The Secrets of the Wind Blood - #15

Fan Service: The Secrets of the Wind Blood - #15

Join Kerry, Gray, Miles, Yssa, Austin, Cole, and special guest Elizabeth Maxwell as they discuss the new Nendoroids release, dive into the first five episodes of Saga of Tanya the Evil, and continue the Shot of the Week’s Tournament Arc.

Binge Mode

More Fan Service

See All Fan Service Videos

Other Videos You'll Like

Comments (156)

  • datsfantastic FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    God damn anohana.

  • daft_inquisitor FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 months ago

    Anime that makes you cry: Two big and underrated ones. Welcome To The N.H.K. hit me so fucking hard so many times through the series. Then there's Kanata no Kyoukai (Beyond the Boundary) which was just amazing and the ending was perfect.

  • Phatnaru FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I'm bad with names, so I never notice Voice Actors until I see them in person, but when she said that she voiced Winter, she sounded just like Kara playing Weiss, which is incredible to me that they could have such similar voices.

  • Platosmuse FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Really enjoyed Yssa's break down of that anime is was informative and interesting to watch, would be cool if we could see more of that every now and again.

  • MrsRoper FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Cosplayer/Hair Bow Maker

    6 months ago

    The anime that had me cry the hardest was back when I was in high school and I was watching the ending of the original arch of FMA. It RUINED me for months after.

  • BossTaylor8 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    i liked the original shot of the week format better. i gave the new format a couple of tries but i liked the old better

  • DarkEtC

    7 months ago

    That Yssa analysis was awesome !!! More of that ! :D

  • 9highwind FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Fan Service Animated Adventures for that JoJo explanation? 

  • baccanobebop FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    YES! Miles rockin' the Cowboy Bebop shirt!!

  • Solid_Cloud FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Escaflowne! Haven't seen that in years lol

  • beastdude FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Rock god in training

    7 months ago

    Ok, when you're talking about evangelion, you're going to need to specify what version you're talking about. Be it the original series, the reboot, the original films, the new films, etc.

    edit: an anime that made me cry was in grave of the fireflies when he cracks and gives up, that hit hard.

    edit 2: my best anime girl has to be Eiko from Project Ako. Gotta love the red head.

  • RobNo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    I really hope that the lead artist guy , does colab with roosterteeth on PROMO ART!

  • Ayabara1013 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    ok this feels like an english paper, can we not spend 15+ minutes describing an anime shot for shot?

    • Decrozi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Anime fan

      7 months ago

      Agreed. I watch anime because it's fun and interesting. Sorry I don't have a degree and that I don't analyze every scene for its composition, character balance, color, ...(snore). Sorry, bored myself to sleep with that. Oh well, to each their own.

  • Nominizim FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    The thing I still can't wrap my head around is what does Tanya Identify as? I mean, Tanya is actually a dude that was like in his early 30's but is reincarnated as a young girl with his/her

     original memories. 

    • ZackOsbourne FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Just a Nobody

      5 months ago

      iirc In the LN/Manga she realises she's started to self-identify as female and gets angry at Being X for changing who she sees herself as. Beyond that, I don't think she really cares.

  • Bighippie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Some Guy In AZ

    7 months ago

    Holo from Spice and Wolf is my best girl.

  • mmoberg FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    I think the anime that made me cry the most...well Your Name (i know i know, i just couldn't wait till it came here but i'm gonna see it when it does) but also the Mother Rosario arc of SAO. I cried like a baby during that. Still i think the best arc of the series

  • Paddles FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ravenclaw

    7 months ago

    What style/genre of anime do you enjoy the most? Like mecha, fantasy, cyberpunk, slice of life, etc...

  • Paddles FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ravenclaw

    7 months ago

    Really enjoyed having Elizabeth Maxwell in this episode, she was awesome and fit really well with them all

  • RemyLeBro FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Miles should have gone with the Atomsk scene from FLCL. The build up, the music, the flying? Perfection!

    • daft_inquisitor FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 months ago

      As long as it was the full clip that lasted until the confession.

  • drunk_squirrel FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold drunken squrriel

    7 months ago

    the one Gundam saga they need to do is the dark saga, it has the first calamity war, the introduction of the first mobile armor(which they dont make anymore til like 200 years later that leads to the second calamity war, which then leads to IBO) but at the same time Dark Saga is the most eff'ed of all the sagas. Also its the shortest lived of all the sagas, most fans classify as "This never happened", even though many of the progressing sagas reference it.

  • bobsterjones FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Dude. DUDE. The extended in depth presentation-y style stuff that you guys have done these last couple of episodes is fuckin' great. Kudos both Austin and Yssa. More like this, seriously.

  • Asq FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Gintama is an underrated anime. 

