62: Fan(tom) Service

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

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

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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