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This episode, we’re going back to early “naughtys” to look at the Ōtomo Katsuhiro’s first feature film after Akira – Steamboy!How has this film held up in over the past 18 years? And is it still entertaining? This plus a classic anime series makes a return, pumpkin spiced lattes and card games on unicycles in this episode!EPISODE SEGMENTS00:00:00 – Show Opener00:02:56 – What We’re Watching: Naruto, .Hack Sign, Bookworm, My Dress Up Darling, Dr. Stone00:22:02 – Cinema Club: Steam Boy00:43:52 – Anime Communique01:06:25 – Show Outro JOIN THE KAWAII-FI COMMUNITYInstagram: SUPPORT USPatreon: Buy us a Coffee:!YouTube: ELSEWHERE?Smart Link:
This episode, the Spring anime season is almost over and there’s something returning next season after a very long hiatus!The Devil is a Part Timer is finally getting its second season next month - 9 years after season 1 finished it’s run!So, is it worth catching up on this series before season 2 drops? Plus the latest Anime News, bad jokes and why Tifa is rewatching Bleach in this episode of Kawaii-Fi Radio!EPISODE SEGMENTS00:00:00 – Show Opener00:02:46 – What We’re Watching00:17:27 – Back Catalogue: The Devil is a Part Timer00:39:04 – Anime Communique01:01:07 – Show Outro JOIN THE KAWAII-FI COMMUNITYYouTube: SUPPORT USPatreon: Buy us a Coffee: ELSEWHERE?Smart Link:
It’s been 3 years since Promare hit cinemas in Japan, exciting fans the world over with it’s bombastic colours and heart filled story.And as the film celebrates this milestone, along with breaking 1 million ticket sales, it’s returned to cinemas in Japan to celebrate – hopefully meaning an international rerun could be on the cards!But a lot has happened over the past 3 years – both in the world and in the anime industry, so does this fire-fuelled film hold up well? (Spoiler: Yup)It’s our first post-COVID episode (1/2 the team had it), and Promare is in the spotlight along with the usual WWW and the latest anime news!______________________________________________EPISODE SEGMENTS00:00:00 – Show Preview00:00:58 – Opening Chat:00:05:06 – What We’re Watching00:22:46 – Cinema Club: Promare (2019)00:48:57 – Anime Communique01:05:13 – Show Outro ______________________________________________WATCH PROMARE:Crunchyroll (In some regions) - (~$5) - Amazon - TRACKSpotify - - BREAK APP (LOL)RunPee App: LIGHT NOVEL STORY (Sorry, it's satire) THE KAWAII-FI COMMUNITYInstagram: VIDEOS!YouTube: USPatreon: Buy us a Coffee: ELSEWHERE?Smart Link:
EP 79: No Game? No Life!

EP 79: No Game? No Life!


