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Living Tall in Japan blogger and Tokyo resident, Jamie Lynn Lano, joins the Manga Corner to discuss Japanese cultural references frequented in manga.

MANGA CORNER

Episode Title: “Manga is Funnier When You Get It”
Episode Count:
06
Run Time:
01:25:11
Host: 
Jd Banks
Guest: Jamie Lynn Lano (Living Tall in Japan)
Executive Producer: 
Sean Russell
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SYNOPSIS

Living Tall in Japan blogger and Tokyo resident, Jamie Lynn Lano, joins the Manga Corner to discuss Japanese cultural references—we’re talking schoolgirls, panty-vending machines, job hunting, foreigners’ stereotypes, and cuteness—frequented in manga.

There are so many references in manga that non-Japanese people won’t get unless they’ve lived in Japan for a while. Jd (based in Okinawa, Japan) and Jamie (based in Tokyo, Japan) break down some of those manga references as American expatriate manga lovers.

Jamie also shares how she became a manga assistant for Prince of Tennis. She recommends Bakuman for all aspiring manga creators.


REFERENCES

Jamie Lynn Lano (twitter.com/jamieism)
Living Tall in Japan (http://www.jamieism.com)
Hard Gay, aka Razor Ramon Hard Gay, aka Masaki Sumitani (comedian and wrestler)
Bobby Konda (comedian and mixed martial artist) Karakuri-TV and variety shows


MANGA REFERENCES

Love Com or Lovely Complex (Rabu Kon)
Bakuman
Peach Girl
The Prince of Tennis (Tenisu no Oujisama)
LIFE
ARISA
High School Debut (Koukou Debut)
Great Teacher Onizuka or G.T.O.
Playful Kiss (Itazura na Kiss)


BONUS

This episode was inspired by one of Jd’s blog posts, “Anime and Manga is Funnier When You Get It” (http://jadesescape.wordpress.com/2012/03/08/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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