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7Sep/147

Bakacast #213 – Don’t Split the Party

Posted by Dustin

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Clearly Kirito has never played a session of D&D.

Since Ben was busy having fun playing tabletop games, it's just Larry, Aaron and me this week. This means we'll be holding off on Mushishi and Hanamonogatari until next time. Fortunately, that still leaves us with plenty to talk about, such as: how Tokyo Ghoul is pretty much a gory version of Sword Art Online; why Aldnoah Zero doesn't make any sense; and the mounting evidence that Tokyo ESP's anime-original content is doing far more harm than good.

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

Time Index

  • 01:02 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 22
  • 06:27 - Tokyo Ghoul 9
  • 10:20 - Gun Gale Online 9
  • 18:12 - Aldnoah Zero 9
  • 23:50 - Space Dandy S2 9
  • 27:04 - Persona 4 Golden 8
  • 32:48 - Tokyo ESP 8
  • 40:58 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 65 & 66
  • 51:32 - Listener questions
  • 1:07:47 - Kill La Kill OST: Final Boss Theme - Kill La Kill vs Sonic Adventure 2 (mashup by Triple-Q)
31Aug/143

Bakacast #212 – This Week Kinda Sucked

Posted by Dustin

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At least LoGH will never let us down.

It's a bit of a depressing week on Bakacast. JoJo is merely mediocre, Argevollen and Zankyou no Terror are downright stupid, and the artists of Gun Gale Online have taken a sudden interest in really making sure we notice Shinon's butt. And despite our reticence to drop shows this late into the season, there has been at least one casualty. I'd tell you to try and guess which one, but my rigid formatting standards require me to spoil it in the timestamps below; so it would be a bit pointless, wouldn't it?

On the other hand, we also get to watch Hanamonogatari, so it ain't all bad.

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

Time Index

  • 00:54 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 21
  • 06:05 - Argevollen 8 (DROPPED)
  • 10:44 - Tokyo Ghoul 8
  • 20:17 - Gun Gale Online 8
  • 29:02 - Aldnoah Zero 8
  • 35:46 - Space Dandy S2 8
  • 41:55 - Persona 4 Golden 7
  • 47:31 - Zankyou no Terror 7
  • 55:32 - Tokyo ESP 7
  • 1:03:01 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 63 & 64
  • 1:14:05 - Sailor Moon 4
  • 1:19:34 - Hanamonogatari Part 1
  • 1:28:33 - Listener questions
  • 1:52:02 - Walk the Dinozaki - Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun vs Was Not Was (mashup by Triple-Q)
25Aug/144

Bakacast – This Is Entirely Too Long

Posted by Dustin

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This season is going to kill my voice.

On this nearly-three-hour episode of Bakacast (yes, really), we spend way too much time on both our reviews and listener questions. But mostly just on listener questions, which lead us down many and varied topics (including a check-in from Megan!). Also, we review the Girls Und Panzer movie, which served to remind us all that, yeah, that show somehow managed to be pretty darn good. If only Argevollen could be even half as exciting...

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

Time Index

  • 00:49 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 20
  • 05:50 - Argevollen 7
  • 12:03 - Tokyo Ghoul 7
  • 24:44 - Gun Gale Online 7
  • 38:32 - Aldnoah Zero 7
  • 49:18 - Space Dandy S2 7
  • 54:52 - Persona 4 Golden 6
  • 1:08:04 - Zankyou no Terror 6
  • 1:19:07 - Tokyo ESP 6
  • 1:27:16 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 61 & 62
  • 1:39:14 - Girls Und Panzer
  • 1:46:49 - Listener questions
  • 2:50:23 - Friend Like Me (Robin Williams | Aladdin)
15Aug/146

Bakacast – Flying into the Sunset

Posted by Dustin

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See ya later, whimsical-animation cowboy.

On this week's Bakacast, not only do we watch "The Wind Rises," but we also managed to review it in a fairly timely fashion. Well, timely for us, anyway. Also, after much prodding from Ben and all you guys, I finally got around to checking out Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun. Turns out that show is good. Who would have thought.

