Anime Series Review: Kaiba

June 13, 2019 § Leave a comment

The transhumanist space opera where memories have been digitized and your self can be placed into different bodies that also happens to be a terrifying dystopia where poor folks are vulnerable to theft and made to sell their bodies and memories to the rich, an amnesiac sets off on a dangerous interplanetary journey to find themselves.

kaibe wtf

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kaiba screenshot

Opening: Never
Ending: Hoshizora no Believe

Bunny Girl Senpai

December 27, 2018 § Leave a comment

I review a new show from the 2018 Winter anime season, Rascal Does not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai – Seishun Buta Yarō wa Bunny Girl-senpai no Yume wo Minai

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Weekly Round Up 1

July 1, 2018 § Leave a comment

I begin a new series where I try to regularly put out reactive podcast content. (not politically reactive)

This week, I covered two series that wrapped up airing:
Gun Gale Online

I discussed the following series:
Darling in the FranXX
My Hero Academia
Major 2nd
Black Clover

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Top 5 of 2017

December 31, 2017 § Leave a comment

I realized that this is my last chance to put out an episode in 2017, so here’s my top 5. I’ve done my best to keep these spoiler free.

konatsu appreciation

The first 10 minutes or so are honorable mentions:
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life
Sakura Quest
Miss Kobayashi-san’s Dragonmaid

The last 20 minutes or so are my top 5.
5. Yuri!! on Ice
4. Anime Gataris
3. Kingdom
2. Kemono Friends
1. Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju

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The Opening theme is the theme to Coast to Coast AM
The Ending theme is the 6th ending to Crayon Shin Chan

Legend of the Galactic Heroes 19: Yang’s Fleet Moves Out

July 1, 2017 § 1 Comment

Hello, here I discuss episode 19, an Alliance episode where Yang responds to Reinhardt’s operation to implant a bunch of imperial agents who want to disrupt the Free Planet Alliance. It’s pretty cool to see the FPA fall apart and Yang try to salvage the situation.


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Wednesday News #2: Libre Publishing Pulls Out, Yamato 2202 and Internet Badasses

June 23, 2016 § Leave a comment

Sorry this is late, but here’s the Wednesday News Wrap-up on Thursday Morning!


Time Stamp
00:00-01:10 Introduction
01:10-06:26 Libre Publishing Story
06:26-09:46 Yamato 2202 News! (here’s the interview with Fukui)
09:46-12:27 New Job Postings with the Japanese Government!

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ED: 10am ACNL

First Impressions: Dororo and Shomin Sample

June 21, 2016 § Leave a comment

I haven’t done a First Impressions episode in a while, also I haven’t watched a full series since Akame Ga Kill, so here we go.

This is Dororo
This is Shomin Sample
shomin sample
0:00-6:20 – Dororo talk
6:20-17:17 – Shomin Sample (and harems in general)

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To be honest I kind of like this sliding scale between garbage and treasure.

Legend of the Galactic Heroes episode 18: The Lippstadt Conspiracy

June 17, 2016 § Leave a comment

There’s a lot of politicking in this episode. I suppose that’s not unique to this one!
Ironically I imagine Bernie Sanders would probably love this show, since it resonates with his whole “young, capable people being proactive in politics” appeal.

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Naruto Shippuden: Ninshu’s Cruel Optimism

June 16, 2016 § Leave a comment

I saw the latest two episodes of Naruto and really wanted to talk about Hagoromo, the Sage of the Six Paths and what I thought about his story and the story of Ninja-kind.

Getting followers like a religious leader!

Getting followers like a religious leader!

In season 1, the first adventure that Naruto goes on is protecting a bridge builder, who wants to build a bridge to allow his town to have economic independence from a greedy mafia-type – which, in many ways, mirrors the story of Hagoromo and the thief in the recent episodes of Naruto.
You're going to understand me even if you don't like it.

You’re going to understand me even if you don’t like it.

Time Stamps:
I talk about Naruto for 16 minutes.
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ED Theme: Ao no Lullaby by Kuroneko Chelsea (the current ED theme)

The Last Zabi

June 13, 2016 § Leave a comment

I talk about one of the coolest characters in all of Gundam, Mineva Lao Zabi, or as I keep calling her, Audrey Burne.

One thing I didn’t talk about is the director’s comment that she would’ve been made moe if the series didn’t sell. Her presence would be mediated by sales, which is still scary. The hierarchical structure of man-over-woman is, despite a nice image of Audrey, still in place.


Notice how she does not hug Riddhe back

Notice how she does not hug Riddhe back

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ED Theme: Into the Sky Orchestra cover by Akiba Winds

I hope you enjoy this one!

Legend of the Galactic Heroes Episode 17: Before the Storm

June 1, 2016 § Leave a comment

Come visit us at Iserlohn fortress, on the borderspace between the Empire and the Free Planet Alliance! We have the sequel to Gone with the Wind playing in movie theaters!


