The GLORIO Chat Episode 21: Fall 2018 Anime Preview

Jel, Iro, Gee, and Zigg attempt to preview the notable shows of the Fall 2018 season and in the process discover Luigi has been been protecting us this entire time. RIP.

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Opening Song: “Emotional literacy” by BRADIO

Show Notes

2:33 FLCL Progressive Alternative seems slightly better than Progressive.

12:38 Double Decker’s Tiger & Bunny connection.

20:47 That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime is isekai for the aging otaku.

26:24 I’m more excited for A Certain Magical Index season 3 than it deserves.

36:21 Our Maid Is Way Too Annoying! and the disturbing trend of adult female pedophiles (also once again RIP Dogakobo)

39:50 Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Season 5 is always a safe bet.

45:48 Release the Spyce really wishes it was Princess Principal.

49:13 Fairy Tail is getting a final season but does anyone still care?

54:40 Gee can’t escape Golden Kamuy season 2.

59:19 Conception was that Persona ripoff game where you magically make girls pregnant and make your children fight monsters.

1:03:58 Gakuen BASARA looks bad but Sengoku Basara was cool.

1:09:33 Tsurune: Kazemai High School’s Archery Club, Kyoto Animation’s rare return to TV anime.

1:22:05 Iro made us talk about RErideD so we could shout out Yoshitoshi Abe.

1:27:01 Sword Art Online: Alicization heralds in the year of Kirito.

1:33:05 Goblin Slayer is disgusting and will probably be a big hit.

1:38:38 SSSS.GRIDMAN should holds us over until Promare.

5 thoughts on “The GLORIO Chat Episode 21: Fall 2018 Anime Preview

  1. About Sengoku/Gakuen Basara… Gakuen Basara is not a new thing, it’s been a sort of running joke in the franchise since I think around or before the first anime, with multiple published volumes and whatnot. (Sengoku Basara likes its AUs, it also has an official post-apocalyptic style AU, various alternate retellings of the game stories, etc.) It’s supposed to be a joke, really, with the characters’ over the top shenanigans reimagined for high-school, and it takes itself about as seriously as you’d expect from Sengoku Basara in its better days. So it’s very much for fans of the franchise, and it’s been reasonably popular in the fandom, too, back when there was a fandom… The question is, are people going to remember and care, especially with the game franchise being sort of dead, and the terrible Judge End anime series that kind of went against everything people liked about the Production IG shows.

    Also, about Sengoku Basara’s central joke – thing is, it’s of course incredibly silly but that’s supposed to be the point, and it’s not just random silliness, at least in case of the core cast. The point is taking the personalities of, and/or anecdotes/jokes about the actual historical people, and then turning them up to eleven for the lulz. Date Masamune speak English because they took the “unpredictable, rowdy, Western culture loving” aspect of the actual daimyou and gave him a yankee bike gang leader theme. With Oda Nobunaga they took his self-given nickname “Demon King of the Sixth Heaven” and ran with it. Honda Tadakatsu is a mech/cyborg because according to legend he won all his fights without a single scratch on him. Rumors about Uesugi Kenshin’s gender see his Basara version as a Takarazuka-inspired androgynous figure who speaks in a very flowery language. And so on and so forth, again of course it’s all really silly, but also in a way pretty clever – it’s the sort of riffing on real people that shows like Bungou Stray Dogs fail to do well.

      • Oh sure, I’m not saying it’s going to be good or interesting to non-fans, just that it’s a fairly established and decently popular spinoff, not something new.

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