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Episode 442: Ghost in the Bizarre Adventure

Another week and another episode of Anime Pulse. Once again TC is out of commission, and will be taking what he calls an “extended leave of absence” until he feels (or more importantly, his wife feels) like he can return. For now, we have another guest from the community joining Red; Digitani. After a brief introduction, Red and Digi get into news about Tower Burgers, panty stealing ex-baseball players, and lonely middle school teachers who accidentally expose their porn stash to their students. Then it’s into the discussion thread, this week’s question was all about the gags. What anime has your favorite running gag? And then it’s onto reviews! Digi steps in first with a lengthy review of the new Ghost in the Shell series Arise, then Red wraps things up with a disappointed look at the second season ofJojo’s Bizarre Adventure.

Show Notes

Music

Intro – Stand Proudby JinHashimotofromJojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Parisfrom Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

Reviews

Ghost in the Shell: Arise-Download Now
Wikipedia

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders– Crackers
Wikipedia

News

Tokyo Tower Burger

Japanese Starbucks

Accidental Porn in Classroom

American Impressions on Anime Industry Wages

Fishing for Panties

Episode 441: .hack//Stage!!

No Ichigo? No TC? What’s a poor RedUnit to do!? (Mess up the episode number, that’s what!) Well if your as witty, intelligent, and handsome as him you’ll have no trouble finding a guest host to be your wing man. That’s right, this episode we have the angriest of thinkers, TheMadPhilosopher, as our first ever official guest host. After a brief introduction to our guest, it’s onto the show! First up is news, with articles like Sugar Diamonds for your lucky lady, festivals in Japan still going despite the risk of a third eye, and Hawaiian Pancakes at Japanese McDonalds are doing rather well. Then it’s into the discussion thread for this week, as the question of what giant mech/robot/suit would you like to pilot? And finally the reviews. MadPhilosopher starts us out with a review of .hack//Sign, where 2002 thought 1990 thought 2005 would be like. Time humor! And Red wraps things up by describing his first venture into the world of Yaoi with Love Stage; he will never be the same man again.

Show Notes

Music

Intro – Obsessionby See-Sawfrom.hack//Sign
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Parisfrom Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

Reviews

.hack//Sign– Crackers
Wikipedia

Love Stage!!– Crackers
Wikipedia

Episode 440: Black Maria the Virgin Butler

Ever have one of those shows where you started three times over, finally think you’ve solved the problems, only to find out as you are editing the show that everything went horribly wrong? Yeah, this is that kind of show. TC talked about seriously buying a new microphone to upgrade his old equipment handed down by Ichigo, and Red thinks thats’s a really good idea, like, today. Alas, dear listeners, you will need to put up with this terrible quality for this weeksshow. After a brief talk about the passing of Leonard Nimoy, TC and Red jump into news with talks about body pillows that don’t like to be touched, McDonalds Japan trying to be more like a Starbucks, and tropes that even female anime watchers are sick and tired of. Then Red ushers in the discussion thread, bringing up the question of what makes an anime an anime? And finally it’s into reviews. Red kicks it off with the fujoshi bait Black Butler – Book of Circus, and TC with Wife bring up the rear with the not-so-virgin Maria the Virgin Witch.

Show Notes

Music

Intro -EnamelbySIDfromBlack Butler – Book of Circus
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Parisfrom Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

Reviews

BlackButler- Book of Circus– Crackers
MAL

Maria the Virgin Witch– Crackers
Wikipedia

Episode 439: Dog Bullet

Hello everyone, this week the doctor of time, TC, has fallen ill once again and will be taking sick leave until further notice. However this does not mean you’ll have to put up with Red’s drunk behavior, well, you still have to put up with that but he’s at least not alone. The man behind AP, Ichigo, is back to deliver you some news and reviews. Red and Ichigo start off the show filling you in on udon for your dog, the top ten manga they’ve never heard of that others want animated, and sakura petals in your beer. Then it’s onto the discussion thread, were the question of visual novels came up. Have you ever played one before? And finally it’s more reviews, as Red takes many showers after watchingBlack Bullet and Ichigo pets adorably cute animal girls in Dog Days”.

Show Notes

Music

Intro – No Limitby Mizuki NanafromDOG DAYS”
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Parisfrom Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

Reviews

Black Bullet– Download now
Wikipedia

Dog Days”-Download now
Wikipedia

Episode 438: Kanojo Collection

Perhaps we should just change the title of this podcast to “Red drinks a lot, please someone stop him!” No? Oh well, I tried at least. This week Ichigo is still MIA, with no word on when we will be seeing his return to the show, so it’s just TC and Red as usual. The two of them kick off with some news about losing American habits in Japan, learning Canadian habits outside Japan, and Dragon Ball mugs with heart shaped Dominos Pizza. Then it’s onto the discussion thread, this week being asked what our favorite anime catchphrase is! Listen closely and see if you can count all the times Red flubbers his words. And finally it’s more reviews, TC sails away on the Kantai Collection while Red enters the Harem Matrix with Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara.

