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26Jan/174

Bakacast #314 – A True Hero Arrives

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In my opinion, us know-it-alls get a bad rap.

With this episode of Bakacast out the door, I have finally caught up to my recording backlog and can start working on editing some JoJo again. Hooray! This week, some shows improve, others continue to reveal their shortcomings, and some surpass expectations. Also, ACCA leads to the most heated disagreement we've had on Bakacast for a while...which pretty much amounts to me and Ben saying, "Your opinion makes no sense to me," to each other before moving on. That's right, you can always count on us for the compelling drama. Just like you can always count on me to find a way to talk about social justice, even when the context is monster girls.

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

Time Index

  • 01:53 - Youjo Senki 2
  • 09:36 - Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu S2 2
  • 19:23 - Demi-chan wa Kataritai 2
  • 41:23 - Little Witch Academia 2
  • 53:11 - ACCA: 13th Territory Inspection Department 2
  • 1:00:54 - Miss Kobayashi's Maid Dragon 2
  • 1:15:05 - Onihei 1 & 2
24Jan/170

Bakacast #313 – My Eyes Are Dying

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You really have to see it in motion to appreciate it.

Now that the winter season has begun in earnest, we dig into what it has to offer us. Which is...a mixed bag, honestly. Some good, some dull, some bad. And then there's Hand Shakers, a show that must be watched to truly understand how thoroughly and magnificently terrible it is. I do my best to articulate the sights and sounds one experiences when subjected to Hand Shakers, but human language can only communicate so much. Please, watch Hand Shakers and understand my suffering.

Also that Maid Dragon show is a very early contender for surprise of 2017, so that's certainly something.

Please email listener questions to bakacast[at]projectharuhi.net or leave them in the comments below. Let us know what shows you're watching and whether or not I was way too mean about your favorite one. Or not mean enough, maybe?

Time Index

  • 02:30 - Akiba's Trip 1 (DROPPED)
  • 13:55 - Fuuka 1 (DROPPED)
  • 20:59 - Youjo Senki 1
  • 33:03 - Minami Kamakura Koukou Joshi Jitensha-bu 1 (DROPPED)
  • 35:48 - Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu S2 1
  • 44:42 - Demi-chan wa Kataritai 1
  • 50:59 - Chain Chronicle 1 (DROPPED)
  • 57:33 - Little Witch Academia 1
  • 1:06:21 - Gabriel Dropout 1
  • 1:11:03 - ACCA: 13th Territory Inspection Department
  • 1:15:44 - Hand Shakers 1 (DROPPED, OF COURSE)
  • 1:27:36 - Miss Kobayashi's Maid Dragon 1
  • 1:34:56 - The January/February light novel titles
  • 1:50:58 - Listener questions
20Jan/170

Bakacast #312 – The Animusphere

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Fate/Dumb Names

On this episode of Bakacast, we get through the weird liminal space between the fall and winter seasons by reviewing some OVAs: Fate/Grand Order, Under the Dog, and Garo: Divine Flame. We also have Megan back with us!

Please email listener questions to bakacast[at]projectharuhi.net or leave them in the comments below. And let us know what anime you think deserved awards, too!

Time Index

  • 03:39 - Fate/Grand Order
  • 23:31 - Under the Dog
  • 27:01 - Garo: Divine Flame
  • 59:08 - Watcha Been Doing?
18Jan/170

Bakacast #311 – A Beautiful Mess

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At least it was interesting.

We finish off the last of the fall season shows and look back on this year of anime by handing out some awards to our favorite stuff. In addition to the typical Anime of the Year award, we had some extra categories, too: Best Male and Female Characters, Best Soundtrack (with Best OP/ED added at the last minute), Best Style, Biggest Disappointment, and Biggest Surprise.

Please email listener questions to bakacast[at]projectharuhi.net or leave them in the comments below. And let us know what anime you think deserved awards, too!

Time Index

  • 02:44 - Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 38
  • 12:17 - Flip Flappers 12 & 13
  • 27:01 - Keijo!!!!!!!! 12
  • 34:29 - Anime of the Year Awards
  • 1:04:12 - Listener questions
14Jan/170

Bakacast #310 – I’m Just Glad They’re Alive

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That's a rarity these days.

As some of our fall shows reach their conclusions, we reflect on what they did right, what they did wrong, and what a possible continuation might mean for them. Also, Ben takes this opportunity to talk about some shows he's been watching that we haven't been covering on the podcast.

