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Episode 36: Stupid Canon

This week on the A to Z Anime Podcast…

Zack talks about To The Top, his new favorite Vive game where you fling yourself around in VR. Air reports back on Golden Kamuy (everyone should read it) and talks about how she’s excited for the summer simulcast season thanks to the Dive PV.

Then we talk about the season winding down, covering My Hero Academia, Starmyu, Berserk, Natsume’s Book of Friends, Re:Creators, Alice & Zoroku, Grimoire of Zero, and Dragon Ball Super.

But of course somehow we end up talking about Yuri on Ice and Reborn too.

Also: don’t get Zack started talking about anything Dragon Ball or you’ll be hanging out for a while.

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Episode 33: Let Them Eat Cake

This week on the A to Z Anime Podcast…

Zack starts with News about Tekkaman Blade and VR. Air takes over (30:31) with impressions of last week’s new releases (All-Rounder Meguru, Giant Killing, Platinum End, Welcome to the Ballroom, and One Punch Man) and an update of her Rurouni Kenshin rewatch.

Then it’s time for a special edition of New Release Tuesday–Gay Tuesday! (42:20)

**Air’s Note: both of these volumes were read after the podcast was recorded. They were both really great and I recommend them. Hana & Hina especially exceeded my expectations.**

How about those Winter Simulcasts? (45:49) We cover Nanabaka, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, Naruto Shippuden, Interviews with Monster Girls, Saga of Tanya the Evil, Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju, Blue Exorcist, All Out!!, Onihei, Iron-Blooded Orphans, elDLIVE, Gintama, Tiger Mask W, ACCA, and Ancient Magus’ Bride.

We finish up with this week’s Shonen Jump! (1:48:49)

Thanks for listening and we hope to 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).

 

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Episode 4: The End of a False Love

This week we talk about…

Latest news and our Weekend Update (:33). Zack watched some Ghostbusters cartoons and played Overwatch. Air watched House of Five Leaves and is excited about the new season of Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju.

We “jump into JUMP” (14:00) and talk about Gintama (of course) as well as the latest Boruto, the winding-down of Bleach, the monthly installment of Blue Exorcist, and the final chapter of Nisekoi. Zack loves My Hero Academia and Air really doesn’t love Seraph of the End. Somehow we also spend a lot of time talking about things that aren’t actually in JUMP…like REBORN!.

Air talks about a couple of manga available on the Crunchyroll Manga app. (1:28:25) Princess Jellyfish is heating up and Nanbaka is looking promising as anime material.

New Release Tuesday (1:29:55)

Then we delve into Zack’s Lesser Known Classics (1:35:33). His enthusiasm for The Dagger of Kamui ultimately outweighed his urge to puke and/or sleep.

That’s it! We wrap things up at 1:54:00. Thanks for listening!