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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)
22Jun/149

Bakacast – PER-SO-NA

Posted by Dustin

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BUUUUURN MYYYYY DREAAAAAAAD

After the disappointments that were the Star Driver movie and the third Madoka movie (the latter was disappointing to ME, anyway), my cohosts and I were quite relieved that Persona 3: Spring of Birth is actually pretty great. Which is good for me, because I would rather not force you guys to hear me sob uncontrollably.

Also, one of the listener questions asked us about podcasts we listened to. I have quite a few that I like, so I figured it would be a good idea to link them here:
The History of Rome
Revolutions
Radiolab
My Brother, My Brother and Me (Explicit Language)
Sawbones
Hardcore History
The Flop House (Explicit Language)
Giant Bombcast (Explicit Language)
Welcome to Nightvale
99 Percent Invisible

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

Time Index

  • 02:32 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 11
  • 08:14 - Mushi-shi S2 9
  • 17:52 - Knights of Sidona 10
  • 30:36 - Ping Pong 10
  • 38:02 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 45 & 46
  • 52:58 - Persona 3: Spring of Birth
  • 1:12:45 - Listener questions
  • 2:25:28 - Burn My Dread -Spring of Birth Ver.- (by Yumi Kawamura | Persona 3: Spring of Birth)
14Jun/148

Bakacast – The Longest Recap

Posted by Dustin

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We've been adrift for 3 years with no sign of substantial, original content. Send help.

As you might have guessed, this week we review the Star Driver movie. Our reactions are not what you'd describe as "kind." Hopefully the first Persona 3 movie won't create a hat-trick of disappointment.

On the other hand, the rest of the shows that haven't been culled yet leave us with plenty to gush (and speculate) about.

Oh, and if you'd like to hear me and some other dudes talk about video games (and curse a lot), you can follow my other podcast: Anime is for Jurps. Just to warn you, though, we're following the "record whenever we happen to feel like it" schedule for that podcast.

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

Time Index

  • 01:07 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 10
  • 07:37 - Mushi-shi S2 8
  • 13:24 - Knights of Sidona 9
  • 20:43 - Ping Pong 9
  • 29:39 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 43 & 44
  • 41:03 - Listener questions
  • 50:18 - Star Driver movie
  • 1:07:49 - Aki-iro no Aria (by Ami Koshimizu | Star Driver)
8Jun/1410

Bakacast – Araki Hates Dogs

Posted by Dustin

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Would you like to talk about your issues, Araki? We're here for you, dude.

Mellowship is back from his D&D convention, so I decide to bring back the What'cha Been Doin' segment to talk about Fourth Edition shenanigans. And also Drakengard 3.

Meanwhile, in the reviews section, we finally give up on Captain Earth and Mekaku City Actors; but we at least take solace in the fact that every other show is stronger than ever. We close out the show by looking over next season's offerings and making mostly ill-informed, snap judgments.

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

Time Index

  • 00:58 - What'cha Been Doin'?
  • 16:31 - JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 9
  • 25:24 - Captain Earth 9 (DROPPED)
  • 30:56 - Knights of Sidona 8
  • 42:36 - Ping Pong 8
  • 55:08 - Mekaku City Actors 8 (DROPPED)
  • 59:01 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes 41 & 42
  • 1:18:34 - Listener questions & Summer preview
  • 2:29:00 - Stand Proud (by Jin Hashimoto | JoJo: Stardust Crusaders OP)