Today’s Tub Manga: Vinland Saga (book 9)

What can I even say about this? Buy it. Read it. Buy all of it, because once you start volume one you’ll want to continue straight through and not wait for the rest to be delivered.

I was addicted to Vinland Saga from the beginning. Historical fiction about Vikings is right up my alley but this proved to be something more. The art is absolutely amazing and the storytelling is a thing of beauty. With every volume I think, “I’m reading something life-changing.”

One of my favorite things in the world of manga is the author’s comments and Vinland Saga is no exception. Book Nine contains an “Ask Yukimura” section in the final pages and I love how his thought process is exposed. His attention to detail and intense consideration of the story and desire for readers to join him on Thorfinn’s journey just make me love this series even more.

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Episode 24: Are You Ready?

This week on the A to Z Anime Podcast…

Zack starts with his News (:20) talking about superhero movies and the magic of 4k. Air breaks it up with a random Yuri on Ice reference (42:08).

Then it’s time for New Release Tuesday! (43:00)

And not really a “new” release but a release worth mentioning:


Bring on the Winter 2017 Simulcasts! (50:23)

Blue Exorcist (51:30); Akiba’s Trip (53:39); Saga of Tanya the Evil (56:49); Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju (59:34); Tiger Mask W (1:03:07); March Comes in Like a Lion (1:05:40); All Out!! (1:07:38); Interview with Monster Girls (1:09:02); Spiritpact (1:11:16); Masamune-kun’s Revenge (1:15:04); Dragon Ball Super (1:21:14); Seiren (1:24:55); elDlive (1:30:35); GINTAMA (1:36:45); Chiruran 1/2 (1:38:48); Gabriel Dropout (1:40:31); and Yowapeda (1:41:12).

Then we wrap it up with this week’s Shonen JUMP! (1:44:02)


Thanks for listening and we hope to see you next week!