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!
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).
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).
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).
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!
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).
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).