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Episode 184: Crunchyroll Awards 2019

What’s Good?

The Crunchyroll awards are what’s new, dawg! That’s what’s good!

 

News

Konosuba Season 2’s English Dub releases on Crunchyroll on February 25th.

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Season 2 releases on Netflix on February 28th.

My Anime List (MAL) has created a more secure voting and authentic account recognition software for the website.

 

Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2020

 

Anime of the Year:

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Carole & Tuesday

Mob Psycho 100 II

O Maidens in Your Savage Season

The Promised Neverland

Vinland Saga

 

Best Protagonist:

Senku from Dr. Stone

Emma from The Promised Neverland

Hyakkimaru from Dororo

Saitama from One-Punch Man Season 2

Tanjiro Kamado from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Tohru Honda from Fruits Basket

 

Best Antagonist:

Isabella from The Promised Neverland

Ai Magase from Babylon

Angela from Carole & Tuesday

Askeladd from Vinland Saga

Garou from One-Punch Man Season 2

Overhaul from My Hero Academia Season 4

 

Best Boy:

Tanjiro Kamado from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Bruno Bucciarati from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind

Hyakkimaru from Dororo

Kanata Hoshijima from Astra Lost in Space

Naruzo Machio from How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?

Shigeo "Mob" Kageyama from Mob Psycho 100 II

 

Best Girl:

Raphtalia from The Rising of the Shield Hero

Carole from Carole & Tuesday

Chika Fujiwara from Kaguya-sama: Love Is War

Emma from The Promised Neverland

Kohaku from Dr. Stone

Nezuko Kamado from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

 

Best Director:

Tetsurō Araki – Attack on Titan Season 3

Kiyotaka Suzuki – Babylon

Shinichirō Watanabe & Motonobu Hori – Carole & Tuesday

Yuzuru Tachikawa – Mob Psycho 100 II

Kunihiko Ikuhara – Sarazanmai

Shuhei Yabuta – Vinland Saga

 

Best Animation:

Mob Psycho 100 II

Attack on Titan Season 3

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Fate/Grand Order - Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia

Sarazanmai

Vinland Saga

 

Best Character Design:

Satoshi Iwataki, Original Character Design by Hiroyuki Asada – Dororo

Tsunenori Saito, Original Character Design by Eisaku Kubonouchi – Carole & Tuesday

Yuko Iwasa – Dr. Stone

Yuko Yahiro, Original Character Design by Aka Akasaka – Kaguya-sama: Love Is War

Kayoko Ishikawa, Original Character Design by Miggy – Sarazanmai

Takahiko Abiru, Original Character Design by Makoto Yukimura – Vinland Saga

 

Best Score:

Mocky – Carole & Tuesday

Hiroyuki Sawano – Attack on Titan Season 3

Go Shiina and Yuki Kajiura – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Tatsuya Kato, Hiroaki Tsutsumi, and Yuki Kanesaka – Dr. Stone

Yugo Kanno – JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind

Kevin Penkin – The Rising of the Shield Hero

 

Best Fight Scene:

Tanjiro & Nezuko vs. Rui – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Emperor Crimson vs. Metallic – JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind

Levi vs. Beast Titan – Attack on Titan Season 3

Mob vs. Toichiro – Mob Psycho 100 II

Thorfinn vs. Thorkell – Vinland Saga

Ushiwakamaru vs. Tiamat – Fate/Grand Order - Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia

 

Best Couple:

Kaguya Shinomiya & Miyuki Shirogane from Kaguya-sama: Love Is War

Baki Hanma & Kozue Matsumoto from Baki

Mafuyu Sato & Ritsuka Uenoyama from given

Reo & Mabu from Sarazanmai

Rika Zonazaki & Shun Amagi from O Maidens in Your Savage Season

Ymir & Historia from Attack on Titan Season 3

 

Best VA Performance (JP):

Yuichi Nakamura as Bruno Bucciarati from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind

Mamoru Miyano as Reo Niiboshi from Sarazanmai

Saori Hayami as Shinobu Kochou from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Yukino Satsuki as Ai Magase from Babylon

Yuuko Kaida as Isabella from The Promised Neverland

Yusuke Kobayashi as Senku from Dr. Stone

 

Best VA Performance (EN):

Billy Kametz as Naofumi from The Rising of the Shield Hero

Kyle McCarley as Shigeo "Mob" Kageyama from Mob Psycho 100 II

Laura Bailey as Tohru Honda from Fruits Basket

Erica Mendez as Retsuko from Aggretsuko Season 2

Faye Mata as Aqua from KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!

Casey Mongillo as Shinji Ikari from Neon Genesis Evangelion

 

Best Comedy:

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War

Aggretsuko Season 2

How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?

Isekai Quartet

My Roommate Is a Cat

Sarazanmai

 

Best Fantasy:

The Promised Neverland

Ascendance of a Bookworm

Astra Lost in Space

Attack on Titan Season 3

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Sarazanmai

 

Best Drama:

Vinland Saga

Babylon

Carole & Tuesday

Fruits Basket

Stars Align

The Promised Neverland

 

Best Opening Sequence:

"99.9" by Mob Choir feat. Sajou no Hana – Mob Psycho 100 II

"Kiss Me" by Nai Br.XX & Celeina Ann – Carole & Tuesday

"Kawaki wo Ameku" by Minami – Domestic Girlfriend

"Inferno" by Mrs. Green Apple – Fire Force

"Touch Off" by UVERworld – The Promised Neverland

"Mukanjyo" by Survive Said The Prophet – Vinland Saga

 

Best Ending Sequence:

"Chikatto Chika Chikaa♡" by Konomi Kohara – Kaguya-sama: Love Is War

"Hold Me Now " by Nai Br.XX & Celeina Ann – Carole & Tuesday

"Sayonara Gokko" by amazarashi – Dororo

"veil" by Keina Suda – Fire Force

"Stand by Me" by the peggies – Sarazanmai

"Torches" by Aimer – Vinland Saga

 

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Episode 183: Genius Party

What's Good?

Genius Party reminds us of budding artists from our youths and boy, do we talk about that!

 

News

Tower of God will begin airing in Spring 2020.

Laid Back Camp season 2 is going to begin airing Winter of 2021.

A channel in Japan, MX TV, is no longer airing Interspecies Reviewers. Amazon is no longer streaming the anime as well.

Nai Br.XX and Celeina Ann of Carole & Tuesday will perform at SXSW.

Re:Zero Memory Snow has an extra scene which can be viewed exclusively on a slot machine in Japan.

 

Genius Party

Short 1: Genius Party- Directed by Atsuko Fukushima

Short 2: Shanghai Dragon- Directed by Shoji Kawamori

Short 3: Deathtic 4- Directed by Shinji Kimura

Short 4: Doorbell- Directed by Yoji Fukuyama

Short 5: Limit Cycle- Directed by Hieki Futamura

Short 6: Happy Machine- Directed by Masaaki Yuasa

Short 7: Baby Blue- Directed by Shinichiro Watanabe

 

 

 

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Episode 182: Ni no Kuni

What’s Good?

Are we still reviewing anime? We'll decide by next week.

 

News

Funimation has removed Interspecies Reviewers from its streaming service.

Netflix added Pop Team Epic to its catalogue and removed the second half of every episode.

 

Ni no Kuni

Studio: OLM (Pokemon, Berserk)

 

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Episode 181: Weathering With You

What’s Good?

Weathering With You came out a couple weeks ago, but NOW we get to talk about it!

 

News

Log Horizon season 3 has been announced for October 2020 release.

Season 2 of The Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime will air in October 2020.

Oregairu, My Teen Romantic Comedy Snafu, Season 3 will begin airing on April 9th.

Steins;Gate is receiving a live action television series adaptation.

 

Weathering With You

Director: Makoto Shinkai (Your Name, 5 Centimeters Per Second, Garden of Words)

 

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Episode 180: Winter 2020 Anime Preview

What’s Good?

Oh man, we're back at it. Watching every accessible anime to us. Telling you about it. What a dooooozy!

 

News

Made in Abyss is receiving a sequel series.

Weathering with You was #2 in US box office on its opening weekend, earning $1.58 million in a single day.

Netflix of all countries, excluding North America and Japan, will be streaming Studio Ghibli Films.

Fruits Basket: 2nd Season will begin airing in Spring 2020.

