• Why I watched Love Live! Superstar (Season 1): Back to old tropes

    For this episode I will be discussing Love Live! Superstar Season 1. The latest mainline entry in the franchise caring some of the series' most overused tropes but also bringing a nice revamp to art and writing.

    P.S.: After finishing the second season, I did my research and got the names and links for the songs I highlighted.

    Chisato joining the club insert song - Tokonatsu☆Sunshine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd9i50ppx7g

    Sumire as a center song - Nonfiction!!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_06v7iS7bQ

    Snow Hallation V2 - Starlight Prologue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8PhMQrfEVA

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    S3E12 - 37m - Jun 4, 2024
  • Why I watched Love Live! Nijigasaki School Idol Club (Season 2): Best Love Live I have ever watched

    Following last week's episode I'm talking about Love Live! Nijigasaki School Idol Club Season 2. Now confirmed the best Love Live entry I ever watched to date. A shining example of presentation, animation and music.

    P.S.: As mentioned in the episode, I did my due diligence and got links for the songs I mentioned.

    Lanzhu Zhong's(Houmoto Akina) insert song - Eutopia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk8lDW8JB5c

    Lanzhu Zhong's Idol Fes song - Queendom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_3Ypl6_e9A

    Lanzhu Zhong's Last episode song - Ye Mingzhu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRvmtD4RpLk

    Shioriko's(Koizumi Moeka) insert song - Emotion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BctS652B2-g

    Mia's (Uchida Shuu) insert song - Stars we chase: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COwb7jyRxQM&list=RDEMZ8gEBjbosGVWUiHK4iW_EQ&start_radio=1

    P.S.S.: The unit formed by Lanzhu, Shioriko and Mia is called R3BIRTH. The song they present in the 13th episode(i think) - Monster Girls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wq4-y8V6_Y&list=RDEMZ8gEBjbosGVWUiHK4iW_EQ&index=10

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    S3E8 - 1h 0m - May 21, 2024
  • Why I watched Love Live! Nijigasaki School Idol Club (Season 1): Love Live in Idolm@ster style

    This week, I'm happy to say I'm discussing the best Love Live entry I ever watched to date, Love Live! Nijigasaki School Idol Club Season 1. A spin-off the main series that to me outdoes the original in many aspects, nonetheless it borrows various ideas and concepts from The Idolm@ster but still carries the Love Live energy wirh it

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    S3 - 39m - May 14, 2024
  • Why I watched Love Live: Sunshine (Season 2): Through all the cheese and filler there's greatness

    Following the last episode, this time, I will be discussing Love Live Sunshine Season 2. A sequel that vastly improves on the failures of the first season delivering good music and a descent ending

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    S3 - 36m - Apr 23, 2024
  • Why I watched Love Live: Sunshine (Season 1): Great but feels shoe'd in

    This week we discuss the other big idol franchise in anime, Love Live, more specifically Love Live Sunshine Season 1. A really cute and wholesome entry in the genre but sorely lacks in the writing department.

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    S3 - 35m - Apr 9, 2024
  • Why I read Lone Wolf & Cub: A historic masterpiece

    BEFORE YOU LISTEN: I got stuck with work related stuff and couldn't finish this week's episode so I chose to upload this unreleased episode of last season.

    This week I will talk about a historic tale said to be the most accurate depiction of feudal Japan to ever come out, Lone Wolf & Cub. A really stylish emotional and inspiring saga which brings to light astounding character writing and the samurai bushido code

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    47m - Mar 26, 2024
  • Why I watched Idolm@ster Xenoglossia: Underwhelming in multiple fronts

    In a turn of events I swear I didn't plan out, this week we will be talking about the time Idolm@ster and Gundam got together in an anime and it was wack.

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    S3E6 - 41m - Mar 12, 2024
  • Why I watched The Idolm@ster Million Live: Good bones but misses the mark

    For this episode I will be talking about the latest in the Idolm@ster series The Idolm@ster Million Live. A somewhat sequel to the OG IM@S from 2011, tho it does not have the same grace as the original

    Editor's note: Noticed that at the beginning I said Cinderella Girls when I meant OG Idolm@ster. Sorry for the blunder

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    S3E5 - 34m - Feb 27, 2024
  • Why I watched The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls U149: Idolm@ster anime still got it after all these years

    Starting the main part of this years thene in earnest, let's talk about The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls U149, a return to form for the series after years without an anime. This one wears it's inspiration on the original IM@S on it's sleeve and while it doesn't sport the same presentation of the 2016 Cinderella Girls, it makes up for it in animation and wholesomeness.

