On this episode of Bakacast, Ben and I take the opportunity to finish talking about Garo: Vanishing Line and Lupin III Part V: two shows we started a while ago and liked but never actually did full reviews for. Turns out they were both pretty good!
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 Aaron and I, especially, attempt to puzzle out how that happened, and whether we’ve secretly been replaced by pop people (aka Random Curiosity commentators).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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.
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