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Season 6: Episode 4 – Be My Big Daddy

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Who’s your daddy? Your Big Daddy that is. Fans, we have a blast talking about this week’s review, which is a solo episode this time around. We review the amazingly titled Episode 6 of Gungrave, “Big Daddy.” Brandon and Maria want to get close, but there’s only one thing in the way: an angry mob boss. It’s a classic story of boy meets girl, girl goes to live with a crime lord, boy fishes with crime boss, boy and crime boss eat girl’s pie. You’ll have to listen to this week’s episode to find out just what is going on in this anime.

Watch Gungrave on Funimation.

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We are now releasing new episodes every Thursday!

Season 6 will be our review of the anime Gungrave!  E-mail the show at TooningJapanese@gmail.com!

Season 6: Episode 3 – Marveling at the Thomases

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What a week. Like, seriously. What. A. Week. If you weren’t already elated this historic Saturday, why not smile and laugh and cheer some more at a brand new episode of Tooning Japanese! This week Bill, Josh, and Andy discuss more Gungrave. More specifically they review Episode 4, “Go,” and Episode 5, “Millennion.” The boys have a grand old time talking about how Brandon and Harry get involved with the mafia. It’s a lot more fun than it sounds.

Watch Gungrave on Funimation.

Help support the show on Patreon!

Listen to our newest episode of Tooning RPG!

We are now releasing new episodes every Thursday!

Season 6 will be our review of the anime Gungrave!  E-mail the show at TooningJapanese@gmail.com!

Season 6: Episode 2 – Bus Fare and a Gun

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We’re back with more Gungrave! We are SO EXCITED for this season that we decided to talk about TWO EPISODES! Yes, this week the full crew talks about Episode 2 of Gungrave, “Young Dogs,” and Episode 3, “Rain.” If you thought the first episode of the series was too gun crazy, then you’re in luck. We slow things down and go back to a simpler time before whatever apocalypse ravaged the landscape and littered it with orgman. In these two episodes we are introduced to a younger Brandon and Harry as they fight for survival with their gang of friends. And I’m sure nothing tragic will happen to thrust these two into a life of organized crime. Right?

Watch Gungrave on Funimation.

Help support the show on Patreon!

Listen to our newest episode of Tooning RPG!

We are now releasing new episodes every Thursday!

Season 6 will be our review of the anime Gungrave!  E-mail the show at TooningJapanese@gmail.com!

Summer Viewing Program: Mob Psycho 100 [feat Yata from My Anime Podcast]

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Yeah, we know it’s October. However, this episode was supposed to be part of our Summer Viewing before we started Season 6. What with Global Warming and living in the Midwest, what even are seasons anyway? We’re so excited to bring on one of our favorite people and podcast hosts, Yata from My Anime Podcast! This week we dive into the first three episodes of Mob Psycho 100, and man, did we all have an absolute (psychic) blast. We bet you will, too! At least, we read your minds and saw that you did…or will? Being an esper is hard work.

Watch Mob Psycho 100 on Funimation or Crunchyroll!

Also, we are going to start releasing Season 1 over on our YouTube channel! So be on the look out for that!

Help support the show on Patreon!

Listen to our newest episode of Tooning RPG!

We are now releasing new episodes every Thursday!

Season 6 will be our review of the anime Gungrave!  E-mail the show at TooningJapanese@gmail.com!

Season 6: Episode 1 – Ejector Casket [Gungrave]

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Season 6 is here! Before you listen, we want to thank you all for your continued support over the years. We love getting to just sit down and talk about and dissect some of our favorite anime. Some of them are super popular newer anime like One Punch Man and Gurren Lagaan. Others were classics like Trigun and Wolf’s Rain. And there was Excel Saga, too! Thank you for taking this journey with us!

This week we start our deep dive into the, perhaps lesser known classic, Gungrave. In this first episode we are introduced to our protagonist, Brandon Heat. And he’s packing some major heat as much of the episode is him gunning down weird white creatures called orgman. The first episode of the anime wasn’t great, but it gets a heck of a lot better starting at episode 2. Join Andy, Bill, and Josh (gasp!) for the start of our brand new season!

Watch Gungrave on Funimation.

Help support the show on Patreon!

Listen to our newest episode of Tooning RPG!

We are now releasing new episodes every Thursday!

Season 6 will be our review of the anime Gungrave!  E-mail the show at TooningJapanese@gmail.com!

Bonus Episode 40 Preview – Ranking Anime Characters in the Hero Association

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While you wait for some new content, why not check out what is available on our Patreon? This is just a section of one of our favorite episodes. In Bonus Episode 40, which we recorded as a video, we take the major characters from Trigun, Gurren Lagaan, Wolf’s Rain, and Excel Saga and decide where they would fit into The Hero Association from One Punch Man. This one is a ton of fun!

Also, we are going to start releasing Season 1 over on our YouTube channel! So be on the look out for that!

Help support the show on Patreon!

Listen to our newest episode of Tooning RPG!

We are now releasing new episodes every Thursday!

Season 6 will be our review of the anime Gungrave!  E-mail the show at TooningJapanese@gmail.com!

Summer Viewing Program: Detective Pikachu [feat Adam from The Rundown Network]

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So, it’s been a while, huh? We’re back with another Summer Viewing episode, and this may well be one of our favorite episodes that we have done thus far. Bill, Andy, and special guest Adam from The Rundown Wrestling Network talk about the 2019 live action movie Detective Piakchu. They break down their favorite moments, play some trivia, and laugh until they cry. You don’t want to miss this one. Also, just one more Summer Viewing episode around the corner, and then we will be starting Season 6.

Also, we are going to start releasing Season 1 over on our YouTube channel! So be on the look out for that!

Help support the show on Patreon!

Listen to our newest episode of Tooning RPG!

We are now releasing new episodes every Thursday!

Season 6 will be our review of the anime Gungrave!  E-mail the show at TooningJapanese@gmail.com!

Summer Viewing Program: Tiger King

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Well, this isn’t exactly anime, and we may never financially recover from this. However, Bill made Andy watch the first episode of Netflix’s Tiger King. And they dig into Andy’s initial reactions and Bill’s overall thoughts on the documentary series. We promise to return with anime content next week and hope that you enjoy this tangent into…the very strange lives of private zoo owners.

Also, we are going to start releasing Season 1 over on our YouTube channel! So be on the look out for that!

Watch Tiger King on Netflix!

Help support the show on Patreon!

Listen to our newest episode of Tooning RPG!

We are now releasing new episodes every Thursday!

Season 6 will be our review of the anime Gungrave!  E-mail the show at TooningJapanese@gmail.com!

Summer Viewing Program: Elf Princess Rane [feat Superfan Matt]

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We begin our summer viewing with the wacky, completely out there Elf Princess Rane. Special thanks goes to Superfan Matt for both choosing these OVA episodes and for joining us on this episode. He joins Andy and Bill to try and dissect just what the heck is going on. Wanna know all about it? I guess you’ll have to listen!

Also, we are going to start releasing Season 1 over on our YouTube channel! So be on the look out for that!

Watch Elf Princess Rane on YouTube: Ep 1 & Ep 2.

Help support the show on Patreon!

Listen to our newest episode of Tooning RPG!

We are now releasing new episodes every Thursday!

Season 6 will be our review of the anime Gungrave!  E-mail the show at TooningJapanese@gmail.com!

Bonus Episode: Best of Season 1, Part 1

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Are you somewhat new to the show? Missed our past seasons? Well, good news! This week we have a series of clips from the first 3 episodes from Season 1 of our show. These episodes, released four years ago, were some of our absolute favorites to record. We reviewed each episode of the wacky, trippy spoof anime Excel Saga. If you enjoy what you hear in this episode, go back to Season 1 and re-listen to our show from the start!

Also, we are going to start releasing Season 1 over on our YouTube channel! So be on the look out for that!

Watch One PuWant to re-watch Excel Saga? Follow along by watching episodes of Excel Saga on Funimation!

Help support the show on Patreon!

Listen to our newest episode of Tooning RPG!

We are now releasing new episodes every Thursday!

Season 6 will be our review of the anime Gungrave!  E-mail the show at TooningJapanese@gmail.com!