It’s no April Fool, just another episode of Tooning Japanese! This week Andy formerly introduces us to Mika in the aptly titled episode “Mika.” Josh comes to terms with his deep-seated hatred of the young girl. Also, a lot of characters either die or change for the worse. It’s not a great episode, but we laugh the whole way through! Come celebrate with us!
We didn’t drop off the face of the earth. Okay, maybe for a bit. But we’re back now with a brand new episode! Speaking of dropping off, the quality of these Gungrave episodes sure are teetering on the edge lately. Will “Letter” be a success or a flop? Guess you’ll have to listen to find out what happens between Big Daddy and Harry!
Welcome to 2021! We’re back with a brand new double episode review! This week’s episode marks the end of the Blood War story arc. Will Brandon and Harry help the organization defeat Lightning and their army of undead gunmen? You’ll have to listen and find out as we review Episode 10, “Conflict,” and Episode 11, “Heat.”
This week marks the beginning of an awesome story arc! Episode 9, “Dispute,” introduces us to the rough and tumble Blood War. Maybe Bill is right about these names. Anywho, Blood War takes charge of a group of men and prepares to launch an all out war against Millenion. Brandon and Harry step forward to put a stop to this maniac, but will they be able to stop a plan that involves bringing the dead to life? Guess you’ll have to listen to this week’s episode and find out!
It was the best of episodes. It was the worst of episodes. Talk about a mixed bag this week! The boys are back with another two pack episode. Josh reviews the sorta meh Episode 7, “5 Years Later.” Then Andy goes through the stellar Episode 8, “Family.” Brandon and Harry continue to climb the ladder at Millenion, but who will be sacrificed along the way of their ascent? Guess you’ll have to join us to find out more!
What a week. Like, seriously. What. A. Week. If you weren’t already elated this historic Saturday, why not smile and laugh and cheer some more at a brand new episode of Tooning Japanese! This week Bill, Josh, and Andy discuss more Gungrave. More specifically they review Episode 4, “Go,” and Episode 5, “Millennion.” The boys have a grand old time talking about how Brandon and Harry get involved with the mafia. It’s a lot more fun than it sounds.
We’re back with more Gungrave! We are SO EXCITED for this season that we decided to talk about TWO EPISODES! Yes, this week the full crew talks about Episode 2 of Gungrave, “Young Dogs,” and Episode 3, “Rain.” If you thought the first episode of the series was too gun crazy, then you’re in luck. We slow things down and go back to a simpler time before whatever apocalypse ravaged the landscape and littered it with orgman. In these two episodes we are introduced to a younger Brandon and Harry as they fight for survival with their gang of friends. And I’m sure nothing tragic will happen to thrust these two into a life of organized crime. Right?
Season 6 is here! Before you listen, we want to thank you all for your continued support over the years. We love getting to just sit down and talk about and dissect some of our favorite anime. Some of them are super popular newer anime like One Punch Man and Gurren Lagaan. Others were classics like Trigun and Wolf’s Rain. And there was Excel Saga, too! Thank you for taking this journey with us!
This week we start our deep dive into the, perhaps lesser known classic, Gungrave. In this first episode we are introduced to our protagonist, Brandon Heat. And he’s packing some major heat as much of the episode is him gunning down weird white creatures called orgman. The first episode of the anime wasn’t great, but it gets a heck of a lot better starting at episode 2. Join Andy, Bill, and Josh (gasp!) for the start of our brand new season!
Our group of disparate wolves are one step closer to coming together into a brand new pack. Unfortunately, this means that we have to introduce a new character. A very…grating character. Yeah, this week we’re reviewing “Toboe, Who Doesn’t Howl.” Tune in next week for Andy and Ray’s review of Pokemon: The First Movie!
We know this episode is dropping three days early, but Andy is out of town all next week, so enjoy an early weekend anime gift. The guys are joined this week by Jason from the New Blood Rising Podcast to review one of the very best episodes in the entire anime, “Paradise.” This episode was recorded remotely, so our apologies for any changes in our audio quality. Go listen to New Blood Rising today by visiting newbloodpod.podbean.com or on the Questionable Endeavor Network!