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6Feb/167

Bakacast #283 – Durarara’s Mystic Sword Emporium

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You get a mystic sword! And YOU get a mystic sword!

On this episode of Bakacast, I finally get off my ass and catch up on my recording backlog for once in my life. As much as I love you, listeners, I didn't do it for you. I did it for myself. To prove I could be something other than terrible for a change. Anyway, I guess we reviewed that Rakugo show that's apparently the new hotness. It's very good, okay? You win. You all win.

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

Time Index

  • 01:35 - Durarara 27 & 28
  • 08:00 - Dimension W 3 & 4
  • 19:49 - Boku Dake 3 & 4
  • 25:16 - Akagami no Shirayuki-hime 15 & 16
  • 29:47 - Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū 1-4
  • 36:26 - Various "catchup" reviews
  • 41:34 - Space Battleship Yamato 2199 7 & 8
  • 50:18 - Listener questions
  • 1:00:57 - Dreams of Home (remix by Chris and Aivi | Link's Awakening)
5Feb/161

Bakacast #282 – What Have You Done to My Macross?

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In the grim darkness of the far future, there are only idol groups.

On this episode of Bakacast, an embarrassing episode of Active Raid causes us to give it the boot, I try to puzzle my way through the character relationships in Shirayuki-hime, and my fears of the new Macross series are pretty much confirmed.

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

Time Index

  • 02:04 - Macross Delta 0
  • 11:34 - Prince of Stride 3
  • 15:50 - Active Raid 3
  • 23:01 - Durarara 26
  • 26:36 - Akagami no Shirayuki-hime 14
  • 33:43 - Dimension W 2
  • 39:41 - Boku Dake 2
  • 43:23 - Space Battleship Yamato 2199 5 & 6
  • 50:32 - Listener questions
  • 1:00:57 - Fly Like a Mettaton (mashup by BotanicSage | Jet Set Radio Future vs. Undertale)
27Jan/161

Bakacast #281 – The Return of Cool Mom

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She's not a direct sequel to the original Cool Mom; she's more like a spiritual successor.

It's the second week of the winter season, which means this is where we actually get down and dirty with the new shows (and mercilessly destroy the ones undeserving of our time). Though, honestly, the shows we've picked seem mostly fine? So our decision of which five to review regularly is more about which ones we care about the most rather than which ones don't totally suck.

Well, except for Schwarzesmarken. That show totally sucks.

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

Time Index

  • 01:06 - Durarara 25
  • 05:58 - Utawarerumono 14
  • 09:30 - Kokaku no Pandora 1
  • 12:25 - Akagami no Shirayuki-hime 13
  • 15:35 - HaruChika 2
  • 19:34 - Active Raid 2
  • 23:46 - Prince of Stride 2
  • 27:59 - Boku Dake 1
  • 34:23 - Hai to Gensou no Grimgar 1
  • 40:43 - Scharzesmarken 1
  • 44:35 - Dimension W 1
  • 50:44 - Phantasy Star Online 2 1
  • 56:03 - Space Battleship Yamato 2199 3 & 4
  • 1:09:05 - Listener questions
  • 1:25:00 - decent black (Kaori Mizuhashi | Owarimonogatari)
16Jan/163

Bakacast #280 – Jazz is the Mobile Suits You Don’t Murder

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I'm guessing Careless Whisper probably won't be blasting out of that Gundam's speakers anytime soon.

We usher in what is technically the first week of the winter season with a mercifully short episode for a change. It's just under an hour! AMAZING! Since most shows from fall were done and the majority of winter shows hadn't aired yet, we padded the episode out a bit with reviews of the first two episodes of Yamato 2199 and the first Mobile Suit Gundam: Thunderbolt OVA. Considering all of us on Bakacast are sci-fi nerds, both of those shows being very good made us quite happy. It certainly makes up for KyoAni going from the critically-acclaimed Sound Euphonium to the dreck that is Musaigen no Phantom World.

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

Time Index

  • 02:51 - Utawarerumono 13
  • 05:49 - Prince of Stride 1
  • 07:42 - Active Raid 1
  • 11:49 - Musaigen no Phantom World 1
  • 15:05 - Mobile Suit Gundam: Thunderbolt 1
  • 22:11 - HaruChika 1
  • 26:07 - Space Battleship Yamato 2199 1 & 2
  • 32:40 - Listener questions
  • 2:03:02 - You're a Puzzle (mashup by shoopfex | Madeon x NHK ni Youkoso!)
10Jan/161

Bakacast #279 – Space Asshole

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Yeah, this guy looks legit.

We're finally done with this marathon of a season, and we'll soon be testing out our new review system so we won't get nearly as worn out as we did this time. In the meantime, we rave about the endings of One Punch Man, Owarimonogatari, Noragami and Planetes.

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

Time Index

  • 01:50 - One Punch Man 12
  • 06:00 - Ushio to Tora 25 & 26
  • 11:25 - Utawarerumono 12
  • 15:04 - Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 12 & 13
  • 23:58 - Noragami Aragoto 12 & 13
  • 36:56 - Concrete Revolutio 12 & 13
  • 40:39 - Owarimonogatari 12
  • 49:07 - Garo: Crimson Moon 11
  • 53:13 - Ghost in the Shell: New Movie
  • 1:13:15 - Planetes 23 - 26
  • 1:19:58 - Listener questions
  • 2:03:02 - Space Asshole (by Chris Remo | Idle Thumbs)
25Dec/154

Bakacast #278 – Okay

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Okay? Okay.

On this episode of Bakacast, Ben takes the wheel because I wasn't able to watch everything on time. I do, however, have things to say about One Punch Man, Owarimonogatari, and Perfect Insider, which are the truly the most important things in life. Also, Luke is back to actually talk about Aria AA this time!

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

Time Index

  • 03:11 - Luke Reviews Aria AA
  • 16:26 - One Punch Man 11
  • 25:37 - Ushio to Tora 24
  • 29:20 - Utawarerumono 11
  • 32:59 - Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 11
  • 43:06 - The Perfect Insider 11
  • 53:47 - Noragami Aragoto 11
  • 57:51 - Concrete Revolutio 11
  • 1:04:47 - Owarimonogatari 11
  • 1:18:05 - Garo: Crimson Moon 10
  • 1:20:58 - Planetes 19 & 20
  • 1:31:43 - Listener questions
  • 1:49:19 - Ultra Super Hyper Paper Planes (mashup by Triple-Q | M.I.A. vs. Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid)
22Dec/152

Bakacast #277 – The Perfect Record

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We don't get many of these, so cherish them while they last.

This episode was originally going to come out days sooner, but then I got horribly, painfully sick with gastroenteritis! If you're not sure what the hell that means, look it up. It's fun. In short: I spent most of the weekend lying down in bed trying not to dehydrate. So, you know, not super conducive to podcast editing. I'm gonna try to get the episode we recorded last Thursday up before Christmas. I'm not sure if we'll record another episode before Christmas, though, as the holiday schedules might not line up. If not, we'll have another double-up episode like we did after Thanksgiving week.

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

Time Index

  • 01:11 - Ushio to Tora 23
  • 06:18 - Utawarerumono 10
  • 08:00 - The Perfect Insider 10
  • 16:04 - Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 10
  • 23:10 - Noragami Aragoto 10
  • 27:34 - Owarimonogatari 10
  • 34:20 - Concrete Revolutio 10
  • 39:35 - One Punch Man 10
  • 44:06 - Garo: Crimson Moon 9
  • 48:34 - Planetes 19 & 20
  • 54:09 - Listener questions
  • 1:05:24 - Memory of Lightwaves - Guitar Cover (mashup by FamilyJules7x | Final Fantasy X-2)
9Dec/155

Bakacast #276 – Surprise Harem Show

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If there's one thing I expect out of Gundam, it's child brides.

