Ben and Jon start questioning if their guardian angels wield nail-bats and have a pension for murder while watching Beat-to-Death Angel Dokuro-chan. In this classic sendup of magical girls, romcoms, and slice of life, mild-mannered Sakura-kun pines after his childhood crush despite living with an actual angel. Dokuro may seem innocent, but she also commands the holy, spiked baseball bat Excaliborg, which he uses to constantly kill and resurrect our boy when he annoys her. A memorable, yet disgusting, hilarious, yet garbage show from 2005, this is a nexus of all things anime that everyone should probably (not) see. Also featuring: Pokemon, the Konosuba movie, Kaiba, and Crest of the Stars.
Despite his best efforts, Jon finally capitulates and watches one of Ben’s favorite recent comedies: KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! A parody of the isekai trope, KonoSuba follows Kazuma, a recently dead teen, who is tasked with saving another world from the Devil King, but instead of an ultimate weapon, Kazuma chooses the useless goddess Aqua to aid him in his quest. Will Kazuma be successful? Is Aqua ever useful? How much jiggle can you actually have in one show? Also featuring: the newest Magic the Gathering set, Bananafish, and Cells at Work.
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