Episode 53: Hail to the King

It’s finally time for our Kame-Hame-Hosts to talk about one of the most prominent and longest running franchises in Anime history: Dragon Ball. John and CC have a long chat about their experience with the series, which culminates in their Review of the newest iteration in that franchise: Dragon Ball Super. Of course, as it is the Season Finale of Anime Brain Freeze, there is also the Chop ‘n’ Drop and both hosts pick their favorite reviewed show in the Best of the Season segment.

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Chop ‘n’ Drop (1:20)


Dragon Ball Super (10:49)

Best of the Season (1:37:51)

Related Links:

ANN Interview: The Past, Present and Future of Dragon Ball

Crunchyroll: The Heart and Nostalgia of Dragon Ball Super

Crunchyroll: Dragon Ball Super – Character Evolution & The Path Ahead

Episode 52: Killers, Dolls and Skeletor

It’s time to go back to the fathomless well of light novel adaptions. First John talks about the city filled with killers in Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens. Then CC pushes the Isekai button and reviews the MMO adventures of Skeletor’s cousin in Overlord. Closing out the show, both hosts muse about KyoAni’s visual feast Violet Evergarden and discuss whether the show has more to offer than its good looks.

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Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens (1:20)

Overlord – Season 1+2 (25:15)

Violet Evergarden (53:17)

Related Links:

Crunchyroll: The Not-So-Deadly Real Life Locations of Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens

ANN – This Week in Anime: Is Violet Evergarden Worth Watching?

Sakuga Blog: Violet Evergarden Interview: Director Taichi Ishidate At Anime Expo

Sakuga Blog: Violet Evergarden Interview – Director Taichi Ishidate, Shin-Q Vol.2 2017

Sakuga Blog: Violet Evergarden Production Notes 1 – 10

Anime Feminist: [Feature] Difference, Not Indifference: Violet Evergarden, autistic representation, and the social model of disability