Bakacast #392 – A Lady Must Know How to Suplex Robots

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On this episode of Bakacast, Fruits Basket has a shaky couple of episodes, Carole & Tuesday starts getting political, Fire Force slowly burns away its goodwill, and Lord El-Melloi is…maybe the best Fate show that’s ever been made?

  • 01:26 – Fruits Basket 18 – 19
  • 08:01 – Carole & Tuesday 13 – 17
  • 22:59 – Dumbbell 5 – 7
  • 38:11 – Dr. Stone 5 – 6
  • 46:14 – Fire Force 4 – 5
  • 43:56 – Granbelm 4 – 6
  • 53:41 – Lord El-Melloi II’s Case Files {Rail Zeppelin} Grace note 5 – 6
  • 01:02:46 – Cop Craft 4 – 6
  • 01:18:52 – Listener questions

Bakacast #391 – My Internet is Trying to Kill Me

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On this episode of Bakacast, editing became a nightmare, because my WiFi constantly cut out and I could never tell whether or not my cohosts were hearing me (or if they were even responding). However, I was able to find moments where I could talk about a few of the shows that we stuck with, thankfully.

Before we start our reviews, though, we take a moment to offer our thoughts about the KyoAni attack. We don’t go over the actual event in detail, because that’s already been covered extensively by proper news organizations and would feel far too morbid for a silly podcast like ours to delve into anyway. Instead, we talk briefly about what the studio meant to us and what made it unique. If you’re looking for the link to the Crunchyroll article about different ways you can donate, you can find it below:
https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2019/07/24-1/kyoto-animation-officially-starts-accepting-donations-through-bank-transfer

  • 01:18 – Thoughts on the KyoAni attack
  • 06:50 – One Punch Man
  • 19:44 – Fruits Basket 13 – 17
  • 27:56 – Cop Craft
  • 40:07 – Fire Force 2 – 3
  • 43:56 – Dr. Stone 2 – 4
  • 50:51 – Lord El-Melloi II’s Case Files {Rail Zeppelin} Grace note
  • 57:32 – Do You Love Your Mom?

Bakacast #390 – Summer 2019 First Impressions

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On this episode of Bakacast, we give our impressions of the first couple episodes of…a lot of shows. Too many shows, honestly. Between us all, we covered a lot. Ben even subjected himself to Arifureta, and somehow managed to trick Larry into watching it, too. One day, I’m sure, Larry will have his revenge.

  • 01:52 – Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru?
  • 08:40 – Kanata no Astra
  • 15:28 – Dr. Stone
  • 28:36 – Oh Maidens in Your Savage Season
  • 34:40 – Fire Force
  • 48:01 – Granbelm
  • 51:21 – Lord El-Melloi II’s Case Files {Rail Zeppelin} Grace Note
  • 1:02:29 – Arifureta
  • 1:15:29 – Cop Craft
  • 1:20:15 – Vinland Saga
  • 1:31:49 – Sounan Desu Ka
  • 1:37:00 – Mou-sama Retry

Bakacast #389 – How Now Sexy Cow

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One this episode of Bakacast, One Punch Man continues to be Slow Pacing Show, Fairy Gone finally starts to break my resolve, Carole & Tuesday plays it safe (and generic), and Fruits Basket is our only solace in these trying times.

  • 02:09 – One Punch Man 9
  • 08:47 – Fairy Gone 9 – 10
  • 20:04 – Carole & Tuesday 9 – 10
  • 40:43 – Fruits Basket 9 – 10

Bakacast #388 – Obligatory Tournament Arc

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On this episode of Bakacast, One Punch Man finally gets to the point, Fairy Gone (maybe?) reveals where it actually wants to take this arc, Carole & Tuesday lets Ben show off his TV idol contest knowledge, and Fruits Basket gets sad.

