JoJo’s Bizarre Rewatch 5.7 – 150 Kilometer Hell

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On this episode of JJBR, Bucciarati faces the Grateful Dead and Beach Boy in a life-or-death team train battle. Can his zipper powers defeat an aging virus and a fish hook what can dive under your skin and tear your heart up? Yes, he definitely can. Of course he can. But not before Mista totally dies. it sure is a shame we’ll never see Mista ever again.

Bakacast #379 – *sick guitar riff*

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On this episode of Bakacast, we review the first 7 episode of Geneshaft, a very weird show about DNA, buggy mecha, and using one song over and over again because it’s the only memorable one you have. We also talk about Fireworks, the latest movie produced by Shaft and directed by Akiyuki Simbo. So it should be great, right? We’ve loved a lot of their stuff, yeah? Well, things a little more tricky this time.

  • 03:56 – Geneshaft 1 – 7
  • 29:41 – Fireworks
  • 59:40 – Listener questions

Bakacast #378 – Party Hard, Girl

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On this episode of Bakacast, we review Night is Short, Walk on Girl, the absolutely delightful and visually arresting movie directed by Masaaki Yuasa, who is probably most famous for his work on Tatami Galaxy, Ping Pong, and (more recently) Devilman Crybaby. We also finish the second half of Planet With, giving our thoughts on how well the two story arcs fit together and dissecting the interesting things it has to say about conflict, justice, and forgiveness.

  • 01:44 – Night is Short, Walk On Girl
  • 30:18 – Planet With 7 – 12
  • 01:02:23 – Listener questions

JoJo’s Bizarre Rewatch 5.6 – Is Giorno Okay?

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On this episode of the rewatch, Giorno, Fugo, and Abbacchio have a fun field trip to the ruins of Pomepeii, where absolutely nothing could possibly go wrong. We discuss: the ambiguous physics of Mirror Worlds, Abbacchio being a lame edgelord, the evolution of Fugo’s fashion choices, and whether or not all this weirdness is starting to get to our good boy Giorno.

Bakacast #377 – Cat Mech Fever

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On this episode of Bakacast, we gush about the delightfully goofy (and surprisingly sincere) Planet With. In order to balance out the fun, though, we also dissect “In This Corner of the World”, a movie by Sunao Katabuchi that focuses on World War II’s effects on the daily lives of a family in Hiroshima.

  • 01:42 – Planet With 1 – 6
  • 24:38 – In This Corner of the World

JoJo’s Bizarre Rewatch 5.5 – The Invention of Dabbing

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On this episode of JJBR, we find out that you can definitely make a shrinking episode that Luke will not care about. The trick is to make your antagonist very lame and include EXTREMELY problematic gay representation.

Bakacast #376 – It All Comes Back Around

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On this episode of Bakacast, we cover the second part of Cartoon Network’s FLCL sequel—FLCL Alternative—and determine whether or not it’s better than Progressive (and if it adds anything to FLCL in general). We also take a look at “A Silent Voice,” one of many movies recommended to us by long-time listener FathomlessBlue.

  • 03:30 – FLCL Alternative
  • 23:16 – A Silent Voice

JoJo’s Bizarre Rewatch 5.4 – Gun Is My Superpower

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On this episode JJBR, we finish up Soft Machine with a reveal I never could have predicted, a very trippy torture sequence, and adorable bullet gremlins. Turns out that even in a world of weird-ass superpowers, having a gun is still pretty useful.

Bakacast #375 – Dracula Was Right

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On this episode of Bakacast, we follow up our Cowboy Bebop series review by talking about the movie. We also stretch the definition of anime a bit to cover the second season of Castlevania, which you should watch immediately.

  • 02:06 – Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
  • 25:52 – Castlevania Season 2

Bakacast #374 – The Horror of the Internet

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On this episode of Bakacast, Ben and I take the opportunity to finish talking about Garo: Vanishing Line and Lupin III Part V: two shows we started a while ago and liked but never actually did full reviews for. Turns out they were both pretty good!

  • 02:11 – Garo: Vanishing line
  • 21:31 – Lupin III Part V