There’s been a revival of the vigilante on a revenge quest movies lately which means it must be time to review one of the movies that kicked off the trend. Death Wish is the the book that the movie inherited its title from. And like True Grit before, it also garnered a remake. The original and remake stay close to the theme of the everyday man sent on a path of retribution against criminals. Bronson is a decent choice for the book’s protagonist who’s supposed to be more of a normal fellow who loses his wife to burglars. This has left him increasingly unhinged and willing to kill anyone who he suspects of … Continue reading Script 2 Script 26: Deathwish →
Yes, over 2 years late here it actually is. I have found it… I think. They never say the title and I’m not gonna listen to the whole thing to check. -W Not all adaptations are made equally. Sometimes they get made and Hollywood, being the land of originality and creativity, decides to try and remake it. This episode we’re talking about a book so nice they adapted it twice. True Grit. With the original movie being made back in the sixties staring John Wayne with the ext one done in twenty ten, there are differences abound. Not the least of which is that the accent Jeff Bridges affected for the … Continue reading Script 2 Script 25: Truer Grit →
Delayed food shows, suplexing princesses, and Aniplex being sorry but not sorry. These topics and more can be found in this weeks episode of Anime Pulse. Up first is IRL news as Joseph reveals how wearing his Hollow Ichigo mask in public went, and Andrew once again asks a question he can't really answer; this time about your favorite elves. Then the industry news gets at us with Aniplex apologizing for the COVID-19 translation BS, and Shokugeki no Soma's 3rd episode is delayed till June. Lastly the reviews take us out with Joseph booing a bad hero out of the wrestling ring, and Andrew climbs into a mech to fight a terrorist organization.
Keep washing those hands and covering that face, and look forward to the end when we can all breath normally again. Meanwhile let's all sit back and relax with some warm Anime Pulse, serving up a heaping helping of news and reviews. Up first is the IRL news with Joseph completing his PC build, and Andrew cross examining our answers from last week with the top worst villains list. Then comes industry news shaking its head at Funimation and YouTube saying no to free anime, because censored boobies. And lastly are the reviews where Joseph fights bench-kun and blackmail, and Andrew goes on a safari with some furries.
Well the previews might be over, but the shelter in place remains. That's right we're back to reviews this week, as Joseph and Andrew give you some ideas what to watch while you're stuck at home. First up IRL news has Josep trashing the main storyline of Borderlands 3, and Andrew questions who the worse anime protagonists are. Then in industry news we see the completion of the demon on KyoAni's studio, a new North Korean spawned meme, and COVIDs reach extending beyond its anticipated length. And finally come the reviews as Joseph carefully takes his time in killing a slime, and Andrew becomes a giant hero with come thicc things.
It's the final episode of previews for this spring 2020 season, but that doesn't mean the guys will leave you with some cold leftovers. We got IRL news in first with Joseph getting ready to start his PC build for real, and Andrew is interested in learning when and where you watch your anime. He totally is not selling this information to an analytical algorithm in exchange for bitcoins. Afterwards the industry news has YouTube playing the Eva Rebuild movies for free, Funimation being shit again, and Japan suspending EMS services to the US. And lastly the previews this week gets Joseph to transforms into a mascot character while trying to get a girl to confess to him, and Andrew transforms into a furry to drive a car across America.
This week on VG Pulse, the world’s still largely at a standstill! We start off with side-notes about life in retail, as well as an update about Millennium’s mysterious sickness, before diving into what little months worth of news there is, including Game Stop wanting to reopen again, a lawsuit about Humvee’s, and some Nintendo security breaches! After the news we dive into mine and Millennium’s joint review of Rebel Galaxy and we finish off with talk of food, anime, and shockingly some non-anime tv too!! All this and more up next on VGP 350! -Aki Millennium Note – WordPress/HTML still hates me! But I forced it to work this … Continue reading VG Pulse 350: Strugglebus Lockdown →
Boy, sure is getting sparse this season. No? Well delayed anime or not the Anime Pulse guys keep the spirits high, previewing more anime from what is left of the Spring 2020 season. First up IRL news gets Joseph hyping himself up for a mid-life crisis computer build, and Andrew is disappoint in anime. Yes, that was an altered meme. Afterwards comes industry news which is over rather quickly, with a Jump magazine looking for horny isekai and more delays in the anime world. And lastly come the previews as Joseph climbs a tower to be the next top chef, and Andrew gets reborn in another world to date guys while recovering from amnesia.
Can COVID keep a good anime down? Well it can certainly delay them, but that's neither here nor there as the Anime Pulse crew jumps into a new season of anime. First up through IRL news gets us going with Joseph becoming even more annoyed with Borderlands 3, and Andrew is getting musical on us. Afterwards the industry news comes at us with COVID-19 delays, and Kimetsu no Yaiba's movie being given a totally rock solid release date. And at last we've made it into the spring season once again with Joseph trying to hide the fact from his daughter that he's been isekai'd, and Andrew goes fishing with lolis and a raven.
Recording from their underground bunker in the middle of nowhere, Joseph and Andrew have survived another week of the deadly zombie outbreak to bring you one more episode of anime reviews, news, and the latest survival tips. Up first is IRL news as Joseph has talks about his new favorite manga, and Andrew wants to know what the deciding factors are for your choosing of anime to watch. Afterwards the industry news brings us topics like the odd things Otakus will pay the big bucks for, Funimation rearing its ugly head, and good news for organizers of Comiket. And lastly comes a fusion review of the forth season of Food Wars, as the guys prepare to make the jump into the new spring season of anime.
This week on Anime Pulse the guys are still alive in these trying times, here to bring you some needed relief with reviews, news, and general chit chat from the past week. Up first is the IRL news as Joseph is pretty moot on the new FGO campaign, and Andrew wants to know if an anime's fan base has ever altered your perspective on an anime. Then come the industry news with Joseph listing off the top manga sought to be made into an anime, and Andrew chimes in on the closures and cancelations from the past week. And finally they dig into some reviews with Joseph becoming Prime Minister in a new world, and Andrew is totally not a furry but...
This week on Quarantine Pulse, we’re going off the rails! We start out with some life updates and discussions of our health and quarantine, before diving into the tiny puddle of news we have, where we discuss Game Stop, the WHO’s changed opinion on gaming, and racing events! I give a first look on Animal Crossing: New Horizon, we go over the forum, and we end off with talk of anime!! All this and more up next on VGP 349!! ~Aki Millennium Note – Why does word press/html hate me? Show Notes MusicIntro – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cbjrTNSq0I Persona 4 Reach Out First Battle OSTOutro – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPGw5Ucmwk8Kung Flu Fighting (Parody of ‘Kung Fu … Continue reading VG Pulse 349: Coronapanic →
This week on Anime Pulse the guys practice social distancing, like they always do, by both being otakus and by recording a podcast while separated by the Atlantic Ocean. Up first IRL news gives us a sneak peek into the life of a New York State resident who still has to work, and Andrew wants to know what anime you just can't put down. Afterwards the industry news has us being hit with even more COVID-19 cancelations, and the return of Bleach to the anime scene. And finally the reviews close us out with Joseph becoming the Dark Night to battle a thirsty monster girl, and Andrew waddles over to mess up some side jobs. NOOT NOOT!
You move sixteen tons and what do you get? A nice payout because there was a bonus after the tenth and you’re the top performer at the mine. Enjoy your check and we’ll see you back here next week. Tim has Love Monster. Hiyoko sucks at school and fails her high school entrance exam. Luckily, she gets accepted to a school she didn’t apply to. Rather than just take a year off and study, she goes there. It turns out to be a “monster” school and she gets in because her dad, who she never sees, is an alum. She’s basically Bella to the Raven boy who live in a tower because … Continue reading Manga Pulse 415: Black Love →
You know what sucks? Being reminded of the disco era. So naturally we sought out a movie that takes the cheesiest band who’s songs were adapted into a shitty musical and then into an equally shitty movie in Mamma Mia . Too long, didn’t care, girl is getting married and wants to invite her dad. Mom fucked around and it could be any of three guys. She invites them all to the island and mom and the real dad end up hooking up again in between Abba songs. Tim then talks about Mongrels. A British show with puppets that make wonderfully off the wall jokes and musical numbers. They also take advantage of the … Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 119: Momma Mia! →
The future is so bright, we gotta wear NVDs. At least we have manga. We’ve always got manga. Tim has a manwha with Lookism. This is a rather uniquely drawn set of characters with the protagonist being a fat, broken boy who can’t seem to go without being bullied. After an incident atschool he convinces his mom to send him to another school. He falls asleep in his new apartment only to wake up in an attractive body that looks like the protagonist of a shoujo comic. He still has his old, out of shape and shot body which is sleeping when the other is awake. He switches between them for much … Continue reading Manga Pulse 414: →
Wash your hands, and don't scratch your butt. This week on Anime Pulse the guys are staying safe as the world around them slow devolves into madness, but first they talk about how their week's have been. Joseph is up first as he as finally finished a 2 year old anime, and then Andrew asks us what characters in anime we share birthdays with. Afterwards the industry news coughs its way in with Patreon thinking adults look like kids, and a bunch of uptight political pencil pushers will watch Interspecies Reviewers. And finally comes the reviews as Joseph bangs a loli vampire while climbing his way out of a dungeon, and Andrew gets run over, resurrected, and forced to rap battle as a zombie girl.
This week on Anime Pulse the guys talk about Funimation tripping over their own shoelaces, finding cinderella using panties, and holding the deepest conversation about what supernatural beings in anime are your favorites. First up is IRL news with Joseph playing a perverted version of Papers Please, and Andrew picking between cat girls and dullahans. Then the industry news gets in with subjects like the latest big budget anime film earning some big awards, the positives of the Coronavirus, and a mangaka publicly airing their editors dirty laundry. And finally the reviews close us out with Joseph learning all the girls around him are perverts, and Andrew interrogates some cute monster girls.
This week on VG Pulse, we have an interesting mix of good and bad news! We start off with talk of how I managed to hurt my back last week, as well as talk of Mil’s new computer, before we dive into the regular news where we discuss the amazing news that Reggie Fils-Aime has joined up with Game Stop to help save that ship, as well as the major (yet not unforeseen) news that E3 2020 has been canceled due to concerns over the COVID-19 virus. After the news we head into Millennium’s review of Remedy’s Control, and finish off with talk of anime and food! All this and … Continue reading VG Pulse 348: 2020 Sucks →
We got old men in politics who don't get anime, solving crimes with a legal loli, and making our own spinoffs. First up comes the IRL news as Joseph makes some headway on his backlogged anime, and Andrew is on the lookout for a new Anime Pulse Original with his community topic this week. Afterwards we get to the industry news with the Tsuredure creator making good out of a bad situation, and reminding us that High Guardian Spice is still a thing. And then we are back to the reviews in full force as Joseph stars in a buddy cop series with a true foreigner, and Andrew cooks us up a wholesome meal with some Norse angels.
Oh shit, is it the movie show again? How about a movie about soldiers who are werewolves? No, not Dog Soldiers, we’ve already done that. We’ve got War Wolves who are barely soldiers and only wolves in that they put in fangs from a Spirit store special. A group of coed soldiers get bit during an attack in the mid east. Fast forward six months later and the three ladies are trying to get pack together. While one of the three men kills the third, leaving the main character to battle with him way later. Most of this is him whining about being a werewolf, drinking, and working retail. Also, the stinger … Continue reading Popcorn pulse 118: War Wolves →
This week on Anime Pulse we got a hybrid show for ya, as Joseph returns to the reviews and Andrew keep the previews running for last week. First up IRL news gets Joseph gushing about the latest episode of Fate/Grand Order Babylonia, and Andrew wants to know what piece of anime technology would you want to have for real. Afterwards the industry news brings us topics like mall posters for Love Live making SJWs mad, another channel hits the escape button on Interspecies Reviews, and Funimation being Funimation. And lastly is the hybrid section with Joseph killing monsters created by the military, and Andrew attempts to solve a murder mystery by sticking heads in his giant dino mouth.
