* EXPLICIT LANGUAGE WARNING *

SPOILER WARNING AND EXPLICIT LANGUAGE. Not for kids. Nor people who dislike spoilers. Nor anyone, really.

Monday, December 21, 2015

e079: No Seriously They Made Star Wars Episode VII

e079: No Seriously They Made Star Wars Episode VII



A heaping helping of The Force Awakens with a side of Final Fantasy in this 100+ minute monster.

Notable timestamps:

0:00:00 - Star Wars: The Force Awakens; it's a movie that we watched! What did we think of it?

0:33:01 - Voice mail from Meowth (http://twitter.com/meowth900) and Chris (http://gamenpals.blogspot.ca/) on Yuki Yuna Is A Hero, Dave's infuriating sub/dub preferences, yet more Star Wars, Amazon and Apple's potential entry into the game console market, unlikely real time strategy (RTS) games, and if Final Fantasy VII Remake means Square Enix is desperate.

1:14:42 - A sad and angry Carlos talks about the Steam port of Final Fantasy VI, one of the trashiest, laziest ports of any game he's ever played.

1:27:22 - Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae! Carlos is back on board after giving the demo another chance.

1:31:40 - Dave got an XBox One. We talk about the quirky (read: incompetently laid out) interface. Also why in the hell do XBone controllers not come with battery packs?

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

e078: Nelvana Ruined Everything Also Sony

e078: Nelvana Ruined Everything Also Sony



Heavy Sony focus in this episode, thanks to PlayStation Experience on December 5.

Notable timestamps:

0:00:55 - Carlos and Dave talk about how "Somebody That I Used to Know" is the WORST SONG EVER MADE AND IN FACT SOME SORT OF PUNISHMENT FOR HUMANITY'S SINS. Also rap talk and how it related to Li Syaoron from Cardcaptor Sakura.

0:06:42 - Batman v Superman trailer 3 makes the movie look... not horrible? Would be a nice surprise after the disappointing Man of Steel. Star Wars and The Hunger Games talk round things out.

0:17:55 - Final Fantasy 7 Remake looks good, actually. (Note that we recorded this before we heard the remake will be released in multiple episodes; we'll have more thoughts on that next podcast.) Carlos says horrible things about Tetsuyo Nomura's mother?

0:26:11 - More about PSX.

0:32:12 - Crowdfunded games talk, specifically Psychonauts 2 and Indivisible.

0:46:27 - Gears of War reminiscing. Remember when Boomers were scary?

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

[Review] Gravity Falls season 2 ep. 19


"Weirdmageddon Part 2: Escape From Reality" gives us good Pines twin bonding and sibling-got-your-back-ness. Good stuff from the series' penultimate episode.

Monday, November 23, 2015

e077: Eee Zero Seven Seven

e077: Eee Zero Seven Seven



Nintendo Direct, Gravity Falls ending, the awfulness in Paris, and more.

Notable timestamps:

0:00:00 - Paris attacks. Anger, emotion, confusion, all that.

0:04:02 - Wouldn't be a shitty week without terrorist movement GamerGate using said Paris attacks to try and get Sikh man and wonderful human being Veerender Jubbal killed.

0:11:18 - The latest Nintendo Direct! And Dave and Carlos go mild.

0:17:03 - Cloud Strife joins Smash 4. Let's talk about that.

0:24:46 - NEO BOWSER CITY. Mario games and same-y-ness.

0:28:59 - Gravity Falls is coming to an end. People are sad. Gravity Falls is awesome. Let's talk about that.

0:50:27 - Dave talks Just Cause 3 and Carlos ruins it.

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Saturday, November 7, 2015

[Review] Yuri Kuma Arashi ep. 3


Carlos' favorite show? It's Dave's for pun-making, for sure. Horrible horrible pun-making.

Friday, November 6, 2015

[Review] Star vs. The Forces of Evil eps. 13-16


More Star vs. The Forces of Evil as Star and Marco continue to figure out what the other really means to them, face off with demonic ex-partners, and are scouted by a greater evil...

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Yuki Yuna Is A Hero (YuYuYu) ep.5 retrospective/dub review


MASSIVE SPOILER ALERT! Our retrospective and dub review of Yuki Yuna Is A Hero continues as we try to figure out what the other side of this conflict is feeling, with... mixed results.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Yuki Yuna Is A Hero (YuYuYu) ep.4 retrospective/dub review


MASSIVE SPOILER ALERT! Our retrospective and dub review of Yuki Yuna Is A Hero continues as Itsuki figures out singing and the future. But not even so-called alpha waves can save her from what comes.

[Review] Steven Universe eps. 3-5


Fries, burger backpacks, and more as Carlos and Dave continue through Steven Universe. Even though they're, as of this video's publish date, completely caught up all the way up to "Too Far" and eagerly awaiting new episodes.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

e076: Magnetic Tape? I Barely Knew Her!

e076: Magnetic Tape? I Barely Knew Her!



No plan, just talking about things and answering voicemail.

Notable timestamps:

0:00:35 - VCR and magnetic tape talk, and how the future we live in is glorious.

0:17:58 - Voicemail! Five from Meowth900 (twitter.com/meowth900). Anime talk for the most part, with laughter and pain and laughter-pain. And Digimon talk.

