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Do you prefer to have the men in your life make out with each other rather than with you? Do you assume that, yes, those casually acquainted characters are really getting it on behind closed doors? Are you literally just a pile of trash? Then this is the podcast for you as we discuss the finer points of hot men making out with equally hot men.
 
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The spice must flow! Wait...wrong space Western.Like a leaf on the wind! Oh wait...not that one either. Jenn and Wes dive deep into a mostly spoiler free review of Outlaw Star, a space western that's shooting off after treasure but isn't entirely concerned about when it gets there.Join them aboard their experimental spaceship as they explore a uniq…
 
As per usual, there is no particular excuse that this episode is late other than 'I was busy' and 'I didn't get around to it.' But, as it happens, we finally watched the final Evangelion film Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time (シン・エヴァンゲリオン劇場版 , Shin Evangerion Gekijōban). Well, one of us is watching for the first time, and the other is watching…
 
Be curious, not judgmental. Unless it means winning a football game... Jenn and Wes travel across the pond as they explore this football/football mashup. How does Ted Lasso hold up for someone who doesn't like sports? **Minor spoilers for season 1** [Otafu Susume 47 - Ted Lasso mp3] --- About Otafu Susume Otafu Susume is the short name for Recommen…
 
A rock, a dog, a bear, and a man all walk into a bar, but there's little humor to be found here. Jenn forces Wes to watch a show she knows he won't like just to see his reaction. Did he like it? Did he not? Is he seriously reconsidering his life choices? **Spoilers For First 4 volumes/13 episodes** [Otafu Susume 46 - To Your Eternity mp3] --- About…
 
In another exciting edition of "Third-of-life Crisis", the Cousins decide to stay a while on Memory Lane, aka Nostalgia Boulevard and talk about everybody's favorite orange ninja, Naruto.We also spend way too much time talking about the pandemic, so if you want to skip right into "What Have You Been Watching?", go directly to the 30-minute mark. Ke…
 
We were going to stop after the first episode... Then didn't... Jenn took a chance with a random Netflix show and made Wes watch it too. What they found was a surprisingly entertaining show that they couldn't put down with music that ear wormed its way into their brains and refused to leave. Seriously, go watch Centaurworld. **Spoiler Free Until th…
 
There's a mountain to climb, we've got infinite lives, depression, anxiety, and a part of ourselves chasing us. Hit it. Wes and Jenn took a (completely accidental) hiatus but are back with another co-op(?) video game! **Spoilers Free** [Otafu Susume 34 - Celeste mp3] --- About Otafu Susume Otafu Susume is the short name for Recommendations for My O…
 
Surprise! We actually weren't done talking about Gundam. In part 3 of our series, we discuss Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, and Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Unicorn). Hear me out: It's actually interesting so please listen.But, not before we quickly talk about the other shows we have been watching. During the aforementioned discussions, We fou…
 
It Takes Two to ruin a relationship! But can this game patch things up? In a rare turn of events Wes and Jenn recommended this game to each other. The first (and possibly only) two-player game they'll ever play together. Listen in as they put their relationship to the test!(And by test we mean therapy... Hey, at least a game's cheaper than a real t…
 
A movie of a light novel from the before times. Kara no Kyokai is a series of 8 movies based on a light novel by the same author as the Fate series, that (similar to Fate) was originally published at Comiket in the late 90s. And Jenn made Wes watch the first movie knowing that he wouldn't like it. **Slight Spoilers of Overlooking View** [Otafu Susu…
 
Spies, steampunk, and skirts, oh my! Another anime recommendation from Jenn for Wes, this time with lots of cute girls in a steampunk setting! The otaku couple talk about historic representation in fiction, anime architecture, and spy hijinks! **Spoilers FREE** [Otafu Susume 41 - Princess Principal] --- About Otafu Susume Otafu Susume is the short …
 
Today the Cousins take an exclusive look at Evaneglion 3.0+1.0, aka Thrice Upon a Time, aka Shin Evangelion Gekijōban: ||, aka New Evangelion Theatrical Edition: ||As you could have guessed, none other than our Senior East Asian Correspondent Laven was on site to experience the masterpiece as it unfolded within the unassuming Toho Cinema. Its a bit…
 