We're back from our Thanksgiving hiatus, and boy is there a lot of ground to cover. We keep the recording time pretty reasonable considering we had to double-up on shows, but Utawarerumono helped us out a bit by having not much going on. Instead, we spend most of our time praising Perfect Insider, arguing about Concrete Revolutio's structure, and being mesmerized by Owarimonogatari's background art.

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

Time Index

  • 01:06 - Ushio to Tora 21 & 22
  • 05:57 - Utawarerumono 8 & 9
  • 12:28 - Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 8 & 9
  • 26:16 - The Perfect Insider 8 & 9
  • 33:27 - Noragami Aragoto 8 & 9
  • 37:58 - Concrete Revolutio 8 & 9
  • 46:56 - Owarimonogatari 8 & 9
  • 52:42 - One Punch Man 8 & 9
  • 1:00:38 - Garo: Crimson Moon 7 & 8
  • 1:08:22 - Planetes 15 - 18
  • 1:22:39 - Listener questions
  • 1:30:18 - The Woods We Share (mashup by MixmstrStel | CHVRCHES x Taylor Swift)
30Nov/153

Bakacast #275 – Paprika-esque

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Like if Satoshi Kon was obsessed with Legos.

Instead of using this spot to summarize some points we make in the podcast, I'll inform y'all that we did not record anything on Thanksgiving week, because it was Thanksgiving week. So we'll be doubling up on episode reviews during the next recording. Also also: I've been thinking about the workload that goes into making these podcasts lately, and how it takes a lot of time away from other content I'd like to be creating more regularly (as well as negatively impacting my performance on this podcast). The initial idea I brought up to my cohosts was a hiatus for the winter season, but that's only a temporary solution; and I believe we've landed on a better one. Or are at least adjacent to a better one. We'll let you know what we've decided on as soon as we've actually decided on it.

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

Time Index

  • 03:03 - Luke Reviews Aria the Scarlet Ammo
  • 20:49 - Ushio to Tora 20
  • 24:30 - Utawarerumono 7
  • 27:27 - The Perfect Insider 7
  • 33:49 - Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 7
  • 41:37 - Noragami Aragoto 7
  • 45:49 - Owarimonogatari 7
  • 51:08 - Concrete Revolutio 7
  • 56:27 - One Punch Man 7
  • 1:00:19 - Garo: Crimson Moon 5 & 6
  • 1:10:12 - Planetes 13 & 14
  • 1:30:18 - One Punch Gear Rising - The Hero of Nature (mashup by WorshipTheSatan | One Punch Man x Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance)
22Nov/155

Bakacast #274 – Hanekawa Haters to the Left

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You're just jealous of her hair.

Now, look, I will concede that there may have been a time in the past where Hanekawa was one of the weakest cast members. But now ain't that time, and if you're not on board with the new and improved Catekawa, then I'm afraid I'm gonna have to ask you to leave the Cool Anime Club. Anyway, aside from the satisfying conclusion of Sodachi Lost where Hanekawa dunks on Ougi, Ushio to Tora decides to mix time travel with lots of murder, Utawarerumono has yet another dang bath house episode, Gundam gets some sweet space battles, Concrete Revolutio compels me to try and explain the concept of the Great Lakes Avengers, and One Punch Man gets a lot more shounen.

Oh yeah, and Perfect Insider is basically still...uh...perfect.

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

Time Index

  • 01:29 - Ushio to Tora 19
  • 08:01 - Utawarerumono 6
  • 11:41 - The Perfect Insider 5 & 6
  • 20:44 - Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 6
  • 27:19 - Noragami Aragoto 6
  • 32:25 - Owarimonogatari 6
  • 38:29 - Concrete Revolutio 6
  • 46:20 - One Punch Man 6
  • 50:23 - Planetes 11 & 12
  • 1:05:38 - Listener questions
  • 1:30:18 - Alexander Hamilton (by Lin-Manuel Miranda| Hamilton)