Under the Kotatsu

Under the Kotatsu


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Episode 63: Uh Oh, Stinky
September 06, 2023

For his next pick, Danny had selected a duo of Masaaki Yuasa films for us to watch, starting with the 2017 film The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl. The vibes are good, and the animation is good, but is the awful male protagonist enough to sour all of that?

Episode 62: Watanabe, If You're Listening
August 23, 2023

We finally close the book on Cowboy Bebop by watching the movie. Against all odds, we mostly managed to had an ok time with it, despite the fact that somehow all of the major problems we had with the TV series manage to show up in big and small ways throu

Episode 61: Koyomi Araragi, Autist Supreme
July 26, 2023

Time for us to close the book on Bakemonogatari. It's been a rough ride, but fortunately we find at least a few things to like about Tsubasa Cat, the final arc of the series, though maybe it didn't need to be a full five episodes long. Join us for

Episode 60: Mick Garris Come on the Show!
July 12, 2023

Time for two more arcs of Bakemonogatari, which means two new girls. We're still not having a great time with this show, but one of us has started to do their homework and read the novels which leaves us wondering: why is this such a bad adaptation? A

Episode 59: Issin Like Pissin'
June 28, 2023

New show! We're finally diving into the world of Nisio Issin, and also diving back into the world of Shaft Animation. The results are... mixed? Is this show kinda problematic? Yeah, but mostly it's just kinda boring. Regardless, we have a pretty g

Episode 58: Refusing to Be Magical Girl God
June 14, 2023

We finish Space Dandy and put to rest the question that started all of this: is Space Dandy the anime that people should be recommending for first time watchers over Cowboy Bebop? The answer is yes, yes, absolutely yes. Anime Discussed: Space Dandy 21-16

Episode 57: Mussie
May 31, 2023

We love to do two things on this podcast. Trash talk Cowboy Bebop and gush over Masaaki Yuasa. Well, we already did enough trash talking about Bebop when we started Space Dandy, so now it's finally time for us to gush about the one episode Yuasa did f

Episode 56: Big the Meow
May 10, 2023

We continue to have a dandy time as we finish up the first season of Space Dandy. Save for one notably bad episode, this show is nothing but back to back bangers. We've got time loops, wacky races, plant planets, and more! Anime Discussed: Space Dan

Episode 55: Excuse You, It's a Breastaurant
April 26, 2023

Ever since we started this podcast we've been threatening to watch Space Dandy (mostly because our collective memory of it said it's far superior to Cowboy Bebop). Well it's finally time to make good on the promise, and you know I hate to say

Episode 54: I'm the Booooooo-geyman
April 12, 2023

It's time for us to say goodbye to Paradigm City, but not before we talk through the wild ending, bad French accents, clown cyborgs (who are also French), and more! Make sure to stick around to the end where we get to test our Big O knowledge to prove

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