Bit of a different show this time around as Joseph and Andrew go over their top 10 anime of 2017, some they have finished and others they have not. But first we got IRL news about Fire Emblem Heroes, terrible manga to anime transitions, and forum topics. There’s also the industry news, with yet two more top 10, these ones about cute twins and the top 10 anime according to Anikore.
And that’s it folks, that’s the final episode of 2017. (Technically)
Ho ho ho, just in time for Christmas it’s an episode of Anime Pulse! This week Joseph talks about spending money on his digital waifu, and Andrew is back in Scotland visiting family. Then in industry news we got topics like the most appealing anime characters of 2017, and William Shatner coming out as a fan of the anime. Finally are reviews with Andrew regaling us with a lyrical review of stinky fish, and Joseph brushing over a mediocre anime about an annoying tsundere and a useless princess.
After a little more political talk about Net Neutrality, the guys get into things with IRL news about Andrew falling down the ranked Street Fighter ladder and Joseph totally ready for his upcoming vacation. Industry News brings to the table a piece on the Kanji of the Year, as well as the death of another big name in recent anime. And ending things is a review from Andrew of ballroom dancing, and the tears that Joseph shed watching a board game.
This week on VG Pulse, we found Kas just in time for Christmas! We start off with sidenotes of Pokemon, before diving into the regular news, where we discuss the verdict of Net Neutrality, Crytek lawsuits, and the success of the Nintendo Switch! After the news, we dive into the