RandomC Podcast #11: 2015 Mid-Year Retrospective
We’re already eight months into the year!?
Surprise delivery! We’re already more than half way through the year, so let’s look back at what the anime of 2015 have given us so far, and predict what the future may hold.
Hey all, Samu here. This was podcast was born out of my desire to have a retrospective look of the anime of 2015 so far. Back when I was just another RandomC reader/listener, I always listened to the retrospective podcasts that looked over each passing season. They often served as a chance to spotlight some series that may have been missed or deserved further discussion, and I got some good recommendations out of those podcasts. They were the best!
Since we haven’t done a podcast of that sort for a while, I thought ‘why the heck not’, and so this baby was born. Somehow, we balanced the timezone differences across four different continents, and this is the result. Make sure to listen out for Zephyr munching his steak or the sound of his creaking door. Enjoy!
- Samu – @its_samu, MAL profile
- Guardian Enzo – @GuardianEnzo, Anime-Planet profile, lostinanime.com
- Passerby – MAL profile, thestrangersroom.com
- Zephyr – @ZephyrRC, MAL profile
Part I – The Past Six Months (Winter & Spring)
- 00:00 – Introduction
- 04:14 – Common/prevalent themes so far in 2015:
Callbacks to 10-15 years ago, Old series getting new adaptations, Less sci-fi anime
- 11:15 – Spotlight picks:
- 11:41 – Baby Steps 2
- 16:32 – Shigatsu Wa Kimi no Uso
- 23:56 – Hibike! Euphonium
- 28:13 – Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
- 32:50 – Death Parade
- 38:56 – SHIROBAKO
- 46:57 – THE IDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls
- 49:15 – Arslan Senki
- 55:57 – Biggest disappointments:
Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation, Kantai Collection, ALDNOAH.ZERO, Durarara!!x2
- 60:58 – Winter vs Spring – Which was better?
Part II – The Next Six Months (Summer & Fall)
- 00:00 – Re-introduction
- 00:48 – Summer Season – Were expectations met?
- 06:09 – What are the under-appreciated gems that more people should be watching?
Jitsu wa Watashi wa, Classroom Crisis, Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX
- 14:12 – Looking Back: One show you didn’t blog that you wish you had
Sanzoku no Musume Ronja, SHIROBAKO, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Nanatsu no Taizai
- 18:03 – Character Discussion: Ichinose Hajime (GATCHAMAN crowds) – Love or hate her?
- 26:53 – GANGSTA.
- 34:02 – Fall Season: thoughts and predictions
- 39:51 – Why isn’t Shokugeki no Souma selling well?
- 47:18 – Overall impressions of 2015 so far
- 52:52 – New blogger Incoming!
- 55:20 – Shoutouts:
Zephyr’s steak, Go buy Shokugeki no Soma blu-rays!, God Eater staff, Kekkai Sensen final episode?
Manga Recommendation: Seshiji o Pin! to (Straighten Up!)
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