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24Jan/170

Bakacast #313 – My Eyes Are Dying

Posted by Dustin

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You really have to see it in motion to appreciate it.

Now that the winter season has begun in earnest, we dig into what it has to offer us. Which is...a mixed bag, honestly. Some good, some dull, some bad. And then there's Hand Shakers, a show that must be watched to truly understand how thoroughly and magnificently terrible it is. I do my best to articulate the sights and sounds one experiences when subjected to Hand Shakers, but human language can only communicate so much. Please, watch Hand Shakers and understand my suffering.

Also that Maid Dragon show is a very early contender for surprise of 2017, so that's certainly something.

Please email listener questions to bakacast[at]projectharuhi.net or leave them in the comments below. Let us know what shows you're watching and whether or not I was way too mean about your favorite one. Or not mean enough, maybe?

Time Index

  • 02:30 - Akiba's Trip 1 (DROPPED)
  • 13:55 - Fuuka 1 (DROPPED)
  • 20:59 - Youjo Senki 1
  • 33:03 - Minami Kamakura Koukou Joshi Jitensha-bu 1 (DROPPED)
  • 35:48 - Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu S2 1
  • 44:42 - Demi-chan wa Kataritai 1
  • 50:59 - Chain Chronicle 1 (DROPPED)
  • 57:33 - Little Witch Academia 1
  • 1:06:21 - Gabriel Dropout 1
  • 1:11:03 - ACCA: 13th Territory Inspection Department
  • 1:15:44 - Hand Shakers 1 (DROPPED, OF COURSE)
  • 1:27:36 - Miss Kobayashi's Maid Dragon 1
  • 1:34:56 - The January/February light novel titles
  • 1:50:58 - Listener questions
20Jan/170

Bakacast #312 – The Animusphere

Posted by Dustin

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Fate/Dumb Names

On this episode of Bakacast, we get through the weird liminal space between the fall and winter seasons by reviewing some OVAs: Fate/Grand Order, Under the Dog, and Garo: Divine Flame. We also have Megan back with us!

Please email listener questions to bakacast[at]projectharuhi.net or leave them in the comments below. And let us know what anime you think deserved awards, too!

Time Index

  • 03:39 - Fate/Grand Order
  • 23:31 - Under the Dog
  • 27:01 - Garo: Divine Flame
  • 59:08 - Watcha Been Doing?
18Jan/170

Bakacast #311 – A Beautiful Mess

Posted by Dustin

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At least it was interesting.

We finish off the last of the fall season shows and look back on this year of anime by handing out some awards to our favorite stuff. In addition to the typical Anime of the Year award, we had some extra categories, too: Best Male and Female Characters, Best Soundtrack (with Best OP/ED added at the last minute), Best Style, Biggest Disappointment, and Biggest Surprise.

Please email listener questions to bakacast[at]projectharuhi.net or leave them in the comments below. And let us know what anime you think deserved awards, too!

Time Index

  • 02:44 - Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 38
  • 12:17 - Flip Flappers 12 & 13
  • 27:01 - Keijo!!!!!!!! 12
  • 34:29 - Anime of the Year Awards
  • 1:04:12 - Listener questions
14Jan/170

Bakacast #310 – I’m Just Glad They’re Alive

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That's a rarity these days.

As some of our fall shows reach their conclusions, we reflect on what they did right, what they did wrong, and what a possible continuation might mean for them. Also, Ben takes this opportunity to talk about some shows he's been watching that we haven't been covering on the podcast.

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

Time Index

  • 01:51 - Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 37
  • 14:46 - Flip Flappers 11
  • 19:35 - Keijo!!!!!!!! 11
  • 24:08 - Shuumatsu no Izetta 12
  • 31:10 - Yuri on Ice 12
  • 44:29 - Ben's catch-up reviews
10Jan/170

Bakacast #309 – The Butts of Friendship

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Normally I try to avoid this kind of album art, but Keijo is a very special show.

*looks at backlog*

Only 3 more episodes to edit. Yaaaaaaaaaaay......

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

Time Index

  • 01:21 - Yuri on Ice 10 & 11
  • 08:39 - Flip Flappers 9 & 10
  • 15:21 - Keijo!!!!!!!! 9 & 10
  • 26:15 - Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 35 & 36
  • 40:43 - Shuumatsu no Izetta 10 & 11
  • 47:33 - Winter 2017 plans
4Jan/172

Bakacast #308 – It’s J.J. Style

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Bow before your king.

Hey, I'm not sure if you're aware, but Yuri On Ice is good?

Anyway, back to the editing mines.

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

Time Index

  • 01:31 - Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 33 & 34
  • 17:16 - Yuri on Ice 8 & 9
  • 29:33 - Flip Flappers 7 & 8
  • 36:35 - Keijo!!!!!!!! 7 & 8
  • 46:02 - Shuumatsu no Izetta 8 & 9
  • 1:00:20 - Persona 3 Movie 4: Winter of Rebirth
  • 1:13:56 - Theme of King J.J. (by Taro Umebayashi feat. Linus Norda | Yuri on Ice)
29Dec/160

Bakacast #307 – Schrodinger’s Lesbians

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I mean, sure, we know now.

