A comedy podcast where 3 friends sortofbutnotreally cover Asian pop culture news.


  • EP 77: Tiger Buddies

    EP 77: Tiger Buddies

    02/04/2020 Duração: 31min

    We’ve given up on telling the news this week, so listen in on how Animal Crossing playthroughs, Tiger King watches, and Bollywood films are saving our quarantine lives.

  • EP 76: The Animal Crossing Matrix

    EP 76: The Animal Crossing Matrix

    26/03/2020 Duração: 35min

    The Buddies are being saved by the Animal Crossing explosion taking over the world. Let’s all hold hands and chant Tom Nook’s name while we get through this together and party on the internet. We also chat about digital performances post-mortem, and the secret of Shakey’s Mojo potatoes.

  • EP 75: Capsule Machine Crimes

    EP 75: Capsule Machine Crimes

    20/03/2020 Duração: 31min

    The Buddies are facing the quarantine by solving the mystery of the capsule machine sister, finding love in the toilet paper aisle, and washing hands with sexy anime babes. **We recorded this episode before we knew Mulan would be pushed back so uhhh, oops!

  • EP 74: Brendan Corona Fraser

    EP 74: Brendan Corona Fraser

    12/03/2020 Duração: 30min

    The world is in a panic about the coronavirus, so what do we do? Make a lot of jokes about it to alleviate your stress. Tune in as we see how quarantined shut ins in Japan have resulted in free manga, more slaves for Tom Nook, a shortage of sex toys, and an IRL Death Stranding-esque baby pod made by a concerned Chinese dad. Listen now, before we’re not allowed to joke about a pandemic anymore.

  • EP 73: People Soup

    EP 73: People Soup

    27/02/2020 Duração: 30min

    Mankind has finally flown too close to the sun. We reveal the creation of bath bombs that turn you into a cannibal’s delight, drop the bomb on the Overwatch anime, and terrorize you with a woman hanging from a bus as a marketing prank in Japan.

  • EP 72: Matching App University

    EP 72: Matching App University

    20/02/2020 Duração: 35min

    Apparently the MATCHING APP UNIVERSITY is a real thing in Japan and has the statistics to prove it! This week, our love-themed episode takes on chocolate gift giving in Japan, the correct way to confess love to someone, and the SOLDIER OF LOVE, Sailor Moon on her new ice skating show. What a week.

  • Ep 71: Otaku in SPace

    Ep 71: Otaku in SPace

    06/02/2020 Duração: 35min

    This week, we travel to outer space to talk about living that geek life. Japan builds a Space Force to maintain the friendly skies, the new Star Wars manga makes Luke into a hottie, and we discuss how to spot an otaku in the wild. Watch out! We bite.

  • EP 70: Toss A Coin To Cloud Strife

    EP 70: Toss A Coin To Cloud Strife

    30/01/2020 Duração: 35min

    2020 is full of anticipation for nerds everywhere as we await the coming of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake with an oddly sentimental 13 minute long commercial, an anime version of The Witcher, and of course, the yearly decree of who the most beautiful men in manga are.

  • EP 69: The Sex Number

    EP 69: The Sex Number

    23/01/2020 Duração: 29min

    This super sexy 69th episode is brought to you by a car that f***s, a McDonald’s pie.. FOR ADULTS ONLY, IFYAKNOWWHATIMEAN… and the not-so-sexy way to get someone to hate video games, thereby crushing their faith in humanity. Warning: We said the F-word so many times we lost count.

  • EP 68: Otaku Run the World

    EP 68: Otaku Run the World

    16/01/2020 Duração: 31min

    The new year is filled with promise for the weeaboos of the world! Final Fantsy 7 Remake will probably come out this year, the Nintendo World in Japan is like, almost done? Maybe? And hey, if all else fails, we are ushering in a new era with legit cosplayer Lai Pin-yu ruling over New Tai Pei City.

