Episode 30: Avatar TLA Comics – The Rift, Part I


The Legend of Korra crew returns to cover the Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Rift, Part 1 comic. We discuss Toph’s dating life, the lack of Fire Nation angst, and the Keystone Pipeline meets Spirit World issues.

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Episode 29: Game of Thrones Chat


Recorded in July 2013 and recently recovered, the following is an open ended chat about HBO’s Game of Thrones between Amin and Sean Russell, the creator and owner of Anime3000. The first 26 minutes avoids any major spoilers, after that the chat is broadened to cover full spoilers for the first three seasons of the show.

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Episode 28: The Devil Is a Part-Timer


Bastards of Kingsgrave continues its 2014 anime reviewing run, as we cover The Devil is a Part-Timer. Recorded back to back with Episode 27, we provide another spoiler filled review of this comedy anime. The aftershow contains the first Snakes and Scorpions game of the new year, as we continue to hash out the proper rules of House Sandwoody’s most deadly game.

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Episode 27: Madoka Magica

Bastards of Kingsgrave returns for the new year to cover Madoka Magica, a true deconstruction of the magical girl anime genre. We briefly discuss two articles related to the anime series (article 1 & 2), as well as the many faces of Kyubey.

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Episode 26: Avatar TLA Comics III


The Legend of Korra crew reunites to cover  Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Search, Part 3 comic.  We discuss the final issue of the comic and speculate about  future comics. We discuss Ozai’s moonblood charts, why we like Ty Lee, and the awesomeness that is Koh. In the second half of the episode (starting at about 35 minutes in), we discuss our feelings about the season finale (full spoilers) of The Legend of Korra and season 2 in general.

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Episode 25: Steins;Gate


Amin and Ashley review the anime Steins;Gate (and yes that semicolon is supposed to be there). It is a spoiler filled review that was recorded like so many BOK episodes: right after an APOIAF episode recording.   As all meosters know, no BOK episode on a new topic is complete without the Snakes and Scorpions aftershow.

Notes: The funny clip in the aftershow was from Gigguk’s review.

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Episode 24: Attack on Titan (Manga)


Amin and Ashley are joined once again by Carly to cover Attack on Titan, the manga (up to early November 2013). We discuss a variety of personal theories and theories from the general fandom, as well as our thoughts on the manga in general. It is an episode filled with Ice and Fire references (perhaps the most ever, the most cringing certainly), creaking doors, and an updated version of our Snakes and Scorpions game for the manga.

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