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     2011 Episodes 
Psychic Wars
  • Sage faking a chest spasm after seeing the Gundam 0083 opening, due to an overdose of The '80s.
  • He then goes on to say that he could either start off the Anime Abandon series by giving his history on the shows he used to watch growing up, or react with utter shock to whatever OVA he's reviewing that week...which he does immediately after looking at the Psychic Wars DVD case.
    "What the hell am I holding?!"
  • Sage's confusion at how the old woman is paying for surgery.
    "For some reason, a movie about a doctor slaying big blue demons with a four foot sword doesn't bother me, but an HMO covered surgery? I call bullshit."
  • The plot is completely nonsensical due to poor editing, so Sage invents his own.
    "Psychic Wars is the epic tale of one doctor's triumph over adversity... and also Don Johnson blazers. Armed with nothing but his medical knowledge and a wicked uppercut- and a falchion- he chops down all those that would oppose his beloved Queen Venomsnatch."
  • A listing of all of the anime licensed in 2002 that Sage thinks are way better than Psychic Wars includes Berserk, Excel Saga, FLCL, Metropolis, and... La Blue Girl Returns. (Yes, he thinks a hentai is way better than Psychic Wars).

Golden Boy
  • The introduction of Suave, complete with the perverted grin.
    • Suave treating Golden Boy as the perfect guide to picking up women, regardless of how silly, insane or self-destructive his actions are.

Bounty Dog
  • Sage's attempt at explaining why dub companies made British voice actors cover up their accents.
    In case of tea time, break glass.
  • Sage becoming increasingly frustrated with the villain's Rasputinian Death. "Okay, so he had to kick her a few times before she went down, but now—" "Yo-shi-yu-ki…" "FUCKING HELL!"

The Humanoid
  • The captain's obsession with coffee.
  • "Did she just sigh with her eyes?"
  • The awkward laugh scene at the beginning, supplemented by the awkward laugh scene from Final Fantasy X.

Doomed Megalopolis
  • Having the uncle being renamed to Otacon (with Liquid Snake as his voice actor, no less).

Ninja Scroll
  • "Sometimes, you watch a movie to get emotionally invested, and sometimes you watch a movie to see a snake coming out of a woman's pussy."
  • After watching one of the characters drink the blood out of another man's dismembered arm, Sage gets a sudden hankering for Hawaiian Punch.
  • Sage comments on the scene where Kagero is reporting to her master, who gives her orders while having obnoxiously loud sex with a random woman.
    "I've never seen someone gives so little a fuck... while giving a fuck! We could all learn something from him."
    • Immediately followed by an animated sequence with a CEO conducting a business deal while banging his secretary. And then he gets another call on the line...
    "Oh, hey mom."

Vampire Wars
  • Sage essentially declares himself a vampire-hating hipster, because he hated them before it was cool.
    • His hatred of vampires is also the reason he sort-of likes Vampire Wars.
    "Anything that can get the fans' panties in a wad is A-OK with me!"
  • Bennett can't stop laughing at the main character's name: Mr. Kuki (pronounced like "cookie"). But then he chooses to call himself by the codename "Bat," thus earning himself the moniker "Cookie Bat" for the rest of the episode.

Mad Bull 34
  • Renaming Sleepy as "Brick Shithouse"
  • LordKat is asked to demonstrate to Eddie what a Brooklyn accent is supposed to sound like:
    Sage: "That's now how you do a Brooklyn accent. LordKat, lay down some knowledge on this punk!"
    LordKat: "Get someone else to do your Brooklyn accent. I got bagels to eat."
  • Sage's initial reaction to Sleepy's grenade jockstrap.
  • His comments about the police chief's very creepy face. What follows is a disturbing visualization accompanied by creepy music.
    Sage: Fuck, this guy's face will probably hover over you as you lay in your deathbed, openly mocking you with its mere presence. Potato bugs will probably crawl out of his eyes, he'll start chanting an alien language that sounds like it's been auto-tuned, and the ghost of Abraham Lincoln will pop out of his nose to say some catty, back-handed compliment about your wardrobe. THIS IS WHAT YOU'LL SEE BEFORE YOU DIE PEOPLE!
  • Sage's shocked reactions to the inexplicable insanity of the characters, including the main character's jock strap made of grenades.
    Sage: "It's like if Takashi Miike directed a Tex Avery cartoon."
  • In the same review, after the show ends on a very depressing note.
    Sage: YOU... DID NOT... EARN THAT! You mean to tell me that for the past three hours all of the blondes being raped, all the nonsensical character turns, and all the misogyny being played up for cheap yucks, were all meant to lead up to a "Forget it Jake, it's Chinatown" ending?! What the fuck?!

Urotsukidoji
  • Renaming the characters Pounder McPeen, Suzie Creamcheese and Catface Meowmers.
  • Bennett having a discussion with KaiserNeko of Team Four Star (his censor for nudity). Kaiser (in Gratuitous Japanese) admits he shall work hard at censoring For Great Justice. And then he flies off in a rainbow.
  • Since Sage is unable to show the more explicit scenes, he has to resort to audio descriptions, including one scene with the girl he dubs Suzie Creamcheese being raped to the sound of a Street Fighter II arcade cabinet.
    • His description of another scene later in the movie:
      Sage: "...of course, [the main character] isn't really dead. He transforms into the Overfiend and fucks a read-headed nurse and ejaculates purple goo so hard it causes her chest to burst open. (Beat) Nah, I'm just kidding...the nurse was actually blonde." ("Blondes in Peril" counter from the Mad Bull 34 review reappears)

Angel Cop
  • Just as the villains are revealed to be the Americans, Bennett shouts out "The Jews!", who were the villains in the original Japanese version. After explaining it, for the rest of the review, he keeps mumbling the word whenever describing the plot, which eventually gets really ridiculous.
  • Another funny bit is his mockery of the main "heroine", who he calls Bitch Tits: "Dammit!! I wanted to be the one who murders them... arrest them!"

Sword for Truth
The guard: The message said the princess will be returned in exchange for The Ginrayu Sword. One man is to take this sword to them tomorrow night. If the man is not met, the princess will be raped and then killed. And her body left for dogs to pick over.
Sage: Then they'll kill the dogs, prepare them in the soup, and trick her parents into eating said soup. Then they'll summon the damned spirit of their daughter to tell them that they have, essentially, eaten her. [Beat] I think they mean business.

Love Hina Christmas Special
  • Sage balks at the use of an Inception reference, worrying that it will date the review.

     2012 Episodes 

Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned

Diatron-5
  • Pretty much everything about the review with Spoony, particularly the on-the-nose audio descriptions.
    Sage: ...and why does the... "king", sound like a drunk Mexican laborer going through puberty?
  • Spoony's reaction when he finds out the intro to Diatron-5 was used as the basis for the intro to Space Thunder Kids.
  • When Sage and Spoony see the Professor riding around in his ridiculous-looking personal transport, Dr. Insano sticks up for him, and then brags to them about how his jet-powered Segway gets him all the ladies.
  • "When the robot does battle with the robot in the robot..."
  • Dr. Bear(rrrrrrr)'s ID badge.

Kite
  • Bennett explaining the breakneck-paced finale of Kite in under a minute, complete with three drawn-out deep breaths and the William Tell Overture playing in the background.
    • Also, censoring the more risque scenes with KaiserNeko's face.

Mezzo Forte
  • Sage making a joke about a certain San Francisco Giants pitcher during the scene where the Peach Twisters' ace pitcher is beaten to death by Momoi, then getting annoyed when he gets no laughs out of it.
    Momoi: (while beating the Twisters' pitcher to death) CAN'T BELIEVE I WASTED $5 MILLION OF MY HARD EARNED MONEY ON A PIECE OF SHIT LIKE YOU!
    Sage: Tack on another $119 million and change the guy's name to Barry Zito and you'll have every Giants fans' dream come true. (beat) My baseball humor is WASTED ON YOU PEOPLE!
  • A pointless cameo by a character from Kite is shortly thereafter followed by a pointless cameo from LittleKuriboh (of Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series fame).

Wicked City
  • Sage has to talk himself out of getting a boner at the most inappropriate of times, such as when the main character is almost killed by a spider-woman's Murderous Thighs, and later by the first appearance of the wrinkly Dirty Old Man.

The Ultimate Teacher
  • This exchange, after Sage's review devolved into a Clip Show because this anime Broke the Rating Scale:
    Rob Walker: You can't just show clips! What did we hire you for anyway?
    Sage: Sex appeal?
    • And after Sage shows Rob the insanity going on the screen, Rob joins in to watch with his own bucket of popcorn.

AKIRA

Devil Hunter Yohko

Vampire Hunter D
  • Sage realizes the parallels between Vampire Hunter D and Castlevania, and sets a fight scene to the appropriate music.
  • One of the characters has a face on his hand, which is never explained by the movie:
    Sage: It'd be like if Star Wars never explained the Fo—okay, bad example.

Demon City Shinjuku
  • The appearance of the demon Mephisto prompts a cry of "BETRAYAL!" from Linkara, leading to this exchange:
    Linkara: You know what they say about comic book geeks and letting things go...
    Sage: They don't?
    Linkara: WE DON'T!
    Sage: Evidently... (beat) Hey, did you hear that The Last Angry Geek called Alan Moore overrated?
    Linkara: Well, I can see that. I mean, the man can only write so many classics before he taps out.
    Sage: Did I say Alan Moore? I meant Neil Gaiman.
    Linkara: What? Where is that slime-ball? I'm gonna rip him to shreds...(*unintelligible grumbling*)

X
  • "Boy, I always told you I exploded right in front of you while I was naked, but you never listen to me, do ya? Where'd I go wrong with you, Bubala?"
  • His reaction to the "sword hidden in woman" metaphors. Specifically his horror. Cue screaming Sage.
  • Mocking the ending with fart noises and, earlier, lamenting that he already used his Tenchi joke in the Demon City Shinjuku review.
  • His spoof commercial ad for Sizzler.
  • "Oh-man, he, Shatnered-that-line, bad!"
  • "Duh, wait a minute, I though I was trying to save her from you!"

Fatal Fury The Motion Picture
  • The montage of Masami Obari artwork near the beginning.
    Subtle...Nuanced...Sophisticated...Refined...Tig ol' bitties...
  • Sage keeps trying to stay hetero after seeing one of the villains' extremely camp appearance. After trying to get away from doing it, he begins making catty comments about the female minion's outfit and freaks out before going to commercial.
    Hauer: Fight fair and square. Don't kick them when they're down. Heh, that's your way, isn't it? Well, I'm different. I use any means possible.
    Sage: (In the campiest voice ever) Mmm, yes. Rabbit punching, horse-collar suplexes, reach-arounds. Anything.
    Sage: Would you get a load of this guy? Fucking John Waters would tell this guy to turn down the camp. I haven't seen a more effeminate bad guy since Kuja. Painted nails, lipstick, feather headdress, exposed midriff. (Suddenly starts coughing, and reveals that he's coughed up blood on a tissue.)
    • That last one is made even more funnier when you realizes the blood was purple and sparkly.
    • The Stinger, showing a "failed" take with the campy voice and acting gone a little too far. In his own words:
    "Went to Nigel Thornberry there for a moment."

Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer
  • He points out that no one would even hear about this game because of how expensive the system, the Neo Geo, was.
    Sage: What's that? You never heard of Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer, the video game? Well, maybe that's because it only came out here in the U.S. on the Neo Geo system. And if you knew anybody who was rich enough to afford one of those, they were probably too busy burning $20 bills in front of the homeless to be bothered to play it.
  • His description of the anime itself is fantastic:
    "It's nothing but shiny, glorious failure and I love it like a mother loves a child who won't stop eating paste."
  • He also reads a class attendance mocking the ridiculous names of the characters.
    • Don't forget The Stinger where he reads off a familiar name while still doing the mock roll call.
  • He describes Ozaki/Ohga, the Big Bad, as Sephiroth with the voice of one of the Mooninites.
  • Upon seeing Karin Son's ridiculous combat outfit, he decides to stop calling her "Miss Sunshine" and changes her nickname to "Taint Misbehavin'".
  • In the opening bit of Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer Part II, Bennett reads a comment he found on IMDB saying how underrated this and Fatal Fury were and should be watched by first-timers of Anime and not something like AKIRA, all while talking in a complete douchey hipster voice.
  • "Goddamnit, do we need a leash for your tits? The way they've been bouncing around, it looks like you're trying to smuggle squirrels."
  • His commentary on the blatant fanservice in Obari's works.
    Sage: Damn it, Obari, if you wanted to make a hentai, make a hentai!
    (cut to boxart of Angel Blade)
    Sage: ...Oh... you did.
  • His rebuttal to one of the characters saying that all females who are beautiful should be dumb consists of two words. "Danica McKellar", which results in Bennett saying what he'd love to do to her and his offer to her, in case she just happens to be watching the video.
  • Sage gives Shaia (the blue-haired woman from earlier in the movie) the nickname "Panty Hamster" after witnessing a scene where after attempting to break down a door, she falls flat on her behind with her legs spread and her crotch in full view of the audience.
  • "And if I were any closer to the microphone, I'd be deepthroating it..."

Genocyber
  • Sage believes that Sho Aikawa (one of the writers) had a "raging hate-boner for humanity" that bled through a lot of his earlier works, and he thanks the anonymous soul who gave him the blowjob that caused his later material to become more optimistic. Then cuts to a "phantom beej memorial" to whoever did.
  • In the third part of the video, Sage begins to catch on that Genocyber had become overly serious as it went on to prevent him from giving the characters his usual silly nicknames, so he makes up even more embarrassing ones for any new characters he sees, including an absurdly Overly Long Name for the two main characters.

Gall Force
  • Sage points out that the scene of a character mourning the death of another is ruined by the fact that the one who's mourning is doing so...on the toilet. He then proceeds to play the scene while adding pooping sound effects to it.
    • In another scene, some of the cast have a weird dream where naked glowing men try to tempt them. Upon waking up, they all discuss it in a very pleasurable tone, leading to this scene:
    Rumy: Well, there was this thing, and it felt like it was trying to tempt me.
    Rabby: Me, too!
    Patty: The same with me.
    Rumy: Hmm. Even though it looked different, it felt good just to be near it.
    Rabby: Yeah, I know. But it made me feel something so sad in my heart.
    Patty: And scared and happy at the same time.
    Suave, over speaker: It's called a penis, ladies. And it's the key to fill that void you've been having all these years.
    Sage: Thank you for that, Suave. You can go now...

Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie
  • Sage making a phone call to Doug Walker to vent over Doug not having considered the OVA to be far worse than Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog and the way it ends after Sage insults Doug:
    Sage (flatly): Doug... suck my dick. Suck my dick until your jaw loses feeling. Suck my dick until everything you taste from now on tastes like sweaty man-meat. (voice rises with growing anger) Suck my dick like it's your first night in Hollywood. Suck my dick like you were trying to win a prize on a Japanese game show! Suck my dick like my cum cured baldness! Suck my dick until you are less man (now screaming angrily) and more cock-warmer!!!
    Sage: (Screams into the air) AAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!
  • Not being a Sonic fan himself, Sage consults one to get their opinion on it. He gets in touch with Marc the Engineer, who claims that the OVA "never happened", even going so far as to acknowledge the existence of other lesser Sonic products over it (Sonic Underground, Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), Sonic Heroes, Shadow the Hedgehog, etc.).
  • While reviewing the OVA, Sage tries getting himself plastered as he drinks while enduring the pain of seeing the OVA. To his dismay, he drinks through his entire load of bourbon, fails to get hammered and finds that he has wet himself unknowingly while raging over what he has to watch.
  • The completely blank look on Sage's face when he hears Sonic and Tails talk for the first time. It's as if there's a giant WHAT marquee floating above his head.

