In Anime Airwaves #19, we review 異種族レビュアーズ (Ishuzoku Reviewers), the controversial series from studio Passione.
In a world where many different humanoid species exist and prostitution is legal, there exists various brothels for each kind of species run by “succu-girls”, who have succubus blood running through them. As each species has different opinions on how each succu-girl works for them, various brothel visitors have become reviewers, rating their experiences with various...
In Anime Airwaves #18, we review 僕のヒーローアカデミア THE MOVIE ヒーローズ：ライジング (Boku no Hero Academia the Movie 2: Heroes:Rising), the hyped series from studio Bones.
The number one hero anime is back in theaters for a battle beyond anything fans have ever seen! Class 1-A visits Nabu Island where they finally get to do some real hero work. The place is so peaceful that it’s more like a vacation … until they’re attacked by a villain with an unfathomable Quirk! His power is eerily familiar, and it...
In Anime Airwaves #17, we review Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru?, the hyped series from studio Doga Kobo.
During a regular after-school grub crawl, gluttonous high schooler Hibiki Sakura is confronted about her ever-expanding waistline by her best friend, Ayaka Uehara. With her attempts at solitary exercise failing miserably, Hibiki decides to join the newly opened Silverman Gym. At her orientation, Hibiki runs into student council president and school idol Akemi...
In Anime Airwaves #16, we review Made in Abyss, the hyped series from studio Kinema Citrus.
The Abyss—a gaping chasm stretching down into the depths of the earth, filled with mysterious creatures and relics from a time long past. How did it come to be? What lies at the bottom? Countless brave individuals, known as Divers, have sought to solve these mysteries of the Abyss, fearlessly descending into its darkest realms. The best and bravest of the Divers, the White Whistles, are hailed...
In Anime Airwaves #15, we review Shokugeki no Soma: Shin no Sara, the hit series from studio J.C. Staff.
At Tootsuki Culinary Academy, a heated eight-on-eight Shokugeki known as the Régiment de Cuisine rages on between Central and the rebel forces led by Souma Yukihira and Erina Nakiri. Though they won a stunning perfect victory in the first bout, the rebels face an uphill battle ahead, as they must now face off against the rest of the Elite Ten Council. With the future of Tootsuki at...
In Anime Airwaves #14, we review Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na!, the show from studio Science Saru. Special guest Sasha Duran from the Spoop Hour podcast joins the discussion.
Midori Asakusa sees the world a bit differently. Always having her nose in a sketchbook, Asakusa draws detailed landscapes and backgrounds of both the world around her and the one within her boundless imagination. Even the simple act of doodling on a wall evolves into an emergency repair on the outer hull of her...
In Anime Airwaves #13, we review Ni No Kuni, the show from studio OLM. Special guest Terrell Royster from the Around the Geek podcast joins the discussion.
High schooler Yuu and his friend Haru get involved in a case involving his childhood friend Kotona, which forces them to go back and forth between another world that is different but is somewhat similar to their world, Ni no Kuni. The real world and Ni no Kuni, when Kotona’s life is in danger, what’s the ultimate choice the three of...
In Anime Airwaves #12, we review Re:Creators, the show from studio TROYCA.
Humans have designed countless worlds—each one born from the unique imagination of its creator. Souta Mizushino is a high school student who aspires to be such a creator by writing and illustrating his own light novel. One day, while watching anime for inspiration, he is briefly transported into a fierce fight scene. When he returns to the real world, he realizes something is amiss: the anime’s headstrong...
In Anime Airwaves #11, we review Fate/Grand Order: Absolute Demonic Front – Babylonia, the show from Cloverworks based on the mobile video game, Fate/Grand Order.
A.D. 2016, the foundations of humanity have been incinerated by the Mage King Solomon. Chaldea, a secret mages organization with the mission to preserve humanity’s future, foresaw mankind’s extinction in 2015. Thus commenced the operation to repair the Singularities in history caused by Holy Grails dispersed across time...
In Anime Airwaves #10, we review Demon Slayer, the critically-acclaimed show from ufotable, the studio behind the Fate and God Eater series.
Ever since the death of his father, the burden of supporting the family has fallen upon Tanjirou Kamado’s shoulders. Though living impoverished on a remote mountain, the Kamado family are able to enjoy a relatively peaceful and happy life. One day, Tanjirou decides to go down to the local village to make a little money selling charcoal. On his...
In Anime Airwaves #9, we review Weathering With You, the highly-anticipated new film from director Makoto Shinkai and producer Genki Kawamura, the creative team behind the critically-acclaimed, global smash hit Your Name.
The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his...
In Anime Airwaves #8, we review Fire Force. The show is about young and eager third-generation pyrokinetic Shinra Kusakabe, nicknamed Devil’s Footprints for his explosive ability to ignite his feet at will, becomes a member of the lively Special Fire Force Company 8. Upholding the brigade’s duty to extinguish the blazing Infernals and lay their souls to rest, Shinra is determined to become a hero who will save the lives of those threatened by the flame terror.
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In Anime Airwaves #7, we review Dr. Stone. The show is about high school student Taiju Oki tells his science-loving friend Senku Ishigami that he will confess his feelings to their classmate Yuzuriha Ogawa. He prepares to make his confession to Yuzuriha under a camphor tree on the school grounds, but his attempt is interrupted when a bright light appears in the sky. Taiju pushes Yuzuriha to the tree to protect her as the light petrifies them along with the entire human population....
In Anime Airwaves #6, we review Neon Genesis Evangelion. The show is set fifteen years after a worldwide cataclysm, particularly in the futuristic fortified city of Tokyo-3. The protagonist is Shinji, a teenage boy who was recruited by his father to the shadowy organization Nerv to pilot a giant bio-machine mecha called an “Evangelion” into combat with alien beings called “Angels”.
In Anime Airwaves #5, we review That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, a fantasy/shounen show about thirty-seven-year-old Satoru Mikami is a typical corporate workerin Tokyo. In the midst of a casual encounter with his colleague, he falls victim to a random assailant on the streets and is stabbed. However, while succumbing to his injuries, a peculiar voice echoes in his mind, and recites a bunch of commands which the dying man cannot make sense of.
When Satoru regains consciousness,...
In Anime Airwaves #4, we review Mob Psycho 100, a supernatural comedy/action show about Eighth-grader Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama, who has tapped into his inner wellspring of psychic prowess at a young age. But the power quickly proves to be a liability when he realizes the potential danger in his skills. Choosing to suppress his power, Mob’s only present use for his ability is to impress his longtime crush, Tsubomi, who soon grows bored of the same tricks.
Winter 2019 Running Ranking: #1...
In Anime Airwaves #3, we review My Roommate is a Cat, a slice of life/comedy about Novelist Subaru Mikazuki, who is shy and not good with other people, and Haru, the cat that has been living a severe stray life. This is a story of them suddenly living together and describes the happiness of living together from both points of view..
Running Ranking: #1 Promised Neverland / #2 Shield Hero / #3 Roommate is a Cat
Best Waifu/Husbando: #1 Raphtalia
Worst Waifu/Husbando: #1...
In Anime Airwaves #2, we review The Promised Neverland, a mystery/thriller about an orphanage where everything seems fine on the surface, but a few children eventually discover its deep, hidden secrets.
Running Ranking: #1 Shield Hero / #2 The Promised Neverland
Best Waifu/Husbando: #1 Raphtalia
Worst Waifu/Husbando: #1 Mama / #2 Malty Melromarc
Best Anime OP/Endings: #1 Promised Neverland OP / #2 Shield Hero OP
Introducing the debut of Anime Airwaves – Pop Culture Bento’s new anime podcast!
In Anime Airwaves #1, we review The Rising of the Shield Hero, a fresh take on the isekai genre.
Running Ranking: #1 Shield Hero
Best Waifu/Husbando: #1 Raphtalia
Worst Waifu/Husbando: #1 Malty Melromarc
Best Anime OP/Endings:
#1 Chiai Fujikawa – “Kimi no Namae” (Shield Hero End)
#2 MADKID – “RISE” (Shield Hero OP)