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Given that we’re attempting our best at keeping this from being a strictly genre based show, we mixed it up with a Neanderthal tale. The Clan of the Cave Bear was released in nineteen eighty as the wave of cocaine prepared to engulf Hollywood. Fueled in no small part by the novel’s success, they made an adaptation of it.

Being as the story centers upon an orphaned Cro-Magnon girl being adopted by a tribe of Neanderthals, who would best be cast? Probably someone with a good dramatic background. Oh, no one like that is available? Just grab the lady who played the mermaid in Splash and hand me that razorblade, willya?

The movie is so hilariously bad, Weltall could probably watch it for fun. Condensing the plot is excusable in almost all cases with adaptations. What the filmmakers do though it crunch this down so far that anyone who hadn’t read beforehand will likely be confused at what in the hell is going on.

The novel takes the film to the mat and pins if for a solid count. There is one thing the movie has that is missing from the book. Darryl Hannah in half assed kabuki makeup. It also lost at the Oscars, nominated for makeup, to The Fly. We couldn’t figure out if they decided that the SNL caveman makeup or Hannah’s face paint was Academy worthy.

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As we first tackled something more lighthearted involving a museum in New York, it only seemed fitting that we go a bit morbid. In this episode we discuss Relic, adapted as The Relic.

Unlike our last show, the books starts off with a couple of kids getting lost in the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Their end comes about not at the hands of a quick witted security guard who hasn’t been lobotomized but at the crushing jaws of a monster. The film changes this by moving to Chicago, forgivable, and having the two kids escape death, unforgivable.

We pity the movie on so many levels as they tried desperately to make an interesting horror movie. It’s full of practical effects, a monster that’s fairly memorable and kept hidden for much of the running time, and the characters weren’t pared down to badly. Where it suffers is the random and pointless diversions. The prime example being the lucky bullet carried by the detective and bestowed upon Margo.

While this ultimately spells another win for the novel, the movie remains entertaining enough. Fans of cheesy monster flicks will enjoy and laugh at the poorly aging CG along with the clunky dialogue.

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It’s the final week of summer previews but that doesn’t mean summer is over yet, in fact we still got a whole month left! To start things off Red and Ryo delve into what’s been happening in their own lives, Red saw a sad movie that made him not-cry at all and Ryo is zeroing in on her medical condition. Then it’s onto the news, where Red talks about a long body pillow and Ryo speaks of the never ending story that is OnePiece. Afterwards it’s into the discussion thread, where this week we wanted to know what your favorite Gundam was. And finally, to wrap things up, Red and Ryo have another couple shows each to preview.

Show Notes

Music

Intro - Himitsu wo Choudai from Jitsu wa Watashi wa by Ars Magna
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

Previews

Jitsu wa Watashi wa
Wikipedia

GATE
Wikipedia

God Eater
Wikipedia

Classroom Crisis
Wikipedia

News

23-foot Long Body Pillow

OnePiece Almost Not Over

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Ah, the follies of youth. Fighting with siblings, complaining about chores and running away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Wait, one of these things might be unlike the other and just doesn’t belong. Someone get one of those damned muppets in here to figure it out because I want answers and I want them yesterday.

This episode focuses on the novel “From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler” which was adapted into the, thankfully, succinctly titled “The Hideaways”. The book features a pair of siblings that decide to run away from home because they’re tired and want an adventure. The film adaptation features a couple of whiny brats who run away because someone pissed in their cereal.

If this were a modern day Pulitzer winner, the characters would have no names and they would learn very rough lessons at the hands of herpes ridden, chapped hobo hands in an alley. Instead, we’re treated to children surviving in New York on pocket change and hiding from security guards who were hired because they bring their own blinders to the job.

The novel is easily classified as superior and not just for the trimmings which must occur. It’s almost solely on the shoulders of the director who casts Ingrid Bergman as the dowager. Being as she was older but not nearly old enough to play the character, they slammed her face into spirit gum and then a latex mask of her own face. She’s also wearing the same wig Christopher Walken would don in Batman Returns and giving Don King future inspiration for a haircut.

