Bakacast #383 – The Extremely Relatable Honda-san

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On this episode of Bakacast, Ben, Larry and I talk about a short and sweet comedy show called “Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san”. There aren’t a whole lot of anime out there that use retail jobs as anything more than a backdrop, so it was nice to see one that actually examined the joy and despair of working a customer-facing job. Also, we cover the second third of “Banana Fish”, a show I’m still not entirely sure I like.

  • 02:38 – Skull-faced Bookseller Honda-san
  • 19:46 – Banana Fish 9 – 16

Bakacast #382 – Problematic Fish

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On this episode of Bakacast, we talk about the critically acclaimed crime drama “Banana Fish”. This one…ended up being a little rougher than I expected. Ben and I have a rousing debate about the representation of gay men in the show and the story’s use of rape. I think we ended up having a very good discussion, but be warned that this episode is more serious than most Bakacasts tend to be due to the subject matter.

JoJo’s Bizarre Rewatch 5.10 – Modern Horny Crusaders

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On this episode of JJBR, Luke explains to us how King Crimson actually works, and then we spend a few minutes considering the implications such a power has on the rest of the world. Also, we learn some neat facts about Araki’s motivations regarding the GangStars, and we yell at the boys for being way too mean to Narancia.

JoJo’s Bizarre Rewatch 5.9 – It Was My Plan to Get Shot

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On this episode of JJBR, Mista and Giorno enter the final stage of their fight against White Album, where Giorno reveals he never actually had a plan and Mista’s strategy is to nearly die again. Also, we are finally introduced to King Crimson and his infamous time shenanigans.

Bakacast #381 – Double Lu

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On this episode of Bakacast, we review the short but frantic (and highly self-indulgent) newish show from Trigger: Space Patrol Luluco. Is it a fun-filled celebration of Triggers’ best qualities, or an exhausting reminder of all their worst tendencies? Opinions are…mixed. We really wanted an excuse to say “Lu” some more, though, so we also reviewed Lu Over the Wall, another wildly entertaining and imaginative film from director Masaaki Yuasa.

  • 03:24 – Space Patrol Luluco
  • 24:56 – Lu Over the Wall

JoJo’s Bizarre Rewatch 5.8 – None of This is Okay

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On this episode of JJBR, we cover the profoundly problematic Baby Face: a Stand with a really cool power and design, but a shockingly awful, uh, “creation” sequence. On the bright side, Giorno figures out a body-horror way to heal people, which is really what we were all waiting for. Also: ice powers are terrifying.

Bakacast #380 – You’re Already Exploded

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On this episode of Bakacast, we our minds boggle over the final episodes of Geneshaft. What was the point of all the DNA backstory? Isn’t it weird that there was basically no direct commentary on the weird gender dynamics? Did anyone actually know how they wanted the story to wrap up before the final episode? We may never know. Also, we watch the final Netflix Godzilla movie: The Planet Eater. Hey, Gen Urobuchi? Please stop.

  • 01:38 – Geneshaft 8 – 13
  • 21:53 – Godzilla: The Planet Eater

JoJo’s Bizarre Rewatch 5.7 – 150 Kilometer Hell

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On this episode of JJBR, Bucciarati faces the Grateful Dead and Beach Boy in a life-or-death team train battle. Can his zipper powers defeat an aging virus and a fish hook what can dive under your skin and tear your heart up? Yes, he definitely can. Of course he can. But not before Mista totally dies. it sure is a shame we’ll never see Mista ever again.

Bakacast #379 – *sick guitar riff*

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On this episode of Bakacast, we review the first 7 episode of Geneshaft, a very weird show about DNA, buggy mecha, and using one song over and over again because it’s the only memorable one you have. We also talk about Fireworks, the latest movie produced by Shaft and directed by Akiyuki Simbo. So it should be great, right? We’ve loved a lot of their stuff, yeah? Well, things a little more tricky this time.

  • 03:56 – Geneshaft 1 – 7
  • 29:41 – Fireworks
  • 59:40 – Listener questions