Welcome to Season 5 of our humble little podcast! Hello to all of our fans, new and old! This season we are tackling the insanely wacky and satirical One Punch Man. All three of your hosts–Andy, Bill, and Josh–tackle the very first episode of the series, “The Strongest Man.” Between all the explosions and elaborate backstories, we are introduced to Saitama, our show’s bored and overpowered protagonist. What do all three hosts think about the debut episode? Guess you’ll have to tune in and find out!
We’re back to just Bill and Andy, but we cannot wait any longer! We’re so close to the end of Season 4 that we had to march on, regardless of how short the episode ended up. At least both of our intrepid hosts agreed that Episode 24 of Wolf’s Rain, “Scent of a Trap,” was really good. Everyone finds their way closer to Jaguara’s Keep, but only one wolf seems to have her true attention. This one ends with a bit of a cliff hanger! Join us for another discussion of Wolf’s Rain!
Apologies for being late again! We’re going to try and move our release days to Thursdays to allow some needed time to put together and produce the show. This week it’s just Andy and Bill since Josh is off getting married and shit. It’s Andy’s week to review his choice for Season 4, and he and Bill have an absolute blast trying to make sense of what’s going on. There are massive airship battles, a dandeleon flower maiden, and horny wolves in this week’s episode of Wolf’s Rain, “The Flower Maiden.”
We’ve made it to the final battle! Wait…what? But isn’t Episode 23 of Gurren Lagann “Let’s go, This is the Final Battle”? Huh. Well, we do get a few important and interesting moments and yet another build up toward the final battle against the Anti-Spiral.
Be on the lookout later this week for our long-awaited interview with Dorothy Fahn, the voice of Meryl Stryfe!
Real quick, there’s an AMAZING announcement at the start of this episode! Stay through the Break Card segment for full details!
Andy picked the right episode to review this week! Not only do we get a Yoko spotlight episode, but we find out what she’s been up to during the years between the first and second arc. Yoko is laying down the law in the classroom as a teacher in this week’s episode of Gurren Lagann, “You Are Someone Who Ought to Survive.”
Today marks an important turning point for Tooning Japanese! First, it’s our start of the second half of Gurren Lagann, things have changed in a crazy way in this week’s episode, and Andy and Bill actually liked it! A lot. The world may be ending. An older Simon takes on the Anti-Spiral in our review of Episode 17 of Gurren Lagann, “You Don’t Know Anything!”
We’ve started a tradition! Bill, Josh, Andy, and special guests Ray and Thurk get together to celebrate the holidays together and give gifts. Apologies for the audio quality not being up to snuff, but we hope you enjoy this bit of bonus content!
Thanks for sticking with us throughout 2017! We can’t extend our love to the fans enough. Let’s make 2018 another stellar year!