Welcome to the obvious edit show, where Joseph had to fix a minor mistake he made by announcing the wrong episode number. Can you spot the edit? I bet you can. Well amusingly bad alterations aside, Joseph also starts things with IRL news of his plans for December and Andrew’s news is more about the forums than anything. Industry news sees an article about a crossover between one of Joseph’s and one of Andrews’ favorite anime, and a bit about a Japanese school girl who was forced to dye her hair. And then at long last we reach the final run of previews for this Fall, where Andrew is talking about sandy whales and cute girls after the world ends and Joseph gushes over an anime about shōgi.
Now for something a little on the lighter reading side. Tim and Vanessa read and watch Ella Enchanted. The story takes place in a somewhat fairytale world where there are centaurs who are basically dumb children along with giants and fairies. An obnoxious fairy bestows what she considers a gift upon the main character, Ella. She has to be obedient to anyone who tells her to do something. This causes her life to become hell when an evil step sister discovers this gift. Continue reading Script 2 Script 16: Ella Enchanted
We’ve done a number of modern books on Script 2 Script but let it not be said we don’t go back. In seeking out a classic, we go all the way back to what may be the first science fiction novel, Frankenstein. Continue reading Script 2 Script 15: Frankenstein
The eighties were definitely a different time. If online videos and articles can be believed, music and hair was bigger. Fashion was full of neon and people could actually make a living selling records and newspapers. An often overlooked phenomenon was the rise of Japanese manufacturing and the sudden fear of a foreign takeover. Continue reading Script 2 Script 14: Rising Sun
Well it’s still not an hour, but at least it’s not two. This week we got another episode of previews for the Fall 2017 season, with three shows up for display. But first Andrew reports from London where he attended his first big anime convention, and then Joseph tells us of his continuing good fortune at his job. Industry news see Joseph talk about what anime character would make a good prime minister of Japan, and Andrew brings the horror in with Sony acquiring the rights to Funimation. As for the previews, Andrew has people killing each other for a wish and more cute girls doing cute things, and Joseph talks about a man without a little sister.
Remember the good old days? Back when there were only a couple of channels on the television. When families would get dressed up to fly a plane. And back when you could just stuff your kids into an attic, pretend they don’t exist and move on with your life.
That’s the overarching plot of the book Vanessa and Tim decide to tackle in this episode. Flowers in the Attic is about a family who is very happy until tragedy strikes. Dad gets killed in a car accident, the quickest way to remove a pesky spouse for the purposes of drama. This kicks off the plot of a coming of age story. Continue reading Script 2 Script 13: Flowers in the Attic
After climbing through sewers, sifting through coins and murdering random plants, the acid has finally worn off. Tim and Weltall have climbed back out, cleaned themselves off, posted bail, and broke into a closed Borders warehouse to read some manga. It took them a long time to find something original buried among the unsold copies of Princess Ai.
Tim reviews Hoankan Evans no Uso. This is basically what happens when when a mangaka snorts meth and watches a Sergio Leone marathon. It’s about a legendary lawman in some vague part of the Old West. While he’s proficient at catching criminals, he has yet to land a girlfriend and is contstantly stirking our while trying to use his father’s advice which fails. Once some characters are established, the plot picks up and the humor begins working getting it up to Crackers.
Weltall then digs into Dolly Kill Kill. It’s about rejected character designs from Five Nights at Freddy’s suddenly appearing and ushering in the apocolypse. The first couple of chapters set things up and skip forward about a year. Our main character finds a group of survivors who are attempting to find the creatures weaknesses. Give the strong characterization and solid story, it earns a Read it Now.
Many don’t know the origins of Tim the Enchanter, but when he was a child, he attended his Ceremony of Twelve and received his title and role; The Rager. Despite what the name means to those of low caliber, it is an important profession. He spent years listening to those around him discuss how wonderful the new Taylor Swift album is, the brilliance of Dean Kuntz, how nothing will ever compare to the romance and thrill of seeing “Twilight” in theaters. It festered in him, growing every day until he was able to bring his gift to the masses through podcasts, spewing forth reviews on manga, movies, and books, tearing them apart in vicious diatribes until he was spent. Continue reading Script 2 Script 12: Timgetsconfusedwhatshowitis