69: It’s Always Sunny in this Wonderful World (KonoSuba)

Despite his best efforts, Jon finally capitulates and watches one of Ben’s favorite recent comedies: KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! A parody of the isekai trope, KonoSuba follows Kazuma, a recently dead teen, who is tasked with saving another world from the Devil King, but instead of an ultimate weapon, Kazuma chooses the useless goddess Aqua to aid him in his quest. Will Kazuma be successful? Is Aqua ever useful? How much jiggle can you actually have in one show? Also featuring: the newest Magic the Gathering set, Bananafish, and Cells at Work.
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68: Nadir of Pain (Made in Abyss)

Donning their adventurer’s equipment, the brothers journey into the depths with Made in Abyss. One of the best shows Aniki has had the pleasure of watching, Made in Abyss follows the ambitious Riko in her descent into the pit to find her long lost mother. Along with her robot friend Reg, Riko finds a fantastic world below ground along with challenges that test her resolve and will. Also featuring: Scythe, Overwatch’s new Wrecking Ball, and Letterkenny.
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67: My Cowl, Damp with Tears (My Hero Academia)

Heroes abound in the quirky world of My Hero Academia. The Aniki brothers follow Deku, a hero wannabe, and his friends as they enter UA High School and learn what it takes to be a true hero in the first season of the biggest shounen to air in the last few years. How do My Hero Academia‘s characters and plot stack up against shounens of the past? Spoilers: Very well, indeed. Also featuring: Jurassic Park, John Carter of Mars, and Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu.
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66: Tit for Tet (No Game No Life)

The brothers encounter No Game No Life and the world of Disboard where all decisions are based upon the outcome of games. Siblings Sora and Shiro fall into a kingdom on the brink of losing everything and only by taking the crown though cunning, strategy, and boob jokes can they bring the last bastion of Imanity to prominence once again. Also featuring: The Expanse, Neuromancer, and Thud!
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65: D-Day (the ‘D’ stands for Dewey Decimal) (Library War)

The brothers drop into the war zone of censorship and burning hearts with Library War (Toshokan Sensou). An unusual anime that is one half jousei and one half war drama in a Japan where the government can censor any media it so chooses yet the libraries can defend their collections through force of arms. Into the fray drops a young girl with high minded ideals and a senpai’s love to capture. Can she rise through the ranks and find her one true boyfriend? Also featuring: Mahou Shoujo Site and Lord of the Rings.
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64: OK, Here We Go Reigen (Mob Psycho 100)

The brothers reenter the worlds that One built, tackling One Punch Man‘s sibling anime: Mob Psycho 100. A young boy with extraordinary psychic powers is clearly the most powerful man in the world, but contrasting with Saitama, Mob seeks to define himself beyond his one special gift. How does Mob Psycho 100 compare to One Punch Man? How well does it stand up in its own right? Why is Reigen the best mentor Mob could possibly have despite being the biggest flimflam man of the show? Also featuring: Magic Online, Avengers: Infinity War, Golden Kamuey, Darling in the FRANXX, and Niseimonogatari. Read More

63: Humanity has Declined II: But with Snails this Time (Suisei no Gargantia)

Ben and Jon get all washed up in the newest installment of Humanity has Declined.. oh wait, no, this is Suisei no Gargantia (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet) which has fewer fairies and more giant space snails. A water world of the future into which falls a mecha pilot who thought Earth had been lost millennia ago. Lessons of war, hubris, and humanity abound in a series with rich world building and not-Kevin-Costner. Also featuring: Dune, Discworld, and Love is Hard for Otaku.
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62: Fan(tom) Service (Bakemonogatari)

The brothers get their wit sharpened with one of the most celebrated anime of the decade: Bakemonogatari. What appears on the surface to be a fan-service extravaganza of head-tilting proportions turns out to also be chock full of wit, rich imagery, philosophy, religion, serious relationships, and never-ending arguments on who is best-girl. Also featuring: Kokkoku and a final look at Harry Potter.
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61: Anyway, Here’s Wonderbread (Humanity Has Declined)

Ben and Jon get knee deep in fairies and shenanigans as they review the surprisingly cynical comedy Humanity has Declined (Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita/人類は衰退しました). The series revolving around an unnamed heroine and her daily life as a mediator between a post-apocalyptic humanity and the new dominant species on Earth, fairies, strides a fine line saccharine sweet art style and dark comedy taking target at humanity at all scales. Also featuring: Boku no Hero Academia and more Harry Potter.
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60: Technicolor Dreamscape (Flip Flappers)

The brothers do a deep dive into a land of Pure Illusion when they enter the technicolor dreamscape of Flip Flappers. Ben and Jon discuss the surprisingly complex subtext and philosophy in a show about two girls, a manic pixie and a dull normal teenager, who go on fantastical adventures into the magical land of make-believe. Also featuring: Ben’s first foray into Harry Potter.
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