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18Sep/145

Bakacast #215 – You’ve Activated My Trap Card, Reinhard

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Effect: Target Empire sends half their fleet to the graveyard.

The mediocrity keeps on rolling in this episode of Bakacast. Between a lackluster JoJo fight, Gun Gale spending most of their episode on tedious exposition (and BUTTS BUTTS BUTTS), and Aldnoah Zero having several of ridiculous action scenes back to back, it's a good thing that Space Dandy, Kill La Kill, Hanamonogatari and LoGH are here to pick up the slack.

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

Time Index

  • 01:06 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 24
  • 05:17 - Tokyo Ghoul 11
  • 09:10 - Gun Gale Online 11
  • 19:16 - Aldnoah Zero 11
  • 27:33 - Space Dandy S2 11
  • 33:08 - Persona 4 Golden 10
  • 41:30 - Tokyo ESP 10
  • 49:04 - Zankyou no Terror 9
  • 59:54 - Kill La Kill 25
  • 1:04:30 - Hanamonogatari Part 3
  • 1:09:51 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 69 & 70
  • 1:17:34 - Listener questions
  • 2:25:20 - Time To Make History (Shoji Meguro | Persona 4 Golden)
14Sep/145

Bakacast #214 – Moe May Cry

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Why bother with interesting conflicts and development when you can just open the floodgates?

It's a disappointing week for anime on this episode of Bakacast (well, for some of the hosts, anyway). Even JoJo's manages to underwhelm. Thankfully, Mushi-shi is here to remind us of how excellent it is and tantalize us with yet another season. Speaking of which, fall is nearly upon us, isn't it? I'll be crossing my fingers that next season isn't quite such a timesink as this one was.

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

Time Index

  • 01:08 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 23
  • 06:05 - Tokyo Ghoul 10
  • 10:09 - Gun Gale Online 10
  • 22:15 - Aldnoah Zero 10
  • 34:39 - Space Dandy S2 10
  • 39:50 - Persona 4 Golden 9
  • 43:11 - Tokyo ESP 9
  • 49:24 - Zankyou no Terror 8
  • 56:41 - Mushi-shi 11 & 12
  • 1:02:03 - Sailor Moon 5
  • 1:03:05 - Hanamonogatari Part 2
  • 1:12:55 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 67 & 68
  • 1:19:51 - Listener questions
  • 2:10:20 - aLIEz (SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:mizuki | Aldnoah Zero)
7Sep/147

Bakacast #213 – Don’t Split the Party

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Clearly Kirito has never played a session of D&D.

Since Ben was busy having fun playing tabletop games, it's just Larry, Aaron and me this week. This means we'll be holding off on Mushishi and Hanamonogatari until next time. Fortunately, that still leaves us with plenty to talk about, such as: how Tokyo Ghoul is pretty much a gory version of Sword Art Online; why Aldnoah Zero doesn't make any sense; and the mounting evidence that Tokyo ESP's anime-original content is doing far more harm than good.

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

Time Index

  • 01:02 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 22
  • 06:27 - Tokyo Ghoul 9
  • 10:20 - Gun Gale Online 9
  • 18:12 - Aldnoah Zero 9
  • 23:50 - Space Dandy S2 9
  • 27:04 - Persona 4 Golden 8
  • 32:48 - Tokyo ESP 8
  • 40:58 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 65 & 66
  • 51:32 - Listener questions
  • 1:07:47 - Kill La Kill OST: Final Boss Theme - Kill La Kill vs Sonic Adventure 2 (mashup by Triple-Q)
31Aug/143

Bakacast #212 – This Week Kinda Sucked

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At least LoGH will never let us down.

It's a bit of a depressing week on Bakacast. JoJo is merely mediocre, Argevollen and Zankyou no Terror are downright stupid, and the artists of Gun Gale Online have taken a sudden interest in really making sure we notice Shinon's butt. And despite our reticence to drop shows this late into the season, there has been at least one casualty. I'd tell you to try and guess which one, but my rigid formatting standards require me to spoil it in the timestamps below; so it would be a bit pointless, wouldn't it?

On the other hand, we also get to watch Hanamonogatari, so it ain't all bad.

