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  1. Wicked Anime :: Episode 155 :: The 4th Annual Wickies LIVE!!!

    Wicked Anime brings you awesome animated commentary every other week!

    It’s the 4th annual Wickies!  With your hosts, Wicked Anime!

    We’re highlighting the best and worst anime of 2018.  From the comfort of Evan and Derek’s living room, we recorded this year’s Wickie results live.  You can find the video recording on Facebook and YouTube to catch the uncut version.  Watch as we countdown YOUR nominees and find out what’s truly the best anime of 2018!

    Join Jonstar, Andrew, Evan, Derek, Greg, and Victoria as they talk about what’s happening in anime and what kind of pizza do you want?  PLUS – Horse Girls, 4th Cheese, and SO many more categories!

     

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  2. Wicked Anime :: Episode 154 :: A Place Farther Than 2019

    Wicked Anime brings you awesome animated commentary every other week!

    It’s the holidays! Which means before we wrap up the year, we’re gonna wrap up all of the rest of the random thoughts we may have. Let’s put a bow on this final 2018 season of anime so we can start all over again when we see you in 2019!

    Join Jonstar, Andrew, Evan, Derek, and Victoria as they talk about what’s happening in anime and what’s happening over there?! PLUS – Sanic: The Movie, Frosty the potential child murderer, and rounding off our #ChristmasDemands!

    ALSO – Don’t forget to cast your nominations for our Annual Wickies show! Check our social media pages for details! We’ll be going LIVE of December 29th @ 12 noon EST to announce the winners!

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  3. Wicked Anime :: Episode 153 :: Enter the Spider-Verse

    Wicked Anime brings you awesome animated commentary every other week!

    Sometimes, we spend more hours in the movie theater seat than our own couch cushions. Lately, we’ve seen a plethora of movies that are both so good and so bad that it’s more important than some anime show! Does a Wreck-it Ralph sequel tickle your fancy? No? How about a brand new Spider-Man movie? Okay then, let’s get back to what you really want to hear about: a new animated Mamoru Hosoda film that will make your heart swell with joy!

    Join Andrew, Evan, and Greg as they talk about what’s happening in anime and what’s playing in your area! PLUS – A Keanu Reeves-less Cowboy Bebop, a Keanu Reeves-ful Toy Story, and our first round of #ChristmasDemands

    ALSO – Don’t forget to cast your nominations for our Annual Wickies show! Check our social media pages for details! (more…)

  4. Wicked Anime :: Episode 152 :: Detective Deadpool Pikachu

    Wicked Anime brings you awesome animated commentary every other week!

    Evan and Derek went to a convention last weekend, and oh man do they have some bizarre con stories to tell! We’re also talking about some new movies (including the one with our favorite electric mouse, Pikachu) highlight some of the worlds best creators, and the continuing adventures in the Dragon Ball news saga!

    Join Jonstar, Andrew, Evan, Derek, and Kim as they talk about what’s happening in anime and what happened to this season of anime?! PLUS – The death of a legend, the death of a trash anime, and the death of Derek’s behind!

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  5. Wicked Anime :: Episode 151 :: My Hollywood Academia

    Wicked Anime brings you awesome animated commentary every other week!

    We now return you to your regularly scheduled Wicked Anime! How about a plethora of new fall season anime shows that we haven’t had a chance to about yet? That’s right – we have yet to uncover the strangest of them all!  But you may be asking, “could it possibly be stranger than a live-action Hollywood adaption of My Hero Academia?”  We’ll let you be the judge!

    Join Jonstar, Andrew, Evan, Derek, and Greg as they talk about what’s happening in anime and all that gal dern incest! PLUS – Dragon Balloon Z, hot hobgoblins, and who the Rock is gonna play! (more…)

