Kaiseki Anime Podcast Episode 012 – (Kind of) Laughing with Chio’s School Road and Grand Blue Dreaming

We’re back with episode twelve of Kaiseki Anime Podcast talking about two comedies from this summer season: Chio’s School Road, and Grand Blue Dreaming. We also returned to our shorter, 30-minute format for your listening convenience!

Come join us on our discussion comparing these anime adaptations to their manga counterparts, as well as to other more successful anime comedies.

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:30 Chio’s School Road
  • 13:18 Grand Blue Dreaming
  • 26:25 Outro

You can find Kaiseki Anime Podcast on 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
  • Chio’s School Road OP: “Danger in my Tsūgakuro” (Danger in My School Commute) by Naomi Ōzora, Chiaki Omigawa, & Kaede Hondo
  • Grand Blue Dreaming OP: “Grand Blue” by Shōnan no Kaze
  • “Seasons” by roljui
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Kaiseki Anime Podcast Episode 011 – Summer 2018 Season Preview

It’s back to the grind, with a whole slew of new shows to taste and review. Join us to find out which summer shows we’re most excited about, and which ones teeter on the edge. As a side note, I am in no way watching more trash shows than Draggle.

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:57 BANANA FISH
  • 02:42 Cells at Work!
  • 05:08 Encouragement of Climb 3
  • 07:35 Free! -Dive to the Future-
  • 09:10 Holmes of Kyoto
  • 11:54 Overlord III
  • 15:07 Revue Starlight
  • 17:30 Tenrou: Sirius the Jaeger
  • 19:10 Angolmois: Record of Mongol Invasion
  • 23:27 Chio’s School Road
  • 27:05 Grand Blue Dreaming
  • 32:23 HANEBADO!
  • 34:47 Harukana Receive
  • 36:35 Phantom in the Twilight
  • 38:00 Planet With
  • 40:50 Seven Senses of the Re’Union
  • 44:23 Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs
  • 46:30 How Not to Summon a Demon Lord
  • 48:30 Happy Sugar Life
  • 51:29 Island
  • 52:05 The Master of Ragnarök & Blesser of Einherjar
  • 53:35 Attack on Titan 3
  • 55:53 Muhyo & Roji’s Bureau of Supernatural Investigation
  • 56:17 Tsukumogami Kashimasu
  • 57:43 Asobi Asobase – workshop of fun –
  • 59:05 Final thoughts
  • 59:40 Outro

You can find Kaiseki Anime Podcast on 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
  • “First Day” by Huma-Huma
  • “Seasons” by roljui

Kaiseki Anime Podcast Episode 010 – Spring Season Review

We’ve made it alive to the end of the spring season just in time for the summer shows, so sit tight with us for an hour to hear our overall thoughts. I know what I said about trying to keep regular episodes short at around thirty minutes, but trust me when I say that’s pretty much impossible with full season reviews and previews. This season in particular had far too many gems to miss!

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Kaiseki Anime Podcast Episode 009 – Battling it Out with My Hero Academia and Boruto: Naruto Next Generations

This week, Draggle and I kick it off with two of the biggest battle anime of the season, My Hero Academia and Boruto: Next Generations. While MHA wraps up with its third season at the end of this spring season, Boruto continues on without break in the tradition of its predecessor. What is it about these giants that captures the hearts of so many, and keeps us coming back for more?

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:38 My Hero Academia and comparison of seasons
  • 03:55 Lack of quirk-less characters
  • 05:06 The League of Villains and the Hero Killer
  • 07:14 Flow and animation
  • 08:03 Bakugo and the League of Villains
  • 10:25 Adult characters and speaking to an older audience
  • 12:48 MHA’s legacy
  • 14:24 The symbol of peace
  • 16:42 Modern military versus MHA’s heroes
  • 18:17 Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
  • 18:35 Legitimacy of scientific ninja tools
  • 22:20 The ninja aristocracy
  • 25:05 Socialism and dictatorship in Boruto
  • 29:00 The Land of Water 
  • 29:48 Naruto as a symbol of peace
  • 31:13 The future of ninja
  • 34:39 Favorite moments in Boruto
  • 37:17 Outro

You can find Kaiseki Anime Podcast on Apple Podcasts and Google Play. Subscribe to us now!