    • wickedsnakes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      Gintama is my favorite anime ever. Of all time. :) however, I don't think it's underrated, because it's on the front page of MAL as #1 currently running anime and always was best-rated in its previous seasons. Of course it deserve the #1 spot, in my opinion.

  • RTCappucci FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Yssa's description of visual storytelling was an awakening for me.  I will never be able to watch anime, or other visual media, the same way ever again.  Absolutely the best part of the episode.

  • pwners4u FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    i watched the first 5 episodes during this past couple days and then i watched the second half of the show and just to say that hitler fought in WW1 and when they lost he used political power to rise to the top after the french bankrupted the country and put tight rules on the factory work etc and then he won over the people whilst committing to his own agenda in the shadows until he revealed his true plan to the world. If they lose the war or win the war it may be her that rises to the top as she wants to do so badly.

  • AlecsanderM FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold If Senpai won't notice y

    7 months ago

    Yssa just ruled this whole episode, super happy they're back! 

  • Hfar FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    How I'd describe Jojo's Bizarre Adventure in 3 seconds or less: "The most manly acid trip you will ever go on."

  • canhasaname FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Michelle

    7 months ago

    I love that Elizabeth likes androgynous characters. I have a massive crush on Sailor Uranus for that same reason. Uranus makes me and Usagi feel SO MANY FEELS.

  • TenaciousNj9 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

  • QgoesRAWR FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    I love RT's Fan Service! Why does it have to have a short season?! i need my weekly anime podcast!

  • Noonins FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Are you guys for/against fan service in anime? 

    • pwners4u FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      i dont mind it as 'fan service' isn't just an anime thing its in all media, take like american pie or game of thrones or bay watch etc etc. Its when fan service isn't part of the core element of the show like konosuba for example it uses it for comedic purposes and like miss kobayashis dragon maid had a fan service episode and said in the episode title that it was a fan service specific episode. When its thrown out of no where or just uses female boobs or guys abs to draw in an audience for lets say a psycho pass or death note type show then its not good. Code geass had a realistic amount of 'fan service' so it didnt take away the shows seriousness 

    • Noonins FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      Yeah in today's world sex sells, even in adverts there's sex appeal, even if the product has nothing to do with sex. And most guys like boobs, myself included. For me i'm the same, if the show is categorised as an ecchi from the beginning or i know it's going to be fairly fan servicey then i don't mind at all (as i said, i like boobs). But like you say when a serious show has some needless scenes in, just ruins it for me and detracts from the show. It's like i think you don't need to resort to that, or lower yourself because your show is already good enough. But yeah when it's comedic or actually integral to the plot, also not a problem. 

  • fastnsloppy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Glad I gave Yojo Senki another opportunity, I wasn't very impressed with the first episode, but as they said, in the second episode is when you realise what the show is about, and everything clicks.


    The reason why they chose to put the episodes in that order I'm not so sure, maybe they wanted to give you the perspective that the rest of the world has of Tanya, since they don't know anything about her backstory, they think she's just a 11-year-old girl who's really good at war stuff.

  • Wolfwood_RoT FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Kerry's Persona 4 girl pick. He's clearly the best person on Fanservice now.

    (But Rin from Fate is pretty epic too.)


    As for Animes to make you cry.

    Clannad.

    First season is hit and miss for tears depending on how much you relate to the situations and characters. The second season continues on with that till about half way through... Then it decides to pull your heart out... and rip it up... and burn the remains...

    Despite that, stick with it until the end. It's seriously worth it.


    Anime everyone must watch. The Tatami Galaxy. 

    Just watch this trailer (for the music alone if nothing else. Asian Kungfu generation! )

    youtube.com/watch?v=y8ax2FIa_cM  

    • ZzzachattackkK FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      That description of Clannad is spot on

  • bachjay1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    I enjoyed the episode overall , but when Yssa was supposed to give an episode recap and instead gave a lecture and presentation on cinematography and angles, she got real boring real quick.  I had to keep hitting the skip button until Miles was talking.  Sorry.

  • supman34 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Something I was immediately reminded of when I started watching Saga of Tanya the Evil was that Tanya's real world persona seems to be a perfect example of a corporate psychopath.

