Strap in and prepare for an epic ride, kids. In their longest show to date, John and CC take it upon themselves to review all currently existing seasons of the Magical Girl Action Hit Senki Zesshou Symphogear. After dishing out an introduction to the show's plot setup, universe and main characters, they go through all four seasons to give you their spoiler-free and spoiler-heavy opinions on each of them. Lastly, both hosts discuss their favorite main cast member, piece of armor, villain and song from the entirety of the franchise.
Symphogear - No Spoilers (1:41)
Symphogear - Spoilers (46:13)
Symphogear G - No Spoilers (1:01:13)
Symphogear G - Spoilers (1:14:06)
Symphogear GX - No Spoilers (1:29:29)
Symphogear GX - Spoilers (1:43:10)
Symphogear AXZ - No Spoilers (2:02:42)
Symphogear AXZ - Spoilers (2:22:22)
Best Girl (2:31:56)
Best Gear (2:38:10)
Best Villain (2:42:27)
Best Song (2:47:10)
On this episode CC digs into the Trash Stash once again, to talk about Vatican Miracle Examiner and explains why the show succeeds at being so bad that it's good. Then John introduces the motley crew of Gamers and the gang discusses why the goofy rom-com ultimately didn't live up to its potential.
Vatican Miracle Examiner (1:09)
John opens up this episode by delivering a Mystery Review of a show unknown to listeners and CC alike. Then the gang tries to solve the puzzle of whether or not one of the two potential Trash Stash candidates, Knight's & Magic and Princess Principal is actually worth a watch.
Mystery Review (1:30)
Knight's & Magic (18:45)
Princess Principal (41:23)
Dialing the episode length back a bit this time around, the hosts deliver Reviews of two somewhat small-scale, but nonetheless outstanding shows. First CC is talking about Made in Abyss and explains why this emotional gut punch of a fantasy tale is worth excavating. Then John wraps up the episode by dishing out his opinion on Sakura Quest and discusses how its many colorful characters bring life not only to the rural countryside of Japan, but also to the show itself.
Made in Abyss (1:07)
Sakura Quest (26:51)
The dynamic duo is back to appropriately kick off Fall Season with a supersized episode. First John delivers his Re:Con report of New York Comic Con 2017 and what caught his eye on the show floor. Then the hosts dive head first into the Sneak Peek to bring you there impressions of all the new series premieres they checked out. Last but not least they send of this episode with their Review of the second season of one of their favorite new shows: My Hero Academia.
Re:Con - NYCC 2017 (1:31)
Food Wars - Season 3 (20:28)
Blend S (23:40)
Dies Irae (26:26)
Two Car (30:16)
Black Clover (35:23)
Love Live! Sunshine! - Season 2 (40:15)
GARO -Vanishing Line- (46:29)
Just Because! (50:55)
Code:Realize -Guardian of Rebirth- (55:19)
Land of the Lustrous (57:48)
Kino's Journey - the Beautiful World- the Animated Series (1:02:32)
Girls' Last Tour (1:07:44)
Jūni Taisen: Zodiac War (1:09:23)
Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond (1:11:58)
Inuyashiki Last Hero (1:16:53)
The Ancient Magus' Bride (1:22:29)
My Hero Academia - Season 2 (1:29:30)
As this season draws to a close, the gang discuss their last batch of shows from Spring 2017. First John dishes out his thoughts on the mobile game adaption Granblue Fantasy the Animation and then both hosts go back to the beginnings of one of Anime's most well known icons Astro Boy, by talking about its new prequel series Atom: The Beginning.
Last but not least, it's time to pick the Best of the Season, which is a much easier endeavor for Spring, than it will be for Summer.
Granblue Fantasy the Animation (1:12)
Atom: The Beginning (24:33)
Best of the Season (53:00)
This episode is even more of a lightweight than usual, because our hosts tackle not only one, but two light novel adaptions. First CC talks about WorldEnd: What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us? (Yes, that is its full title...) also known as SukaSuka and how the series couldn't live up to the potential promised by its first episode. Then John elaborates on why Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend does a good job at detailing the many challenges of creating a visual novel.
SukaSuka/WorldEnd: What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us? (2:36)
Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend (23:17)
In this magical episode the gang is once again returning to the world of sorcery and witchcraft. CC starts off the the show by talking about the light novel adaption Grimoire of Zero and its two unique main protagonists. Then, after drifting off into a conversation about Anime dubs for a while, John wraps things up by introducing us to the new Trigger hit-series Little Witch Academia and the hosts discuss how it stacks up against the other big popular shows from the same studio.
Grimoire of Zero (1:31)
Little Witch Academia (18:12)
Tortured by allergies, but nevertheless ready to get dangerous, the gang is going for a bit of a low-key episode this time, by discussing two shows that left the hosts underwhelmed for one reason or another. First, CC delivers a rant dripping with disappointment, about the ever evolving dumpster fire that is the second season of the current TV Anime adaption of Kentaro Miura's Berserk. After that, John wraps up the show by talking about the Danmachi spin-off Sword Oratoria and why its more serious approach to the world and characters set up by its predecessor is kind of a lackluster experience.
Berserk (TV 2016/2017) - Season 2 (1:33)
Sword Oratoria: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side (30:38)
In line with the show John and CC review this time around, the episode length and number of series discussed in the Sneak Peek are of somewhat titanic proportions.
After giving all the new hot summer Anime their two bits of due diligence, they wrap up with the monstrous hit Attack on Titan and discuss both its first and long awaited second season.
