The summer 2021 anime season has gotten the ball rolling with tons of premieres. But which shows are worth watching, and which ones are definitely, definitely not? It’s ultimately up to you, but before you decide for yourself, the AniTAY crew is here to provide our unsolicited advice. Later in the episode, we break down some of the latest news, including the swift rise and fall of “Anime Tube,” MAPPA nonsense, and the latest in Ufotable’s long-running tax fraud scandal.

This episode’s members: Reikaze, Gugsy, Thatsmapizza, Requiem

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“What does it mean to be myself?” Ryuta Shibuya asks viewers of Barakamon. The entire band suddenly goes silent; it’s only the first line of the anime’s opening theme, but even the vocalist struggles to provide an answer. He isn’t the only one wondering, though: Seishu Handa struggles with the exact same question when his father forces him to move to the rural Goto Islands by himself. His nascent career as a calligrapher in Tokyo, the center of his entire life, is crashing down around him after a misguided decision puts his future in jeopardy. …


With another season of anime right on the horizon, your favorite authors and Requiem are here to give our wild predictions. The catch? None of us have any idea what we are talking about (except for our source material-reader Raitzeno, of course). How many of our predictions will prove true? How many will prove idiotic? Only time can tell.

This episode’s members: hybridmink, DoctorKev, Thatsmapizza, Raitzeno, Requiem

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Just when you thought this was an anime podcast, we bring you breaking news from Japan: Hiroyuki Sawano’s next concert will be available online!! Also, something about marijuana? Can’t be too important. Let’s talk about Full Dive: This Ultimate Next-Gen Full Dive RPG Is Even Shittier than Real Life! instead. Whew, that title is a mouthful.

This episode’s members: Protonstorm, Reikaze, Requiem, Gugsy

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It’s been a while since I wrote any fun blogs about the Japanese language, so I figured the best way to warm up is to have a nice chat about one of the most fun words in Japanese: yagaru (やがる). Have you ever wanted to talk like an anime ruffian? Then this is your chance to learn how!

Yagaru means “to have the nerve to.” It is an auxiliary verb that attaches to the stem form* of another verb, which means that it is always part of a larger word. …


Due to audio issues, we had to record this episode multiple times. Thankfully, hybridmink was able to replace me as host when I wasn’t able to make it to the rerecording session. The result is a new and improved versi- Just kidding, of course. All versions of this episode are equally as bad as each other. But if you’re looking for our thoughts on spring anime, eBay erotica, and the life of Berserk author Miura, then give this episode a listen.

This episode’s members: hybridmink, Requiem, DocKev, Kinksy

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As the pandemic begins loosening its grip on some countries, I decided to let the other AniTAY authors out of their cages for another seasonal recommendations article. It was not possible to socially distance all of the bad takes during deliberations, but I think we still managed to compile a collection of anime worthy of our readers’ attention. It helped that this spring season gave us quite a bit to work with!

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Everyone wants to get a piece of that Demon Slayer pie, from Gigguk to Gugsy (equally famous anibloggers). But where are the old people? What do they think of the movie? Well wonder no more, my friends, because today we bring a tightly-woven episode of the oldest men hybridmink could dig out of the AniTAY author Discord. And fear not, anime hipsters, for this episode contains more than slayers of demons. Nier Replicant, Shadows House, and random old anime from your grandfather’s childhood all have their time to shine.

This episode’s members: hybridmink, Requiem, DocKev

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On this week’s episode of the AniTAY Podcast, we pivot from our wide-ranging seasonal impressions featured in our previous episode to hone in and talk about a few specific new shows at length. From the comedic insanity of Full Dive to the unending journey of To Your Eternity, we’ve got some spicy takes about some of the biggest hits and anti-hits of the season.

This episode’s members: “The Professional” Protonstorm, “Riveting” Reikaze, “Gugsy” Gugsy, Req

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Now that the spring season is in full swing, it’s time to for our rapid-fire first impressions! Today’s episode features our more m a t u r e cast members, so if you’ve ever wondered what it is like to hear four senior citizens yell about Japanese cartoons, wonder no more.

This episode’s members: hybridmink, Requiem, DocKev, Kinksy

Thanks to Thatsmapizza for their work editing this episode of the podcast!

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Protonstorm

Co-Editor in Chief of AniTAY and Coordinator for International Relations in Hokkaido, Japan. Degrees in History and Japanese Lang & Lit. Overly enthusiastic.

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