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19Dec/140

Bakacast #227 – A Very Special Episode of Sword Art

Posted by Dustin

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I'm sure SAO will handle AIDs in the same careful, respectful fashion in which it handled gun trauma and rape.

Aside from certain wish-fulfillment shows tackling subjects they really have no business touching with a 50-foot pole (and the ever-present turd that is Psycho-Pass S2), this week was pretty solid. Or, I guess, it was definitely last week by now. Man, I'm getting really bad at this. I'll have the next episode out in a more timely fashion, I swear.

No, really, I will. Stop laughing.

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

Time Index

  • 00:39 - Sword Art Online 22
  • 07:43 - Mushi-shi 20
  • 12:27 - Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 9
  • 20:55 - Pyscho-Pass S2 9
  • 29:02 - Shingeki no Bahamut 9
  • 35:49 - Akatsuki no Yona 10
  • 41:15 - Garo 10
  • 48:48 - Parasyte 10
  • 58:40 - Amagi Brilliant Park 10
  • 1:02:34 - Sailor Moon 11
  • 1:05:54 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 93 & 94
  • 1:15:26 - Listener questions
  • 1:46:55 - Seven Deadly Sins catch-up
  • 1:56:13 - Koko (Tamurapan | Kyousougiga)
11Dec/145

Bakacast #226 – Wizard Janitors

Posted by Dustin

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It's the Discovery Channel's newest reality TV show.

On this episode, Psycho-Pass still sucks and Parasyte finally has a couple episodes that aren't fantastic; but that's okay, because Garo is finally giving me what I want and being totally radical in the process. The only thing I'd change about episode 9 would be adding even more sick guitar riffs. It just wasn't quite metal enough.

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

Time Index

  • 00:44 - Sword Art Online 21
  • 07:04 - Mushi-shi 19
  • 10:38 - Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 8
  • 22:42 - Pyscho-Pass S2 8
  • 38:00 - Shingeki no Bahamut 8
  • 43:19 - Akatsuki no Yona 9
  • 45:21 - Garo 9
  • 47:25 - Parasyte 8 & 9
  • 54:15 - Amagi Brilliant Park 9
  • 57:34 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 91 & 92
  • 1:08:34 - Listener questions
  • 1:53:04 - Mousou Express (Hanazawa Kana | Monogatari Second Season)
4Dec/147

Bakacast #225 – Reinhard’s So Moe

Posted by Dustin

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He just makes you want to protect him from assassins, doesn't he?

There's...nothing really new to report here. Mushi-shi's still great. Psycho-Pass is still dumb as hell. Garo is still teasing us mercilessly. And I still feel kinda bad for liking Amagi Brilliant Park. There's not even anything funny to rant about with Sword Art Online. I feel so empty inside.

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

Time Index

  • 00:37 - Sword Art Online 20
  • 00:59 - Mushi-shi 18
  • 14:57 - Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 7
  • 19:32 - Shingeki no Bahamut 7
  • 27:20 - Akatsuki no Yona 8
  • 30:56 - Garo 8
  • 33:03 - Pyscho-Pass S2 7
  • 41:48 - Parasyte 7
  • 48:41 - Amagi Brilliant Park 8
  • 53:15 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 89 & 90
  • 1:10:48 - Listener questions
  • 2:03:37 - Love Jigen e Youkoso: Space Dandy x Musiq Soulchild (mashup by nakinyko)
27Nov/145

Bakacast #224 – Just 5 More Minutes, Mom

Posted by Dustin

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I have to find a save point first.

Just when I thought Sword Art Online wasn't going to bog down its new arc in clumsily-handled drama, it goes and proves me wrong. Hopefully it won't be quite as migraine-inducing as Sion's childhood trauma. That's not the end to this week's disappointment, either. Gundam finally wears out its welcome, which means I once again have no good mecha shows to watch this season. My only hope now is for Shingeki no Bahamut to somehow end with Favaro and Kaisar piloting giant, steel golems. You laugh, but Rita already has a pseudo-rocket-punch.

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

Time Index

  • 00:49 - Sword Art Online 19
  • 15:11 - Mushi-shi 17
  • 18:48 - Gundam: Reconguista in G 8 (DROPPED)
  • 30:25 - Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 6
  • 38:35 - Seven Deadly Sins 7
  • 46:19 - Akatsuki no Yona 7
  • 48:30 - Garo 7
  • 50:03 - Pyscho-Pass S2 6
  • 1:03:47 - Amagi Brilliant Park 7
  • 1:10:02 - Sailor Moon 10
  • 1:13:06 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 87 & 88
  • 1:22:34 - Listener questions
  • 2:18:21 - Parasyte 6
  • 2:23:03 - Sidonia (Angela | Knights of Sidonia)
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.)