Project Haruhi
21May/154

Bakacast #249 – Ice Ice Baby

Posted by Dustin

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Even though he's a murderer, I kind of prefer JoJo's Vanilla Ice.

I have been waiting for this episode of JoJo's for so long. I am so happy we can finally talk about it. And I am also very happy that Nanoha Vivid has finally gotten around to showing its titular character fighting. Took it long enough. Meanwhile, Fate/Stay Night continues to mistakenly believe that anyone cares about Archer and Shirou's mutual angst, Blood Blockade makes even filler episodes entertaining, I still hate that asshole bard in Arslan, and Punch Line is actually really interesting now? Huh.

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

Time Index

  • 00:53 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 42
  • 05:42 - Nanoha Vivid 6
  • 09:08 - Seraph of the End 6
  • 11:58 - Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 18
  • 30:14 - Blood Blockade Battlefront 6
  • 33:26 - The Heroic Legend of Arslan 6
  • 37:59 - Ore Monogatari 6
  • 41:37 - Punch Line 5
  • 45:38 - Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches 5
  • 50:40 - Knights of Sidonia S2 5
  • 57:44 - Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold 3
  • 1:01:08 - Paranoia Agent 12
  • 1:07:06 - Listener questions
  • 1:27:59 - Dream Eating Monochrome Baku - real vocal cover by Clear (Project Diva | Nem)
11May/1510

Bakacast #248 – That’s Pretty Kyousougiga

Posted by Dustin

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No one's punched their dad yet, but there's plenty of episodes left for that.

On this week's episode, we lament JoJo's interminable pacing, finally learn when Shirou and Rin get it on, have a lot of fun saying "Dog Hummer," and reveal that I have--in fact--been watching Hunter x Hunter again. I even talk about how crazy it is when that one muscle guy bites the leech dude's skull off. Now stop bugging me about it.

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

Time Index

  • 01:02 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 41
  • 04:28 - Nanoha Vivid 5
  • 08:48 - Seraph of the End 5
  • 10:42 - Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 17
  • 22:05 - Blood Blockade Battlefront 5
  • 26:20 - The Heroic Legend of Arslan 5
  • 30:35 - Ore Monogatari 5
  • 33:09 - Punchline 4
  • 35:00 - Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches 4
  • 39:10 - Knights of Sidonia S2 4
  • 43:27 - Hunter x Hunter 44 - 47
  • 46:37 - Sailor Moon 21
  • 50:54 - Paranoia Agent 11
  • 59:04 - Listener questions
  • 1:12:48 - 猿は木から何処へ落ちる (Hello Sleepwalkers)
8May/1510

Bakacast #247 – You’ve Seen This Crap Before

Posted by Dustin

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Yep, even the monster woman. Pretty sure Wicked City did that.

So Luke finally got around to watching Isuca, which he colorfully described as a "gas chamber." Which I guess means he liked it? Yeah, that's how metaphors work. By the end of his segment, I felt a little bad about what I did, so I gave him a much easier assignment for next time: Triage X. I'm a good friend.

In other news, we find that Nanoha Vivid is much better at being shounen than it is at being slice-of-life, Blood Blockade vampires are way better than most vampires these days, and Yamada-kun might secretly be the best rom-com this season.

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

Time Index

  • 01:27 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 40
  • 05:29 - Nanoha Vivid 3 & 4
  • 09:39 - Seraph of the End 4
  • 14:27 - Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 16
  • 17:49 - Blood Blockade Battlefront 4
  • 22:49 - The Heroic Legend of Arslan 4
  • 26:32 - Ore Monogatari 4
  • 31:46 - Punchline 3
  • 37:41 - Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches 3
  • 44:31 - Knights of Sidonia S2 3
  • 55:17 - Luke Reviews Isuca
  • 1:21:51 - Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold 2
  • 1:27:00 - Paranoia Agent 10
  • 1:37:43 - Sailor Moon 20
  • 1:41:11 - Listener questions
  • 2:21:29 - Parade (Paprika)
30Apr/155

Bakacast #246 – Hyper Chess

Posted by Dustin

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Coming soon to a Hell-Wal-Mart near you.

On this episode of Bakacast, Blood Blockade manages to make chess really interesting, Yamada-kun surprises us with how decent it is, Ninja Slayer surprises us with how bad it is, and Sidonia goes full moe. Also, my dogs bark a lot. I'm sorry about that. Dogs have no respect for audio quality.

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

Time Index

  • 00:56 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 39
  • 04:37 - Seraph of the End 3
  • 09:53 - Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 15
  • 26:30 - Blood Blockade Battlefront 3
  • 32:37 - The Heroic Legend of Arslan 3
  • 38:12 - Show by Rock 3 (DROPPED)
  • 43:32 - Ore Monogatari 3
  • 48:11 - Mikagura School Suite 1-3 (DROPPED)
  • 56:35 - Punchline 2
  • 1:00:44 - Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches 2
  • 1:03:51 - Knights of Sidonia S2 2
  • 1:16:59 - Ninja Slayer From 1 (DROPPED)
  • 1:24:08 - Paranoia Agent 9
  • 1:32:06 - Listener questions
  • 1:48:45 - sugar sweet nightmare (Yui Horie | Bakemonogatari)
20Apr/1514

Bakacast #245 – Moms With Benefits

Posted by Dustin

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They're just friends. Who live together. And raise a child together. And take showers together.

