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Hello nerds, geeks, etc.! Pop Culture Bento is a collection of conversations about movies, TV, comics, games, anime, and the culture surrounding them. Visit us at popculturebento.com for the central hub of all our web content including news, articles, videos, podcasts, and convention coverage local to the DC, MD, and VA areas.

Hello nerds, geeks, etc.! Pop Culture Bento is a collection of conversations about movies, TV, comics, games, anime, and the culture surrounding them. Visit us at popculturebento.com for the central hub of all our web content including news, articles, videos, podcasts, and convention coverage local to the DC, MD, and VA areas.
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Vienna, VA

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Hello nerds, geeks, etc.! Pop Culture Bento is a collection of conversations about movies, TV, comics, games, anime, and the culture surrounding them. Visit us at popculturebento.com for the central hub of all our web content including news, articles, videos, podcasts, and convention coverage local to the DC, MD, and VA areas.

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Episodes

Neon Genesis Evangelion Review

7/14/2019
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In Anime Airwaves #6, we review Neon Genesis Evangelion. The show is set fifteen years after a worldwide cataclysm, particularly in the futuristic fortified city of Tokyo-3. The protagonist is Shinji, a teenage boy who was recruited by his father to the shadowy organization Nerv to pilot a giant bio-machine mecha called an “Evangelion” into combat with alien beings called “Angels”.

Duration:00:29:56

A Plague Tale: Innocence – Game Review

5/13/2019
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Memorable characters are beacons of light in this dark tale of sickness, death, and corruption.

PlayStation 5 and Stadia / DMC5, Far Cry New Dawn, Wargroove

4/26/2019
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In Power Creep #5, we talk about what we’ve Devil May Cry 5, Far Cry New Dawn, Wargroove, then discuss the surprise PlayStation 5 details and Google Stadia. Does Wargroove scratch that Fire Emblem / Final Fantasy Tactics itch? Is Far Cry’s bright and colorful open world expansion a far cry from the gloomy apocalypses […]

Duration:00:39:00

Hellboy Review

4/17/2019
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Welcome to Picture Perfect, Pop Culture Bento’s Motion Picture Podcast! In Picture Perfect #4, we review Hellboy! Is this reboot a pearl, man? Or should we harbor bad feelings towards it? And did Baba Yaga awaken something within Brad? Listen to find out!

Duration:00:37:18

The Division 2 Review

4/10/2019
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In Power Creep #4, we are joined by Chris Frakes to review Massive Entertainment’s The Division 2, which was published by Ubisoft. How does the game fare compared to other games in the genre de jour? Is it a massive improvement from the first Division from 3 years ago? And will I ever find enough […]

Duration:00:34:56

Shazam! Review

3/29/2019
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Welcome to Picture Perfect, Pop Culture Bento’s Motion Picture Podcast! In Picture Perfect #3, we review Shazam! Is this movie pure of heart? Or does it commit one of the 7 deadly sins of superhero movies? Also, who the heck is Shazam? Listen to find out!

Duration:00:38:53

Dead or Alive 6 Review

3/26/2019
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In Power Creep #3, we huddle up on Steve’s couch with a microphone and a large pizza to review Team Ninja’s latest installment in the storied fighting-game franchise, Dead or Alive 6. Does the franchise remain relevant in an evolving genre? Is its monetization model fair and sustainable? What does it feel to get your […]

Duration:00:38:01

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Review

3/25/2019
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In Anime Airwaves #5, we review That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, a fantasy/shounen show about thirty-seven-year-old Satoru Mikami is a typical corporate workerin Tokyo. In the midst of a casual encounter with his colleague, he falls victim to a random assailant on the streets and is stabbed. However, while succumbing to his […]

Duration:00:14:23

Captain Marvel Review

3/18/2019
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Welcome to Picture Perfect, Pop Culture Bento’s Motion Picture Podcast! In Picture Perfect #2, we review Captain Marvel. Are 90’s references cool yet? And why the heck does everything look like Top Gun and Star Wars: Episode One? Listen to find out!

Duration:00:34:30

Mob Psycho 100 Review

3/15/2019
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In Anime Airwaves #4, we review Mob Psycho 100, a supernatural comedy/action show about Eighth-grader Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama, who has tapped into his inner wellspring of psychic prowess at a young age. But the power quickly proves to be a liability when he realizes the potential danger in his skills. Choosing to suppress his power, […]

Duration:00:14:56

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Review

3/12/2019
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Introducing Picture Perfect, Pop Culture Bento’s Motion Picture Podcast! In Picture Perfect #1, we review The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. How does it fare against the original? Did lightning manage to strike twice? Listen to find out!

Duration:00:31:03

Anthem Review

3/4/2019
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In Power Creep #2, we review developer BioWare’s new third-person open-world looter-shooter, Anthem. Does it out-Destiny Destiny? Did BioWare learn from the shortcomings of other ‘Games as a Service’ that came before? Listen to find out! The audio effect “Monster Chuckle” by Domarius is licensed under CC BY 3.0

Duration:00:31:43

My Roommate is a Cat Review

3/3/2019
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In Anime Airwaves #3, we review My Roommate is a Cat, a slice of life/comedy about Novelist Subaru Mikazuki, who is shy and not good with other people, and Haru, the cat that has been living a severe stray life. This is a story of them suddenly living together and describes the happiness of living […]

Duration:00:16:14

The Promised Neverland Review

2/23/2019
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In Anime Airwaves #2, we review The Promised Neverland, a mystery/thriller about an orphanage where everything seems fine on the surface, but a few children eventually discover its deep, hidden secrets. **Note: We feel that this story is best by going in blind with as little information as possible. Consider watching the first episode before […]

Duration:00:15:13

Apex Legends Review

2/19/2019
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Introducing the debut of Power Creep – Pop Culture Bento’s new gaming podcast! In Power Creep #1, we review developer Respawn’s new free-to-play battle royale title, Apex Legends. Does it stack up to PUBG or Fortnite? Does EA have a gem or a dud on its hands? Listen to find out!

Duration:00:31:28

The Rising of the Shield Hero Review

2/14/2019
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Introducing the debut of Anime Airwaves – Pop Culture Bento’s new anime podcast! In Anime Airwaves #1, we review The Rising of the Shield Hero, a fresh take on the isekai genre. Running Ranking: #1 Shield Hero Best Waifu/Husbando: #1 Raphtalia Worst Waifu/Husbando: #1 Malty Melromarc Best Anime OP/Endings: #1 Chiai Fujikawa – “Kimi no […]

Duration:00:16:30

Ep.65: Kingdom Hearts 3 Review

2/11/2019
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In Pop Culture Bento #65, we finally review Kingdom Hearts 3! In the news, we discuss rumors of a new Nintendo Switch model, Spongebob VR made in Sony’s Dreams, Groundhog Day VR, Jotaro and Dio in Jump Force, and Ace Combat 7 VR. Enjoy your bento! Intro courtesy of animation, film, and video game voice […]

Duration:01:27:34

Ep.64: Alita: Battle Angel Review

2/3/2019
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In Pop Culture Bento #64, we review Alita: Battle Angel, Produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau, directed by Robert Rodriguez, with a screenplay by Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis. We’ve got both spoiler and non-spoiler discussions. Enjoy your bento! Intro courtesy of Jason Aaron, Marvel writer for ‘Thor’ and ‘The Avengers’. Timestamps: Alita Non-spoiler Discussion […]

Duration:00:32:36

Ep.63: The Favourite Review

1/28/2019
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In Pop Culture Bento #63, we review The Favourite, written and directed by Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster). In the news, we discuss the Microsoft’s “Netflix for Games” service and Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor on Supergirl. We recommend Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, Rising of the Shield Hero, Magicians, Lydia Kepinski’s “Premier Juin”, and […]

Duration:00:57:58

Ep.62: Netflix's Hilda Review

1/21/2019
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In Pop Culture Bento #62, we review the first three episodes of Netflix’s animated cartoon, Hilda, based on the series of graphic novels. In the news, the Uncharted movie gets a new director in Dan Trachtenberg, Christopher McQuarrie signs on for two more Mission Impossible movies, Spider-man: Far from Home and John Wick: Chapter 3 […]

Duration:00:56:55