Tue, 30 October 2007
Up a Paddle - Episode 46 - Everybody Yes!
Or It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
It's Kentmas Time! Kentmas Time is here! Time for ... Video Games and Anime ... and Candy! Lots and lots of Candy! I gave this episode a different title in the audio but screw it, this one's better. Also, in this episode I tried out a little something different. I used some music loops in order to mix things up. Please comment or email if you like or dislike the loops and which ones I should keep.
Teppan Toppa Gurren Lagann Game coming out -- in Japan that is
Here's the Trailer
Yeah, if you want up to the minute news (like Nova - one of the English Teaching programs in Japan going under, leaving its teachers high and dry, listen to a real podcast. Like Anime Pacific).
Here's the Nova Story
Here is Anime Pacific on the Nova Story
Take the next news item for example
Lucky Star has been licensed by Bandai. This story was broken by Anime Genesis. So check them up. They know the anime news even before Anime News Network does. Good job guys.
Here's the Anime Genesis announcement.
Here's the page showing that the show has been licensed:
(a brief search didn't turn this up on ANN)
Someday I'll get a scoop. Unfortunately, it will probably be Smurfs related.
Japanese Animation is Destroying American Society.
The above is an editorial I briefly mention. Also, I would like to point out how relevant the whole seizure thing is.
This week in Smash - The big blue guy is in Smash Brothers
That's right: King Dedede from the Kirby Series is in Smash Brothers
Oh yeah, So is Sonic the Hedgehog. Big news indeed. Also, Smash Brothers Brawl has been delayed until February.
My Smash Brother Predictions
This is the portion of the show where I go off on a tangent about possible characters in
Random Fact - The Legend of the Jack - o - Latern
Short version: A guy named Jack (vagabond if I ever met one) tricked the Devil by getting him to go up a tree and then carved a cross to prevent him from coming down. He finally let the Devil down after the Devil promised to no longer tempt him (presumably with candy and loose women). So Jack dies and Heaven won't let him in (too many cavities if you know what I mean). The devils still ticked off at him so he can't get into Hell either. He's forced to wander all eternity. The Devil gives him a single ember to light his way and so Jack hollows out a turnip to keep it safe. Then he realized turnips were stupid and got a pumpkin. I'm really wishing I would have put this version in the podcast as it is way funnier than what I said. Just imagine me saying the above in my irritating voice and your set. Also through in a few references to pirates and Smurfs for good measure.
Recent Releases (past month)
Legend of Zelda - Phantom Hourglass
Jungle Book: Platinum Edition
Corner Gas: Season 4
This week's releases
Bleach Box Set 1
Hajime no Ippo Box Set 1
Hajime no Ippo Box Set 2
Phoenix Vol 1
Guitar Hero III
What I'm watching/playing
Legend of Zelda - Phantom Hourglass - Just finished it, it was glorious.
Will review in a future podcast
Barefoot Gen 1 and 2. Boy, If you are ever worried that you are too upbeat and happy, watch these films. They're jarring, to be quite frank. The first one is set during the bombing of Hiroshima and it follows Gen and his mother as they attempt to survive. I'll be reviewing this in episode 48.
Finally, I'm watching Monster. I've decided that this season of Anime doesn't really have anything that I'm particularly interested in following (except for Genshiken and Bamboo Blade) so I'm taking this opportunity to check out slightly older series. Next up on the queue are Touch and Hajime no Ippo. (In addition to the shows on the current poll, of course).
Monster makes a good horror anime to watch for Halloween.
Pumpkins are a fruit that originated in Central America.
This week I review The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad. Well part of it anyway. I'm going to focus on the story of Icabod. That's Icabod Crane. As in the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The Mr. Toad is also a good, worthwile cartoon to watch, but it isn't creepy, kooky or altogether spooky, so it will have to wait for another time.
Next, Kakurenbo - Hide and Seek
This is a 25 minute ova. It's CG with cel shading and it looks sharp. It looks for the most part like traditional 2d animation. This ova is about a game of Hide and Seek, with deadly consequences.
Both shows are well worth watching.
The world's fastest time to carve a face into a pumpkin is 54.72 seconds, by Stephen Clarke (USA), on October 23, 2001 (source: Guinness World Records)
Dave and Joel's Fast Karate for the Gentlemen
Halloween is Awesome by Hyper Nonsense.
Thanks for listening!
* Dont mind me I'm just claiming this site in Technorati Technorati Profile A new episode should be out this weekend. Also, I'm brainstorming a new promo and another YouTube video.
Tue, 9 October 2007
Up a Paddle - Episode 45 - Sheep that Pass in the Night
This week I talk about the death of Geneon, the Canadian Dollar reaching Parity with the US Dollar, upcoming Fall Anime, and previous Spring and Summer anime. I also review Ringing Bell and One Stormy Night, two similar but very different children's movies.
Geneon to stop production
Note: I said November 1st as the stop date, it's actually Nov. 6. Correction to follow in upcoming episode
Rock band coming out Nov 3
Canadian Dollar on parity with states ... what does it mean.
Nintendo offers free Wiimote Jackets
Fall Anime Preview
Genshiken Season Two
G/R Giant Robo
Spring/Summer Wrap up
Giraffes have no vocal cords.
Parking Lots - The current bane of my existence
The sweat drops drawn in cartoon comic strips are called pleuts.
In this episode I review two children's movie about sheep. I would have reservations about showing either of them to children. Show them Bad Sheep instead. Not the Chris Farley/David Spade vehicle but this one. . That'll really mess them up almost as much as showing them Ringing Bell.
Ringing Bell (Chirin no Suzu). This one is about a sheep that wants to become a big bad wolf so that he won't be prey any more. Very violent and disturbing.
* I said I'd post the YouTube videos for this movie but apparently it has been removed. Here's an AMV:
Ringing Bell - Animal Chirin has Become. It's not that hard to find the movie if you really want to.
One Stormy Night (Arashi no Yoru Ni). This is the story of a sheep and a wolf that becomes friends. It's pretty good and I give it the Kentcer Seal of Approval. Here's the AMV I mentioned (well, a One Stormy Night AMV, anyway):
Arashi No Yoru Ni - Star
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The song played was "Sheep in the morning" by TV's Kyle
The promos played were:
Destroy All Podcasts DX
Thanks for Listening!
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:59 PM