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The hosts of the A3K Podcast rip into several series that some might consider overrated. This series include Naruto, Bleach, Evangelion, K-On! and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. There is one more selection, but you have to listen to find out. Warning, this podcast does contain spoilers.

Episode Title: Overrated Anime Series
Episode Count: 040
Run Time: 56:18
Host(s): Sean Russell, Sean Ryan, Cody Baier, Jahmere Durham, Fightbait
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The hosts of the A3K Podcast rip into several series that some might consider overrated. This series include Naruto, Bleach, Evangelion, K-On! and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. There is one more selection, but you have to listen to find out. Warning, this podcast does contain spoilers.

Hosts in Order of Picks: Mike Martinez, Sean Russell, Sean Ryan, Jahmere Durham and Cody Baier

[03:37-9:54] Naruto

  • The crew goes over the many issues with Naruto and get to the square root of why this series is overrated.
  • Sean Russell jumps to the rescue to save the blonde ninja. How does wrestling and The Rock enter this conversation?

[9:54-16:07] Bleach

  • Cody Baier steps in to defend Bleach against Mike’s scorn.
  • The conversation moves quickly to Dragonball Z and then back to Bleach.

[16:07-22:55] Evangelion

  • Sean Russell argues that this series isn’t horrible, but is way too over-hyped. Cody Baier begs to differ.
  • Watch episodes of Kuso! to get the full impact of his disdain for this series. Evangelion and The End of Evangelion
  • V for Vendetta Guy and Sean Russell on the ANN Cast.

[22:55-30:30] K-ON!

  • Sean Ryan compares K-ON! to 1970’s Hanna Barbara cartoons.
  • Listen to the Method to Madness episode that “covers” K-ON!
  • Group recommends Beck instead of K-ON!
  • Sean recommends Legends of Black Heaven

[30:30-38:36] The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

[38:36-50:25] Mystery Title

  • Cody Baier rapes the minds of anime fans and goes after ????
  • The creator of this title is compared to Don Bluth
  • Sean Ryan brings up the argument that every single established artist has done porn

[50:25-51:26] Honorable Mentions

  • Jahmere Durham picks Tsubasa
  • Sean Ryan picks Clannad
  • Cody Baier selects everything Ganaix has done after Nadia
  • Mike Martinez picks is Azumanga Daioh

[51:26-56:18] Closing Remarks

  • Check out Mike and Jahmere on the 2 Guys and a Mic Podcast as well as past episodes of the Bonus Round
  • Sean Ryan and Method to Madness will cover Cyber City Oedo 080 on a future episode of Method to Madness
  • Cody Baier will record a second part to his Eureka 7 Kuso episode, some Otakon video features and new AniRiffs! episodes