Category Archives: Anime Pulse

Episode 12: The Yaoi Episode? Nope, not really

We’ve got another great show for you this week. We’ve got Chigo who talks about Firefly, we talk about Kurau: Phantom Memory and Gun x Sword. We also have all the news and a quick tutorial on podcasting.

Gun x Sword: Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for Crackers.
Firefly: Download Now!!! – Actually Buy Now!!!
Kurau: Phantom Memory: Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for Crackers.

Show Notes:


Angel/Dust neo to be Serialized in Newtype USA

CPM Announces New York Comic-Con Guests

On April 11 Bandai will release the Vision of Escaflowne Complete DVD Collection for $49.98…

JAST USA Announces First “Boy’s Love” PC Dating-Game

Anime Network SVOD Available on Cox

Otaku Murderer Death Sentence Upheld

Death Note Movies

FUNimation licenses xxxHolic/Tsubasa movie, Tsubasa TV series

Hellsing OVA Preview TV Broadcast Announced


Gun x Sword,1737,lzvngj,gun_x_sword.html


Kurau: Phantom Memory,1435,wnitsi,phantom_memory_.html

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Episode 11: Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

we’ve got a great episode this week. We review Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu, Elfen Lied and Kashimashi ~ Girl Meets Girl ~. We discuss a nice Highwind figure that Wetall lent us, and the Ichigo figure Batou gave me.

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children – Download Now!
Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Elfen Lied – Download Now!/Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Kashimashi ~ Girl Meets Girl ~ – Look for a more thorough review and recommendation as more is out.

Show Notes:


CPM Seeking Interns

Utena Set for $99.95
Later this year Central Park Media will be re-pricing and re-releasing Revolutionary Girl Utena on DVD. In the mean time they’ve set up a pre-order. From now until January 31, the entire Revolutionary Girl Utena TV series, Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie, and a limited edition Utena T-Shirt are available for $99.95. CPM will ship all the sets in February.

Shinichiro Watanabe in Detroit
On February 8, Shinichiro Watanabe will be in Detroit, Michigan. He will show clips from the Animatrix and Samurai Champloo and discuss creative and technical aspects of his work. The event will take place at the Detroit Film Theater, at 7:30pm.


Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

Wetall’s Highwind Model
Final Fantasy VII Highwind Model

Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu,1477,loqhit,iriya_no_sora_u.html

Elfen Lied

Kashimashi ~ Girl Meets Girl,3135,vijqxa,kashimashi____g.html


Toys N Joys

The sweet Ichigo figure Batou got me
Kurosaki Ichigo Picture

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Episode 10: The Twins episode

This week Chigo was too busy translating, but Rukia joins us. We discuss news, the lack of Bleach, and types of food we learned about and now eat because of Anime. We review Futakoi, Lamune and Naruto. Why is it called the Twins episode? You’ll have to listen to find out.

Futakoi: Wait until it hits the US and Netfix it.
Lamune: Wait until it hits the US and Netfix it.

Show Notes:

Site Related Info:
The song that plays at the end of the shows is the opening theme from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase. It’s called “Neko Mimi Mode”, and is performed by “Dimitri from Paris”.


New Dragonball Z website launched

The Top Movies of 2005 in Japan

The Top Animated Movies of 2005 in Japan

The Top DVD sales of 2005 in Japan

Hayao Miyazaki turns 65

Miyazaki movies on Turner Classic Movies

TCM Offers Offer the Ultimate Hayao Miyazaki DVD & Book Sweepstakes

7 new anime series announced

Mamoru Oshii Interview on BBC Four






Curry Rice See “Retort Foods”







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Episode 9: The favorite character episode

We’re all here this week. Leading up the holidays we bring some fun news. We reivew Mahou Shoujotai Alice, Cromartie High School and Scrapped Princess. We also go over our favorite anime characters.

Mahou Shoujotai Alice: Wait until hits the US and Netflix it/Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers
Scrapped Princess: Download Now/Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers
Cromartie High School: Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers

Show Notes:


Pokemon doesn’t cause cancer, but researchers think otherwise

Top 10 Anime Theme Songs of 2005

New Anime Details and Sites

DBZ on Robot Chicken
This Thursday’s airing of Robot Chicken on Adult Swim will be a holiday special featuring characters from Dragon Ball Z.

Employment Opportunities at Tokyopop


Mahou Shoujotai Alice (é)

Scrapped Princess ()

Cromartie High School ()

Favorite Anime Characters:

Male: Vash the Stampede – Trigun | Tamahome – Fushigi Yugi
Female: Sakaki – Azumanga Daioh | Iria – Iria: Zeiram the Animation
Non-human: Iriomote Yamaneko – Azumanga Daioh

Male: Happosai – Ranma 1/2 | Yosho – Tenchi Muyo! OVA
Female: Gum/Alita – Battle Angel Alita
Non-human: Ryo-oki – Tenchi Muyo! | Black Cat – Trigun

ChibiGodzilla (Chigo)
Male: Sven – Black Cat
Female: Osaka – Azumanga Daioh | Ayeka – Pretty Sammy OVA
Non-human: Shinichi Mechazawa – Cromartie High School

Episode 8: The Sci-Fi Episode?

This week we’re back with the whole crew. Chigo is here and Rukia makes a short appearance. We discuss the latest news, Ichigo reviews Saikano OVA, Chigo reviews Karin, and Batou just rants.

Saikano OVA – Download Now!
Karin – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.

Show Notes


Howl’s Moving Castle Wins awards

CNN on “Anime, Piracy and Profits”

Ghibli Announces New Anime based on Ursula K. Leguin’s Earthsea Cycle

New Sunrise Robot Series
The January issue of Newtype (Japan) talks about Zegapain, a robot action anime which Sunrise is now planning. According to the New Type article, robots in the anime will be rendered in 3D CG. Masami Shimoda will direct.

Free Streaming Anime
Bandai Channel and Biglobe are offering the first episodes of a number of titles online for free here. Available series include Petopeto-san, Noein, Gunparade Orchestra, Amaenai de Yo!! , Gakuen Senki Muryou, Akane Maniax, Kimi ga Nozomu Eien, Oku-sama wa Mahou Shoujo, Sousei no Aquarion and more.

Sasami: Mahou Shoujo Club Trailer
The official website for Sasami: Mahou Shoujo Club, a Tenchi Muyo spin-off, now hosts a streaming Real Media trailer.

Tokyopop Manga Draw Negative Attention

Funimation – Shinsen-Subs Follow-up
There has been some misunderstanding regarding the events surrounding Funimation’s enforcement of its intellectual property vis-a-vis Shinsen-Subs. The fansub group was actively making available several titles that Funimation has already publicly announced. Their copyright infringement was not limited exclusively to unannounced properties.

New Poll: Favorite Director


Saikano OVA: Another Love Story (Another Love Song)

Karin ()

Episode 7: Advent of the Girlfriend-san

This week we had special guest Rukia, the Awesome girlfriend-san. We also review the series Melody of Oblivion, Ginban Kaleidoscope and Revolutionary Girl Utena.

Revolutionary Girl Utena – Wait ’till it hits the US and Netflix it.
Ginban Kaleidoscope – Wait ’till it hits the US and Netflix it.
Melody of Oblivion – Download Now!

Show Notes


Shinsen Subs faces Funimation

Witchblade Animation

Pokeman Movie

Life Size Gundam Head for Auction

Weta Visual Director Richard Taylor Interview

Mr. Miyagi dies


Melody of Oblivion

Revolutionary Girl Utena

Ginban Kaleidoscope,3190,ugxmwe,ginban_kaleidos.html

Rukia’s topic of conversation:

Episode 6: Chibigodzilla rantage and no Bleach

We have some fun this week with special guest Chibigodzilla. We review our standards as well as Hoshi no Koe (Voices of a distant star), Yakusoku no Basho (The place promised in our early days), Mushishi, Serial Experiments: Lain and Iria: Zeiram the Animation.

Hoshi no Koe/Yakusoku no Basho: Batou – Even if you recieve it as a present, burn the disc and piss on the ashes. Ichigo – Wait ’till it hits the US and Netflix it.
Mushishi: Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Serial Experiments: Lain: Wait until it hits the US and Netflix it
Iria: Zeiram the Animation: Download Now

Chibigodzilla does a rant about Asa-sempai in “SHUFFLE!” and we also play some audio comments. Because we finally got some!

Also, We’ll be interviewing Piano Sqall at soon. Look forward to that.