Episode 46: Rom-Com Jewelry

On this episode John takes the helm right out of the gate and delivers his comparison between the two teen romance series Just Because and Our Love has always been 10 centimeters apart. Up next is CC’s Review of Land of the Lustrous, detailing the reasons why this CG show succeeds, where many others have failed. Finally John brings the Rom train back into the Com station and talks about Blend S and how the show turned out to be a disappointment despite its many colorful maid shenanigans.

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Reviews:

Just Because VS Our Love has always been 10 centimeters apart (1:41)

Land of the Lustrous (37:24)

Blend S (55:07)

Related Links:

Sakuga Blog: Just Because! And The TV Anime Problem: Living Characters, Dead Production

ANN – This Week in Anime: Is Land of the Lustrous the Best 3DCG Anime?

Sakuga Blog: Land of the Lustrous: Director Takahiko Kyougoku Interview

Sakuga Blog: Land of the Lustrous / Houseki no Kuni Production Notes 1-6

Sakuga Blog: Land of the Lustrous / Houseki no Kuni Production Notes 7-9

Sakuga Blog: Land of the Lustrous / Houseki no Kuni Production Notes 10-11

Sakuga Blog: Land of the Lustrous / Houseki no Kuni Production Notes 12 And Final Impressions

Crunchyroll: The Real World Spots of “BLEND-S”

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Episode 45: Shitty people ruin Everything

On this episode, John talks about Recovery of an MMO Junkie and why the quirky romance story felt satisfying and relatable. The gang also dives into the recent unfortunate buzz generated by the director of that show. Lastly, CC reviews the unconventional hero’s journey of Inuyashiki and explains why the show’s misguided focus on its all too repulsive villain was ultimately its downfall.

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Reviews:

Recovery of an MMO Junkie (1:32)

Inuyashiki (34:37)

Related Links:

ANN – This Week in Anime: Why is Recovery of an MMO Junkie So Relatable?

ANN – This Week in Anime: Will These MMO Junkies Live Happily Ever After?

ANN: Recovery of an MMO Junkie Director Causes Controversy With Anti-Semitic Tweets

Mother’s Basement: MMO Junkie’s Racist Director – Should We Hate the Work, or the Jerk?

Crunchyroll: How “Recovery of an MMO Junkie” Redefines What It Means to Be an Adult Nerd

Crunchyroll: Managing Misunderstandings in “Recovery of an MMO Junkie”

Crunchyroll: Life After MMO Junkie: Our Top 10 Recommendations for Recovery of an MMO Junkie fans

ANN – This Week in Anime: Was Inuyashiki Worth Watching?

Crunchyroll: Manga Creator Spotlight: Hiroya Oku (Inuyashiki)