IRA 008 | Black Lagoon


This is the eighth episode of the I’d Rather Anime Podcast! We talk about what anime we’ve seen in the last week and review Black Lagoon. 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! If you haven’t seen the anime yet, but you want to hear what we have to say, click the title of the podcast above to watch it where we did. When you’re done, you can come back and give us a listen. You could do other things, but we know you’d rather anime with us!

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If you want to keep up with the anime we have watched and plan to watch, check out the links down below.

  1. One Piece (629-637)
  2. My Hero Academia
  3. Shokugeki: Food Wars!
  4. Black Lagoon
  5. Gosick
  6. Fate/EXTRA Last Encore (1-4)
  7. Nanbaka
  8. Tsukigakirei
  9. Alice & Zoroku
  10. Problem Children are Coming from Another World, aren’t they?

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IRA 007 | My Hero Academia


This is the 7th episode of the I’d Rather Anime Podcast! We talk about what anime we’ve seen in the last two weeks, rant a lot about One Piece, and let you know our thoughts on My Hero Academia and why you should watch it. 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! If you haven’t seen the anime yet, but you want to hear what we have to say, click the title of the podcast above to watch it where we did. When you’re done, you can come back and give us a listen. You could do other things, but we know you’d rather anime with us!

Don’t forget to leave us a comment, telling us what you think about this episode of our podcast! If you have suggestions on anime that you’d like to hear us talk about next, let us know that too!

If you want to keep up with the anime we have watched and plan to watch, check out the links down below.

  1. One Piece (591-628)
  2. My Hero Academia
  3. Blood Blockade (S2)
  4. Shokugeki: Food Wars!
  5. Barakamon
  6. Juni Taisen: Zodiac War
  7. Sands of Destruction
  8. Black Lagoon
  9. Gosick
  10. Mysterious Girlfriend X
  11. My First Girlfriend is a Gal

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Initial Impressions: I have no idea what to expect, so I can’t wait to watch it.

This is a mature anime for the gore. If you’re under the age of 15 or sensitive to blood and gore, this is not for you. Like… at all. However, this anime is very detailed in its artwork and you can tell already that each character has a well thought out personality and oddity about them. In the very beginning of the episode we meet a character with blonde hair, carrying two very large machine guns, who we later find out is from the family of the boar. Almost immediately after meeting her we see a really intense training session where her father is pushing her harder and harder.

Throughout this scene and the rest of the episode we see the dynamic between the father and daughter of the boar family. Not just father and daughter, but also dynamic between the two sisters. The older sister is slighted in a way that really on anime can depict, and so goes down a path of revenge against her sister to steal back her spot in the family hierarchy.

During this episode we also see the current time line and as the title suggests, we are introduced to the Zodiac War. In the show it is referred to as the Juni Taisen and each member there is the representation of one member of the Chinese Zodiac: the boar, the monkey, the ox, etc. The war begins after all present members ingest the poison that was given to them and the rules are explained. The rules are very vague, but also very simple and straightforward.

Kill everyone else and steal the jewel they swallowed. The winner is the last one left standing with all the jewels and they get any wish they want, granted.

After that, the floor explodes beneath them and we see the fights begin. I will honestly say that the first fight did not end the way I thought it would and it sets the stage for an awesome second episode if it keeps with this level of action, suspense, and surprise. I’m excited to watch the next episode and see what other twists and zig-zags this show takes next.


The Otaku Couple