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Episode 482: Your Favorite Kind Of Thing

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It’s a new episode of Anime Pulse, this week brought to you by your now dead hosts who have been slain by the previous hosts for making fun of their favorite things. But fear not, Red and Ryo both made a save state before taking a bankai sword to the gut and a few hypodermic needles to the brain. Before all that happened though, there was this show where Red and Ryo talked about bad girlfriends in anime, apologetic Ghibli producers, and plenty of off topic discussions in-between. Then they cap off the show with two reviews, one of the slice of life Aiura and the other the almost hentai Shinmai Mao no Testament. Continue reading Episode 482: Your Favorite Kind Of Thing

Episode 481: Assassins in School

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Look out behind you, because you might very well be the next target of the notorious Anime Pulse assassins; Red and Ryo. They first begin with a flashback to their respective pasts, tragic pasts filled with retirement parties and school work. Then they sneak in close and whisper in your ear with industry news, covering topics like who not to date in anime and how to properly enjoy a meal while wearing a paper bag. Finally they pull out their rubber knives and stick you like a roast pig, filling you with a sense of what it feels like to be yellow octopus or a scar covered pretty girl. What’s that? None of this made any sense? Well I guess you’ll just have to listen to the show and learn the truths behind my cryptic words.

Show Notes

Music

Intro – “Sōshō Innocence” by Maaya Uchida from Akuma no Riddle
Outro – “Hello, shooting star” by Moumoon from Assassination Classroom

Reviews

Assassination Classroom – Crackers
Wikipedia

Akuma no Riddle – Crackers
Wikipedia

News

Horrible Anime Boyfriends

Naked Restaurant

English Teacher Body Pillow

Anime Papercraft

 

Episode 480: Just a Little Thunder

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Welcome dear listeners to another episode of Anime Pulse, this week Red and Ryo return to the standard format and bring us back into the reviews. IRL news sort of devolves into video game talk, with topics like Ryo’s fear of large bugs and the thunderstorm at Red’s place. Then it’s on to industry news, where we have a story on otaku scientists naming galaxies and vocaloids finally making it into school textbooks. And last but not least the reviews, as Ryo roasts I My Mi and Red intrigues Ryo with Chivalry of a Failed Knight.

Show Notes

Music

Intro – “Identity” by Mikio Sakai from Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
Outro – “Haramitsu Renge” by Ali Project from Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry

Reviews

Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry – Crackers
Wikipedia

I My Mi – Burn It
Wikipedia

News

Akira Galaxy

Hatsune Miku 101

 

Episode 479: Spring 2016 Previews #3

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This week we start the show on a rather dark note, Ryo is back to join Red but the reasons behind her absence are finally explained in detail. However the dark theme doesn’t end there, as the industry news and the previews are all on the dark side of things. But fear not loyal listeners, there is a light at the end of that tunnel and that light is called Otakon!

Show Notes

Music

Intro – “Trash Candy” by Granrodeo from Bungou Stray Dogs
Outro – “Eyes” by Hitomi Kaji from Sousei no Onmyouji

Reviews

Seisen Cerberus
Wikipedia

Bungou Stray Dogs
Wikipedia

Sousei no Onmyouji
Wikipedia

News

Sexiest Shonen Jump Villans

Studio Ghibli Animator Passes Away

Dragon Ball: Evolution Writer Apologizes

Female Artist Charged on Obscenity

Episode 478: Spring 2016 Previews #2

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Welcome to the second previews show of the 2016 anime season, and a show completely devoid of Ryo. That’s right, the intrepid and often sickly Ryo has taken a bit of a sabbatical to recover. Meanwhile, Red has gotten a guest host from the past to return; Spirewrecker from the 4Player Anime Cast! After a brief reintroduction, Red and Spire kicks things off with IRL news which quickly segues into Industry News which is bursting with content this week! Hentai Manga Authors getting licensed, Anime Authors evading taxes, and the controversy that is the live-action GitS. Afterwards both hosts dig into three more anime from the spring catalogue: Hundred, Kiznaiver, and Big Order. Don’t miss out on this one folks!

Show Notes

Music

Intro – “Disorder” by Yōsei Teikoku from Big Order
Outro – “Eyes On Me” by Rumi Ōkubo and Mayu Yoshioka from Sakamoto desu ga?

Reviews

Hundred
Wikipedia

Kiznaiver
Wikipedia

Big Order
Wikipedia

News

Tax Evasion & Anime

H-Manga Author & FAKKU

NIS America Cuts Ties

Pokemon Popularity Poll

Tokyo’s Overseas Anime Promotion

Ghost in the Shell Whitewashing

Third Season of Magical Index

Episode 477: Spring 2016 Previews #1

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Welcome to another episode of Anime Pulse, this week brought to you by the empty amphitheater that Ryo apparently decided to record from. Technical difficulties aside, this is the first previews show of the Spring 2016 season. We’ve got IRL updates from both of the hosts, industry news about cats and ideal body types, and then the previews of which there are four in total. We’ll be doing two of these shows this season, and then possibly taking a week off while Ryo recovers from near death via finals.