  • 01:30 – One Punch Man 7 – 8
  • 10:35 – Fairy Gone 7 – 8
  • 19:45 – Carole & Tuesday 7 – 8
  • 32:27 – Fruits Basket 7 – 8

Bakacast #387 – Knife Pervert

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On this episode of Bakacast, Fairy Gone has some more fight scenes and then faffs around for a bit, One Punch Man refuses to get to the good part, Carole & Tuesday feels bafflingly outdated, and Fruits Basket starts ramping up the drama. Also, we actually went outside and saw some movies!

  • 01:34 – The Saga of Tanya the Evil: The Movie
  • 11:47 – Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection
  • 20:39 – Detective Pikachu
  • 29:09 – One Punch Man 5 – 6
  • 34:57 – Fairy Gone 5 – 6
  • 43:28 – Carole & Tuesday 5 – 6
  • 56:33 – Fruits Basket 5 – 6
  • 1:02:54 – Listener questions

Bakacast #386 – The Essence of a Chihuahua

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On this episode of Bakacast, we review the narrowed-down list we have for the Spring 2019 season. One Punch Man slows down a bit too much, Fairy Gone continues to be enjoyable (if somewhat baffling), Carole & Tuesday gets a bit goofy, Fruits Basket reminds us that it does have parts that don’t age well, and Sarazanmai slowly charms me.

  • 01:26 – One Punch Man S2 3 – 4
  • 09:49 – Fairy Gone 3 – 4
  • 23:43 – Carole & Tuesday 3 – 4
  • 41:11 – Fruits Basket 3 – 4
  • 57:03 – Sarazanmai 3 – 4

Bakacast #385 – Ikuhara Goes “Spelunking”

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On this episode of Bakacast, we go back to reviewing current anime for the Spring 2019 season, largely because we all really want to talk about Fruits Basket and One Punch Man. Also, Ikuhara and Watanabe are both directing new shows this season? Talk about an embarrassment of riches.

  • 04:02 – Kimetsu no Yaiba 1 – 2
  • 11:10 – One Punch Man S2 1 – 2
  • 24:02 – Fruits Basket 1 – 2
  • 36:31 – Fairy Gone 1 – 2
  • 50:53 – Carole & Tuesday 1 – 2
  • 106:49 – Sarazanmai 1 – 2
  • 1:20:14 – Isekai Quartet 1 – 2
  • 1:25:56 – Miscellaneous Spring 2019 Discussion/Recommendations

Bakacast #366 – Lupin is Shoujo Now

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On this episode of Bakacast, we say goodbye to our weekly review format by finishing off (most) of the spring 2018.

  • 01:13 – FLCL Progressive 4 – 5
  • 09:38 – Hisone to Masotan 11 – 12
  • 18:19 – Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online 11 – 12
  • 26:10 – Full Metal Panic: Invisible Victory 9 – 10
  • 33:18 – My Hero Academy 50 – 51
  • 45:50 – Lupin III Part V 13
  • 51:53 – Steins;Gate 0 12 – 13
  • 1:02:52 – Megalo Box 12 – 13

Bakacast #365 – My Cyberpunk Girlfriend

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I was hoping–deep in my heart–that someday anime would give me more female character designs that looked like the ones in 80’s/90’s sci-fi, like Bubblegum Crisis, Dirty Pair and Outlaw Star. I just never expected an FLCL sequel to give me what I wanted. Her name is Julia Jinyu, and I love her so much.

  • 01:45 – Summer Season Preview
  • 28:40 – FLCL Progressive 1 – 3
  • 47:15 – Hisone to Masotan 9 – 10
  • 1:00:56 – Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online 9 – 10
  • 1:06:35 – Steins;Gate 0 10 – 11
  • 1:13:13 – Full Metal Panic: Invisible Victory 8
  • 1:25:20 – My Hero Academy 48 – 49
  • 1:31:34 – Lupin III Part V 11 – 12
  • 1:41:09 – Megalo Box 10 – 11
  • 1:47:22 – Listener questions