 

Winter 2020 Anime Preview

Amazon Prime:

Pet- Geno Studio (Manga)

 

Funimation:

A3!- 3Hz x P.A. Works (Game)

Smile Down the Runway- Ezola (Manga)

22/7 (nanbun no nijyuuni)- A-1 Pictures (Other)

Interspecies Reviewers- Passione (Manga)

Bofuri: I Don’t Want To Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense- Silver Link (Light Novel)

Number 24- PRA (Original)

Plunderer- Geek Toys (Manga)

Nekopara- Felix Film (Game)

Hatena Illusion- Children’s Playground Entertainment (Light Novel)

Show by Rock!! Mashumarairesh!!- Kinema Citrus (Game)

Infinite Dendogram- NAZ (Light Novel)

If My Favorite Pop Idol Made it to the Budokan, I Would Die- 8bit (Manga)

Uchitama?! Have You Seen My Tama?- MAPPA x Lapintrack (Other)

Toilet-Bound Hanako-Kun- Lerche (Manga)

ID: Invaded- NAZ (Original)

Darwin’s Game- Nexus (Manga)

Sorcerous Stabber Orphan- Studio Deen (Light Novel)

 

Crunchyroll:

My Hero Academia- Bones (Manga)

Haikyu!!: To the Top- Production I.G (Manga) 

Asteroid in Love- Doga Kobo (4-koma Manga)

Somali and the Forest Spirit- Satelight (Manga)

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!- Science SARU (Manga)

Seton Academy: Join the Pack!- Studio Gokumi (Manga)

Case Files of Jeweler Richard- Shuka (Novel)

Isekai Quartet 2- Studio PuYUKAI (Original)

ROOM CAMP- C-Station (Manga)

ARP Backstage Pass- Dynamo Pictures (Other)

Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story- Shaft (Game)

Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It- Zero-G (Digital Manga)

Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga- Studio Pierrot (Manga)

A Destructive God Sits Next to Me- EMT^2 (Manga)

In/Spectre- Brain’s Base (Manga)

 

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Episode 179: Fall 2019 Wrap-Up

What’s Good?

The boys are back together at last to share memories of anime from the last 3 months or so.

 

News

Weathering with You is in theaters tonight!

Violet Evergarden film is coming to select US theaters early this year.

Tomomi Mochizuki passed away. Mochizuki directed Fate/Stay Night and Unlimited Bladeworks along with many more. He most recently worked on Gegege no Kitarou.

Haikyuu!!: To the Top has been listed for 25 episodes.

To Your Eternity will receive a TV anime in Fall of 2020.

 

Fall 2019 Wrap-Up

Dr. Stone- TMS Entertainment (ReLIFE, Orange, Megalo Box)

Carole and Tuesday- Bones (Mob Psycho 100, Bungo Stray Dogs, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

My Hero Academia- Bones

Kemono Michi: Rise Up- ENGI

Fire Force- David Production (Cells at Work!, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Sakurada Reset)

Ascendance of a Bookworm- Ajia-Do (How to Not Summon a Demon Lord, Izetta: The Last Witch, Vampire Hunter D)

Ahiru no Sora- Diomedea (Aho Girl, Domestic Girlfriend, Squid Girl)

Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!- Project No.9 (And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online?, Recently, My Sister is Unusual, Girls Beyond the Wasteland)

Stars Align- 8bit (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, IS: Infinite Stratos, Absolute Duo)

Vinland Saga- Wit (Attack on Titan, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, The Ancient Magus’ Bride)

 

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Episode 178: Kyle’s Trash Corner (Assassins Pride)

What's Good?

Family, friend, and lover of the show Kyle returns! We give him our least favorite anime of the season to watch and he reports back. He's a beautiful young man with a pure soul.

News

When They Cry will receive a new anime project with Akio Watanabe behind the character designs.

Mahouka Season 2 will air in Summer of 2020.

Studio Ghibli is currently working on 2 new films.

Assassins Pride

Studio: EMT Squared (Renai Bouken, Nyanko Days, Urahara)

 

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Episode 177: Favorite Anime of the Decade

What’s Good?

Happy New Year, busters! We thought long and hard about what we thought the best anime of the decade was... Then realized we don't care about that, but we do care about our personal favorites! There are a lot of great anime out there and hopefully we can share juuuust enough about them to get you interested in a new show or film you'll love, too! We appreciate you! Thank you for listening!

 

News

JC Staff producer stated that more than half the revenue for some of their big titles was from international streaming.

