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Nov 3, 2019

The hosts unleash their romantic side and talk about three hot blooded Anime to light up the incoming cold winter nights. First CC elaborates on why O Maidens in Your Savage Season's surprisingly open and honest take on the pitfalls of five girls' developing sexuality, is a heartfelt tale worth to be told. Following that, John stays on the high school romance train and reviews Given, a gay love story about music, loss and the importance of opening your heart to the people who care about you the most. Last but not least the gang talks about Promare, the fiery new movie from Studio Trigger's Hiroyuki Imaishi, and discuss why this face-melting action extravaganza is a must-see experience.

 

Reviews:

O Maidens in Your Savage Season (1:30)

Given (28:57)

Promare (1:02:52)

 

Related Links:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2019-07-30/.149504

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2019-09-10/.150934

https://www.geekgirlauthority.com/o-maidens-in-your-savage-season-anime-needs-right-now/

https://theafictionado.wordpress.com/2019/08/15/o-maidens-in-your-savage-season-and-not-like-other-girls-syndrome/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJCYLqdEhBg

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2019-08-13/.149995

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2019/08/06/why-you-should-rock-out-with-given-the-best-summer-anime-youre-not-watching

https://www.crunchyroll.com/de/anime-feature/2019/08/20/anime-vs-real-life-where-the-boys-of-given-jam-out-in-real-life

https://www.crunchyroll.com/de/anime-feature/2019/09/10/the-rise-of-givens-silent-protagonist

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2019/09/17-1/anime-vs-real-life-more-locations-for-givens-jam-sessions

https://www.crunchyroll.com/de/anime-feature/2019/09/23-1/given-is-one-of-the-best-anime-dramas-of-the-year

https://anigamers.com/interviews/promare-creating-kaleidoscopic-visual-style-trigger-hiroyuki-imaishi-shigeto-koyama-hiromi-wakabayashi

https://www.crunchyroll.com/de/anime-feature/2019/06/03-1/the-road-to-promare-trigger-staff-discuss-the-anime-studios-history

https://www.crunchyroll.com/de/anime-feature/2019/09/12-1/talking-trigger-with-the-masterminds-behind-promare

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/the-list/2019-09-15/.151141

 

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Oct 20, 2019

On their biggest episode yet, the hosts get back into their groove by quickly summing up their experiences at New York Comic Con 2019. Then they tackle all the fresh new premieres from Fall Season in the Sneak Peek to tell you what's hot and what's not. Last but not least, they get their asses to Mars and discuss the new Anime by acclaimed director Shinichiro Watanabe and explain why the musical road to success for Carole & Tuesday is a truly optimistic tale everyone should let into their heart.

 

ReCon:

New York Comic Con 2019 (1:22)

 

Sneak Peek: (18:32)

Case File nº221: Kabukicho (23:37)

Val x Love (30:32)

Special 7: Special Crime Investigation Unit (32:30)

Azur Lane (35:46)

Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE (39:24)

Kemono Michi: Rise Up (43:04)

Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious (48:03)

Granblue Fantasy the Animation - Season 2 (52:10)

No Guns Life (56:02)

ORESUKI: Are you the only one who loves me? (59:43)

Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld (1:03:08)

Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode Oracle (1:06:33)

BEASTARS (1:14:58)

Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia (1:21:11)

The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath of the Gods (1:28:11)

The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These - Season 2 (1:32:30)

Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fourth Plate (1:36:24)

Ahiru no Sora (1:40:31)

Babylon (1:43:04)

Stars Align (1:45:33)

Blade of the Immortal 2019 (1:51:07)

My Hero Academia - Season 4 (1:56:26)

 

Review:

Carole & Tuesday (2:02:53)

 

Related Links:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2019-09-05/.150741

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2019/05/06/the-art-of-carole-tuesdays-opening-interview-with-bahi-jd/

 

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Sep 29, 2019

On this gigantic episode of titanic proportions, the hosts kick things off by quickly talking about the shows that didn't make the cut in the Chop 'n' Drop. Then they equip their maneuver gear, take to the skies and chronicle all the many important events of Attack on Titan Season 3. Last but not least, they pick their favorite spring series in Best of the Season.

