Fast Karate for the Gentleman
About This Show
A stupid podcast about Japanese cartoons and vidjergames.
Most Recent Episode
10/11/16 - How Many Of Them Do You Milk?
It's been a long time, but if you think about it, this 90+ minute podcast represents fully 2-3x the amount of jaw-jabbering you normally get, so if you tabulate it out that way it's like we're barely missing any podcasts at all! And holy criminy, what a podcast indeed! In the world of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided there's way more to do than punch people and we talk about all of it! And I mean all of it. You've got your Dialogue Boss Battles you got your Hacking Computer Minigames you got your Climbing Through Conspiciously Available/Large Ventilation Ducts you got your Hey, Does This Game Actually Have A Story? I Mean Like, In The Traditional Sense and you know you got your Inappropriate Corporate Meddling From Our Japanese Game Company Share Holders. What a rush! And I haven't even talked about the punching people yet! Oh wait, that was the first thing I talked about!? Anyway, it's a podcast!
Rated 4 out of
Gamer show that sometimes mentions anime
This show revels in its lack of professionalism. Dave & Joel riff on the latest in console RPGs, fond memories of Anime shows past & present, and sometimes make guest appearances on ANNCast and A.W.O. Fast Karate is pretty random and all over the map but it's never not entertaining. The hosts have good chemistry and engage in witty banter, no matter the topic.
Date published: 2014-07-15
Rated 4 out of
Humorous Criticism and Wanton Tangents
A podcast that (ostensibly) focuses on talking about anime and video games but more often than not meanders along the way and is want to wander off topic frequently. Subcategories often include food, TV shows, anti-food, movies, work and hypothetical edibles. In that sense it is more of a podcast about two friends going on an uninhibited conversational journey of mind, heart and belly.
The show is at its best when they are making fun of something dumb that they genuinely enjoy (i.e. 24, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, etc.) and not as fun when they are just griping about something that they actively detest (i.e. Elfen Lied). The ratio of interesting commentary and amusing anecdotes to all-too-serious condescending condemnations can make the show somewhat hit and miss.
Overall it's an entertaining, if somewhat voyeuristic, enterprise; like being part of a spirited conversation between good friends but experiencing it vicariously.
Date published: 2014-07-16