0:44:01 - We crap on YouTube some more, because there's always reason to crap on YouTube.

0:49:51 - Hey remember when we used to talk about video games a bunch?

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

[Review] Gravity Falls season 2 ep. 18


"Weirdmageddon Part 1" hits like a freight train with tons of scary, horrific fun. Dave buys in, but why is Carlos being such a freaking buzzkill?

(An aside: one of the co-hosts, Carlos, has been doing a podcast serial for 8 weeks now, every Friday, called Tales From The Orbis Aetherum. Carlos would sure appreciate it if you took a listen and gave him feedback! Find it at http://orbisaetherum.com.)

Monday, October 26, 2015

Digimon Tri First Few Minutes Impressions


Clip of the first few minutes is floating around the web. We got this particular one from a YouTube user by the name of "diginami Tail" who you should go follow:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6DtBi2iQ4nTgrod-5P9o-Q

Used without permission because this clip is Toei's; it's their material that we're commenting on under Fair Use.

Note: the title card of the video at the beginning says we're making no money off of this. As of January 31, 2016, that remains true. Carlos has recently set up a Patreon tip jar to cover editing overhead and hosting (as a backup in case of unwarranted copyright takedowns). We can't promise that, via said tip jar or other means, we won't financially benefit from this particular video. Keep in mind that it's still Toei's footage, which we're using under Fair Use, and unless Fair Use changes, we're in the clear, legally/morally. This warning supercedes the title card's.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

[Review] Gravity Falls season 2 ep. 17


*HUGE SPOILERS; DON'T WATCH UNTIL AFTER YOU'VE SEEN THE EPISODE!* "Dipper and Mabel vs. The Future" arrives at long last, and our heroes are at odds in a rather well-done, believable way. Which is just the opening a certain dream demon has been waiting for...

(An aside: one of the co-hosts, Carlos, has been doing a podcast serial for 8 weeks now, every Friday, called Tales From The Orbis Aetherum. Carlos would sure appreciate it if you took a listen and gave him feedback! Find it at http://orbisaetherum.com.)

Sunday, October 11, 2015

[Review] Steins Gate ep. 6


It's another episode of Steins Gate, and Carlos has more positive reviews for your listening "pleasure."

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

[Review] Gravity Falls season 2 ep. 16


"Roadside Attraction" isn't filler; it's an important development episode for both Dipper and his relationship with Stan. It's also pretty damn funny.

Monday, September 21, 2015

e075: This Podcast Has Been Taken Down Due to a Copyright Claim By Nintendo

e075: This Podcast Has Been Taken Down Due to a Copyright Claim By Nintendo



The title gives away one of the big topics. Others include racism in Texas, the 2015 Tokyo Game Show, and the disappointing (but still fun) Super Mario Maker.

Notable timestamps:

0:08:20 - God damn it Nintendo why are you coming down hard on romhacks and speedruns? Do you not like free advertising for your stuff?

0:24:35 - Pokemon Go is going to get people killed, for real.

0:28:21 - Washington state court orders restitution for failed Kickstarter campaign, which basically guts crowdfunding in Washington state, and maybe elsewhere. That's bad.

0:31:41 - Tokyo Game Show 2015! New Gravity Rush! More from Square Enix! Konami might have gutted itself!

0:50:29 - Carlos played a bunch of Super Mario Maker. He is both delighted and disappointed. Find out why.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

[Review] Gravity Falls season 2 ep. 15


"The Last Mabelcorn" is a generally awesome episode that's just a couple things short of being Gravity Falls' best. Revelations! Bill Cipher! Unicorns! Gnome police stings?

Monday, September 7, 2015

[Review] Star vs. The Forces of Evil eps. 7-10


(Did this video in Shotcut; please pardon any abnormalities while Carlos adapts to the program.) More Star vs. The Forces of Evil for Carlos and Dave! We learn that Star is like a better Gandalf and Marco will totally Shoryuken a freakin' hydra. Hey is that Bill Cipher?

Monday, August 31, 2015

e074: Let's Make Our Own Time Zone!

e074: Let's Make Our Own Time Zone!



Davaniel Day Lewis and Carls Xavier talk a bunch of unscripted stuff!

Notable timestamps:

0:05:44 - A bunch of boring-ass World of WarCraft and Diablo talk.

0:20:38 - New Amiibo: Shovel Knight! ... Pardon?

0:43:33 - Jam and Rainbow Mika return to their respective fighting game series. So we obviously opine on sexualized women in fighters, then transition into talk of Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator.

0:57:47 - One cool thing, an idea blatantly lifted from the Scriptnotes podcast (http://johnaugust.com/podcast). We each talk about something cool/positive. Dave brings up WoW Tokens, how they let you buy game time with in-game currency. Carlos brings up Andrea Ritsu (@andrearitsu on Twitter) for cool Let's Plays.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

[Review] Gravity Falls season 2 ep. 14


"The Stanchurian Candidate" means more punching things with wings, an ominous trailer for next time, and us speculating on what's to come, including one reviewer's prediction that one Bill Cipher may not be as malevolent as one Ford Pines would have us believe...

