Is it perhaps ironic that the Kemono Friends episode is the first one in a while that has the most explicit language since the JoJo Bizarre Rewatch bonus episodes? Yes, probably. Y’all can blame Julie for that. In any case, since Luke’s original audio got lost to the ether somehow, I decided to marathon almost all of the show and then get Julie on to help Luke and me do a slightly deeper dive into the show, because it deserves it.
On this episode of Bakacast, we make up for the shows we’ve dropped by adding a couple more to the list. For our first addition, we spend some time talking about both the beauty and existential dread of Land of the Lustrous (arguably the best-looking CG anime so far). And for our second, I gush about Recovery of an MMO Junkie and how it somehow managed to get me to watch a rom-com.
On this episode of Bakacast, we start off with a listener question that tasks us with deciding Netflix’s anime production plans that prompts us to dig deep for both obvious and obscure choices. We also add Inuyashiki to our watch list, a show that has two very strong intro episodes but still gives us a little pause due to, you know, it being written by Hiroya Oku, the dude who also made the infamous Gantz. Meanwhile, Garo impresses, Whales disappoint, and Kino’s Journey sparks a discussion about the value of different adaptation styles.
On this episode of Bakacast, we discuss The Reflection’s bizarre ending, how even a badass blonde vampire can’t save UQ Holder, what Blood Blockade’s directorial change means for its new season, and some strong opening episodes from Garo, Kino and Magus’ Bride.
On this episode of Bakacast, we ring in the strangely anti-climatic end Princess Principal. Also, we spend a good chunk of time contrasting the how poorly Rage of Bahamut attempts to handle moral ambiguity with how well Shoukaku no Altair approaches similar topics. Also, Ben and I finally get around to talking in-depth about the strengths and weakness of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable.
01:32 – Princess Principal 12
13:14 – Made in Abyss 12
21:23 – My Hero Academy 37
25:36 – Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul 23
36:11 – Shoukaku no Altair 11
44:08 – The Reflection 11
50:29 – JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable
On this episode of Bakacast, we mock Fate/Apocrypha’s portrayal of Dracula, which may be one of the lamest in the history of vampire media. Meanwhile, Altair and Reflection continue to impress while Virgin Soul continues to hurt my soul. Oh yeah, and we talk about the upcoming fall shows for far too long.
On this episode of Bakacast, I finally tap out on Made in Abyss, take the good with the bad in My Hero Academy, and continue to be baffled by The Reflection ending up being a show I look forward to even more than Rage of Bahamut.
Another day, another episode of Bakacast where we transition from discussing laundry entrepreneurship to a half-vampire dating a sassy high-school senior at a bowling alley. You know, the usual. Also, I get VERY MAD about Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul.