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Jtor AM 14: Manga licensing conspiracy theories

9:00 PM on 01.15.2014 // Karen Mead

We explore the sinful underbelly of manga licensing (that I made up)

Brittany couldn't be with us this week, so we had to up the horror quotient of the podcast by talking about the Lovecraftian abomination that is Super Sonico's default outfit. In other news, we're skeptical of any and all Sailor Moon announcements; I make up lurid fanfiction about manga publisher Vertical Inc. in a cheap attempt to disguise the fact that we have very little real news this week; and Tim's antipathy towards Kill La Kill has reached the point where he can no longer even remember if he's seen any given episode or not, and needs his memory repeatedly jogged with pantomime and hand signals. Fortunately, with Wizard Barristers fresh on the scene, at least one show finally has animation high-quality enough to impress our Editor In Chief...for now.

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Show Notes:


1:41-- New Sailor Moon anime announced for July...but do we believe it?

5:55-- JAST, Starry Sky, and the fact that Japanese VA agencies are kind of a pain 

9:32-- Licensing News: Vertical licenses Witchcraft Works manga, stealthily

Anime Talk

13:55-- Samurai Flamenco 12

17:04-- Kill La Kill 13

23:47-- Golden Time 13

28:00-- Wizard Barristers 01

33:32-- Space Dandy 02

41:19-- Nobunagun 02

45:59-- Super Sonico 01-02

52:17-- Karen's Round Up: Engaged to the Unidentified, Hozuki no Reitetsu, Imocho again

Live Action Talk:

54:28 Shitsuren Chocolatier

I apologize for the lack of Kamen Rider Gaim. I wasn't planning to continue to discuss the show, since I didn't think it would be worthwhile without Sal around, but's not like the fact that I'm talking to myself has ever stopped me before, right? I should be caught up on all the fruit-rider action in time for next week's show.

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