Monday, August 24, 2015

Digimon Tri August 2015 Trailer Impressions


Carlos and Dave talk about the latest Digimon Tri trailer. It's... well, it's definitely a trailer.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Yuki Yuna Is A Hero (YuYuYu) ep.3 retrospective/dub review


MASSIVE SPOILER ALERT! Our retrospective and dub review of Yuki Yuna Is A Hero aka Yuuki Yuuna Wa Yuusha De Aru aka YuYuYu continues! It's time for episode 3 where we meet the token tsundere, and this trope is much more bearable here than in other anime.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

e073: Thunderous Rising? Only Windows 10 Can Tow The Line Between Love and Hate!

e073: Thunderous Rising? Only Windows 10 Can Tow The Line Between Love and Hate!



(Audio issues in this episode, for a couple of reasons; we salvaged what we could. Our apologies.)

0:00:00 - Preamble & Opening Banter
- PlayStation TV isn't dead, and in fact its compatibility list is growing for some reason.
- Carlos exposits on how his ass has been itching a lot lately.

0:06:03 - Timed Jumps & Fist Bumps & Rockin' Tech (Games & Tech)
- New WoW expansion announcement out of nowhere, and since we recorded this before learning it was WoW: Legion, we make some hilarious, somewhat accurate/somewhat not guesses.
- (0:14:40) Double jumping and why it's awesome. Again, we recorded this before learning Demon Hunter double jumping in WoW would be a thing.
- (0:28:45) Turn-based games aren't dead yet. Were they ever really in danger?
- (0:36:32) Fallout 4 will release without its mod kit.
- (0:40:14) Windows 10 is an awesome nightmare of benign malevolence?
- (0:46:38) Rising Thunder, Seth Killian's new fighting game! Carlos has very preliminary impressions. More info: https://twitter.com/risingthunder / http://risingthunder.com.

1:03:07 - We Watch Dem Movin' Pictures (TV & Film)
- Reality TV and pandering to the lowest common denominator. Is reality TV always bad?
- Killing good shows with promise after one season, and how capitalism works apparently.
- Adam Sandler. Hoo boy, Adam Sandler...
- RIP Rowdy Roddy Piper. :'(

1:30:31 - Mailbag & Corrections
- Voicemails from Meowth (http://twitter.com/meowth900).
- Carlos is unfortunate enough to need a primer on SAO 2 to answer one of the voicemails.
- Talk on terrible fanbases and which one is the worst.
- Meowth talks about an upcoming live D&D game she'll be involved in! Check it out on Sunday August 9, at 1 PM Pacific (4 PM Eastern), on http://twitch.tv/exfauxsure, with shoutouts to the Burning Barrel Podcast.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

[Review] Gravity Falls season 2 ep. 13


"Dungeons, Dungeons, And More Dungeons" reveals so much about Ford, Dipper, and the plot in general. Dave was delighted. Carlos... not as much...

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

e072: Predestination? The Only "Gods and Monsters" are People!

e072: Predestination? The Only "Gods and Monsters" are People!



Fun activity: see if you can guess the topics based on that title.

0:00:00 - Preamble & Opening Banter

0:01:28 - Timed Jumps & Fist Bumps (Games)
- RIP Satoru Iwata. Remembering his contributions to Nintendo and his corporate philosophy. How many executives choose to cut their own pay over laying off subordinates?

0:06:41 - The TV & Movies Section That Keeps TV & Movies Out of the Games Section
- Justice League: God and Monsters. Our thoughts on both the shorts and the feature itself. Could it get a sequel, and should it? If so, what new interpretations of DC characters would you want to see?
- (0:28:44) Terminator Genisys impressions. problems, and predestination paradox talk.
- (0:42:55) Is Steven Universe a great show or the greatest?

0:45:18 - I Hope Dave-Sempai Notices Me! (Anime)
- I'm the Main Character of a Harem Manga, but I'm Gay So Every Day is Hell For Me (by Ryosuke Kataoka): http://bit.ly/1TOr6oN (slightly NSFW). Discuss the brilliance.
- Thought experiment: we give anime the Justice League: Gods and Monsters treatment. Its villains as heroes, edgier heroes that are still heroic, etc.
- Random talk of scheduled knife fights with IWBTG creator Kayin over anime opinions, Gundam Wing sequels Dave didn't know about, and how Elfen Lied is the fucking worst thing ever.

1:05:58 - Mailbag & Corrections
- Voicemails from Meowth (http://twitter.com/meowth900) and Rowan (http://twitter.com/link6616).
- More on Satoru Iwata and Nintendo.
- We're asked to list the good things about Steven Universe. Done, with pleasure.
- What media has changed our perception of storytelling?

1:33:11 - Parting Thoughts

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

[Review] Gravity Falls season 2 ep. 12


After waiting for what was seemingly forever, season 2 episode 12 of Gravity Falls has finally come out! Dave and Carlos weigh in.

Monday, July 6, 2015

e071: We Talk Stuff of Things and the Dudes That Do That

e071: We Talk Stuff of Things and the Dudes That Do That



Dave and Carlos have an impromptu discussion about controversies in both video games and the real world. Also, Dave gets annoyed. Very annoyed.

