Bakacast #386 – The Essence of a Chihuahua

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On this episode of Bakacast, we review the narrowed-down list we have for the Spring 2019 season. One Punch Man slows down a bit too much, Fairy Gone continues to be enjoyable (if somewhat baffling), Carole & Tuesday gets a bit goofy, Fruits Basket reminds us that it does have parts that don’t age well, and Sarazanmai slowly charms me.

  • 01:26 – One Punch Man S2 3 – 4
  • 09:49 – Fairy Gone 3 – 4
  • 23:43 – Carole & Tuesday 3 – 4
  • 41:11 – Fruits Basket 3 – 4
  • 57:03 – Sarazanmai 3 – 4

Bakacast #385 – Ikuhara Goes “Spelunking”

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On this episode of Bakacast, we go back to reviewing current anime for the Spring 2019 season, largely because we all really want to talk about Fruits Basket and One Punch Man. Also, Ikuhara and Watanabe are both directing new shows this season? Talk about an embarrassment of riches.

  • 04:02 – Kimetsu no Yaiba 1 – 2
  • 11:10 – One Punch Man S2 1 – 2
  • 24:02 – Fruits Basket 1 – 2
  • 36:31 – Fairy Gone 1 – 2
  • 50:53 – Carole & Tuesday 1 – 2
  • 106:49 – Sarazanmai 1 – 2
  • 1:20:14 – Isekai Quartet 1 – 2
  • 1:25:56 – Miscellaneous Spring 2019 Discussion/Recommendations

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)

Bakacast #278 – Okay

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Okay? Okay.

On this episode of Bakacast, Ben takes the wheel because I wasn’t able to watch everything on time. I do, however, have things to say about One Punch Man, Owarimonogatari, and Perfect Insider, which are the truly the most important things in life. Also, Luke is back to actually talk about Aria AA this time!

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

Time Index

  • 03:11 – Luke Reviews Aria AA
  • 16:26 – One Punch Man 11
  • 25:37 – Ushio to Tora 24
  • 29:20 – Utawarerumono 11
  • 32:59 – Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 11
  • 43:06 – The Perfect Insider 11
  • 53:47 – Noragami Aragoto 11
  • 57:51 – Concrete Revolutio 11
  • 1:04:47 – Owarimonogatari 11
  • 1:18:05 – Garo: Crimson Moon 10
  • 1:20:58 – Planetes 19 & 20
  • 1:31:43 – Listener questions
  • 1:49:19Ultra Super Hyper Paper Planes (mashup by Triple-Q | M.I.A. vs. Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid)

Bakacast #277 – The Perfect Record

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We don’t get many of these, so cherish them while they last.

This episode was originally going to come out days sooner, but then I got horribly, painfully sick with gastroenteritis! If you’re not sure what the hell that means, look it up. It’s fun. In short: I spent most of the weekend lying down in bed trying not to dehydrate. So, you know, not super conducive to podcast editing. I’m gonna try to get the episode we recorded last Thursday up before Christmas. I’m not sure if we’ll record another episode before Christmas, though, as the holiday schedules might not line up. If not, we’ll have another double-up episode like we did after Thanksgiving week.

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

Time Index

  • 01:11 – Ushio to Tora 23
  • 06:18 – Utawarerumono 10
  • 08:00 – The Perfect Insider 10
  • 16:04 – Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 10
  • 23:10 – Noragami Aragoto 10
  • 27:34 – Owarimonogatari 10
  • 34:20 – Concrete Revolutio 10
  • 39:35 – One Punch Man 10
  • 44:06 – Garo: Crimson Moon 9
  • 48:34 – Planetes 19 & 20
  • 54:09 – Listener questions
  • 1:05:24Memory of Lightwaves – Guitar Cover (mashup by FamilyJules7x | Final Fantasy X-2)

Bakacast #276 – Surprise Harem Show

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If there’s one thing I expect out of Gundam, it’s child brides.

We’re back from our Thanksgiving hiatus, and boy is there a lot of ground to cover. We keep the recording time pretty reasonable considering we had to double-up on shows, but Utawarerumono helped us out a bit by having not much going on. Instead, we spend most of our time praising Perfect Insider, arguing about Concrete Revolutio’s structure, and being mesmerized by Owarimonogatari’s background art.

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

Time Index

  • 01:06 – Ushio to Tora 21 & 22
  • 05:57 – Utawarerumono 8 & 9
  • 12:28 – Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 8 & 9
  • 26:16 – The Perfect Insider 8 & 9
  • 33:27 – Noragami Aragoto 8 & 9
  • 37:58 – Concrete Revolutio 8 & 9
  • 46:56 – Owarimonogatari 8 & 9
  • 52:42 – One Punch Man 8 & 9
  • 1:00:38 – Garo: Crimson Moon 7 & 8
  • 1:08:22 – Planetes 15 – 18
  • 1:22:39 – Listener questions
  • 1:30:18The Woods We Share (mashup by MixmstrStel | CHVRCHES x Taylor Swift)

Bakacast #275 – Paprika-esque

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Like if Satoshi Kon was obsessed with Legos.

