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War Never Changes, But Sad Senpai Does

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We here at Sad Senpai and the Gaijin Kid strive to bring you the best in anime entertainment. After doing this for well over a month, we’ve realized that we’re not bringing our best.

After much internal discussion, we’ve realized that our current format just doesn’t work for many potential viewers. Putting the onus on the audience to watch the episode and sync up our audio with it isn’t fun. While the original idea was to have fun with Stephen’s initial reactions, we’ve realized that there are too many cons to one plus.

So, what are we going to do about it? For starters, we’re taking a break this week. I could say that we’re working on improving the show in numerous untold ways, but the reality is that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U came out on Friday and we’re still playing that.

Next week, however, we’ll hopefully have a new episode up in our brand new format – a podcast. That’s right – no longer will you have to watch an anime episode while listening to Stephen scream about something. Instead, we’ll ask that you watch the episode beforehand and come listen to a few guys (one of whom still actively hates anime) talk about the episode in question. We think it will be more fun this way and make it easier for listeners to get into Sad Senpai.

For those who have supported Sad Senpai up until now, thank you so much. It means the world to us to see people enjoying the show. We’ll hopefully continue to provide that same level of enjoyment in a leaner, smarter format going forward.

Now, being all serious doesn’t jibe that well with me so here’s a silly video to send you off:

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We Bear-ly Talk About Anime

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Continuing their theme of watching new anime airing this season, Stephen and Zachary check out Sora no Method alongside generally dashing cool guy Bryan. While it would have certainly been nice to discuss anime, it would seem that the Kelly siblings can’t stop thinking about a certain bear.

Sora no Method is currently airing on Crunchyroll. It airs every Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

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What A Bunch Of Jokers

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Did you miss SSGK last week? If you were like Stephen, you completely forgot about it in favor of enjoying Halloween instead.

But Stephen can’t escape anime for too long, and he’s back this week with Zachary continuing their quest to watch anime from this season. This week they check out Kaitou Joker – a thief anime targeted towards children. It reminds Stephen of a video game while Zachary is shocked to learn that Stephen has never heard of Lupin III.

Kaitou Joker is currently airing on Crunchyroll. It airs every Monday at 1 p.m. EST.

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I Want To Be The Hero

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Zachary and Stephen continue their journey into the fall Anime season with Yuki Yuna wa Yusha de Aru. It’s a slice of life anime. Don’t let anybody else tell you any different.

Anyway, Stephen is pleasantly surprised by how things turn out. In fact, it’s the best thing he’s seen from the Fall season yet. Will we watch anything better, or will something finally score below 10 points on Stephen’s arbitrary rating scale?

Yuki Yuna wa Yusha de Aru is currently airing on Crunchyroll. It airs every Thursday at 2:19 p.m. EST.

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I Only Showed Up For The Sega

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Stephen and Zachary are back again with another new series from this season, but with a surprise twist!

Can you guess the twist?

That’s right – Zachary’s favorite person in the whole world and DVCast alum Bryan is here to talk about anime.

In this week’s episode, Zachary, Stephen and Bryan take on Hi☆sCoool! SeHa Girls – an anime featuring console-tans of Sega’s big three consoles: the Mega Drive, the Saturn and the Dreamcast. Considering that Bryan and Stephen are such big Sega fans, they’re bound to love it, right?

Right?

You can watch Hi☆sCoool! SeHa Girls right now on Crunchyroll. New episodes air on Wednesday mornings at 1 p.m. EDT.

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With My Power, I Summon Cameron

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After a week, SSGK is back and better than ever. We’re excited to start the Fall season with new friends in tow.

This week, Cameron from on-hiatus DVCast is here to watch anime with Stephen and Zachary. To celebrate the start of the Fall anime season, they check out the first episode of Inou Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de. A fun time was had by all – especially Cameron. This is his first anime in a number of years and it’s good to be back. Maybe…

You can catch Inou Battle over at Crunchyroll. It airs every Monday at 2:05 P.M. EDT.

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We’ll Soon Return To Your Regularly Scheduled Programming

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As you already know, there was no new episode this past weekend. I had an anime convention to attend and Stephen used that as an excuse to not watch anime all week. It was a win-win for both of us.

With that being said, we’ll be back this weekend with an exciting twist – we’re gonna be watching the new series that are starting to air during the fall season. There’s a lot of good stuff coming out this season and Zachary wants it to be judged by the only man ignorant enough to give it all a fair shake. The two may also be joined by some special guests during these episodes as they explore what Japan’s cooking up in the anime world.

Until then, enjoy a bit of my new found obsession:

 

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Stephen Has Found His Absolute Destiny

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If the title wasn’t enough to tip you off, Stephen and Zachary checked out the first episode of Revolutionary Girl Utena this week. It’s widely considered one of the best anime of all time, but Stephen won’t stop comparing it to Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

In other news, Stephen forgot his own rating system so we have no idea if he liked Utena or not.

Revolutionary Girl Utena is licensed by Nozomi Entertainment and is available for purchase at RightStuf. You can also watch it on Hulu, but only the dub is available. I would not recommend it.

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If you enjoyed hearing Zachary and Stephen talk about anime for 22 minutes, you also might like hearing them talk with two other excellent dudes about video games for an hour each week over at Disembodied Voices. 

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When Did This Become A Video Game Podcast?

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Fun Fact: Stephen likes Sonic… a lot. Zach kind of likes Sonic. They both don’t particularly like Sonic X. Why are they watching episode 2 of the oft reviled Japanese anime adaptation of the blue blur? Well, because Zach thinks it’s funny when Sonic says shit.

Beyond that, Stephen and Zachary have an in depth discussion on the merits of Sonic, Tails and everything in between as they weave in an out of the episode. That means not a lot of anime talk, but Stephen would rather talk about Sonic games anyway.

The Japanese broadcast will never be made available in America. You can grab it here. 

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If you enjoyed hearing Zachary and Stephen talk about anime for 22 minutes, you also might like hearing them talk with two other excellent dudes about video games for an hour each week over at Disembodied Voices. 

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Let’s Go To The Movies!

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Stephen and Zachary are tired of watching 22 minutes worth of anime every week. They need something new. They need something exciting! How about 60 minutes worth of anime?

That’s right – Sad Senpai and the Gaijin Kid take on a movie this week with Super Mario Bros.: The Great Mission to Rescue Princess Peach. The film, which originally hit Japanese theaters in 1986, holds the distinction of being the very first film adaptation of a video game. It also never left Japanese shores. You may wonder why that’s the case. As Stephen finds out over the course of the film, there’s a very good reason for that.

Super Mario Bros.: The Great Mission to Rescue Princess Peach was never released on anything but rental VHS. As you can imagine, it’s incredibly difficult to find. You can grab a download of the film alongside the three OVAs here. We only watched the first 60 minutes – which contains the film – because Stephen couldn’t take anymore.

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If you enjoyed hearing Zachary and Stephen talk about anime for 22 minutes, you also might like hearing them talk with two other excellent dudes about video games for an hour each week over at Disembodied Voices. 

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