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EP35: Cowboy Bebop

Season 1, Ep. 35

In which Cass & Alex discuss Cowboy Bebop, directed by Shinichiro Watanabe and produced by Sunrise.

Next month we will be discussing Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, directed by Sayo Yamamoto and produced by TMS/Po10tial.

Discussed: the netflix live action cowboy bebop, @TomatoGrandpa: "Reading the Bebop reviews and yea,  this is exactly what I expected.", "Why Does Everyone In Netflix's Cowboy Bebop Talk Like That?" by Gita Jackson, @NotBrunoAgain: "This is bait but whatever: the truly stupid thing about this attitude is that there is a CEASELESS TORRENT OF GREAT ART you could be enjoying instead, more than you could ever possibly get to", relentless american cultural hegemony,  "The Genius Design of Cowboy Bebop's Titles" by Linus Boman, "Martin Scorsese - The Art of Silence" by Every Frame A Painting, the knife's edge of being stupid, Dirt on the Camera Lens by Mike Rugnetta, faye's outfit, the conceptual definition of the himbo, the boob situation, the great gatsby, tokyo godfathers, The Gun That Makes You Old, touching computer, a gay alien, 17776 by Jon Bois, leaving things in the fridge, gender, star wars, spike's big coat, jet's cop outfit, what guys looked like in the 70s, beta and vhs, LET'S GO TO HELL!!!, the space shuttle columbia, a perfectly spherical dinner suit, the clown as the very image of christ, the young men's cowboy association, "A startup is pitching a mind-uploading service that is '100 percent fatal'", Marshall Banana, eating two dozen hard boiled eggs with your bro, the loser bar, Uzumaki, Dragon Quest XI: The Kotaku ReviewACTION BUTTON REVIEWS The Final Fantasy VII Remake


Walking Around: 5/5

Fellowship: 5/5

Deliciousness: 3/5

Transcendence: 5/5

Goofing: 5/5

Amelioration: 4/5

Coitus: 1/5

Enthrallment: 5/5

Cyberpunkness: 5/5

Cats: 4/5

Alex's Book Recommendation:  She Rises by Kate Worsley

Cass's Book Recommendation: Babel-17/Empire Star by Samuel R. Delany


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Thursday, December 1, 2022


Season 1, Ep. 46
In which Cass & Alex discuss ODDTAXI, directed by Baku Kinoshita and produced by OLM and P.I.C.S.Next month we will be discussing Paranoia Agent, directed by Satoshi Kon and produced by Madhouse.Discussed: zootopia or beastars but good, tokyo godfathers but good, the windows snipping tool, vlc, mpv, birdie wing, chekhov's bricks, dog police by dog police, meerkat police, bojack horseman, a criminal monkey, who has the most drip in this show, bruce springsteen, chekhov's closet, a 41 year old monkey, the thing that made the least sense to me in this show, it's a mad mad mad mad world, 428: shibuya scramble, in bruges, leon the professional, getting out of the taxi without closing the door, manzai, rakugo, limited run 1 of 1 type of guy, badger game, capoeira, the capoeira music, eraser collecing, the monk joke, god closing a door, god opening a window, losers, the JLPT N1, type of guy who raps all the time, we both skipped episode 8, polar bear in a tracksuit, the foundation for orphans whose parents died in traffic accidents, "You Successfully Stalked Us, Please Don't Do It Again" by matt and tom, full dirty harry, ranma 1/2, why does odokawa the largest character not simply eat the other nine, racing lagoon, alex being drafted in as the new my brother my brother and meFINAL SCORES:Walking Around: 5/5Fellowship: 5/5Deliciousness: 3/5Transcendence: 4/5Goofing: 5/5Amelioration: 5/5Coitus: 1/5Enthrallment: 4/5Meerkats: 1/5Style: 4/5Alex's Book Recommendation: The Little Stranger by Sarah WatersCass's Album Recommendation: I Didn't Mean To Haunt You by QuadecaSocial:Show Twitter: @animeisforjerksShow Mastodon: @animeisforjerks@skeleton.coolShow Cohost: @animeisforjerksShow Email: animeisforjerks@gmail.comCass's Twitter: @prophet_goddessCass's Mastodon: @prophet_goddess@skeleton.coolCass's Cohost: @prophet-goddessAlex's Twitter: @dunndunndunnAlex's Mastodon: @catalina@selfy.armyAlex's Cohost: @catalina
Wednesday, October 5, 2022

