GME! Anime Fun Time Episode #16 – One Punch Man

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It’s a new year, and what better way to celebrate than with a comprehensive review that barely scratches the surface of the wonders of One Punch Man?

CLICK HERE or on the image above to download our review of the 2015 anime TV series (with bonus manga discussion), featuring Daryl Surat of Anime World Order, regular co-host Tom Pandich, and special guest host Ruth Gwaltney.

We talk about humor, narrative structure, and what it takes to be a hero in this modern world.

FINAL THOUGHT:

visual_01Don’t let Saitama’s try-hard appearance in the first key visual dissuade you. One Punch Man is primarily a comedy.

GME Anime Fun Time Episode #15 – Azumanga Daioh

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It’s time for another episode of GME! Anime Fun Time, this time tackling proto-moe situational comedy Azumanga Daioh. CLICK HERE or on the image above to join me, Tom, Clarissa from Anime World Order, and Dave from Fast Karate for the Gentleman as we explore the whimsical world of idealized high school friendships and wax nostalgic on Grapple Baki, Dark Souls, and other things for which we are moe.

FINAL THOUGHT:

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I think this animated GIF encapsulates Tom’s entire teaching philosophy.

“Hail to the King, Baby.”

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Gas up the chainsaw, because Army of Darkness is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring M.O.M., the Mistress of Malapropisms.

Review in a Nutshell: Although the theatrical cut of Army of Darkness suffers from the choppy final edit foisted upon the film by the studio, the 3rd movie in The Evil Dead series is still the funniest and most easily accessible entry, and it stands out as a fun throwback to an age of practical special effects from the days before the ascension of CG.

Australians Always Observe Proper Helmet Safety.

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Wear your color coordinated helmets, because BMX Bandits is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring M.O.M., the Mistress of Malapropisms.

Review in a Nutshell: This is an odd one. It’s a carefree children’s adventure movie filmed by a pioneer of violent, trashy Oz-ploitation flicks. BMX Bandits takes a while to deliver the bicycle-related goods and some of the stunts may seem tame by today’s standards, but overall this is a harmless kid’s movie filled with snarky, wise-cracking Australians.

All Grieco, All the Time.

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Put on your X-ray specs, because ‘If Looks Could Kill’ is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Sean ‘Hollywood’ Hunting.

Review in a Nutshell: A comedic send-up of spy movies featuring Richard Grieco as a high-school French student turned involuntary secret agent, ‘If Looks Could Kill’ is both surprisingly gruesome and surprisingly humorous. It’s just the right level of dumb to be entertaining. Special thanks to Jeff Phillips for requesting this one through the IndieGoGo campaign.

“Is There a Doctor in the House?”

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Make sure you warm up that stethoscope, because Dr. Giggles is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Tom ‘Internet Terrorist’ Pandich and Kristina ‘ChibiUFO’ Foster.

Review in a Nutshell: Dr. Giggles is a strange film. Ostensibly a horror movie, Larry Drake plays the titular slasher-villain like a live-action cartoon, while the rest of the cast is mostly dramatically serious in their roles. The contrast is jarring, and although I appreciate terrible puns as much as the next person, the movie never quite strikes the proper balance between horror and humor.

FINAL THOUGHT:

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Yes, this scene is accompanied by at least one “give me a hand” pun. It’s mandatory.

GME! Anime Fun Time Episode #09 – Hi-sCool! Seha Girls

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February has come and gone, and that means it’s time for another episode of GME! Anime Fun Time. This time, join Paul, Tom, and special guest David Cabrera of Kawaiiko-chan!! Gaming no Korner as they lament their wasted childhoods spent playing Sega hardware consoles and explore the wacky comedy, Hi-sCool! Seha Girls, in which various pieces of Sega hardware are personified as cute little moe girls having dumb adventures in the worlds of Sega video games. CLICK HERE or on the image above to download our review.

FINAL THOUGHT:

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 The Seha Girls’ hard battle blazes onward to Eternity.

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