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Bakacast – My Motorcycle Can’t Be This Sexy

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On this episode of Bakacast, we praise yet another one of Hasbro's new TV shows, Transformers: Prime. But before that, we all discuss the details of the content-restriction bill that the Tokyo Metropolitan Government passed recently, also known as the "anime ban." Not because we think we think we're breaking the news, but because we'd like to help calm down all the people positing end-of-the-anime-world scenarios.

After that, we go to our normal reviews, which contain more rants than usual thanks to Kirino's absurd "apology," Samurai Girl's hilarious thoughts on love, and Iron Man's writing staff proving they have no idea how a plot is supposed to work. Oh, and I guess we answer a Twitter question wherein we reveal how terrible we are at casting live-action adaptations of anime.

We cover:

  • Transformers: Prime #1-5
  • OreImo #11
  • Panty & Stocking #11
  • Iron Man #11
  • Squid Girl #10
  • Otome Youkai Zakuro #11
  • Star Driver #11

[This album art brought to you by ka-ju, who is very talented at drawing giant robots.]

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!
  • Cyber-Kun

    .hack//Sign was awesome. .hack//chibi was terrible.

  • I think you guys are going to hate OreImo #12. That’s all I’m saying! I could be wrong, though.

    I’m not sure if I mentioned this last week, but the episode really felt like it was missing a scene or two building up to the party. Not rushed, but there definitely was something amiss here, otherwise this is painfully shoehornd solution that actually deconstructs the plot.
    Anyway, the scene itself was …heartwarming. I’ve seen families in this situation (just not dressed as maids) and that was amazing seeing it here.
    Really, it kind of saved the series for me. I like the level Kyo and Kirino met, that was great seeing after the last couple eps. of
    just whackness.

    Blu-ray: Eh, I’m definitely not a videophile. I’m still amazed from the VHS to DVD conversion, and that’s enough for me. As for the shows and films being produced now in HD or high picture quality, that’s more serviceable. I’m sure in years time most (if not all) shows are going to producing these insane picture qualities (when studios notice people with the proper TVs), then maybe I’ll get on board – I wouldn’t have a choice, anyway.

  • /Sign was one of the series that really got me into anime. In fact, after getting into Bebop on Adult Swim I’d watch /Sign on…when was it, Fridays or Sundays at 9 or 10pm. Sometimes past midnight.

    You can imagine the disappointment watching the next .Hack series on Cartoon Network after something like /Sign. Is there any part of the series that reaches that level of quality again?

    • Cyber-Kun

      Exactly. The two main series that got me into anime besides DBZ and Sailor Moon are the best series like everrr, .hack//Sign and Evangelion. Evangelion was mah true gateway anime at the nice age of 12-13, because that is the best age to see Evangelion.

  • Chococobo14

    anta is use for both women and “men”, so they are not restricted to gender. but the reason why women in anime are using it, because anime companies are serving their fans who likes tsundere character.