News: Ninjaconsultants at MangaNext and Genericon

We’re going to MangaNext, February 24th-26th!
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 #93 – Seinen Up!! at Genericon 2011

Show #093 – Direct Download:

ED: "Now You’re A Man" by DVDA

@mangacast‘s Seinen Up!! Panel from Genericon 2011.

Apparently this recording was done by monkeys, and as such I apologize for the popping noises throughout. I tried to also remove many of the more awkward pauses, but not all of them, as I have other things to do today. Despite the poor quality, it’s worth toughing this one out for the following reasons:

  • There’s a mention of the true author of Lone Wolf and Cub
  • Ed says shojo is basically dead
  • Learn the entire history of manga! (Almost.)
  • You can learn about the state of the manga industry in France
  • …and more!

Show #92 – Culinary Manga NYCC 2010

Show #092 – Direct Download:

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

Show #088 – Direct Download:

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

Show #085 – Direct Download:

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

Show #084 – Direct Download:

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 #80 – The History of Manga in the U.S., by Jason Thompson

Show #080 – Direct Download:

OP: Theme from a Golgo 13 videogame
ED: Song and clip from a Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure videogame

Promo: Friday Ace

This panel was recorded live at San Diego Comic Con, possibly in 2008, and is posted here with the permission of Jason Thompson, author of King of RPGs, Manga the Complete Guide, and the Manga Editor of Otaku USA magazine. We previously interviewed Jason in this show.

You can read the Wired manga history of manga in the U.S. here.