The hosts go their separate ways in this episode, with John reviewing the whimsical journey (albeit with a dark edge) of the Wandering Witch Elaina and CC spiking the 4th season of Haikyu into the court.
Wandering Witch - The Journey of Elaina (1:20)
Haikyu!! To the Top (25:18)
John and CC try to start off 2021 the right way and talk about all the hot, cold and lukewarm premieres of Winter Season in the Sneak Peek. After that they gush relentlessly about the third season of one of their favorites: Golden Kamuy.
Kemono Jihen – Part 1 (1:58)
Scar on the Praeter (3:38)
2.43 - Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team (9:33)
Back Arrow (13:44)
Kemono Jihen – Part 2 (20:03)
Sk8 the Infinity (22:19)
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime – Season 2 (28:27)
Attack on Titan The Final Season (33:35)
Dr. Stone: Stone Wars (42:40)
Non Non Biyori Nonstop (46:54)
BEASTARS – Season 2 (50:33)
Laid-Back Camp – Season 2 (58:57)
The Promised Neverland – Season 2 (1:02:06)
Sorcerous Stabber Orphen - Battle of Kimluck (1:05:02)
Golden Kamuy - Season 3 (1:07:00)
The gang shoots the wretched year of 2020 into the sun by loading its rocket with the final two reviews from Summer. First, CC tackles the basketball series Ahiru no Sora, which makes up for lacking production values with potent character development. After that, the hosts return to the cursed household of the Soma family, to discuss the second season of Fruits Basket and gush about its great heart-wrenching drama and stunning plot revelations. And of course, the Chop ‘n’ Drop and Best of the Season are present in this season finale as well.
Chop ‘n’ Drop/The Quick and the Dead (1:31)
Ahiru no Sora (9:14)
Fruits Basket  – Season 2 (52:32)
Best of the Season (1:47:47)
CC pretends to be a critic and reviews the con comedy Great Pretender to explain why this almost 10/10 show didn’t stick the landing. After that, the hosts return to the cursed virtual landscapes of Sword Art Online and fight their way through the avalanche of nonsense that is War of Underworld.
Great Pretender (1:30)
Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld (33:29)
John dives back into the Raildex franchise and explains why A Certain Scientific Railgun T was a breath of fresh air, following the disappointing third season of A Certain Magical Index. After that, CC slips into his trenchcoat and strolls through the noir cityscape of No Guns Life, to find out if this slow burn of a cyberpunk detective story is worth a watch. Last but not least, the gang tackles the final two seasons of Food Wars and discuss if one of their favorite shonen series stuck the landing.
A Certain Scientific Railgun T (1:30)
No Guns Life (26:52)
Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma – The Fourth & Fifth Plate (43:23)
CC unleashes his post-apocalyptic side and reviews the Attack-on-Titan-like (with a twist) Deca-Dence. After that, John takes over the wheel and both hosts discuss the antics of the whacky racers from Appare-Ranman!
The crew starts the new season as usual, by giving you their impressions on all the fresh new fall premieres in the Sneak Peek. After that they get into the ring with the fighters from The God of High School and explain why this visually stunning but shallow nonsense is well worth a watch.
Assault Lily Bouquet (1:37)
Hypnosis Mic (4:52)
Dropout Idol Fruit Tart (7:53)
Ikebukuro West Gate Park (10:10)
Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle (12:54)
TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You (15:57)
Akudama Drive (19:50)
Warlords of Sigrdrifa (23:00)
Wandering Witch (26:55)
Talentless Nana (30:56)
Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai (32:55)
Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club (36:50)
Haikyu!! To The Top S5 (40:16)
Golden Kamuy S3 (42:02)
Jujutsu Kaisen (44:17)
Burn The Witch (49:50)
The God of High School (53:49)
In this very special 100th episode of Anime Brain Freeze, John and CC discuss their favorite Anime from the past decade.
Best of the Decade (6:10)
John & CC wrap up this short season by reviewing Arte, a series about a young woman in 16th century Italy, trying to walk her own path as a painter. As usual they also discuss the shows they stopped watching in the Chop 'n' Drop and pick their personal favorite in Best of the Season.
