weeaboos with a podcast ep. 98: Someday We Shall Have Wings

The Wind Rises

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On this week’s episode: we finally get to see The Wind Rises, the latest animated masterpiece by the great Hayao Miyazaki. We discuss the director’s retirement, the film’s themes, and how Hollywood’s animated offerings pale in comparison. Afterwards, we break down the recently released and highly anticipated Dark Souls 2 and see whether it lives up to or surpasses its predecessor. Finally, we wrap up the show with the newest shooter on the market, Titanfall. Is the game as fun as it looks? Is the multiplayer campaign a success? And does the game live up to the immense hype? Tune in to find out!

P.S: Our podcast will run for a couple of more episodes before taking a long break. We hope you enjoy them!

weeaboos with a podcast ep. 97: The Eccentric Family

Marmalade Boy

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On this week’s episode: we go hands-on with the Titanfall beta on PC and Xbox One and discuss whether Respawn Entertainment’s new shooter lives up to the hype.  Then we get all lovey-dovey by giving our thoughts on the classic shojo manga Marmalade Boy by Wataru Yoshizumi. Other topics this week include the closure of Irrational Games, Dark Souls 2′s recent teen rating by the ESRB, the drama surrounding Titanfall’s overly positive press, and the new YouTube series Best Game Show Ever.

weeaboos with a podcast ep. 96: Por Amor

20-Year-Old Girl x 30-Year-Old Maiden

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On this week’s episode: Dotta finally gets to play Season 2 Ep.1 of The Walking Dead game and falls even more in love with the main character Clementine. We also read the cute and lovable short manga 20-Year-Old Girl x 30-Year-Old Maiden by Morishima Akiko, and discover that neither age no gender can stop true love. Other topics of discussion this week include Ubisoft’s new game design program for college graduates, the short length of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Resident Evil and Onimusha series composer revealed to be a fraud, and the troubling recent purchase of Killer Instinct developer Double Helix by Amazon.

weeaboos with a podcast ep. 95: Fashionista Forever

Gokinjo Monogatari

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On this week’s episode: Rin finally buys a PS4 and provides his early impressions. He gives his general thoughts on the console’s user interface, controller, speed, and its drawbacks. Afterwards, we continue our romantic streak by reading and discussing a manga full of fashion and relationships, Gokinjo Monogatari by the highly talented Ai Yazawa. Other topics of discussion this week: Microsoft buys the Gears of War franchise, lots of juicy Xbox One rumors, Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club getting a second season, and Nintendo’s President Satoru Iwata cuts his salary in half to make up for recent losses.

weeaboos with a podcast ep. 94: Never Let Me Go

Doushitemo Furetakunai

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On this week’s episode: we finally get to play a little bit of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and our reactions are mixed to say the least. We also read Doushitemo Furetakunai by Kou Yoneda, a touching manga about the blossoming relationship of two young people who work together at a software company. Other topics of discussion this week: The Wind Rises gets nominated for an Oscar, The Walking Dead game becomes a tool to teach ethics, Microsoft gets caught paying YouTubers to promote the Xbox One, Tokyo Ghoul anime adaptation announced, and Lightning Returns’ new battle system detailed.

weeaboos with a podcast ep. 93: Going for the Gold

Hayao Miyazaki

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On this week’s episode: we give Space Dandy a second go-around and start to see its potential. Then, we get pissed at the Golden Globes for snubbing The Wind Rises in the Best Animated Film category and take a look at how the American film industry treats foreign movies in general. Other topics of discussion include Nintendo’s recent victory after being sued over a Wii patent and the fact that the company is now officially worth more than Sony, Attack on Titan surprises weeaboos everywhere by quickly arriving on Netflix, and martial arts series Clandestine gets closer to release.

weeaboos with a podcast ep. 92: I Dream of Putin

Vladimir Putin

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On this week’s episode: we kick off 2014 the right way, by acting exactly as we have in the previous year. However, this year one of us has developed a serious crush on Russia’s current president. Topics of discussion include the new anime Space Dandy on Toonami, the possibility of Final Fantasy X-3 becoming a reality, the latest details on the Noir Blu-ray release,  tidbits about the new Fate/stay night series , the return of Mushishi, and Nintendo loses its recent lawsuit over the 3DS.

weeaboos with a podcast ep. 91: Adieu to the Old Year

Rumiko Takahashi New Year

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On this week’s episode: we wrap up 2013 with our final thoughts on the best and worst anime/video games that we had a chance to experience. Was 2013 one of the best years for gaming, or was it one full of too much hype with very little payoff? We discuss titles like the Last of Us, BioShock Infinite, Call of Duty: Ghosts, and Gone Home and compare 2013 to previous years. We also touch upon the release of next gen systems like the Xbox One and PS4 and whether they’re worth buying right now. Finally, we look at some of our favorite anime of this past year, including Aku no Hana and Attack on Titan.

Happy New Year to everyone! We hope you’ll stick around with us here at Weeaboos With Controllers as we make our journey into 2014 and beyond!

weeaboos with a podcast ep. 90: Bless the Child

Tokyo Godfathers

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On this week’s episode: it’s finally Christmas and we celebrate it the only way we know how, by watching Tokyo Godfathers by the late and highly talented director Satoshi Kon. We break down the film and discuss its wonderful cast of colorful characters, the message it’s trying to get across, and why this is one of the best Christmas movies ever made. Afterwards, we give our thoughts on what were some of the best and worse anime and games of 2013, and also the things that happened this year that left us severely disappointed. Tune in next week to hear the rest of our picks and why we chose what we did. Finally, we wrap up the show with a slew of Dark Souls 2 news like the fact that the game won’t be coming to Wii U or Vita, that From Software doesn’t want to make a mobile version, and that the game will not have any DLC.

Merry Christmas from all of us here at Weeaboos With Controllers! We hope you have a good one.

weeaboos with a podcast ep. 89: One Final Flight

The Wind Rises

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On this week’s episode: we get ready for Christmas and the end of the year by getting into the holiday spirit… or at least we attempt to. We begin the show by giving our thoughts on Rust, a new survival/crafting game by the creator of Garry’s Mod that is currently available through Steam Early Access. Afterwords, we read a short Christmas themed manga titled December’s Melting Snow and ask ourselves what really matters during this time of the year. Then in our Weeaboo Roundtable, we discuss Hayao Miyazaki’s latest and final film, The Wind Rises. Is this his best work yet and does it deserve all the praise that it’s getting? Also, will the famed director really retire after this film or will he return like he has in the past? Finally, we wrap up with some notable news like the reveal of Tales of Zestiria, and Nintendo’s latest announcements like Hyrule Warriors, Dr. Luigi and Rosalina’s addition to the new Super Smash Bros.

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