Episode 104: Cardboard Cons

CC pretends to be a critic and reviews the con comedy Great Pretender to explain why this almost 10/10 show didn’t stick the landing. After that, the hosts return to the cursed virtual landscapes of Sword Art Online and fight their way through the avalanche of nonsense that is War of Underworld.

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Great Pretender (1:30)

Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld (33:29)

Related Links:

ANN – This Week in Anime: Great Pretender is a Devious Joyride

ANN: Great Pretender and Robin Hood: The Appeal of the Outlaw Hero

ANN – This Week in Anime: Does Great Pretender Stick the Landing?

ANN – Interview: Wit Studio

Mother’s Basement: Great Pretender is Con ART

ANN: How An Animator From Massachusetts Worked On Sword Art Online

Episode 103: Bullets, Buffets, and Blanks

John dives back into the Raildex franchise and explains why A Certain Scientific Railgun T was a breath of fresh air, following the disappointing third season of A Certain Magical Index. After that, CC slips into his trenchcoat and strolls through the noir cityscape of No Guns Life, to find out if this slow burn of a cyberpunk detective story is worth a watch. Last but not least, the gang tackles the final two seasons of Food Wars and discuss if one of their favorite shonen series stuck the landing.

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A Certain Scientific Railgun T (1:30)

No Guns Life (26:52)

Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma – The Fourth & Fifth Plate (43:23)

Related Links:

Gigguk: The Fascinating World of Index/Railgun and Why You Should Watch It

Crunchyroll Collection: Kuroko vs Mitori | A Certain Scientific Railgun T

ANN – This Week in Anime: Is No Guns Life a Sure-Fire Hit?

ANN – This Week in Anime: No Guns Life Takes Aim at Real-World Corruption

Mother’s Basement: No Guns Life – Deep AND Dumb

Anime Feminist – Women in the Kitchen: The unequal treatment of professional chefs in anime and beyond

Crunchyroll: Behind The Scenes of FOOD WARS | The Making of an Anime

Comicbook: Food Wars Fans are Having Mixed Feelings About the Series Finale