Colton from Life Lesson’s: The Gintama Mangacast and the Manga Corner joins Sean, Cody and Jd to discuss anime and manga on this week’s A3K Podcast.

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Episode Title: Flicking Sticky Boogers
Episode Count: 71
Run Time: 02:23:48
Taping: April 27, 2014
Air Date: May 01, 2014

Opening & Closing Theme: Edgeways by Skankfunk

Welcome back to another episode of the A3K Podcast. I’m your host Sean Russell, the executive producer and grand puba of the A3K Network. On this episode, we’re joined by my co-hosts Cody Baier from the Other Side, Jd Banks from the Manga Corner and Colton, a special guest, also from the Manga Corner and Life Lesson’s: The Gintama Mangacast.

On this episode, Jd channels her inner Cody and takes a look at some anime and manga distributors, Sean trolls Cody in all things JoJo and the crew reviews some popular American television series that might be better as anime. All this and more on the A3K Podcast.

WHATCHA BEEN…

[00:01:12 – 00:54:07]

Jd Banks

Manga: Devils and Realist (Takadono Madoka), Crimson Empire (QuinRose & Hazuki Futaba), Zero’s Familiar Chevalier (Yamaguichi Noboru)
Is Seven Seas becoming the new Tokyopop?
Batman: Gotham Knight miniseries (Directed by Toshi Hiruma, Bruce Timm; Production I.G., Madhouse, Bee Train, Studio 4 degrees C)

Cody Baier:

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures – Power of Grey Tower episode

Colton:

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures
Case Closed/Detective Conan
Continuity vs. episodical in Japan and the U.S.?
Fullmetal Alchemist

Sean Russell:

Is Dio so awesome?
Chaika the Coffin Princess (Crunchyroll)
Has anyone ever seen a unicorn kill someone?
The Cabin in the Woods (Joss Whedon) and Legend (Ridley Scott – 1985)
Hunter x Hunter
Fairy Tail
Naruto Shippuuden
Crunchy Report


PROMO:
AAA Podcast


DISCUSSION
[00:54:07 – 01:56:29]

Name an American television series that would make a great anime?

Johnny Test
True Detective
Fringe
The Office
Lost (Colton)
Once Upon a Time
Hannibal
Megas XLR
Modern Family
The Walking Dead (Jd)
Married with Children
Supernatural
Switched at Birth
Game of Thrones
21 Jumpstreet (Sean)
Nothing (Cody)

What device do you use to watch the majority of your anime? (Tablet, phone, computer, television, etc.)?

Computer: III (Colton, Cody, Jd)
PS3: I (Colton)
Phone: IIII (Sean)
iPad (Sean)

Name an anime series that turned out to be more enjoyable than its manga.

Gintama: I
Utena: I
Marmalade Boy: I
Magic Knight Rayearth: I
Escaflowne: I
Deadman Wonderland: I

NEWS
[01:56:29 – 02:10:31]

Hunter x Hunter Manga Returns (June)
Shishio Spinoff Manga
Virtual Osamu Tezuka Museum

 

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  • Kerberous

    Seven Seas are releasing Monster Girl and Dragonar Academy… Yep, they’re releasing some baaad stuff.

    • Devin Wolfe

      To each their own.

      • Kerberous

        Monster Girl is pretty much a dum harem with monster girls. Anything bad that was ever said about a harem also applies to it. Why do people still like this stuff ? Let’s assume that 99.9% of all harems aren’t just trash, there’s still more than 10 of ‘em made per year. You’d think people would have moved by now.

        You cannot defend Dragonar Academy without looking like a pedophile and here’s why: a naked loli appears on top of the main character’s naked body (cowgirl position), said loli also gets tentacle raped, black “ninja” loli fanservice, upskirt shots, a ton more naked loli fanservice, etc. The loli character literally spends more time naked than with clothes on. Different strokes for different folks is bs in this case. This will end up worse than Astarotte’s toy.

        • Max-Vader

          “Monster Girl is pretty much a dum harem with monster girls.”
          Actually, that’s not really true. It’s a rape/fetish-fest with monster girls. And at the same time it tries to tell a heart-rending story that has romance and is about fighting racism against rapist murderer-monsters.
          It’s fucking disgusting is what I’m saying.

          • Cody Baier

            Haha, I even saw one called “Centaur Girl” or something like that at a Barnes and Noble a little while back.

          • Max-Vader

            Centaur Girl, you say?

