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Aug 19, 2018

On this episode our hosts stand their ground on three different planes of conflict. First CC travels to the stars, to cover the epic space war story of Legend of the Galactic Heroes - Die neue These. Then John descends on Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku and discusses the trappings of a completely different battlefield: romantic relationships between full-blown nerds. Last but not least, CC celeberates the flawed but definitely welcome return of an old favorite of his: Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory.

 

News:

RIP Unshō Ishizuka (1:18)

 

Reviews:

The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These (4:25)

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku (29:29)

Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory (44:49)

 

Related Links:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-08-17/voice-actor-unsho-ishizuka-passes-away-at-67/.135579

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-05-17/.131658

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/05/07-1/meet-the-tactical-titans-of-this-seasons-grand-space-opera

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-05-22/.131843

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2018-03-23/the-beginner-guide-to-full-metal-panic/.129205

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/05/21/when-war-comes-home-the-loss-of-innocence-in-invisible-victory

 

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Aug 4, 2018

CC kicks off this episode by stepping into the ring with the bionic slugfest Megalobox to explain why he liked that show even though it lacks actual entertaining boxing matches. Then John tears apart Caligula and talks about the many shortcomings of this confusing mess of a video game adaption. Last but not least both hosts dig for gold in Golden Kamuy and unearth a thoroughly enjoyable show that manages to shine despite its janky animation.

 

Review

Megalobox (1:30)

Caligula (18:02)

Golden Kamuy (34:09)

 

Related Links:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2018-06-08/tomorrow-joe-today-megalobox-updates-a-classic/.132635

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-04-17/.130455

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-06-07/.132540

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/04/13/the-50-year-legacy-leading-up-to-megalobox

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/05/04-1/megalo-boxing-is-even-better-than-the-real-thing

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/05/07/megalobox-and-the-musical-legacy-of-cowboy-bebop

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/05/14-1/tomorrow-beyond-death-death-and-rebirth-in-megalobox

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/06/20-1/interview-megalobox-composer-mabanua-and-sound-director-keiichiro-miyoshi

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/07/24-1/the-true-soul-of-megalobox

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2018/04/09/production-highlights-megalo-box-01/

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2018/04/13/production-highlights-megalo-box-02/

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2018/04/20/production-highlights-megalo-box-03/

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/04/17-1/caligulas-secret-connection-to-persona

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/04/12/caligula-takes-us-to-a-digital-nightmare-controlled-by-a-virtual-pop-star

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/05/24-1/the-magic-and-mystery-of-caligulas-anime-adaptation

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2018-04-27/the-true-history-behind-golden-kamuy/.130932

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-05-03/.131124

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-06-21/.133203

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/04/05/golden-kamuy-is-a-riveting-story-of-survival-treasure-and-warmth

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/04/09/golden-kamuy-dives-into-an-overlooked-period-of-japanese-history

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/06/27-1/why-golden-kamuy-should-be-one-of-the-most-popular-anime-of-the-year

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/07/12/festering-wounds-the-nature-of-violence-in-golden-kamuy

 

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Jul 22, 2018

It's a cruel, cruel summer, so our hosts do their best to battle the unwielding heat wave with a barrage of cool Anime premieres in the Sneak Peek. After that, they dive into the absurd adventures of a Yakuza forced into the role of surrogate father and his telekinetically powered adopted daughter in Hinamatsuri.

 

Sneak Peek:

Attack on Titan - Season 3 (2:18)

Overlord - Season 3 (3:56)

Free! -Dive to the Future- (4:44)

Cells at Work (7:23)

Music Girls (9:18)

Seven Senses of the Re'Union (12:29)

Island (15:15)

Angels of Death (18:14)

Planet With (21:22)

Chio's School Road (23:27)

Angolmois: Record of Mongol Invasion (27:14)

Banana Fish (29:32)

Harukana Receive (35:12)

Hanebado! (38:22)

Revue Starlight (42:20)

Sirius the Jaeger (45:45)

 

Review:

Hinamatsuri (49:05)

 

Related Links:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2018-07-13/catching-up-with-free/.134232

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2018-06-28/homelessness-in-japan-and-hinamatsuri/.133485

