weeaboos with a podcast ep. 75: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Reggie-Fils-Aime

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On this week’s episode: It’s the finale of season 3 of our show and to celebrate we drop our pants and start streaking in the hilarious open world of Saints Row IV, quickly realizing that being the president definitely has its perks. Afterwards, we dissect (and spoil) the short story Long Dream, a creepy tale about never ending dreams crafted by talented horror mangaka Junji Ito. We also discuss the newly revealed and odd looking Nintendo 2DS and the Wii U’s $50 price cut. Is Nintendo doing enough to stay competitive or will they have to take drastic measures in the near future? Finally, we wrap up with some notable news like the specifics on Killer Instinct’s pricing structure, Level-5′s new JRPG for mobile and consoles called WonderFlick, and the possible sequel to Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaa being handled by Evangelion director Hideaki Anno.

Anime/Manga of the Week: Long Dream by Junji Ito

weeaboos with a podcast ep. 74: Kiss Me Goodbye

Gamescom 2013

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On this week’s episode: we jump into the punk rock world of the latest 2D beat-em-up from Ska Studios, Charlie Murder, and then follow that up by revealing our secret unhealthy obsession with the beautiful president from Saints Row IV. Afterwards, we jump into the biggest event of the week, Gamescom 2013. We break down the latest news to come out of Germany including the confirmed launch titles for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the PS Vita’s price cut, and the upcoming closed beta for Dark Souls II. Finally, we wrap up our shenanigans with some other notable news such as the latest status of The Last Guardian, the massive line-up of PAX Prime’s Indie MEGABOOTH, the latest trailer for Contrast, and voice actress Sakura Nogawa’s recent bout of poor health.

Anime/Manga of the Week: None

weeaboos with a podcast ep. 73: Summer Warfare

Summer Wars

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On this week’s episode: Yomaru gives his first impressions on the demo for Rayman Legends, while Dotta revisits her JRPG addiction by finally getting her hands on Tales of Xillia. Afterwards, we celebrate the spirit of summer the only way we know how, by watching Mamoru Hosoda’s lighthearted science fiction adventure Summer Wars. Is this the best film the Japanese director has made so far? Also, how relevant is the threat of cyber-terrorism to our modern day world that is more and more connected each day? Finally, we wrap up the show with some notable news such as Microsoft dropping the mandatory Kinect requirement for Xbox One, Mark of the Ninja’s new DLC pack, the Kickstarter for the indie JRPG Project Phoenix, the latest on The Wonderful 101, GTA V’s ambitious multiplayer mode Grand Theft Auto Online, and Space Dandy, the newest show from the creators of Cowboy Bebop.

Anime/Manga of the Week: Summer Wars

weeaboos with a podcast ep. 72: You Die in the Game, You Die for Real

Sword Art Online

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On this week’s episode: We jack into the virtual reality world of Sword Art Online and give our initial impressions of the anime’s first two episodes. Is the show as groundbreaking as some have made it out to be? Also, how will Sword Art Online fare on Toonami against ratings juggernauts like Bleach, Naruto, and One Piece? Afterwards, we discuss some notable news from this past week such as the worldwide reveal of EverQuest Next, the new upcoming Sailor Moon anime series, the first leaked gameplay footage of Team Bondi’s Whore of the Orient, Sega’s interest in buying Persona developer Atlus, and the rumors regarding Valve and Left 4 Dead 3.

Anime/Manga of the Week: Sword Art Online

weeaboos with a podcast ep. 71: No Country for New Devs

Phil Fish

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On this week’s episode: We learn about the joys and hardships of being a young farmer in Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon), a new slice of life comedy anime from the creator of Fullmetal Alchemist, Hiromu Arakawa. We then discuss the recent meltdown of Phil Fish and the abrupt cancellation of FEZ II. We break down the details of what happened, who said what, and whether the young indie developer will ever return to making games. Finally, we wrap up with some notable news like the unfortunate passing of Serial Experiments Lain director Ryutaro Nakamura, Evangelion 2.22 coming to Toonami, UK retailer Asda dropping the Wii U, the latest trailer for Puppeteer, and a next-gen sequel to Tomb Raider.