Hi! This episode is very late! And I'm very sorry! I'm gonna be dumping the rest of my backlog in quick succession, so gird your RSS loins.

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

Time Index

  • 01:38 - Yuri on Ice 7
  • 08:27 - Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 32
  • 16:48 - Keijo!!!!!!!! 6
  • 27:32 - Shuumatsu no Izetta 7
  • 44:01 - Flip Flappers 6
13Dec/161

Bakacast #306 – Where The Gundams At?

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In outer space, apparently.

Due to scheduling difficulties and life interfering, we were forced to skip a few weeks of recording. So of course the logical thing to do was to recap, like, four episodes of each series we're watching, because we're a group of people who make great life choices. Long story short: Drifters loses its appeal but everything else stays pretty much on course. Overall this has been a pretty impressive season; and judging by the what I'm seeing for winter, we're about to face a pretty steep drop in watchable shows.

Also, there was a bit of an unavoidable technical problem with this episode. Megan's computer fan caused a noticeable high-pitched buzz in the recording, but one can't simply turn off a computer fan (it tends to end badly for the computer). I did my best to remove as much as I could, but it will likely still be noticeably when she talks. I apologize for any bother this causes.

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

Time Index

  • 01:48 - Yuri on Ice
  • 12:01 - Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
  • 21:06 - Keijo!!!!!!!!
  • 29:50 - Shuumatsu no Izetta 1
  • 39:42 - Drifters
  • 44:12 - Flip Flappers
9Nov/161

Bakacast #305 – The Red-Head Corollary

Posted by Dustin

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Also falls under the "Anime Witch Hypothesis."

So we're back with normal episodes of Bakacast. Yes, I know, JoJo's Bizarre Rewatch isn't finished yet. Scheduling issues made that basically impossible to do before the fall season started; and there's such good shows airing right now that it would be a shame to delay talking about them until JJBR ended. So instead I'll be attempting to stagger the production of both podcasts. Will it work out? Who knows! Life is chaos!

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

Time Index

  • 02:50 - Yuri on Ice 1
  • 08:37 - Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 26
  • 14:18 - Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku 1
  • 18:51 - Keijo!!!!!!!! 1
  • 27:22 - Sound Euphonium S2 1
  • 30:29 - Shuumatsu no Izetta 1
  • 40:41 - Long Riders 1
  • 42:40 - Drifters 1
  • 48:39 - Occultic;Nine 1
  • 54:43 - Working S4 1
  • 58:32 - Tiger Mask W 1
  • 1:02:23 - Girlish Number 1
  • 1:07:49 - Shelter
5Nov/160

Summer 2016 Wrap Up

Posted by Shamisen

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Ben and I watched anime over the summer, and now that it's fall we decided to put our thoughts about the previous season in print. So without further adieu, here are our impressions of Summer 2016's anime, starting with my own.

Alderamin on the Sky:
Where to begin? my original impression was that this was going to be another warring era drama. It is far from that. The character introductions were spot on and their development continued to the last episode. Speaking of the ending, the conversation between the male lead and the princess is a good finale; but I'm hoping this is the prelude to at least a second season. Overall this was a well done series that held my interest from beginning to end.
I give it a FIVE and recommend it.

Amanchu!:
Started slowly, almost annoyingly so. However, after the introduction of the main characters, I began to warm up to this show. Pikari--Miss Extremely Outgoing, almost to the point of turning one off--meets Teko, a slightly introverted girl who just moved to the area. This is more than you typical slice of life. The premise of scuba diving along with the quality of the supporting cast makes this an interesting series if you can get past some of the Pikari and Teko's antics.
Overall a very strong FOUR.

Arslan Senki:
Arslan continues to be an exceptional story. These eight episodes open up a new chapter where the story continues to test the main characters' mettle, and so far their testing is going well. We end with a cliffhanger placing Arslan in a delicate position: to become king, he must decide how many established rules of the kingdom he must break. And on top of that, which one of his allies will become an enemy? We'll have to wait and see.
A FIVE!

Kidou Senshi Gundam RE: 0096:
Remembering this is a Gundam show, I didn't expect this to end well. It actually ended better than I expected. However, I thought the "secret" of the box was pretty lame.
Three...

Kuromukuro:
Surprise! This was actually good! It ended (maybe) very well. I do believe a second season could be in the works (and it should be). Characters were very good, the story was coherent, and even the animation looked good.
Five

Mob Psycho 100:
To quote Ben: "This show really brings it." While not one punch man, it scores just as well for many different reasons.
Five

NEW GAME!:
Since I'm a RPG player, I wondered how this series would explore the gaming business from the creative standpoint. If this is a typical representation of the gaming industry (my tongue planted firmly in cheek), then it's a miracle anything gets done. Entertaining but, like I said, not representative of the industry. I hope...
Four

Macross Delta:
Story = Three
Background music = Three
Idol group = Four point Five
Overall = Three. I guess Frontier spoiled me.

Ben's thoughts continue after the break: