On this episode, Jd gets out of character and pokes fun at a few Twitter followers, Cody Baier goes on an epic rant against JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Jahmere tells us what he has in common with old Haitian men and Sean Russell flip flops on one of his most controversial reviews to date. All of this and more on the A3K Podcast.


Episode Title: Cautiously Optimistic
Episode Count: 81
Run Time: 02:36:57
Taping: July 05, 2014
Air Date: July 09, 2014


Breakfast in America by Supertramp [Main Theme]
Mystery Theme: Guess the theme in our comments

Welcome to Moon Prisim powered episode of the A3K Podcast. I’m Sean Russell, your host and Shazam! of anime3000.com. As always, we are joined by Jd Banks from the Manga Corner, Cody Baier from the Other Side and returning champion, Colton, from the Manga Corner and Life Lessons: A Gintama Mangacast.

On this episode, our crew takes a look at the state of anime and manga, Sean discovers the secret origins of Moe, Cody finally reveals his opinion about the Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Dub, Colton gets Cody to share his favorite characters from Friendship is Magic and Jd shares her views on the current state of Manga. All of this and more on the A3K Podcast.



Children of the Sea (by Daisuke Igarashi, Viz)

Flunk Punk Rumble aka Yankee-kun to Megane-chan (by Miki Yoshikawa, Kodansha)

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders (David Production)

Jd Banks

Manga Entertainment’s The Cyberpunk Collection

Cyber City Oedo 808 (directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Madhouse)

A.D. Police (directed by Takamasa Ikegami, Hidehito Ueda, Akira Nishimori, AIC)

Genocyber (directed by Shuto Murase, Manglobe)

Ergo Proxy (directed by Koichi Ohata, Bandai)

M.D. Geist (directed by Hayato Ikeda, Studio Wave/Zero G-Room)

Violence Jack (director Ichiro Itano, Studio 88)

Cody Baier

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders (David Production)

Sean Russell

Sailor Moon (directed by Munehisa Sakai, Toei Animation)

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders (David Production)

Anime Expo 2014 Coverage


Exploring the current and future trends in anime and manga.

How are we getting our anime/manga (for English-speaking audiences)?

Getting digital manga

How do feel about anime right now and where do you think its going?


Anime Ascendant

The Manga Corner

The Princess of Tennis by Jamie Lynn Lano

Pony Bits Podcast

Life Lessons: The Gintama Mangacast


The Other Side

Stop Saying Sorry on Twitter 


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