Notable timestamps:

0:02:43 = Marriage equality in the US. Go US! Also Greek austerity, the potentially (perpetually?) crumbling EU, and "southern pride."

0:13:36 - Nintendo and their fans' disgusting support of conversion therapy and homophobia/biphobia in Fire Emblem Fates. Also talk of transgender characters in Guild Wars 2 and how Blizzard is bigoted.

0:26:19 - Is the "Nintendo PlayStation" prototype is a hoax?

0:29:47 - Lazy PC ports are lazy. Yes this is an Arkham Knight rant. Also lazy porting in general, from any gaming platform to any other.

0:41:07 - Shoutouts to Kayin's latest game, Brave Earth: Prologue, coming to Steam Greenlight soon! His site: http://kayin.moe/. Yes that's the actual URL. Also shoutouts to WayForward's latest Shantae demo!

0:43:34 - Disney's Inside Out is awesome! We talk about how awesome it is.

0:54:13 - Voicemails! Meowth (@meowth900 on Twitter) talks more E3, show recommendations/slamming, Steven Universe developments, and voice actors who have sadly passed away. Then friends of the show Kiki and Po send in TRIPLE TRIAD!

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[Review] Gravity Falls season 2 eps. 1-11


We've seen up to season 2 episode 11 of Gravity Falls and had Anime Raves recorded. We wanted to release them all before the new episode later this month, and we realized we didn't have too much content in them. So this is the second of two "omnibus" Anime Raves for Gravity Falls (the first was released earlier today); this one covers season 2 up until episode 11. And with this, we're caught up!

[Review] Gravity Falls season 1 eps. 6-20


We've seen up to season 2 episode 11 of Gravity Falls and had Anime Raves recorded. We wanted to release them all before the new episode later this month, and we realized we didn't have too much content in them. So this is the first of two "omnibus" Anime Raves for Gravity Falls; this one covers the remainder of season 1 (episode 6 onward), and the next will cover season 2 up until episode 11. Then we're caught up.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Akatsuki No Yona (Yona of the Dawn) - Full Series Impressions & Discussion


This is the *video* version of Carlos and Dave's Akatsuki No Yona retrospective, part of our continuing, up-to-the-minute coverage of the Fall 2014 anime season. There's also an audio version available via our Two Fat Guys Talk podcast feed (http://twofatguystalk.com).

Akatsuki No Yona (Yona of the Dawn) - Full Series Impressions & Discussion (audio)

Fall Anime 2014 - Akatsuki No Yona (Yona of the Dawn) - Full Series Impressions & Discussion (audio ver.)



This is the *audio* version of Carlos and Dave's Akatsuki No Yona retrospective, part of our continuing, up-to-the-minute coverage of the Fall 2014 anime season. A video version will be available shortly on http://TwoFatGuysTalk.com.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

e070: Three Es? The Week of Somewhat Disappointing Game Stuff!

e070: Three Es? The Week of Somewhat Disappointing Game Stuff!



Dave, Carlos, Kiki, and Po talk about dat E3 and how it... well, it definitely happened. That it happened is, in fact, a fact.

Notable timestamps:

0:03:04 - Kiki talks about building her cosplay for Otacon, which leads to Carlos talking about the wonderfully varied world of tape.

0:04:15 - The E3 talk begins! Carlos was generally unimpressed with both E3 and everyone's preparedness for the podcast. Dave liked a bunch of it. Po and Kiki enjoyed hearing about the wacky world that was the Square-Enix presentation. And a whole bunch more.

0:40:39 - TRIPLE TRIAD!

0:42:55 - TRIPLE TRIAD!

0:49:48 - More important and leading female characters in games? Yes please.

0:52:41 - Voicemails from Meowth (http://twitter.com/meowth900), Rowan (http://twitter.com/link6616), and... Po? More E3, Steven Universe, musicals, and more.

1:11:29 - We talk about how much Jurassic World sucked.

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Friday, June 19, 2015

[Review] Star vs. The Forces of Evil eps. 3-6


Star vs. The Forces of Evil episodes 3 through 6 get reviewed by Carlos and Dave! Watch us watch them.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

[Review] Seraph of the End eps. 1-2 simuldub


More simuldubs! This is our review of the first two simuldubbed (simul-dubbed?) episodes of Seraph of the End.

Yuki Yuna Is A Hero (YuYuYu) ep.2 retrospective/dub review


MASSIVE SPOILER ALERT! Our retrospective and dub review of Yuki Yuna Is A Hero aka Yuuki Yuuna Wa Yuusha De Aru aka YuYuYu aka one of the awesomest magical girl shows ever continues! It's time for episode 2, and Togo is at the center of it for reasons both good and bad.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

e069: Deep Dish Digimon? The Secret Meetings of the Digilluminati!

e069: Deep Dish Digimon? The Secret Meetings of the Digilluminati!



Dave, Carlos, Kiki, and Po return for fun podcast times.

Notable timestamps:

0:00:00 - Po brings us a gripping narrative crossing over Babar and Trigun. Seriously, this needs to be heard to be believed.

0:08:21 - The titular topic. Ever notice how Tai, Matt, TK, Kari, their Digimon, and sometimes Izzy will make plans and exclude everyone else? We discuss this and speculate what this may mean for the upcoming Digimon Tri...

