Monthly Archives: August 2014

We Now Have A Rating System!

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This week, Zachary subjects Stephen to Nichijou – a series that’s simultaneously about everything and nothing.

That’s not the important part though. Stephen has come up with a way to rate anime. Will Nichijou walk away with the coveted perfect score of 25? Spoilers: No.

Nichijou does, however, walk away with high points for humor and “Zachary, What is this?” If only all anime could aspire to such greatness.

Nichijou isn’t licensed for release in the U.S. (unfortunately), but you can watch it over at Crunchyroll. Stephen only got to watch episode 19, but the entire series comes highly recommended.

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If you enjoyed hearing Zachary and Stephen talk about anime for 22 minutes, you also might like hearing them talk with two other excellent dudes about video games for an hour each week over at Disembodied Voices. 

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How Do You Say Jesus In Japanese?

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Do you believe in Jesus? Buddha? If not, it’s about time you start believing as Zachary and Stephen check out Saint Young Men episode 2. 

In this series, Jesus and Buddha come down to earth for vacation. They just so happened to choose modern day Japan as their vacation spot, and a cheap rundown apartment as their vacation home. As expected, the two get into all kinds of zany adventures as it’s kind of hard for them to hide that they’re deities. 

Saint Young Men has not been licensed for distribution in the United States. As such, you can check it out here. 

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If you enjoyed hearing Zachary and Stephen talk about anime for 22 minutes, you also might like hearing them talk with two other excellent dudes about video games for an hour each week over at Disembodied Voices. 

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You’ve Got To Be Squidding Me

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Zachary and Stephen learn a valuable lesson about conservation this week. 

Don’t pollute the waters or else squid girl will rise up and conquer the land.

Or

Squid girl is inept in every way and ends up playing lackey to a beach side restaurant. 

Either way, Zachary exposes Stephen to the most anime they’ve watched yet with episode one of Ika Musume. The series is known for its squid puns, ridiculous antics and undersea moe. Can Stephen handle it? 

Squid Girl has been licensed for release in the U.S. by Anime Works. You can purchase it here. If streaming is more your speed, you can watch it at Crunchyroll or Hulu. 

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If you enjoyed hearing Zachary and Stephen talk about anime for 22 minutes, you also might like hearing them talk with two other excellent dudes about video games for an hour each week over at Disembodied Voices. 

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Farming for Pizza

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In this week’s episode, Stephen and Zachary watch episode 4 of Silver Spoon. In it, Hachiken makes a pizza. That’s about it. 

I’m just kidding. There’s more to it than that. In fact, there’s a lot more to it. 

Stephen is surprised to learn that the author of Fullmetal Alchemist turned to a farming anime after her successful run in the land of magic parading around as alchemy. He’s equally surprised at just how enjoyable a simple story about a boy at farming school can be. 

Silver Spoon is licensed by Aniplex in the U.S. That means the company wants to sell you an overpriced DVD box set. You can do that here. 

If you would like to save some money, it can be watched for free on Hulu or Crunchyroll. 

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If you enjoyed hearing Zachary and Stephen talk about anime for 22 minutes, you also might like hearing them talk with two other excellent dudes about video games for an hour each week over at Disembodied Voices. 

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Cowabunga, Senpai

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are returning to the big screen after more than 20 years. This time, the heroes in a half-shell are drawing upon the power of Michael Bay for their return. In short, it’s probably going to be awful. 

Will it be as awful as Mutant Turtles: Superman Legend? This two episode OVA from 1996 thrusts the turtles into a brave new world of super mutations, giant robots and evil fairies. Unexpectedly, Stephen loves it. 

Mutant Turtles: Superman Legend will never be licensed for release in the U.S. You can grab it here.  

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If you enjoyed hearing Zachary and Stephen talk about anime for 22 minutes, you also might like hearing them talk with two other excellent dudes about video games for an hour each week over at Disembodied Voices. 

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