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

Time Index

  • 00:54 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 21
  • 06:05 - Argevollen 8 (DROPPED)
  • 10:44 - Tokyo Ghoul 8
  • 20:17 - Gun Gale Online 8
  • 29:02 - Aldnoah Zero 8
  • 35:46 - Space Dandy S2 8
  • 41:55 - Persona 4 Golden 7
  • 47:31 - Zankyou no Terror 7
  • 55:32 - Tokyo ESP 7
  • 1:03:01 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 63 & 64
  • 1:14:05 - Sailor Moon 4
  • 1:19:34 - Hanamonogatari Part 1
  • 1:28:33 - Listener questions
  • 1:52:02 - Walk the Dinozaki - Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun vs Was Not Was (mashup by Triple-Q)
25Aug/144

Bakacast – This Is Entirely Too Long

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This season is going to kill my voice.

On this nearly-three-hour episode of Bakacast (yes, really), we spend way too much time on both our reviews and listener questions. But mostly just on listener questions, which lead us down many and varied topics (including a check-in from Megan!). Also, we review the Girls Und Panzer movie, which served to remind us all that, yeah, that show somehow managed to be pretty darn good. If only Argevollen could be even half as exciting...

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

Time Index

  • 00:49 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 20
  • 05:50 - Argevollen 7
  • 12:03 - Tokyo Ghoul 7
  • 24:44 - Gun Gale Online 7
  • 38:32 - Aldnoah Zero 7
  • 49:18 - Space Dandy S2 7
  • 54:52 - Persona 4 Golden 6
  • 1:08:04 - Zankyou no Terror 6
  • 1:19:07 - Tokyo ESP 6
  • 1:27:16 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 61 & 62
  • 1:39:14 - Girls Und Panzer
  • 1:46:49 - Listener questions
  • 2:50:23 - Friend Like Me (Robin Williams | Aladdin)
15Aug/146

Bakacast – Flying into the Sunset

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See ya later, whimsical-animation cowboy.

On this week's Bakacast, not only do we watch "The Wind Rises," but we also managed to review it in a fairly timely fashion. Well, timely for us, anyway. Also, after much prodding from Ben and all you guys, I finally got around to checking out Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun. Turns out that show is good. Who would have thought.

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

Time Index

  • 00:58 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 19
  • 04:40 - Argevollen 6
  • 10:27 - Tokyo Ghoul 6
  • 16:43 - Gun Gale Online 6
  • 22:05 - Aldnoah Zero 6
  • 30:47 - Space Dandy S2 6
  • 35:06 - Persona 4 Golden 5
  • 41:05 - Zankyou no Terror 5
  • 49:45 - Tokyo ESP 5
  • 59:31 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 59 & 60
  • 1:09:31 - The Wind Rises
  • 1:22:58 - Listener questions
  • 2:29:56 - The Wind Rises - Main Theme (by Joe Hisaishi)
10Aug/142

Bakacast – The Camel Whisperer

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Such majestic creatures.

This week on Bakacast, I jinx it by saying we're breezing through the reviews around the 11-minute mark. Turns out that was just a fluke, and it's just as long as all the others. We forget to mention it during the show, but we are no longer reviewing Barakamon; not because we don't like it (in fact, it might be our favorite series this season), but because it's a comedy, so there's really not a lot to say about it other than, "There sure were some pretty great jokes again." The same thing will probably happen with Sabagebu.

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

Time Index

  • 00:43 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 18
  • 04:47 - Argevollen 5
  • 08:14 - Tokyo Ghoul 5
  • 15:41 - Gun Gale Online 5
  • 25:40 - Aldnoah Zero 5
  • 36:01 - Sabagebu 4 & 5
  • 39:35 - Space Dandy S2 5
  • 45:23 - Persona 4 Golden 4
  • 47:33 - Zankyou no Terror 4
  • 52:13 - Tokyo ESP 4
  • 55:49 - Sailor Moon Crystal 3
  • 1:12:28 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 57 & 58
  • 1:42:40 - Listener questions
  • 2:22:22 - We All Become (Darren Korb | Transistor)
2Aug/1413

Bakacast – How Does Light Work?

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Reflection probably doesn't have anything to do with it, right?

On this episode of Bakacast, we have a lot of catching up to do. We're talking, like, over 20 episodes of catching up. Also, we finally review GitS: Arise #3 and wade through a pool of listener questions. Oh, by the way, we don't mention it during the episode, but we've dropped Glasslip. Turns out only Ben cared enough to watch episodes 3 and 4, and he didn't feel it was a good use of his time.

