The Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Podcast on Patreon

Today we have announced that the Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA podcast is now becoming a Patreon-supported podcast. As I am sure there are questions involved with such an announcement, I am writing this to try and clear the air and be as transparent as possible in regards to what is happening. First and foremost, nothing about the podcast will change in regards to how it is edited, recorded, worked on, released, or distributed.

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The 50 Year Legacy, The Fun, and The Intensity of Tiger Mask W

Professional wrestling is at times bad, amazing, fun, ridiculous, or intense. Within this year alone, there have been all time classic matches in multiple organizations, an empty arena match inside the Tokyo Dome, and the tragic loss of Daryl the cat. Yet, with everything that has happened in wrestling over the past year, my favorite thing has been a wrestling anime of all things. Tiger Mask W hit the airwaves in October of 2016 as a sequel to the original Tiger Mask series.

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A Brief Examination of Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team - Miller's Report

A Brief Examination of Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team - Miller's Report

Back in 2015, I wrote about how Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team has aged well and still holds up today. With the recent release of a new Bluray of the series, there isn’t really much to discuss regarding the series again, but rather another piece that is included in that package, the compilation film, Miller’s Report. The movie, which was released on August 1, 1998 as a double feature that included a Christmas favorite, Gundam Wing Endless Waltz, serves as a way to bridge missing story elements from the end of episode 6 to the beginning of episode 9.

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From Baby Steps to the Pinnacle of Sports Anime

When I booted up Yakuza 5 for the first time earlier this week, I expected features that were already widely known. Being able to go into a Club Sega and play Virtua Fighter 2 was one that the game features unlike most other open-world games in the genre. It is also a sad commentary that this might be the last time we see a Virtua Fighter game in a Sega release ever, but that’s a different story for another time. One fact of Yakuza 5 that I certainly wasn’t expecting was it for to have the licenses for numerous popular magazines in Japan. Immediately I was drawn to seeing Weekly Famitsu, the popular video game magazine that was once notorious for the strict reviews it gave games. Another magazine that caught my eye, especially its cover, was of Weekly Shonen Magazine. On the in-game cover is a big feature on Fairy Tail, but in the corner I spied what looked like Baby Steps’ Eiichiro and Natsu. 

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Does It Hold Up?: Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team

For most franchises, going back to the origin can have dire consequences. Usually, this can be seen as a cash grab or an attempt to catch fan nostalgia. When Gundam decided to go back to the events of the original Mobile Suit Gundam, it might have seemed like an odd choice especially coming off of Gundam Wing

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Episode 6 of the Seasonal Anime Checkup Podcast is out!

Click on the Podcast page above to find where you can listen to the latest installment of the podcast. It's available through Soundcloud, YouTube, and iTunes so take your pick!

It’s the sixth episode of your favorite quarterly podcast, the Seasonal Anime Checkup! We look back at what was happening in the Spring season, look ahead to the Summer season, look at anime movies, and take an even further step back to see what was happening in the backlog!

Shows discussed in this episode: Assassination Classroom, Baby Steps, Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation, Hibike! Euphonium (Sound! Euphonium), Knights of Sidonia (Sidonia no Kishi), Ore Monogatari (My Love Story), Owari no Seraph (Seraph of the End), Plastic Memories, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches (Yamada-kun to 7-nin No Majo), When Marnie Was There, Love Live School Idol Festival, Cardcaptor Sakura, Gundam Wing.

Special thanks to the following guests who submitted their thoughts and opinions for this episode!
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If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or anything else, feel free to e-mail me at jared@seasonalanimecheckup.com.