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!
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.
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.
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.
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
Is it perhaps ironic that the Kemono Friends episode is the first one in a while that has the most explicit language since the JoJo Bizarre Rewatch bonus episodes? Yes, probably. Y’all can blame Julie for that. In any case, since Luke’s original audio got lost to the ether somehow, I decided to marathon almost all of the show and then get Julie on to help Luke and me do a slightly deeper dive into the show, because it deserves it.
Even within a community as tight and niche as the anime fandom, there are certain subcategories of Japanophilia that cause even the average otaku to raise an eyebrow or two. Dolfie collecting is one, as well as having a soft spot for body pillows or yaoi; but the single most alienating fandom for many is the J-drama one. Often associated with tearjerker plots and a strong focus on handsome young men with abs, it is understandable that J-dramas are often categorized under ‘guilty pleasure’, even by fans. The main reason why I have never ventured into the realm of Japanese live-action, however, is that it’s not animated. One of the main reasons why I love anime is the fact that animation thrives on spikey blue hair, fluffy mascot characters and over-the-top humoristic quirks. The elements that make anime unique often have to do with the animation, which is why I never thought that being an anime fan would automatically make me a fan of any sort of televised entertainment from the land of the rising sun. Continue reading →