47: Small Cubes, Big Feels

Join the brothers on a deep dive into a life well lived with the academy award winning anime “Tsumiki no Ie” or “House of Small Cubes (La Maison en Petits Cubes).” The short film elicits a bit more feeling than expected as an old man reminisces about times gone by in a world of rising waters. Also featuring: Little Witch Academia and qüb.

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46: Wave of Nostalgia

Bitter-sweets for everyone in the Korean anime “Break Ups.” A couple bent on removing one another from their lives finds a “break up device” on the beach. Hastily activating it, they relive the break ups they’d had in the past, leading them to learn more about each other and a little about themselves. Also featuring: the 2017 eclipse, Pathfinder and World of Darkness, and Made in Abyss.

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45: Breathe Life In

A mysterious aliment seems to be afflicting the Mushi-shi of the Minai clan and Ginko is tasked with uncovering the root cause in the Mushi-shi SP episode "Path of Thorns." Little does our intrepid apothecary know,  but shrubberies and camphorous medicines are about to become a significant part of his day. Also featuring: Youjo Senki, Splatoon 2, and Voltron.

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44: You Are My Sunshine

Encounter a total eclipse of the heart, and sun, in the Mushi-shi OVA “The Shadow that Devours the Sun.” Mushi expert Ginko works to reverse an artificial eclipse that plunges a town into darkness and may offer a cure to a local albino girl stricken with a sun allergy. Also featuring: Caverna, Firewatch, Youjo Senki, and baseball corner.

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43: Probably Means Something to Someone Somewhere

The brothers are swept away in a wave of interpretation and analysis by the 2001 art-house short Cat Soup. An intensely stylized and visceral anime with no spoken dialogue, Cat Soup takes them on a journey to recover a sibling’s lost soul from the depths of hell. Normal brother stuff. Also featuring: Full Metal Alchemist, Keijo, Thor Ragnarok, and Dr. Strange.

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42: How I Shot Web

This week on Aniki: Oh what a tangled web! It’s the Production I.G. Anime Mirai 2011 entry: Wasurenagumo (Spider Girl). Told as a traditional Japanese folk tale in all senses of the word, Wasurenagumo is both endearing and terrifying at the same time. Also featuring: Little Witch Academia TV, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, and the newly announced FLCL trailer.

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41: Washizu no Nineball

This week on Aniki: The game is afoot with Madhouse entry for Anime Mirai 2013: Death Billiards. The brothers witness the most intense game of nine-ball ever played with stakes that could not be higher! With their lives on the line, who will sink the final ball? Also featuring: CLAMP and Nekopara.

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40: Big Horned Demon: Hot Antlers Zombie vs the Witches 3

This week on Aniki: The parade part of Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade gets underway. A magical evening of friendship becomes a spectacular sentai sensational! Also featuring: Ben and Jon’s preview of the summer 2017 anime season including their picks.

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39: Practical Magic

This week on Aniki: Trigger follows up on their amazing work with Little Witch Academia with a crowd-funded movie sequel in The Enchanted Parade. Does it live up to expectations? This is part one of our review. Also featuring: Mary and the Witch’s Flower, the announced live-action Cowboy Bebop movie, and KonoSuba

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38: A Witch’s Bwew

This week on the season 3 opener of Aniki: Brothers Ben and Jon begin their romp through the land of anime OVAs with a new classic: Little Witch Academia. The story of a few girls in a school for witches, LWA is a master class in short-form story telling and one of the brother’s favorites. Also featuring: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, catching up on anime, and The Fifth Element.

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