Saturday, March 31, 2012

Misfits Review (April Fools Special)

In this episode, Bobcat and Burkion tackle one of the sacred cows of the anime community: Neon Genesis Evangelion. Did it make a (third) impact on us, or did we want to run away?


Warning: due to the content of the show, some strong language was used this time around.

Five Point Podcast Episode 14: Misfits by fivepointpodcast

Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday Randomness #4

Burk's turn again.  This is a followup to his first randomness; they found the same guy many years later and had him sing the song again.

Video after the break.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Mecha Month! Schedule Update 3/28/12

 Firstly, we're happy to announce (formally) that April will be Mecha Month.  We'll be looking at a mostly older shows, with one more contemporary show to keep us from getting HOT BLOODED 70S AND 80S MECHA ANIME poisoning.

And yes, that's a thing.  And yes, I had to post that in all caps.  The hot bloodedness made me.

Our April schedule is:

4/1: Neon Genesis Evangelion (Mecha Month)
4/8: Beast King Go Lion (Mecha Month)
4/15: Mobile Suit Gundam (Mecha Month)
4/22: Getter Robo G (Mecha Month)
4.29: Asura Cryin' (Mecha Month)

Now for some housekeeping. 

It's been about two months since the last time we did a post on schedule updates; we've managed to get through most of the anime we'd had on the docket at the time.  What inspired this post is an e-mail from one "Angel of the Wolf," who made a whole bunch of requests all at once.  Beyond April, the schedule gets hazy, and we'd like you, the viewers, to tell us which shows you'd like to see us take on. 

Angel Tales (Request from Angel of the Wolf)
Avatar: The Legend of Korra (Request from Angel of the Wolf) (obviously, we need to wait until there are three episodes to review.)
Bartender (Request from Angel of the Wolf)
BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad (Request from Angel of the Wolf)
Black Blood Brothers(Request from Angel of the Wolf) 
Black Heaven (Request from Angel of the Wolf)
Black Scorpion (Request from Legendmaker)
Chi's Sweet Home (Request from Angel of the Wolf)
Guilty Crown (Request from Runixzan)
Gun Frontier (Request from Angel of the Wolf)
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit  (No matter what, this one is getting done in May.)
Princess Tutu (Request by SpacemanHardy)
Samurai Girl: Real Bout High School (Request by Sloth) 
The World God Only Knows (Request by Yerocha)
Trigun: Badlands Rumble (this one will have to wait until it's available to stream somewhere, or we get physical copies of the DVD.  It's just on our long range "to do" list.)
Also, since there's been some confusion: we don't review hentai.  Sorry, it's just outside our comfort zones. 
If you listeners at home have a request of your own, or you just want to chime in on which of these you'd like to see us do sooner, you can comment below or e-mail us at

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

AMV of the Week #3

This week it was my turn.  I decided to whip out one of my favorite AMVs, featuring an anime that I enjoy on occasion with a version of a song I love.  I really wish they'd just put this cover on iTunes already.  I've been waiting since, like, 2003 for it to go up.  Ah well. 

Video after the break.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Time of Eve Review

This week, we did a request by MadShadow, over at the Desu Des Brigade Forums.

In the not too distant future (somewhere in time and space)... In what is most likely Japan, humanlike androids are as common as toaster ovens. Yes, that's right. Everyone has a robot maid... but apparently, nobody uses them for naughty purposes. Maybe this isn't Japan after all...


Five Point Podcast Episode 13: Time of Eve by fivepointpodcast

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Now on iTunes.

We're proud to announce that the Five Point Podcast is available on iTunes.  To download episodes, just search for Five Point Podcast in iTunes, follow this link ( or go to our new "Download Page" option on the navigation bar at the top of the page. 

Friday, March 23, 2012

Friday Randomness #3

It's that time again! This time it was Bobcat's turn. This one combines two of Bobcat's favorite anime. Video after the break.

Rules Changes-Requests

In the past, we always said that we'd immediately dump whatever we were currently reviewing in favor of requests.  However, that was before we started having a firm plan for our reviews a month or more in advance.  In light of that, from here on out, review requests will be done in a timely manner, but will not NECESSARILY knock our schedule out of whack.  Mainly, I'm covering my butt so we don't have to mess with April's Mecha Month. 

However, on the flip side: in the past, we've also said to shoot for the obscure.  However, go ahead and request your heart out.  Even if we have prior exposure, we'll give it a shot. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

AMV of the Week #2

This week was Burkion's choice!

Video after the break.

Edit: I wish someone had TOLD me that the embed hadn't worked. 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Coyote Ragtime Show Review

This time, we went into a show blind. We knew nothing about it, we knew nothing about the popular opinion of it, we didn't even know its genre. But we knew one thing:

It had one of the greatest titles ever.

It also had one of the worst titles ever.

Such is the magic of Engrish.  

Five Point Podcast Episode 12: Coyote Ragtime Show by fivepointpodcast

Friday, March 16, 2012

Friday Randomness #2

It's that time again.  Time to help everyone get their weekend started on a random note.

It was Burk's choice this week.  I'm not sure what you all did to make him want to do this to you, but you should probably apologize.

Video after the break.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

AMV of the Week #1

This is another new feature we're introducing.  There are many fine Anime Music Videos out there, many of which don't get the attention they deserve.  We're going to do our best to fix that situation.  After this week, we'll be posting these on Tuesday; since the actual review was posted later than normal, I don't want to step on its toes. 

Video after the break.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Heroman Review

With apologies for the delay, here's our review of Heroman.

As a birthday present to himself, Bobcat selected the topic of this review, Heroman. Why? Because it was created by one of Bobcat's personal heroes, Stan Lee! Is this the anime Spider-Man, the anime Nightcat or, God help us, the anime Striperella? Watch to find out!

Five Point Podcast Episode 11: Heroman by fivepointpodcast

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Episode Delay

Hello, everyone.  Happy Birthday to me (Bobcat).  Unfortunately, due to birthday festivities and the like, the episode will be coming out a little late.  How late?  I'm not sure; it depends on how much fun I have tonight.  At the latest, the new review will be up tomorrow. 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Friday Randomness #1

I've decided to introduce a new feature around here. Every week, Burkion or myself will choose the most random online vid we've seen all week and post them here for your enjoyment. They won't always be anime related, they won't always be in good taste and they won't always be, y'know, GOOD... but they will supply 50% of your FDA daily recommended dose of random. Video after the break.

And yes, I'm aware this was in fact posted really late Thursday.  Hey, it's Friday somewhere, right?

Conglomerated Commercial Video 2- The Revenge

It's that time again!  Time for us to combine our last few YouTube commercials for the enjoyment of people who want to see them again, or for the enjoyment of people who found us through different methods and haven't seen them before.

What I'm saying is, enjoyment is mandatory.  Enjoyment will be enforced by canings!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Episode 10: Fate/Stay Night

Woohoo! Ten episodes! And you all thought we'd collapse after a month. Well, we showed you!

... ahem.

In this episode, Bobcat and Burkion look at Fate/Stay Night at the request of Bobcat's friend Thanqol. In a world like our own, teen magicians battle one another for the fate of the world. Also, it's a show that eerily resembles a dating sim that cleaned itself up after a stint in rehab.

Five Point Podcast Episode 10: Fate/Stay Night by fivepointpodcast