72: Iced Hams (A Place Further than the Universe)

The brothers watch one of the most chilling shows they’ve ever seen: A Place Further than the Universe. In this slice of life travelogue, four girls from very different backgrounds find themselves bonding on a quest to reach the forbidden wastes of Antarctica. It’s so much more than just cute girls doing cute things, it’s cute girls doing cute things on a boat! Also featuring: ToQger, Rainbow Brite, and Graveyard Keeper.

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71: Can’t Spell ‘Problemantic’ without ‘Romantic’ (UtaKoi)

The brothers go on a deep dive into the bonkers world of Heian Era Japanese poetry with UtaKoi.  Love Japanese history? Poetry? Haiku? Puns? Love stories? Then this fascinating and eclectic show was made just for you. With semi-fictional vignettes, the love lives of some of the most famous poets in Japanese history are explored to explain where their prominent poems originated. Also featuring: Pokemon, One Punch Man, and My Hero Academia.

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70: Clippy Learns to Love (Violet Evergarden)

How does the world deal with those broken by war? What does love mean to someone who has never known it? The brothers attempt to find out with Violet Evergarden. An orphaned former child soldier, Violet was given her name and meaning by her last commander. But as he lay with mortal wounds, he gave her his last command “Live” and his final words “I love you.” Now working as a letter writer, Violet tries to understand her place in a world at peace, without a commander to guide her. Also featuring: Happy Sugar Life, Revue Starlight, Teen Titans Go to the Movies, and The Book Thief.

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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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