Spiral Radio Episode 2 – Death Note

"How did you get into anime?" This is a question anime fans love asking each other, and in this episode, Andrew "Buggy" Koerner shares his story of getting into anime through Death Note, as well as searching for why its once-insane popularity seems to have waned so drastically. Download (right-click, save link as) | Time: …

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The GDB Power Rankings: Summer 2017, Week 1

Welcome to the Giga Drill Breakdown Power Rankings, a new feature we'll be adding to the site! Every week, Buggy, Urtag, LittleCrow, Taluun, and Watashi will be tracking their thoughts on the season by ranking their five favorite episodes from the week. This week covers the start of the season through (roughly) July 8th. Buggy …

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Watching Madoka Blind: The Importance of Acommunal Watching

We live in a world where we no longer consume our media as much as we interact with it. Watching a show is treated as a communal experience, where as soon as an episode airs, everyone takes to the internet to let the world know our opinions. Blogs, podcasts, Twitter, Tumblr, message boards…everyone flocks to …

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Third Seat by the Window Episode 1×05: Everyone’s A Critic (And So Can You!)

The Subtle Doctor joins Buggy and Chris to talk about critical analysis in the anime fandom, how to get into it, and where it's succeeding and failing. Download (right click, save link as) | Time: 3:15:24 | iTunes | YouTube Link (coming soon) Social Media and Correspondence Buggy’s Twitter | Buggy’s YouTube | The Bugblog …

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Third Seat by the Window Episode 1×04: Open the Gate

Buggy and Chris are joined by David Majors to discuss negativity in the anime fandom and what we can do to try to change it. Download (right click, save link as) | Time: 1:19:17 | iTunes | YouTube Link (coming soon) Social Media and Correspondence Buggy’s Twitter | Buggy’s YouTube Chris’s Twitter David's Twitter | …

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Third Seat by the Window Episode 1×03: We Talked About Light Novels So We Chose an Obnoxiously Long Episode Title?!

Buggy and Chris are joined by J-Novel Club's Sam Pinansky, who shares his experiences with the light novel industry and why he launched the site. Download (right click, save link as) | Time: 2:10:11 | iTunes | YouTube Link (coming soon) Social Media and Correspondence Buggy’s Twitter | Buggy’s YouTube Chris’s Twitter J-Novel Club Website …

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Spiral Radio Episode 1 – Monogatari Part 1: Kizu Genesis

What do you do when a highly acclaimed series that you should theoretically love doesn't click with you? Is there some flaw in the series? Is the problem with you? And most importantly: if you try to approach the series again, this time with an open mind and determination to finally get the appeal, will …

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Third Seat by the Window Episode 1×02: A Hole in the Water

Buggy and Chris are joined by Amphituber to talk about the horror genre in anime and to try to get to the bottom of why exactly it has a reputation of sucking. Download (right click, save link as) | Time: 2:05:22 | iTunes | YouTube Link Social Media and Correspondence Buggy’s Twitter | Buggy’s YouTube …

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Third Seat by the Window Episode 1×01: Feeling Strawberry

The Bugcast returns as Third Seat by the Window, and Buggy and Chris kick things off with a bang as they're joined by Chris (another Chris, not the same one) to discuss waifu culture. Download (right click, save link as) | Time: 2:44:04 | YouTube Link Social Media and Correspondence Buggy’s Twitter | Buggy’s YouTube …

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