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Bakacast #333 – Time to Grow Up

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All good things must come to an end, even Little Witch Academia and Eccentric Family. We bid farewell to these to excellent shows the only way we know how: by analyzing them with far too much depth.

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

Time Index

  • 01:27 - Seikaisuru Kado 11
  • 13:50 - Alice to Zouroku 12
  • 23:39 - Little Witch Academia 25
  • 36:52 - My Hero Academy 26
  • 45:32 - Eccentric Family S2 12
  • 55:09 - Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul 12
  • 1:02:56 - 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!

  • Dayriff

    This isn’t meant as a complaint since I know you’re busy and get the podcasts edited when you have time, but I think some of the reduction in questions/comments is due to the delay between the podcasts being recorded and released. I tend to be reluctant to comment on things that you might have had another two or three podcasts to discuss. But I’ll drop a few comments on shows from the prior and new seasons:

    My Hero Academy – Gran Torino is Yoda. He is explicitly a Yoda homage, and I believe the manga author has admitted as much. Also you may or may not catch that Gran Torino calls All Might by his real name, Toshinori.

    The biggest surprise to me from Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul is that this season made Jean of Arc an actual compelling character, and I’ve been enjoying the way she and Nina form a pretty great duo. Nina for muscles, Jean for brains. Oh, and you were talking about Rita and Kaiser’s relationship in #323…. just to remind you from the first season, but Rita’s whole deal is that she feels incredibly indebted to Kaiser for breaking her out of an eternal delusion of living with her zombie-puppet parents. I wouldn’t go so far as to say Kaiser is the only thing she cares about, since she seems to have formed some genuine friendships, but Rita cares about Kaiser a whole lot. Notice how she instantly abandoned Nina and Jean so she could go back and try to help Kaiser out.

    On the new shows front, Princess Principal is a stylish spy thriller where they made all the main characters cute school girls because anime.

    Made in Abyss has a really unique art style and some great character interactions and stylish setting.

    It’s another season of Symphogear AXZ, and it’s as crazy stupid fun as ever. Has anyone made Dustin watch the first six minutes of Symphogear season 3? Because that’s what typically seems to be used to explain what’s appealing about the show, distilled down into a few minutes. Dustin, please go to Crunchyroll and go to Symphogear GX, episode 1. Watch the first six minutes. It’s still one of the most over the top amazing anime scenes I’ve ever seen.

    Knight’s and Magic blazed through the first book in a couple of episodes, but I guess they wanted to get all the boring set-up stuff out of the way as quickly as possible to get to the selling point of the series… the part where the protagonist gets to design his own awesome magic giant robots and use them to fight. It’s a power fantasy series as so much isekai is, but at least the power fantasy of “I want to build awesome giant robots!” feels a little more ambitious and fresh than most such power fantasies.