≡ Category: Popcorn Pulse, Ze Shows | Author: weltall |Leave a Comment

We welcome you back to more pulses of popcorn. If you’re trying to imagine it, it works not unlike the scene in Troll 2 where two underpaid actors have popcorn thrown at them from off camera in waves. You just have to watch for the husks ‘cause those things will scratch your cornea.

We jointly discuss The Incredible Hulk[2008]. It’s hard to pin down exactly where it fails. Perhaps it’s the complete lack of motivation from the characters. Or maybe it’s the weird shit like the Lamaze exercises Ed Norton does or complicated transformation process to make the Abomination.

Weltall then talks about Last Action Hero(1993). If features the future Governator staring in a very meta film. It’s about a kid who gets sucked into an action movie, which this movie is. Charles “Lannister” Dance is the main villain who escapes to attempt to rule the world. Being self aware, any one who dares watch this will find it basically gives the scream treatment to eighties and early nineties action flicks.

Tim, breaking tradition of dragging ancient eighties movies out of their crypts, brings up Mirrors[2008]. It features Keifer Sutherland as a man who’s just tired of this bullshit. There’s a demon that uses mirrors which is mildly original. That the burned out department store he guards at night was built on an old mental institution is not. At least it’s not as dumb as the sequel which will get a treatment one of these days.


Features

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Here are the photos from Animeland Wasabi 2015. I’ll be adding some of E’s to it later.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.902575569802049.1073741828.883192405073699&type=1&l=db1bb94787

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Weltall and E report on Animeland Wasabi 2015. We had a good time but… Listen to find out.

All our pictures from the con can be found at our facebook page…(Pictures still uploading)

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Animeland Wasabi is coming this weekend February 27 through March 1, and is Hosted by SUKOSHI CON. We will be there, will you? We are expecting a great time with lots of great events and guests.

Check out their Facebook page here.

Check out some of the video from last years wasabi:

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NDK 2014 our thought and views.

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Here is a not so short episode were Tim the Enchanter sits down with Vanessa and they discuss how the convention went for them.

Industry

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Here are the photos from Animeland Wasabi 2015. I’ll be adding some of E’s to it later.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.902575569802049.1073741828.883192405073699&type=1&l=db1bb94787

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Weltall and E report on Animeland Wasabi 2015. We had a good time but… Listen to find out.

All our pictures from the con can be found at our facebook page…(Pictures still uploading)

Read more>>

≡ Category: Features, Industry, Ze Shows | Author: weltall |1 Comment

Animeland Wasabi is coming this weekend February 27 through March 1, and is Hosted by SUKOSHI CON. We will be there, will you? We are expecting a great time with lots of great events and guests.

Check out their Facebook page here.

Check out some of the video from last years wasabi:

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Hello everyone, Red here. As you may or may not know the 2015 Podcast Awards are now beginning, and as they always do it starts out with nominations. We were able to make it into the nominations and into the main voting round last year, but we fell short in the final voting round behind The Moth. Personally I think NPR related shows hog way too much of the podcast awards, but as they are a publicly sponsored production I can’t rail on them for being corporate slaves.

So as with last year I would like to take a moment and ask that you guys, our listeners, our fans, our members, our subscribers, everyone, go and fill out the nominations for the Podcast Awards. I’d like to see us shoot for the People’s Choice and the Cultural/Arts categories, so go ahead and add us in for both of them.

Now you can only vote ONCE, so if you have any other podcasts you’d like to submit for a certain category, take your time and do so. Now if you don’t have any other podcasts or you don’t want to be bothered to do more work then I’m asking you to do, that’s ok, you can just fill out the two categories I’d like Anime Pulse to be entered into and submit that.

