A3K’s flagship podcast returns with new hosts, Sean Russell, Cody Baier and Jd Banks. They answer listener questions, look at some hot news items and take a peek at the Spring 2014 season.


Episode Title: Bizarre New Beginnings
Episode Count: 66
Run Time: 01:13:17
Taping: March 15, 2014
Air Date: March 19, 2014

Opening Theme: Skygrinder by Skankfunk
Closing Theme: Blind 2 See by Skankfunk

Hosts: Sean Russell, Jd Banks, Cody Baier

Welcome to the A3K Podcast, the official podcast of the A3K Network. I’m your host Sean Russell founder and executive producer of this whole thing. Also joining us on the podcast, we have Jd Banks from the Manga Corner and Cody Baier from The Other Side, two shows that are also featured on the A3K Network.

On today’s episode of the A3K Podcast, Sean Russell nearly go to war over Hunter x Hunter, Jd Banks schools us on White Day and Fujoshi, and Cody Baier learns something new about Tokyopop and Chris Hardwick. We also answer your questions on the latest episode of the A3K Podcast.

[00:01:12 – 00:05:12]  Introduction
Jd Banks hosts the Manga Corner and is a seasoned member of the A3K Club. Cody Baier is the controversial host of The Other Side. He also is the creator of the web comic, Cloud Scratcher. Sean Russell is the founder and executive producer of anime3000.com

[00:05:12 – 00:19:14] Whatcha Been…
Cody is currently drawing new pages of Cloud Scratcher and getting a new book together. He’s watching Space Dandy, Hunter x Hunter and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. At this point, Sean and Cody have a heated argument about Togashi’s masterpiece. (Still heated as I write these notes)

Jd is currently reading Yamada and the Seven Witches. Sean’s been working on the website and is still watching Space Brothers and Hunter x Hunter. Watched a few episodes of Hamatora, Nisekoi, Pupa, World Conquest Zvezda, Magical Warfare.

[00:19:14 – 00:35:37] Fan Topic and Suggestions
1. We got a few topics off Twitter, but hopefully we will get more in the weeks to come. I started putting bumps on the end of our podcasts to help this segment.

2. Why do funimation and every other anime network show good anime with only one season? That makes me and everyone pissed – @Alejand32899268
Shows Mentioned: Sgt. Frog, Kodocha

3. Which new Mature Shōnen anime not set inside a school is hot right now? – @Jamaipanese
Shows Mentioned: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Psycho Pass, Knights of Sidonia, Parasyte

4. When will fujoshi finally take over the world??? – @RetroSenpai

[00:35:37 – 00:55:34] –  News and Hot Topics
Sean obsesses over another amazing show.

Here is a reference for Josh Grelle on 2 Guys and a Mic. Part One and Part Two

The Chocolate mafia is running wild in Tokyo!

Cody Baier learns something new about Tokyopop. Sifl and Olly folks?

We mention AnimeJapan trade show. Possible announcement at the inaugural AnimeJapan trade show (formerly Tokyo International Anime Fair). Also, Cody makes things pretty awkward and Sean doesn’t help matters.

[00:55:34 – 01:02:42] Spring 2014 Preview Preview
Next week we will take a brief look at some of series that look promising for the new season. Also check out a video preview of the new season on Crunchyroll News.

[01:02:42 – 00:00:00] The Takeaway
In this feature, we recap important moments from the show, Jd recommends a new manga title and the hosts talk about what’s new on their perspective shows.

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