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 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).