Episode 37: Summer Simulcast Breakdown

It’s a long one because it’s a new simulcast season and there’s a LOT to talk about!

We start with a little news about how Sorachi-sensei is a blessing on this earth and then we get into this season’s anime, covering: Chronos Ruler, Convenience Store Boy Friends, Saiyuki Reload Blast, Fastest Finger First, Aho-Girl, Elegant Yokai Apartment Life, Clean Freak Aoyama-kun, Knight’s & Magic, Katsugeki Touken Ranbu, Restaurant to Another World, A Centaur’s Life, Hitorijime my Hero, Princess Principal, Welcome to the Ballroom, Altair: A Record of Battles, Made in Abyss, Vatican Miracle Examiner, Dive!!, and Love & Lies.

Don’t worry-we talk a bit about the previous season’s finales (Grimoire of Zero & Tiger Mask W) and our favorite ongoing series (Re:Creators, My Hero Academia, Dragon Ball Super).

Thanks for listening!

Today’s Tub Manga: Vinland Saga (book 9)

What can I even say about this? Buy it. Read it. Buy all of it, because once you start volume one you’ll want to continue straight through and not wait for the rest to be delivered.

I was addicted to Vinland Saga from the beginning. Historical fiction about Vikings is right up my alley but this proved to be something more. The art is absolutely amazing and the storytelling is a thing of beauty. With every volume I think, “I’m reading something life-changing.”

One of my favorite things in the world of manga is the author’s comments and Vinland Saga is no exception. Book Nine contains an “Ask Yukimura” section in the final pages and I love how his thought process is exposed. His attention to detail and intense consideration of the story and desire for readers to join him on Thorfinn’s journey just make me love this series even more.

Originally posted at http://www.falahime.wordpress.com

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Episode 36: Stupid Canon

This week on the A to Z Anime Podcast…

Zack talks about To The Top, his new favorite Vive game where you fling yourself around in VR. Air reports back on Golden Kamuy (everyone should read it) and talks about how she’s excited for the summer simulcast season thanks to the Dive PV.

Then we talk about the season winding down, covering My Hero Academia, Starmyu, Berserk, Natsume’s Book of Friends, Re:Creators, Alice & Zoroku, Grimoire of Zero, and Dragon Ball Super.

But of course somehow we end up talking about Yuri on Ice and Reborn too.

Also: don’t get Zack started talking about anything Dragon Ball or you’ll be hanging out for a while.