Episode 83: Burning Hearts

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.

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Reviews:

O Maidens in Your Savage Season (1:30)

Given (28:57)

Promare (1:02:52)

 

Related Links:

ANN – This Week in Anime: Let’s Talk About Sex in O Maidens in Your Savage Season

ANN – This Week in Anime: Love Stinks and Sex Sucks in O Maidens in Your Savage Season

Geek Girl Authority: O MAIDENS IN YOUR SAVAGE SEASON Is What Anime Needs Right Now

The Afictionado: O Maidens in Your Savage Season and “Not Like Other Girls” Syndrome

Mother’s Basement: S*x-Ed: Anime Edition – Go Watch O Maidens in Your Savage Season!

ANN – This Week in Anime: Given Unites Fans’ Love of Music and Romance

Crunchyroll: Why You Should Rock Out With Given, The Best Summer Anime You’re Not Watching

Crunchyroll – Anime vs. Real Life: Where the Boys of given Jam out in Real Life

Crunchyroll: The Rise of Given’s Silent Protagonist

Crunchyroll – Anime vs. Real Life: More Locations for given’s Jam Sessions

Crunchyroll: Given is One of the Best Anime Dramas of the Year

Ani-Gamers: Creating the Kaleidoscopic Visual Style of PROMARE

Crunchyroll – The Road to Promare: TRIGGER Staff Discuss the Anime Studio’s History

Crunchyroll: Talking TRIGGER with the Masterminds Behind PROMARE

ANN – The List: The Top 5 Studio Trigger Anime

Episode 82: Might as well be on Mars

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.

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ReCon:

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)

BEASTARS (1:14:58)

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)

Babylon (1:43:04)

Stars Align (1:45:33)

Blade of the Immortal 2019 (1:51:07)

My Hero Academia – Season 4 (1:56:26)

 

Review:

Carole & Tuesday (2:02:53)

Related Links:

ANN – This Week in Anime: Is Carole & Tuesday Worth Watching

Sakuga Blog – The Art of Carole & Tuesday’s Opening: Interview with Bahi JD

Episode 81: Big in Japan

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.

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Chop ‘n Drop (1:22)

 

Review:

Attack on Titan – Season 3 (15:40)

 

Best of the Season (2:07:11)

Related Links:

ANN – This Week in Anime: Attack on Titan Gets Political

ANN – This Week in Anime: Is Attack on Titan Ramping Up or Just Going Off the Rails?

ANN – This Week in Anime: It’s The End of Attack on Titan (As We Know It)

Sakuga Blog: Attack On Titan At Its WIT’s End

Sakuga Blog: Attack on Titan – Production Highlights

Writing for Love and Justice: Reflection on Attack on Titan: How the narrative failed its characters

Gigguk: Attack on Titan is Incredible Now.

Polygon: The fascist subtext of Attack on Titan can’t go overlooked

Episode 80: Masters of Puppets

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.

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Reviews:

Karakuri Circus (1:20)

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin (1:18:28)

 

Related Links:

ANN – This Week in Anime: Is Karakuri Circus a Hidden Classic or Just Dated?

Mother’s Basement: Gundam The Origin – A Gateway to Gundam Obsession

Episode 79: A Night at the Edgelord Opera

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.

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Reviews:

The Rising of The Shield Hero (2:02)

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind (43:52)

 

Related Links:

One Peace Books: An interview with Aneko Yusagi

Crunchyroll: Get in the Game! An Interview with the Director and Screenwriter of The Rising of the Shield Hero Anime

Fantastic Memes: The Rising of the Shield Hero: The Author’s Gender is Officially Not Your Business

Gigguk: Shield Hero – The Rising of the Isekai Genre

Crunchyroll: The Saga of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Leading into Golden Wind

Mother’s Basement: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 5 Primer – Anime Cheat Sheet

ANN – This Week in Anime: Is Golden Wind the Best or Worst Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Yet?

ANN – This Week in Anime: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind is Surprisingly Hardcore

ANN – This Week in Anime: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind is Next Level Insanity

ANN – This Week in Anime: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind Gets (Even More) Gruesome

ANN – This Week in Anime: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind Goes Out With a Bang

Crunchyroll: Golden Wind Is the Same Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure We Know and Love

Crunchyroll: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Has Crossed The Line