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18Nov/152

Bakacast #273 – Too Many Princesses

Posted by Dustin

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And only one of them is any good.

This Bakacast is really delayed, and I'm sorry about that. Life has been a bit hectic lately, particularly while I'm on the lookout for a new job. The next episode will likely be edited and up a couple days after this one, because I can't stand having a backlog anymore. As for the podcast itself, on this episode we question the new direction Utawarerumono has taken, examine the very interesting but flawed portrayal of depression in Owarimonogatari, invoke Tomino in Concrete Revolutio, and actually have an argument for once when Noragami Aragoto affects Ben and me in two very different ways.

During listener questions, I mention many of the media critics I follow. Here are the links I promised to y'all can check them out.
Jim Sterling
Cool Ghosts
Shut Up & Sit Down
Errant Signal
MovieBob
Every Frame a Painting
FILM CRITIC HULK

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

Time Index

  • 01:11 - Ushio to Tora 18
  • 04:14 - Utawarerumono 5
  • 11:02 - The Perfect Insider 4
  • 18:47 - Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 5
  • 26:26 - Noragami Aragoto 5
  • 34:00 - Owarimonogatari 5
  • 42:02 - Concrete Revolutio 5
  • 53:35 - One Punch Man 5
  • 58:55 - Garo: The Crimson Moon 4
  • 1:01:06 - Planetes 9 & 10
  • 1:06:20 - Listener questions
  • 2:04:15 - Waters of Megalovania (remix by BotanicSage| Undertale)
7Nov/159

Bakacast #272 – Testicle Physics

Posted by Dustin

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You knew this was gonna be the album art. It had to be.

This week on Bakacast, you get a whole lot of Cynical Dustin. In my defense, I feel like Utawarerumono's bath scenes, Owarimonogatari's do-nothing pacing, and...whatever the hell Noragami Aragoto is doing to Bishamon gave me plenty to be cynical about.

One Punch Man, however, continues to be perfect. I am convinced it will always be perfect (well, except for when it introduces certain characters I have heard things about).

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

Time Index

  • 01:30 - Luke reviews Testament of Sister New Devil BURST
  • 15:02 - Ushio to Tora 17
  • 17:53 - Utawarerumono 4
  • 22:47 - The Perfect Insider 3
  • 35:46 - Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 4
  • 46:22 - Noragami Aragoto 4
  • 54:07 - Owarimonogatari 4
  • 59:14 - Concrete Revolutio 4
  • 1:05:26 - One Punch Man 4
  • 1:09:20 - Garo: The Crimson Moon 3
  • 1:12:45 - Planetes 7 & 8
  • 1:21:24 - Listener questions
  • 1:40:49 - ASGORE -Blast Processed- (remix by BlastProcessed | Undertale)
3Nov/152

Bakacast #271 – More Like a Nonja

Posted by Dustin

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Yeah, sure, Dustin, just reference a Wachowski movie that no one watched.

This week on Bakacast, Luke and I discuss an anime where girls play a card game that promises to grant them their deepest, darkest wishes. You know, like boning your twin brother. Meanwhile, Comet Lucifer has become too annoying to bother with, Utawarerumono introduces an awesome bird and a terrible princess, and Garo once again shows that Seimei is the best.

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

Time Index

  • 01:36 - Luke and Dustin review Selector Infected Wixoss
  • 26:11 - Ushio to Tora 16
  • 29:31 - Utawarerumono 3
  • 35:47 - Sakurako-san 3
  • 39:12 - The Perfect Insider 2
  • 43:22 - Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 3/li>
  • 51:10 - Comet Lucifer 3 (DROPPED)
  • 59:24 - Noragami Aragoto 3
  • 1:06:02 - Owarimonogatari 3
  • 1:10:45 - Concrete Revolutio 3
  • 1:15:48 - One Punch Man 3
  • 1:19:15 - Garo: The Crimson Moon 2
  • 1:21:51 - Planetes 5 & 6
  • 1:32:54 - Listener questions
  • 1:42:19 - 狂乱 Hey Kids!! (The Oral Cigarettes | Noragami Aragoto)
25Oct/156

Bakacast #270 – Lrn 2 Spell

Posted by Dustin

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The past week has not been kind to my memory.

