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11Apr/157

Bakacast #244 – The Disappearance of Good Shows

Posted by Dustin

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At least recording a podcast won't feel like running a marathon now.

Now, I know what you're going to say. "Dustin, did you really expect some of these shows on your list to be good?" No, of course I didn't. But I was also hoping that some of the less-obvious-stinkers would be, well, slightly above mediocre. Or at least not insulting. So hey, hats off to Shokugeki no Souma and Denpa Kyoushi for failing to clear my low expectations even harder than I thought they would. That was a hell of an achievement.

On the plus side, Kekkai Sensen is everything I hoped it would be and more. So yeah, just watch that show, I guess. Everything else is superfluous.

Please email listener questions to bakacast[at]projectharuhi.net or leave them in the comments below.

Time Index

  • 01:02 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 37 (yep, this arc is still plodding along)
  • 04:18 - My Teenage RomCom SNAFU 13 (we probably won't cover this much; I just like to let Ben talk about the millions of shows he watches that I don't)
  • 08:15 - Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid 1 (really guys? that second "V" had to be capitalized?)
  • 11:30 - The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan 1 (it's so moe it has to have "-chan" in the title; also DROPPED like an especially boring rock)
  • 14:53 - Shokugeki no Souma 1 (put in TIME OUT until it thinks about what it's done and gets better like Ben promises it will)
  • 22:10 - Denpa Kyoushi 1 (DROP-kicked into the sun)
  • 27:36 - Seraph of the End 1
  • 36:53 - Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 13
  • 42:24 - Plastic Memories 1 (DROPPED before it taints Steins;Gate with its boring-ness)
  • 51:32 - Blood Blockade Battlefront 1 (yes I know the translation is inaccurate; counterpoint: it's a totally rad title so I don't care)
  • 57:22 - The Heroic Legend of Arslan 1
  • 1:04:26 - Show by Rock 1 (we didn't drop this because we're still trying to figure out how to feel about it)
  • 1:12:11 - Sound! Euphonium (ON PROBATION; if it makes one wrong move, it gets dropped)
  • 1:15:30 - Gintama ??? (I honestly don't know what episode this show is on; we won't cover it because no one but Ben watches it and even he thinks it would be hard to cover weekly)
  • 1:24:35 - Ore Monogatari 1 (I refuse to include exclamation points that are at the end of titles, because they're dumb)
  • 1:28:27 - Paranoia Agent 7
  • 1:33:40 - Persona 3 Movie 2: Midsummer Knight's Dream (Electric Boogaloo (aka The Dog Is In This One (And Also My Robot Waifu)))
  • 1:46:12 - Sailor Moon 20
  • 1:47:55 - Listener questions
  • 2:35:24 - Hatching Tide Theme aka "That Papaya Song" (Final Fantasy 14 | you will never get this out of your head)
6Apr/152

Bakacast #243 – To Bear or Not to Bear

Posted by Dustin

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Please be impressed by my clever title. I thought about it for quite a while.

Only Larry, Ben, Aaron and I are here to send the winter season on its way. Luke was busy watching all of Isuca out of some misguided sense of journalistic integrity; and Megan passed out as soon as she got back from work. Honestly, my body forcing me to take a nap sounds more enjoyable than watching another episode of JoJo that tries to convince me that Boingo is a funny and entertaining antagonist. He's not. And Hol Horse can only do so much to salvage this arc. I love you, Araki. But sometimes I really hate you.

Please email listener questions to bakacast[at]projectharuhi.net or leave them in the comments below.

Time Index

  • 02:25 - Maria the Virgin Witch 12 (SERIES FINALE)
  • 13:43 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 36
  • 19:26 - Yuri Kuma Aarashi 12 (SERIES FINALE)
  • 29:23 - Durarara S2 12 (SEASON FINALE)
  • 34:47 - Garo 24 (SERIES FINALE)
  • 40:23 - Seven Deadly Sins 22-24 (SERIES FINALE)
  • 51:01 - Tokyo Ghoul S2 10-12 (SEASON FINALE)
  • 57:37 - Death Parade 12 (SERIES FINALE)
  • 1:14:25 - Yatterman Night 12 (SERIES FINALE)
  • 1:22:56 - Paranoia Agent 6
  • 1:32:24 - Listener questions
  • 1:40:25 - FOCUS (Showtaro Morikubo | Garo)
2Apr/1511

Bakacast #242 – I Like You Better When You’re a Murderer

Posted by Dustin

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Especially when you're murdering people with a sword.

