Bakacast #269 – Improper Seatbelt Handling

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They definitely aren’t following OSHA regulations.

This ended up being a pretty jam-packed fall season. To the point where–if Heavy Object is the only show we drop–it’d take around 6 hours to watch everything. That’s…a little insane, so we’ll probably end up making cuts to shows that aren’t bad but also aren’t quite interesting enough. So I apologize in advance if I make an executive decision to stop reviewing your favorite show; but in my defense, I would probably go insane doing this every week.

Also, during listener questions I end up rambling about the various sources I get my remixes from. Some of them come from me discovering them randomly through social media channels, but I also list off a few sources I regularly turn to for ending music. For convenience sake, those sources are: various Youtube channels I follow (particularly shoopfex, Triple-Q and Botanic Sage), OCRemix, and MashupYourBootz.

Also also, please watch the best AMV I’ve seen in my life. No, seriously, it’s incredible.

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

Time Index

  • 01:32 – Luke and Dustin review Yu-Gi-Oh GX
  • 15:54 – Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold
  • 22:40 – Blood Blockade Battlefront 12 (FINALE)
  • 31:59 – Ushio to Tora 14
  • 38:48 – Young Black Jack 1
  • 56:18 – Heavy Object 1 (DROPPED)
  • 56:10 – Utawarerumono 1
  • 1:03:14 – Kowabon 1 (It’s only 3 minutes, so we probably won’t cover it regularly)
  • 1:04:01 – Sakurako-san 1
  • 1:04:40 – The Perfect Insider 1
  • 1:05:16 – Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 1
  • 1:09:59 – Comet Lucifer 1
  • 1:13:49 – Noragami Aragoto 1
  • 1:24:27 – Owarimonogatari 1
  • 1:29:59 – Concrete Revolutio 1
  • 1:35:12 – One Punch Man 1
  • 1:36:53 – Osomatsu-san 1
  • 1:40:57 – Planetes 1 & 2
  • 1:51:30 – Listener questions
  • 2:18:08ADA (remix by Anti-Syne | Zone of the Enders 2)

Bakacast #255 – Weird Anime Yankovic

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You’re the best, Al.

JoJo’s marks our first show of the season to have it’s finale, and we can only hope that the rest of the shows we like end on just as high a note. Blood Blockade might do it, but Fate/Stay Night ain’t lookin’ too hot right about now. Even Yamada-kun is stumbling at the finish line.

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

Time Index

  • 01:08 – JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 48 (FINALE)
  • 05:36 – Seraph of the End 12
  • 09:48 – Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 24
  • 21:28 – Blood Blockade Battlefront 11
  • 25:51 – The Heroic Legend of Arslan 12
  • 33:17 – Ore Monogatari 12
  • 38:20 – Punch Line 11
  • 41:44 – Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches 11
  • 47:49 – Knights of Sidonia S2 11
  • 53:24 – Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold 6
  • 57:47 – Sailor Moon 24
  • 1:02:00 – Listener questions
  • 1:18:51 – end of THE WORLD (Tommy, Coda & Jin | JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders -Egypt Arc-)

Bakacast #254 – Put On Your Angry Face

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You can’t say no to Kusanagi’s angry face.

On this episode of Bakacast, Luke gives us our long-awaited review of Triage X. Unfortunately, it is not nearly as ridiculous as Highschool of the Dead. But then, how many shows truly are?

As far as the reviews of the (mostly) not-terrible shows go, we love Jotaro playing tag with a vampire, we hate Shirou continuing to harp about ideals in the middle of a much more interesting battle, we’re divided on how well Arslan is telling it’s story, we have no idea what Punch Line is doing anymore, we’re afraid that Sidonia is going to some very dark places soon, and we’re as super-stoked as the Logicomas to be hanging out with Motoko Kusanagi again.

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

Time Index

  • 01:14 – Luke Reviews Triage X
  • 23:57 – JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 47
  • 27:46 – Seraph of the End 11
  • 31:10 – Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 23
  • 34:20 – Blood Blockade Battlefront 10.5
  • 35:05 – The Heroic Legend of Arslan 11
  • 47:28 – Ore Monogatari 11
  • 53:15 – Punch Line 10
  • 57:47 – Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches 10
  • 1:03:06 – Knights of Sidonia S2 10
  • 1:11:49 – Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold 5
  • 1:12:56 – GitS Arise: Alternative Architecture 9 & 10
  • 1:24:25 – Listener questions
  • 2:04:04 – Anata wo Tamotsu Mono (Maaya Sakamoto | GitS Arise)

Bakacast #251 – Wet and Ready

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The Little Caesars of sexual innuendo.

I don’t know why I’m watching anything other than Blood Blockade Battlefront. Like, what’s even the purpose of anything else? JoJo’s is cool, I guess, but the only characters worth a damn are Jotaro and Dio (and I guess we can count Joseph for his meme potential). Fate/Stay Night has decided that endlessly repeating a stupid argument is way more interesting than, you know, plot development, fight scenes, and its only remaining female characters (who happen to be the best ones it has). Sidonia has fallen into the abyss of endless fanservice. And Arslan is…well…it definitely ain’t Legend of the Galactic Heroes.

Next week, I’ll just skip all the other shows and watch BBB eight times.

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

Time Index

  • 00:53 – JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 44
  • 05:37 – Seraph of the End 8
  • 10:07 – Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 20
  • 19:32 – Blood Blockade Battlefront 8
  • 26:17 – The Heroic Legend of Arslan 8
  • 31:59 – Ore Monogatari 8
  • 33:44 – Punch Line 7
  • 50:15 – Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches 7
  • 56:19 – Knights of Sidonia S2 7
  • 1:05:20 – Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold 4
  • 1:11:20 – Bodacious Space Pirates: The Abyss of Hyperspace
  • 1:22:12 – Listener questions
  • 1:52:00 – Strong in the Real Way (Rebecca Sugar | Steven Universe)

Bakacast #249 – Ice Ice Baby

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Even though he’s a murderer, I kind of prefer JoJo’s Vanilla Ice.

I have been waiting for this episode of JoJo’s for so long. I am so happy we can finally talk about it. And I am also very happy that Nanoha Vivid has finally gotten around to showing its titular character fighting. Took it long enough. Meanwhile, Fate/Stay Night continues to mistakenly believe that anyone cares about Archer and Shirou’s mutual angst, Blood Blockade makes even filler episodes entertaining, I still hate that asshole bard in Arslan, and Punch Line is actually really interesting now? Huh.

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

Time Index

  • 00:53 – JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 42
  • 05:42 – Nanoha Vivid 6
  • 09:08 – Seraph of the End 6
  • 11:58 – Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 18
  • 30:14 – Blood Blockade Battlefront 6
  • 33:26 – The Heroic Legend of Arslan 6
  • 37:59 – Ore Monogatari 6
  • 41:37 – Punch Line 5
  • 45:38 – Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches 5
  • 50:40 – Knights of Sidonia S2 5
  • 57:44 – Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold 3
  • 1:01:08 – Paranoia Agent 12
  • 1:07:06 – Listener questions
  • 1:27:59 – Dream Eating Monochrome Baku – real vocal cover by Clear (Project Diva | Nem)

Bakacast #247 – You’ve Seen This Crap Before

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Yep, even the monster woman. Pretty sure Wicked City did that.

So Luke finally got around to watching Isuca, which he colorfully described as a “gas chamber.” Which I guess means he liked it? Yeah, that’s how metaphors work. By the end of his segment, I felt a little bad about what I did, so I gave him a much easier assignment for next time: Triage X. I’m a good friend.

In other news, we find that Nanoha Vivid is much better at being shounen than it is at being slice-of-life, Blood Blockade vampires are way better than most vampires these days, and Yamada-kun might secretly be the best rom-com this season.

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

Time Index

  • 01:27 – JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 40
  • 05:29 – Nanoha Vivid 3 & 4
  • 09:39 – Seraph of the End 4
  • 14:27 – Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 16
  • 17:49 – Blood Blockade Battlefront 4
  • 22:49 – The Heroic Legend of Arslan 4
  • 26:32 – Ore Monogatari 4
  • 31:46 – Punchline 3
  • 37:41 – Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches 3
  • 44:31 – Knights of Sidonia S2 3
  • 55:17 – Luke Reviews Isuca
  • 1:21:51 – Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold 2
  • 1:27:00 – Paranoia Agent 10
  • 1:37:43 – Sailor Moon 20
  • 1:41:11 – Listener questions
  • 2:21:29 – Parade (Paprika)

Bakacast #245 – Moms With Benefits

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They’re just friends. Who live together. And raise a child together. And take showers together.

On this episode of Bakacast, we pick up a few more Spring shows and drop a couple that just weren’t earning the time we were giving them. Despite our initial concerns, this season might actually have just as many shows worth watching as the Winter, even if we drop a few shows that are on the borderline. So a pretty good deal for anime fans. Not so great for my work-life balance.

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

Time Index

  • 01:10 – JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 38
  • 06:09 – Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid 2
  • 12:15 – Seraph of the End 2
  • 17:47 – Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 14
  • 26:47 – Blood Blockade Battlefront 2
  • 36:47 – The Heroic Legend of Arslan 2
  • 41:15 – Show by Rock 2
  • 44:03 – Gunslinger Stratos 2 (DROPPED)
  • 48:57 – Sound! Euphonium 2 (DROPPED)
  • 51:32 – Ore Monogatari 2
  • 51:32 – Punchline 1
  • 59:12 – Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches 1
  • 1:04:10 – Knights of Sidonia S2 1
  • 1:11:08 – Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold 1
  • 1:15:15 – Paranoia Agent 8
  • 1:18:54 – Listener questions
  • 1:52:13 – Oddloop (Frederic)