passion for the franchise is balanced out by Jay's level-headed outsider's perspective, and while Jay can perhaps come off as a bit too detail-oriented and nitpicky at times (although I get the feeling that Jay hating Digimon is likely played up these days for the sake of shtick -- just admit it, Jay :P ), it's his input that really forms the cornerstone of the show. Other Digimon podcasts tend to lack the critical eye that comes from a lack of nostalgia for the show, and it's nice that Jay is there to balance out May's (very infectious) fangirl attitude. I had never heard of any Digimon fan disliking Vamdemon before Jay showed us all the light -- the arc surrounding him was great DESPITE Vamdemon, not because of him.
This is also the only English Digimon podcast that puts focus on the Japanese version of the show and the changes the English dub made to it. I grew up with the English dub, but in my adult years hunted down the Japanese version and fell in love with it. It's great to find a podcast that discusses my preferred version, and owning the English version on DVD, I've also been trying to follow along with them -- although since I tend to binge the podcast it's sometimes hard to keep up. I can see why Jay can feel burnt out; watching each episode twice in a row is a hassle sometimes!
Side note: I'm nearing the end of the Zero Two analysis so I'm quite far behind, and I'm very anxious about how Jay will feel about Tamers. It's my favorite iteration of the anime and while I'll admit it has some pretty glaring flaws in the long run, I'll be heartbroken if he feels like it's anything less than brilliant. :(
Anyway, keep up the good work, guys! I hope to catch up on the podcast soon enough!
Date published: 2017-10-24