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Le wah! Qu'est-ce qu'on va faire sure le lit?

This episode of Bakacast is brought to you in three languages... French, English and Engrish. Since we don't have QUITE as many new anime to review, we manage to get in a "Whatcha been doin" segment, in which Dusty waxes poetic about L.A. Noire and I mumble incoherently about Space Battleship Yamato. In our review segment we surprisingly pick up Hanasaku Iroha again, if only for mocking purposes, before covering the usual plethora of anime old and new. And at the end we even have time for a few listener questions! Did you know we each have unique reasons for disliking professional wrestling?

  • 1:48 - Whatcha been doin'
  • 9:28 - Steins;Gate 15
  • 14:24 - Hanasku Iroha 14 & 15
  • 19:07 - Double J 2
  • 22:24 - Blade 2
  • 26:03 - Ro-Kyu-Bu 2 (RE-DROPPED)
  • 28:50 - God's Notebook 2 (THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE HAS DROPPED THIS)
  • 33:11 - Sacred Seven 2
  • 37:33 - Ikoku Meiru no Croisee 2
  • 43:32 - Nyanpire 2
  • 46:41 - Bunny Drop 2
  • 53:48 - No. 6 2
  • 59:26 - Mawaru Penguindrum 2
  • 1:04:30 - Manyuu Hikenchou 1 (DROPPED)
  • 1:11:32 - Mayo Chiki 1 (DROP-KICKED)
  • 1:15:40 - My Little Pony 9 & 10
  • 1:21:55 - Listener Questions
If you would like to submit listener questions for a future episode, you can email them to bakacast[at], @reply them to Project Haruhi's Twitter account using the hashtag #bakacast, or leave them in the comments below.

About Jon

Jon is a Japanese culture enthusiast, professional pervert and roleplaying fanatic who appreciates flexible gender identities. He enjoys science fiction, Gunpla, classical music and Red Stripe.
  • That shoot looked pretty scripted to me. I think just about any shoot that isn’t featured on Botchmania is scripted.
    Yeah man, wrestling is definitely drama for men, and it can be a huge guilty pleasure for me personally. Although, I haven’t been a dedicated viewer since Micky Foley left WWF. He’s on TNA now, but, come on, seriously? lol!
    As for is it real or not debate, I’ll tell you that these moves are choreographed countless of times, and they can slip up on connecting jabs and kicks, but the impact of your back hitting the mat or table is real.

    Ah, I didn’t know Lost in Space was a novel, but how a Twilight Zone anime series?
    Oh, here’s a perfect one, The Bible! Although, they already kind of did that:

  • Ryu

    It’s probably just me but I thought you should know the podcast isn’t updating for itunes and it’s not on the apple site list which ends at Melodrama Meltdown.

    • Jon

      Minor RSS glitch. Fixed now.

  • I want to see an AIC fanservice version of Midsummers Night Dream. You know you’d watch it

  • Dayriff

    Once again a mid-podcast response, as I got through the first hour on my commute.

    I don’t know how you guys find so much to talk about with these five minute shorts, but I’m more on Karen’s side with Double J.  It’s dull.

    I think the previous Madhouse/Marvel series have made you a little gunshy on Blade.  Having seen through the third episode, I give them credit for not dragging certain things out forever.  It reminds me a lot of the movies, except that Blade himself seems to have slightly more depth.

    On Ikoku Meiru no Croisee (which I haven’t watched ep 3 yet), I did catch some seeds of what I presume will be the driving conflict of the show with the struggle between the big department store and the small craft shops.  I’m not so sure the big department store is going to be the bad guy either.  “If it’s important they’ll stop by again later,” isn’t the ideal of customer service.

    On Bunny Drop, I’m pretty sure Daisuke knows exactly how old Rin is since we saw him looking at her birth record (and wondering about her mother) during the episode.  Agreement that this is shaping up to be a great show.

    Will post more this evening after i listen to the rest.

  • Anonymous

    What is really shining for me is Usagi Drop. I really love the realism of the show, for someone so tired of the run-of-the-mill anime.

