Fast Karate for the Gentleman
About This Show
A stupid podcast about Japanese cartoons and vidjergames.
Most Recent Episode
SPECIAL APPEARANCE! Ani-Gamers Podcast #072 – Best of 2016 with Fast Karate
Evan and David sit down to rattle off their favorite anime, manga, and games of 2016, but this time they've got some help from two fellow podcasters: Dave Riley and Joel White from Dave & Joel's Fast Karate for the Gentleman! Tackling anime first, then manga, then games, the four hosts cover everything from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure to Overwatch as they celebrate a year of some pretty good nerd stuff. Topics include: log leg envy, weighted bra straps, and midnight kara-age. Slight spoiler warnings for Erased, JoJo's, and And Yet the Town Moves. Thanks to Evan and Dave for having us on!
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