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Dec 17, 2023

Wrapping up this low-output season, John tackles a couple of appetizers in The Quick and the Dead, before CC reviews the whacky horror whodunnit Undead Girl Murder Farce.

 

The Quick and the Dead:

Anime NYC 2023 (1:20)

The Devil is a Part-Timer! - Season 2 Part 2 (8:10)

Rent-A-Girlfriend – Season 3 (11:17)

Yohane the Parhelion - SUNSHINE in the MIRROR (18:10)

 

Review:

Undead Girl Muder Farce (24:02)

 

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Oct 27, 2023

The two hosts tackle a couple of Fall 2023 premieres in the Sneak Peek.

 

Sneak Peek

Overtake! (2:12)

Firefighter Daigo: Rescuer in Orange (8:33)

The IDOLM@STER Million Live! (12:03)

Under Ninja (18:03)

Spy x Family – Season 2 (23:57)

Captain Tsubasa: Junior Youth Arc (32:25)

Gundam Build Metaverse (35:09)

Undead Unluck (38:03)

One Piece (42:57)

Frieren: Beyond Journey's End (55:05)

 

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Oct 21, 2023

CC travels the dangerous waters of Anime live action adaptions and reviews Netflix’s attempt at turning One Piece into a flesh and blood show. After that, the hosts discuss the second season of The Witch from Mercury and decide whether it escaped Gundam’s second season curse. Also: A mini review in The Quick and the Dead and Best of the Season.

 

The Quick and the Dead:

Sorcerous Stabber Orphen -Doom of Dragon's Sanctuary- (1:30)

 

Reviews:

Netflix’s One Piece (7:52)

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury – Season 2 (47:58)

 

Best of the Season (1:58:55)

 

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https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2023-05-30/.198553

 

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Oct 8, 2023

After a short news segment, CC accompanies a group of death row convicts and their executioners to search for the elixir of eternal life in Hell’s Paradise. After that, the hosts travel to a swordsmith village to catch up with the gang from Demon Slayer and battle some formidable foes.

 

News:

RightStuf Anime Store shutting down (1:50)

 

Reviews:

Hell’s Paradise (9:48)

Demon Slayer – Swordsmith Village Arc (35:13)

 

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https://www.cbr.com/hells-paradise-moments-that-set-new-shonen-standard/

 

https://www.cbr.com/how-jjba-inspired-demon-slayer/

https://www.cbr.com/demon-slayer-nezuko-fakeout-death-good/

https://www.cbr.com/demon-slayer-the-mu-in-muichiro-explained/

 

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Sep 7, 2023

CC takes a trip through a post-apocalyptic landscape with two unlikely travel companions in search of an elusive place in Heavenly Delusion. After that, the two hosts return once more to their favorite misfit gold diggers in the fourth season of Golden Kamuy.

 

Reviews:

Heavenly Delusion (1:20)

Golden Kamuy – Season 4 (27:05)

 

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https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2023-04-25/.197437

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2022-10-07/golden-kamuy-penis-sizes-officially-ranked-by-manga-creator/.190554

https://www.crunchyroll.com/news/guides/2022/10/4/feature-what-you-need-to-know-before-golden-kamuy-season-4

 

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Aug 9, 2023

John took a trip to Anime Expo 2023 in Los Angeles and details some of his misadventures in the Re-Con section. After that the hosts present their picks for the Summer premieres in the Sneak Peek and review the second season of the so far spectacular adaption of Vinland Saga.

 

Re-Con:

John goes AX 2023 (1:31)

 

Sneak Peek: (16:02)

Rurouni Kenshin 2023 (17:09)

The Devil is a Part-Timer – Season 2 Part 2 (19:31)

Undead Girl Murder Farce (23:23)

Helck (25:48)

Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead (29:28)

Tonikaku Kawaii ~High School Days~ (32:39)

Yohane the Parhelion: Sunshine in the Mirror (34:35)

Jujutsu Kaisen – Season 2 (38:24)

Rent-A-Girlfriend – Season 3 (45:54)

 

Review:

Vinland Saga – Season 2 (52:06)

 

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https://fictionhorizon.com/the-meaning-behind-vinland-sagas-carve-it-poem-explained/

https://artistunknown.info/2023/08/02/vinland-saga-retrospective-weathering-the-storm-known-as-tv-anime/

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2023-02-09/.194659

 

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Jul 15, 2023

The gang wraps up this season by talking about the mixed offering of To Your Eternity’s second season. After that CC gushes about My Hero Academia Season 6 and the hosts pick their Best Anime of the Season.

