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The Casual Anime Podcast
40 minutes | Sep 4, 2022
Josee,The Tiger And The Fish
Bones’ director Tamura Koutarou is the latest to throw his hat in the ring with his own adaptation of the story of Josee, the Tiger and the Fish. Rather puzzlingly, none of the themes or plot points immediately enlightens us as to why this short story from 1984 has been adapted at least 4 times since. It would certainly suggest the story is timeless classic that has finally made the jump to the silver screen, so let’s find out if this movie and story is as timeless as they would have us believe
43 minutes | Jul 31, 2022
Made In Abyss S2 + Film
Three episodes into Made in Abyss S2’s runtime The Casual Anime Podcast decide it’s finally time to catch up with the intrepid trio of explorers. This episode also covers the 3rd movie: «Dawn of The Deep Soul» as well as the currently released episodes of season 2 at the time of recording. Predictably we're still quite slow on the releases.
32 minutes | Jul 4, 2022
"Visuals good, but story bad" seem to be the common stance among critics in regards to Tetsurô Araki's latest film, Bubble. While we're not inclined to totally disagree with that statement the Casual Anime Podcast certainly have our own "hot takes" on this 2022 Netflix film.
32 minutes | Jun 12, 2022
Spy x Family First Impressions
Brushing off months of metaphorical dust the Casual Anime Podcast makes it's return by riding the coattails of Spring 2022's biggest success. Catch our thoughts, impressions and predictions based of the first 8 episodes of Spy x Family.
65 minutes | May 23, 2021
If you only make terrible decisions in your first life, will that mean you'll make better choices in your next? You might think the shame and remorse of being a jobless shut-in in a culture like Japan would push you to become the best possible version of yourself, but it just goes to show that under different circumstances you can remain the same degenerate and still be successful in spite of it. As this wolf in sheep's-clothing approach has a certain amount of appeal to it, his lack of developing basic human decency is probably by design, but that's might be giving an isekai author too much credit.
53 minutes | Apr 18, 2021
Yuru Camp S2
It never rains in Southern California, and apparently it never rains on the Outdoor Activities Club either, despite Yamanashi Prefecture averaging 117 days of rain a year. Even so, Yuru Camp is almost perfect, even without damp, muddy camping trips. Camping as a concept however, clearly isn't, and this anime will never convince us otherwise.
43 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
As the quite obscure manga artist, Toboso, Yana once said: “Something once lost will never return.”, and for a while there, we were quite inclined to believe him. Nevertheless, The Casual Anime Podcast dedicates it’s tepid return to one of Studio Ghibli’s retro style projects. Probably one of their lesser known works in the west, the adaptation of “The Tale of Princess Kaguya” got all the critics’ adoration but left little cultural impact on the western anime consumer.
30 minutes | Feb 5, 2020
After a lengthy span of doing nothing, The Casual Anime Podcast once again return to a soundcloud near you. We’re kicking it of with a quick 4 episode preview of In/Spectre, but somehow still mange to mess it up. The narrative thread and pacing might be all over the place, but at it’s core this story is surprisingly entertaining and unironically funny.
36 minutes | Oct 28, 2019
As we enter Autumn, usually that means back to school for the "After school Club anime genre", but apparently this also includes cast of 4 independent isekai shows. Isekai quartet falls into a certain category of shows, entered with low expectations to counter of the obvious and deliberate lack of animation. Could a show like this survive purely on the popularity of it's characters, or was it actually required to be as funny as it was to garner the attention it recived?
58 minutes | Jul 15, 2019
The Promised Neverland
It could almost seem like Studio Cloverworks learnt nothing from the backlash garnered by Darling in the FranXX, when they within the very first episode manages emphasize every single similarity between two series that ultimately are completely different genres. But apparently nothing could stop this anime's momentum, so naturally the podcast is once again at odds with the general public opinion of a cliffhanger ending on a cliffhanger
39 minutes | Jul 8, 2019
The 2019 winter season had anime fans watching with a morbid fascination as Dome x Kano stole the spotlight. Degenerate debauchery seems like an apt description as the main character hooks up with not just one, but both his step sisters within the span of a couple of weeks.
45 minutes | Jul 1, 2019
Who would have thought that the coming of age story of a boring, pessimistic klutz would be the film that would bring the eastern style of animation and storytelling all the way to Hollywood? The Academy Awards, which has in latter years become an utter disgrace to the industry it vows to celebrate, could back in 2003 still be considered a badge of honor, when it chose recognize the genius of Hayao Miyazaki.
29 minutes | May 21, 2019
Demon Slayer - Kimetsu No Yaiba Preview
With 2019s most generic anime title, Demon Slayer would probably have to exceed expectations to even garner a modicum of interest from an old jaded anime watcher. As both of us will probably be watching the show weekly from now on, this is one of the strongest endorsement we could give. Of course usual caveats of anime quality not staying consistent apply.
41 minutes | May 1, 2019
Kaguya-Sama Love is War
In the student council of Shuchiin Academy, unbeknownst to the regular plebeians, there rages an intense battle of wit and will. Two people almost destined to discover their first high school romance are being kept apart by pride, prejudice and an inability for honesty.
43 minutes | Apr 18, 2019
As if dying wasn't depressing enough, the arbiters of the underworld aren't an especially cheery bunch either. For being the Japan's answer to St. Peter at the pearly gates, these stoic individuals are surprisingly bad at their jobs. It is in this prosess of judgement Death Parade inserts itself as we follow people of varying degrees of sinfulness face their final(?) judgement.
47 minutes | Apr 4, 2019
One Punch Man
Despite a slight delay the podcast finally covers the anime that could arguably be defined as the best widely accessible "gateway anime". Hopefully that is a sentiment that will still remain true even after season 2 is finally released. If rumors and public reception is to be believed, it seems quite obvious that preview footage and general marketing for the new season has done irreparable damage to One Punch Man's spotless reputation.Luckily that controversy will remain a topic for later discussion if we eventually decide to watch S2.
44 minutes | Mar 20, 2019
Mari Okada's 2018 fantasy drama is an array strange timeskips, broken promises and tragic goodbyes. Although this film seems to have certain underlying messages about motherhood, sanctity of life and the compassionless ebb and flow of time, it is rarely consistent and would almost seem that narrative is at odds with itself. I guess it just goes to show that you never really stop being a parent no matter what happens.
46 minutes | Mar 6, 2019
The Casual Anime Podcast once again tries their hand at a Mamoru Hosoda film. Although this film seems far more relatable (to us) than his other work, this film is adamantly targeting the primordial parental instinct, thereby making it less about "coming of age", and rather more about "coming to terms" with your children growing up.
44 minutes | Feb 23, 2019
Mob Psycho 100 S2 Preview
Mob is back, but certainly not with a vengeance. He is just his usual self going trough the motions of puberty in a body exploding with psychic potential. It seems evident that success follows in the wake of web manga creator ONE and his bizarro take on the classical hero franchises. Season 2 of Mob Psycho 100 is no exception, and might be a AotY contender when 2019 comes to a close.
28 minutes | Feb 14, 2019
Domestic Girlfriend Preview
Tune in to a 3 episode preview of the morally dubious show Domestic Girlfriend. 3 episodes is probably also all you'll need to figure out that this is no fairy tale romance and that people will get hurt. Our podcast is slightly delayed, but hopefully the topics are still relevant for the currently airing show.
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