Podcast: The Vision of Escaflowne Rewatchalong – Episodes 7-13

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Merle waggles her hands at Hitomi and looks disgusted. Hitomi flushes and looks annoyed. Van stands between them, head tilted, puzzled.

The rewatchalong continues!  Join us for a lively discussion on whether Allen is a trashbag (spoiler: he is), how the show depicts romance and female friendship, and the Power of Positive Thinking.

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Podcast: The Vision of Escaflowne Rewatchalong – Episodes 1-6

Combining our powers to summon ’90s isekai to the Chatty AF airwaves.

Hitomi, Allen, and Merle join hands over Hitomi's pendant, all three looking serious

After almost a full year, Caitlin, Vrai, and I have teamed up for another (re)watchalong, this time shifting our focus from mysterious plays to mystic moons.

To kick things off, we talk production history, why Hitomi is great, and why the shounen manga version is super not. Oh, and no need for newcomers to worry about spoilers—none of us can remember a damn thing about the plot, either.

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Podcast: Fall 2018 Mid-Season Check-in

Peekin’ in on the fall faves.

Three teens poke their head around the corner of a hallway. Behind them, a man in a suit slouches, following their gazes.

Caitlin, Peter, and I share our thoughts on how the Fall 2018 anime season is shaping up. Detectives stumble, zombies take center stage, and a few otherwise excellent shows could really stand to cool it with the distracting T&A.

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Podcast: Manga Variety Hour – The Monster Mash

This could be the beginning of a boo-tiful new series.

A grinning vampire and a figure wearing a pumpkin on their head pose beneath the handwritten words "Happy Halloween!!"

By popular request, Chatty AF tried our hand at a manga review podcast! And what better way to kick things off than with a Halloween special? Vrai, Caitlin, and I shared faves and flops alike in this monsteriffic medley. Terrible segment titles and cheesy intros free with purchase.

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Rule of Three Review: Fall 2018 Anime Digest

How’re those fall colors coming in?Two teen girls sit at a table in a coffee shop, looking at a set of papers in one girl's hand.

My October remained buck wild, but I did manage to help out with AniFem’s three-episode fall check-in post. Er, a little bit. Good thing I’ve got some awesome teammates to review all these other shows, eh?

Oh, and on the sequel front, I’m keeping up with Golden Kamuy and Thunderbolt Fantasy. The latter continues to be the best thing ever, and the former continues to be the Golden Kamuy-est thing ever.

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Podcast: Sailor Moon Season One Retrospective

Moon prism power, you’re on the air!

A reporter stands between Sailor Moon and Sailor Mars, who both look startled and annoyed.

Returning to my blogging roots, this time in audio form! Special guest Anne from Shojo Power joined Vrai and me as we took a look back at the first season of Sailor Moon. Our stories are all different, but our fondness for the franchise is very much the same.

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Glancing Upstream: Summer 2018 Retrospective Digest

Summer series, happened so fast…

A young woman in a red jacket spreads her arms, smiling, and says "We're in a new world!"

Another quiet season marked by unevenness, but pleasant surprises and problematic faves emerged even so. Click here for the AniFem recommendations for Spring 2018!  And thank your lucky stars for shows with “light” in the name.


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