It’s our one year anniversary! Funimation sent us DVDs to review, so Clarissa reviews Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid, Gerald has the unenviable task of reviewing Moon Phase, and Daryl pitches in with his viewpoint on the Limited Edition of Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie: The Conqueror of Shambala (contains spoilers for FMA TV). Be sure to listen to the end for a SPECIAL ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY SURPRISE!
Introduction (0:00 – 23:54)
In an attempt to get more people to leave us audio feedback, we decide we should maybe PLAY some, all of which we got several months ago. What do we think about introducing people to anime using Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo? Why don’t we ever review some CLASSIC anime for a change? And does Phoenix which we reviewed in Show # 36 bear any similarity to Rumiko Takahashi’s Mermaid saga? Somehow the Air Bud movies get brought up.
Here now is a picture of Clarissa, as people from the Internet envision her to look like. Call the number:
Let’s News! (23:54 – 42:33)
4Kids won’t be releasing any more ONE PIECE MOTHERFUCKING ONE PIECE, but don’t think that means we’re going to start getting uncut releases of it. The Naruto filler arc’s finally ending and they’re changing the name of the series to denote that because the “Naruto” name is mud now. Plus, Frank Agrama is being investigated by the Feds! WARNING: This news segment contains audio that is only suitable to people who love missile explosions. And no, we CAN’T believe those silly-nillies would send a fat kid against us.
- theOtaku.com’s anime art contest – they’re giving away 2 PS3s and 6 Wiis as prizes!
Promo: Otaku Generation (42:33 – 43:14)
If you listen to one episode of Otaku Generation, make it Show # 79. This week Space Adventurer Patrick Macias is their guest for three hours of stark, harsh, cerveza-fueled revelations about Japan. If you want more Patrick, remember that we interviewed him back in Show # 5. And 6. And 7. And 8. Jokes about how the 5, 6, 7, 8’s totally sold out after Kill Bill, maaaaan are strictly forbidden!
Review: Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid (43:14 – 1:07:14)
God damn you Firefox, stop crashing and making me lose everything I wrote. Clarissa is more than happy to talk about this series, which is one of her recent favorites. Unfortunately for her, it’s also the series that gave us Tessa, otherwise known as Ruri Hoshino 2.0. You’ll be sure to find out how this anime stacks up with its predecessors by listening to this, but it will remain a mystery as to why there aren’t decent Arm Slave plastic model kits.
- Wiki entry for Full Metal Panic – this entry is for the series overall, but there are pages for the individual seasons as well
- Boku-Tachi scanlations is translating the FMP novels. The Second Raid adapts the novel “End of Day By Day.”
Promo: Anime Pulse (1:07:14 – 1:08:02)
We’d like to thank Ichigo for his contributions to the SPECIAL ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY SURPRISE at the end of this episode. Alas, we didn’t use what he sent us because it was too well-done, but the AP influence on this episode is still notable, for you see it was they who gave us the inspiration to review…
Review: Moon Phase (1:08:02 – 1:28:24)
Yes, it’s our very first moe review! We nominated Gerald for this task. No no, don’t skip ahead. If you do, you’ll miss Mike Toole’s special rendition of the opening theme song! The Anime Jump page hasn’t been updated in some time due to some sort of bizarre PostNuke failure. Perhaps someone can help him out, but in the meantime you should check out his new blog!
- KYAAAHHHHH!!! ~~~ I LUV IT SOO MUCH!! SHE REMINDS ME OF MY ROLEPLAY CHARACTER TSUKI!! she has blue hair, blue eyes, kitten luvr, fangs, very seductive, and! SHES A VAMPIRE!! VLAH VLAH!! okay.. so RPC isnt a vampire but shes a ninja! XD well KAWAII THANKS FOR THE UPLOAD!! – doesn’t seem like the type of show you’d try and market to the action-horror crowd with opening credits like that, does it?
- Funimation’s trailer for Moon Phase – misleading advertising, anyone? This is like that recut Office Space trailer, ONLY REAL. Also, every single shot is from the first episode.
Promo: Ninja Consultant (1:28:24 – 1:29:24)
Erin and Noah are of course going to Japan tomorrow, so it’s not like there’ll be new episodes of their podcast for the next month or so, but that’s par for the course anyway! Fortunately both of them were in our SPECIAL ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY SURPRISE that Gerald was the idea man for. What, you thought it might have been Daryl’s idea? Daryl can’t come up with ideas or viewpoints on his own, he merely takes ideas that are on the table and run off with them. In so doing, he also accelerates the entropic potential of them. Consider it an equivalent exchange.
Review: Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: The Conqueror of Shambala, Limited Edition (1:29:24 – 1:52:33)
Daryl recorded this one by himself, since the film is basically impossible to properly review without well, spoiling several elements of the Fullmetal Alchemist TV series. Of course, without anyone around to keep him grounded in reality, this review probably spirals out of control, the result of spending far too much time on the Jump to Conclusions mat. This movie is pretty divisive among fans, and we get the feeling that this review might be as well. There will be no supplemental notes provided for Fullmetal Alchemist.
Closing (1:52:33 – 2:14:35)
Daryl saw fit to insert some sappy, maudlin thank you to all you folks listening to us and stroking our egos over the past year. Next week, Daryl shall review the most tragic, disturbing, children’s movie of all time, Ringing Bell. It’s from Sanrio, the makers of Hello Kitty! Gerald’s going to cover Kishin Corps aka “World War II with steam-powered mecha and space aliens.” With a premise like that, it should have been another Giant Robo, but…well, you’ll see. And Clarissa gave you a break for a little while, but prepare yourselves for her review of Part 2 of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. We close things off with our SPECIAL ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY SURPRISE!
Lucky for us, Erin and Noah won’t be back for a month!