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Cowboy Bebop Rewatch Podcast Session #02: Stray Dog Strut

August 26, 2015

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As Cowboy Bebop has become this evergreen ambassador of anime, we decided to go back and re-watch the show now that is has gotten a beautiful Blu-ray box set. Every week we will share our memories and then re-evaluate these stories with 16 years of experience and distance. Which episodes are just as we remember, which have major flaws, and which have aged like a fine wine. At the same time, we will also look back on the music, cultural references, and holistic connections contained within each episode. Plus, we will judge if there in an appropriate amount of Ein.

Does Cowboy Bebop hold up as a classic or was its reputation all a dream? Let’s rewatch Cowboy Bebop together and find out!

(Cowboy Bebop VHS tape 1 that we mentioned)

Session #02

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Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA 2wei Herz! #005: Moving Beyond Beyond Economics 101

August 22, 2015

hisui_icon_4040 The filler continues with another episode that is all new material. If you go to the beach in one episode then the only proper follow up summer activity is always the local festival. There is no way that Prisma Illya would break that anime tradition. The amusement park if anything is more of the deviation.

This in many ways marks the end of Summer vacation. It is not the end of the vacation period but past this point it is usually doing homework and other last minute preparations. The twilight is the last moment of pure fun with everything else being a slightly lazy transition back into the standard routine. Being a magical girl is no different in this regard. This is the last time Illya, Miyu, and Chloe have to be regular girls before they confront the 8th card. But just like with a mundane vacation there is still the ever present specter of conventional responsibilities hovering over head just out of sight. Only when your a magical girl those responsibilities have a far greater potential to be deadly.
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Cowboy Bebop Rewatch Podcast Session #01: Asteroid Blues

August 19, 2015

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As Cowboy Bebop has become this evergreen ambassador of anime, we decided to go back and re-watch the show now that is has gotten a beautiful Blu-ray box set. Every week we will share our memories and then re-evaluate these stories with 16 years of experience and distance. Which episodes are just as we remember, which have major flaws, and which have aged like a fine wine. At the same time, we will also look back on the music, cultural references, and holistic connections contained within each episode. Plus, we will judge if there in an appropriate amount of Ein.

Does Cowboy Bebop hold up as a classic or was its reputation all a dream? Let’s rewatch Cowboy Bebop together and find out!

Session #01

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Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA 2wei Herz! #004: Hortensia Brilliant Park

August 15, 2015

hisui_icon_4040 Poor Saber. If she were summoned to the world of Prisma Illya she would be on cloud nine in this Fearsome Animal Land theme park. Sadly she can not frolic in the lion themed wonderland. But Illya and the rest of the gang can have a ball there during this filler episode.

If it was not immediately obvious this week’s episodes is almost entirely filler material. Last week was just the adaptation of some omake chapters. Other than a heavily modified cold open everything here is anime only material. So if you thought this season was light on material it is about to get carbon aerogel up in here.

Unless there is actually some hidden depth to this episode.

Stranger things have happened.
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