Chatty AF is back from its winter break, and what better way to kick off the new year than by chatting about the flawed-but-ambitious series that’s been emotionally wrecking the anime community? Vrai, Peter, and special guest Dawn get together to discuss Masaaki Yuasa’s DEVILMAN crybaby!
Vrai, Dee, and Peter look back on the Fall 2017 season. With thoughtful blobs, lovable rocks, and flaming murder-sheep, it’s fun for the whole family!
Part 8 of the multi-part watchalong of Fushigi Yugi with Caitlin, Vrai, and Dee! As gods rise, characters fall, and the TV series comes to an explosive conclusion, the team discusses the highs and lows and argues for the show’s place in the anime canon. Tasuki and Chichiri have their Helm’s Deep Moment. Nakago woobies out. Miaka and Tamahome get by with a little help from their friends.
Part 7 of the multi-part Fushigi Yugi watchalong with Dee, Vrai, and Caitlin! With the badlands safely behind them, the team returns to the show’s usual mixed bag of big adventure and even bigger emotions as the series heads into its action-packed home stretch. Yui phones home. Keisuke makes the Best Boy shortlist. Miaka’s thirst intensifies.
Just in time for the holidays, Vrai, Dee, and Peter take a look back at Satoshi Kon’s penultimate feature film, Tokyo Godfathers! Highlights include: Everyone missing the hell out of Kon, a deep-dive into the film’s humanizing (albeit imperfect) focus on marginalized groups, unfortunate translations, and Hana handily stealing the show.
Part 6 of our Fushigi Yugi watchalong with Dee, Vrai, and Caitlin! The team enters the show’s infamous badlands, and only headcanon AUs, visual novel tangents, and copious amounts of alcohol can get them through it. Nakago levels up to Literal Worst. Tamahome boyfriends good. Miaka stabs her way to freedom.
Part 5 of our Fushigi Yugi watchalong with Caitlin, Dee, and Vrai! Emotions run high as the team grapples with the loss of a beloved character and the many, many problems with the story’s handling of gender and sexuality. Miaka applies for dual citizenship. Tamahome invents a stereotype. Nuriko opens up.
Vrai, Caitlin, and Peter check in with 18 anime of our Fall 2017 premiere digest. Listen to find out our biggest surprises, disappointments, and guilty pleasures of the season along with our top recommended sequels!
Part 4 of the Fushigi Yugi watchalong with Vrai, Dee, and Caitlin! The ensemble cast shines in another strong stretch, but there’s a storm on the horizon, and we ain’t just talking about Soi’s lightning powers. Chiriko gets real. Miaka straps on her chastity belt. Tamahome has a very bad week.
Part 3 of the multi-part Fushigi Yugi watchalong with Vrai, Dee, and Caitlin! Amidst another fun stretch of episodes, the sleep-deprived trio talks Dubtales, ‘shipping wars, and isekai appeal. Mitsukake is 1000% done. Chiriko is unappreciated in his time. Tasuki is a very good boy.
Amelia, Lauren, and special guest Miranda Sanchez discuss freelance writing in the anime industry.
Part 2 of the multi-part Fushigi Yugi watchalong with Dee, Vrai, and Caitlin! The series hits its stride as an engaging fantasy adventure and tackles some difficult topics, with… mixed results. Miaka flies solo. Hotohori sucks at his job. Chichiri is an effing adult.
Part 1 of the very-multi-part watchalong of the ’90s shoujo fantasy Fushigi Yugi with Caitlin, Dee, and Vrai! For this first installment, the gang takes a trip down memory lane. Miaka is pretty okay actually. Everybody loves Nuriko. Hotohori? Not so much.
Dee, Vrai, and Peter look back on the summer 2017 season. Vatican LOLs, 18wtf, Abysscourse, Princess Principallin’ around, and more!
Amelia, Peter, and Vrai tap into their inner-ennui to navigate the interminable abyss of wackness that is Neo Yokio! One thing’s for sure: All three deserve a big Toblerone after this.
And now for an exciting change of pace, Amelia, Dee, and Vrai sit back, throw down a few drinks, and provide their before and after impressions of the live-action Netflix Death Note movie!
Amelia, Caitlin, and Peter discuss their experiences at Otakon, AnimeFest, and Crunchyroll Expo, including convention culture, events, panels, and special guests!
Vrai does a deep dive on the anime and manga of Wandering Son (Hourou Musuko) with special guests Associate Editor of Anime News Network Jacob Chapman, YouTuber Cayla Coats, and manga scholar and professional translator Rachel Matt Thorn. [Please note that Rachel began to use this name after the recording of this podcast and is therefore referred to as Matt throughout this episode.]
The final part of the Berserk watchalong with Amelia, Peter, and special guest Kara Dennison!
Dee, Vrai, and Peter check in with the top 17 anime of our Summer 2017 premiere rankings. Listen to find out our biggest surprises, disappointments, and guilty pleasures of the season!