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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!

Episode 10: Zack Overslept Due to Overwatch

This week on the A to Z Anime Podcast:

After Zack finally got out of bed to start recording, he talked about getting the elusive 10.0 artistic score in Audioshield and being addicted to Overwatch and how much he loves Mei (1:22).

Air’s news update involved Funimation’s release of Ergo Proxy on bluray and finishing two books while camping: book one of The Legend of the Galactic Heroes by Yoshiki Tanaka and The Heike Story by Eiji Yoshikawa. And of course she still loves Gintama (21:35).

It’s a big New Release Tuesday (31:11):

Then it’s time for this week’s Lesser Known Classic: Giant Gorg! (54:55)

Next week is They Were Eleven.

Finally, it’s time for Shonen Jump! (1:26:35)

Thanks for listening!

 

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Episode 9: Apple Juice

 

This week on the A to Z Anime Podcast:

We start with News–Zack talks about XCom, Active Raid, and changing his XBox ID (:39). Air covers Drifters, JoJo’s, Eccentric Family, Devil’s Line, elDlive, and the resuming Gintama anime (13:55).

The Fall Season is coming to a close so it’s time for a Simulcast Update! We disucss Berserk (22:37), First Love Monster (29:56), Servamp (32:06), Taboo Tattoo (33:22), Cheer Boys!! (34:52), Naruto Shippuden (35:53), and DAYS (38:45).

Then it’s time for Crunchyroll Manga Updates (40:04). Air keeps trying to make people read Sukedachi 09 then talks about GTO: Paradise Lost and the update to ReLife.

 

Weekly Tezuka Segment (55:51) featuring MW

New Release Tuesday (1:09:42)

Then it’s time for our Lesser-Known Classic: A Wind Named Amnesia (1:11:44). Next week: Giant Gorg!

And we finish up with this week’s Shonen JUMP (1:30:16).

Thanks for listening and see you next week!

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Episode 6: The Final Chapter of Bleach

There was a lot to cover this week!

Zack started out with news (1:34) talking about Soul Hunter and Reborn. Then he got into Sea Prince and the Fire Child (4:02) which then led to a discussion about Unico (6:40). Somehow talking about Active Raid (7:25) ended up being about Kurosawa films (11:10).

Air’s news was about her obsession with Arakawa Under the Bridge (15:26) and then shows on the horizon: ACCA, Drifters, and Yuri on Ice (16:27).

It’s just a little past the middle of the Summer Simulcast Season and Air had a lot to say (26:20). We cover:

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable (27:02)

DAYS (33:52)

Berserk (34:58)

91 Days (48:32)

Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance (1:00:49)

Handa-kun (1:01:55)

Saiki K (1:03:47)

D Gray Man: Hallow (1:05:27)

High School Life of a Fudanshi (1:08:47)

Bananya (1:09:28)

Cheer Boys!! (1:09:50)

B-Project (1:11:27)

First Love Monster (1:12:09)

Re:ZERO (1:14:25)

Morose Mononokean (1:18:00)

Mob Psycho 100 (1:18:49)

Servamp (1:22:05)

Thunderbolt Fantasy (1:23:19)

Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! (1:24:20)

Food Wars, Alderamin on the Sky, Taboo Tattoo (1:26:50)

Zack introduces a new format/concept for his Lesser Known Classics segment (1:27:49). He presents a group of titles he refers to as “pleasant surprises” listed in the order we will watch (and talk about them). Next week is: LILY C.A.T.!

Future weeks are: Roujin Z, A Wind Named Amnesia, They Were Eleven, Giant Gorg, and finally Shura no Toki.

It’s a short New Release Tuesday (1:40:11)

Then it’s the big one: this week’s Shonen JUMP. We start out with Love Rush (1:41:11) then One Piece (1:45:12), Toriko (1:47:20), Food Wars (1:51:30), Black Clover (1:52:39), World Trigger (1:57:15), Promised Neverland (1:59:00), My Hero Academia (2:04:43) and finally…THE FINAL CHAPTER OF BLEACH (2:14:10).

We couldn’t resist talking about the Togashi/Kishimoto interview (2:30:55) and we wrap things up with a brief discussion of Air’s superpower (2:51:29).