Evangelion: Death and Rebirth
  • When showing the infamous ending of the TV series, he puts in another infamous "Congratulations" ending.
    • At the beginning of his review he is already at a lost for words, only saying "Evangelion". Cue a quick montage of batshit insane scenes from the show and movie while "Ode to Joy" is playing.
    • He sums up Touji's long list of bitching about Asuka.
    "So basically, a cunt."

End of Evangelion
  • "Ladies and gentlemen...meet the final boss of anime."
  • Sage making fun of Hyuga and Maya's panicked Techno Babble when the NERV security system gets hacked:
    Sage: "Oh no! They got everything! Our subnet mask...our MAC address...the bastards even got our token ring... Why didn't we reinforce our data packets?!"
  • Sage and Oancitizen argue over the film's use of Faux Symbolism, only for the two of them to agree with each other, followed by about a minute of awkward silence before Oan begs Sage to let him go.
  • When Fuyutsuki says the fate of the world is in the hands of Shinji, Sage starts singing "We're fucked" to the tune of Mozart's "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik".
  • His list of over 2000 unanswered questions from the movie... and he adds another one towards the end.

     2013 Episodes 

Baoh
  • The No Shit! counter. And how Bennett goes into Sarcasm Failure when Doctor Kasuminome says "Baoh has a laser cannon!"
    • It descends so much into Captain Obvious territory, Bennett describes it as "the first anime made for the blind."
  • Sophine and Kasuminome decide to break Sumire with "cacophonic torture", and starts blasting Jason Derulo's "Fight For You":
    Sage: Gandhi, you diabolical fiend! Have you no mercy?!"
  • In the scene where Doctor Kasuminome shows the shareholders a presentation with a dog that also possesses a Baoh parasite:
    Shareholder: Is that dog also Baoh?
    Sage: No, that dog is Baoh-wow. [grins] [rimshot]
  • Sage wastes no time in playing a Christopher Walken voice clip (specifically, one from True Romance) when a character named Walken arrives to attack Baoh.
  • Later, following the scene where Baoh attacks Dordo with needles from his hair (dubbed the "Baoh Shooting Bees Stinger Phenomenon"):
    Sage: (deadpan) Well, that was sure lame...
    [Caption: Sage's Super Secret Awesome Internet Reviewer Snide Remarking Special Wave]

Macross II

Tenchi Muyo! in Love
  • MarzGurl's Cameo:
    Sage: Does anybody remember the blue-haired MarzGurl? She was nice. Certainly less anger-rapey.
  • Bennett decides to change his cutoff date from 2002 to 2003 due to a year going by. So what is the first anime from 2003 he'll have to review for the next episode? Love Hina, making him foam at the mouth and skitz out in horror.
  • Apparently, Sage can sense incest... which is why he stays out of Alabama.
  • Also, what he would do with a galaxy-destroying cannon.
    Sage: Count your lucky stars that I don't have a galaxy-destroying cannon, (cut to a recording studio) because if I did, you wouldn't be watching me on the internet. You would be watching me on the jumbo-tron (cut to a sports stadium) of the Super Dome proclaiming me King Shit of Dick Mountain. Why would you fuck with someone that could destroy the galaxy!?

Love Hina Again
  • "Gone Feral! BBS"
    • What sells this is that all you see in the intro before the intro is Sage's empty chair with a sign which says the above for a while before Suave's smug smiling face pops up in frame.
  • When Suave reveals he'll be covering for Sage for the review, he reveals that Sage had chucked the DVD out his car window at him in a rage saying, "Review this pile of shit, you pile of shit".
  • When he first sees Keitaro, he tries to convince himself that there is obviously some sort of reverse-psychology at work, or perhaps he's the kind of guy who gets off on getting beaten by women. Cue Keitaro doing something stupid again.
  • "It takes a lot for me to consider a woman unfuckable. But Naru Narusegawa, you have made the list".
  • Before the commercials break, when Suave is completely done with the anime, he decides to leave. However, once back from the commercials, he straightly tells the viewer that the door is locked.
  • Realizing how bad the anime is, Suave whips out a giant remote control to fast forward through Love Hina Again. However, the fast forwarding stops and the remote dies on Suave. He chucks it out a window and knocks out Gabe, who was ordered by Sage via cell phone to keep Suave locked in the house to see the anime.
    • At the same time this is going on, Sage is trying to call out for the knocked out Gabe before being attacked by an elk he thought he killed off while acting feral.
  • Suave outright calling Naru a cunt.
    • Pretty much every time Suave calls Naru "The Intolerable Bitch." It's like a drinking game.
  • The mocking of the Department of Redundancy Department and Viewers Are Morons throughout the special.
    Suave: *banging on the floor* You hear me, Hitchcock, you hack? Maybe if you treated your audience like idiots, maybe you would have won an Oscar. Instead of where you are now: Dead.
  • Describing the scene where Naru has to climb the Abandoned Annex whilst being attacked by the other girls in order to accept Keitaro's impending proposal:
    Suave: "It's like if you combined Bruce Lee, Scott Pilgrim, and bullshit!"
    • And after she realizes she needs to stop running away, Suave tries using Reverse Psychology on her:
      Suave: "No...run away. Don't get hit by a missile blast... (leans into TV, speaking more slowly) Please...don't get hit by a missile blast..."

Macross Plus
  • After failing to get Bryan Cranston as a guest for the episode due to him doing a voice for the anime, Sage looks over a list of other voice actors, he then sees that Rob Paulsen on the list, giving it some thought. Cut to Rob Paulsen himself choking out Bennett, screaming that he enjoyed Evangelion and wants Bennett to say it while choking him.
    Sage: Ehh... Probably not.
  • Having exhausted all of his options, Sage finally contacts Bill Rogers, who spends the next few minutes Brooklyn Raging at him and explaining why he thinks Macross Plus is the greatest OVA ever made. At one point, Rogers walks over to his sound engineer and kicks him out so that he can take over.
    Sound Engineer: Who are you? What the hell are you doing in my studio?
    Bill: Ask your wife.
  • Sage having an orgasm anytime he tries to invoke the name of Shinichiro Watanabe (who directed this OVA).
  • Despite Yoko Kanno's usual stellar sound work, some cheesy '80s-style pop music made it onto the soundtrack, with one song sounding suspiciously like Roxette's "She's Got the Look":
    Sage: Wow...let me get my Zubaz pants so we can do White Lines with Patrick Bateman! Who wants a New Coke?
  • Bill Rogers comes back and brings Shinichiro Watanabe with him to do a Jay and Silent Bob routine. Then Lisa Ortiz shows up and chases them both out of the park.

Odin
  • Sage reading magazines throughout the review to relieve his boredom of seeing the film.
  • Sage using a meter to keep track of the number of times the movie rips off Star Trek.
    • To show how horrible the abrupt hair metal music used in Odin is with the movie's mood, Sage plays a metal music song to accompany a scene from Star Trek.
  • Sage thinking one of the characters has a psychic grandma in response to a sloppy narrative moment where the mentioned character in the spaceship acknowledges an old lady wishing him luck internally, while she is outside the spaceship as it is about to depart.
    • Made funnier when Sage parodies the moment by having the old lady hassle the crew member telepathically.
  • Renaming the humans' ship the S.S. Fuck You, Science.
  • Riffing on a rare moment when Odin actually gets exciting:
    Sage: Odin, if you were more this instead of 'bore-me-to-sleep trudge', then I wouldn't have to have this National Geographic here, getting...oddly turned on by native tits. <beat> Probably should've kept that to myself.

