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374 - Shojo Showdown 2 - Drowning Love, Say I Love You., Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju


This week Morgana picked out manga for a new Shojo Showdown! We read Drowning Love, Say I Love You., and Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju! We also answer listener emails and dakazu talks about Daruma Matsuura’s current manga Taiyo to Tsuki no Hagane!!!

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  • 00:00:00 - Intro Song: “Are You Ready For Me Baby” by Funky Giraffe, Opening, Introductions, Pull quote from Holmboy
  • 00:01:49 - Listener Mail: Recommendation for deluxe print editions of Fist of the North Star
  • 00:10:29 - Old school vs. New school Delinquent fashion
  • 00:17:29 - Which manga should get canceled, brought back, or promoted?
  • 00:29:56 - Whatchu Been Reading: Transition Song: “Funkymania” by The Original Orchestra, dakazu used Azuki to reread Shojo Fight
  • 00:34:17 - Daruma Matsuura’s new manga Taiyo to Tsuki no Hagane is a mix between a classic folktale and supernatural abilities
  • 00:38:36 - Next Episode Preview and Rundown: Manga Machinations Awards 2021, we’ll be looking back on the year 2021 with our top manga picks along with our individual awards and favorite podcast moments
  • 00:39:32 - Main Segment Shojo Shodown: Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju/Say I Love You./Drowning Love, Transition Song: “It’s Over” by Generation Lost, We read the beginning of each shojo/josei manga for discussion and to see if we’d continue reading it before picking our favorite of the three, Including:
  • 00:40:47 - Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju by Haruko Kumota
  • 00:57:09 - Say I Love You. by Kanae Hazuki
  • 01:31:21 - Drowning Love by George Asakura
  • 01:48:35 - We picks our favorite out of the three manga
  • 01:52:38 - Next Week’s Topic: Manga Machinations Awards 2021, Social Media Rundown, Sign Off Song: “Crazy for Your Love” by Orkas