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

Time Index

  • 00:58 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 19
  • 04:40 - Argevollen 6
  • 10:27 - Tokyo Ghoul 6
  • 16:43 - Gun Gale Online 6
  • 22:05 - Aldnoah Zero 6
  • 30:47 - Space Dandy S2 6
  • 35:06 - Persona 4 Golden 5
  • 41:05 - Zankyou no Terror 5
  • 49:45 - Tokyo ESP 5
  • 59:31 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 59 & 60
  • 1:09:31 - The Wind Rises
  • 1:22:58 - Listener questions
  • 2:29:56 - The Wind Rises - Main Theme (by Joe Hisaishi)
10Aug/142

Bakacast – The Camel Whisperer

Posted by Dustin

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Such majestic creatures.

This week on Bakacast, I jinx it by saying we're breezing through the reviews around the 11-minute mark. Turns out that was just a fluke, and it's just as long as all the others. We forget to mention it during the show, but we are no longer reviewing Barakamon; not because we don't like it (in fact, it might be our favorite series this season), but because it's a comedy, so there's really not a lot to say about it other than, "There sure were some pretty great jokes again." The same thing will probably happen with Sabagebu.

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

Time Index

  • 00:43 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 18
  • 04:47 - Argevollen 5
  • 08:14 - Tokyo Ghoul 5
  • 15:41 - Gun Gale Online 5
  • 25:40 - Aldnoah Zero 5
  • 36:01 - Sabagebu 4 & 5
  • 39:35 - Space Dandy S2 5
  • 45:23 - Persona 4 Golden 4
  • 47:33 - Zankyou no Terror 4
  • 52:13 - Tokyo ESP 4
  • 55:49 - Sailor Moon Crystal 3
  • 1:12:28 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 57 & 58
  • 1:42:40 - Listener questions
  • 2:22:22 - We All Become (Darren Korb | Transistor)
2Aug/1413

Bakacast – How Does Light Work?

Posted by Dustin

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Reflection probably doesn't have anything to do with it, right?

On this episode of Bakacast, we have a lot of catching up to do. We're talking, like, over 20 episodes of catching up. Also, we finally review GitS: Arise #3 and wade through a pool of listener questions. Oh, by the way, we don't mention it during the episode, but we've dropped Glasslip. Turns out only Ben cared enough to watch episodes 3 and 4, and he didn't feel it was a good use of his time.

And as promised in the listener questions segment, here are my recommendations for non-superhero, American comic books. Keep in mind that most things published by Image are likely to be R-rated for violence, language, sexual content or some combination of the three.
Bone by Jeff Smith
Phonogram: Rue Britannia by Kieron Gillen
The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen
Godzilla: Half Century War by James Stokoe
The Midas Flesh by Ryan North
Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction (this one is, like, 200% NSFW)
Pretty Deadly by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Saga by Brian K Vaughan
Beasts of Burden Volume 1 (which is free online) and Volume 2 (which collects the previous short stories and the four-issue miniseries) by Evan Dorkin
We3 by Grant Morrison
Rat Queens by Meg Dejmal and Kurtis J Wiebe

And there's probably a whole lot more that I'm forgetting, but that should be a pretty good start.

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

Time Index

  • 01:40 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 16 & 17
  • 05:53 - Argevollen 3 & 4
  • 11:39 - Tokyo Ghoul 3 & 4
  • 22:10 - Gun Gale Online 3 & 4
  • 35:10 - Aldnoah Zero 3 & 4
  • 45:09 - Barakamon 3 & 4
  • 46:34 - Sabagebu 3
  • 50:55 - Space Dandy S2 3 & 4
  • 54:36 - Persona 4 Golden 2 & 3
  • 1:02:51 - Zankyou no Terror 2 & 3
  • 1:09:29 - Sailor Moon Crystal 2
  • 1:12:37 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 55 & 56
  • 1:24:21 - Tokyo ESP 2 & 3
  • 1:25:26 - Ghost in the Shell: Arise 3
  • 1:33:49 - Listener questions
  • 2:22:22 - ZZZ (remix by Baq5 | Nichijou)
16Jul/1417

Bakacast – The Overachiever

Posted by Dustin

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The judges give her 10 points for style.

