King of RPGs’s co-author and former Viz Media editor, Jason Thompson, joins the Manga Corner to talk about Japanese culture

MANGA CORNER

Episode Title: “Manga’s Better When You Get It”
Episode Count:
07
Run Time:
01:16:16
Host: 
Jd Banks
Guest: Jason Thompson
Executive Producer: 
Sean Russell
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SYNOPSIS

King of RPGs’s co-author and former Viz Media editor, Jason Thompson, joins the Manga Corner to talk about Japanese culture (maids, butlers, new otaku versus old otaku, hikkikomori, and ganguro girls) found in manga.

There are so many references in manga that non-Japanese people won’t get unless they’ve visited Japan. Jd (based in Okinawa, Japan) and Jason (based in California) break down some of those manga references.

Topics discussed includes maid and butler cafes in Japan, the rise of hikkikomori people, shyness in manga, Japanese dialects, older otaku versus younger otaku, prostitution media craze, and the anti-American sentiment in Okinawa.

Jason also shares a little insight into his time as a Viz Media editor.


REFERENCES

Jason Thompson
King of RPGs
Manga the Complete Guide
Butlers Café
Ganguro girls
Magical Marine Pixel Maritan


MANGA REFERENCES

Oyaji Butler
Mahora Manic
Maid-sama
EMMA, A Bride’s Story (Kaori Mori)
He is my Master
Rozen Maiden
Love Con
I am Here (Koko ni iru yo)
Kimi ni Todoke
Sayonora Zetsubou-sensei
Excel Saga
Gate 7
High School Debut
Peach Girl
Love Hina
Genshiken
Honey x Clover
Blood-C
Vampire Knight
Bakuman
Otomen


BONUS

This episode was inspired by one of Jd’s blog posts, “Anime and Manga is Funnier When You Get It


PRODUCER INFORMATION

Sean Russell is the owner and executive producer of Anime3000.com.


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