  6. Celebrate Willow’s 30th Anniversary at North Carolina Comicon

    Thirty years ago, Lucasfilm unleashed an unparalleled fantasy epic on unsuspecting audiences: Willow.
    Helmed by George Lucas, directed by Ron Howard, and starring Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, and Joanne Whalley, Willow paired character-driven humor with a a powerful, mythic story and ground-breaking visual effects. When the film debuted in 1988, it was met with minuscule numbers, but over the past three decades, its following has grown — from a pulsating lump of troll flotsam into a full-on raging Eborsisk of cult status and pop-culture influence.
    Our Lucasfilm podcast, State of the Empire, has been celebrating Willow all year long in special Willow Watch episodes — exploring stories from behind-the-scenes and beyond the movie. They’ve delved into the film’s origins, dug into its long-forgotten expanded universe, dissected early drafts of the script, and yes, looked for signs of the now very real possibility there could one day be a “Willow 2?. But one thing remains: throwing a massive anniversary party to celebrate the big 3-0. (more…)
  7. Wicked Anime :: Episode 150 :: Goblin Slayer RPG Special

    Wicked Anime brings you awesome animated commentary every other week!

    Wicked Anime has been around for 150 episodes! Can you believe it? Why have you wasted so many of your limited hours of life on this show?! And that means….

    IT’S TIME FOR A BRAND NEW RPG SPECIAL!!! A whole 50 episodes that have come and gone since our last RPG special, so the tradition returns yet again for your listening pleasure. In this episode we return to the BESM (Big Eyes Small Mouth) system that launched our first Wicked Anime RPG Special, but this time… we’re going on a goblin hunt a la one of the wildest rides in recent anime: Goblin Slayer.

    Check out that show to get an understanding of the universe we are playing in, or just dive in – but trust us, it’s playing with fire!

    Join Jonstar, Andrew, Evan, Derek, Greg, and Roomie Raf as they talk about what’s happening in anime and Slay Goblins! PLUS – Apples, female elves?, and I draw my sword. . . (more…)

  8. Wicked Anime :: Episode 149 :: Fall 2018 Anime

    Wicked Anime brings you awesome animated commentary every other week!

    The Fall 2018 season is here! We’ve watched some shows and we’ve seen some . . . things. We discuss shows that we never expected to be a hit and shows where we got exactly what we expected. Time to listen to the last group of shows for 2018!   Let’s hope the end of the year doesn’t suck!

    Join Jonstar, Andrew, Evan, and Greg as they talk about what’s happening in anime and the Fall 2018 Season! PLUS – The many names of Satan, Space Fishing, and Goblin Hunting! (more…)

  9. Wicked Anime :: Episode 148 :: The Joaquin Dead

    Wicked Anime brings you awesome animated commentary every other week!

    The Fall 2018 season of anime is nearly upon us and we’re looking at the shows that will be starting very soon! Will there be anything worth checking out this season? Even Wicked Anime wasn’t sure of that until they started digging a little deeper!

    Join Jonstar, Andrew, Evan, and Derek as they talk about what’s happening in anime and the Fall 2018 Season! PLUS – S Ubisoft, Solitaire Love Hotels and Kickin’ Some Gigabutt!

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  10. Recapping Star Wars Resistance: “The Recruit” Delivers the Fastest Action in the Franchise

    State of the Empire is a Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.

    In the Disney era of Star Wars, the movies might have the center stage, but when it comes to expanding the universe, the real action is happening in animation. Star Wars Rebels enhanced and bridged the history of the Original Trilogy and the Prequels in fascinating and validating ways, and even re-shaped and the nature of The Force itself.

    Rebels might’ve been a “kids show”, but as the series matured, it carried itself with an all-ages candor that won over the hearts of even the staunchest detractors. Now the Lucasfilm animation department has shifted gears and are taking on a whole new time period – one in desperate need of deeper storytelling: The New Trilogy.

    Star Wars Resistance takes place just before the events of The Force Awakens and sees Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron recruiting a young pilot into a life of spying in Leia’s Army. Main character Kaz Xiono has to navigate an outer rim outpost filled with the raddest racers this side of Mon Gazza Speedway. It’s a character driven, high octane ride that’s a ton of fun right out the gate and here on State of the Empire you can look forward to our episode-by-episode Resistance recaps.

    Listen in to our spoiler-free podcast on the two-part debut, “The Recruit” – hear our hot takes on Kazuda and co. and how far we think this series could go in exploring and improving the modern era of Star Wars stories.

    Star Wars Resistance‘s two-part debut hits Disney Channel this Sunday at 10PM EST, with future episodes in that same time slot. (more…)

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