Dominion Tank Police
  • Sage states that he doesn't find cat girls sexy because every time he sees one, he just imagines a regular cat coughing up a hairball. That is, until he sees Anna and Uni doing a sexy strip tease, only to have it ruined by said hairball imagination.
    Sage: Oh god dammit, brain! What are you trying to do, give my dick whiplash?
    Commercial announcer: This moment brought to you by Brain Bleach! A brain scrub a day keeps the boner-killing thoughts at bay. Like the time you accidentally saw your grandmother climb into the bathr-*starts hacking and coughing* Byyyy Bennett!
  • GIANT INFLATABLE DONGS!!!
  • The montage of tanks causing destruction to the tune of Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture".

Virgin Fleet

Armitage III

Project A-ko

New Cutey Honey
  • "Bring on the titties!"
  • Heck, the title card it self is hilarious. The logo itself got a nosebleed from just looking at Cutey Honey!
  • Sage is able to identify all of the actors in the OVA who had also appeared in Excel Saga. His reward: the "ADV Fanboy Award", which comes with "a lifetime of shame and bad decisions."
    Sage: (as the Price is Right music dies down) But I already have that...

8 Man After

Devilman
  • On a crab monster eating a fairy head first: "Goddammit, Giant Enemy Crab! Can't we have nice things?"
  • Upon Ryo's introduction:
    Akira: Oh, of course! It's my old friend Ryo!
    (Bennett cracks up from this exchange, his laughter obscuring the rest of the dialogue in the scene)
    Bennett: Whhhaattt?! Wait! This isn't a creepy stalker, it's just my old friend, Ryo! Who is... creepily stalking me! And then tells me I have to follow him to his car, and when my kinda-sorta girlfriend tries to keep me from doing this, my creepy friend threatens her with a knife! Ha ha! Classic Ryo!
  • Bennett notes that Akira essentially gets his powers from a sweet rave party.
  • The reaction to finding out that the demons are attacking because of global warming.
    Bennett: Why didn't Al Gore warn us about this?!
    (cut to a scene from An Inconvenient Truth)
    Al Gore: "Now, as the polar ice caps melt, the demons that once ruled the Earth will return to gnaw our balls off. Have I got your attention now, shitbiscuits?"

A Wind Named Amnesia
  • After the movie takes a twenty-minute long diversion from the plot to explain the main character's nonsensical backstory, Sage decides it would also be appropriate for him to go an a twenty-minute long rant about the logical inconsistencies of Iron Man 3.
  • The main character regains his humanity thanks to the efforts of a wheelchair-bound boy with a computer in his brain. Said boy makes a seemingly unimportant remark about how the wind is almost like something sent by higher beings that watched over humanity. Unfortunately, this winds up being some heavy-handed Foreshadowing.
    Sage: "You don't know how right you are...and how angry that makes me."
  • The blatant stupidity of Albee, when she tries to argue that the main protagonist ought to respect the practices and beliefs of the people of San Francisco. Under normal circumstances, this might be fine. However, all of the people in San Francisco have been reduced to a nearly feral state and are trying to capture a woman for human sacrifice to a giant hi-tech backhoe.
  • When they get to the shoehorned love scene at the end, Bennett asks how the main character knows about sex. Cut to an earlier scene where the main character says the wheelchair-bound boy "taught [him] how to have fun." Cue Suave's music.
  • When Albee explains that her race caused the amnesia because they thought it would do humans good, Sage shows all the chaos that resulted and adds the caption "Remember: For your own good."

Art of Fighting
  • "We start off on a beautiful day in scenic Not-New York, with our hero Not-Ryu chasing after Not-Lloyd when he's interrupted by Non-Ken Masters...and here I am Not-Giving-A-Shit."
  • Sage breaking down the physics-defying scene where Ryo falls from the side of a building, and Robert jump-kicks out of his car to save him:
    Sage: "And that's why this scene makes no sense...along with everything else!"
  • The return of the "Spot the Engrish" gag from the Fatal Fury review, wherein Sage learns that Ryo is a master of "carate".
  • After the commercial break, we see Bennett trying to get out of his room, but the door is locked.
  • When Sage learns that Ryo and Robert are being pursued by a man named Mr. Big, a clip from the series finale of Sex and the City starts to play, but Sage notices and quickly stops it, while warning the audience that he would have used clips from Rocky and Bullwinkle if he had them.note 
  • Sage inserting music from the mall chase scene in The Blues Brothers in this movie's scene where the police cars crash while trying to avoid an avalanche.

SiN the Movie
  • Sage wonders why anyone would choose to make an anime about SiN instead of Half-Life, even though one of the few things SiN had going for it by comparison was a Non-Nude Bathing scene.
    Sage: (watching a woman wash herself down in a hot tub) "Oh yeah, girl...you rub those blocky pixels that roughly approximate boobs. You rub them good... You look like a model from the original Sims if I peed on it."
  • He is also not pleased about the movie invoking Rule 63 and killing off a necessary character. When he comes across some obligatory fan service featuring said character, he says "Raise your hand if you were not surprised."

Pilot Candidate and Blue Gender
  • Saying that [adult swim] made him what he is today, followed by clips of previous episodes of Anime Abandon with varying amounts of Sanity Slippage.
  • His warning at the start:
    Internet Strongly Cautioned—the following review is intended for mature audiences that can take a joke. This review may contain some material that is not suitable for children, bronies, or Tumblr users and may contain intense violence, sexual situations, coarse language and Nazi jokes.
  • Sage admits that he once tried to convince himself that Pilot Candidate had to be good because it was on at late night, and then spends the next minute hurling a volley of insults at it, ending by saying he'd rather let Adolf Hitler shoot him in the head than watch another minute of Pilot Candidate again.
  • Sage telling Tumblr users that it's okay to "blame the Victim", since they're the main villains of the show.
  • Reciting all of Pilot Candidate's plot holes in one breath to the tune of Motörhead's "Ace of Spades".
  • Demonstrating how simple it would be to fill in the Plot Hole about Kizna being the only Cat Girl on the protagonists' team. His objection isn't that she has cat ears or that it never gets explained, but that no one whatsoever reacts to them.
    Zero: "What's up with your cat ears?"
    Kizna: "I don't want to talk about it."
    Zero: "Okay."
  • Saying the insects in Blue Gender are called Blue "because fuck you."
  • Wondering how anyone can get anything done while having so much sex.
  • The bit where he mentions the Vagina Dentata mouths on the Blue, but then says that he may be seeing something that's not there, since to him everything looks like a vagina, including rolls, a sliced-open melon, and a cuttlefish.

The Big O and Trigun
  • Yet another silly content warning at the start:
    "Parents strongly cautioned: the following contains scenes of Bennett thrusting in a suggestive manner. Wait...that was the last episode, wasn't it? Shit."
  • Mentioning that since Toonami and [adult swim] had shows switch places, that means there will be a Toonami month: "Now that you've stopped squeeing, can we move on?"
  • Saying "I need a moment" and feigning a headache when he sees where all the money that would've gone into a third season of Big O went to: Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!.
  • Cain the Longshot unveils his one hundred and fifty meter long sniper rifle. The Sage says it all.
    "...he just made The Joker self conscious."
  • Imitating the point-blank range shooting distance that Knives and Vash had in their final fight. "(panting)Would you just shoot me already?"
  • Bennett has an episode planned for Inuyasha. This is gonna be fun.

Cowboy Bebop
  • The video starts with a disclaimer that there is no footage of Outlaw Star in the review and that you should get mental help if you see any... followed immediately by a split-second clip from the series to fuck with your head.

E.Y.E.S of Mars
  • At the beginning of the review, Bennett keeps saying that he feels like he's seen this anime somewhere before, in spite of it being so forgetful. Come after the review's over, it hits him. Hard.
  • The jokes at the expense of the main character's name, Dew/Du.

