After our usual anime recap, we take a deep, deep dive into BNA: Brand New Animal and the current state of Trigger.
An uneasy tension exists between humanity and beastmen, a divergent path of evolution who possess the ability to transform into animal people. Michiru Kagemori, a human girl who finds herself transformed into a tanuki, flees to Animacity, the free bastion of the beastmen. There, she seeks refuge and to discover the nature of her mysterious condition. Hijinks ensue.
Akane is despondent over the failure of her latest plan and stops sending kaiju to attack the city, leaving the Gridman Alliance to wonder what has happened.
Even though Yuta has lost his memories, he’s happy making new ones with his loving girlfriend Akane. Hey, wait a second…
Akane reveals to the Gridman Alliance that she’s been behind all the kaiju attacks, and warns them she’s going to destroy the upcoming school festival.
Yuta finally confronts Akane and her mysterious benefactor Alexis. Meanwhile, Anti continues to take matters into his own hands.
Yuta meets a mysterious child who claims to be a kaiju, who reveals the truth of the world to him. Menawhile, Akane has decided that murdering Gridman’s human partner would probably be a lot easier than killing Gridman himself, and sends Anti off to do the job.
The gang take a trip out to the country to go rafting. Akane decides that bigger is better, regarding both monsters and amount of fanservice.
Akane & Rikka go on a group date with some college boys, causing Yuta to get extremely creepy. Turns out Akane doesn’t like them that much, so she moves to the obvious next step – murder.
Akane creates a powerful new monster, which manages to defeat Gridman in battle. Sho and Rikka are forced to come to terms with the idea Yuta might be dead.
Yuta, Sho and Rikka discover that, although the school has been restored to good as new, the friends who were seemingly killed in the attack are still missing. They start looking into what’s happened but are soon confronted by the arrival of one of Gridman’s ‘friends’ and a fresh Kaiju attack.
Yuta Hibiki is your totally regular Japanese high school kid who wakes up in the home of his classmate, Rikka Takarada, with no memories of who he is or how he got there. Thankfully, a voice from an old computer belonging to the titular Gridman tells him he has an important mission.
24 episodes later, Trigger and A1’s joint robot saga has finally reached its conclusion. We talk about what we got out of this hotly anticipated collaboration (hint: mostly pain)
Zero Two and Hiro face VIRM in a final showdown, while back on Earth the remaining Parasites begin to rebuild human society.
Some time after the previous episode, the Parasites struggle to survive on a newly adult-less(?) Earth. That is until Hiro discovers where Zero Two has gone and the crew head off into SPACE.
With Hiro and the Klaxosaur Princess incapacitated, it’s up to Zero Two and Dr FRANXX to break through and rescue them and, by proxy, the entire planet.
The Parasites gear up for the final battle against the Klaxosaurs, as Hiro and Zero Two attempt to activate a mysterious superweapon.
We step back in time…not that far actually, to see the origins of the mysterious Doctor Franxx, while in the present the Parasites complain a lot but don’t actually do anything.
Hiro decides Mitsuru and Kokoro should get married…for some reason, prompting a shocking but welcome instance of police brutality.
The Nines return to pay Squad 13 a visit and bring their RADICAL MARXIST SJW agenda with them. Also this week, Zigg returns to the blog and immediately wishes he hadn’t.