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

Time Index

  • 01:51 - Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 37
  • 14:46 - Flip Flappers 11
  • 19:35 - Keijo!!!!!!!! 11
  • 24:08 - Shuumatsu no Izetta 12
  • 31:10 - Yuri on Ice 12
  • 44:29 - Ben's catch-up reviews
10Jan/170

Bakacast #309 – The Butts of Friendship

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Normally I try to avoid this kind of album art, but Keijo is a very special show.

*looks at backlog*

Only 3 more episodes to edit. Yaaaaaaaaaaay......

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

Time Index

  • 01:21 - Yuri on Ice 10 & 11
  • 08:39 - Flip Flappers 9 & 10
  • 15:21 - Keijo!!!!!!!! 9 & 10
  • 26:15 - Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 35 & 36
  • 40:43 - Shuumatsu no Izetta 10 & 11
  • 47:33 - Winter 2017 plans
4Jan/172

Bakacast #308 – It’s J.J. Style

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Bow before your king.

Hey, I'm not sure if you're aware, but Yuri On Ice is good?

Anyway, back to the editing mines.

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

Time Index

  • 01:31 - Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 33 & 34
  • 17:16 - Yuri on Ice 8 & 9
  • 29:33 - Flip Flappers 7 & 8
  • 36:35 - Keijo!!!!!!!! 7 & 8
  • 46:02 - Shuumatsu no Izetta 8 & 9
  • 1:00:20 - Persona 3 Movie 4: Winter of Rebirth
  • 1:13:56 - Theme of King J.J. (by Taro Umebayashi feat. Linus Norda | Yuri on Ice)
29Dec/160

Bakacast #307 – Schrodinger’s Lesbians

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I mean, sure, we know now.

Hi! This episode is very late! And I'm very sorry! I'm gonna be dumping the rest of my backlog in quick succession, so gird your RSS loins.

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

Time Index

  • 01:38 - Yuri on Ice 7
  • 08:27 - Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 32
  • 16:48 - Keijo!!!!!!!! 6
  • 27:32 - Shuumatsu no Izetta 7
  • 44:01 - Flip Flappers 6
13Dec/161

Bakacast #306 – Where The Gundams At?

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In outer space, apparently.

Due to scheduling difficulties and life interfering, we were forced to skip a few weeks of recording. So of course the logical thing to do was to recap, like, four episodes of each series we're watching, because we're a group of people who make great life choices. Long story short: Drifters loses its appeal but everything else stays pretty much on course. Overall this has been a pretty impressive season; and judging by the what I'm seeing for winter, we're about to face a pretty steep drop in watchable shows.

Also, there was a bit of an unavoidable technical problem with this episode. Megan's computer fan caused a noticeable high-pitched buzz in the recording, but one can't simply turn off a computer fan (it tends to end badly for the computer). I did my best to remove as much as I could, but it will likely still be noticeably when she talks. I apologize for any bother this causes.

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

Time Index

  • 01:48 - Yuri on Ice
  • 12:01 - Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
  • 21:06 - Keijo!!!!!!!!
  • 29:50 - Shuumatsu no Izetta 1
  • 39:42 - Drifters
  • 44:12 - Flip Flappers
9Nov/161

Bakacast #305 – The Red-Head Corollary

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Also falls under the "Anime Witch Hypothesis."

So we're back with normal episodes of Bakacast. Yes, I know, JoJo's Bizarre Rewatch isn't finished yet. Scheduling issues made that basically impossible to do before the fall season started; and there's such good shows airing right now that it would be a shame to delay talking about them until JJBR ended. So instead I'll be attempting to stagger the production of both podcasts. Will it work out? Who knows! Life is chaos!

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

Time Index

  • 02:50 - Yuri on Ice 1
  • 08:37 - Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 26
  • 14:18 - Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku 1
  • 18:51 - Keijo!!!!!!!! 1
  • 27:22 - Sound Euphonium S2 1
  • 30:29 - Shuumatsu no Izetta 1
  • 40:41 - Long Riders 1
  • 42:40 - Drifters 1
  • 48:39 - Occultic;Nine 1
  • 54:43 - Working S4 1
  • 58:32 - Tiger Mask W 1
  • 1:02:23 - Girlish Number 1
  • 1:07:49 - Shelter