EP44: Night on the Galactic Railroad

Season 1, Ep. 44
In which Cass & Alex discuss Night on the Galactic Railroad directed by Gisaburo Sugii and produced by Group TAC.Next month we will be discussing Spirited Away, directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. Discussed: a pure vibes performance, normal winnie the pooh: stuff happens, fancy winnie the pooh: events occur, esperanto, yellow magic orchestra, cats with dogs, the onceler (NOT HORNY), gerry, gus van sant, the polar express, spirited away, the secret of nimh, the black cauldron, the last unicorn, the neverending story, walnuts, flattened herons, inside birdcatcher baseball, dreamfeel, witnessing corn, mode 7, a scorpion who's a menace to society, the true heaven, the coalsack nebula, the discovery that the milky way was but one of many galaxies was made by hubble in 1929 (right around the time this book was published)FINAL SCORES:Walking Around 5/5Fellowship 5/5Deliciousness 3/5Transcendence 5/5Goofing 1/5Amelioration -5/-5Coitus 0/5Enthrallment 5/5Walnuts: 1.2 million/5Trains: 5/5Alex's Book Recommendation: Kindred by Octavia E ButlerCass's Book Recommendation: SORRYSocial:Show Twitter: @animeisforjerksShow Mastodon: @animeisforjerks@skeleton.coolShow Cohost: @animeisforjerksShow Email: animeisforjerks@gmail.comCass's Twitter: @prophet_goddessCass's Mastodon: @prophet_goddess@skeleton.coolCass's Cohost: @prophet-goddessAlex's Twitter: @dunndunndunnAlex's Mastodon: @catalina@selfy.armyAlex's Cohost: @catalina
Thursday, September 1, 2022

EP43: Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Season 1, Ep. 43
In which Cass & Alex discuss Puella Magi Madoka Magica, directed by Akiyuki Shinbo and Yukihiro Miyamoto and produced by Shaft.Next month we will be discussing Night on the Galactic Railroad directed by Gisaburo Sugii and produced by Group TAC. Discussed: we fucked up, a subtle textural difference, yu gi oh beds, getting genied, She entered the Home of Phobia and wasn't even scared, saya no uta, "Madoka Magica Writer Urobochi Compares Plot to Al-Quaeda", the visceral horror of discovering that your soul is in an egg, the gospel according to dad, the free marketplace of ideas, inductive reasoning, the last refuge of the scoundrel, straight women tiktok, the most powerful energy source in the universe: teen girls, dying for the sake of the universe, livestock, what's really going on, foreshadowing, a song about cake and fruitFINAL SCORES:Walking Around 3/5Fellowship 5/5Deliciousness 3/5Transcendence 5/5Goofing 3/5Amelioration 5/5Coitus 2/5Enthrallment 5/5Evil Cats: infinity/5Homosexuality: 5/5Alex's Book Recommendation: Kindred by Octavia E ButlerCass's Book Recommendation: The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane JacobsSocial:Show Twitter: @animeisforjerksShow Mastodon: @animeisforjerks@skeleton.coolShow Cohost: @animeisforjerksShow Email: animeisforjerks@gmail.comCass's Twitter: @prophet_goddessCass's Mastodon: @prophet_goddess@skeleton.coolCass's Cohost: @prophet-goddessAlex's Twitter: @dunndunndunnAlex's Mastodon: @catalina@selfy.armyAlex's Cohost: @catalina
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

EP41: Shirobako

Season 1, Ep. 41
In which Cass & Alex discuss Shirobako, directed by Tsutomu Mizushima and produced by P.A. Works.Next month we will be discussing Ghost in The Shell: Stand Alone Complex 1st Gig, directed by Kenji Kamiyama and produced by Production I.G.Discussed: the truly incredible eva reference in this show, angel beats, our low expectations for this show, pa works sowing, pa works reaping, liking donuts, jiggy jiggly heaven, naughty directors go to storyboard jail, calling someone to say you're visiting them as you're getting on the train to visit them, explaining to people who don't work in the entertainment industry what it's like to work in the entertainment industry, carefully examining a cat's thighs, moe, quitting anime to become a confectioner, neon locomotive evangardion, the taste of tea, revolutionary girl utena ep39 director's commentary, a professional shitbag, the worst meeting in the world, goth baseball loli-sama, an element of cool with the cute, andes chucky, if anyone is making good anime these days, the bizarre honor economy of old japanese menFINAL SCORES:Walking Around: 5/5Fellowship: 5/5Deliciousness: 3/5Transcendence: 1/5Goofing: 4/5Amelioration: 4/5Coitus: 0/5Enthrallment: 3/5KPH over the speed limit: 7/5Introspection: 5/5Alex's Book Recommendation: His Bloody Project: Documents Relating to the Case of Roderick MacraeCass's Book Recommendation: The Art of Fielding by Chad HarbachSocial:Show Twitter: @animeisforjerksShow Mastodon: @animeisforjerks@skeleton.coolShow Email: animeisforjerks@gmail.comCass's Twitter: @prophet_goddessCass's Mastodon: @prophet_goddess@skeleton.coolAlex's Twitter: @dunndunndunnAlex's Mastodon: