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Manga Machinations

346 - Ping Pong part 1


This episode Darfox is in absentia but that doesn’t stop us from starting a new Retrospective on Taiyo Matsumoto’s Ping Pong! Join us as we take a look at Matsumoto’s fantastic art work and cinematic use of perspectives that tells the tale of two friends who learn what competitive high school table tennis means to them!!!

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  • 00:00:00 - Intro Song: “Tadahitori” by Bakudan Johnny from Ping Pong, Opening, Introductions, Darfox and Four Loko
  • 00:01:51 - Listener Email: What topic to choose for writing a manga
  • 00:14:22 - Whatchu Been Reading: Transition Song: Dragon Ball Z OST “Prologue”, dakazu got more songs to pair with chapters in Beast Complex 3
  • 00:17:16 - Pop Life 2 deals with some heavier themes around family and death without being overly dramatic
  • 00:20:46 - News: Yen Press launches Yen Audio imprint for audiobooks
  • 00:23:02 - A campaign to upvote a minor character in the One Piece Global Top 100 Popular Character poll
  • 00:26:46 - Manga artist Mieri Hiranishi shares details about Japanese publisher rates on her Patreon
  • 00:35:27 - 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 2)
  • 00:36:25 - Main Segment Retrospective: Ping Pong, Transition Song: “‘Ano Yoake Maeno’ Bokura ni Tsuite” by Merengue from Ping Pong, Comprehensive review of Taiyo Matsumoto’s seinen sports series that explores how competitive high school table tennis effects different athletes
  • 01:09:47 - Next Week’s Topic: Ping Pong, Social Media Rundown, Sign Off Song: “wish men” by sunbrain from Beet the Vandel Buster



by Manga Mac Crew