Show #92 – Culinary Manga NYCC 2010

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Here is a recording of our Culinary Manga panel from New York Comic Con last fall. I believe it was recorded by Spiraken originally, on an iphone, so the sound quality isn’t great.

@samkusek is also on this panel, and is a major contributor of content.

You can follow along by downloading the PDF of the Powerpoint presentation.

Here is the video played in the middle:

Show #88 – 50 Manga Recommendations in 45 Minutes

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OP: “Rocket” by POLYSICS, the ending theme of Moyasimon; Tales of Agriculture
ED: “Amai Koibito” by Soichi Negishi, the end theme of Detroit Metal City

Our 50 Manga Recommendations in 45 Minutes panel recorded at Genericon 2011.

You can download a PDF of the covers and images in the panel here.

Here are the manga titles, which we cover in alphabetical order in the panel:

20th Century Boys by Naoki Urasawa (Viz)
A Distant Neighborhood by Jiro Taniguchi
A Drifting Life, by Yoshihiro Tatsumi (Drawn & Quarterly)
Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo
Astro Boy
Azumanga Daioh
Black Jack by Osamu Tezuka (Vertical)
Blade of the Immortal by Hiroaki Samura (Dark Horse)
Buddha, vols. 1 and 2, by Osamu Tezuka (Vertical)
Children of the Sea by Daisuke Igarashi (Viz)
Death Note
Detroit Metal City by Kiminori Wakasugi
Disappearance Diary by Hideo Azuma (Fanfare/Ponent Mon)
Dororo, by Osamu Tezuka (Vertical)
Dragon Ball
Emma, CMX
Fairy Tail by Hiro Mashima (Del Rey)
Fruits Basket, Natsuki Takaya
Full Metal Alchemist
GoGo Monster by Taiyo Matsumoto (Viz)
Gon by Masahi Tanaka
Happy Happy Clover by Sayuri Tatsuyama (Viz)
High School Debut (Viz)
Hikaru no Go (VIZ)
Honey and Clover, Chika Umino
Kimi ni Todoke, Karuho Shiina
Kitchen Princess, Miyuki Kobayashi and Natsumi Andō
Lone Wolf and Cub by Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima (Dark Horse)
Moyashimon: Tales of Agriculture, Masayuki Ishikawa
Mushishi, Yuki Urushibara
Nabari No Ou (Yen Press)
NANA (Viz)
Naruto (VIZ)
Nausica of the Valley of the Wind, Hayao Miyazaki
Nodame Cantabile, Tomoko Ninomiya
Oishinbo by Tetsu Kariya and Akira Hanasaki (Viz)
One Piece
Ookiku Furikabutte, Asa Higuchi
Ooku: The Inner Chambers, Fumi Yoshinaga VIZ
Parasyte, Hitoshi Iwaaki (Del Rey)
Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka by Naoki Urasawa (Viz)
Real (Viz)
Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei, Kōji Kumeta
Seduce Me After the Show (Aurora/Deux)
Slam Dunk! by Takehiko Inoue (Viz)
Sugar Sugar Rune, Moyoco Anno
Summit of the Gods by Yumemakura Baku and Jiro Taniguchi
Tekkonkinkreet: Black & White, by Taiyo Matsumoto (Viz)
Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms by Fumiyo Kouno (Last Gasp)
Vagabond, Eiji Yoshikawa and Takehiko Inoue
Yotsuba&! (Yen Press)

Show #85 – Unusual Manga Genres Otakon 2011 Edition

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ED: “Happy Happy Dance” Translated poorly from Japanese Wikipedia: 作詞:森雪之丞/作曲:池毅/編曲:石田勝範/歌:YASU… Lyrics: Yuki Mori this Chengyan / Composer: Takeshi Pond / Arrangement: Katsunori Ishida Song /: YASU

My Unusual Manga Genres Panel from Otakon 2011!!! Hooray! I’ve been trying for five years to do this panel at Otakon:

Obviously there are a bunch of slides that go with this. You can follow along on a PDF, which I will have uploaded here.

Very ambitious “time rich” listeners are encouraged to cut a movie to the podcast and make it an mp4 that’s ipod/iphone compatible. Email me at ninjaconsultant (at) gmail (dot) com and I’ll hook you up with the slides as images.

Pro Golfer Saru OP:

Cooking Papa OP:

Show #84 – Walter Amos on Hetalia

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OP: “Johnny Be Good” as sung by the Sex Pistols on the album The Great Rock and Roll Swindle
ED: Hetalia end theme as sung by America

Recorded at Genericon 2011. Posted with the permission of Walter Amos. Mr. Amos describes how anime has gotten high school girls into one of his favorite historical topics, the Prussian Empire.

We all learned a lot about Frederick the Great, who was totally amazing and probably gay. He had a terraformed garden like Nausicaa’s, popularized the potato to help keep German people from starving, composed flute sonatas, and did tons of other great stuff socially and economically which you’ll hear about in Amos’s amazing lecture.

Show #77 – Anime Boston 2010 Manga-Mania I — Enter Panel-dome [Raw]

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[Photo by @animealmanac]

This panel stars:

[not pictured] @kransomwastaken

Panel Description:  In an effort to initiate a US branch of the ZeroAka Dojo, Vertical Inc. has collected a brain trust of the brightest and most respected manga bloggers and journalists on the East Coast to discuss manga culture. But there is a catch! This is not your average panel. This is a moderated discussion covering a wide range of manga topics from politics and ethics to the industry and its fans. This is not a democratic, everyone gets equal time, panel. This is a public forum where the best voices of manga share their knowledge and views honestly and openly.

Has manga criticism reached new heights? Or are our manga literati still in the dark ages? Join journalists, podcasters, bloggers, industry insiders and manga academics as they reveal why manga your fandom originates and always comes back to manga!

Warning: Unedited Audio
Note: I totally bomb the first question. Instead of “Bestselling” I just went for “Best”.

Show #65 – NYAF 2008 OtakuUSA Magazine Panel

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Music: OtakuUSA Magazine theme song by Marxy

Recorded live at New York Anime Festival 2008. My computer crashed mid-way through our already short panel.

Be sure to check out this month’s issue, where Erin has a Claymore feature, a review of Blue Dragon, and a couple of paragraphs on Death Note merchandise.

Erin and Jeff Knight (not pictured), the ad sales guy, at the OtakuUSA panel at NYAF (not pictured).

I can’t believe you missed the Ninja Consultant panel at San Diego Comic Con!

Show #58 – Manga Zombie and a Manga Panel at MoCCA

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If you haven’t been reading Comipress on a regular basis, it’s not too late to start now. We received permission from Comipress and author Udagawa Takeo to read the introduction to Manga Zombie, which is being translated and made available for free online.

We also received permission to record a December 3rd panel at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art. It started off as “Manga 101,” but the audience was mostly Metro Anime Club members and Publisher’s Weekly people, so the discussion rapidly devolved into sweet, sweet manga industry insider gossip!! Stick around, as the good stuff is in the second hour. On the panel:

– Moderator: Brigid Alverson of
– Dallas Middaugh, Del Rey Associate Pubilisher
– Mari Morimoto, translator and veterinarian
– John Fuller, Kinokuniya manager for the NYC branch
– Designer/letterer Brad Foltz,

Special thanks to Gina Gagliardo for arranging the panel! The Calvin asking questions at the end is Calvin Reid of Publisher’s Weekly.

Thank you so much to Udagawa Takeo and ComiPress for allowing us to promote your wonderful work!

These are not the final show notes, please check back later for more notes on this recording!