We have a pair of manga this week with some requests. Tim has a request for Darling In The Franxx. Most of his exposure of this series came from the meme’d scene where Hiro and Zero Two announce their love for each other. They’re both mech pilots without partners. Hiro can seem to pair with anyone and Zero Two keeps killing hers. So she grabs him and forces him to work with her in the mech which works and they fight a monster. It gets a crackers for being fun while being light on story. Weltall has Late Winter. It’s the furture and a brand new ice age has show up ready to wreck … Continue reading Manga Pulse 413: Late Darling →
The nineties had a window in ninety four where villains had to one man armies with overly clever gadgets. One such entry is Blown Away(1994). Tommy Lee Jones plays a leather coin purse who was an IRA member in jail. He’s a master bomb maker who escapes prison and heads to Boston for revenge. Jeff Bridges plays a member of the bomb squad who was once also in the IRA. Jones blames him for being in jail as Bridges realized the bomb maker planned to blow people up and turned him in. So there’s a lot of explosive set pieces though it drags on way too long. On the upside, it’s nice … Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 117: Blown →
This week on Anime Pulse we talk about selling magical water, wholesome romance, and having a wolf girl lick your wounds. Up first is the IRL news as Joseph talks about his car woes, and Andrew uses a user submitted community question about the best romantic anime of the 2000's. Afterwards the industry sees topics like a rap music video accused of tracing its animation from other sources, and China officially hates My Hero Academia. And lastly come the previews where Joseph speaks in a Nagoya accent while summoning his embryo, and Andrew maxes out his defense against wolf girls.
This week on VG Pulse, we have a new recording computer! We start off discussing the specs about that, as well as my initial thoughts on the Fire Emblem Three Houses DLC, before we dive into the… gasp… EZMAILS!! After the ezmails we head on off to the regular news where we discuss the PS5’s delayed reveal, stupid criminals doing stupid things, and the apparent censoring of a scene in Persona 5! After the news we head off into the forums, Millennium gives a brief first look at The Outer Worlds, and we finish off with talk of anime!! All this and more up next on VGP 347!! -Aki Show … Continue reading VG Pulse 347: Full POTATO →
This week on Anime Pulse the guys totally didn't forget to record the show, so they totally aren't doing a re-recording. I mean it, really, this was a first take! First up IRL news has Joseph talking about a new Manga he got and the valentine event in FGO, and Andrew quizzes us on what anime character types we think we are. Afterwards industry news sees the return of KickVic, the Red Cross returning to anime to bring in the donations, and even more disappointing news about the struggle it is to be Interspecies Reviews in 2020. And lastly come the previews, as Joseph goes to isekai school to study love and Andrew contemplates fashion in a haunted bathroom.
We've been away for a week, so it's time to get right back to those previews! Anime Pulse throws us a fast ball today with Funimation earning major disappointment points with anime fans, , and adopting human children. First up IRL news is here with Joseph feeling proud of making it to the 100th floor of the latest FGO singularity, but also feeling frustrated by the difficulty in Darkest Dungeon. Andrew hits us with a new community question, what are the top underrated anime of the past decade. Afterwards the industry news sees the sales for the new Made in the Abyss film impress critics, the cast of the Higurashi series will be reuniting for a new season, and the horror of Netflix live action sinks its claws into One Piece. And finally the previews see us out with Joseph turning into a golem and running a pastry shop with cat girls, and Andrew discovering survival of the fittest in an art club.
This week on VG Pulse, we have a new setup! We start off with side notes about the sad passing of Kas’s cat, as well as discussing the new recording setup and talking about a new figurine of mine! After that we dive into the news where we discuss the newly revealed details about Pokemon Home, the delay of Cyberpunk, and the latest on the Riot Games lawsuit! After the news Millennium and I give a joint first look at Remedy’s Control, and we finish off with talk of food and anime!! All his and more up next on VGP 346! -Aki Show Notes Music Intro – Tetris A Theme … Continue reading VG Pulse 346: Random Control →
The 50th episode is here dear listeners and to celebrate Ryo and Blonde tackle a Mahou Shoujo title. What could possibly go wrong? Don't make a sound and enjoy the first episode of the near year on Anime Pulse After Dark!
Is it too late to say I'm sorry dear listeners? Ryo sure hopes not. After a few months of getting settled in her new place Ryo finally acquired her recording laptop and is able to post these shows. Here we have the holiday special with a food theme. Get stuffed with this episode of Anime Pulse After Dark!
A pair of requests have made it to our inbox this week for manga. Tim has Erased. In it, Satorou is a pizza delivery boy who can see moments that repeat. These are like glitches in the matrix where he finds himself back a few minutes or seconds prior to something bad happening. This allows him time to search out the bad thing and prevent things from going south. When his mother gets stabbed by a serial killer he attempts to force the moment, catapulting himself into the eighties. Tim gives it a Read It now. Weltall then has Macbeth. Like the copy of The Scarlet Letter Tim did before, it’s just a straight adaptation of … Continue reading Manga Pulse 412: Erasing MacBeth →
What if Al Gore won the two thousand election? We’d have a multidimensional police force that operates like another sci fi movie with a martial artist. Jet Li plays himself, on trial for attempting to kill all the other known versions of himself. As they attempt to exile him to the phantom zone, something goes wrong and he invades the world with the last other Jet Li In he One, the other version, Good Li, is busy being a married man and nice guy. Evil Li is seeking Good Li because he wants to be The One. Whenever one of the other dimensional version of a person dies, their power … Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 116: The One →
No that's not Jack Front nipping at your nose, it's a new season of anime that blew in with the breath from old man winter. And what a frigid wasteland of selections it is! At least for Joseph that is. Andrew on the other hand seems to have let his inner child run free and is enjoying making snow angels and snow forts, while Joseph watches from inside like a grumpy old man sipping coffee while wrapped in several robes and counting his gold coins. Of course before we address the lack of isekai and harems, the IRL news has Joseph talking about a new manga he's reading and wrapping up XCOM 2. Andrew on the other hand is looking to hear from our community, and his question is what you're planing on watching. Industry news hits us with low wage earnings for Pokemon animators, and a mangaka starting up a fund for a traditional Japanese card game. And lastly come the first round of previews, as Joseph plunders a lamia's goods and Andrew makes a contract to become a magical ghost idol.
Feeling a dozen times better than he did last week, Joseph returns to bring you another episode of Anime Pulse. Joined as always by his faithful cohost, the two talk about their resolutions for 2020, lawsuits against Cloudflare, and putting your little sister in a box. First up IRL news get Joseph talking about the latest FGO event, and Andrew asks us to share our plans for the new year. Afterwards comes industry news with Joseph getting hyped for an OVA about a cthulhu sister, and a new anime being pulled just before broadcast due to boobies. And then comes the review, as Joseph and Andrew perform the fusion dance to come together and talk about killing demons in style.
This week on Anime Pulse Joseph has come down with a case of the co-host, but he soldiers on so that you can have your Christmas Cake and eat it too. First up IRL news has Joseph coughing and hacking into the New Year, and Andrew wants us to clarify what anime from 2019 were the best and worst. Afterwards the two dig into some industry news, with boobie-less blood drives failing to attract and the best of the best according to Funimation netizens. And lastly come the first reviews of 2020, as Joseph gets pulled into an isekai with a milf and Andrew never skips leg day.
This week on VG Pulse, we survived the sickness! After a bit of a hiatus while we were all sick and working through retail hell season, we’re back at it again! We start off with side notes about the unfortunate reason why we’re lacking a Kas this week (btw, everyone go hug her on Discord pls
Manga brought to you hot and fresh with a side of hash browns. While you can buy our original recipe that made us famous, don’t forget to try our extra crispy podcast which truly launched us. Tim has Nanatsu no Taizai or the Seven Deadly Sins. We start off in a tavern in the fictional Britannia. While looking around for a Lord British, an armored figure stumbles in wearing rusty armor and falls over. It turns out to be the princess in exile looking for the group of people who went by the name of the title. Turns out the bartender is one of hem and agrees to gather the rest with her. … Continue reading Manga Pulse 411: Youkai Sins →
It’s easy to forget that Tom Hardy was in Venom(2018). This could be because Tom Hardy has played a lot of roles where a mask covers parts of his face making him hard to remember. Or it could be that nobody remembers this movie. It’s what you get when someone tells you that you have to make a Spiderman movie minus Spiderman. It covers the well known origins of the Venom symbiote being brought back from space by J. Jonah Jameson’s son. For reasons the movie isn’t clear on, there are a few more symbiotes. One of them bonds to the bad guy who wants to retrieve more of their race … Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 115: Venom Cries →
At long last the time has come, gifts shall be opened, and a new year will be celebrated. This week on Anime Pulse Joseph and Andrew exchange gifts and share their thoughts upon opening them, and afterwards Andrew asks us to reflect upon our favorite anime of the past decade. Then industry news takes us to Japan where some angry housewives don't want to stinking park, and Miyazaki reveals that he may die before completing his next film. And lastly the reviews take us out of 2019 as Joseph runs away from mostly hot amazon girls, and Andrew goes on a final tour of a war torn city in winter.
Can manga be anime or is anime manga? Is corn grass? Take some egg crates and stable some wild flowers to it. Now you’ve turned your garbage into something no one wants and wasted precious ?resources. All to keep yourself or maybe a child busy for a few seconds. Why not just light money on fire and watch it burn? Tim has Ajin – Demi Human. In a world without Lafontaine to narrate its trailer, there are humans. Some of them are mystical creatures called Ajin. There are only about hundred of them an they tend to only get discovered once they get mortally wounded as that’s when their powers activate. Kei, … Continue reading Manga pulse 410: Demi Devil →
Ho ho ho, merry Animemas everyone. It's a holiday fueled episode of Anime Pulse this week, where the spirits flow very much like the alcohol being consumed. Up first IRL news get Joseph flaunting his time off from work, and Andrew has us look back at some of the worst anime we have watched in the past decade. Afterwards the two head into industry news, with topics like an indie film about the sad sad lives of Mangakas and Made in the Abyss taking a joke to its limits. And then the review close out the show, and Joseph hands out coal to the bad little cheat magicians and Andrew uses his elf magic to save the lolis.
A request has come in as they are wont to do. Requests are rarely ignored, we just don’t get around to them due to the rigorous demands on our daily lives. That or we’re incredibly lazy. Take Hanlon’s razor, paraphrase it, then give it a new name. We’re not because we’re lazy. Jointly, we talk about Angel has Fallen. The third and, hopefully, final installment in the fallen series. Butler is still in the USSS and Morgan Freeman sis mister friendly president. They go on a fishing trip that gets drone struck almost like a certain other president was know for doing.(Yes, Carter, we’re talking about you.) This is done to … Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 114: Fallen Angel →
It's the week before Christmas, but that doesn't mean Anime Pulse won't stop giving the reviews. First up though IRL news has Joseph excited to hand out the gifts he bought, and Andrew wants to know who your top waifus and husbandos are. Afterwards industry news brings us topics like sleeping around with Monster Girls, the good and the bad of tourism, and yes, even more KickVic news. And lastly the reviews have Joseph adopting a demon loli, and Andrew travels to Mount Fuji with a bunch of moe girls.
We hope you enjoyed our guests from MFA, and be sure to keep an ear out for an appearance Joseph and Andrew will be making on their podcast in the coming week. With that said, this week on Anime Pulse we're talking about spending our savings on a gatcha game, watching bad anime all the way to the end, and playing a deadly game of truth or dare. First up IRL news reveals Joseph has been in a giving mood this season, and Andrew got lost in Germany. Afterwards the industry news rolls through with new, oh so gracious, copyright laws in Japan and the man stepping in Vic's shoes gets trolled. And finally the reviews wraps things up as Joseph goes planet hopping, and Andrew becomes king of a game.