On this episode of Bakacast, we pick up a few more Spring shows and drop a couple that just weren't earning the time we were giving them. Despite our initial concerns, this season might actually have just as many shows worth watching as the Winter, even if we drop a few shows that are on the borderline. So a pretty good deal for anime fans. Not so great for my work-life balance.

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

Time Index

  • 01:10 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 38
  • 06:09 - Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid 2
  • 12:15 - Seraph of the End 2
  • 17:47 - Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 14
  • 26:47 - Blood Blockade Battlefront 2
  • 36:47 - The Heroic Legend of Arslan 2
  • 41:15 - Show by Rock 2
  • 44:03 - Gunslinger Stratos 2 (DROPPED)
  • 48:57 - Sound! Euphonium 2 (DROPPED)
  • 51:32 - Ore Monogatari 2
  • 51:32 - Punchline 1
  • 59:12 - Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches 1
  • 1:04:10 - Knights of Sidonia S2 1
  • 1:11:08 - Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold 1
  • 1:15:15 - Paranoia Agent 8
  • 1:18:54 - Listener questions
  • 1:52:13 - Oddloop (Frederic)
11Apr/157

Bakacast #244 – The Disappearance of Good Shows

Posted by Dustin

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At least recording a podcast won't feel like running a marathon now.

Now, I know what you're going to say. "Dustin, did you really expect some of these shows on your list to be good?" No, of course I didn't. But I was also hoping that some of the less-obvious-stinkers would be, well, slightly above mediocre. Or at least not insulting. So hey, hats off to Shokugeki no Souma and Denpa Kyoushi for failing to clear my low expectations even harder than I thought they would. That was a hell of an achievement.

On the plus side, Kekkai Sensen is everything I hoped it would be and more. So yeah, just watch that show, I guess. Everything else is superfluous.

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

Time Index

  • 01:02 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 37 (yep, this arc is still plodding along)
  • 04:18 - My Teenage RomCom SNAFU 13 (we probably won't cover this much; I just like to let Ben talk about the millions of shows he watches that I don't)
  • 08:15 - Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid 1 (really guys? that second "V" had to be capitalized?)
  • 11:30 - The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan 1 (it's so moe it has to have "-chan" in the title; also DROPPED like an especially boring rock)
  • 14:53 - Shokugeki no Souma 1 (put in TIME OUT until it thinks about what it's done and gets better like Ben promises it will)
  • 22:10 - Denpa Kyoushi 1 (DROP-kicked into the sun)
  • 27:36 - Seraph of the End 1
  • 36:53 - Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 13
  • 42:24 - Plastic Memories 1 (DROPPED before it taints Steins;Gate with its boring-ness)
  • 51:32 - Blood Blockade Battlefront 1 (yes I know the translation is inaccurate; counterpoint: it's a totally rad title so I don't care)
  • 57:22 - The Heroic Legend of Arslan 1
  • 1:04:26 - Show by Rock 1 (we didn't drop this because we're still trying to figure out how to feel about it)
  • 1:12:11 - Sound! Euphonium (ON PROBATION; if it makes one wrong move, it gets dropped)
  • 1:15:30 - Gintama ??? (I honestly don't know what episode this show is on; we won't cover it because no one but Ben watches it and even he thinks it would be hard to cover weekly)
  • 1:24:35 - Ore Monogatari 1 (I refuse to include exclamation points that are at the end of titles, because they're dumb)
  • 1:28:27 - Paranoia Agent 7
  • 1:33:40 - Persona 3 Movie 2: Midsummer Knight's Dream (Electric Boogaloo (aka The Dog Is In This One (And Also My Robot Waifu)))
  • 1:46:12 - Sailor Moon 19
  • 1:47:55 - Listener questions
  • 2:35:24 - Hatching Tide Theme aka "That Papaya Song" (Final Fantasy 14 | you will never get this out of your head)
6Apr/152

Bakacast #243 – To Bear or Not to Bear

Posted by Dustin

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Please be impressed by my clever title. I thought about it for quite a while.

Only Larry, Ben, Aaron and I are here to send the winter season on its way. Luke was busy watching all of Isuca out of some misguided sense of journalistic integrity; and Megan passed out as soon as she got back from work. Honestly, my body forcing me to take a nap sounds more enjoyable than watching another episode of JoJo that tries to convince me that Boingo is a funny and entertaining antagonist. He's not. And Hol Horse can only do so much to salvage this arc. I love you, Araki. But sometimes I really hate you.

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

Time Index

  • 02:25 - Maria the Virgin Witch 12 (SERIES FINALE)
  • 13:43 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 36
  • 19:26 - Yuri Kuma Aarashi 12 (SERIES FINALE)
  • 29:23 - Durarara S2 12 (SEASON FINALE)
  • 34:47 - Garo 24 (SERIES FINALE)
  • 40:23 - Seven Deadly Sins 22-24 (SERIES FINALE)
  • 51:01 - Tokyo Ghoul S2 10-12 (SEASON FINALE)
  • 57:37 - Death Parade 12 (SERIES FINALE)
  • 1:14:25 - Yatterman Night 12 (SERIES FINALE)
  • 1:22:56 - Paranoia Agent 6
  • 1:32:24 - Listener questions
  • 1:40:25 - FOCUS (Showtaro Morikubo | Garo)
2Apr/1511

Bakacast #242 – I Like You Better When You’re a Murderer

Posted by Dustin

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Especially when you're murdering people with a sword.

On this episode, our load finally lightens a bit as Yona and Parasyte have their season and series finales, respectively. If there's any justice in the world, Yona will get another season. Also, Luke reviews Gundam Build Fighters Try, which he didn't watch many episodes of simply because he didn't feel it deserved to be mocked very much. So...I guess all you people who kept talking about Build Fighters weren't just crazy. Let no one say I'm not willing to admit when I'm wrong.

Unless you're dissing Tari Tari. That show was pretty good, and I don't care what anyone else says.

Also, I'm certain we reviewed Yuri Kuma 11, but even after listening to the podcast to edit it I have no idea where our review of it actually is. So yeah. It's somewhere in there, probably.

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

Time Index

  • 01:33 - Maria the Virgin Witch 11
  • 13:54 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 35
  • 19:25 - Durarara S2 11
  • 26:02 - Akatsuki no Yona 24 (SEASON FINALE)
  • 31:22 - Luke Reviews Gundam Build Fighters Try
  • 49:04 - Garo 21-23
  • 57:57 - Parasyte 24
  • 1:05:38 - Death Parade 9-11
  • 1:18:49 - Yatterman Night 11
  • 1:24:19 - Sailor Moon 18
  • 1:28:51 - Paranoia Agent 4
  • 1:37:09 - Listener questions
  • 1:47:48 - Yoru (vistlip | Akatsuki no Yona)
25Mar/154

Bakacast #241 – If You Like It, Put a Ring on It

Posted by Dustin

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All the single witches put your hands up.

On this episode of Bakacast, Luke finds that the ending of Aquarion EVOL (as with suprsingly many mecha anime) isn't nearly as interesting to him as the beginning. We also learn that JoJo's still has some spunk left in it (thank you Darby); decide that Yuri Kuma is probably a dream Ikuhara had that he decided to adapt faithfully; break down the final themes of Parasyte; and discover, thanks to Aaron's love of manga, that Maria gets even more ridiculously pretty when she gets older. Some people are just lucky, I guess.

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

Time Index

  • 01:22 - Luke Reviews Aquarion EVOL (Part Deux)
  • 13:57 - Maria the Virgin Witch 10
  • 22:08 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 34
  • 26:40 - Yuri Kuma Arashi 10
  • 34:38 - Durarara S2 10
  • 38:27 - Akatsuki no Yona 23
  • 42:58 - Parasyte 23
  • 50:54 - Yatterman Night 10
  • 55:43 - Paranoia Agent 4
  • 1:02:20 - Listener questions
  • 1:18:01 - Flyers (BRADIO| Death Parade)
  • 1:21:27 - Megan reads Upotte! ad copy seductively
18Mar/157

Bakacast #240 – Jizz Lasers

Posted by Dustin

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Yeah, you can probably guess who came up with this episode title, can't you?

Luke is back, and this time he takes on the first five episodes of Aquarion EVOL. Yeah. That show that we all like to varying degrees, mostly because of how completely ridiculous it is. At least he doesn't have to feel bad about watching something for once. Then in our review segments, I finally begin to understand Ikuhara, and we review one of the best episodes of any show I've ever seen: Paranoia Agent #3.

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

Time Index

  • 00:56 - Luke Reviews Aquarion EVOL
  • 17:26 - Maria the Virgin Witch 9
  • 26:42 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 33
  • 30:50 - Yuri Kuma Arashi 9
  • 39:11 - Durarara S2 9
  • 44:33 - Akatsuki no Yona 22
  • 47:45 - Seven Deadly Sins 19-21
  • 55:58 - Parasyte 22
  • 1:00:59 - Tokyo Ghoul 7-9
  • 1:07:20 - Yatterman Night 9
  • 1:14:23 - Paranoia Agent 3
  • 1:22:53 - Listener questions
  • 1:26:40 - Kimi no Shinwa ~ Aquarion Dai 2 Shou (AKINO | Aquarion EVOL)