  • Ryu

    Hahaha nice choice for the OP

    Dustin in the Croisee segment IRL:

  • Anonymous

    Ah, un podcast spectaculaire que d’habitude bakacrew
    At least Memo Pad made it a tiptoe further than Aria did last season, then again that’s not saying much. Poor poor J.C Staff. Blade remains undropped and I can’t help feel that there is a sense of impending regret over that decision to continue it. 

    Only time will tell I guess…

    This strikes as a good time to ask this question, since there was a somewhat-similar one on this podcast.

    So, one of the (deluded) reasons I have for watching Idolmaster this season is based upon one of the VA’s voicing one of the idols – the voice actress in question, Asami Imai who would probably be better known here for voicing the role of a certain KURISUTINAAAA in this year’s best 24minute Dr.Pepper commercial. The question is, have you ever considered watching a show due to a VA being casted in it, or continued to watch a show despite it’s flaws based on a certain VA’s performance and if so which VA’s and which shows in particular?

    (I just want to hear Kurisu sing a song about hamburgers, If I have to sift through 2 cours of Idolmaster gumpf to get it, then so be it)

    And Jon actually watched some of Strike Witches….?
    ..oh dear…

    • Jon

      Four episodes. It’s basically Pokemon with pantyshots, complete with a black and white morality that’s childlike in its simplicity, an idiot plot that was phoned in by the writers, and near-constant friendship speeches from female protagonist whose name I cannot be bothered to remember.

      The concept behind the show is solid (and kinky) but the execution is oh so flawed.

    • I will sometimes check out a show I would have otherwise skipped because of a favorite voice actor or actress, but I won’t keep watching it if it’s terrible.

      I’ll just wait for Kurisu singing about hamburgers to show up on YouTube.

      If you liked the concept of Strike Witches but thought it was terrible, go read Arpeggio of Blue Steel. Recommendation courtesy of Dustin.

  • Dayriff

    What tickled me about Penguindrum was the whole idea of sending your invisible penguin servants in to spy since no one will acknowledge their presence.  That was such a weirdly practical way to approach the situation.

    I lasted 60 seconds into Manyuu Hikenchou.  Thirty seconds into the opening and then about thirty seconds of flipping randomly ahead in the video to see if it was all like that.  Then I was done.

    Sorry these weren’t the two strongest MLP episodes, but next up you’ve got Winter Wrap Up (which is awesome; definitely in the top 5 of the season) and Call of the Cutie (which actually does some world-building).  Looking forward to hearing your reviews for those.

    I tried to phrase my “what city do you live in or near” question so it didn’t come off as a creepy “where do you live” thing.  I was just interested to hear what geographical region everybody is from, because I think it gives insights into the perspectives people bring.

    Despite all the negative ratings, it seems like you’ve mined a fair amount of gold this season.  Everybody likes Bunny Drop, No. 6, and Penguindrum; and I think all of you are cautiously optimistic about Sacred Seven.  (I won’t be surprised if you’re reasonably positive on Dantalian no Shoka either.  The male protagonist seems to be a pretty strong character.)

    • I think Nichijou is STILL amazing, but apparently that’s just me ┐(‘~`;)┌

    • That is actually a very good question. I know like at least half a dozen people who absolutely love Nichijou, and I do too. Why is it that you guys seem to treat it with such disdain?

  • I have to say, sometimes this podcast is at its best when you guys watch the truly terribad.  To hear someone say that a series made Seikon no Qwaser look good.  That show was HORRIBLE.  Manyuu Hikenchou must have made a deal with Anime Satan.  

     I may pick up Usagi Drop based on your reviews though.  Right now I’m not feeling much else besides the magical penguin show.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve not posted before, so this is a first for me.
    I’ve got two listener questions I’d like to ask:
    1) With the last harry potter movie having been released how long do you think it’ll be before they squeeze potter fans once more and make an anime of it.
    2) Has there been any anime show that you’ve dropped only to pick up again after reading some reviews of latter episodes if so, which ones.

    ~ Zubzim