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10Jan/170

Bakacast #309 – The Butts of Friendship

Posted by Dustin

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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......

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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.

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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

Posted by Dustin

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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.

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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?

Posted by Dustin

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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.

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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!

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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

nanatsu_00_21

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:

28Aug/163

Bakacast Briefs – Summer 2016 Part 2

Posted by Dustin

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So much murder.

Ben and Larry return with me to catch up with the shows airing this summer. Having weeded out some of the stuff we weren't interested in, we largely focus on 91, Arslan, Mob Psycho 100, and JoJo.

19Aug/161

Bakacast Briefs – Summer 2016 Part 1

Posted by Dustin

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This time it's actually brief.

Yeah, that's right, I'm bringing the "Bakacast Briefs" branding back after its long hiatus. Even though our main show for this season is the JoJo Rewatch, I figured it'd be nice to get Larry and Ben on every few weeks to talk about the current shows. Since the structure if freeform and editing is dead-simple, it doesn't take much time from my schedule anyway. I was a little late with uploading this one, though (due to vacation), so expect the second part to show up next week.

11Jul/160

Bakacast #304 – All Might Is My Husbando

Posted by Dustin

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You can't have him. I already called dibs.

On this episode of Bakacast, we finish off the spring stragglers and marvel at the idea that Flying Witch was not only the best show of the season but also basically perfect. We also do a quick roundup of the shows we haven't been reviewing weekly, such as Luluco, Macross Delta and Kuromukuro.

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Time Index

  • 01:32 - Hero Academy 13
  • 06:50 - Flying Witch 11 & 12
  • 20:05 - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable 13
  • 26:35 - Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress 11
  • 30:21 - Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 12
  • 37:31 - Season catch-up
  • 59:32 - Shanranran feat. 96nekoMiwa (miwa | Flying Witch)
3Jul/162

Bakacast #303 – Fast and the Furious with Tanks

Posted by Dustin

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"What if Vin Diesel was a moeblob?" is one of the questions that keeps me up at night.

On this episode of Bakacast, we bid farewell to Bakuon. You were an okay show. Gundam Unicorn and Flying Witch didn't air the week we recorded, so JoJo's, Hero Academy, and (unfortunately) Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress are the only shows we reviewed. Thankfully, we had the Girls Und Panzer movie around to fill the gap, and boy did it do a good job of that.

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Time Index

  • 02:37 - Bakuon 12
  • 11:28 - Hero Academy 12
  • 19:13 - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable 12
  • 23:10 - Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress 10
  • 31:13 - Girls Und Panzer: The Movie
  • 45:54 - Enter Enter MISSION! (Fuchigami Mai & Iguchi Yuka & Kayano Ai & Nakagami Ikumi & Ozaki Mami | Girls Und Panzer)