On this episode, our load finally lightens a bit as Yona and Parasyte have their season and series finales, respectively. If there's any justice in the world, Yona will get another season. Also, Luke reviews Gundam Build Fighters Try, which he didn't watch many episodes of simply because he didn't feel it deserved to be mocked very much. So...I guess all you people who kept talking about Build Fighters weren't just crazy. Let no one say I'm not willing to admit when I'm wrong.

Unless you're dissing Tari Tari. That show was pretty good, and I don't care what anyone else says.

Also, I'm certain we reviewed Yuri Kuma 11, but even after listening to the podcast to edit it I have no idea where our review of it actually is. So yeah. It's somewhere in there, probably.

Please email listener questions to bakacast[at]projectharuhi.net or leave them in the comments below.

Time Index

  • 01:33 - Maria the Virgin Witch 11
  • 13:54 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 35
  • 19:25 - Durarara S2 11
  • 26:02 - Akatsuki no Yona 24 (SEASON FINALE)
  • 31:22 - Luke Reviews Gundam Build Fighters Try
  • 49:04 - Garo 21-23
  • 57:57 - Parasyte 24
  • 1:05:38 - Death Parade 9-11
  • 1:18:49 - Yatterman Night 11
  • 1:24:19 - Sailor Moon 18
  • 1:28:51 - Paranoia Agent 4
  • 1:37:09 - Listener questions
  • 1:47:48 - Yoru (vistlip | Akatsuki no Yona)
25Mar/154

Bakacast #241 – If You Like It, Put a Ring on It

Posted by Dustin

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All the single witches put your hands up.

On this episode of Bakacast, Luke finds that the ending of Aquarion EVOL (as with suprsingly many mecha anime) isn't nearly as interesting to him as the beginning. We also learn that JoJo's still has some spunk left in it (thank you Darby); decide that Yuri Kuma is probably a dream Ikuhara had that he decided to adapt faithfully; break down the final themes of Parasyte; and discover, thanks to Aaron's love of manga, that Maria gets even more ridiculously pretty when she gets older. Some people are just lucky, I guess.

Please email listener questions to bakacast[at]projectharuhi.net or leave them in the comments below.

Time Index

  • 01:22 - Luke Reviews Aquarion EVOL (Part Deux)
  • 13:57 - Maria the Virgin Witch 10
  • 22:08 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 34
  • 26:40 - Yuri Kuma Arashi 10
  • 34:38 - Durarara S2 10
  • 38:27 - Akatsuki no Yona 23
  • 42:58 - Parasyte 23
  • 50:54 - Yatterman Night 10
  • 55:43 - Paranoia Agent 4
  • 1:02:20 - Listener questions
  • 1:18:01 - Flyers (BRADIO| Death Parade)
  • 1:21:27 - Megan reads Upotte! ad copy seductively
18Mar/157

Bakacast #240 – Jizz Lasers

Posted by Dustin

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Yeah, you can probably guess who came up with this episode title, can't you?

Luke is back, and this time he takes on the first five episodes of Aquarion EVOL. Yeah. That show that we all like to varying degrees, mostly because of how completely ridiculous it is. At least he doesn't have to feel bad about watching something for once. Then in our review segments, I finally begin to understand Ikuhara, and we review one of the best episodes of any show I've ever seen: Paranoia Agent #3.

Please email listener questions to bakacast[at]projectharuhi.net or leave them in the comments below.

