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20Nov/143

Bakacast #223 – Pocket Fish

Posted by Dustin

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Always keep a goldfish on hand in case of emergency.

So, this week is the week where we finally lose our patience with some shows. Gundam has one more shot to find its footing and become something that isn't mediocre. April Is Your Lie has failed to capture the attention of anyone besides Ben, and even he's not enthusiastic about all of us covering it. While Shirobako isn't bad (I actually think it's quite good), its style of humor just doesn't mesh well with me, which makes it painful to watch. And though Garo is still enjoyable enough for me to forgive its flaws, if it stays in its current holding pattern for much longer I might give it the boot.

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

Time Index

  • 01:41 - Sword Art Online 18
  • 11:06 - Mushi-shi 16
  • 15:19 - Gundam: Reconguista in G 7
  • 27:17 - Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 5
  • 35:37 - Seven Deadly Sins 6
  • 39:25 - Hunter x Hunter: Yorkshin
  • 43:24 - Shingeki no Bahamut 6
  • 48:04 - Akatsuki no Yona 6
  • 52:11 - Garo 6
  • 1:00:56 - Pyscho-Pass S2 5
  • 1:06:41 - Parasyte 5
  • 1:12:09 - April Is Your Lie 5
  • 1:19:16 - Amagi Brilliant Park 6
  • 1:24:19 - Shirobako 5
  • 1:28:11 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 85 & 86
  • 1:37:18 - Listener questions
  • 1:52:50 - Ignite (Eir Aoi | Sword Art Online II)
13Nov/145

Bakacast #222 – Unlimited Explanation Works

Posted by Dustin

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Rin x Detailed-Lecture-On-The-Mechanics-Of-Magic is my OTP.

As much as I like making fun out of the Fate franchise and its mannerisms, I am--to my surprise--really enjoying this rendition of Fate/Stay Night. In fact, I'm having a bit of trouble figuring out what to say here, since all the shows this season have been so gosh-darn consistent in their quality (or their decline in quality). So I'm not gonna bother, because it's late and I'm really sleepy.

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

Time Index

  • 01:26 - Sword Art Online 17
  • 05:10 - Mushi-shi 15
  • 11:02 - Gundam: Reconguista in G 6
  • 22:13 - Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 4
  • 26:04 - Seven Deadly Sins 5
  • 27:56 - Hunter x Hunter: Heaven's Tower
  • 34:49 - Shingeki no Bahamut 5
  • 39:10 - Akatsuki no Yona 5
  • 42:14 - Garo 5
  • 44:41 - Pyscho-Pass S2 4
  • 55:13 - Parasyte 4
  • 58:37 - April Is Your Lie 4
  • 1:01:56 - Shirobako 4
  • 1:05:34 - Amagi Brilliant Park 5
  • 1:08:00 - Sailor Moon 9
  • 1:10:33 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 83 & 84
  • 1:21:08 - Listener questions
  • 1:35:31 - Daze (Jin ft. MARIA | Mekakucity Actors)
6Nov/146

Bakacast #221 – Godspeed, Admiral

Posted by Dustin

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Yoshiki Tanaka is a jerk.

I'm starting to struggle to figure out what to write here, because this fall season has been alarmingly stable. There haven't been any egregious episodes for typically good shows (yet), nor have their been fantastic episodes for shows that are kinda okay (yet). To use a strained nautical metaphor, it's steady as she goes with not a storm in sight. That said, there have been some warning signs. Our interest in Gundam and Garo is starting to wane, because we're not really sure what the shows are working toward. And Pyscho-Pass is beginning to push me away with how much it feels like it's been retreading from the first season. I'm crossing my fingers that these shows don't end up taking a slow descent into Terribleville.

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

Time Index

  • 01:02 - Sword Art Online 16
  • 05:19 - Mushi-shi 14
  • 10:22 - Gundam: Reconguista in G 5
  • 17:22 - Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 3
  • 21:22 - Seven Deadly Sins 4
  • 22:50 - Hunter x Hunter: Heaven's Tower
  • 30:44 - Shingeki no Bahamut 4
  • 35:28 - Akatsuki no Yona 4
  • 38:38 - Garo 4
  • 42:28 - Pyscho-Pass S2 3
  • 46:42 - Parasyte 3
  • 51:43 - April Is Your Lie 3
  • 55:38 - Aaron's Review Corner
  • 1:05:38 - Amagi Brilliant Park 4
  • 1:07:46 - Shirobako 2 & 3
  • 1:14:02 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 81 & 82
  • 1:27:46 - Listener questions
  • 1:58:07 - Imperium (Madeon)
30Oct/142

Bakacast #220 – It’s Raid Night

Posted by Dustin

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Bring me all the Mountain Dew you can find.

On this very belated release of Bakacast (my bad...), we dig even deeper into the fall season and drop...not all that many shows really. Even Sword Art is actually decent. With very little drop in quality from the previous week (save for Yona, but that can be blamed on flashbacks being largely terrible), it's looking like we're gonna maintain this amount of shows for the entire season. I hope you're happy.

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

Time Index

  • 00:43 - Sword Art Online 15
  • 07:41 - Mushi-shi 13
  • 11:06 - Gundam: Reconguista in G 4
  • 20:53 - Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 2
  • 28:18 - Seven Deadly Sins 3
  • 34:19 - Shingeki no Bahamut 3
  • 42:22 - Akatsuki no Yona 3
  • 43:20 - Garo 3
  • 46:08 - Pyscho-Pass S2 2
  • 57:38 - Parasyte 2
  • 1:04:48 - April Is Your Lie 2
  • 1:06:11 - Amagi Brilliant Park 2 & 3
  • 1:09:53 - Shirobako 1
  • 1:13:37 - Sailor Moon 8
  • 1:15:51 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 79 & 80
  • 1:20:10 - Listener questions
  • 2:08:49 - Daybreak's Bell (L'Arc~en~Ciel | Gundam 00)
18Oct/149

Bakacast #219 – Murder Ballet

Posted by Dustin

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She's really good at The Nutcracker suite.

On this episode of Bakacast OH GOOD LORD THERE ARE SO MANY SHOWS! WHY DO THERE HAVE TO BE SO MANY GOOD SHOWS?! Much like a hydra, for every show we drop, two or more take its place. While this situation does make me happy, I'm also reciting a silent prayer for the death of my free time.

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

Time Index

  • 00:44 - Gundam: Reconguista in G 3
  • 07:53 - Madan no Ou to Vanadis 2
  • 10:40 - Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 1
  • 19:50 - Cross Ange 2 (DROPPED)
  • 22:44 - Seven Deadly Sins 2
  • 27:28 - Shingeki no Bahamut 2
  • 34:02 - Akatsuki no Yona 2
  • 39:29 - Garo 2
  • 43:43 - Pyscho-Pass S2 1
  • 51:14 - Parasyte 1
  • 56:54 - April Is Your Lie 1
  • 59:09 - Amagi Brilliant Park 1
  • 1:04:34 - Ino Battle 1
  • 1:07:55 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 77 & 78
  • 1:22:14 - Listener questions
  • 2:07:52 - Ash Like Snow (the brilliant green | Gundam 00)
15Oct/1412

Bakacast #218 – More Like Cross ASS, Am I Right?

Posted by Dustin

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Because there are a lot of close-ups on butts and also the show's bad. This podcast title works on multiple levels.

So I guess it's time for fall. I was kind of hoping that most everything would suck so I could take a bit of a breather this season, but since when does the universe ever do what I want it to? Instead, we have a surprisingly large and varied stable of decent-to-great shows that will likely only get larger once we review Parasyte and Psycho-Pass S2. Thankfully, there's at least one show that straight-up sucks so we can have a bit of fun ripping it to shreds. Take a wild guess which one it is.

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

Time Index

  • 00:38 - Gun Gale Online 14
  • 08:36 - Terraformars 1 (DROPPED)
  • 12:17 - Gundam: Reconguista in G 1 & 2
  • 20:42 - Madan no Ou to Vanadis 1
  • 22:41 - Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 0
  • 25:23 - Cross Ange 1
  • 32:20 - World Trigger 1 (DROPPED)
  • 40:07 - Seven Deadly Sins 1
  • 45:56 - Shingeki no Bahamut 1
  • 52:49 - Akatsuki no Yona 1
  • 57:40 - Sailor Moon 7
  • 59:48 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 75 & 76
  • 1:14:32 - Listener questions
  • 2:08:10 - Fly, Gundam (Andrew W.K.)
9Oct/149

Bakacast #217 – Robots Aren’t People

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Logicomas are taking our jobs.

On this episode of Bakacast, we close out the fall season by ranting about Gun Gale Online, Tokyo ESP, and Zankyou no Terror. Thankfully, Space Dandy and Ghost in the Shell: Arise were there to save what would otherwise be a pretty disappointing week.

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

Time Index

  • 01:51 - Gun Gale Online 13
  • 13:36 - Space Dandy S2 13
  • 19:16 - Persona 4 Golden 12
  • 23:16 - Tokyo ESP 12
  • 27:03 - Zankyou no Terror 11
  • 35:33 - GitS Arise 4
  • 52:54 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 73 & 74
  • 1:10:36 - Listener questions
  • 1:37:48 - Rise (Origa | GitS: Stand Alone Complex Second Gig)
1Oct/1414

Bakacast #216 – What’s My Motivation?

Posted by Dustin

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No, seriously, what is it? The writers never told me.

In this belated episode of Bakacast (thanks, work and school!), there's a whole lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth. Largely in the direction of Adlnoah Zero and Zankyou no Terror, but Tokyo Ghoul and Gun Gale both receive their fair share. I suppose this is my punishment for my terrible decision at the start of this season to judge Nozaki-kun by its cover. I'm sorry, okay? I've realized my mistake! Please stop hurting me!

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

Time Index

  • 01:05 - Tokyo Ghoul 12
  • 09:19 - Gun Gale Online 12
  • 12:13 - Aldnoah Zero 12
  • 23:09 - Space Dandy S2 12
  • 26:48 - Persona 4 Golden 11
  • 33:08 - Tokyo ESP 11
  • 37:13 - Zankyou no Terror 10
  • 41:06 - Hanamonogatari 4 & 5 (END)
  • 50:27 - Sailor Moon 6
  • 57:53 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 71 & 72
  • 1:07:57 - Listener questions
  • 1:52:15 - Reason (Yuzu | Hunter x Hunter)
18Sep/147

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

Posted by Dustin

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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

Posted by Dustin

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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)