A Letter to Kyoto Animation: Appreciating Their Works Over the Years

Opening Statement

Here at the Backloggers in light of the recent tragedy with Kyoto Animation, we wanted to express our love towards the studio, the staff, and their works by sharing some of our favorite experiences with Kyoto Animation productions. All of us here truly value their work in our own ways, and I hope that our thoughts below can give you some insight as to how we truly feel about this incident as a whole by showing you how much we value Kyoto Animation as a studio and the staff that created some of these memorable works that we love so dearly.

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Lil’ Log Podcast | Escha Chron Discussion — Short Time Shenanigans

Welcome to our first Lil’ Log Cast! These are going to be an offshoot of our current suite of stuff where we take a look at some shorter series. Incidentally, we also chose this show completely at random using our patented new selection method called Mystery Garbage! Thankfully it didn’t steer us wrong this time, but stick around and maybe we’ll get something really weird with it.

For this cast, we watched Escha Chron, a delightful short OVA series about time and space-bending girls that just want to learn about our world. Talking points include comfy stuff…actually, yeah, that’s most of it, but it’s great, we promise!

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This podcast was recorded June 15th, 2019.

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Log Time Podcast | The Big O Discussion — It’s Showtime! (It Actually Is and It’s Glorious)

We’ve been meaning to watch The Big O for a while now, and believe us when we say that it was well worth the wait. Join us as we talk about some good ‘ol big mech nostalgia, the show’s weird twists and turns with memory, and a never-before-seen end-of-cast twist in opinions. This show is an absolute treasure, and we hope you see why by the end of this.

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This podcast was recorded June 8th, 2019.

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Log Time Podcast | Samurai Flamenco Discussion — Justice Lives on in Our Hearts

Samurai Flamenco is a wild ride. We discuss some of its crazy antics, its different aspects of justice of the main character Masayoshi, and how it makes us think differently and reflect on older sentai super heroes shows and other super hero genres.

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This podcast was recorded May 13th, 2019.

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Log Time Seasonal Podcast #20 | Beginning of Spring 2019 — Spring Anime is Poetry in Motion

The spring season may not have as much of a kick in terms of sheer adrenaline and mind-bending shows as the winter season, but don’t count it out! We’ve dug through a mountain of shows to find the season’s cream of the crop (and some of the trash, while we’re at it). Join us as we discuss some good, wholesome fun with Hitoribocchi, Senryu Girl, and Fruits Basket, talk about the weird side of spring with Sarazanmai and Midnight Occult Civil Servants, and dissect some truly heinous garbage.

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This podcast was recorded on April 25th, 2019.

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Log Time Seasonal Podcast #19 | End of Winter 2019 — Winter Anime Goes Out With a Bang (Dream)

The winter season ended with a bang, and even though we promised ourselves we wouldn’t go overboard, we definitely, definitely did – this one’s almost three hours, but we just had so much we needed to get out there!

Join us as we talk about the weird, granular umami of what makes sports anime great with Run With the Wind, discuss a fair amount of romance with quintuplets, step-siblings, and student council peers, and go nuts over Bang Dream! for…close to an hour? It’s all great, so come on in!

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This podcast was recorded April 4th, 2019.

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Log Time Podcast #32 | Blue Submarine No. 6 Discussion — An Unexpected Philosophical Deep-Dive?

Have you ever gone back and watched an anime you watched as a kid? It hurts sometimes, because it isn’t always quite as good as you remember it being.

We watched Blue Submarine No. 6, and it was…interesting. Join us as we talk about so-bad-it’s-good 90’s 3DCG, genuinely interesting world-building, and writing issues that drag the whole show down with them.

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This podcast was recorded March 21st, 2019.

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