Saturday, February 17, 2018

What prompted John Cerabino to cosplay as Gary Oak?

At this year's Anime Milwaukee, I had a chance to talk to John Cerabino, also known as "Moderately Okay Cosplay". As turns out, one of his many cosplay outfits was Gary Oak. I asked him why he chose that character, and what went into the costume:

On a side note, we're also looking for comments on the music of the twentieth Pokemon Movie, "I Choose You!". Here's some info on that:

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Poke Press Digest Podcast: Episode 15-The Music of "The Rise of Darkrai"/Ultra Prism Prerelease

In the first part of this episode (0:55-1:02:19), Anne from Pikapi Podcast and I share our thoughts on the music of the tenth Pokémon movie, The Rise of Darkrai. In an unusual twist, this film features English songs in both the US and Japanese versions. Listen to our discussion to find out whether Sarah Brightman’s “I Will Be With You” or Kirsten Price’s “I’ll Always Remember You” comes out on top.

The second segment (1:02:28-1:05:13) is a player interview from a recent Pokémon TCG League Challenge and Prerelease. We talk about what deck the player used, and some of the cards from the recently released Ultra Prism set.


Segment 1:
Pikapi Podcast

Monday, February 12, 2018

Discussion: "The Rise of Darkrai" Ending Themes (Part 1)

The Japanese and English ending themes of the tenth Pokemon movie, "The Rise of Darkrai" go head-to-head in this comparison, featuring Anne from Pikapi Podcast. Sarah Brightman's "I Will Be With You (Where The Lost Ones Go)" and Kirsten Price's "I'll Always Remember You" took rather different routes to become associated with this film, but Anne and I do our best to compare them:

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Why you won't be seeing a remastered Kirsten Price interview here (for now) + new digest episode

I've wanted to fix up this early interview for a long time, but unfortunately there are some technical obstacles in the way:

On the bright side, if you've missed any of our recent content, here's a new episode of the digest podcast:

In our first segment (0:47-43:15), Anne from Pikapi Podcast drops by to help discuss some underrated Pokémon songs. In addition to sharing our own picks, we also read some viewer submissions.

Our second segment (43:24-53:14) is a series of short pieces where I talk about various aspects of the Pokémon franchise. You’ll hear me discuss what might be in a future Pokémon Pinball, compare Mario Odyssey to PokePark, and critique some anime characters.


Segment 1:
Pikapi Podcast
Master Pokemon

Monday, January 22, 2018

Did Drew and Harley turn males off from contests?

May's male contest rivals might have been interesting characters, but perhaps Drew and Harley had some unintended effects on viewers' perceptions of the events:

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Superficial Similarities: Mario Odyssey vs. PokePark

Super Mario Odyssey isn't the same as the PokePark games, but that doesn't mean we can't have fun figuring out what they have in common. This is Superficial Similarities, a series where we compare Pokemon and non-Pokemon content to see what parallels we can draw:

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Upcoming Discusson: The music of "Giratina and the Sky Warrior"

In a few weeks, Anne from Pikapi Podcast and I will be recording a discussion about the music of Pokemon movie 11, "Giratina and the Sky Warrior". We'll primarily be comparing Crystal Kay's "One" against Arron Brotherton's "This Is A Beautiful World", but anything about the music of the movie is fair game, and we really want your comments: