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 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 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!

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Episode 20: THEY EXCHANGED RINGS!

This week on the A to Z Anime Podcast…

Zack starts with News (:18) getting deep into the latest Macross Delta disc and then Final Fantasy XV. Air talks a bit about Unico (34:26) (mostly about how she wants to talk more about it).

Then it’s time for the latest Simulcasts! (39:29)

It’s a big one from Viz with New Release Tuesday! (1:57:47)

 

Then it’s time for this week’s Shonen JUMP! (2:07:22)

Thanks for listening and we hope you join us again next week!

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Episode 11: Man Feelings & Testosterone Tears

Welcome to Episode 11! We start off with News (1:05) where Zack talks about Yakuza 0 and XCOM2 (maybe instead of News this should be called Zack’s Video Games Corner?). Turns out he also watched Kulipari on Netflix.

Air goes on a rant (14:56) inspired by #ComicBookHour tweets which segues into a rant about yuri (23:20).

Then Zack gives you the Staring Into The Abyss With Osamu Tezuka segment (30:12). This week’s Tezuka is The Book of Human Insects.

It’s time for a HUGE New Release Tuesday! (45:22)

This one isn’t exactly a new release but it was new to me & I had to share.








Whew! Now for wrapping up the Summer Simulcasts (1:30:00)–D.Gray-man HALLOW, Morose Mononokean, B-Project, Cute Earth High Defense Club LOVE! LOVE!, 91 Days, Cheer Boys!!, Handa-kun, Bananya, Saiki K, Alderamin on the Sky, and Thunderbolt Fantasy.

Next up is Lesser-Known Classics: Pleasant Surprises (1:56:25). This week’s feature is They Were Eleven.

Next week we wrap up the Pleasant Surprises theme with Shura no Toki!

And we wrap it up with this week’s Shonen JUMP (2:16:22)!

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