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≡ Category: Anime Pulse, Ze Shows | Author: RedUnit10 |7 Comments

Ever have one of those shows where you started three times over, finally think you’ve solved the problems, only to find out as you are editing the show that everything went horribly wrong? Yeah, this is that kind of show. TC talked about seriously buying a new microphone to upgrade his old equipment handed down by Ichigo, and Red thinks thats’s a really good idea, like, today. Alas, dear listeners, you will need to put up with this terrible quality for this weeks show. After a brief talk about the passing of Leonard Nimoy, TC and Red jump into news with talks about body pillows that don’t like to be touched, McDonalds Japan trying to be more like a Starbucks, and tropes that even female anime watchers are sick and tired of. Then Red ushers in the discussion thread, bringing up the question of what makes an anime an anime? And finally it’s into reviews. Red kicks it off with the fujoshi bait Black Butler – Book of Circus, and TC with Wife bring up the rear with the not-so-virgin Maria the Virgin Witch.

Show Notes

Music

Intro - Enamel by SID from Black Butler – Book of Circus
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

Reviews

Black Butler - Book of Circus - Crackers
MAL

Maria the Virgin Witch - Crackers
Wikipedia

≡ Category: VG Pulse, Ze Shows | Author: MillenniumX17 |Leave a Comment

This week on VG Pulse, we again tread forth into the unknown without any supervision, but hopefully we navigate the darkness alright! We start off with sidenotes of school and snowstorms, before diving into the regular news where we discuss Nintendo’s latest mind-boggling developments as well as the good news of jail time for swatters! After the news we decide to let the forums go for another week, and finish off with Millennium’s first look of The Evil Within! All this and more up next on VGP 218! -Aki Read more>>

≡ Category: Features, Industry, Ze Shows | Author: weltall |1 Comment

Animeland Wasabi is coming this weekend February 27 through March 1, and is Hosted by SUKOSHI CON. We will be there, will you? We are expecting a great time with lots of great events and guests.

Check out their Facebook page here.

Check out some of the video from last years wasabi:

≡ Category: Manga Pulse, Ze Shows | Author: weltall |1 Comment

Finally, a show that focuses on the manga. You’d almost think we’ve done one of these once in awhile or something. Through the magic of circumstance we both managed to do some slice of life mangas at the same time. Considering how dull they usually are, it’s nothing short of a miracle if we generated some entertainment from them.

Tim talks about Saikyou Densetsu Kurosawa. It’s a slice of life about a socially awkward construction worker who wants desperately to be popular. He decides that he will find way, in his simple and methodical way, to win the hearts and minds of his coworkers. Being socially inept, he fails multiple times. And while the story isn’t as excruciating as some it only earns a borders.

Weltall then discusses Cheese in the Trap, a manwha. Like the lives of some people we must all know, at some point, it goes nowhere and does nothing. Sort of like a fat pigeon glued to a manhole cover. It’s about a girl who resents a boy for reasons the author doesn’t want to elaborate upon. Without any character growth or substance to speak of, it too earned itself a borders.

Weltall: Aria the Scarlet Ammo – Read it at Borders.
Amazon
Tim the Enchanter: Saikyou Densetsu Kurosawa – Read it at Borders.
Not in the USA

Music

Intro

Far Apart (Airglow) / CC BY 4.0

Outro

System Shutdown (Airglow) / CC BY 4.0

≡ Category: Anime Pulse, Ze Shows | Author: RedUnit10 |9 Comments

Hello everyone, this week the doctor of time, TC, has fallen ill once again and will be taking sick leave until further notice. However this does not mean you’ll have to put up with Red’s drunk behavior, well, you still have to put up with that but he’s at least not alone. The man behind AP, Ichigo, is back to deliver you some news and reviews. Red and Ichigo start off the show filling you in on udon for your dog, the top ten manga they’ve never heard of that others want animated, and sakura petals in your beer. Then it’s onto the discussion thread, were the question of visual novels came up. Have you ever played one before? And finally it’s more reviews, as Red takes many showers after watching Black Bullet and Ichigo pets adorably cute animal girls in Dog Days”.