Commodore Fork in a previous episode

Commodore Fork in a previous episode

Commodore Fork as a conspirator in episode 17

Commodore Fork as a conspirator in episode 17

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Keep getting hyped over Legend of the Galactic Heroes with me!
ED Theme: Konosuba Ending (Ukelele Cover) by Halcyon

Dagashi Kashi Review

May 30, 2016 § 1 Comment

I review a terrible anime that came up on queue when I was too lazy to change to something else.

DVD > Streaming

Modern anime sucks.Dagashi-Kashi-03-42

Yeah that’s right, it better be cruel!

Here’s the Japanese word of the day:

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The ending theme is a ukelele cover of the end theme from Konosuba, check it out on Soundcloud here!

Ace of Diamond

December 3, 2015 § Leave a comment

Because I’ve been consistently watching this show for 2 years (I checked the old episodes and verified this), I decided to go ahead and start talking about it. It has so much for people who are into baseball anime…

baseball energy

It’s also really silly, as serious as high school baseball is, it’s still high school xD.

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ED theme: Dvorak’s 9th II Movement (the most anime piece of classical music ever)

Legend of the Galactic Heroes Episode 14: Liberation of the Frontiers

December 1, 2015 § Leave a comment

In this episode, we learn why Scorched Earth tactics violate human rights, but that said all of this is over contested territories between two different systems of coercion. I mean, the romanticism of frontier life is the libidinal economy of colonialism, but whatever. lol. A lot of us dream of a better life and I’m equally as guilty (if we could even say that dreaming is a sin… but our dreams should be bigger than having a wife and kids on our own planet…)

Enough of my anarchist ways in the comments.

vlcsnap-2015-12-01-08h57m26s474This is when freedom and equality are just words, and what are words when compared to people getting food?

Let’s hope that Yang Wen-Li and the gang survive this stupid war.

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ED theme: The first ending to the show lol. It feels the most appropriate.

Legend of the Galactic Heroes Episode 6: The Rosen Ritter

May 22, 2015 § Leave a comment

This episode (of the anime) is pretty funny, I was giggling throughout a lot of it given the seriousness of the music and the laid-back attitude that Yang Wen-li had in the face of a suicide mission.

I also noticed there’s a strange mechanical sound at the beginning of the episode, that’s my refrigerator, I didn’t feel like re-recording so the sound is still in there. My bad.

His coronation speech is hilarious.

Secretary of Defense Truniht’s salt though.

Look at how adorable Frederica Greenhill is.

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End theme: ACNL 1AM

Legend of the Galactic Heroes Epsiode 5: The Kastrop Rebellion

May 20, 2015 § Leave a comment

Another episode over Legend of the Galactic Heroes, this time we see the continued development of Lohengramm’s rise to power and the scheming by Phezzan in influencing the affair.
There’s a lot of negotiation over nobility, with the critique of the corrupt nobles and all that.

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End theme: ACNL Downtown Snowy 1

Here is the long list of other people in the Lohengramm camp who become pretty important later on in the series.








Legend of the Galactic Heroes Episode 3: Birth of the 13th Fleet

April 23, 2015 § 2 Comments

Here’s another installment in our episode-to-episode coverage of the SF anime classic, Legend of the Galactic Heroes.

I really do like how small both Jessica Edwards and Secretary of Defense Truniht are, the enormous stage adds to that overwhelming sense of producing, via imaginative and physical labor, the monolithic idea of the nation-state with no actual referent other than the small people who work with and confront each other.


This image is also pretty gloomy, because it is the second to last shot of the episode before the credits roll. Yang Wen Li becomes the sort of reluctant hero, not just out of survivors guilt but because the category of hero is part of the state propaganda machine that is used by those in charge to get Yang to do what they want him to do, to either die or to do something heroic to increase their popularity.


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End theme: Fortunate Son by Creedance Clearwater Revival

Legend of the Galactic Heroes episode 2: The Astate Encounter

April 21, 2015 § 2 Comments


We continue our episode-to-episode coverage of this classic SF anime. This episode continues with the battle where the Free Planets Alliance was getting beat by the smaller, more tactically versatile Imperial Fleet led by Lohengramm (how do you spell his name?)

How will future anime historians view this event?
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26 March 2015 Parasyte

March 26, 2015 § 1 Comment

We’re back. Manga is that ho I go see every now and then.

Today we talk about Parasyte the Maxim.

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The opening theme is one of Jon CJG’s new tracks from the new season of Arby n the Chief that he’s working on.

The ending theme is Hoshizora no Believe… you know the one from Zeta Gundam

Legend of the Galactic Heroes episode 1: In the Eternal Night

November 11, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hey y’all, today I start a new series, Legend of the Galactic Heroes, and we start with the first episode, because that’s where people start watching shows.

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Look at the twp calenders I mentioned. Two different political systems. Remember what the dude from Gundam said? Isn’t this just a Gundam show now? But without the newtypes and the mobile suits? So a better show…

2 calenders

I need to find a better way to watch this because the aspect ratio is all messed up. What is going on.


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