MX17 Note – Show recorded 24h before Game Awards, Our full thoughts on “Series X”(?) next show. This week on VG Pulse, we’re halfway through December retail hell! We start off with side notes of new TVs and TV stands obtained from Black Friday sales, before we dive into the regular news where we discuss Microsoft claiming to know what they’re doing with the names of their consoles (lol more on that next show…) as well as our thoughts on some upcoming games and the announcement of Resident Evil 3’s remake! After the news we give our joint review of Pokemon Shield Version, and end off with talk of anime … Continue reading VG Pulse 344: Retro Active →
The local con season has come and gone and that means it’s time for more manga selected from a grab bag for Tim. This time the manga roulette has brought Tim to The Saga of Tanya the Evil. It’s an isekai where the protagonist is a salary man on earth who enjoys firing people. One of his firees takes this badly and shoves him in front of a subway train. In the afterlife, he meets various gods who want people to believe in them so they send him into a world of magic to be reborn as a girl soldier. The characters is lazy and obnoxious and fun to watch. It gets a Crackers. … Continue reading Manga PUlse 409: Perfect Saga →
This week on Anime Pulse, Joseph and Andrew find themselves joined by the hosts from My Favorite Anime podcast. Altogether we go over idols getting a way out of contracts, a demon lord who is going to die of cancer, who My Favorite Anime are, and the community topic of the week. First up IRL news introduces the crew of My Favorite Anime, Joseph's disappointment after beating The Outer Worlds, and Andrew asks us what anime we are thankful for. Afterwards IRL news has Joseph getting hyped for the latest FGO singularity, and Andrew talks turkey about our favorite animes. Then industry news hits us with what should be the final KickVic update, as well as the Japanese government sticking up for their idols. And lastly come the reviews, as the MFA guys totally talk about a sports anime and Joseph diagnoses a demon lord with a bad smoking habit.
This week on VG Pulse, it may be the end of YouTube as we know it! We start off with some minor side notes before diving into the main news where we primarily discuss COPPA and what it may mean for the future of content creation on YouTube, as well as Death Stranding’s many nominations at the game awards! After the newz we go over the forums, and then finish off with talk of anime! All this and more up next on VGP 343! ~Aki Show Notes Music Intro – The Stanley Parable – Complete Secret Disco Music Outro – Konami Code IV by The Gothsicles Links Super Mario Maker … Continue reading VG Pulse 343: Coppapocalypse →
The requests keep coming and they don’t stop coming. We’ve got another two sent in via the po box. Films from Rooster Teeth reviewed in the order of release tackled by both of us. This will be a bit different as we’re not inherent fans of the group aware of outside of a few things like RWBY or Red Vs Blue. First off is Lazer Team. Their inaugural film which was launched via Kickstarter. Earth receives an alien transmission advising that in twenty years time, an alien challenger will arrive. They set to training one person to be a super soldier while they await the weapons the aliens are shipping over. These taking twenty … Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 113: Cockless Studio →
Being surrounded by a sea of otaku, the positive influence for anime, and cooking anime. These and more topics are what you'll find on this week's episode of Anime Pulse. First up IRL is out like a flash with The Outer Worlds still failing to hook Joseph and Andrew seeks out the answer to if anime has been a positive or negative influence on your life; with examples. Afterwards the industry news brings us topics like a monster-girl doctor anime, marrying otakus, and anime artists worrying their work is killing their love for industry. And finally we have reached our final episode of previews for this season, as Joseph cooks up a cayenne dish for a study group of girls and Andrew tries to decide whether to join a club of cute girls with guns or delusional pretty boys.
Western non-otakus losing their marbles over dragon maids, an assassin who calls his target my little lady, and the top female protagonist in anime. These topics and more can be found on this weeks episode of Anime Pulse. First up is IRL news with Joseph having mixed feeling about The Outer Worlds, and Andrew grills us on who we feel are out top female protagonists in anime. Afterwards industry news brings in topics like a boat full of otakus, a really desperate news channel hears out a mother complaining about manga, and Jump+ says it will only hire women who understand the hearts of boys. And lastly are the previews, as Joseph replaces his head with a gun while not assassinating his target, and Andrew tempts Joseph with a hot female antagonist while fighting the supernatural.
This week on VG Pulse we’re right around the corner from Pokemon times!! We start off with a few minor side notes, before diving into the regular news where we discuss Death Stranding’s mixed reception, Blizzard continuing to Blizzard things up for themselves, and the weird state of the Pokemon community in the face of Sword and Shield’s impending release! After the news Millennium gives a first look of Code Vein, and we finish off with talk of food and anime! All this and more up next on VGP 342!! -Aki Show Notes Music Intro – Portal – Still Alive Guitar Cover by FamilyJules Outro – Portal 2 – Want … Continue reading VG Pulse 342: The Jazz Hands Are Real →
We’re back with more requests and we’ve been given some more video game adaptations in a series we’ve already done a number of. Tim has Zelda – The Minish Cap and Phantom Hourglass. Having actually played the Minish Cap, Time has a bit of insight into the game story. It’s faithful and does well by skipping over the tedium that wouldn’t translate into a manga. The same volume covers the events of the Phantom Hourglass. It’s fun and lighthearted enough to enjoy with or without having played either game earning it a Crackers Weltall then covers the volume for Zelda – Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages. It adds one character that’s not in the … Continue reading Manga Pulse 408: Zelda Again… →
Visual fidelity, female crotch grabbing, and french meatball kisses. All these topics and more can be found in this weeks episode of Anime Pulse, but first, IRL news with Joseph going without power during a wind storm and Andrew seeking out our favorite rivals in anime. Afterwards the two dig into the industry news, with Joseph pouring one out for a fallen Rem figurine and Andrew discusses the legality behind trying to copyright dance moves. And finally the show rounds things out with more previews, as Joseph crashes on another world with a group of valkyries and Andrew hits on a literal bunny girl while working 9 to 5.
Andrew is back from Scott Loves Anime, Joseph is disappointed in an admiral-less Azure Lane, and both are here for another episode of Anime Pulse. First up IRL news with Joseph missing out on buying The Outer Worlds, and Andrew regals us with his trip to Scotland. Afterwards the industry news hits us with feminists making a stink about boobies, and a man having to apologize for finding Team Rocket to be inspiring. Lastly are the previews, as Joseph turns his ship around to battle goddesses, and Andrew solves crimes as a pretty boy while visiting a drag bar. Show Notes Music Intro – “Japanese Style Trap Beat” by Annex … Continue reading Episode 625: Fall 2019 Previews #3 →
This week on VG Pulse, Aki finally found her way into the 21st century! We start off with side notes of new phones, before we dive into the (gasp!) ezmails!! We then head off into the regular news where we discuss the absolute parade that is Fallout 76, the upcoming mystery that is Death Stranding, and the lifetime sales of the PS4! After the news we go over the forums, and finish off with talk of anime and food! All this and more up next on VGP 341! ~Aki Show Notes Music Intro – Start Lifting Dumbbells and Your Life Will Change – Triple-Q Remix(Persona 5/Dumbbells) Outro – Right Light … Continue reading VG Pulse 341: The Gift That Keeps On Giving →
Every wonder how a body is prepared after death dear listeners? Well then I suggest you keep looking because this hentai offers nothing in the way of reliable information, narration, or even plot. Here be only sex, drugs, and a bunch of horrible people. Aim for the head in the episode of Anime Pulse After Dark!
It's a harem hentai dear listeners. Wacky hijinks are abound this episode with a early 2000s title that tries to plot hard with varying degrees of success. Then it's bonus round time. Don't forget to bring your childhood friend in this episode of Anime Pulse After Dark.
Another week another episode of previews, as Joseph and Andrew explore top tier lolis, sailor moon condoms, and not seeing when the best girl is right in front of you. First up IRL news is here with Joseph talking about the new FGO chapter, and Andrew getting up on a whole bunch of watch lists by asking who we think the best lolis are. Afterwards industry news brings us topics like a stalker scaring us with his skills in tracking down his target, and Mad Max being turned into an anime. (sort of) And lastly the previews roll through, with Joseph going to a demon school to date the best girl and Andrew gets reincarnated as an overpowered cute loli doing librarian things.
This week on VGP, we’re recording on a strange day! What’s going on?! We start off with side notes about life changes and turbulent schedules, before diving into the regular news where we discuss Blizzard’s recent massive scandal, the announcement of the PS5, Pokemon Sword and Shield’s exceptionally strange live stream, and Sony losing two prominent people to retirement on the same day!After the news we discuss what games we’ve been playing recently, and finish up with talk of anime and food! All this and more up next on VGP 340! -Aki Show Notes Music Intro – Tetris A Theme Guitar Cover by FamilyJules Outro – Tetris B Theme Guitar … Continue reading VG Pulse 340: It’s A Blizzard Out There!! →
Didn't get enough of that boy on boy action last episode listeners? Perhaps another dose of that all dick goodness is what you need? Well like it or not it's here for you. Ryo and Blonde present a double header episode with a bonus round later on. Get ready to get broken in on this episode of Anime Pulse After Dark.
Who needs to see genitals, dear listeners? It's only consumes all of what we do here...totally unnecessary and because of that they were entirely absent in this show. So Enjoy the snooze fest on this episode of Anime Pulse After Dark.
Ryo would like to apologize for the sound quality in the next few episodes. She had a microphone issue that has been resolved as of episode 48 so please forgive how awful it sounds for a bit. In the meantime enjoy gang violence the porno.
Is it that time of year again? Yes it is! That's right, Anime Pulse is once again back at it with previews for the new season. First up is Joseph whose bones are creaking as the cold air rolls in, and Andrew is hitting us with the word 'Otaku' and what it means to us. Afterwards we talk about what very well might be the final nail in the KickVic controversy, and the exciting news that the Queen of Tsunderes will be coming to visit America. And lastly are the previews, with Joseph being summoned to another world to wrestle princesses and nuke slimes and Andrew plays basketball and boardgames with cute girls.
This week on Anime Pulse the guys talk about Dog the Bounty Hunter, watching anime at work, and tutoring the best girl. First up comes the IRL news with Joseph on a fit kick, and Andrew trying to find out how you watch your anime. Afterwards industry news has got a full gambit for us, with topics like Japan's most wanted, Sony buying up a couple anime companies, and another season of a living railgun shooting things. And lastly in the reviews Joseph subtly hides who the best girl is, and Andrew one punches lacking animation and yawn inducing story.
This week on Anime Pulse the guys bring up a controversial topic about their Discord, and hope that their bosses don't fire them. First up is IRL news as Joseph talks about having to take a week off for wisdom teeth removal, and Andrew wants to know who some of your favorite comedic relief characters. Afterwards the guys talk about idols being defended by twitter, a minor but surprising KickVic update, and Ash Ketchum wins a championship at 22. And lastly Joseph wants to see a raccoon girl have kids, and Andrew has to go through puberty as a cute anime girl.
This week on VGP, we delve into the world of ASMR, much to the dragon’s displeasure. After teasing Kas a bit we start off properly with side notes of new jobs and expensive dentist appointments, before heading off into the regular news where we discuss swattings, new footage of The Last Of Us Part 2, and Fallout 76’s continuing saga of screwing up absolutely everything they’re even loosely involved in! After the news we go over the forums and post a new one, before finishing up with an extensive talk of anime! All this and more up next on VGP 339! -Aki Show Notes Music Intro – Start Lifting Dumbbells … Continue reading VG Pulse 339: ASMR Dragon →
As each year passes we lose a few more established actors. Once in awhile this news bubbles up to us and we make a show in remembrance of them. Plus maybe it can drive a few clicks our way if someone stumbles upon us looking for the actors we’re talking about. This time we look back at Rip Torn who’s best known for being the rough, curmudgeonly, old guy who back and mumbles profanity at the protagonist. Even when it’s rated G, there’s the implicit swearing. We jointly talk about Tropic of Cancer(1970). Based on the book from the sixties, which was set in the thirties in France. It’s an autobiographical account … Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 112: RIP Rip Torn →
It’s year seven hundred forty nine of the Banshou Era. The third age of enlightenment following the Toki wars. This is the kind of thing Tim complains about in the intro to his manga. Where the author tells us what year it is like we’ve been reading their notes and know what to make of that. Tim reviews Plunderer. In a world where people have numbers on their bodies representing things, Hina is looking for some warrior. The number serves as a ranking system and is personal to each person. Some people have a number indicating how often they’ve filed their taxes. Hina has one for the number of kilometers she’s walked. … Continue reading Manga Pulse 407: Plunder Kai →
It's not 420, but Joseph and Andrew can still get lit while they discuss anime news, reviews, and what's been going on in their lives. IRL news zooms right past us as Joseph has almost nothing really to mention, and Andrew has very little community response this week. Industry news is bit more meaty with voluptuous drawings pissing off special ed kids, and a voice actress returning to the scene after a brief hiatus. And the reviews bring up the rear as Joseph lusts after the girl nobody wanted, and Andrew puts on his ODM gear and battles good taste.
