67 episodes

A podcast all about the badaptations of your favorite anime. We’re a bi-weekly podcast where our hosts, LaNeysha and Kate, look at the long road of live action anime adaptions and ask the creators, did you have to?

Did You Have To‪?‬ Did You Have To?

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

A podcast all about the badaptations of your favorite anime. We’re a bi-weekly podcast where our hosts, LaNeysha and Kate, look at the long road of live action anime adaptions and ask the creators, did you have to?

    EPISODE 60: We're Back!

    EPISODE 60: We're Back!

    This week: We're back!

    • 2 hr 54 min
    Episode 58: ‘RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness’

    Episode 58: ‘RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness’

    On this new episode Kate and LaNeysha review Netflix’s CG anime series, RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness. The ladies have a lot of thoughts, questions, and notes on this CG limited anime series. They get into to it into it all from the zombie rats, thin ponytails, and various plot holes.  
    RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness is based on canonical elements from the games but also tells an all new original story. The limited 4-episode series is created by Hiroyuki Kobayashi, animated by Quebico, produced by TMS Entertainment, and is directed by Eiichiro Hasumi. The series also includes a story by Shogo Mutoha and Hasumi with Tony Ishizuka serving as creative advisor and Yugo Kanno as the music composer.

    • 43 min
    Episode 57: ‘Trese’ the Supernatural Anime We Needed

    Episode 57: ‘Trese’ the Supernatural Anime We Needed

    On episode 57 of Did You Have To? podcast the ladies review the supernatural anime Trese. Coming back from hiatus LaNeysha and Kate return to review and discuss their thoughts on the supernatural anime that combines a crime thriller with horror. Trese is a supernatural crime thriller based on the award-winning Filipino komik written by Budjette Tan and with art by KaJO Baldisimo. Tan and Baldismo are the series showrunners with Filipino American Jay Oliva serving as the series’ Executive Director and is written by Tanya Yuson, Zig Marasigan, Mihk Vergara. 
    The Netflix Original Anime series combines Filipino folklore with a thrilling crime horror story. The series takes place in Manila, Trese’s world is one where the mythical creatures of Philippine folklore live and hide in plain sight amongst humans. In this world, detective Alexandra Trese finds goes head to head with a criminal underworld composed of supernatural beings. Where Ghosts commit crimes and creatures hold roundtable meetings.
    The voice talent for the series stars Liza Soberano in the Filipino language version and Shay Mitchell in the English language version, as the respective voices for Alexandra Trese. Other voice talent for the series includes Darren Criss, Manny Jacinto, Dante Basco, Nicole Scherzinger, Lou Diamond Philips, and Steve Blum rounding out the series English dub cast.
    Trese is now currently streaming exclusively on Netflix.
    Announcement We are so excited to announce that But Why Tho? A Geek Community is now an official affiliate partner with Right Stuf Anime! Right Stuf is the largest of North America’s anime-specific retailer and distribution companies. They are your store for anime, manga, figures and more. If you enjoy our show, and the But Why Tho Geek Community you can help show us support, when you use our affiliate link to shop at Right Stuf Anime!

    • 43 min
    Episode 56: Castlevania, Season 4 (2021)

    Episode 56: Castlevania, Season 4 (2021)

    This week, Kate and LaNeysha are back to review the final season of their favorite Western anime, Castlevania. The ladies are thrilled to review the Western anime produced by one of their favorite studios, Powerhouse Animation. This episode full of tons of spoilers as the women of Did You Have To? discuss the plot of Castlevania's final season, the oh-so-satisfying character arcs, awesome callbacks from previous seasons, and ultimately how this series raises the bar for how to end a series.
    We are so excited to announce that But Why Tho? A Geek Community is now an official affiliate partner with Right Stuf Anime! Right Stuf is your store for anime, manga, figures and more. 
    If you enjoy our show, and the But Why Tho Geek Community you can help show us support, when you use our affiliate link to shop at Right Stuf Anime!

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 55: Demon Slayer -Kimetsu No Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train

    Episode 55: Demon Slayer -Kimetsu No Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train

    They’re back! After a life forced hiatus Neysha and Kate excited to be back talking all about Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train . Finally in the states, the film has smashed record s in Japan and the United States. While Neysha has been on the Demon Slayer Train for 2 years, Kate decided to hop on right before the film’s release and it now reading the manga. In this episode, the women discuss the Mugen Train, what they love about the series, and ultimately why the film hits hard.

    • 55 min
    Episode 54: We Gotta Talk About Blue Flag

    Episode 54: We Gotta Talk About Blue Flag

    Episode 54: We Gotta Talk About Blue Flag is sponsored by Yaoi Crate, a BL subscription box offering exclusive items from merch and manga to doujin. Order your November box today at yaoicrate.com This week, we finally get to talk about our favorite shounen-ai: Blue Flag. In this episode we talk about the romance of the series, how it captures the authentic and messy relationships of high school life, and ultimately how shonen-ai series like Blue Flag can open the conversation for those learning their sexuality. While we've talked a lot about yaoi as a genre, the queer romances often highlighted in those manga are explicit in nature and tend to get shoved into the back of the manga section. But with shounen-ai being distributed through a major publisher like VIZ Media and available on the Shonen Jump app, like Blue Flag, there is an ease of access that can help many looking to see themselves in the medium. 

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Bekkabess ,

So fun!

One of my favorite podcasts! I’m new to the expansive world of anime, but these ladies have piqued my interest in several shows (and taught me I need to stay far, far away from Dragon Ball Evolution!) 😉 I look forward to each new episode!

Gatsu083 ,

A great show dedicated to something different.

The hosts r passionate about the subject and always leave me laughing.
Something very different in my show list.

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