Show Notes

Music

Intro – Miirofrom Kantai CollectionbyAKINO from bless4 & Nishizawa Shiena
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode from Tsukiyomi Moon Phaseby Dimitri From Paris

Reviews

Kantai Collection– Netflix
Wikipedia

Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara– Crackers
Wikipedia

Episode 437: Rolling Actors

Are you ready for another episode of Anime Pulse? Because drunk Red and exasperated TC are here to bring it to you! First up is two helpingsof news. The normal news is first, with topics like Discotech continuing to license half the anime in the world, IKEA all-you-can-eat dessert buffets, and Ghoulish anime cafe collaborations. Then Red regales you with news about the website and the forums, pay attention if you’re a member of the site! This stuff is important! From there it’s into the weekly discussion thread, where this week we were asked to provide the best anime character breakdown. Finally it’s into reviews, as the previews have ended. Red is up first with the Shafted Mekaku City Actors, and TC brings up the rear with the bikini-clad Rolling Girls.

Show Notes

Music

Intro – Dazefrom Mekaku City ActorsbyJin feat.GARNiDERiA
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode from Tsukiyomi Moon Phaseby Dimitri From Paris

Reviews

Mekaku City Actors– Netflix
Wikipedia

The Rolling Girls– Crackers
Wikipedia

Episode 436: Winter Previews #3

This is it folks, the final week of previews. Next week will begin our return to reviews, so come on and catch episode three of the 2014/ 2015 winter previews. But first TC and Red talk news, covering topics like garlic cola, the slow death of Toonami, and burgers that you could feed a family of four with for a night. Then it’s onto this week discussion thread, were they answered the question of what animes you prefer to watch dubbed over subbed. Can you guess what Red’s answer was? And then final, it’s onto previews! TC has checked Isuca off the list, followed a nine year old into Yoru no Yatterman, and questioned the virginity of Junketsu no Maria. Red on the other hand is chalk full of second seasons as he explores Tokyo Ghoul long division A, wants to pet animalgirls in Dog Days”, and is fascinated by Durarara!! x 2. I hope you’re ready, because this show has serious depth.

Show Notes

Music

Intro -HEADHUNTfrom Durarara!!x2byOKAMOTO’S
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

Previews

Isuca
Wikipedia

Tokyo Ghoul Season 2
Wikipedia

Yoru no Yatterman
Wikipedia

Dog Days”
Wikipedia

Junketsu no Maria
Wikipedia

Durarara!! x 2
Wikipedia

Episode 435: Winter Previews #2

It’s week two of winter previews, and with TC being much more careful about his audio levels he proves to come across just fine this time. As usual Red and TC jumpright into news, talking about the Japanese Isis hostage situation, super valentines day chocolates to impress your loved one with, and body pillows that are now just as warm as if they were truly alive. Then it’s onto the the Discussion Thread, as they discuss the answers to the question: What anime character would you like to run your local government? And finally they got more previews from the Winter 2014/2015 season. TC indulges us with The Rolling Girls,Sengoku Musou, andYuri Kuma Arashi. Meanwhile Red sharesJuuou Mujin no Fafnir,Aldnoah.Zero 2nd Season, andSaenai Heroine no Sodatekata. Remember to nominateus in the Podcast Awards that are going on right now, we’re hoping to make it as winners for the Cultural/ Arts or the People’s Choice categories; fingers crossed!

Show Notes

Music

Intro – Tsuki no Bakugekikifrom The Rolling GirlsbyThe Rolling Girls
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

Previews

The Rolling Girls
Wikipedia

Juuou Mujin no Fafnir
Wikipedia

Sengoku Musou
MAL

Aldnoah.Zero 2nd Season
Wikipedia

Yuri Kuma Arashi
Wikipedia

Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
Wikipedia

Podcast Awards 2015 – Nominations Round

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 thePeople’s Choice and theCultural/Artscategories, 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 Pulseto 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!

Episode 434: Winter Previews #1

Do you feel that? A winter chill has brought us a brand new season of anime, and thanks to Jack Frost all three of the musketeers are here to bring you the sneak peeks into what this season has to offer. But first it’s news, as TC talks about Toonami, Red cooks up some Ice Cream Curry, and Ichigo morns the loss of the opera singer behind Ghost in the Shell’s soundtrack. Then the trio swings into a new Discussion Thread, where the question this week asked you what you wouldchange in one of your favorite animes. Finally Ichigo, TC, and Red delve into previews. Ichigo brings to the tableShinmai Maou no Testament andAnsatsu Kyoushitsu, Red hasAbsolute Duo andSeiken Tsukai no World Break, and TC introducesKantai Collection: KanColle andKoufuku Graffiti. Sorry about TCs audio quality, without the waifu around he’s just a huge mess and plum forgot to check his wavelengths as we got started. I promise if you put up with it this time, I’ll be sure to remind him to step out of thetardis before recording next week.

Show Notes

Music

Intro – Absolute Soulfrom Absolute DuobyKonomi Suzuki
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

Previews

Shinmai Maou no Testament
Wikipedia

Absolute Duo
Wikipedia

Kantai Collection: KanColle
Wikipedia

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
Wikipedia

Seiken Tsukai no World Break
Wikipedia

Koufuku Graffiti
Wikipedia