Category Archives: Episodes

Episode 75: Doki Doki Literature Club

Bastards of Kingsgrave reviews the Western visual novel and internet sensation: Doki Doki Literature Club. We start with a spoiler free discussion at the start, moving into a spoiler full discussion analyzing the game, reviewing theories, and more.

Notes: Part 1 and Part 2 of the theory videos we discussed on the podcast.

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Episode 74: Anime North 2017

Recorded in late August, we do a quick recap of our time at Anime North 2017, held in Toronto, Canada. We cover our experiences at the convention, including taking part as panelists (together for Game of Thrones, along with a long list of separate panels).

At the end of the recap, we have a copy of the audio recording from a panel I took part in a spoiler filled presentation about Kimi no na wa (Your Name) at another  convention (which included a powerpoint presentation)

Notes:  The convention itself marked the fifth year anniversary of the founding of the Bastards of Kingsgrave podcast! The Japanese mascot video referred to in the presentation.

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Episode 73: Anime and Manga Corner VIII

Bastards of Kingsgrave returns with a Anime and Manga Corner for Summer 2017.  After talking about the anime and manga scene at San Diego Comic Con 2017, we have a full spoiler discussion of the Koe no Katachi movie (4.5 minutes in).

We cover the most up to date Attack on Titan chapters (22.5 minutes in). We also discuss KonoSuba Season 2 (44.5 minutes in), Watamote’s latest chapters (51 minutes in), Gekkan Shoujo’s latest chapters (53.5 minutes), Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san’s latest chapters (56 minutes in), One Punch Man’s latest chapters (61 minute in), and the Koi to Uso anime (69 minutes in). In the aftershow (88 minutes in), we discuss we talk about the ending of Ore Monogotari!!

Notes: All discussions are spoiler filled, as usual. Thanks to Deb Aoki and Genese Davis for providing excellent panels each year at San Diego Comic Con.

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Episode 72: Dying of the Light

Bastards of Kingsgrave continues our reviews of George RR Martin’s earlier works. We have a spoiler filled discussion about George’s first novel, Dying of the Light,  published in 1977.

Notes: Michael and Greg had a code duello required match after the record  over name pronunciations.

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Episode 71: Nightflyers

After 2 years, Bastards of Kingsgrave resurrects our reviews of George RR Martin’s earlier works. We launch into a lengthy, spoiler filled discussion about Nightflyers, a horror short that was re-released as a novella that won the 1983 Seiun Award (called by some the “Japanese Hugo”). We discuss the questionable movie adaptation and try to find links between Nightflyers and A Song of Ice and Fire, entertaining a couple exotic theories.

Notes: Nightflyers is most readily available in Dreamsongs Volume I. This episode was recorded in February 2017, exactly 2 months ago. The end music themes are from the Nightflyers movie soundtrack.

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Episode 70: Anime and Manga Update II


Note quite an Anime and Manga Corner, our usual crew from Vassals of Kingsgrave returns as we start off with chatting about the One Punch Man dub and manga. We cover about the latest chapters of Attack on Titan (16-28 minutes). After that we chat about Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san (manga) and some of the shows of the current anime season.

Notes: All discussions are spoiler filled, as usual.

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Episode 69: Poldark


Bastards of Kingsgrave covers the BBC One series Poldark. Guest hosts Aiwendil (Alix) and Nymeria (Marie) from Vassals of Kingsgrave join for a spoiler filled discussion of seasons 1 and 2.

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