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-04-24/.130750

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-06-26/.133415

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/05/15/the-three-big-faces-of-hinamatsuri

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/05/21-1/family-is-what-you-make-of-it-in-hinamatsuri

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/05/17-1/how-anzu-gives-hinamatsuri-its-heart

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2018/04/09/production-highlights-hinamatsuri-01/

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2018/04/30/production-highlights-hinamatsuri-02-04/

 

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Jun 24, 2018

It's finally time for our Kame-Hame-Hosts to talk about one of the most prominent and longest running franchises in Anime history: Dragon Ball. John and CC have a long chat about their experience with the series, which culminates in their Review of the newest iteration in that franchise: Dragon Ball Super. Of course, as it is the Season Finale of Anime Brain Freeze, there is also the Chop 'n' Drop and both hosts pick their favorite reviewed show in the Best of the Season segment.

 

Chop 'n' Drop (1:20)

 

Review:

Dragon Ball Super (10:49)

 

Best of the Season (1:37:51)

 

Related Links:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2016-03-01/interview-the-past-present-and-future-of-dragon-ball/.99269

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/03/08/the-heart-and-nostalgia-of-dragon-ball-super

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/03/06/dragon-ball-super-character-evolution-the-path-ahead

 

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Jun 10, 2018

It's time to go back to the fathomless well of light novel adaptions. First John talks about the city filled with killers in Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens. Then CC pushes the Isekai button and reviews the MMO adventures of Skeletor's cousin in Overlord. Closing out the show, both hosts muse about KyoAni's visual feast Violet Evergarden and discuss whether the show has more to offer than its good looks.

 

Reviews:

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens (1:20)

Overlord - Season 1+2 (25:15)

Violet Evergarden (53:17)

 

Related Links:

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/02/20-1/the-not-so-deadly-real-life-locations-of-hakata-tonkotsu-ramens

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-04-10/.130163

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/07/31/violet-evergarden-interview-director-taichi-ishidate-at-anime-expo/

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2018/01/13/violet-evergarden-interview-director-taichi-ishidate-shin-q-vol-2-2017/

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

https://www.animefeminist.com/feature-difference-not-indifference-violet-evergarden-autistic-representation-and-the-social-model-of-disability/

 

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May 27, 2018

Kicking of this episode filled with big emotions and tonal whiplash, CC first talks about the new Netflix hit show DEVILMAN crybaby and why the gruesome horror tale has more to offer than schlocky action, but is not for the faint of heart. Then John goes to a much happier place, together with the four girls from A Place Further Than the Universe and explains why both the journey and destination of the protagonists managed to tug at his heart strings. Last but not least, the hosts discuss the newest iteration in a Tokusatsu-turned-Anime franchise and whether the sympathetic cast and well animated fight scenes could keep the by-the-numbers story of Garo -Vanishing Line- afloat.

 

Reviews:

DEVILMAN crybaby (No Spoilers) (1:12)

DEVILMAN crybaby (Spoilers) (12:11)

A Place Further Than the Universe (20:15)

Garo -Vanishing Line- (37:24)

 

 

Related Links:

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2018/01/08/devilman-crybaby-interview-with-director-masaaki-yuasa/

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-01-09/.126203

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anncast/2018-01-12/.126365

https://www.animefeminist.com/podcast-chatty-af-38-devilman-crybaby-retrospective/

https://www.animefeminist.com/feature-devilman-crybaby-legacies-queerness-diversifying-remakes/

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-02-06/.127435

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-03-29/.129647

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/03/27/a-place-further-than-the-universe-taught-me-how-to-be-brave

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2017-10-26/.123220

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-01-18/.126575

 

 

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Apr 29, 2018

John kicks off this jam session of an episode by talking about a piece of pure art in the form of Pop Team Epic and its creative insanity. After that CC claws his way out of the Trash Stash to deliver his Review of the furry fighting bonanza Killing Bites. Last but not least the hosts discuss the flawed time-stopping adventures of the Yukawa family in Kokkoku and why the series ultimately didn't deliver on its promised potential.