          • Wakashi

            I heard about this from another podcast a couple weeks ago.
            “YES it’s an L-shape. YES you can ride and hug it.”

          • Max-Vader

            My collection of derisive laughter-gifs is not nearly big enough to accurately convey how hilarious this is.

          • Jahmere Durham

            HOLY SHIT. I cracked up so hard.

          • http://electricsistahood.com/ VichusYotaru

            You mean “A Centaur’s Life?”

          • http://electricsistahood.com/ VichusYotaru

            How do you rape a snake monster girl?

          • Max-Vader

            You don’t. The snake monster girl rapes you.

        • Devin Wolfe

          “You cannot defend Dragonar Academy without looking like a pedophile and here’s why”

          Of course I can and you can to if you stop buying into what society wants you to do and that is to judge everybody on what they do,watch,and/or say.

          “Different strokes for different folks is bs in this case”

          Not true.

          • Kerberous

            “Of course I can and you can to if you stop buying into what society
            wants you to do and that is to judge everybody on what they
            do,watch,and/or say.”

            Even some of the worst scum on the planet hate pedophiles, not just society in general. Is there something wrong with you ? Out of all the things you could be complaining about, you’re complaining about this ?

          • Devin Wolfe

            I don’t complain much I’m a very laid back guy also what does hating people solve not a damn thing except make us lose focus on the real problems this world faces. And there is nothing wrong with me there might be with you though as the only thing that seems to come to mind when people watch lolicon for you is “that guy is a pedo” or “That guy looks like a pedo”. Which is what society forces in your head. And because of this there a fewer and fewer male teachers hell if a man is alone with a child they could be taken for a pedophile and this is because of said pedophile witch hunt conditioning society has going on.

            If you think I’m talking crazy that’s fine if you think something is wrong with me that’s fine to but I do beseech you to sit down and think long and hard about these things, you don’t have to but it might let you see things in a new light.

          • Max-Vader

            “If you think someone who watches loli-shows is a pedophile, there’s something wrong with you, society has brainwashed you with bullshit”

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8T_ZgF04go

          • Cody Baier

            I’m still shocked he didn’t end that whole spiel with “MAAAAAAAAN!”

          • Max-Vader

            The Man is brainwashing us into thinking that men getting their jollies watching naked little girls has nothing to do with pedophilia! Next they’re gonna try to convince us that our drinking water doesn’t have mind-altering poisons, there are no chemtrails and that 9/11 wasn’t an inside job!
            WAKE UP AMERICA

          • Devin Wolfe

            If this is all you have your argument is nil.

          • Max-Vader

            Wait, you think there’s an ARGUMENT to be had here?!
            HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

          • Devin Wolfe

            “Wait, you think there’s an ARGUMENT to be had here?!
            HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA”

            I guess you might be right as you two seem to skirt around any deserting thought and/or opinion that throws a wrench into your world view. I guess its not fair to call it an argument when some people just want to shut the debate off because they are afraid their ideals will be shattered by some critical thought.

          • Cody Baier

            Haha, you think we’re afraid of you, that’s adorable.

            No, Devin, we disregard and ignore you because we are convinced you are completely and fully deranged. You have some manner of mental disorder, there’s no point in engaging you.

            That said: Max and I need to do a better job of ignoring you.

          • Devin Wolfe

            “Haha, you think we’re afraid of you, that’s adorable.”

            You seem to be yes as you turn your brain off and start for lack of a better word trying to troll when evidence is brought up against your points.

            “No, Devin, we disregard and ignore you because we are convinced you are completely and fully deranged. You have some manner of mental disorder, there’s no point in engaging you.”

            Where do you get this “deranged” diagnosis out of thin air?I have no mental disorder what so ever the only thing I was clinically diagnosed with was ADHD and that is it.

            “That said: Max and I need to do a better job of ignoring you.”

            But you can’t because you feel the need to defend your points.

          • Cody Baier

            Do not attempt to argue with Devin Wolfe. He’s out of his fucking gourd.

            Seriously, dude’s got something diagnosable, just walk away.

          • Devin Wolfe

            “He’s out of his fucking gourd.”

            Why because I don’t gobble up every piece of bullshit I’m fed and instead want to think for myself?

            “Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see.”― Benjamin Franklin

            “dude’s got something diagnosable”

            ADHD was the only thing I was diagnosed with at 5 years old.

