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King Baby Duck welcomes fellow Japanese music aficionado Mike Rogers, who pops on to talk about the first annual Japan Indies Film Festival! Hear all about its origins, the COVID-19 troubles, the importance of making it a global affair, and the kinds of feature-length and short movies you can expect to see on November 16th & 17th! PLAYLIST (with al…
 
The fall season is here, as King Baby Duck wonders how Halloween might be celebrated in this current COVID-19 landscape. Fortunately, he distracts himself thanks to Rolling Stone Magazine's new Top 500 Albums of All-Time list. Shockingly, he agrees with a good chunk of the picks, though he does talk about some snubs. Plus, the art of the con gets a…
 
After having a minor panic regarding getting both nothing and everything done, King Baby Duck welcomes Serenity Forge founder Zhenghua Yang as they talk about their upcoming video game Date Night Bowling! Hear all about its creation, the mini-games, and whether or not talking bushes will be found in the alley. Plus, KBD sees whether or not The Goes…
 
Wicked Anime may be going on a hiatus once more, but No Borders No Race is still chugging along. And speaking of things that chug along, King Baby Duck takes a look at the Cartoon Network/HBO MAX series Infinity Train, as well as the Netflix Japanese drama The Naked Director. Plus, on this week's A Bastard's Soapbox, our host addresses just how gre…
 
The summer's going by quickly, even if it feels like it's dragging more due to the lack of social stuff happening. But that's okay, as King Baby Duck looks at two pieces of entertainment that you can stream now on HBO MAX: J.G. Quintel's new cartoon Close Enough and Seth Rogen's latest film An American Pickle. Plus, on this week's edition of "A Bas…
 
Everything goes back to normal in the NBNR realm, as King Baby Duck looks at both the new Justin Roiland series Solar Opposites and the anime Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! But our host brings forth a new segment that he can use to get the world's problems off of his chest: A Bastard's Soapbox! This week's target: cheapskate CEOs and their streaming…
 
King Baby Duck scrounged through his entire Japanese music collection to find the very best albums to come out in the last twenty years, and his journey reaches its end in the second half of his countdown! Who will lay claim to the top of the list? What kind of sound did they deliver that made them so unique? And will it anger the J-POP fanboys and…
 
Eleven years of Boston Bastard Brigade, fourteen years of No Borders No Race, over 2000 posts posted, and we're about to reach Episode 250! There's lots to celebrate this July here at B3, so what's King Baby Duck going to do about it? Well...he's revisiting the greatest albums that Japan has unleashed to the world in the last two decades! From main…
 
The soapbox has been put away today for a more fun show, as King Baby Duck shares his thoughts on the films Rocketman and A Whisker Away! Plus a beloved cult cartoon based on a cult hit film celebrates its 20th anniversary, with hopes that it might return in some fashion! PLAYLIST (with album/single links): Kanon Takao, Natsumi Kawaida, Yū Sasahara…
 
It's been awhile, but King Baby Duck has found the need to pull out the soapbox. Not in the mood to talk about anime or any sort of pop culture stuff, our host lays down his thoughts on some of the many current issues that are happening right now. Taking a cue from the world-premiere episode of BlackCompat, KBD talks about the importance of Black L…
 
With Boston cautiously reopening, King Baby Duck takes a look at the new Scooby-Doo! film, discovering just how faithful it is in its new 3D realm. Listeners pays tribute to rock's greatest heroic, but is the end result diluted? Plus, our host looks at the movie Uncut Gems, and sees a very under-appreciated performance pulled out of Adam Sandler. P…
 
After talking about his newfound gig, King Baby Duck gets excited over the digital release of the classic anime series City Hunter! However, his joy is short-lived when an iconic Boston venue closes its doors for good. But then, our host is filled with happiness yet again thanks to the new show Wave, Listen to Me!, although he has a slight problem …
 
From child scientists to cat caretakers, Jad Saxton has played a smorgasbord of characters throughout her voice acting career. King Baby Duck sits down with the Texas native as she talks about how the voice acting process is going during this crisis, as well as her origin story and what goes into prepping for the recording booth. Plus, hear about g…
 
