Otaku Melancholy

Otaku Melancholy

By The Otaku Melancholy Team
Do you love anime? Like seriously love anime? The hosts of Otaku Melancholy do too. That's why every week they're going to bring you a discussion about Japan's animated export... and probably talk a lot of trash about each other's terrible taste in the process. From mecha to moe, no series will be left unwatched! (Except the ones we drop after episode three.) Be sure to join our Discord server at discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation!
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Summer 2020 Season Impressions | You ever Deca-denced with the Demon King in the pale moon Lapis Re:Lights?
Better late than never, right? We're watched the first few episodes of a lot of shows of Summer 2020 and then we talked about them! Is Summer 2020 the kind of season that you should write home about? Maybe if your parents and you keep up correspondence about anime, I suppose. We're looking at a whole lot of the new hotness but we're also skimming over some of the more interesting and "unique" shows about horny tokusatsu teenagers and horny ogresses. I guess a lot of the shows this season are kind of about just being really really in the mood, huh? Or maybe that's just the entirety of anime in general? In this episode, we're talking about Deca-Dence, Super Hentai HxEROS, Rent-A-Girlfriend, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax, Gibiate, Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time, The God of High School, Monster Girl Doctor, Fire Force Season Two, Uzaki-Chan Wants to Hang Out, Lapis Re:LIGHTS, Re:Zero Season Two, and The Misfit of Demon King Academy. Remember to always bring a snack if you're gonna do a three hour long podcast, boy and girls! Go to www.otakumelancholy.com for all our links including the ones to all our other socials and join the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation! Check out Amelia's podcast at www.otakuhostclub.com and go watch her on the YouTube at www.youtube.com/c/MOESODA/! Ganbatte!
3:02:15
August 11, 2020
Japan Sinks 2020 | Get Sunk On, Netflix Subscribers
Okay okay okay. This time, we're actually talking about Netflix's Japan Sinks 2020.  Also this is all spoilers so I can't help you there and I'm sorry. Misaaki Yuasa is here to ruin and destroy his fictional version of Japan just like any good anime director feels compelled to. I mean, you have to at least take out Tokyo Tower or just a couple of districts in Tokyo or you're just not even trying if you're in the anime business. I don't even know what to say as far as a brief description of the show cause it's just about Japan sinking in the year 2020. That's just the title with more words. I'm useless to you as a description provider. We're here to talk about and give general banter and please don't think too harshly of us after this cause honestly I just don't know what we even talk about sometimes and it's just a little rude. It's like 3 in the morning and I'm trying to post this before I go to bed but I want to just get it out of the way before I forget and Craig gets mad at me. Be sure to watch Japan Sinks 2020 before EA Sports release Japan Sinks 2021 releases next year! Or Japan Sinks 2K21 if you're more into the 2K brand. It's a video game joke! Please applaud. Visit our website at www.otakumelancholy.com to see all our links including our social media and join the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation!
1:42:29
August 6, 2020
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Released in 1995 to critical acclaim, Ghost in the Shell remains a standout example of the cyberpunk genre and has stretched its influence out across not only the anime industry but the Hollywood film one as well. Such beloved example of cinema such as The Matrix and even Avatar have massive amounts of themes and storytelling that have been borrowed from director Mamoru Oshii amazing dive into cyberpunk. With like a hundred (somebody will have to fact check me on this) extra entries and spin offs after the original, Ghost in the Shell is still going strong 25 years later. Anyways, that's enough hype. I mean, I'm not trying to sell you on Ghost in the Shell cause you've probably already watched it if you're gonna listen in, right? This movie's like 25 years old. It can legally rent a car or get a mortgage. It could even run for a position on the city council if it wanted. I'd vote for Ghost in the Shell for my district instead of that piece of garbage who tied his campaign flyer to my door with an ACTUAL rubber band. It popped me in the hand when I tried to take if off and I'm still pretty pissed about it. Screw that guy! Anyways, Brad's running his own solocast so get actual hype on that and maybe get hyped on local politics too! Mostly just get hyped on this episode though. Visit our website at www.otakumelancholy.com to see all our links including our social media and join the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation!
1:06:20
July 28, 2020
Devilman Crybaby
Because you (well, one of you) requested it, we're here to talk about the newest and hottest show by Science SARU! Directed by Misaaki Yuasa, we're talking about the Netflix original series Japan Sin- wait. What? We're not doing that? We're doing the other Yuasa Netflix anime? The one from two years ago??? How are we supposed to stay relevant when you request this kind of content??? Thank you TwiggyTheDragon for asking that we review this "hot" show, he said sarcastically (nah but seriously thank you so much for asking we love you big heart emoji). We're talking Devilman Crybaby in this episode and things get MASSIVE HUGE MEGA BRAIN and WE TALK ABOUT THEMES AND MOTIFS AND SMART STUFF. Yeah, you might just need to grab a big thesaurus for this one and also a deep cup of herbal tea because we get all kinds of philosophical on this episode. We also talk about how our taste is garbage so you know maybe just get a medium cup of herbal tea. Actually could you get me a cup too? I'm kind of thirsty. Visit our website at www.otakumelancholy.com to see all our links including our social media and join the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation!
1:52:12
July 21, 2020
ANIMISERY: Manyuu Hikenchou
You know, maybe there is such a concept as too much of a good thing. Scratch that. There are definitely times when you can have way too much of a good thing and Manyuu Hikenchou is definitely out to prove it by giving us as Brad calls it "double Q sized anime tiddies". Enter the wild world of alternate time line Japan during the Edo period where EVERYONE is a boob guy and they all want their girls to have actual metal rods placed in their backs just to support themselves and having a breast reduction surgery is apparently the greatest dishonor a person can have. It's kind of like if someone watched a Kurasawa film and was just kind of super duper horny the entire time, you know? Well, hornier than normal when you see samurai fighting cause I mean I don't know about you but there's nothing sexier than a good top knot! Join us as we journey through this ANIMISERABLE show and attempt to be the "breast" in the land! Don't be a "boob" and miss out! Additional anime tiddy pun! Visit our website at www.otakumelancholy.com to see all our links including our social media and join the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation!
1:24:01
July 14, 2020
Spring 2020 Season Review
I'm ethically required to tell you what shows we're covering because that's just how anime podcasting works, right? In this episode, we are discussing Gleipnir, Sing Yesterday for Me, Tsugu Tsugumomo, Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2,  Kakushi Goto, The 8th Son!? Are You Kidding Me!?, Tower of God, Listeners, Princess Connect: ReDive, My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom, and Wave Listen to Me! Look at that! What a HEFTY episode! Les Misérables isn't as long as this! Spring 2020 was full of greatness, goodness, and garbage. What shows were the shows that mattered though? Well, none of them if you really think about the existential void of it all but I digress. Spring saw the triumphant return of the beloved cast of Kaguya-sama: Love is War as well as our first meeting with more characters we're surely going to learn to tolerate like the ones in My Next Life as a Villainess! We had some touching father daughter moments with Kakushi Goto and we shared a fantastic meal/saw some tiddies with our guild mates with Princess Connect: ReDive! So what was worth watching and worth dropping? Well, SPOILERS it's definitely Kaguya-sama. We're joined with our new seasonal correspondent Amelia from Otaku Host Club to talk about the majestic and the meh of this season so give her and the other awesome guys at the OHC some love like right now! Or maybe whenever it's at your earliest convenience! But right now would definitely be preferable! Go to our website at www.otakumelancholy.com for all our links including our social media and be sure to join the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation!
2:50:45
July 7, 2020
BNA: Brand New Animal | Back On Those Furry Shenanigans Again
Quick heads up: we've sectioned off our spoilers for your enjoyment! Here we go again. It's that time again. Netflix had to just go ahead and grab more of those sweet wolf boys. We're talking about more anthropomorphic animal anime with Trigger's BNA: Brand New Animal! I mean, I think we all knew that we were going to do this and we just had to make a full episode out of it because WHEW. There was just so much to digest and discuss as this anime truly manages to tackle the dynamic breakdowns and socioeconomic deconstruction that BNA endeavors eloquently address by- just kidding. It's cause it's furry and it's Trigger. It's like chocolate and peanut butter. Great when they're separate (?????) but even better when they're combined, right? Maybe! In this episode, find out all about the secret of the liger and the tigon, why you need to watch out for the rise of the baseball episode, and how to play the Otaku Melancholy Drinking Game if you aren't familiar with it already! Visit www.otakumelancholy.com to see all our links including the ones to our social media and join the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation!
