Episode 574: Banana in the Franxx: Alternative

This week on Anime Pulse, there’s no intro music! That’s right, Joseph has put his foot down and has decided to make our dear listeners find something better to use for the intro; because apparently they don’t like the current one. After that bit, Joseph talks about enjoying Labor Day and Andrew reads several essays in response to this weeks forum question. Afterwards Industry News comes in with spooky hotel rooms at Universal Japan, a follow up to Crunchyroll’s original anime debacle, and a new Madoka anime being teased. And finally we’ve reached this seasons final hybrid show, as Joseph can’t stop seeing the sexual innuendo in moe mecha and Andrew talks about guitar yuri and gun yaoi.

Show Notes


Intro – Nothing. Go hum to yourself you heathens.

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


Darling in the Franxx – Download Now

FLCL: Alternative

Banana Fish


Get Spooked at Universal Studios Japan

H-Manga Artist Leaves Studio After Unreasonable Demands

New Madoka Magica Anime Teased

High Guardian Spice Anime Stirs Up Trouble

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5 Replies to “Episode 574: Banana in the Franxx: Alternative”

  1. I guess the dislike over the DB theme hit a fever pitch! I don’t like it, either, but I thought everyone else had made peace with it, like I did

    So, did Joey just define himself as a misogynist in this podcast. I believe he did. I’m sure there are a lot of women who would be fine with the “drawbacks” of being a man. Ladoes, do you know how many times my chinko gets caught in a door? What a hassle!

    I’m already tired of this Crunchy original anime, and I personally haven’t seen a single image of it. You know what I want? A follow-up to Children of Ether. Did either of you watch that? It was just an OVA, and I expected it to continue. Instead, I get snowflakes, libtards, facists, antifacists, trolls and Trump voters biting at each other’s throats. They should put Colin Kapernick in this anime to spice things up even more.

    1. That’d be incorrect, as a misogynist is totally anti-women.

      I don’t hate women, I just don’t see what they are asking for and what is “equal” to be the same.

      If they want to be on a pedestal, let them be, but if they want to be equal in other respects, then they need to get down from there.

  2. Thanks for clarifying your mindset Joey. What you said before makes a bit more sense now! I don’t put women on a pedestal myself. At least not for being women. Pedestals are for people who’ve earned it and I’m not giving anyone any freebies because of their sex.

    Like both of you I’m not having any high hopes for High Guardian Spice. The trailer was just a disaster and it didn’t help that they preached about how diverse they were in the same breath as touting their 100% female writing staff. That’s not diversity, that’s homogeneity. I predict it’s gonna bomb and that the staff will blame this on sexism. Basically the Ghostbusters-effect all over again. Market a product as being super supportive of group X. When it fails, blame it on people hating group X rather than on any lack of quality in the product itself. Sigh.

    Also, Joey… they’re called Klaxosaurs. Not Killosaurs. Though Killosaurs is kinda of an awesome name. Like something out of a late 80’s kids show.

  3. Joseph – for the record, I believe a number of feminists also think paternity leave should be a thing for men as well; I for one am all for offering paternity leave for men because a new baby is suuuuper disruptive to a household, and giving fathers of newborns some time off to adjust and to help out is a GREAT idea in my book! Some states do legally ensure fathers the right to take paternity leave without penalty (Wisconsin is one, I lived there for a while).

    Keep in mind, though, that even maternity leave is not federally mandated; the Family and Medical Leave Act gives up to 12 (unpaid) weeks to new mothers by birth or adoption, but only if the place of employment has 50 or more employees, and if the mother has been there a year and worked 1250 hours minimum in that time. Some states help expand this and cover the gaps and allow for the leave to be paid, but it’s by no means a great system – basically the US has *tried* to leave it up to employers, but surprise! Employers aren’t keen to cover this sort of thing.

    Just sayin’. 🙂

    1. Blonde is totally on point with this (as expected since she has two kids) but the US has some of the worst treatment for new parents in the world. Men don’t really get that time they deserve. As a hardcore feminist I believe men should get the some of the same time to deal with a new child as the mother. But yeah maternity leave is not guaranteed here and it could really put your job in jeopardy. It’s a huge issue.

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