Time Index

  • 00:56 - Luke Reviews Aquarion EVOL
  • 17:26 - Maria the Virgin Witch 9
  • 26:42 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 33
  • 30:50 - Yuri Kuma Arashi 9
  • 39:11 - Durarara S2 9
  • 44:33 - Akatsuki no Yona 22
  • 47:45 - Seven Deadly Sins 19-21
  • 55:58 - Parasyte 22
  • 1:00:59 - Tokyo Ghoul 7-9
  • 1:07:20 - Yatterman Night 9
  • 1:14:23 - Paranoia Agent 3
  • 1:22:53 - Listener questions
  • 1:26:40 - Kimi no Shinwa ~ Aquarion Dai 2 Shou (AKINO | Aquarion EVOL)
14Mar/157

Bakacast #239 – The Shields Are Failing

Posted by Dustin

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We really push the definition of "not explicit" on this podcast.

On this episode of Bakacast, Aaron is forced to participate a little more, because I'm once again recording inside his house. Suffer with me, Aaron. Suffer with me. Also, Luke shows up for just long enough to let us know that he forgot to do his job. Don't worry, though. The wait is worth it. Trust me on this.

Please email listener questions to bakacast[at]projectharuhi.net or leave them in the comments below.

Time Index

  • 01:05 - Maria the Virgin Witch 8
  • 13:42 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 32
  • 18:55 - Durarara S2 8
  • 21:57 - Akatsuki no Yona 21
  • 25:10 - Garo 19 & 20
  • 31:04 - Parasyte 21
  • 36:29 - Death Parade 7 & 8
  • 39:47 - Yatterman Night 8
  • 43:58 - Paranoia Agent 2
  • 51:45 - Listener questions
  • 1:07:54 - Tooku Made (ANGELA | Coppelion)
6Mar/153

Bakacast #238 – Secretary Cat

Posted by Dustin

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Why are so many of the best side characters this season animals?

My life is starting to get hectic again, so you know what that means: horribly delayed podcast uploads! Thanks, work! I swear to God, I've had to make so many shakes that by this point I could make them while blindfolded and sleep-walking. You know who else was probably blindfolded and sleepwalking? Durarara's in-between animators.

That is probably the longest and most forced setup I've ever done for a joke. I'd say I'm sorry, but I'm too tired to care. So deal with it, I guess.

Also, if it weren't for the spring preview, we wouldn't ended this podcast over half an hour earlier than we normally do. THE NEW SYSTEM IS WORKING! MAYBE! I REALLY HOPE!

Please email listener questions to bakacast[at]projectharuhi.net or leave them in the comments below.

Time Index

  • 01:57 - Maria the Virgin Witch 7
  • 09:40 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 31
  • 18:16 - Yuri Kuma Arashi 8
  • 26:49 - Durarara S2 7
  • 32:35 - Akatsuki no Yona 20
  • 36:52 - Parasyte 20
  • 40:29 - Yatterman Night 7
  • 44:06 - Paranoia Agent 1
  • 57:06 - Listener questions
  • 1:15:07 - Spring 2015 Preview (well, more like knee-jerk reactions, I guess)
  • 1:50:18 - B.B. (JAM Project | Garo the Animation)
25Feb/1514

Bakacast #237 – Spelunking for D

Posted by Dustin

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Be careful. It can get hairy down there.

It turns out Luke's willpower was not quite as bottomless as I imagined, since his review of "Testament of Sister New Devil" clearly shows signs that his soul is being heavily damaged. I'm hoping my next assignment will bolster his spirits (or at least won't make him feel like he should be monitored by the FBI). I've also decided that this will be the last week we'll be reviewing every show weekly, so after reviewing some of these shows I ask the other co-hosts if they feel it should go on the ever-three-weeks schedule. For convenience, I'll mark the ones we singled out in the timestamp list. Finally, we take a break from retro-reviews to finally watch "Time of Eve," a movie we really shouldn't have put off for as long as we did. Spoilers: it's totally fantastic, and you should honestly watch it before listening to our review if you're at all interested in it already.

Please email listener questions to bakacast[at]projectharuhi.net or leave them in the comments below.

