Archive for April 24, 2012

Episode 37: Oh My God WHY IS THIS SO LONG

Ever wanted to listen to an episode of Read The Manual for a straight 6 hours? Well first off, if that’s something you’ve ever wanted to do you should probably hop in the nearest MRI and get your brain scanned. While you wait you can listen to this episode which fulfills that sick and strangely specific fantasy.

Not only do we have the most guests on any episode ever to create the longest episode to date (and hopefully longest we ever do), but we also bring back an old segment from the past. The Copout makes a return this week as we talk some Persona 3 and 4. WARNING: The last two hours of the show are very spoiler heavy for the Persona games, so listen at your own risk.

This week’s big topics include the Gorillaz, Frank Sinatra, Kamen Rider, Rosario + Vampire, Sacred Blacksmith, Grimme, Pulp Fiction, Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Tom Goes to the Mayor, The House of Small Cubes, Cat Soup and Cat Man, Spice & Wolf, 5 Centimeters Per Second, Darker Than Black, Gunslinger Girl, Angel Beats!, Cyberbully, Left 4 Dead, Borderlands, Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Okami, Juniper’s Knot, Xenoblade, an evil Sonic ROM hack, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Super Robot Taisen, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and Heavy Rain.

This week’s Copout topic is: Persona 3 and 4

GUEST APPEARANCES: Darkurai, Fayte, ZeroRanma, Sylvester Stallone GameBuddy, Peofun, Youko (of Show Me Your News!)

ENDING SONG: Manchester ~ Kishi Bashi

EASTER EGG(S): There isn’t one, this episode is 6 hours long, what is wrong with you, why

Episode 36: Ben Talks A Lot And Doba Kills Teddie

In this episode you’ll hear a whole bunch of stuff like Ben talking about things for what Doba timed as an hour. Or Doba being angry and hating a character from a game more than he’s really hated anything ever. It’s just another day for Read The Manual. Just another strange… strange day. Oh, and Doba got a new laptop that actually manages to be MORE horrible. Sometimes.

This week’s big topics include Draw Something, Doba’s Top 15 game list, Of Montreal, Maverick Rising, Cowboy Bebop, Another, Daily Lives of High School Boys, Sasameki Koto, Recorder to Randoseru, Katanagatari, Hajime no Ippo, Delocated, Animal Crackers, Anchorman, the Diary of Tortov Roddle, Kill Bill, the Hangover Part II, Hell’s Kitchen, Boogie Nights, Bakuman, Key and Peele, Archer, Polar Bear Cafe, Acchi Kocchi, Natsuiro Kiseki, Gamecenter CX, Persona 4, and Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

GUEST APPEARANCES: None

ENDING SONG: Obama ~ Will.I.Am feat. Thugnificent

EASTER EGG(S): None