          • http://electricsistahood.com/ VichusYotaru

            Society doesn’t want me to be sexually attracted to prepubescent girls. I might just buy in!

          • Devin Wolfe

            Marriages at 15 and 16 where not unheard of a few hundred years ago hell not even 50 years ago.

          • http://electricsistahood.com/ VichusYotaru

            Rape has been around for much of human history.

          • Devin Wolfe

            And you’re telling me something I already know why?

          • http://electricsistahood.com/ VichusYotaru

            ::SIGH:: The joke I was making at your expense was me, as you, giving a review of the show, after you had seen it. Get. Me?

          • Devin Wolfe

            I think you’re on the wrong reply friend.

          • http://electricsistahood.com/ VichusYotaru

            Well, you’ve read it, so it at least made it to the right recipient.

          • http://electricsistahood.com/ VichusYotaru

            Throughout history, a few people totally got away with, or skated on, rape charges.

            I could’ve gone with slavery, but that’s a slam dunk. Unless…you also have excuses for enslavement?

          • Devin Wolfe

            It is my firm belief that this we must age gate things that society has being going on is wonky. Like as soon as you turn 18 you can die for your country but you have to be 21 to enjoy alcohol. To the rape thing rape and child molestation isn’t as big a deal as people make it out to be I recall cases where people where “molested” and 30 years later decided to sue the molester who was at this point a very old man for nothing but money. If you are being molested you better speak up as there is a statute of limitations on these things.
            As for slavery I don’t really have much input on it even being an African-American I see it as a big lapse of judgement on humanity’s part.

          • http://electricsistahood.com/ VichusYotaru

            By firm belief, do you mean you’re repeating something that so many other people already believe, and have already said, to the point of cliche?

            “rape and child molestation isn’t as big a deal as people make it out to be”
            #humdinger

            “a big lapse of judgement”
            #understatement

          • Devin Wolfe

            “By firm belief, do you mean you’re repeating something that so many other people already believe, and have already said, to the point of cliche?”

            Its my firm belief it has nothing to do with what other people say.

            “#humdinger”

            Care to elaborate?

          • http://electricsistahood.com/ VichusYotaru

            “Like as soon as you turn 18 you can die for your country but you have to be 21 to enjoy alcohol”

            Not an original observation.

            “Care to elaborate?”

            Mmm, no.

          • Devin Wolfe

            “Not an original observation.”

            I might not be the first person to realize this but I came to the conclusion on my own.

            “Mmm, no”

            Why not?

          • http://electricsistahood.com/ VichusYotaru

            When I’m given a choice, I make one.

          • Devin Wolfe

            Fair enough.

  • Emblyon

    cody have you ever read either –
    -IKIGAMI (Death Paper/Death’s Notice/The Ultimate Limit)
    and/or
    -Nihon Chinbotsu (The sinking of japan)?

    • Cody Baier

      No. I haven’t seen the former, and have zero interest in the latter.

      • Emblyon

        i wasn’t sure about nihon, but i do think you may enjoy reading ikigami.

  • Wakashi

    I’d like to see a reboot of Batman beyond with at least the visual quality of a high-budget anime series (come on Madhouse..cough). I mainly use my ps3 to watch anime, but like Colton said, the crunchyroll app freezes A LOT.

    April 22nd was basically HxH day, lol. We got the announcement of the manga returning along with the fight that everyone was waiting for. I’ve been hearing people hyping up the fight between the King and Netero, and it lived up to that hype. So far JoJo part 3 has not lived up to its hype (still a good show btw). But I did love part 2 way more than part 1. Joseph is a way better JoJo than his grandfather, with just the right balance of being a punk and redeemable. Jotaro just annoys me, to the the point where I want to see him crack from getting his butt handed to him and then re-evaluating himself.

  • Jahmere Durham

    Woo lawd. That DIO trolling.

  • Max-Vader

    So Dio is unimpressive, huh? Yeah, I think I can see that. After all, how could he possibly compare to a gay clown diet coke Kefka-knockoff who fights with bubblegum, not-Cell with the amazing power of dying like a bitch because the author wrote himself in a corner and his incredible tranny-catgirl servant.
    (See, I can do it too.)

    • http://www.anime3000.com Sean Russell

      I’m glad you agree Max.

      • Max-Vader

        Well, of course.
        By the way, minor correction: What has happened in this podcast is not in any way, shape or form “trolling”.

        • http://www.anime3000.com Sean Russell

          My apologies for misusing the term.

