Episode 43: Cosplay n’ Coffee with Priscilla Kimm

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As promised, for Episode 43 of S.Link FM we had the pleasure of being joined by cosplayers Cerulean, Woodwarder, and of course Priscilla Kimm! This is a shorter episode, but it was pretty informative and a lot of fun too. We went over cosplay culture, what’s particularly appealing about Soeijima’s character designs to cosplayers, and several other topics. If you have ever wanted to put together your own cosplay but were too wary to do so for whatever reason, now you can hear from a bunch of pros how to overcome any hurdle.

Thanks again to Cerulean, Woodwarder, and Priscilla for coming on the show.

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Question Time with Nich Maragos from Atlus

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The hype for Persona Q is so great that it’s nearly tangible at this point, and for good reason. So for Episode 44 of the podcast, we’re very fortunate to be joined by Nich Maragos from Atlus to talk all about the game.

Nich has been part of the localizing team at Atlus USA for a number of years now, with Persona Q being one of his current projects. So if you have a question regarding the localization process, what it’s like working at Atlus, and of course details about Persona Q by all means ask away in the comments section below!

Note: This Episode will be recording on ht 28th, so you have just over a week to get in a question.

Episode 42: Casual Saturdays – Despair Strikes Back

Spoiler warning: We dissect many details of Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair’s plot in this episode.

It’s time for another Casual Saturdays, and this time the discussion focuses on Danganronpa: Goodbye Despair. You really shouldn’t listen to this episode until you’ve finished both Danganronpa 1 and 2.

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Question time with cosplay extraordinaire Priscilla Kimm!


Cosplay is becoming increasingly synonymous with gaming culture as a whole, and you’ll find few fandoms as passionate about it as Persona. We’ve talked briefly about cosplay on the podcast in previous episodes, but now we’re going to dedicate an episode solely to it! Happy to announce that for Episode 43 of S.Link we’re bringing on cosplayer Priscilla Kimm!

Priscilla has been cosplaying for a number of years now(check out her work here), and has a wealth of knowledge regarding both the culture and craft behind the scene. You also may have recognized her *awesome* Rise cosplay from this past EVO. She’ll also be bringing on several of her friends that are also cosplayers too!

So if you have any questions at all regarding any aspect of cosplay, but sure to leave a comment below! We record this Episode on the 19th!

(PS: We’re going to be doing a Danganronpa 2 off topic spoilercast before this episode as well, just encase there was any confusion regarding the episode number.)

Episode 41: S.Link FM vs. Zeboyd Games with Bill Stiernberg

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On Episode 41 of S. Link FM, we had the wonderful opportunity to speak to Indie game developer Bill Stiernberg from Zeboyd Games! Bill is one half of the the team that brought out recent cult classic RPGs like Breath of Death VII, Cthulhu Saves the World, and is currently working on the highly anticipated Cosmic Star Heroine.

We talked all about what we like about Persona, and just what makes a good RPG in general. Warning: excessive Chrono Trigger talk.(but really you don’t need a warning cause Chrono Trigger is amazing)

Disclaimer: The episode was recorded before the Persona 5 reveal, we’ll surely have an episode about that in the coming days!

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Episode 40: Let’s Fighting Love with Dacidbro, Lordknight, and Atlusprime!

The journey has culminated, after 39 Episodes we’ve finally reached the first big landmark in the podcast’s history. To celebrate this occasion we’ve got an all star panel to discuss Ultimax, EVO, and the future of anime fighting games.That panel includes the legend and our old friend Dacidbro. The Persona 4 Arena EVO 2014 champion LordKnight. Finally we actually managed to convince someone some Atlus to join the panel, that’s right–John Hardin AKA Atlusprime is on this episode as well!

The anticipation was great for this Episode, but it feels like we surpassed the hype. Hope you all enjoy this one, as it’s one of the best episodes yet!

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Question Time with Dacidbro, Lordknight, and Atlusprime.

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For the 40th Episode of S.Link FM we’re bringing out the big guns, or at least for those of us that love fighting games. Old friend of the show Dacidbro is coming back, as well as this year’s EVO Persona 4 Arena champion Lordknight. Last but certainly not least, we somehow convinced someone from Atlus to come on the show. That’s right, John Hardin AKA Atlusprime will be on this panel as well!

This episode we plan to discuss Persona 4 Ultimax, EVO 2015, the future of anime fighting games, and of course whatever else you want to ask the panel about! So post your questions below and we’ll pick out the best of the lot.

Note: We’ll be recording this episode on August 15th, so you’ve got just over a week to get a question in.

(For the future: all question posts will be titled “Question Time” so we don’t have stupidly long titles on the site anymore)

Episode 39: The Waifu Of Wall Street

If you call yourself a Persona fan, chances are you’ve found yourself surrounded by the “waifu” phenomenon at one point or another. Idol worship has practically become synonymous with anime and a lot Japanese games as a whole by fans, and Persona is no exception.Though it’s fascinating to consider how much of that culture is a product of the community, and how much of it is deliberately encouraged on the part of the developers. On this episode of S. Link FM, we discuss the economics surrounding around best girl. (Yes, this episode is just as ridiculous as the description suggests)

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Episode 38: Casual Saturdays – Podcast Crusaders

You thought this was a Persona podcast BUT IT WAS ME, DIO! On this installment of our Casual Saturdays off topic series, the show is hijacked by a bunch of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure fans.

