Episode 34: Nicked Swords

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.

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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)

Related Links:

Anime News Network – What the Heck Happened to Berserk?

Anime News Network – 3DCG in Anime: An Introduction

Anime News Network – Berserk: Past, Present, and Future

Crunchyroll FEATURE: “Berserk” Discussion Explores Kentarō Miura’s Roots

Crunchyroll FEATURE: Part 2 of “Berserk” Discussion Urges Miura to Try a New Story

Crunchyroll FEATURE: “Berserk” Episode Guide

Crunchyroll FEATURE: Head Space – “Berserk” Fear, Despair, and Growth

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Episode 33: Colossal Appeal

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.

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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)

Related Links:

Anime News Network: Everything You Need to Know Before Attack on Titan Comes Back

Anime News Network: The Kick-Ass Women of Attack on Titan

Crunchyroll FEATURE: Head Space – “Attack on Titan” Enemies within the walls

Crunchyroll FEATURE: Attack on Titan Q&A Panel at Animagic in Bonn, Germany

Anime NOW: A Spoiler-Heavy Look at the Connections between Attack on Titan and Norse Mythology

Anime NOW: Why Eren from Attack on Titan Is Such a Captivating Character