Sunday, August 26, 2007

Anime Pacific Episode 37: Save me Trap-Jaw!

Download episode 37 HERE

However, were Trap-Jaw with me during my adventure in Vietnam, there'd be no epic tales from Asia this week!

Shootin' The Breeze

Alex discusses where he's going to base himself, and what that might mean to the show.

I discover my annoying lovable catchphrase; " say the least".

We then discuss the format war, which is heating up yet again as Blue-Ray loses ground.

We also mention the epic China airlines plane explosion and the more amazing fact that no one was killed.

Tales From Asia: Vietnam

Yes, this does involve people seeing my genitals enmasse AGAIN. As male genitalia is Alex's favourite subject, he listens intently.

I paid a visit to Dam Sen water park, can you guess what happens?

Here's a hint, see-through shorts, transexuals and public embarrassment.

Here's a youtube video of the water park that I found.


Singaporean anime distributor Odex, denied third court order.

Downloaders cite quality as a reason for downloading in the first place. Odex place up to 12 episodes on a disc "bootlegger style".

Animax in Africa

Alex throws a hundred cliches into the mix. He then begins an epic rant about Holland and their terrible history with colonization.
(I know we have a few dutch listeners, feel free to e-mail us or leave comments)

Jesus: The Manga

Now, I KNOW Toki from Hokuto No Ken and Jesus are related.

Alex also defends his hardcore Mormon beliefs.

It's a wrap!

It's a shorter and somewhat less-than-epic episode, as I just got back to Hong Kong and Alex is setting off tommorow, but we'll be back with a more anime-intensive, longer episode next week.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Anime Pacific Episode 36: Tales from Asia: What becomes of the indecently exposed?

Download Episode 36 here.

Pretty much, next to nothing Anime related this week, as we bring back our most popular segment, Tales From Asia.

Shootin' The Breeze

Alex discusses a highly amusing advertisement.

We also discuss Star Wars, ever so briefly. Which is not really relevant, as I'm always right and thus there should be no point with arguing about anything.

Yet another amusing Japanese prank:

Wait a minute, Mr Postman!

We get another fantastic e-mail from Letseatcake and discuss the large amount of buzz in both the comments section and the e-mails that we receive pertaining to Alex's
future. (Hong Kong? Japan? Canada? Barbados?)

Alex finally sets the record straight about what exactly is going on and the decisions behind his actions. Believe me when I say he sets the record straight.

Tales from Asia

Bonus:Warning: Two of the first tales involve my penis in some way.

We discuss the dangers of using webcams, what happens when your students urinate and defecate in inappropriate places and two brothers who enjoy inflicting pain on each other so that they can record it and mock them when the recording is played back; much to our amusement.

Next week, I'll be back in Hong Kong and Alex may or may not know his next step.

Until then!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Anime Pacific Episode 35: Nipple Slicing

Download episode 35 here.

Lovely title, don't you think?

(Very occasionally, you might here an echo. Sorry!)

Shootin' The Breeze

We discuss the little poll that we're running and our findings. Anime News isn't that popular, it seems!

Alex also unveils his rage that he had bottled over the week. Most of the rage in this case is pertaining to the overly high age of consent in Canada the fact that I was playing music during his Moonlight Mile review.

We also discuss our mini "promo war". I had the painful task of cutting down everything to 60 seconds, but Alex wouldn't stand for it.

We discuss the article about the prefecture with the "Ugliest Women".

Alex then discusses his (Japanese) wife's reaction to Kelly Osbourne's "Turning Japanese" reality show.

We also talk about the right wing nationalist movement in Japan, which is rather distressing to say the least.

We also discuss a few great items mentioned at Pink Tentacle.

The Balimese style cleaning droid.

Motion Portrait. (Uncanny valley, anyone?)

Alex takes a moment to pleasure himself by hearing the sound of his own voice.
He mentions this book, and this book.


Legend of the Galactic Homos Heroes special edition box set.

For the low, low price of $2300 US dollars. We're guessing it comes with a free starship.

New "You're Under Arrest" TV Series!

Still a behemoth, it seems. Will it live up to the "You're Under Arrest" name?


Call a proctologist! Alex just went through three males.

