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25Feb/158

Bakacast #237 – Spelunking for D

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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

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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)
4Feb/1514

Bakacast #234 – We Really Like Succubi

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In our defense, there's a lot to like.

We're once again back to business as usual here on Bakacast. Parasyte is still creepy, Yuri Kuma is still baffling (though mildly less than usual this week), the Magical Boys are still delightfully queer, Durarara is still...Durarara, and Maria is still prompting us to consider our place in society and how to enact lasting change. Also, I attempt to sell Megan on Yatterman Night by explaining how adorable Honorable Oda is.

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

Time Index

  • 00:52 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 27
  • 07:33 - Akatsuki no Yona 16
  • 09:33 - Garo 15
  • 11:51 - Seven Deadly Sins 15
  • 14:58 - Parasyte 16
  • 18:50 - Tokyo Ghoul S2 3
  • 21:47 - Yuri Kuma Arashi 4
  • 26:14 - Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu Love! 4
  • 29:47 - Death Parade 3
  • 37:21 - Maria the Virgin Witch 3
  • 51:20 - Durarara S2 3
  • 1:04:19 - The Rolling Girls 3
  • 1:08:02 - Yatterman Night 3
  • 1:14:03 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 107 & 108
  • 1:19:06 - Listener questions
  • 2:01:05 - Morrigan's Theme [Remastered] (Darkstalkers 2 | remaster arranged by TJ Kim)
29Jan/156

Bakacast #233 – PAX South 2015 Edition

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Are you amazed that I actually got out of my house for once? You probably should be.

This episode of Bakacast was recorded in a San Antonio hotel that my friend Luke and I were staying at for PAX South. You'll hear Luke chime in occasionally to give his thoughts on Sailor Moon and why witches shouldn't be virgins. Other than that, it's a pretty normal week for us. So far, the shows have maintained the same level of quality from the previous two weeks, so it seems doubtful that we'll be dropping anything else. I will continue to complain about Yuri Bear Storm, though.

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

Time Index

  • 02:33 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 26
  • 11:40 - Akatsuki no Yona 15
  • 19:23 - Garo 14
  • 23:16 - Seven Deadly Sins 14
  • 27:12 - Parasyte 15
  • 30:09 - Tokyo Ghoul S2 2
  • 33:01 - Yuri Kuma Arashi 3
  • 43:08 - Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu Love! 3
  • 47:46 - Death Parade 2
  • 53:45 - Durarara S2 2
  • 57:25 - Maria the Virgin Witch 2
  • 1:03:41 - The Rolling Girls 2
  • 1:08:50 - Yatterman Night 2
  • 1:13:01 - Sailor Moon 14
  • 1:20:40 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 105 & 106
  • 1:30:02 - Listener questions
  • 2:27:07 - Trust Me (Yuya Matsushita | Durarara!!)
21Jan/1511

Bakacast #232 – Aldnoah’s Less Than Zero

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The more things change, the more Aldnoah Zero stays the same.

On this episode of Bakacast, Megan is finally back! Hooray! And she's here to give me a thorough verbal beating over my Yuri Kuma Arashi opinions...along with basically every listener, too, it seems. Also, we discuss the flood of new shows that occurred a couple weeks ago. Some of them are not going to last very long, certainly, but more are sticking around than I expected.

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

Time Index

  • 00:55 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 25
  • 07:49 - Akatsuki no Yona 14
  • 12:38 - Garo 13
  • 16:56 - Seven Deadly Sins 13
  • 20:22 - Parasyte 14
  • 24:25 - Aldnoah Zero 13 (DROPPED)
  • 31:36 - Tokyo Ghoul S2 1
  • 37:00 - Yuri Kuma Arashi 2
  • 56:15 - Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu Love! 2
  • 58:48 - Assassination Classroom 1 (DROPPED)
  • 1:02:22 - Death Parade 1
  • 1:07:24 - Durarara S2 1
  • 1:14:54 - Maria the Virgin Witch 1
  • 1:21:41 - The Rolling Girls 1
  • 1:27:33 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 103 & 104
  • 1:36:16 - Tsukimonogatari
  • 1:44:52 - Listener questions
  • 2:05:59 - Uragiri no Yuuyake (Theatre Book | Durarara!!)
14Jan/157

Bakacast #231 – Are You Okay, Ikuhara?

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Do you need to talk about anything?

This is the calm before the storm, folks. The one week we have where we won't be inundated by new shows. Enjoy how relatively brief this episode is, because it ain't gonna last. Also, if you've ever wanted to hear Aaron getting mad about comedy preferences, this is the episode for you!

Oh, and it's kind of ironic that--in the episode where I apologize about poor audio quality of the previous episode--this episode has poor audio quality. Turns out I forgot to change the bitrate settings for recording, so it got recorded at a paltry 32kb/s. Whooooops.

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

Time Index

  • 01:08 - Akatsuki no Yona 13
  • 05:47 - Parasyte 13
  • 09:30 - Sailor Moon 13
  • 17:58 - Yuri Kuma Arashi 1
  • 26:54 - Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu Love! 1
  • 33:53 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 101 & 102
  • 43:27 - Listener questions
  • 54:31 - Cascade (by Hyper)
7Jan/158

Bakacast #230 – Shirou, You Idiot

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Just let Rin and Saber do all the thinking.

It's the last Bakacast for the fall season, which means Bahamut is--sadly--over. It also means it's time to look back on the full breadth of some of these shows and reflect on some issues they had that weren't apparent at first (*cough*Amiragettingsidelined*cough*).

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

Time Index

  • 01:13 - Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 12
  • 14:52 - Shingeki no Bahamut 12
  • 29:47 - Seven Deadly Sins 12
  • 35:26 - Parasyte 12
  • 42:39 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 99 & 100
  • 51:40 - Listener questions
  • 1:31:50 - FOUR - Final Battle Version (Drakengard 3)
29Dec/142

Bakacast #229 – MacGuffin Baby

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Please ignore my very loose use of the term "MacGuffin." It's just a really fun word to say.

This episode of Bakacast is cut a bit short due to the holidays. We get through our reviews just fine, but we decide to leave the listener questions (which can easily add another hour to the proceedings) for later. Which of course means that the next listener questions segment will probably take two hours. Oh well...

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

Time Index

  • 00:42 - Sword Art Online 24
  • 04:14 - Mushi-shi 22
  • 08:32 - Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 11
  • 12:54 - Pyscho-Pass S2 11
  • 26:03 - Shingeki no Bahamut 11
  • 31:14 - Akatsuki no Yona 12
  • 35:04 - Seven Deadly Sins 11
  • 37:42 - Garo 12
  • 41:06 - Sailor Moon 12
  • 43:53 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 97 & 98
  • 48:06 - Tokyo Godfathers
  • 1:55:45 - N°9 (Moonriders| Tokyo Godfathers)
22Dec/146

Bakacast #228 – Paternity Test from Hell

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And you think your family reunions are awkward.

On this episode of Bakacast, I'm finally not posting it horribly late in the week. See! I told you I could do it when I put my mind to it. Now I just need to put my mind to it more often.

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

Time Index

  • 02:18 - Sword Art Online 23
  • 13:41 - Mushi-shi 21
  • 18:36 - Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 10
  • 28:50 - Pyscho-Pass S2 10
  • 37:42 - Akatsuki no Yona 11
  • 42:04 - Seven Deadly Sins 10
  • 46:32 - Garo 11
  • 50:06 - Parasyte 11
  • 53:32 - Amagi Brilliant Park 11 & 12
  • 58:57 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 95 & 96
  • 1:05:26 - Listener questions
  • 1:12:39 - Shingeki no Bahamut 10
  • 1:55:45 - Show (Tamurapan | Knights of Sidonia)