Anime Ichiban

Anime Ichiban

GoombaStomp.com's official anime podcast with topics ranging from the bizarre to the introspective for anime of all likes and genres, new and old.

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April 18, 2021 98 min

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

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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 sh...

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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.

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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 - Closi...

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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.

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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...

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February 15, 2021 97 min

This episode experiments with a new format with a large chunk of the show focused on discussing this season's mesmerizing new series, Wonder Egg Priority. Later on, the crew talks about the year that changed modern anime as we know it.

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0:00 - Introductions and "Kill Your Babies" 7:38 - Wonder Egg Priority Discussion 32:21 - Japanese government considering imposing copyright laws on cosplayers 42:06 - In oth...

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The Crunchyroll Anime Awards are right around the corner which means it's time for predictions! The crew also give their impressions of a bombastic new anime season as well as delve into some interesting regional streaming statistics.

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0:00 - Introductions and talking about the current anime season 32:22 - Most watched Crunchyroll shows by region 40:17 - In other news... 43:31 - SHITUSMON! Thought and predictions on...

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A remake of a visual novel over a decade in the making finally makes its reappearance and the panel decides to reminisce about their favorite shows of the year.

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0:00 - Introductions and what have we been watching 23:27 - Tsukihime Remake resurfaced and dated 33:45 - Mamoru Hosoda's new movie announcement 43:10 - Comiket related blood donation shortages 46:31 - SHITSUMON! What are our favorite shows of 2020? 1:20:04...

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Now that the acquisition of Crunchyroll by Sony is now official, the crew gives their thoughts on what this potentially means for the anime streaming sphere; Studio Ghibli has released the first trailer for their first CGI film and it is... a trailer; and 2011 had some pretty dang good shows.

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0:00 - Introductions 14:19 - Crunchyroll to be purchased by Sony, owners of Funimation 26:26 - Studio Ghibli releases first trai...

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November 23, 2020 104 min

The crew takes a trip back to 2010 when life was simpler and anime tastes were worse to take a moment and reflect on what shows have remain stuck in the fandom's mind all these years later.

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0:00 - Introductions and what have we been watching lately 24:52 - Kyoto Animation given Women in Animation Diversity Award 31:00 - Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex, Eden of the East) announces next project...

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Happy Halloween! On this episode, Anime Ichiban delves into some spooky news, like monopolies and yaoi paddles. For the main topic, the gang discusses how horror can be used to elevate storytelling.

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0:00 - Introductions and what we've been watching 29:39 - NEWS: Sony posed to purchase Crunchyroll 40:44 - NEWS: Demon Slayer movie smashes records 48:05 - NEWS: Hetalia getting revived with a new series 51:51 - LIGHTNI...

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Matt and Kyle have fallen deep down the proverbial hololive rabbit hole. They talk about their latest obsession along with the recent news of two of their top talents' suspension then top off with a discussion of living settings in anime.

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0:00 - Introductions 23:42 - Akai Haato and Kiryu Coco's hololive suspensions 45:12 - In other news... 56:57 - SHITSUMON! What anime have settings that are a character in and ...

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September 13, 2020 99 min

Welcome to our anime waifu overlords, old and new. Join Matt and Kyle this episode as they discuss the return of the Goddess of Anime, Haruhi Suzumiya herself, then hop on over to the new virutal sensation that's finally sweeping English-speaking nations: Hololive Vtubers!

For this episode's SHITSUMON! topic, the two dive into recently released Aggretsuko Season 3 and The Great Pretender and explore how the two shows work ...

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Corporate shakeups and Charles Darwin spell omens of a changing global landscape for the anime industry and that the crew digs into along with how a series can effectively perform within its genre conventions. TIMESTAMPS

0:00 - Introductions 12:28 - Legacy piracy site KissAnime shuts down 28:45 - AT&T reportedly looking to sell Crunchyroll 43:27 - Galapagos Syndrome: Is anime in danger of losing its global identity? 58:41 - N...

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Disclaimer: This episode of Anime Ichiban dives into issues covering veganism and the discourse surrounding it. We have done our best to present our ideas in an approachable and understanding fashion, but understand that these views may not be shared with our audience. We welcome any and all discussion but simply ask that you respect opposing viewpoints.

In this (spicy) episode, Matt is away, leaving Harry and Kyle to dig into th...

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There's been a couple of big-name anime announcements in the past few weeks with the likes a The World Ends With You and Cyberpunk: Edgerunners both stepping into the fray. What do these mean for the anime scene and what do our hosts think of Trigger's Brand New Animal?

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0:00 - Introductions 11:32 - Anime Expo Lite happened 18:43 - The World Ends With You Anime Revealed 28:22 - Cyberpunk: Edgerunners announced 4...

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The crew is back to discuss the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement in the context of the anime industry as well as ponder why we watch so many tropey anime.

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0:00 - Introductions and what have we been watching 13:41 - The anime industry and Black Lives Matter 32:08 - Anime studios' opinions on partnering with Netflix 42:49 - Covid-19's impact on anime production and how studios are working around it 4...

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The original crew is finally back together to talk about some exciting new anime announcements, the state of the industry, and what games could be translated to the 2D medium!

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15:59 - New Inuyasha sequel series announcement 24:44 - Air Comiket Performance 31:34 - New Key, Aniplex, and P.A. Works collaboration announcement 37:49 - A special Pokemon ranking 44:13 - 2018 Domestic Anime Industry Report 55:53 - Quick Headli...

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This is a special episode that goes off-road a little bit to talk about something not entirely anime-related. Final Fantasy 7 Remake has been out for about a month now and fellow GoombaStompers have a lot to say about it!

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0:00 - Renan's introduction and familiarity with FF7 8:58 - Combat discussion 32:44 - Characters and world 53:44 - Story, ending, and future prospects

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There's been quite a few announcements in the anime sphere with unlikely reboots of beloved series as well as the departure of a beloved director. The crew also touches on what goes into a good baddie.

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00:00 - Introductions and "Pitch it to me!" 16:48 - Masaaki Yuasa steps down as Science SARU's president 26:47- New Higurashi: When They Cry anime project 36:11 - Tokyo Mew Mew remake 38:55 - Bleach anime...

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As the crew settles in for a long period of social distancing they discuss what kind of show they'd wanna be stuck with for all eternity if given the choice. The sheer absurdity of the isekai genre is also put on full display as Kyle and Harry fumble through one of Matt's schemes.

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0:00 - Intros and "Pitch it to me!" 15:24 - Bleach 20th Anniversary Project 25:15 - Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hinokami Chifuutan gam...

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February 16, 2020 75 min

The Anime Ichiban crew is in a Valentine's mood and discuss what makes for a memorable romance and couple in anime. Oh, and some pseudo-hentai got yanked from streaming and broadcast services.

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16:08 - Carole & Tuesday Director, Shinichiro Watanabe, Interview Tidbits 22:12 - Interspecies Reviewers's Removal from Streaming and Broadcasting Platforms 30:15 - Paranoia Agent Streaming for First Time Ever 33:49 -...

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