Episode 517: A GATEd Centuar’s Fruits

This week’s episode of Anime Pulse is a bit of a hybrid, as Joseph tackles a review while Andrew continues on with previews. We got your typical tangents about movies, life, and baking. Then industry news has us discussing the ideal Japanese husband and that mini-game in DoA: Extreme Beach Volleyball about bumping butts, followed by a review of a Lolita Goddess who gets off on killing and a couple previews about fake magical girls and a strange centaur anime.

Show Notes


Intro – “GATE II ~Sekai wo Koete~” by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets from GATE

Outro“Edelweiss”┬áby Asaka from A Centaur’s Life


Action Heroine Cheer Fruits

GATE – Download Now

A Centaur’s Life


Ideal Husband According to Japanese Woman

Bashing Butts and Boobies for Sport

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4 Replies to “Episode 517: A GATEd Centuar’s Fruits”

  1. I think I’ve learned something about Andrew: you aren’t into these Marvel movies, are you? I’m curious about what you watch outside of anime.

    I think that most people choose their own gender in games, especially when they’re young. I’m in my 30s now, so I don’t care what gender I play . I think characters like Lara Croft, or characters in RPGs kinda paved the way for me. I only stick to male characters in MMOs, because I don’t want other dudes to get the wrong idea.
    When I watched the first episode of Altair, it totally reminded me of Arslan. I then decided to watch episode 2, and that helped me to distance if from the other show. The big difference is that the protagonist doesn’t have badasses to help him out. He has to become a badass.

    Centaur’s Life (or Worries, or whatever- I’m not sure) was definitely a head-scratcher. All the other shows mentioned (Monster Musume, Everyday Life with Monster Girls) frame their racial/political themes in a better way than Centaur does. The first half of the episode felt weird because it’s not an intro to the show. It felt like the A and B part of the episode were supposed to be switched. Maybe they switched the parts because the serious political issues felt like too much to throw at an audience right away.

  2. Well, I was looking forward to hearing people’s opinions on Centaur’s Life and now that I have I’m almost tempted to look it up just to witness the weirdness first-hand. If nothing else it doesn’t sound predictable. xD

    And now for some general feedback:
    Having listened to a few of your podcasts together I stand by what I said about Andrew’s trial episode. You’ve got a nice dynamic going on and I enjoy listening to the two of you. You *can* kinda notice that you’re still relatively new to each other, but that’ll get better with time I’m sure. Aside from that I’d encourage Andrew to make his preview format a bit tighter and focus on the more important/relevant plot beats rather than every detail of an episode. I just think it’d be easier to get your views and opinions across if you cover what’s really making/breaking the episode.

    Anyway, great job guys! Show’s still a staple in my podcast playlist when I work and that ain’t gonna change any time soon.


    1. By all means, check it out if you’re curious. It needs to be seen to be believed.

      Yup yup, it has been brought to my attention that my previews need less recap and more thoughts. Shouldn’t be as much of an issue with reviews as I can’t recap a whole series without spoilers which I’m going to avoid.

      Thank you very much for the feedback and kind words. Really makes my day to hear.


  3. Got to say I am surprised that GATE didn’t go into the eventual trope of “normals get beat by some uber magic user”. Makes an interesting change.

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