That's Not Anime! - #18

Fan Service: That's Not Anime! - #18

Join Kerry, Gray, Miles, Austin, Cole, and special guest Blaine Gibson as they discuss Samurai Jack, Ghost in the Shell, the Shot of the Week Tournament Arc, and more this week on Fan Service!

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  • CoreyRo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold I came for the Scrobbles

    18 minutes ago

    If I just watch the SAC series 1&2 will I have enough context? 

  • beastdude FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Rock god in training

    1 day ago

    for the fan service shot of the week, how did none of them go for any of the 9 episodes of the 3 anime that make up the cyber punk collection?

  • Kalilaila FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Chaos Light

    2 days ago

    I'm with Austin, you all need to be punished for not doing any of those, especially either Battle Angel or the original Bubble Gum Crisis.


  • darkblade1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    #ThatsSoBones


  • Dimst

    4 days ago

    Correct me if i am wrong.. but Major is in a shell and can have whatever appearance she wants... Sort of debunks the whole white washing aspect of this movie..
    AND Matt Damon plays a European in "Great Wall"... also debunks white washing..

    I am not saying it is not an issue. I fully believe that Hollywood is taking away work for a decent percentage of actors.. but these specific instances are just people getting offended on other peoples behalf... and that is a problem. 

    Again.. PLEASE correct me if i am wrong. i will gladly admit to ignorance if this is not the case.

    • DavidtheWavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 days ago

      Another instance that bothers me, Cloud Atlas. Yes, it is whitewashing, but the whole point of the movie was the same actors playing different incarnations of these people's souls. Casting an asian actor to play the same soul as someone who was played by a white actor in 4 other timelines would defeat the purpose of the movie. 


      That being said, The Great Wall is a classic instance of "white man saves poor natives who can't help themselves."

    • Vairia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Haunted Witch

      3 days ago

      Now I haven't watched Ghost in the shell since i was like 13 actually paying attention to the story line here and there, but i'm pretty sure major's face and head can't change. But I am not sure. And trust me, i am not happy about scarlett Johansson being Major. 

    • Mr_Mors FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 days ago

      In reference to stand alone complex only, until solid state society it is almost all her taking over (hacking) other people's bodies remotely for a few moments to gather intel or for subterfuge. Now solid state society took that to an entirely different level on top of her having other bodies that were only for her use. the only time in that storyline that she 'moved her brain physically into another body' was when she was 'upgrading' to an even more advanced cybernetic body which looked exactly the same as the old one.

    • Dimst

      1 day ago

      @DavidtheWavid
      "white man saves poor natives who can't help themselves." is still not white washing... valid argument but a different one entirely.

      @Vairia 
      the opening sequence of the first movie shows her shell being made in the white goo... 

      @Mr_Mors
      But its really hard to get mad about it when its a series that has taken so much artistic liberty that it has 3 entirely separate story lines with different circumstances making her the major.

      There are a LOT of series and movies to get mad about when it comes to white washing... but I really don't think this is one of them. 

    • Mr_Mors FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 day ago

      @Dimst I agree, this is not an instance of where people should get mad about "white washing"

  • DavidtheWavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 days ago

    Honestly I'd love to see the show branch out into any PG+ cartoons. A whole episode on Tartakovsky would be interesting. Not to mention Steven Universe, Adventure Time...

  • 25494 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Posterboy for the Insane

    4 days ago

    you could say that austin has a 'bone' to pick with miles

  • BlackPenguin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Guardian x7

    4 days ago

    Just in case anyone wanted a refresher on the Ghost in the Shell anime titles and timelines:


    First Timeline – Original Movies

    1. Ghost in the Shell (1995)

    2. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)

    3. Ghost in the Shell 2.0 [remaster of original '95 movie, 3D material added] (2008)


    Second Timeline – Stand Alone Complex (the tv series)

    1. GitS: SAC Season 1 [26 episodes] (2002-2003)

    2. GitS: SAC Season 2, AKA "2nd Gig", [26 episodes] (2004-2005)

    3. GitS: SAC – The Laughing Man [compilation movie of Season 1] (2005)

    4. GitS: SAC – Individual Eleven [compilation movie of Season 2] (2006)

    5. GitS: SAC – Solid State Society [movie finale of SAC timeline] (2006)

    Extra - Tachikoma Days (comedic non-canon post-credit shorts from SAC, 1-2 mins each) [52 eps]


    Third Timeline – Arise (the prequels)

    1. Border 1 – Ghost Pain [OVA] (2013)

    2. Border 2 – Ghost Whispers [OVA] (2013)

    3. Border 3 – Ghost Tears [OVA] (2014)

    4. Border 4 – Ghost Stands Alone [OVA] (2014)

    5. Alternative Architecture [10 eps, compilation of OVAs plus new material] (2015)

    6. GitS: The New Movie [movie finale(?) of Arise timeline] (2015)


    • DavidtheWavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 days ago

      THANK YOU. I LOVE YOU.

