Sunday, November 25, 2007

Episode 49: Anime Pacific.

Download Episode 49 here.

Definitely more Pacific than Anime this episode; It was a slow week for Anime and I'm preparing for my "big move" and probably won't be able to see any Anime for the next 2 1/2 weeks.

Alex's raging microphone fans rejoice.

Shootin' The Breeze

I talked about the awesome 3D Imax experience that was Beowulf.

Alex gets all orgasmic just thinking about our Swedish listener and good chum, ZombieToaster sending us a voicemail.

Sometimes, as Mecha fans, we forget that truth is often more amazing than fiction. Check out this real "Mecha Tank Trolley" that was actually used during World War I.

...And a look at some stuff that didn't quite get past the conceptual stage.

Check out the rather amazing post, here.

China's tough screening of sexy young stewardesses

We're just jubilant aghast!

Article here.

Anime News

Hokuto No Ken Online website updated. Will be free to play!

Check it out here.

Until next week, farewell!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Anime Pacific Episode 48: Retro & Wrath

Download Episode 48 here

Almost two hours long, we've caught the ranting plague!

First, PLEASE check out this video from CBC here.

Shootin' The Breeze

What's that ye say, Sonny? Kangaroos? Cute? Cuddly?

Hell no!

If you don't want to see them all, you at least MUST see these.

Japanese police have issued an arrest warrant for "Heroes" starlet, Hayden Panettiere.

Japanese landlords STILL refusing foreigners seeking to rent apartments

Article is here.

Eye on fansubs

The fantastic Anime-Classic have started subbing a true Anime classic, Giant Gorg!

Giant Gorg

Grab it here!

We also discuss Space Adventure Cobra briefly, which we'll be reviewing soon.

Review: Genmu Senki Leda (The Fantastic Adventure of Yohko)

Grab the DVD iso from the fantastic, Asian DVD Club.

From someone who doesn't even drink coffee, this Anime sure is "trippy". An animated visual treat from the more experimental 80's; Genmu Senki Leda surely couldn't be made in the risk-adverse times we live in, and that's where it's charm lies. Sure, it's far from perfect and the story is a little weak, but we forgive many of it's flaws simply because it is what it is.


For some reason, we discuss the age of consent around the world. (Perhaps Alex is moving yet again?)

It's a wrap!

We discuss the heartbreaking, Vancouver Airport Incident which pisses us off to end. Would the world be a better place if customer service representitives around the world flew to Japan to learn about real customer service?

On a lighter note, I recall the now legendary "Taco Incident", which just goes to show the outstanding customer service in Japan.

And, it's a wrap!

See you next week, my darlings!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Anime Pacific Episode 47: Destroy our self-esteem DX!

Download Episode 47 here.

A microphone problem almost scrapped this episode, but luckily, our perseverance paid off. Excuse the mild echo you might hear sometimes.

Shootin' The Breeze

Scott Green of aintitcoolnews fame let us know that Colorful is in fact, licensed. Go get it!

Finally, Alex discusses something he knows a lot about;

"Where the boys are"

We also, ever so briefly, discuss different methods of distribution that might curtail some of the more negative effects of downloading Anime.

Alex also talks about:

The fatal Taser incident at Vancouver airport:

The anti-rape Ninja disguise

The chopstick bra!? Yummy!

Promo: Upapaddle

Need we introduce this podcast? We play the promo almost every episode. Suffice to say, I enjoy this delightful podcast immensely. Kent had the wisdom to not put the word, "Anime" in the title of his podcast, thus he can excuse himself for not always keeping on topic, anime-wise, unlike us!

Alex digs his teeth into the malemail

Alex gets a compliment from longtime listener Jim, who encourages him to discuss off-topic things such as politics and the economy; And so it begins. The beast is resurrected.

Alex talks about the Canadian impression of the USA.

........And he gives Caligula 5 stars

Promo: Destroy All Podcasts DX

Their impression of me is dead on; except for my "thick accent".

Review: Dororo

Grab it at Asian DVD Club

Osama Tezuka's classic, set in the Sengoku period of Japan, was filmed in a quasi-historical setting and filmed in New Zealand. Which beckons the question; Why? It would have been actually easier to keep it closer to the source material.

Did I like it? Yes. At it's best, it's an entertaining film. At it's worst, it's slightly clumsy and ineffective.

The direction, special effect, music and action range from fantatic to inept and ineffective at the worst of times.

Regardless, it was a huge hit in Japan and two more films are on the way.

It's a wrap!

How could we not discuss the recent news regarding Space Adventure Cobra!

Until next week, farewell.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Anime Pacific Episode 46: Thank the maker!

Download Episode 46 here.

The prodical co-host returns; With a rather annoying microphone distortion that I did my best to eliminate, but couldn't completely.

Shootin' The Breeze

Alex lets loose with an emotionally charged tirade about the destruction of episode 45 which broke his fragile little heart.

I, quite heroically, defended the honour of my PC and confessed the real story about what happened to episode 45.

We also discuss the rather shocking news regarding Anime-Genesis.

For those of you interested in being DuoMatrix's co-host and have the time and willpower to dedicate to a podcast please e-mail a sample of your voice to . It's a rather awesome opportunity and Ani-Pac will do their best to support and promote Duo's new podcast.

I also mention something completely non-Anime related.

The Witcher RPG, based on the awesome book series as well as the TV series which I managed a fansub of.


Paul Acuna sends us an e-mail about sex with robot which gives me ample opportunity to talk about one of my favourite theories; The Uncanny Valley.

We also talk about the prelude to robot sex which is taking off now.

Real Dolls!

And what a suprise, there's a huge Japanese market for them. Check out this intruiging video:

Lars and the real girl is an upcoming film which deals with this "very exciting" revolution.

Paul also recommended Black Lagoon to us, which Alex had previously never heard of!

Here's another article, believe me, you'll want to see it.

Them Irishman be takin' over the mail ye'see

Our dear chums, Eeeper of Eeeper's choice fame and Regan both sent us delightful e-mails. No doubt typing away with a pipe in their mouth and downing a guiness with contentment.

Mini reviews:


Tekkonkinkreet, we thought it would be sweet
but alas, we must weep,
As it put Alex straight to sleep

Wings Of Honneamise

Our views be identical,
although it lacks tentancle

Najica Blitz Tactics

If with panties, ye take no issues
drop ye pants now!
Ye best Prepare tissues!

It's a wrap!

Next week, Dororo reviewed and more tales from Asia!