 

Chop 'n Drop (1:22)

 

Review:

Attack on Titan - Season 3 (15:40)

 

Best of the Season (2:07:11)

 

Related Links:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-08-23/.135764

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-10-11/.137954

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2019-06-06/.147518

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2019/05/19/attack-on-titan-at-its-wits-end/

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/?s=attack+on+titan+production+highlights

http://ladyloveandjustice.tumblr.com/post/176062629357/reflection-on-attack-on-titan-how-the-narrative

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP1I78uRiDI

https://www.polygon.com/2019/6/18/18683609/attack-on-titan-fascist-nationalist-isayama-hajime-manga-anime

 

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Sep 8, 2019

The hosts try to break free from their strings by dismantling the absurd plot machinations and undercooked characters of the clownishly rushed horror action show Karakuri Circus. After that they go back to the very beginning of the Gundam franchise and discuss how Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin expertly chronicles the rise of one of the most iconic characters from that franchise: Char Aznable.

 

Reviews:

Karakuri Circus (1:20)

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin (1:18:28)

 

Related Links:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-11-06/.139081

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y94JDZ-AYGc

 

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Aug 11, 2019

CC dives back into the Isekai hole, unleashes the full potential of his Hate Skill Tree and tears the rancid Dumpster Fire that is The Rising of the Shield Hero to shreds. Then he and John move on to more golden pastures and discuss the fifth chapter of one of their favorite Anime franchises: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

 

Reviews:

The Rising of The Shield Hero (2:02)

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind (43:52)

 

Related Links:

https://www.facebook.com/216951394988801/photos/a.507026915981246.132927.216951394988801/1145617698788828/

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2019/02/05/get-in-the-game-an-interview-with-the-director-and-screenwriter-of-the-rising-of-the-shield-hero-anime

https://frogkun.com/2019/01/11/the-rising-of-the-shield-hero-the-authors-gender-is-officially-not-your-business/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74jNvMw-FLc

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/09/28/the-saga-of-jojos-bizarre-adventure-leading-into-golden-wind

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZhT--NbjJw

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-10-23/.138469

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-12-18/.140922

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2019-03-05/.144177

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2019-04-23/.146006

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2019-07-11/.148919

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/07/17-1/golden-wind-is-the-same-jojos-bizarre-adventure-we-know-and-love

https://www.crunchyroll.com/en-gb/anime-feature/2019/02/18/jojos-bizarre-adventure-has-crossed-the-line

 

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Jul 28, 2019

The hosts begin this episode by talking about the horrible tragedy that befell Kyoto Animation on July 18, 2019. After that CC details the adventures of the three Kappa boys in Sarazanmai, the latest project from the mind of writer/director Kunihiko Ikuhara. Then John wraps up the show by kicking off the discussion of the lackluster sequel to the first series the gang ever reviewed on ABF: One Punch Man.

 

News:

Kyoto Animation arson attack (1:20)

 

Reviews:

Sarazanmai (12:03)

One Punch Man - Season 2 (31:48)

 

Related Links:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-kyoani-heal

https://www.rightstufanime.com/1-Donation-to-Kyoto-Animation

https://twitter.com/FWAsteria/status/1151736326154096640

https://twitter.com/crazynabe/status/1153975329154711552

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfhc4moxreo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTl0BBrw3Y0

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/sarazanmai/.145650

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2019-04-30/.146271

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2019-06-11/.147723

https://www.crunchyroll.com/de/anime-news/2019/04/15-1/why-you-should-watch-more-of-sarazanmai-director-kunihiko-ikuhara

https://www.crunchyroll.com/de/anime-feature/2019/05/07-1/anime-vs-real-life-sarazanmai

https://www.crunchyroll.com/de/anime-feature/2019/05/16-1/underneath-the-butts-and-the-dancing-sarazanmai-is-beautiful

https://www.crunchyroll.com/de/anime-feature/2019/05/21/wanting-to-connect-sarazanmai-on-selfishness-and-desire

https://www.crunchyroll.com/de/anime-feature/2019/06/22-1/sarazanmai-has-barely-scratched-the-bizarre-surface-of-the-kappa

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/?s=sarazanmai

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2019-05-28/.147193

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sR8etd--dVc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zla2PtY2FWk

 

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Jul 14, 2019

To battle the hot summer heat, John and CC unleash all the cool Anime premieres they could get their hands on in the Sneak Peek. After that they travel back in time to the Sengoku period and discuss the demon-slaying adventures of the wandering samurai Hyakkimaru and his little sidekick Dororo.

