After playing a not-so-friendly game of underground mafia golf with
Birdie Wing -Golf Girls’ Story-, CC joins John on the dancefloor to witness an upcoming EDM performer come to fame through the machinations of a legendary war tactician in Ya Boy Kongming!
Birdie Wing -Golf Girls’ Story- (1:31)
Ya Boy Kongming! (51:55)
Mother’s Basement: The Lesbian Golf Mafia Anime F***s so hard you have no idea
Scottish Golf History: Meaning of Golf Words
ANN – This Week in Anime: Birdie Wing Has Big Camp Energy
ANN – Interview: Ya Boy Kongming! Director Shu Homma
ANN – This Week in Anime: Why You Should Party With Ya Boy Kongming!
The hosts go undercover to review the first season of the new hit show
Spy x Family and give their two cents on the Summer season Anime premieres in the Sneak Peek.
Overlord – Season 4 (2:28)
Lycoris Recoil (5:50)
RWBY: Ice Queendom (9:08)
Shine on! Bakumatsu Bad Boys (13:00)
Yurei Deco (16:35)
BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- (21:07)
Classroom of the Elite (27:18)
The Devil Is a Part-Timer!! (39:08)
Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun (46:37)
Love Live! Superstar!! – Season 2 (51:27)
Rent-A-Girlfriend – Season 2 (53:59)
Spy x Family (56:22)
Sakuga Blog: Spy x Family And The Messy History, Dynamics, And Intent Of Anime Co-productions
Crunchyroll DEEP DIVE: SPY x FAMILY’s Retro Style Is Both Iconic And True to History
ANN – This Week in Anime: Totally Spy×Family
The gang wrap up this review season with their
Re:Dive into the Anime adaption of Princess Connect, their final word on the final final season of Attack on Titan and their choices for Best of the Season.
Princess Connect! Re:Dive – Season 2 (1:09)
Attack on Titan The Final Season – Part 2 (47:20)
Best of the Season (1:46:26)
ANN – This Week in Anime: Why You Should Watch Princess Connect! Re:Dive
Sakuga Blog: The Recipe For An Impossible Animation Team – Princess Connect Re:Dive Season 2 Production Notes
Crunchyroll FEATURE: What You Need To Know Before Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2!
Crunchyroll FEATURE: Counting The Property Damage Costs In Attack on Titan
CC reviews Studio Wit’s homage to classic fairytales with
Ranking of Kings and its story about a deaf-mute prince and his little shadow friend. After that, he and John dive back into the world of posh vampires and 19 th century steampunk Paris with the second season of The Case Study of Vanitas.
Ranking of Kings (1:20)
The Case Study of Vanitas – Season 2 (49:32)
Sakuga Blog: Animating Modern Nostalgia – Ranking of Kings / Ousama Ranking Production Notes
ANN: How Far Does Forgiveness Go? Ranking of Kings Ending Explained
ANN: All the Easter Eggs in Ranking of Kings’ 2nd Opening
ANN – This Week in Anime: The Horrific Beauty of Case Study of Vanitas
Crunchyroll FEATURE: The Case Study of Vanitas Puts a Fresh Spin on Old Character Dynamics
The hosts throw in their lot with a bunch of new and familiar misfits to review the misadventures of
Sabikui Bisco and Lupin the 3rd Part 6.
Sabikui Bisco (1:23)
Lupin the 3rd Part 6 (35:32)
ANN – This Week in Anime: Why You Should Watch Sabikui Bisco
Crunchyroll FEATURE: Riding Crabs In The Apocalypse — The Wild Dystopia Of SABIKUI BISCO
The hosts return with a basket full of
Sneak Peek previews and their first review of the season for the two most recent Anime arcs of Demon Slayer.
RPG Real Estate (1:09)
Skeleton Knight in Another World (3:50)
Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie (7:37)
Birdie Wing -Golf Girls’ Story- (11:40)
Love After World Domination (15:31)
Ya Boy Kongming! (25:41)
Spy X Family (31:35)
Demon Slayer – Mugen Train Arc (44:50)
Demon Slayer – Entertainment District Arc (1:24:53)
ANN – This Week in Anime: Why Demon Slayer Needs More Nezuko
Crunchyroll – FEATURE: Should You Start With The Mugen Train Movie Or TV Show?
John and CC wrap up this unusually short review season, by discussing a bunch of leftover shows (and a movie) in
The Quick and the Dead and picking their favorite in Best of the Season.
The Quick and the Dead:
The aquatope on white sand (4:09)
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 (10:38)
Yuki Yuna is a Hero: The Great Mankai Chapter (31:46)
86 – Season 2 (42:37)
The Vampire Dies in No Time (1:26:35)
Best of the Season (1:31:01)
ANN: Everything You Need to Know About Jujutsu Kaisen 0
ANN: How Yuki Yuna is a Hero Challenges Madoka Magica’s Legacy
ANN – This Week in Anime: Can 86’s Plot Overcome Its Production Issues?
ANN: Home Is the Battlefield for the Young 86
The hosts discuss the nominees, winners and snubs of the
Anime Awards 2022.
Best VA Performance (2:32)
Best Film (16:08)
Best Comedy (22:57)
Best Fantasy (31:52)
Best Action (40:50)
Best Drama (51:02)
Best Romance (1:01:07)
Best Fight Scene (1:08:27)
Best Antagonist (1:19:56)
Best Protagonist (1:31:51)
Best Character Design (1:43:12)
Best Director (1:47:27)
Best Score (1:58:35)
Best Girl (2:07:47)
Best Boy (2:13:15)
Best Ending Sequence (2:21:04)
Best Opening Sequence (2:24:46)
Best Animation (2:36:26) Anime of the Year (2:45:30)
Anime Awards 2022 Nominees and Winners
John and CC kick of 2022 with the Sneak Peek and their review of the father/daughter sci-fi adventure story
Girls’ Frontline (3:02)
Futsal Boys!!!!! (5:18)
Requiem of the Rose King (6:48)
Tribe Nine (11:06)
Slow Loop (16:56)
Tokyo 24th Ward (20:34)
Sabikui Bisco (24:03)
Princess Connect! Re:Dive – Season 2 (26:10)
The Case Study of Vanitas – Season 2 (34:15)
Attack on Titan The Final Season – Part 2 (37:07)
ANN – This Week in Anime: Is Sakugan Underrated?
Crunchyroll INTERVIEW: SAKUGAN Staff On Building a World of Monsters, Machines, and Family
Crunchyroll FEATURE: What Makes Gagumber Such A Great Dad In SAKUGAN?
The two hosts wrap up the year of 2021 with some
quick reviews, their discussion of the very human fantasy tale of To Your Eternity and their picks for Best of the Season.
The Quick and the Dead:
Girlfriend, Girlfriend (1:46)
The Detective Is Already Dead (4:21)
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime – Season 3 (7:45)
Life Lessons with Uramichi-Oniisan (12:19)
Love Live! Superstar!! (17:48)
To Your Eternity (24:39)
Best of the Season (58:36)
ANN: Growing Pains: How To Your Eternity Expresses the Experience of Being Human
Mother’s Basement: The Beauty of To Your Eternity