Bastards of Kingsgrave returns to movie reviews to cover one of the most controversial movies of the summer, Wacraft. Joined by Thomas (FTWard) and Zach (Alias), we consider it from a collective Wacraft background that includes experiences from Warcraft 1/2/3 to WOW and most recently Hearthstone.
Episode 66 download link (right click and download).
Notes: Below are the Warcraft trailer with War2 sounds and the Wacraft 1 intro that could easily be talking about the movie.
Recorded in late June, we cover Anime North 2016, held in Toronto, Canada. We cover our experiences at the convention, taking part as panelists (together for Game of Thrones and Black Lagoon, along with a long list of separate panels), staying once again at the International Plaza Hotel, and doing a group cosplay together for the first time.
Notes: The convention itself marked the four year anniversary of the founding of the Bastards of Kingsgrave podcast! Like last year, we will be part of a fan panel for A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones at San Diego Comic Con 2016.
Episode 65 download link (right click and download).
Bastards of Kingsgrave one punches its way to your anime heart with a review of One Punch Man. Ashley returns to join the regular anime crew as we discuss the anime in the main show, then have a full spoiler discussion of the manga and webcomic in the aftershow. We also discuss our potential panels at the upcoming Anime North 2016.
Note quite an Anime and Manga Corner, our usual crew from Vassals of Kingsgrave returns to discuss the latest chapters of Attack on Titan, Watamote, and Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun. We also chat about past and upcoming conventions.
Notes: All discussions are spoiler filled, as usual.
Episode 63 download link (right click and download).
Vassal of Kingsgrave’s Legend of Korra crew returns to Bastards of Kingsgrave to cover the the first two parts of the latest Avatar Comic, Smoke and Shadow (Parts I and II) in a spoiler filled discussion. We discuss the latest round of shipping and the interesting potential for departures from the TV series.
Notes: This episode contains spoilers for all of The Legend of Korra and Avatar TLA. The audio was reclaimed from several records, apologies for the varying quality.
Episode 62 download link (right click and download).
Bastards of Kingsgrave’s anime/manga crew reviews the classic anime Kare Kano – His and Her Circumstances. We discuss the history behind the creation of the show, compare the anime to the manga, and discuss the end of the story. We wrap up with a chat about the latest Attack on Titan manga chapters.
Notes: All discussions are spoiler filled, as usual. Cherry Blossoms scene on Youtube.
Kare Kano Anime Chat: Beginning
Kare Kano Manga Chat: 22.5 min minutes in.
Attack on Titan Chat: 47 minutes in.
Episode 61 download link (right click and download).
Bastards of Kingsgrave’s Hearthstone crew returns to discuss the upcoming League of Explorers Adventure Mode. We discuss all of the upcoming cards and come up with top lists for constructed, arena, and BOK’s arena game (Scorpions and Snakes). We chat about the recent Hearthstone World Championship at Blizzcon, tavern brawls, and the problems and challenges the game continues to face.
Notes: We assume everyone listening this time is familiar with the game, if you are not, check out our first two episode (the first introduces the game and the second covers arena drafting and strategy). We get into the full League of Explorers card discussion around 9 minutes in.
General top 7 list of constructed cards we came up with:
The Bastards of Kingsgrave are the illegitimate, off-topic offspring of House Manwoody. We cover anime, manga, and Western animation, as well as a variety of pop culture topics. We've been dubbed the "intersection between A Song of Ice and Fire and everything else." We are also the only podcast currently doing a reread of George RR Martin's earlier works.
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