Spiral Radio Episode 2 – Death Note

“How did you get into anime?” This is a question anime fans love asking each other, and in this episode, Andrew “Buggy” Koerner shares his story of getting into anime through Death Note, as well as searching for why its once-insane popularity seems to have waned so drastically. Continue reading “Spiral Radio Episode 2 – Death Note”

Third Seat Special 3 – Monogatari Interview with Josh Dunham

Almost a year and a half ago, I had my first conversation with Josh Dunham, which I used as material in the first episode of Spiral Radio. It was heavily pared down and I didn’t want the conversation to just go unheard, so I’m releasing the unedited audio for all to listen to. Continue reading “Third Seat Special 3 – Monogatari Interview with Josh Dunham”

Digicast 11: Minami and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (The Tamers Movies)

Tamers was good, right? So the movies based off of Tamers are going to be good too, right? Tom, Buggy, Chris, and Maddy quickly realize that no, that’s not quite true as they discuss the Okinawa Board of Tourism, Minami’s Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day, half-vanished dubs, and daddy issues. Continue reading “Digicast 11: Minami and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (The Tamers Movies)”

Bugshrugs: Crunchyroll Expo is Already a Shitshow

For better or worse, Crunchyroll is perhaps the biggest face of anime fandom in the English-speaking world. They currently have the largest catalogue of streaming anime, they provide news articles and blog features, and they have a heavy social media presence, to the point you could argue it’s much too heavy. They have their detractors, sure, but they’re unarguably one of the biggest players in the game. So when they announced they’d be holding their own convention, it was a logical step that plenty of people were excited about. But as I look through the guests they’ve announced to this point (the morning of August 8th), I’m worried that it’s going to be, as the title of this post implies, a fucking shitshow. Continue reading “Bugshrugs: Crunchyroll Expo is Already a Shitshow”

It Bugs Me: Fate/Still Confused

The Fate franchise is a fantastic and exciting one that I absolutely love. On paper, that is. In practice, it’s something I think I’d really be into, but it’s tied up in a whole bunch of convoluted bullshit that I’ve approached the wrong way, dipping my toes into only enough pools to gain a vague, incorrect understanding of what’s going on. Continue reading “It Bugs Me: Fate/Still Confused”

Third Seat by the Window Episode 6: Magi Mari Magical Memories

Buggy and Chris are joined by Mari, AKA OtapleOneHalf, to learn about the comprehensive history of the magical girl genre, from majoko to Madoka Madoka and beyond, in the process discussing a variety of things including Super Sentai, vagina glomps, Miraculous Ladybug, and a surprising amount of Gainax and Trigger. Continue reading “Third Seat by the Window Episode 6: Magi Mari Magical Memories”