Episode 59: Dr. Franxx N. Furter

The boys kick off this episode by talking about the shows from spring season that couldn’t hold their interest in the Chop ‘n’ Drop. Then CC tears into the raging dumpster fire that is Darling in the Franxx and explains why the highly anticipated series couldn’t deliver on any of the grande expectations set for it. Finally, the gang ends on a postive note, by dishing out their chosen favorites of spring in Best of the Season.

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Chop ‘n’ Drop (1:30)


Darling in the Franxx (10:34)

Darling in the Franxx – Heavy Ending Spoilers (36:56)

Best of the Season (47:09)

Related Links:

ANNCast (Everything with Franxx in the title)

ANN – This Week in Anime: DARLING in the FRANXX Has Only One Thing on its Mind

ANN: When Mechs Equals Sex

ANN – This Week in Anime: What the Hell is Happening in Darling in the FRANXX?

Mother’s Basement: How Darling In the FranXX Wrecked its Worldbuilding

Mother’s Basement: DARLING in the FRANXX – What the HFIL Happened?!

Crunchyroll: TRIGGER’s Hiromi Wakabayashi Answers Burning DARLING in the FRANXX Fan Questions in Reddit AMA

More site tweaks

Things be cooking y’all. (Sorry)

ANYWAY, we added a couple more things to the site.

As you can see there is now a menu bar at the top. This will come in handy for navigating the site, especially when using a mobile device.

We also added a section with our episodes listed by episode number.

That’s it for now. The final episode of this season is due for the end of this week.

Until then, take care everyone.

We now have a Review Index

Hey Everyone,

we have two new sections on our site, accessible from the sidebar to the right of the page.

First there is the Review Index where you can find links to all of our Reviews (excluding Sneak Peak and Chop ‘n Drop), listed in alphabetical order.

Also there is the Video Features section, which for now only contains John’s Top 10 Anime OPs of 2016, but depending on demand and time available, it might get some more content over time.

We hope this will make navigating the site and finding the stuff you’re looking for more convenient.


Your ABF hosts

Episode 58: High-Flyers, Straight-Shooters & Low-Riders

CC kicks off this episode by reviewing Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan, discussing its many flaws and why the show couldn’t live up to its potential. Then John talks about the Sword Art Online Spin-Off Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online and lists the many ways in which this show manages to surpass the original series. Riding thistrain of positivity into the station, CC wraps up the show with a hype-laden rant about Yowamushi Pedal and explains why this franchise is one of the best Sports Anime series in existence.

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Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan (1:09)

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online (40:44)

Yowamushi Pedal – Season 1-4 (1:06:41)

Related Links:

Sakuga Blog: Dragon Pilot – Hisone & Masotan Production Notes 01

Sakuga Blog: Dragon Pilot – Hisone & Masotan Production Notes 02

ANN – This Week in Anime: Is the New Gun Gale Online Better Than Sword Art Online?

ANN Interview: The Staff of SAO Alternative Gun Gale Online

Crunchyroll: The Secret Charms of Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online

Crunchyroll: Logging Into the Fascinating Post-Apocalyptic Setting of Gun Gale Online

Crunchyroll: How the New Sword Art Online Captures the Appeal of FPS Games

Crunchyroll: The Author and Leading Lady of SAO Alternative Talk Gun Gale Online

Crunchyroll: The Redemption of the Underdogs in Yowamushi Pedal

Episode 57: Kitchen Knights

The gang once again dives headfirst into the world of Shonen Action series and covers two very different representatives of this particular genre. First CC talks about The Seven Deadly Sins and why this colorful mix of the classic shonen battle formula and a medieval setting might not be one of the greats, but delivers a thoroughly enjoyable experience nontheless. Then the hosts return to the kitchen together with Soma and his compatriots in the third season of Food Wars and try to explain how the series manages to surpass itself on a regular basis.

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The Seven Deadly Sins (1:09)

Food Wars! The Third Plate (25:18)

Related Links:

ANN: King Arthur and the Seven Deadly Sins

Sakuga Blog Production Highlights – The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments 19

ANN – This Week in Anime: Why You Should Watch Food Wars!

ANN – This Week in Anime: What the Hell is Happening in Food Wars!?

Crunchyroll: Food Wars! The Third Plate Has the Perfect Ingredient for Romance: An Egg!