Episode 28: I Just Want to Chew on Someone

This week on the A to Z Anime Podcast…

We get right into it with a HUGE New Release Tuesday:







Then we cover the latest Winter Simulcasts: All Out!! (sporty), Super Lovers (gay), Masamune-kun’s Revenge (dropped), Blue Exorcist, Saga of Tanya the Evil (evil), Show Genroku Rakugo Shinju (omgwhatcanyouevensayitisamazing), Interviews with Monster Girls (who knew foot sweat was so endearing), ACCA (boys bond over toast), Gabriel Dropout (dropped), Hand Shakers (we dared Zack to love it), Tiger Mask W (oh my god!), Onihei (manly), Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (controversial translation choices!), Naruto (this latest filler is actually pretty good), Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans (*tears*), elDlive (it was all a misunderstanding), Gintama (GINTAMA), Nanbaka, Marginal #4 (marginal), and Dragon Ball Super (Goku’s an idiot).

We round things out with this week’s Shonen Jump and the new Jump Start: We Never Learn!

And seriously, we never learn–we start with Jump and get totally off topic and end up talking about how great Black Lagoon is.

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Episode 27: Kiryu’s Heart of Gold

This week on the A to Z Anime Podcast…

Zack starts with News about video games and his mission to make Kiryu the friendly neighborhood yakuza therapist with Yakuza 0. Air talks about the Fairy Tail manga and her idolization of Erza Scarlet.

Then it’s time for Simulcasts! We discuss Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, All Out!!, Super Lovers, Blue Exorcist, Masamune-kun’s Revenge, Saga of Tanya the Evil, the dropping of Seiren, the awesomeness and artistic beauty of Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju, the sheer adorableness of Interviews with Monster Girls, ACCA, Tiger Mask W, the manliness of Onihei, Dragon Ball Super, Iron-Blooded Orphans, Gintama, elDlive, and Yowapeda. Air’s distaste for Handshakers inspires a temporary new feature for the podcast “I Dare You To Love This.” Zack has been dared to love Handshakers…

Then it’s time for Shonen JUMP!

 

Thanks for listening and we hope to see you next week!

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Episode 26: Dookie Award

This week on the A to Z Anime Podcast…

Zack starts with News (:25) about Yakuza 0, Overwatch, and Final Fantasy. Air takes over (11:55) with discussion of Ghostbusters, Cuticle Detective Inaba, and the god-level voice cast of animated Godzilla.

Then it’s time for New Release Tuesday! (20:38)



We move on to Winter 2017 Simulcasts (27:10). This week we cover: ACCA, Nanbaka (really solid), All Out!! (second cour kicking ass), Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, Blue Exorcist, Masamune-kun’s Revenge, Saga of Tanya the Evil (Zack picked this up and loves it), Seiren, Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju (OMG WATCH THIS!), Interviews with Monster Girls (adorable!), Super Lovers (Super BL), Onihei (manly), Tiger Mask W, Dragon Ball Super, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans (girls kicking some ass), March Comes in Like a Lion, elDLIVE, Gintama (perfect. always.), Gabriel Dropout, and Yowapeda.

Then we wrap things up with this week’s Shonen JUMP (1:56:44) and get distracted at the end talking about potential new manga in JUMP and flesh out the details of a MidoTaka golf manga with cameos by the Generation of Miracles.

Thanks for listening and we hope to see you next week!

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Episode 25: So My Type

This week on the A to Z Anime Podcast we start with birthday wishes for Zack and then get right into news about Macross Delta (:29). Air gets into news (1:43) about how phenomenal Kuroko’s Basketball Episode 75.5 is, what’s happening in the Fairy Tail manga, Amazon Prime’s Anime Strike channel, and the controversy surrounding Yuri on Ice and its place in the Crunchyroll Best of 2016 awards.

Then we delve into the latest Winter Simulcasts (16:28)

We cover: Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, All Out!!, Blue Exorcist, Saga of Tanya the Evil, Masamune-kun’s Revenge, Seiren, Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju, Interview with Monster Girls, Handshakers, ACCA, Onihei, Tiger Mask W, Dragon Ball Super, March Comes in Like a Lion, Gintama, Chiruran 1/2, Gabriel Dropout, and Yowapeda.

