Best of the Season Section

Hey guys & girls!

I added a page that lists our picks for Best of the Season to the site.

Now you can quickly find out which Anime got chosen as our personal favorite each given season and listen to either the episode we reviewed that series on, or the corresponding BotS episode itself.

Bis dann!

– CC

Episode 76: Down the Rabbit Hole

John and CC take a sightseeing tour of the underworld and almost lose their collective minds while tearing apart the trainwreck that is the third season of the iconic light novel adaption Sword Art Online. And since it’s this season’s final Anime Brain Freeze episode, there is also some Chop ‘n’ Drop and Best of the Season entries to discuss.

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Chop ‘n Drop (1:51)



Sword Art Online: Alicization (15:34)


Best of the Season (1:37:32)


Related Links:

ANN – Interview: The Staff of Sword Art Online Alicization

Crunchyroll – The Stakes are Higher Than Ever in Sword Art Online: Alicization!

Crunchyroll – Alice in Sword Art Online: A Wonderland of Danger

Anime Feminist [Feature] – When Creators Strive to Improve Female Representation: The case of Sword Art Online’s Reki Kawahara

Mother’s Basement: SAO Alicization – Dumpster Fire Simulator 2019

Episode 75: A slimy Date in Neverland

The hosts dive right back into the light novel hole as CC reviews the fantastical isekai adventures of a businessman turned little JRPG slime in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime. Then John tackles the first three seasons of the goofy science-fantasy dating sim crossover Date A Live. Last but not least it’s CC’s turn again to wrap up the show with his Review of the long awaited adaption of the thrilling Shonen Jump suspense/horror series The Promised Neverland.

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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (1:46)

Date A Live III (33:49)

The Promised Neverland (1:04:06)


Related Links:

ANN – This Week in Anime: Is That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Worth Watching?

ANN – Interview: The Staff of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

ANN – Rimuru Tempest and Robinson Crusoe: How to Build a Civilization

ANN – This Week in Anime: Did That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Peak Too Early?

Mother’s Basement: You Gotta Watch ‘That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime’

Gigguk – Slime Isekai: The Best Kind Of Isekai Anime

ANN – Shelf Life: Date A Live II

Crunchyroll FEATURE: “Date A Live Museum” at Gamers Akihabara Store

ANN – This Week in Anime: Why You Should Be Watching The Promised Neverland

ANN – This Week in Anime: The Promised Neverland is Only Getting More Intense

Crunchyroll: The Promised Neverland’s ‘Mom’ is Already Anime’s Mom of the Year

Crunchyroll: The Promised Neverland’s Escape To-Do List

Crunchyroll: The Adapted Vision of The Promised Neverland

Crunchyroll: How Top Notch Animation Helps The Promised Neverland Succeed In Its Horror

Crunchyroll: The Promised Neverland and the Battle for Hope

Sakuga Blog: The Promised Neverland Production Notes

Mother’s Basement: How to Write a Great Anime Villain – The Promised Neverland

Episode 74: Religious Roadblocks

John takes the lead on this episode and tries his very best to make sense of the convoluted plot, the ridiculous amount of characters and the plethora of story arcs in the third season of the popular light novel adaption A Certain Magical Index. After that, CC tackles yet another sports Anime and explains what makes the laid back character-driven Run with the Wind a surprising standout in that genre.

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A Certain Magical Index III (1:30)

Run with the Wind (53:12)

Related Links:

Crunchyroll – FEATURE: Novel vs Anime – “A Certain Magical Index”

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

ANN – This Week in Anime: Run With the Wind is a Breath of Fresh Air

ANN – This Week in Anime: Run With the Wind Reaches Cathartic New Heights

Crunchyroll – Anime vs. Real Life: Run with the Wind – Predicting the Team’s Starting Order

Crunchyroll: Why You Need to Catch Up on the Run with the Wind Anime!

Crunchyroll: We Are Stronger Together in the Anime Run with the Wind!

Crunchyroll: What Does Victory Mean in Run with the Wind?

Mother’s Basement: 5 Great Anime You (Probably) Missed in 2018

Episode 73: Pitch Imperfect

On this episode the two hosts take turns, as CC reviews the emotionally rewarding slice of life series My Roommate is a Cat and explains why he managed to engage with this story on a personal level. Then John discusses the lackluster airplane combat Anime The Magnificent KOTOBUKI and lays out the reasons why, despite its promising start, this show was a big disappointment. Last but not least it’s CC’s turn again, to talk about the newest iteration in one of his favorite Sports Anime franchises and all-time classic: Captain Tsubasa.

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My Roommate is a Cat (1:32)

The Magnificent KOTOBUKI (24:12)

Captain Tsubasa [2018] (51:20)

Related Links:

ANN – This Week in Anime: My Roommate is a Cat is a Must-See for Kitty Lovers

Crunchyroll: The Magnificent Kotobuki and its High-Flying Director Have Arrived!

ANN – The Mike Toole Show: Anime’s Best Eleven

Episode 72: Your Life is Your Own

A new Anime season means a new Sneak Peek where John and CC take a quick look at all the fresh spring series premieres. After that, they have a lengthy in-depth discussion about the second season of the Anime featuring their favorite pair of esper and con artist: Mob Psycho 100.

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Sneak Peek:

Hitori Bocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu (2:59)

Ultraman (6:19)

Midnight Occult Civil Servants (8:11)

Cinderella Nine (12:08)

Fairy gone (15:26)

The Helpful Fox Senko-san (19:04)

RobiHachi (22:33)


Sarazanmai (27:00)

One-Punch Man – Season 2 (32:24)

Fruits Basket (39:28)

Carole & Tuesday (44:03)

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (49:40)


Mob Psycho 100 II (53:52)

Related Links:

ANN – This Week in Anime: Mob Psycho 100 is a Tour de Force of Animation

ANN – This Week in Anime: Mob Psycho 100’s Greatest Hits

Crunchyroll: The True Nature of Strength in Mob Psycho 100

Crunchyroll: All of Mob’s Explosions In Mob Psycho 100 So Far

Crunchyroll INTERVIEW: Mob Psycho’s Director is Changing Hearts and Getting in Trouble with the President of BONES

Crunchyroll: Mob Psycho 100 II is Over, Long Live #RedrawReigen!

Crunchyroll – Seeing Double: Mob Psycho 100’s Mentors and Mentees

Crunchyroll: A Look Back at the Ways the Mob Psycho 100 Anime Blew Us Away

Sakuga Blog: Mob Psycho 100 II – Production Notes

Mother’s Basement: Mob Psycho 100 – My Favourite Anime

Mother’s Basement: Best. Anime. Opening. Ever. – What’s in an OP? (Mob Psycho 100 II)