And as promised in the listener questions segment, here are my recommendations for non-superhero, American comic books. Keep in mind that most things published by Image are likely to be R-rated for violence, language, sexual content or some combination of the three.
Bone by Jeff Smith
Phonogram: Rue Britannia by Kieron Gillen
The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen
Godzilla: Half Century War by James Stokoe
The Midas Flesh by Ryan North
Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction (this one is, like, 200% NSFW)
Pretty Deadly by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Saga by Brian K Vaughan
Beasts of Burden Volume 1 (which is free online) and Volume 2 (which collects the previous short stories and the four-issue miniseries) by Evan Dorkin
We3 by Grant Morrison
Rat Queens by Meg Dejmal and Kurtis J Wiebe

And there's probably a whole lot more that I'm forgetting, but that should be a pretty good start.

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

Time Index

  • 01:40 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 16 & 17
  • 05:53 - Argevollen 3 & 4
  • 11:39 - Tokyo Ghoul 3 & 4
  • 22:10 - Gun Gale Online 3 & 4
  • 35:10 - Aldnoah Zero 3 & 4
  • 45:09 - Barakamon 3 & 4
  • 46:34 - Sabagebu 3
  • 50:55 - Space Dandy S2 3 & 4
  • 54:36 - Persona 4 Golden 2 & 3
  • 1:02:51 - Zankyou no Terror 2 & 3
  • 1:09:29 - Sailor Moon Crystal 2
  • 1:12:37 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 55 & 56
  • 1:24:21 - Tokyo ESP 2 & 3
  • 1:25:26 - Ghost in the Shell: Arise 3
  • 1:33:49 - Listener questions
  • 2:22:22 - ZZZ (remix by Baq5 | Nichijou)
16Jul/1417

Bakacast – The Overachiever

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The judges give her 10 points for style.

On this week's episode, a few series show some chinks in their armor, the ones that already looked weak continue to not impress, and Barakamon has somehow become my favorite show. Never would have guessed that one. Also, be aware that I will be going on vacation for a week, which means the next episode will be delayed. We'll make up for it by doubling up on our reviews for that episode. Hopefully it doesn't end up taking, like, four hours.

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

Time Index

  • 01:29 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 15
  • 07:12 - Glasslip 2
  • 10:57 - Argevollen 2
  • 14:40 - Tokyo Ghoul 2
  • 21:43 - Rail Wars 2 (DROPPED)
  • 29:34 - Gun Gale Online 2
  • 35:28 - Aldnoah Zero 2
  • 43:32 - Barakamon 2
  • 49:12 - Sabagebu 2
  • 59:46 - Space Dandy S2 2
  • 1:06:09 - Persona 4 Golden 1
  • 1:13:17 - Zankyou no Terror 1
  • 1:19:08 - Tokyo ESP 1
  • 1:26:00 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 53 & 54
  • 1:41:02 - Listener questions
  • 2:29:32 - Shadow World (by Shihoko Hirata | Persona 4 Golden)
13Jul/145

Bakacast – Not Safe for Lunch

Posted by Dustin

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JoJo's has a way of ruining your appetite.

Megan was absent from this episode due to an emergency, but we still manage to talk for an interminably long time thanks to way too many listener questions. Also thanks to a whole lot of summer shows that premiered, most of which we end up enjoying, which was a pleasant surprise. Still, if the shows we liked keep being good, then I fear for how crammed my schedule is gonna get in the coming weeks.

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

Time Index

  • 01:02 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 14
  • 06:12 - Glasslip 1
  • 08:43 - Argevollen 1
  • 14:54 - Tokyo Ghoul 1
  • 21:18 - Rail Wars 1
  • 27:49 - Sailor Moon Crystal 1
  • 35:05 - Sword Art Online S2 (aka Gun Gale Online) 1
  • 39:37 - Aldnoah Zero 1
  • 51:19 - Barakamon 1
  • 55:40 - Sabagebu 1
  • 1:01:30 - Space Dandy S2 1
  • 1:09:10 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 51 & 52
  • 1:17:16 - Listener questions
  • 2:29:32 - Heavy Day (by Daisuke Ishiwatari | Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-)