0:28:14 - Voicemails from Meowth (http://twitter.com/meowth900) about political mascots, Sailor Moon, spoilers, Splatoon, Digimon, and tips for beating the heat.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

[Review] Blood Blockade Battlefront ep. 1 simuldub


It's simuldub time! We catch episode 1 of Blood Blockade Battlefront, a title Carlos can't seem to pronounce properly to save his life.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Interlude: Mad Max Fury Road (SPOILER WARNING!)

Interlude: Mad Max Fury Road



-- SPOILER ALERT for Mad Max Fury Road.
-- Carlos and Dave saw the amazing Mad Max Fury Road, and now they gonna rave about it!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

TFGT/CDAR News, Updates, What's Going On, etc.

Hello everyone! Carlos here, from the award-winning [citation needed] podcast Two Fat Guys Talk and Time magazine's "most influential new video series of our time" [again this is going to require a freakin' citation] Carlos and Dave Anime Rave. I'm the loud over-talkative one that hates everything you love.

I want to talk a bit about Two Fat Guys Talk (TFGT, the bestest most awesomest abbreviation ever) and the Carlos and Dave Anime Rave (CDAR, possibly a better abbreviation). Specifically, our plans, the status of specific projects, and so on in that fashion until some semblance of an informative post takes shape. Here goes.

Right now, I'm in between day jobs, which means I should have tons of time to edit and put out new content (I do the editing and publishing), but I don't. It's a combination of many things: looking for new work, working on my spec scripts and manuscripts (there's a reason I blow a lot of hot air about any sort of fiction), familial/social obligations, and actually spending some time consuming the very entertainment I hope to be involved in making someday.

That's why you haven't been seeing new content every single day, though I think I've been pretty good at updating every week or so. But the CDAR backlog has grown rather large, and combined with wanting to put out videos on new shows reasonably quickly, I'm tailoring my approach to tackling the work ahead of me.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

[Review] Sword Art Online eps. 1-2


Carlos and Dave finally upload one of their older raves (possibly even their first) that they never got around to actually putting up: Sword Art Online episodes 1 and 2. It starts off strong. Spoiler alert: Dave felt it stayed there, but Carlos did not.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Yuki Yuna Is A Hero (YuYuYu) ep.1 retrospective/dub review


Carlos and Dave re-visit a show they've seen in its entirety in Yuki Yuna Is A Hero, aka Yuuki Yuuna Wa Yuusha De Aru, aka YuYuYu. This is both a retrospective and a review of the dub, which we haven't yet experienced.

MASSIVE SPOILERS FOR THE WHOLE SERIES, though, so watch with care!

Friday, May 8, 2015

[Review] Gravity Falls eps. 4-5


From the award-winning [citation needed] podcast Two Fat Guys Talk comes the Carlos and Dave Anime Rave! It's pretty self-explanatory, really.

We've already seen up to season 2 episode 11 of Gravity Falls and are eagerly awaiting episode 12 this summer. So we're a little behind, but here's more of our take on the earlier eps. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Digimon Tri May 2015 Trailer Impressions


From the award-winning [citation needed] podcast Two Fat Guys Talk comes the Carlos and Dave Anime Rave! It's pretty self-explanatory, really.

We saw the newest trailer for Digimon Tri, and here are our impressions!

Friday, May 1, 2015

e068: Sixty-Eight? The Sixty-Eighth Episode of the Podcast!

e068: Sixty-Eight? The Sixty-Eighth Episode of the Podcast!



Today Carlos and Dave work without an outline and talk about various, um, things.

Notable timestamps:

0:02:30 - Mighty No. 9 demo impressions.

0:09:20 - Elder Scrolls 6: Valenwood talk. Just how is that pesky word pronounced?

0:14:33 - Does Mortal Kombat really need Fatalities to stay relevant and cool and hype and whatnot? We talk about this for quite a bit, including crossover implications. Also assorted fighting game topics for conversation.

0:41:43 - E3 2015 conference predictions!

0:49:56 - What’s a podcast without voicemails from Meowth (http://twitter.com/meowth900)? Not much of a podcast I’d say! She talks about anime/manga, Gravity Falls, Steven Universe, school assignments, Mario Kart DLC, Patreon, and a bunch more.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

[Review] Steins Gate ep. 5


From the award-winning [citation needed] podcast Two Fat Guys Talk comes the Carlos and Dave Anime Rave! It's pretty self-explanatory, really.

Today we’re reviewing the fifth episode of Steins Gate. It’s the best episode so far, which is like saying a bout of diarrhea was less uncomfortable than others.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

[Review] Steven Universe eps. 1-2


From the award-winning [citation needed] podcast Two Fat Guys Talk comes the Carlos and Dave Anime Rave! It's pretty self-explanatory, really.

Today we’re reviewing the first two episodes of Steven Universe.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

[Review] Steins Gate ep. 4



From the award-winning [citation needed] podcast Two Fat Guys Talk comes the Carlos and Dave Anime Rave! It's pretty self-explanatory, really.

Today we’re reviewing OH GOD NO

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

e067: Lame No-Topic-Cast? Absurdist Ramblings Save From Obscurity!

e067: Lame No-Topic-Cast? Absurdist Ramblings Save From Obscurity!



