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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Can't Keep Us Down For Long

Hey folks, Carlos here. We might be back sooner than expected. Give us, like, another week or two for new Anime Rave videos. You might get a Two Fat Guys Talk podcast episode sooner than that, too, like 92% chance, so feel free to submit voicemail questions for it (on our site, click Send Voicemail on the right).

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Indefinite Hiatus - Computer Died

Hey all, Carlos here. I co-host Two Fat Guys Talk and the Carlos and Dave Anime Rave. I also edit and produce both shows.

And my only computer, my only workstation, well it died.

When I get a new one, there will be more reviews, reactions, and podcasts. Until then, we're on hiatus indefinitely.

Apologies, and thank you for listening and watching.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

July/August 2017 Update

Hey y'all. Carlos here with a quick update on what to expect from the Carlos and Dave Anime Rave / Two Fat Guys Talk this summer.

Later this week, no later than Saturday July 15, we'll release our reaction to and review of Senki Zesshou Symphogear AXZ episode 1, aka season 4 episode 1. Included in that video will be our reaction/review for season 1. When we release our review of s4e2, it will include our review of season 2, and ditto for s4e3/season 3.

Next week we will release our reviews of/reactions to the Castlevania Netflix series (spoiler alert: it's good), the latest episodes of My Hero Academia, and the beginning of Star vs. The Forces of Evil season 3.

We're perpetually busy, both IRL and working through awful, unwarranted copyright claims on YouTube, so please bear with us as we sort through it all and get reviews out.

As always, thank you so much for watching and listening.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

e097: Final Fox? Storming Mini-Consoles With Blood and Such!

e097: Final Fox? Storming Mini-Consoles With Blood and Such!



Plenty in this episode, so here are some timestamps:

0:00:29 - The SNES Classic Mini! Is it worth it? Is Star Fox 2's inclusion important?

0:15:41 - Is Chrono Trigger overrated? One of the two fat guys thinks so, and shits on Masato Kato too.

0:17:52 - Carlos craps on Nintendo for leaving Argonaut Games out to dry over Star Fox 2.

0:23:43 - Final Fantasy XIV! Before we get to the good stuff, we first talk about how terrible it was pre-Realm Reborn, and how much Final Fantasy XI sucks.

0:38:36 - Carlos and Dave get to A Realm Reborn and the latest expansion, Stormblood. Both really like it!

0:49:19 - Carlos and Dave have a heated "debate" about whether Stormblood's new skill changes offer "more customization" than before. Quotations because it's not a debate: one side presents facts while the other "disagrees" with facts.

1:01:13 - We get past said "debate" and spend the rest of the episode talking about Final Fantasy XIV, World of WarCraft, and MMOs in general.

1:26:05 - Final Fantasy character and place names have been getting progressively worse for years now, and XIV is the biggest offender...

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Friday, June 23, 2017

[Review] [Reaction] My Hero Academia season 2 eps. 9-12 simuldub

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We review more of My Hero Academia! Ice meets fire. Optimism meets reality. Bakugou wins indignantly.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

e094: E3 2017 Part 1 - EA and Xbox

e094: E3 2017 Part 1 - EA and Xbox



Part 1 of our E3 impressions covers the EA and Xbox conferences, with a bit of Sony and Nintendo speculation.

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Two Fat Guys Talk E3 2017 - Our Plans

Greetings and salutations, folks. Carlos here, with a breakdown of what Dave and I are planning for E3 2017. It consists of live tweeting and podcasts.

Check out the Two Fat Guys Talk (http://twitter.com/TwoFatGuysTalk) account, which will be set to re-tweet everything Dave (http://twitter.com/TheDudeHack) and Carlos (http://twitter.com/OrbisAetherum) tweet about E3 2017.

