What’s the best way to make a movie that makes all the monies? Just make a sequel, of course. But what if your studio doesn’t own the rights to anything currently popular because you weren’t busy buying the rights to every comic book out there? That’s when you dig through your catalog and make an illegitimate sequel to something people still talk about. If that fails, you at least have a tax write off and the knowledge that you did everything you possibly could.
Speaking of sequels, Tim’s manga is Donten ni Warau Gaiden. It’s a sequel or perhaps an epilogue to another manga. It’s set in the meiji era, which is basically Japan’s wild west for how it’s romanticized. Some people were supposed to fight a snake thing and they won, apparently. Also there are creepy ninjas who are or were crazy in that they forced their members to kill family to join the ranks. It’s intriguing enough that Tim gives it a Borders and may read the original.
Weltall then reviews Let’s Lagoon. In in, the main character awakens on a deserted island. He was apparently in a naval accident but can’t remember what happened. He’s joined by a girl and eventually an older man who is a teacher of hers. When the main guy ends up being pulled away by a riptide into the ocean, he awakens and finds he was only gone for fifteen minutes. There’s time screwiness somehow involved with the ocean and people trying to drown themselves to end up on the island that time forgot. It gets a Read It Now.
It’s easy to forget now, in the age where decent and just below average video game adaptations are the norm, what the early two thousands were like. If you saw an advertisement for a video game movie back then, chances were it was a fecal pate served on a cat turd cracker by none other than Uwe Boll. Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 84: Nightly Rampages→
If there’s one thing we know, it’s the pursuit of happiness. Which is just code for buying all the crap you see on late night advertisements. We’ve been pursuing happiness for quite some time. From the Ronco rotisserie, the Ginsu knives which were replaces by Chef Tony’s Miracle blade we’ve finally found the product which will actually complete your life. No, not Flex Tape. Stop suggesting that Darryl. It’s manga! Continue reading Manga Pulse 379: Booze Adam→
Did you know we’ve had a standing request for a movie since before the beginning of Popcorn Pulse? Of course we’ve been so lazy we mostly do things that are within easy reach or recently watched. It’s not like we review most everything out of convenience rather than for content. Which is why we’ve talked about so many Youtube channels, surely. Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 83: Cobbled Theif→
Thank you for choosing Manga Pulse podcast for your reviews. We know you have many choices in podcasts and are glad we made your list. Once the show has begun, please do not move around until the hosts have turned off the seat belt sign. In a moment, you may peruse your kitchen and choose from some lovely duty-free snacks you’d have purchased prior to the show. Continue reading Manga Pulse 378: Shoujo Onna→
All hail the great leader, Timothy Dalton. For whom the skies part and sunshine bursts forth when he awakens. Without him, the crops would be dry and corn blight would ruin the potatoes. Thanks be to him for holding back the great western decadence from infecting our proud culture. Keep laughing lord Dalton so that the world will continue to turn. Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 82: I Beast→
There’s something quietly amusing about us doing a sports themed manga. Mostly because neither Tim or Weltall are involved in any sports. They also don’t watch or follow any particular teams. Yet they’ve reviewed a manga for most major and a lot of lesser watched sports. From football to foreign football, tennis, shot put, boxing and who knows what else. Continue reading Manga Pulse 377: Breaking Wind→
Dan. Dan? Dan! If you were unfortunate enough to have grown up in the nineties you probably heard a shrill harpy cry that out to in deafening peals to cast and audience alike. It was his stalwart resistance to the sonic assault that earned John, then without surname, his moniker of Goodman. Once he sealed the demon back in the oubliette, he was free to pursue an acting career. Of which we have two particular gems. Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 81: John Goodman→
Come one come all to the greatest show of all time. At least until we do the next show which will be even better than the last. Look, we’re just trying a new positive thinking exercise to bolster our self confidence. We keep telling the therapist it’s not working but they don’t really care. Really we just want some of those delicious ADD medications so we can focus on our porn searches. Continue reading Manga Pulse 376: Shim Route→
Let’s imagine you’ve made a multi million dollar film sponsored by a major car manufacture with a goofy family friendly premise and creature? You’ve got some solid character actors, a serviceable plot and no plans to make it into a franchise like so many other studios are doing these days? Do you release it early in the spring and hope to beat the tent pole events for a little extra cash? Or do you sit on it for a year and then release it with as much marketing as a wet fart in a sewer? Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 80: Monster Trucks→
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