 

Review

Pop Team Epic (2:13)

 

Trash Stash

Killing Bites (30:23)

 

Review:

Kokkoku (50:06)

 

Related Links:

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2018/02/16/pop-team-epic-interview-with-producer-kotaro-sudo/

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-02-01/.127192

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/01/11/what-the-heck-is-pop-team-epic

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/01/12/meet-the-staff-and-cast-of-pop-team-epic

https://www.animefeminist.com/feature-pop-team-epic-let-girls-absurd/

 

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Apr 15, 2018

Time for a new season, time for a new Sneak Peek. Wherein John and CC discuss all their potential Tops and Flops from Spring 2018. After that, the hosts dive into the rich fantasy world of The Ancient Magus' Bride, to explain why this show is much more than a simple The Beauty & The Beast story.

 

Sneak Peek

Last Hope (2:27)

Cutie Honey Universe (5:50)

Devils' Line (8:21)

Caligula (10:09)

Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online (14:05)

Tokyo Ghoul:re (21:03)

Dances with the Dragons (23:09)

The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These (24:36)

Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii (27:35)

Lupin the Third: Part 5 (31:15)

Hinamatsuri (34:52)

PERSONA 5 the Animation (37:42)

Space Battleship Tiramisu (41:04)

Captain Tsubasa 2018 (43:41)

Gundam Build Divers (46:39)

Megalobox (49:21)

Golden Kamuy (52:18)

Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory (55:40)

Food Wars! The Third Plate Part 2 (57:58)

My Hero Academia Season 3 (1:00:27)

 

Review

The Ancient Magus' Bride (1:03:23)

 

Related Links:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2018-03-16/the-legends-and-myths-behind-the-ancient-magus-bride/.128228

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2017-11-07/.123685

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2017-12-19/.125460

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-03-15/.128901

https://www.animefeminist.com/feature-love-power-safety-ancient-magus-bride/

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/09/15/meet-the-woman-behind-the-ancient-magus-bride

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/11/20/the-art-of-the-ancient-magus-bride

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/10/21-1/wonder-and-terror-in-the-ancient-magus-bride

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/11/29/meet-the-mysterious-creatures-of-the-ancient-magus-bride-part-1

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/02/14/meet-the-magical-residents-of-the-ancient-magus-bride-part-2

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2018/03/15/meet-the-magical-residents-of-the-ancient-magus-bride-part-3

 

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Mar 25, 2018

All is fair in Love Live and Grail War as the ABF gang wraps up Fall Season 2017 with the final two Reviews. After briefly talking about the shows that didn't make the cut this time in the Chop 'n Drop, John dives back into the Idol pool and explains why the second season of Love Live! Sunshine!! was a big upgrade to the first. Then both hosts go to war over one of the newest entries in the Fate series, discuss their differing opinions on what worked and what didn't in Fate/Apocrypha and talk about this gigantic franchise in general. Last but not least, it's time to choose the very Best of the Season.

 

Chop 'n Drop (1:45)

 

Reviews:

Love Live! Sunshine!! Season 2 (6:20)

- Ending Spoilers Start (15:01)

- Ending Spoilers Over (20:28)

Fate/Apocrypha (24:16)

- Ending Spoilers Start (56:33)

- Ending Spoilers Over (59:12)

 

Best of the Season (1:15:17)

 

Related Links:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2017-10-30/aqours/.122507

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahilgkDt7-M

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/12/09/the-real-life-locations-of-love-live-sunshine-aqours-ventures-north-to-hakodate

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/12/16/the-real-life-locations-of-love-live-sunshine-aqours-hometown

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2017-11-16/.123989

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2017-11-24/the-stories-behind-fate-apocrypha-servants-of-black/.124451

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2017-12-01/the-stories-behind-fate-apocrypha-servants-of-red/.124727

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-02-15/.127831

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/page/2/?s=fate+apocrypha+production+notes

 

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Mar 11, 2018

Switching things up after the last episode, CC kicks off the show by talking about the colorful Battle Royale slaughterfest Jūni Taisen: Zodiac War and why the series is a lackluster entry in that specific genre. Following that, John focuses on the fractured tale of Kino's Journey - the Beautiful World- and the gang discusses its many different shortcomings. CC then wraps things up with his Review of Girls' Last Tour, a sorrowful tale about the end of humanity, that manages to pull you in with its sympathetic, goofy main characters and great world building.

Reviews:

Jūni Taisen: Zodiac War (1:30)

Kino's Journey - the Beautiful World- (18:42)

Girls' Last Tour (38:39)

Related Links:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2017-12-21/.125557

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/11/04-1/character-economy-in-juni-taisen-part-one

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/11/11/character-economy-in-juni-taisen-part-two

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/11/14/juni-taisen-zodiac-war-book-review-and-comparison

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/11/25/what-your-favorite-juni-taisen-character-says-about-you

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/12/09/the-ugliness-of-war-in-juni-taisen

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/12/23-1/rating-the-wishes-of-juni-taisen

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2017-10-17/.122817

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2017-09-11/interview-keiichi-sigsawa/.121076

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/10/03-1/the-viewtiful-world-how-is-kinos-journey-a-slice-of-life-anime

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/11/01-1/how-to-watch-kinos-journey

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2017-11-02/.123448

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-01-16/.126486

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/11/10/animes-future-mai-toda/

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Feb 25, 2018

On this episode John takes the helm right out of the gate and delivers his comparison between the two teen romance series Just Because and Our Love has always been 10 centimeters apart. Up next is CC's Review of Land of the Lustrous, detailing the reasons why this CG show succeeds, where many others have failed. Finally John brings the Rom train back into the Com station and talks about Blend S and how the show turned out to be a disappointment despite its many colorful maid shenanigans.

 

Reviews:

Just Because VS Our Love has always been 10 centimeters apart (1:41)

Land of the Lustrous (37:24)

Blend S (55:07)

 

Related Links:

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/10/16/just-because-and-the-tv-anime-problem-living-characters-dead-production/

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2017-11-30/.124636

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/10/31/land-of-the-lustrous-director-takahiko-kyougoku-interview/

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/11/15/land-of-the-lustrous-houseki-no-kuni-production-notes-1-6/

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/12/04/land-of-the-lustrous-houseki-no-kuni-production-notes-7-9/

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/12/19/land-of-the-lustrous-houseki-no-kuni-production-notes-10-11/

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/12/29/land-of-the-lustrous-houseki-no-kuni-production-notes-12-and-final-impressions/

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/11/25/the-real-world-spots-of-blend-s

 

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Feb 11, 2018

On this episode, John talks about Recovery of an MMO Junkie and why the quirky romance story felt satisfying and relatable. The gang also dives into the recent unfortunate buzz generated by the director of that show. Lastly, CC reviews the unconventional hero's journey of Inuyashiki and explains why the show's misguided focus on its all too repulsive villain was ultimately its downfall.

 

Reviews:

Recovery of an MMO Junkie (1:32)

Inuyashiki (34:37)

 

Related Links:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2017-10-24/.123097

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2017-12-12/.125150

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2018-02-09/recovery-of-an-mmo-junkie-director-causes-controversy-with-anti-semitic-tweets/.127409

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP2KATrNlbE

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/12/05/how-recovery-of-an-mmo-junkie-redefines-what-it-means-to-be-an-adult-nerd

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/12/02/managing-misunderstandings-in-recovery-of-an-mmo-junkie

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/12/09/life-after-mmo-junkie-our-top-10-recommendations-for-recovery-of-an-mmo-junkie-fans

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-01-11/.126286

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2016/02/26-1/manga-creator-spotlight-hiroya-oku-inuyashiki

 

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Jan 22, 2018

Kicking off 2018 in style, the gang as usual takes a quick glance at all the new series premiering this Winter in the Sneak Peek. After that they discuss both seasons of Blood Blockade Battlefront and why the Studio Bones show and its plethora of colorful characters captured their hearts and imagination.

