Show #53 – Interview with Jason Thompson

Show #053 Direct Download:

OP: “Conan the Librarian” from the Weird Al movie UHF
ED: Dungeons and Dragons cartoon opening

An interview with Jason Thompson, author of Manga; The Complete Guide

Terminology for this show: The Four Types of Manga; Shonen, Shojo, Josei, and Seinen

Jason Thompson’s Top Five North American Manga Experts:
1. Frederik Schodt (author of Dreamland Japan and Manga Manga!)
2. Matt Thorn (Shojo expert and manga teacher in Kyoto’s Seika University)
3. Carl Gustav Horn, living god (Thompson’s words, not ours), chief manga editor at Dark Horse
4. Ed Chavez of the MangaCast
5. Casey Brienza of AnimeInsider

Honorable Mention:
Trish Ledoux or Toshifumi Yoshida for older manga
Tina Anderson for boys love
Toren Smith (post-interview addition)

Epic Interview on the Comics Journal we refer to
Interview on the MangaCast from earlier this summer
– Who is Trish Ledoux?
– Jason’s comic for Wired Magazine
Jason’s Comics:
– Yak Fist (which sadly does not exist!!)
The Stiff (currently on hiatus)
King of RPGs
– The Deadliest PR Guy in the World (co-written with Patrick Macias)
Patrick Macias used to be Jason’s roommate
Macias’s interview with Jason
Videogames played at Viz:
Ultima Online

Manga the Complete Guide ratings for titles mentioned in this show:
Title MtCG Stars
Stray Little Devil 2 stars
Saint Tail 2 stars
Bondage Fairies 4 stars
Akira 4 stars
Happy Mania 4 stars
Antique Bakery 4 stars
Tramps Like Us (Kimi Wa Pet/You’re My Pet) 3 stars
Over the Rainbow (bad josei) 1.5 stars
Wedding Eve (Review in Otaku USA issue 3) 2.5-3
Dream Hotel 1.5 stars
Nurse Call (Referred to as Ender’s Call in the show) 3
Erica Sakurazawa: Angel 2.5 stars
Erica Sakurazawa: Aromatic Bitters (second volume is not translated) 3.5 stars
Peach Girl 4 stars
Peach Girl: Sae’s Story 2.5 stars
Division Chief Kosaku Shima (salaryman manga) 2.5 stars
High School Girls 2.5 stars

RPGs Mentioned:
The Dying Earth
Skull & Bones; Pirates Edition

Show #51 – Top Five AMVs of All Time

Show #051 Direct Download:

OP: Mamboleo by Elisa
NPR Story Excerpt (played in full at the end of the show)
Mummer’s Dance by Loreena McKennit.

ERIN’s List

  1. Vlad PohnertMemories Dance
    *same video on youtube:
  2. istivShonen Bushidou
    Spirit Never Dies by Masterplan
    *same video on youtube:
  3. Right Now Someone is Reading this Titledokidoki
    Right Now by Van Halen
    *same video on youtube:
  4. Kevin CaldwellEngel, EngelRammstein
    *same video on youtube:
  5. Absolute DestinyI Wish I Was a Lesbian
    I Wish I Was a Lesbian by Loudon Wainwright III
    *same video on youtube:


  1. Jigoku no VideoShirow Learns to Fly
    Learning to FlyPink Floyd
    *UPDATE: *remastered youtube version: this was remastered by yoshi1013 (un-remastered available here)
    1. (Cornpone is/was an early fan video group… from way back when!)
  2. Kevin CaldwellBelieve
    Believe by Franka Potente
    *same video on youtube:
  3. Vlad PohnertMemories Dance
    *same video on youtube:
  4. Hold Me Now
    Håll Om Mig – by Nanne Grönvall
    *same video on youtube:
  5. MousePotato (Black Sun Productions) – Nightmare (Cut the Zac reference)
    Counting Bodies like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums by Perfect Circle
    *same video on youtube:

Jigoku no Video = Rich Lather

Promo: Fear the Gooberzilla
(Oktoberfest) – The Big Month of Dick

Promo: – note that after a long downtime, they’re not hosting our forums, apparently.

DecoyNaruto’s Technique Beat
Seizure of Power (instrumental) by
Marilyn Manson
*same video on youtube:

NO SUBTITLES IN YOUR AMV – unless they are funny

(SkyeBox, we’re looking at you!)

2001: A Space Odyssey

Run Lola Run

Cosby Show

Simpson’s Cosby Quote (remix)
(quote originally from Simpson’s episode 2F32 ‘Round Springfield


ED: NPR Show Featuring AMVs
Mamboleo (reprise)