This week we take a quiz on foreign manga publishers and talk about book publisher Shueisha creating an app for independent game developers! Then we examine yet another lackluster live-action adaptation on Netflix with Homunculus!!!
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- 00:00:00 - Intro Song: “Trepanation” by millennium parade from Homunculus, Opening, Introductions, Golden week
- 00:02:27 - Listener Email: German manga publisher quiz
- 00:13:41 - News: 25th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize awards winners include Land, Frieren: Beyond Journey's End, and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
- 00:16:11 - Shueisha is launching Shueisha Game Creators Camp app to help network independent game developers together
- 00:26:12 - WWE sells multi-episode anime series to Crunchyroll
- 00:34:28 - Next Episode Preview and Rundown: Retrospective on Ping Pong, A complete review of Taiyo Matsumoto’s story about friends Smile and Peco and the rivals they face as high school table tennis players(covers volume 1)
- 00:38:09 - Main Segment Manga in Motion: Homunculus, Transition Song: “COM (HOMUNCULUS MIX)” by Daisuke Tsuneta, We review the 2021 live-action film directed by Takashi Shimizu that is based on Hideo Yamamoto’s psychological horror manga
- 01:02:41 - *SPOILERS* for the plot of the Homunculus manga
- 01:27:48 - Our final thoughts on the film
- 01:31:23 - Next Week’s Topic: Ping Pong, Social Media Rundown, Sign Off Song: “wish men” by sunbrain from Beet the Vandel Buster