On this week's episode, a few series show some chinks in their armor, the ones that already looked weak continue to not impress, and Barakamon has somehow become my favorite show. Never would have guessed that one. Also, be aware that I will be going on vacation for a week, which means the next episode will be delayed. We'll make up for it by doubling up on our reviews for that episode. Hopefully it doesn't end up taking, like, four hours.

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

Time Index

  • 01:29 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 15
  • 07:12 - Glasslip 2
  • 10:57 - Argevollen 2
  • 14:40 - Tokyo Ghoul 2
  • 21:43 - Rail Wars 2 (DROPPED)
  • 29:34 - Gun Gale Online 2
  • 35:28 - Aldnoah Zero 2
  • 43:32 - Barakamon 2
  • 49:12 - Sabagebu 2
  • 59:46 - Space Dandy S2 2
  • 1:06:09 - Persona 4 Golden 1
  • 1:13:17 - Zankyou no Terror 1
  • 1:19:08 - Tokyo ESP 1
  • 1:26:00 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 53 & 54
  • 1:41:02 - Listener questions
  • 2:29:32 - Shadow World (by Shihoko Hirata | Persona 4 Golden)
13Jul/145

Bakacast – Not Safe for Lunch

Posted by Dustin

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JoJo's has a way of ruining your appetite.

Megan was absent from this episode due to an emergency, but we still manage to talk for an interminably long time thanks to way too many listener questions. Also thanks to a whole lot of summer shows that premiered, most of which we end up enjoying, which was a pleasant surprise. Still, if the shows we liked keep being good, then I fear for how crammed my schedule is gonna get in the coming weeks.

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

Time Index

  • 01:02 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 14
  • 06:12 - Glasslip 1
  • 08:43 - Argevollen 1
  • 14:54 - Tokyo Ghoul 1
  • 21:18 - Rail Wars 1
  • 27:49 - Sailor Moon Crystal 1
  • 35:05 - Sword Art Online S2 (aka Gun Gale Online) 1
  • 39:37 - Aldnoah Zero 1
  • 51:19 - Barakamon 1
  • 55:40 - Sabagebu 1
  • 1:01:30 - Space Dandy S2 1
  • 1:09:10 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 51 & 52
  • 1:17:16 - Listener questions
  • 2:29:32 - Heavy Day (by Daisuke Ishiwatari | Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-)
5Jul/146

Bakacast – Burning Ain’t No Thing

Posted by Dustin

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Has your body just been engulfed in flames? Walk it off, man. You'll be fine.

Like with most of the end-of-season episodes we do, we've only got a smattering of reviews to get through. However, we manage to fill the time with a combination of Pale Cocoon and our usual silliness.

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

Time Index

  • 02:35 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 13
  • 12:16 - Knights of Sidona 12 (Season Finale)
  • 29:12 - Pale Cocoon
  • 40:29 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 49 & 50
  • 54:35 - Listener questions
  • 1:19:19 - Positive Force -Metal Version- (by FamilyJules7x & SoulEye | MMMMMM)
28Jun/149

Bakacast – Something Worth Smiling About

Posted by Dustin

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The hero appears.

It was a pretty darn good week for us Bakacasters. Every show we watched got a perfect score. To make it even better, Ping Pong ended on a higher note than even I expected it to. It feels good to not really have anything to dislike for once.

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

Time Index

  • 01:36 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 12
  • 10:12 - Mushi-shi S2 10 (Season Finale)
  • 15:06 - Knights of Sidona 11
  • 27:55 - Ping Pong 11 (Finale)
  • 36:05 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 47 & 48
  • 56:55 - Listener questions
  • 1:16:38 - Ano Yoake Mae no Bokura ni Tsuite (by Merengue | Ping Pong)