 

Sneak Peek: (1:20)

Granbelm (2:00)

To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts (4:30)

Given (8:57)

Dr. Stone (11:24)

Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? (13:22)

Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files: Rail Zeppelin Grace note (18:26)

Cop Craft (20:47)

Fire Force (24:04)

A Certain Scientific Accelerator (25:48)

Astra Lost in Space (28:08)

Senki Zesshō Symphogear XV (30:00)

Vinland Saga (34:44)

 

Review:

Dororo [2019] (40:17)

 

Related Links:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2019-02-21/.143699

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2019-04-04/.145378

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2019-07-04/.148571

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2019/03/01/dororo-a-swordmans-journey-through-history/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxTAKubswiE

 

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Jun 23, 2019

John and CC take a sightseeing tour of the underworld and almost lose their collective minds while tearing apart the trainwreck that is the third season of the iconic light novel adaption Sword Art Online. And since it's this season's final Anime Brain Freeze episode, there is also some Chop 'n' Drop and Best of the Season entries to discuss.

 

Chop 'n Drop (1:51)

 

Reviews:

Sword Art Online: Alicization (15:34)

 

Best of the Season (1:37:32)

 

Related Links:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2018-08-30/interview-the-staff-of-sword-art-online-alicization/.136086

https://www.crunchyroll.com/de/anime-feature/2018/10/05/the-stakes-are-higher-than-ever-in-sword-art-online-alicization

https://www.crunchyroll.com/de/anime-feature/2019/01/24-1/alice-in-sword-art-online-a-wonderland-of-danger

https://www.animefeminist.com/feature-when-creators-strive-to-improve-female-representation-the-case-of-sword-art-onlines-reki-kawahara/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OR4e2OLs8kA

 

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Jun 9, 2019

The hosts dive right back into the light novel hole as CC reviews the fantastical isekai adventures of a businessman turned little JRPG slime in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime. Then John tackles the first three seasons of the goofy science-fantasy dating sim crossover Date A Live. Last but not least it's CC's turn again to wrap up the show with his Review of the long awaited adaption of the thrilling Shonen Jump suspense/horror series The Promised Neverland.

 

Reviews:

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (1:46)

Date A Live III (33:49)

The Promised Neverland (1:04:06)

 

Related Links:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-12-06/.140391

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2019-01-25/interview-the-staff-of-that-time-i-got-reincarnated-as-a-slime/.142574

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2019-01-30/rimuru-tempest-and-robinson-crusoe-how-to-build-a-civilization/.142729

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2019-03-21/.144779

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STWf6QUqYPs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsJ4aguEcNk

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/shelf-life/2016-05-16/.102114

https://www.crunchyroll.com/de/anime-feature/2013/05/04-1/feature-date-a-live-museum-at-gamers-akihabara-store

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2019-01-29/.142664

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2019-03-12/.144422

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2019/01/29/the-promised-neverlands-mom-is-already-animes-mom-of-the-year

https://www.crunchyroll.com/de/anime-feature/2019/02/02/the-promised-neverlands-escape-to-do-list

https://www.crunchyroll.com/en-gb/anime-feature/2019/02/04/the-adapted-vision-of-the-promised-neverland

https://www.crunchyroll.com/en-gb/anime-feature/2019/02/26/how-top-notch-animation-helps-the-promised-neverland-succeed-in-its-horror

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2019/03/22/the-promised-neverland-and-the-battle-for-hope

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/?s=the+promised+neverland+production+notes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOQz0jrQNsA

 

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May 26, 2019

John takes the lead on this episode and tries his very best to make sense of the convoluted plot, the ridiculous amount of characters and the plethora of story arcs in the third season of the popular light novel adaption A Certain Magical Index. After that, CC tackles yet another sports Anime and explains what makes the laid back character-driven Run with the Wind a surprising standout in that genre.

