In today’s episode, the Champions delve into the beautifully animated world of ‘Mob Psycho 100’. Animated by Studio Bones and based off of the popular webcomic series by ONE (the author of One Punch Man); ‘Mob Psycho 100’ seems to have everything going for it to be the smash-hit of the summer. Do the gorgeously rendered ESP battles leave the Champions speechless? Or does it just leave them with a headache? Listen to our review of the first five episodes of ‘Mob Psycho 100’ and find out!
You can watch all of ‘Mob Psycho 100’ through the following link:
The Champions go for a second helping of Food Wars in our review of the first five episodes of season 2. Animated by J.C. Staff and adapted from the manga series by Yuto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki; how does this new season of Food Wars stand up to last year’s culinary masterpiece? Listen and find out!
You can watch all of Food Wars! The Second Plate here:
You can support the original manga by purchasing it here:
A couple of weeks ago Godzilla fans got the surprise announcement that a Godzilla anime film is in production. The film is set to be released in Japan in 2017 and will be produced by Polygon Pictures. Gen Urobuchi will be the writer of the new project which will be directed by Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita. Basically, the new project has a lot of the talent and staff behind Knights of Sidonia, Ajin, and the upcoming Blame! film. I expect the new Godzilla film to look quite similar to those projects. Although the promo image above is tantalizing; the premise behind the new film is unknown. Although I am a little disappointed that this will be mostly CGI; I certainly wasn’t expecting the next Godzilla project to be an anime film. Not only is this new for the franchise; it’s a cool direction to go in without immediately beginning production on another live-action film that will ultimately just be compared to Hideaki Anno’s mega-hit Shin Godzilla from this year.
Source: Crunchyroll, Official Godzilla Anime site
The ‘2016 Olympics Arc’ in 2D Champions continues with our review of the first five episodes of ‘Yowamushi Pedal’! Rather than a cool athletic dude, wouldn’t it be easier for otaku to get into sports if the main character was an otaku himself? This theory is tested in anime’s most popular cycling series of the past decade (maybe ever?)Adapted by TMS Entertainment from the original manga by Wataru Watanabe, does ‘Yowamushi Pedal’ make you root for this nerd who discovers his love of cycling? Or does it leave you feeling deflated? Listen and find out!
You can watch all of ‘Yowamushi Pedal’ here:
You can pick up the original manga here:
Thaddeus is joined by special guest Meredith as they discuss the first five episodes of ‘Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club’. Swimming, perfectly toned muscles, and friendship are the big topics in the third part of our ‘2016 Olympics Arc’ and ‘Free!’ certainly provides all that wrapped up in gorgeous animation. Are pretty faces and lovingly-rendered water effects enough to have the Champions cheering for this series? Or does ‘Free!’ end up doing a belly-flop into the pool?
Listen and find out!
You can watch all of ‘Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club’ here:
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