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14Feb/180

Bakacast #354 – Card Catchup Emily

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It's time for the first Bakacast of the Winter 2018 season! We start out our reviews with the new series of Card Captor Sakura, and I've brought in my fellow Audio Entropy podcaster, Emily, to help us out. We then give our first impressions on a bunch of the shows that aired during the first two weeks, which end up mostly being a mix of pleasant surprises and shocking disappointments.

  • 03:07 - Card Captor Sakura: Clear Card 1 & 2
  • 29:05 - The Ancient Magus' Bride 13 & 14
  • 42:26 - Violet Evergarden 1 & 2
  • 50:27 - Beatless (DROPPED)
  • 55:02 - Kokkoku 1 & 2
  • 1:00:06 - A Place Further Than the Universe 1 - 3
  • 1:08:49 - Yuru Camp (DROPPED)
  • 1:10:42 - After the Rain 1 & 2
  • 1:16:25 - Killing Bites 1 (DROPPED)
  • 1:22:41 - Garo: Vanishing Line 13
  • 1:28:51 - Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens 1
  • 1:32:53 - Darling in the Franxx 1
  • 1:42:36 - How to Keep a Mummy (DROPPED)
  • 1:43:34 - Pop Team Epic (TOO EPIC TO BE REVIEWED)
12Feb/180

Bakacast Bonus – Fall 2017 Leftovers

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On this special episode of Bakacast, Larry and Ben review the shows they watched that we didn't get to on the regular show (mostly because I'm lazy and can't be bothered to watch more than is absolutely necessary).

  • 00:59 - Girls' Last Tour
  • 14:11 - March Comes In Like A Lion
11Jan/182

Episode 353 – Ringing Bell 2: Ewelectric Boogaloo

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On this episode of Bakacast, we start the show with our Anime of the Year 2017 categories before getting to the very last reviews of the winter season. All of us had some tough cuts to make for our personal top 5 lists (except for Aaron, apparently) and some of the special categories ended up being surprisingly tough.

If you want more information in kintsugi--which I mention during the Land of the Lustrous review--you can find a good summary on this Cornell University page. And the second panel of this Achewood strip contains the line I butchered horribly. Please forgive me.

  • 01:56 - Anime of the Year 2017 Awards
  • 48:40 - Kino's Journey 12
  • 56:38 - The Ancient Magus' Bride 12
  • 1:01:03 - Shoukoku no Altair 24
  • 1:06:58 - Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond 12
  • 1:12:39 - Inuyashiki 11
  • 1:19:50 - Land of the Lustrous 12
  • 1:33:31 - Boogie Back (by Miyu Inoue | Dragon Ball Super)
9Jan/180

Bakacast #352 – JUST KISS ALREADY

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On this episode of Bakacast, we finish out MMO Junkie and Juni Taisen, two shows that had stronger beginnings than they did endings. Also we do our best not to fall asleep while reviewing, as we recorded late on Christmas Eve and we were all a little sleepy.

  • 01:59 - Kino's Journey 10 - 11
  • 07:39 - Recovery of an MMO Junkie 10 - 11
  • 13:46 - The Ancient Magus' Bride 10 - 11
  • 20:32 - Shoukoku no Altair 20 - 23
  • 29:40 - Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond 10 - 11
  • 38:07 - Juni Taisen 11 - 12
  • 51:00 - Garo: Vanishing Line 10 - 11
  • 58:58 - Inuyashiki 9 - 10
  • 1:09:14 - Land of the Lustrous 10 - 11
4Jan/185

Bakacast #351 – Fathomless Blue Was Right

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On this episode of Bakacast, we spend a full hour previewing the upcoming Winter season. And that's even with us immediately saying "hell no" to a decent chunk of the shows and then moving on. Also, I take a moment to stroke Fathomless Blue's ego a bit, because I guess he deserves it. Maybe.

