Joseph and Andrew are back with their second ever joint review, this one with the question of “what if the world was a clock?” in mind. Before we get to that though, Joseph bought a handful of new video games and Andrew saw the new Marvel movie about a black cat. Industry news also comes ahead of the joint review, with topics like a mangaka who think piracy isn’t totally to blame for the poor sales of manga and Goku has a new power level.
This week Anime Pulse is all about being serious, all the anime they preview this week is serious and not joking at all. That said, IRL news sees Joseph talking about work and taxes, and Andrew mentions Fire Emblem Heroes in passing before jumping into the front page and forum comments. Then in industry news we cover topics about a cafe revolving around boobies being separated by a strap, and a thought provoking bit about fan translators being arrested. Finally previews comes along with Andrew’s serious previews of a serious anime and seriously not serious anime, and Joseph’s not-sure-if-want reaction to more deadly sins.
Work is work, that’s the word on the street. IRL news is started off almost straight off the bat, with Joseph talking about snow and Andrew talks about the new DBZ fighting game. In industry news Joseph covers a new app that gives you Food Wars recipes, and Andrew tells the sad tale of what happens to unsold manga. Finally come the previews, with Andrew’s look at uniquely drawn horror and a RomCom Joseph was interested in, and Joseph’s preview of sexual innuendos in a mech.
Our second week of previews, this time featuring more alcohol! Slurry Joseph aside, IRL news features more Fire Emblem Heroes, Overwatch, and a bit about a broken dryer. Then in industry news we learn that Dragon Ball Super is coming to an end, and that now is a good time to be in Tokyo if you want to get into the anime industry. At last the previews come around. Andrew brings us a story of young girl falling for a much older guy and hot boys doing attractive boy things, Joseph meanwhile has a female honey badger killing things and the second season of an anime about Japanese snacks.
It’s that time of year again, as Anime Pulse ditches the reviews and talks about the new anime of the season. Before that though Andrew and Joseph talk about their weeks, with more news on Fire Emblem Heroes and the other main jobs that both the hosts work on outside of AP. In industry news, Andrew has a depressing speech from Goku’s Japanese VA and Joseph invites the creative listeners to submit their “other word” manga ideas to be possibly picked up by a publisher. Finally the previews happen and while they are a bit more speedy, there is a total of five previews to start off. Andrew theming his around Moe Blob, and Joseph around being stuck in a video game world.
This week on Anime Pulse we talk about bullying, and the scary protective father that Joseph would be if he were to have a daughter. Reminder: Never mess with big daddy Joseph. Andrew on the other hand has been playing more Resident Evil 7 and fired a gun for the first time, which is actually a lot lighter of a topic than Joseph’s IRL news. In reviews, Joseph gets some odd rush from a heroins death stare and Andrew is getting down with the Yuri railguns.
The first official episode of Anime Pulse for the 2018 year, and what an episode it is! Firstly we talk about what’s been going on in our lives, with Andrew playing a bunch of games and Joseph ranting about how his Fire Emblem waifu lost in a voting gauntlet. Then in the industry news, we got a piece on Amazon’s anime streaming service and another top anime poll about the most interesting anime of 2017. And finally come the reviews, where Andrew and Joseph both review, jointly, an anime about using anything to your advantage in a fight, even your penis.
Bit of a different show this time around as Joseph and Andrew go over their top 10 anime of 2017, some they have finished and others they have not. But first we got IRL news about Fire Emblem Heroes, terrible manga to anime transitions, and forum topics. There’s also the industry news, with yet two more top 10, these ones about cute twins and the top 10 anime according to Anikore.
And that’s it folks, that’s the final episode of 2017. (Technically)
Ho ho ho, just in time for Christmas it’s an episode of Anime Pulse! This week Joseph talks about spending money on his digital waifu, and Andrew is back in Scotland visiting family. Then in industry news we got topics like the most appealing anime characters of 2017, and William Shatner coming out as a fan of the anime. Finally are reviews with Andrew regaling us with a lyrical review of stinky fish, and Joseph brushing over a mediocre anime about an annoying tsundere and a useless princess.
After a little more political talk about Net Neutrality, the guys get into things with IRL news about Andrew falling down the ranked Street Fighter ladder and Joseph totally ready for his upcoming vacation. Industry News brings to the table a piece on the Kanji of the Year, as well as the death of another big name in recent anime. And ending things is a review from Andrew of ballroom dancing, and the tears that Joseph shed watching a board game.