The podcast makes a royale mess of analyzing Satoshi Kon's debut film, Perfect Blue. Maybe it's our punishment for making something that isn't Darling in the FranXX? Incidentally ep. 15 will be out Wednesday
We join forces with Ian from the Retro Anime Podcast for a roundtable discussion of Darling in The FranXX. With his considerable knowledge of mecha genre we gain valuable insight and perspective into a series that had become rather stale. Does this mean the weekly viewcast perceivers? Tabun ~
"When Pigs Fly " is a common figure of speech that might need some revision after watching this movie. Overall not Miyazaki's best work by any stretch, and certain childhood illusions were definitely shattered by this rewatch.
It seems quite fitting that this week's topic, an anime about gambling, was chosen on a whim. Face-contortion with high stakes could definitely been an alternate title, and seems to be the name of game as the podcast casts the die on studio MAPPA's Kakegurui.
Before going on a brief hiatus we recorded a quick podcast were we announce future plans and discuss everything we couldn't fit in a regular episode. Weekly episodes of Darling will be back for episode 13.
Episode 10 and watcher’s fatigue is rapidly setting in. What is probably supposed to be an episode with shock value feels more like A-1/Trigger’s overly convoluted way of saying “we don’t understand pacing”. This show needs to seriously pick up pace to not end up as the innuendo collab show that failed.
The klaxosaurs seems to be back just as Daddy's brought presents. Ichigo and goro seem to have some personal issues to work trough. Is this turning into a couples'-reconciliation-of the-week kinda show?
A slight tweak in audio ruins our 50 minute recording of Mob Psycho 100. Audio peaks all over the place resulting in a horrifyingly bad episode that will most likely kill your ears. We can mark this down as a failed experiment.
The 8th episode of Darling is a complete dumpster fire. Memes aside, the last two episodes have been somewhat mediocre and highlights the obvious flaw of this weekly format. Hopefully the pace picks back up again shortly and we can have something meaningful to discuss.
At six episodes of Darling in the FranXX and the weekly viewing fatigue is slowly setting in. To the series credit we are served the most action-packed and straight forward episode to date, but somehow we still “lose our way” and mess up the chronology.
A complicated arc structure and intertwining narratives leads to lengthy dissection of the 4th arc of Hunter x Hunter. Our focus was all over the places as we tried to emphasize Kurapika’s important character building moments and the mind and motive of the Phantom Troupe. Apparently certain people also ship Gon x Killua :3
For the 4th episode of Darling in the FranXX we ramble on for 40 minutes about innuendos, psyche, and incompetent leadership. Conciseness clearly isn’t our strong suit, so obviously we could make shorter viewcasts, but when we get started we are too lazy to stop. Karsten seems to be quite pleased with this one :3
After numerous attempts we finally managed to record a functional(?) podcast. We hope you enjoy the final product. Character-building and establishing set pieces for future reference sums up the first part of this episode, so when the groundworks have been established and the conflict made clear we are free to jump in to more action heavy sequences. The future definitely seems promising.
The year is 1997. Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli serve up yet another masterpiece. Incidentally this is not the typical "coming of age"-story of a young girl. This story is a lot bigger than it's characters and touches on both social and political issues. stay tuned as we explore the upper echelons of Miyazaki's work.
A Weekly Viewcast – Darling in the FranXX ep.2 Episode 2 shows us how a perceived resolved conflict suddenly becomes a mayor plot point. For Hiro this episode served to reaffirm his fears of being useless. When everything is an allusion to sex, everything becomes an innuendo.
A Weekly Viewcast – Darling in the FranXX ep.1 We are pleased to Introduce a weekly show where we discuss Studio Trigger and A-1 Pictures’ freshly aired episode of Darling in the FranXX. Hopefully this can become a 24 part series ^_^. Fingers crossed we can keep it interesting.