Today Carlos, Dave, Kiki, and Po return with no real topic in mind. They talk about a bunch of stuff and answer five voicemails from Meowth (http://twitter.com/meowth900) and one from Rowan (http://twitter.com/link6616). It starts off slow but ramps up into our usual uncomfortable high.

Notable moments:

0:04:30 - Carlos confirmed slowest Civilization 5 player.

0:36:27 - ReBoot (the cartoon) and Friends (the sitcom) crossover.

0:48:45 - Dave thinks Gary Stu is a voice actor when he hears Meowth talk about Kirito from Sword Art Online. No, really, this is what Dave actually believes.

1:21:57 - Bambi (Disney) and Final Fantasy Tactics (the one with Ramza) crossover.

1:23:22 - Carlos lets loose with quite possibly the worst Popeye impression in the history of history.

"Sword vs. Moon Rod" art by RedCaliburn:
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Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/redcaliburn/

Your home on the web for more of us:
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Monday, April 13, 2015

[Review] Star vs. The Forces of Evil eps. 1 and 2



From the award-winning [citation needed] podcast Two Fat Guys Talk comes the Carlos and Dave Anime Rave! It's pretty self-explanatory, really.

Today we’re reviewing the first and second episodes of Star vs. The Forces of Evil, which is better than Sailor Moon Crystal in every possible way.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

[Review] Gravity Falls eps. 2 and 3



From the award-winning [citation needed] podcast Two Fat Guys Talk comes the Carlos and Dave Anime Rave! It's pretty self-explanatory, really.

Today we’re reviewing the second and third episodes of the awesome, awesome Gravity Falls!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

[Review] Senran Kagura ep. 4

The first video is the episode hosted on YouTube; if it's down due to some bogus copyright claim, hit the jump (i.e., click Read more below) and watch the second video instead.


From the award-winning [citation needed] podcast Two Fat Guys Talk comes the Carlos and Dave Anime Rave! It's pretty self-explanatory, really.

Today we’re catching Senran Kagura ep. 4. Carlos is starting to break, and Dave’s evil plans begin blooming. Non-sexually. Possibly sexually.

Friday, April 3, 2015

[Review] Sailor Moon Crystal ep. 12



From the award-winning [citation needed] podcast Two Fat Guys Talk comes the Carlos and Dave Anime Rave! It's pretty self-explanatory, really.

In this episode, we watch episode 12 of Sailor Moon Crystal. Remember how episode 11 sucked? Well KUMA SHOCK episode 12 does too.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

[Review] Gravity Falls ep. 1



From the award-winning [citation needed] podcast Two Fat Guys Talk comes the Carlos and Dave Anime Rave! It's pretty self-explanatory, really.

Carlos and Dave watch the highly acclaimed Disney animated series Gravity Falls, and muse over the various philosophical questions presented by its first episode.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

[Review] Yuri Kuma Arashi ep. 1 (English dub)


From the award-winning [citation needed] podcast Two Fat Guys Talk comes the Carlos and Dave Anime Rave! It's pretty self-explanatory, really.

Carlos and Dave watch episode 1 of Yuri Kuma Arashi's English dub! We talk about voice acting, remember bad anime of years past, and attempt to murder each other. Fun for the whole family!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

[Review] Yuri Kuma Arashi eps. 1 and 2


From the award-winning [citation needed] podcast Two Fat Guys Talk comes the Carlos and Dave Anime Rave! It's pretty self-explanatory, really.

Carlos and Dave tackle something Carlos is looking forward to and Dave says he isn’t but probably secretly is: Yuri Kuma Arashi! We watch episodes 1 and 2. Dave makes bear puns. Carlos gets angry at said puns. It’s all bear-ly tolerable.

Monday, March 23, 2015

[Review] Sailor Moon Crystal ep. 11


From the award-winning [citation needed] podcast Two Fat Guys Talk comes the Carlos and Dave Anime Rave! It's pretty self-explanatory, really.

In this episode, we watch episode 11 of Sailor Moon Crystal. It sucks.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

e066: Behold? We Do The Things We Should Have Done Prior!

e066: Behold? We Do The Things We Should Have Done Prior!



-- INDEX --

0:00:00 - Preamble & Opening Banter
- Two Fat Guys AND FRIENDS sound off!
- We got SEVEN LAST MINUTE VOICEMAILS? NO TIME HURRY UP! Topics first, then voicemails!

0:02:46 - Timed Jumps & Fist Bumps (Games)
- Dave harps on Amiibos again.
- Carlos talks about his "universal card game rules" that you can plug any game into.
- Something about Fable and Rock Band WHO CARES GO GO GO

0:10:18 - The TV & Movies Section That Keeps TV & Movies Out of the Games Section
- New DuckTales! Donald Duck more prominent? Hopefully. Also some Carl Barks stuff.
- ReBoot the television series is awesome A FOLLOWUP WITH USERS ENTERING THE NET? Oh no...
- Frozen 2 OKAY ENOUGH DAWDLING HURRY

0:29:56 - I Hope Dave-Sempai Notices Me! (Anime)
- Digimon talk.
- More anime talk in the mailbag.

0:39:39 - Mailbag & Corrections
- Voicemails from Meowth (http://twitter.com/meowth900) and Rowan (http://twitter.com/link6616).
- Video games: buy them right at launch, or wait?
- Lesbian incest in anime (less hot/kinky than you think), more sub/dub talk, and how quickly dubs are happening. Also: Yuri Kuma Arashi!
- Fave Final Fantasy games vs. fave Dragon Quest games.
- Disappointing games, consoles, anime, etc. Escaflowne fucking sucks. Possibly Game of Thrones too?
- Chris Hemsworth vs. Human Torch: who's hotter?

1:19:06 - Parting Thoughts
- Pi day. We talk about pies.

"Sword vs. Moon Rod" art by RedCaliburn:
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We have a tip jar! Completely optional, but if interested:
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Sunday, March 15, 2015

[Review] Puella Magi Madoka Magica eps. 3 and 4


Carlos and Dave tackle something Carlos has been dreading: Puella Magi Madoka Magica. We watch episodes 3 and 4, and have decidedly different reactions over something that happens to Mami.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Amagi Brilliant Park - Full Series Impressions & Discussion

Fall Anime 2014 - Amagi Brilliant Park - Full Series Impressions & Discussion



-- UPDATE MAY 2015: We're still continuing Fall 2014 Anime stuff, but as audio podcasts only (most of the time). See this post for details: http://www.twofatguystalk.com/2015/05/tfgtcdar-news-updates-whats-going-on-etc.html
-- This is Carlos and Dave's look at Fall 2014 anime; in this episode, we go over our full series impressions of Amagi Brilliant Park, a show that almost wholly exceeded all of our expectations.

Nanatsu No Taizai, aka Seven Deadly Sins - Mid Season Impressions

Fall Anime 2014 - Nanatsu No Taizai, aka Seven Deadly Sins - Mid Season Impressions



-- UPDATE MAY 2015: We're still continuing Fall 2014 Anime stuff, but as audio podcasts only (most of the time). See this post for details: http://www.twofatguystalk.com/2015/05/tfgtcdar-news-updates-whats-going-on-etc.html
-- This is Carlos and Dave's look at Fall 2014 anime; in this episode, we go over our mid season impressions of Nanatsu No Taizai, aka Seven Deadly Sins, aka this show is getting dumber by the episode.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

e065: Voicemail? The Saga of a Title That Had to Change!

e065: Voicemail? The Saga of a Title That Had to Change!



-- INDEX --

0:00:00 - Preamble & Opening Banter
- Two Fat Guys AND FRIENDS sound off!
- Remembering Leonard Nimoy.

0:05:24 - THE MAILBAG BEGINS
- 5 voicemails from @Meowth900 (on Twitter).
- 3 voicemails from @link6616 (also on Twitter).
- These voicemails and our responses are most of the remainder of the show. Details below.

0:05:46 - Meowth's Questions O' Plenty About Everything
- A bunch of opining about anime.
- The folly of MMOs where playing them can kill you in real life.
- Hard copies of games vs. digital downloads. Also, games that are difficult to find hard copies of, like stupid Xenoblade.
- What games should be on Nintendo's Virtual Console? How about *all of them*!

0:29:27 - Rowan (link6616) Blows Our Freakin' Minds
- We discuss what common, taken-for-granted gaming mechanic we'd change.
- Dave and Carlos are scumbags for not watching more Revolutionary Girl Utena.
- Carlos shits on Madoka Magica some more during an otherwise healthy talk about non-traditional protagonists in fiction.
- Rowan confuddles us with a mind-blowing thought experiment of epic proportions!

1:05:50 - One Last Question For Carlos
- A non-voicemail question for Carlos.

1:10:07 - Digimon Talk and Various Ramblings
- Phantomon freakin' blows. Angemon killed him *by accident*.
- Tai is awesome for beating the shit out of ghosts. While a child.
- What kind of stupid podcast is this?

1:14:54 - Parting Thoughts

"Sword vs. Moon Rod" art by RedCaliburn:
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

[Review] Sailor Moon Crystal ep. 10


From the award-winning [citation needed] podcast Two Fat Guys Talk comes the Carlos and Dave Anime Rave! It's pretty self-explanatory, really.

In this episode, we watch episode 10 of Sailor Moon Crystal. It isn't anywhere near as good as the last episode.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

e064: 64-Bit? Silly Listeners, This Podcast Runs on an 8-Bit Core

e064: 64-Bit? Silly Listeners, This Podcast Runs on an 8-Bit Core


-- INDEX --

0:00:00 - Preamble & Opening Banter

0:02:11 - Mailbag & Corrections
- Voicemail from Meowth900 (@meowth900 on Twitter) and Adan (@absolutely_daft on Twitter).
- Wii U gaming talk.
- Shitting on the later seasons of Slayers (Revolution and Evolution-R).
- Carlos tries intentionally provoking Adan at Adan's request.

0:32:53 - WHAT YOU DO!? (Dave & Carlos catch up)

0:33:57 - Timed Jumps & Fist Bumps (Games)
- Castlevania Bloodlines is awesome and you should go play it.
- Law & Order SVU's gamer episode, and Carlos rightfully shitting on GamerGate again.
- StarCraft match fixing in Korea.
- Another Spider-Man movie reboot. Hey why is this in the Games section?
- Dead or Alive and lol "morality" (re: PC version modding).
- Gaming profiles for convenience and bragging rights.

