On this episode of Bakacast, we all slowly realize that our favorite show of the season is a cute-girls-doing-cute-things show. Aaron and I, especially, attempt to puzzle out how that happened, and whether we’ve secretly been replaced by pop people (aka Random Curiosity commentators).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
On this episode of Bakacast, we ring in the strangely anti-climatic end Princess Principal. Also, we spend a good chunk of time contrasting the how poorly Rage of Bahamut attempts to handle moral ambiguity with how well Shoukaku no Altair approaches similar topics. Also, Ben and I finally get around to talking in-depth about the strengths and weakness of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable.
01:32 – Princess Principal 12
13:14 – Made in Abyss 12
21:23 – My Hero Academy 37
25:36 – Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul 23
36:11 – Shoukaku no Altair 11
44:08 – The Reflection 11
50:29 – JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable
On this episode of Bakacast, I finally tap out on Made in Abyss, take the good with the bad in My Hero Academy, and continue to be baffled by The Reflection ending up being a show I look forward to even more than Rage of Bahamut.