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Exploring the world of anime through the lens of ignorance, we give our unqualified opinions. Send us questions to our mail .

Exploring the world of anime through the lens of ignorance, we give our unqualified opinions. Send us questions to our mail .




Exploring the world of anime through the lens of ignorance, we give our unqualified opinions. Send us questions to our mail .




Princess Kaguya

As the quite obscure manga artist, Toboso, Yana once said: “Something once lost will never return.”, and for a while there, we were quite inclined to believe him. Nevertheless, The Casual Anime Podcast dedicates it’s tepid return to one of Studio Ghibli’s retro style projects. Probably one of their lesser known works in the west, the adaptation of “The Tale of Princess Kaguya” got all the critics’ adoration but left little cultural impact on the western anime consumer.



After a lengthy span of doing nothing, The Casual Anime Podcast once again return to a soundcloud near you. We’re kicking it of with a quick 4 episode preview of In/Spectre, but somehow still mange to mess it up. The narrative thread and pacing might be all over the place, but at it’s core this story is surprisingly entertaining and unironically funny.


Isekai Quartet

As we enter Autumn, usually that means back to school for the "After school Club anime genre", but apparently this also includes cast of 4 independent isekai shows. Isekai quartet falls into a certain category of shows, entered with low expectations to counter of the obvious and deliberate lack of animation. Could a show like this survive purely on the popularity of it's characters, or was it actually required to be as funny as it was to garner the attention it recived?


The Promised Neverland

It could almost seem like Studio Cloverworks learnt nothing from the backlash garnered by Darling in the FranXX, when they within the very first episode manages emphasize every single similarity between two series that ultimately are completely different genres. But apparently nothing could stop this anime's momentum, so naturally the podcast is once again at odds with the general public opinion of a cliffhanger ending on a cliffhanger


Domestic Girlfriend

The 2019 winter season had anime fans watching with a morbid fascination as Dome x Kano stole the spotlight. Degenerate debauchery seems like an apt description as the main character hooks up with not just one, but both his step sisters within the span of a couple of weeks.


Spirited Away

Who would have thought that the coming of age story of a boring, pessimistic klutz would be the film that would bring the eastern style of animation and storytelling all the way to Hollywood? The Academy Awards, which has in latter years become an utter disgrace to the industry it vows to celebrate, could back in 2003 still be considered a badge of honor, when it chose recognize the genius of Hayao Miyazaki.


Demon Slayer - Kimetsu No Yaiba Preview

With 2019s most generic anime title, Demon Slayer would probably have to exceed expectations to even garner a modicum of interest from an old jaded anime watcher. As both of us will probably be watching the show weekly from now on, this is one of the strongest endorsement we could give. Of course usual caveats of anime quality not staying consistent apply.


Kaguya-Sama Love is War

In the student council of Shuchiin Academy, unbeknownst to the regular plebeians, there rages an intense battle of wit and will. Two people almost destined to discover their first high school romance are being kept apart by pride, prejudice and an inability for honesty.


Death Parade

As if dying wasn't depressing enough, the arbiters of the underworld aren't an especially cheery bunch either. For being the Japan's answer to St. Peter at the pearly gates, these stoic individuals are surprisingly bad at their jobs. It is in this prosess of judgement Death Parade inserts itself as we follow people of varying degrees of sinfulness face their final(?) judgement.


One Punch Man

Despite a slight delay the podcast finally covers the anime that could arguably be defined as the best widely accessible "gateway anime". Hopefully that is a sentiment that will still remain true even after season 2 is finally released. If rumors and public reception is to be believed, it seems quite obvious that preview footage and general marketing for the new season has done irreparable damage to One Punch Man's spotless reputation.Luckily that controversy will remain a topic for later...



Mari Okada's 2018 fantasy drama is an array strange timeskips, broken promises and tragic goodbyes. Although this film seems to have certain underlying messages about motherhood, sanctity of life and the compassionless ebb and flow of time, it is rarely consistent and would almost seem that narrative is at odds with itself. I guess it just goes to show that you never really stop being a parent no matter what happens.


Wolf Children

The Casual Anime Podcast once again tries their hand at a Mamoru Hosoda film. Although this film seems far more relatable (to us) than his other work, this film is adamantly targeting the primordial parental instinct, thereby making it less about "coming of age", and rather more about "coming to terms" with your children growing up.


Mob Psycho 100 S2 Preview

Mob is back, but certainly not with a vengeance. He is just his usual self going trough the motions of puberty in a body exploding with psychic potential. It seems evident that success follows in the wake of web manga creator ONE and his bizarro take on the classical hero franchises. Season 2 of Mob Psycho 100 is no exception, and might be a AotY contender when 2019 comes to a close.


Domestic Girlfriend Preview

Tune in to a 3 episode preview of the morally dubious show Domestic Girlfriend. 3 episodes is probably also all you'll need to figure out that this is no fairy tale romance and that people will get hurt. Our podcast is slightly delayed, but hopefully the topics are still relevant for the currently airing show.


Roundtable Discussion with Ian | SSSS.Gridman

For our first collaboration of 2019 we once again join forces with Ian from @retroanime to discuss Trigger's 2018 SSSS.Gridman. This series seems to be pretty decisive within the general anime community. A divide probably created by the tokusatsu inspired settings, and is only amplified by the extreme high and low points this series hits.


Dororo Preview

Dororo is shaping up to be one of the hottest new anime of 2019. Being solely judged on the merits of 3 episodes this is certainly a show that leaves an excellent first impression, and still leaves room for potential development. True greatness seems within reach.



In a dystopian future who could have guessed that the World health Organisation would be a proprietor of a totalitarian regime that provides you perfect health in exchange for your silent obedient consent. Harmony tries it's hand at a wide variety of animation techniques without particularly mastering any, and being pretty average across the board seems to be a recurring theme for this film.


A Weekly Viewcast | Goblin Slayer Conclusion

A new season of anime is a foot, so it only seems appropriate that we wrap up the previous season in a timely manner. While it didn't break into any favorites lists Goblin Slayer certainly left an impression on the 2018 Fall anime season, and for better or worse it seems we just can't to stop talking about it.


The Secret World of Arrietty

It seems it's once again time to take a look at yet another exquisitely detailed Ghilbi film. In a reverse BFG universe tiny "borrowers" are living in your house and stealing/borrowing your food without you even realizing. Depicting both sides' reaction to discovery, Arrietty casts a wide net without being especially appealing to any age-group.


Black Lagoon S1

Another episode from the archives. Tune in as the Casual Anime podcast gets everything wrong about Black Lagoon. With the start of a new year and thus a new season it seems we will have some catching up to so. Stay tuned for coverage of the series that peaked our interest in 2018.