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E132 – Record of Lodoss War Conclusion



A Cursed Island no longer, just a cursed show.

Spark’s journey reaches its conclusion, while our attention is constantly diverted to other characters reacting to the things Spark is actually dealing with. Meanwhile, Michael rants about the robotic interactions between the characters, Peter finds another in the few shows he unequivocally dislikes, and both hosts breathe a sigh of relief that it’s finally over.

Also included: animatronic flirting, overprotective dad villains, Star Wars: A New Hope as the adventures of Obi-Wan Kenobi

Masters of the Universe New Year’s Special will release January 13th


E131 – Record of Lodoss War



Prepare to enter a world of myth and legend, and you will be hearing about them, whether you want to or not.

Parn, the free knight, embarks on a number of adventures on the island of Lodoss. Meanwhile, Michael is bothered by strange adaptational choices, Peter encounters a dub that reminds him why he doesn’t watch dubbed anime, and both hosts are baffled by a deluge of flashbacks.

Also included: Reactor revisited, the strange origins of Record of Lodoss War, the problems with adapting roleplaying games into TV shows

Record of Lodoss War Conclusion will release December 30th


E130 – Outlaw Star Conclusion



Suzuka fights her arch-nemesis: a man we never met until the fight began.

Gene and his crew finally discover the location of the Galactic Leyline. But first: some wacky adventures! Meanwhile, Michael rants about the pointless nature of the Hot Springs episode, Peter compares the climax to a last-minute book report, and both hosts praise the visuals one final time.

Also included: the fate of the MacDougall Brothers, rediscovering your inner 8-year-old, a very odd missed opportunity

Record of Lodoss War Part 1 will release December 16


E129 – Outlaw Star Part 1



[Insert stoner-philosophy diatribe about growing up, space, or just a random character’s backstory here]

Gene Starwind sets off into space to find his fortune, if only he could make enough money to get his ship off the ground. Meanwhile, Michael manages to appreciate how silly spaceships with swords are, Peter points out the show’s overall horniness, and both hosts praise the visuals, if not necessarily the plot or characters.

Also included: recasting with characters from a very different franchise, spaceships with guns vs. mechs with guns, the shadow of Homer Simpson

Outlaw Star Conclusion will release December 2


E128 – Yu Yu Hakusho Part 6



Somebody please tell us what Kuwabara’s new jacket says, because I think I’ve found my new cosplay.

The Dark Tournament ends with some interesting fights and a couple of decisions that are interesting in a less positive way. Meanwhile, Michael complains about the thing you’d expect him to, Peter praises some of the messaging of the show, and both hosts struggle to explain Young Toguro’s appearance at 100% power.

Also included: an anime trash-talking masterclass, the tournament committee stupidly interferes yet again, Shizuru’s odd choice of romantic interest

Outlaw Star Part 1 will release November 11


E127 – Yu Yu Hakusho Part 5



Will Yusuke manage to absorb Genkai’s power, or will he just scream in a cave for five episodes? Turns out it’s both!

Team Urameshi faces off against a well-equipped team of evil versions of Japanese folk heroes in the semifinal round of the Dark Tournament. Meanwhile, Michael appreciates a specific reversed folktale, Peter is a little uncomfortable at Genkai’s choice of insults, and both hosts remain baffled by the choice to make Koto and Juri sound nearly identical.

Also included: a childhood movie that terrified Peter, Shishi Wakamaru’s demon fangirls, the inevitable result of Sakyo’s plan

Yu Yu Hakusho Part 6 will release October 28


E126 – Yu Yu Hakusho Part 4



There’s a guy who evaporates his sweat into mist to provide cover for his attacks!

Team Urameshi battles on, with the tournament committee screwing them over at every turn. Guess that’s what you get when you enter a tournament filled with demons and rich crooks.

Meanwhile, Michael discovers another trope he doesn’t like very much, Peter argues for the merits of tournament arcs, and both hosts wonder who this mysterious masked fighter is.

Also included: comparing characters to Pokemon, chin goblins, what’s the deal with Puu?

Yu Yu Hakusho Part 4 will release October 14th


E125 – Yu Yu Hakusho Part 3



Hey Yusuke, those brothers you fought against and just barely beat? They’re still alive, and they weren’t even really trying.

Yusuke and his fellow delinquents unwillingly enter a tournament full of demons. Meanwhile, Michael can’t stop talking about Transformers, Peter appreciates the delinquent charm, and both hosts praise the cheesy ’90s charm.

Also included: format changes, numerous comparisons to Dragon Ball Z, a startling revelation about the transforming Toguro, who is that masked fighter?

Yu Yu Hakusho Part 4 will release September 30th


E124 – Transformers: Armada Conclusion



Transformers Armada ends with a whimper, not a bang. Quite literally, Unicron doesn’t even explode!

The battle finally gets to Cybertron, and somehow becomes even more confusing than ever before. Meanwhile, Michael is simply tired of talking about this show, Peter is disappointed by the ending, and both hosts revel in the knowledge that they’ll never have to watch another episode of Transformers: Armada.

Also included: the magic act of the Minicons, forgetting to mention a last-minute retitling, the toll of Transformers: Armada

Yu Yu Hakusho Part 3 will release September 16


E123 – Transformers Armada Part 3



Surprisingly few outright errors this time around.

Twists and turns abound this season, and some of them even lead to character development! Meanwhile, Michael encounters one of his least favorite tropes, Peter is surprised to find that he actually kind of likes this season, and both hosts discuss things that came up in previous seasons and never again, despite seeming important.

Also included: somehow even MORE betrayals, a possible reference to the Battle of Endor, pining for Beast Wars

Transformers: Armada Part 4 will release August 26th