What's that? SIX MONTHS? Well, if you listen to the Ani-Gamers Podcast, I guess you're probably used to super-long waits by now. Anyway, we're back, and we're starting off the year 2012 with something very timely and totally not recorded in the spring of last year: a review of the 2008 Spice & Wolf anime with Evan, Ink, and THEM Anime Reviews' very own Bradley C. Meek. Prepare for economics, wolf girls, and infuriating moé shepherds. That, plus a few mild spoilers, but there honestly isn't much worth spoiling in this show. (Check the show notes for timecodes if you're really spoiler-phobic.)
We're also trying out some new intro and outro music, so we would appreciate some feedback on those from our listeners.
[00:00] Evan introduces this super-old podcast.
[01:08] Intro: "Kill Me" by Lame Drivers
[01:23] Let's meet our guests!
[01:53] The review begins with a summary of the setting and characters of Spice & Wolf, and some of our general impressions.
[11:17] We start by talking about the sly wolf goddess Holo.
[16:27] Next up is our straight-man protagonist, the trader Kraft Craft Lawrence.
[29:35] Evan gets super-angry about Nora, the shy shepherd girl.
[30:22] Season one spoilers start here.
[31:27] Evan likes to see people die. Also, more spoilers.
[37:27] Incredibly mild spoilers about the final scene in season one.
[37:24] The spoilers are over now. You can uncover your ears, you babies.
[39:16] We talk about the animation, background art, and some of the music in Spice & Wolf.
[44:09] Final thoughts
[48:08] "The awkward ending." Twitter: @AniGamers, @VamptVo, @AnimatedInk (Ink has split his accounts between poetry and anime since this podcast was recorded), and @BradleyCMeek.
[51:10] Outro: "Kill Me" by Lame Drivers
[51:37] We read food nicknames from Parks & Recreation's Tom Haverford.