The hosts bring winter season to a close by reviewing the newest entry in the massive Fate franchise (with an appropriately massive title): Fate/Grand Order -Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia-. As usual they also talk about the shows they gave the axe in the Chop ‘n’ Drop and their personal favorites in Best of the Season.
Chop ‘n’ Drop (1:42)
Fate/Grand Order -Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia- (13:14)
Best of the Season (1:13:48)
ANN – This Week in Anime: Is F/GO: Babylonia Anime as Popular as its Mobile Game?
Crunchyroll: The Ultimate Fate Series Beginner’s Guide
Crunchyroll: All You Need to Know for Fate/Grand Order Babylonia
Crunchyroll: From Mesopotamia to Mesoamerica: The Real History Behind Fate/Grand Order: Babylonia’s Heroic Spirits
Sakuga Blog: Fate Grand Order Production Notes
CC starts off the episode by investigating why the eandearing characters of the otherworldly procedural In/Spectre can’t save its lackluster plot. Then John wraps up the show by explaining why Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode Oracle stands head and shoulders above most other video game adaptions.
Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode Oracle (27:32)
ANN – This Week in Anime: Who Inspects the IN/SPECTRE?
Crunchyroll: In/Spectre is the GOAT at Shaking Up the Conventions of Mystery Anime
Crunchyroll: The Most Powerful Weapons in In/Spectre are WORDS
Crunchyroll: Why In/Spectre’s Kotoko Would Be the Perfect Lawyer
Crunchyroll: The Monsters of In/Spectre Are Everywhere, Even on the Internet
The gang unleashes the full force of their combined detective powers and tries to unearth the secret answer of why ID: Invaded fails to follow up on its promising setup. After that, they join a big Golem dad and his little human daughter in Somali and the Forest Spirit, on a life-changing journey that is about to test and strengthen the bonds of this unlikely family.
ID: Invaded (1:41)
Somali and the Forest Spirit (47:51)
ANN – This Week in Anime: Is ID: Invaded High Concept or Just High?
Crunchyroll: Miss The Mandalorian? Watch Somali and the Forest Spirit
Crunchyroll: Somali and Other Great Anime About the Family We Choose
John and CC return with full force to bring you some Anime-powered solace in these trying times. First they take a look at all the spring season premieres and talk about how the Covid-19 pandemic affected some of the new shows in the Sneak Peek. After that they get reacquainted with the gang from UA High School and discuss the ups and downs of the 4th season of one of their favorite shonen series: My Hero Academia.
Sneak Peek: (2:56)
Wave, Listen to Me! (4:59)
Tower of God (10:54)
Tamayomi: The Baseball Girls (15:38)
Sakura Wars the Animation (20:43)
Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens (28:59)
The Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED (42:31)
Digimon Adventure: (50:29)
Sing “Yesterday” for Me (54:09)
Gal & Dino (1:02:02)
Princess Connect! Re:Dive (1:06:19)
Fruits Basket – Season 2 (1:12:15)
Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fifth Plate (1:13:22)
BNA: Brand New Animal (1:16:40)
My Hero Academia – Season 4 (1:31:00)
Wikipedia: Production of anime series delayed or suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic
ANN – This Week in Anime: Has My Hero Academia Taken Its Darkest Turn?
ANN – This Week in Anime: MHA’s Heroes Put it All on the Line in Overhaul Arc
Anime Feminist: My Hero Academia Shows Us How To Write Damsels (And Dudes) In Distress
Fanbyte: My Hero Academia and the Problem of the Supercop
we’ll be on hiatus until further notice due to medical reasons.
We will return as soon as possible.
Hope to talk to you soon!
Before saying goodbye for a while, the hosts wrap things up with an early jam packed season finale. First they discuss the recent Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2020 and highlight some of the winners, snubs and headscratchers from the selection. After a quick visit to the Chop ‘n’ Drop they then review the final series from Fall Season 2019 in the form of the feral high school drama Beastars. Last but not least they give out their own recurring award: Best of the Season.
The Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2020 (1:32)
Chop ‘n’ Drop (1:36:19)
Best of the Season (3:01:20)
Crunchyroll: The Anime Awards
Crunchyroll: Winners of the 2020 Anime Awards
Stop Motion Magazine: Beastars -by Dwarf Studios
Sakuga Blog: BEASTARS – Traditionally Excellent Modernity
The ABF gang has returned to cool you down and then heat you right back up. First CC follows the investigators from Babylon to unearth the many horrifying secrets that lurk in the shadows of a mayoral election. Then the hosts unleash their burning shonen hearts once again and join the colorful firefighting crew from company 8 to extinguish a plethora of infernal opponents in Fire Force.
Fire Force (53:02)
ANN – This Week in Anime: Babylon Has a Whore Complex
Mother’s Basement: Babylon – Thriller Anime at its Finest
ANN – This Week in Anime: Is Fire Force Worth Watching?
Crunchyroll: Meet the Staff of the Upcoming Fire Force Anime!
Crunchyroll: Five Highlights of the Fire Force Anime’s Thrilling Debut!
Sakuga Blog: Fire Force – The Backstory Of A Dazzling Production
Sakuga Blog: Fire Force Production Notes 01
John and CC kick off the new Anime season as usual, by giving a nod to all the icy fresh premieres from Winter 2020 they did check out. After that they wrap up the episode by discussing one of the most promising manga-to-anime adaptions in recent years: Vinland Saga.
Sneak Peek: (1:52)
Seton Academy: Welcome to the Pack & A Destructive God Sits Next to Me (3:17)
Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga (6:23)
Hatena Illusion (9:14)
Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story (11:55)
Sorcerous Stabber Orphen (15:41)
Somali and the Forest Spirit (17:16)
Darwin’s Game (18:52)
Asteroid in Love (22:59)
A Certain Scientific Railgun T (27:13)
ID: INVADED (35:09)
Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! (45:10)
ROOM CAMP (50:20)
Somali and the Forest Spirit (53:10)
Sorcerous Stabber Orphen (57:02)
Haikyu!! To The Top (1:02:42)
Vinland Saga (1:08:17)
ANN – This Week in Anime: Vinland Saga is the Must-Watch Epic of the Season
ANN – This Week in Anime: The Fog of War Thickens in Vinland Saga
Gigguk: Stop Sleeping on Vinland Saga.