59: Needs More Tanukis (Nozaki-kun)

The brothers are back in the season 4 premiere of Aniki! With the new season comes a new format covering your favorite series in a single episode. First up on the docket is Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun (Gekkan Shōjo Nozaki-kun). Ben and Jon wax poetic on their favorite send-up of the world of manga writing, shoujo manga, and high school romance. They also debate the dynamic of the relationship between Sakura and Nozaki as the series progresses. Also featuring:  Kokkuko, Darling in the FranXX, and The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done.
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55: Unconventional Lovers (Eve no Jikan 3)

What a time (of eve) to be alive! Robots loving humans, humans loving robots. Is it a packet switching utopia or just a recipe for disaster and dismemberment? Ben and Jon discuss real girls and the men who date them with Eve no Jikan episode 3: Koji and Rina (Lovers of Eve). Also featuring: Kuzu no Honkai final thoughts, Kamen Rider W and Braid, and Gravity Falls.
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52: Especially Spooksome (Yamishibai)

As All Hallows Eve arrives this year, the brothers finish their foray into the dark recesses of Yamishibai. Jon delivers a tale of an accursed hikikomori that receives help from a friendly Shinto priestess. Ben caps off the spooks with the story of a girl who actually managed to get senpai to notice her, though she may regret it. Also featuring: Kuzu no Honkai, a discussion on if Stranger Things or Higurashi is more creepy, and final scary anime picks.

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51: Please, No Thank You (Yamishibai)

The shadows slowly creep further into the month of October with our third installment of Yamishibai. In this episode, Ben shares a story of shimmering specters on the ceiling that remind his brother of childhood terrors. Jon replies with a tale of the dangers of messing with spell tags that you didn’t place. Also featuring Kamen Rider W, Kuzu no Honkai, Kizuna AI, and more spooky anime picks.

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