After celebrating the return of the Wicked Anime Podcast, King Baby Duck dives into three Spring 2020 anime that are now airing on Funimation. Is Kakushigoto as hilarious as the creator's past works? Does Gal & Dino go down a really stupid route like Pop Team Epic? Will Diary of Our Days at the Breakwater prove that you can make an anime about cute…
 
It's a scary world right now, and our host King Baby Duck can't help but admit that fact. But he tries his damndest to do something positive, with the help of All in! Games's Head of Internal Development Norman Lenda and the Marketing Manager Dawid Podgorski! Listen in to their chat about their upcoming game Red Wings: Aces of the Sky, and why it s…
 
King Baby Duck welcomes back an old friend to the Boston Bastard Brigade realm: Bruins Fangirl Nenya! Of course, most people now know her by her real name & title: Anime Boston Chairwoman Kristen Leiding! KBD sits down and talks about the con cancellation, what went on behind-the-scenes, and the work that's now being prepped for Anime Boston 2021! …
 
A month has gone by since PAX East 2020 wrapped up, but we've still got just a tiny bit more coverage to unleash. Join King Baby Duck as he showcases eleven interviews featuring the likes of WayForward, TinyBuild, Devolver Digital, and some wonderful new indies that aim to make a mark in the gaming scene! This one's for all the dudes who love throw…
 
King Baby Duck returns from PAX East 2020 to find...that the SXSW Festival had been cancelled. But he doesn't want the episode to be a downer, as he gives all of the highlights of Boston's biggest gaming convention. From huge titles and indies to some of the future multiplayer hits of 2020, our host picks the brightest spots of PAX East that everyo…
 
UPDATE (MARCH 6, 2020): The 2020 SXSW Festival has been cancelled due to concerns over the ongoing coronavirus. The annual South By Southwest Festival is just around the corner, and -- per tradition -- King Baby Duck has the ultimate guide to the sixteen seventeen artists from Japan that will be performing at the event (as well as one duo from a ce…
 
No cold can hold down King Baby Duck, as he praises the Oscars for giving the Best Picture award to the legit best film of 2019: Parasite! China throws its animation hat into the ring with Scissor Seven, demonstrating why we should be keeping a close eye on what that country can accomplish in the cartoon field. Lastly, our host gives props to an an…
 
Soon after trying his Japanese cussing skills, King Baby Duck turns back the clock to the Great War, as he witnesses the new film 1917. Netflix's new series Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts dazzles with its storytelling and character development. Finally, another light-novel fantasy anime adaptation arrives in the form of the very word-heavy title …
 
Everything in the realm of No Borders No Race is back to normal, as King Baby Duck looks at the biggest problem plaguing Netflix's anime streams. Sex comedies are turned upside-down and into the realm of fantasy with Interspecies Reviewers, and the new ThunderCats ROAR series has many people upset (including one familiar super fan of the series: Wi…
 
The Boston Bastard Brigade, Pop Culture Bento, The Cartoon Cipher, AsianCrush, Black Girls Anime, Anime Amino, and The Ramen Pack Media sit down for a candid and informative chat with voice actor Todd Haberkorn! Hear about his thoughts on Asian American representation in mainstream pop culture, his thoughts looking back at Fairy Tail's long run, an…
 
Japan had its turn, and now it's time for the rest of the planet to impress us with what they gave us musically! Join King Baby Duck and Wicked Anime's AFLM as they count down their favorite albums of 2019! Which ones appear on both lists? How much power metal does AFLM deliver? Are there any sad records on KBD's chart? The answers may (or may not)…
 
The Boston Bastard Brigade, GamePress, MyAnimeList, All-Comic.com, The Organization of Anti-Social Geniuses, and Anime Herald sit down with renowned illustrator VOFAN at Anime NYC 2019! The man behind the Monogatari art style talks about the inspirations behind the characters, his love for photography, and what he could see doing with another rendi…
 
