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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!

Episode 8: We Finally Get to the Basement!

We’re back with lots to discuss. Finally, AoT fans, we find out what is in the fucking basement! Woo!

After some pointless banter, we get into News (1:11) and Zack talks about sake documentaries, XCOM 2, Reiki Punch, and Osamu Tezuka’s Apollo’s Song (6:54). Air dives into JoJo’s (13:09), catching up on the D. Gray Man anime (13:26), and how Food Wars relates to real life (17:23).

Kenshin takes over (23:10).

We go over the Lesser Known Classic for this week: Roujin Z! (27:15) Next week is A Wind Named Amnesia.

Then it’s a special edition of New Release Tuesday…BL TUESDAY!!! (35:53)


Somehow the conversation rounds about to Osamu Tezuka but then we get back on track talking about Crunchyroll Manga (51:12). Highlights are Heroic Legend of Arslan, Fairy Tail, Sukedachi 09, Inside Mari, and WHAT IS IN THE BASEMENT in Attack on Titan.

Time for this week’s Shonen JUMP (1:04:02) and the final Kishimoto/Togashi interview (1:46:19). Don’t ask how we end up talking about Fullmetal Alchemist (2:05:00) and voice actors. By request we kind of talk about Wolf Children (3:07:05).

Finally it’s over (3:27:26).

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Episode 7: WTF is Up With All These Orphanages?

This week on A to Z Anime Podcast…

Zack spent his weekend playing No Man’s Sky (1:15) and watching the new Voltron on Netflix (9:20). This caused a lot of internal turmoil as well as rants about Ghost in the Shell and Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Air wanted to relax with some Cheer Boys!! but ended up wallowing in personal reflection instead (44:05) then cried a little at the latest episode of DAYS (48:46).

Somehow, Zack ends up talking about Macross Delta (57:47).

Air redirects the convo to her last news item, B-Project (1:09:30).

Then it’s New Release Tuesday! (1:10:37)


And how about Shonen JUMP (1:19:00)? WTF is up with all these orphanages?! Do we spend more time talking about Bakuman, which is about JUMP, than talking about JUMP itself?

Finally we get around to Lesser Known Classics: Lily C.A.T.! (2:30:45)

We’re off next week but when we return, we’ll be talking about the next in our Lesser Known Classics: Pleasant Surprises list: Roujin Z!

This one’s a long one to last you through next week–enjoy!

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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).