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Sep 10, 2021

The hosts jump into the cockpits of their giant mechs and review two shows that have some commonalities with the super robot classic Gurren Lagann in more ways than one. First they join Back Arrow in his quest to go beyond the walls of his world and after that they help the merry crew of SSSS.Dynazenon to move past their regrets and fight some Kaiju.

 

Reviews:

Back Arrow (1:20)

SSSS.Dynazenon (40:57)

 

Related Links:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2021-03-16/.170662

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTUR0TEnq7I

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2021-09-06/gridman-dynazenon-and-the-hasegawa-nexus/.176082

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2021-06-10/.173779

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2021/05/31/ssss-gridman-and-ssss-dynazenon-interview-series-director-akira-amemiya-on-the-franchises-production-and-style/

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

 

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Aug 22, 2021

CC returns to the world of Megaloboxing and details the many facets of Nomad’s fulfilling character work. After that, the two hosts witness the girls from Franchouchou clawing their way back to success in Zombie Land Saga Revenge.

 

Reviews:

Megalobox 2: Nomad (1:21)

Zombie Land Saga Revenge (54:43)

 

Related Links:

https://www.cbr.com/megolobox-guide-before-season-2/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLVcV3Mh6xU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swCcDLRD83o

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2021-05-25/.173161

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

https://www.cbr.com/zombie-land-saga-revenge-episode-8-historical-drama/

https://www.cbr.com/zombie-land-saga-revenge-biggest-questions-for-season-3/

 

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Jul 25, 2021

John and CC talk about some of the premieres from Summer in the Sneak Peek and then sing the praises of the unlikely Best of the Season contender Odd Taxi.

 

Sneak Peek: (1:19)

Peach Boy Riverside (2:15)

Girlfriend, Girlfriend (7:26)

Life Lessons with Uramichi-Oniisan (13:15)

The Detective Is Already Dead (21:02)

Getter Robo Arc (26:10)

The Case Study of Vanitas (28:45)

The Aquatope on White Sand (35:53)

Sonny Boy (41:06)

Love Live! Superstar!! (47:19)

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime – Season 3 (51:48)

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S (56:06)

 

Review:

Odd Taxi (1:05:51)

 

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https://www.youtube.com/c/genericnostalgia/videos

https://youtu.be/jPD4ylYj7nc

https://youtu.be/KrvKhnSdbks

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2021-05-17/oddtaxi-director-baku-kinoshita/.172729

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/watch/2021-07-14/the-oddtaxi-ending-explained/.175135

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2021-06-24/.174355

 

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Jul 12, 2021

Wrapping up the shows from Winter 2021, John and CC tackle the stellar second outing of BEASTARS, highlight their choices for Best Anime of the Season and quickly explain why the end of The Promised Neverland is a blazing dumpster fire.

 

The Quick and the Dead:

The Promised Neverland – Season 2 (1:30)

 

Review:

BEASTARS – Season 2 (11:10)

 

Best of the Season (1:21:32)

 

Related Links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ISdoNf3Aoo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rlq89R7Sd1I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kXtZsLg404

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2019/12/04/beastars-traditionally-excellent-modernity/

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2020-05-27/how-similar-is-beastars-to-zootopia-really/.159668

 

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Jun 20, 2021

John kicks off the show in a magical way by reviewing the second season of the new adaption of Sorcerous Stabber Orphen. After that, CC wraps things up with the horror-shonen-detective mix Kemono Jihen.

 

Reviews:

Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Battle of Kimluck (1:31)

Kemono Jihen (39:01)

 

Related Links:

https://www.cbr.com/sorcerous-stabber-orphen-remake-anime-trivia/

https://www.cbr.com/kemono-jihen-shonen-horrors-abuse/

 

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Jun 9, 2021

Sadly, the hosts have to start the show by saying goodbye to a true legend – Kentaro Miura, the author of Berserk. After that, CC talks about his highlights from the second season of Dr. Stone and finally the gang wraps up the episode by taking a deep dive into Attack on Titan’s final season…part 1.

 

News:

RIP Kentaro Miura (1:25)

 

Reviews:

Dr. Stone: Stone Wars (21:24)

Attack on Titan – The Final Season [Part 1] (1:03:10)

 

Related Links:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2021-04-01/.171350

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2nmC8lPyGo

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2021-01-21/.168609

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNTtS37Lzqc

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7guCSs-gQs4

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2020/06/02/attack-on-titan-mappa-otp/

 

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May 16, 2021

CC kicks off the show by talking about the second and occasionally much darker season of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime. After that the hosts get on their skateboards and join the colorful crew of Sk8 the Infinity for a truly enjoyable downhill jam.

