To kick off our 13th year of anime podcasting, we talk a bit about yuri manga before Clarissa reviews the largely overlooked and recently concluded spinoff to Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor, 2018’s Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues.
Introduction (0:00 – 33:49)
Now that we’re 13, we can say all sorts of dumb things with absolute certainty as if we know what we’re talking about…you know, like how we’ve always done! After briefly touching upon some noteworthy titles of 2018–don’t worry, come the end of this year it’ll be time for yet ANOTHER decade in review!–we dive into the emails and touch upon some issues a listener has with yuri manga. This is a really extensive topic, so if you’re interested, by all means be sure to read and listen to Erica Friedman over at Okazu, since this is her topic of expertise.
Promo: Right Stuf Anime (28:12 – 31:00)
With the new season upon us and several of the most anticipated series being sequels to previously popular shows, now’s a perfect time to collect physical editions of those shows. Right Stuf has you covered, since there’s currently a sale on anime titles like My Hero Academia, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Mob Psycho 100, Boogiepop Phantom, and more. Now that Daryl has his G Gundam Ultra Edition box set, the next on the to-get preorder list for him are the Galaxy Express 999 movie Blu-Rays which come out next month.
Review: Mr Tonegawa Middle Management Blues (33:49 – 1:17:04)
We so do not want to face the fact that the episode we talked about GAMBLING APOCALYPSE KAIJI, THE SUFFERING PARIAH, THE ULTIMATE SURVIVOR was nearly eleven years ago. Since then, the works of author Nobuyuki Fukumoto have developed enough of a following that legal releases of his works in America are becoming more frequent, be they Netflix, Crunchyroll, or Denpa Books who is set to release the manga starting in late April. But this series is not a tense, nail biting saga with life or death on the line. It’s an office comedy featuring the villains of that series tasked with coming up with said life or death scenarios…as well as learning how to effectively Tweet, trying to impress one’s boss as he insists that you simply MUST watch Armageddon with him, and learning the finer details of Wentworth Miller dramas. Prior knowledge of Kaiji is not a must, but now that all of Kaiji is up on Crunchyroll, you really should watch that dang thing if you haven’t.