Bakacast #355 – Succumb to Moe

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On this episode of Bakacast, we all slowly realize that our favorite show of the season is a cute-girls-doing-cute-things show. Aaron and I, especially, attempt to puzzle out how that happened, and whether we’ve secretly been replaced by pop people (aka Random Curiosity commentators).

  • 02:03 – Card Captor Sakura: Clear Card 3 & 4
  • 18:33 – The Ancient Magus’ Bride 15 & 16
  • 36:55 – Violet Evergarden 3
  • 47:14 – Kokkoku 3 & 4
  • 59:40 – A Place Further Than the Universe 3 – 5
  • 1:14:29 – Garo: Vanishing Line 14 & 15
  • 1:22:24 – Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens 2 & 3
  • 1:32:22 – Darling in the Franxx 2 & 3

Bakacast #354 – Card Catchup Emily

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It’s time for the first Bakacast of the Winter 2018 season! We start out our reviews with the new series of Card Captor Sakura, and I’ve brought in my fellow Audio Entropy podcaster, Emily, to help us out. We then give our first impressions on a bunch of the shows that aired during the first two weeks, which end up mostly being a mix of pleasant surprises and shocking disappointments.

  • 03:07 – Card Captor Sakura: Clear Card 1 & 2
  • 29:05 – The Ancient Magus’ Bride 13 & 14
  • 42:26 – Violet Evergarden 1 & 2
  • 50:27 – Beatless (DROPPED)
  • 55:02 – Kokkoku 1 & 2
  • 1:00:06 – A Place Further Than the Universe 1 – 3
  • 1:08:49 – Yuru Camp (DROPPED)
  • 1:10:42 – After the Rain 1 & 2
  • 1:16:25 – Killing Bites 1 (DROPPED)
  • 1:22:41 – Garo: Vanishing Line 13
  • 1:28:51 – Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens 1
  • 1:32:53 – Darling in the Franxx 1
  • 1:42:36 – How to Keep a Mummy (DROPPED)
  • 1:43:34 – Pop Team Epic (TOO EPIC TO BE REVIEWED)

Bakacast #352 – JUST KISS ALREADY

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On this episode of Bakacast, we finish out MMO Junkie and Juni Taisen, two shows that had stronger beginnings than they did endings. Also we do our best not to fall asleep while reviewing, as we recorded late on Christmas Eve and we were all a little sleepy.

  • 01:59 – Kino’s Journey 10 – 11
  • 07:39 – Recovery of an MMO Junkie 10 – 11
  • 13:46 – The Ancient Magus’ Bride 10 – 11
  • 20:32 – Shoukoku no Altair 20 – 23
  • 29:40 – Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond 10 – 11
  • 38:07 – Juni Taisen 11 – 12
  • 51:00 – Garo: Vanishing Line 10 – 11
  • 58:58 – Inuyashiki 9 – 10
  • 1:09:14 – Land of the Lustrous 10 – 11

Bakacast #350 – Our Precious Fishman

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On this episode of Bakacast, we channel our inner Guillermo del Toro and talk about how much we love that Blood Blockade remembered that it had a very good softboy fishperson lying around and decided to give him an episode. Also, I start to have serious concerns about Inuyashiki and Juni Taisen.

  • 01:55 – The Ancient Magus’ Bride 6 – 7
  • 10:04 – Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond 6 – 7
  • 21:39 – Juni Taisen 7 – 8
  • 29:06 – Garo: Vanishing Line 6 – 7
  • 41:48 – Inuyashiki 5 – 7
  • 56:26 – Land of the Lustrous 6 – 7
  • 1:07:10 – Listener comments

Bakacast #349 – Shine Bright Like a Diamond

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On this episode of Bakacast, we make up for the shows we’ve dropped by adding a couple more to the list. For our first addition, we spend some time talking about both the beauty and existential dread of Land of the Lustrous (arguably the best-looking CG anime so far). And for our second, I gush about Recovery of an MMO Junkie and how it somehow managed to get me to watch a rom-com.

  • 01:25 – Kino’s Journey 3 – 5
  • 21:13 – The Ancient Magus’ Bride 4 – 5
  • 40:43 – Shoukoku no Altair 16 – 17
  • 49:17 – Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond 4 – 5
  • 58:50 – Juni Taisen 5 – 6
  • 1:05:00 – Garo: Vanishing Line 4 – 5
  • 1:11:16 – Inuyashiki 3 – 4
  • 1:36:53 – Land of the Lustrous 1 – 5
  • 1:42:16 – Recovery of an MMO Junkie 1 – 5
  • 1:50:21 – Listener comments

Bakacast #348 – Skulls for the Skull Car

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On this episode of Bakacast, we start off with a listener question that tasks us with deciding Netflix’s anime production plans that prompts us to dig deep for both obvious and obscure choices. We also add Inuyashiki to our watch list, a show that has two very strong intro episodes but still gives us a little pause due to, you know, it being written by Hiroya Oku, the dude who also made the infamous Gantz. Meanwhile, Garo impresses, Whales disappoint, and Kino’s Journey sparks a discussion about the value of different adaptation styles.

  • 02:22 – Listener email
  • 20:48 – Children of the Whales 2 – 3
  • 28:07 – Kino’s Journey 2
  • 34:12 – The Ancient Magus’ Bride 2 – 3
  • 45:09 – Shoukoku no Altair 14 – 15
  • 56:30 – Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond 1
  • 1:08:47 – Juuni Taisen 3 – 4
  • 1:13:45 – Garo: Vanishing Line 2 – 3
  • 1:26:00 – Inuyashiki 1 – 2
  • 1:41:15 – Listener comments

Bakacast #347 – Dustin’s Vampire Bias

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On this episode of Bakacast, we discuss The Reflection’s bizarre ending, how even a badass blonde vampire can’t save UQ Holder, what Blood Blockade’s directorial change means for its new season, and some strong opening episodes from Garo, Kino and Magus’ Bride.

  • 01:28 – Fate/Apocrypha 14
  • 03:22 – Shoukaku no Altair 13
  • 06:57 – The Reflection 12
  • 10:59 – Juuni Taisen 2
  • 15:00 – UQ Holder 2 (DROPPED)
  • 22:55 – Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond 1
  • 33:05 – Garo: Vanishing Line 1
  • 40:51 – Kino’s Journey 1
  • 56:19 – The Ancient Magus’ Bride 1
  • 1:09:29 – Children of the Whales 1
  • 1:14:28 – Dies Irei 1
  • 1:21:11 – Listener questions

Bakacast #312 – The Animusphere

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Fate/Dumb Names

On this episode of Bakacast, we get through the weird liminal space between the fall and winter seasons by reviewing some OVAs: Fate/Grand Order, Under the Dog, and Garo: Divine Flame. We also have Megan back with us!

Please email listener questions to bakacast[at]projectharuhi.net or leave them in the comments below. And let us know what anime you think deserved awards, too!

Time Index

  • 03:39 – Fate/Grand Order
  • 23:31 – Under the Dog
  • 27:01 – Garo: Divine Flame
  • 59:08 – Watcha Been Doing?

Bakacast #290 – Now You’re Thinking With Portals

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And also murdering with portals.

We’re getting closer to the end of the season, which means that the shows we’re watching are starting to get more overly dramatic. For Dimension W, this means more murder. For Rakugo, this means more crying. And for Baku Dake, this means “keikaku doori” plot developments.

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

Time Index

  • 01:03 – Durarara 35
  • 05:10 – Dimension W 11
  • 09:16 – Boku Dake 11
  • 17:40 – Akagami no Shirayuki-hime 23
  • 24:09 – Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū 11
  • 26:40 – Space Battleship Yamato 2199 21 & 22
  • 33:27 – Garo: Crimson Moon catch-up
  • 37:42 – Spring 2016 preview
  • 44:59 – Killing Floor (Blues Saraceno | Rebel Galaxy)

Bakacast #279 – Space Asshole

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Yeah, this guy looks legit.

We’re finally done with this marathon of a season, and we’ll soon be testing out our new review system so we won’t get nearly as worn out as we did this time. In the meantime, we rave about the endings of One Punch Man, Owarimonogatari, Noragami and Planetes.

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

Time Index

  • 01:50 – One Punch Man 12
  • 06:00 – Ushio to Tora 25 & 26
  • 11:25 – Utawarerumono 12
  • 15:04 – Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 12 & 13
  • 23:58 – Noragami Aragoto 12 & 13
  • 36:56 – Concrete Revolutio 12 & 13
  • 40:39 – Owarimonogatari 12
  • 49:07 – Garo: Crimson Moon 11
  • 53:13 – Ghost in the Shell: New Movie
  • 1:13:15 – Planetes 23 – 26
  • 1:19:58 – Listener questions
  • 2:03:02Space Asshole (by Chris Remo | Idle Thumbs)