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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 https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation!
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WAS IT THAT HYPE?: Toradora

WAS IT THAT HYPE?: Toradora

2021-01-2701:20:08

Is it good? Is it bad? Whatever it is, it's Toradorable! We're starting a new series where we review the most popular show of each year (according to MAL numbers so we might easily make us look stupid in a few years or something) and reviewing them to ask the question: is this show actually that good or is it just overhyped? We're starting with 2008's Toradora which is basically just tsundere central with Taiga and other characters who are just there, I guess. Do you really care about anyone else but Taiga? Like for real? I remember the bird and the mom but I don't know if that's exactly something I SHOULD remember. I also remember that Ami is best so don't @ me, guys. We were both really tired today from a bunch of work stuff but at least we put out an episode though! Check out every month as we review the most popular show of whatever year we decide to do and, as always, check out new episodes every Tuesday by going to 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! Ganbatte!
We finally get to see the War Hammer Titan in this episode! And some other things too but they're not as important as the War Hammer Titan! Some CG was on display in this episode and maybe it wasn't the best? Just maybe? I'm not judging. Well, I am but that's what this thing is, right? Like we have to judge and talk about the episodes or there wouldn't be content. Anyways, new Attalk on Titan episode! We talk about if the CG was actually THAT bad, what we think could happen in the future, and you know. More stuff. Doing this Attalk on Titan descriptions every week is exhausting. like what do I say about the show? How many more times do I have to do this? At least ten, I think. I can't wait to be done with double records EVERY week. Anyways! As always, check out new episodes every Tuesday by going to 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! Ganbatte!
I honestly thought we would've dropped out before we got to a year of doing this but here we are. There is no reason for us to survive a year of doing this really. We're taking an entire episode to talk about what happened in the past year so this kind of counts as like a recap episode or something? I mean, it's important so don't skip it like you would with anime or anything! We reflect on wrapping up what I guess is the first season of this show as we talk about why we did it, the fun experiences we had, and we get really sentimental or something. I get sentimental. Like legitimately teary-eyed. Enjoy this softer episode as we talk about the friendships, the moments, and all the things that made this year of doing the podcast an amazing one! We love our listeners and thank you so much for making us a part of your life and year or whatever! Special shout out to everyone who called in and left us e-mails! You guys are the best and I'm so stoked to get to do this with people like you. Thanks so much for everything again! As always, check out new episodes every Tuesday by going to 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! Ganbatte!
Are we sure this show isn't actually called Attalk on Titan because good lord was there a lot of chit chat in this episode. Willy was talking, (spoiler character) was talking, Reiner was talking... Everyone was just talking. But is that a bad thing? Maybe not. I dunno. A sleep deprived Brad is featured in this episode and it is a treat just like this episode of Attack on Titan. We continue to make wild guesses, theories, and just generally made outlandish claims in this episode so you know. Put us on and welcome to the dumpster fire once more. As always, check out new episodes every Tuesday by going to 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! Ganbatte!