 

Reviews:

A Certain Magical Index III (1:30)

Run with the Wind (53:12)

 

Related Links:

https://www.crunchyroll.com/de/anime-feature/2016/12/19/feature-novel-vs-anime-a-certain-magical-index

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTJKfvZmDUM

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-11-22/.139800

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2019-02-05/.143041

https://www.crunchyroll.com/de/anime-feature/2019/02/19-1/anime-vs-real-life-run-with-the-wind-predicting-the-teams-starting-order

https://www.crunchyroll.com/de/anime-feature/2019/03/11-1/why-you-need-to-catch-up-on-run-with-the-wind

https://www.crunchyroll.com/de/anime-feature/2019/03/18/we-are-stronger-together-in-the-anime-run-with-the-wind

https://www.crunchyroll.com/de/anime-feature/2019/03/25/what-does-victory-mean-in-run-with-the-wind

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvyOh-ZsKwg

 

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May 12, 2019

On this episode the two hosts take turns, as CC reviews the emotionally rewarding slice of life series My Roommate is a Cat and explains why he managed to engage with this story on a personal level. Then John discusses the lackluster airplane combat Anime The Magnificent KOTOBUKI and lays out the reasons why, despite its promising start, this show was a big disappointment. Last but not least it's CC's turn again, to talk about the newest iteration in one of his favorite Sports Anime franchises and all-time classic: Captain Tsubasa.

 

Reviews:

My Roommate is a Cat (1:32)

The Magnificent KOTOBUKI (24:12)

Captain Tsubasa [2018] (51:20)

 

Related Links:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2019-03-28/.145095

https://www.crunchyroll.com/de/anime-feature/2019/02/12-1/the-magnificent-kotobuki-and-its-high-flying-director-have-arrived

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/the-mike-toole-show/2018-06-24/.133350

 

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Apr 21, 2019

A new Anime season means a new Sneak Peek where John and CC take a quick look at all the fresh spring series premieres. After that, they have a lengthy in-depth discussion about the second season of the Anime featuring their favorite pair of esper and con artist: Mob Psycho 100.

 

Sneak Peek:

Hitori Bocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu (2:59)

Ultraman (6:19)

Midnight Occult Civil Servants (8:11)

Cinderella Nine (12:08)

Fairy gone (15:26)

The Helpful Fox Senko-san (19:04)

RobiHachi (22:33)

AFTERLOST (24:55)

Sarazanmai (27:00)

One-Punch Man - Season 2 (32:24)

Fruits Basket (39:28)

Carole & Tuesday (44:03)

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (49:40)

 

Review:

Mob Psycho 100 II (53:52)

 

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https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2019-02-07/.143094

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2019-04-09/.145517

https://www.crunchyroll.com/en-gb/anime-feature/2019/01/28-1/the-true-nature-of-strength-in-mob-psycho-100

https://www.crunchyroll.com/en-gb/anime-feature/2019/02/18/all-of-mobs-explosions-in-mob-psycho-100-so-far

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2019/03/30-1/interview-mob-psychos-director-is-changing-hearts-and-getting-in-trouble-with-the-president-of-bones

https://www.crunchyroll.com/en-gb/anime-feature/2019/04/01/mob-psycho-100-ii-is-over-long-live-redrawreigen

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2019/04/04/seeing-double-mob-psycho-100s-mentors-and-mentees

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2019/04/09/a-look-back-at-the-ways-the-mob-psycho-100-anime-blew-us-away

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/?s=mob+psycho+production+notes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-DyIWF0h-8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psQY-6KjyIA

 

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Apr 7, 2019

John and CC kick off this season finale on Anime Brain Freeze as usual, by talking about the shows from Fall 2018 that couldn't hold their interest in the Chop 'n' Drop. Then they climb into their time machine, set the date to 1994 and review the newest iteration on the tokusatsu series Gridman the Hyper Agent, known in the west as Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad. The hosts discuss why this new series, aptly titled SSSS.Gridman, is not only a visually engaging rollercoaster ride, but can also boast one of the most well realized antagonists in Anime history. Last but not least, they pick their favorites from Fall 2018 in Best of the Season.

 

Chop 'n' Drop (1:19)

 

Review:

SSSS.Gridman (15:29)

 

Best of the Season (51:51)

 

Related Links:

https://medium.com/@mach.dent/ssss-gridman-reference-recap-master-post-c3d1f429ff4

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-11-15/.139515

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-12-13/.140744

https://www.crunchyroll.com/de/anime-feature/2018/10/29-1/the-solemn-beauty-of-ssssgridman

https://www.crunchyroll.com/de/anime-feature/2018/12/03/giant-robots-and-absent-friends-the-split-identity-of-ssssgridman

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/?s=gridman+production+notes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRF11jznOVE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL2UZcfRpPU

 

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Mar 23, 2019

Prepare yourselves for a stealthy attack on your feelings, because in this episode John talks about the complicated relationships in the romance drama Bloom Into You and then both hosts discuss the ups and downs of the Ninja Spy action series Release the Spyce.

 

Reviews:

Bloom Into You (1:30)

Release the Spyce (27:18)

 

Related Links:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-11-20/.139721

https://theafictionado.wordpress.com/2019/01/31/bloom-into-you-and-me-a-story-about-how-representation-is-important/

 

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Mar 10, 2019

March comes in like a Saiyan on this episode of ABF, as the hosts discuss the movie Dragon Ball Super: Broly. After that they mingle with the undead and talk about the flawed but enjoyable horror/idol crossover Zombie Land Saga.

 

Reviews:

Dragon Ball Super: Broly (1:31)

Zombie Land Saga (40:10)

 

Related Links:

https://www.crunchyroll.com/de/anime-feature/2019/01/26/how-dragon-ball-super-fixed-its-broly-problem

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-10-30/.138799

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2019-01-02/.141494

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/10/23-1/anime-vs-real-life-zombie-land-sagas-plot-to-save-saga-is-ingenious

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/10/29/zombie-land-saga-is-the-only-idol-anime-i-will-ever-watch

https://www.crunchyroll.com/de/anime-feature/2018/11/09/zombie-land-saga-is-the-zombieland-of-zombie-anime

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/11/29-1/to-zombie-land-sagas-lily-hoshikawa-the-best-trans-girl-ive-seen-in-anime

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/12/13/why-zombie-land-saga-is-taking-over-the-world

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/12/26/is-the-saga-over-5-burning-questions-from-the-zombie-land-saga-finale

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7-jbwCX28c

 

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Feb 24, 2019

This time the hosts review two series adapted from a much older source material.

First, John talks about the comedic interpreation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet called Boarding School Juliet, and why that show did a surprisingly good job at delivering a fun spin on the storied tale. Then he and CC discuss the adaption of 1985's gritty crime drama Manga Banana Fish, and try to nail down why, after a strong start, that series falls completely apart by the end.

 

Reviews:

Boarding School Juliet (1:20)

Banana Fish (21:52)

 

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https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-07-24/.134627

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-09-04/.136312

https://www.animefeminist.com/interview-japanese-lgbtq-fans-talk-about-the-legacy-of-banana-fish/

https://www.animefeminist.com/history-banana-fish-and-the-real-world-racial-politics-of-1980s-america/

 

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Feb 10, 2019

On this rapid fire review outing of ABF, John and CC discuss three short-form Anime series. First John introduces us to the neurotic crew of Space Battleship Tiramisu. Then both hosts buff up their cooking skills with the Fate/stay night spin-off Today's menu for (the) Emiya Family. And after that John wraps up the show by talking about the relatable retail misadventures of Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san.

 

Reviews:

Space Battleship Tiramisu (1:53)

Today's menu for (the) Emiya Family (16:09)

Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san (33:33)

 

Related Links:

https://www.crunchyroll.com/de/anime-feature/2018/03/16-1/is-todays-menu-for-the-emiya-family-the-best-fate-anime-yet

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2018/05/04/preparing-ufotables-future-todays-menu-for-the-emiya-family/

https://www.animefeminist.com/discourse-demons-at-the-dinner-table-how-todays-menu-for-the-emiya-family-glosses-over-domestic-abuse/

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-11-29/.140090

https://www.crunchyroll.com/de/anime-feature/2018/11/02/confessions-of-a-real-skeleton-bookseller-working-in-a-bookstore-is-a-horror-show-honda-san-gets-right

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ybf6ECNDeE

 

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Jan 20, 2019

John and CC grab their warmest jackets and march into the icy cold wasteland of Anime Premieres from this winter season in the Sneak Peek. After that they gush about the second outing of Golden Kamuy and marvel at how this wacky little show seems to juggle all its many crazy characters, engaging plot threads and different tones with playful ease.