It may not be a special number but we happen to like the triple digits. So we just had to pick a theme of some sorts. We couldn’t come up with anything particularly uniting so we decided to hone in on movies set in our home state. We begin with the fairly recent Cold Pursuit. The Liam Neeson film that turns out to be an American remake of a Norwegian film. Neeson plays a snowplow driver at a fictional ski town in the Rockies. His son gets killed by a drug dealer and Neeson decides to break out the vengeance bit one more time. There are some colorful characters and … Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 111: Cold Pursuit →
Welcome back to our artisanal show. We make our podcast with a couple of simple ingredients. A couple of manga, some whiskey, and lots of time. No artificial cash influxes provided by oversized media conglomerates intent out forcing out as much flavorless paste for as little as possible. Tim reviews Eden’s Zero, done by the creator of Fairy Tale. Our hero, Shiki, is living alone on an island of robots when a fantasy youtuber, Rebecca, shows up. The robots turn out to be evil and want to escape the island on her ship. Shiki defeats them and leaves with Rebecca and her talking cat, Happy. It turns out that the … Continue reading Manga Pulse 406: Zero Patrolman →
This week on Anime Pulse the guys talk about microscopic Jojo creatures, the dismissal of Vic Mignogna’s case, and coming home to loli fox girls. First up is IRL news as Joseph reveals his 23andMe results, and Andrew wants to know how you got your friends addicted to anime. Afterwards the guys covers some industry news, with topics like otaku scientists naming newly discovered creatures and anime gets more Junji Ito horror. And lastly the reviews come in, as Joseph spends his nights petting foxtails and Andrew stops time to solve a mystery. Show Notes Music Intro – “Japanese Style Trap Beat” by Annex from Royalty Free Anime Music Outro … Continue reading Episode 619: Sewayaki Kitsune no Kokkoku →
This week on VGP, we’re once again unsupervised! We start out with side notes of Aki having something mysterious going on, as well as Millennium telling us what life’s been like in daylight lately! Afterwards we dive into the regular news where we go over September 4ths Nintendo Direct (Deadly Premonition tho…), Ikumi Nakamura’s bizarre departure from Tango Gameworks, and we have a bit of a rant over the whole Alec Holowka situation and 2019’s “cancel culture” in general. After the news we dive into a joint first look at Astroneer, and finish off with talk of food, and Millennium ranting about Funimation! All this and more up next on … Continue reading VG Pulse 338: Nope Man’s Sky →
This week we kick the show off with the grand pappy of mockumentaries. The one that started them all and inspired up to dozens of copy cats. Tim and Weltall jointly review This Is Spinal Tap(1984). A documentary style comedy filmed around a fictional English rock band in the vein of Sabbath who’s going on an American tour as their popularity begins to wane. While directed by Rob Reiner, it features a lot of staples of the later Christopher Guest movies to come in both actors and stylistic choices. While it’s assembled from hundreds of hours of improvisation, the bane of most comedies these days, it has the bones of … Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 110: This Is Spinalta →
Stephen King has a long history with adaptations of his work. No small amount of it has been decent to good books being turned into movies that are best described as “free, please take”. Is this a problem with trying to cram a book big enough to beat a rhino into submission into ninety minutes? We attempt to find out by watching Mangler and Cat’s Eye. The Mangler is, inexplicably, a movie based on the short story about a laundry machine that gets possessed. The story is quaint and functional considering that it was written in the seventies for a fiction magazine. The movie though is a pure mess with Robert Englund … Continue reading Script 2 Script 23: King and King →
Anime Pulse comes back to you now, at the turn of the season. A storm of anime is coming, and we must prepare. First, we sharpen the IRL news spears. Joseph has fallen back into the Skyrim trap, and Andrew wants to know your thoughts on shorter length anime. Afterwards the two inspect the barracks of industry news, discovering topics like China calling Chinese Otakus Japanese extremists, virtual YouTubers serving alcohol, and an update on the Vic Mignogna situation. And finally it's onwards towards the battlefield, as Joseph takes aim at an Isekai within an Isekai and Andrew launches some mortars at cute anime schoolgirls.
Today we have requests. The kind where people so much want to see us in pain they physically package up some manga and ship it across the wider states to our PO box. This means that we have no choice but to tackle this as soon as possible unlike the requests where we’re merely sent the title, though we still accept those as well. Tim’s assigned homework is The Scarlet Letter. Yes, the classic novel which is such a well loved book it’s assigned reading in school making kids everywhere hate it. It’s a manga-ized adaptation of the story with a few scant manga elements to spice it up. Those … Continue reading Manga Pulse 405: Scarlet Monster →
Hello again dear listeners. The hosts bring you another episode. This time some superhero magical girl content and the weirdest single piece of erotica Ryo has ever read. Thanks to some horrible technical issues Blonde does not read and disappears completely towards the end.
Roald Dahl is one of those authors that Hollywood like to try and adapt every few years. At least once the adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate factory faded into the childhood nostalgia of those working. Which might just be how we got The Witches. Like all good novels with a child protagonist, we start off with dead parents. Parental figures apparently being to heroes as gorillas are to dropped children. Our hero goes to live with his grandma who believes in witches. Both novel and film end up with the kid being cared for by grandma who has to holiday someplace in England for her health. Both have a convention of … Continue reading Script 2 Script 22: The Witches →
Hello dear listeners. We have returned. Not that we really went anywhere, Ryo just needed a day off to be able to do this. So here is an episode from May. Ryo hated it. That much will become apparent. Then the duo tackle non con erotica. Atone for your horny crimes and join us for this episode of Anime Pulse After Dark!
There’s nothing quite like public domain characters for making movies from. How about a wacky take on Dr Jekyll and Mister Hyde? What if the great great grandson of Dr Jekyll inherited his notes, attempted to fix it with estrogen and then turned into an evil woman? That’s the plot of Dr Jekyll and Ms Hyde(1995). Our main character is an unlikable turd who works in research at a perfume company but whines about how he’s not doing science. He even points to a tv playing Frankenstein and says “that’s science” to his fiancee. At first his transformations help as Ms Hyde puts his life in better order. Things go bad when … Continue reading Popcorn pulse 109: Dr Head →
This episode was going to be posted earlier but it had gone missing. Probably because it’s four oh four. Alright, restrooms are back and to your left. Please tip your wait staff. G’night! Tim reviews Mao by Rumiko Takahashi. Our main school girl, for it is always a school girl, Nanoka is busy seeing ghosts and trying to be normal. See her parents died in an accident and left her to be able to see ghosts. Luckily this recycled plot is mashed together with another when Nanoka wanders through a spot which transports her to the nineteen twenties Japan. Back when a white hair dude is running around executing demons. Having a bit … Continue reading Manga Pulse 404: Not Found →
This week on VG Pulse, we have a long and partially unsupervised show! We start off with side notes of concerts, work, fairs, and extreme sunburns, before we go over the regular news where we discuss the PS5 dev kit leak, another incidence of swatting, and the newest developments in the ProJared situation! After the news we go over the forum and set up a new one, and then Millennium and I give a joint review of Oxygen Not Included! We finish off with our thoughts on The Rising Of The Shield Hero and talk of food! All this and more up next on VGP 337! -Aki Show Notes Music … Continue reading VG Pulse 337: Complications Included →
If you were an author that wrote something that seemed inherently silly there are a lot of ways to deal with it. One way might be to rewrite it so that it’s not so silly. Another might be to just live with it and learn to accept it knowing that readers will take cues from your confidence. The worst and most common way is to simply hand a lampshade on it and smirk at the audience. That’s what happens within Real Murders – an Aurora Teagarden Mystery. The author knows she has a silly name and tries to let us know she’s in on the joke. Luckily this doesn’t set the tone for the … Continue reading Script 2 Script 21: Real Murders →
Video game movies are kind of like corn blight. They’re things that devastate whole crops of but only ever seem to effect monocultures. We’re not even sure if that thing lands or not. Our joint review is for Doom. It’s one of the early crop of game adaptations which continued to add evidence that no one in Hollywood has ever touched a controller. It stars Dwayne Johnson, around who scripts simply materialize, and Karl Urban. There’s an archeological expedition on Mars that sends out a distress call. Turns out they found ancient fossils of humans with perfect DNA. Naturally scientists have been extracting that which promptly turns the station inhabitants into vaguely demons from the … Continue reading Popcorn pulse 108: Doom Rock →
Why do the Japanese like cats? Would you start a war over your waifu? And if you wrote an isekai what would it's premiss be? These questions and more are answered on this weeks episode of Anime Pulse. First up is IRL news with Joseph being hyped for brownies, and Andrew grilling us on what kind of isekai we would create. Afterwards we get into industry news, with topics like barney attending this year's comiket and artwork that was saved from the KyAni fire. And lastly are the previews, with this being the final previews show for the Summer. Joseph is transferred to a seedy city to fight in a waifu war, meanwhile Andrew transforms into a magical girl to pilot a giant robot.
Hello? Yes, we’d like to order some cheese sticks, a large fry, two Cokes and a hamberder. Yes, a hamberder with no kepchup. I mean kepchup. Oh hell, I think someone goatse my autobot. Tim’s review focuses on Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san, or The Helpful Fox Senko-san. Our protagonist is a tired, overworked salary man who comes home one day to find a fox girl living in his house. This is made stranger by the fact she’s incredibly eager to please and serve him and rebuffs any attempts to be helped by him. It gets a Borders for hinting at a larger story while favoring a gag a chapter in the first volume. Weltall’s Eden Game takes … Continue reading Manga Pulse 403: Helpful Game →
We’ve never run the numbers explicitly but there can’t be quite as many animated movies based on novels compared to any other genre. Which is why we thought it perfect to tackle Who Framed Roger Rabbit. A movie well loved and known for many things. For being one of the very few moments wherein Warner Brothers characters appear onscreen with Disney characters. A landmark in blending live action and animation. A movie considered so risky that Disney didn’t want to put their mark on it and instead released it under the Touchstone label. Because back then Disney wasn’t attempting to court an older audience. Which is why it was quite … Continue reading Script 2 Script 20: Who Famed Roger Rabbit →
Deep in the heart of every video rental store of the nineties there were a few VHS tapes that were ubiquitous. These were the movies that were not ordered by the owners. They simply appeared on the shelves complete with worn stickers and suggested rental prices that were incorrect. One such film is Ice Cream Man(1995). Starring everyone’s favorite budget monster, sans makeup, is Clint Howard. He plays a man who witnessed an ice cream man getting gunned down as a child. Grown up and released from the mental institute, he now runs the ice cream shop and truck. He also murders people because that’s what you do when you’ve witnessed a … Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 107: Ice Scream →
You awake to find yourself suddenly transported to another world, filled with cute cat girls, magic, and your mom? And that's just the start, as this week on Anime Pulse we talk about Isekais, idiots making dumb threats, and edgy protagonists. First up is IRL news with Joseph being rained on, and Andrew getting us super hungry with his community topic. Afterwards the industry news gets up happy with KyoAni returning to work, and gets us sad with some moron saying he'll set fire to Square Enix. And finally are some more previews, as Joseph gets summoned to another world with a MILF and his childhood friend, and Andrew turns up his edgy factor while live streaming.
This week on VGP, there are many a rant to be had! We start off with side notes of future Kas visits, before we get side tracked onto talking about the horrific shootings that took place in El Paso and Dayton, and have a rant about the way the media and other outlets are once again handling it. Afterwards, we head on off into the regular news where we discuss Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft planning to have companies disclose the real odds of loot boxes, as well as Gamestop letting go of more than fifty regional leaders in yet another attempt to fix their sinking ship. After the news we … Continue reading VG Pulse 336: garbage fire →
Back again are you? Well then, welcome back to Anime Pulse. This week we got more new from KyoAni, previews for the summer 2019 season, and community stuff. First up is IRL news as Joseph nearly spends himself into the black, and Andrew asks us if we read the manga to anime that we watch. Then comes industry news, with topics like a treasure trove being recovered from the KyoAni fire, and a dormitory being built just for animators. And finally come more previews, with Joseph arresting perverted high school girls and Andrew sweats bullets as young school girls share their perverted desires and confess to him.
This week on Anime pulse the guys talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly. First up IRL news hits us with Joseph's upgrades to his recording setup, and Andrew is asking everyone what anime has taught them. Afterwards they run through the industry news with topics like a politician who is pro-otaku, and KyoAni opening an account for donations to support the families hit by the tragedy. And lastly come the previews, as Joseph loses an arm on a trip to space and Andrew becomes a viking named Nobunaga.
There’s something infinitely charming about the predictions of the future made in the distant past in science fiction. Particularly when they didn’t bother to cast that far ahead in the date of their fictional world. Take Blade Runner, for example, depicting Los Angeles as a dark, shadowy, dystopian world of flying cars and pyramids. When in reality that more accurately describes modern day Las Vegas. Tim’s manga, Captain Commando is one of those. Written in the early nineties it is set in the far off year of twenty twenty six. In the fictional world of Metro City, nestled between Mega City Two and Neo-Tokyo, where crime is rampant. Until a millionaire electronics … Continue reading Manga Pulse 402: Street Captain →
It's a somber week here on Anime Pulse, as we discuss the passing of 34 KyoAni staff after a senseless arsonist attack on their Studio 1. Our well wishes go out to the family and friends of these staff, and we hope those injured either physically or emotionally recover soon. The show's format remains unchanged however, and so IRL news starts us off with Joseph paying for some upgrades to his recording equipment and Andrew would like to know what anime produced by KyoAni are the best. Afterwards we go in depth on the attack on Kyoto Animation, our only news article this show. And lastly are previews, with Joseph adopting a devil daughter while he hunts monsters and Andrew hits the gym after becoming stranded on an island.
This week on VG Pulse, we have supervision in the form of a puddle! We start off with side notes of computer talk and near disasters of both fire and water, before we head on off into the regular news where we discuss all the new Nintendo Switch articles that have dropped recently, as well as talk of Game Stop’s newest plan to get back in action! After the news we go over the forums and post a new one up, and then finish everything off with general life updates and a discussion on the KyoAni tragedy, and how you can help out! All this and more up next on … Continue reading VG pulse 335: Retro Heat →
What happens when a crazed Australian teams up with the director of Superman(1978)? You get a wacky cowboy adventure flick that’ a remake of the a TV show from the fifties. We are talking about Maverick(1994). Mel plays a gambler who’s trying to get to a poker tourney worth a half million dollars by raising the ten thousand entry fee. He’s nearly mislaid by Jodie Foster and James Garner. Thankfully this was the nineties and no one outside of skeevy bars had ever heard of “Texas Hold ‘Em”. Which means the poker scenes aren’t nearly an obnoxious as they would be in ten years. Tim then talks about the series, Cheers. it’s one of … Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 106: The Mav →
Last week Anime Pulse dug in deep with the Vic Mignogna news, but this week they have nothing to update us with. So if you're here for that, you'll be sorely disappointed. Otherwise, stick around for IRL news as Joseph talks about being a cool uncle and Andrew wants to know who your favorite foreigners in anime are. Afterwards the two get into industry news with topics like Toei animation staff being accused of sexual harassment, anime being delayed due to the author not liking the quality, and we've got more Akira coming in the near future. And then we leave off with the first previews show of the summer season, with Joseph failing to be a magical demon lord and Andrew turns to stone while putting out fires.
It's time for another fascinating update to the Vic Mignogna trials, on your favorite Vic Mignogna podcast; Vic Pulse. IRL news strikes first of course, as Joseph talks about playing an adult game and Andrew is looking to find out what do you consider a good summer episode in anime. Afterwards we dig into the meat of the episode, the thing you all want to know about, what is going on with Vic Mignogna. Afterwards we wrap things up with the final reviews episode for a while, as Joseph reads some Snapple facts about Nagoya and Andrew wants to eat your pancreas.
This week on VG Pulse, we’re on our own again! We start off with side notes of work rants and things we need to get back to, before diving into the regular news where we discuss our thoughts on the finally revealed Switch Lite, Epic Games offering refunds to Shenmue 3 backers, and EA being EA again. After the news Millennium and I give our review of Super Mario Maker 2, and we finish off with talk of food and anime! All this and more up next on VGP 334! -Aki Show Notes Music Intro – Tetris A Theme Guitar Cover by FamilyJules Outro – Tetris B Theme Guitar Cover … Continue reading VG Pulse 334: Chaos Maker →
I hope you're ready for another KickVic update, because Andrew has the latest deets on the situation. Before we get there however, there's a little bit of IRL news to cover. Joseph talks about making terrible decisions before the show, and Andrew wants to know what anime we feel deconstructed the genres they are in. Afterwards industry news is here with the KickVic update from Andrew, and Joseph mentions that a VR Youtuber has made records by going to space. (sort of) And then the reviews bring us Joseph trying desperately to avoid Chris Hansen, and Andrew making magical girls cry blood.
It's anti-father's day here at Anime Pulse, where the guys talk all about those horrible dads in anime. In fact, you might say it's going to be a mostly negative show this week, as Andrew and Joseph both have rather depressing news to share during the industry news section. IRL news is a bit on the lighter side though as Joseph challenges his supervisor to a Shokugeki and Andrew celebrates a birthday, and the same can be said for the reviews, as Joseph attempts to save the planet by dating girls and Andrew is like a bull in a china shop where all the china are girls made out of crystals and the bull is wizards from the moon.
This week on VG Pulse, we have one more day till Mario Maker 2!!! We start out with side-notes of new Switch’s and new games, before diving into the regular news where we discuss the latest news on Google Stadia, the tragic death of Etika, and EA being EA as usual. After the news we go over the forums (gasp!), followed by general news about the games we’ve all been playing lately. We end off with talk of anime that we need to get back to watching, and more hype for Mario Maker 2!! All this and more up next on VGP 333!! -Aki Show Notes Music Intro – The … Continue reading VG Pulse 333: Hot And Bothered →
By now we realized we’d passed our four hundred milestone and talk a little bit about what we’ve read and reviewed. There’s still consensus that some o the worst manga are the OELs which simply ape the style and mannerisms of manga. Tim’s review is Against the Gods, a manhua. The main character, who we call Che, is a grandson of a royal family with magic powers. He’s to be wed to another noble family who has magic powers. Che is broken and can’t use powers and would normally be an insult but his father sacrificed himself for the other family and his marriage is repaying Che’s family. Jealous, Che’s … Continue reading Manga Pulse 401: God Pathos →
Ready for another episode of Anime Pulse? I bet you are! This week the guys return to talk about the best anime dads, the birth of an Otaku, and the waifu wars between five sisters. First up is IRL news with Joseph wrapping up his time in Borderlands 2, and Andrew wants to know if there are any anime dads that can claim to actually be a good parent. Afterwards the industry news is here with the announcement of a worldwide OC contest for Japan, and how you yourself can find a job at Ghibli. And lastly are the reviews with Joseph attempting to tutor five sisters, and Andrew coming to the realization he has attracted the attention of a gaggle of yanderes.
There’s nothing quite like watching an actor pretend to lose their mind on screen. Especially when they’re the kind of person who already comes across as unhinged. That’s why we jointly reviewed The Beaver. Mel Gibson plays the head of a small toy company inherited from his father that’s not doing too well. He has a bad relationship with his kids. His wife, played by Jodie Foster, wants a divorce. So Mel goes to a motel to drink heavily and attempt to kill himself. This fails when the beaver puppet he found in a dumpster tells him to knock it off and put himself back together. The Beaver(2011), Mel Gibson doing … Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 105: Meaver →
Shockingly, somehow, we’ve made if to four hundred episodes. Nearly eight hundred manga reviewed. Hundreds of emails read and dismissed. As it’s definitely a milestone you’d think we would have planned something special to celebrate it. If you’ve listened to us for any length of time then you know we barely remember to show up. So the episode number was a complete surprise to us. Tim’s manga Kashikoi Ken Lilienthal stars two kids with terminal manga parent syndrome and a magic dog. The kids get a letter from their parents telling them to go to their airport to pick up their new brother. The dog, the titular Lilienthal is waiting and introduces … Continue reading Manga Pulse 400: Many Hundreds →
Get your tissues folks, because this week Anime Pulse is suffering from hay fever. Well, at least half of it is. Starting us off is the IRL news where Joseph talks about selling out for Borderlands loot, and Andrew has the opposite question to last week where he wants to know what anime we've grown out of. Industry news rolls in with FGO popularity drops, the top food anime, and the UN's anime ban proposal being slapped down. And lastly the reviews cap things off, with Joseph venturing forth into the murky waters of drama and Andrew punch girls with his anti-magical fist of justice.
This week on VGP, more E3 2019 coverage! We start off with side notes of illness all around, before diving into the main show where we recap and discuss the press conferences of Ubisoft, Square Enix, and Nintendo! As we did during the special episode, we go through what was announced step by step and talk about what we liked, what we didn’t, and why! All this and more up next on VGP 332! -Aki Show Notes Music Intro – Tetris A Theme Guitar Cover by FamilyJules Outro – Tetris B Theme Guitar Cover by FamilyJules Hosts MillenniumX17 DarkGodAkito Kasumarae
It’s time once again for E3! On this first E3 Special, we discuss our thoughts and feelings about all of the announcements from Microsoft, Bethesda, and Devolver Digital! We’ll take you through everything that was said and done in the order it was presented, and talk about what we feel they did well, and what we feel could have been done better! All this and more on the E3 2019 Special Episode! -Aki Show Notes Hosts MillenniumX17 DarkGodAkito Kasumarae
The spring previews are over, meaning Anime Pulse returns to their regularly scheduled reviews. First up IRL news comes at you with Joseph wrapping up his time on Borderlands GOTY edition, and Andrew wants to know what anime have you warmed up to over time. Afterwards the industry news is full up of fake copyright strikes, disappointed manga authors, and Akira Toriyama being knighted in France. And finally the two wrap up with reviews, with Joseph failing to take off in a living plane and Andrew confessing his love to a girl who can't hear him.
Wait a second, is it me or did it get kind of dark in here? Because I'm positive Joseph just previewed a softcore porn. That's right, we got basically hentai, police losing their shit over nothing, and your least favorite genres of anime. IRL news follows along as Joseph is once again on his own, and Andrew updates us on the KickVic situation. Industry news hits us with Cup Noodle animated shorts, and Crunchyroll fumbling their job in an amusing way. And finally we come to our final previews show for this season, as Joseph punches his way out of a hentai and Andrew strikes out twice trying to play baseball.
This week on VGP, we have a shorter show in the lead up to E3! We start off with the side note that we don’t really have many side notes, before hopping into the regular news where we discuss the new Death Stranding trailer, Game Freak showcasing their new sleep based game, and Call Of Duty having an amazingly new and innovative name for their next game! After the news we skip the forums and instead go into my first look at Oxygen Not Included! We then finish off with talk of anime and food. All this and more up next on VGP 331! -Aki Show Notes Music Intro – … Continue reading VG Pulse 331: Common Sense Not Included →
Break out your sun tan lotion and get the ice, because this week on Anime Pulse we are laying out the burns on both ourselves and others. First up is IRL news where Joseph has mowed his lawn until he turned into a crispy chicken, and Andrew wants to know who we think the worst Anime Moms are. Afterwards the two talk more about the ongoing KickVic saga, as well as shooting models into space for the olympics. And finally the previews this week cap us off, Joseph being reborn in another world as an overpowered samurai who hunts demons and Andrew plays us a musical number while shoving a kappa up someones ass.
Wouldn’t it be crazy if everything was a simulation and we were all just programs in it? Not really as it wouldn’t change your day to day goings on. Thankfully that’s not the question asked by the nineties in Virtuosity(1995). Because there wasn’t a lot of room for movies in that era asking if we lived in reality or not and most of that space in pop culture was reserved for the Matrix with a small corner carved out for The Thirteenth Floor. Denzel Washington is Denzel, he is a disgraced cop. He’s in prison but participating in a virtual reality program which pits him and another fallen officer against … Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 104: Denzel Vu →
Weltall and Tim, once again, can never seem to agree on the varying pronunciation of the term for comics depending on the source. There may be an official and sanctioned way to pronounce the subtle differences between manga, manhwa, and manhua but looking them up would take something akin to effort. Even if they wanted to, you’ve come to expect far less and we can’t break with tradition now. So Tim has Iron Ladies, a manhua. In the future of this world there is space travel and other planets. They are conquered and fought for by cyborg women. Our hero is broke, beyond graduated from college and his girlfriend is leaving him. … Continue reading Manga Pulse 399: Jesus Ladies →
Are you ready to sell your soul to the loli devil? Good, because this week Joseph upsets all the ANN readers with one his previews. Before we get to that, the guys hit us with what has been going on with them IRL. Afterwards the industry news is short and sad, as Anime New Network loses its shit over loli fox girls and mangaka all across Japan scramble to buy up watercolor ink. And lastly are more previews, with Joseph introducing us to a feel-good loli fox girl and a cat-ish girl from Nagoya, and Andrew summons his newest stand to help translate the romantic feelings between two mythological creatures.