We get e-mails from beloved regulars Watcher-Angel and Monolith and an a first time e-mailer, Letseatcake, gives us a delightful e-mail.

We also have a mini tales from Asia in between the mail where we talk about our former boss, Scott's voice acting gig.

Alex takes a moment to discuss his love for Boris Johnson.

Alex also demands you check out, "Are We Rome?"

Review: Koroshia-1 (Ichi The Killer Manga)

Our first Manga Review!

If you have the stomach for it, get it here.

Hideo Yamamoto's masterpiece. Here's a picture of the diety in question.

Koroshiya-1, defies description, or even a completely coherent review. Banned in several prefectures across Japan and later adapted into (inferior) two live action films, and a relatively successful prequel anime OVA.

Koroshiya-1 does not succeed because of it's shock value, it succeeds because of the sheer brazen approach and complete audacity of it's story-telling.

Ichi, is the ultimate sadist. A rather pathetic child-like character with a rape fetish who becomes a crybaby killer when manipulated into thinking that the people he is killing are his high school bullies who raped a girl who tried to stand up for him in front of his very eyes. The repressed sexual feelings from that incident, on top of the rage Ichi carries inside from being bullied results in Ichi going into a trance like killing state which ends once he ejaculates. Who on earth would dare to write about his besides Hideo Yamamoto?

Koroshiya-1 also features one of the most memorable villains in the history of anime or manga; Kakihara. The ultimate Masochist.

The "Twins", the most vile, misogynistic characters put to paper.

Both the Manga and it's central character are extremely well written; It is not simply a shock manga, much like Miike's live adaptation was. However, this is absolutely not for the faint of heart. I cannot stress that enough!

It's a wrap!

Next week, I'll be back in Hong Kong and less echoes. Oh, and another tales from Asia. Till then my pretties!

We played the following promos:

Eeeper's Choice Podcast
Up A Paddle
Otaku USA Magazine

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Episode 34: Don't blame it on the sunshine, don't blame it on the Moonlight Mile, don't blame it on good times, blame it on the rants....

Download Episode 34 here.

Now, with less rants!

One thing of note people, please submit an answer in the survey in the top left hand corner to help us improve the show!

Me and the other one Alex, discuss some of the newest things to hit the Asian YouTube battleground for the neo Korean-Japanese war community.

First off, a little bit of animosity makes it's way to the soccer field.

The French fellow who won Japanese hearts with his rendition of the Totoro song

Hokuto No Ken / Fist Of The North Star Opening featuring "Qoo"

Cute Japanese baby

What a cuddly little tyke! Alex would have loved to have taught English in Japanese kindergartens but he's expressly forbidden from being within a one mile radius from any infant currently not in Japan.


Old-Boy wins Eisner award.

Of course, Japan has it's own category now, as Manga was dominating the "foreign awards".

Will the real Doraemon Please stand forward?

Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles Sequel

Geeks in their basement are baking pies as we speak.

For some reason, Alex starts discussing how he is re watching Gatchaman, and how he feels about it now, he's seen it uncut as an adult.

3D CGI Film from the Appleseed production team

I don't even remember what it's called. It's about some sort of infiltration into
a future isolationist Japan. Whilst the geeky possibilities of that synopsis reeks
of awesomeness, Appleseed was a rather large disappointment for me. I'm expecting a film with lots of "bullet time-Matrix-esque action scenes" and not a lot of substance.

Review: Moonlight Mile

Alex is a space geek. This show is written by a space geek. The producers are sex-maniacs. I can hear ADV's cash registers "ka-chinking" as we speak.

Definitely a must buy!

This is definitely an in-depth review, as we can expect from Alex. However, it's more than a review. It's an in-depth commentary on the role of space in the modern world, the role of the space program and the dreams that the infinite frontier of the cosmos have brought to the pioneer living in each of us.

Wrap-Up / Mail

We discuss a letter sent to us by the always lovely, Watcher-Angel, who has weathered our low brow misogynistic jokes, childish gay humor and long rants. We love you, WatcherAngel!

She proceeds to tear into us the long rants that this show is guilty of. We couldn't agree more!

Until next week, farewell!