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Bakacast #316 – Mad About Succubi

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It's an important subject to me, okay?

No, I didn't make a typo. I intentionally skipped #315, because I have some of the audio, but Megan's track did not save properly. I might be able to salvage some of it to release at a later date, but until then I just wanted to edit and release the episodes I didn't have to do any editing wizardly for. Thus this episode, where Megan and I rant about the Demi-Chan's portrayal of the succubus character.

Please email listener questions to bakacast[at] or leave them in the comments below.

Time Index

  • 04:37 - Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 42
  • 16:24 - Youjo Senki 5
  • 35:59 - Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu S2 5
  • 46:15 - Demi-chan wa Kataritai 3-5
  • 1:03:08 - Little Witch Academia 5
  • 1:13:55 - Miss Kobayashi's Maid Dragon 5
  • 1:33:15 - Listener questions

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!

  • Mark Benjamin

    Playing devils advocate i think its not saying its good thing but that the succubus is like that its just how the world brout her up and slowly gets out of it. Or is it just me

  • Dayriff

    So in Demi-Chan, a woman is told that she has to dress conservatively and avoid unnecessary contact with men at all times. Otherwise she’ll drive them mad with lust and it will be all her fault. That’s certainly a unique message that society has never delivered to a woman before. /sarcasm

    I do hope you revisit this discussion when you get to the episodes where we find out that being a succubus means that the police regularly visit your entire life to judge how you relate to men. And if the succubus is judged as using her lust aura too freely, it means that no one will believe it’s not her fault if she’s sexually assaulted. It becomes pretty clear that society has told the teacher exactly it thinks of her being a succubus, and she has responded accordingly. The frustrating thing is that the show has pretty much caught up with the manga, so I don’t really know where the story is going with the succubus’s situation long term.

    If Ben has been watching ‘March Comes in Like a Lion’ it would be great if he could do a mini-review of it. It’s been one of my top shows over the last couple of seasons. The key to the entire show is if you start to care about and empathize with the protagonist, Rei, because everything revolves around you caring about his mental well-being.

    • Mark Benjamin

      i agree , for practicle reasons the people of the world makes it hard for succubi to own that part of them becouse of this and the fact she respects athoraty or the law her way may be unhealthy but not unfounded or unjustied but the teacher seems to show her a point of view that is not commen for people in the know or athoraty thats the point i tryed to make with my comment p.s i think would also want to know about march / lion

    • FYI Ben and I have been watching ‘March Comes in Like a Lion’. Mini Review should not be a problem.

      • The review should be included in Bakacast #321 which should be up shortly… hopefully…

      • Oooh, did I just detect the faint notes of passive-aggressiveness settling on the tongue like a nice elderberry wine, Larry? Methinks I did.

        Don’t worry Dustin, you can spent as much time as you need on these episodes; it fuels my inherently British craving for disappointment. In fact, the thought of you recording and editing all these podcasts, only to then horde them in some sort of private Gollum cave, gets me wetter than an otter’s pocket. Something to think about and discuss.

        Anyway, serious question time:

        1.Do you think Kemono Friends owes more to the Dark Souls or Nier franchise’s mythology and lore?

        2.Do you think there’s any credence to the theory that the show is a scathing critique on Buddhist dogma in the same way Death Parade was?

        3.Best girl and arc-And no, don’t try and chicken out by giving Serval as an easy answer; she’s got nothing on the hedgehog’s dilemma of Shoebill’s storyline or the existential dread Tsuchinoko’s fate. Hell, I’d even take the yuri romance between American Beaver & Prairie Dog, or the external yin & yang-esque deathless struggle between Lion & Moose over that particular option. I don’t know; these bleeding casuals jumping on the bandwagon with their mediocre fanart, not even understanding the true philosophical weight the show has to offer. Don’t they understand that we’re witnessing the Second Coming of The Moomins? Makes me sick…

        Anyway, don’t worry if you all haven’t completed the final episodes yet. I can wait.


  • Mark Benjamin

    thunderbult is back !!!