Gobble gobble, it’s another episode of Anime Pulse. Coming off of Thanksgiving, which isn’t something you should really be thankful for, Joseph brings us news about a new digital card game he is thoroughly enjoying. Andrew on the other hand, who has no such holiday, surprises Joseph with his lack of experience with Cowboy Bebop and Neon Genesis Evangelion. Industry news features a fun bit about a Trap being discovered by his friend, as well as some rather terrible news about the author behind Rurouni Kenshin. As for the reviews, Andrew berates a man’s plot to get revenge on a former love interest and Joseph sighs at the sequel to a Rumiko Takahashi work.
One of out favorite movies not to talk about on the show is Highlander. It’s a fun action fantasy movie that has everything. An American with a Swedish accent that’s two seconds away from going bork bork bork. Swordfights with Clancy Brown. Beheadings that don’t make you feel sad and helpless. And the mascot for Scottish separatism playing an Egyptian Spaniard.
Highlander 2 The Quickening is what happens when someone takes the script for the first one and attempts to ruin any goodwill generated. It has weird porcupine henchmen, sex in a dirty alleyway post murder, and Lambert rasping his lines as though he’s auditioning for an anti-smoking PSA.
Weltall then talks about the TV series Chance where Hugh Laurie plays an all too smart doctor. Doctor Not-House ends up with a female patient who pulls him into a world of police corrutpion betrayal. Plus they’ll probably sleep together at some point and that’s the real reason we watch. To if characters will finally cut through the sexual tension and do it already.
Tim then talks briefly about Crossworlds. Let’s see, it’s from the early nineties and has Rutger Hauer in it. Do we really need to mention anything else? It’s the standard bad movie he tries to get everyone else to watch because “no really, it’s so bad its good”. There’s dimensions and crystals and a bit part for Jack Black before he turned into Po.
You know what sucks? This new Skype. God it sucks so much. Joseph and Andrew talk about how bad it is and a bit about Microsoft in general, there’s also some discussion on harassment prevention classes. In industry news we got killer cats and a sad piece on the passing of one of the great voice actresses of the century, oh, and people are upset that Pikachu was talking in the new movie. Reviews round things out as Joseph relives his days in high school, and Andrew goes into a forest to find white haired men wearing masks.
Welcome to a new area for Anime Pulse, where gone are the music themes that lined up with the shows we cover; you can thank greedy corporate copyright types for that. Fair use my ass. Music aside, in this episode we’re back to reviews. Andrew talks about stripping the undead, and Joseph has some foodgasms. There’s also discussions of the site, forums, and news involving everyones favorite American president feeding fish, and a Japanese politician throwing video games and anime under the bus.
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.