 

Sneak Peek: (1:30)

W'z (2:26)

The Price of Smiles (4:31)

Kemurikusa (8:40)

The Magnificent Kotobuki (9:53)

Bermuda Triangle: Colorful Pastrale (12:50)

Magical Girl Spec Ops Asuka (16:07)

Girly Air Force (19:06)

Boogiepop and Others (22:06)

Grimms Notes the Animation (24:20)

My Roommate is a Cat (27:43)

The Rising of the Shield Hero (30:14)

Dororo (34:10)

The Promised Neverland (38:37)

Date A Live III (41:56)

Mob Psycho 100 II (45:59)

 

Review:

Golden Kamuy - Season 2 (52:51)

 

Related Links:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2019-01-10/.141839

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/07/12/festering-wounds-the-nature-of-violence-in-golden-kamuy

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/11/19-1/the-good-the-bad-and-the-shiraishi-golden-kamuy-is-a-western

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/11/20/transcending-barriers-food-culture-in-golden-kamuy

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/12/19/recreating-yourself-is-how-you-survive-in-golden-kamuy

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/12/24/the-many-faces-of-the-golden-kamuy-animes-true-heart-shiraishi

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/12/26/100-years-of-mastery-golden-kamuy-and-judo

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/12/31-1/treading-moral-ambiguity-with-golden-kamuy

 

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Jan 6, 2019

As 2019 begins, another season for the Anime Brain Freeze team ends. So John and CC steal the new year's thunder by delivering their final Review from Summer Season 2018 with the 5th installment of the modern day gentleman thief Lupin the Third. They also talk about the shows that didn't quite make the cut in the Chop 'n' Drop and pick their personal winners for best show of the season.

 

Chop 'n' Drop (1:20)

 

Review:

Lupin the Third - Part 5 (15:39)

 

Best of the Season (59:06)

 

Related Links:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/the-mike-toole-show/the-lupin-tapes/2010-06-06

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/05/14/a-beginners-guide-to-lupin-the-3rd

https://www.polygon.com/2018/8/22/17766102/lupin-iii-part-5-crunchyroll-anime-streaming

https://www.animefeminist.com/perspectives-the-peoples-hero-some-people-not-included-the-exclusion-of-queer-viewers-in-lupin-the-3rd-part-5/

 

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Dec 23, 2018

The gang says goodbye to 2018 with a double dose of rowdy robot rumbles. John kicks off the show by talking about the third iteration in the Gundam Build franchise, Gundam Build Divers. And details the highs and lows of this different spin on one of the most iconic mechs out there. After that CC joins the quirky cast of Planet With in their interstellar war and gushes about the many well written characters, story developments, surprises, themes and layers of this interesting little sci-fi action show.

 

Reviews:

Gundam Build Divers (1:30)

Planet With (30:24)

 

Related Links:

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/04/23-1/getting-into-gundam-the-build-divers-way

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-08-14/.135447

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-09-13/.136709

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/08/20-1/planet-withs-villains-are-right

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/08/27-1/this-seasons-greatest-hero-is-a-space-princess

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2018/09/25/when-mangaka-work-in-anime/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBtYjXb3E5c

 

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Dec 2, 2018

In an episode filled with bad people, CC gets things going by tackling the third season of Overlord and explains why the interesting approach of making the villain of the series the main character didn't work out as well this time as it did in the previous seasons. After that the hosts unleash their combined game brains and talk about the many ludicrous adventures the main protagonist of Chio's School Road experiences on the daily way to her temple of education.

 

Reviews:

Overlord - Season 3 (1:30)

Chio's School Road (29:15)

 

Related Links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqWZh6ldGW4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuV6OO-ZrA4

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/08/17-1/romance-of-the-reptile-kingdom-the-lizard-love-story-of-overlord-explained

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/08/18/quiz-which-guardian-of-nazarick-would-you-pathetically-serve

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/06/28/i-expected-a-cute-anime-about-a-girl-walking-to-school-but-i-got-chios-school-road-instead

 

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Nov 11, 2018

CC kicks off this episode by standing his ground against the mongol army in Angolmois: Record of Mongol Invasion and later wraps things up by joining the hunt for vampires in pre-World War II Japan with Sirius the Jaeger. Meanwhile John bares witness to a fierce stage play in Revue Starlight and dishes out some interesting background information about the type of musical theater this series is based on.

