The Champions experience the horrors of giant cavities and learn the importance of flossing with tiny people in our review of ‘The Dragon Dentist’. Directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki with animation by Studio Khara, ‘The Dragon Dentist’ is a special two-part OVA of sorts that is itself a spin-off of one of the Japan Animator Expo short films. Does ‘The Dragon Dentist’ soar above even our highest expectations? Or does it just feel like a story that we dreamed up under sedation? Listen and find out!
Our review of ‘The Dragon Dentist’ begins around the 30-minute mark. The first half of this is episode is a discussion about Crunchyroll’s reduced premium video quality fiasco.
The Champions are schooled in the horrors of both war and an existential struggle against a powerful deity in their review of the first five episodes of the ‘Saga of Tanya the Evil’ (Yojou Senki). Based on the popular light novel series by Carlo Zen and Shinobu Shinotsuki, ‘Tanya’ gives us the dramatic story of a sociopathic salaryman who finds himself fighting against the fate handed to him by a God that’s hungry for attention and prayer. At once a satire as well as a tale of military tactics, does ‘Tanya’ bite off more than it can chew? Or can it prove it’s worth to the Champions? Listen and find out!
You can watch all of the ‘Saga of Tanya the Evil’ by clicking here:
Gravity guns, skin-tight battle suits, aliens, and a black sphere that can troll you just as easily as it can resurrect you. This all describes a trip to the local DMV but it also names just a few of the things one encounters when traversing the wacky world of GANTZ.
Based on the immensely popular manga by Hiroya Oku, Gantz: 0 is a full CGI retelling of one of the more popular arcs in Oku’s story. This new film hopes to bring new recruits to the franchise but also tries to please long-time fans as well. Does it succeed? Or are the Champions left to do battle with yet another half-hearted adaptation of a popular seinen manga series? Listen and find out!
You can watch Gantz: 0 on Netflix now!
You can support the original comic series here:
The Champions have no servants to summon to help them make it through the 72-minute advertisement for an online RPG known as Fate/Grand Order. Is there character development? Is there even a coherent story to follow? Listen and find out because we guarantee you that listening to our review of Fate/Grand Order will be much more satisfying than actually watching it.
You can watch all of ‘Fate/Grand Order – First Order – ‘ here:
Finally! A teacher who can not only give you a bad grade but also destroy all of humanity! The Champions join a class of fellow delinquents in their mission to kill the most dangerous life-form on Earth while also trying to maintain a good GPA. Based on the popular comic by Yusei Matsui that was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump, ‘Assassination Classroom’ wants you to not only learn how to become a top-class killer but also someone who cherishes hard work and a healthy sense of self-worth. Are the Champions schooled by the unstoppable Koro-Sensei? Or do our performance evaluations of his teaching methods leave him without a job? Listen and find out!
You can watch all of Assassination Classroom here:
You can support Yusei Matsui’s original manga here:
The Champions return to the Gundam franchise to find out just how well Jazz and giant robot space battles go together. Based on the ongoing manga by Yasuo Ohtagaki, Gundam Thunderbolt takes a familiar setting and turns it on it’s head by introducing some new twists to the Universal Century. Is Thunderbolt a shocking addition to the beloved Gundam franchise? Or does it fizzle out all too soon? Listen and find out!
You can check out the Gundam Thunderbolt manga here:
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The world can be a dark place full of trauma and trials but is there a better way to get through life than with a trio of cute girls and a horde of adorable cats? The Champions endeavor to find the answer to this difficult question by reviewing the first five episodes of Akiyuki Shinbo’s adaptation of Chica Umino’s popular manga series.
You can watch all of ‘March comes in like a lion’ here:
You can read all about the ancient fish with anal fins here:
And finally, the Champions have a Tumblr page! You can check it out here: