Kaiseki Anime Podcast Episode 114 – Shinobi no Ittoki and Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 02:21 Shinobi no Ittoki
  • 16:25 Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury
  • 30:10 Outro

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Music Credits:

  • “Clover 3” by Vibe Mountain
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury OP: “Shukufuku” by Yoasobi
  • “Seasons” by roljui

[12 Days of Anime] Day 5: Romantic Killer is Undeniably Best Romcom of the Year

There have been a ton of shows over the past year with excellent romantic pairings and comedy, but almost of all of them are happy side dishes to what is a completely different entree. Very few feature love as the main focus of the show, and even fewer of them balance with humor as well as Romantic Killer.

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[12 Days of Anime] Day 4: Slop Loop Almost Convinced Me to Try Fishing Again

Yet another show from the start of the year in the winter season to make my 12 Days is Slow Loop, a show about a group of friends learning how to fish. This is a prime example of how cute girls doing cute things can make anything interesting–the category is the ultimate form of relaxation that I will continue to love no matter how many iterations we see in the future. Slow Loop‘s all-in approach to sharing its hobby with the audience, as well as the overall focus on family, drew me in despite my initial reservations.

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[12 Days of Anime] Day 3: My Dress-Up Darling Loves Cosplay and Now So Do I

Almost a year ago now, the anime fandom was blessed with My Dress-Up Darling, which people seemed to either love or hate. You can count me firmly in the love camp–there’s very little about the show with which I found issue. Is the content rating perhaps more explicit than at first glance? Most assuredly. Does the main character get side-lined in favor of the heroine? Yes, to a degree. But it’s also a fact that nothing else comes close to rivaling the passion displayed here.

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[12 Days of Anime] Day 2: BIRDIE WING’s Bullet to the Brain

While there were a number of entertaining series starting off the year in the winter, very few at the time jumped off the screen in a manner unique from the other. When you considered sports-focused shows specifically, the field narrowed even further–Tribe Nine certainly proved itself creative with its handling of futuristic baseball. However, it wasn’t until the spring with the unveiling of anime-original BIRDIE WING -Golf Girls’ Story- that I felt something truly special. Where else could I imagine something as ridiculous as a shot through a moving train and off a rake to the green, or an underground, transformable, full-size golf course?

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[12 Days of Anime] Day 1: Live and Let Live with DIY

The 14th of December marks the beginning of the 12 Days of Anime, an event I’ve had a smattering of experience with over the years, sometimes participating, sometimes completely forgetting about it, and even more commonly losing steam part way through. Hopefully this year will be an example of the first, though I’ll likely keep the posts a bit short to accommodate my procrastinating nature.

Fall anime Do It Yourself!! leads with Day 1 and its live and let live lesson featured prominently in episode nine, “Does ‘DIY’ Mean a Shocking Surprise? How Unexpected! It’s Really Unexpected!” This is when Serufu invites the club to her home to demonstrate her improved skills by building a pig house. Her continued struggles reveal her insecurity that results in her friends banding together to remind her of her worth.

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[Review] I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss

I’m walking into this review a bit off-kilter, having thoroughly enjoyed the premise and writing in the first arc, then gradually spiraling into disappointment through the middle and ending. I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss may have let me down at the end, but I still appreciate Aileen’s character and her romantic interactions with Claude. Their blunt flirting left little to the imagination and made for some of the most entertaining couplings of the year.

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Kaiseki Anime Podcast Episode 113 – Do It Yourself!! & BOCCHI THE ROCK!

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:35 Do It Yourself!!
  • 12:50 BOCCHI THE ROCK!
  • 23:03 Outro

You can find Kaiseki Anime Podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Play. Subscribe to us now! Please also take a moment to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts—these reviews increase our visibility to new viewers, as well as gives us the feedback we need to improve.

If you have any questions or comments, let us know by commenting below, through Twitter with #KaisekiAnimePodcast, or on our personal Twitter accounts.

Music Credits:

  • “Clover 3” by Vibe Mountain
  • Do It Yourself!! OP: “Dokidoki Idea o Yoroshiku!” by Konomi Inagaki, Kana Ichinose, Ayane Sakura, Azumi Waki, Karin Takahashi, and Nichika Ōmori
  • “Seasons” by roljui

Kaiseki Anime Podcast Episode 112 – Akiba Maid War & Chainsaw Man

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:09 Akiba Maid War
  • 14:36 Chainsaw Man
  • 22:48 Related shows
  • 26:43 Outro

You can find Kaiseki Anime Podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Play. Subscribe to us now! Please also take a moment to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts—these reviews increase our visibility to new viewers, as well as gives us the feedback we need to improve.

If you have any questions or comments, let us know by commenting below, through Twitter with #KaisekiAnimePodcast, or on our personal Twitter accounts.

Music Credits:

  • “Clover 3” by Vibe Mountain
  • Chainsaw Man OP: “Kick Back” by Kenshi Yonezu
  • “Seasons” by roljui

[Review] Romantic Killer is the RomCom You Can’t Help but Love

A ton of promising shows dropped at the start of this fall season, but one that continues to fly under the radar due to its Netflix release late in the season is Romantic Killer, an eye-catching romcom with a defiant heroine. On the surface, this show looks to be a modern Cinderella; we have Anzu Hoshino, a girl whose life revolves around three greats: video games, her cat, and chocolate. When Riri the fairy pops into her life with a mission to add some romance into Anzu’s life à la otome game tropes, we start the roller coaster that is our lead’s attempts to survive the onslaught of handsome young men and compromising scenarios. What started as a seemingly structured storyline with a predictable ending turned rapidly into one of my favorites of the fall that may very well be among the most entertaining romantic comedies of surprising depth in recent anime seasons.

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