IRA 020 | Outbreak Company


This is the 20th episode of the I’d Rather Anime Podcast! We talk about what anime we’ve seen in the last week like One Piece, Black Clover, Outbreak Company and more. Click on the play button above to start the podcast! Or if you prefer, you can find us wherever you listen to podcasts, just click here to add us to your favorite app! You could do other things, but we know you’d rather anime with us!

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  1. One Piece (865)
  2. Black Clover
  3. Outbreak Company
  4. One Punch Man

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IRA 019 | One Clover Gate


This is the 19th episode of the I’d Rather Anime Podcast! We talk about what anime we’ve seen in the last week like One Piece, Black Clover, Gate and more. Click on the play button above to start the podcast! Or if you prefer, you can find us wherever you listen to podcasts, just click here to add us to your favorite app! You could do other things, but we know you’d rather anime with us!

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Below, you’ll find links to all the anime we mentioned in the podcast.

  1. One Piece (864)
  2. Black Clover
  3. Gate
  4. One Punch Man

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IRA 018 | Pirates, Witches, and Zombies Oh My!


This is the 18th episode of the I’d Rather Anime Podcast! We talk about what anime we’ve seen like One Piece, Izetta: The Last Witch, High School of the Dead and more. Click on the play button above to start the podcast! Or if you prefer, you can find us wherever you listen to podcasts, just click here to add us to your favorite app! You could do other things, but we know you’d rather anime with us!

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Below, you’ll find links to all the anime we mentioned in the podcast.

  1. One Piece (858-863)
  2. Black Clover
  3. Demon King Daimao
  4. High School of the Dead

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IRA 017 | 7 Deadly Rants with Mo


This is the 17th episode of the I’d Rather Anime Podcast! We talk about what anime we’ve seen like Castlevania, Overlord, 7 Deadly Sins and more. Click on the play button above to start the podcast! Or if you prefer, you can find us wherever you listen to podcasts, just click here to add us to your favorite app! You could do other things, but we know you’d rather anime with us!

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  1. Castlevania (Season 2)
  2. Overlord (Season 3)
  3. 7 Deadly Sins (Season 2)

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IRA 016 | Back to Square One


This is the 16th episode of the I’d Rather Anime Podcast! We talk about what anime we’ve seen in the last week like One Piece, How Not to Summon a Demon Lord and more. Click on the play button above to start the podcast! Or if you prefer, you can find us wherever you listen to podcasts, just click here to add us to your favorite app! You could do other things, but we know you’d rather anime with us!

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  1. One Piece (856)
  2. How Not to Summon a Demon Lord
  3. Elegant Yokai Apartment Life
  4. God Eater
  5. Karneval
  6. The Highschool Life of a Fudanshi

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One Piece episode 858 was pretty much more of the same as last week. There was more fighting and more cake making. We also got to see a musical number from Praline which was unexpected.

Let’s get the fighting part of this episode out of the way since not much changed from last week. Luffy is still fighting Katakuri. Katakuri continues to keep his calm and is able to easily dodge all of Luffy’s attacks. Eventually, Luffy’s fourth gear Run’s out of time and he runs away from Katakuri. Things were looking grim until he spotted Brulee and used her to get out of the Mirror World. Luffy is not a coward though so instead of Leaving Katakuri trapped in the Mirror World he plans on going back in 10 minutes once he regains his Haki.

Meanwhile, Sanji, Pudding, and Chiffon finish the cake. Well, I guess it would be more accurate to say they finished preparing the cake they at their current location. The cake has finished baking but they still have to put the toppings on. Apparently, the cake is so fluffy they have to hold it down so it won’t float away. Pudding’s fresh chocolate is so smooth that if they didn’t put a lid on it the chocolate would spill out the pot. Finally, Sanji’s ultimate cream Simsim Whip is so delicious it can cause you to almost die from happiness. I found that to be pretty impressive makes me wish I could taste it.

Earlier I mention Praline’s musical number. First, if you don’t remember who Praline is she is actually Aladdin the fishman from the Sun Pirates wife. She uses her musical talents to convince all of Big Mom’s Territory Slugs to take the day off so the Straw Hats could be tracked. I love when music has an actual purpose instead of simply being random. This was well appreciated by me.

 

Lastly, an observation I made after I finished watching this episode. Praline’s full name is Charlotte Praline. She is the 29th daughter of Big Mom but she’s helping the Straw Hats. Charlotte Pudding is also helping the Straw Hats. Oh and Charlotte Chiffon is also helping the Straw Hats. Maybe Big Mom should treat he daughters better that way they wouldn’t ally with her enemies. At the same time though she also marries her daughter’s off and when they get married clearly their allegiance lies with their husband. Which is the way it should be so I guess it doesn’t matter how she treats them. Next week get to see how Sanji is going to slip past oven to deliver the Cake. I can’t wait to see how he is going to pull this off.

Citrus | 12 Episodes | DUB | VRV

Citrus

So, because I gave yaoi anime a try, I figured I should also do the same for the yuri genre. We first gave this a try back in April with the anime Citrus. It wasn’t horrible, so I figured I’d give it a try like I did with the boys. So, without further ado, first up on the list is Netsuzou Trap.

Netsuzou Trap -NTR- | 12 episodes | Sub | VRV

NTR Cover

I’m going to be honest here — this was the only one that I finished. There were 12 episodes and they were 9 minutes each. The whole idea of the story was the two girls in the center are best friends, but the girl with black hair — we’ll refer to them as Pink and Black because I honestly don’t remember their names — is in love with Pink. Pink and Black both have boyfriends, but that’s… complicated. Pink has what I would think of as a “normal” relationship with her boyfriend. She likes him, he likes her, they end up dating and are all “blushy blushy” around each other. Black is only with her boyfriend to say she has one. In exchange for “dating” her, she has to sleep with him pretty much on demand and he hits her if she doesn’t.

Couple

Black starts making moves on Pink under the guise of “I’m helping you practice for your boyfriend”, but as anyone would probably guess, Black is in love with Pink and Pink starts to realize her feelings for Black. The later episodes deal with Pink coming to terms with her feelings for Black, and trying to date her, although — for reasons I didn’t understand — Black keeps turning her down. They do end up together in the end though.

Black and PinkLiar

For this to be a short anime, clocking in at a total of 108 minutes including the intro and outro, it told a pretty decent story. I didn’t like that Pink was cheating on her boyfriend when he liked her so much and was such a nice and considerate guy. She was also cheating with her best friend, who he obviously thought he didn’t have to worry about — which I think makes the whole situation worse — but he never learns that bit of information. He even tries to work things out with her, but when he calls her, she is getting felt up by Black and he can tell that she’s with someone else. Like… honestly. The way she treated him was just wrong. On a personal level, I disagree with cheating altogether and think it’s unforgivable, so watching this was a bit frustrating. It struck me as annoying how no one but the douchebag boyfriend was honest and upfront about how he felt and how things were between him and Black.

He knows

The storyline was pretty basic and predictable, but for a 9 minute short, it was told pretty well when all things are considered.

Sakura Trick | 12 episodes | Sub | VRV

Sakura Kiss
This was the second and last anime that I tried. The reason being, there was literally no story here other than “girls kissing girls”. And if that’s what you’re into — cool. Everyone is entitled to like what they like, and to not have to explain it to anyone. I, however, am not into girls kissing each other to the point where I want to watch a full series of nothing but that. There was no plot to this at all. The main characters had no other goals other than “where are we going to make out today”.

Girls Kissing

Now, I only watched this anime up to the 4th episode — which was really pushing my limits — but I wanted to give it an honest try. I wanted to like it. I wanted to like this genre, but I just didn’t. And here’s why:

There Were Boobs Everywhere

In every episode, in all the anime, there were boob shots and girls kissing in every episode. There were boob shots in places and scenarios that didn’t even make any sense. Prime example: In Sakura Trick, they were at a school meeting for the sports festival and to convince the president that there should be cheerleaders she — you guessed it — popped out her boobs! Like… what? As an owner of a pair of boobs, I can vouch that this is not an appropriate argument! I just felt like my time had been wasted at that point.

boobs

There’s No Plot Other Than Girls Kissing Girls

This was true for ALL the yuri anime I watched and probably the biggest difference between yaoi and yuri that I noticed. It seemed the primary goal of all the anime with girls was to make out and get handsy with each other in inappropriate places. With the guys, there’s so much less of that and when it was there, it was done in more… “tasteful” ways. Now, that’s just an opinion, but I’m allowed to have one. With the guys, I felt there was more build-up to the moment in comparison to the girls, who were kissing each other in the first episode. Granted, my anime watching experience with the girls is limited to the anime you see listed here, but I saw no story elements in these other than the girls making out, or trying to, in some way or another.

Still kissing
Those two points are deal breakers for me for this entire genre. They wouldn’t be so bad if there was more of other things. More story, or more interesting and developed characters, or more relationship to be built up to the kissing or after the kissing. However, there isn’t any of that, that I witnessed. If I’m wrong or just haven’t come across the right anime for the girls, let me know. I’d love to be able to give this a try with better anime. Based on what I’ve seen though, I’m not convinced that this genre has more it to than what I’ve seen already.

Yurikuma Arashi | 12 Episodes | Dub | VRV

Yurikuma Arashi
Side Note: It was recommended that I try Yurikuma Arashi and this… this was even worse because there was nothing but boobs and kissing AND I was confused about everything else. Giant NO!


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