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Ani-Gamers Podcast #102 – Castlevania and Anime-Inspired Animation with Ink

Trevor Belmont from the Netflix Castlevania series using his whip

Evan and David invite Ink from the Ani-Gamers blog and Oldtaku no Radio to celebrate the Halloween season with the Castlevania Netflix series. Plus, the trio chat about what they’re watching for the Fall 2018 anime season. Topics include: “Inferno Cop meets Clerks,” Dracula’s one-year bluff, and Adi Shankar-sama.

Show Notes

  • Opening/Ending Song: “Blues Machine” by Scott Gratton
  • We talk about our favorite (and least favorite Fall 2018 anime):
    • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
    • Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san
    • Zombie Land Saga
    • SSSS.Gridman (Evan didn’t like the first episode very much)
    • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
    • Radiant
    • Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
    • Gurazeni
    • Mr. Tonegawa’s Middle Management Blues
    • Run with the Wind
    • Hinomaru Zumou
    • Jingai-san no Yome
    • Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan
  • We talk about the Castlevania Netflix animated series and look forward to Season 2.
    • At one point Evan namedrops Yoshiaki Kawajiri, director of Ninja Scroll and Demon City Shinjuku.
    • There’s a whole discussion about whether it counts as “anime.” You’ve been warned.
  • Twitter: Evan, David, Ani-Gamers
  • MastodonEvan, David, Ink
  • Evan and David write for Otaku USA Magazine
  • Evan sometimes updates his side blog Anime Burger Time.
  • Evan wrote the scripts for the latest season of Crunchyroll’s Anime Academy YouTube series, and hosted four episodes of it. This season is all about animation.
  • David is streaming every weekend on his Twitch channel.
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