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Dec 18, 2016

In the final episode of 2016 the gang discusses three shows, which left them with a bunch of mixed feelings. First, John elaborates on why Love Live! Sunshine!! is more of a mediocre rehash, than a good sequel to the popular idol series. After that, CC gushes over Berserk and explains why the new series is a bad place to get into this great franchise. Lastly, the hosts dig into both seasons of Active Raid to unearth its few bright spots and many flaws.

 

Reviews:

Love Live! Sunshine!! (1:12)

Berserk (2016) - Season 1 (21:49)

Active Raid - Season 1&2 (51:17)

 

 

Related Articles:

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2016/09/25/feature-from-zero-to-one-love-live-sunshine

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2016/08/13/feature-anime-vs-real-life-love-live-sunshine-part-1

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2016/09/03/feature-anime-vs-real-life-love-live-sunshine-part-2

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2016/07/05/feature-aniwords-the-spirit-of-joy-lives-in-love-live-sunshine

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2016-06-28/berserk-past-present-and-future/.103719

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2016/07/15/feature-interview-with-berserk-producer-reo-kurosu

 

 

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Nov 27, 2016

Hello there, welcome. Please, sit down. Relax. Enjoy a nice gourmet dinner, with a glass of high-class moonshine on the side, because we have a truly delicious show for you today. After a small news aperitif, CC is anxious to tell you, why Food Wars is one of the best Shonen Anime in recent years. Then he and John sink their teeth into 91 Days and explain what makes this somber Mafia crime drama so riveting. Bon app├ętit!

 

News:

Hayao Miyazaki can (not) retire (1:10)

The return of Panty & Stocking (4:55)

 

Reviews:

Food Wars - Season 1 & 2 (6:59)

91 Days (29:39)

 

Related Articles:

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2016/06/22/feature-cooking-with-anime-chaliapin-steak-don-from-food-wars

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2016/09/06-1/feature-aniwords-91-days-and-the-cinematography-of-murder

 

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Nov 13, 2016

Two video game related series and an unexpected sequel provide the discussion material for this episode. CC takes the lead by ranting on why Ace Attorney is a subpar adaption of the popular Capcom franchise. On the other side of the coin, John weighs in on how Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak Academy manages to succeed on all levels as a great cross-media experience. Closing out the show is CC's review of D.Gray-man Hallow, a flawed sequel to a more than 8 year old show, that is nonetheless worth checking out.

 

Trash Stash:

Ace Attorney (1:34)

 

Reviews:

Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak Academy (30:59)

D.Gray-man Hallow (58:28)

 

Related Articles:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2016-04-20/why-we-love-phoenix-wright-ace-attorney/.101265

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2015-07-22/interview-danganronpa-creator-kazutaka-kodaka/.90760

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2016-07-15/in-memory-of-innocence-a-guide-to-d.gray-man/.104345

 

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Oct 30, 2016

On this episode, that for some reason turned out even longer than the last one, 3 seems to be the dominating number. CC kicks things off by pulling the surprisingly enjoyable violence fest Taboo Tattoo out of the garbage pile. After that John increases the level of quality and heartwarming cuteness by reviewing Sweetness & Lightning. Last but definitely not least, both hosts join forces to give you their opinions on the newest entry in the iconic Macross franchise: Macross Delta.

 

News:

Saki Live Action Series (1:19)

School Girl Strikers Anime Series (5:50)

Klonoa Anime Film (9:09)

Gal Gun VR - Why Inti, why? (12:23)

 

Trash Stash:

Taboo Tattoo (16:35)

 

Reviews:

Sweetness & Lightning (39:25)

Macross Delta (1:01:21)

 

 

Related Articles:

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2016/09/24-1/feature-anime-vs-real-life-sweetness-lightning

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2016/08/07-1/feature-sweetness-lightning-and-the-japanese-family-structure

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2016/08/27-1/feature-why-it-works-tsumugis-great-adventure

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2016/10/05-1/feature-cooking-with-anime-okonomiyaki-from-sweetness-and-lightning

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2016/08/31/feature-cooking-with-anime-gohei-mochi-from-sweetness-lightning

 

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Oct 16, 2016

On this Behemoth of an episode, John talks about his visit to this year's New York Comic Con. After that, it's time to take a look at all the new shows of Fall Season in the Sneak Peek. Last but definitely not least, John and CC review Mob Psycho 100, the new hit-series from the creator of One-Punch Man.

 

Re-Con:

New York Comic Con 2016 (1:35)

 

Sneak Peek:

MSG Iron-Blooded Orphans - Season 2 (16:31)

Haikyuu!! - Season 3 (17:40)

Sound! Euphonium - Season 2 (19:30)

Yuri!!! on Ice (22:05)

All Out!! (25:15)

Teekyu (27:28)

ClassicaLoid (29:17)

Flip Flappers (32:04)

My Wife is the Student Council President (34:40)

Occultic;Nine (36:54)

Drifters (39:25)

WWW.Working!! (43:13)

Tiger Mask W (45:48)

Nanbaka (48:29)

Brave Witches (50:55)

Natsume's Book of Friends (53:11)

Trickster (55:58)

ViVid Strike! (57:55)

Keijo!!!!!!!! (64:12)

Gi(a)rlish Number (68:48)

Izetta: The Last Witch (73:30)

 

Review:

Mob Psycho 100 (78:08)

 

 

Related Articles:

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2016/07/17/feature-mob-psycho-100-and-the-power-of-animation

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2016/09/04/feature-the-story-behind-the-mob-psycho-100-ending-sequence-miyo-sato-and-paint-on-glass-animation

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2016/07/23-1/feature-why-it-works-reigens-world

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2016/08/28-1/feature-mob-psycho-100-and-the-heta-uma-movement

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2016/09/04-1/feature-mob-psycho-100-source-adaptation-differences-part-1

 

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Oct 2, 2016

On the news, John and CC talk about a bunch of upcoming live action adaptions of Anime and Manga properties. Things get truly heroic, when they dish out their final review of Spring Season 2016: My Hero Academia.

 

News:

One-Punch Man Season 2 (0:51)

JoJo's Bizarre Live Action Adventure (2:07)

Sakamoto's Unaired 13th episode (9:15)

Lupin Live Action (11:42)

Return of the Live Action Guyver movies (15:00)

Megumi Toyoguchi taking time off (19:25)

Regalia revamped episode comparison shots on the website (23:35)

 

Review:

My Hero Academia (25:48)

 

Article:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2016-07-27/interview-the-cast-and-crew-of-my-hero-academia/.104588

 

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Sep 18, 2016

John and CC dig into the big news of Crunchyroll and Funimation partnering up. Then they discuss why Kiznaiver left them confused and annoyed. Lastly CC weighs in on why Concrete Revolutio is worth a watch despite often being an incohesive mess of a show.

 

News:

Funimation and Crunchyroll partner up (0:55)

Cyborg 009: Call of Justice (8:32)

Berserk Season 2 (10:08)

Pokemon Sun&Moon Anime (12:11)

Akiba's Trip Anime (19:43)

Yowamushi Pedal Season 3 (22:38)

The Seven Deadly Sins Season 2 (24:03)

 

Trash Stash:

Kiznaiver (26:32)

 

Review:

Concrete Revolutio (41:14)

 

Sep 4, 2016

John and CC talk about three very different kinds of comedic series: The unintentionally funny Big Order gets thrown in the trash, "And you thought there is never a girl online" delivers on the Rom-Com and "Haven't you heard? I'm Sakamoto" leaves CC both snickering and scratching his head, due to its absurd style of comedy. All that and a bit of news in this elaborate punchline of an episode.

 

News:

Regalia returns (1:08)

Persona 5 the Animation: The Day Breakers (5:23)

Risa Taneda & Keiji Fujiwara in the sick bay (9:10)

 

Trash Stash:

Big Order (11:45)

 

Reviews:

And you thought there is never a girl online? (29:43)

Haven't you heard? I'm Sakamoto (48:53)

 

Aug 21, 2016

Episode 13: Stray Zombie Titans

 

After introducing their first proper News segment on this show, John and CC discuss why Bungou Stray Dogs couldn't keep them leashed to the screen. Following that, they explain why Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is more of an undead mixed bag, than an Attack on Titan killer.

 

News:

The end of Bleach + Live Action Film (1:00)

Gundam VR Experience (4:20)

Urobuchi's Godzilla (6:10)

More Sword Art Online (9:21)

Idol Memories PV (12:32)

 

Trash Stash:

Bungou Stray Dogs (14:48)

 

Review:

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress (27:31)

 

Articles:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2016-05-18/the-real-authors-of-bungo-stray-dogs/.102149

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2016/05/08/kabaneri-of-the-iron-fortress-employs-tv-animes-first-makeup-artist

 

Aug 7, 2016

After talking about a bit of rather unusual news regarding Regalia - The Three Sacred Stars, John and CC get magical and review Flying Witch. Then they cast off their identities to fit in with the shallow spies of the D-Agency and their Joker Game.