This week on VGP, we have very little news but still manage to go over an hour! We start off with side notes of new tech and tech fail, before diving into the main news where we discuss the situation with YouTuber ProJared, the contents of the Mario Maker Nintendo Direct, and Bethesda’s latest mishap. After the news we head on off into a very unusual review, where instead of discussing a video game we instead talk about a movie we saw! I’m sure you can guess which one ;P. We then finish off with talk of old-school anime and pizza! All this and more up next on VGP 330!! … Continue reading VG Pulse 330: Pro Detective Maker →
This week on Anime Pulse the crew talks about anime being used in politics, going on a cleaning spree, and more anime from the spring 2019 season. First up is IRL news with Joseph being alone at home for a week and five days, and Andrew gets into community asking about what anime we have backlogged. Then with industry news, we got topics like an Anti-Moe animation talking down on anime and Kizuna Ai making it into the big leagues of most respected people in the world. And finally the previews wrap things up, as Joseph picks up some harems and Andrew puts on some slightly off color rose tinted … Continue reading Episode 602: Spring 2019 Previews #2 →
It's been a while listeners. Ryo has been busy. But now she and Blonde are back with a last minute title that leaves them both bored and consistently side tracked. Then the duo tackle consent, and all that comes with it. Get into cosplay and get ready for Anime Pulse After Dark!
Bibliophiles don’t usually make the list of top candidates for most exciting job. We’re pretty sure that they’re ranked just below the people who muck out the stables for for Mel Gibson. Which means we must have a movie centered on just that. The Ninth Gate 1999, staring Johnny Depp before he started mistaking hat and makeup for acting. Depp plays a rather unscrupulous book finder who swipes valuable books when appraising collections. A rich man contacts him because Depp is supposed to be good at finding books and verifying authenticity. Depp is tasked with examining three copies of a book maybe written by the devil. This is in between … Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 103: Moron Gate →
After taking a week off for Easter, the Anime Pulse crew returns just in time to open up 2019’s spring anime catalog. As usual Joseph and Andrew begin with IRL news, covering the things they’ve been up to since we least heard from them. Afterwards industry news is back with 20 foot Gundams for sale on Craigslist, the KickVic saga continues, and the passing of horses that have been immortalized in anime. And finally the previews return, as Joseph has one very bad show and one “ok” show and Andrew fulfills his contract to the devil with more cute girls doing cute things. Show Notes Music Intro – “Japanese Style … Continue reading Episode 601: Spring 2019 Previews #1 →
This week on VGP, we’ve got supervision again! We start off with side notes of quiet weeks, before diving into the regular news where we discuss Riot Games trying to get out of lawsuits, Kongregates CEO leaving, and the reaction to the first official trailer of the Sonic movie! After the news we head on off into the forums, before Millennium and I talk about Satisfactory, and then we finish off with talk of animes! All this and more up next on VGP 329! -Aki Show Notes Music Intro – Life Will Change – Persona 5 Guitar Cover by FamilyJules Outro – Princess Principal OP – The Other Side of … Continue reading VG Pulse 329: Factory Scramble →
We’ve managed to barricade ourselves in the lower levers. The main gate failed early on though the gamer geeks took heavy casualties to get it done. The slings of the TV and comic nerds took down our archers. We’re low on arrows and hoping for reinforcements from Animu-land. I would like to believe we can hold it to then but I can hear the drums of the theater kids. They’re singing an acapella version of an incredibly popular song from five years ago. I fear they will press us far too soon. Tim reivews Chainsawman. Denji is a young man who’s deep in debt to the yakuza because of his … Continue reading Manga Pulse 398: chainsawbaka →
We jointly review Mortal Engines. It’s a “young adult” novel so of course it’s post apocalyptic. Cities in Europe chase down and consume each other for reasons that don’t make any sense. London has basically picked the land clean of smaller towns and now wants to attack Asia. Hugo Weaving is planning on doing this by reviving the weapon that ended the world. When the characters aren’t talking, there are some nice visuals which are plenty entertaining. It’s only when the movie slows down that we ended up pulling the plot apart at the seams. Like why in the world does this weapon, which destroyed the world in sixty minutes, … Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 102: Mortal Pulse →
On today's episode of Anime Pulse we celebrate the 600th episode, and the 14th coming of our ancestral founder Ichigo. He joins Joseph and Andrew as they discuss what has been going on with Ichigo, as well as submitting the questions from our dear listeners for him to answer. We also talk about Ichigo the firefighter, what anime tropes you hate the most, and we even hear from our resident Southern Belle. No show will be held on Easter, but look forward to our return the week after where we'll be covering the new anime of Spring 2019.
This week on VGP, we have a bit of a shorter episode! We start off with a status update about the state of Millennium, before diving into the regular news where we discuss PlayStation 5 specs, Microsoft’s E3 conference date and time, and Joker finally being available in Smash! After the news I ramble more about Joker, and then we finish off with talk of anime! All this and more up next on VGP 328!! -Aki Show Notes Music Intro – Reach Out to the Truth(First Battle) – Persona 4 OST Outro – Life Will Change – Persona 5 Guitar Cover by FamilyJules Links Ubisoft Donates in Honor of Notre … Continue reading VG Pulse 328: Desert Joker →
Remember dear listeners, episode 600 will feature an old favorite of the show, Ichigo! If you want to ask the OG host of Anime Pulse any questions, you may submit them in the forums or by leaving them in the comments on either this or episode 598's comments section. Want to know his favorite Japanese food? Why he is called the 'Emo Eskimo'? Or perhaps how he came to be called Ichigo in the first place? All these questions and more are yours to ask! But first on this episode of Anime Pulse, Joseph talks about his new kink of being bullied by women and Andrew falls asleep watching Shazam. Industry news gets kids hyped for exercise, as well as JSDF trying to temp otaku to join with shotas. And the reviews wrap us up with Andrew tricking everyone into think he is reviewing an anime in 4 words, and Joseph enjoying a battle known as love where the loser is the first to confess.
We going to make an episode you can’t refuse. Hey look, it’s that line from the Godfather that everyone knows. Which must mean we’re doing the Mario Puzo pulp classic which became one of the best films directed by Coppola. To top it off, we managed to see it in theaters as part of an anniversary rescreening with a small quiet audience without screaming children. There’s a lot of material within the novel that doesn’t make it to the big screen. Like the lady with the extremely loose vagina who can only be satisfied by Sonny and his horse dong. Or who Michael Corleone’s nose leaks constantly after he has his jaw … Continue reading Script 2 Script 19: The Godfather →
Bob Ross always like to say there are no such things as mistakes. Only happy accidents. This is pretty easy to say when you paint for a living in a studio without anyone to backsass you. For those of us living in the twenty first century with access to multiple forms of instant communication, this compounds things and makes mistakes impossible to avoid. Which is how Weltall and Tim both ended up reviewing the same manhwa, Terror Man. We kick off with our protagonist sitting in class getting challenged by a classmate to rock paper scissors. He never loses because he has “eyes of misfortune” that turn the wrong choice … Continue reading Manga Pulse 397: Terror Man →
What happens when your family gets caught looking at child porn? What manga do otaku want to see adapted into anime? And can you win the heart of a man by inventing a way for him to drink your pee? All these questions and more are answered on this episode of Anime Pule. First up Joseph quickly jaunts through his week of IRL news, and Andrew asks us what conventions we would like to attend. Afterwards the two discuss the mask wearing Yoko Taro quitting his VR-YouTuber jig, and an ESL textbook teaching by using an 'in another world' story. And lastly the two go through their reviews, with Joseph overlooking a dense male protagonist and Andrew goes on a happy-friendly quest to find his mommy.
This week on VG Pulse, we’re once again unsupervised! We start off with side notes of how quiet its been lately, before jumping into the regular news, where we discuss Prince Harry’s potential ban on Fortnite, confirmation that ES6 is a long ways off yet, and the hot mess that is BioWare right now! We then jump into the forums, before I talk a bit about Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and why I don’t feel right about giving it a proper review, and we finish off with talk of anime! All this and more up next on VGP 327!! -Aki Show Notes Music Intro – Tetris A Theme Guitar Cover … Continue reading VG Pulse 327: News Die Twice →
There was something about the eighties where they firmly believed surfing was cool. Sure it was popularized by the fifties and sixties. By the time the eighties rolled around, the parents who surfed forgot to warn their kids how lame it is. This oversight lead to the Troma movie, Surf Nazi’s Must Die(1987). What you might expect from a Troma movie is a loose plot bound together by set pieces of intense gore. Instead we get a movie that claims to be set after a Californian apocalyptic quake. This leads to a group of neo nazis, who might also surf, dominating California beaches. They kill a random oil pump inspector … Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 101: Gibson Must Die →
Holy crap we're alive! After working through moving to a new city and surviving some health issues Ryo has gotten back to business and uploaded this lovely episode for you dear listeners. What do the pervy duo have in store for you this time? Blackmail and not much else. Discover it's never too late to turn back and join Ryo and Blonde for this episode of Anime Pulse After Dark!
Deep in the heart of the South American mountains there is a place, hidden among the peaks. There, artisans follow the craft of their ancestors, working with techniques that have remained unchanged for generations. All to make garbage that’s easily inferior to tools purchased at any big box store. Proving traditions can be stupid. Tim reviews Prison School. The premise starts off simply enough. A school formerly restricted to girls only has decided to coed. How could this go wrong in a manga? Five guys decide to try and sneak a peek at the girls bath and get caught. The student council decides to punish them by placing them in prison uniforms … Continue reading Manga Pulse 396: Prison Hunter →
Joseph gushes about his fascination with women looking down upon him, Andrew talks more about the continuing Vic Mignogna saga, and there's reviews of a robotic grandpa and making children to save the world. All this and more on this weeks episode of Anime Pulse. First up Joseph has two new manga he talks about and Andrew has seen a couple movies, one he enjoyed and the other he gave a netflix. Industry news covers topics like Vic Mignogna coming back to Kameha Con, the top anime remakes requested by ANN members, and Japan getting you ready to be fired by throwing you parties. And reviews wrap things up as Joseph marries 14 girls and Andrew is turned into a cyborg after being killed by aliens on accident.
There was a time where Sam Elliott wasn’t the glorious be-mustached man that he’s been since cowboy films were invented. It wasn’t only two seconds after passing through the birthing canal, into the world, and then ordering a whiskey with a side of broken glass. Are word needn’t suffice for it has been well documented in movie form. Frogs(1972) stars the old rugged voice of beef and horse flops himself. He plays a photographer for an ecology magazine. This involves taking pictures of garbage tossed into the creek so recently that it’s still not even completely soaked. He meets a family who bizarrely takes him g in while people in the family start … Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 100: Fuckn Frogs →
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.
Considering all of the genres of manga and all the subjects covered, there’s probably one thing among them that’s near taboo. That would be the original english language “manga”. We’re pretty sure that OELs were the meteor that killed the dinosaur of Tokyopop along with the nuclear winter of Levy’s ego. Yet there must always be an exception to the rule and a part of that is what we’ve been sent today. Tim gets Rwby Anthology 1. Not being a fan of Rooster Teeth or any of their productions, Tim approached it decidedly neutrally. Hoping that, at worst, it was a generic fantasy manga with pointless rankings and fifteen year … Continue reading Manga Pulse 395: Ridge of Rwby →
Returning to Anime Pulse this week with his job intact is Joseph, and speaking of jobs, Andrew is working on creating a potential for all the AP shows to come together to do crossover type shows on YouTube. Let's all wish him the best of luck! Industry news makes Detective Conan out to be a murderer, and yet even more voice actors have come forward to throw there hat into the sexual harassment ring of fire. And our reviews wrap up the show as Andrew finishes his badass prostitute turned killer robot trilogy, and Joseph goes back in time to an era where anime was completely hand drawn.
Will Joseph soon be out of a job!? IRL news covers this topic and more as Andrew asks the community what their biggest WTF moment in anime is, but not before he mentions his experience with the new Alita: Battle Angel movie. Industry news continues to bring us updates on Japan's new piracy law, and the United Nations has proposed to ban depictions of loli and shota in physical and digital media. And our reviews this week consist of Joseph introducing us to his invisible girlfriend, and Andrew dates a gay dolphin before going to a casino.
This week on VG Pulse, we’re left alone and unsupervised! We start out with side notes of tech fail, before diving into the regular news, where we discuss EA backing out of E3 and our thoughts about E3 as a whole, Anthem bricking PS4s, and the unsurprising news that Death Stranding is “behind schedule”. After the news, we head on over to the forum, and Millennium gives his review of Forza Horizon 4! We finish off with talk of anime and an exciting announcement!! All this and more up next on VGP 325!! -Aki Show Notes Music Intro – Still Alive Guitar Cover by FamilyJules Outro – Want You Gone … Continue reading VG Pulse 325: The Magic Touch →
REEEEE! Can you hear that? That's the sound of a kick vic supporter speaking out. Before that however Joseph goes on for a bit about marrying his first couple of ship girls, and Andrew kicks it into high gear to cover the larger swath of AP Community activity. The industry news brings us the manga artists who are against Japan's latest attempts at preventing piracy, as well as a very lengthy 'article' written by a very 'sane' person about Vic Mignogna. After that lovey bit of news, Joseph rolls around naked in flurry demons and Andrew goes from prostitution to bad ass cyborg in just a few days.
In the dark of the night, when criminals commit crimes, a shining light will pierce through and reveal the truths and that light is Anime Pulse. This week the guys talk about anime they are looking forward to, Apex Legends, and more news surrounding the Vic Mignogna controversy. First up Admiral Joseph breaks down Azur Lane for us, and Andrew wants to know what Western media we'd like to see animefied. Industry news brings in topics like Japan trying to ban all pirating, and the changes to an anime's style over the years. And returning with a vengeance are the reviews, with Andrew training to be a ninja that is also batman and Joseph kills some goblin children while totally not having sex with two girls at the same time.
This week on VG Pulse, we actually have a lot to talk about! We skim through the few side notes we have, before diving headlong into the plethora of regular news, where we discuss Activision-Blizzard’s mass layoffs, Reggie Fils-Aime’s retirement from Nintendo, Bethesda banning their most loyal Fallout 76 player, and Millennium’s more and more credible Youtube conspiracy theory! After the news we enjoy Xahldera’s guest review of Donut County, as well as my (cat assisted) review of Resident Evil 2 (2019), and we end on talk of anime!! All this and more up next on VGP 324!! -Aki Show Notes Music Intro – Atom Bomb Baby by The Five … Continue reading VG Pulse 324: Corporate Evil →
Is the voice acting industry jumping on that #MeToo movement a year late? It could very well be! To help you sort this out is your top analysts Joseph and Andrew, who talk about tax refunds and having our resident Southern Belle read off her comments. There's also a surprise visit from Ryo, host of After Dark, who drops by to give her two cents about the allegations behind RWBY voice actor Victor Mignogna. And finally we wrap the show up with our finals previews episode, Andrew interviews magical girls who enter retirement but suffer from PTSD and Joseph shows us how a shield can be a weapon.
Ryo doesn't know how to count dear listeners. So ignore her incorrect episode number. That aside Ryo and Blonde are here this time to serve you something so vanilla you might as well be chewing on the bean itself. Practice drawing your Ws and get ready for this episode of Anime Pulse After Dark
This week on VGP, happy February! We start off with what few side notes we have, before diving into the regular news where we discuss Take Two cracking down on cheat creators, the upcoming release of Persona Q 2 and the current state of the 3DS, and the fact that Disney is apparently happy with EA’s handling of the Star Wars license! After the news, we dive into the forums, make some excuses about not having a review, and then babble about anime and food for a bit!! All this and more up next on VGP 323! -Aki Show Notes Music Intro – Tetris A Theme Guitar Cover by FamilyJules … Continue reading VG Pulse 323: Whole Lotta Nothing →
That's right listeners, Ryo and Blonde Finally did it. To celebrate live shows now being a thing your two favorite perverted hosts dove into Bible Black and all that it contains. Are you excited. They sure were. Practice your incantations and get ready for this episode of Anime Pulse After Dark!
Can you hear that? Anime Pulse has intro music again! Woo! Hopefully you guys like this one, because it's staying for the time being. Besides talking about the OP, Joseph also talks about cute new magna he picked up and Andrew wants us to morph a traditional anime into a CG one. Industry news comes next with the SAO author being a hit hypocritical, and 7-Elevens in Japan are no longer offering the sale of phonographic magazines. And finally the previews continue onwards as Joseph tries to build a harem with nothing but dumb girls, and Andrew is going full force with the CG.
We're into our second week of previews, and this time each host has a theme. Joseph is all about that love, and Andrew is all about that child abuse. Of course before they get to the previews, they discuss their IRL news as Joseph celebrates the termination of a bad employee and Andrew is excited about most of the hosts joining Discord. Then the industry news is up with topics like how the latest Dragon Ball movie is at the top of the Japanese charts, and the announcement that the Darling in the Franxx manga will differ from the anime. And finally the previews wrap us up, with Joseph battling love and pee and Andrew calling child protection services on demons.
This week on VG Pulse, we have a special early show!We start off with side notes of new Kas tech, as well as my squealing about the early release of the Resident Evil 2 remake, before we head on off to the regular news where we discuss the unexpected shut down of the Machinima YouTube page, EA screwing over another Star Wars game, and the very exciting new category in the wild world of esports! After the news, Millennium gives his final thoughts on Red Dead Redemption 2, and we finish off with an in depth discussion about our thoughts on Made In Abyss! All this and more up next … Continue reading VG Pulse 322: Late to the Party! →
It's a new year everyone, and you know what that means? New anime! 2019 is pulling out all the stops to bring you a crazy line up for its first season, with high school drama, sentient fighter jets, and old men who look like your girlfriend. Industry news hits hard with Bowestte in 2019, an "ugly girl" bar, and that western adaptation of Death Note has a bit of a train wreck. And then previews are back as Joseph copilots a living aircraft to fly away from drama, and Andrew grows a CG hero complex while trying to find a killer by talking too much.
Comedy is probably one of the few genres we don’t often bother to review as it’s far too subjective for a fair review. Joe Dirt may be one of the dumbest things David Spade was involved with outside of letting Chris Farley die alone but, apparently, it had some sort of a cult following which earned it an illegitimate sequel years later. Still, we decided to do Big Stan. All because it’s our second movie pairing David Carradine and M Emmet Walsh. It’s a Rob Schneider movie and falls on its face harder than the Rob himself. He plays a sleazy land developer who gets sent to jail. Determined not to get assaulted, … Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 99: Big Tide →
Pancakes or waffles, quitting Overwatch, and how to make Anime Pulse great again. All of these things and more are covered in this first show of 2019, with Joseph talking about completing Fate Grand Order and Andrew recommending new ways to improve Anime Pulse as a whole. Our Industry News segment only gets in two hits this week, with a rough start for Virtual YouTubers this year and OnePiece trying to get people to find work online. And the reviews wrap things up as Joseph sets fire to a French saint, and Andrew solves the mystery of an eternal diva.
This week on VG Pulse, Kas has a new computer! We start off with side notes of the new tech, as well as some Kas updates in general, before diving into the regular news where we discuss Atlus’s new teased projects, Epic Games new storefront taking on Valve and Steam in a big way, and Pokemon’s Creatures Inc getting in some hot water over a controversial shrine visit! After the news we go over the forum, Millennium gives his review of Farming Simulator 2019, and we finish off with talk of food and anime! All this and more up next on VGP 321! -Aki New Forum topic is live here! … Continue reading VG Pulse 321: Glitched Simulation →
Happy New Years to all our listeners out there, this week Anime Pulse will be wrapping up 2018 with one last show. IRL news gets us the details on Joseph's first High School Class Reunion, and Andrew gets us talking about our top five anime from 2018. Industry News stops by with topics like plus sized idols, the passing of a famous voice actress, and an anime announcement that will make you say "a cat is fine too." Reviews cap the show off with Joseph taking over a virtual world in a third season, and Andrew slowly killing himself by drinking a poison called 'imouto'.
You know what makes our shows and weddings better? Yes, money and professionalism. The answer we were looking for was themes. I’m sorry but no points for any of you. Also all answers must be in the form of an email to the hosts. While we prepare the next round, please enjoy the following messages from our sponsors. With the theme of monster catching, Tim has Pokemon Adventures. The manga made to tie into the success of the original red and blue games. As such the protagonist is named Red and has rivalry with Blue. In the tradition of all adaptations of games, the rules of the game are ignored … Continue reading Manga Pulse 394: Eat Me →
We had a plan for this. Thanks to the kind of ineptitude which is the hallmark of the show, we completely failed to do the movie we set out for. So we had to settle on the Ben Affleck movie, The Accountant. Ben plays an accountant who’s on the high functioning part of the autism spectrum. A role that seems custom tailored to Affleck’s brand of acting. He makes his money getting called to audit accounts that are too complex for the average bear. Also, he’s trained like a special ops agent because he dad decided that he wasn’t going to let a learning disability block his aspirations of raising … Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 98: Accounting →
This week on Anime Pulse the show is coming to the end of the year as they celebrate Christmas and bad anime, but first IRL news sweeps in with Joseph's holiday spirit and Andrew needs to study for an exam retest but plans to be playing some Nintendo games instead. Such is the life of a student. Afterwards the two dash though Industry News, with topics like the Kanji of the Year, harassment of an animation studio, and the closure of an anime themed market in Tokyo. And finally the reviews drop down the chimney as Joseph fills your stocking with a competent RomCom, and Andrew dyes his hair pink and complains about his existential dread while eating a Toblerone.
Turn down the lights, pour a glass of moonshine, and join us for another installment of requested manga theater. Wherein our free will is taken away and we’re forced to read things sent to us. To cope, we will undoubtedly be tapping into something delicious or at least highly alcoholic. Just as long as we don’t start dipping into mixed drinks. Tim reviews Platinum End. A manga brought to us by the same people who gave us Death Note. We start off with our main character deciding it’s time to kill himself, climbing to the roof of a skyscraper, then taking an asphalt swan dive. He gets saved feet before … Continue reading Manga Pulse 393: Cry Platinum →
This week on VG Pulse, we wish you a merry Christmas! We open up with some incredibly sad family news, before diving into the regular news where we discuss our thoughts on the Game Awards, have some discussion on possible future fighters in Smash, and talk about Germany suing Nintendo! After the news, Millennium gives a first look on Red Dead Redemption 2, and we finish off with talk of anime! All this and more up next on VGP 320!! -Aki Show Notes Music Intro – Tetris A Theme Guitar Cover by FamilyJules Outro – Tetris B Theme Guitar Cover by FamilyJules Links The Advertisement Awards Stardew Valley Dev Expands … Continue reading VG Pulse 320: Dark Holiday Clouds →
The horror genre is perhaps one of the genres that abuses concepts and settings more than academy bait movies. Which means writers and directors are desperate to come up with a bankable character or premise. This allows them to stand out and try to milk a franchise for a paycheck. Assuming it resonates in anyway with the audience. So we have Candyman (1992). Which would make you think it has to do with an evil version of Willy Wonka that murders adults with confections. Instead it’s about an urban legend about a man who was murdered by having his hand cut off, then covered in honey and stung to death … Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 97: Candy Cop →
Like an expensive sweater gifted to a nephew, we’ve returned quicker than anticipated. It’s another week, another drink and another manga. This time some self selected materials as we’ve got a few requests coming down the pipeline in the form of physical copies. Tim reviews Marry Grave. It has a lighthearted style reminiscent of late nineties comedy manga. Our protagonist lives in a world that’s been invaded by goblins. He carries a coffin and is doing a world wide scavenger hunt attempting to raise his wife from the dead. There’s an interesting twist where we find out he died on his wedding night and his wife spent the rest of … Continue reading Manga Pulse 392: Eternal Grave →
Ryan Reynolds success in movies lately makes it hard to remember that he was involved in a lot of terrible super hero movies. So we decided to dig through it and review one of them. No, not Blade 3. Not Woleverine Origins. We decided to drive a steam roller over the corpse of the buried and, the studio hopes, forgotten Green Lantern. Reynolds is perhaps the worst cast choice of Hal Jordan with perhaps the exception of Ron Jeremy. He’s a cocky test pilot who watches his dad explode in a plane crash as a child and says “yeah, I’d like to go the same way.” There’s evil yellow energy … Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 96: Green Fuzz →
We like to have some post show discussions once in awhile. They usually aren’t recorded as they’re not very long. Tim is always begging off because he says he needs to go eat. This is accompanied by him dramatically clutching his middle and collapsing into a heap while asking for soup or breadsticks like this is an Olive Garden and not a makeshift recording studio. Appropriate then that Tim reviews Shokugeki no Soma. Soma is a student who works at a ramen shop and is attempting to best the owner in a cooking contest by making odd dishes like peanut butter and squid. One day he is forced to defend the shop … Continue reading Manga Pulse 391: Soma Rings →
This week on Anime Pulse Joseph tells us about the Christmas presents he bought for his family and friends, and Andrew goes straight into community stuff with questioning where we get our anime. Afterwards Industry News hits us up with topics like Shonen Jump trying to stay relevant, High School of the Dead never coming back, and the Funimation President complaining about Netflix. Lastly the reviews round us out with Joseph making a harem after being killed by god, and Andrew travels through time but doesn't make much use of it.
