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)
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.
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)
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)
Stars Align (1:45:33)
Blade of the Immortal 2019 (1:51:07)
My Hero Academia - Season 4 (1:56:26)
Carole & Tuesday (2:02:53)
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)
Attack on Titan - Season 3 (15:40)
Best of the Season (2:07:11)
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.
Karakuri Circus (1:20)
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin (1:18:28)
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.
The Rising of The Shield Hero (2:02)
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind (43:52)
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.
Kyoto Animation arson attack (1:20)
One Punch Man - Season 2 (31:48)
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)
To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts (4:30)
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)
Dororo  (40:17)
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)
Sword Art Online: Alicization (15:34)
Best of the Season (1:37:32)
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.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (1:46)
Date A Live III (33:49)
The Promised Neverland (1:04:06)
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.
A Certain Magical Index III (1:30)
Run with the Wind (53:12)
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.
My Roommate is a Cat (1:32)
The Magnificent KOTOBUKI (24:12)
Captain Tsubasa  (51:20)
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.
Hitori Bocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu (2:59)
Midnight Occult Civil Servants (8:11)
Cinderella Nine (12:08)
Fairy gone (15:26)
The Helpful Fox Senko-san (19:04)
One-Punch Man - Season 2 (32:24)
Fruits Basket (39:28)
Carole & Tuesday (44:03)
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (49:40)
Mob Psycho 100 II (53:52)
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)
Best of the Season (51:51)
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.
Bloom Into You (1:30)
Release the Spyce (27:18)
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.
Dragon Ball Super: Broly (1:31)
Zombie Land Saga (40:10)
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.
Boarding School Juliet (1:20)
Banana Fish (21:52)
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.
Space Battleship Tiramisu (1:53)
Today's menu for (the) Emiya Family (16:09)
Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san (33:33)
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)
The Price of Smiles (4:31)
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)
The Promised Neverland (38:37)
Date A Live III (41:56)
Mob Psycho 100 II (45:59)
Golden Kamuy - Season 2 (52:51)
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)
Lupin the Third - Part 5 (15:39)
Best of the Season (59:06)