This week is all about Paru Itagaki as start with an extensive spoiler discussion on BEASTARS volume 11! Then we examine her debut manga Beast Complex, a collection of different stories that take place within BEASTARS’ complex animal society!!!
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- 00:00:00 - Intro Song: “Kaibutsu” by YOASOBI from BEASTARS, Opening, Introductions, Zack Snyder’s use of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah
- 00:03:16 - Listener Emails: Pomadours in Hajime no Ippo, Origins of our podcast name
- 00:08:40 - Whatchu Been Reading: Transition Song: Dragon Ball Z OST “Prologue”, *SPOILERS* We discuss the conclusion of Legoshi’s showdown with Tem’s killer in BEASTARS volume 11
- 00:39:45 - dakazu read the newest volumes of 10 Dance and Requiem of the Rose King
- 00:41:41 - News: Other winners of the 2021 Japan Media Arts Festival include My Broken Mariko for Newcomer Award and Golden Kamuy for Social Impact Award
- 00:43:28 - Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End wins 14th Manga Taisho Awards
- 00:45:24 - Aka Akasaka to serialize 3rd series in Young Jump
- 00:46:38 - BEASTARS collaboration with #1 cosplayer Enako leads to release of gravure cosplay photobook Wild Kick
- 00:47:41 - Voice actor Masahiro Anzai passes away at age 66
- 00:48:25 - Next Episode Preview and Rundown: Triple Dip Seamus Selections, where we read the beginning of three different manga picked by Seamus, including: 7 Billion Needles by Nobuaki Tadano, The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service by Eiji Otsuka & Housui Yamazaki, and Sunny by Taiyo Matsumoto
- 00:50:19 - Main Segment One Shot: Beast Complex 1, Transition Song: “Yasashii Suisei” by YOASOBI from BEASTARS, We review Paru Itagaki’s debut anthology about anthropomorphized animals living together in a complex society
- 01:35:29 - Next Week’s Topic: 7 Billion Needles/The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service/Sunny, Social Media Rundown, Sign Off Song: “wish men” by sunbrain from Beet the Vandel Buster