Hello dearest listeners. Ryo is barely hanging on and apologizes for the late episode, but you can expect another one right in time for Christmas...probably. For now it time to...GET TESTED FOR YOUR STIs BEFORE YOU SPREAD THEM FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!
This week on anime pulse, we greatly reduce the time we spend, or Joseph spends, on IRL news. Quickly covering how Joseph has been working overtime and deciding on who to bake this year for Christmas, and Andrew is also working hard at his new job and the community section. Industry news sees topics like the first magical boy to be a main cast member in Precure, and GiTS gets a new anime announced. And the reviews round things off with Andrew making out with vampires, and Joseph longing for his younger days of being molested by older women.
This week on VG Pulse, we have a bit of a different show! Rather than doing news, this episode is entirely dedicated to the forums and reviews! We start off with the forums, before coming up with a new end-of-the-year question! Afterwards I give my review of Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, and then Millennium takes the floor to give his long-awaited review of Valkyria Chronicles 4! We finish off with our typical talk of food and anime! All this and more up next on VGP 319!! -Aki Show Notes Music Intro – Valkyria Chronicles Main Theme Outro – Valkyria Chronicles Main Theme Reviews Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu! – Nintendo Switch … Continue reading VG Pulse 319: Pikachu Chronicles →
This week on VG Pulse, it’s once again time for the Way Too Early Awards! We start off with some lengthy side-notes and life updates, before diving into the regular news where we discuss the nominees for this years Game Awards, Nintendo relaxing their policies on Lets Plays just before the release of Smash, and Bethesda’s never ending stream of royal screw ups in the wake of Fallout 76! All this and more up next on VGP 318!! -Aki Show Notes Music Intro – Tetris A Theme Guitar Cover by FamilyJules Outro – Tetris B Theme Guitar Cover by FamilyJules Links JayzTwoCents – We built a computer wrong on PURPOSE! … Continue reading VG Pulse 318: Coughy, Twerkin and Wandering →
This week on Anime Pulse, Joseph talks about his plethora of Amazon purchases and Andrew is working himself to the bone. Afterwards the two go into industry news with topics like the Attack on Titan mangaka’s documentary, the live action Cowboy Bebop twitter announcement, and a deadly cute security bot makings its debut in Tokyo. And finally the reviews return to normal, as Joseph has a demonic orgy and Andrew gets prosthetic robot arms to punch people with. Show Notes Music Outro – “Neko Mimi Mode“ by Dimitri from Paris from Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase Reviews How to Not Summon a Demon Lord – Crackers Wikipedia Megalo Box – Netflix Wikipedia News Attack … Continue reading Episode 582: How to Not Summon a Megalo →
It’s October and that means a lot of people making lists of scary movies or pimping classic ones. We like to think we do a little better by shining a light on movies that have gone forgotten and unloved. For that reason, and not because Tim likes to drag out old crap movies from the dumpster like a hoarder collecting furniture. “It’s still good.” He says, staring at the bed bug infested recliner. “I can’t believe someone would just throw this out.” We jointly discuss The Beast Must Die(1974). For once Tim has picked an actual good, bad movie. Calvin Lockhart plays a rich man who wants to hunt the … Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 95: Den Must Escape →
More sent manga makes its way into our PO box which means we have yet more to review. We gladly take requests because we like to please. And we’re lazy. We’ve mentioned that before but ease of reading saves us a lot of trouble when it comes to this and it keeps us from getting into a genre rut. Which could easily make the show turn stale faster than a rice cake in a Louisiana summer. Tim gets sent Golosseum. There’s an alternate, maybe, future where Putin has a number of bracelets that prevent damage from bullets and radiation but allow fighting moves to penetrate. As such there’s now a … Continue reading Manga Pulse 390: Apocalosseum →
Anime Pulse has finally made it out of the previews for the Fall season, meaning we're back into reviews. We start off with Joseph burning an old computer desk during Thanksgiving, and Andrew covering the community section. IRL news hits us with China arresting BL authors, low dating numbers in Japan, and the continuation of the My Sister, My Writer saga. The review this week, because there's just one, is a joint review of making lemonade when life hands you death.
If there’s on thing that movies have taught us is that all real estate developers are evil. Whether it’s attempting to tear down a youth center or buying the foreclosed home from a grandma, they’d powder orphan and snort it if they thought it would help them get rich or high. To that end, we watched Rocknrolla. It’s about a shady British land developer who rooks a couple of criminals for their investment money, keeps the land and tries to sell it to a Russian. The Russian loans him a painting which then gets stolen and threatens the deal. Everyone and everything crashes into each other towards the end because … Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 94: A Cure for Rock →
This week Anime Pulse reveals that it has returned to being a weekly show for all listeners, happy Thanksgiving everyone! Killing turkeys and hunting natives aside, Joseph begins with IRL News of his peaceful day at work and Andrew's house is falling apart. Afterwards the two cover news about a VR marriage and what the future of physical media is looking like, spoilers: It's not good. And finally we knock out the final round of previews for Fall 2018, with Joseph grabbing some Imoutos and being nostalgic and Andrew cracking down on drugs and cute girls doing ninja things.
This week on VG Pulse, it’s Turkey Day! As we emerge from our respective food comas, we discuss side notes of work, fanboys, and TVs, before diving into the regular news where we talk about our theories about Sony’s latest moves, Lets Go Pikachu/Eevee’s amazing sales, and our surprisingly hopeful outlook on the Detective Pikachu movie! After the news we go over one of our best forum discussions in ages, and finish off with talk of anime and bacon! All this and more up next on VGP 317!! -Aki Show Notes Music Intro – Elder Scrolls Guitar Medley by FamilyJules Outro – Don’t Look Behind by EDISON Links Nintendo Wins … Continue reading VG Pulse 317: Fanboy Stuffing!! →
More manga incoming on the review request train. Now reading licensed, unlicensed, fanilations, and doujins. Not all of those will be reviewed of course. Licensed manga deserves no attention from us considering they don’t send us review copies. Which of course if why we’re not only reviewing licensed manga but adaptations of video games. Tim reviews The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask. Which is, coincidentally, the last Zelda game he bothered to play. He tried to make excuses about how hard it was to keep up and how it’s not worth buying a separate console for a couple of games. As far as the manga, he’s thrown that Link isn’t … Continue reading Manga Pulse 389: A Link to Manga →
Anime Pulse is back, no breaks, no cuts, no more vacations... at least for the foreseeable future. IRL news comes in cold with Joseph reminding us that winter is scary, and Andrew filling us in on how his trip to Hong Kong went. Then comes the Industry News with gender swapping coffee mugs, the details of what Crunchyroll is losing, and another DBZ voice actor passes away. And lastly the Previews are still here with Joseph rolling around in fluffy demons and making babies to save the world, and Andrew shuffling alongside zombie idols and yuri vampires
This week on VGP, I’m sick and we’re unsupervised! We start off with talk of work and all that fun jive, before diving into the regular news where we discuss the current status of the arrested serial swatter, the games included on the PlayStation Classic, and the surprising arrival of Deltarune! After the news we give some excuses about why there’s no review, and then finish things off with talk of anime! All this and more up next on VGP 316! -Aki Show Notes Music Intro – Atom Bomb Baby by The Five Stars Outro – Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku ED – Dreamcatcher Links Pleading Guilty Misleading Headline Hacking Vulnerability … Continue reading VG Pulse 316: Overtime Madness →
Greetings dear listeners. It was Halloween when Ryo and Blonde recorded this. With that in mind enjoy Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni now with 92% more sex. Enjoy this "story rich" series if you can decipher what the fuck that story is of course. Recite your lines and prepare for the coming festival with this episode of Anime Pulse After Dark!
Another week and another episode of Anime Pulse, bringing you yet another episode of previews for the Fall 2018 season. Joseph talks about drinking his first carbonated beverage in years as well as his visit to the ENT, meanwhile Andrew drops out as he calls in from Scotland but returns to talk about rose tinted glasses in anime. Industry news comes at you with animation issues hitting a new Fall 2018 series about little sisters, a split between popular streaming services, and the amazing turnout a new doughnut store had in Japan. And then previews show up with Joseph going back to High School to read Romeo & Juliet and Ulysses, and Andrew travels through time to fight skynet and see in color.
This week on VGP, we have to deal with a very sleepy and somewhat delirious me! We start off with side notes about why I’m in the state that I’m in, before heading off into the news where we discuss what little bits of news we were able to find for the last two weeks (it’s been a bit of a dry news cycle, lol). After the news we head on off into the forums, before Millennium and I give two duel first looks at Super Mario Party and the ever-elusive unicorn that is the SNES Classic Edition!! We then finish off with talk of anime and desperately needed sleep! … Continue reading VG Pulse 315: Instant Shenanigans →
We're two episodes back in and this week we got Joseph coming in under the weather and Andrew getting ready to head back to Scotland, we also have InnocuousBlond jump on to read her comment about equality between men and women during the birth of a child. Industry news sees Joseph talk about the horrible experience con goers found at NYCC Anime Fest as well as VTubers made by prominent artists, and Andrew has a plethora of new anime seasons being announced as well as the lawsuit filed by the parents of a teen idol who committed suicide. And to wrap things up Joseph previews a lackluster shonen and a very dark adventure anime, while Andrew is ready to wrestle and run for sports.
Dearest listeners, we have returned. This time we're bringing you fluff and scales. The contrast is stunning. Want to know what that means? Us too. Plug into your various fantasy machines and get ready for this episode of anime pulse after dark!
Aaaaaand we're back! Anime Pulse returns from its month of hiatus, and boy are we refreshed. Joseph rolls in with IRL news of his month, featuring his luck in FGO and FEH. Andrew is calling in from Octoberfest, and he cheats on Anime Pulse with his own YouTube channel; the audacity! Industry news comes in with a hot topic like Bowsette, as well as the announcement of a new Ikki Tousen anime. Lastly, Anime Pulse is back in time to start previews for the Fall season, with Joseph talking about slimes and bunny girls and Andrew going full BL with yaoi and yuri.
Considering the recent news on the passing of Burt Reynolds, we figured we should do something of a tribute episode. Which is why we choose an Uwe Boll movie to jointly review. In the Name of the King is what happens when someone watches the Lord of the Rings and decides to push their fanfic off as a screenplay. Jason Statham is the main character who is called Farmer. Not a problem in a universe where other characters have ridiculous names like, say, the Discworld series. Quite a glaring issue within a world where no one else is named after their profession. Ray Liotta is busy trying to capture the … Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 93: Rental King →
Which is why there can never be peace between East-asia and Oceania. On a brighter note, we will always have manga. Which seems to be in larger supply as it’s getting sent in. This saves us from having to select something and forces our hand in reviews. Mostly because we’re incredibly lazy and gladly take shortcuts. Tim reviews The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess. A manga done which appears to cover all the beats of the game. Tim finds it unsettling as Link isn’t a silent protagonist within the manga. Without having played the game, Tim has no reference on how accurate it ends up being. It gets a Borders … Continue reading Manga Pulse 388: Re-Zelda →