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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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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Podcast: Yamada’s First Time Retrospective

As demanded by my inner 12-year-old…

A teen girl is on her hands and knees dejectedly by the side of a road. Another teen girl watches her, unimpressed, drinking from a juice box. Along the road is a sign that says "Route 69."

Caitlin, Vrai, and I celebrated the 69th episode of Chatty AF with Yamada’s First Time: B Gata H Kei! Can an ecchi comedy treat its female characters with respect? We’re gonna find out—and hopefully have a (ah-hem) nice time doing it.

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Podcast: Summer 2018 Mid-Season Check-in

Bravely battling to stay atop our lengthy watchlists!

A screenshot from Planet With. A young woman in a maid outfit and a boy in a silver mask hold out their hands and scream, with lightning crackling across the screen.

Caitlin, Peter, and I checked in on the spring shows to talk about the good (shows with “light” in the title), the bad (isekai slave fantasies), and the ugly (those transphobic bits in Asobi Asobase, OOF).

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Podcast: Little Witch Academia Retrospective

Bringing a little magic to the airwaves.

A teen girl (Akko) grins and points at someone off-screen.

I got together with Caitlin and special guest Miranda Sanchez to talk about the family-friendly girl-power series I fondly refer to as “What if TRIGGER, but without the bullshit?”  I can’t wait to show this one to my kid cousin in a couple years.

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Podcast: Spring 2018 wrap-up

Get comfy. We’ve got a long list of shows to appraise.

Four young men wearing yukata blush and smile at something off screen.

Lauren, Peter, and I run down the many, many Spring shows we watched (at least to the halfway point). HINAMATSURI and Golden Kamuy prove to be everyone’s problematic faves, Lauren and I bask in Yotsuiro Biyori‘s chill vibes, and Peter tries his damnedest to sell us both on Last Period. There’s a good chance he succeeded.

Fair warning: I was about half-conscious for this one and I haven’t had the guts to listen to it yet, so there’s like a 50% chance I just rambled incoherently for an hour and a half.  And I think I ranted about My Hero Academia for a couple minutes? It’s all a sleepy blur. But I’m sure Lauren and Peter are great, so check it out for them, for sure!

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