The young man on the flying carpet introduces himself as Kento Fukamiya, a childhood friend of Touma’s. Before they can get too reacquainted though, another Rider bursts onto the scene, this time with a small child in tow.
A year has passed by and Zero has become One (and briefly, Two). We look back on the first Kamen Rider of the Reiwa era, and decide whether humanity deserves extinction after all.
Coming down the home stretch of a weird season with show ending at odd times, we wrap up Great Pretender (for now), Gundam Build Divers Re:Rise, and Kamen Rider Zero-One.
We talk anime business with the sale of Crunchyroll and the death of KissAnime, then on to our usual batch of Summer shows.
We check out the return(s) of Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED and Appare Ranman, then talk about the other shows this season we have somehow convinced ourselves to keep watching.
Taichi and the gang attempt to cross the sea, but are attacked by a mysterious whirlpool. They’re saved by Gomamon and his partner, a rather neurotic 6th grader named Joe.
A global pandemic is ravaging mankind and world leaders have failed to stop it… and in this anime, a virus that turns people into monsters is ravaging mankind and world leaders have failed to stop it. A samurai and a ninja from the edo period are transported to the present day and join a team of researchers trying to stop the virus.
Definitely not sponsored by Crunchyroll
A girl whose name I didn’t catch (possibly because she isn’t given any) has inherited a company from her late father. Unfortunately, that company is on the brink of bankruptcy, and it’s now up to her to save it by producing… stuff. She’s a producer or something, idk. In the course of her work, weird supernatural stuff starts happening and she just so happens to meet four hot guys, none of whom she will probably date or sleep with because that would ruin it for the viewers rooting for any of the other guys.
Taichi is sucked into the heart of the Digital World, where he meets his old friend Sora and a new girl, Mimi. Meanwhile, Koushiro is stuck in the network and has to make his way to Taichi manually.
Kazuya Kinoshita is a rich college student who just got dumped after one month of dating. Full of jealousy and loneliness, he decides to use a rental girlfriend service with his parent’s money. After complaining for receiving the service he knowingly asked for, he gets to know the fake girl better, and by happenstance brings her to his family, who now believe he actually has a girlfriend.
Shinichi Sakurai enters college and discovers his high school underclassmen named Uzaki is attending the same school. After observing Sakurai for a full year, Uzaki decides he’s too much of a loner and is determined to pull him out of his shell.
Facing extinction at the hands (claws?) of the Gadoll, mankind has found safety inside the mobile fortress called “Deca-Dence”. A young girl named Natsume is locked into career of maintaining the ship, but her true desire is to be a solider fighting the Gadoll.
The God of High School tournament is held to determine the best fighter among Korea’s high school population. Mori Jin is a fight guy who meets another fight guy and fight girl. Presumably, they will fight more guys.
Glenn and Saphentite, a human and a lamia, are two doctors who treat a variety of different species. Despite their professionalism on the job, this is an anime so things get horny quickly.
Evil bug aliens are stealing all the horniness from humans. No, really. Ordinary high schooler Retto Enjou battles them as part of the superhero team HXEROS, while also trying to handle his man-hating childhood friend.
The crew tries to savor the last moments of talking about good anime before going into the Summer season.
We suffer through the small group of new shows airing next season so that you don’t have to.
On a serious note, we share a few words of support for Black Lives Matter and the ongoing protests. Then we try and get back to talking anime, including a surprise new contender for best show of the season.
After our usual anime recap, we take a deep, deep dive into BNA: Brand New Animal and the current state of Trigger.
Jel plays Sakura Wars and catches up on BNA with mixed results, and we touch base on all our shows that are surprisingly still airing.