The crew looks at the new Golden age of anime, powerful characters, how to be an artist, Jojo’s Bizarre underwear in Japan and so much more on the A3K Podcast.


Episode Title: The Low Hanging Fruit
Episode Count: 72
Run Time: 02:46:13
Taping: May 03, 2014
Air Date: May 07, 2014

Opening & Closing Theme: Edgeways by Skankfunk

Welcome back to another exciting edition of the A3K Podcast. I’m your host Sean Russell, the executive producer and ringmaster of the A3K Network. As always, we’re joined by The Other Side’s Cody Baier and Manga Corner’s Jd Banks.

On this episode, Cody and Sean answer a voicemail about Type Moon, Jd gives us a tutorial on how to be an artist and the crew solves the mystery of Tezuka’s secret porn stash. All this and more on the A3K Podcast.


Sean Russell: Berserk Manga (Kentaro Miura), Hunter x Hunter (Yoshihiro Togashi), One Piece (Eiichiro Oda), Fairy Tail (Hiro Mashima), A3K Store

Jd Banks: UQ Holder! (Ken Akamatsu), Halo Legends (Bones, Casio Entertainment, Production I.G., Studio 4°C, and Toei Animation), Manga University course (review)

Cody Baier: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures (as always), Cloud Scratcher (as always)


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With Attack on Titan premiering on @cartoonnetwork tonight, what should be the next anime series to air on Toonami? #A3KPoll

Cody: Gungrave

Jd: Devil May Cry, Claymore

Death Blow @The_greatest48: Kill la Kill, fairy tail

GFRetro.exe ‏@RetroSenpai: Robotics; Notes, Corpse Princess

Evan O ‏@DMarthReturns: Jojo

Patrick Prudlik ‏@PDotAlex: Jojo

Noob ‏@Noob721: Jojo

No-Stances Emperor ‏@sdshamshel: It’s ripe for Mojo Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure gags

Colton ‏@sniperking323: Jojo. ’nuff said

Drew Ak!ra ‏@DrewAkira: gargantia on the verdurous planet

Gear9000 ‏@Gear9000:HunterXHunter


Who is the most powerful anime character? #A3KPOLL

Snowy ‏@SnowyLikesButts: Lucy from Elfen Lied

Patrick Prudlik ‏@PDotAlex: Gonna point at Giorno Giovanna given he turned out so broken Araki had to start ignoring Part 5 or there’d be no more conflict.

Gear9000 ‏@Gear9000: Goku

BrainwasherDetective ‏@hisuiRT: Neco-Arc

Blues ‏@badass_blues: johnny test

Vincenzo Averello ‏@VinnieAveAGC: Chi Chi

Daniel Hatsune ‏@djddueces: Goku, Madara Uchiha

Robert Frank ‏@blobguy: There is no answer to this question

Edward Sizemore ‏@edsizemore: Astro Boy, Pluto is a close 2nd

川島 カイル ‏@purplekawashima: so far to me is Luffy D. Monkey of One Piece.

JackTWD4th ‏@JackTWD4th: Unfortunately it’s Haruhi Something or other. That sucks

Colton ‏@sniperking323: Gintoki from Gintama. He can literally destroy anime (as shown in this meme). Yes, this actually happens

Fanboy Elitist™ ‏@superdeformed: The Atomic Bomb

dave merrill ‏@terebifunhouse: (In Response to @superdeformed) I’d accept either “Fat Man” or “Little Boy”

Gang OG ‏@specthotular: mystic gohan

Severren ‏@Severren: for me it’s Alucard from hellsing ultimate, Yuno Gasai from Mirai nikki and Homura in Madoka Magica Rebellion

Mal ‏@MelloKingMal05: Luffy

shadow flash ‏@shdwpny: Whis dbz

Kamajaé ‏@_iMnotyourSON: Luffy” Itachi Uchiha

Lelouch Vi Britannia ‏@TheGodofAnime_: Broly

Fate Avernicus ‏@Tr3ppyHippy: Negi Springfield

Abdulmajeed ‏@TShinigamiKira: Roronoa Zoro

Muddy ‏@Muddy120: My man Goku, better known as Kakkarot

James Tuddrussell ‏@Landogellis: Kars from JoJo

Iota Soul ‏@IotaSoul: Vash the Stampede

T|-|3 Aby55 ‏@Abyss1992: I would have to agree with Alucard especially after the last chapter of the manga.