We've got another long Bakacast for you, as we tackle a huge list of shows and Aaron subjects us all to Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid. Remind me never to let Aaron convince me to watch anything ever again.

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

Time Index

  • 01:14 - Luke and Dustin review Cardfight Vanguard
  • 22:35 - Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid
  • 45:10 - Ushio to Tora 15
  • 50:48 - Young Black Jack 2
  • 59:23 - Utawarerumono 2
  • 1:07:57 - Sakurako-san 2
  • 1:09:31 - The Perfect Insider 1
  • 1:12:55 - Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 2
  • 1:21:01 - Comet Lucifer 2
  • 1:25:31 - Noragami Aragoto 2
  • 1:29:46 - Owarimonogatari 2
  • 1:40:34 - Concrete Revolutio 2
  • 1:44:57 - One Punch Man 2
  • 1:48:10 - Osomatsu-san 2 (DROPPED)
  • 1:48:31 - Garo: The Crimson Moon 1
  • 1:52:32 - Planetes 3 & 4
  • 1:59:56 - Listener questions
  • 2:18:08 - Gambling Nights (remix by Abreu Project | Sonic the Hedgehog 2)
14Oct/154

Bakacast #269 – Improper Seatbelt Handling

Posted by Dustin

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They definitely aren't following OSHA regulations.

This ended up being a pretty jam-packed fall season. To the point where--if Heavy Object is the only show we drop--it'd take around 6 hours to watch everything. That's...a little insane, so we'll probably end up making cuts to shows that aren't bad but also aren't quite interesting enough. So I apologize in advance if I make an executive decision to stop reviewing your favorite show; but in my defense, I would probably go insane doing this every week.

Also, during listener questions I end up rambling about the various sources I get my remixes from. Some of them come from me discovering them randomly through social media channels, but I also list off a few sources I regularly turn to for ending music. For convenience sake, those sources are: various Youtube channels I follow (particularly shoopfex, Triple-Q and Botanic Sage), OCRemix, and MashupYourBootz.

Also also, please watch the best AMV I've seen in my life. No, seriously, it's incredible.

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

Time Index

  • 01:32 - Luke and Dustin review Yu-Gi-Oh GX
  • 15:54 - Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold
  • 22:40 - Blood Blockade Battlefront 12 (FINALE)
  • 31:59 - Ushio to Tora 14
  • 38:48 - Young Black Jack 1
  • 56:18 - Heavy Object 1 (DROPPED)
  • 56:10 - Utawarerumono 1
  • 1:03:14 - Kowabon 1 (It's only 3 minutes, so we probably won't cover it regularly)
  • 1:04:01 - Sakurako-san 1
  • 1:04:40 - The Perfect Insider 1
  • 1:05:16 - Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 1
  • 1:09:59 - Comet Lucifer 1
  • 1:13:49 - Noragami Aragoto 1
  • 1:24:27 - Owarimonogatari 1
  • 1:29:59 - Concrete Revolutio 1
  • 1:35:12 - One Punch Man 1
  • 1:36:53 - Osomatsu-san 1
  • 1:40:57 - Planetes 1 & 2
  • 1:51:30 - Listener questions
  • 2:18:08 - ADA (remix by Anti-Syne | Zone of the Enders 2)
8Oct/154

Bakacast #268 – Moe Jesus

Posted by Dustin

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The kawaii was made flesh and dwelt among us.

On this episode of Bakacast, we finally wrap up of the remains of the summer season. Which means I finally get to release the full force of my wrath against Gatchaman Insight. If you've been waiting for one of my old-fashioned impassioned rants, this is the episode for you. Also, we finally have some listener questions to answer! From Mark! Which means they take up over half the episode! It's so nostalgic.

Also, here's FathomlessBlue's writeup on Gatchaman Crowds Insight, which you should probably read.

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

Time Index

  • 02:18 - The Heroic Legend of Arslan 25 (SEASON FINALE)
  • 14:14 - Ushio to Tora 13
  • 18:45 - Durarara S2 24 (ON HIATUS NOW I GUESS?)
  • 25:35 - God Eater 9
  • 35:41 - Gatchaman Crowds Insight 9-12 (FINALE)
  • 51:33 - Suisei no Gargatia OVAs
  • 1:00:57 - Listener questions
  • 1:01:40 - Insight (WHITE ASH | Gatchaman Crowds Insight)
30Sep/151

Bakacast #267 – The Ur-Mushishi

Posted by Dustin

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Now to try not to think about the fact that we won't be getting any more Mushishi, but will be getting a million more light novel adaptations.