Instead of using this spot to summarize some points we make in the podcast, I’ll inform y’all that we did not record anything on Thanksgiving week, because it was Thanksgiving week. So we’ll be doubling up on episode reviews during the next recording. Also also: I’ve been thinking about the workload that goes into making these podcasts lately, and how it takes a lot of time away from other content I’d like to be creating more regularly (as well as negatively impacting my performance on this podcast). The initial idea I brought up to my cohosts was a hiatus for the winter season, but that’s only a temporary solution; and I believe we’ve landed on a better one. Or are at least adjacent to a better one. We’ll let you know what we’ve decided on as soon as we’ve actually decided on it.

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

Time Index

  • 03:03 – Luke Reviews Aria the Scarlet Ammo
  • 20:49 – Ushio to Tora 20
  • 24:30 – Utawarerumono 7
  • 27:27 – The Perfect Insider 7
  • 33:49 – Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 7
  • 41:37 – Noragami Aragoto 7
  • 45:49 – Owarimonogatari 7
  • 51:08 – Concrete Revolutio 7
  • 56:27 – One Punch Man 7
  • 1:00:19 – Garo: Crimson Moon 5 & 6
  • 1:10:12 – Planetes 13 & 14
  • 1:30:18One Punch Gear Rising – The Hero of Nature (mashup by WorshipTheSatan | One Punch Man x Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance)

Bakacast #274 – Hanekawa Haters to the Left

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You’re just jealous of her hair.

Now, look, I will concede that there may have been a time in the past where Hanekawa was one of the weakest cast members. But now ain’t that time, and if you’re not on board with the new and improved Catekawa, then I’m afraid I’m gonna have to ask you to leave the Cool Anime Club. Anyway, aside from the satisfying conclusion of Sodachi Lost where Hanekawa dunks on Ougi, Ushio to Tora decides to mix time travel with lots of murder, Utawarerumono has yet another dang bath house episode, Gundam gets some sweet space battles, Concrete Revolutio compels me to try and explain the concept of the Great Lakes Avengers, and One Punch Man gets a lot more shounen.

Oh yeah, and Perfect Insider is basically still…uh…perfect.

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

Time Index

  • 01:29 – Ushio to Tora 19
  • 08:01 – Utawarerumono 6
  • 11:41 – The Perfect Insider 5 & 6
  • 20:44 – Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 6
  • 27:19 – Noragami Aragoto 6
  • 32:25 – Owarimonogatari 6
  • 38:29 – Concrete Revolutio 6
  • 46:20 – One Punch Man 6
  • 50:23 – Planetes 11 & 12
  • 1:05:38 – Listener questions
  • 1:30:18 – Alexander Hamilton (by Lin-Manuel Miranda| Hamilton)

Bakacast #273 – Too Many Princesses

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And only one of them is any good.

This Bakacast is really delayed, and I’m sorry about that. Life has been a bit hectic lately, particularly while I’m on the lookout for a new job. The next episode will likely be edited and up a couple days after this one, because I can’t stand having a backlog anymore. As for the podcast itself, on this episode we question the new direction Utawarerumono has taken, examine the very interesting but flawed portrayal of depression in Owarimonogatari, invoke Tomino in Concrete Revolutio, and actually have an argument for once when Noragami Aragoto affects Ben and me in two very different ways.

During listener questions, I mention many of the media critics I follow. Here are the links I promised to y’all can check them out.
Jim Sterling
Cool Ghosts
Shut Up & Sit Down
Errant Signal
MovieBob
Every Frame a Painting
FILM CRITIC HULK

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

Time Index

  • 01:11 – Ushio to Tora 18
  • 04:14 – Utawarerumono 5
  • 11:02 – The Perfect Insider 4
  • 18:47 – Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 5
  • 26:26 – Noragami Aragoto 5
  • 34:00 – Owarimonogatari 5
  • 42:02 – Concrete Revolutio 5
  • 53:35 – One Punch Man 5
  • 58:55 – Garo: The Crimson Moon 4
  • 1:01:06 – Planetes 9 & 10
  • 1:06:20 – Listener questions
  • 2:04:15Waters of Megalovania (remix by BotanicSage| Undertale)

Bakacast #272 – Testicle Physics

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You knew this was gonna be the album art. It had to be.

This week on Bakacast, you get a whole lot of Cynical Dustin. In my defense, I feel like Utawarerumono’s bath scenes, Owarimonogatari’s do-nothing pacing, and…whatever the hell Noragami Aragoto is doing to Bishamon gave me plenty to be cynical about.

One Punch Man, however, continues to be perfect. I am convinced it will always be perfect (well, except for when it introduces certain characters I have heard things about).

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

Time Index

  • 01:30 – Luke reviews Testament of Sister New Devil BURST
  • 15:02 – Ushio to Tora 17
  • 17:53 – Utawarerumono 4
  • 22:47 – The Perfect Insider 3
  • 35:46 – Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 4
  • 46:22 – Noragami Aragoto 4
  • 54:07 – Owarimonogatari 4
  • 59:14 – Concrete Revolutio 4
  • 1:05:26 – One Punch Man 4
  • 1:09:20 – Garo: The Crimson Moon 3
  • 1:12:45 – Planetes 7 & 8
  • 1:21:24 – Listener questions
  • 1:40:49ASGORE -Blast Processed- (remix by BlastProcessed | Undertale)