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

Bakacast #371 – Alfred the Otaku

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On this episode of Bakacast, we review the delightfully entertaining absurdity of Batman Ninja; delve into Nisio Isin’s tale of swords and souls, Katanagatari; and I finally get around to watching the biggest shame in my series backlog: Cowboy Bebop.

  • 01:50 – Batman Ninja
  • 30:38 – Cowboy Bebop 1 – 8
  • 57:13 – Katanagatari 1 – 4

Bakacast #370 – Present Day, Present Time

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On this episode of Bakacast, we immerse ourselves in cyberspace and ask the important question: what is Lain, like, even about, man? Also: Mob Psycho 100 finale gets surprisingly philosophical about the nature of conflict and supervillains.

  • 01:46 – Serial Experiments Lain 7-13
  • 41:54 – Mob Psycho 100 7 – 12

Bakacast #369 – The Last Umu

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On this episode of Bakacast, we cover the very weird (in a good way) second CGI Godzilla movie, revisit the TechTV classic Serial Experiments Lain, analyse the not-quite-as-popular-as-One-Punch-Man-but-still-extremely-good Mob Psycho 100, and say goodbye to everyone’s favorite emperor with the last 3 episodes of Fate/Extra Last Encore.

  • 01:56 – Godzilla Part 2: City on the Edge of Battle
  • 24:22 – Fate/Extra Last Encore 11 – 13
  • 44:48 – Serial Experiments Lain 1 – 6
  • 1:13:16 – Mob Psycho 100 1 – 6

Bakacast #368 – The Thicc Godzilla

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On this episode of Bakacast, we gush about the first part of the new CGI Godzilla movie trilogy and revisit Hinamatsuri to talk about the show as a whole.

  • 02:36 – Godzilla Part 1: Planet of the Monsters
  • 34:00 – Hinamatsuri
  • 1:05:20 – Listener comments