Show Notes

Music

Intro – Coolest by Customi-Z from Sakamoto desu ga?
Outro – Nakushita Hibi ni Sayonara by SuneoHair from Sakamoto desu ga?

Reviews

Joker Game
Wikipedia

Sakamoto desu ga?
Wikipedia

The Lost Village
Wikipedia

Shonen Maid
Wikipedia

News

Cat Cafe Shut Down

Japanese Men Ideal Female Body

 

Episode 476: The Tim and Weltall Show

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For this weeks show Red and Ryo have become one with their bosses and have begun to exemplify their pessimistic views of the anime industry, or in other words they poke fun at the state of Manga Pulse and its hosts. But before they work hard on trying to get fired, Red and Ryo regale you with their IRL news where they attempt to explain their long absences. Red has a new car, and Ryo is single again. Then it’s onto the Industry News, or lack-there-of as it’s a slow ass past few weeks for anything interesting to talk about. But doing their best Red has a follow-up piece about a Voice Actress facing charges after being found with cocaine, and Ryo informs everyone about the exciting venture of a Final Fantasy 15 anime. And lastly is reviews, where Ryo takes the lead with the feathery Comet Lucifer and Red rounds us out with Absolute Duo.

Show Notes

Music

Intro – Absolute Soul by Konomi Suzuki from Absolute Duo
Outro – Rainbow Road by Nanobii from Rainbow Road (Album)

Reviews

Comet Lucifer – Netflix
Wikipedia

Absolute Duo – Crackers
Wikipedia

News

Voice Actress Cocaine Story

Final Fantasy 15 Anime

 

Episode 475: The Airplane Over Your Head Show

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Still no live show? What the heck man! This isn’t what I pay no money for! Sheesh, what a lazy bunch of bums. That’s right, it’s another week and another episode of Anime Pulse coming right at ya. Like a bad joke, it just flies right over your head because you just don’t get it. Speaking of which, Tokyo Ghoul Root A. Now there’s a joke of an anime, and boy howdy does Ryo have some words to say about it. Red chimes in too on their joint review of the season, but in the end the two hosts have somewhat different opinions on its final rating. Aside from the review, we got news about France banning Doraemon and a “How to Draw Manga” book that’s all about the panties. But before any of that happens, Ryo and Red fill you in on what’s been going down in their lives.

Show Notes

Music

Intro – Munō by österreich from Tokyo Ghoul Root A
Outro – REASON by  Yuzu from Hunter x Hunter 2011

Reviews

Tokyo Ghoul Root A – Burn it (Ryo) & Netflix (Red)
Wikipedia

News

New Card Captor Sakura

Top Anime Narcissists

Doraemon banned in France?

How to Draw Panties

 

Episode 474: The Sickly Show

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I hope you’ve brought your medical facial masks, because Red and Ryo are both your patients for this weeks show. That’s right, your hosts are not feeling quite up-to-par as both of them are suffering from one type of illness or another; the show much go on though! As such, IRL news is full of how sick both Red and Ryo are; Ryo including the only bit of happy news which covered a drawing of hers getting some press. Afterwards Red talks about how Kirino from Oreimo is representing voters in Japan, and Ryo lists off the most popular cat names in Japan. And last but not least are reviews where Red covers a bad vampire anime, and Ryo attempts to keep herself entertained with a short anime about distraction.

Show Notes

Music

Intro – The Power of Love by Cyber Nation Network from Master of Mosquiton ’99
Outro – Kimi ni Matsuwaru Mystery by  Satomi Sato and Ai Kayano from Hyoka

Reviews

Master of Mosquiton ’99 – Netflix
Wikipedia

Tonari no Seki-kun – Netflix
Wikipedia

News

Oreimo Voting Campaign

Japanese Cat Names

Episode 473: Valentines Day and Really Bad Anime

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Rejoice and give thanks, your regularly scheduled anime review podcast has returned. This week, Red has an anime so bad that the power that be tried their best to stop him from speaking its name. Ryo on the other hand has something a little better, even if the main protagonist in the series is nameless. But before all of that we have IRL news, were Ryo visited her mother and Red bought some flowers for his mommy. Industry News, where Ryo talks about an owner who tried to steal from his own restaurant and Red covers a poll on ideal anime marriage partners. Then the reviews can happen, but not before!

Show Notes

Music

Intro – Zion o Mezase! by Tomoyuki Asakawa from The Candidate for Goddess
Outro – Lilium by Noma Kumiko from Elfen Lied

Reviews

The Candidate for Goddess – Burn It
Wikipedia

Interlude – Crackers
Wikipedia

News

Stealing From Yourself

Anime Marriage Partners