77: Can’t Spell LOVE without OL (Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku)

In the final regular episode for 2018 and season 4 of Aniki, the brothers get into a #tooReal romcom slice of life show: Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku. Set in an office with actual adults, Wotkaoi follows the budding relationship between gaming nerd Hirotaka and yaoi fangirl Narumi as they navigate the pitfalls of love, doing business, and geekdom. In a landscape of never-ending high-school romance shows, it is a refreshing look at dating from the perspective of “mature” adults. Also featuring: Detective Pikachu, March Comes in Like a Lion, Chihayafuru, and our seasonal begging for internet points.

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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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