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Episode 34: Robot x Awesome

This week on the A to Z Anime Podcast…

Zack talks about News (news being Lucha Underground and Horizon Zero Dawn).

Air has no news and goes straight into New Release Tuesday (3:06)!



Then it’s time for Winter Simulcasts! (5:34) This week we cover All Out!!, Interviews with Monster Girls, Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju, ACCA, Saga of Tanya the Evil, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, Onihei, Iron-Blooded Orphans, Blue Exorcist, Dragon Ball Super, Gintama, Naruto Shippuden, Tiger Mask W, and elDLIVE.

How about this week’s Shonen Jump? (1:00:00) (Caution: Air talks very loudly about new Jump Start Robot x Laserbeam)

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

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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 32: I Can Tell This is Deep

This week on the A to Z Anime Podcast…

Zack starts off with News about Tekkaman Blade and Horizon Zero Dawn. Air finishes it up with current goings-on in Gundam Wing.

Then it’s time for New Release Tuesday! (36:20)

**Warning: discussion of Metal Bat on the cover of One Punch Man 11 inspired a spontaneous stack ranking of manliness. Listen at your own risk.**

Then we dive into the latest Simulcasts (57:46): All Out!!, Blue Exorcist, Saga of Tanya the Evil, Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju, Interviews with Monster Girls, Naruto Shippuden, Onihei, Iron-Blooded Orphans, Dragon Ball Super, Gintama, Tiger Mask W, elDLIVE, and Yowapeda.

Then we wrap things up with this week’s Shonen Jump! (2:20:47)

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

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Episode 29: Music May Be the Most Powerful Weapon of Them All

This week on the A to Z Anime Podcast…

Zack starts with News …or just talks about Macross the whole time. Air (10:33) really wants you to read Astra Lost in Space.

Then it’s time for New Release Tuesday (17:27):

Then we dive into the latest Simulcasts (32:07): All Out!!, Naruto (Shikamaru’s filler was really good!), Gintama, Interviews with Monster Girls, Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju, Saga of Tanya the Evil, Iron-Blooded Orphans, Dragon Ball Super, Blue Exorcist, Tiger Mask W, elDLIVE, Yowapeda, Nanbaka, Hand Shakers, ACCA, and Onihei.

We finish things up with this week’s Shonen Jump (1:33:00).

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

Episode 28: I Just Want to Chew on Someone

This week on the A to Z Anime Podcast…

We get right into it with a HUGE New Release Tuesday:







Then we cover the latest Winter Simulcasts: All Out!! (sporty), Super Lovers (gay), Masamune-kun’s Revenge (dropped), Blue Exorcist, Saga of Tanya the Evil (evil), Show Genroku Rakugo Shinju (omgwhatcanyouevensayitisamazing), Interviews with Monster Girls (who knew foot sweat was so endearing), ACCA (boys bond over toast), Gabriel Dropout (dropped), Hand Shakers (we dared Zack to love it), Tiger Mask W (oh my god!), Onihei (manly), Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (controversial translation choices!), Naruto (this latest filler is actually pretty good), Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans (*tears*), elDlive (it was all a misunderstanding), Gintama (GINTAMA), Nanbaka, Marginal #4 (marginal), and Dragon Ball Super (Goku’s an idiot).

We round things out with this week’s Shonen Jump and the new Jump Start: We Never Learn!

And seriously, we never learn–we start with Jump and get totally off topic and end up talking about how great Black Lagoon is.

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Episode 27: Kiryu’s Heart of Gold

This week on the A to Z Anime Podcast…

Zack starts with News about video games and his mission to make Kiryu the friendly neighborhood yakuza therapist with Yakuza 0. Air talks about the Fairy Tail manga and her idolization of Erza Scarlet.

Then it’s time for Simulcasts! We discuss Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, All Out!!, Super Lovers, Blue Exorcist, Masamune-kun’s Revenge, Saga of Tanya the Evil, the dropping of Seiren, the awesomeness and artistic beauty of Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju, the sheer adorableness of Interviews with Monster Girls, ACCA, Tiger Mask W, the manliness of Onihei, Dragon Ball Super, Iron-Blooded Orphans, Gintama, elDlive, and Yowapeda. Air’s distaste for Handshakers inspires a temporary new feature for the podcast “I Dare You To Love This.” Zack has been dared to love Handshakers…

Then it’s time for Shonen JUMP!

 

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

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Episode 26: Dookie Award

This week on the A to Z Anime Podcast…

Zack starts with News (:25) about Yakuza 0, Overwatch, and Final Fantasy. Air takes over (11:55) with discussion of Ghostbusters, Cuticle Detective Inaba, and the god-level voice cast of animated Godzilla.

Then it’s time for New Release Tuesday! (20:38)



We move on to Winter 2017 Simulcasts (27:10). This week we cover: ACCA, Nanbaka (really solid), All Out!! (second cour kicking ass), Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, Blue Exorcist, Masamune-kun’s Revenge, Saga of Tanya the Evil (Zack picked this up and loves it), Seiren, Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju (OMG WATCH THIS!), Interviews with Monster Girls (adorable!), Super Lovers (Super BL), Onihei (manly), Tiger Mask W, Dragon Ball Super, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans (girls kicking some ass), March Comes in Like a Lion, elDLIVE, Gintama (perfect. always.), Gabriel Dropout, and Yowapeda.

Then we wrap things up with this week’s Shonen JUMP (1:56:44) and get distracted at the end talking about potential new manga in JUMP and flesh out the details of a MidoTaka golf manga with cameos by the Generation of Miracles.

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