Boruto: Episodes 70-92, Ohnoki Arc Retrospective

I’ve been catching up on Boruto: Naruto Next Generations lately, most recently with the Ohnoki arc from 2018. Sounds like forever ago, doesn’t it? I’m pretty shocked myself to have fallen so far behind a show that is already well within range of 300 episodes, particularly during such a fantastic part of the anime from all that I’ve seen so far. This particular section resonates even more so because of my recent reading of Kazuo Ishiguro’s short novel, Klara and the Sun. Both feature artificial life modeled after the human species, and in both they question the definition of a human soul in manners that would argue for them already possessing souls of their own. Mitsuki, along with members of Hidden Stone Village, stands at the center of this arc’s storyline. His quest to find himself is also our quest to discover our very own heart stone.

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Kaiseki Anime Podcast Episode 103 – Spring 2022 Season Review

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:20 The Dawn of the Witch
  • 04:30 Fanfare of Adolescence
  • 05:55 Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie
  • 07:03 Skeleton Knight in Another World
  • 08:11 Thermae Romae Novae
  • 11:00 Vampire in the Garden
  • 12:15 Aharen-san wa Hakarenai
  • 14:05 Ascendance of a Bookworm Season 3
  • 17:25 Dance Dance Danceur
  • 20:00 Date A Live IV
  • 21:07 Deaimon: Recipe for Happiness
  • 25:49 The Executioner and Her Way of Life
  • 27:20 The Greatest Demon Lord is Reborn as a Typical Nobody
  • 28:00 Healer Girl
  • 31:33 Heroines Run the Show
  • 34:30 I’m Quitting Heroing
  • 35:56 Love After World Domination
  • 38:16 TIGER & BUNNY 2
  • 40:28 Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games Is Tough for Mobs
  • 43:16 BIRDIE WING -Golf Girls’ Story-
  • 46:06 The Demon Girl Next Door S2
  • 46:53 Kaguya-sama: Love is War -Ultra Romantic-
  • 48:53 Komi Can’t Communicate Part 2
  • 51:37 SPY x FAMILY
  • 53:34 Ya Boy Kongming!
  • 56:00 Aoashi
  • 56:30 Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
  • 56:55 A Couple of Cuckoos
  • 57:12 Love All Play
  • 57:27 Summer Time Rendering
  • 57:57 Outro

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Music Credits:

  • “Clover 3” by Vibe Mountain
  • Summer Time Rendering OP 1: “Hoshi ga Oyogu” (星が泳ぐ, “The Stars Swim”) by Macaroni Enpitsu
  • “Seasons” by roljui

Kaiseki Anime Podcast Episode 091 – Winter 2022 Season Preview

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:50 Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Season 2
  • 02:40 Fantasia Sango – Realm of Legends
  • 03:08 Girls’ Frontline
  • 03:25 Orient
  • 04:50 Rusted Armors
  • 05:08 Saiyuki RELOAD: ZEROIN
  • 06:00 She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man
  • 07:13 The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest
  • 08:10 World’s End Harem
  • 11:48 Cue!
  • 12:34 Futsal Boys!!!!!
  • 13:27 How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Part 2
  • 14:20 In the Land of Leadale
  • 15:57 Life with an Ordinary Guy Who Reincarnated Into a Total Fantasy Knockout
  • 17:36 Miss Kuroitsu from the Monster Development Department
  • 18:19 Platinum End
  • 20:09 Police in a Pod
  • 21:37 Sasaki and Miyano
  • 22:24 Tokyo 24th Ward
  • 24:00 Akebi’s Sailor Uniform
  • 27:30 Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2
  • 29:08 The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt
  • 30:37 Love of Kill
  • 32:02 My Dress-Up Darling
  • 34:15 Requiem of the Rose King
  • 35:55 Sabikui Bisco
  • 37:30 Slow Loop
  • 38:51 Teasing Master Takagi-san Season 3
  • 39:27 Tribe Nine
  • 41:15 Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
  • 41:20 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc
  • 41:32 Princess Connect
  • 42:00 Ranking of Kings
  • 42:17 Salaryman’s Club
  • 42:22 The Case Study of Vanitas Part 2
  • 42:36 The Orbital Children
  • 43:03 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
  • Sabikui Bisco OP: “Kaze no Oto Sae Kikoenai” (Even the Wind is Silent) by JUNNA
  • “Seasons” by roljui

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

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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

[OWLS Blog Tour: “Movement”] Boruto and a New Time for Shinobi

I haven’t talked about it much on Anime B&B, but I’ve recently become a fan of Boruto: Next Generations despite never having watched or read Naruto. By the time I began watching anime in college, the original series already seemed too far along to try and follow. I also had the misconception of inferiority of any long-running shonen series like Naruto, One Piece, and Bleach. It’s been a long time since then, and my tastes and views have widened considerably. Now I’m fully invested in Boruto’s story, and constantly wondering about events that occurred during Naruto’s school days and whether or not the Hidden Leaf of today is truly a more prosperous place than the Hidden Leaf of yesterday.

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Spring 2017 Set Menu

What have I gotten myself into? Don’t, just don’t, count the number of new shows I’ve picked up. It’s a bit ridiculous. It’s a lot ridiculous.

There are many wonderful sequels airing this spring, and I am also pleased with the amount of interesting new series. Below are my choices four weeks into the season. Let me know what you think of these shows, and to what you’re most looking forward!

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