    • Boardslayer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Master of time and space

      12 hours ago

      Thank you!

  • PhantomAC FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Not Otaku, Just Nerd

    4 days ago

    Sooooo glad GITS had it's day on RTFS!  neckbeard

  • SachiiSez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Good-Natured Realist

    4 days ago

    OMGOSH KERRY MY HERO that clip was more than perfect for Blaine! My lunch nearly went everywhere I was laughing so hard!  caboose
    Laughter and Sunshine!

  • LowKeyChris FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 days ago

    Don't forget about episode 8 of Tanya please.  wink

  • WombatZombie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Undead Marsupial

    5 days ago

    My introduction to anime was Inuyasha and I loved it. Second anime I watched was Death Note and I loved it. I don't even know how to begin reconciling the two very different sides of my personality. 

  • trexfelix FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 days ago

    I had a dream people i knew started saying "thats so bones" what has my life become.

  • zaman179 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Space Cowboy

    5 days ago

    This episode was so bones.

  • Wolfwood_RoT FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 days ago

    On the G.I.T.S movie topic, I'll skip over all the whitewashing stuff as I posted a lot about my views on the situation as a reply earlier in the comment section and a detailed post on it would be far too long.

    What I want to say is that I'm naturally uneasy with the history Anime has with live action. But am hopeful that Ghost in the Shell will be better than expected and can start a trend similar to comic movies.

    For ages directors have commented on their Anime influences when directing Hollywood movies, usually ones like Ghost in the Shell and Akira, so I don't see the leap as being too great. But if this fails we may be waiting on Alita to be the movie that launches the trend instead.


    Anyway, let me just post something that no one can disagree with to end on:

    Kanna is the best! 

    • DoomPatrol85 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DoomPatrol85

      5 days ago

      I agree totally with you when I heard about them making a GITS live action and we all know too well about the whitewashing stuff. The thing that bothers me most is how her cybernetic body looks more like an android body and anyone I showed the trailers that never seen GITS automatically have compared this too West World. Made comments like, "so she is she an android made to believe she is human?", which just irritates me. Hideo Kuze is in this and is the cloaked deform figure you see in the trailers, but their combining his arc with the laughing man and making them the same person. Then there is the fact their making this a revenge tale, having her being some manufactured/clone that wants to get revenge against her creators. 


      This is not GITS to me, I been a fan before the first movie and anime, I started with the manga and the details of everything including the Majors history is just lost in this film. Thou prior too this movie they have said she isn't the Major, so what I am praying/hoping is this movie takes place after GITS: Innocence. *SPOILER WARNING* Where the major has basically become one with the net and is alive in the system, and have basically stolen her from that and put her in this body. Since they claim there was an attack instead of an accident like all other previous sources. The problem is Batou has a scene in this film where he gets his cybernetic eyes, big issue there is he has always had those since he has known the Major. Even in arise he has all his cybernetics.


      So again hollywood is just taking a popular title and trying to force sales with well known actor/actress with a trash script thats not even paying attention to the source. You think they would learn from Marvel but clearly thats why Marvel has to produce their own films.

  • HerculePyro FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hercule Pyro

    5 days ago

    Disappointed you didn't dwell on shouta using Lucoa to win all his activities

  • Boardslayer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Master of time and space

    5 days ago

    I really want to get into ghost in the shell. Can someone please tell me what order should I watch the series in?

    • farson135 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 days ago

      That is tough to answer because the series has three continuities. It doesn't really matter which continuity you start with, just stick to the order within each continuity. 


      First, you have the 1995 GitS movie, followed by GitS Innocence. 


      Second, you have Stand Alone Complex season one and two, followed by the Solid State Society movie. 


      Lastly, you have the Arise prequels, which are followed by GitS: The New Movie. Fair warning, the last ova for Arise has not been released in the US, but the movie follows the last ova. 

    • Boardslayer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Master of time and space

      5 days ago

      Thank you

    • PhantomAC FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Not Otaku, Just Nerd

      4 days ago

      Yup,.. farson135   just gave you the map, follow it as you will.

    • DavidtheWavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 days ago

      Someone above posted a way more complete breakdown

    • Boardslayer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Master of time and space

      12 hours ago

      Thank you guys!

  • Karashou FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Karashou

    5 days ago

    Aw yeah! Get hype! Jessica Nigri next week!!!

  • DarkTempler7 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 days ago

    Live action anime movies are kind of strange to me. First off, why live action? Why is it so important that if they make a Naruto movie or a Dragon Ball movie that's live action and not it's normal format? Second, why do most of them have to simply be adaptations of the shows? Why not create an original story based on the series?

  • UPdawg101 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 days ago

    When they mentioned fart jokes, the first thing I thought of was Luffy farting in Usopp's wind dial.

    • ColeG FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 days ago

      Thank you! I knew I remembered one!

  • TeamPhoenix FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 days ago

    So you guys need to watch Redline. That is just a BADASS anime movie.

  • UnRavel1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 days ago

    I don't think Miles or Kerry know what cyberpunk is... Freaking Ghost in the Shell! Cole and Gray wins by a landslide victory. Austin is right in that list of cyberpunk shows.

  • Judgefreak FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 days ago

    Cyberpunk? BATTLE ANGEL ALITA YOU TWITS!!!!!!

    • Austin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 days ago

      yeah boi

  • Kahiyao FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Creative

    5 days ago

    2nd Gig was better than first season.  Poker Face was my favorite episode about Saito's Mercenary days.  God that was a beautiful badass battle.  

  • PureMatty FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 days ago

    this felt more like dude service than fan service

  • Rear_Admirer_JaBooty FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold That's so bones

    5 days ago

    I'm trying to spread bones at work too and I already have coworkers who hate me. I say it is gonna catch on. 

    • ColeG FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 days ago

      Keep up the good fight

  • JuliaBaker FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 days ago

    I really enjoyed this week's episode! While I miss Yssa, Blaine was a blast to have on - it'd be cool to have him back if season 3 happens, when he's watched even more anime

  • JustinJowers FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 days ago

  • AlecsanderM FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold If Senpai won't notice y

    5 days ago

    I'd love to see reaction videos of Blaine watching anime suggestions for the first time. 

  • Colorfulskulls FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    Is gray wearing an Anti-fa Shirt?!?! THATS SO BONES!!! 

  • Marklar85 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Mark E

    6 days ago

    Loved the episode this week, especially the Ghost in the Shell talk with Blaine. The one-off segments they have been doing some weeks where they dive into an anime series, artist or concept have been so great. I would love for them to do something on music in anime, whether it's about someone like yoko kanno or how an anime can be amplified by it's music like FLCL with the pillows.


    Was hoping the special announcement was going to be more fan service episodes, but a public episode with Jessica Nigri is great too. Can't wait till next week.

    • PhantomAC FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Not Otaku, Just Nerd

      4 days ago

      Hello Marklar85,

      Had to put a personal 'DITTO' to this post.

      Gray has been squiggling with watching GITS SAC, and he still didn't confess to watching them,.. but it sure brought the show together. I hope they hit ALL the greats at one point, or another. And I would ,.. (ahem,..) LOVE FOR THEM TO DO A SHOW ON MUSIC IN ANIME AS WELL;.. on my RWBY DVD extras, Monty Oum says that animations can live or die by their soundtracks. I agree as a fan. so many shows serve tripe for soundtracks,.. but the top tier have the best.


      RWBY - Cowboy BeBop - Samuari Champloo - xxxHolic - Lain - Ghost in the Shell (ALL of them) - Death Note - Gantz - Red Garden - Ninja Scroll - Soul Eater - Full Metal Alchemist (albeight spoken) - Witchblade - Speed Grapher - Welcome to the NHK - Requiem from the Darkness - Ergo Proxy,.. the list goes on,.. plenty for a single RTFS episode indeed.

  • j4sonm FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    Never really cared about Ghost in the Shell before, but hearing how passionate Blaine is about it has me interested now. Definitely gonna have to check it out.

    • PhantomAC FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Not Otaku, Just Nerd

      4 days ago

      You wont be sad.

    • ColeG FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 days ago

      Comments like these mean so much man! They're legit my favorite part of making this show.

  • Jacecam32 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Jacecam

    6 days ago

    So to address the "White Washing" Issue. The writers didn't want the Major to have an Asian look. Not to mention she doesn't look Asian in ANY of her versions. So the argument is 100% invalid.

    • stu101093 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Brightstone

      6 days ago

      ...aside from her being Motoko Kusanagi, being Asian and a Japanese character. The movie's made now but it should have been an Asian actress to play the Major. 

