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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: