Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Episode 119 - Just a week late

Shut the windows ladies and soundproof your walls, it's orgasm time.

Grab episode 119, here.



This episode, Alex cements his appeal with young Anime fans and females by delivering a touching twenty minute gushing solieque about the glory of World War One era dreadnoughts.

We also discuss the original Gundam, and why it is, in fact, superior to all other incarnations.

Last, but not least, we discuss the mysterious reappearing appendix cartoon.

Sorry for being a week or so late.

Ps. At around the hour and two minute mark, I meant to say autonomy; I said anonymity instead. Mistake noted. However, I'll be absolutely overjoyed to read comments that disregard this disclaimer and point out the mistake.


Friday, June 29, 2012

Episode 118 - Don't Bro me if you don't download me!

This episode, we discuss my brush with death, do a mini review of Kite and Kite Liberator and discuss some Anime and Asian dramas.

Download episode 118, here.

Mini-Review: Kite & Kite Liberator
With direction and character designs by Yasuomi Umetsu, Kite is anything but ugly. Produced in post-bubble 90's Japan, Kite, whilst beautifully animated, is nowhere near as detailed as Megazone 23 part II or the "Presence" segment of Robot Carnival. But then again, what could be? With its rather violent and disturbing scenes of violence coupled with an underlying theme of child abuse, A-Kite can be a rather difficult narcissistic pill to swallow for some people. Kite Liberator, however, is a very different beast. The narcissism is, for the most part, absent and replaced with a very out of place Sci-fi subplot. Personally, I enjoyed Liberator more. Review: Thermae Romae
Six episodes running 10 minutes each, its an easy watch and a good one! Other recommendations: Black Angels and Nameless Gangster

Monday, May 14, 2012

Episode 117: Happy little Vegemites

In this episode we discuss the decline of Vegemite, Manga reading on the IPAD, crazy Indian soap operas and Anime fans developing a working Mecha.
Download Episode 117, here.

Topics covered in this episode:
A delightful Hindi soap opera that uses THE SAME SHOT of its starring matriarch each and every episode, regardless of where the characters actually are.
Koreans love Dokdo; They really do!

China claims the Scarborough reef, which to be fair, is very relatively not really absolutely not close at all.

Apparently Japanese girls LOVE Ryo Saeba.

Otaku's create REAL Mecha?
Next episode
The long awaited, and long delayed, Utotsukiodji review!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Episode 116: Get yer' stinkin' hands off my Milo-Bar!

We're ba-aa-ack! This episode, we discuss our absence, Persona 4, earwax-flushing and sexiness in Korean games. Download episode 116, here. This episode of Anime Pacific is brought to you by, Peter "Milo-Bar"; The mayor of Kamloops.
As was mentioned towards the end of the show; the new pod-casting setup will inevitably have some hiccups; and I was right. Audio is slightly weird periodically throughout the show. I have since fixed the problem and that won't be an issue again. Next episode: A certain little Overfiend says hello....

Monday, January 9, 2012

Episode 115: Much Ado about Siddig

It's quite logical really; we try to discuss anime and instead discuss the career of Deep Space 9 Alumni, Siddig El Fadil.

Download episode 115, here.



Now, this is an easy one to write shownotes for!

Anime leads to House of Five Leaves.


Ok, logical progression so far, right?

House of Five Leaves leads to, The 13th Warrior. Hmmm....

The 13th Warrior leads to Siddig El Fadil.

Siddig El Fadil leads to African American Emancipation in Science Fiction.

Which briefly leads to the Wonderful Wizard of Oz.



I love this show. It is now up at BakaBT. There is no DVD release of this gem.

MaleMail

We get a fantastic e-mail from listener, Nicholas who calls us the M.D. Geist of Podcasts. We are honored.


Next Episode

We review the children's classic, Urotsukidoji with a show opener by none other that Toshio Maeda himself. Without a doubt, this will be the highpoint of our show. HUGE thanks to Brendan for securing it!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Episode 114 - Ahhnold, your Redline is showing...

Five months to the day, we return to Anime Pacific and discuss what Asian TV shows and films we have watched and we finally attempt to review Redline.

Download Episode 114, here.



Shootin' The Breeze

Alex discusses his magical return to Japan and the enchanting adventures that ensued.

We discuss the exodus of the notorious pedo troll blogger,
Koji Oe.


We also give five months worth of recommendations; Considering how busy we've been, it is a relatively small list:

Samurai Highschool

Recommended by Alex - Highly recommended action-comedy.



Jin



Recommended by Alex - A massive ratings winner in Japan; Jin is quite possibly the best J-Drama Alex has seen yet.

A modern Japanese doctor is transported to the Edo period and must heal people using modern techniques with archaic means.



Hotaru No Hikari

Recommended by Alex - Though not strongly recommended. A good diversion: At least for the first few episodes.



Officer of the Year

Recommended by Dane - An excellent balance of serious police drama and comedy. The comedy lies in the interaction between the characters, whilst the police case is treated completely seriously.





Deep Rooted Tree

Recommended by Dane -

The current (still running) South Korean ratings winner involves a slate of serial killings preceding the announcement of the Korean script.




Singham

Take "Madbull" Sleepy John Estes, give him the ethics of Elliot Ness and you have, Singham. Action Masala has swiftly become one of my favorite genres of film.



This trailer will express what words cannot:



Review: Redline

We were supposed to review this:



But spent more time talking about this:



Redline is not the Akira of the new millennium. That's fine; It wasn't intended to be. The real appeal of Redline lies in its amazing style, visuals and a very 1980's / 1990's attention to detail. The film is not meant to be a throwback to the Anime of the 1980's & 90's; It's an inherently modern production. But it's appeal lies in the fact that what is delivered is what got many old-school fans into Anime in the first place: Outrageous "high" sci-fi.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Episode 113: Scrotum of Wonder

This episode of Anime Pacific, we discuss...life, love and the pursuit of grumpiness. And...er... Hanna Barbera cartoons. Additionally, we also do a mini review of the 1992 OVA, Spirit Of Wonder.

Download episode 113, here.



Breaking news: I saw Doctor Snuggles standing in line!