2D Champions Episode 84: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria

The legendary boob-string Hestia barely makes an appearance in this spin-off series covering the heroic exploits of the beautiful and capable Ais Wallenstein. Do you love DanMachi? Have you been waiting eagerly for a sequel to the original anime? Do you love compelling characters and storytelling? Well, if you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, prepare to have your heart crushed by the complete banality that is ‘Sword Oratoria’.

You can support the North American release of the original Sword Oratoria light novel series by going here:
www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/fujinā€¦6315333/?yen

You can watch the anime on Amazon’s ‘Anime Strike!’ streaming channel.

2D Champions Episode 82: Attack on Titan Season 2

The Champions tackle the long-awaited second season of the smash-hit series ‘Attack on Titan’. Based on the amazingly popular manga by Hajime Isayama, fans have been waiting eagerly for this new installment of the animated adaptation of the story since 2013. Does it live up to the high expectations set by the prior season? Or does this new season get cut down to size by the Champions? Listen and find out!

You can watch all of ‘Attack on Titan Season 2’ here:
www.crunchyroll.com/attack-on-titan

You can also support Hajime Isayama’s original comic series here:
kodanshacomics.com/series/attack-on-titan/

2D Champions Episode 81: Boruto – Naruto Next Generations –

The champions find themselves re-enrolled in a familiar ninja academy when they take a look at the first five episodes of ‘Boruto: Naruto Next Generations’. With Masashi Kishimoto’s legendary manga having ended several years ago, Naruto’s son takes the spotlight as a new crop of talented shinobi learn about the powers of friendship and hard work. Does Boruto’s colorful charm manage to win over the champions? Or are they left feeling that this new crop of snotty kids have forgotten all about the hard work of their parents? Listen and find out!

You can watch all of ‘Boruto’ here:
www.crunchyroll.com/boruto-naruto-next-generations

You can support Viz’s release of the manga adaptation and anime here:
www.viz.com/boruto

2D Champions Episode 80: Your Name

The champions celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the podcast with an in-depth discussion of one of the greatest films, animated or otherwise, to come out in the past 121 years. Makoto Shinkai’s most recent grand slam hit arrived in Japanese theaters in 2016 and was finally given a wide release in the United States in April 2017.

The champions give you a full account of how awesome ‘Your Name’ is as well as a rundown of some of their top scenes and most tear-gushing moments. How much did we cry? Listen and find out!

You can find North American updates for the theatrical run and home video release of ‘Your Name’ here:
www.funimationfilms.com/movie/yourname/

We’d like to thank all of our listeners over the past two years for joining us in our discussions of all the stuff that makes anime mean so much to us, and we hope you’ll continue tuning in to 2D Champions!

2D Champions Episode 79: DAYS

An immense number of balls are kicked when the Champions review the first five episodes of the football/soccer anime DAYS! Based on the the popular manga by Tsuyoshi Yasuda and animated by MAPPA, DAYS seeks to charm you with it’s tale of hard working sweaty boys who are all striving to be the best they can be. Is DAYS able to make an easy goal on the Champions? Or do we manage to block the shot? Listen and find out!

You can read the original manga here:
kodanshacomics.com/volume/days-1/

You can watch the entire anime here:
www.crunchyroll.com/days

2D Champions Episode 78: Interviews with Monster Girls

The Champions learn about the difficulties of having to carry your head around all the time in their review of the first five episodes of ‘Interviews with Monster Girls’ (Demi-chan wa Kataritai). Based on the manga by Petos and animated by A-1 Pictures, do these special girls leave an impression on the Champions? Or do we just prefer anime with less smiles and more screaming? Listen and find out!

You can watch all of ‘Interviews with Monster Girls’ here:
www.crunchyroll.com/interviews-with-monster-girls

You can support the original manga here:
kodanshacomics.com/series/intervieā€¦-monster-girls/

And click here to read the article that we got a lot of our information about Crunchyroll’s streaming quality issues.

2D Champions Episode 77: The Dragon Dentist

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.