Since we all need therapy after Episode 2, we thought it’d be appropriate to visit the good Dr. Irabu in what is perhaps the most experimental anime of 2009, Kuuchuu Buranko Trapeze.  Director Kenji Nakamura brings a distinctly Yuasa-ian style to this episodic, empathetic comedy that has a whole bunch to say about mental illness.  But, is the show just what the doctor ordered, or is this well-intentioned project too flawed to recommend?  Click dat play button, and find out.

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anime we talk about:

Kuuchuu Buranko Trapeze, ERASED, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4: Diamond Is Unbreakable, The Lost Village, Code GAY-ASS,

games we talk about:

Persona 5, Persona 4, Persona 4: Dancing All Night, the fictitious Lucius 3, Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator, BlazBlue, Alone in the Dark 2008, Hitman,

other topics:

Game of Thrones, our Bando head canon, Liverpool FC were in a final, death in fiction, how we feel about English dubs


Time Codes:

00:00:00 – Social Link – Lunchtime Invite

00:00:36 – Michael Kelly “Every Day Is Night” (our usual opener)

00:01:11 – Catch-up with the Hosts

01:10:57 – Shoji Meguro “Persona 5 trailer Music”

01:11:36 – Giant Bomb Dot Com…this is my favorite website, and I am plugging them because I want to. I received no money for this, nor is anyone asking me to do it.

01:12:54 – Social Link 2 -Local Ramen Shop

01:14:09 – The Avalanches “Frontier Psychiatrist”

01:14:32 – Kuuchuu Buranko Trapeze discussion, spoiler free of course

02:02:15 – The Avalanches “Frontier Psychiatrist” …another part of it

02:02:38 – Nihou Nyan. Gorgeous!  Delicious!  DECULTURE!

02:02:58 – Social Link 3 –  Study Buddies

02:04:00 – Module “Freon World” (Shatter OST)

02:04:21 – MORE Kuuchuu Buranko Trapeze discussion complete with spoilers

03:36:31 – Yuzo Koshiro “Dreamer” (Streets of Rage 2 OST)


03:38:23 – Max Social Link – Pre-graduation Confession

03:39:32 – Malcos, Red Tailed Fox “Don’t Fight Boys” (OC Remix of music from the Super Street Fighter II: Turbo OST)

03:39:53 – Correspondence

04:21:54 – Outro, shameless self promotion, music sonce again “Every Dayt Is Night by Michael Kelly.

That’s episode three!  Thanks for listening, everyone!

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