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Jtor AM 22: Reaching the summit

5:00 PM on 03.13.2014 // Karen Mead

Featuring in-depth discussion of ghostly chastity belts

Friends, otaku, countrymen: we stand on the precipice of a new age in Japanese animated entertainment. Now that Super Sonico The Animation has produced the world's first objectively perfect anime episode, where do we go from here? Will production companies balk at the pressure of constantly being measured against "The Sonico Standard?" Or will they continue to cling to pedestrian fare like Nisekoi and Magical Warfare like frightened babes clinging to their mother's breast? Furthermore, in a post-Soni-Ani 10 world, is there even a place for non-kitten anime like Kill La Kill anymore? 

In other exciting news, Tim wants to know what Space Brothers is and why LB watches it, Brittany drops by to discuss the many enigmas presented by Mitsuki's chastity belt(s), and everyone debates just how tired Koko is of Tada Banri's particular brand of bullshit. Oh, and we discuss the Imocho live action trailer, not because we're anticipating it or like it in any way, but because we said on a previous podcast that we'd continue following the story. That shows integrity...probably not journalistic integrity, no. But I think we should get credit for having some kind of integrity here.


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Show Notes:


0:00:58-- Tokyo Anime Award Nominees announced

0:05:46-- Live action Imocho something we said we'd cover

0:09:55-- Licensing News: Viz picks up Assassination Classroom, RE6 and Jaco the Galactic Patrolman

Anime Talk:

0:13:55-- Samurai Flamenco 19

0:18:22-- Kill La Kill 21

0:28:02-- Space Dandy 10

0:32:58-- Golden Time 21

0:41:15-- Wizard Barristers 10

0:42:47-- Nisekoi 9

0:45:37-- Super Sonico 10

0:49:05-- Pupa 9

0:53:22-- Sakura Trick 9

0:57:32-- Recently My Little Sister is Unusual 10


1:03:14-- Mahoromatic, A Song of Ice and Fire, watch out for your booze at MAGfest

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