    For reference, the songs I mention in the episode:

    5 ED (Risa's Episode): GEMSTONE

    6 ED (Haru's Episode): ACE

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    S3E4 - 39m - Feb 13, 2024
  • Why I watched Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-blooded Orphans Season 2: Shock value in detriment of narrative

    Finishing the series we started last episode, today, let's talk about Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-blooded Orphans Season 2. A not so well delivered end to the anime, full of cheap shock value and somewhat inconsistent writing unfortunately.

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    S3E3 - 46m - Jan 30, 2024
  • Why I watched Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-blooded Orphans Season 1: Heavy themes underplayed

    To contrast with the last episode, this week I will talk about Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-blooded Orphans. A heavy themed take on the Gundam series, though it underplays the weight of the subjects it engages..

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    S3E2 - 46m - Jan 16, 2024
  • Why I watched Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury: Gundam meets yuri

    Starting 2024 with something I was meaning to watch for a fair bit, this week I will discuss Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury. A really nice mix of mecha, yuri and political entrigue.

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    S3E1 - 58m - Jan 2, 2024
  • The 20223 Manga List Update

    To end the 2023 season of the podcast I wanted to update my manga list with everything added and finished this year as well as do a brief recap of everything that we covered throughout this period.

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    1h 6m - Nov 21, 2023
  • Why I read Kaguya-sama: Love is War: A brief analysis of the manga

    Recently finally had the time to finish up reading Kaguya-sama Love is War manga and in order to give it a proper send off I wanted to make an story analysis to remember how this unassuming rom-com began as your everyday manga and ended up redefining how we see character writing. I hope you enjoy!

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    1h 26m - Nov 7, 2023
  • Why I watched Bocchi The Rock: A glorious modern comedy

    This week, I will be celebrating one of the best memes to come out of the anime industry in the last few years. Bocchi The Rock, a concoction that combines creative animation, really funny comedy and some of the most relatable character ever presented in a modern setting. Bocchi is literally me fr fr

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    35m - Oct 24, 2023
  • Why I watched Lycoris Recoil: Yuri meets action with a pleasant aesthetic

    This week, in a wild turn of events I found out that Lycoris Recoil was released by A-1 Pictures in the same season as Engage Kiss but different that gacha tie-in, Lycoris Recoil presents us with well animated firefights, interesting story concepts, endearing characters and gorgeous art.

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    51m - Oct 10, 2023
  • Why I watched Engage Kiss: A-1 Pictures poor track record with original anime

    This episode I will discuss an anime that had some considerable hype near release but for some reason went quiet right after that. Knowing the track record of the studio, A-1 Pictures, when it comes to original anime, I felt compelled to check Engage Kiss out to see whether the studio has improved on its original releases or the quality work is reserved to just adaptations.

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    S2 - 44m - Sep 26, 2023
  • Why I watched Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt: An unforgettable icon

    This week I will discuss one of the most impactful and unique entries in the anime space, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt. Since some weeks ago there was a major announcement from studio Trigger basically teasing a reboot or second season after 10+ years of waiting. I thought it would be nice to talk about this remarkable gem of a series.

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    32m - Sep 12, 2023
  • Why I watched High School DxD Hero (Season 4): The end of an era

    Today I will end this little series I've been doing talking about the various ecchi harem animes of the mid 2010's by discussing the end of an era and the one anime that punctuated that event in time. High School DxD Hero, the forth and last season of High School DxD. This one took me for a ride.

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    S2 - 58m - Aug 29, 2023
  • Why I watched Shinmai Maou no Testament: The one that exaggerated

    This week I will be talking about Shinmai Maou no Testament, the one anime that grasped the feeling of the original High School DxD at first but developed its own style to mixed results.

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    1h 10m - Aug 15, 2023
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