Author: Senpai Buddies

September 5, 2018 / / Podcast

September is off to a Max-well start, everyone. Welcome to the solo episode where Max Explains It All, covering Conan in Japan, the Eminem Good Guy weeaboo track, and the debut of the Voice Actress Professional Basketball League. It’s a mini episode, so don’t say we didn’t warn ya!  

August 29, 2018 / / Podcast

Max and Michelle welcome you to their circus… that is filled with handsome men! The sparkle sparkle doesn’t stop with news from 7-Eleven’s new anime man ATMs, finding love in a capsule machine in Hong Kong, saving money by turning anime posters into strippers, a golden full moon McDonalds in Japan, and Conan O’Brien’s battle against Detective Conan. Take a listen to find your one true love from this week’s news stories. https://youtu.be/ogIfCLyw-FA

August 22, 2018 / / Podcast

This very special spinoff episode features Private Investigators Doc Shadow and Brian Glass (Played by Michelle and Max), as they solve the many mysteries behind this week’s asian pop culture news stories. The return of Black Thunder, the case of the mysterious missing doujinshi via Swiss customs, the mystery of clothes made of Ziploc bags that cost hundreds of dollars, a sticky fingered tempura chef goes bare-handed into cookery, the return of YOSHIKI WATCH, and the wonders of an anime about blood cells. Stay tuned, gumshoes! It’s a weird one! 現時点の人生で一番好きな飲食店は、浜松駅前にある天錦。税込1,000円で最高の天丼が食べられる。店主は職人技を極めすぎて天ぷら油に素手突っ込んで卵黄揚げてる。これ口で言うとみんなに「は?」って顔されるけど言葉通りのパフォーマンスだから動画で見て。 pic.twitter.com/Ycu20RBECe — ゆく nʞnʎ (@Yuku1991) August 15, 2018

August 15, 2018 / / Podcast

  Hey listeners! This is a mini apology episode! We are off this week trying to improve our podcast for y’all, so now you get to listen to the jarring tones of Michelle explain what’s up. We’ll be back next Wednesday for our regular episode!

August 8, 2018 / / Podcast

It’s not just Yoshiki anymore, “meat” the devil beef! This week, Michelle is MIA but Max and Yume discuss the Yakuza Deer uprising, the return of Black Thunder, the no-expectations Chocolate but this time with a new partner, Virtual Waifu’s taking over your washing machines, and of course, why the devil is in beef. We’re always bringing you only the best of weird Asian pop-culture news!    

July 26, 2018 / / Podcast

Welcome to our hot, hot, ninja hell. This week, Max stays salty about Comic-Con, we review the wierdest Asian myths about the dangers of trying to stay cool in the summer, reveal the horror of melted waifu figs, start our “Yoshiki Corner” segment because THAT MAN CAN STAY OUT OF THE NEWS NOR OUR BRAINS, and learn that we can actually pay someone to make us a ninja in Japan.

July 18, 2018 / / Podcast

If this is your first episode with us, we apologize. The b*tthole talk got way out of hand, way fast. In this episode, we explore the dangers of karaoke in a hot spring, Korean idol merch you can probably (READ: DEFINITELY) make out with, and a stupid 3d man dumps a woman for hiding her otaku side.  

July 12, 2018 / / Podcast

We run the gamut of strange fake friendships and 2D love on this episode, featuring Love Live school idol vandalism in the name of honor, meals with your 2d waifu, and an entire waterpark dedicated to giving you fake instagram friends. We wish we were making this up. Oh, and here is the twitter account for the Hirakata Water Park. You’re welcome! 【静岡】「ラブライブ!」のマンホールを傷つけた容疑で埼玉と東京の高校生2人を逮捕https://t.co/RqE1SUUNdI 埼玉県春日部市と東京都練馬区から静岡まで行っての犯行だから、ただの気軽な悪戯とは思えんね(#・∀・) pic.twitter.com/Jcxd0YUEDy — sakamobi (@sakamobi) July 2, 2018

July 4, 2018 / / Podcast

The Senpai Buddies are reunited, telling tales about this week’s Anime Expo, a train that turns into an Evangelion piloted by kid-friendly Shinji, a voice actor who fights crime IRL, and child reenactors who come to your wedding to tell your life story. Happy Independence Day!  

June 26, 2018 / / Podcast

Yume is lost to time and space, but Max and Michelle analyze the magic behind table flipping, the top characters for kids in Japan, and why Miyavi can rock a cannoli in the live action Bleach movie.