This time around, Sword Art Online gets us talking about the future of warfare, we investigate the possible deeper meaning of Mai’s bunny suit in Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, and I’m getting surprisingly invested in Between Sea and Sky, considering the fact that I still think it’s dumb and it will never stop being dumb in general. In addition, we childishly yell at Kyoto Animation for having the audacity to make a silly archery show instead of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Season 2/ Sound Euphonium Season 3/literally anything else, and speculate about Sophie Twilight’s financial situation.
We didn’t end up doing Listener Questions this week, because uh…I forgot. We’ll do it next time, for sure, so if you have any more questions, let us know in the comments.
Also, Paw Patrol is best show and Skye is absolutely BEST GIRL:
Yes mai waifu is a Cocker Spaniel/Poodle mix who flies helicopters, get your own.
Another week, another episode spent talking about seasonal anime. LB and I actually had some other things to discuss; unfortunately, silly Lifesong is busy playing video games instead of stuffing his face with anime and LNs. What’s up with that? How dare he take care of his mental health at the expense of his otaku street cred? Newb.
Now that we’re getting used to using this new format, there are some things to be aware of. Some of you have already noticed, but the episodes sometimes go up on Youtube a little while before I have a chance to make a post for them. So if you want to listen to new episodes ASAP, you can subscribe on Youtube. However, they never go up more than maybe a day earlier, so it’s not really a big deal either way.
Got any questions for us? Feel free to let us know in the comments. If we get some good questions, maybe we’ll take a break from seasonal chatting one of these days and do a good old-fashioned listener questions episode. Actually, that sounds fun, so if you guys don’t give us any good questions, I’ll probably just make up some.
This week, LB, Lifesong and I discuss business dealings between Crunchyroll and Funimation, as well as a whole bunch of currently airing anime. Shows covered include, but are not limited to:
—Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Sempai
—Run With The Wind
—Ms. Vampire Who Lives in My Neighborhood
—Conception (dropped LIKE A TON OF BRICKS.)
So, how are you guys liking these more casual-format podcasts? I liked doing the edited shows, but as time went on, they became increasingly impractical, as our long hiatus in 2017 shows. I like having the opportunity to chat about new, currently airing stuff without having to wait for episodes to go through the editing process, plus all the other complications that went along with that. Still, I’m open to suggestions– unless your suggestion is “Karen, I want you to spend five hours editing each episode of the podcast,” because that’s just silly.
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.
Now, this looks like a nice, nonoffensive comedy series that I can enjoy this October.
Earlier today, a brand new key visual was released for Ms. vampire who lives in my neighborhood along with some cast and crew details. Shall we just dive right in?
The series is based off a four-panel manga series created by Amatou and serialized in Monthly Comic Cune since 2015. It has four volumes out in Japan so far, but hasn’t been picked up for an English release as of yet.
In the series, a young girl named Akari Amano is rescued by a socially awkward, mild otaku vampire Sophie Twilight who has a doll-like appearance. Akari happens to love dolls, so she falls in love with Sophie and decides to move in with her. Hilarity ensues.
The October series will feature animation from Studio Gokumi and AXsiZ, with Noriaki Akitaya sitting in the director’s chair. Tackling series composition will be Tatsuya Takahashi while Takahiro Sakai handles character designs.
As for the main cast, we know that the leads will be played by the following:
As I stated in the beginning, this looks like it will be a fun and lighthearted series that I can just enjoy without putting too much thought into it and honestly, the world needs more of this right now.