Sunday, January 28, 2007

Episode 7:H264/3 Codec sucks

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Perhaps our longest episode yet. Is that a good thing? Bad? YOU tell us!

This episode features not one, but two impressions/previews of two newly released anime.

Afro Samurai

Kelly Hu is rendered useless when doing voiceover work as you can't actually see her.

Samuel L. Jackson does a good job, but the character of "Afro" himself, doesn't look African enough, says Dane. He's got this gigantic.............nose. Well, kind of a pointy Slavic nose, certainly not African, and this annoys Dane to no end.

We discuss the Hip Hop shops and boutiques all around Japan and the Bro's from Da Hood (read Nigeria) who are paid to hang out the front and ... look Hip-Hoppish

Freedom Project (Aka Freedom)

Katsuhiro Otomo's new anime. Dane LOVES it, Alex plans on obtaining it.

Please note, that a great portion of this review is bitching about the H263 (ie. Let's make a codec no one needs or wants and is a bitch to modify or convert into another format) Dane re-encoded it FINALLY into Divx6, and not only retained the quality, but it was about 50 Meg smaller.

We hate hate hate the H263/4 codecs. Shinen-Subs did a GREAT job subbing this series, but please stick to Divx or Xvid!

Get it from:


Most of which consisted of us mocking an IMDB forum poster who made suggestions for the casting of the live action Evangelion film.

Promos: Anime Pulse

When you're on top, you don't have to be nice. But these guys are anyway! Thanks for running our promos guys.

Up a paddle

When the Fist Of The North Star-esque apocolypse comes, I want this to be what the archeologists dig ug and put in the "Geek Museum". I love it, I bask under it; it's like photosynthesis for geeks.

Beware of..........THE TAMINATOR

'Till next week bucaneers, ARRRRRRRRR!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Episode 6: Wrap your tentacles around this!

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Don't slit those wrists just yet, episode 6 is out!

...*wolf howls*................................... hello?

Alex offends countless Sci-Fi otaku by calling Legend Of The Galactic Heroes "Legend Of The Homos".

Alex also mentions some inside info about some Ghost In The Shell Nissan Car offer! Alex is so enamoured by this in fact, that he seems to repeat himself twice and discuss this all over again. This is naturally the only possibility as Dane surely would not have screwed up in editing this podcast in post production!

If you don't want to hear Alex discuss Nissan's offer twice, then skip to 16:50 for the news.

This problem shall be fixed.

16:50 - 37:20 News

Ghost In The Shell May Become A Live-Action Film

Dane loathes the very notion. Alex thinks it might work.

Will it become White-Washed? Couldn't you just image who they're going to make Batou?

This also leads to other adaptation of Anime & Asian films. This you don't want to miss, Dane recounts how a Mikey Rooney lookalike sexually molested him in the cinema, this might have contributed to Dane's dislike of the film.

Hokuto No Ken: Yuria & Roah Gaiden Junai Hen Trailers out AND MMO-Game has a trailer!

Alex thought that the trailer was 10 years old.

Agent Aika Prequel OVA Coming!!!

This no doubt seeks to answer the burning questions that many Aika fans have about her past.

"What panties did Aika wear in the past?"
"What colour were her panties?"
"How many times can I pause and masturbate to this prequel OVA?"

37:20 Anime Pulse Promo

The Podcast that needs no mention! Definitely a favourite of mine & also the first
(and only thus far) to run our promo.

Thanks guys!

37:58 Anime Person Of The Week: Toshio Maeda

The God of Tentacle-Porn. Why was he chosen? Neither of us are really tentacle fans, but Dane considers him one of top 10 most revolutionary figures in the anime/manga industry. Like it or not, Urotsukidoji became a huge hit both in Japan & Overseas and introduced not only a new genre to people worldwide, but a tricky way to bypass Japanese censorship.

So what is he like?

He's a soft-spoken, articulate and funnily enough, rather conservative man; A fascinating person.

His inspiration comes from mostly American artists and goes for my of a "realism" style in his art. For an intereting comparison, check out Miko Mido, the main Character of La Blue Girl as depicted in the Manga when compared to her Anime Counterpart.

For some interesting reading check out's interview with the man himself.

Next Episode

As you know, the internet speed in most of Asia is but a snail's pace. But hopefully, Dane will be able to obtain Katsuhiro Otomo's latest Anime OVA series and review the first episode of that.

Until then my pretties.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Episode 5: Take THAT Earthquake!

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Despite the earthquake which pretty much raped the internet here in Asia, we managed to get the podcast up. No anime person of the week or reviews this week, but a LOT of news!

We had quite a few visitors during the week. 90% who came because we turned up in google under "download Afro Samurai episodes" or something to that effect.

Wouldn't it be childish if I did something


The power of google my friends...


Shootin' The Breeze 0:00 - 06:08

We talk about one of the most beloved cartoon characters in Japan. "Little Black Sambo". Little Black Sambo merchandise is in fact so hot right now in Japan that manafacturers can't keep up with the demand.

Is it racist? Ignorant? Innocent? You decide.

Promo: Weekly Anime Review 06:08-06:42

News! 06:42- 41:06

Afro Samurai ratings: 0.6

We won't get into the arguement of whether those are "good" or "bad" ratings. But opinions on this show were mixed. It has been said that Samuel L. Jackson was under-utilized and because of that, it feels like a cliche of any other Samurai show.

It's also been said to be some good light-hearted fun, so you decide.

Here's a clip of the first fight, so you can get a feel for the show.

Naruto DS game coming out in English

Not sure if it's this one or the 3D one, but the more the merrier!

New Ikkitousen Trailer Causes controversy

In our most unexpected, shocking news segment. We discover that the Ikkitousen: Dragon Century trailer has caused controvery because it contains....panties, nudities and upskirt shots. The director is reportedly in tears with the news that some 15 year olds have in fact masturbated to Ikkitousen and disregarded it's "Tolkeinesque" storyline.

This leads to a discussion on garage kit "chicks" which cost more than a night with a REAL lady.

Total HD

Alex wonders if HD will make anime look that much better.

Gung-Ho Developing a Fist Of The North Star (Hokuto No Ken) MMORPG

Dane hates Mmorpg's but he loves Hokuto No Ken. We spend a few minutes thinking (positvely & negatively) about what could be.

Studio Ghibli wants a "foreign" director to "further" Western Animation

Dane hates Michael Eisner.

We discuss how "Western animation" really has advanced in one way, but is still lacking in another.

M Knight. Shama-lama-Ding-Dong to direct the live action version of "Avatar: The Last Airbender"

We haven't actually seen Avatar: The Last Airbender, but if a large portion of anime fans actually like it, it must be doing something right.

41:28- 45:51 Our Promo & End

And a special gift to all 3 of you listening. Our promo! Full of completely unscripted whacky moments....