Episode 596: Battle Slime Alita

This week on Anime Pulse we talk about the first signs of Spring, how Japan really hates druggies, and reviewing the original OVAs of Battle Angel Alita. First up Joseph talks about a game he’s currently doing the writing for, and Andrew is working from home on Monday and asks us what our most memorable anime quotes are. Then industry news sees topics like Japan overreacting to a celebrity allegedly using drugs, train tracks underwater, and anime Otaku on the website Nijimen want to see remade. And the show wraps up with reviews, as Joseph gets turned into a blue slime and Andrew talks about another badass cyborg chick.

Show Notes


Intro – “Japanese Style Trap Beat” by Annex from Royalty Free Anime Music

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


Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken – Crackers

Battle Angel – Crackers


More Decorative Manhole Covers in Japan are Removed

Top 10 Anime Otaku Want Remakes Of

Hello Kitty Opens a Shop in Tokyo

Submerged Train Tracks in Japan Draw Ghibli Fans

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4 Replies to “Episode 596: Battle Slime Alita”

  1. Joey, I remember a person who was adamant about the youth pulling their pants up. You know him well, maybe for his career, and maybe for…other things: Bill Cosby.

    Don’t get me wrong, saggy pants is a horrible look that hasn’t gone away in decades. Where did it come from? I heard it that it comes from jail, because you can’t have belts in there. So that might be why this bizarre style has continued on.

    As for shirtlessness, isn’t that just a universal dude thing? No matter the background, some bro’s gonna be shirtless.

    Andy, there’s no such word as “worser” There! Equal nitpicking for the cohosts.

    Y’all were talking about isekais, abd that made me think of two recent ones where the protags are reborn into another world. 1. Knight’s & Magic 2. The Saga of Tanya the Evil
    Until these two, I don’t remember anime where characters are reborn in another land.

    1. Speaking of odd fashion, explain to me why white dudes want to wear shorts the moment it goes above 50 degrees. I saw a guy today wearing no jacket and basketball shorts today, and I was wearing all my winter gear, including thermal underwear.
      Is it a point of pride to wear as little as possible as soon as April comes around? I don’t want to commit heinous acts of violence like Joey does. I just want to know what motivates my caucasian brethren to be nearly naked in cold weather.

  2. I’m going to move on from old man racial intolerance and actually be helpful! Andy, do you have Amazon Prime? If so, the first vol. of Battle Angel Alita is free. I haven’t finished it yet, but it’s really good. Some wild visuals.

    I still haven’t seen the Rober Rodruguez version yet; haven’t had time lately. I’ll just have to wait for VOD at this point

  3. Oh, and I have to tell Joey that the word placates is with a hard c sound, rather than a soft sound.
    I don’t know, I guess this episode put me in a nitpicky mood.

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