On this episode of Bakacast, we finish off most of the series that aired this season. And just like the season as a whole, the ratings for this week are another mixed bag. Next week, we'll be catching up on the last episodes of Gatchaman and Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold to see if they ended on high notes.

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

Time Index

  • 00:57 - The Heroic Legend of Arslan 24
  • 10:08 - Ushio to Tora 12
  • 14:06 - Shimoneta 12 (FINALE)
  • 21:47 - Durarara 23
  • 27:42 - Akagami no Shirayukihime 12 (SEASON FINALE)
  • 30:53 - Ore Monogatari 24 (SEASON FINALE)
  • 35:52 - God Eater 8
  • 42:56 - Mushishi S2 23 & 24 (FINALE)
  • 1:01:40 - Sans on the Sun (remix by Dabunky| "Walkin' On the Sun" by Smashmouth X "sans." by toby fox)
24Sep/1510

Bakacast #266 – The System Is Broken

Posted by Dustin

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But the movie's pretty good.

I'm making this post right before I'm about to help my mother shovel dead cactus limbs into a garbage can, because that's the sort of thing you do in Arizona. So forgive me for being prickly, but I'm gonna have to cut this particular commentary short. To be fair to me, all you really need to know is that Ranpo Kitan got even weirder by the end, Shimoneta is still...Shimoneta, and the Psycho-Pass movie will help you forget that season two even existed.

Also, if you haven't done so already, vote in our poll to decide our next retro review.

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

Time Index

  • 00:49 - Ranpo Kitan (Finale and series overview)
  • 09:41 - The Heroic Legend of Arslan 23
  • 13:56 - Ushio to Tora 11
  • 19:29 - Shimoneta 11
  • 27:21 - Durarara 22
  • 32:18 - Akagami no Shirayukihime 11
  • 37:53 - Psycho-Pass: The Movie
  • 56:45 - Namae No Nai Kaibutsu (Egoist | Psycho-Pass: The Movie)
22Sep/153

Bakacast #265 – The Final Shot

Posted by Dustin

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Knowing it's coming doesn't make it easier.

Well, Flag is finally done, and I hope those who followed along with us enjoyed it as much as we did. Especially since there's not a whole lot else this season to be particularly stoked about. One of these days, Dragon Ball will become interesting.

One of these days.

Also, if you haven't done so already, vote in our poll to decide our next retro review.

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

Time Index

  • 06:06 - Dragon Ball Super 8 & 9
  • 10:01 - The Heroic Legend of Arslan 22
  • 17:38 - Ushio to Tora 10
  • 20:16 - Shimoneta 10
  • 22:43 - Akagami no Shirayukihime 10
  • 27:09 - God Eater 7
  • 31:48 - Flag 13
  • 39:21 - Listener questions
  • 59:22 - Sounds of Liberty (remix by CarboHydroM and Scaredsim | Metal Gear Solid 2)
16Sep/150

Bakacast #264 – Is That Horse Street Legal?

Posted by Dustin

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As if the Durarara police ever accomplish anything.

Well, this week was...suboptimal. Durarara and Flag continue to be solid, but Arslan, Ushio, Gatchaman and God Eater all ended up being disappointing in some form or another. To be fair to Arslan, though, at least it ain't Gatchaman.

Also, if you haven't done so already, vote in our poll to decide our next retro review.

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

Time Index

  • 03:30 - The Heroic Legend of Arslan 21
  • 10:21 - Ushio to Tora 9
  • 13:59 - Shimoneta 9
  • 17:54 - Durarara S2 21
  • 22:16 - Gatchaman Crowds Insight 8 (PSEUDO-DROPPED)
  • 27:55 - Akagami no Shirayukihime 9
  • 33:31 - God Eater 6
  • 39:41 - Flag 11 & 12
  • 53:49 - Sins of the Father (Donna Burke | Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain)