John & CC wrap up this short season by reviewing Arte, a series about a young woman in 16th century Italy, trying to walk her own path as a painter. As usual they also discuss the shows they stopped watching in the Chop ‘n’ Drop and pick their personal favorite in Best of the Season.
Chop & Drop (1:30)
Best of the Season (1:07:32)
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MicMix: Arte Anime – The History of Artemisia Gentileschi | Arte anime 2020
Wikipedia: Artemisia Gentileschi
The hosts return to drop some truth bombs on the audience. First CC uncovers the hidden underbelly of a city of Beastmen in his review of Brand New Animal. After that John details the hardships of a young father trying to hide his chosen profession from his innocent daughter in Kakushigoto.
Brand New Animal (1:20)
ANN – This Week in Anime: BNA
ANN: BNA: Brand New Animal: A Racism Allegory That (Mostly) Works
ANN: Promare, BNA, and the Outrage of the Oppressed
ANN – This Week in Anime: Kakushigoto is the Go-To Cushy Show of Spring
Due to recent pandemic events, this Anime season offers slim pickings in terms of premieres, but the hosts talk about all the fresh new shows they were able to sink their teeth into regardless in the Sneak Peek. After that, they review the rare breed of a mobile game Anime adaption that doesn’t suck, in the form of Princess Connect! Re:Dive.
Sneak Peek: (1:20)
SUPER HXEROES: “H”EROES SAVE THE WORLD (6:57)
Sword Art Online: Alicization War of Underworld Part 2 (17:18)
The God of High School (21:11)
Japan Sinks: 2020 (30:45)
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax (34:05)
Fire Force – Season 2 (39:54)
Princess Connect! Re:Dive (47:29)
Crunchyroll: How Princess Connect! Re:Dive Captures the Spirit of Konosuba!
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