Episode 41: Brain Functions Unclear

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THIS WEEK: With Alexa down due to a case of chronic demon possession, it falls to Sven and Van to cover the end of Android Kikaider (1972). As promised, the show ends with a bang… but is it enough? Frustrations begin to mount; Sven’s an absolute donut; minds are boggled and senses befuddled; the finale gets explosive; forty-some episodes later and that goddamned flute gets what’s coming to it; anime is still a mistake; and the hardest part truly was getting the brain out!


  • Android Kikaider (1972) 39-43
  • Angler Brown, Grasshopper Gray, Red Mine Toad, Hakaider, Skeleton Flying Squirrel
  • On the finale sticking the landing
  • DARK aping Shocker
  • Miscommunication & distrust continue. Yay.
  • The Death Whistle
  • Android Kikaider‘s pacing
  • Archie Comics’ Mega Man
  • The worst scene
  • Suit & monster designs in this show
  • Escalation between Hakaider & Kikaider
  • Cowardice as a narrative tool
  • Certain overkill
  • Saburo’s rebellion and breakdown
  • Out-of-suit fights!!!
  • Hanpei’s heroic shenanigans
  • The restoration of Dr. Komyoji
  • The finale
  • Wrap-up and final thoughts
  • What are we doing next?


  • “Fight! Seven Riders!! Showa Rider Taisen” – Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Megamax
  • Merv Griffin – “Think!” – Jeopardy
  • “Rank E” – Sonic Unleashed
  • “Won the Lawsuit! ~ The First Victory (English Court Suite)” – Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
  • Yuuki Hide – “Go Go Kikaider”

NEXT WEEK: Doktor.

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