My First Girlfriend is a Gal (2:05)
Fastest Finger First (3:43)
Altair: A Record of Battles (11:38)
Action Heroine Cheer Fruits (14:57)
Teekyū Season 9 (16:55)
Welcome to the Ballroom (19:45)
Katsugeki! Tōken Ranbu (21:57)
Princess Principal (24:11)
Clean Freak! Aoyama kun (29:41)
A Centaur's Life (30:58)
Vatican Miracle Examiner (38:14)
Made in Abyss (44:46)
Knight's & Magic (47:06)
Senki Zesshō Symphogear AXZ (1:00:45)
Attack on Titan - Season 1+2 (1:09:25)
After a small bit of News CC dives into a freshly piled-up Trash Stash to discuss the glorious dumpster fire that is the hideous 2D/CG amalgamation Hand Shakers. Then John finally gets to talk about the entertainingly incompetent RPG party members from KonoSuba. Last but not least, the gang pick their favorite show from winter season 2017.
Pluto Anime adaption (1:20)
Hand Shakers (7:08)
KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!! (27:44)
Best of the Season (43:52)
John kicks off this episode by talking about the entertaining comedy romp Gabriel DropOut and how its deadbeat angelic and demonic protagonists managed to deliver the laughs. Then the crew discusses if the second season of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans was able to make good on the promising setups from Season 1. By the end the Review spirals into a talk about all things Gundam, so get your space gear ready and strap in for an extended trip to the colonies.
Gabriel DropOut (1:02)
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans - Season 2 (17:47)
In this very video game centric episode, John is kicking off the show with his Review of Akiba's Trip and talks about why you might wanna pay a visit to this animated version of Akihabara as well. Then the gang discusses at length, why video game adaptions are a tricky beast and if Tales of Zestiria the X was able to overcome those mandatory hurdles.
Akiba's Trip: The Animation (1:10)
Tales of Zestiria the X (16:49)
Kicking off this episode filled with revenge plots, demonic possessions, political intrigue and...bread, John is delivering his review of the not so slightly mean-spirited romcom Masamune-kun's Revenge. Then CC explains why watching both seasons of Blue Exorcist is not an easily achievable flawless viewing experience. Last but not least, the gang discusses why ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. is a slow but good burn.
Masamune-kun's Revenge (2:01)
Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga (17:29)
ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. (31:41)
Anime Spring Season 2017 is here, so John and CC give you a short preview of several interesting new series in the Sneak Peek. Then they wrap up the show with their first review from Winter Season 2017: Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid.
Berserk - Season 2 (2:10)
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (3:44)
Armed Girl's Machiavellism (8:47)
My Hero Academia - Season 2 (12:02)
Sakura Quest (16:15)
KADO - The Right Answer (22:10)
Granblue Fantasy (25:19)
Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul (29:51)
Atom: The Beginning (32:57)
Grimoire of Zero (37:04)
Sword Oratoria: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side (40:47)
What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us? (43:46)
Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend Flat (48:58)
Attack on Titan - Season 2 (59:18)
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid (1:05:45)
In this season finale John talks about the magical girl slugfest ViVid Strike!, the newest entry in the long-running Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha series, and gives you a brief introduction to the franchise as a whole.
Then the gang wraps up with Flip Flappers, a flawed, but nonetheless thoroughly enjoyable fantasy adventure, with enamoring surreal imagery.
Last but not least John and CC pick their favorite show from Fall season 2016.
ViVid Strike! (1:30)
Flip Flappers (26:53)
Best of the Season (53:47)
John opens up this episode by talking about why Sound! Euphonium is near and dear to his musical heart and possibly his favorite KyoAni show up to date.
Then the gang dives into the B&B (Butts and Boobs) fighting Anime Keijo!!!!!!!! and CC elaborates on why he deems it a legit good show, instead of another fan service-laden failure.
Sound! Euphonium (1:10)
On this episode John gets down to business, with the restaurant comedy spin-off series WWW.WORKING!!.
Then things get frosty, as CC talks about his lukewarm feelings on the smash hit Yuri!!! on Ice and tries to explain why he couldn't quite connect to the show.
Yuri!!! on Ice (19:32)
On this episode, John dives into the slightly edgy world of Girlish Number and talks about its cynical views on the Anime, Idol and voice acting industry.
CC wraps up the show with his monologue-heavy hymn of praise for the first three seasons of Sports Anime Highlight Haikyuu!!
Girlish Number (6:01)
Time to get historically magical and let slip the dogs of war! John opens up this episode with a review of the alternate history alien air assault bonanza Brave Witches. Then CC dives into Kouta Hirano's fantasy battle royale Drifters and lastly both of them take to the skies again with Izetta: The Last Witch.
Brave Witches (5:53)
Izetta: The Last Witch (57:21)
John and CC are kicking off the new year the best way possible: By taking a quick look at a lot of the new show premieres from Winter Anime Season 2017 in the Sneak Peek.
After that, they wrap up the episode with their review of the newest and refreshingly different entry in the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure franchise: Diamond is Unbreakable.
Schoolgirl Strikers (2:35)
Tales of Zestiria the X [Season 2] (4:04)
Hand Shakers (6:52)
Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation (12:16)
Idol Incidents (15:23)
Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga (18:34)
KonoSuba [Season 2] (22:35)
Saga of Tanya the Evil (24:24)
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid (29:52)
Interviews with Monster Girls (33:48)
Akiba's Trip: The Animation (37:08)
Chain Chronicle - The Light of Haecceitas (41:04)
Masamune-kun's Revenge (45:24)
ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. (48:34)
Gabriel DropOut (52:39)
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable (59:46)