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Bakacast Briefs – Robots! Robots! Robots!

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[IMPORTANT NOTE: If you downloaded this episode any time before October 10, 2:00 PM (PST), you got the version that has intermittent stretches of silence for the first half of the episode. This problem has been fixed and the original file was replaced.]

That's right, folks! Welcome to the second season of Bakacast Briefs! Sorry this podcast was once again late; a combination of bad timing and technical difficulties delayed its release.

Since this is the first week of the fall season, we've got a lot of shows to cover, so we skip the news and Twitter questions to fit it all in a reasonable amount of time. All in all, we review:

This list (and the following week's) will probably decrease substantially after a couple more episodes as we decide which shows to stick with and which ones to drop. That said, we hope it won't be nearly as narrow as our coverage for the previous season.

And speaking of last season, we'd like to know what you think of Bakacast Briefs so far. What do you think are we doing right? What are we doing wrong? What aren't we doing that we should be doing? Feel free to give us any constructive criticism you may have.

[Music used in this episode is "Illegal Soundwaves" by Apricorn.]

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!

  • Ryu

    Woah I’m getting some major audio hiccups during this from itunes, it might be a problem on my end but you may want to check the encoding or whatever.

    • Kei

      The problem has been fixed. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

  • Setre

    I don’t understand why people are complaining about having a hard time following the first episode of Star Driver. Dude shows up on an island, dude gets to know the girl and her fiancée who rescued him, dude goes to school and is told not to enter a certain area, in typical shonen fashion dude goes there and throws down with some cultists kidnapping the girl who saved him, mech battle happens, and end. Sure the mechs and cultists aren’t explained but does it really have to be in the first episode? The audience knows what they need to know; cultists are bad and they use mechs to kidnap girls, Galactic Pretty Boy is good and uses mech to save girls!

    As for thoughts on Bakacast keep doing what you’re doing. My only complaint is that yall tend to over analyze things WAY too much. It’d also be nice to hear from Larry a bit more seeing as his views are usually more unique because he’s been an anime fan for so long.

  • Josh_Sempai

    I don’t Know whether to say that I’m annoyed or p*ssed off… You wen’t through all 12 episodes of HOTD and you only gave bakuman one… EXPLAIN THAT TO ME! Hotd was a far worse show than bakuman and yet you continued to go through it. I kept expecting you to drop it but no…. You just kept on going.

    • Kei

      Simple. Highschool of the Dead is actually entertaining, if only in a ‘so bad it’s good’ sense. Bakuman, on the other hand, is ‘so bad it’s boring.’ Since there’s so much good anime this season, why should I bother with a show that’s so dull it puts me to sleep?

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, HotD may have been terrible, but it was always terrible in unique and mind-boggling ways. Bakuman is just REALLY bland.

        Plus, unlike last season, we have plenty of shows to talk about. So we’re not going to waste our time on the shows that don’t leave us with a positive impression or some hope that they’ll turn into something good. For us, Bakuman did neither.