Chop & Drop (1:30)
Best of the Season (1:07:32)
The hosts return to drop some truth bombs on the audience. First CC uncovers the hidden underbelly of a city of Beastmen in his review of Brand New Animal. After that John details the hardships of a young father trying to hide his chosen profession from his innocent daughter in Kakushigoto.
Brand New Animal (1:20)
Due to recent pandemic events, this Anime season offers slim pickings in terms of premieres, but the hosts talk about all the fresh new shows they were able to sink their teeth into regardless in the Sneak Peek. After that, they review the rare breed of a mobile game Anime adaption that doesn't suck, in the form of Princess Connect! Re:Dive.
Sneak Peek: (1:20)
SUPER HXEROES: "H"EROES SAVE THE WORLD (6:57)
Sword Art Online: Alicization War of Underworld Part 2 (17:18)
The God of High School (21:11)
Japan Sinks: 2020 (30:45)
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax (34:05)
Fire Force - Season 2 (39:54)
Princess Connect! Re:Dive (47:29)
The hosts bring winter season to a close by reviewing the newest entry in the massive Fate franchise (with an appropriately massive title): Fate/Grand Order -Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia-. As usual they also talk about the shows they gave the axe in the Chop 'n' Drop and their personal favorites in Best of the Season.
Chop 'n' Drop (1:42)
Fate/Grand Order -Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia- (13:14)
Best of the Season (1:13:48)
CC starts off the episode by investigating why the eandearing characters of the otherworldly procedural In/Spectre can't save its lackluster plot. Then John wraps up the show by explaining why Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode Oracle stands head and shoulders above most other video game adaptions.
Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode Oracle (27:32)
The gang unleashes the full force of their combined detective powers and tries to unearth the secret answer of why ID: Invaded fails to follow up on its promising setup. After that, they join a big Golem dad and his little human daughter in Somali and the Forest Spirit, on a life-changing journey that is about to test and strengthen the bonds of this unlikely family.
ID: Invaded (1:41)
Somali and the Forest Spirit (47:51)
CC starts off this episode by saying a few words in memory of Zac Bertschy, the former executive editor of editorial content for Anime News Network, who recently passed away. Then John compares the two Anime adaptions of the light novel series Sorcerous Stabber Orphen and explains which version is worth your time. After that CC wraps up the show by reviewing Keep your Hands of Eizouken and talking about how the series managed to perfectly capture the creative process behind Anime production.
RIP Zac Bertschy (1:20)
Sorcerous Stabber Orphen (13:25)
Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! (56:30)
John and CC return with full force to bring you some Anime-powered solace in these trying times. First they take a look at all the spring season premieres and talk about how the Covid-19 pandemic affected some of the new shows in the Sneak Peek. After that they get reacquainted with the gang from UA High School and discuss the ups and downs of the 4th season of one of their favorite shonen series: My Hero Academia.
Sneak Peek: (2:56)
Wave, Listen to Me! (4:59)
Tower of God (10:54)
Tamayomi: The Baseball Girls (15:38)
Sakura Wars the Animation (20:43)
Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens (28:59)
The Millionaire Detective - Balance: UNLIMITED (42:31)
Digimon Adventure: (50:29)
Sing "Yesterday" for Me (54:09)
Gal & Dino (1:02:02)
Princess Connect! Re:Dive (1:06:19)
Fruits Basket - Season 2 (1:12:15)
Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fifth Plate (1:13:22)
BNA: Brand New Animal (1:16:40)
My Hero Academia - Season 4 (1:31:00)
Before saying goodbye for a while, the hosts wrap things up with an early jam packed season finale. First they discuss the recent Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2020 and highlight some of the winners, snubs and headscratchers from the selection. After a quick visit to the Chop 'n' Drop they then review the final series from Fall Season 2019 in the form of the feral high school drama Beastars. Last but not least they give out their own recurring award: Best of the Season.
The Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2020 (1:32)
Chop 'n' Drop (1:36:19)
Best of the Season (3:01:20)
The ABF gang has returned to cool you down and then heat you right back up. First CC follows the investigators from Babylon to unearth the many horrifying secrets that lurk in the shadows of a mayoral election. Then the hosts unleash their burning shonen hearts once again and join the colorful firefighting crew from company 8 to extinguish a plethora of infernal opponents in Fire Force.
Fire Force (53:02)
The hosts take turns on this episode and tackle three widely different shows. CC goes first and explains why the mix of tennis action and family drama in Stars Align is a winning combination. After that, John returns to the world of Granblue Fantasy and highlights some of the ups and downs in the second season of this popular cross media franchise. CC then wraps up the show by travelling 3700 years into the future and witnessing the rebirth of human civilization through the power of science and by the hands of Dr. Stone.
Stars Align (1:32)
Granblue Fantasy the Animation - Season 2 (33:46)
Dr. Stone (1:05:21)
John and CC kick off the new Anime season as usual, by giving a nod to all the icy fresh premieres from Winter 2020 they did check out. After that they wrap up the episode by discussing one of the most promising manga-to-anime adaptions in recent years: Vinland Saga.
Sneak Peek: (1:52)
Seton Academy: Welcome to the Pack & A Destructive God Sits Next to Me (3:17)
Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga (6:23)
Hatena Illusion (9:14)
Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story (11:55)
Sorcerous Stabber Orphen (15:41)
Somali and the Forest Spirit (17:16)
Darwin's Game (18:52)
Asteroid in Love (22:59)
A Certain Scientific Railgun T (27:13)
ID: INVADED (35:09)
Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! (45:10)
ROOM CAMP (50:20)
Somali and the Forest Spirit (53:10)
Sorcerous Stabber Orphen (57:02)
Haikyu!! To The Top (1:02:42)
Vinland Saga (1:08:17)
The two hosts dish out their last Review for Summer 2019 with Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and discuss if the stellar presentation can compensate for some of the show's narrative shortcomings. They also take a quick glance at the shows they didn't stick with in the Chop 'n' Drop and highlight their personal picks for Best of the Season.
Chop 'n' Drop: (1:25)
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (13:16)
Best of the Season: (1:10:01)
John takes a deep dive into the entirety of the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, leading up to his review of the newest iteration on the popular card battle Anime: Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS.
After that, the two hosts wrap up this episode by talking about the buddy cop fantasy show Cop Craft and elaborate on why its surprisingly forward discussion of topics like immigration, racism and contemporary politics is handled better than they would have expected.
Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS (1:31)
Cop Craft (1:45:55)
John kicks off this episode by taking a look at the isekai comedy series "Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?" and explains why the show might try to follow in Konosuba's footsteps but ends up being a rather run-of-the-mill offering in that particular genre. After that, the hosts review the newest adaption of the popular manga "Fruits Basket" and reveal why there is more substance to this romantic comedy than the plot summary might suggest. Finally, the team wraps up this round of reviews with "Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files: Rail Zeppelin Grace note" and discuss if this entry in the Fate universe is a proper continuation of one of their favorite character stories from Fate/Zero.
Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? (1:34)
Fruits Basket  (25:09)
Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files: Rail Zeppelin Grace note (1:05:42)
In this episode the hosts unchain the power of SCIENCE! First John takes a stab at the scientific side of the Raildex Cinematic Universe and struggles to find anything interesting in what A Certain Scientific Accelerator says or does. Then the gang joins a bunch of high school kids on their involuntary trip into deep space and discusses why Astra Lost in Space is not only a riveting space adventure, but also an emotionally rewarding character drama. Last but most definitely not least, the two hosts gush about all the epic moments from the assumed series finale of one of their favorite Anime franchises: Senki Zesshō Symphogear XV.
A Certain Scientific Accelerator (1:33)
Astra Lost in Space (21:26)
Senki Zesshō Symphogear XV (51:48)
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.
O Maidens in Your Savage Season (1:30)