The “Baccano” of Pulp Fiction

The “Baccano” of Pulp Fiction

“Hey, Isaac?” “What’s that, Miria my dear?” “What do you suppose they call the Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Paris?” “Hmm…well, Miria, I believe they’d call it a Royale with Cheese!” “Wow! Is that because of the metric system?” “That’s exactly right, Miria! Because of the metric system!” “Baccano” is an Italian word translating roughly…

Steins;Gate and the Trolley Problem

Steins;Gate and the Trolley Problem

Note: this post contains heavy spoilers for the original Steins;Gate anime. If you had the power to change the natural course of things for the better, would you do it? What if, even if the changes were a net positive, they ended up hurting someone? This is the question posed by the Steins;Gate anime, and…

Getting Along with Hopelessness: The Existential Joy of Girls’ Last Tour

Getting Along with Hopelessness: The Existential Joy of Girls’ Last Tour

Part 1: Zetsubou~, Zetsubou~, Zetsubou~ …So there was no hope after all. All those years, toiling away alone…. But well, now that I’ve failed…I feel so relaxed. ~Ishii, Chapter 16 Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryouko, localized as Girls’ Last Tour, is a series by Tsukumizu that focuses on Chito and Yuuri, two girls driving around a post-apocalyptic…

Spiral Radio Episode 2 – Death Note

Spiral Radio Episode 2 – Death Note

https://media.blubrry.com/daladybugproductions/p/content.blubrry.com/daladybugproductions/Spiral_Radio_2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download“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.

Third Seat Special 3 – Monogatari Interview with Josh Dunham

Third Seat Special 3 – Monogatari Interview with Josh Dunham

https://media.blubrry.com/daladybugproductions/p/content.blubrry.com/daladybugproductions/3S_Special_3-Monogatari_Interview_with_Josh_Dunham.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAlmost 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…

MeganeToast Episode 3: Ping Pong the Animation

MeganeToast Episode 3: Ping Pong the Animation

https://media.blubrry.com/daladybugproductions/p/content.blubrry.com/daladybugproductions/MT3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHero kenzan! Hero kenzan! Hero kenzan! The hero appears, bringing you a new episode of MeganeToast straight from Planet Ping Pong! In this episode, Chris and Buggy break down one of their favorite anime: Ping Pong the Animation

Bugshrugs: My Thoughts on Piracy

Bugshrugs: My Thoughts on Piracy

Boy, piracy sure has been a hot topic in the anime community lately, hasn’t it? Hulu has removed their free subscription option and removed much of the anime from their back catalogue. Anime Strike’s double paywall and inaccessibility in regions outside of America causes controversy. Many people were forced to actually confront Netflix’s model of…

Third Seat by the Window Episode 5: Everyone’s A Critic (And So Can You!)

Third Seat by the Window Episode 5: Everyone’s A Critic (And So Can You!)

http://media.blubrry.com/daladybugproductions/p/content.blubrry.com/daladybugproductions/3S_Episode_5-Everyone_s_A_Critic_And_So_Can_You_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe Subtle Doctor joins Buggy and Chris to talk about critical analysis in the anime fandom, how to get into it, and where it’s succeeding and failing.