Time Index

  • 01:19 - Luke Reviews Testament of Sister New Devil
  • 28:41 - Maria the Virgin Witch 6
  • 35:40 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 30
  • 40:56 - Yuri Kuma Arashi 7
  • 50:56 - Durarara S2 6
  • 54:25 - Akatsuki no Yona 19
  • 1:01:33 - Garo 18 (3 Weeks)
  • 1:05:59 - Seven Deadly Sins 17 & 18 (3 Weeks)
  • 1:14:47 - Parasyte 19
  • 1:18:02 - Tokyo Ghoul S2 6 (3 Weeks)
  • 1:22:06 - Death Parade 6 (3 Weeks)
  • 1:26:55 - The Rolling Girls 6 (DROPPED WITH POSSIBILITY OF PAROLE)
  • 1:32:26 - Yatterman Night 6
  • 1:36:51 - Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu Love! 7 (3 Weeks)
  • 1:42:03 - Time of Eve
  • 1:59:31 - Listener questions
  • 1:40:05 - The Teddy Bear's Picnic (Henry Hall & His Orchestra)
18Feb/155

Bakacast #236 – The Whispering Podcaster

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Yatterman Night has the best background characters of the season.

On this episode of Bakacast, Luke returns to talk about D-Girls (no, not that kind of "D"), and I review shows more harshly than I probably would have if I were actually feeling well. Turns out that I just can't put up with Yuri Kuma when I'm sick and exhausted. At least I can keep up with Durarara, though. God knows why.

Also, for those of you wondering why Megan suddenly vanished about halfway through the podcast, don't worry. She just decided to lie down for a bit while we were discussing shows she wasn't watching and then promptly fell asleep. It was probably the smarter idea, honestly.

Time Index

  • 01:06 - Luke Reviews Unlimited Fafnir
  • 20:18 - Maria the Virgin Witch 5
  • 28:04 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 29
  • 33:36 - Akatsuki no Yona 18
  • 38:58 - Garo 17
  • 41:37 - Seven Deadly Sins 16
  • 46:05 - Parasyte 18
  • 50:26 - Tokyo Ghoul S2 5
  • 56:19 - Yuri Kuma Arashi 6
  • 1:02:24 - Death Parade 5
  • 1:06:02 - The Rolling Girls 5
  • 1:08:15 - Yatterman Night 5
  • 1:13:52 - Sailor Moon 15
  • 1:16:44 - Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu Love! 6
  • 1:19:55 - Durarara S2 5
  • 1:23:05 - Ippatsu Kikimusume
  • 1:30:55 - Listener questions
  • 1:40:05 - Flyers (BRADIO | Death Parade)
14Feb/155

Bakacast #235 – Being Luke is Suffering

Posted by Dustin

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I'm just sharing the pain.

Let no one say I don't listen to your suggestions, audience. You asked for reviews of bad anime, and you're getting them. Just...not from me. You see, the benefit of having close friends is that you can convince them to subject themselves to terrible things for your amusement. This is how Aaron has always used me, and now I'm using Luke for the same purpose. Every week, I'll assign Luke an anime to review. Because I am a merciful person, I have allowed him to watch as many or as few episodes of the show as he desires. Even a single episode would be good enough. I did this because I know Luke's willpower and devotion to doing stupid things for podcasts are both strong. This week, he watched four episodes of Kantai Collection for everyone's amusement.

You're welcome.

Please email listener questions to bakacast[at]projectharuhi.net or leave them in the comments below.

Time Index

  • 04:30 - Luke Reviews Kantai Collection
  • 22:54 - Maria the Virgin Witch 4
  • 28:42 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 28
  • 32:05 - Akatsuki no Yona 17
  • 35:51 - Garo 16
  • 39:52 - Parasyte 17
  • 45:10 - Tokyo Ghoul S2 4
  • 48:10 - Yuri Kuma Arashi 4
  • 1:04:15 - Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu Love! 5
  • 1:10:16 - Death Parade 4
  • 1:18:08 - Durarara S2 4
  • 1:22:41 - The Rolling Girls 4
  • 1:25:27 - Yatterman Night 4
  • 1:29:55 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 109 & 110 (WE DID IT! HOORAY!)
  • 1:41:21 - Listener questions
  • 2:07:22 - Amagi Linkin Park (mashup by Triple Q)