We decided to drink and do a seasonal podcast to come to terms with Mythos’ absence.
We talk about some of our favorite shows from the fall anime season, along with other shows that we thought were boppin’. We discussed what made some shows like Zombie Land Saga and Bunny Girl Senpai unique within their genre of shows, and how others like SSSS.Gridman and Run with the Wind are similar to other shows, but also doing their own take on those elements as well.
As a final send-off to our year, we also showcase our Anime of the Year Top 5!
This week on the Log Time Podcast, we encounter the good, the bad, and the weird of the Fall 2018 season. We discuss an immaculate Conception, talk about spooky booksellers and monster spouses in some short shows, geek out over some kaiju action in SSSS.Gridman, get some good rap battles in via Zombieland Saga (which apparently is not a continuation of the 2009 film), and talk about a spooky bunny actress girl in Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai. This season is full of good shows, so do some digging and find something you like!
This week on the Log Time Podcast, we lament that life made watching anime difficult this season, but we cover a few shows that made the Spring 2018 season great for us. We get to the nitty-gritty of the sheer fun of Megalo Box, discuss the awkward (but good) mess that is 3D Kanojo/Real Girl, and go ham on what seemed to be our show of the season, Hinamatsuri.
This week on the Log Time Podcast, we combat the veritable wasteland that is the Spring 2018 anime season. We discuss a few solid shows that knocked (or boxed) our socks off, a solid smattering of “meh”-worthy works, and contend with the general sense of anime ennui that comes from having a season try to follow up the Winter 2018 season. Also, Kyle dies. He will be missed until the next podcast.
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.
Hey everyone! Mythos, here. Got a little bit of exciting news. The Backloggers finally have a purely audio format for the podcast!
I know! It’s only been, like, what? Two years of doing this?
Outside of the full list on YouTube, we have three episodes of the Log Time podcast out now on iTunes and SoundCloud and are planning on possibly adding them to other places like the Google Play Store. Let us know if outside of those there are any other places y’all tend to listen to podcasts. We’ll also be going through the backlog (heh) of the other video podcasts and adding them as well.
We’ve been working on this for a bit and, if you notice, we kinda ran with a couple different intro/outros for the three episodes currently up but we think finally found a formula we like with the Engaged to the Unidentified podcast that we just put out. Let us know what you guys think because we really want to improve this going forward. Also, not to be one of those “smash the like button” types but the only way for people to see any of these anime podcasts out on the iTunes store is to support them. Otherwise, they’ll be lost to obscurity. So, if you could, rate and comment on iTunes. It’ll really help us out.
Oh! While you’re there, if you haven’t already, rate and comment on Anime is Lit. They’re fantastic to listen to and each episode is really entertaining and clever. They deserve all the love you can give them.
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 talk about the decidedly beautiful, weird show that is The Tatami Galaxy. We discuss how strongly the story and visuals are intertwined thematically, how its Groundhog Day-esque story hinge works so well, and why we’re watching another show that involves the protag’s genitalia being referred to as “Johnny.”
This podcast was recorded on May 25th, 2017.
Outro Song: Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei OST – Track 26 – Unmei no Akai Ito Kuroi Ito by Michiru Oshima
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