Hello again. , its Jimi from Tulsa Ok.  I did a series of emails last summer. I have a Q for your show to anybody that wants to answer , but mainly Cody.  I generally agree with Cody about his ideals of what makes a great story in regards to anime…..( havent caught Cloud Scratcher yet though & i will & its your neck on the line directly this time LOL)…. curious as to why you did not like FATE/ZERO.  I understand that TYPE MOON may not be up his alley as a whole & i can understand why he didnt like STAY NIGHT “though i liked it for what it was in the end” , but ZERO is right up his alley in terms of character development & its got a solid story.  Kiritsugu is one of the best anti heroes i ever seen in anime.

Now strictly to Sean , you said that you were going to do a typemoon series chronology decipherment.  I finally figured it out as to what’s what in the FATE SERIES.

By the way Cody JORMUNGAND & PSYCHOPASS WERE GREATTTT  im also a dub strictly fan & i caught them both on their release dates.   !!



Akira Toriyama reveals the names of Android 17 and 18
No. 17 is Lapis and No. 18 is Lazuli. Toriyama also revealed that after the Cell arc No. 17 becomes a park ranger at a nature preserve. He’s well suited to the work and shows no mercy to poachers! In this happy ending, he’s well paid and married to a zoologist with two adopted children.

Dragon Ball Z Returns to Cartoon Network
May 24, the movie 5, Cooler’s Revenge will air.

Pokemon Toys are Coming to McDonalds

Japanese Parents Picks Top 10 Manga For Their Kids
10. Chihayafuru
9. Naruto
8. Slam Dunk
7. Space Brothers
6. Barefoot Gen
5. Osamu Tezuka’s Phoenix
4. Dragon Ball
3. Silver Spoon
2. Doraemon
1. One Piece

Osamu Tezuka’s Porn
Transformation porn created

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  • Jimi Fender

    the way Cody describes eren makes him sound like a chihuahua

    • Wakashi

      I was just glad to see a male protagonist that wasn’t emo, even though he should’ve had serious PTSD with his back-story and of course what happened in episode 1. He is as opposite to Shinji as can possibly be, so I’ll forgive him for being pissed off 24/7 instead of being in a fetal position or jerkn off to somebody in a coma (yeah that’s a thing).
      Then again, I haven’t heard his dubbed version, so maybe his adult-trying-to-sound-like-a-kid voice would annoy me too. I’m actually looking forward to the dub; I usually prefer dub when the setting/characters aren’t in Japan, especially if it seems more believable that they would speak English rather than Japanese (i.e Spice & Wolf, Big O, etc).

  • Anonymous7332

    I think the anime Sean is talking about is Sazae-san.

    “Hasegawa requested that none of the episodes will be released on home media format. This request is still honored today,”

  • Jahmere Durham

    Someone put Neco-arc as an answer for strongest character lmao. Wow, I agree.

    • Cody Baier

      What about Neco-Arc Chaos?

      • Jahmere Durham

        I expected Red ARCUIED

        • Cody Baier

          Although you and I both know who reigns supreme over all of them…

          Crouching Light Punch.

          • Jahmere Durham

            2A is God.

  • Aythya

    Actually, Lapis Lazuli is a type of stone! It’s known and prized for its deep blue color. 🙂

    • Cody Baier

      Yeah, some video game had it as a cure item and that fucked me up.

      Because I am a ginormous nerd, apparently.

  • Devin Wolfe

    Chaos;Head is the name of the anime Cody.

  • Wakashi

    Nice to see Space Brothers, Chihayafuru, and Silver Spoon on that list, hopefully they get more anime.

    Shows I think could work on Toonami: Michiko & Hatchin, Jormungand, Shiki, Baccano, Welcome to the NHK, Magical Shopping Arcade Abenoboshi, Gurren Lagann, Nadesico (if they were to pick a 90s anime but that’s my bias), and for TV specials they could do Redline and Trust & Betrayal.

    That Tezuka thing is both depressing and hilarious. Holy crap, I’m pretty sure Helen McCarthy is going to be a guest at Anime Central next week. Someone needs to ask her what she thinks about Tezuka (one of the only two anime directors she cares to talk about, the other is Miyazaki) being a closet furry and how that’s affected her perspective on the “God of Anime and Manga” that these anime scholars have circle-jerked over for decades. I’m not usually this mean-spirited over stuff like this, but when you’re that highly praised, it’s only fitting to be equally smashed into the dirt once the true side comes out.

    • P Punkt Alex

      At the very least, we still got Pluto out of Tezuka. And Pluto’s the shit.