    _______________________________________________________________________________

    (Lifted from Wikipedia Psychopaths in the workplace)

    How a typical workplace psychopath climbs to and maintains power

    The authors of the book Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work describe a five phase model of how a typical workplace psychopath climbs to and maintains power:[5]

    1. Entry – psychopaths may use highly developed social skills and charm to obtain employment into an organisation. At this stage it will be difficult to spot anything which is indicative of psychopathic behaviour, and as a new employee one might perceive the psychopath to be helpful and even benevolent.
    2. Assessment – psychopaths will weigh one up according to one's usefulness, and one could be recognised as either a pawn (who has some informal influence and will be easily manipulated) or a patron (who has formal power and will be used by the psychopath to protect against attacks)<>
    3. Manipulation – psychopath will create a scenario of “psychopathic fiction” where positive information about themselves and negative disinformation about others will be created, where one's role as a part of a network of pawns or patrons will be utilised and will be groomed into accepting the psychopath's agenda.
    4. Confrontation – the psychopath will use techniques of character assassination to maintain their agenda, and one will be either discarded as a pawn or used as a patron
    5. Ascension – one's role as a patron in the psychopath's quest for power will be discarded, and the psychopath will take for himself/herself a position of power and prestige from anyone who once supported them.

    _______________________________________________________________________________


    Tanya in this show seems to employ all of these methods at one time or another such as promoting subordinates to make her look better, trying to impress the general in his office and bullying subordinates to try and get herself out of leading the battalion.  She only ever evaluates other people based on their usefulness and the relationships she builds all have an agenda.  She also places all blame on Being X for her problems.


    I think that the creators of this show were very deliberate about Tanya's character and what she says.


    Besides that, I'm really enjoying this anime. Watching the end credits reminded me alot about RWBY and now I know why.  Also, Yssa's analysis of the dinner scene was insightful and was cool to learn about.

  • colespock FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    So after seeing this I sat down and watched all 5 ep. of Saga of Tanya the Evil holy shit its good

  • EngineerStew FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    I agree with Miles, Squid Girl is on of my top favorite animes, solid top 10 maybe top 5

  • umbra28 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Yssas scene breakdown was excellent

  • Arkatox FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Saga of Tanya the Evil sounds sooooo fucking good. I wish I could participate in watching, but I just can't when these 5-6 episode binges are dumped on us. Yeah it's only for these two weeks, but I just don't have the fucking time. I implore that next season we don't get several-episode binges like this, because it makes it so hard to participate, especially for people who generally have difficulty getting into anime, but really want to give it a shot for this podcast.

  • CallumIngram FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Awesome episode guys! Could you throw the shows you talked about in the lightning round to the link dump?


    Also what is the one anime that you now wish you hadn't watched, and why?

  • Great_B_Rad FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    also with Tanya, I think the end point (or at least a major point) of the series, especially after they mentioned she's starting to care about people. Is that in a battle Viktoriya is going to be in danger, it looks like she's going to die, and Tanya may even let her, until some part of Tanya decides to jump in front of Viktoriya and take the hit. She's probably gonna say something along the lines of "Why am I doing this?" And then times gonna stop and Being X is gonna show up and talk to her again. Ask her why she sacrificed herself and Tanya will try to be her usual self but then say something along the lines of "it was the right thing to do." And Being X for one time will throw her a bone and say "I will not revive you, but you will not die here."

  • Great_B_Rad FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    I'm an aspiring animator and I have to say I'm starting to favorite episodes of Fan Service as a way of studying cause shit are they talking about a lot of stuff I never thought about before

  • Dysseus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Seven Deadly Sins goes beyond Fan Service....the main character is straight up sexually assaulting the female lead. Its like calling the evengellion hospital scene "fan service"...its okay right....she is asleep, they are friends...its not weird, its fan service....no....its wrong.

  • Jwake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Loved Yssa's scene breakdown, very interesting stuff. Awesome episode as always, really cool having Maxwell on the show, hope she can come back sometime in the future.

  • SummerChild FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Juicy = Any scene from "Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma"

  • icematt12 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    The final episodes of SAO S2, Mother's Rosario, and Assassination Classroom brought me close to tears but never actually made me cry. It was later SAO made me cry, listening to the 4th OP and thinking of what happens in the catacombs of the first floor. I'm kind of afraid to watch YLIA but I will at some point.

  • UPdawg101 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Toradora hit me pretty hard. The scene with his mom at the end was so close to something that happened with my mother it had me in tears. First time i've ever cried at an anime.

  • rick410xx FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    The little hair antenna on top of the character's head is an Ahoge it's supposed to symbolize naivety, or foolishness.

  • sbrook514 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Awesome episode!!!

  • EpiclyLost FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    what was yssa's "wind blood" clip called? 

    • SummerChild FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      Just because the way Yssa and Elizabeth were talking about it, I'm guessing it was from Escaflowne. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong.

    • ryou792 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      It's from the movie adaptation of Escaflowne, which has better animation than the series. The series has a way better story imo tho.

  • misakithecute FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    On Yssa's comment about the classroom scene in Tanya. I think it's important to note that they say if anything goes wrong it's the senior officer's responsibility. Later Tanya gets her own battalion and is told that she does not report to anyone. I think that's a huge foreshadowing for her.


    I created an anime club at my high school :P