We watched a lot of anime in 2020. Like a lot of anime. We were stuck inside and had nothing else to do but watch anime, think about anime, and put off watching the anime we had to go through to actually have discussions for this podcast. And maybe we watched the most anime of what was actually airing in 2020, you know? So here we are giving our review of all the anime in 2020 that actually mattered (that we watched) and all the trash that robbed us hours of our precious life! We're dishing out our personal top 10s of the anime from this year and giving out a few saucy awards (saucy was the best I could come up with) including "Best Girl of the Year", "Studio of the Year", and the coveted "Anime Was a Mistake" award! Watch out though. This is another LOOOOOOONG episode so be sure to prepare a lot of housework for yourself or whatever it is that you actually do when you listen to podcasts (I like to cook while I listen, thanks for asking <3) and get ready for what is sure to be an awful collection of opinions as we close out this year. As always, check out new episodes every Tuesday by going to 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! Ganbatte!
Just as a warning, we're both tremendously drained and have kind of low energy in this episode because life just threw both of us for a wicked suplex from the top rope. That's how suplexes work, right? Well, you can't have a good season every season, right? I mean, I'm not talking about the quality of the shows in this season but about the sheer few numbers we managed to get through this time. Life happens and you can't do a whole lot but we tried at least! We'll try to do better next season and watch at least three times as many shows next season, I swear! We're talking all about the latest and last shows that graced out screens in 2020 and they were a tremendously mixed bag. In this episode, we're covering the delightful treat of Wandering Witch: Journey of Elaina, the thrilling Talentless Nana, the hilarious Sleepy Princess in Demon Castle, the touching comedy The Day I Became a God, the lovey dovey doki doki Tonikaku Kawaii, and the simply badass Akudama Drive. As always, check out new episodes every Tuesday by going to 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! Ganbatte! Thank you for listening to us again in 2021! We hope you for the best year yet!
It's festival arc time! Hard to believe this is Attack on Titan with all the joy in this episode? Also hard to believe since we're hardly still seeing any titans but hey. I'm not complaining; I'm just pointing it out. We see a lot more of Falco and Brad's new favorite AoT character and we learn more about the world of AoT in some fun world lore and development. That ending though! That ending! We can't wait for the next episode and if you want more of us then check out ATTALK ON TITAN every Friday and check out our regular episodes every Tuesday by going to our website at www.otakumelancholy.com to see all our links including our social media! Also join the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation!
(This episode contains talk on sexual violence that may not be suitable for all listeners.) We had so much fun talking bad anime with these guys that we brought them on to talk good anime! We brought out friends from the Otaku Host Club to talk all about the first animated adaptation of Kentaro Miura's manga masterpiece: Berserk! We dive deep into the journey of Guts and the Band of the Hawk as they aim to accomplish Griffith's dream of... something? Yeah, I think he wants a kingdom or something. We talk all about dreams, how to make the perfect sexy time anime weeb playlist, and awkward talks on a certain character from Berserk who was thankfully removed. That's all I'm saying, folk. I don't want to get in any more trouble than I already am. Check out the Otaku Host Club's podcast every other Thursday and their Attack on Titan discussions every Monday! And after you do that, maybe check out our podcast too! Check out new episodes every Tuesday by going to 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! Ganbatte! If there's anything you learn from this podcast then it's that you shouldn't hang out with guys named Griffith during an eclipse, kids. 
It's a big ol' flashback to the initial invasion of Paradis as we see from Reiner's perspective just what the toll of war has on the people who dive into it.  We also see a bigger amount of backstory on what it takes to be one of the Nine (just a little bit) as well as some more of Annie after about two seasons of her being largely absent. Maybe that's for the better as we see her just brutalize a bug and that's just kind of creepy. Anyways, it's a whole bunch of Reiner so if you're not a Reiner fan then what are you gonna do? A certain character does make an awesome appearance at the end of the show though and that's pretty hype! We talk about all of that and more in this week's episode of ATTALK ON TITAN! Check it out every Friday and check out our regular episodes every Tuesday by going to 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!
ANIMISERY: Kodomo no Jikan

ANIMISERY: Kodomo no Jikan

2020-12-2201:19:01

Praise the sun, Animisery is over. No more of this. Last one for a long long long time. The evil is dead or at least severely hospitalized for an extended period. In this Animisery, we're covering Kodomo no Jikan and it's... Man, it's just hard. Do you think it's easy watching this? Do you think we're happy watching little kids show their panties and stuff in an anime? I'm not. I'm uncomfortable. I'm in distress. How am I gonna handle the social media for this? "Hey guys, we're talking about the show about a little kid who likes her teacher a little bit too much and tries to seduce him please share and support our podcast I promise this is a one time thing"? I don't know what I'm supposed to do here. We're doing this for the lols and I do not think anyone is laughing. Anyways, the show's about a little 3rd grader trying to seduce her teacher. Enjoy. We get uncomfortable and talk about some spicy topics so LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED or something. Maybe I should put that at the top? Speaking of being on top of things, keep up with us on 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!
The sun saw fit to rise for another episode of Attack on Titan: The Final Season so we saw fit to talk about it! We're talking all about the trains, the strains, and the pains of this latest episode which sees the Marley gang going to their home and dropping tons and tons of lore on us! We see more discussion of the Nine and what it means to replace one of the members and Reiner reminisces on unfair potato sharing practices in this episode and we're gonna talk all about it and hopefully you'll listen! Join us to the very end for this wild ride on the Attack on Titan train on ATTALK ON TITAN! As always, go to 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!
Ah, the time loop. What was once a curse that only the most kawaii of all anime characters Bill Murray had to experience in the movie Groundhog Day is now something that almost every Japanese high school student has to go through once in their lives from the S.O.S. Brigade to Natsuki Subaru. Well, college students are no exceptions as Okabe Rintaro finds himself repeating a few days in his life trying to prevent an event he would really not see for the 100th time and also a dystopian future where a secret organization has taken over the world. Changing world lines, Okabe is on a quest to change the future and also maybe preserve his immortal metabolism since the man drinks enough soft drinks to make his pee corrosive to steel. That's Steins;Gate and that's what we're talking in this episode! It's Matt's favorite anime and he got to pick the coping mechanism this week as 2020 draws to a close and he chose rewatching his all time great for the fiftieth time! Get your Juicy Karaage Number One heated up in the Phone Microwave (Name Subject to Change) and listen in with us as we talk all about the craziness of time travel in not just anime but EVERYTHING, why you need a neko chuuni cat maid in your life, and what makes a 10 out of 10 show... if only for like a second. No matter the world line, no matter the attractor field, you can always find us on 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! Tuturu~! ♪
Sorry for the rush in the opening! I was coming down off a caffeine fueled bender rage from the last record and kind of just didn't even care to introduce ourselves. Anyways! The final season of Attack on Titan is here and we're present to discuss all about it in our latest series: ATTALK ON TITAN or THE ATTALK ON TITANS if you like that better. I'm not picky but I like to give you guys options. We're going to talk all about each episode every Friday and put out our own ridiculous fan theories and speculations as anime only fans and also as fans of preposterous story telling because hey. That's fun, right? Maybe? MAPPA has taken the reigns from Studio Wit and are here to take us on one final journey outside of the walls to fight titans and possibly an even worse monsters: other humans.  Will Eren and the gang be able to finally topple the harsh Marley empire and stop the creation of more Titans or are the walls of Paradis finally crumble? In this episode, we talk all about the hotness that is Reiner's new goatee, what Eren could possible be doing after 4 years, and the game Titanfall if only for a hot second. Join us in on the fun of seeing and discussing the final season of this classic of modern anime and reveling in the journey we've taken to get here. As always, go to 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!
Nyanpasu~! We are always so appreciative when you guys tell us what to watch and what to talk about because it means we don't have to plan anything or make decision for ourselves! We hate intense decision making or our crushing free will that has failed us so much in the past! So when we were told to watch Non Non Biyori, we did (sort of). Non Non Biyori is a comfy slice of life mixed with slightly outrageous and wholesome comedy all about the life in a small town. Think basically Higurashi without all the unchecked murder and ritual sacrifices and you would basically get the same thing more or less. A city girl moves to the small town and is introduced to all the life that entails from pet tanukis, never locking your doors, and candy stores that also sell ski equipment! Is this show the kind of comfy worth talking about or is it just another slice of life on the already hefty dessert platter of anime? Listen in and find out what our thoughts could be (although I think it's obvious they're were all suckers for some moe bait here) and thanks again so much to Jayden for recommending this to us! We're always down for suggestions for content and we appreciate you guys so much for everything you do! As always, go to 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!
Get ready for a colossal episode, listeners! Armor up and get ready to go beast because this is the THICKEST, LONGEST,  HUGEST, WALL CRUSHING-EST episode we've done yet. Additional titan pun! We're covering the first three seasons of Attack on Titan to get you hype for the new season dropping in just a couple days and we're going through all three seasons and all our favorite plot points, characters, and titans because that's how much we like you (and also how much we want other people to like us by covering hot anime)! Is Attack on Titan a modern classic? Is it overhyped and underdone? Are all those episodes worth it just to get into the basement and see Grisha Yeagar's hardcore bumblebee hentai collection? Wait, that's a spoiler. Or is it? It's not. Probably. We're talking all three seasons so obviously we got spoilers but you know what? We got you. Spoilers are in the episode so you can skip through them if you want. I wouldn't. Just let us spoil it for you though. In this episode, find out which Attack on Titan OP is the best OP (according to Craig), what it means to be an anime hero, and who has the best thighs in all of anime. Go beyond the walls and find the truth out there or just go to 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 which is kind of like the truth? Maybe?
Sweetness and Lightning

Sweetness and Lightning

2020-11-2401:24:29

Get comfy, listeners! We're cooking up a discussion all about the cutest and sweetest father-daughter show, Sweetness and Lightning! Take off your squeaky shoes, lay out your ingredients for your Hamburg steak, and cozy up with your Mr. Galigali doll as you listen in to our take on this diabetes giving piece of anime goodness! I think this might be the most snug episode we've ever done. There's no arguing. There's no sadness. There's no waifus. All that's in this episode is wholesome family cooking fun times and chill. Maybe not so much chill. There's only a little chill. Happy Thanksgiving, folk! Go to 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!
Nekomonogatari

Nekomonogatari

2020-11-1701:12:31

It's time for more Monogatari! Or should I say more "Meownogatari"? I shouldn't say it. It's a stupid joke. We're back with another review and discussion of Monogatari and this time we're covering Nekomonogatari or Nekomonogatari Black if you're like that or Nekomonogatari Kuro if you're just a weeb who never wants to be absolved of his sin. The clocks rewind and we finally get to see that fateful Golden Week and what exactly made Tsubasa turn into the Tsubasa Black that we all know and love (well, mostly me, I guess? I love her a lot). This episode gets extra melancholic as we dive into the nature of relationships, what helps us to destress, and there's a bad Bane impression in here. It's a solid episode. I would definitely listen to it on the train or something. Maybe as you look out the window and think about the last time you were truly happy. I do that a lot. The memories fade as I look out upon the bleak landscape. What truly is happiness? I don't know but I know you can momentarily escape it for a few brief seconds by going to our website at www.otakumelancholy.com to see all our links including our social media and joining the Discord at https://discord.gg/rUHYUyW to continue the conversation!
Still new season! Even more shows! Another preview episode! We're talking more about the shows from the latest season and this is the second part of that chunky episode! This time we're covering Kamisama ni Natta Hi, Osomatsu-san Season Three, I'm Standing on a Million Lives, Taiso Samurai, Jujutsu Kaisen, Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle, Talentless Nana, and Love Live Nijigasaki High School Idol Club! Amelia's still in this episode so yay! Big thanks to Craig for all the hard work he does! It's really late as I'm talking right now so I'm just gonna phone this one in and let you imagine the rest of the description. I know you can do it. I believe in you. Check out Amelia's podcast Otaku Host Club and go to https://www.youtube.com/moesoda to see all her weeb content! 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! Ganbatte! Time stamps: Kamisama ni Natta Hi - [1:15] Osomatsu-san [12:55] I'm Standing on a Million Lives [21:35] Taiso Samurai [33:06] Jujutsu Kaisen [41:47] Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle [1:03:46] Talentless Nana [1:13:09] Love Live Nijigasaki High School Idol Club [1:32:54]
New season! New shows! New preview episode! We're talking about the shows from the latest season of anime and what we think about them! This episode was once again split into two parts because it was HEFTY but you know what? That's okay. In this episode, we're giving our thoughts on the first episodes of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou, Ochikobore Fruit Tart, Noblesse, Iwa Kakeru Sport Climbing Girls, Tonikaku Kawaii: Over the Moon for You, Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina, Adachi and Shinamura, Yashahime, and Akudama Drive! As always, we're joined with our residential seasonal senpai Amelia from Otaku Host Club so don't be alarmed when you hear a girl's voice on this podcast. In this episode, we talk about the best girls who can climb mountains, we crack open a cold one to talk about anime waifu on waifu action, and we complain about a certain anime streaming service which can't do anything right. Also I'm still giving you times for when we talk about shows so you can skip through the podcast even though it tears me up inside. That's how much I care about you listener. 〒▽〒 Check out Amelia's podcast Otaku Host Club and go to https://www.youtube.com/moesoda to see all her weeb content! 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! Ganbatte! Time stamps: 8:19 - Higurashi 31:22 - Ochikobore Fruit Tart 42:43 - Nobless 51:52 - Sport Climbing 1:05:35 - Tonikaku 1:24:20 - Witch's Journey 1:34:20 - Adachi 1:43:30 - Yashahime 1:50:55 - Akudama
It's spoopy month time and we're talking all about the blood soaked citizens of Hinamizawa from When They Cry in this spoopy celebration episode! I mean, what's spoopier than waifus and rural living!? Waifus who want to kill you AND rural living! Well, the thoughts I have before I go to bed are WAAAAY scarier than that but this episode isn't about the existential horror of being alive in a crumbling society! It's about the stabby stabby murder murder kind of horror! This episode we're diving deep into the thrill ride of Higurashi's first season and oh boy. Please be prepared to hear "in the visual novels though" a bit cause, of course, I can't shut up when I've actually read the source material, for real. Honestly, if you haven't seen this show and you're reading this description then please go watch it before we spoil it for you cause we have spoilers sectioned off but that's like 70% of the episode! Go treat yourself to anime! RIka's voice will soothe your soul! Anyways, listen to our discussion and review in this episode to find out if everyone in Hinamizawa is actually buff or if the gravity is just not working there, how awesome G4 was, and all about the FORBIDDEN nii-nii! No matter the timeline, we're always here to give you some anime podcast goodness so 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! Ni~pah!
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