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.


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!