    • Jacecam32 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Jacecam

      6 days ago

      Stu101093 Her brain may still be Japanese. Her SHELL, Isn't. It Isn't meant to be, Wasn't designed or drawn to be. No iteration has her Shell looking Asian. The publishers "Never Imagined" having a Japanese Actress.

      Also, Just because someone has a Japanese Name DOESN'T mean they HAVE to be 100% Asian. Do you have any Idea how many None Europeans there are that have European names? I'm not a huge fan of the GITS series. But if you are gonna complain about white washing making it some valid character. Like Bob Makihara. Who's character actually relies on his heritage to aid him in his training ease.

    • Yssa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 days ago

      White washing/race in anime is a pretty heavy topic that usually involves making a lot of bullet points and both sides arguing very passionately about what they think is right and wrong! The point of Kusanagi "not looking Asian" is a direct implication to the "anime" style as a whole, and while anime itself has a huge long history of this style derived from western animation and evolving to its own thing, the context of the GITS movie white washing is another monster in it of itself that involves years of Asian erasure in adaptations. Basically this conversation(s) need much more time and space to be unpacked, and there's also the hope that an audience will listen to these conversations and try to understand the other POV. 


      That's my word vomit for the day, thanks for reading. 

    • Jaune_Black_Smudge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 days ago

      Dudes, if you did any research, you would know that "Motoko Kusanagi" sounds about as natural to a Japanese person as "Jane Excalibur" would be to an English person. 


      The Major's very name itself is basically a code name, no more different than "John Doe". And you got to remember that the company that made her body is Japanese. For all we know, her brain could've come from anywhere.


      In a world where everybody has cybernetics and the "human" identity is a scarcity, do you honestly think it would be hard to switch your race as long as you have the hardware? Hell, I bet that the intelligence agencies in Ghost In The Shell have cybernetic spies that change from a Caucasian Male to an African or Asian Female.


      So, for all intents and purposes, The Major (as she is most commonly referred to) could be any race or nationality. She just works for the Japanese in a Japanese made shell and Japanese alias. 

    • Wolfwood_RoT FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 days ago

      I never really understood the white washing claim in this case. Aside from the obvious fact her body is artificial and could look any age or nationality- Japanese doesn't equal Asian. A Caucasian born in Japan would be considered Japanese after all.

      I do think it would be odd if this was a movie going for some level of historical accuracy, say like Red Cliff and they cast all white actors there. But on the other hand if they were to do a Dynasty Warrior movie where people are filling the roles of "characters" instead of people then I would think they could cast whomever they want as it's fictional.


      Personally I would be amazed if the G.I.T.S movie showed a flashback where she was Asian as a child. In the show she is questioned about why she just doesn't switch to a male body at one point, bringing up the question of her attachment to her body and gender which she could easily swap. I'd like to see the debates that would come from attachment to race and if the Major should feel some obligation towards hers or total freedom to be what she wants. 

    • Yssa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 days ago

      Good points all around! The context of GITS and the character is important, and the points both of you bring up are something that Austin brings up in the episode about the major theme of What it means to be Japanese/Human. Major could very well be white. 


      Then ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ why not let her be Asian?


      The Major CAN be any race/gender, but she's also fictional. The politics of whitewashing and defining a character by race is a very conscious choice made by creators/people purposely overlooking Asian-American/POC representation--and it's happened over countless adaptations. Like cole said, it's not Japanese people who get the short end of the stick, it's Japanese-Americans (and in tandem, Asian-Americans) who don't get an opportunity. 


      Anyway I should stop being political here bc NO ONE WANTS THAAT. 

    • Jacecam32 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Jacecam

      5 days ago

      Yssa The argument you make can very easily be made into "Why not let her be Black? Why not let her be Male? Why not let her be an anthropomorphic Kangaroo? To which I'd simply answer. She doesn't LOOK any of those things in any of the adaptations. She looks white in all of them. 

      It's Also about White people being offended FOR the Japanese/Japanese-Americans.

      Wolfwood Actually a Caucasian born in Japan would still be refereed to as a Gaijin (racist term for foreigner) Japanese are very racist to outsiders. Regardless of their actual place of birth. Which is why shows like GITS and Psycho Pass, Fit so well into their world.

  • SplitScream FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    TY Blaine

  • DevilArchon FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    is this show have a live time or is it all pre-recorded now?

    • Meerkat_df FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 days ago

      It's pre-recorded all the time now.