 

Reviews:

Angolmois: Record of Mongol Invasion (1:30)

Revue Starlight (18:55)

Sirius the Jaeger (39:02)

 

Related Links:

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/07/13/the-apocalypse-heads-to-japan-what-happened-before-angolmois

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/09/06/what-does-the-word-angolmois-actually-mean

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongol_invasions_of_Japan

https://twitter.com/andrearitsu/status/1018943007922507776

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIG8bWpwIpg

https://kageki.hankyu.co.jp/english/history/index.html

https://blog.gaijinpot.com/10-facts-know-takarazuka-revue/

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-08-28/.135985

 

 

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Oct 28, 2018

This week, the gang gets athletic and discusses to very different kinds of Sports Anime. First talk about how the consistent summer vacation theme and sympathetic characters of the laid-back Beach volleyball series Harukana Receive make for a generally relaxing, good time. Then CC goes into the opposite direction with the high tension Badminton drama Hanebado and explains why the visually impressive series stumbles in the story department.

 

Review:

Harukana Receive (1:31)

Hanebado! (28:17)

 

Related Links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tz8kXxsoctw

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/07/31-1/how-harukana-receive-changes-what-you-know-about-volleyball

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-08-16/.135521

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/06/26-1/the-badminton-anime-you-didnt-know-you-needed

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/07/02/shining-the-sports-spotlight-on-girls-in-hanebado

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/07/09-1/hanebado-will-prove-that-badminton-is-better-than-tennis

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/08/23/hating-the-game-toxic-competition-in-hanebado

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/09/26-1/opinion-hanesaki-quitting-badiminton-is-the-ultimate-ending-for-hanebado

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2018/07/02/hanebado-01-production-highlights/

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2018/07/09/hanebado-02-production-highlights/

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2018/07/18/hanebado-03-production-highlights/

 

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Oct 14, 2018

The hosts dive head-first into the giant Anime leaf-piles of fall in the Sneak Peek and bring you their opinions on all the hot premieres they checked out. After that it's time to return to UA Academy and its many colorful heroes in another amazingly strong outing of My Hero Academia.

 

Sneak Peek (1:30)

Conception (2:27)

Radiant (7:27)

Goblin Slayer (11:22)

Ace Attorney - Season 2 (15:04)

Double Decker! Doug & Kirill (17:18)

Senran Kagura: Shinobi Master (19:48)

IRODUKU: The World in Colors (23:18)

Bloom Into You (27:10)

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (29:41)

Boarding School Juliet (33:01)

Release the Spyce (35:54)

Sword Art Online: Alicization (38:02)

Golden Kamuy - Season 2 (45:02)

Space Battleship Tiramisu Zwei (46:17)

SSSS.GRIDMAN (48:20)

Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san (51:46)

Run with the Wind (54:03)

A Certain Magical Index III (56:40)

Zombie Land Saga (1:03:18)

Karakuri Circus (1:08:04)

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind (1:11:03)

 

Review:

My Hero Academia - Season 3 (1:15:13)

 

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https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-06-28/.133396

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-10-04/.137662

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2018/09/22/my-hero-academia-61-production-highlights/

https://www.animefeminist.com/feature-gender-inequity-hero-academia/

https://kotaku.com/my-hero-academia-is-superhero-anime-for-people-tired-of-1825779406

 

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Sep 30, 2018

The boys kick off this episode by talking about the shows from spring season that couldn't hold their interest in the Chop 'n' Drop. Then CC tears into the raging dumpster fire that is Darling in the Franxx and explains why the highly anticipated series couldn't deliver on any of the grande expectations set for it. Finally, the gang ends on a postive note, by dishing out their chosen favorites of spring in Best of the Season.

 

Chop 'n' Drop (1:30)

 

Review:

Darling in the Franxx (10:34)

Darling in the Franxx - Heavy Ending Spoilers (36:56)

 

Best of the Season (47:09)

 

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https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-01-30/.127105

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2018-02-28/when-mechs-equals-sex/.128377

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-06-19/.133087

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbSKXMFlOMY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WiMGIKjmjM

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/04/18/triggers-hiromi-wakabayashi-answers-burning-darling-in-the-franxx-fan-questions-in-reddit-ama

 

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