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Bakacast – Kirino’s Comeuppance

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Thanks to a sudden onset of responsibility that's more surprising than any episode of Madoka Magica, I've managed to edit and post this episode of Bakacast a mere two days after we recorded it. Now to reward myself by totally slacking off again.

Sadly, Jon is absent from this episode on account of being kidnapped by ninjas. While we wait for him to escape their clutches, we happily accept the newest ending of OreImo as the best ending,  somehow relate Dick Cheney to Gosick, give our first unanimous perfect score to Wandering Son, and tell Star Driver to go sit in the corner until it's thought about what it's done. Also, we discuss Jon's Anime Oscar picks while Glen informs me of all the awesome stuff I missed this season.

We cover:

  • 3:10 - OreImo #12 [True Route]
  • 10:48 - Madoka Magica #8
  • 23:59 - Gosick #8
  • 34:45 - Level E #8
  • 41:22 - Fractale #6
  • 46:00 - Wandering Son #6
  • 53:04 - Star Driver #21
  • 1:04:11 - Suite PreCure #4
  • 1:08:57 - Macross Frontier #11 & #12
  • 1:15:39 - Anime Oscars discussion

[That fabulous Star Driver comic is based on this comic by Kate Beaton. You should read her stuff, because she's awesome.]

About Dustin

Dustin (aka Stilts) enjoys playing and yelling at video games, especially RPGs. He also likes super robot shows... the more outrageous the plot, the better!
  • Yarnsh

    What was the ending song from?

  • Ryu

    The Level E thing: It was alluded to that it prevents the partner from cheating, and it’s not like the bodyguards can touch her anyway (DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY.)

    • I wasn’t sitting in the most comfortable position, so I kept shifting around and moving off-center from the mic.

    • Anonymous

      Concerning Star Driver: Ivrogne states it more like a theory, though, not a fact. I mean, if the problem WAS that Window Star exceeded the phase limit artificially, then why was she not de-evolved when she first went into Zero Time? Why did it wait until the most dramatic moment? It just seems like a really lazy excuse.

      Concerning Glen: Yeah, he just can’t sit still. Also, I think Larry might have been having connection problems. Also also, Skype is kind of finicky from time to time.

      • Ryu

        Thanks for the replies!

        Yeah, the Stardriver thing was an ass-pull, no doubt about that.

  • Butterflies fly in formation? O_0

    OreImo: Now, THIS is how I expected this to end the first time. True end indeed. Instead of the original ending where it was …pleasant but unsatisfying, this was actually resolved in a somber way. It reminds me of the film with Bill Murry, Lost in Translation (no, it wasn’t just the shots of cars at the end, although a Jesus & The Mary Chain wouldn’t hurt).
    What they should of done was show more of Kyo just go on with his “new” life. He’s interesting enough on his own anyway.

  • Hate-Chan

    To confirm something concerning Oreimo, the True Ending is canon amongst the light novel series. Kirino does go to America, and Kuroneko and Kyousuke start dating.

    And, as we all know, childhood friend is friendzoned.

  • Vic

    Oy, I finally saw the true ending but the podcast isn’t available in the RSS? Did anything happen to it?