The Guyver
  • When The Nostalgia Critic references screamer videos, it's pretty obvious what's going to happen, but what makes it hilarious is that the screamer is supplied by Film Brain jumping up from under the camera.
  • In the beginning, when the Critic is running, he comes across Brentalfloss, and he asks him, "Aren't you dead?" To which Brentalfloss simply shakes his head.
  • The Critic and Bennett's reactions to Evil John Kerry and his scenery-chewing performance.
    Critic: He's like a perfect blend between Christopher Walken and Rod Stieger.
  • The look on The Critic's face when he sees Jimmie Walker's character morph into something that would put Jar Jar Binks to shame.
  • After being shooed, Kyle Hebert comes back at the end to do his "Next time on Dragon Ball Z" schtick. Bennett yells at him.
  • Whenever Critic gets stunned silent by something in the movie, the only way Sage gets him back up is to do the Red Robin jingle.

Twilight of the Cockroaches
  • Mark the Engineer forcing Sage to review Twilight of the Cockroaches or review Violence Jack. Then comes a shot of MarzGurl mentally broken from having seen Violence Jack.
  • Sage parodying The Critic in review format throughout his entire review of the movie, while putting up with Mark the Engineer's efforts to force Sage into applying dumbed-down humor into his review.
    Critic!Sage: Didn't you go to college, The Duke?
    Duke!Mark: I have people to do that for me.
  • Alucard's cameo via Bennett's re-enactment of the phone gag.
  • Sage lampshading the slow pace of the film:
    As we have learned from the great auteur Ingmar Bergman, it's when you're about to fall asleep that things get really interesting.
  • "It is indeed a most stirring scene. And certainly one that deserves more respect than having SOMEONE eat a stromboli through it!"
    [Cut to The Duke with his mouth full] [beat] "What?"

Fist of the North Star

Apocalypse Zero
  • His reaction to one character's face getting ripped off by a kiss from a large BDSM woman in clown makeup.
    Bennett: *Look of horror on his face* John Woo's rough draft of Face/Off was really weird.
  • Censor Kaiser exploding as a result of an accidental Logic Bomb, only to be reborn with a much higher quality version of himself, having essentially attained enlightenment.
    Bennett: So does that mean I can show the nipple pastie?
    Censor Kaiser: No.
  • Bennett's confusion when the hero of the show- an ultra-violent post-apocalyptic anime- attempts to deal with a villain through non-violent methods. Subverted a moment later when it doesn't work, and he has to murder the villain anyway.
  • "Watching the show is like this: boring... boring... boring... oh my GOD I LIVE IN MY OWN EYES!" And then his eyes turn into mouths that recite the chant to summon Cthulhu.
  • One monster Bennett describes as "a BDSM hipster smurf." Comes, of course, with a "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer.
    • With an extendable microphone penis, no less!
  • Another monster uses an attack she lovingly calls the "Double Big-Tit Bomb", causing him to think back to other ridiculous-sounding special attack names from Baoh and Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer.

Top 20 Greatest Giant Robots

Violence Jack
  • He takes one look at the box, gets stuck because of the Moral Dilemma issues, causing him and Mark the Engineer to decide to not really "review" it so much as explore his Sanity Slippage. One abrupt transition later...

     2014 Episodes 

City Hunter
  • Sage tries to stop himself from using the "Nookie" Counting Gag, pushing it offscreen when it starts to appear. He fails, and it forces itself onscreen to the 1812 Overture.
    "Never... repress... the counting gag."
  • On the various characters with bad German accents: "It's like an Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonation contest."
  • Bennett is about to call Ryo the worst pervert he'd ever seen in an anime... right up until he remembered the existence of Junk Boy.
    *through gritted teeth* "Count yourself lucky, Ryo."

Iria: Zeiram The Animation
  • Sage's Iria "promo for idiots".
    "What does 'mediocre' mean? FUCKING AWESOME!"
  • "'Zeiram's Magical Asshole'...worst idea for a children's show ever."

Spawn
  • Bennett gets to Chapel's role in the story and realizes he has to reference Rob Liefeld's work with Youngblood. He admits that he wanted to ask Linkara for help. Cut to Linkara crying NO! in the fetal position.

Lady Death

Ćon Flux
  • Sage's Iron Sheik impersonation.
  • Oancitizen applauding Sage's deconstruction of gnostic themes within Aeon Flux. Also counts as a Crowning Moment of Awesome.
  • Bennett realizes the meaning behind the famous image of a fly caught in Aeon's eyelashes.
    "Oh wow, I get it... and it's really pissing me off."

Outlaw Star

Yu Yu Hakusho: Poltergeist Report
  • Bennett pointing out how the title literally translates into "Poltergeist Report The Movie: Poltergeist Report". PRTMPR!
  • Kuwahara. That is all that needs to be said.
    "The only reason why anyone would ever want to see this movie is if they were hardcore fans of the show, and I've got to believe that any fan who sees this would shit their own ass inside-out at 'Kuwahara'."
  • When Yusuke's VA goes, as Bennett puts it, "full Garzey's Wingnote ," Bennett's reaction is epic and hilarious.
  • Hinageshi discussing the elemental sites and we cut to Earth, Wind, And Fire's "Let's Groove Tonight".

Legend of Lemnear

Plastic Little
  • Sage dressing in a Hawaiian shirt for the review and sipping a drink in the intro, as the recent crop of So Bad, It's Good anime he's reviewed has him feeling like life is a vacation.
  • Sage's reaction upon learning that main character's love interest is underage.
  • When the main character says she's so hungry she "could eat a cloud whale," Sage asks whether said cloud whale is bigger or smaller than an Octorok.
  • Sage tempts fate and asks who would get turned on by a comatose girl lying in bed, and then is quickly reminded of one of the opening scenes from The End of Evangelion.note 
    Sage: (looking at his "stained" hand, whispering) That's so fucked up...

Love Hina Spring Movie
  • Sage turning into a demon.
  • Bennett finally cracks once the girls break into a poorly dubbed J-Pop song, which causes him to re-enact the infamous Tunnel Scene from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
    • Also the moment leading up to it, involving the island girl that looks just like Shinobu somehow taming a bunch of aggressive animals with the power of song:
    Bennett: Well, Love Hina, you've already got the knife in deep. Why don't you twist it?! You HATE me just as much as I hate YOU! So DO IT!
    Rorschach: Well what are you waiting for?
    (Cut Back to anime)
    Rorschach: ...do it.
    (Cut back to anime)
    Rorschach: DO IT!
    (cut back to anime)
    Nite Owl II: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
  • Suave lying asleep with a girly mag and wine bottle on his chest.
    Suave: Mmm, Samus, keep the helmet on.
  • The ridiculous ending, complete with quotes from extremely positive reviews from legitimate websites pasted over the footage.

Battle Arena Toshinden
  • The return of Taint Misbehavin.note 
  • Sage realizing the potential of Blazing Saddles jokes he could make with the character Rungo Iron.
  • When Sage notices that Ellis is voiced by Lisa Ortiz, she pops in and angrily tells him to shut up before he can make an Amy Rose referencenote .

Detonator Orgun
  • The invention of the Over-Acting Alarm.
    Sage: It's weird that this is my first encounter with the Over-Acting Alarm. I mean, I've seen every Al Pacino movie.
    Vincent Hanna: Because she got a...GREAT ASS! And you've got your head...ALL THE WAY UP IT!
    *Cue Over-Acting Alarm*
    Sage: (giggling) Okay, okay, I promise that I will only use this new gag for good... And the occasional Nic Cage movie.
  • To demonstrate how absurd it is to have a snap-operated system that powers everything in the protagonist's room, Sage tries to watch an episode of The Addams Family...and doesn't even make it past the theme song before the power goes out.
  • After Sage gives a Rousing Speech about the 1962 Jaguar E-type, he gets a call from Jeremy Clarkson who tells Sage to stop ripping him off:
    Sage: (to Clarkson) "Yeah...I drive a Honda Element... No, I don't have a crush on James (May)... No, I am not 65..."
    • But he can't resist getting in one more zinger after he hangs up:
    Sage: "That was the most intimidating conversation...in the world!"

Angel Blade
  • Suave and Censor Kaiser.
    Suave: And what are you supposed to do?
    Censor Kaiser: I censor.
    Suave: Oh, so you're an asshole then.
  • Censor Kaiser's brief interlude in which he and the Engineer try to recruit Doug Walker to do the review:
    Doug: *various surprised and disgusted noises* That's it! I've had enough! Nobody should have that many dicks!
    • After leaving the room, Mark gives Doug a copy of Sonic Christmas Blast, which causes Doug to flee the room screaming.
    • Later in the rant, Censor Kaiser censors himself when he catches Suave reading a girly mag.
      Censor Kaiser: Are you more boner than man? Focus!
  • Suave trying to find a connection between Censor Kaiser and Nailkaizer.
    Censor Kaiser: No, I do not have three dicks!
  • Suave's dream about "the Chiquita banana lady fisting the Hamburger Helper while Mr. Peanut jerks off on a waiting green M&M".
  • Suave confiscating the henchman's penis, complete with a popping sound effect.
  • Suave's thoughts on Character Development, the only dirty word in porn.

Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie
  • Sage discussing the infamous Chun-Li shower scene
    Sage: We were so innocent before the internet.
  • Sage being caught off guard twice by the U.S. version's "soundtrack", especially Alice in Chains' "Them Bones".
    Sage: AAAAH! GOD! WARN A GUY NEXT TIME IF YOU'RE GONNA BLAST THEM BONES, YOU FUCKING DICKS!

Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge
  • Sage is disappointed that the Star Trek transporter noise was used for the arrival of the monsters. He demonstrates how inappropriate this is by using famous sound effects while making a sandwich. When he opens jars of mustard and mayo, we hear the Ghostbusters' proton pack startup noise. When he spreads the mustard and mayo, we hear the Star Wars lightsaber noises.
  • Sage comparing the Anime Morrigan to the cartoon version.
    Sage: I think I just halved the Morrigan fanbase through suicide. Can, uh someone call J-List and tell them that business is gonna be slow for a few months?
  • "Scott McNeil is the Al Pacino of voice acting."
  • After his anger at Donovan's Fauxlosophical Narration, Sage immediately intercuts it with Heihachi rambling about the power of his Tekken and Dracula delivering the "What is a man?" speech. It really gets the point across.
  • Sage clutching his ears after hearing Anita cry.
    Sage: OH JESUS! FUCK! SHUT HER UP! AAAAH! GOD! She went from Wednesday Addams to a bleating goat in a nanosecond!
  • Sage making several rants on why Donovan was even made the protagonist in the first place. It gets so bad that he would prefer watching Evangelion.
  • Sage trying (and failing) to pronounce Hsien-Ko's name. It would've been much easier for his tongue to call her by her original Japanese namenote .
  • When Pyron pops in and effortlessly kills off Anakaris, Sasquatch, Rikuo, and Victor:
    Sage: "You know, it used to be that I had to turn off SafeSearch on Google Images to see characters getting fucked like that."
  • After a little too much Wangst, Sage finally hits his Rage Breaking Point so hard his screams shake the Earth itself.
    Sage: YES! WE GET IT! He is a Dhampir! A Vampiel! A Cambion! A Nephelim! He is a tortured morose complicated mother fucker that would not crack a smile if you gave him a million bucks, a cupcake and a can of Coke! WE! GET! IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • When Pyron gives a giant grin, Sage starts laughing a bit in reaction. "Whose bright idea was it to give Pyron the awesome-face smiley?"

Fatal Fury: Double Impact

Tokyo Revelation

Dark Cat
  • Sage wakes up from his insanity-induced coma to find that Gabe has drawn dicks on his face. Which is why Sage devised a punishment "that was both cruel and unusual": forcing Gabe to eat a bowl of Lego bricks.
    • It gets drawn out, too, in something that almost becomes an Overly Long Gag. First, Sage makes Gabe switch out his soup spoon for a bigger serving spoon, then offers Gabe a glass of water... only to pour it out in front of him.
    Gabe: [garbled with blood coming out of his mouth] Then why did you even offer it to me?!
  • Sage constantly bags on the awful voice acting, but the math teacher's speech is stilted enough to merit a G-Man reference.
    • He is immediately outclassed by one of the main characters, however, whose awful voice acting causes Sage to refer to him as "Meth-head Garfield".
    • Sage learns that the dub studio behind Dark Cat was also responsible for a number of hentai series, including the oddly-titled Stairs. Sooner or later, he expects to hear of a hentai called Oscillating Fan.
  • "All I'll ever get is a cute girl that thinks the world of me despite me acting like a human-shaped turd. #foreveralone"
  • "It's a sad day when you see a teacher grow a dick tentacle out of her mouth, and all you can say is 'Seen it!'"
  • When the main character's sidekick shouts "Dark Cats unite!" when fighting against one of the demons, Sage dubs it an even stupider battle cry than "Let's hit the road, Rovers!"

Lily C.A.T.
  • "That's right, folks, you just heard Gennai from Digimon say he's getting too old for this shit. And now you just heard the last shred of your childhood die a screaming death."
  • Bennett lampshades the suspicious similarities between the plot of the anime and the plot of Alien.
  • When Bennett notes the weird disparity between accurately depicting the realities of FTL travel and the surprising recoil from one character's shotgun.
    Bennett: I hate when an otherwise intelligent Science Fiction movie decides to pull shit like this.
    *shows a scene from Contact*
    Bennett: CASE IN FUCKING POINT!

Space Adventure Cobra

Sol Bianca: The Legacy
  • Sage reiterating his hatred of high-pitched voice acting, using the opening to Lucky Star as an example.
    Sage: *while holding his ears* ARE YOU STILL WONDERING WHY I PREFER THE DUBS?
  • He describes Tom Wyner as having a voice "that can only be attributed to having a third testicle."
  • Sage questions why characters suddenly start talking in Spanish for no apparent reason.
    Sage (in Spanish): What happened? Did Mexico take over the world? Why didn't I listen to Fox News when I had the chance?!

Gunsmith Cats

Venus Wars
  • "It's awful. Don't watch it." (roll credits)
  • The Brick Joke with the fart joke. It doesn't re-appear until the real credits.
  • Sage calls Venus Wars a "BAD" movie: Boring, Annoying, Dumb.
  • After deconstructing the stupidity of the one-wheeled bikes that only function because of Rule of Cool:
    "This has been another edition of 'Bennett Ruins Sci-Fi.' Tune in next week when I explain why Batman's grappling hook is total bullshit."
  • The Gratuitous English plastered on walls throughout the anime, including "Ishatar [sic] Must Die the Death," and "Get out! The invaders!" Or how often the word "Death!" randomly appears on signs and in graffiti.
  • Bennett is not happy to see the voice actress from A Wind Named Amnesia back as the annoying and stupid Intrepid Reporter.
  • Even Suave doesn't feel like explaining how one annoying character manages to get a girl to like him.
  • This little gem:
    Character: I said, "Let's chill OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUTTTTT!!!"
    Sage: *Bursts out laughing, having to take a few seconds to compose himself afterwards* Was that dude speaking in Garbage Barge? He sounds like Fran Drescher if she inhaled a balloon filled with sulfur hexafluoride! *He then plays the line again, followed by a clip of Fran Drescher with the audio slowed down and deepened. It cuts back to him sighing contently* Movie... you still suck like you're trying to break the record... but I needed that. Thank you.

Top 10 Anime Abandon Moments

100th Episode (MD Geist)
  • The episode begins with Sage lamenting that he can't go through his 100th episode, so he decides that the only thing to do is take the easy way out...
    "...and shit on M.D. Geist!"
  • "That's right, the existence of an entire anime distribution company was predicated on giving the middle finger to this mannote ."
  • Sage being stopped by the Nostalgia Critic from saying "Fear is the mind-killer", only for Rob Walker to run in and finish the sentence for him and get shot at for his trouble.
  • "Looks like SOMEBODY graduated from the Egoraptor school of edi—" (commercial break) "—ting."note 
    • When Sage gets pissed off at Gabe for botching the cut, Gabe says, "No one messes with my alma mater," and shows off a fake diploma from the "Egoraptor School of Comedy."

Agent Aika

Burn Up!
  • The return of the Tiffany Grant / Amanda Winn Lee / Kimberly Yates trifecta (or "The Three Stooges of ADV", as Sage calls them), making this the third anime Sage has reviewed where those three specific voice actresses showed up as the leading roles. note 
  • Sage opining about how irrelevant Fanservice-centered shows are, now that pornography is readily available... and particularly about how Fanservice anime (and sometimes outright porn) would be put alongside more kid-friendly animation because the store clerks didn't know any better.
  • Sage compares Maki's wanton use of her shotgun to Renegade Shepard and Charles Bronson in Death Wish.
  • When talking about the white slave trade in the story, they cut to one of the slavers, who looks suspiciously like Wilfred Brimley. Sage takes this as an opportunity to dress up as Wilfred Brimley and talk about how his "diabeetus" helped him get his own personal slave.
    "Thanks to the fine people at Liberty Medical, you too can be the proud owners of a fellow human being. And if you're on Medicare, your slave will be shipped to you free of charge."

Tenchi Muyo 2: Daughter of Darkness
  • Sage freaking out over the bath scene involving Tenchi, his "daughter" Mayuka, and Yosho before remembering about the infamous Juraian Royal Bloodline.
  • When Sage tries to explain what S&M is (in response to one of the characters asking why Mayuko called Tenchi "Daddy"), Mark the Engineer panics and has Gabe fast forward through it, as Sage isn't qualified to explain what that is. Gabe starts off by rewinding the tape to the Grenade Jockstrap scene in the Mad Bull 34 review, then fast forwards to (presumably) the last episode of Anime Abandon, where a very aged Sage finally reviews Violence Jack, then Gabe rewinds it to just before the end of Sage's explanation:
    Sage: ...And then they all go out to Jizzlbee's for after dinner cocktails. And that's how S&M works. Any questions?

New Dominion Tank Police
  • When the issue of gun politics comes up early in the film, Sage has to swat away a blinking "Hot Topic" button.
  • After watching a villain stand in front of Leona's oncoming truck and take it out with just one shot without flinching:
    Sage: "You feel that? Your dick just grew three inches by looking at that shit. If you're a woman...no...not anymore you're not."

InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time
  • Sage's repeated gravely monotone Big Noes, all to the tune of "Mars, the Bringer of War."
    • Youtube's airing throws in "In the Hall of the Mountain King" to accompany these.
  • A piece of the jewel shard frees the villain, who screams as he is revived. He is also naked. Cut to Bennett:
    "WHO TOOK MY DIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICK?!"
    • He then refers to him as Walter Peck for the rest of the review.
  • "Yeah, all I gotta do is jump down this well and take those pills the nice man on the bus sold me and I'll be seeing demons in no time!"
  • The "Fuck this movie!" counter catches Sage by surprise at first, but he decides to just roll with it.
    • By the end of the movie, the counter is destroyed in an explosion of Fridge Logic when it's learned that the villain's Evil Plan has had no real effect on the world up to that point.
  • The introduction of the KAGOME! gag, where all the other characters shout her name. This is followed by TETSUOOOOO! and KANEDAAAAA!, followed by Serah!, followed by "Donkey!" followed by MAAAAATT DAAAMON!
  • After KAGOME! returns to the real world, Bennett gives a somber, sobering speech of her current predicament... that he promptly ruins when it cuts to him dancing in his chair to "I Feel Fantastic".
  • Bennett loudly, furiously masturbating as KAGOME! wangsts.
    • Crowned by the sign-off just before the credits, which shows Gabe drenched in jizz and waving at the camera with a cheery smile that dissolves second by second as the sheer grossness of the situation sinks in.
  • The outtakes at the end, especially of Gabe.

     2015 Episodes 

Galaxy Express 999
  • Sage reciting the lines of "One Jump Ahead" before saying "Fuck You" to Tim Rice.
  • Sage and Suave deifying Captain Harlock, along with Suave's more...questionable attraction.
    Suave: There's nothing wrong with having a man-crush, Sage!
  • Let's just say the final segment of the film causes Sage to suffer from "The Derps".
    Sage: Dere we go!

Spriggan
  • When questioning the need for an official report on the protagonist to mention that his eyes are slanted, he points out it would be like giving someone a generosity level of "niggardly". The show then hurries to give a dictionary definition of the wordnote  to make it clear it's not related to the n-word. Then, at the last moment the narration adds: "See also: Jew."

Hyper Speed Grandoll

Ninja Resurrection
  • Sage's reaction to the new Jesus' Miracle.
  • The cartoonish sound effects that accompany the scene with the guards crushing a statue of the Virgin Mary with a giant mallet.
  • After describing the plot summary ("Jesus turns evil and only Yagyu Jubei can stop him"):
    Sage: "That'd be like us writing a story about Joseph Smith, who really had Mormon powers wrecking all kinds of shit down in Utah, and the only one who can save us is DAVY FUCKING CROCKETT!"
  • Sage freaking out and screaming like a little girl at the "Severed finger up the vagina" scene, all while The Addams Family theme plays in the background. In line with the previous episode, his face is also censored by Woody Allen.

Ninja Cadets
  • Sage makes fun of the DVD menu for Ninja Cadets, particularly the fact that it's almost condescending, but also points out how awful the Media Blasters introductory animation looks. He then points out that he could do a much better job, and presents his version, which is basically the Media Blasters text flying in a black sky, complete with a cutout of John O'Donnell's head zooming in and saying "I'm a jackass!" before exploding.

Wrath of the Ninja
  • Sage criticizes the demon's strategy of having the other demons killed by the ninjas by saying the plan is so stupid and destined to fail that even Pete Carroll feels sorry for him. He then follows this up with a casual "Go Niners", a reference to his fandom of San Francisco sports.
  • The music being compared to auto-tuned farts and Sage's dead cat would make better music.
  • "Shadow Warriors, come out to plaaaaaay!"

Amon Saga
  • One soldier mentions seeing an owl cat, which leads to a series of clips from Avatar: The Last Airbender referring to the many types of bear-hybrid creatures the Gaang mistook Bosco for, just to piss Sage off. One such clip even comes by cell phone, causing him to toss it against a wall so hard it explodes.
  • Sage's Zoidberg impression when he sees one character's odd-looking braids.

Super Atragon
  • Suave trying desperately to avoid (for once) making an obvious sexual innuendo when a submarine is destroyed by a giant metal ring. It doesn't work.
    • Another bit of low-hanging fruit that is ultimately rejected: making jokes about the commander named Stoner.
  • "When Spike Spencer says you're fucked..." (cut to clip of The End of Evangelion) "...you're fucked."

Landlock
  • Sage wonders what ORCA (all caps) stands for. "Otter Research and Care Association"? "Oliver Reed's Cantankerous Aunt"? "Oscar Recall for Crash At Once"?
  • This is the third anime in a row that's tempted Sage to use Avatar: The Last Airbender references. This time around, he mixes things up by showing clips from the Shyamalan film.
    Sage: (screaming) "DO YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENS?! DO YOU SEE WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU PUSH THE SAGE TOO FAR?!"
  • Sage and Gabe imitating Statler and Waldorf:
    Gabe: Say, Sage!
    Sage: Yes, Gabe?
    Gabe: What's worse than a poorly thought-out story?
    Sage: Dialogue that points out how poorly thought-out the story is?
    Gabe: No...herpes!
    Sage: I was wondering where I got it from!
    (Everybody laughs)

Teknoman
  • Old Man Sage. That is all.
  • Sage shudders at the name of Xerxes Galt.
  • Sage noting Noal/Ringo's utter failure at pickup lines towards Aki/Stars.
    Sage: You could literally be the last man and woman on Earth, and you'd still get shot down with a line like that.
    Suave: Well, you know what they say, Sage. Who dares...*picks up a gun and cocks it*...wins. *casually walks out*
    Sage: Beat Must be going through a dry spell...

Darkside Blues

Sailor Victory
  • "I don't even have to play a Gurren Lagann clip to make a Gurren Lagann joke right now! You're all making it yourselves! Probably a better joke than I would have made too...assholes."
  • Sage surmises that the police in Sailor Victory are rendered useless because they're forced to fight crime in butt-ugly robots that resemble the Spock helmet.
  • After witnessing a scene where one of the girls sucks a large amount of food into her mouth like Kirby and accidentally eats one of her teammates:
    Sage: "Nope...not gonna give you and context for that. Just gonna let that scene sink in. Yes...let it bore into your psyche until everything you once were is no longer. Feel it tumor into your brain like a worm in compost, leaving you an invalid capable of only saying your own name like a zombie Pokémon..."

Jungle de Ikou!

Tokyo Babylon
  • When it's revealed the lead's sister ate some cookies (and is quite self conscious about it), Sage had this to say about it:
    Sage: Oh no! She weighs a hundred and thirty pounds! Quick... start barfing and don't stop until you see organs!
  • Sage makes fun of an outfit that the lead character is wearing, which he describes as a black sleeveless latex onesie, and asks if he's going to start dancing. Cut to Gabe doing an interpretive dance to techno music in the exact same outfit (with an eyepatch as well because of the previous episode) while Sage watches in bemused silence.
    Sage:.... I didn't tell him to do that...
  • "Ya wanna see a dead body, kid?"
  • Sage laughing at the Gratuitous English musical interlude.

Wild Cardz
  • Sage's various nicknames for the playing card-themed characters.
  • "Is this pawn being played by Colin Mochrie or Patrick Stewart or Yul Brynner or...Doug Walker?"
  • It takes a while for the girls to identify the mysterious structure attacking them as some sort of chess piece (first a pawn, and later a knight). Sage mishears it as "chest piece", and then lists the names of several types of body armor.

Burn Up! W!
  • Sage being dumbfounded when he sees Paula Deen's name on the memorial.

Slayers: The Motion Picture

Sins Of The Sisters
  • The return of Old Man Sage!
  • "...when John Lennon imagined a world without countries or religion, I don't think he was imagining this...unless Yoko slipped him the brown acid..."
  • Sage makes an inadvertent Call Back to his joint Garzey's Wing review with Spoony:
    "There's a war going on, and I'm surprised that even dinosaurs aren't here."
  • Eventually, even some of the characters begin to question the logic of the story:
    Rika: You sent the Crusade to Jerusalem? Then why do you oppose my fellows from St. Michaela? Their objective is the same!
    Yuki/Aaron: (turns away from Rika) Be quiet!
    Sage: The fuck are you looking at me for? I'm not the one poking plot holes here! (beat) Well, I am...just not now.
  • When Yuki finds out that her husband may not really be who he seems:
    Yuki: You're not Daisuke! Who are you?
    (Beat)
    Dio Brando: (in Japanese) "It was me, Dio!"
    (Yuki gets crushed with a steamroller. A moment later, the clip plays again, only this time, Daisuke is revealed to be...)
    Announcer: JOHN CENA!!!
  • "She has a dick and I should know, I've sucked it!—I mean, I've checked it out!—I mean, I've checked to make sure that she has one... Obey the Pope!"

Ayane's High Kick
  • The almost endless WWE and Pro Wrestling references.
    • In particular, calling the main character "Botcholina".
    • And one that's funny as a Take That even to the unfamiliar with Wrestling: "At least with Sin Cara you know what move he was attempting before he botches it... usually."
    • After Ayane fails to impress her gym teacher with her new non-standard school uniform, Sage tells her how stupid it looks, but says that it isn't nearly as stupid-looking as the Gobbledy Gooker, the Shockmaster, or Isaac Yankem, D.D.S. Afterwards, he asks himself:
      "I like wrestling... Why do I like wrestling?"

Berserk
  • While showing Guts and Griffith's memetically homoerotic water fight, he uses "Playing with the Boys" as a soundtrack.

     2016 Episodes 
Very Private Lesson

My My Mai

Speed Racer (2008)
  • The opening were Gabe reenacts Home Alone when he realizes Sage is gone.
  • Critic's (said) reason for kidnapping Sage? He did goad him into driving in rush hour Chicago traffic note  and convinced Rob to quote Dune.note 
  • The end of the review with Gabe and the Sundae, just, all of it.
  • Sage sharing Pops Racer's disappointment in ninjas.
    Sage: *snapping at Naruto* "I see you creepin'!"
  • The Nostalgia Critic upset about having a real live chimp portraying Chim-Chim. Sage counterpoints that the Wachowski sibling could've gone the Uncanny Valley route by showing the Critic a scene from Going Bananas.
  • The Critic pointing out the overuse of the characters' Punny Names.
  • Critic wonders why Sage is defending the movie and makes a casual remark about how chloroform is not supposed to mess with people's heads. When Sage asks how he knows, Critic casually remarks that he uses it on Malcolm if he gets a little mouthy (and of course, he's been kidnapped plenty of times himself so would know that way too). We then cut to Malcolm asleep in a closet, stirring a bit, before we cut back to Sage, who asks "Why does anyone work for you?!"
  • Rob coming in to see Critic threatening Sage. He puts an abrupt end to it by grabbing Critic's ear and yelling at him to stop kidnapping the talent, then promises Sage he can have anything so long as he doesn't sue them. Sage asks for a first class plane ticket, which Rob says that Critic would be "delighted" to pay for".

Strange Love
  • After chastising Sushiyaki for consistently mispronouncing the word "tits" during a rousing game of strip Rock-Paper-Scissors, Sage is (very briefly) hypnotized by Chizuru's dangling breasts, causing him to do the same thing.
  • In the second half of the OVA, when the singer Hiroyuki learns of Chizuru's sudden crush on newcomer Azumi, he vows that he'll "never give her up..."
  • Sage's description of Azumi's (lack of) personality.
    Sage: This character is so one-note meek and barely there, her spirit animal would be an unsalted Wheat Thin.
  • Sage calling Chizuru Olive Oyl with G-Cups.

Eiken
  • Suave thinks he's finally found the perfect anime for him to review, and places it high on his "to-watch" list above anything the world's greatest geniuses ever produced - Shakespeare, Hemingway, Hitchcock, Kanye...
  • After hearing Yuriko speak for the first time, Suave thinks someone ought to "fuck her brains back in."
  • Suave's many, many references to boobs.
  • After Suave's "review", or to be more accurate, gushing at the gratuitous boob exposure, Sage yells at him:
    Sage: YOU ARE NEVER REVIEWING ANYTHING AGAIN!!!

Tenchi Muyo!
  • "#SpaceAlabama"
  • Sage's reaction after the fecal incident involving Washu and Tenchi's baby cousin:
    Sage: *eating a Baby Ruth* It's no big deal.

FLCL
  • Sage comparing the visuals of watching a Studio Gainax anime to the actual depth of its story using clips of Gabe happily splashing around in the ocean and then Gabe standing in a bucket getting sprayed with water from a garden hose.

Appleseed
  • "I know that this guy sounds exactly like JonTron, but let's be clear: that cannot be JonTron, just like this cannot be Nicolas Cage and this cannot be Keanu Reeves, because then that would mean Time Travel is real and in the hands of Hollywood actors and YouTube personalities..." (Cut to Gabe showing off his shiny new Windows 12 desktop)

Gestalt
  • Sage imitates one NPC's Midwestern accent, which Linkara doesn't find funny. He still manages to coax an angry "you betcha" out of him regardless.
  • "So you mean to say that if [Olivier] goes to the island, he'll experience his burdens and...suffer like 'G' did?"

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