Saturday June 10
  • Dave and Carlos will be live tweeting impressions of the EA conference at 1 pm Mountain Time (12 pm Pacific).
Sunday June 11
  • Dave and Carlos will be live tweeting impressions of the Microsoft conference at 3 pm Mountain Time (2 pm Pacific).
  • Ditto for the Bethesda conference at 10 pm Mountain Time (9 pm Pacific).
  • Carlos will also live tweet impressions of the Devolver Digital conference at 11 pm Mountain Time (10 pm Pacific).
  • Sunday evening, or early Monday morning, our first E3 impressions podcast will go up, covering our thoughts of the EA and Microsoft presentations.
Monday June 12
  • No live tweets of the PC Gaming Show nor the Ubisoft conference, as both Carlos and Dave will be busy with other obligations.
  • We will live tweet impressions of the Sony conference at 7 pm Mountain Time (6 pm Pacific).
  • Monday evening, our second E3 impressions podcast will go up, covering our thoughts of the PC Gaming, Ubisoft, and Sony presentations.
Tuesday June 13
  • Carlos will be live tweeting impressions of the Nintendo Direct at 10 am Mountain Time (9 am Pacific), and possibly live tweeting Treehouse stuff throughout the day, depending on how his time plays out.
  • Tuesday evening, our third and final E3 impressions podcast will go up, covering our thoughts of Nintendo and E3 2017 as a whole.
Stay tuned, and enjoy E3!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

[Review] [Reaction] Steven Universe s5e01-04: Wanted

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The Steven Universe "Wanted" special kicks off season 5, consisting of four episodes: Stuck Together, The Trial, Off Color, and Lars' Head. Carlos and Dave review and react to all of them, and have... theories...

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Video Format Update - Looking for Feedback

ATTN: Folks who watch the Carlos and Dave Anime Rave, the best anime review and reaction show on the internet, found at http://AnimeRave.xyz. I am the titular Carlos, and I am looking for some feedback.

Dave and I, we get hit with YouTube copyright notices and strikes, a lot. Like, a *lot*. It's a hassle to deal with at best, and sometimes brings down our joint YouTube channel and even my own personal channel for fairly long stretches.

Each individual review/reaction we upload is another potential copyright strike, with each take about a month to clear when I file counter-notifications. Since what we do falls under Fair Use law in both Canada and the US, every single strike, thus far, gets revoked.

But since each video is a potential strike, that's a lot of strikes. To circumvent this somewhat, I sometimes group reviews together, usually within the same series (e.g., a Steven Universe season). However, that means that sometimes we aren't putting out content shortly after the thing we're reviewing.

So I had a brainstorm, and this is where your feedback comes in: what if we did what we did in digests? Similar to the "Winter Four Fails" video we did not too long ago? I'm thinking weekly videos that each contain multiple reviews, each having like a 20-second Table of Contents at the beginning with timecodes.

The benefits: one video means, at most, one potential strike. And if they happened weekly, like every Friday, AND I use my own YouTube channel to space them out now and then, it would probably lead to a much more manageable stream of copyright notices. Plus, making it weekly means consistency for both our channel and my editing workload.

What say you? Would you be okay with this format? Would you watch the videos in their entirety, or just scroll to the timecode for the shows you cared about? Would you feel that's a hassle?

We want to hear from you about this.

Monday, May 29, 2017

[Review] [Reaction] Alice & Zouroku ep. 1

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Carlos and Dave react to and review Alice & Zouroku, aka Alice To Zouroku. It involves children with superpowers and an ordinary old man who is just done with their shit.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Copyright Strike Update 2017-05-28

Hey folks. Currently, we have two copyright strikes on our YouTube account, and a third is likely happening soon, which will temporarily bring down our YouTube channel. Nothing new for us, sadly, and this won't be the last time it happens, so be sure to bookmark our site, http://AnimeRave.xyz, and Carlos' YouTube channel, https://youtube.com/OrbisAetherum.

The former will have webm versions of our recent videos, the latter we sometimes use to "space out" videos so our main account doesn't get overwhelmed by too many copyright notices at once. (You should also check out some of Carlos' other stuff, including his story podcast, Tales From The Orbis Aetherum.)

That's all for now. Have a good one.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

[Review] [Reaction] ID-0 ep. 1

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Carlos and Dave react to and review ID-0. It takes all the joy of nails on a chalkboard and puts it in a shitty sci-fi story, then caps everything off with the most unintentionally funny outro in anime history.

Friday, May 26, 2017

[Review] [Reaction] Granblue Fantasy The Animation ep. 1

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Not-Ramza, Not-Ovelia, and Not-Agrias fight an evil empire. Not-Not-Carlos and Not-Not-Dave review/react to the first episode of Granblue Fantasy The Animation, aka Not-Final Fantasy Tactics.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

[Review] [Reaction] My Hero Academia season 2 ep. 8 simuldub

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We review more of My Hero Academia! Ochaco fights nerves. Dragon punches get thrown. Bakugou makes awesome faces.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

[Review] [Reaction] My Hero Academia season 2 ep. 7 simuldub

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We review more of My Hero Academia! Deku overcomes brainwashing. Todoroki makes a lot of ice. Carlos complains about pacing.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

[Review] [Reaction] Re:Creators ep. 1

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Carlos and Dave react to and review the first episode of Re:Creators. Dave digs it. Carlos isn't sure.

Monday, May 15, 2017

e093: E3 2017 Predictions and Hopes!

e093: E3 2017 Predictions and Hopes!



It's that time again. Davaniel and Carlitos predict the hell out of E3 2017, lay out hopes both reasonable and outlandish, talk about the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), talk about Capcom, and more!

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Friday, May 12, 2017

[Review] [Reaction] Steven Universe s4e25: I Am My Mom

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... Wow. So, um, THAT happened.

[Review] [Reaction] My Hero Academia season 2 eps. 5-6 simuldub

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We review more of My Hero Academia! Ice Zuko and regular Zuko share a lot in common. Bakugou's faces are great. Ochaco is really worried.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

[Review] [Reaction] Steven Universe s4e24: Are You My Dad?

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Carlos and Dave react to and review the penultimate episode of season 4.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

[Review] [Reaction] Steven Universe s4e23: The Good Lars

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Lars, Sadie, baking, the cool kids, kidnapping; everything that makes for a fun potluck.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

[Review] [Reaction] Steven Universe s4e22: Doug Out

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Who knew that Connie's dad was Zelgadis Greywords? Carlos did, and he won't shut up about it.

Monday, May 8, 2017

[Review] [Reaction] Steven Universe s4e21: Lion 4: Alternate Ending

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Who is Nora? Who is Steven? Yadda yadda more Steven Universe.

Friday, May 5, 2017

[Review] [Reaction] Mob Psycho 100 ep. 1

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A Patreon sponsor (you can become one at https://www.patreon.com/ChaseFaro) asked us to review and react to the first episode of Mob Psycho 100. So we did! It's by the same mind behind One Punch Man.

Friday, April 28, 2017

[Review] My Hero Academia season 2 ep. 4 simuldub

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We review more of My Hero Academia! Bird guy has a stand! Hatsume is probably crazy! Bakugou... is also probably crazy.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

[Review] Yuki Yuna Is A Hero (YuYuYu) s2e1-4 (movies 1 and 2): Friends and Spirit

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Season 2 of Yuki Yuna Is A Hero, aka Yuuki Yuuna Wa Yuusha De Aru, has begun. Carlos and Dave review the first two movies which comprise the first four episodes of the new season, and here we learn of Washio Sumi, aka Togo, and her past as a hero. We also see Sonoko and... Gin...

Friday, April 21, 2017

[Review] Divergence Eve ep. 1

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Dave and Carlos (re-)visit a "classic" that is as awkwardly hilarious as it is hilariously awkward.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

[Review] Winter 2017 Four Fails

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Reviews for the first episodes of Saga of Tanya the Evil (0:01:18), Gabriel Dropout (0:13:49), ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department (0:25:09), and Hand Shakers (0:54:51).