  • EP 67: Nicholas New Years  The Gang

    EP 67: Nicholas New Years & The Gang

    09/01/2020 Duração: 32min

    It’s 2020 and the Buddies are letting the Three Wise Holiday Spirits take over the intro of the podcast. We also cover the pain of deleting a hologram waifu, taking legal disco naps at bars in Osaka, purchasing our own DIY coffin set. so we can BURY OUR OLD 2019 SELVES IN THE GROUND. Listen at your own risk. Nicholas might getcha!

  • EP 66: Gene Simmons’ Piano Grave

    EP 66: Gene Simmons’ Piano Grave

    19/12/2019 Duração: 36min

    Welcome to our Winter Holiday Spectacular! We speculate wildly about what the last Star Wars is about, spin into a tirade on perfect Japanese husbands, master the art of ignoring children with photocopies of ourselves, and reveal Yoshiki’s end of 2019 scheme to enslave the members of KISS. We will be taking a break next week for Christmas, so enjoy this extra special episode on your holiday journeys!

  • EP 65: Obama Vampire Party

    EP 65: Obama Vampire Party

    12/12/2019 Duração: 30min

    We’re a little late to the freak out session, but OBAMA HAS BEEN COMPROMISED. Yoshiki has sunk his teeth into our favorite president, and well, at least he’s going to live forever now, right? We also debate more instant than instant ramen, video games creating introverts, and the empire of Chii-John and Shinjo Kun over US late night television.

  • EP 64: The Pope’s Extended Anime Universe

    EP 64: The Pope’s Extended Anime Universe

    05/12/2019 Duração: 31min

    If the Pope was an Avenger, would he be Tony Stark? And would Edward Snowden be the Hulk? We theorize on the extended anime universe version of real life people as Avengers, because apparently, we have lost our goddamn minds after Thanksgiving. Also, Max introduces the new segment #CRIMESLAMMERS. Submit those nonsense crimes to us via NO MURDERS, PLEASE.

  • EP 61: Evangelion Blood Baths

    EP 61: Evangelion Blood Baths

    28/11/2019 Duração: 33min

    Happy Thanksgiving! We are here to infuse your holiday with the blood of a thousand Neon Genesis Evangelion Angels, prove that “shonen” aren’t the ones reading Shonen Jump lately, and list all the benefits of marrying an otaku. And yes, this is a nerdy photo of Michelle on her wedding day with a Sailor Moon Rod.

  • EP 62: Kiss Me, Magikarp

    EP 62: Kiss Me, Magikarp

    21/11/2019 Duração: 36min

    How does one seduce a Pokemon? Let me count the ways. This week, we fight about the (de)merits of bubble tea, how to correctly kiss a Magikarp with bonus embarrassing first kiss stories, and the nit picky nature of Sonic the Cyclops Hedgehog.

  • Ep 61: The Pudding Thief

    Ep 61: The Pudding Thief

    14/11/2019 Duração: 31min

    All these years of devoting our lives to nerd-dom have finally paid off. A 120 meter Godzilla makes its way to Japan, the most advanced technology is harnessed to prevent food thievery at work, and science has proven that Naruto running is still COOL AS HELL… just not that effective.

  • EP 60: Real Life is Anime

    EP 60: Real Life is Anime

    07/11/2019 Duração: 34min

    November begins, and the Xmas jokes roll in, almost against our will. Today we talk about the new Star Wars Kabuki play, how not to be a wasteful human while eating sushi, and tell the tale of litterbugs meeting their match via undercover MMA wrestler Kai Asakura.

  • EP 59: Jack Pumpkins Is Not a Licensed Character

    EP 59: Jack Pumpkins Is Not a Licensed Character

    03/11/2019 Duração: 28min

    It’s Halloween, and someone needs to stop Michelle from singing intros all the goddamn time. Please help. This week, we discuss Halloween belligerence in Shibuya, the Final Fantasy Musical, and why 2D husbandos and waifus are company enough for millenials in Japan.

  • Ep 58: Devilman or Crybaby?

    Ep 58: Devilman or Crybaby?

    24/10/2019 Duração: 30min

    The Buddies decide which stories this week are Devils and which are Babies, thanks to the sake Michelle smuggled back from Japan! We talk about a DIY hot spring, the worst way to apologize to your SO, and get a CODE RED on the Yoshiki Watch.

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