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.
Intro – “Sōshō Innocence” by Maaya Uchida from Akuma no Riddle
Outro – “Hello, shooting star” by Moumoon from Assassination Classroom
This week on VG Pulse, the tech fail and the ninja janitors are both out in force! We start off with side notes of my new laptop, before diving into the regular news, in which we discuss Persona 5’s new North American release date, the LEAKED trailer for Watch Dogs 2, and the sad cancellation of Alison Road. We then dive into our E3 predictions for this year, and finish off by talking about Maple Story, GT Live, subs, and Orphan Black! All this and more up next on VGP 256! -Aki Continue reading VG Pulse 256: Pre E3 Madness→
If there’s one thing Hollywood, and filmmakers in general, are good at, it’s realizing that there’s a calendar in their office. We’re pretty certain that’s the reason why there was an abundance of films centered around the new millennium released, of course, right around the turn of the millennium.
So it’s quite a surprise that there is a movie called Millennium(1989) which has nothing to do with the year two thousand nor about the much feared Y2K “bug”. It has to do with time travel where people from a thousand years in the future show up to kidnap people before they can die in a plane crash while leaving doppelgangers behind. Also, there are “time-quakes”. No, really.
Weltall then talks about Swordfish. A movie we may have already talked about but couldn’t find any proof of the fact. It features Hugh Jackman pretending to be a hacker which is almost as unbelievable as Halle Berry as a golfer. Did we mention Halle golfs in this? We imagine that the clip of her swing will be what Jack Nicklaus will have to watch on endless loop in the afterlife. It will be as penance for all those crappy cartridge games that slapped his name on them.
Tim then talks about the remake, Poseidon. Not only is it rather unnecessary it’s got enough CGI that it serves as a tourist brochure for the Matrix. The main characters come together for apparently no reason to go to the engine room after the ship is overturned. People die off in order of billing and randomly end up imperiled while not knowing how the got there.
We often approach these shows terrified that we’ll have nothing to talk about. Especially when the manga we’re discussing seems incredibly straightforward. Without a jam packed mythos, power levels and ranks to make fun of, a manga can appear rather anemic. Lucky for us, there’s always digression and it’s in full force within this episode. Continue reading Manga Pulse 347: Shit Can→
After a lot of low budget and generally poor films as our joint discussion, we thought it would be interesting to pick something considered a classic. So we chose Rashomon(1950). It’s a movie so influential that it had a story telling device named after it. That where a story is told from multiple viewpoints expanding on the potential for unreliable narrators. Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 51: Rash Man→
This show is brought to you by the formerly coke fueled man suffering from a transcription addiction, Stephen King. We decided to do something that wasn’t a terrible movie adaptation. Instead, we choose Desperation. While it is a movie, it was done as a TV movie which has entirely different standards than a theater release. For example, no one expects anyone to watch TV movies unless they’re drunk or trapped in hospice. Continue reading Script 2 Script 9: Desperate→
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.
Intro – “Identity” by Mikio Sakai from Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
Outro – “Haramitsu Renge” by Ali Project from Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
This week on VG Pulse, Millennium and I are unsupervised as the threat of bees loom over us all. We start out with side notes of recent battles against the buzzing menace, before diving into what little news we could find, including a possible delay of No Man’s Sky and the fact that robots are slowly taking over the workforce! After the news Millennium gives a final review of The Division, I give a review of Tormentum: Dark Sorrow, and we finish up with talk of food and anime! All this and more up next on VGP 255! -Aki Continue reading VG Pulse 255: Division Sorrow→
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!
Intro – “Trash Candy” by Granrodeo from Bungou Stray Dogs
Outro – “Eyes” by Hitomi Kaji from Sousei no Onmyouji
This week on VG Pulse, we have a sleep-deprived but supervised episode! We start off with side notes of my college graduation and Millennium’s epic Bloodborne-style battle with a mutant spider, before heading off to the news, in which we discuss Nintendo copyrighting Minecraft videos, the new Pokemon details for the Gen 7 games, and the sad and illogical closing of two more studios. After the news we finish off with Millennium’s first look at The Division, and lots of talk about food and anime! All this and more up next on VGP 254! -Aki Continue reading VG Pulse 254: Zoning & Giggling→
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