Collectively as a group, we’ve watched a fair number of anime about digital and physical spaces, like .hack//Sign, Log Horizon, Serial Experiments Lain, and something about swords making art on the internet. But it’s pretty safe to say that we have yet to watch anything quite like Dennou Coil – a story about kids with really powerful augmented reality glasses tech that blurs the line between the physical and digital worlds.
Join us as we talk about some really, really bad computer viruses, tech from the show and world-building elements that we’d love to see more of in other series, and sentient facial hair (it’s actually related to the show, I swear).
Konosuba is a great show about folks in an isekai who are absolute disasters. Given that we had this as a possible show to watch since, oh, close to when we started this podcast, this video has been a long time coming, and man, is it worth it.
Join us as we talk about some bombastic subverting of genre tropes, a cadre of useless morons with some decent character arc, and how Aqua is absolutely garbage-tier. Fight us.
Planet With is a trip – alien animals that eat people to become mechs, a maid princess, dragons, super sentai warriors, and all sorts of other wild stuff that ends up meshing together surprisingly nicely. Join us as we talk about some of the show’s finer points, like the evolution of love, the show’s consistent emphasis of kindness over violence, and how the show manages to make a bunch of seemingly different details all work beautifully together.
There’s a good anime in there somewhere, but this ain’t it.
We watched Guilty Crown and wow, do we regret it. Join us as we talk about voiding, the many, many narrative pitfalls this show digs itself into, and copying others’ work and definitely making it look like your own.
This week, we dig into the Fall 2017 season, and the cast went on pretty much forever. Strap in, folks, because we talk about good and bad death game shows, some incredible picks for the season a la Just Because!, Land of the Lustrous, and others, and we do our fair share of dumpster diving with a few choice shows.
This week, we talk about P. A. Works’ arguably weirdest show, Glasslip. We discuss the show’s odd pacing, unnatural character dialogue, gorgeous stills that make up half of the show, and whether or not the show is secretly a masterpiece.
This week, we talk about Doga Kobo’s Engaged to the Unidentified, the slice of life rom-com that begins normally, gets weird, and ends (relatively) normally. We discuss interesting re-contextualization of certain tropes, consistent, unnecessary conflicts with speedy resolutions, the interesting shift towards a more female-centric perspective for a rom-com of this type, and just how dang gorgeous the show is.
This week, we dig into the Summer 2017 season, which is a legitimate miracle because we found so many shows to watch. We find Jesus in the Vatican Kiseki Chousakan, try not to geek out too hard over Gamers!, talk about food a lot with Isekai Shokudou, and check out of Konbini Kareshi for good, among other things.
This week, we wrap up the Winter 2017 anime season with a surprising mix of solid and…not-so-solid shows. Highlights include in-depth discussion of harem vs. rom-coms with Mythos and Owningmatt93, an overview of some of the great (and just okay) picks of the season, and General Tofu getting way in over his head with Hand Shakers.
This podcast was recorded on April 6th, 2017.
Intro Song: Barakamon OST – Track 14 – Dassai Sensei
Outro Song: Barakamon OST – Track 07 – Shizen he no Kanmei
Intro/Outro Music by Kenji Kawai
This week, in what might feel like two separate timelines, we both extol the mad scientist virtues of Chiyomaru Shikura’s wild ride Steins;Gate AND go through an impressively long rant about the show in a fairly short span of time.
Also, this is NOT actually sponsored by Dr. Pepper, which is probably a good thing, at this point.
This podcast was recorded on March 17th, 2017.
Intro Song: Steins;Gate OST – Track 04 – the universe ending
Outro Song: Haibane Renmei OST – Track 06 – Suspicious Eyes
Intro/Outro Music by Abo Takeshi