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Started in October 2005, Anime Pulse is a podcast dedicated to providing quality reviews of the newest anime televised in Japan as well as reviews of recent and classic anime. Anime Pulse provides up-to-date news collected from various online sources, as well as exclusive interviews and recordings of anime-related symposiums and conventions.

Anime Pulse has quickly become one of the largest anime podcasts and is growing larger every day. Recently, Anime Pulse was approached and agreed to do a weekly podcast for TheOtaku.com. This podcast is already a hit with its fans.

Anime Pulse has done interviews with Central Park Media co-founder John O'Donnell, Cosplayer Piano Squall, has recorded the MIT's Cool Japan Symposium and has provided press coverage of Anime Boston.

Company Profile

Anime Pulse has rapidly grown to be one of the leading anime podcasts in the world. With over 9000 downloads per episode in over 70 countries, the show reaches a large variety of listeners. It has been listed in the top 50 podcasts on www.podcastalley.com and was in the hall of fame at www.podcastpickle.com, although the list no longer exists. However, it is currently listed in the top 10 podcasts at the site. Anime Pulse also has an active forum community with over 4500 members.

Anime Pulse releases one show weekly; special episodes containing interviews and recordings of anime-related events are also made available. The weekly show format consists of site and industry news, weekly reviews of several current, long-running popular series, followed by the cast members reviewing and rating new or classic anime series.

Geographic Coverage

In addition to its main presence centered in Boulder, CO, Anime Pulse also has a correspondent located in Boston, MA who covers symposiums and conferences on the East Coast to provide extra content and enhance its value to the listeners.

Audience Demographics

Anime Pulse has an attractive demographic, with approximately 40% of listeners being in the under 18 age group and approximately 40% in the 18-24 age group. The remaining 20% is spread across age groups 25-74.

With an audience composition of approximately 68% male and 32% female, listener demographics skew towards the gender of the cast but is still appealing to women.

Anime Pulse has an educated listener base: over 50% are college students or graduates.

Staff Profiles

Ichigo: Co-founder

Ichigo is the front man for Anime Pulse, responsible for website and show creation and maintenance. He became interested in Japan in 2001 after watching Akira. He spent two years watching as much anime as possible as well as reading and researching Japanese history and culture. In 2003, Ichigo began studying Japanese at the University of Colorado at Boulder through its ACCESS program. He has watched hundreds of anime series, read many manga series and has taken three years of Japanese language education.

Ichigo has a Bachelor's degree in computer science from Lacrosse University and works as a software engineer. At the beginning of July he flew to Japan and is currently working in Nara as a teacher.

Batou: Co-founder

Batou has been watching anime and reading manga for many years, and after a tour of duty in the Army, started college at University of Colorado at Boulder pursuing a degree in physics and mathematics. He has taken two years of Japanese language education through CU Boulder.

Batou is a senior at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Chigo: Commentator

Chigo, aka Chibigodzilla, has been watching anime and reading manga for over two years, and currently attends University of Colorado at Boulder pursuing a degree in computer science. He has taken three years of Japanese language education through CU Boulder.

Chigo is a senior at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Rangiku: East Coast Correspondent

Rangiku has been watching anime and reading manga for a little over a year. She is a professional photographer and teacher, with much experience in the technical industry. She served as a Director for the Boston Computer Society and was the editor-in-chief of its monthly Macintosh magazine. In class, Rangiku uses screenshots from anime to demonstrate classical lighting patterns as well as proper composition and design.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from Princeton University and plans to start Japanese language classes in summer 2006.

Sample Press Publications



December 2005

Anime Pulse Over the last few months we’ve started to see the world of podcasting explode, and so far Anime Pulse is pretty much our favorite for anime reviews. Each week hosts Ichigo and Batou do a great job of reviewing the latest anime and manga from Japan from a true fans point of view. Their show gives you the feeling that you are hanging out with good friends at an anime convention talking about what’s hot (and not). You can subscribe to Anime Pulse at Feedburner, which also includes a link for those using iTunes.

April 2006

Mitsuhisa Ishikawa Exclusive Interview One of our favorite anime podcasts has some cool new content! The Anime Pulse podcast exclusively recorded a lecture and question & answer session by the president of Production I.G, Mitsuhisa Ishikawa. The recording as a special episode along with the transcript is at: Anime Pulse Mitsuhisa Interview.

Anime News Network


Posted on 2006-04-06 17:01:10 Anime Pulse has recorded Production IG President Mitsuhisa Ishikawa's lecture at the University of Colorado at Boulder in its latest podcast. They also have a transcript online.

Anime UK News


Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:06 pm Post subject: Podcast posts lecture with the president of Production I.G

Podcasters "Anime Pulse" most recent show features an exclusive (English language) recording with the president of Production I.G, Mitsuhisa Ishikawa. You can read a transcript of the Q&A session at the Anime Pulse website or stream the podcast itself by following the links on this website. -Anime UK News Webmaster



Friday April 7th, 2006 Anime Pulse Hosts Mitsuhisa Ishikawa Interview Anime Pulse now hosts an audio recording and transcript of Production I.G. president Mitsuhisa Ishikawa's lecture presented on March 24th at the University of Colorado at Boulder.



ANIME NEWS: Podcast of Ishikawa Lecture Available Posted 04/07/06 by Kei

The folks over at Anime Pulse have recently posted up both a podcast and a text version of the lecture that Production I.G. president, Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, gave at the University of Colorado-Boulder a few weeks ago. In the lecture, Ishikawa talks about the ideas behind IGPX and the company itself. You can click the link to go check it out for yourself.

Sample Press Release


Podcast releases exclusive recording and transcript of lecture

Boulder, CO - March 24, 2006 - Anime Pulse podcast is pleased to announce that they have been able to exclusively record a lecture and question & answer session by the president of Production I.G, Mitsuhisa Ishikawa.

The lecture was organized by the East Asian and Language Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Anime Pulse has released the recording as a special episode along with the transcript located at the location listed below.

ABOUT ANIME PULSE PODCAST: With over 4000 downloads per episode, the Anime Pulse Podcast (http://www.anime-pulse.com) is one of the leading sources of English language anime reviews and news. Anime Pulse provides listeners around the world with up to date news, views and reviews regarding the North American and Japanese anime industries.

Anime Pulse Mitsuhisa Interview
URL: http://www.anime-pulse.com/2006/04/05/a-night-with-mitsuhisa-ishikawa/
Posted: Wednesday, April 5, 2005 at 17:10 Mountain Daylight Time
Cost to Read and Listen: Free
Episode Length: 1:23:51
Episode Size: 78,690KB


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Anime Pulse Podcast
P.O. Box 2266
Boulder, CO 80306-2266
Tel: 206-973-7873
Skype: animepulse
Email: animepulse@gmail.com
IRC: #anime-pulse@irc.rizon.org
URL: http://www.anime-pulse.com

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