Here is the link to click that will take you to the Podcast Awards website:

http://podcastawards.com

Assuming we make it past nominations, then I’ll make another post to remind everyone to vote.

I’ll also mention this on our next show this coming sunday, just in case you don’t visit the front page as often as I do.

Thank you for your time, and wish us good luck!

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Interviews

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In January, The Otaku In The Corner got to meet with renowned voice actor Greg Ayres. This was the first time Otaku took it alone and got to get a good look into the life of this voice actor.

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Originally, we were only scheduled to have an interview with Laura Post. Lucky for us, she brought along some friends of hers, who just happened to also be guests! So we sat down for a nice little chat with Laura (Ahri in League of Legends, Rosalia in Sword Art Online), Lisle Wilkerson (Tekken, Street Fighter), and Julie Rei Goldstein (Risai in Paradise Kiss and Precia Testarossa in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha). Read more>>

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Matthew G Gray is a very interesting man. He does special effects make up and cakes. Both are really cool. Read more>>

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This is the interview with Taliesin Jaffe. He is known for his voice work in Paranoia Agent, Black Cat, and Monster. He has also worked as a ADR director and script adapter for Hellsing, ROD the TV, BECK, The End of Evangelion. Listen in and enjoy!

Japan

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Here is the Enchanter, Weltall and peoples another news outlets interviewing Yutaka Yamamoto at NDK 2011.

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Here is the Enchanter, Weltall and someone from another news outlet interviewing Ryusei Nakao at NDK 2011.

≡ Category: Anime Pulse, Features, Japan, Ze Shows | Author: Ichigo |21 Comments

So as many of you have seen on the TV or the internet, a magnitude 8.9 earthquake hit about 80 miles off the coast of Sendai, Japan. Over the following 3 hours about 13 6+ magnitude aftershocks also hit. Sendai was hit by a catastrophic tsunami, Tokyo ground to a halt, lots of chaos. I just wanted to let you all know that I am fine, my wife and the rest of my family and friends in Osaka and Tokyo are all ok. Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts and queries via email and twitter.

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My wife and I at Kasuga Taisha (春日大社). Married on 09/19/2010.

From Wedding

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Today was slim pickings, but there’s some quality ones.
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Ze Shows

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Given that we’re attempting our best at keeping this from being a strictly genre based show, we mixed it up with a Neanderthal tale. The Clan of the Cave Bear was released in nineteen eighty as the wave of cocaine prepared to engulf Hollywood. Fueled in no small part by the novel’s success, they made an adaptation of it.

Being as the story centers upon an orphaned Cro-Magnon girl being adopted by a tribe of Neanderthals, who would best be cast? Probably someone with a good dramatic background. Oh, no one like that is available? Just grab the lady who played the mermaid in Splash and hand me that razorblade, willya?

The movie is so hilariously bad, Weltall could probably watch it for fun. Condensing the plot is excusable in almost all cases with adaptations. What the filmmakers do though it crunch this down so far that anyone who hadn’t read beforehand will likely be confused at what in the hell is going on.

The novel takes the film to the mat and pins if for a solid count. There is one thing the movie has that is missing from the book. Darryl Hannah in half assed kabuki makeup. It also lost at the Oscars, nominated for makeup, to The Fly. We couldn’t figure out if they decided that the SNL caveman makeup or Hannah’s face paint was Academy worthy.

≡ Category: Script 2 Script, Ze Shows | Author: weltall |Leave a Comment

As we first tackled something more lighthearted involving a museum in New York, it only seemed fitting that we go a bit morbid. In this episode we discuss Relic, adapted as The Relic.

Unlike our last show, the books starts off with a couple of kids getting lost in the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Their end comes about not at the hands of a quick witted security guard who hasn’t been lobotomized but at the crushing jaws of a monster. The film changes this by moving to Chicago, forgivable, and having the two kids escape death, unforgivable.