1:39:25
June 30, 2020
OTAKU MINICHOLY: Tokyo Revengers
I think it's just a common part of otaku culture to just go to the bookstore and read through entire volumes of manga. There's a lot of manga out there though so which ones do you take spend your hard earned money and time on? We're here to see if you should just "peep" a manga or actually "keep" it in a no doubt short lived episode style that we're calling "Peep Or Keep?" Our first manga up is Tokyo Revengers which was recently announced to have an anime adaptation so we're jumping on that bandwagon and talking about it! We read the first volume and we're gonna tell you what we think about the makings of this manga. Should you take it to the counter or put it back? The answer is actually neither because this manga is digital only but I'm honestly just trying to fill up this description because I didn't get much sleep last night so I kind of have a big headache right now. In this episode, find out if Tokyo Revengers is just delinquent Erased, where the delinquent stadium is located in Tokyo, and why Mikey is an amazing character in manga. ORA! Visit www.otakumelancholy.com to see all our links including to our social media and join the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation!
42:13
June 26, 2020
A Whisker Away | I Wanna Cry, I Wear A Cat
Never trust any mask salesman especially if they're a big T H I C C kitty. That's the lesson you can take away from Netflix's new anime movie: A Whisker Away. It's all about teenage emotions, messy home lives, and being a freaking adorable cat. That sounds like a very winning combination for any project but is it actually good or just another piece of fluff in the ever expanding Netflix library? Listen to find the very debatable answer! Also tune in to find out what happens when you combine Makoto Shinkai with Hayao Miyazaki, why you should maybe take your own cat out of the room when you record your anime podcast, and how to many cat puns we can meowster before you find reasonable claws to leave! We're not kitten here; these jokes are purrfect! Listen, I'm sorry. You talk about cats and you have to put in these crappy puns. I am CONTRACTUALLY OBLIGATED TO PUT THESE HERE. HELP ME. Be sure to check out our website at www.otakumelancholy.com to see all our links and go to https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to visit our Discord to continue the conversation!
51:48
June 23, 2020
OTAKUMENTARY: VHS Fansubs
Be kind and rewind back with us to a time when anime wasn't streaming and there were far fewer conventions teeming with merch. We're going back to the 80's and 90's and doing throw back on the history and practice of VHS fansubs (and a little bit on the subject of how it's done today too)! It's part of a series called OTAKUMENTARY where we discuss our collective otakulture and reflect on it all! In this episode, find out why Fushigi Yugi was effectively brought (legally) to the west, how to kind of sort of do you own VHS fansubs, and all about the mystery of Hot Ramen Video and Miami Mike! Be sure to check the show notes for all the links to our sources! We'll be sure to update this episode if we find out more or have to make redactions or additions! Check out the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation and visit www.otakumelancholy.com to see all our links including to our social media! Thank for listening!
59:32
June 16, 2020
Otaku Minicholy: One Night, Hot Springs
one night, hot springs store page (also on Steam!): https://npckc.itch.io/one-night-hot-springs WARNING: super awkward discourse ahead. Hey hey! It's a smaller episode but we're still talking about big content! It's Pride month so let's talk about something super inclusive(?): visual novels! We're discussing the LGBTQ+ friendly story of One Night, Hot Springs (by npckc) and about the importance of this kind of project to not just give equal representation but education as well. We're so freaking awkward in this episode, folk. In this episode, find out why you maybe shouldn't play a VN like you would handle real life, how to be a pro visual novel GAMER, and how much we love you. Visit our website at www.otakumelancholy.com to find all our links or join the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation!
32:55
June 12, 2020
Millennium Actress | The Love of the Chase Makes a Chase Beloved
I've never had to spell or say millennium as much before in my life. I didn't even know it had a second n in it! Anyways, we're hitting the final stop on the Satoshi Kon-quest with Millennium Actress, the 2001 classic about an actress chasing her first love through her craft and all the lives they lead her on. It's got that classic Kon-vincing atmosphere and is a great watch if you're still trying to avoid being Kon-taminated by COVID-19 in your Kon-rantine. In this episode, find out about the sacrifice one person has to make for art, how to banter pretty darn poorly, and what our final ranking is on our favorite to least favorite Satoshi Kon anime works. Don't Kon-template listening to this episode and just do it! Visit our website at www.otakumelancholy.com and be sure to join the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW so you can continue the conversation!
49:17
June 9, 2020
ANIMISERY : Kiss X Sis (feat. Otaku Host Club)
It's a show so mediocre that we needed guests to help us with it! We're joined with the cool as ice cold ramune hosts of The Otaku Host Club to talk all about the "incestuous" "comedy" "romance" that is Kiss X Sis! Be sure to go grab your onii-chan and get ready to play some footsie under the kotatsu for this episode. There's gonna be a lot of talk about pee in it. In this episode, find out the full story on the rebellion of one Mac the pug, how powerful the bladder that anime girls with big boobs must have, and why you should probably just watch the OVA for any series ever. Chill out with us and check out the Otaku Host Club's link at www.otakuhostclub.com and ours at www.otakumelancholy.com! Be sure to join the Discord to continue the conversation at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW and tell us your favorite sister and why it's Ako!
1:42:36
June 2, 2020
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion | Season Two (R2)
Lelouch Lamperouge continues his absolutely vengeful angry boy shenanigans and we're talking about them! Obviously there's spoilers for season one in this but I'm telling you here because I care about you. You're my Knight of Zero, listener. Heart emoji. In this episode, find out why only a real friend would roundhouse kick you to the face, how mad an anime can make a man to threaten his own carpet, and what it costs to redeem your anime series in the eyes of the jaded. FLOW also has a killer OP in this one. Not as good as Colors though.
1:51:20
May 29, 2020
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion | Season One
You ever just wanted to start a massive political upheaval and begin a government reckoning that may include some mild regicide but you've got to deal with anime prom plans on Saturday? It's hard to find a tux that fits your legs when they're three fourths the length of your body. That's the life of Lelouch Lamperouge and we're gonna talk about it! From plans within plans to plans within plans within plans to how to change the system from within by just a few teeny tiny murders, Code Geass is a perfect anime for your continued quarantine. In this episode, find out how our friend Lucas likens the political turmoil of Code Geass to what's going on in some groups now, why theming can meap as a sociological view point for a society, and what the best frozen pizza brand is! Join the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation and be sure to visit www.otakumelancholy.com for all our links!
1:45:01
May 26, 2020
Anime Highs and Lows!
It was the best of anime and it was the worst of anime and we're talking about our favorites and our not so favorites! From drills that pierce the heavens to little sisters who draw lewds, we're going to talk about all the things we like and what we don't! Top fives all around, darlings! In this episode, find out where Animisery had taken Brad in his anime watching, why A Silent Voice MIGHT be better than Your Name, and how to get the most out of your cola coated weeaboo rage. Join the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation and visit www.otakumelancholy.com to see all our content and links!
1:57:35
May 19, 2020
Paprika | Dream a Little Dream of Anime
It's time for another Satoshi Kon-quest stop and this one is a trip (obviously)! Crack open an ice cold sparkling water and listen as we Kon-tinue our journey by watching the trippy psychedelic movie Paprika. We're gonna try not to have too many Kon-treversial opinions but we won't Kon-demn you if you disagree. Kon-sidering all the facts, you should probably watch the movie first. I mean, you should have a little bit of time left in your Kon-rantine, right? (CUE APPLAUSE) In this episode, find out how many spice puns two idiots can make, why you shouldn't bring carbonated drinks to a podcast recording, and what Brad watches whenever he sees a dream parade. This is your brain on Otaku Melancholy Podcast.
57:53
May 15, 2020
Animisery: Sorcerous Stabber Orphen (2020)
The Winter 2020 season was filled with highs and lows and we're talking about one of the lowest in this Animisery episode. Sorcerous Stabber Orphen is a remake of the classic Orphen anime that only serves to remind us to let anime corpses stay in the dirt (even if you have a Philosopher's Stone). The Kimluck Church doesn't believe in a god that can fix this show and the Tower of Fangs doesn't have a sorcerer yet who can remedy it yet either so, naturally, we're going to talk about it. In this episode, find out about the kind of magic spell you can't dodge, why you really need to shorten your incantations if you're going to be a sorcerer, and witness a pissed weeaboo's brief moment of ramune fueled rage at an anime. Check out www.otakumelancholy.com for all our links including how to join the Discord to continue the conversation!
1:08:02
May 5, 2020
Spring 2020 Season Preview (Part 2 / 2)
New season! More shows! Part two! We're going through the rest and telling you what's best! This time we're talking Tower of God; Sing Yesterday to Me; The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me?; Appare-Ranman!; Arte; BNA; Wave, Listen to Me!; and Digimon Adventure:. In this episode, find out which Tower of God boy is best boy, why Sunrise is going to just throw money at whatever they want, and how Brad describes Arte in just once sentence. Go to www.otakumelancholy.com to see all our links including our social media and Discord! Hop in the server and join the conversation! Opening song is "Ready To" by Michiri Kagemori and the closing song is "NIGHT RUNNING" by AAAMYYY
1:19:42
May 1, 2020
Spring 2020 Season Preview (Part 1 / 2)
New season! New shows! Part one! We're separating the gunk from the greatness so you don't have to! In this episode we're talking about Gleipnir, Gal and Dino, season two of Kaguya-sama: Love is War, Tamayomi, My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!, Listeners, and Kakushi Goto. So hop into your animal suit, get ready to battle for your love confession, and be sure to hide your career from your daughter while you're doing it! Check our website out at www.otakumelancholy.com to see all our links including how to join the Discord to continue this conversation! Opening song is "Chiisana Hibi" by flumpool and the closing song is "Ame to Taieki to Nioi" by Mili.
1:14:55
April 28, 2020
Beastars
Let's just get it out of the way. Yeah, we talk a little bit about furries in this episode. I mean, Beastars is about anthropomorphic animals so it comes up, right? That said, these good boys and girls are super cute but if Louis wanted to take me out to the school shed then I would only lightly protest. I'm not a furry though. I just think deer are really cute. In this episode, find out when we expect Deer Town USA to open, what kind of anime CG is good CG, and why Haru is kind of weird to look at. I really do just kind of want to rub Legoshi's belly though. What do you mean that good boy can rip my throat out? Opening music is "Wild Side" by ALI and the closing music is "Sleeping Instinct" by YURiKA.
1:04:55
April 21, 2020
Winter 2020 Season Review (Part 2 / 2)
First off: sorry for Matt's less than stellar audio quality but he had to record in a massage room... it's a long story. We're wrapping up our seasonal review with some of the hottest shows... and Science Fell in Love. We watched them so you didn't have to and now we're talking about Science Fell In Love So I Tried to Prove It, Interspecies Reviewers, and Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! Come for the monster girl boobs and butts but stay for the passionate anime discussion. Or don't. Please do. Go to www.otakumelancholy.com for all our links including our Discord, our social media, and a few fun clickable things! Opening song is "Easy Breezy" by chelmico and the closing song is "Namae no Nai Ao" by Kamisama, Boku wa Kizuite shimatta.
1:16:09
April 18, 2020
Winter 2020 Season Review (Part 1 / 2)
It's seasonal review time! We put ourselves through this so you can find out what was worth watching and what you should be dropping. Winter 2020 had some ups and some downs but what was worth taking a look at? In this epsiode, we're covering ID/Invaded, Darwin's Game, Smile Down the Runway, Toilet Bound Hanako-kun, I Don't Want to Get Hurt So I'll Max Out My Defense, The Case Files of Jeweler Richard, In/Spectre, Somali and the Forest Spirit, Sorcerous Stabber Orphen, and Seton Academy: Join the Pack! I'm not putting in any extra descriptions here. You're finding out nothing this episode but how much this new Orphen anime sucks. Visit www.otakumelancholy.com for all our links including our Discord and everywhere you can listen to our past episodes! Opening song is "No.7" by Jibaku Shounen Band and the ending song is "Other Side" by MIYAVI.
1:57:24
April 8, 2020
Animisery: School Days
Ah, high school. The carefree years of your life where doing something so leisurely as snapping a picture of your crush will quickly escalate to you being able to finally get ahead and take a fun ride on a nice boat sans your body. We're talking about School Days this Animisery and it's THAT School Days. You know it. Your mom knows it. Your dog knows it. It's all about the doki-doki escapades of Makoto Itou and his harem of girls that casually morphs into a creep show of underage debauchery and murder. Find out in this episode how you to be a humongous jerk if you ever get your own anime harem, what School Days character fat rolls when they play Dark Souls, and why Matt has watched School Days five times already. Join our Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation and visit www.otakumelancholy.com for all the info, links, and episodes you could want... for the show at least!
1:12:55
April 3, 2020
The Vision of Escaflowne
Peanut butter and jelly. Knives and forks. Anime panties and a conveniently placed camera. These are all classic combos. Now what about the unfamiliar ones? What about something new? What about an isekei mixed with mecha that's also a shoujo that's also a fantasy that's also a romance? Studio Sunrise in 1996 decided to just combine everything in their anime blender and out came The Vision of Escaflowne. So how is it? Is it a great combo like chocolate and peanut butter or is it questionable one like pickles and ice cream cream? We're gonna talk about in this episode, of course! In this episode, find out what kind of anime boy makes the hosts swoon, how not to pronounce Aaron Dismuke's name, and why you should really use a Latin choir in your anime soundtrack. Join our Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation!
1:04:21
March 31, 2020
Perfect Blue
It's another stop on the Satoshi Kon-quest and this time we're doing his most psychological taxing and haunting work: Perfect Blue! This 1997 classic is definitely the kind of anime that you don't show to your parents so listen to our review to hear our take on it! In this episode, find out why Matt cancelled his Nintendo Power subscription, who in the OtaMel team was personally traumatized by Perfect Blue, and what K-pop band that Brad stanned as a teenager. Join us in our Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation!
1:00:28
March 24, 2020
PatLabor Collection / Ō-sama Weiss-kun!? Episode 0
You might think that mecha shows are only about fighting and destroying and epic warfare and heavy political intrigue but PatLabor would dare to prove you wrong. PatLabor is a classic anime franchise about the men and women who use their mechs to solve weirdly philosophical based crime and look really confusing doing it! Is it good though? Your OtaMel hosts are here to get those answers for you. In this episode, find out all about mech based crime, why you should definitely be an adult to watch PatLabor, and how NOT to watch a franchise. When they're done talking about PatLabor, stay tuned for our special A.I. Dungeon playthrough where Matt guides Brad through an anime parody all about the origins of the Great King Weiss. I forgot that RWBY existed completely when I used that name. Swear on me mum.
1:08:35
March 20, 2020
Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket
March Mecha Madness continues! The hosts are talking about arguably the best entry in the Gundam franchise with Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket. It is serious real anime discussion time about the nature of war, the loss of innocence, and how giant robots play a part in that. In this episode, find out what it's like to meet famous people as a kid, how much sadness one anime can bring, and why it's important to write your little kid characters as somewhat annoying. I'm just going to warn you that the jokes are very small in the episode in particular so just listen along with a laugh track playing or something. Browse memes while you listen. Send them to me if you find any spicy ones.
1:10:09
March 17, 2020
Introduction to Gundam
Have you ever wanted to get into Gundam but were just too lazy to Google how to start? I hope so because we're talking Gundam in this episode and almost all you need to know so that you don't get your Universal Century confused with your Correct Century. Gundamn there's a lot of timelines! In this episode, hear what started our hosts into watching anime's arguably biggest mecha franchise, how many times SagiriLover94 has watched Gundam Wing just to not finish it, and why you just should just give Gundam a chance. Your soul may be weighed down by gravity but you're always welcome in our podcasts if you're not a Newtype. Join our Discord server at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation!
1:02:46
March 11, 2020
Anime Quiz Bowl!
Our hosts fight each other in a glorious battle of anime intellect as they go head to head in anime quiz bowl! Play along and see how much (probably useless) info you know! Which host will be the one fated to have a shameful nickname thrust upon them? Listen to find out how loud Matt can yell "buzz", what you should probably do when someone has a stroke, and why you should probably have someone who knows a bit more Japanese say all these names. Thanks again, Lucas! Join our server at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to be a part of the conversation and have a chance at joining the next anime quiz bowl!
1:04:17
March 6, 2020
Animisery: Darling in the FranXX
Okay, listen real quick before you murder us. Zero Two might be your waifu. That's respectable. We are not bashing her (mostly). We're just saying what everyone else has said already and that maybe the second half of Darling isn't the best thing in the world and ruins the first half and might have made Matt lose some faith in anime. That's all. Put the dakimakura down and let's talk. You'll mostly be listening this time but you're always welcome to join the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW and yell at us. In this episode, find out all about Japanese procreation propaganda, how many times our hosts can talk about Gurren Lagann, and Brad's human instrumentality agenda. Thanks for finishing to the end of the description. I love you. As a friend. Unless...?
1:25:21
March 4, 2020
Lucky Star: The Magnificent Manifestation of Marvelous Moe
You ever see something that just made you want to hug it and protect it from all the impure evils and heinous sins of this world? Well, that thing was probably moe and there's probably nothing (in anime) more moe than 2007's slice of life classic Lucky Star. Following the lives of otaku Konata and her assemble of friends, Lucky Star is the kind of cute that makes a grown man cry manly tears in marvel of the moe madness. In this episode, Brad and Matt discuss the meaning of moe, why it hurts when your slice of life ends, and just generally fight over who best girl is (spoilers: it's Gyopi-chan) like always. Join the Discord and fight for your waifu's honor today! Opening song is Motteke! Sērāfuku as performed by Aya Hirano, Emiri Katō, Kaori Fukuhara, and Aya Endo.
58:32
February 25, 2020
Streaming and Piracy (ft. Sinful Scientist)
With the recent controversy of Funimation removing the too-ecchi-not-to-be-hentai series Interspecies Reviewers, the hosts of Otaku Melancholy decided to take a critical look at anime streaming services and piracy. In this episode, we joined up with our friend Lucas (artist and creator of the Webtoon F*cking Magical who also did the awesome art for our pod) to talk about all things streaming including the good(?) ol' days of watching anime on YouTube, the censorship of hentai, and why these mooches won't get off of Matt's VRV account.
1:00:26
February 21, 2020
Trade Ya!: Neo Yokio vs. Himouto! Umaru-chan
Good friends share everything, right? They share their favorite food, their personal problems, and even their favorite shows and movies. Well, Brad and Matt are the absolute GOODEST (I KNOW that's not a word spell check, jeez) of friends and they're sharing their garbage taste with one another. Enter these two shows with whiny protagonists that our hosts just can't stand. Matt hates Neo Yokio and Brad kind of sort of dislikes Umaru-chan. Find out how Brad became slightly nauseated watching Umaru-chan, why Neo Yokio really needs to install some sort of anti-aircraft defense system, and just how much complaining one little weeb can make about Studio Deen. It's a discussion for the ages! ...Or maybe just until the next episode.
57:53
February 18, 2020
Paranoia Agent
The Satoshi Kon-quest continues with a review of Kon's only anime series: Paranoia Agent. Paranoia Agent is a psychological driven series focused on the meaning of repression and the unique perspective it brings to society as a series of assaults occur in Tokyo by an assailant known as Lil' Slugger/Shonen Bat. Join us in this episode to find out how Brad and Matt completely ignored shadows, how much themes can be over-analyzed, and just to the extent that main character names can be mispronounced. Follow us on all our social media and continue the conversation on our Discord (https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW)! Ganbatte!
54:05
February 11, 2020
The Convention Experience / Kami-con
For as long as humankind has had hobbies so have there been conventions for people to gather and discuss them and also use all their food money on cute Fate charms. Whether it be an oversized large venue where the smell of B.O. permeates every molecule of your being or a small hotel lot where the only cosplayer is a guy wearing a Naruto headband and a smile, anime conventions are special. That's why we're here to talk about them and "review" the one we just went to. In this episode, listen to the hosts of OtaMel give you the only con survival guide you might ever need, find out what card game has Matt bawling like a baby (thanks Craig, you're fired by the way), and find out how Brad saved 30$ by walking around a room for just a little bit longer. Join the Discord (https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW) to continue the conversation! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@OtakuMelancholyPodcast) if that's your thing and like us on Facebook! Ganbatte!
56:07
February 7, 2020
Animisery: Magical Girl Site
Imagine this: an anime that takes magical girls and puts them in a grim and depressing light in way to deconstruct and create a new twist on the genre. Yeah, that's not this show. That's Puella Magi Madoka Magika. This show is if someone copied Madoka's homework and ran in through Google Translate in a million different languages and then attempted to turn it in for the wrong class. In this episode of Animisery, Matt and Brad discuss Magical Girl Site: an anime for when you actually want to feel miserable. Find out all about the world's worst onii-san, the reason why Matt had to listen for his roommate's footsteps, and how not to end your anime all in this episode!
1:16:39
February 4, 2020
Winter 2020 First Impressions (State of the Season)
Every anime podcast does this so we're doing it too: it's seasonal first impressions time! Listen to hear your hosts give their thoughts on the first few episodes of series such as Darwin's Game, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken, Smile Down the Runway, ID/Invaded, Plunderer, Ishuzoku Reviewers, and so much more. Find out what girl has the scowl you must protect, what it means to be Psycho-Pass with extra steps, and how Harry Potter probably uses the restroom according to our hosts! It'll all make sense, I promise. Probably. Join us every Tuesday and every other Friday for new episodes and join our Discord with the link https://discordapp.com/invite/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation! Ganbatte!
1:50:15
January 28, 2020
Anime Origins or Welcome to the Hosts
Everyone has an origin story. From cool anime characters to your neighbors who inexplicably have twenty-two cats, everyone has some sort of tale of their beginnings. Some origin stories are just way better than others. The hosts of Otaku Melancholy definitely do not have one of those way better stories. In this episode, find out Brad and Matt's anime origins, what their transformative shows were, and listen as the hosts share a sentimental moment as to the greatest anime gift they've given each other. Don't worry though. There's still a solid amount of friendly hostility in this episode.
1:05:47
January 24, 2020
Tokyo Godfathers
Released in 2003, Tokyo Godfathers is about an unconventional family of three homeless people who make a winter trip to return a baby found in the garbage to their mother. This Satoshi Kon directed film has garnered wide acclaim by other anime fans but what do the hosts of Otaku Melancholy think of it? Listen now to find out why Hana is best girl, how Brad would shill for a certain entertainment company, and a series of Satoshi Kon puns that will leave you Kon-vinced that the hosts are idiots.
38:08
January 21, 2020
Animisery: Eromanga-Sensei
In this premiere episode of Animisery, Matt and Brad discuss and review the sister-loving-light-novel-writing-baka-yelling-way-too-focused-on-legs-and-lips classic that is Eromanga-sensei. Listen and find out why this is the lowest rated anime on Brad's MyAnimeList and why Matt think Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the best movie ever.
1:02:14
January 14, 2020
Introducing the Otaku Melancholy Podcast!
Do you love anime? Like the kind of love where you argue about who best waifu of husbando is or become distraught at the death of your favorite character? If that's a big yes then this is your podcast. Every Tuesday the hosts of the Otaku Melancholy podcast are going to bring you the discussion about all types of show and topics that will be sure to please your kawaii ears. Give us a listen! Ganbatte!
01:32
January 14, 2020