It's time to get controversial and talk about an anime that's manga is banned in Australia - despite only being rated PG!No Game No Life has been criticised for it's questionable themes and how it handles it's female cast, yet it's built a cult following that spans the gender spectrum!So why is this series held in such high regard? And will we ever see a second season?We also introduce the wonderful Tifa this episode!Go check her out on Youtube (TheTKennedy), Instagram (@TheTKennedy) and Twitch!Here's hoping we didn't scare her off!EPISODE SEGMENTS00:00:00 – Show Opener00:00:57 – Opening Chat: Introducing Tifa00:03:05 – What We’re Watching00:18:01 – Back Catalogue: No Game No Life00:46:35 – Anime Communique01:09:36 – Show Outro VIDEOS!Hoshicon Recap: THE KAWAII-FI COMMUNITYInstagram: USPatreon: us a Coffee: ELSEWHERE?Smart Link:
This episode we’re taking to the skies with a Ghilbi classic – the Crimson Pig, the red champion of the Adriatic – Porco Rosso!We also touch on the Sonic 2 film, the upcoming project by the creator of Your Name and Weathering with you, and the latest anime news!EPISODE SEGMENTS00:00:00 – Show Opener00:02:15 – What We’re Watching00:15:51 – Miyazaki: Porco Rosso00:38:13 – Anime Communique01:03:16 – Show OutroCome to Hoshicon!!YouTube: THE KAWAII-FI COMMUNITYInstagram: USPatreon: us a Coffee: ELSEWHERE?Smart Link:
This episode – THE SPRING ANIME SEASON IS HERE and it’s flippin’ huge! There’s nowhere near enough time to cover everything – so alongside the team’s top ten picks, we’ve got a whole list of shows below to check out! EPISODE SEGMENTS00:00:00 – Show Opener00:00:55 – Opening Chat00:03:18 – Season in Review00:25:31 – Spring Season Preview01:35:33 – Show OutroSPRING ANIME DISCUSSEDTiger and Bunny – Season 2Love After World DominationSpy X FamilyTomodachi GameSummer Time RenderingThe Rising of the Shield Hero – Season 2Ascendance of a Bookworm – Season 3In the Heart of Kunoichi TsubakiDon’t Hurt Me, My HealerKaguya-sama: Love is War ~Ultra Romatic~ (Season 3) Other series worth keeping an eye on this season: - Komi S2- Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie- I’m Quitting Heroing- Aharen-san wa Hakarenai- Trapped in a Dating Sim- The Dawn of the Witch- The Executioner and her Way of Life- RPG Real Estate- Dance Dance Danseur- Deaimon- Magia Record Puella Magi Madokka Side- Ya Boy Kongming!- OniPan- Yatogame-chan kansatsu LINKSCome to Hoshicon!: Yaoi Paddle legal issues: Yaoi Vs Yuri Audiences: THE KAWAII-FI COMMUNITYInstagram: SUPPORT USPatreon: us a Coffee:!YouTube: LISTEN ELSEWHERE?Smart Link:
With Kyle moving house, we've pushed this week's episode back to April 4th (1-week delay).It's all about the 2022 Spring Anime Season and there's so much to talk about!So in the meantime, here's an interview Kyle did last year with Voice Actress Tiffany Grant - the Voice of Asuka from Neon Genesis Evangelion!JOIN THE KAWAII-FI COMMUNITYInstagram: SUPPORT USPatreon: us a Coffee:!Youtube: ELSEWHERE?Smart Link:
EP 76: Patlabor

EP 76: Patlabor


In this episode, we’re heading back to the 80’s to what some have called “a forgotten franchise”.Patlabor is a classic mecha/SciFi franchise created by the minds behind Ghost in the Shell and .Hack among many other amazing projects – but is it still good today? Join us to find out! Along with what we’ve been watching and what’s going on in the anime news!EPISODE SEGMENTS00:00:00 – Show Opener00:00:58 – Opening Chat:00:02:35 – What We’re Watching00:18:12 – Retro Classic: Patlabor00:49:19 – Anime Communique01:03:56 – Show OutroJOIN THE KAWAII-FI COMMUNITYInstagram: SUPPORT USPatreon: us a Coffee:!Youtube: ELSEWHERE?Smart Link:
EP 75: Ancient Magus Bride

EP 75: Ancient Magus Bride


This episode – Aaron is back and we’re talking about the wonderful series that is The Ancient Magus’ Bride! Plus EPISODE SEGMENTS00:00:00 – Show Preview00:00:58 – Opening Chat:00:03:35 – What We’re Watching00:20:00 – Back Catalogue: Ancient Magus’ Bride00:37:46 – Anime Communique01:07:53 – Show Outro EPISODE NOTESWhat We’re Watching:- Miss Kuroitsu from the Monster Development department- Tamen De Gushi- Teasing Master Takagi S3Bad Beyblade Commercial: Variety Show:!Youtube: THE KAWAII-FI COMMUNITYInstagram: USPatreon: us a Coffee: ELSEWHERE?Spotify:
It's Valentines Day! So Kyle and Kenny sat down to talk about a wonderful short film created by Shinkai Makoto back in 2013 - The Garden Of Words!Watch Garden of Words here:Netflix:!The Best Romance Anime for Valentine's day! Youtube Channel: THE KAWAII-FI COMMUNITYInstagram: SUPPORT USPatreon: us a Coffee: LISTEN ELSEWHERE?Smart link:
EP 74: Belle

EP 74: Belle


This episode it’s all about Belle! Except for the bits where it isn’t!We look at studio Chizu’s latest outing and try to compare it to what’s come before… but we keep getting side tracked!Also! The latest Anime News and What We’re Watching!EPISODE SEGMENTS00:00:00 – Show Opener00:00:58 – Opening Chat:00:02:08 – What We’re Watching00:21:14 – Cinema Club: Belle00:50:00 – Anime Communique01:09:52 – Show OutroJOIN THE KAWAII-FI COMMUNITYInstagram:!Youtube: USPatreon: us a Coffee: ELSEWHERE?Spotify:
It’s that time again! Anime is on the menu and it’s a pretty decently size Winter season! We’ve picked 11 series to watch this season and have more than a few things to say on each! This episode was recorded remotely so please excuse the quality of the audio!  EPISODE SEGMENTS00:00:00 – Show Opener00:00:37 – Opening Chat:00:02:04 – What We’re Watching00:11:45 – Winter 2022 Season Preview00:47:40 – Anime Communique01:00:49 – Show OutroWhat We’re Watching:Demon Slayer – Entertainment ArcThe Case File of Jeweller RichardRanking of KingsAlice in Borderland Our Picks of the 2022 Winter SeasonAttack on Titan: The Final SeasonSabikui BiscoHakuoki Demon of the Fleeting Blossom (OVA Series)In the Land of LeadaleHow a Realist Hero…  S2Sasaki and MiyanoMy Dress up DarlingOrientLove of KillAkebi's Sailor UniformTeasing Master Takagi S3 Anime NewsRent a GF Season 2 arrives July Fire Force Manga ends in a few chapters A Flood of Yamamoto Anime this year(Teasing Master Takagi S3; In the Heart of Kunoichi Tsubaki; When Will Ayumu Make His Move?) Shadows House Season 2 Confirmed for July KAWAII-FI YOUTUBE CHANNEL!Youtube: THE KAWAII-FI COMMUNITYInstagram:  SUPPORT USPatreon: Buy us a Coffee: ELSEWHERE?Spotify: 
The 2021 Kawaii-Fi Anime awards finally here!We had to push back our recording sessions for this year’s awards due to restrictions from the pandemic!But with that sorted, it's now time to award those that have stood out in a strange year of anime and shame those who truly failed to consider what they were creating.Who will take home the Cabbage of Shame? And who will be the winner of the Golden Kawaii-Fu?The answers to these questions - plus the best OP's and ED's of the year - will be revealed in this glitzy episode!EPISODE SEGMENTS00:00:00 – Part 1: Awards Start!00:04:45 – Best OP – Winter 202100:12:19 – Sound and Visuals00:21:40 – Part 2: Lawyers?00:23:36 – Best OP – Spring 202100:29:41 – Characters00:42:53 – Part 3: Jojo References00:44:48 – Best OP – Summer 202100:48:27 – Best in Category 101:00:54 – Part 4: Raphtalia01:02:54 – Best OP – Autumn 202101:08:14 – Best in Category 201:21:34 – Part 5: Sewerage01:22:50 – Regret & Forget01:30:47 – Hall of Fame 201101:33:28 – Part 6: Light at the end of the Tunnel01:34:54 – Best ED of 202101:38:28 – Best of the Year01:46:41 – MAL Rankings for 202101:50:28 – Part 7: Delivery Services & EndingsVISITING OUR YOUTUBE CHANNELYoutube: THE KAWAII-FI COMMUNITYInstagram: USPatreon: us a Coffee: TO LISTEN?Spotify:
EP 71: Okada Mari