Show Notes

Music

Intro – No Limit by Mizuki Nana from DOG DAYS”
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

Reviews

Black Bullet - Download now
Wikipedia

Dog Days” - Download now
Wikipedia


Features

≡ Category: Features, Ze Shows | Author: weltall |1 Comment

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E here! No lie– this was one of my favorite parts of Animeland Wasabi. Walking through the dining area, I heard the faint serenade of the Tetris theme. I grabbed Weltall and drug him through the crowd to the piano to get a closer look. Read more>>

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Matthew G Gray is a very interesting man. He does special effects make up and cakes. Both are really cool. Read more>>

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Weltall and I dropped by Animeland Wasabi for an easygoing weekend of nerdy fun! We interviewed some fantastic guests, photographed some crazy-awesome costumes, dined in a maid cafe, and spent altogether too much money in the dealer’s room. (Oh wait, that was just me…)

Here’s a few of the videos that should be coming out over the next week or so on our coverage of Animeland Wasabi:

Interviews

-David Vincent
-Matthew G. Gray
-Erica Schroeder (audio only- will be available for download at www.anime-pulse.com or in the iTunes store)
-Eric Wile
-Press conference with Angel Anatomy, Warky T. Chocobo, Erica Schroeder, Danielle McRae, and Uncle Yo
-Group interview with Laura Post, Lisle Wilkerson, and Julie Rei Goldstein

Around the con

-Weltall and E’s Animeland Wasabi Maid Cafe Experience
-Nylon Pink Concert
-Full Animeland Wasabi coverage

Industry

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Originally, we were only scheduled to have an interview with Laura Post. Lucky for us, she brought along some friends of hers, who just happened to also be guests! So we sat down for a nice little chat with Laura (Ahri in League of Legends, Rosalia in Sword Art Online), Lisle Wilkerson (Tekken, Street Fighter), and Julie Rei Goldstein (Risai in Paradise Kiss and Precia Testarossa in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha). Read more>>

≡ Category: Features, Industry, Ze Shows | Author: weltall |Leave a Comment

E here! No lie– this was one of my favorite parts of Animeland Wasabi. Walking through the dining area, I heard the faint serenade of the Tetris theme. I grabbed Weltall and drug him through the crowd to the piano to get a closer look. Read more>>

≡ Category: Features, Industry, Interviews, Ze Shows | Author: weltall |Leave a Comment

Matthew G Gray is a very interesting man. He does special effects make up and cakes. Both are really cool. Read more>>

≡ Category: Features, Industry, Interviews, Ze Shows | Author: weltall |Leave a Comment

≡ Category: Features, Industry, Ze Shows | Author: weltall |Leave a Comment

Weltall and I dropped by Animeland Wasabi for an easygoing weekend of nerdy fun! We interviewed some fantastic guests, photographed some crazy-awesome costumes, dined in a maid cafe, and spent altogether too much money in the dealer’s room. (Oh wait, that was just me…)

Here’s a few of the videos that should be coming out over the next week or so on our coverage of Animeland Wasabi:

Interviews

-David Vincent
-Matthew G. Gray
-Erica Schroeder (audio only- will be available for download at www.anime-pulse.com or in the iTunes store)
-Eric Wile
-Press conference with Angel Anatomy, Warky T. Chocobo, Erica Schroeder, Danielle McRae, and Uncle Yo
-Group interview with Laura Post, Lisle Wilkerson, and Julie Rei Goldstein

Around the con

-Weltall and E’s Animeland Wasabi Maid Cafe Experience
-Nylon Pink Concert
-Full Animeland Wasabi coverage

Interviews

≡ Category: Anime Pulse, Interviews, Manga Pulse, Ze Shows | Author: Ichigo |2 Comments

Greetings everyone. In place of an AP show this week I offer this interview of 萩尾 望都 Hagio Moto. We were lucky in that Weltall was able to get an interview with this pioneer of shojo manga. I have undertaken the transcription of the Japanese portion of the conversation, for those interested. The translator that was provided was very good. In addition to translation Ms. Hagio’s answers he also added some extra context as he felt was needed. I only transcribed the questions and the Japanese section of the interview.
Read more>>

≡ Category: Anime Pulse, Interviews, Ze Shows | Author: Ichigo |1 Comment

In this special interview, I talk with Adam Ghahramani, creator of theOtaku.com, the “Art of Otaku” how to draw guide, and most recently, the creator of the hottest new iPhone game, Nimble Strong: Bartender in Training.