most amazing forums we’ve had in eons (thanks so much guys, keep it up!!). Following the forum, Millennium and I do a joint review of one of t̶h̷e̸ ̵m̷o̵s̵t̷ ̷i̸n̶t̶e̶r̸e̴s̶t̴i̵n̶g̶ ̶g̸a̵m̶e̵s̶ ̴o̸f̷ ̶t̵h̴e̷ ̶y̸e̷a̷r̸,̵ ̷̯͍͙͑͊͐͠D̷̞̠̝̤͘ò̸͇k̷͚̙͚̗͌͆̃̈i̶̜̖̬̓̈́ ̵̨͆̕D̵̳̎ó̷̧͉͠͠k̸̜̤̩̳̓i̴̲̲̍̌ ̷̳̍̇̉̈́L̷̺̭̽̅̾ḯ̶̳͈ͅṱ̸̔̃̿̕e̷͎̮̺̔̐̀̀ͅr̵͖̰̠̾a̷̦͋t̸͇̪̐͂ủ̸̬̝͗͝r̷͙͔̋̈́͗̓͜ȩ̸̞̙͎͑͑͛ ̸̹́̐͝ͅC̸͇̤͆̿̽̾ľ̷̢̍ȗ̶̟̇b̴̲͒!̸̼̭͙̣̓ ̵̢͉̃̿͝ b̶̛̦̼̜̥͓̱͔̠̓͑͑̊̏̈́̿̕é̶̢̡̫͈̤̗̺̫͙̹͉̖͔̪͍̖̔̏̂̽̍͝͠f̷̡̢̡̫͚̤̹̼͍͍͇͚͇͚͕͛̆͐͗̄̕͜͝o̶̢̨̢͕͙̠̮̱̱̙͕̣͐̍̈́̚͝r̶̛̳͌̾̓́͗͗́̐͒̃̚͜͜͝ͅͅȩ̷̧͍̰̮͕͙̓̏͌ͅͅ ̸̢̟̥͙͎̤̼̥͙̹̜͎̂̂̓̊̋͌̍̀̒́̉͘w̸̨̙͓̤͙̆ͅȩ̷̼̤̥̬̥̠̰̜̗̳̥̗̾̃͆̅̍̈́͗͂̅̇̓̇̔͝ͅ ̶̛̝͎̪̯͙̞̫͛̾͜͝f̸̢̤̩̪͓͉͇͕̗̻͖̥͇̑̎̔̆́̽͂͗̃̈́̈́͝͝ͅi̶̧̨͚͔̥̱̰̙͚̮̗͎̩͐̏̀̈̕͘n̴̛͈̄̎͊̍͛̔͒̾̒̀̈͊͝į̵̞͕͚̮͈̜̟͚̟̦̫̜̮͔́́͛̏̀̕s̷̛̹͔͗̔̽̃͋̋͛̊̾̄̆h̷̪͙̮͈̠̞̟̙̫̠͂̆́̄͑̚͜ ̷͂͛̂͆̅̆͑̄̚ͅő̵̜̟̑͠f̷̖̝̓̇̎̋̈́̉̀̏͆͘̕͝f̸̞̺̤̝̥̽̓̕͜ ̵̤̗̰̔̀̓̓́̒̈́̅w̷̖̘̳̣̹͍̼̙̝̣̥̙͚̔̂̆̓͊͂̒͘͘ͅͅḯ̸̦̺̝̦̪͓t̶̨̢̺͖͇͚̼̬̻̺̝̣͕̱̯̖̔͋̿h̶̹̓̇̇̈́̉̔̊͂̿͌̓̚̕͠ ̴͕̠̥̠̔t̷̠̰̮̜͖̀̄a̷̡̤̠̙̽̃̑̐̃͒̓̀̒̉͌́͛̉͘l̴̰̥̠͉̘͍͔̩͛͗̒̂ͅͅͅk̶̡̡̰̞̤͔̩͚̪̑̾͒ͅͅ ̴̢̩̘̰̠̟͆̍̈́̔̾̚ō̵̘̼̦̬̄̉̒̿̕͠f̴̡̧̯̦̟̞̪͓̋̈́̓̌͗̇͗͂̂͛͑̓̔͠ ̶̞͕̭̙̙̂̊͝ą̴̢̛̛̩̣͕̪̭͍̞͔͎̘̜̻̔͗̈́̿̔̈̌̾̑̎͝͠͝n̸͉̠̮̰̳̟̥̙͊͆i̸̘̘̹̦̬̳̻̫͕̙̝̻͌̀̓m̴͔̬̩͉͍̫̗̲̩̘̜̍̇̉̈́̆͌̈̀̔̆̃̌̏ͅe̷̖͔̘͍̓̇̆̌̓̇̚ á̷̛̹̳͕̭̰͑̃̀͊̎̐́̋͐̃̌̊̄̋̌͒̏̕͝ṅ̶̢͓̲͖̖̠̳̪͋̄͊̽̈́̀͂́̈͒͗̍̒̈́͆͝͝ḑ̷̬͍̘̼̼̬̬͚̮̝͕͉̻͐́̀́̃́̍̋̑͐͐͠͝͝ ̴͉̖͉̘̹̏͑̽͒́̚̕͝J̶̧̨̡̧̡̧̡̫̖͖̭̝̬̙̳̗̱͉̝̗̰͙̯̣̃̊̀̽͒̒̑̌̿̏̌̃̄͐̕͜U̶̧̧̧̱̩͇̫̤̹̟̭̮̹͇̖͕̣̯̘̠̬͙͈̫͑̇̇͒̆̑͆̀̐̒͒̍̈̕͠͝S̴͕̠̓̄̕T̷̗͎̝̖͖̞̗͙͚̜͌̉̂͝ ̶̨̛̛̛̭̪̺̰̼̪͎͚̘̪̭̈́͛͊͑́́̈̂̃̅̈́͛̏̽͋̔̋͝͝͝͝M̸̢̛̩̣̱̝͚͍̲̲͈̣̪͇̩̩͇̱̦͎̮̩̭̤͆͐̔͐͛͐̈́͗̄͌̋̓̏̈́̎̒̽͗̓͘̕͜͝͠͝ͅƠ̵̡͇͎̺̠͕͖̠͎̟͓͈̲͕̪̳̳͇̘̅̎̽̈́̾̈͗̂̈̀̀͆̐̍́̇̑̏͛͐̾͜͝͝N̸̦̏̋͗̍͛͒̍̓̎̈́̊̿̽̅̎͘͘͠͝Į̸͍̱̞͖͎̝̳͈̫͍̮̈́ͅK̴̨̢̡̝̫̬̫̤͎̗͉̹̠͔̱̼̗͎̹̳̬͍͎̰̹̽̄̔͆̎̋͂͂̂̍̀̀̉̇̽͐̅͊͘͝Ą̷̧̱̗̪̻̳͎̼̓͊͛͋̾̈́̊͒͂̊̏̇́̏̉̌̿̓̕͘̕̕͠͠ͅ ̴̢̡̢͔̩̮̲͇̬͍̫̟̙̂̏J̴̨̡̛͎͔̫̖̰̪̤̹͎̭̠͎͕̟̥͉̺̻̘͓͓͇͒̅̍́̑͗̋̒̎̕̕U̵̧̨̡̢̥̖̳̜̺͕̱̟̩̥͕͚͚̬̲̺̯̬̾̽̒̕͜ͅS̸̨̧̗̯͍̩̹̹̫̼̳͔̺͓͍̬̤̽̽̑̾́̉̆͊̄̈́̌̕T̶̫̎̌̓̐̐̀̍̾̌̈̔́̓̎̈͘̚̕ ̶͎͇̮̮̲̖̖̭̝̘̬̄̓̃̂͛̅ͅM̷̢̗̰̖̜̻̝̟̪̟̦̗̖̳̐͊͐̎̀̂̈́̒͛͐͜͝͝Ǫ̵̡̧̤͖̙̪̣͕͉͈͇́̈́̉̆̀̑̇̊̎̽̍̍͝Ǹ̷̨̢̡̞̗̩͍͖̟̺͛̈́̄I̶̘̫͍̣̟̘̟̯̮̤͙̮̬͚͖͗̈́̿̊́͂̽́̂̂̾̓̾̓̐̍́̌̒̄̉͜͠K̶̡̛͖̽͂͌̌̒͌̓͂͐͊̍̆͠À̶̧̧͎͓̜̻̪̣͔̥̉͂̐̅̈́̀͘̚͝ ̶̡̛͉̘̲͓̯̞̖͓͇̳̜̥̥̣͕̬̱͕̲̥͕̊͑͊̇̈̓̋̀͐̀̾̈́̑̀͆̏̍̚͜͠͠J̷̡̨͕̠̫̰̥̩͍̩̘̣̺̼͙̪͔̘͎͂͌̌͂̑̃̒̒̄͗́̃̐̚̚͘ͅȔ̶̹̿̈̚S̴̢̨̯͖̯̣̯̳̥̠̯̳̳̙̦̤̖̼̹̯̫͓͐̇̑̈́̄͗̀͗̄̽̊͐̆͂̊̑͌̉̆̈́͘͝͠T̷͉̦͉̟̜̩̰̒̿̈́͑̉̓̽̐̎̃̃̐̌̔̎͂͐̏́́̕̕͠ ̴̨̝̣̥̞̻̗̠̥̠͕̮̘̜̣̘̝̱͌̾͊̀̐̆͐͝͠M̴̡̛̩͙̹̯͚̩͙͉͙̥͇̳͍̱͚͖̲̀̓̽̄́̽̀̒̓̃̒́̂̓͗͝ͅƠ̴̡̛͉̝̥̲̰̗̒̾́̌̀Ṋ̶̨̬̜̠̱̥̑͂͋͐̐̔̅̈́͑̈́͋̓̅̌̈̒̌̕͘͝I̷̡͙̗͔̯̜͎̥͎͇̩̮̫̩̬̙̓K̷̡̢͕͖̬̰͍̭̲͙͉̲̳̫̠͌̐̾̍̽͐͐́̇̏̇̄͊̀̈̔̄̈́̊̂͊͛̌̆͘A̴̫̼͇̻̝̥͗̒͆̈̍̂̃̒̀͂́́͂̊̅̽̏̓̾͘͘͘͠ ̷̨̛̘͕̭̯͇̼̞͖̙̭̘̙̖̦̼̤̈͒͗͑̍̒̃͗̆́͛̍͂̿͜͝͠͠Ĵ̸̧̥͍̩͓͕̮͚̠̰̱͎̘͙̗̞̦͙̟͖͉͖͓̌̓̐̐͜U̵̧̡̡̳̗̲̥͎̫̘̻̮͉͙͖̖̟͉̣̠̺͚̰̬̺̓̈́͆̉̐̓͝ͅŞ̸̭͖̲͉̲͚͖̫̭̖̜͔̻͕̮̳͖̥̦̰̞̟̈́͆̕Ţ̸̧̛̦̹̗̜͔̲͚͓̘̟̺̥̤̦͉͚̰̌͑̄͗̎́͂́͌̈́͒̒͋̎̂̉̐̽͑̊͊͛͝ ̴̨̝̺̞̥̗͈̥̲̠̹̼̘̣͔̟̦̺̝̟͕̫̽̆̈́̈̍͒͊͑̈́̆͛̑̈́͋̌̂͆̚̕͝͠͠ͅM̷̨̡̡̡͇̙̩̫̦̣͕͕̜̜̗̝̩͍̘̫̮̗̎̒͂̽́̍͒̉̎̑͊̎͝Ǫ̶̡̘̦̦̳̮̣̠̺̖̥̟̳̲̺̭͍̦̺̝͍̲͆͒̃̋̍̅͝N̴̢̧̥̝̝̭̞͇̞̜̊͒̔͘͘͜͝͝Ḭ̵̡̧̬̟̲̗͙̤͎̘͓͎̼͍̖̟̲̠͛̒̽͐̓͜͜Ḱ̵̢̘̘͕͇͕̞͖̲̻̼̐̿̓͊͑̚͝Ā̴͖̟͍̦̥͍̜͋̎̀̆̏̌̇͜ͅ ̶̢̤̥̭̺͚̈͋͛̈͑̔͐̑͊̀̐̋̔͊̚̚J̵̡̝̖͙͇̣̓͛̈́̔̋̑̅͂̀͛̃̿̍̆̂̔́͐͘̚͝͝͠͠ͅŲ̵̧̰̪͚̣͇͚͔̿̀̓̄ͅS̶̨̝̰͈̮̦͈̺̟̦͉̮̤̙̫̩͓̻̍̽T̶̢̢̧̛̛̩͍͓͔͇͚̙̺͑͗̀́͑̃̓͊̀̈̽̏̕͠͝͠ͅ ̴̨͎̻̯͎̫̫̭̮̯̭̜̫̳͙͚̩͔͎̯͔̎̐̈́͆̀̍͘͝M̸̧̢̛̙͚̭̩̳̹̙̳̭̥͉̻̞̳̹̬̲̔̐͂̽͒̈̆͗̿́͋͆̒̒̊̀̑͘͜͝͠Ó̶̡̡̻̬̳̖̣͈͈͔̻͓̟̠̠̻̩̣̪̟̩̥̰̙͊̈́̕͜Ǹ̶̡̢̢̛̯̻͉̰͇̱̥̩̼̼͔̠̺̗͚̗͙͇̼̲̓̐̆́̏̀̈́̄̒͂̅͋̀̔̇̏͜͝͝ͅĮ̵̲̠̩͖̪̫̮̻̥̘͙͉̳̥͓̜̝̺́K̵̢̢̬͇̘̥̮̗̘̖̳̜̰͕̅̐̈́̉͂̔́̓̊̃̐̂̐̕Á̸͈͙̣͓̺̮͖̄̏̀͂͂͆̐ͅ ̴̡͔̫͙͖̙̝̻̣͈̫̠͌̇͗͒͒̆̃̀̐͒͗̕͜͝J̶̨̢̢̤̮̰̺̗̰̬̫̍̆͌̅́̈̐̓́̐͒̂̓́̌̑͋̈̚͘Ų̸͇̩̯͍̻̹̞̗̱̫̩͜͠Š̷͕̺͚̝̹̃̉̂̑̅̓Ţ̷̻̳̹̟̹͎͎̲͍̌͌̔͆́͒̉̽̕͝͝͠͝ ̷̬̯̮̲̄̌͊̓́̎̽̿̐͝M̴̛͈͕̜̲̳͖͖̞̪̮͒̐͛̆͂͋̀̒́̑̈͊͌̽͒̀̎̀̑͘͘̚͜͠Ơ̷̱̦͗̀̐̈́́̀͑̀̍͗̾͐̅̾͛̃͌̚͘͝͝Ṉ̵̩̪̔̋̅̇̇̆̆̈͝Į̷͓̻̩̯͙̣̻͔̲̗̲̰̲͓͒̉̾̅̄̋ͅK̷̘̞͓̫̥̥̪̳̦̲͎̈̉͗̍̐̔͑́̈́̎́͠ͅA̵̢̧̟̦̩̜͕̣̮̠̤̲͉͕̮̩̾̏̂̅̋̅̇͗̂̊̊͘͝ͅ ̷̧̧̢̞̜͖̣̹̺̗̪̮̪̟͔̭͓̐͌̆͑͛̾͑̄͂͂͗͝J̷̠͔͆͊̉̈͋͛̽̈̏͊̚Ú̶̢̨̗͇̖͖̖̦͎̟̤̪͙͍͙͓̩̥̯͔̻̤͚̯͇͋̎́́̑̽͋͐̑͛̔̈́̃͂̂͊̑̈́̏͘͝͝Ṡ̴̨̧̡̫̯̱̘͎̰̬͕̲̰̣̙̘̲͎̱͝͠ͅT̸̺̼̯̈͛̚ͅ ̵̳̠̬̱̲̮̺͚͇͇̘̤̟͕͌̅̊̈́̀́̂͒̆̆̒̍́̑́͘͜ͅM̶̢̝̲̝͓̝̼͖̻͙̟̥͇͑̓̎͆́͊͒̈̈̋̾̐̈̾̑̒̅̕͠͠O̸̙̰̤͈͓̰͚̮͈̲̟̞̾̒̌̏͋͛̈́̈́́̀̃̿̊̓̓̀̏͆̕̕̕͠͠͠ͅŅ̶̛̟̝̞̳̫͕̋̆̆̽̇̈̈̋̂́̿̾͝Į̶̢̭̜̭͙̲͔͍̩͈̭͕̯̿͑̌̊͐͗͘͝K̸̼̹̤̤̱̥͙͈̩̗̪͎̪̰͔͚̮͍̮̯̫͈̝̣͐̔́̋͗͑̈̄͛̏͂̕̚͝Ā̷̢̮͔͈̩̣̮̪̈́̿́̾̍͝.̷͉̬̠͚̺̭̟̼̪͖̜̜̼͔̈́̋̿̌͂́͂̒̃͘̕͘͝.̸̨̘̻̲̺̱̰̲͚̳̥͋̿̈́͗̄̒̑͒͛͆̀.̶̟̼̘̜̼̲͈̬̘̦̬͉͔͈̳̑̈͆͛̚̕ͅ
We kicks things off this episode with talk about Net Neutrality, a regulation and law that will be ending on December 14th if the idiot FCC chairman has his way. Afterwards we got IRL news, with Andrew’s career as a Street Fighter returning and Joseph dreading the coming of winter in NYS. Then in the reviews Andrew bets it safe on his second major gambling anime, and Joseph stares lustfully at a masochistic crusader.
Clippety cloppity, get your dick beaters off my property. That’s going to be our custom car alarm if we ever manage to make such a thing. Or maybe we can just run a crowdfunding campaign for it, raise a bunch of money and the stop updating two years after it closes and just hope no one finds out where we live. Continue reading Manga Pulse 370: ActMan→
We’ve talked at length about comic book movies pre-Iron Man and the shared universe phenomenon at least once. There are a lot of relics of that passing age that get to squeak by, buried by the fallout of things like Batman and Robin or Catwoman.
One of the very last of these, before the DC and Marvel juggernauts drowned out most independent comic adaptations, Bulletproof Monk got made. While it may be excellent fodder for an S2S sometime, it definitely warranted some attention from the Popcorn crew. Chow Yun-fat, or “the fat” as Tim calls him for some reason though