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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5th Day of Anime: Dororo

It was with great surprise and pleasure that I learned about the anime adaptation of Dororo, an Osamu Tezuka’s late 1960s manga which I encountered first in its 2007 live action format. Back then, I didn’t have the understanding yet that many Japanese live action films and series were adaptations of manga and anime, and so didn’t try to pursue beyond the movie I loved. Now that I have seen the 2019 anime, I’d like to go back and read the manga as well as watch the 1969 anime to find out for myself just how much material was changed. That isn’t to say that I didn’t enjoy what we received; on the contrary, I thought the story one of the most interesting of the year due to its style and and characters.

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Kaiseki Anime Podcast Episode 029 – Winter 2019 Season Review, Part 2

My soul feels about as weary as Mob here with all the shows Draggle and I whirled through to make it through the winter season. Thanks for hanging in with us till the end!

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:08 Mob Psycho 100
  • 09:57 That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
  • 17:04 The Magnificent Kotobuki
  • 19:40 Sword Art Online Alicization
  • 24:08 The Quintessential Quintuplets
  • 32:56 Boogiepop and Others
  • 35:43 Meiji Tokyo Renka
  • 41:22 Dororo
  • 43:44 Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
  • 47:51 Date A Live III
  • 52:03 Kaguya-sama: Love is War
  • 56:57 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
  • Mob Psycho 100 II OP: “99.9” by MOB CHOIR feat. Sajou no hana
  • “Seasons” by roljui

Kaiseki Anime Podcast Episode 028 – Winter 2019 Season Review, Part 1

We’re back after a one-week delay to talk about the first batch of shows we finished this past winter season, and will continue the rest of our review in two weeks.

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:50 Run with the Wind
  • 07:08 Kemurikusa
  • 15:11 The Promised Neverland
  • 23:07 The Price of Smiles
  • 27:27 A Certain Magical Index III
  • 31:03 The Morose Mononokean Ⅱ
  • 34:56 Domestic Girlfriend
  • 43:39 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
  • The Morose Mononokean Ⅱ OP: “Long Time Traveller” by mono palette
  • “Seasons” by roljui

Kaiseki Anime Podcast Episode 027.5 – Winter Season 2019 Review Update

We’re popping in with a quick announcement to say we’re delaying our winter 2019 season review since not all shows will have finished by the time this episode airs. We’ll be back in one week to let you know our full reactions!


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