With this game you too can learn to be a great bartender and get the career you’ve always wanted, or just have a ton of fun. With voice acting by Kyle Hebert and music created by Michael Huang, you’ll be sure to enjoy this game. So check out the interview to get the down and dirty details.

Intro Music – Mixing Theme from the Soundtrack
Outro Music – Main Theme from the Soundtrack

≡ Category: Features, Interviews | Author: Ichigo |9 Comments

Our three shows have been reviewed over at Podcast Squared and it includes an interview with yours truly. Andrew, the host, makes some good points about all the shows, so go check it out.

≡ Category: Anime Pulse, Interviews, Ze Shows | Author: Ichigo |Leave a Comment

We’re proud to present you an interview with Roland Kelts. He is a lecturer at Tokyo University and author of the book “Japanamerica: How Japanese pop culture has invaded the US”. We talk a lot about cultural and business differences between the US and Japan. I really enjoyed talking with him and I hope you enjoy this great interview.

Japanamerica Book

Ichigo with Roland

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We’re proud to present you an interview with one of my personal heroes, Yutaka Izubuchi. His record speaks for himself, but just the fact that he is responsible for the creation and designs of my favorite series, RahXephon is enough to make me giddy. So I hope you enjoy this.

Wikipedia
Anime News Network

Ichigo with Izubuchi-san

Japan

≡ Category: Japan | Author: Ichigo |1 Comment

The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the primary opponent to the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) which has held power for most of the 53 years since it’s inception, demanded a public apology from Aso Taro, the Secretary General of the LDP. Read more>>

≡ Category: Japan | Author: Fazman |2 Comments

Many of us have undoubtedly at one point or another wished ill for our employers. Such was the case for a twenty-nine year old Elementary teacher in Yokohama’s Tsurumi-ku. This teacher took out his frustrations by writing blogs on the Internet. In said blogs the teacher stated that he wanted to kill the Vice-Principal of his school. He also stated,  “If a teacher is murdered, it will be me who’s responsible, for certain.” Read more>>

≡ Category: Japan | Author: Ichigo |6 Comments

There’s been a lot of hype surrounding the new Pokemon themed Shinkansen (bullet train) by the JR East company running here in Japan. Well today I took a trip on it. It was the Asama Shinkansen between Tokyo and Nagano. We start off with a pic of good old Pikachu and the fire monkey (names will not be included other than Pikachu because I don’t know them. If you care look it up yourself).

Read more>>

≡ Category: Japan | Author: Fazman |1 Comment

Forty-Nine year old Tadashi Usami was found dead in an empty swimming pool around six-twenty A.M. on Thursday Morning. His body was found face down in the pool of a residential neighborhood. Police believe that Usami was on his way home to his hotel when he stumbled into the back yard believing this was his home. Having been drinking for most of the evening with a colleague near JR Ebisu station, Usami being extremely intoxicated was unable to tell the difference between this house and his hotel. Alcohol is believed to be the main factor. Foul play is not suspected.

Source:
Mainichi Daily News

≡ Category: Japan | Author: Fazman |Leave a Comment

Well if you couldn’t guess it’s the special equipment edition of Evangelion 1.0 – you are not alone. It placed 4thon the oricon list of the top 50 dvd’s in Japan between December 24, 2007 and June 16, 2008. The special edition sold 263,395 copies, 219,000 of those were sold in the first week of its release. Read more>>

Ze Shows

≡ Category: Anime Pulse, Ze Shows | Author: RedUnit10 |7 Comments

Ever have one of those shows where you started three times over, finally think you’ve solved the problems, only to find out as you are editing the show that everything went horribly wrong? Yeah, this is that kind of show. TC talked about seriously buying a new microphone to upgrade his old equipment handed down by Ichigo, and Red thinks thats’s a really good idea, like, today. Alas, dear listeners, you will need to put up with this terrible quality for this weeks show. After a brief talk about the passing of Leonard Nimoy, TC and Red jump into news with talks about body pillows that don’t like to be touched, McDonalds Japan trying to be more like a Starbucks, and tropes that even female anime watchers are sick and tired of. Then Red ushers in the discussion thread, bringing up the question of what makes an anime an anime? And finally it’s into reviews. Red kicks it off with the fujoshi bait Black Butler – Book of Circus, and TC with Wife bring up the rear with the not-so-virgin Maria the Virgin Witch.

Show Notes

Music

Intro - Enamel by SID from Black Butler – Book of Circus
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

Reviews

Black Butler - Book of Circus - Crackers
MAL

Maria the Virgin Witch - Crackers
Wikipedia

≡ Category: VG Pulse, Ze Shows | Author: MillenniumX17 |Leave a Comment

This week on VG Pulse, we again tread forth into the unknown without any supervision, but hopefully we navigate the darkness alright! We start off with sidenotes of school and snowstorms, before diving into the regular news where we discuss Nintendo’s latest mind-boggling developments as well as the good news of jail time for swatters! After the news we decide to let the forums go for another week, and finish off with Millennium’s first look of The Evil Within! All this and more up next on VGP 218! -Aki Read more>>

≡ Category: Features, Industry, Ze Shows | Author: weltall |1 Comment

Animeland Wasabi is coming this weekend February 27 through March 1, and is Hosted by SUKOSHI CON. We will be there, will you? We are expecting a great time with lots of great events and guests.

Check out their Facebook page here.

Check out some of the video from last years wasabi:

≡ Category: Manga Pulse, Ze Shows | Author: weltall |1 Comment

Finally, a show that focuses on the manga. You’d almost think we’ve done one of these once in awhile or something. Through the magic of circumstance we both managed to do some slice of life mangas at the same time. Considering how dull they usually are, it’s nothing short of a miracle if we generated some entertainment from them.

Tim talks about Saikyou Densetsu Kurosawa. It’s a slice of life about a socially awkward construction worker who wants desperately to be popular. He decides that he will find way, in his simple and methodical way, to win the hearts and minds of his coworkers. Being socially inept, he fails multiple times. And while the story isn’t as excruciating as some it only earns a borders.

Weltall then discusses Cheese in the Trap, a manwha. Like the lives of some people we must all know, at some point, it goes nowhere and does nothing. Sort of like a fat pigeon glued to a manhole cover. It’s about a girl who resents a boy for reasons the author doesn’t want to elaborate upon. Without any character growth or substance to speak of, it too earned itself a borders.

Weltall: Aria the Scarlet Ammo – Read it at Borders.
Amazon
Tim the Enchanter: Saikyou Densetsu Kurosawa – Read it at Borders.
Not in the USA

Music

Intro

Far Apart (Airglow) / CC BY 4.0

Outro

System Shutdown (Airglow) / CC BY 4.0

≡ Category: Anime Pulse, Ze Shows | Author: RedUnit10 |9 Comments

Hello everyone, this week the doctor of time, TC, has fallen ill once again and will be taking sick leave until further notice. However this does not mean you’ll have to put up with Red’s drunk behavior, well, you still have to put up with that but he’s at least not alone. The man behind AP, Ichigo, is back to deliver you some news and reviews. Red and Ichigo start off the show filling you in on udon for your dog, the top ten manga they’ve never heard of that others want animated, and sakura petals in your beer. Then it’s onto the discussion thread, were the question of visual novels came up. Have you ever played one before? And finally it’s more reviews, as Red takes many showers after watching Black Bullet and Ichigo pets adorably cute animal girls in Dog Days”.

Show Notes

Music

Intro – No Limit by Mizuki Nana from DOG DAYS”
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

Reviews

Black Bullet - Download now
Wikipedia

Dog Days” - Download now
Wikipedia

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