we don’t have the authority to say its not a thing, stars as the titular monk who isn’t quite bulletproof. More plus one resistance to piercing damage and a dodge action. His pupils is Sean Williams Scott probably best known as Stiffler from American Pie. Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 74: Diversity Monk→
Uh oh. This episode has a certain number combination within it. One that we can’t help but notice will cause people to giggle uncontrollably. Well get all your hyuks out over thirty-six because we all know no one lives to be that old. If they tried, the sandmen would come and get them. Continue reading Manga Pulse 369: D-D-D-D-Dill→
This week on Anime Pulse Joseph has a new computer and Andrew has a cold, but a simple cold can’t stop Joseph’s co-host from being on thew show. Industry news brings us a follow up to the article on the guy discovering his friend is a Trap, as well as a piece on why you should never trust your girlfriend around your anime collection. And in the world of reviews, Joseph talks about a semi-hentai and Andrew is annoyed with a wimpy wet noodle of an excuse for a main male protagonist.
This week on VG Pulse, we are Kazless but we make up for it with a kitten! We start off with the sad news that our oldest cat, Sandy, passed away last week (RIP) before diving into the regular news, where we discuss Pokemon sales figures, the ongoing debate about net neutrality, and extremely stupid people saying extremely stupid things about video games! After the news, Midnight and I give our review of Pokemon: Ultra Sun, and we finish off with a lengthy discussion about anime! All this and more up next on VGP 293!! -Aki