Show #104 – Felipe Smith

Show #104 – Direct Download:

OP & ED “Tough Boy” by TOM*CAT (from Fist of the North Star)

We finally caught up with Felipe Smith at MangaNext 2012. Felipe did the MBQ series after placing in Tokyopop’s Rising Stars of Manga. Then he moved to Japan and wrote and drew a series called Peepo Choo for Morning 2 Magazine, which has been imported to the U.S. by Vertical books.

We had a long talk with Felipe about what it’s like to work in Japan, and whether or not Bakuman is true to life.

Where to get his books:

Peepo Choo

MBQ volume 1
MBQ volume 2
MBQ volume 3

Show #103 – Steve Harrison Rambling in a Mall (you can really hear the mall)

Show #103 – Direct Download:

OP: Symphonic Suite Yamato
INT: Various Gundam eyecatches
ED: Giant Gorg OP

Here we interview Steve Harrison, one of the grand old men of [American] anime [fandom]. (Although, honestly, I don’t think he’s that old.) We were fooled into thinking this would be a good idea by Daryl Surat, who claimed Steve Harrison was his future self, but not himself from the future. Apparently in the future Daryl grows a beard and learns how to be polite and charming.

The sound quality is extremely poor, as I brought a USB to XLR adapter that decided to not work with my laptop, so we would up recording using the laptop speaker and my iphone, and then I mixed the two sources together, slowly and painfully over several months, as they kept going out of sync. You can really hear every chair scraping the floor in the mall, and the occasional piece of food court muzak.

News: Ninjaconsultants at MangaNext and Genericon


We’re going to MangaNext, February 24th-26th!
Panels:
MangaNext 3:30 Friday – Comiket Survival 101, Events Room B
MangaNext 6pm Saturday – Unusual Manga Genres, Events Room B
MangaNext 1pm Sunday – Culinary Manga, Panel 2

We’re also going to Genericon!

March 2nd – 4th
Genericon 9am Saturday – Recent Trends in Anthropomorphization, Panels 2 (337)
Genericon 4pm Saturday – Culinary Manga, Panels 2 (337)
Genericon 6pm Saturday – Alcohol and Manga, Panels 1 (318)
Genericon 12pm Sunday – Unusual Manga Genres, Panels 2 (337)

Show #102a – Anime World Order Show # 102a

Show #102a – Direct Download:

I feel justified in recasting this podcast for a couple of reasons:

1. I was a guest. (Noah makes a brief appearance.)
2. And perhaps more importantly, I edited this show, but the A and B parts.

Daryl then re-edited it, and cut out my awesome Christmas remix of the AWO theme song. He also probably cut out more “ums”. In any case, this was ready to go on December 30th, 2011.

Read AWO’s full show notes here.

Show #98 – Anime Weekend Atlanta 2011 Part 1 Emily, Dave, and Ko

Show #098 – Direct Download:
OP: “Mamboleo” by Elissa
INT: “Friday” by Matt Mulholland
ED: “Right here right now” by Fatboy Slim – Various

We talk to our friends Emily and Dave about their recent trip to Japan, post-Earthquake, where they watched sumo and visited a Hakone onsen I recommended. They also compare AWA to DragonCon.

Then I talk to @kransomwastaken about what it’s like to run the videogame room at AWA for like 11 years, and outsider art from Nosferatu.

Here’s a list of the AWA AMVs, which we also talk about. Below, the winning video: