SP: Summer 2019 Anime Season Preview

The weather is hot, but not as hot as these takes the brothers are throwing down for the new summer 2019 season of anime. Running down the Anichart.net listings from least to most popular, they help you sort what shouldn’t be missed, what might be ok, and what you should probably avoid. What shows are you most excited for? Let us know on Twitter and Facebook!

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86: Smol Mercies (Youjo Senki: Saga of Tanya the Evil)

The brothers are dropped into the moral and philosophical front line trenches of an alternate World War I with magic artillery and objectivist lolis in Youjo Senki: Saga of Tanya the Evil. After a salaryman is murdered by a subordinate, “god” appears to him and challenges his lack of faith. Esposing the idea that no one need bow to a god in an age of ease and comfort, the salaryman eats his words and is reincarnated as a young girl named Tanya in an alternate timeline where World War I is just beginning. Can Tanya live our her days in ease while still maintaining her lack of faith or will her hubris catch up with her? Also featuring: Tokidoki, Cytus 2, and NOS4A2.

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SP: Waifu War

One man’s treasure is another man’s trash. The brothers throw caution to the wind and not only divulge their top tier waifus, but pit them against each other to discover whose waifu reigns supreme and whose is utter trash. The rules are simple: list your top eight waifus, put them in a bracket, ????, sleep on the couch alone. The battle of waifu defending commences and the only losers are the two participants. Let us know how bad our choices were and who you would have picked instead on Facebook and Twitter.

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85: El Psyche Kongroo (Mob Psycho 100 II)

Sometimes the power of friendship is more than just a trope, at least thats what the brothers discover in the second season of Mob Psycho 100. Picking up where the last season left off, Mob Psycho 100 follows Mob’s progression from a self-isolating boy with immeasurable psychic power to a wholesome, well-rounded and more confident boy with immeasurable psychic power. One’s unique take on what it means to wield supreme strength while staying truly human brings a lot of heart to the table in this second season. Also featuring: Steins;Gate, No Game No Life: Zero, Detective Pikachu, and Game of Thrones.

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84: Airate (Kaguya-Sama)

All is fair in love and war, especially psychological manipulation, mind games, and peepee jokes. The brothers get all that and more with Kaguya-Sama: Love is War. Kaguya and Miyuki, the top two students at a prestigious academy and leaders of the student council have fallen for one another, but their massive egos refuse to allow them to be the first to confess to the other. Thus begins their battle to make the other wilt before them. Also featuring: Steins;Gate, One Punch Man, and Detective Pikachu.

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83: Unlimited Ero-Works (Denki-gai no Honya-san)

We are the bone of our horse, or something to that effect. The brothers hang out in a comic book shop with a bunch of adorable degenerates in Denki-gai no Honya-san. Set in a doujinshi shop in fake-Akihabara, Denki-gai no Honya-san follows the everyday life of the diverse staff. From “naive” Hio-tan to the all-knowing Sommelier who can tell at a glance what special-interest literature will bring joy to your pathetic soul, there’s something for everyone at the Umanohone. Also featuring: Fairy Gone, Demon Slayer, One Punch Man 2, and the Promised Neverland.

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82: Con(tent)ment (Yuru Camp)

Taking another listener request, Ben and Jon go on a super comfy blanket adventure to see the gorgeous scenery in Yuru Camp. In the vein of “cute girls doing cute things,” Yuru camp follows avid solo adventurer Rin as she makes a new friend and goes on group camping trips, sometimes. If you need something to soothe your soul, this is the show for you. Also featuring: hot-takes on the Cowboy Bebop live action cast announcement.

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SP: Spring 2019 Anime Season Preview

The year is heating up so its time for new hot takes on the spring season of anime for 2019. Running down the Anichart.net listings from least to most popular, they help you sort what shouldn’t be missed, what might be ok, and what you should probably avoid. What shows are you most excited for? Let us know on Twitter and Facebook!

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81: Usagimonogatari (Bunny Girl Senpai)

On a viewer’s request, the brothers enter a time loop while investigating the strange phenomenon of puberty syndrome in Rascal Does Not Dream of a Bunny Girl Senpai. After witnessing his famous senpai, Mai, in a bunny girl outfit in public, high-schooler Sakuta attempts to save her from vanishing from reality. Other beautiful women also fall victim to quantum mechanics as Sakuta must save them from their problems while strengthening his relationship with Mai. However, Ben and Jon notice that they too have entered a time loop taking them back to 2009. Also featuring: Kaguya-Sama and Isekai Quartet.

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80: Psychopomp and Circumstance (Paranoia Agent)

Ben and Jon explore the boundary of reality and social imagination with the only series by their favorite director Satoshi Kon: Paranoia Agent. After a mascot designer is attacked by a bat wielding boy, two detectives try to find the miscreant who is fast becoming a serial assailant.. Touching on a multitude of issues ranging from personal responsibility to the spread of societal fears that manifest themselves in the real world, Paranoia Agent is a unique take on the interconnected world we live in. Are memes able to become psychopomps? Is escaping reality to a happy place any better than giving into despair? Who really is Shounen Bat?

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