Episode 608: Go-Toubun no Sugar Life

Ready for another episode of Anime Pulse? I bet you are! This week the guys return to talk about the best anime dads, the birth of an Otaku, and the waifu wars between five sisters. First up is IRL news with Joseph wrapping up his time in Borderlands 2, and Andrew wants to know if there are any anime dads that can claim to actually be a good parent. Afterwards the industry news is here with the announcement of a worldwide OC contest for Japan, and how you yourself can find a job at Ghibli. And lastly are the reviews with Joseph attempting to tutor five sisters, and Andrew coming to the realization he has attracted the attention of a gaggle of yanderes.

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Popcorn Pulse 105: Meaver

There’s nothing quite like watching an actor pretend to lose their mind on screen. Especially when they’re the kind of person who already comes across as unhinged. That’s why we jointly reviewed The Beaver[2011].

Mel Gibson plays the head of a small toy company inherited from his father that’s not doing too well. He has a bad relationship with his kids. His wife, played by Jodie Foster, wants a divorce. So Mel goes to a motel to drink heavily and attempt to kill himself. This fails when the beaver puppet he found in a dumpster tells him to knock it off and put himself back together.

The beaver, Mel Gibson doing an accent that Tim swears sounds like Mel doing a Michael Caine impression, seems to help. His kids start talking to him as he gets involved. He pitches an exciting new idea to the company and gets interviews on TV and magazines. This only lasts for a little bit as the beaver decides to run his life and Mel ends up cutting off his arm to get rid of it.

Tim then reviews Girls Just Want to Have Fun(1985). It’s an eighties movie starring Sarah Jessica Parker before she transformed into the mother of Mister Ed. She’s the daughter of a military man who moves a lot and all she wants to do is dance. Lucky for her there’s a contest to appear on a music show as a dancer that’s open to the public. If you want an eighties dance movie that’s not Footloose and has a lot of store brand versions of pop music, this might be the movie for you.

Weltall’s review is for Hotel Artemis[2019]. He was trying to do a Jodie Foster theme but Tim apparently has replaced his brain with swiss cheese and a mouse and couldn’t remember. Foster plays a woman known as the Nurse who works in a near future where high rolling criminals come to her for treatment. There are rules in her hospital like no killing fellow criminals while you’re there. Naturally someone breaks the rules and there’s tension and twists abound.

Manga Pulse 400: Many Hundreds

Shockingly, somehow, we’ve made if to four hundred episodes. Nearly eight hundred manga reviewed. Hundreds of emails read and dismissed. As it’s definitely a milestone you’d think we would have planned something special to celebrate it. If you’ve listened to us for any length of time then you know we barely remember to show up. So the episode number was a complete surprise to us.

Tim’s manga Kashikoi Ken Lilienthal stars two kids with terminal manga parent syndrome and a magic dog. The kids get a letter from their parents telling them to go to their airport to pick up their new brother. The dog, the titular Lilienthal is waiting and introduces himself as their new sibling. On the bus ride home, weird things begin manifesting as Lilithenal has strange powers he can’t control. It’s a slow moving mostly screwball kids comedy that has a few jokes that land well getting it a Borders.

Weltall revisits Oh Lord Jesus. When last we left off, the girl was in a coma and the protagonist was pointedly ignoring her. Things are shaken up when the main character suffers a head injury and the girl snaps out of her coma. Now she is able to see and speak with ghosts. And the mop wielding weirdo who was a pleasant gag begins to become a more solid player. It keeps its Crackers rating.

Episode 607: Domestic no Index

Get your tissues folks, because this week Anime Pulse is suffering from hay fever. Well, at least half of it is. Starting us off is the IRL news where Joseph talks about selling out for Borderlands loot, and Andrew has the opposite question to last week where he wants to know what anime we’ve grown out of. Industry news rolls in with FGO popularity drops, the top food anime, and the UN’s anime ban proposal being slapped down. And lastly the reviews cap things off, with Joseph venturing forth into the murky waters of drama and Andrew punch girls with his anti-magical fist of justice.

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VG Pulse 332: E3 2019

This week on VGP, more E3 2019 coverage! We start off with side notes of illness all around, before diving into the main show where we recap and discuss the press conferences of Ubisoft, Square Enix, and Nintendo! As we did during the special episode, we go through what was announced step by step and talk about what we liked, what we didn’t, and why! All this and more up next on VGP 332! -Aki

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VG Pulse E3 Special 2019

It’s time once again for E3! On this first E3 Special, we discuss our thoughts and feelings about all of the announcements from Microsoft, Bethesda, and Devolver Digital! We’ll take you through everything that was said and done in the order it was presented, and talk about what we feel they did well, and what we feel could have been done better! All this and more on the E3 2019 Special Episode! -Aki

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Episode 606: Girly Air no Katachi

The spring previews are over, meaning Anime Pulse returns to their regularly scheduled reviews. First up IRL news comes at you with Joseph wrapping up his time on Borderlands GOTY edition, and Andrew wants to know what anime have you warmed up to over time. Afterwards the industry news is full up of fake copyright strikes, disappointed manga authors, and Akira Toriyama being knighted in France. And finally the two wrap up with reviews, with Joseph failing to take off in a living plane and Andrew confessing his love to a girl who can’t hear him.

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Episode 605: Spring 2019 Previews #5

Wait a second, is it me or did it get kind of dark in here? Because I’m positive Joseph just previewed a softcore porn. That’s right, we got basically hentai, police losing their shit over nothing, and your least favorite genres of anime. IRL news follows along as Joseph is once again on his own, and Andrew updates us on the KickVic situation. Industry news hits us with Cup Noodle animated shorts, and Crunchyroll fumbling their job in an amusing way. And finally we come to our final previews show for this season, as Joseph punches his way out of a hentai and Andrew strikes out twice trying to play baseball.

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VG Pulse 331: Common Sense Not Included

This week on VGP, we have a shorter show in the lead up to E3! We start off with the side note that we don’t really have many side notes, before hopping into the regular news where we discuss the new Death Stranding trailer, Game Freak showcasing their new sleep based game, and Call Of Duty having an amazingly new and innovative name for their next game! After the news we skip the forums and instead go into my first look at Oxygen Not Included! We then finish off with talk of anime and food. All this and more up next on VGP 331! -Aki

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