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

JoJo’s Bizarre Rewatch 5.11 – Shark Boy & Tongue Lad

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On this very-belated episode of JJBR, Narancia attempts to fend off an enemy Stand all on his own, and I attempt to pronounce Italian words. Only one of us succeeds in our mission. Also, Trish finally gets her own Stand and then immediately has to fight an unbeatable enemy. Good luck!

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and then faffs around for a bit, One Punch Man refuses to get to the good part, Carole & Tuesday feels bafflingly outdated, and Fruits Basket starts ramping up the drama.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 #384 – The Latest Award Show Ever

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On this episode of Bakacast, we finish up our review of “Banana Fish”, and then we finally get around to handing out accolades to the 2018 anime season. If you’ve been paying attention to our reviews, the choices probably won’t be very surprising, but it’s nice to make it “official.”

  • 02:04 – Banana Fish 17 – 24
  • 24:17 – 2018 Anime Awards

Bakacast #383 – The Extremely Relatable Honda-san

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On this episode of Bakacast, Ben, Larry and I talk about a short and sweet comedy show called “Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san”. There aren’t a whole lot of anime out there that use retail jobs as anything more than a backdrop, so it was nice to see one that actually examined the joy and despair of working a customer-facing job. Also, we cover the second third of “Banana Fish”, a show I’m still not entirely sure I like.

  • 02:38 – Skull-faced Bookseller Honda-san
  • 19:46 – Banana Fish 9 – 16

Bakacast #382 – Problematic Fish

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On this episode of Bakacast, we talk about the critically acclaimed crime drama “Banana Fish”. This one…ended up being a little rougher than I expected. Ben and I have a rousing debate about the representation of gay men in the show and the story’s use of rape. I think we ended up having a very good discussion, but be warned that this episode is more serious than most Bakacasts tend to be due to the subject matter.