Episode 135: Out of Control

CC once again unleashes his metal side and reviews the new adaption of the dark fantasy Manga Bastard!!. After that, he and John take a trip to Night City and let loose with the gang from Cyberpunk: Edgerunners.

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Reviews:

BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- (1:30)

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners (44:57)

Related Links:

ANN – This Week in Anime: The Trashy Treasures of BASTARD!!

ANN – This Week in Anime: Cyberpunk Edgerunners is a Certified Crowdpleaser

Mother’s Basement: Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is Peak Punk Anime

CBR: Edgerunners Was Outdone by This Earlier Cyberpunk Series – And It’s Not Psycho-Pass

CBR: Is Edgerunners Saving Cyberpunk 2077?

Episode 134: Amaryllis Assassins

The hosts kick off the new Anime season with a bunch of Previews in the Sneak Peek and a Review of the assassin action hit Lycoris Recoil.

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Sneak Peek:

Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal (3:05)

Akiba Maid War (9:07)

Blue Lock (12:32)

Urusei Yatsura 2022 (15:05)

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury (18:55)

My Hero Academia – Season 6 (26:10)

Pop Team Epic – Season 2 (30:22)

Spy x Family – Season 2 (33:24)

Golden Kamuy – Season 4 (36:30)

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War (41:55)

Mob Psycho 100 – Season 3 (49:31)

Chainsaw Man (53:17)

Review:

Lycoris Recoil (58:51)

Related Links:

Sakuga Blog: Lycoris Recoil And Shingo Adachi – Turning Original Anime Production Chaos In Your Favor

ANN – This Week in Anime: Why You Should Watch Lycoris Recoil

Crunchyroll FEATURE: The Empathetic Action Star of Lycoris Recoil

Episode 133: Six Degrees of Super

John and CC wrap up this season with a shotgun round of The Quick and the Dead reviews and their choices for Best of the Season.

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The Quick and the Dead:

Love after World Domination (1:44)

Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie (7:13)

AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline (13:07)

Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club – Season 2 (41:27)

Date A Live IV (46:03)

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero (50:50)

Best of the Season (1:07:47)

Related Links:

ANN: Why Date A Live Will Win Your Heart

Episode 132: Clubbing with Ya Boy

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!

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Reviews:

Birdie Wing -Golf Girls’ Story- (1:31)

Ya Boy Kongming! (51:55)

Related Links:

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!

Episode 131: Secret Agent Man

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.

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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)

Spriggan (31:49)

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)

Review:

Spy x Family (56:22)

Related Links:

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

Episode 130: Rumbling Bellies

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.

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Reviews:

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)

Related Links:

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

Episode 129: In the Name of the King

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 19th century steampunk Paris with the second season of The Case Study of Vanitas.

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Reviews:

Ranking of Kings (1:20)

The Case Study of Vanitas – Season 2 (49:32)

Related Links:

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

Episode 128: Smooth Criminals

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.

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Reviews:

Sabikui Bisco (1:23)

Lupin the 3rd Part 6 (35:32)

Related Links:

ANN – This Week in Anime: Why You Should Watch Sabikui Bisco

Crunchyroll FEATURE: Riding Crabs In The Apocalypse — The Wild Dystopia Of SABIKUI BISCO

Episode 127: Red Light means Danger

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.

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Sneak Peek:

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)

Aoashi (20:59)

Ya Boy Kongming! (25:41)

Spy X Family (31:35)

Review:

Demon Slayer – Mugen Train Arc (44:50)

Demon Slayer – Entertainment District Arc (1:24:53)

Related Links:

ANN – This Week in Anime: Why Demon Slayer Needs More Nezuko

Crunchyroll – FEATURE: Should You Start With The Mugen Train Movie Or TV Show?

Episode 126: Fast & Loose

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.

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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)

Related Links:

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