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

[Review] My Hero Academia season 2 ep. 3 simuldub

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We review more of My Hero Academia! Deku has some crazy courage. Bakugou ain't photogenic. Ice Zuko... is also here!

Friday, April 14, 2017

[Review] My Hero Academia season 2 eps. 0-2 simuldub

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Carlos and Dave delve into and review episodes 0 (a recap), 1, and 2 of My Hero Academia's second season.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

[Review] My Hero Academia eps. 5-13 simuldub

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We are like moths, drawn to the flame of superheroes. Carlos and Dave finish reviewing the first season of My Hero Academia, and are ready to tackle the second!

Monday, March 27, 2017

e092: Switch Hate! Fat Guys Don't Like The Thing Everyone Likes?

e092: Switch Hate! Fat Guys Don't Like The Thing Everyone Likes?




Carlos and Dave talk Nintendo Switch issues, Blaster Master Zero, Samurai Jack season 5, remakes we'd like to see happen, and a bunch about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

[Review] Star vs. The Forces of Evil s2e21-22: Star Bomb February 2017 Week 4

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Carlos and Dave review the fourth and final week of February 2017's "Star Bomb" (Starbruary?). This ends the show's second season, with less of a bang than our reviewers were expecting...

Friday, March 10, 2017

[Review] Steven Universe s4e19: Tiger Philanthropist


Carlos and Dave review a fun, pro wrestling themed episode of Steven Universe, and talk about some of their own pro wrestling memories.

Monday, February 27, 2017

[Review] Steven Universe s4e18: Rocknaldo


In this episode Ronaldo is an insufferable imbecile. So basically he's himself.

[Review] Star vs. The Forces of Evil s2e19-20: Star Bomb February 2017 Week 3


Carlos and Dave review the third week of February 2017's "Star Bomb" (Starbruary?). Stakes are high as Star struggles with her feelings.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

[Review] Star vs. The Forces of Evil s2e15-18: Star Bomb February 2017 Weeks 1-2


Carlos and Dave review the first two weeks of February 2017's "Star Bomb." During the making of this review, Dave was in another dimension for 16 years (5 minutes Earth time), and emerged exactly the same.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

80s and 90s Cartoon Intro Review pt. 2



Intros ripped from discs; found online, including sites http://retrojunk.com and http://old-cartoons.com/; and from various YouTube channels.

Carlos and Dave review more cartoon intros from the 80s and 90s! This time around, we review the intros for Beetlejuice The Animated Series, Filmation's Ghostbusters, The Real Ghostbusters, The Bots Master, JEM, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, GI Joe, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog SATAM, Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, and Vytor: The Starfire Champion.

Friday, February 3, 2017

[Review] Steven Universe season 4 eps. 1-15


Carlos and Dave are all caught up on Steven Universe, but are behind in getting their reviews out. So it's omnibus time. Here's our review and impressions of season 4 eps. 1-15, which finally catches us up!

Friday, January 27, 2017

[Review] Steven Universe season 3


Carlos and Dave are all caught up on Steven Universe, but are behind in getting their reviews out. So it's omnibus time. Here's our review and impressions of season 3.

Friday, January 13, 2017

[Review] Flip Flappers ep. 13 FINALE


Flip Flappers ends. Carlos and Dave are sad. Listen to them opine on the loveliness that is -- was -- Flip Flappers.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

[Review] Keijo ep. 12


Keijo is as much a message about fanservice as it is fanservice itself, and in a lot of ways, its explicit nature is far more tasteful than when other anime slip in fanservice for no good reason. Carlos and Dave wrap up their first season Keijo reviews with such discussion, because why not at this point.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

[Review] Yuri On Ice ep. 12


The first season finale of Yuri On Ice has concluded this amazing series in a very, very satisfying way. Listen to Carlos and Dave sing its praises and discuss certain... controversies.