Episode 444: Utaha is Best Girl

Three 4’s in a row? Is that bad luck or something someplace? Probably. Thankfully we encounter no bad luck this episode, as everything goes on without a hitch. This week we get a guest from the 4PlayerAnimeCast, the podcast that recently had Red join them as a guest; SpireWrecker. After a brief introduction, it’s onto the show! Starting off with news as usually, with topics like Red’s obsession for Yanderes turning him into a kitchen knife salesman, a paternity board game that is sweeping Twitter, and a video series that teaches girls how to not show their panties by showing their panties. After news it’s onto a hotly debated discussion thread, who do you think is the best Swordsman sansthe supernatural and superhuman abilities? And to round out the season, Red and Spire give a lengthyjointreview ofSaenai Heroine no Sodatekata, better known as Saekano.

Show Notes

Music

Intro – Kimi iro Signaby Haruna LunafromSaekano
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Parisfrom Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

Reviews

Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata-Crackers from Spire and Download Now from Red
Wikipedia

News

Buddhist Noodles

Kitty Kitchen Knife

Chinese Flag

Panty Shot Series

Paternity Board Game

Instant Fried Chicken

Anohana Cast

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0 thoughts on “Episode 444: Utaha is Best Girl”

  1. I love your guest host. He came with a lot of energy. No wonder he has his own podcast.

    Maury Povich is the daytime talk show host who does the “You are (not) the father!” paternity tests. I’m sure Jerry Springer does it too, but Maury’s shows are famous for the paternity tests.

  2. I did not continue with Saekano because it felt like it wanted to have its cake and eat it, too. It’s catering to people who like harems, and yet it’s aware of the tired tropes. Maybe it’s amazing, maybe it makes great points about geek culture, but there have been so many examples of anime that tackle tropes much better.

    For example, there’s Nozaki-kun, and further back, there’s Watamote, which was just a triumph for me in terms of addressing not only the geek, but the dork, the person who is so left of center that even the geeks don’t get them.

    Then you have Shiro Bako, which is the more serious look at creating an otaku product, while also being a product for otaku.

    I liked that they had the “invisible” girl turn out to be the main girl, but it just wasn’t enough for me. I want parody or satire, not just an acknowledgement that this stuff is cliche.

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