THE BEST FINAL FANTASY! (Wes can't argue because Jenn wrote this, mwahahahaha) "I won't marry you until you play FFIX!" That was the condition. Now, 5 YEARS after they married, Wes finished FFIX. What did he think!? **Spoilers for FFIX and FFIV** [Otafu Susume 40 - Vamo alla Final Fantasy IX] Minor correction: Wes doesn't know what he's talking abo…
 
This time on Anibros, the Cousins are back with more Universal Century Gundam! From the OG film trilogy to the Origin, we tackle everything that Kenny has watched up to this point. So, unfortunately, no Unicorn discussion this time. This is the continuation of our previous discussion, so it is highly recommended that you listen to Part 1 first. Thi…
 
Love Japan? Love food? Love slice of life? The otaku spouse talk about a manga and anime about the wild life of maiko! But this is no Memories of a Geisha, this is real! But it's not exactly about maiko either, and it's not exactly about food, but it also is? WHAT IS THIS MANGA!? **Spoiler FREE!** [Otafu Susume 39 - Maikosan-chi no Makanai-san mp3]…
 
Believe in the me who believes in you! It's been 14 years since Gurren Lagann first came out and although Jenn and Wes have both seen the series Jenn has the memory of a goldfish and forgot everything. (Well, almost everything.) What better way to recap than with the movies! How do they compare to the series and are they good for someone who's neve…
 
Kids on a mystery in augmented reality. Jenn makes her spouse watch 26 episodes of the anime original Dennou Coil. Dive into a discussion about children and technology, creating an original story, and the best cyber pet. **No spoilers!** [Otafu Susume 37 - Dennou Coil mp3] --- About Otafu Susume Otafu Susume is the short name for Recommendations fo…
 
It's happened. It's finally happened. Resident Feddy Apologist and War Crime Sympathizer Kenny has viewed a treasured historical document called Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, which catalogs the atrocities committed by the Earth in the name of keeping the peace.This has sparked a discussion about not only Zeta Gundam, but our relationship to Gundam as a …
 
Spies, assassins, psychics!? Oh my! Join Wes and Jenn as they jump back to the 60s and talk about this legally distinct Cold War spy comedy. Spy Family has quite the reputation but is it hitting the target or is it just shooting blanks? **No spoilers!** [Otafu Susume 36 - Spy Family] Read Spy Family on the Official Jump App! --- About Otafu Susume …
 
New Year, New Us! Actually not really. We're still our cynical, sarcastic, judgmental selves... Anyway! Wes and Jenn ring in the new year (a little late) with a very short Q&A. Talking about what they enjoyed from the last year, what they dislike that the other one loves, what they would love to translate, and what 2021 will hopefully bring in. Is …
 
Happy New Year!This is our first episode of 2021, and we hope to deliver a real banger. And its a real long one, so sorry about that. This year will be the year of changes. The first change is that Kenny is actually watching some quality anime, and shortening his back-log.But, don't be fooled into believing he is a good person, as he unapologetical…
 
We didn't really hate it. Promise! Wes falling asleep on Jenn as she plays games is like a recommendation...right? Wes and Jenn talk about Final Fantasy, amazing music, "padding" out an established story, and accidentally raging for about an hour in this week's episode of Recommendations for My Otaku Spouse! **Slight Spoilers for FFVII Remake!** [O…
 
When the Fujoshi Trash trio heard about a certain 2019 BL/band anime, it was a Given that they'd need to watch and record a review about it. How well did this slice-of-life series centered around a pair of budding romances balance comedy as well as darker themes? And what parts of it left our fangirls screaming, "nooo, whyyyy?!" Tune in to find out…
 
Here we are again for another exciting episode of Anibros: The AniCousins. This time, the cousins recap the recent DigiKumo (or, Digital Kumoricon) that happened a few weeks ago. As usual, the Anibros crew was there single-handedly saving the convention. If you weren't there, you were, in fact, a square. This week's hosts:Laven - @LavenVothKenny - …
 