  • 01:27 - Winter 2018 Preview
  • 1:08:10 - Kino's Journey 6 - 9
  • 1:19:31 - The Ancient Magus' Bride 8 - 9
  • 1:26:42 - Shoukoku no Altair 18 - 19
  • 1:38:48 - Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond 6 - 7
  • 1:43:41 - Juni Taisen 9 - 10
  • 1:49:07 - Inuyashiki 8
  • 1:54:52 - Land of the Lustrous 8 - 9
26Dec/170

Bakacast #350 – Our Precious Fishman

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On this episode of Bakacast, we channel our inner Guillermo del Toro and talk about how much we love that Blood Blockade remembered that it had a very good softboy fishperson lying around and decided to give him an episode. Also, I start to have serious concerns about Inuyashiki and Juni Taisen.

  • 01:55 - The Ancient Magus' Bride 6 - 7
  • 10:04 - Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond 6 - 7
  • 21:39 - Juni Taisen 7 - 8
  • 29:06 - Garo: Vanishing Line 6 - 7
  • 41:48 - Inuyashiki 5 - 7
  • 56:26 - Land of the Lustrous 6 - 7
  • 1:07:10 - Listener comments
5Dec/171

Bakacast Bonus – Kemono Friends [EXPLICIT]

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Is it perhaps ironic that the Kemono Friends episode is the first one in a while that has the most explicit language since the JoJo Bizarre Rewatch bonus episodes? Yes, probably. Y'all can blame Julie for that. In any case, since Luke's original audio got lost to the ether somehow, I decided to marathon almost all of the show and then get Julie on to help Luke and me do a slightly deeper dive into the show, because it deserves it.

1Dec/170

Bakacast #349 – Shine Bright Like a Diamond

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On this episode of Bakacast, we make up for the shows we've dropped by adding a couple more to the list. For our first addition, we spend some time talking about both the beauty and existential dread of Land of the Lustrous (arguably the best-looking CG anime so far). And for our second, I gush about Recovery of an MMO Junkie and how it somehow managed to get me to watch a rom-com.

  • 01:25 - Kino's Journey 3 - 5
  • 21:13 - The Ancient Magus' Bride 4 - 5
  • 40:43 - Shoukoku no Altair 16 - 17
  • 49:17 - Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond 4 - 5
  • 58:50 - Juni Taisen 5 - 6
  • 1:05:00 - Garo: Vanishing Line 4 - 5
  • 1:11:16 - Inuyashiki 3 - 4
  • 1:36:53 - Land of the Lustrous 1 - 5
  • 1:42:16 - Recovery of an MMO Junkie 1 - 5
  • 1:50:21 - Listener comments
12Nov/173

Bakacast #348 – Skulls for the Skull Car

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On this episode of Bakacast, we start off with a listener question that tasks us with deciding Netflix's anime production plans that prompts us to dig deep for both obvious and obscure choices. We also add Inuyashiki to our watch list, a show that has two very strong intro episodes but still gives us a little pause due to, you know, it being written by Hiroya Oku, the dude who also made the infamous Gantz. Meanwhile, Garo impresses, Whales disappoint, and Kino's Journey sparks a discussion about the value of different adaptation styles.

  • 02:22 - Listener email
  • 20:48 - Children of the Whales 2 - 3
  • 28:07 - Kino's Journey 2
  • 34:12 - The Ancient Magus' Bride 2 - 3
  • 45:09 - Shoukoku no Altair 14 - 15
  • 56:30 - Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond 1
  • 1:08:47 - Juuni Taisen 3 - 4
  • 1:13:45 - Garo: Vanishing Line 2 - 3
  • 1:26:00 - Inuyashiki 1 - 2
  • 1:41:15 - Listener comments
2Nov/171

Bakacast #347 – Dustin’s Vampire Bias

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On this episode of Bakacast, we discuss The Reflection's bizarre ending, how even a badass blonde vampire can't save UQ Holder, what Blood Blockade's directorial change means for its new season, and some strong opening episodes from Garo, Kino and Magus' Bride.

  • 01:28 - Fate/Apocrypha 14
  • 03:22 - Shoukaku no Altair 13
  • 06:57 - The Reflection 12
  • 10:59 - Juuni Taisen 2
  • 15:00 - UQ Holder 2 (DROPPED)
  • 22:55 - Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond 1
  • 33:05 - Garo: Vanishing Line 1
  • 40:51 - Kino's Journey 1
  • 56:19 - The Ancient Magus' Bride 1
  • 1:09:29 - Children of the Whales 1
  • 1:14:28 - Dies Irei 1
  • 1:21:11 - Listener questions