 

Sneak Peek (1:52)

Record of Grancrest War (2:20)

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens (3:38)

Junji Ito Collection (8:03)

After the Rain (9:26)

Pop Team Epic (11:06)

Yowamushi Pedal: Glory Line (14:16)

Seven Deadly Sins - Season 2 (15:27)

Overlord - Season 2 (18:09)

Katana Maidens (21:12)

Killing Bites (25:31)

Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles (28:21)

Hakumei & Mikochi (32:11)

How to keep a mummy (33:36)

A place further than the Universe (35:26)

Devilman Crybaby (39:06)

Violet Evergarden (40:54)

Kokkoku (46:30)

Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion the Animation (48:37)

Darling in the Frankxx (51:58)

 

Review (57:57)

Blood Blockade Battlefront - Season 1&2

 

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https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2015-05-29/three-reasons-why-blood-blockade-battlefront-is-the-best-show-of-the-spring/.88665

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2017-10-19/.122907

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2017-12-05/.124848

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/11/11-1/meet-the-staff-and-cast-of-blood-blockade-battlefront-beyond

 

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Jan 1, 2018

John and CC wrap up 2017 by bringing you another whopper of an episode. First they reintroduce an old segment with a new name: Chop 'n' Drop. In this former sub section of the Trash Stash the gang talks about all the shows from Summer Season 2017 they stopped watching after a few episodes and why. Then John lifts the curtain on another Mystery Review that makes him re-evaluate his opinion on an old nemesis. Finally it's time for the final Review of the Season with Re:Creators and the hosts list the many reasons why that series was one of their favorites this year. Of course there is no way for them to wrap up the show without telling you about their pick for Best of Summer Season 2017.

 

Chop 'n' Drop (1:56)

 

Mystery Review (14:41)

 

Review:

Re:Creators - No Spoilers (57:36)

Re:Creators - Spoilers (1:23:49)

 

Best of the Season (1:30:33)

 

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https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2017-07-28/the-real-anime-inspirations-behind-the-creations-of-re-creators/.119444

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2017-09-19/.121526

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2017-09-21/.121640

http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/04/17/230022

http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/05/03/230046

http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/05/08/230040

http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/05/20/050031

http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/05/25/230010

http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/05/26/230028

http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/06/09/230021

http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/06/12/230049

http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/07/04/050057

http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/07/07/230050

http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/07/12/230051

http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/09/14/230046

http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/09/26/230053

 

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Dec 18, 2017

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.

 

Review:

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)

 

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http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/07/08/the-wild-brilliance-of-symphogear

http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/08/04/020055

http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/08/09/020054

 

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Dec 3, 2017

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.

 

Trash Stash

Vatican Miracle Examiner (1:09)

 

Review:

Gamers (18:04)

 

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http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/08/22/230030

http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/07/26/050046

http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/07/04/230037

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/09/21-1/hobbies-handles-and-hangups-the-labels-that-define-gamers

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/09/02-1/gamers-in-game-locations-compared-to-their-real-world-counterparts-part-1

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/09/16/gamers-in-game-locations-compared-to-their-real-world-counterparts-part-2

http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/08/16/020020

http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/08/24/020042

http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/10/01/230009

http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/10/11/050025

 

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Nov 12, 2017

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)

 

Trash Stash

Knight's & Magic (18:45)

 

Review:

Princess Principal (41:23)

 

 

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http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/07/20-1/the-earnest-fandom-of-knights-magics-ernesti

http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/07/25/050008

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2017-08-31/.120723

http://www.animefeminist.com/feature-know-when-fold-princess-principal-feel-good-feminism-loudly-laundry/

http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/08/30/050044

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Oct 29, 2017

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.

 

Reviews:

Made in Abyss (1:07)

Sakura Quest (26:51)

 

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http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2017-09-12/.121206

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2017-10-03/.122177

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2017-10-04/interview-made-in-abyss-composer-kevin-penkin/.122246

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2017-08-09/sakura-quest-how-to-revive-a-dying-town/.119033

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/04/29/feature-why-it-works-sakura-quest-doesnt-have-the-answers

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/09/28-1/life-after-failure-in-sakura-quest

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/08/12/my-own-sakura-quest-exploring-the-real-life-manoyama-part-1

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/08/19/my-own-sakura-quest-exploring-the-real-life-manoyama-part-2

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/09/23/my-own-sakura-quest-exploring-the-real-life-manoyama-part-3

 

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Oct 15, 2017

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)

 

Sneak Peek:

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)

 

Review:

My Hero Academia - Season 2 (1:29:30)

 

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http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2017-07-25/.119283

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2017-08-07/interview-my-hero-academia-yoshihiko-umakoshi-and-chris-sabat/.119811

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2017-08-17/.120199

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2017-10-05/.122280

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/04/03-1/feature-found-in-translation-the-death-of-superman-in-my-hero-academia

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/04/08-1/feature-why-it-works-shadows-over-my-hero-academia

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/05/06/feature-why-it-works-my-hero-academias-tactical-tapestry

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/08/19/translating-tension-in-my-hero-academia

 

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Sep 17, 2017

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.

