You can’t beat me if I beat me! Seiren vs Keijo! | Japanese Lunchtime Rush (Ep. 3)

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Welcome to Japanese Lunchtime Rush, a podcast within the WHY Cast? podcast feed where Cale and GeOm take a break from talking about entertainment and gaming to dive deeply into the world of the popular anime, Kuroko no Basket. This will be a series updated every Wednesday that will feature the hosts recapping the episode of the week, discussing various parts in detail, and comparing the show to actual basketball. 

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Entrance Exams and meeting Kise Ryota | Japanese Lunchtime Rush (Ep. 2)

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Welcome to Japanese Lunchtime Rush, a podcast within the WHY Cast? podcast feed where Cale and GeOm take a break from talking about entertainment and gaming to dive deeply into the world of the popular anime, Kuroko no Basket. This will be a series updated every Wednesday that will feature the hosts recapping the episode of the week, discussing various parts in detail, and comparing the show to actual basketball. 

If you want to watch along, every episode of the show can be viewed on Crunchyroll and VRV for free with ads or ad-free with a membership. The hosts watch one episode per week, so there is always plenty of time to catch up!

This week, the crew watched Episode Two and talk about the hijinks of the newly recruited Kagami, Kuroko, and Freshman Trio as they officially join the basketball club and meet the first member of the Generation of Miracles – Kise Ryota. 

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Titanfall into Apex Legends, Nintendo Labo VR, and Making Time for Gaming with KingFranchize88 | The WHY Cast? (Ep. 8)

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On this episode of the WHY Cast? Cale and special guest Andrew “KingFranchize88” Francis sit down to talk about their love of Titanfall and how that translated into Apex Legends, Nintendo making a VR component for the Labo, Games that would be awesome on the Switch, and how to work gaming into your week’s busy schedule. Along the way, there might be some talk about Melee HD, their massive backlogs, and a lot of One Piece. 

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Intro: 0:00 – 2:32
Apex Legends: 2:32 – 15:21
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: 15:21 – 19:00
Nintendo Labo VR: 19:00 – 25:40
Switch Ports and Remasters: 25:40 – 58:12
Gaming On A Busy Schedule: 58:12 – 1:41:27
Outro: 1:41:27 – 1:44:00 (end)

The Basketball Which Kuroko Plays | Japanese Lunchtime Rush (Ep. 1)

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Welcome to Japanese Lunchtime Rush, a podcast within the WHY Cast? podcast feed where Cale and GeOm take a break from talking about entertainment and gaming to dive deeply into the world of the popular anime, Kuroko no Basket. This will be a series updated every Wednesday that will feature the hosts recapping the episode of the week, discussing various parts in detail, and comparing the show to actual basketball. 

If you want to watch along, every episode of the show can be viewed on Crunchyroll and VRV for free with ads or ad-free with a membership. The hosts watch one episode per week, so there is always plenty of time to catch up. 

This week, the crew watched the first episode and reminisced about their first time viewing the show, discussed character introductions, and focused on some of the main themes that will become reoccurring over the next several seasons. 

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Is my sexy girlfriend’s cat my roommate? – W.H.Y Cast? (Ep. 1)

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On this episode of the W.H.Y Cast?, Cale and GeOm discuss the upcoming Dragonball Project Z game, Shaggy memes, and what games, movies, and anime they are looking forward to in February. 

RWBY Review

In all honesty, I had a much better time with Rooster Teeth’s RWBY than I thought I would. While the animation up to the newest volume, Volume 4, was jarring and bugged me to an extent, I got over it to have a good weekend of binging it.

Previously, I had tried watching the first episode of the series multiple times and failed to get over the weird animation, despite loving the music and the voice acting being up to standard. It wasn’t until I made a deal with a friend of mine that I would finish the job.

Over the past week, mainly the weekend, I was dragged through all four volumes of the pseudo-anime and after the first pair of episodes the things that stopped me from finishing them seemed to fade away. I started enjoying some of the quirky animation.

Now for the record, I will by no means call the animation of Volumes 1-3 good, Volume 4 is another story entirely and is another post in and of itself. The CG style does give the characters a certain charm in the way their movements aren’t perfect or sometimes go off model, but in comparison to what I think it could have been in a traditional 2D animated style, it holds back the story and characters.

The biggest compliment I can give this show is that when it works it works as well as any show I have binged. I am sure if I was watching it on a one episode per week basis the story and characters would have had a much bigger impact on me. As it stands I will keep up with the fifth volume when that does come out, but I am in no rush to watch the show from the start again.

The two other things I enjoyed the most about the show are the characters and the soundtrack. Each character in the show is unique, from the titular Ruby Rose to the lovable klutz Jaune Arc, they all have their strengths and weaknesses when it comes to personality. The voice actors, in most cases, are great picks for their roles despite most of them having done no professional work before this project.

Soundtrack wise, composer Jeff Williams did a wonderful job making an atmospheric and emotional OST that I enjoy listening to when I need to unwind or am reading. There are a few tracks that feel a little out of place at times, but for the most part it was spot on and at its best moments I had goosebumps from how well it worked.

My main complaints have already been aired out a little, namely the animation and how it affected my intake of the early portion of the story. Once you get past that however, the show becomes a very enjoyable experience.

My time watching RWBY was a pleasant surprise and I am happy to give the Rooster Teeth product a solid 7/10. I highly recommend giving it a watch, especially with how accessible it is.