Episode 567: Summer 2018 Previews #1

This week on Anime Pulse, Joseph regales us with his loss of interest in Fire Emblem Heroes and Andrew quickly moves into the forum topic of favorite AMVs; Joseph shares his and so does Andrew. Afterwards the two get to news from the industry, with topics like a man who spent over $1000 on cardboard cutouts and old visual novels making their way to English fans after a successful kickstarter. Finally come the previews, as Joseph talks about gender reassignment and straight shota and Andrew brings up happy times in murder and psychological horror.

Show Notes


Intro – “DragonBall-Z Tapion Melody” by ikiratv from Royalty Free Anime Music

Outro“Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri from Paris from Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase


Back Street Girls

Sunohara-sou no Kanrinrin-san

Happy Sugar Life

Satsuriku no tenshi


AX Attendee Spends $1300 on Officially Licensed Cardboard

Strike Witches gets Anime Adaptation

Visual Novels Coming Soon to NA

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2 Replies to “Episode 567: Summer 2018 Previews #1”

  1. It’s funny where Joey’s sensitivities lie. If you just listened to the first half of the show, he’s doing a yellowface impersonation. When he’s talking about Back Street Girls, he’s woker than woke! I say it’s 2018, we’re all fighting for equality, so women should get kicked JUST as hard as any man!!

  2. I am indeed a swede! Börk börk börk!
    Anyway, on to another lengthy post. Brace yourselves!

    So, Back Street Girls.
    I do see Joey’s point about the gender reassignment thing. I’ve got a friend who had a gender reassigment surgery earlier this year and from everything she’s told me it’s definitely not a pretty process. At least the show isn’t even trying to pretend it’s doing a serious depiction of the real thing. It’s basically genderswap magic, with no connection real surgical procedures.

    I’m also with YotaruVegeta on finding it odd that you specifically took issue with the gals of the show getting pummeled by their boss. Violence is bad, sure. I’m a pacifist, so no arguments there. I just don’t get why it’s only something to take issue with when it happens to women. Equality I say!
    (If this topic sounds familiar to you, then let me direct you to my long rant about it on the Aho Girl video. Yay for pet peeves.)

    I’ve given Happy Sugar Life a couple episodes so far, but I’m not sure if it’s genuinely unsettling or so edgedark it just gets gringey. I *want* to like the show, but my brain is really on the fence with deciding if I can take it seriously or not. At least it’s not King’s Game. and regardless, the idea of a child being taken care of by a murderous, emotionally volatile psychopath *is* freaky as hell.
    On the topic of edgedark, I gave Angels of Death a couple episodes as well, but dropped it. I just couldn’t connect to either of the two main leads. Scythe guy is annoying and screechy, and suicidal girl is just kinda… lethargic and emo. Just not my cup of tea.
    I don’t know if you mentioned it in the show, but the anime IS actually an adaptation of one of those kinda horror RPG games that you mentioned, like Mad Father, Corpse Party, Crooked Man, etc. So if it feels game-y at points, that’s why.


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