Trigger warning, Red says some stuff that might piss off a select group of people. It’s nothing worse than stuff Weltall or Tim have said, but still, just a fair warning. Anywho, Red and Ryo are back to the weekly grind. Red talks about Battleborn while Ryo talks about creepers at school, then Industry News brings us hot anime dads and ramen dating etiquette. As for reviews, Red exposes the giant tits in the third season of DxD and Ryo takes a torch to the sequel of Ai Mai Mii.
In this episode of Anime Pulse, special guest Ichigo tells us a little bit about what has been going on with his life and what his future is looking like. Red and Ryo are there too, and they chime in to let us know whats been going on with them and how they got their start on Anime Pulse. We answer some questions from our listeners, read a letter from TC, and share some laughs. It’s the 500th episode of Anime Pulse!
Cough cough, hack. Hello dear listeners, this week on Sickly Pulse Red and Ryo try their best to make it through the show without dying. They both carry through the IRL news, Red talking about spending $50 on Fallout Shelter and Ryo opening a box Red sent her. Industry news has a poll on anime valentines and sleep positions, and finally reviews see Red talk kissing witches and Ryo take a cruise for a burger and a battle.
Let’s take a little trip back in time. Back when people were groovy, mustaches were bushy and we took a chance on Abba. That’s right, we’re back in the seventies and reviewing Rollerball(1975). This is probably a movie you’ve never heard of except to mock the panned remake from the early two thousands.
This is a shame because it’s a big idea science fiction film. This is not without its shortcomings of course. Being as it’s a “dystopian” future, everything is mega-corporations. Also, there aren’t countries because of this. James Caan at least gives it his all as he fights back doing the one thing he can, play Rollerball.
Weltall then talks about Battle Los Angeles. It’s the Aaron Eckart vehicle where aliens invade earth for water. For some reason, it reads more like a military recruiting tape than a movie about an alien invasion. Everyone not in a uniform dies horribly and even some of those that are. Oh, and Michelle Rodriguez survives because of course she does.
Tim then talks about Das Boot(1981). It’s more of a miniseries than a movie about a German U-Boat crew. It’s hard to imagine that a film maker would try and succeed in getting an audience to sympathize with German soldiers during World War II. That this succeeds so well is no small miracle.
The phrase light novel conjurers up awful images around here at Manga Pulse. While we normally stick to mangas, we haven’t been above reading translated novels for review. This usually ends in headaches as they’re poorly plotted and translated with less than three quarters ass but more than one third. Continue reading Manga Pulse 357: Nani Fury
Did you know we’ve done a number of time travel movies? Tim alone has gone through a suite of movies about people tooling around the fourth dimension like it’s an afternoon drive. So we thought it appropriate to do a themed episode revolving around the Doc Browns and their respective Martys.
Our joint review is Primer. It’s a very small and independent film which focuses on a couple of engineers copying some stolen blueprints. They accidentally discover that it’s also a time travel device and begin to exploit it. Things are very slow paced so don’t expect timequakes and planes being kidnapped for genetic material.
Weltall then goes over Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure(1989). It’s Keanu Reeves and some poor bastard playing high school stoners who are about to fail a history class and not graduate. As this will ruin the future, George Carlin gets sent back in time via a time traveling phone booth to let them hop about so they can give a passing report. If it sounds crazy, that’s because cocaine was plentiful in the eighties.
Tim then talks about The Philadelphia Experiment(1984). It is probably one of the few movies based on an urban legend of the same name. We highly encourage you to read the wiki on the urban legend even if you never view the movie. Long story short, some guys from the early forties end up in modern day(the eighties). Things happen for seemingly no reason and they end up kidnapping Officer Lewis from RoboCop. You know, the wacky adventures of time travelers.