Anime/Manga of the Week: Gin no Saji

weeaboos with a podcast ep. 70: To the Depths of Infinity and Beyond

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On this week’s episode: we interview Hernán Sáez, one half of indie developer VIDEOGAMO. We learn about their latest project, NAVE, an arcade game and cabinet made entirely from scratch which is quickly gaining popularity in Argentina. Tune in to find out about the game’s humble origins and art style, it’s interesting survival mechanics, and when you will be able to get your hands on it. Afterwards, we take a look at Uchouten Kazoku (The Eccentric Family), a new anime that mixes tanuki, tengus, and humans in a fantastical modern day version of Kyoto, Japan. We also discuss the current backlash that Hayao Miyazaki is getting over his new film Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises). Finally, we wrap up the show with some notable news like Naoki Urasawa winning a 2nd Eisner Award for 20th Century Boys, the return of the Hajime no Ippo anime, Soul Calibur II HD Online, Oculus Rift not coming to consoles, and Nintendo’s stock reaching a two-year high.

To learn more about NAVE and see its upcoming tour dates, check out the game’s official Facebook page.

Anime/Manga of the Week: Uchouten Kazoku

weeaboos with a podcast ep. 69: I Will Have Sex With the Bees and the Eagles!

Attack on Titan

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On this week’s episode: we invite back to the show our dear friend Casey Scheld, Community Manager at Raptr. We then give our thoughts on Naughty Dog’s newest hit, The Last of Us, as well as another PS3 exclusive, Ni no Kuni. Afterwards we delve into a deep discussion on Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin), one of the most popular anime series of 2013. We talk about what makes the show special, its characters, music, direction, and lots and lots of SPOILERS. Finally, we wrap up the show with some notable news like Far Cry 4 being in the works, the Xbox One’s ability to play games while they download, Assassin’s Creed II becoming a freebie, and Capcom’s announcement of Ultra Street Fighter IV.

To learn more about Casey Scheld and Raptr, definitely check out our interview with him from episode 59 of the podcast.

Anime/Manga of the Week: Attack on Titan

weeaboos with a podcast ep. 68: The House on the Beach

Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

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On this week’s episode: we put on our swim suits and take a dive into the pool as we discuss one of this summer’s hottest new anime, Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club by Kyoto Animation. Listen in to find out what we think about the show’s all male cast, its homoerotic undertones, potential and more. Also, we answer the question on the minds of many: is Free! just fan service for all the yaoi fan girls out there? Spoiler: it’s not. Afterwards, we discuss Nintendo’ stance on laying off employees, their bad cafeteria food, and ZombiU‘s terrible sales numbers. Finally, we take a quick look at the latest gameplay trailer for Grand Theft Auto V and the newly announced limited edition for Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.

Anime/Manga of the Week: Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club

weeaboos with a podcast ep. 67: Flower Power

weeaboos with a podcast ep. 67

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On this week’s episode: we take the Gran Turismo 6 demo for a spin and one of us can’t drive to save his life. In addition, we cover this week’s major Microsoft news, like Don Mattrick leaving for Zynga and the company’s decision to stop charging developers for patches. And we briefly take a look at Klei Entertainment’s new turn-based espionage game, Incognita. Then on the anime side, we finish the last episode of Aku no Hana and give our final thoughts on this atypical show. Was the rotoscoped animation a good idea? Did the show deserve all the hate it got? Tune in to hear our thoughts!

Anime/Manga of the Week: Aku no Hana

weeaboos with a podcast ep. 66: Amor a Vida

Amor a Vida

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On this week’s episode: we once again get a little too interested in a soap opera, and one of us decides to go all the way with the idea of being a character in one. We also discuss episode 12 of Aku no Hana and get ready for its finale next week. Afterwards, we go over some notable news like Miyazaki’s new film The Wind Rises, the quickly approaching last chapter of the Deadman Wonderland manga, Sword Art Online and Big O coming to Toonami, Transistor‘s combat system gets explained, the latest on Dark Souls II, and the Titanfall devs are ditching single-player.

Anime/Manga of the Week: None

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