Project Haruhi
9Nov/161

Bakacast #305 – The Red-Head Corollary

Posted by Dustin

bakaredhead

iTunes | Direct Download | RSS

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

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

bbriefs_summer2016_part2

iTunes | Direct Download | RSS

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

bbriefs_summer2016_part1

iTunes | Direct Download | RSS

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

bakaallmight

iTunes | Direct Download | RSS

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.

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

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

bakafurioustanks

iTunes | Direct Download | RSS

"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.

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

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)
28Jun/160

Bakacast #302 – Whirlwind Tour of War Crimes

Posted by Dustin

bakawarcrimes

iTunes | Direct Download | RSS

That's one way to motivate a teenage mecha pilot.

Bakuon continues to exist as a show that we neither hate nor love, Hero Academy continues to be totally rad, Flying Witch continues to be the best show this season, and Gundam Unicorn continues to be filled with angst.

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

Time Index

  • 01:39 - Bakuon 11
  • 09:52 - Hero Academy 11
  • 14:51 - Flying Witch 10
  • 23:18 - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable 11
  • 28:18 - Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress 9
  • 36:31 - Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 11
  • 43:27 - Code Geass: Akito the Exile 5
  • 50:40 - Listener questions
  • 54:33 - Maki is Knuckles (remix by Triple Q | Love Live x Sonic the Hedgehog)
26Jun/160

Bakacast #301 – Fangs for the Memories

Posted by Dustin

bakafangs

iTunes | Direct Download | RSS

Larry wins the Pun Olympics.

On this episode of Bakacast, I debut our new opening song composed by Mitchell Dill. It's not the final version, but I figured it'd be fun to switch things up post-episode-300. Also, I reveal my plans for what the next season will bring. Basically, I'll be taking a brief hiatus from the normal Bakacast schedule (since I've been watching, recording and editing for 6 years straight now). Instead of doing weekly reviews, I'll instead be going through the first two arcs of JoJo's with three people who've never watched the show before (plus Megan). These episodes will go up in place of the weekly episodes we'd normally put up for the summer season, and we'll return to the normal Bakacast stuff when the fall season starts.

Now, this doesn't mean you won't get ANY summer reviews from us. Whether it takes the form of posts on this blog or short, additional recordings with Ben and Larry every three weeks or so, we'll still be giving our thoughts on whatever summer shows we decided to watch.

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

Time Index

  • 01:38 - Bakuon 10
  • 06:53 - Hero Academy 10
  • 11:14 - Flying Witch 9
  • 17:01 - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable 10
  • 24:50 - Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress 8
  • 37:07 - Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 10
  • 43:10 - Code Geass: Akito the Exile 4
  • 49:19 - JoJo's Bizarre Rewatch details
  • 54:33 - Akane making noises (extracted from Flying Witch 9)
17Jun/160

Bakacast #300 – The Budweiser of Feminism

Posted by Dustin

bakaprojectice

iTunes | Direct Download | RSS

Watching Ice was the equivalent of ripping a bandaid off.

We finally made it to 300 episodes. I dread the day when we get to 500, mostly because I'm not sure what Aaron will do to try and top us watching Ice. I fear for my life. We do our normal review segments on this episode, too, of course; but let's be honest, you're all here for the anime that somehow made Luke more angry than anything I've made him watch so far.

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

Time Index

  • 02:23 - Ice
  • 42:21 - Bakuon 9
  • 48:37 - Hero Academy 9
  • 52:38 - Flying Witch 8
  • 58:38 - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable 9
  • 1:07:03 - Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress 7
  • 1:12:40 - Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 9
  • 1:20:01 - Crest of the Stars - Opening Theme (Katsuhisa Hattori | Crest of the Stars)
9Jun/161

Bakacast #299 – It’s Called SUPER LOVERS

Posted by Dustin

bakasuperlovers

iTunes | Direct Download | RSS

Normally only light novel titles give you that obvious of a warning sign.

It took a while, but I promised you that Luke would review SUPER LOVERS; and by golly did I get him to review SUPER LOVERS. He definitely didn't like it, but probably not for the reasons you might immediately suspect. After that, we take an Ice-inspired journey into Hulu's anime selection, have more arguments about Bakugo from My Hero Academy, continue to be delighted by Flying Witch, and reminisce about how much fun Lelouch was in Code Geass.

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

Time Index

  • 02:26 - Luke Reviews SUPER LOVERS
  • 18:46 - Bakuon 8
  • 25:36 - Hero Academy 8
  • 37:22 - Flying Witch 7
  • 43:35 - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable 8
  • 48:41 - Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress 6
  • 59:01 - Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 8
  • 1:06:25 - Code Geass: Akito the Exile 3
  • 1:13:09 - Listener questions
  • 1:25:39 - Drifter (Boom Boom Satellites | Embrace)