Episode 61: Balls, Rackets & a shitty Anime Mom

This week, the gang gets athletic and discusses to very different kinds of Sports Anime. First talk about how the consistent summer vacation theme and sympathetic characters of the laid-back Beach volleyball series Harukana Receive make for a generally relaxing, good time. Then CC goes into the opposite direction with the high tension Badminton drama Hanebado and explains why the visually impressive series stumbles in the story department.

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Harukana Receive (1:31)

Hanebado! (28:17)

Related Links:

Gigguk: The Art of Sports Anime

Crunchyroll: How Harukana Receive Changes What You Know About Volleyball

ANN – This Week in Anime: Hanebado! Has No Chill

Crunchyroll: The Badminton Anime You Didn’t Know You Needed

Crunchyroll: Shining the Sports Spotlight on Girls in Hanebado!

Crunchyroll: HANEBADO! Will Prove That Badminton is Better Than Tennis

Crunchyroll: Hating the Game: Toxic Competition in HANEBADO!

Crunchyroll – OPINION: Hanesaki Quitting Badminton is the Ultimate Ending for HANEBADO!

Sakuga Blog: HANEBADO! 01 – Production Highlights

Sakuga Blog: HANEBADO! 02 – Production Highlights

Sakuga Blog: HANEBADO! 03 – Production Highlights

Episode 60: All Might makes right

The hosts dive head-first into the giant Anime leaf-piles of fall in the Sneak Peek and bring you their opinions on all the hot premieres they checked out. After that it’s time to return to UA Academy and its many colorful heroes in another amazingly strong outing of My Hero Academia.

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Sneak Peek: (1:30)

Conception (2:27)

Radiant (7:27)

Goblin Slayer (11:22)

Ace Attorney – Season 2 (15:04)

Double Decker! Doug & Kirill (17:18)

Senran Kagura: Shinobi Master (19:48)

IRODUKU: The World in Colors (23:18)

Bloom Into You (27:10)

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (29:41)

Boarding School Juliet (33:01)

Release the Spyce (35:54)

Sword Art Online: Alicization (38:02)

Golden Kamuy – Season 2 (45:02)

Space Battleship Tiramisu Zwei (46:17)


Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san (51:46)

Run with the Wind (54:03)

A Certain Magical Index III (56:40)

Zombie Land Saga (1:03:18)

Karakuri Circus (1:08:04)

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind (1:11:03)


My Hero Academia – Season 3 (1:15:13)

Related Links:

ANN – This Week in Anime: My Hero Academia Reaches New Heights of Greatness

ANN – This Week in Anime: The Highs and Lows of MHA’s License Exam Arc

Sakuga Blog: My Hero Academia 61 (And General Season 3) – Production Highlights

Anime Feminist: [Feature] Gender Inequity in My Hero Academia

Kotaku: My Hero Academia Is Superhero Anime For People Tired Of Superheroes