Skip to content


  1. Roger Puzzitiello
    March 18, 2019 @ 5:52 am

    Man, Golden Kamuy is starting to feel a little like homework, because I wasn’t sure if we had met some of the characters in this episode, or if they were introduced earlier, so I had to look some of them up online. Still like the show, though.

    Also, big shock, I know, but Hinamatsuri is still great, and the fact that we only have one episode left is really making me sad.

  2. tyrannoking097
    March 18, 2019 @ 5:54 am

    I’m so glad that I watched LOGH cuz I’m loving it cuz I wanted to watch it but wasn’t sure if it was a remake or not. I’m really digging it with all the characters and setting up, it’s like a more intricate mind game version of code geass. Thanks Kirran for getting me on bored

  3. Fictionerd
    March 18, 2019 @ 5:56 am

    Megalo Box: I love how Fujimaki set it up himself with his constant comparing Nanbu to a Scorpion and saying Nanbu couldn’t change his nature. I personally knew what he was referring to because I’d heard the story of the Scorpion and the Frog, but then he spelled it out last episode. I got ecstatic, however, when I started researching to find out if they were building up character symbolism for Nanbu’s inevitable betrayal of Fujimaki.

    So there’s animal symbolism all over the show. Joe and Yuri are Dogs. Aragaki has the Butterfly symbolising rebirth or a new chapter in life. I’ve already gone on about how they peg Nanbu as the scorpion. Fujimaki is a snake. It’s obvious, but yeah he’s represented by the snake evidenced by his tattoo. Now the reason that this is brilliant is that when you look up the origins of the Scorpion story you learn that there are earlier versions where the Scorpion doesn’t doom itself to death by stinging his ride, and in particular there’s a version where the Scorpion has the frog ferry him across a river…. Where he stings a snake to prevent it from biting a sleeping/drunk man! Intentionally or not the creators of Megalo Box managed to portray the story of the Scorpion accurately even if it was to a different version of the story than the one Fujimaki told, and it’s even borne out when Fujimaki says to Nanbu: "You picked the wrong man to sting."

    That acknowledgement pushed me over the damn edge it was just SO GOOD.

  4. xenosaga8436
    March 18, 2019 @ 5:57 am

    I don’t care about any of the shows they’re talking about. I’m here for hbi2k’s descriptions of the episodes.

  5. Gracjanos1357
    March 18, 2019 @ 5:58 am

    I’m glad you’re into LoGH already because this is still the weak part of the series, it gets soo much better later on 😀 Most people agree that the OVA’s first season is amazing but the series becomes godlike with its 2nd season which will be season3 of this remake (right after the movies which are considered 2nd season) The original OVA is IMO one of the very few shows that kept getting better and better with every season to eventually end on such a high note it becomes instant favorite.

  6. St.Arbur B
    March 18, 2019 @ 5:58 am

    so glad you guys are liking Legend of the Galactic heroes, i am really getting into it and its nice to have your opinions to compare to my own

  7. CaptainCanoe
    March 18, 2019 @ 5:59 am

    Oh so close to 100k!

  8. KujoDude
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:00 am

    Yeah but part 5 is confirmed so literally everything else is dead. Araki just destroyed half of the universe.

  9. Lonely Phantom
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:00 am

    So is Anzu going to win Best Girl during the FMK awards?

  10. Anthony Cantos
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:00 am

    I finally figured out why I LOVE this show so much….it’s literally Dragon maid without the dragons, so dam Wholesome in every episode

  11. Mandorain
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:01 am

    And the Tolkien horde rushes over the horizon.

  12. Charles Parker
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:03 am

    Nothing death related? How about every one of the episode titles?

  13. StormSurge
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:04 am

    I love how the yakuza guys just start playing along with the whole Nitta interview. It’s literally just fucking hilarious. Who would have ever thought that I could watch a show where Yakuza members are not only funny but I genuinely enjoy seeing them.


  14. RochHoch
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:04 am

    Man, they’re gonna be pretty disappointed once they get to the final Golden Kamuy episode. A non-ending is exactly what its going to be.

  15. killerqueen2000
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:04 am

    The crazy thing is that megalo box still nowhere near as good as Ashita no joe but its already so great

  16. nostoppa100
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:05 am

    Fun fact Hinamatsuri and Meglobox are bombing in sales right now
    while horse idol girls and person 5 is killing it right now….. so sad

  17. xISMOKEU13x
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:09 am

    Man Nambu went full Reigen(Mob psycho 100) went from super unlikeable at the beginning to the best character in the show at the end. Lol

  18. eskreskao
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:13 am

    Spoiler for this week’s kill:

    Lupin III faked his death, he’s sipping pina coladas on a beach somewhere, waiting to be binge-watched.

