Sunday, March 9, 2008

Anime Pacific Episode 58: You say Regina, I say Ragina

Download Episode 58 here.

Another slightly chit-chatty episode, but this time, with an Anime Review!

Edit: Added link to Kitaro on the right. Also, check out this fantastic article about it, here.

How could anyone NOT like the opening to this:

Shootin The Breeze

Alex discusses The Last Man who managed to leave his home without severe anal hemoraging

We lament the death of D&D's creator.

Alex also points us to an article that explains why D&D was so good.

Alex (yet again) wants to let you suburbanites know about something disturbing.

Finally, we discuss something very awesome, sent in by the very lovable lad, N15PCA.

Review: Irresponsible Captain Tylor

Unfortunately, the DVD seems to be out of stock and/or out of print and isn't as easy to find as I thought. So I'm afraid I can't post a link. Try E-Bay, it worked for me!

Definitely in both me and Alex' top 10; It's THAT good.

It's a wrap!

Next week, Appleseed;Ex Machina!


Regan Strongblood said...

I live in Regina guys, and it is very cold in the winter and very hot in the summer.Great show this week I might add , Alex I used to play a rpg called twilight 2000
ever hear of that one?

Dane Scaysbrook said...

Glad you enjoyed it Regan! I was worried that it wasn't Pacific enough!

You live in Regina too? Have you ever met Kent?

Regina sounds like my kind of place, but Alex prefers something warmer.

The guy's crazy, he actually LIKED the weather in Singapore.

Anonymous said...

Dude you spelled Deus wrong and got the name of the movie wrong. The title of the movie is Appleseed: Ex Machina. There is no Deus in it. Unless of course there is a name change where you are at.

Just wanted to let you know. And to let you know DuoMatrix is back. Great show again.

Anonymous said...

Yes, it's pronounced Ree Gi (as in Giant) Na. It's "The City that Rhymes With Fun," according to The Wolf 104.9.

I've also lived in Moose Jaw briefly. I'd like to see you make fun of that.

Dane Scaysbrook said...

Howdy Duo, nice to see you again!

My wife told me you messaged in Skype, but I was AFK, sorry about that! Thanks for noting the spelling mistake; I'm not too well at the moment thus obvious mistakes are sneaking through.

Moose Jaw!? I'll have to think about that one...

Root Beer King said...

Wow I must thank you Dane, for mentioning Hakaba Kitarou. I was like Alex always seeing screenshots and such of Gegege no Kitarou and thinking it was some kiddy show. But after you mentioned the more "adult" verison I decided to check it out, seeing as I heard alots of good things about Gegege no Kitarou in the past. Boy! Am I glad I checked it out! I just finished watching the first episode and I gotta say it was quite good! I loved the art style and everything! Alex, you really should check it out aswell.

Dane Scaysbrook said...

Glad you liked it Jake; This is like a dream come true for me, an "adult" version of something I've been dieing to see. From what I've heard, I would be dissapointed by the 2007 GeGeGe No Kitaro TV series. What is great about "Hakaba" is that it's extremely faithful to Mizuki's original Manga, so much so that it is now a period piece. It's set in the 50's, when the Manga was first written, that alone gives it "awesome points".

I see that it is slated for 11 episodes only; however, given that it's got the highest ratings for it's late night timeslot, hopefully we'll see more!

Root Beer King said...

Yeah, I love how they didn't change the time period.

Too bad about the 11 episodes though...
How long did the original manga go for? One would think they could go a few more episodes then that. But what with it being a late night show, I'm not surprised by the short episode count.

N15PCA said...

I once saw a Tenchi Muyo D&D type book at a game store years ago. I wish would have bough it. It would have been cool to play has a Juri knight!

You guys talked about how you are both a much of Geeks. When you said that I was listening to this podcast while I was playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Can't get much more Geek being than that.

Dane Scaysbrook said...

I can't wait to get Super Smash Brothers myself, also! Is there anyone with a Wii who wouldn't want that?

Hakaba Kitaro first came out in the late 50's and released 9 volumes in around, a ten year period.

The animated version was released as GeGeGe No Kitaro (a less scary name than "Graveyard Kitaro) and was toned down for children. The manga was later re-released as "GeGeGe No Kitaro".

I am enjoying the Habaka Kitaro series immensely, but I can also see that they are speeding a lot of stuff up; However only a few websites list this as being 11 episodes, so I'm still not 100% sure. 11 is an ususual number, so I suppose it's somewhat credible that it was announced as 11 episodes at some stage.

Given it's ratings, I'm confident there will be more if it is indeed 11 episodes. It apparently has broken the record for ratings in it's time slot. (Around a 5-6% share, this might seem small, but considering the time in which it's shown, doubled with the fact that most shows in that time slot get a 1.5 - 3.0 % share in the same time)

ZombieToaster said...

Smash brothers is about as mainstream as games can get.

N15PCA said...

Just because allot other Geeks want to play Super Smash Bros. Brawl doesn’t make any less Geek than someone going to comic-con or anything else Geake.

Dane Scaysbrook said...

I've never actually played a Smash Brothers game, but I think a large amount of the audience for that game (especially given the cast of characters) appeal to people who grew up in the 80's with these characters. I think nostalgia certainly is a large factor and yes, it is "mainstream" (and honestly, it'd have to be to sell the numbers it's selling)

ZombieToaster said...

so youre saying anyone who have ever in their life played a game, is a geek? cause thats about the ammount of people playing smash brothers.

N15PCA said...

I'm not saying that at all Zombietoaster, but you have to say that the game dose appeal to allot of Geeks that love to see their favorite Nintendo people fight VS one another.

Dane Scaysbrook said...

I think a lot of gamers our age are indeed geeks. I remember going to school in the 80's and 90's. Back then, we actually formed groups just to talk about gaming. Gaming was such a nerdy thing back then, and it wasn't until the the latter half of the 90's that it started becoming "blockbuster mainstream". Now things like Halo and EA Sports titles make more than most Hollywood films.

Smash Brothers, whilst being a HUGE hit, will always have a special place for those of us who grew up with games in the 80's; The newest incarnation moreso that previous versions as they've included a lot of obscure characters (at least to a lot of the teen audience).

So yes, I clearly see what N15PCA is talking about and at the same time I appreciate Bork's statement that gaming has become so mainstream that it's lost it's "geeky" tag.

Still, there's plenty of Geeky games out there, like Europa Universalis III, Europa 1400, Crusader Kings etc...