Episode 348 - Skulls for the Skull Car

On this episode of Bakacast, we start off with a listener question that tasks us with deciding Netflix's anime production plans that prompts us to dig deep for both obvious and obscure choices. We also add Inuyashiki to our watch list, a show that has two very strong intro episodes but still gives us a little pause due to, you know, it being written by Hiroya Oku, the dude who also made the infamous Gantz. Meanwhile, Garo impresses, Whales disappoint, and Kino's Journey sparks a discussion about the value of different adaptation styles.

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Episode 347 - Dustin's Vampire Bias

On this episode of Bakacast, we discuss The Reflection's bizarre ending, how even a badass blonde vampire can't save UQ Holder, what Blood Blockade's directorial change means for its new season, and some strong opening episodes from Garo, Kino and Magus' Bride.

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Episode 345 - Lewd Hand-Holding

On this episode of Bakacast, we ring in the strangely anti-climatic end Princess Principal. Also, we spend a good chunk of time contrasting the how poorly Rage of Bahamut attempts to handle moral ambiguity with how well Shoukaku no Altair approaches similar topics. Also, Ben and I finally get around to talking in-depth about the strengths and weakness of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable.

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Episode 344 - More Like Crapula

On this episode of Bakacast, we mock Fate/Apocrypha's portrayal of Dracula, which may be one of the lamest in the history of vampire media. Meanwhile, Altair and Reflection continue to impress while Virgin Soul continues to hurt my soul. Oh yeah, and we talk about the upcoming fall shows for far too long.

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Bonus Episode - Kizumonogatari

We take a break from our regularly scheduled (as much as this podcast does have a schedule) Bakacast to bring you an episode where Ben and I discuss parts 2 & 3 of the Kizumonogatari movies, how well they mesh with Part 1, and strengths and weaknesses of the Monogatari series as a whole. Also: how Hanekawa is seriously underrated.

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Episode 338 - Cellphone Is A Pretty Good Magical Power

On this episode of Bakacast, My Hero Academy meanders to a conclusion of the Stain arc, Rage of Bahamut doesn't seem sure how to develop its antagonist, Hell Girl follows up it's very good episodes with a trash one, Princess Principal continues to impress, and Luke joins me to talk about In Another World With My Smartphone.

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Episode 337 - Suplex the Space Shuttle

On this episode of Bakacast, Luke finally returns to the podcast to watch some bad anime with me. This time, I take a suggestion from loyal listener Dayriff and subject him to the first episode of Symphogear GX to find out if those first six minutes are all they're cracked up to be. In addition: Altair reveals what makes it worth watching, Fate suffers from a tragic lack of Mordred, and Ballroom e Youkoso gets far too ridiculous for me to tolerate.

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Episode 336 - Double Super Secret Princess Friendship Robot

On this episode of Bakacast, we introduce the new season of Hell Girl into our weekly rotation. This is the first time I've ever watched Hell Girl. I was not entirely prepared for Hell Girl. Other things I wasn't entirely prepared for: Princess Principal having a nearly flawless second episode, and Made in Abyss being a perfect mix of whimsical darkness.

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Episode 335 - Teen Girl Ghost Rider

On this episode of Bakacast, I manage to figure out and break down my mixed feelings on Kakegurui, we all express our disappointment in Katsugeki Touken Ranbu (and our surprise that the debut episode of Princess Principal was actually quite solid), and we dissect why Vatican MIracle Examiner's first episode felt so dang awkward.

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Episode 334 - Xanatos Child

On this episode of Bakacast, Seikaisuru Kado finally ends, and boy were we not prepared for what the ending had in store for us. After boggling at the finale for a while, we get into the first new episodes of the summer 2017 season, which include crazy-faces, magic robots, and a Fate/Whatever intro episode that's actually exciting for once.

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Episode 331 - You Are the Worst at Stealth

On this episode of Bakacast, Aaron, Ben and I discuss the full implications of Seikaisuru Kado going completely buck wild and what it maybe should have payed more attention to. Also, I propose my theory for an alternate reading of Little Witch's themes, Rage of Bahamut gives us one of the few tragic-backstory flashbacks I've seen done well in anime, and Ben and I break down the highs and lows of Gundam Thunderbolt's seventh episode.

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Episode 330 - Ruining Your Childhood

On this episode of Bakacast, My Hero Academy delivers unto us one of the most beautiful animation sequences I've seen in a show in recent years. Also, Alice gets mildly interesting again, Little Witch starts tying all its narrative threads together, Virgin Soul is shockingly funny considering everyone is in prison, and I nerd out over Eccentric Family. Also we finally get a hint that things might end up going bad in Kado.

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