It’s a New Release Tuesday! (1:21:20)

Then it’s time to wrap things up with this week’s Shonen Jump! (1:24:59)

Thanks for listening and we hope to see you next week!

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Episode 24: Are You Ready?

This week on the A to Z Anime Podcast…

Zack starts with his News (:20) talking about superhero movies and the magic of 4k. Air breaks it up with a random Yuri on Ice reference (42:08).

Then it’s time for New Release Tuesday! (43:00)



And not really a “new” release but a release worth mentioning:

 

Bring on the Winter 2017 Simulcasts! (50:23)

Blue Exorcist (51:30); Akiba’s Trip (53:39); Saga of Tanya the Evil (56:49); Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju (59:34); Tiger Mask W (1:03:07); March Comes in Like a Lion (1:05:40); All Out!! (1:07:38); Interview with Monster Girls (1:09:02); Spiritpact (1:11:16); Masamune-kun’s Revenge (1:15:04); Dragon Ball Super (1:21:14); Seiren (1:24:55); elDlive (1:30:35); GINTAMA (1:36:45); Chiruran 1/2 (1:38:48); Gabriel Dropout (1:40:31); and Yowapeda (1:41:12).

Then we wrap it up with this week’s Shonen JUMP! (1:44:02)

 

Thanks for listening and we hope to see you next week!

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Episode 23: Fall Simulcast Wrap-Up

This week on the A to Z Anime Podcast…

Zack starts with Final Fantasy news (:38). Air talks about Kuroko’s Extra Game (12:01) which then somehow turns into a discussion about Eyeshield 21.

Then it’s time to discuss the last of the Fall Simulcasts! (20:14) We cover JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, UtaPri (1:10:50), Keijo!!!!!!!! (1:15:32), Occultic;nine (1:33:17), Kiss Him Not Me (1:42:37), Poco’s Udon World (1:51:36), and Drifters (2:00:31). We even cover a couple that aren’t quite ending with Tiger Mask W (2:25:52) and Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans (2:32:29).

Then it’s time for catching up on a couple weeks of Shonen JUMP (2:41:45). And by “catching up on Shonen JUMP” we mean get distracted after My Hero Academia and the Ruroni Kenshin side story and start talking about Gintama/the brilliance of Hideaki Sorachi and HunterxHunter/the cunning of Yoshihiro Togashi.

Thanks for listening and we hope you visit again next week!

Episode 22: We’ve Already Seen How Devastating a Nipple Can Be

This week on the A to Z Anime Podcast…

We totally lie in the beginning. Air says it’s Wednesday, December 22nd. It is in fact Thursday, December 22nd.

Zack starts with News (:20) talking about Final Fantasy and Overwatch. Air picks up with excitement about Gintama (19:07) and news about Black Clover and live-action Naruto. Then she talks about how much she loves Kuroko’s Basketball. (She loves it A LOT. A. LOT.)

Then it’s New Release Tuesday! (24:04)

Bring on the Simulcasts!

We start with a heavy discussion of the Yuri!!! on Ice finale (29:23). Then it’s Keijo!!!!!!!! (53:58); Magical Girl Raising Project‘s ending, (59:53); Izetta: The Last Witch‘s final episode (1:01:23); Magic-kyun Renaissance (1:05:57); UtaPri (1:06:55); the ending of Bungo Stray Dogs (1:09:46); March Comes in Like a Lion (1:11:37); Poco’s Udon World (1:13:39); the DAYS ending (1:14:44); Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans (1:16:39); JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (1:17:21); Occultic;nine (1:28:36); Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru‘s finale (1:36:11); Drifters (1:39:35); Tiger Mask W (1:55:33); and Dragon Ball Super (2:00:46).

We finish up allegedly with this week’s special filler edition of Shonen Jump (2:12:50) but we actually end up talking about Ruroni Kenshin and evil Americans…with more Yuri on Ice and Kuroko’s Basketball…and some Shinsengumi and Gintama thrown in.

Thanks for listening and we hope to see you next week!