Sarazanmai just kicked off and it is 1000% Ikuhara from the start and shows no signs of stopping. At this point you can pick out some of the major themes he is going to examine and guess and some others but betting on details specifics is a fool’s wager. Heck, even after an Ikuhara show has finished fans will be debating points about it until the end of time. I myself have watched the first episode of Sarazanmai three times in an attempt to try to find some of the obvious threads to pay attention to as well as hopefully catch some of the more subtle paths as well. I did notice something I was not excepting that gave me a new insight into Ikuhara as a storyteller.
First impressions are great but what about our thoughts after we’ve watched an entire series week to week? We figured our listeners might want to hear our final impressions as well so we’ve created the Case Closed Review podcast. Just like the S.W.A.T. Reviews, these will be mini-podcasts and completely off the cuff.
Here are the shows we finished which ended this winter:
The premise of these reviews is simple: watch the first episode of a series and then immediately sit down to record a review mini-podcast. The reviews are five- to ten-minutes long and entirely off the cuff. As always we only review new shows (so no sequels or continuations) and try to avoid anything that just looks outright awful. These are the first batch from the new season and now we’ve broken them into (helpful?) categories:
Sentence: Free to Go
Listen – First impressions of Yurikuma Arashi from Silver Link. It is streaming on Funimation.
Listen – First impressions of Death Parade from MADHOUSE. It is streaming on Funimation and Hulu.
Listen – First impressions of Rolling Girls from Wit Studio. It is streaming on Funimation.
Listen – First impressions of Yatterman Night from Tatsunoko Productions. It is streaming on Funimation.
Sentence: On Parole
Listen – First impressions of Assassination Classroom from Lerchee. It is streaming on Funimation.
Listen – First impressions of Maria the Virgin Witch from Production I.G. It is streaming on Funimation.
Sentence: Lock ‘Em Up and Throw Away the Key
Listen – First impressions of Samurai Warriors from Production NAS. It is streaming on Crunchyroll and Funimation.