89 episodes

Baka Banter is a deep dive into the world of anime. Hosts Ionatan Kuperwajs and Ravi Pancholi break down the latest in anime through a critical lens, dish out their hottest takes, and sit down with guests from across the anime industry.

Baka Banter Anime Podcast Ionatan Kuperwajs and Ravi Pancholi

    • Leisure
    • 4.9 • 39 Ratings

Baka Banter is a deep dive into the world of anime. Hosts Ionatan Kuperwajs and Ravi Pancholi break down the latest in anime through a critical lens, dish out their hottest takes, and sit down with guests from across the anime industry.

    Anime Podcasting and 'One Piece' (ft. Zach Logan)

    Anime Podcasting and 'One Piece' (ft. Zach Logan)

    Ionatan and Ravi are joined by Zach Logan, host and founder of The One Piece Podcast, to discuss anime podcasting. They cover the early days of the podcast and how it's grown over the past 15 years to now have a wide variety of guests, related podcasts, and even a documentary filmed in Japan. Then, they talk about what makes 'One Piece' such a beloved franchise, personal favorites from the series including characters and arcs, and experiences with different versions of the story such as the manga, anime, and live action.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Mari Okada's Heartfelt Writing in 'Maquia' and 'Maboroshi'

    Mari Okada's Heartfelt Writing in 'Maquia' and 'Maboroshi'

    Mari Okada is one of the most prolific writers in the anime industry, known not only for screenplay and series composition roles but also for her work as a mangaka and director. Ionatan and Ravi discuss Mari Okada's personal story as told in her autobiography before giving some overarching thoughts on her extensive writing credits. Then, they explore how her two directed films, 'Maquia' and 'Maboroshi,' tackle themes such as parenthood, isolation, and the passage of time.

    • 2 hr 11 min
    Technology, Gender, and Sexuality in Anime (ft. Aurélie Petit)

    Technology, Gender, and Sexuality in Anime (ft. Aurélie Petit)

    Ionatan and Ravi are joined by Aurélie Petit, a doctoral candidate in film studies at Concordia University, to discuss the intersection between technology, gender, and sexuality as it relates to anime. They break down her research on the history of animated pornography, how online anime communities have developed exclusionary practices towards women, and the role that artificial intelligence plays in the anime industry. Then, they cover her catalog of animated films that portray sexuality and eroticism.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Winter 2024 First Impressions

    Winter 2024 First Impressions

    Ionatan and Ravi give their thoughts on every show they're watching this winter! They discuss the popularity of 'Solo Leveling,' the combination of classic fantasy and cooking in 'Dungeon Meshi,' the continuation of their shoujo adventures with 'A Sign of Affection,' and why 'Metallic Rouge' has been such a disappointment.

    • 1 hr 45 min
    The Valentine's Day Anime Special

    The Valentine's Day Anime Special

    Ionatan and Ravi prepare for the season of love with a Valentine's Day anime special! They begin by discussing their dislike of the consumerism surrounding Valentine's Day and giving some background on how the holiday is celebrated in Japan. Then, they pick their favorite anime episodes to watch this time of the year from series such as 'Toradora!' and 'Hyouka.'

    • 1 hr 52 min
    2023 Anime Review

    2023 Anime Review

    Ionatan and Ravi take a look back at anime in 2023! They give their final thoughts on each season from the previous year, engage in their annual rant about the Crunchyroll Anime Awards, and pick their winners for each award category from best opening to anime of the year.

    • 2 hr 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

TuvalM ,

Hot!

These two guys know what they are talking about! Cool!

basil chan ,

Really good

I love this show

Brennan W S ,

Top tier anime podcast!

Baka Banter is the place to go for industry interviews, seasonal analysis, and just a good old time. Ravi and Iony organize the show incredibly well, and it’s a great way to find new anime or to spark interest in classics with their deep dive and top 5 episodes. I’ve found so many of my favorite shows through Baka Banter, from March Comes in Like a Lion to Clannad Afterstory to Madoka Magica. Basically serves as the Ultimate Anime Watch Syllabus!

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