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

Vampire in the Garden – Short and Bittersweet

When I first noticed Vampire in the Garden on Netflix, I felt a mixture of excitment and wariness. While I’m almost always a fan of dark supernatural settings, it feels like there are quite a lot of vampire stories out there to choose from, even in anime alone. Some of my favorites include Shiki, Blood Lad, Hellsing, and Castlevania, though there are tons more out there crossing several other genres. VitG drops us into a future where humans are the minority and struggle to survive in a world run by vampires. Our main characters, vampire royalty Fine and commander’s daughter Momo, meet against all expectations as representatives of their races, both of them hopeful for a dream where their people can coexist peacefully. A little bit of action, an outfit of horror, a spoonful of forbidden love–what isn’t there to like?

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