2019 is nearing its end, and it's time we look at the albums that truly shone the brightest from Japan! Join King Baby Duck as he looks at the very best records from the Japanese music scene, ranging from J-POP to even ska! Plus, DJ Mike "From Tokyo" Rogers pops by to give his very own Top Five of 2019! Christmas comes a day early! It's No Borders …
 
The Boston Bastard Brigade, Gemstone Publishing, Toonami Faithful, DubTalk, and The Cartoon Cypher get lively in a roundtable interview with voice actress Kristen McGuire! Hear about the anime series she almost didn't get the chance to dub, what she'd do with her own fox deity, and the challenges of adapting scripts from Japanese to English! By the…
 
We are almost two weeks away from Wicked Anime's official awards show The Wickies (which you can vote for here), so King Baby Duck is spinning a plethora of anime themes from some of the best shows of 2019! From fox girls and renegade children to competitive lovers and quite a few isekai series, the anime that reminded us of why we love this genre …
 
The Boston Bastard Brigade, Gemstone Publishing, Black Girls Anime, Anime Lately, and Toonami Faithful take part in a roundtable interview with voice actor Justin Briner! Hear about his thoughts on the explosive popularity of both My Hero Academia and Dr. STONE, how different it was to both act and sing and Sarazanmai, and his love for Pokémon! Let…
 
After an exciting weekend at Anime NYC, King Baby Duck dives into the final regular episode of No Borders No Race of 2019! The anime series Outburst Dreamer Boys reveals what the chunnibyo's real-life counterpart may be, as music outlets scurry to write out their albums-of-the-decade lists. Plus two new Pokémon games drop that has some feeling sour…
 
The Boston Bastard Brigade, DubTalk, Gadget's Vlogs, and Japanator sit down with voice actor Clifford Chapin at this year's Anime NYC! Hear about his thoughts on My Hero Academia, who he hoped the Cinderella was in Hensuki, and what makes Connie such a humanistic character to play on Attack on Titan! Salute the Survey Corps! It's ANIME NYC 2019 | C…
 
King Baby Duck sits down with Crunchyroll's Director of Events Adam Sheehan at this year's Anime NYC! Hear about what the big shows of the fall season entail, new & upcoming dubs, the partnership with LINE Webtoon, and what he thinks of how the anime industry has changed over the last decade! Get Plus Ultra! It's Anime NYC 2019: Crunchyroll Intervi…
 
After getting excited about this weekend's Anime NYC, King Baby Duck professes his love for the animated pilot of Hazbin Hotel! But things get a little explosive when AFLM and JonStar of Wicked Anime invade, as they talk about the new movie KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World! Legend of Crimson! PLAYLIST (with album/single links): Ring…
 
King Baby Duck presents a brand-new segment made exclusively for his listeners in the Land of the Rising Sun, and then raves about the new Netflix series Living With Yourself. Then our host gets bit by the pro wrestling bug, as he is in awe of All Elite Wrestling's presentation. Finally, three new isekai have been unleashed on anime fans this Fall …
 
After revealing that he's relearning Japanese at a local establishment, King Baby Duck praises Sturgill Simpson for his Netflix anime film Sound & Fury. Takashi Miike unleashes his latest movie First Love, which may be one of the filmmaker's best work in his 30-year career. Finally, Genndy Tartakovsky brings a deep and brutal world to Adult Swim wi…
 
After announcing Wicked Anime's hiatus, King Baby Duck takes a look at Shinichiro Watanabe's new anime series Carole & Tuesday. Matt Groening's Disenchantment returns, with its laughs far stronger than the previous season. Finally, after years of waiting, Kamen no Maid Guy arrives in America. One question remains: has it aged well? PLAYLIST (with a…
 
It was 30 years ago today when the pillows first formed, and since that time they've garnered more fame and popularity than most Japanese rock bands would ever dream of! Join King Baby Duck as he looks back at the band's three-decade career, spinning classics and recent melodies from their entire discography! From Pantomime and RUNNERS HIGH to MY F…
 