    • IanMacIntyre FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 days ago

      I believe it is pre-recorded

  • CitySelby FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    1. Austin's philosophical paradox: the Ship of Theseus.


    2. God I love GitS. Talk all you want about my favorite show!!! As to the movie, I just wish they'd picked a female lead who could do serious, non-expressive character method well; ScarJo IMO was a terrible choice, but as you said- she brings viewers.


    3. Maybe next season you guys could try a retro anime book club...? Modern insights from writers and producers!

  • professor.stein FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    miles broke his swearing rule in the first 1 min


    • PhantomAC FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Not Otaku, Just Nerd

      4 days ago

      you know Mamma Miles isn't serving dessert tonight. BAD miles!  laughing

  • coyote99 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    I was hoping for that season 3 confirmation

  • zeShotGuntux FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold W. Minor

    6 days ago

    that pelvis looks female...

  • Solid_Cloud FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    Battle Angel's OVA would have been perfect for that shot of the week

  • Sokensan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sokensan

    6 days ago

    If anyone is looking for a cyberpunk anime recommendation you should check out Serial Experiments Lain.

    • PhantomAC FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Not Otaku, Just Nerd

      4 days ago

      F.U.C.K.    YES!!!

  • XmasForJuan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    Honestly, they could have extended the Ghost in the Shell bit by one or two hours and I won't have minded in the least. In fact, any series they are passionate about, I'd love to see them geek out and talk about them without restraint. If FanService ever considers making a Post-Show, how about doing series-specic specials where you dedicate half an hour just talking about and dissecting animes that you enjoyed?

    • PhantomAC FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Not Otaku, Just Nerd

      4 days ago

      Agreed,.. and Yes Please Yes. RTFS,.. Are you reading?

  • TomHobson1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    I hope more people watch this. At first I thought RWBY was the only thing that would keep me paying for First. But after it ended and Fan Service kept rolling out, I just went ahead and bought 6 months.

    (Also, Jessica Nigri loves Kobayashi, and has a surprise for next week? POSSIBLE COSPLAY HYPE?!)

    • PhantomAC FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Not Otaku, Just Nerd

      4 days ago

      It was all about RWBY for my subscription also,.. but 'Fan Service' has been awsome,.. so yeah,.. ditto!

  • TomHobson1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    Kobayashi is seriously just so good.

  • powerphantom FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    Episode 9 of Dragon Maid has by far been my favorite, because of the things they discussed about and a few other reasons. Like they said in the beginning Kobayashi is saying she can't go because of work and she wonders if she even wants to go, but then she feels guilty after seeing Kanna so disappointed, so she decides to work extra late to finish her project early to go to the sports festival. That whole first part of the episode to me showed the old saying, "If you can't find the time to be with someone you care about, then you make time." It shows how far that they have come and how much of a family they think they are, because when they first started living together, it felt more like a bunch of roommates who are friends living together and getting into wacky situations, but now we see Kobayashi go above and beyond to make sure she is there for her little dragon girl.


    Also, we find out Shouta goes to the same school as Kanna and that he is "older" (he's just in a higher class) than Kanna. We also learn that Lucoa's cover is that she's Shouta's big sister and I also found that part of the story to be interesting too. When first saw Lucoa and Shouta together, he wanted to get rid of her because a) he thought she was a succubus demon and b) there was nothing that she could give him that he wanted. But in this episode we see that he won his competitions because of Lucoa's giant boobs, whether they were "World Class" or distracting the other boys in the events, Shouta won because of Lucoa who he once thought as useless.


    Anyway, great anime, great Fanservice episode, honestly thought Miles should of won, because his clip was actually animated and worked (also, I am too, a big fan of Samurai Jack), but anyways, can't wait until next episode.

  • goeast4punk FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    I miss Yssa...

    • PhantomAC FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Not Otaku, Just Nerd

      4 days ago

      I miss her also, and she's only been gone an episode,.. kinda feels empty without her.

  • jestbre FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold waffle

    6 days ago

    So isn't Blaine now the official filler character of Fan service 

  • TomHobson1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    Va-11 Hall-a is the best visual novel. And every person on the podcast should play it.

  • misakithecute FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    I would like to suggest that Miles, Cole and Kerry take part in a Japanese penalty game on next week's episode as penance for that "FanService" Shot of the Week.


    Also isn't it Tanya 8, 9 and 10?

    • PhantomAC FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Not Otaku, Just Nerd

      4 days ago

       Exactly,.. really fell short this week.  confounded

  • ChrisLayCol FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    Kerry is looking good these days. Looks like he's losing weight. Good on Kerry.