 

Reviews:

Flying Witch (5:45)

Joker Game (31:15)

 

Jul 24, 2016

Summer season is here, so John and CC give you their impressions of all the hot new Anime premieres in the Sneak Peek. And since there is always room for more, how about a little Space Patrol Luluco and Ushio&Tora for dessert?

 

Sneak Peek:

New Game (1:37)

Servamp (5:22)

Scared Rider Xechs (7:23)

Thunderbolt Fantasy (9:20)

Love Live! Sunshine!! (13:19)

Berserk (17:51)

Sweetness & Lightning (23:58)

Days (26:57)

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! (29:55)

Taboo Tattoo (32:40)

Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak Academy: Despair & Future Arc (35:43)

D.Gray-man Hallow (40:56)

Active Raid Second (44:56)

91 Days (47:28)

Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars (51:51)

Tales of Zestiria the X (58:41)

Mob Psycho 100 (65:00)

Planetarian (70:32)

ReLife (74:45)

Orange (80:58)

 

Reviews:

Space Patrol Luluco (85:00)

Ushio & Tora Season 2 (93:25)

 

Jul 3, 2016

John has a few words to say on why Haruchika couldn't hold his attention. Then the gang dishes out some sweet romance and reviews both seasons of Snow White with the Red Hair.

 

Trash Stash:

Haruchika (1:09)

 

Review:

Snow White with the Red Hair - Season 1&2 (9:49)

 

Jun 5, 2016

Just in time for the Toonami premiere of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, John & CC discuss Season 1 of this new iteration in the popular franchise. But first, one of them has to vent his disappointment about Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation.

 

Trash Stash:

Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation (1:08)

 

Review:

Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Season 1 (20:40)

 

May 23, 2016

John delivers a D-Cup sized Smackdown on Phantom World's disappointingly flat plot, while CC wrestles with putting Grimgar in the Trash Stash at all. After that they take a trip to lovely Italy and discuss why the new Lupin show is an adventure that might steal your heart away.

 

Trash Stash:

Myriad Colors Phantom World (1:08)

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash (7:22)

 

Review:

Lupin III - The Italian Adventure (17:38)

 

Lupin the Third - The Complete Guide to Films, TV Specials and OVAs (Anime News Network): http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2016-01-27/lupin-the-third-the-complete-guide-to-films-tv-specials-and-ovas/.98031

 

May 9, 2016

CC dishes out a savage teardown of Dimension W in the first full series Trash Stash review. After that punishing (and punishingly long) rant, John tries his best to lighten the mood with a Review of Heavy Object. Does he succeed? Listen to the episode to find out.

 

Trash Stash:

Dimension W (1:03)

 

Review:

Heavy Object (30:46)

 

Apr 25, 2016

It's an all new anime season, so John and CC give you a Sneak Peek at all the interesting new series premiering this spring. After that they kick Prince of Stride into the Trash Stash and finish off the show with a Review of Erased.

 

Sneak Peek:

Flying Witch (1:50), Ace Attorney (5:28), Kiznaiver (9:10), Bungou Stray Dogs (11:43), And you thought there is never a girl online? (13:32), Joker Game (15:10), My Hero Academia (17:50), Haven't you heard? I'm Sakamoto (22:05), Macross Delta (24:37), Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable (28:06), Twin Star Exorcists (30:20), Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress (32:30)

 

Trash Stash:

Prince of Stride (35:50)

 

Review:

Erased (41:07)

 

Apr 9, 2016

In this special episode John and CC discuss one of the craziest Anime out there: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

 

Apr 3, 2016

In this episode John and CC discover that there can be such a thing as too much fanservice and then move on to a show that doesn't suck as much as the Vampires who populate it.

 

Trash Stash: Valkyrie Drive -Mermaid-

Review: Seraph of the End - Season 1&2

 

Mar 19, 2016

Before John and CC can take a look at Hidan no Aria AA and Ushio & Tora, they have to do their best not to get buried alive under a Trash Stash of generic magic high school anime.

Feb 28, 2016

John and CC go separate ways this time to review Young Black Jack and the first two seasons of Noragami. But first they dive into their "Trash Stash" to tell you why Comet Lucifer might not be worth your time.

Jan 31, 2016

In their inaugural episode, John and CC take a look at the big show from Fall Season 2015: One-Punch Man. New series in the Sneak Peek: Active Raid, Dimension W, PSO2 - The Animation and Erased.

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