After announcing the next anime convention he'll be at, King Baby Duck laments at the loss of the wonderful Cartoon Network series OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes. A nostalgic vibe hits our host's head, as he looks at the new anime series Cannon Busters. Finally, Spider-Man seems to be leaving the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with a couple of possible solut…
 
Ever think that video games are getting too big? King Baby Duck thinks so, as he tells us why the AAA gaming industry needs to hold back a bit for the sake of the fun factor. But jinkies! Things go on a positive route for the new show Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?, which has a plethora of cool guests waiting in the wings! Finally, the mayhem returns wi…
 
What if No Borders No Race was around back in the 1960s? What sort of sound & style would hit the airwaves? In a special podcast show, King Baby Duck turns back the clock to present the ultimate summer of love scenario for Japanese music aficionados! Inspired by Quentin Tarantino's latest film Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, our host takes the gu…
 
With a brand-new theme song blaring loud & proud, No Borders No Race returns with our host King Baby Duck sharing his experience at this year's Anime Expo! Then our host takes a look at both PROMARE and Fire Force to see if there really are any similarities between the two properties. Finally, Dave Crespo pops by to promote the upcoming Boston Loca…
 
The Boston Bastard Brigade, Anime Herald, Anime News Network, The Geekly Grind, and WEBN.TV had the privilege of sitting down with legendary Japanese rocker and actor MIYAVI at this year's Anime Boston! Hear about his work as an ambassador for the United Nations, what he feels makes a good rock show, how he's evolved over the last two decades as a …
 
King Baby Duck is getting pumped up for Anime Expo, but anime stuff will have to wait in this episode. Good Omens finally gets a TV adaptation, and Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has finally been brought to the big screen! Have both of these adaptations been worth the thirty-year wait? Then zombies hit an awkward town in Jim Jarmusc…
 
Two masterminds from Throwing Muses invade King Baby Duck's lair! Singers/songwriters Kristin Hersh and Fred Abong chat about their upcoming tour, share insight about the making and songwriting on both the Possible Dust Cloud LP and the Pulsing EP, and what Throwing Muses has in store in the very near-future! Coming to you live from the Coyote Pala…
 
The Boston Bastard Brigade, Anime News Network, Japan Society of Boston, Anime Herald, and WEBN.TV sat down with renowned video game and anime composer Yoko Shimomura at this year's Anime Boston! Hear about how gaming compositions have changed over the years, how she feels about achieving her orchestral dreams through video games, her work on the N…
 
King Baby Duck once again laments (and bickers) about not going to this year's E3, before showcasing why Atari and Intellivision should be looked closely at for their upcoming console launches. A good rom-com like Always Be My Maybe can't escape some clichéd tropes, whereas One-Punch Man's writing quality dips hard during its second season. PLAYLIS…
 
After settling into his new home, King Baby Duck plays some catching-up with the anime series Re:Zero - Starting Life in Another World. The arthouse movie Fonotune: An Electric Fairytale is finally viewed by its Kickstarter backer, and the new manga from Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru delivers a couple of surprise…
 
The Boston Bastard Brigade and KeenGamer sat down with voice actress (and true dragon queen) Leah Clark! Hear about her reprising her character of Suzuka in the sequel series Fuuka, working on Fairy Tail, and taking on the role of the titular character of Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid! Chu chu yeah! It's ANIME BOSTON 2019 | Leah Clark Podcast Interv…
 
After diving into what he loves about the visual novel VA-11 HALL-A, King Baby Duck gives high praise for Hollywood for finally making a proper video game-based movie with Pokémon: Detective Pikachu! The music world is showing more signs of listeners tuning into metal, and the bad tactics of micro-transactions and loot boxes may finally be kicked t…
 
The Boston Bastard Brigade, Toonami Faithful, The Geekly Grind, and KeenGamer chat with voice actress Kara Edwards at this year's Anime Boston! Hear about growing with the Dragon Ball characters of Videl and Goten, how anime's fandom has evolved into the mainstream realm, and the sassiness of Nymph in Heaven's Lost Property. Do the fusion dance! It…
 
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