Endless 08

Endless 08

The year is 2008. We are watching new anime from 2008. Join us as we discuss 2008, the year it is, and the anime that is from this year.

Episodes

June 17, 2024 54 mins

Bamboo Blade continues on from episode 14 onwards with more fights, more new rivalries, and more cats. BJ and Duffo discuss boyfriend-stealing American kendo practitioners, the arrival of the cast and crew of a super sentai action show, and a lot of green tea drinking.

 

Our theme song is Endless 808 by I.K.

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The number of shows being used in our Frankenstein division dramatically increases this round, with a U2 and a Rob Thomas AMV bringing 25+ anime sources each to the battle.

 

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Just For A Day - Funky-kun

These Small Hours - includeownage

 

Our theme song is Endless 808 by I.K.

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June 3, 2024 67 mins

Sports anime Bamboo Blade is an AIC ASTA production about a high school girls kendo team and the deadbeat teacher who supervises them and occasionally gambles on their success. BJ and Duffo watch the first 13 episodes and discuss what goes into scoring an ippon, using kendo as an outlet for your secret violent side, and cheating in sports by giving one of your players a fake Power Rangers-sona.

 

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We enter the Frankenstein division for the first time, meeting our first two multi-show monstrosities: a Death Note AMV that cannibalises five other shows, and a King of Fighters, Guilty Gear and Need For Speed dream game combo.

 

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The Conspiracy of Law - Artofeel

Midnight Carnival - De29v101L

 

Our theme song is Endless 808 by I.K.

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May 20, 2024 78 mins

ChäoS;HEAd, better known today as the Science Adventure installment that came before Steins;Gate, is a psychological thriller anime from Madhouse that follows a mentally unwell otaku who stumbles into a violent conspiracy with serial killers, brain manipulating radio waves, and people whose delusions allow them to overwrite reality. BJ and Duffo discuss the history of denpa fiction, whether the show acts as effective bait and switc...

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The Class Clown bracket psychically hurts our hosts this week as another Ouran High School Host Club AMV comes up against a Koizumi x Kyon shipping AMV for The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.

 

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Ouran High School Never Ends - Melichan923

The Harassment of Kyon - MysteriousRyder

 

Our theme song is Endless 808 by I.K.

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May 6, 2024 76 mins

In the back half of Top Secret: The Revelation, the revelations keep coming and the secrets keep getting more scandalous. BJ and Duffo discuss directing a movie with your post-mortem brain, calling in romantic bomb threats to the local theme park, and a disturbing hostage situation that requires the team to delve into the world of dreams.

 

Our theme song is Endless 808 by I.K.

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The Class Clown bracket brings us some decidedly un-clowny picks, pairing up the chaotic metal-jazz sounds of Dog Fashion Disco with a boy band themed Ouran High School Host Club AMV.

 

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Macabre Serenade - Ileia

Ouran POP - JadeCharm

 

Our theme song is Endless 808 by I.K.

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April 22, 2024 73 mins

Madhouse's speculative crime drama Top Secret: The Revelation takes us to a future where police have the technology to look into the brains of the deceased and see the world through their eyes. BJ and Duffo discuss how it compares to American police procedurals, the bold move of murdering the president in the second episode, and the ethics of picking through the dark secrets of murder victims.

 

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April 15, 2024 63 mins

Imagin's pastoral merchant fantasy Spice and Wolf is a rare era-defining work from 2008 (the year that it is), following the journeys of a trader and a charming wolf goddess. BJ and Duffo discuss old fashioned Japanese dialects, FX trading with Trenni silver coins, and have a disagreement about the amount of implied wolf sex. Our theme song is Endless 808 by I.K.

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April 8, 2024 72 mins

Endless 08 continues with J.C. Staff's A Certain Magical Index, watching from episode 15 onwards. BJ and Duffo discuss the power of feng shui to dethrone angels, curriculum failures in Academy City, and imaginary students from the esper dimension.

 

Our theme song is Endless 808 by I.K.

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The Class Clown bracket represents a change of pace for the tournament, as a Ghostbusters FFVII parody competes with Jim Carrey comedy done anime style.

 

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Bustin - DriftRoot

Chicky-Chicky-Boom! - Ileia

 

Our theme song is Endless 808 by I.K.

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March 25, 2024 65 mins

J.C. Staff brings us another light novel adaptation, this time featuring a cold war between nuns, psychics and sorcerers in the action series A Certain Magical Index. BJ and Duffo watch episodes 1 - 14 and discuss pro basketballer sized 14 year olds, how to Google search actual magicians, and try to figure out what a vector actually is. Our theme song is Endless 808 by I.K.

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March 18, 2024 83 mins

BJ and Duffo are joined by guest host Ettin (Breakfast Cult, Hard Wired Island) as they attempt to scale the early dungeon tower fantasy that is Gonzo's The Tower of Druaga: The Aegis of Uruk. Discussions include reflections on 80s arcade cabinet culture, the birth of anime simulcasting, and how many bath scenes is too many bath scenes.

 

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The Linkin Park Vegeta division moves on with two rock-heavy entries, as a Bullet For My Valentine Naruto AMV competes with an obscure cut from the 90s set to Rammstein.

 

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Hit The Floor - Hwoarang

Conversational Spanish - Ileia

 

Our theme song is Endless 808 by I.K.

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March 11, 2024 54 mins

A.C.G.T.'s ecchi comedy They Are My Noble Masters brings us into a world of maids and butlers, but the humour being plated up is somewhat past its expiry date. BJ and Duffo discuss Family Guy style reference humour, high intensity teapot training, and staffing your mansion with the most traumatised servants you can find. Our theme song is Endless 808 by I.K.

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Continuing on with the Vegeta Linkin Park division, another Death Note AMV squares up against a tribute to the samurai manga Vagabond.

 

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Diary of Jane - budddha

kinesics - hitomisuiren

 

Our theme song is Endless 808 by I.K.

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February 26, 2024 82 mins

Endless 08 moves to a late night programming block for Xebec and Genco's erotic mystery thriller RIN: Daughters of Mnemosyne. BJ and Duffo discuss Japan's approach to nudity and censorship, untangle a complex assassination plot involving rare stamps, Soviets and angel hackers, and visit a torture castle that sucks.

 

Our theme song is Endless 808 by I.K.

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Endless 08 launches their first recurring segment: a bracket elimination tournament designed to find the best anime music video of 2008. In the first match up, a handful of hyperactive anime girls go up against a Death Note AU set in a famous horror franchise.

 

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Clarissa - BoneFixer

SAW - Archivist

 

Our theme song is Endless 808 by I.K.

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February 12, 2024 60 mins

The supernatural AIC Spirits and asread. collaboration Ga-Rei: Zero is an action series about two teenage girls drawn into a world of exorcists, with one heading down the path of light and the other heading down a path of darkness. BJ and Duffo discuss strange novelty weapons, African twins who love to say their own names, and the Marvel screenwriter with huge ambitions for the Ga-Rei franchise.

 

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