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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75: Paper Ghosts (Yamishibai)

To celebrate All Hallows Eve, the brothers embark on a spooktactular romp through the 6th season of Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories. Briefly touching on each episode, they discuss the merits of horror, what makes a good scare, and which episodes of this season are worth your consideration. Are you brave enough to journey with them into the unknown? Also featuring initial impressions of Double Decker, Goblin Slayer, That Time I was Reincarnated as a Slime, My Neighbor the Vampire, and Zombie Land Saga.

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SP: Fall 2018 Anime Season Preview

The brothers offer their hot takes on the new season of anime for fall 2018. 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! Read More