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

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Spring 2018 Set Menu

The Spring 2018 season is here with a smash, thanks to a slew of heavy hitters straight from the first week. Some of them are new and exciting in their craft, while others are reliable continuations. I’ve organized my watch list by priority, but you can use the below alphabetical list to skip to the shows that interest you the most. I will of course appreciate it if you take the time to check out everything on my set menu this season.

Ready? Start!

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So I finally watched Steins;Gate,

and anyone following my twitter (which I admittedly ignore on most days) knows that I wish I had watched it before choosing my entries for this year’s ACAA.  Steins;Gate fulfilled all the expectations that the numerous raving reviews set up for me, and pushed its way onto my Top 30 Anime list with ease.  It also easily takes a place among the best anime of this year.  If you must know, it would edge out AnoHana and push Tiger & Bunny out of its spot and down to 4th.  What exactly is it that I love about Steins;Gate?

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1st Batter up! Initial Thoughts on Hanasaku Iroha, Nichijou, Dog Days, and Steins;Gate

Since this is my first try at discussing currently airing anime in groupings like this, I’ve decided to break them down into 3-4 separate groups, starting with this first one.  I’ve chosen my anime based mostly on visuals and brief synopses alone, and not on others’ comments.  I’d rather not get sucked into the good or bad hype before actually tasting the shows myself.