Bakacast #381 – Double Lu

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On this episode of Bakacast, we review the short but frantic (and highly self-indulgent) newish show from Trigger: Space Patrol Luluco. Is it a fun-filled celebration of Triggers’ best qualities, or an exhausting reminder of all their worst tendencies? Opinions are…mixed. We really wanted an excuse to say “Lu” some more, though, so we also reviewed Lu Over the Wall, another wildly entertaining and imaginative film from director Masaaki Yuasa.

  • 03:24 – Space Patrol Luluco
  • 24:56 – Lu Over the Wall

Bakacast #380 – You’re Already Exploded

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On this episode of Bakacast, we our minds boggle over the final episodes of Geneshaft. What was the point of all the DNA backstory? Isn’t it weird that there was basically no direct commentary on the weird gender dynamics? Did anyone actually know how they wanted the story to wrap up before the final episode? We may never know. Also, we watch the final Netflix Godzilla movie: The Planet Eater. Hey, Gen Urobuchi? Please stop.

  • 01:38 – Geneshaft 8 – 13
  • 21:53 – Godzilla: The Planet Eater

Bakacast #379 – *sick guitar riff*

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On this episode of Bakacast, we review the first 7 episode of Geneshaft, a very weird show about DNA, buggy mecha, and using one song over and over again because it’s the only memorable one you have. We also talk about Fireworks, the latest movie produced by Shaft and directed by Akiyuki Simbo. So it should be great, right? We’ve loved a lot of their stuff, yeah? Well, things a little more tricky this time.

  • 03:56 – Geneshaft 1 – 7
  • 29:41 – Fireworks
  • 59:40 – Listener questions

Bakacast #378 – Party Hard, Girl

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On this episode of Bakacast, we review Night is Short, Walk on Girl, the absolutely delightful and visually arresting movie directed by Masaaki Yuasa, who is probably most famous for his work on Tatami Galaxy, Ping Pong, and (more recently) Devilman Crybaby. We also finish the second half of Planet With, giving our thoughts on how well the two story arcs fit together and dissecting the interesting things it has to say about conflict, justice, and forgiveness.

  • 01:44 – Night is Short, Walk On Girl
  • 30:18 – Planet With 7 – 12
  • 01:02:23 – Listener questions

Bakacast #377 – Cat Mech Fever

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On this episode of Bakacast, we gush about the delightfully goofy (and surprisingly sincere) Planet With. In order to balance out the fun, though, we also dissect “In This Corner of the World”, a movie by Sunao Katabuchi that focuses on World War II’s effects on the daily lives of a family in Hiroshima.

  • 01:42 – Planet With 1 – 6
  • 24:38 – In This Corner of the World

Bakacast #376 – It All Comes Back Around

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On this episode of Bakacast, we cover the second part of Cartoon Network’s FLCL sequel—FLCL Alternative—and determine whether or not it’s better than Progressive (and if it adds anything to FLCL in general). We also take a look at “A Silent Voice,” one of many movies recommended to us by long-time listener FathomlessBlue.

  • 03:30 – FLCL Alternative
  • 23:16 – A Silent Voice

Bakacast #375 – Dracula Was Right

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On this episode of Bakacast, we follow up our Cowboy Bebop series review by talking about the movie. We also stretch the definition of anime a bit to cover the second season of Castlevania, which you should watch immediately.

  • 02:06 – Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
  • 25:52 – Castlevania Season 2

Bakacast #374 – The Horror of the Internet

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On this episode of Bakacast, Ben and I take the opportunity to finish talking about Garo: Vanishing Line and Lupin III Part V: two shows we started a while ago and liked but never actually did full reviews for. Turns out they were both pretty good!

  • 02:11 – Garo: Vanishing line
  • 21:31 – Lupin III Part V

Bakacast #373 – It Hurts So Much

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On this episode of Bakacast, we finally finish up Katanagatari and Cowboy Bebop. Find out if we felt Bebop still lives up to all the hype, and hear me struggle to decide whether to judge Katangatari’s ending with my heart or with my head.

  • 03:08 – Katanagatari 9 – 12
  • 44:38 – Cowboy Bebop 18 – 26
  • 1:33:02 – Listener comments