EP 71: Okada Mari


In this episode, we’re focusing on one of the most incredible writers in Japan – Okada Mari. If you’re an avid anime watcher, you’ve likely come across her work in some shape or form over the years – from Anohana and Toradora to Maquia and A Whisker Away. Okada has an incredible focus on the human connection in her work, and it’s part of the reason we love her series and movies so much! EPISODE SEGMENTS00:00:00 – Show Opener00:00:57 – Opening Chat00:03:07 – What We’re Watching (Platinum End, Kirarin Revolution, My Senpai is Annoying)00:17:35 – Cinema Club: Maquia, Her Blue Sky, A Whisker Away00:32:14 – Anime Communique (Bebop Cancelled, UFOTable Legal woes, Beastars, Keiko Nobumoto, Makoto Shinkai)00:50:51 – Back Catalogue: O Maidens in your Savage Season, Anohana, Lupin III : The woman called Fujiko Mine, Toaradora, Lull in the Sea01:06:56 – Show Outro JOIN THE KAWAII-FI COMMUNITYInstagram:!Youtube: SUPPORT USPatreon: us a Coffee: LISTEN ELSEWHERE?Spotify:
EP 70: Cowboy Bebop

EP 70: Cowboy Bebop


This episode…. it’s time to talk about THAT Cowboy Bebop Live action.Netflix’s adaptation is out in the wild – the team have watched it and we have some thoughts on it… In fact, it’s pretty well balanced!Join us as we dive into what it truly means to create an Adaptation, strong facial features and disappointing endings – plus the latest news and reviews too!EPISODE SEGMENTS00:00:00 – Show Opener00:00:58 – Opening Chat: MHA Movie 300:05:49 – What We’re Watching00:21:58 – Live Action: Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop01:04:49 – Anime Communique01:14:46 – Back Catalogue: Cowboy Bebop01:24:32 – Show OutroJOIN THE KAWAII-FI COMMUNITYInstagram: USPatreon: us a Coffee: ELSEWHERE?Spotify:!Youtube:
Well, it's finally come to this - we've hit our 69th episode and after applying pressure for months, the team finally convinced Kyle that this was a good idea.This time we talk about the lewd, rude and occasionally crude world of raunchy anime to celebrate our 69th episode! From zombie apocalypses to animes about trialling brothels... there's a lot to address.EPISODE SEGMENTS00:00:00 – Show Opener00:00:57 – Opening Chat00:10:54 – What We’re Watching00:26:18 – Retro Classic: Ninja Scroll, Rin Daughters of Mnemosyne00:46:30 – Anime Communique00:59:40 – Back Catalogue: Highschool of the Dead, Interspecies Reviewers01:22:12 – Show Outro JOIN THE KAWAII-FI COMMUNITYInstagram:!Youtube: SUPPORT USPatreon: us a Coffee: LISTEN ELSEWHERE?Spotify:
It’s October! And that means Halloween is just around the corner!So let’s talk spooky anime and – as voted by our Patreon Members – this years Halloween episode is all about Demons in anime.We have a LONG list of anime featuring Demons so join us as we look through them and generally act a little spooky!___________________________________________________________________EPISODE SEGMENTS00:00:00 – Show Opener00:00:57 – Opening Chat00:08:32 – What We’re Watching00:23:45 – Halloween: Demon Anime00:47:05 – Anime Communique01:00:09 – Halloween: Demon Anime01:24:25 – Show Outro___________________________________________________________________JOIN THE KAWAII-FI COMMUNITYInstagram: USPatreon: us a Coffee: ELSEWHERE Spotify:!Youtube: ANIMEDragon Ball (1986 | Toei Animation | Action, Adventure, Martial Arts)Demon Slayer (2019 | UFOTable | Action, Supernatural)Jujutsu Kaisen (2020 | MAPPA | Action, Supernatural)Devil Survivor 2 The Animation (2013 | Bridge | Action Supernatural)Princess Mononoke (1997 | Ghibli | Action, Adventure, Supernatural)Dororo (2019 | Tezuka Productions/MAPPA | Action, Adventure, Supernatural)Inuyasha (2000 | Sunrise | Adventure, Supernatural, Romance, Comedy)Welcome to Demon School Irumakun (2019 | Bandai Namco | Comdey Supernatural)Somali and the Forest Spirit (2020 | Satelight | Adventure, Fantasy, Slice of Life)Chrono Crusade (2003 | Gonzo | Action, Romance, Supernatural)Dance with the Devils (2015 | Brain’s Base | Romance, Supernatural)Black Butler aka Kuro Shitsuji (2008 | A-1 Pictures | Action, Comedy, Mystery, Supernatural)Blue Exorcist (2011 | A-1 Pictures | Action, Fantasy, Adventure)7 Deadly Sins (2014 | A-1 Pictures | Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Supernatural)Reincarnated as a Slime (2018 | 8bit | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy)The Demon Girl Next Door (2019 | J.C.Staff | Comedy, Slive of Life)
This episode it’s hard to believe it, but we’re already in the last season of the year! The Autumn Anime season has kicked off this week, bringing with is a deluge of new shows – but surprisingly less isekai than you’d expect! From Vampire Cosmonauts to a returning series of old, there’s plenty to check out this Autumn/Fall season! EPISODE LINKSHoshi: After Dark - Shop - Pop on Instagram - Japanese PM is a fan of Demon slayer - SEGMENTS00:00:00 – Show Opener00:00:36 – Opening Chat:00:09:20 – Season in Review: Summer 202100:28:15 – Autumn Anime Season 2021 – Part 101:00:22 – Anime Communique01:20:58 – Autumn Anime Season 2021 – Part 201:38:10 – Show Outro ______________________________________________JOIN THE KAWAII-FI COMMUNITYInstagram: OUR YOUTUBE: ______________________________________________SUPPORT USPatreon: us a Coffee: ______________________________________________LISTEN ELSEWHERESpotify:
EP 66: What is Chaos Anime?

