Episode 56: Battlegrounds

On this episode our hosts stand their ground on three different planes of conflict. First CC travels to the stars, to cover the epic space war story of Legend of the Galactic Heroes – Die neue These. Then John descends on Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku and discusses the trappings of a completely different battlefield: romantic relationships between full-blown nerds. Last but not least, CC celeberates the flawed but definitely welcome return of an old favorite of his: Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory.

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RIP Unshō Ishizuka (1:18)


The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These (4:25)

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku (29:29)

Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory (44:49)

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ANN: The Beginner’s Guide to Full Metal Panic!

Crunchyroll: When War Comes Home: The Loss of Innocence in Invisible Victory

Episode 55: Mixed Bags of Gold

CC kicks off this episode by stepping into the ring with the bionic slugfest Megalobox to explain why he liked that show even though it lacks actual entertaining boxing matches. Then John tears apart Caligula and talks about the many shortcomings of this confusing mess of a video game adaption. Last but not least both hosts dig for gold in Golden Kamuy and unearth a thoroughly enjoyable show that manages to shine despite its janky animation.

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Megalobox (1:30)

Caligula (18:02)

Golden Kamuy (34:09)

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Sakuga Blog: Production Highlights – Megalo Box 03

Crunchyroll: Caligula’s Secret Connection to Persona

Crunchyroll: Caligula Takes Us to a Digital Nightmare Controlled by a Virtual Pop Star

Crunchyroll: The Magic and Mystery of Caligula’s Anime Adaptation

ANN: The True History Behind Golden Kamuy

ANN – This Week in Anime: Can Golden Kamuy’s Anime Do the Manga Justice?

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