          • Wakashi

            I’ve seen a lot of discussion online over Pitou’s gender, lol. I mean, it’s not like it’s the first time that Togashi made an androgynous character. People need to just accept that he’s a dude and that Pitou can’t be their waifu.

        • Cody Baier

          It kinda was. Sean gave me shit because he knows I am fully familiar with DIO’s superiority, and I gave in because it’s more fun that way.

          • Wakashi

            Let’s just say that both Dio and Hisoka are good villains and sick/twisted in their own way. Btw, which JoJo is your favorite? So far mine is still Joseph, but I’m just following the anime.

          • Cody Baier

            Of the JoJo’s themselves? Oh, Joseph, no question. Not just the best JoJo, but the best shonen/action anime protagonist in all of ever.

          • Wakashi

            Okay, does that mean I should lower my expectations a bit for the rest of the series then? Or is there other aspects of the series that makes up for the other JoJos not being as awesome? Btw, he automatically became one of my favorite characters when he pulled out that tommy gun on whats-his-face and then strapped all those grenades on his back. He definitely did things that felt like “wtf that doesn’t make sense” (like that german plane….) but it still managed to be awesome.

          • Cody Baier

            No JoJo will top Joseph, but Part 2 is probably the second weakest Part (as much as I love Part 1, yes, it is the weakest). Part 3 and 7 are probably the best, in my opinion, but they’re all fantastic (and have different styles, too. Part 3 being an adventure across the world with some amazing fight scenes. After that it’s Part 4; a hunt for a serial killer in a Japanese town).

          • Wakashi

            I think the craziest JoJo plot I heard about was about having to find missing pieces of Jesus for power…I don’t even….lol.
            Looking forward to the craziness JoJo does best. Btw, I started playing the new game, and I just wanted to say that the story mode is kinda hard to follow without reference to the original source material. It doesn’t even have cinematic cut-scenes like some of the DBZ games where they capture notable moments in the show. The game isn’t bad (except online multiplayer lag) but it’s definitely not a recommended introduction into the series.

          • Cody Baier

            The pieces of Jesus come from Part 7, by the way. Funny Valentine got the most broken Stand in JoJo history (AMURRICA) and his adonis good looks from absorbing Jesus’ torso, for instance.

            For the life of me I can’t remember why the pieces of Jesus were in America…

          • Wakashi

            I think JoJo takes place in an alternate world where Mormons are actually right.

          • Max-Vader

            Not enough polygamy and racism against black people.

          • Jahmere Durham

            I’m going to just throw in this slow clap for Cody and Wakashi being able to have a convo that doesn’t end in verbal tit for tat for the first time in the history of A3K.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAryFIuRxmQ

  • Devin Wolfe

    Now back to the topic at hand, Sean have you watched anymore of Black Bullet? I’m interested to see if your opinions have changed on the show.

    • http://electricsistahood.com/ VichusYotaru

      “There’s lolis in it. 11/10″ – Devin Wolfe

      • Devin Wolfe

        I was interested in the show before I knew there where lolis in it so….

        • http://electricsistahood.com/ VichusYotaru

          People write reviews after they’ve watched something.

          • Devin Wolfe

            Here’s the thing I don’t write reviews, I’ve tried and they just turn into summaries of the series.

          • http://electricsistahood.com/ VichusYotaru

            ::SIGH:: The joke I was making at your expense was me, as you, giving a review of the show, after you had seen it. Get. Me?

          • Devin Wolfe

            You forget I don’t really care what people think of me I’m just here to provide another view point.

          • http://electricsistahood.com/ VichusYotaru

            Wouldn’t I just have to read the ANN forums to get a viewpoint similar to yours?

          • Devin Wolfe

            I wouldn’t know as I don’t post in the ANN forums.

          • http://electricsistahood.com/ VichusYotaru

            You’d fit in well.

          • Devin Wolfe

            Is that right.

          • http://electricsistahood.com/ VichusYotaru

            Yes.

          • Devin Wolfe

            I’d rather be here calling bullshit as I see it.

  • http://electricsistahood.com/ VichusYotaru

    “You remember that guy, Bruce Timm” Oh, JD, I think it’s Cody’s pop culture references that fall on deaf ears on this podcast more often, not yours.

  • http://electricsistahood.com/ VichusYotaru

    I’ll tell you what “One Upon a Time” is: A poor man’s “Fables” adaptation. Since there was talk of Boondocks and animated adaptations, here you go!