Shake, rattle, and gender roles. In a rare change of pace Jenn recommends Wes a romance manga!But he got half way through volume 1, put it down and didn't pick it back up again for ten months!?!? WHY!? Wes and Jenn talk about breaking romance manga stereotypes and gender roles in this week's episode of Recommendations for My Otaku Spouse! **Spoiler…
 
Digimon Digital Monsters, Digimon are the Champions! Change into Digital Champions to save the Digital World. Wes drags Jenn into his first trading card game in over 20 years! (Yikes!) They take the chance to talk about Digimon, Pokemon, trading cards in general, gambling for kids, and translation issues. **Spoiler FREE - Because there are no spoil…
 
Continuing the Halloween theme with a long one! Settle in for a Spooptober holiday episode that's too long for just one Halloween! Join Jenn and Wes as they explore DC Comics' classic Batman: The Long Halloween, as well as the terrifying state of the modern Western comics industry. **Spoiler FREE** [Spooptober Continues (Batman the Long Halloween) …
 
It's time to celebrate Halloween with a seasonal classic! I really don't know how Wes grew up without watching Hocus Pocus but...here we are! The first of three Halloween specials! Wes and Jenn most reminisce on their childhood Halloweens from the UK and US. **Spoiler FREE** [Spooptober: the Beginnening (Hocus Pocus) mp3] About Otafu Susume Otafu S…
 
I wouldn't say this episode is timely, however it is a major accomplishment. It was recorded and posted in less than one week! Everything remains topical as of today.This time, we discover together just how much of a slacker Kenny really is. Its been several years, and he still doesn't know what a Re:Zero is. But don't worry, I took him to school. …
 
A story of the Gourmet Guild! AKA "Kono Fooda!" Wes' taste in isekai fantasy is often much to be desired *cough!*KonoSuba*cough!* But his blind recommendation this time was...? Can an anime based on a gatcha mobile game really be that good!? **Spoiler FREE** [Otafu Susume 29 Princess Connect Re:Dive mp3] About Otafu Susume Otafu Susume is the short…
 
What happens when you have an abusive childhood but also have to save the world? When Jenn was a wee lass her cousin introduced her to the comic The Umbrella Academy. Skip forward over a decade and the Netflix adaptation comes out! How do the show and comic compare after forcing Wes to watch/read them? **SPOILERS for SEASON 1 of Umbrella Academy** …
 
Today is a great day, because it is a day that a new episode of Anibros has been released. This was recorded a slightly short time ago, but also not super recently. You'd think that with COVID keeping us all indoors we'd be able to record and edit at a better pace. But, alas, our capitalist overloads require even more work during the work-from-home…
 
It's a BL ballroom blitz as our esteemed panel of trash fangirls discuss 10 Dance! Tune in to hear their thoughts about the art style, humor, sexiness, and romance of this BL/sports manga series. Download MP3 Here Stacey's phrase of the episode was d i c k s q u i s h If it were possible to get impregnated through dance, Suzuki definitely would've …
 
When everyone's a hero, no one is... What would happen if the heroes from your favorite anime and games came to our world? An isekai (sort of?) with a twist! This anime has a great concept to it that is questionably executed. RE:Creators was also one of Jenn's favorite anime of 2017(which we discussed in Otafu Susume episode 00!) **Spoiler FREE** […
 
They don't make choose your own adventure games like they used to! Wes and Jenn show off their age by discussing The Stanley Parable and how games with branching narratives have changed over the years. In my day--! **Spoiler FREE** [Otafu Susume 26 - The Stanley Parable mp3] About Otafu Susume Otafu Susume is the short name for Recommendations for …
 
AKA My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Wes and Jenn talk about this isekai anime reverse harem with an extra twist of lemon! Not only do they talk about the anime, but the manga and light novel too!Is this refreshing lemony-twisty show really that good? **Spoiler FREE** [Otsfu Susume 24 - Bakarina's Bisexual Joy] You can watch t…
 
Have Studio Trigger done it again? Another smash hit like Kill la Kill or Promare? At the beginning of the Spring Anime season for 2020 Wes and Jenn blind recommended two anime to each other and one was recommended by listeners! The anime recommended by you was Trigger's brand new anime, Brand New Animal or BNA. Wes and Jenn watched it on Netflix i…
 
The Millionaire Detective Balance: Unlimited was hit hard by the COVID-19 virus. Only two episodes were released! Sooo...were they good? At the beginning of the Spring Anime season for 2020 Wes and Jenn blind recommended two anime to each other (and one was recommended by listeners!) Jenn's recommendation was Fugou Keiji Balance: Unlimited. But wer…
 
Death by a thousand cuts... A million little things that lead to one outcome... War is hell, but revenge is sweet. The Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin anime (for those (like Jenn) who don't know what it is) is a series of six OVAs which look at the backstory of Gundam's greatest villain, Char! **Mostly Spoiler Free** [Otafu Susume 22 - Mobile Suit G…
 
It has finally happened. I was able to edit this week's episode and post it right after the last one. Who knew it was possible?In my rush to post, I royally screwed up the numbering. So sorry if its confusing, this most certainly is NOT episode 139. This week we discuss quarantine, Eizouken, and other delusions.But now that nothing is left "in the …
 
AKA The Obligatory "Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken" Episode Every anime podcast under the sun is talking about Eizouken. And so are we! Thanks to a recommendation from AniBro Kenny, Wes and Jenn talk about the anime production, possible inspirations for the show, and the importance of passion and aesthetics in media. **Only Teeny Tiny Spoilers for Ei…
 
Rejoice, listeners! We have one again uploaded some content! And not a moment too soon, because this may the only convention coverage you'll get from us in 2020. Way back in November, the Bros took over a convention center in Portland Oregon, hung out with (and basically became best friends with) Studio Trigger, and learned to gamble away our respe…
 
It was acceptable in the 80s! Being locked inside means all play and no work for Jenn and Wes. So of course that meant they had to start watching random movies on Netflix. And what better than two blasts to the past with Legend and The Dark Crystal! Legend (1985) stars baby Tom Cruise and Mia Sara in a dark fantasy as they go up against sexy demon …
 
A fated battle of childhood nostalgia and magical girls! In Wes' corner, Sailor Moon, and in Jenn's corner, Cardcaptor Sakura. But, can only one magical girl reign supreme? Listen, and find out! In this episode of Recommendations for My Otaku Spouse! **Spoiler Free** [Otafu Susume 19 - Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura mp3] Platina Jazz - A Moonlig…
 
Wes recommends another romance... and this time it's about cute girls love!!! Jenn decides to not just read the manga but to buy the Blu-ray for the anime. With manga and anime in hand they decide to compare them. While the manga is incredibly adorable, does it depict some troublesome stereotypes? And although cute, the anime had a few issues of it…
 
The otaku spouses would like YOUR anime recommendations! Wes and Jenn are blind recommending one anime each from Spring 2020, BUT they want to watch an episode recommended by the listeners! Please check out the poll below and let us know! Vote Here! (You get one to three votes! Voting ends Monday 3/6) **If there's an anime we missed that you want t…
 
Once again it's been quite a time since the last post. This time there is semi-legitimate reason! In particular, I (Laven) was waiting for my audio equipment to make its journey by steam-ship to the new world (nihon). But that doesn't particularly excuse me in this case. What does, though, is that we were also waiting for approval from a certain an…
 
Jenn recommends a murder mystery on a shipbut Wes might be in over his head. After working together in the colorful saturation-on-crack puzzle game The Witness,Jenn wanted to try Return of the Obra Dinn. So with Wes at her side, they jump on board a ship of death to solve 60 mysteries! Check out their spoiler-free look at Return of the Obra Dinn in…
 
Wes recommends an ecchi gyaru manga to his wife BUT with good reasons. What she thought was going to be a shallow story of fan service turned into a tale of passion, friendship, cosplay, and...fan service... Wes and Jenn discuss Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Susu (My Dress-Up Darling);and from it topics such as fan service in manga, cosplay, personal …
 
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