Tuesday, March 24, 2015

New music for the week of 3/23/2015

We're nearing the end of the soundtracks to Smash and ORAS, but we haven't run out of songs yet. This week we have two from SSB Wii U:

-Title Theme (NES Remix 2)
-Credits (Super Smash Bros.)

And three from Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire:

-Battle Resort
-Battle! (Battle Chatelaine)
-Battle! (World Champion)

Happy listening!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

New music for the week of 3/16/2015 + Tom and Bryce part 6

Once again, five new tracks. First, some eclectic selections from Smash Wii U:

-Swan Lesson
-Style Savvy: Trendsetters

And three more from Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire:

-Super-Secret Bases
-Sealed Chamber
-Battle! (Regirock / Regice / Registeel)

Additionally, we have the final part of the press session with Tom Wayland and Bryce Papenbrook:


This part goes over how jokes are translated for the Pokemon anime.

Many thanks go to Tom and Bryce for taking time out for this session.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

New music for the week of 3/9/2015

Once again, there are five new tracks on the station this week. Last time, we had two Sonic tracks from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, This week, we feature two from the Mega Man series:

-Cut Man Stage
-Shadow Man Stage

We also have the usual three tracks from Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire:

-Battle! (Deoxys)
-Strains of a New Beginning -Theme of Ωrαs-
-Contest Lobby

Happy listening!

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Daylight Savings Time Starts Today + Bryce & Tom Part 5

Just a reminder that Daylight Savings Time starts today, meaning that the station has moved forward an hour from GMT-6 to GMT-5. As such, any location not using Daylight Savings Time will have the programming on the station start one hour earlier.

Additonally, we have another part of our Tom Wayland/Bryce Papenbrook interview:


In this segment, Tom explains how having only a short delay from the Japanese version affects the way Pokemon is dubbed.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

New music for the week of 3/2/2015 + more Tom & Bryce

There are five new tracks this week. Three from ORAS:

-The Lament of Falling Stars
-Battle! (Lorekeeper Zinnia)
-Per Aspera Ad Astra

And two from Smash Wii U:

-Rooftop Run
-Wonder World

Additionally, we have more footage from Anime Milwaukee 2015. In our first video, Bryce Papenbrook describes how he got to be Red in Pokemon Origins:



In the second, Tom Wayland describes what it's like directing the Pokemon dub:




Happy listening!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

New music for the week of 2/23/2015

Six tracks arrive this week. Three from ORAS:

-Battle! (Elite Four)
-Let's Go Home
-The Heirs to Eternity

Two from Smash Wii U:

-Pedal Glider
-Title Theme (Wii Sports Resort)

And one from the Japanese version of the Pokemon anime:

-DreamDream

Happy listening!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Tom Wayland and Bryce Papenbrook at Anime Milwaukee 2015-Parts 1 and 2

Last weekend, I was able to attend Anime Milwaukee 2015. This year's convention brought in a number of guests, including some who had worked on the Pokemon anime. A press session I attended featured Tom Wayland (voice director for the current English Pokemon dub) and Bryce Papenbrook ("Red" in Pokemon Origins). You can see some parts of the session here:




The first part discusses their origins as voice actors, and in the second Tom explains how he creates Pokemon voices for the TV show. More parts of this session will be coming soon.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

New music for the week of 2/16/2015

This week, we continue our journey with three songs from ORAS:

-Soaring Dreams
-Soaring Illusions
-Rival's Theme

And two from Smash Wii U:

-Engage the Enemy
-Wrecking Crew Medley

Happy listening!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Unboxing the Pokemon: The First Movie Mini-DVD

Back in the mid-00's, Warner Bros. put out a number of titles in a format called "Mini-DVD", which is basically a smaller DVD disc (three inches across instead of the usual five). One of the titles produced in this format was Pokemon: The First Movie. You can see an unboxing of this edition here:




While the main feature is mostly intact (the commentary from the regular version is not present), several special features had to be cut. The remaining features (all on disc two) are:

-"Don't Say You Love Me" music video
-"Ash's Journey" introduction video
-"The Story of Mewtwo's Origin" (short version)

Overall, I wouldn't say there's a particular reason to seek out this edition, unless you want to own a copy in every format the movie's been released in.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

New music for the week of 2/9/2015

Five more new tracks. Three from Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire:

-Battle! (Team Aqua/Team Magma Leaders)
-Sootopolis City
-Coexistence

And two from Smash Wii U:

-Super Hoop
-Skateboard Arena (Free Mode)

Happy listening!