Beastars will be receiving a 2nd season.

Fire Force will continue to air in Summer 2020.

WIT Studio CEO announced the studio is working on an original anime.

 

Favorite of the Decade

 

Favorite Mom:

Juan: Miyako Ishida (A Silent Voice)

Trip: Miyako Ishida (A Silent Voice)

 

Favorite  Best Boy:

Juan: Goro (Darling in the Franxx)

Trip: Popo (Anohana)

 

Favorite Best Girl:

Juan: Ochaco Uraraka (My Hero Academia)

Trip: Mai Sakurajima (Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai)

 

Favorite Protagonist:

Juan: Mob (Mob Psycho 100)

Trip: Dazai (Bungo Stray Dogs)

 

Favorite Villain:

Juan: The Killer (Erased)

Trip: Mom (Promised Neverland)

 

Favorite Relationship:

Juan: Mafuyu Satou & Ritsuka Uenoyama (Given)

Trip: Kirito & Asuna (Sword Art Online)

 

Favorite Intro:

Juan: “Re:Re:” by Asian Kung-Fu Generation (Erased)

Trip: “Shinzou o Sasageyo!” by Linked Horizon (Attack on Titan OP3)

 

Favorite Outro:

Juan: “Reset” by Taichi Mukai (Run with the Wind) 

Trip: “The Bird at Dusk” by Shinsei Kamattechan (Attack on Titan ED 3)

 

Favorite Music in an Anime:

Juan: “Shelter” by Porter Robinson & Madeon Lol

Trip: Liz and the Blue Bird (Kensuke Ushio)

 

Favorite Studio:

Juan: Bones

Trip: Cloverworks

 

Favorite Slice of Life:

Juan: Tamako Market

Trip: Sweetness and Lightning

 

Favorite Drama:

Juan: Violet Evergarden

Trip: Violet Evergarden

 

Favorite Shonen:

Juan: My Hero Academia

Trip: My Hero Academia

 

Favorite Sports:

Juan: Kuroko’s Basketball

Trip: Haikyuu

 

Favorite Isekai:

Juan: GATE

Trip: No Game No Life

 

Favorite Romance:

Juan: Golden Time

Trip: Plastic Memories

 

Favorite Movie:

Juan: A Silent Voice

Trip: A Silent Voice

 

Favorite Director:

Juan: Masaaki Yuasa

Trip: Naoko Yamada

 

Top 10 Favorite Anime of the Decade:

Juan:

-Mob Psycho 100

-Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

-Erased

-The Tatami Galaxy

-Kids on the Slope

-Hinamatsuri

-Kino’s Journey

-Violet Evergarden 

-Made in Abyss 

-The Promised Neverland

 

Trip:

 

1. A Silent Voice

2. Promised Neverland

3. Violet Evergarden

4. Attack on Titan

5. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

6. Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

7. Flip Flappers

8. Mob Psycho 100

9. Made in Abyss

10. The Tatami Galaxy

 

 

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Episode 176: White Album

What’s Good?

It's Christmas time so we watched an old harem anime. (It makes sense, I SWEAR!)

Merry Christmas and thank you SO much for listening!

 

News

The Promised Neverland season 2 will air in October, 2020.

Kaguya-sama season 2 will air in April, 2020.

Kyoto Animation is closing its donation bank account on December 27th after receiving upwards of $30 million in US donations.

Fire Force will end with episode 23 and 24 airing back to back on December 27th.

Food Wars! Will receive a 5th season in April 2020.

 

White Album

Studio: Seven Arcs (Dog Days, Sekirei)

 

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Episode 175: Garakowa

What's Good?

It's Trip's birthday! Almost. Kinda. I guess. Tomorrow...

 

News

Dr. Stone Season 2 announced at season 1 finale.

Re:Zero Season 2 confirmed for Spring 2020 and will be 2 cour.

Psycho Pass 3: First Inspector film will screen in Spring 2020.

SSSS.DYNAZENON announced along with preview.

Marulk's Everyday is a short to play before Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep and a visual has been shown of Marulk on their outing.

The Rising of the Shield Hero is the most continuously watched anime of 2019.

Pokemon will have a 7 part online anime series titled "Pokemon Twilight Wings".

 

Garakowa

Studio: A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Your Lie in April, Fairy Tail)

Director: Masashi Ishihama

 

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