Otakusphere (not) Weekly Episode 29

Look, it’s another new episode of the podcast just a week after the last one! If we can keep this up, the name of the podcast is going to become “Otakusphere (kinda?) Weekly.”

This week, we were really busy discussing the first episodes of the Fall 2018 shows. Key questions that occupied us: Should Sword Art Online really be talking about the nature of the human soul? What did English-speaking peoples do to A Certain Magical Index III to piss it off? Should Crunchyroll have some kind of a content warning for Goblin Slayer? (Spoiler: YES). And does Studio Trigger forever deserve it’s reputation for jerky animation after Kill La Kill, even something like 5 years later? All this, and more, on this episode of Otakusphere (Occasionally) Weekly!

Note: The director of Uzamaid! is Masahiko Oota, director of Himouto! Umaru-chan and like half of all comedy anime.

3 thoughts on “Otakusphere (not) Weekly Episode 29”

  1. So here’s my impressions of what I’ve seen so far

    Goblin Slayer – This one at first was a pass for me as just another fantasy anime, but then I heard people were freaking out so I had to check it out. Bad habit, I know… but yea it was dark, maybe for dark sake but I’m interested in the Goblin Slayer and what makes him tick and why the MC seems compelled to continue adventuring despite the previous events. As for if Crunchyroll or any other service should have content warnings I think the happy medium is yes with ability to opt out. Much like Lifesong I also like going in blind. Hopefully Crunchyroll is age gating these kind of shows, else that would be irresponsible.

    Bunny Girl-senpai – also caught me by surprise. I feel they oversold the whole bunny girl thing and it actually has me interested in where this goes.

    SSSS Gridman – its Trigger, its Kaiju fighting, I’m on board. At the very least this will be fun.

    Zombieland Saga – You didn’t cover this one but here’s what happened. Necromancer tries to make the greatest idol group with the most culturally significant girls throughout Japanese history. Main girl is resurrected and can’t remember anything but is functional and has to deal with the other mindless zombies long enough to put on a performance at a death metal open mic. Yea it’s pretty wild lol

    1. As far as I can tell, there’s still no warning of any kind on the Goblin Slayer page. I’m kind of surprised CR didn’t even slap a “Warning: for Mature Audiences” disclaimer somewhere in the description after all the controversy about it.

      Bunny-Girl Senpai: What do you mean by they “oversold” the bunny girl thing? If you mean the title gives people the wrong idea about what kind of show it is, then maybe you’re right, but I’m not sure if that’s actually what you meant.

      Gridman: TRIGGER defense squad reporting!

      Zombieland Saga: I really don’t like shows about zombies in general, which is why we didn’t cover it, but I have to admit, it does sound clever. Throwing together a zombie show and an idol show is just funny on a meta level. Your description actually kind of makes me want to watch it…no! I must remain strong in the face of zombie temptation!

      1. The Bunny Girl angle was the hook as I was expecting fan service rom-com not sci-fi mystery. Which I’m all for. It could still be both, that is yet to be seen.

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