Anime Ichiban
Anime Ichiban 50: And Then There Was Space

Anime Ichiban 50: And Then There Was Space

October 12, 2021

A recent interview with the writer of Zombieland Saga reveals just how much effort went into writing a trans character and companies continue to try, and fail, to copyright silly things.

TIMESTAMPS

0:00 - Introductions
10:53 - Zombieland Saga's writer and producer talk about writing Lily's character
28:05 - Shueisha fails in copyrighting Demon Slayer patterns
35:53 - SHITSUMON! Looking back at the most impactful anime of 2018
1:13:23 - Closing remarks and shoutouts

TRACKS

Intro - "KISS OF DEATH" by Hyde (Darling in the FRANXX opening theme)
Outro - "From Here From Now On" by Inori Minase, Kana Hanazawa, Yuka Iguchi, and Saori Hayami (A Place Further Than the Universe ending theme)

Anime Ichiban 49: A Sea of Stars and Water

Anime Ichiban 49: A Sea of Stars and Water

September 21, 2021

The gang is back after a short break! We have a rare instance of a Western franchise getting the anime treatment with Star Wars Visions but don't get comfortable yet, because to balance it out One Piece is now getting a Netflix live-action adaptation and the gang isn't sure if that's a net positive or net negative.

TIMESTAMPS

0:00 - Opening segment and introductions
16:06 - Star Wars Visions PV Impressions
31:44 - One Piece Netflix live-action series announcement
56:03 - In other news!
1:04:00 - SHITSUMON! The most influential anime of 2017
1:29:03 - Closing remarks and shoutouts

TRACKS

Intro - "We Are!" by Hiroshi Kitadani (One Piece opening theme)
Outro - "Hoshi wo Tadoreba" by Ohara Yuiki (Little Witch Academia ending theme)

Anime Ichiban 48:  Pokémon Living it Up!

Anime Ichiban 48: Pokémon Living it Up!

August 10, 2021

After far, far too long the whole crew is finally reunited in the same episode! It looks like Pokémon is going to be getting a full, live-action TV series and for once that doesn't seem like a bad thing. Meanwhile, 2016 had some pretty important shows.

TIMESTAMPS

0:00 - Introductions
6:12 - Netflix live-action Pokémon TV series reportedly in early production
28:11 - In other news: Mamoru Hosoda's Belle box office performance, Higurashi spoiler legal ninja squad, and Ghibli Museum fundraiser
50:09 - SHITSUMON! Discussing the most impactful shows of 2016
1:32:06 - Closing remarks and shoutouts

TRACKS

Intro - "Pokémon Theme" by Jason Paige (Pokémon season 1 opening theme)
Outro - "Update" by miwa (My Hero Academia Season 3 ending theme)

Anime Ichiban 47: May the Weebs Be With You

Anime Ichiban 47: May the Weebs Be With You

July 19, 2021

Star Wars is getting a pretty sick looking anime project and weebs who have little idea how the industry actually works pretend they know it all in this Anime Ichiban episode.

TIMESTAMPS
00:00 - Introductions and video game chatter
14:20 - Star Wars Visions
38:22 - Anime Tube
54:02 - Vtubers
1:10:44 - Closing remarks and shoutouts

TRACKS
Intro - “Caesura of Despair” by IRyS
Outro - “Black Out” by OBSYDIA

Anime Ichiban 46: Vtubers at The Speed of Sound

Anime Ichiban 46: Vtubers at The Speed of Sound

June 28, 2021

One of the most prominent Vtubers, Kiyru Coco, is graduating from hololive at the same time we get a... Sonic Vtuber? Harry and Matt sit down to go over these developments as well as the recent news of a live-action Made in Abyss production.

TIMESTAMPS

0:00 - Introductions
12:38 - Sonic's Vtuber Debut
22:16 - Kiryuu Coco to graduate from hololive
39:29 - Made in Abyss live-action script ordered
54:56 - Closing remarks and shoutouts

TRACKS

Intro - "Reach For the Stars" by Cash Cash (Sonic Colors opening theme)
Outro - "Asacoco outro" by Kiryuu Coco 

Anime Ichiban 45: Sayonara Miura-sensei

Anime Ichiban 45: Sayonara Miura-sensei

May 30, 2021

The crew is down one man but that won't stop the remaining members from gushing about the generation-defining legacy that is Kentaro Miura.

