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Episode 12: Fall Simulcast Explosion

This week on the A to Z Anime Podcast…

Zack starts the News Segment (:45) talking about Ergo Proxy. Air talks about VA Kazunari Tanaka‘s passing (6:25) and Brickstack VR.

New Release Tuesday (9:07) is a special BL TUESDAY!

Then Zack butts in with Not-New Release Tuesday (11:59)






Then it’s the FALL SIMULCAST EXTRAVAGANZA!!! (25:34)

The Shorts

The Gambles

The Anticipated

The Idols

The OMG THEY’RE FINALLY HERE!!!

Then it’s time for Lesser-Known Classics: Shura no Toki! (1:54:43)

Finally, we talk about this week’s Shonen JUMP (2:41:50)

Thanks for listening and we hope you join us 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!

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 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).