  19. Tim F.
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:14 am

    A suggestion for when they do the awards, would be to actually play FMK with the waifu/husbando award when they thin it down to three.

  20. Erogama
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:15 am

    Shit. Just when Ami was slated to return.

  21. rashkavar
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:16 am

    Loved Kirran’s comment about people not watching Legend of the Galactic Heroes – I was thinking much the same thing back when you guys were just getting started and talking about how complex it is. (Didn’t comment it, though; you guys get plenty of shit, I’m not shoveling more on you unless you do something to truly deserve it.)

  22. Crazycanadian Manga
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:18 am

    So you guys better cover part 5 when it comes out in October.

    Even if Kaiser is the only one who watches it i will watch a show with just him lol

  23. xenostrike
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:19 am

    Scott, just watch the next Lupin episode as it is another Red Jacket one off episode. The next arc starts after that.

  24. _BloodyStorm_
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:20 am

    Looool ,,Die neue These" is a german sentence xD

  25. Android 19
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:20 am

    Megalobox just *feels* really good to watch

  26. killerqueen2000
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:22 am

    Junk dog is a decent character, but the original Joe, Yabuki Joe is one of the best characters in anime manga history

  27. TheColor Twelve
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:23 am

    Statistical spoilers, the best kind of spoilers

    Spring Season Vote Breakdown

    F/F/F/F/F/F/F/F Hinamatsuri
    F/F/F/F/F/F/F/F Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These
    F/F/F/F/F/F/F/F Golden Kamuy
    F/F/F/F/F/F/F/F Megalobox

    K/K Gegege No Kitaro
    K/K/K/K Comic Girls
    K/K/K/-/K SAOA: Gun Gale Online
    K/F/F/F/K/F Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku
    K/K/K/F/F/K Space Battleship Tiramisu
    F/F/F/F/F/K/F/K Lupin the 3rd part 5


    F/F/F/F/F/F/F/F Hinamatsuri
    F/F/F/F/F/F/F/F Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These
    F/F/F/F/F/F/F/F Golden Kamuy
    F/F/F/F/F/F/F/F Megalobox

    K/K Gegege No Kitaro
    F/F/F/K Comic Girls
    F/F/F/K/K SAOA: Gun Gale Online
    F/F/F/F/F/K Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku
    F/F/F/F/F/K Space Battleship Tiramisu
    F/F/F/F/F/F/F/F Lupin the 3rd part 5


    F/F/F/F/F/F/F/F Hinamatsuri
    F/F/F/F/F/F/F/F Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These
    F/F/F/F/F/F/F/F Golden Kamuy
    F/F/F/F/F/F/F/F Megalobox

    K/K Gegege No Kitaro
    F/F/F/F Comic Girls
    K/K/F/F/K SAOA: Gun Gale Online
    F/K/K/K/K/K Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku
    F/F/F/F/F/F Space Battleship Tiramisu
    F/F/F/F/F/F/K/K Lupin the 3rd part 5

    Vote Totals
    F – 24 K – 0 Hinamatsuri
    F – 24 K – 0 Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These
    F – 24 K – 0 Golden Kamuy
    F – 24 K – 0 Megalobox

    F – 0 K – 6 Gegege No Kitaro
    F – 7 K – 5 Comic Girls
    F – 5 K – 9 SAOA: Gun Gale Online
    F – 10 K – 8 Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku
    F – 13 K – 5 Space Battleship Tiramisu
    F – 20 K – 4 Lupin the 3rd part 5

  28. dyslexicfaser
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:25 am

    Hinamatsuri seemed pretty dull this week. They gave us the documentary bit but skipped the bartender lady pretending to be Hina’s mom for Parent Day?

  29. Jay Terra
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:28 am

    Im just going to say, about what Scott thinks of Megalobox, although I love the fights, how he feels can also be seen in Ashita no Joe, I mean AnJ doesn’t even have boxing until 15 eps in which may surprise some. In the end AnJ and Megalobox are both very character-driven stories.

  30. Guts By Dre
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:29 am

    I was homeless for nearly 4 years and I’m only 22

  31. rashkavar
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:29 am

    Honestly, guys – the reason people get involved in any organized crime is the camaraderie. They feel, for whatever reason, that normal social circles are closed to them, whereas the gangs or the yakuza or whatever greet them with open arms.

