Let the battle for Fake Karakura Town begin! You guys are excited for this, right? Right?! Well, even if that doesn’t sate you appetite for action, we have Ichigo vs. UIquiorra, and Ichigo vs. Aizen coming up! We’ve been waiting for those fights for so long that they’re bound to be really good and definitely not super long and boring! Prepare for our longest episode yet!
Darryl pronounces “keikaku” as “cake-cock-coo” like a baka gaijin, Phil slips in two different Cell references, Sly defends the parts Darryl hates the most, and Ryan is checked out, having reached his “it’s dumb” quota for Bleach
The consensus is in: Bleach is not “terrible!” The gang begins their descent into Bleach’s canonical hell (well, purgatory), Hueco Mundo! Another lady is need of saving, the Espada are in need of a beating, and Kubo’s backgrounds are in need of some buildings! We’re only halfway through, so hang in there!
Darryl pronounces “Re-su-rrec-ción” as “Rez-or-reck-zion” like an estupido extranjero, Phil wants to control our sovereignty, Sly thinks this arc is the best yet, and Ryan has checked out. Podcaster’s note: Nakama means friend.
Darryl pronounces “SHI-KAI” as “SHIK-KAI” like a baka gaijin, Ryan fantasizes about Byakuya and Ichigo kissing, Phil enjoys teaming up with his rival, and Sly can only understand media through the lens of Yu-Gi-Oh.
This was going to be Bleach part 2 of 4. Who knows how long this will take now?
Darryl pronounces ZAN-PAK-TO as ZAN-PACK-TO like a baka gaijin, Sly thinks everyone looks like Rukia, Ryan’s concerned over the age of his kouhai, and Phil takes off his eyepatch to enjoy Bleach with 100% of his power.
We’re entering triple digits with something special, Bleach! The manga, that is. We’re gonna be covering it for the next few episodes in big chunks, hand picked by our very own Darryl. This is part 1.
Darryl mispronounces KA-RIN as KAR-IN like a baka gaijin, Sly only knows one thing from Bleach three separate times, Ryan likes the girl with big boobs NOT for the reason you’d think, and–shocker–Phil really likes shonen tropes.
We stay in the world of manga to talk about Yu-Gi-Oh! Everyone’s favorite card game! Too bad the manga has nothing to do with the card game and just has a kid ironically murdering people!
In this episode, Sly reveals the moral code for Sly’s America. Ryan starts his career writing gag manga. Phil tricks us into shutting up for a few minutes. And Darryl has to choose which of us to marry. All this and more!
We’re pretty sick of doing dumb and bad books, so we let Darryl pick one. He picked an autobiographical manga that really resonated with all of us, and hopefully you, too. A young woman’s journey through her crippling depression and anxiety as she comes to terms with herself and her sexuality as a lesbian. Not a lot of goofs here, y’all.
On this episode, we get another insight into the kinds of books Darryl would do if he controlled the podcast (hint: good ones). Ryan hides behind jokes (what else is new). Phil finally finds out if sex work is legal in Japan. Sly finds a secret boy hole that none of us knew about.
Just a heads up, we talk extensively about sex, prostitution, depression, anxiety, self harm, and suicide in this episode.