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Bakacast Briefs – Metroid Rage

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The last Metroid in in captivity... but the fanboys are not at peace.

On this week's Bakacast, we delve into the world of video games and examine how the new Wii game Metroid: Other M completely destroys Samus Aran's character. Since both Dustin and I are pretty big Metroid fans, there's plenty of hilariously impotent fanboy rage thrown around. After that, we get around to our usual anime reviews, wherein we address whether or not protagonists such as HotD's Takashi should have sex. Finally, we answer some decidedly serious Twitter questions as best we can.

  • Highschool of the Dead #9
  • Occult Academy #9
  • K-ON!! 22 (We didn't review this because Jeagle was absent. Hopefully we'll get to it next week.)

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Opening music is "Menu Theme" from Metroid Prime. Ending music is "Samus' Lonely Waltz" by blackguitar.

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.

  • Aaeru

    What is the fate of Bakacast Briefs if there is nothing left to review? It’s the same thing every episode.

    Would it not be a better idea to drop the current shows then make a start on a new series from a previous season? Like Tatami Galaxy for example.

    • Retrospective reviews are always nice, it’s a chance for late bloomers to appreciate all the good shows they have missed ^^

    • Our HOTD review was a lot different compared to previous ones (mostly because the episode was different), and our K-ON segment was cut because no one was around for discussion. We don’t usually review video games, either, so that was a bit different. I’ll admit we’re struggling to keep things interesting amidst such a dull season, but we’re doing the best we can.

      Tatami Galaxy actually seems interesting, so I’ll see if I can track it down. I can’t promise a review of it, but if I think it’s something we can get some discussion over, I’ll bug Ritsu about it. Full series reviews are generally reserved for the full Bakacast episodes, though.

      I started rewatching Simoun a few days ago and had forgot how much I liked it.

    • Ryu

      Or RAINBOW. Not enough people watch that. Or Astrofighter Sunred.


  • Didn’t mind the video game reviews, nice change of pace. I’m also a huge Metroid fan, especially of the Prime series. Heard a lot of mixed reviews about Other M, but if the gameplay is OK then I may try it.

    I’ve expelled as much thought as I care to on HSOTD. I swear this show will live on in infamy for the memes it has started. I’m looking forward to next season, where we may actually be watching more series simultaneously. And thanks for the shout out and answering my questions guys. I may actually record my own little advertisement.