Episode 23: Being Weeb is Popular, and that’s a Good Thing

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Weebs - But Why Tho

This week, LaNeysha and Kate take time to dive into the state of anime in 2019. Being weebs, a fan of anime is popular now and despite what some Twitter trolls will say, that is absolutely a great thing. This episode the women talk about how as the Toonami generation grows up, we’re starting to see anime’s influence in our pop culture production. They break down how they had to deal with being left out in their teenage years and the differences in acceptance now versus then. Plus., the women also discuss how it’s brown and Black weebs leading the way.

Crunchtime Anime Recommendations
LaNeysha: Haikyuu

About Haikyuu: Inspired after watching a volleyball ace nicknamed “Little Giant” in action, small-statured Shouyou Hinata revives the volleyball club at his middle school. The newly-formed team even makes it to a tournament; however, their first match turns out to be their last when they are brutally squashed by the “King of the Court,” Tobio Kageyama. Hinata vows to surpass Kageyama, and so after graduating from middle school, he joins Karasuno High School’s volleyball team—only to find that his sworn rival, Kageyama, is now his teammate.

Kate: Sankarea

About Sankarea: Ever since he was a child, zombie-obsessed Chihiro Furuya has wanted an undead girlfriend. Soon enough, his love for all things zombie comes in handy when his cat Baabu gets run over, prompting Chihiro to try to make a resurrection potion and bring him back to life. During his endeavor, he sees a rich girl named Rea Sanka yelling into an old well every day about her oppressive life. After meeting and bonding with her, Chihiro is convinced by Rea to persevere in saving Baabu. Eventually, he succeeds with the help of the poisonous hydrangea flowers from Rea’s family garden.

Unaware of the potion’s success and seeking to escape the burdens of her life, Rea drinks the resurrection potion, mistakenly thinking she will die. Though it doesn’t kill her, the effects still linger and her death from a fatal accident causes her to be reborn as a zombie. With help from Chihiro, Rea strives to adjust to her new—albeit undead—life.


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