 

Reviews:

To Your Eternity - Season 2 (1:31)

My Hero Academia - Season 6 (1:29:10)

 

Best of the Season (2:13:41)

 

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https://www.cbr.com/how-to-your-eternity-season-2-failed-its-fans-in-the-worst-way/

https://www.cbr.com/mha-season-6-episode-24-important-season-1-references/

 

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Jun 11, 2023

CC enrolls in the soccer boot camp of Blue Lock to follow the protagonists journey on becoming the ultimate egoist sport superstars. Then he and John wrap up the episode by taking on the (not so) impossible mission of reviewing the new action procedural penned by Gen Urobuchi: Revenger.

 

Reviews:

Blue Lock (1:20)

Revenger (34:31)

 

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https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2022-12-15/.192930

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2022/12/21-2/deep-dive-soccer-in-anime-from-captain-tsubasa-to-bluelock

https://www.cbr.com/revenger-perfect-stylish-samurai-new-anime-series-winter-2023-season/

 

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Apr 27, 2023

The hosts kick off the new season by talking about questionable Crunchyroll business practices and giving their two cents on the new premieres from Spring Season 2023. After that, they take a trip to No Man’s Land and get reacquainted with some old friends and enemies in Trigun Stampede.

 

News:

Princess Connect! Re:Dive reaches End of Service (1:20)

 

Sneak Peek:

My Home Hero (12:45)

Magical Destroyers (20:02)

alice gear aegis Expansion (25:39)

Hell's Paradise (28:44)

My Love Story With Yamada-kun at Lv999 (33:29)

Mashle: Magic and Muscles (38:05)

MSG: The Witch From Mercury – Season 2 (44:25)

Ranking of Kings – Season 2 (49:49)

TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You – Season 2 (52:20)

Dr. Stone: New World (55:29)

Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc (1:00:07)

The Ancient Magus’ Bride – Season 2 (1:07:42)

Vinland Saga – Season 2-2 (1:15:00)

Heavenly Delusion (1:18:05)

Golden Kamuy – Season 4 (1:23:02)

NieR:Automata Ver 1.1a (1:25:07)

Suzume (1:27:58)

 

Review:

Trigun Stampede (1:37:29)

 

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https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2023-03-02/.195523

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2023/04/09/deep-dive-the-trigun-stampede-anime-ending-explained

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2023/03/16/opinion-trigun-stampede-boldly-tells-its-own-beautiful-story

https://www.animefeminist.com/feature-powerful-women-trigun/

 

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Apr 9, 2023

 John and CC dish out one last review from fall season 2022 in the form of the (kinda) finale to the Joestar saga with JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean. They also rattle off a couple of mini reviews in The Quick and the Dead and talk about their choices for Best Anime of the Season.

 

The Quick and the Dead:

Bocchi the Rock! (1:30)

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War (13:54)

 

Review:

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean (26:49)

 

Best of the Season (1:45:58)

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zRE5b9-0MU

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2021/08/29/road-to-stone-ocean-jojos-bizarre-adventure-directorial-retrospective/

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2021-08-13/why-stone-ocean-could-be-the-most-important-part-of-jojo-yet/.176135

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2022-09-06/.189386

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2022-12-08/.192690

 

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Jan 21, 2023

To kick off Winter Anime Season 2023, John and CC tackle some premieres in the Sneak Peek and then discuss the finale of one of their most beloved shows: Mob Psycho 100.

 

Sneak Peek:

Buddy Daddies (2:20)

Giant Beasts of Ars (3:43)

Revenger (6:02)

NieR:Automata Ver 1.1a (12:42)

Trigun Stampede (17:36)

Vinland Saga – Season 2 (25:00)

 

Review:

Mob Psycho 100 – Season 3 (32:46)

 

Related Links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6axRXouB5h8

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2022/12/29/feature-the-10-best-animation-moments-of-mob-psycho-100

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2022/11/03-1/feature-mob-psycho-100-ops-and-eds-are-timeless-works-of-art

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Jan 14, 2023

In this season finale, the hosts tackle some leftover shows from Summer in The Quick and the Dead, before they review the unexpected return of the 2013 hit-comedy The Devil is a Part-Timer. Last but not least, they choose their candidates and winners for Best of the Season.

 

The Quick and the Dead:

Shine on! Bakumatsu Bad Boys (1:48)

RWBY: Ice Queendom (4:45)

Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun (8:10)

Love Live! Superstar!! – Season 2 (32:18)

Rent-A-Girlfriend – Season 2 (34:57)

 

Review:

The Devil is a Part-Timer – Season 1+2 (41:50)

 

Best of the Season (2:27:40)

 

Related Links:

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2022/07/23/feature-5-things-to-know-about-the-devil-is-a-part-timer-season-2

 

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