We pity the movie on so many levels as they tried desperately to make an interesting horror movie. It’s full of practical effects, a monster that’s fairly memorable and kept hidden for much of the running time, and the characters weren’t pared down to badly. Where it suffers is the random and pointless diversions. The prime example being the lucky bullet carried by the detective and bestowed upon Margo.

While this ultimately spells another win for the novel, the movie remains entertaining enough. Fans of cheesy monster flicks will enjoy and laugh at the poorly aging CG along with the clunky dialogue.

≡ Category: Anime Pulse, Ze Shows | Author: RedUnit10 |1 Comment

It’s the final week of summer previews but that doesn’t mean summer is over yet, in fact we still got a whole month left! To start things off Red and Ryo delve into what’s been happening in their own lives, Red saw a sad movie that made him not-cry at all and Ryo is zeroing in on her medical condition. Then it’s onto the news, where Red talks about a long body pillow and Ryo speaks of the never ending story that is OnePiece. Afterwards it’s into the discussion thread, where this week we wanted to know what your favorite Gundam was. And finally, to wrap things up, Red and Ryo have another couple shows each to preview.

Show Notes

Music

Intro - Himitsu wo Choudai from Jitsu wa Watashi wa by Ars Magna
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

Previews

Jitsu wa Watashi wa
Wikipedia

GATE
Wikipedia

God Eater
Wikipedia

Classroom Crisis
Wikipedia

News

23-foot Long Body Pillow

OnePiece Almost Not Over

≡ Category: Script 2 Script, Ze Shows | Author: weltall |Leave a Comment

Ah, the follies of youth. Fighting with siblings, complaining about chores and running away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Wait, one of these things might be unlike the other and just doesn’t belong. Someone get one of those damned muppets in here to figure it out because I want answers and I want them yesterday.

This episode focuses on the novel “From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler” which was adapted into the, thankfully, succinctly titled “The Hideaways”. The book features a pair of siblings that decide to run away from home because they’re tired and want an adventure. The film adaptation features a couple of whiny brats who run away because someone pissed in their cereal.

If this were a modern day Pulitzer winner, the characters would have no names and they would learn very rough lessons at the hands of herpes ridden, chapped hobo hands in an alley. Instead, we’re treated to children surviving in New York on pocket change and hiding from security guards who were hired because they bring their own blinders to the job.

The novel is easily classified as superior and not just for the trimmings which must occur. It’s almost solely on the shoulders of the director who casts Ingrid Bergman as the dowager. Being as she was older but not nearly old enough to play the character, they slammed her face into spirit gum and then a latex mask of her own face. She’s also wearing the same wig Christopher Walken would don in Batman Returns and giving Don King future inspiration for a haircut.

≡ Category: Popcorn Pulse, Ze Shows | Author: weltall |Leave a Comment

We welcome you back to more pulses of popcorn. If you’re trying to imagine it, it works not unlike the scene in Troll 2 where two underpaid actors have popcorn thrown at them from off camera in waves. You just have to watch for the husks ‘cause those things will scratch your cornea.

We jointly discuss The Incredible Hulk[2008]. It’s hard to pin down exactly where it fails. Perhaps it’s the complete lack of motivation from the characters. Or maybe it’s the weird shit like the Lamaze exercises Ed Norton does or complicated transformation process to make the Abomination.

Weltall then talks about Last Action Hero(1993). If features the future Governator staring in a very meta film. It’s about a kid who gets sucked into an action movie, which this movie is. Charles “Lannister” Dance is the main villain who escapes to attempt to rule the world. Being self aware, any one who dares watch this will find it basically gives the scream treatment to eighties and early nineties action flicks.

Tim, breaking tradition of dragging ancient eighties movies out of their crypts, brings up Mirrors[2008]. It features Keifer Sutherland as a man who’s just tired of this bullshit. There’s a demon that uses mirrors which is mildly original. That the burned out department store he guards at night was built on an old mental institution is not. At least it’s not as dumb as the sequel which will get a treatment one of these days.

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