October 22, 2018

Anime Genesis Podcast: Episode 4 – Eden of the Trigun

Otaku been like yo Benu, where you been? Where you been the past couple of months? I’m like, I haven’t gone nowhere. I’ve just been watching all the cool moe shows. So their like, hey Benu where’s Anime Gen going? I’m like, I don’t know but I’m here to take the show back, the show is officially mine, it’s officially mine!

Show Notes

Spring 2011 Anime Season

Nichijou – My Ordinary Life

We, Without Wings – Ore-tachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai

A Bridge to the Starry Skies – Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi



3rd season of Hayate after movie.

Hayate and Negima films double-billed.

Hatsune Miku to perform at Anime Expo.

Kalafina to perform at Anime Expo.

Video game developer Sohei Niikawa announced as guest for Anime Expo.


Eden of the East

Final Verdict: A – Masterpiece


Final Verdict: A – Masterpiece

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Disclaimer: The DVDs reviewed on this podcast were sent to Anime Genesis by Funimation Entertainment for review purposes.

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2011 Spring Anime Season: We, Without Wings – Ore-tachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai

It’s spring and that means an all brand new season of anime. I’m going to start off my season preview with my thoughts on We, Without Wings – Ore-tachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai which is based off a visual novel by NAVEL who were the creators behind Shuffle!. The show is being produced by Nomad, with Blessing of the Campanella and Omamori Himari director Shinji Ushiro as director. Takmitsu Kouno is handling the series composition.

It’s really hard to write about this show simply because I don’t know what it’s about. Two episodes in and it’s nothing but confusion with no sign of a coherent story or plot. It’s just not clear who the main characters are in this show. It’s really disjointed switching between different groups of characters with no real explanation about what’s happening. These characters do have names but it’s hard to keep track of them since you forget about them when the show switches to another group of characters. There are also some very odd and random fanservice scenes.

So far I don’t know what to think about this show. It’s confusing and I still don’t know what is going on. I don’t know if I will continue to watch the show though because I don’t like the fact that it really has no coherent story or plot at this point.

What do you think about We, Without Wings – Ore-tachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai? Let me know by leaving a comment down below!

*We, Without Wings – Ore-tachi no Tsubasa wa Nai is currently streaming on Crunchyroll

Anime Expo 2010: Danny Choo Interview

Benu sat down for a chat at Anime Expo 2010 with Danny Choo of dannychoo.com. Benu asked Danny about otaku, Japan, moe and what his most important piece of advice for bloggers would be.

The Top Five Most Annoying Anime Characters Of All Time

As much as some of us may love anime there are characters we will find annoying. There are characters that just annoy us every time we see them on screen to no end! It may be just a little catch phrase the character constantly spouts that you find annoying, it may be a little personality quirk you find annoying, or it may be everything about the character in general that you find annoying. What ever it might be there are all anime characters that we love to hate and hate to love. Love them or hate them I’m counting down my top five most annoying anime characters of all time!

5. Mikuru Asahina (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)

I will be honest I have a bit of a soft spot for Mikuru deep down in my heart. That still doesn’t change the fact that I thought she was an annoying character in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. I just felt like she didn’t serve any purpose in the show other then being the moe bait character that got abused by Haruhi all the time and didn’t do anything to defend herself. I’m annoyed by characters like Mikuru that act helpless and don’t do anything when something they don’t like is happening to them when it’s in a situation where they can easily do something about what is going on. Mikuru does have her moments where bits of her good character shine through, unfortunately these moments are few and far in between.

4. Fuuko Ibuki (Clannad)

I think I can pretty much say that any anime based off a Key property has at least one character I just can’t stand. For Clannad that character is Fuuko Ibuki. Everything about her was annoying. Being and acting stupid isn’t cute it’s annoying. She really didn’t serve any purpose at all in the show and her story arc was annoying as well. Fuuko was just plain annoying!

3. Makoto Sawatari (Kanon 2006)

I really, really disliked Makoto in Kanon. She was a bit annoying in the show but what really made her annoying was the end of her story arc in the anime. It was one of the most annoying and stupidest stories ever! The end of her story arc in the anime was horrible and painful to watch part of it was the story and the other part was how she acted and what she became at the end of her story arc. I really did enjoy Kanon quite a bit but Makoto’s story arc in the show was just horrible.

2.Hazuki (MoonPhase)

Possibly one of the reasons why I was never able to finish watching MoonPhase was it’s main character Hazuki. She is pretty much all the annoying traits of the above characters mixed together making Hazuki annoying on epic levels. Hazuki is selfish, annoying, and her constant screams of “onii-chan!” just drive me insane! She is nothing more than an annoying little sister and I don’t know how that can even be considered moe or be an attractive trait for a character.

1. Nagi Sanzenin (Hayate the Combat Butler)

I love Hayate the Combat Butler, I really do, but I unfortunately have to express my extreme dislike for one of it’s characters. Yes I know this character is one of the main characters and yes she is a huge part of what makes the show what it is. With that said Nagi Sanzenin is the big numero uno on my list of the five most annoying anime characters. Nagi is similar to Hazuki but she is a spoiled rich brat which doubles her annoyance level. Much like Hazuki she is nothing more then an annoying little sister. Even her being an otaku can’t save her from being annoying.

So who are your top five most annoying anime characters?

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Anime Expo 2010 – AX 2010 Coverage Preview

Didn’t make it to Anime Expo this year? No problem! Anime Genesis was there! We are bringing AX 2010 straight to you! This is just a little taste of what is in store! Anime Gen is bringing you the concerts, the guests, the panels, the excitement!


Summer 2010 Anime Season Preview: High School Of The Dead

I’m not one for anything “horror” anime or otherwise. I just think a lot of things labeled as “horror” are quite silly and not scary at all. From what I knew about High School Of The Dead and the previews I had seen it looked to be like a badly done excuse for blood, gore, and fanservice. It seemed like that from the opening of the first episode as well. But it turns into much more and I was pleasantly surprised. From the opening scene it’s high school students fighting off a wave of zombies that are overtaking their school. Then the events that lead up to the opening scene are played out. First the male lead Takashi is seen being bummed out about being dumped by his childhood freind Rei that is going out with someone else. Takashi is then berated by a pink haired girl by the name of Tagaki telling him how pathetic he is being by moping around feeling sorry for himself. Then the zombies come and start biting teachers and suddenly zombies are everywhere.

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Summer 2010 Anime Season Preview: Seitokai Yakuindomo

Wasn’t really sure what to expect from Seitokai Yakuindomo. It’s about Tsuda Takatoshi a high school boy who goes to an all girls high school that is turning co-ed and suddenly is on the student council as vice president. The first episode follows the activities of the male vice president Tsuda and the rest of the all girl student council Amakusa Shino, Shikijyou Aria, and Hagimura Suzu. The first episode is somewhat interesting. There isn’t much fanservice but there is tons of innuendo and dirty jokes in fact a lot more then I was expecting for a show like this. So far it’s hard to tell just where this show is going to go. It’s being directed by Hiromitsu Kanazawa who has only directed one other show by the name of “Princess Lover!”. Also the animation studio producing the show is GoHands who have only produced one other show “Princess Lover!”. So it’s still too early to tell if this show is going to be any good since the studio and director doesn’t have much of a track record.

How do you feel about Seitokai Yakuindomo?

The Indecent Otaku Comedy Show At Anime Expo 2010!

If you loved The Indecent Otaku Comedy Hour at Anime Expo last year, it returns to Anime Expo 2010 as The Indecent Otaku Comedy Show! You do not want to miss this! Benu and Dancing Queen return to host once again! Our special guest for this year will be none other then Danny Choo! We will also have live music, brand new video segments, a cosplay contest brought to you by Cosplay Cute, and prizes, prizes, prizes! We will also have special prizes for those who come in cosplay! Don’t miss the show everyone couldn’t stop talking about last year!

When: Saturday, July 3rd
Where: Anime Expo 2010 at the Nokia Plaza
Hosts: Benu of Anime Genesis, Dancing Queen of How A Girl Figures
Special Guest: Danny Choo
Time: Seating starts at 12:30 pm, Show starts at 1:00 pm

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Anime Genesis Podcast: Episode 2 – It’s A “Benu” Show!

It’s time to get “Benu” or get the hell out! It’s Anime Genesis episode two for season four! This episode is over eight thousand as Benu and Dancing Queen respond to a voicemail sent by Phillip from Eeepers Choice, talk about their experience at the DELICIOUS BUMP SHOW!! at which the pillows played, and Benu does his review of Dragon Ball Z Kai Part One! Benu and Dancing Queen also make some special announcements for Anime Expo 2010!

Show Notes

DVD Review: Dragon Ball Z Kai Part One

Final Verdict: B – Excellent!

Check Out Some Screen Caps From DBZ Kai!

Check Out Dancing Queen’s Video Of The Pillows On Her Site Here!

Announcements For Anime Expo 2010!

The Indecent Otaku Comedy Show With Special Guest Danny Choo!

New Time And Place!

When: Saturday, July 3rd 2010 – Day 3

Where: Nokia Plaza

Seating Starts at 12:30 pm

Show Starts at 1:00 pm

The Indecent Otaku Comedy Hour returns to Anime Expo 2010 as The Indecent Otaku Comedy Show with special guest Danny Choo! Please note the place and time change above! We hope to see you there!

Habits Of Successful Anime Podcasting & Blogging

Benu will also be speaking at Anime Expo 2010 on the Habits Of Successful Anime Podcasting & Blogging. If you want to learn how to take your podcast and/or blog to the next level and learn it from Benu himself don’t miss it!

When: Sunday, July 4 2010 – Day 4

Where: LP3 – LACC 515A

Time: 11:00 am

Stay tuned to the Anime Expo website for the latest info!

Music Played During The Show

Supergene – Big In Japan

UNISON SQUARE GARDEN – about water and rain

MC Gold Lightan – Benu Sensation (As heard on the Anime Pacific Podcast: Episode 89)

Special thanks to Dancing Queen and Danny Choo for the opening show bumper!

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Disclaimer: A copy of the anime reviewed on this podcast was sent to Anime Genesis by Funimation Entertainment for review purposes.