 

Reviews:

Granblue Fantasy the Animation (1:12)

Atom: The Beginning (24:33)

 

Best of the Season (53:00)

 

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http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/06/08/granblue-fantasy-and-akashic-records-why-were-hooked

http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/01/26/000011

http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/05/18/020032

http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/06/23/020018

http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/07/13/050056

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/01/16/shedding-light-on-granblue-fantasys-delay-and-a1-struggles/

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2017/04/16-1/must-see-atom-the-beginning-anime-opening-published

http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/06/24/020059

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/04/25/interview-with-bahi-jd-director-of-atom-the-beginnings-opening/

 

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Sep 3, 2017

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.

 

Reviews:

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)

 

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http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2017-08-22/.118457

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/05/11/feature-the-hook-worldend-and-tsukigakirei

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/04/27/feature-head-space-worldend-framing-a-tragedy

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/saekano-how-to-raise-a-boring-girlfriend/.83213

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/saekano-how-to-raise-a-boring-girlfriend-flat/.114869

 

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Aug 20, 2017

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.

 

Reviews:

Grimoire of Zero (1:31)

Little Witch Academia (18:12)

 

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http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/05/09/050046

http://www.animenewsnetwork.cc/interview/2013-08-28/interview-masahiko-otsuka-and-yoh-yoshinari-of-studio-trigger

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/03/27-1/feature-creative-spotlight-yoh-yoshinari

http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/01/16/003026

 

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Jul 30, 2017

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.

 

Reviews:

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)

 

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http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2017-07-07/what-the-heck-happened-to-berserk/.117834

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2017-07-12/3dcg-in-anime-an-introduction/.118724

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2016-06-28/berserk-past-present-and-future/.103719

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2016/08/12/feature-berserk-discussion-explores-kentar-miuras-roots

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2016/09/22/feature-part-2-of-berserk-discussion-urges-miura-to-try-a-new-story

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2016/07/28/feature-berserk-episode-guide

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2016/09/29-1/feature-head-space-berserk-fear-despair-and-growth

 

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Jul 16, 2017

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.

 

 

Sneak Peek:

My First Girlfriend is a Gal (2:05)

Fastest Finger First (3:43)

Dive!! (7:15)

18if (9:19)

Altair: A Record of Battles (11:38)

Action Heroine Cheer Fruits (14:57)

Teekyū Season 9 (16:55)

Aho-Girl (18:12)

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)

Gamers! (33:48)

Vatican Miracle Examiner (38:14)

Kakegurui (40:47)

Made in Abyss (44:46)

Knight's & Magic (47:06)

Fate/Apocrypha (53:49)

Senki Zesshō Symphogear AXZ (1:00:45)

 

Review:

Attack on Titan - Season 1+2 (1:09:25)

 

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http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2017-03-29/everything-you-need-to-know-before-attack-on-titan-comes-back/.114057

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2017-05-26/the-kick-ass-women-of-attack-on-titan/.116628

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/04/20-1/feature-head-space-attack-on-titan-enemies-within-the-walls

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2014/08/05-1/feature-attack-on-titan-qa-panel-at-animagic-in-bonn-germany

http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/06/02/230022

http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/06/13/230007

 

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Jun 25, 2017

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.

 

News:

Pluto Anime adaption (1:20)

 

Trash Stash:

Hand Shakers (7:08)

 

Review:

KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!! (27:44)

 

Best of the Season (43:52)

 

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http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/01/25/060022

http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/02/18/030042

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2016-03-09/comparing-comedies-konosuba-vs-dagashi-kashi/.99359

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2016/03/01-1/feature-aniwords-konosubas-comedic-cosmic-unfairness

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2016/02/02/feature-aniwords-elements-of-the-pastoral-in-konosuba

http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/01/18/000046

 

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