Music Credits:

  • “Clover 3” by Vibe Mountain
  • My Hero Academia Season 3 OP: “Odd Future” by UVERworld
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations OP: “It’s all in the game” by Qyoto
  • “Seasons” by roljui

Kaiseki Anime Podcast Episode 008 – Catching up on Darling in the Franxx

With the spring season winding down, it’s time to return to DARLING in the FRANXX with guest iblessall of the anime blog Mage in a Barrel. This controversial show at the center of so many discussions has recently hit a climax, as well as finally revealed some of the history of its world. Join Draggle, Bless, and myself as we talk about love and sex, world building, robots, and more!

Spoilers up to episode 19.

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:58 Guest introduction
  • 02:40 Darling in the Franxx synopsis and discussion (spoilers up to episode 19)
  • 03:19 Overall feelings
  • 10:40 Ichigo versus Zero Two
  • 15:00 Favorite characters
  • 19:55 Kokoro to Mitsuru
  • 25:00 Dr. Franxx background and world building
  • 27:21 The Franxx robots
  • 34:14 Politics in Darling in the Franxx
  • 39:32 Defining humanity
  • 43:14 Other anime exciting us this week
  • 46:25 Outro

See more of iblessall on his Twitter and blog!

You can find Kaiseki Anime Podcast on Apple Podcasts and Google Play. Subscribe to us now! We’d also appreciate it if you would rate us on Apple and help us reach a wider audience. Thank you!

Music Credits:

  • “Clover 3” by Vibe Mountain
  • DARLING in the FRANXX OP: “Kiss of Death” by Mika Nakashima & Hyde
  • “Seasons” by roljui

Kaiseki Anime Podcast Episode 007 – Hinamatsuri and Golden Kamuy (and a bit of Tada Never Falls in Love)

This week, it’s all about Hinamatsuri and Golden Kamuy, two spring anime with found families and the perfect balance of comedy and drama. Whatever Draggle says, miso is not poop. We also toss in a bit of Tada Never Falls in Love, another favorite of ours, and argue the merits of shipping.

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:40 Hinamatsuri
  • 17:00 Golden Kamuy
  • 26:22 Tada Never Falls in Love
  • 29:12 Outro

You can find Kaiseki Anime Podcast on Apple Podcasts and Google Play. Subscribe to us now! We’d also appreciate it if you would rate us on Apple and help us reach a wider audience. Thank you!

Music Credits:

  • “Clover 3” by Vibe Mountain
  • Hinamatsuri OP theme, “Distance” by Rie Murakawa
  • Golden Kamuy OP theme, “Winding Road” by MAN WITH A MISSION
  • “Seasons” by roljui

Kaiseki Anime Podcast Episode 006 – Space Battleship Yamato 2199

With all of Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199 now available on both Crunchyroll and Funimation, Draggle and I decided to record a special, 40-minute episode with guest Vucub of anime blog The Untold Story of Altair & Vega. Please join us in our discussion about this fantastic space opera!

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:08 Meet Vuc!
  • 01:40 History with original Yamato and Yamato 2199
  • 09:06 Differences between the original and 2199
  • 23:28 Favorite scenes
  • 30:16 Characterization of full cast
  • 41:56 Outro

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Music Credits:

  • “Clover 3” by Vibe Mountain
  • Space Battleship Yamato 2199 OP Theme, “Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199” by Isao Sasaki
  • “Hookah Bar” by Silent Partner
  • “Seasons” by roljui

Kaiseki Anime Podcast – Episode 005

It’s all about the shows with both style and substance this week, including Megalo Box, Steins;Gate 0, and Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan. Their unique art styles caught my attention at the beginning, then their settings and stories guaranteed my affections for the rest of the spring season. What are your thoughts on these anime?

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:40 Megalo Box
  • 06:10 Steins;Gate 0
  • 10:52 Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan
  • 20:31 Outro

You can find Kaiseki Anime Podcast on Apple Podcasts and Google Play. Subscribe to us now!

Kaiseki Anime Podcast – Episode 004

This week we have something a little special for you: a double feature reviewing the winter season as well as previewing the new spring anime. This means double the duration. Don’t worry; we won’t make a habit of it!

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:42 Winter 2018 Review
  • 14:36 Spring 2018 Preview
  • 46:05 Outro

Come and hear what shows we’re liking and looking forward to with the new season. We’d also love to know the picks at the top of your list!


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