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Anime Ichiban 27: Antagonizing Cicadas

The crew discusses the prospects of the new Higurashi anime project as well as what makes a good anime antagonist.



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.


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 continuation and Burn The Witch movie announcements
45:15 – Manga Productions’s new anime series
49:40 – Sonic Zones: Real of Fake?
57:21 – SHITSUMON! What goes into making a compelling anime antagonist?


Intro – “Tadahitori” by Bakudan Johnny (Opening theme for Ping Pong the Animation)
Outro – “Taishou a” by anNina (Ending theme for Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Kai)

Heralding from the rustic, old town of Los Angeles, California; Matthew now resides in Boston where he diligently researches the cure for cancer. In reality, though, he just wants to play games and watch anime, and likes talking about them way too much. A Nintendo/Sony hybrid fan with a soft-spot for RPG’s, he finds little beats sinking hours into an immersive game world.

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