Episode 37: Humble Beginnings

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.

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Reviews:

Granblue Fantasy the Animation (1:12)

Atom: The Beginning (24:33)

 

Best of the Season (53:00)

 

Related Links:

Crunchyroll: “GRANBLUE FANTASY” and “Akashic Records” – Why We’re Hooked!

Anime NOW!: Granblue Fantasy Is Old-school Fantasy Anime Reborn

Anime NOW!: I Wish the Battles in the Granblue Fantasy Game Were Like the Anime

Anime NOW!: Here’s Who Lent a Hand in the Battle Against Leviathan in Granblue Fantasy

Anime NOW!: The Final Episode of Granblue Fantasy Shows a Reality Where the Protagonist Is Female

Sakuga Blog: Shedding Light on Granblue Fantasy’s Delay and A-1’s Struggles

Crunchyroll: Must-See “Atom The Beginning” Anime Opening Published

Anime NOW!: Atom The Beginning Isn’t the Robotic Blood Sport You’re Expecting and That’s the Point

Sakuga Blog: Interview With Bahi JD, Director Of ATOM: The Beginning’s Opening

 

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Episode 36: The Light Show

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.

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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)

Related Links:

Anime News Network: This Week in Anime – Is WorldEnd (Suka Suka) Worth Watching?

Crunchyroll FEATURE: The Hook – “WorldEnd” and “Tsukigakirei”

Crunchyroll FEATURE: Head Space – “WorldEnd” Framing a Tragedy

Anime News Network Reviews – Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend

Anime News Network Reviews – Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend Flat