TIMESTAMPS
0:00 - Introductions
15:00 - Illegal motorbike riding depicted in Super Cub
20:50 - Skydiving for research in Neon Genesis Evangelion
23:30 - Attack on Titan sees the LARGEST comic book ever published
27:10 - Lifesaving “breathing through your anus” technique is named after Neon Genesis Evangelion
30:00 - Kyle talking about something VTuber related that I don’t quite understand
35:55 - SHITSUMON! The passing of Kentaro Miura
58:20 - Outro

TRACKS
Intro - “Tell Me Why” by PENPALS (Berserk 1997 opening theme)
Outro - “Inferno” by 9mm Parabellum Bullet (Berserk 2016 opening theme)

Anime Ichiban 44: Abyssal Magic

Anime Ichiban 44: Abyssal Magic

May 9, 2021

There's both a huge anime movie announcement and anime video game announcement to cover on this week's episode along with reports that the industry may be getting even more saturated than it already is in the coming years.

TIMESTAMPS

0:00 - Introductions and "Magnum Opus or Neverland" opening segment
14:08 - Madoka Magica 4th Movie Continuation Announced
34:09 - Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling into Darkness Game Announced
47:01 - Kadokawa's future increase in anime production and the state of the industry
1:03:00 - SHITSUMON! Taking a look back at the most impactful shows of 2015
1:36:57 - Closing remarks and shoutouts

TRACKS

Intro - "Colorful" by ClariS (Madoka Magica: Rebellion opening theme)
Outro - "Tabi no Hidarite, Saihate no Migite" by Miyu Tomita and Mariya Ise (Made in Abyss Ending Theme)

Anime Ichiban 43: Androids Riding Cubs to The Arctic Frontier

Anime Ichiban 43: Androids Riding Cubs to The Arctic Frontier

April 18, 2021

The new anime season is upon us and the crew takes a moment to discuss some standouts such as Super CubTo Your Eternity, Vivy -Flourite Eye's Song-. Afterward, they continue their trip down memory lane with the most prominent shows of 2014.

TIMESTAMPS

0:00 - Introductions and "Kill Your Babies" opening segment
14:15 - Spring season early impressions discussion
1:04:06 - SHITSUMON! Talking about the most impactful shows of 2014
1:32:47 - Closing and shout outs

TRACKS

Intro - "Sing My Pleasure" by Kairi Yagi (Vivi -Flourite Eye's Song- opening theme)
Outro - "Nai Nai" by ReoNa (Shadows House ending theme)

Anime Ichiban 42: Kill la Devils

Anime Ichiban 42: Kill la Devils

March 28, 2021

This episode the full crew is back and dives into some heavy subject matter concerning the most recent Wonder Egg Priority episodes and continues the trip though the 2010's by looking at the most impactful shows of 2013.

TIMESTAMPS

0:00 - Introductions and "Kill Your Babies" opening segment
12:56 - Wonder Egg Priority Discussion (Episodes 9-11)
56:13 - SHITUMON! Examing the most impactful anime of 2013
1:26:08 - Closing remarks and shoutouts

TRACKS

Intro - "Sirius" by Eir Aoi (Kill la Kill opening theme)
Outro - "Star Chart" by nano.RIPE (Devil is a Part-Timer ending theme)

Anime Ichiban 41: Bad Crunchyroll Award Predictions

Anime Ichiban 41: Bad Crunchyroll Award Predictions

March 7, 2021

It's just Matt and Harry on for this episode as they have their horribly wrong Crunchyroll Anime Award predictions shoved in their face. Wonder Egg Priority continues to be thought-provoking and just for kicks the duo craft the isekai series they'd like to see.

TIMESTAMPS

0:00 - Intro and "Kill Your Babies"
17:34 - Wonder Egg Priority Check-in
37:33 - Crunchyroll Anime Award Results
1:03:03 - In other news...
1:10:20 - SHITSUMON! Design an isekai series
1:22:07 - Shout-outs and closing

TRACKS

Intro - "Seize the Day" by Asaka (Yuru Camp Season 2 opening theme)
Outro -  "Lost in Paradise" feat. AKLO by ALI (JUJUTSU KAISEN ending theme)

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