Hey guys. We are in week two of Shoujo month, but this week we are tackling something that Geremy and I have some experience with. We also have to deal with an awkward recording setup with the loss of a table. Hopefully it’ll be fixed next week. If you have any comments, thoughts or advice, or suggestions for manga to read, please comment below to help us improve the podcast!
It’s Halloween somewhere right guys? And that’s the time for Survival Horror, Metroidvanias, and absurdly, absurdly difficult platformers. In order to punish himself for messing up the timing on our Halloween episode this year, Geremy picked the later.
Hey guys. This week we start our month of Shoujo manga. We kick it off with a classic and try not to fall asleep, which has nothing to do with the manga just the fact that neither of us got very much sleep the previous night. But for now on with the romance. If you have any comments, thoughts or advice, or suggestions for manga to read, please comment below to help us improve the podcast!
Audio problems continue! However, instead of a never ending drone, this week Tyler is just really, really quiet. We should be up to 100% audio enjoyment next week. In the mean time, join us as we fight against dark matter on a tiny, beautiful screen, with everybody’s 27th favorite platform hero, Rayman!
War. War is filled with coffee. And that never changes, even in space! We return to Earth, and begin to deal with the most important subject in human history: teenage relationship drama! Cagalli’s back, Sai’s angsting, Flay’s… being a weirdo and kinda creepy. Also, we get some sweet melee combat, and Kira’s continued use of improvised moves. No Natural could do that sweet flying knee!
We’ve got a fun episode for you guys this week. We get attacked by a dog, which caused a lot of cuts. Kevin’s pop filter was not working great, and I apologize for that. And the new mixer is taking some getting used to. But this week we get to take on My Hero Academia. The manga that really got this podcast started. If you have any comments, thoughts or advice, or suggestions for manga to read, please comment below to help us improve the podcast!
A more serious note than usual here, we got a new mixer for this podcast and made some mistakes in using it. The audio quality is significantly lower than normal, especially for the first couple of minutes. It gets better after that, but never goes away entirely. If you have sensitive ears, we recommend listening without headphones.
It’s kinda a short episode today. Only 8 manga in Shonen Jump and a short volume 1 of Bleach. But we manage to pack the content in. Plus October is the perfect month for ghost stories right? If you have any comments, thoughts or advice, or suggestions for manga to read, please comment below to help us improve the podcast!
Ah the 90s. A time of good old fashion fun, baggy jeans, pouches, extreme sports, and for some reason, people not being sure whether or not Star Wars can make money. Spoilers. It can. It can make so much money. Even on the Nintendo 64, long before the Solo film, there were the adventures of Dash Rendar. These are his stories.
On this weeks episode of Jump Start Weekly we talk about the October 8th issue of Shonen Jump, this time with Geremy having a better idea of what’s going on. We then talk about Vol 1. of Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece, a story we are still reading about in the current Shonen Jump. Plus we have a new short segment. If you have any comments, thoughts or advice, or suggestions for manga to read, please comment below to help us improve the podcast!
In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war! And super computers. And hacking. And terrible, terrible control layouts. Can you conquer them all and survive a space station that’s been taken over by a rogue AI which is sort of your fault? Or will you just quit right away? Find out in this week’s Last Time on Video Games!
Frankly, one of the better contrivances I’ve seen for a clip episodes: the main character is having a fever-induced flashback sequence! Also, the supporting cast is reminiscing or something, I guess. We also get to see the origin of Coordinators, and learn the story of George “Good At Everything” Glenn! More importantly, though, we get an introduction to the most important character in the series: DaCosta!
It’s the first official episode of Jump Start Weekly! We talk about the ten stories in the October First 2018 issue of shonen jump, including many of which Geremy has never read before. Then we talk about Vol. 1 of Akira Toriyama’s classic Dragon Ball and… try not to feel too awkward about it. If you have any comments, thoughts or advice, please comment below to help us improve the podcast!
Kevin’s here and he’s going bananas! Can Donkey and Diddy Kong prove that fancy graphical tricks aren’t what carried them to victory in Donkey Kong Country? I mean, surely you can’t recreate the technical marvel that was the graphics of DKC on a Game Boy can you? Tune in to find out.
Suddenly, 2-3 ZAFT ships show up and wreck stuff! In this week’s episode, some real times happen, and some people die. It’s intense and generally just great stuff. There’s also some teenage drama llama-ing, nice interplay within the varying factions, and some sweet atmospheric reentry (or just entry[?] in the case of the Archangel?).
Because he is insane and thinks he has way more free time than he actually does, Geremy is starting a brand new podcast with sometimes guest of Last Time on Video Games and It’s a Gundam!: Kevin! The two are planning to read Weekly Shonen Jump every single week and talk about the stories within. Plus, every week they’re reading a collected volume of another Manga series. Want to learn about their history with manga and why they thought this was a good idea? Then listen to the zero episode, available right here, right now.
It’s Mega Man XXX: The Return of Zero! Will the fragile rival bot be of use in his first game as a playable character? Or will the protagonists obsession with finding every single secret leave him in the dust? Tune in to find out.
One thing this show is good at is making politics interesting. Even SEED's remarkable prowess fails, however, when all it has to work with is bureaucracy. It even did this to itself! The Archangel is docked, and the Case of the Kidnapped Orb Kids is finally handled. How? By pretending they were conscripted! Convenient! Apparently coerced child soldiering is a problem, but voluntarily doing that is fine. Also, Flay is joining the space arm? I wonder if she ever does anything useful in that capacity. (Spoilers: No)
There’s always something wrong with Mars. Whether its the lack of air, the demons, the poor work conditions, or just being sought after by Elon Musk, the red planet always means trouble. And usually means first person shooters as well. If you want to fight for a better mars, join the Red Faction. Just don’t be surprised when it all goes bad in the sequel.
A wild Kevin appears! Go, Athrun! Use Teenage Angst!
In this episode Kira gets court martialed, which goes about as well as you’d expect. Flay picks up additional levels in… Bard? Rogue? Something manipulative, because she starts doing more of that. Natarl gets to seem competent, and Mu gets to seem incompetent, though not necessarily all at the same time. Also, sweet space fights and some of Kira’s trademarked improvisational fighting!