0:58:32 - I Hope Dave-Sempai Notices Me (Anime & Manga)
- Yuuki Yuuna Wa Yuusha de Aru, aka YuYuYu, aka Yuki Yuna Is A Hero! Potential sequel upcoming, talk about the Epilogue light novel with Sonogo/Sonoko/Bandage Girl, more speculation about the canon, etc.
- Where the hell is Digimon Tri?
- Qualia the Purple fucked up Carlos' mind and continues to mess Carlos up. It's AMAZING though; go read it!

1:17:31 - Shitlord Saga
- The original shitlord returns! Let's talk about a man named Peter Molyneux...

1:27:43 - Parting Thoughts

"Sword vs. Moon Rod" art by RedCaliburn:
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Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/redcaliburn/

Your home on the web for more of us:
http://TwoFatGuysTalk.com

We have a tip jar! Completely optional, but if interested:
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Monday, February 16, 2015

[Review] Puella Magi Madoka Magica ep. 2

Part 1 on YouTube:


Part 2 on YouTube:


From the award-winning [citation needed] podcast Two Fat Guys Talk comes the Carlos and Dave Anime Rave! It's pretty self-explanatory, really.

In this episode, we watch episode 2 of Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

[Review] Sailor Moon Crystal ep. 9


From the award-winning [citation needed] podcast Two Fat Guys Talk comes the Carlos and Dave Anime Rave! It's pretty self-explanatory, really.

In this episode, we watch episode 9 of Sailor Moon Crystal. Spoiler alert: it's the only good episode.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

[Review] Puella Magi Madoka Magica ep. 1 (sub vs dub)


From the award-winning [citation needed] podcast Two Fat Guys Talk comes the Carlos and Dave Anime Rave! It's pretty self-explanatory, really.

Carlos and Dave tackle something Carlos has been dreading: Puella Magi Madoka Magica. In this episode, we compare the sub and dub of episode one to decide which to keep watching. We also have a healthy debate about cherry tomatoes.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

[Review] Sailor Moon Crystal ep. 8


From the award-winning [citation needed] podcast Two Fat Guys Talk comes the Carlos and Dave Anime Rave! It's pretty self-explanatory, really.

In this episode, we watch episode 8 of Sailor Moon Crystal!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

e063: Let's Just All Agree That Sailor Moon Needs a Better Reboot

e063: Let's Just All Agree That Sailor Moon Needs a Better Reboot


(Keep listening at the end...)

-- INDEX --

0:00:00 - Preamble & Opening Banter
- Friends of the show Kiki and Po are back!
- There is no cow level.

0:04:58 - Mailbag & Corrections
- An existential question about temporal existence from Rowan (@link6616 on Twitter).
- Voicemails from Meowth900 (@meowth900 on Twitter) get Dave all riled up!

0:24:36 - WHAT YOU DO!? (Dave & Carlos AND FRIENDS catch up)

0:36:27 - Timed Jumps & Fist Bumps (Games)
- Awesome Games Done Quick 2015 was awesome!
- New Nintendo 3DS finally comes our way, but only in XL size and with no AC adapter.
- ZELDA COCKS.

0:46:15 - I Hope Dave-Sempai Notices Me (Anime)
- We all wax poetic on how fucking terrible and disappointing Sailor Moon Crystal is.

1:04:33 - Shitlord Saga
- Tuxedo Mask is a shitlord.
- Pegasus (from Sailor Moon) is also a shitlord... maybe? Maybe not?
- Family Circus (the newspaper comic).
- The Guardians of Oa are so shitlord we need to discuss them again.
- Delita from Final Fantasy Tactics is the lord of shitlords.

1:27:56 - Parting Thoughts
- Shitty Canadian singers and bands.
- Char's Counterattack sucks.
- Po informs us that there was once an American Sailor Moon cartoon.
- Nobody believes him, until...

1:42:52 - Bonus Clip: WTF THERE WAS AN AMERICAN SAILOR MOON CARTOON!?
- Jesus titty-fucking Christ there was!
- Well, sort of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=358ewVY2nko

"Sword vs. Moon Rod" art by RedCaliburn:
DeviantArt - http://redcaliburn.deviantart.com/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/redcaliburn/

Your home on the web for more of us:
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We have a tip jar! Completely optional, but if interested:
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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Yuuki Yuuna Wa Yuusha De Aru - Full Series Impressions & Discussion

Fall Anime 2014 - Yuuki Yuuna Wa Yuusha De Aru - Full Series Impressions & Discussion


-- UPDATE MAY 2015: We're still continuing Fall 2014 Anime stuff, but as audio podcasts only (most of the time). See this post for details: http://www.twofatguystalk.com/2015/05/tfgtcdar-news-updates-whats-going-on-etc.html
-- Also we're doing a video retrospective and dub review on this! Check our site!
-- This is Carlos and Dave's look at Fall 2014 anime; in this episode, we go over our full series impressions of Yuuki Yuuna Wa Yuusha De Aru, including our thoughts on what the hell happened in the end and breakdown of each character.