Spoiler warning in advance.

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Episode 37: Re-Enter the Dragon with Erin Fitzgerald

A year has past since the first time we spoke with voice actress Erin Fitzgerald, and it’s remained our most popular episode to date. So due to fan demand, we made sure there was a follow up.

This episode Erin goes into why Chie is an important role to her, shares details on how hard it was to voice the infected in The Last Of Us, and nearly makes Pan keel over by doing several Ed, Edd and Eddy voices.

Enjoy!

(PS: Apologies that we didn’t get to everyone’s comments/questions, that’s just how it goes sometimes)

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Erin Fitzgerald is coming back on the podcast soon, get those questions in!

To date the single most popular episode of the podcast was when we interviewed Erin Fitzgerald. It’s been well over a year since that episode happened, and yet people still regularly let us know how much they enjoyed that episode, and that we should have Erin on again sometime.

Well good news, Erin’s coming back for episode 37. For the the newer listeners that may not be aware: Erin was the English voice of Chie Satonaka in Persona 4: Arena, Persona 4: The Golden, and Persona 4: The Animation. Not to mention the upcoming Ultimax and Persona Q!

So you know the drill, leave your questions below. As with every actor we have on, you can leave a question pertaining to any of their roles, doesn’t have to be Persona related!

Episode 36: Casual Saturdays – Who’s Your Teddie? (E3 2014)

On this new installment of our off topic series, we discuss everything that went down at E3 2014. From our favorite games of the show to our biggest disappointments, it’s all here. Don’t worry though, we don’t complain that Persona 5 wasn’t there. (No really, we don’t)

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Episode 35: Spring of Birth Commentary

Have you ever wanted to watch a movie and hear those lovely S. Link FM folks opinions on it as you watch?….No? Well too bad, cause we’ve we’ve done our first movie commentary. Naturally, it’s for the first Persona 3 movie: Spring Of Birth. There are instructions in the actual audio as to how to sync up your movie and the audio.

So kick back, put on your favorite Dark Tranquillity t-shirt, and bare witness to how damn fabulous Mitsuru is. #swaggerjacker

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Episode 34: Not All Magicians

Yosuke Hanamura is arguably the most divisive character in the Persona franchise. However unlike say Ken Amada, there’s actually a lot more substance to the disdain a lot of people have for Yosuke. In this short episode, we discuss whether or not Yosuke would don a fedora in the real world.

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Episode 33: Happy Trees

The episode title suggests we got Bob Ross on the podcast, but we’ve done one better. Senior animator on Skullgirls and big time SMT fan Jonathan “Persona” Kim joined us. As promised this episode was all about the artwork of the series, as well as several tangents that are (hopefully) still well worth your time.

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This Saturday we talk Persona’s art with Persona(you read that right), so post those questions!


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One of the things that tends draw people to the Persona series is the wonderful art direction. Often you’ll hear how the just the visuals alone from a Persona game were enough to convince somone to give the games a shot. So it’s high time we dedicated an episode to just to that aspect of the series. We’ll be covering both Soejima and Kaneko’s art, as well as several other key discussion points.

For this episode, we thought it was important that we bring in a talented artist, and low and behold it’s happening. Very happy to announce that Jonathan “Persona” Kim will be joining us on this episode! Persona(the artist) is a senior animator on the popular fighting game Skullgirls, and has worked on other titles like Scott Pilgrim the game. Not to mention a big SMT/Persona fan as well!

The recording will be happening this upcoming Saturday(the 17th) So if you have any questions or comments regarding the art of the series, or any questions for Persona(the artist) please post them below!

Episode 32: Datsu Nugu

On this Episode of S. Link FM, we discuss the Persona 4 Anime…. Wait we did that already! Oh god, they announced Persona 4 the Golden Animation. Surely this will bring about ruin to the world, Rog warned us of these coming days.

On a more serious note here’s another short little Episode, enjoy!

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Episode 31: Fan Fiction’d

I’m sorry… I’m so, so sorry.

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Episode 30: Real Talk: M for Mature?

There’s a lot of varying opinions as to what qualifies a story as “mature”, and few places will have more divergent thoughts on the matter than Persona fandom. So in this episode, we bring together a panel of very Mature individuals to discuss Mature things. Are you tried of hearing the word “mature” yet? Hopefully not, or else you wont make it far into this episode.

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What is a “mature” story to you? Let us know for Episode 30!

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For a good while now we’ve discussed, debated, and even poked fun at what some fans constitute a “mature” story as. Obviously our fake Persona 5 trailer being a culmination of the latter. Since then though, some people have felt we were being a little too dismissive of those who might want a “darker” game in the franchise.

So this got me thinking: What really *is* a mature story to you?

It’s an interesting thing to consider as tone, setting, theme, characterization and many other factors play into what any story is ultimately about. So it’s high time we tackle this topic head on and address some things.

So share with us your thoughts on the matter, and I’ll see to it that your comments are read on the next episode. Though just give us more general opinions/thoughts–not point by point details on your wishes for a Persona 5 plot.

The recording will be this Friday, so get those comments in well ahead of time!

-Levito

 

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