Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #129 - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable - Chapter 1

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #129 - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable - Chapter 1

Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) prepare themselves for their episode on Diamond Is Unbreakable as a whole by watching the live action film that covers the beginning. We discuss the differences, how JoJo is brought to life and how they utilize stands, our ideas if they ever do decide to make more movies in this series, and jojokes.

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #128 - Orange (Live Action Film)

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #128 - Orange (Live Action Film)

Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) return to the world of Orange to discuss the live action adaptation that predated the anime. We discuss the differences between this and the other forms the series has taken and how it is as an adaptation. [For more on the anime, check out Episode 85]

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #127 - Hi Score Girl

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #127 - Hi Score Girl

Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) go back in time to the 90s and see what was happening with the Japanese arcade scene while discussing Hi Score Girl! We discuss the first season and the three bonus episodes that have aired already, all the different games that are featured in the show, and discuss what will happen in the second season later this year.

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #121 - I Want To Eat Your Pancreas & Pop Team Epic Special

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #121 - I Want To Eat Your Pancreas & Pop Team Epic Special

Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) have two completely different subjects to talk about this week. First, we discuss the light novel and manga of I Want To Eat Your Pancreas with how the two are different, the story and what’s good about it, and what scenes we’re looking forward to seeing in the movie. After that we dive into the Pop Team Epic special episodes that came out on April Fool’s Day which continue the ridiculousness of that series.

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #112 - Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #112 - Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku

Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) discuss an anime that AL got Jared to finally watch after having read the manga initially. We talk about the anime’s entire run thus far, what makes it fun and enjoyable, the joys of having adult characters, how it’s relatable, and the bummer of anime adaptations that barely touch upon a manga’s story.

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #110 - Is Manga Literature?: Critical Analysis of an Underdeveloped Medium

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #110 - Is Manga Literature?: Critical Analysis of an Underdeveloped Medium

Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) celebrate Jared’s birthday by discussing his recent senior seminar project from college that he did where he created a course on manga. We talk about the structure of the course, how manga is treated in academia, what manga the course would use, and why a course such as this is important.

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #109 - Pop Team Epic

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #109 - Pop Team Epic

Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) finished watching Pop Team Epic back in September of last year, but there’s no better time than now to discuss the series. We talk about the anime’s run, our favorite gags and jokes, and how much we really want to see an actual version of Hoshiiro Girldrop.

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #88 - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #88 - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders

Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) return after a year to discuss part 3 of JoJo in Stardust Crusaders. We give a breakdown of what happens throughout the entirety of this portion of the series, our favorite and most hyped moments, the best new characters, and how good the Viz English dub is. 

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #85 - Orange

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #85 - Orange

CONTENT WARNING: Lots of talk about suicide in this episode.

Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) and Jared discuss a series from 2016 since AL has just recently watched. We discuss each episode and the ways those were constantly full of angst and sadness, the unfortunate animation issues that hurt the show, and if things have changed for Jared since he reviewed the series two years ago.

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #84 - AL Learns About Dragon Ball Z

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #84 - AL Learns About Dragon Ball Z

Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) has been catching random bits and episodes of Dragon Ball Z Kai and Dragon Ball Super before she and Jared would watch JoJo on Toonami. Over the past month or so, AL's been very confused. So, to remedy that Jared has decided to try and explain what happens in Dragon Ball Z up through the Cell Saga to AL in an attempt to help that confusion. She also attempt to predict how the show goes and is shockingly accurate at times. It leads to a different, but wacky and fun episode.

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