    That said, the Yakuza actually keeps the faith with their guys a bit better. I wonder if that’s because they’ve got a monopoly on organized crime, or if it’s the Japanese culture vs Western culture. (Over here we’ve got gangs every few blocks in some of the nastier areas, so a lot of the recruits die in inter-gang strife…the Yakuza’s basically got a monopoly on organized crime in Japan.)

  32. Shawn Heatherly
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:29 am

    I feel like this episode of Megalo Box cemented it as my favorite of the season. I’m still loving Legend of the Galactic Heroes and Hinamatsuri, mind you.

  33. Ironhornet
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:31 am

    Glad to see Reinhardt took a page out of the Russian military playbook when dealing with the alliance. I’m kinda interested and terrified how a galactic wide scorched Earth policy will look and how the show will handle that

  34. Ton Lito
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:32 am

    Let’s kill Lupin the Third, while waiting with baited breath for Bad CG show to tell you to READ THE MANGA.

  35. Christian Ladd
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:33 am

    If that mug in front of Ben is a Scorpio mug, I have the same one bro

  36. X Jesh
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:35 am

    The best part about Joe teaching Sacchio his habit of touching things when he is
    frightened is that if you go back Joe has been doing it through out the series.

  37. Overlord Crispy Cool
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:35 am

    so hinamatsuri ending next episode, I’ve been reading the manga and THIS IS THE PERFECT time for it too end not because Hinamatsuri is crap but because if a next season happens (We must pray) the starting off point is there is really no better time. Some things happen and they are significant and i won’t spoil anything even though i want too.

    although for the DVD release i want there to be 2 OVA episodes 1 of Nitta’s potery Cottage in the mountains and the other of Anzu’s school test run.

  38. mangamanzx
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:35 am

    Dang Hitomi’s arc was just short of getting to the best parts… season 2 when because the next episode will probably adapt up to right before Florida… but Florida is comedy gold… dang it, why do you tease stuff from after the time skip when you aren’t at least adapting up to the time skip… oh well I suppose Hitomi will just have to have to start her conquest another day… season 2 when?

  39. Glenn Taylor
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:38 am

    have you seen the titles for megalobox its all about death

  40. Jowgen
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:38 am

    What is with that single black-grey Rorschach test frame around 16:29?
    EDIT: Ah. It’s a negative of Lupin’s death animation from 53:41. Neat.

  41. CortexBandicoot
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:38 am

    While listening to this. I just realized i skipped episode 10 of Golden Kamuy.

  42. WhoCanusMaximus
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:40 am

    Hinamatsuri makes me smile everytime I watch it. Thank you TeamFourStar for introducing me to something wonderful.

  43. Nicholas Gallagher
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:42 am

    I think out of all the characters in Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Andrew Fork (or Falk in the remake I think) is one of the more universally hated characters. They did an amazing job making Fork a terrible, and yet equally incompetent, person.

    It felt good to hear you guys rant about him. And I’m also happy that you’re all so into LOGH, and I hope you guys actually try the OVAs at a later time.

  44. melon juice
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:44 am

    B A R A

  45. Xanderqwerty123
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:45 am

    Gearless joe vs cell?

  46. Connor White
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:47 am

    Awesome Persefone shirt Kirran, Aathma’s a pretty rad album.

  47. Lonely Phantom
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:48 am

    Also, I wonder if these guys have been paying attention to the Opening and Endings for Hinamatsuri? Things keep changing. After the episode where Utako turns Nitta down after their date, she stops appearing beside him in the last few seconds of the opening as Hina approaches him on the riverbank. And then when Hina leaves or goes missing, she’s not standing beside Nitta in the ending credits. Or sitting beside him in the bar for the credits. At the end of episode 11 she was completely absent from the end credits. Also, Utako disappeared from behind Hitomi in the opening credits, too. Normally Utako’s in the background as the camera pans up on Hitomi in her bar uniform preparing a drink, but after episode 10 Utako’s missing. She’s also missing from the end credits in that full cast scene at the bar. She’s suppose to be behind the bar, but it’s only Hitomi manning things.

  48. Alec Spencer
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:48 am

    Lupin cut? Whelp see you next season I guess.

  49. phmarriel
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:49 am

    Question.. Why/HOW do people survive this Megalo fights? Normal boxing can easily perma injury/kill someone. Shouldnt these "mecha-punches" hit-kill people?

  50. GL Knight
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:51 am

    Is there an award for the most Bad Ass moment in a season? Maybe like a "Ball’s Deep Bad Ass Moment of Awesome", or something.