EP 66: What is Chaos Anime?


This episode – it’s time to get a little Chaotic!We’re talking Chaos anime – the shows that leave you stunned, confused or laughing out loud at the sheer insanity of their stories.From pulling on cosmic strings to school-life madness, there’s so many of these stories to share – and we’ve got 4 that are worth a look! This plus What We’re Watching, the latest Anime News and all the usual antics!  EPISODE SEGMENTS00:00:00 – Show Preview00:00:57 – Opening Chat!00:06:22 – What We’re Watching00:22:59 – Back Catalogue: Chaos Anime00:43:50 – Anime Communique01:02:56 – Retro Anime: Chaos Anime00:00:00 – Show Outro JOIN THE KAWAII-FI COMMUNITYInstagram:!Youtube: USPatreon: us a Coffee: LISTEN ELSEWHERE?Spotify:
As mentioned on our Discord and Social Media, this week’s episode is a short programming update as the team plans the rest of the year's shows and gets some well-deserved time off! We've also got a few fun events coming up that you might want to check out including Dreamy Pop's first live - Sugar High: More details on Hoshi: After Dark on our social media in the coming weeks :) ______________________________________________EPISODE SEGMENTS00:00:00 –Opener00:00:59 – Anime News Update00:05:29 – Programming00:09:45 – Outro______________________________________________VIDEOS!Youtube: THE KAWAII-FI COMMUNITYInstagram: USPatreon: us a Coffee: TO LISTEN ELSEWHERE?Spotify:
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Alexander Rengel

what show would you recommend for someone testing the waters of anime for the first time?

Jun 20th
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