 

Reviews:

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime – Season 2 (1:19)

Sk8 the Infinity (46:29)

 

Related Links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cjwV4W0GTo

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2021-03-18/.170734

https://youtu.be/MvW8LO9yseg

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2021/03/13/tv-anime-a-deadly-landscape-even-for-high-profile-productions/

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2021-02-22/studio-no-border-on-sk8-the-infinity-skateboard-designs-original-projects-more/.169681

 

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Apr 25, 2021

John and CC check out a bunch of interesting premieres from Anime Spring Season 2021 in the Sneak Peek and then wrap up the show by discussing the hot new horror battle shonen manga-to-anime adaption: Jujutsu Kaisen.

 

Sneak Peek: (1:10)

Joran: The Princess of Snow and Blood (2:33)

Combatants Will Be Dispatched! (6:34)

Shaman King [2021] (9:54)

Dragon Goes House-Hunting (16:51)

Megalobox 2: Nomad (22:04)

Odd Taxi (25:54)

The World Ends with You the Animation (29:04)

Battle Athletes Victory ReSTART! (39:20)

Godzilla Singular Point (44:51)

Vivy -Fluorite Eye's Song- (50:01)

Tokyo Revengers (59:04)

To Your Eternity (1:03:55)

SSSS.Dynazenon (1:09:23)

My Hero Academia – Season 5 (1:15:06)

Zombie Land Saga Revenge (1:29:31)

Fruits Basket the Final (1:42:04)

 

Review:

Jujutsu Kaisen (1:48:29)

 

Related Links:

https://www.otaquest.com/gege-akutami-storyboards-juju-sanpo/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7guCSs-gQs4

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2020-11-17/.166406

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2021-01-28/.168861

https://www.crunchyroll.com/de/anime-feature/2020/10/23-1/feature-the-creative-minds-behind-jujutsu-kaisens-bangin-tv-anime-oped-animation

https://www.crunchyroll.com/de/anime-feature/2020/11/23/feature-meet-the-animation-all-stars-behind-jujutsu-kaisen

https://www.crunchyroll.com/de/anime-feature/2021/02/26/feature-a-vivid-look-at-jujutsu-kaisens-second-opening-and-ending

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8DJwFib0iY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQZ-oq4zphg

 

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Mar 28, 2021

John and CC wrap up the fall reviews by talking about the second season of Atsushi Ōkubo’s shonen action series Fire Force.

John also dishes out two mini reviews for The Quick and the Dead and both hosts present their choice for Best Anime of the Season.

 

The Quick and the Dead:

TONIKAWA: Over the Moon for You (1:55)

Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club (7:34)

 

Review:

Fire Force - Season 2 (16:37)

 

Best of the Season (1:28:42)

 

Related Links:

https://www.funimation.com/blog/2020/07/20/interview-fire-force-producer-dives-into-shows-origin-season-2-more/

https://www.funimation.com/blog/2020/08/31/interview-fire-force-art-director-details-unique-shot-adapting-staying-faithful-to-manga/

https://www.cbr.com/tag/fire-force/

 

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Mar 7, 2021

John and CC return to the red carpet and discuss the annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards. After that John reviews the superpowered cat & mouse nail biter Talentless Nana, followed by both hosts strolling down the neon lit streets of Kansai together with the cyberpunk criminals from Akudama Drive.

 

News:

Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2021 (1:10)

 

Reviews:

Talentless Nana (1:11:13)

Akudama Drive (1:33:52)

 

 

Related Links:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2020-12-17/.167562

https://www.cbr.com/talentless-nana-is-a-twisted-cross-between-death-note-my-hero-academia/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAFlN9EJbdU

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2020-12-29/.167993

https://www.animefeminist.com/chatty-af-133-akudama-drive-retrospective/

 

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Feb 14, 2021
Jan 24, 2021

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.

 

Sneak Peek:

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)

 

Review:

Golden Kamuy - Season 3 (1:07:00)

 

Related Links:

https://www.cbr.com/why-you-should-watch-golden-kamuy/

https://www.crunchyroll.com/de/anime-news/2020/09/24/golden-kamuy-season-3-crunchyroll-fall-2020-spotlight

https://www.cbr.com/golden-kamuy-season-3-premiere-recap/

 

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Jan 7, 2021

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)

 

Reviews:

Ahiru no Sora (9:14)

Fruits Basket [2019] – Season 2 (52:32)

 

Best of the Season (1:47:47)

 

Related Links:

https://www.crunchyroll.com/de/anime-feature/2019/11/15-1/ahiru-no-soras-protagonist-reminds-me-of-my-favorite-nba-player

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2020-07-02/.161352

https://www.animefeminist.com/a-man-who-can-experience-his-feelings-fruits-basket-toxic-masculinity-and-mental-health/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xq7ZfxHfe4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxF5YA9uBgQ

 

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