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Manga Machinations

357 - Shojo Showdown 1 - Magic Knight Rayearth, From Far Away, Red River


This week dakazu reads about an adorable/horrifying cat creature with Neko wo Hirotta Hanashi. and about a romance between divorcee and spoiled teen with Promise Cinderella! Then we launch another Triple Dip offshoot called Shojo Showdown by looking at isekai shojo titles Magic Knight Rayearth, From Far Away, and Red River!!!

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  • 00:00:00 - Intro Song: “Now We’re Hurlin’” by Captain Moonlight, Opening, Introductions, CM Punk
  • 00:01:25 - Support us through Ko-Fi, Coffee prices
  • 00:04:25 - Listener Mail: Insight on the lettering for Blue Giant
  • 00:07:19 - Whatchu Been Reading: Transition Song: Dragon Ball Z OST “Prologue”, dakazu knows Morgana will love the cat-like monster of Neko wo Hirotta Hanashi.
  • 00:10:45- Manga Analyst’s recommendation of an age gap romance between a divorcee and spoiled rich teen in Promise Cinderella wasn’t for dakazu
  • 00:17:27 - Jokes and yokes and sneakers on telephone lines
  • 00:20:41 - Next Episode Preview and Rundown: Saikyo Selections on Yu-Gi-Oh!, We’ll be taking an in-depth look at Kazuki Takahashi’s popular series about teenager Yugi becoming the host for the spirit of the Millennium Puzzle(Covers Yu-Gi-Oh! chapter 1-3 & 50-59, Yu-Gi-Oh!: Duelist chapter 1-4, Yu-Gi-Oh!: Millennium World chapter 1-5)
  • 00:24:24 - Main Segment Shojo Shodown: Red River/From Far Away/Magic Knight Rayearth, Transition Song: “Asu e no Yuuki” by Keiko Yoshinari from Magic Knight Rayearth, we read the beginning of each shojo manga for discussion and to see if we’d continue reading it before picking our favorite of the three, Including:
  • 00:25:29 - Red River by Chie Shinohara
  • 00:42:33 - From Far Away by Kyoko Hikawa
  • 00:59:33 - Magic Knight Rayearth by CLAMP
  • 01:36:58 - We wrap up our discussion and pick our favorite series
  • 01:40:15 - Social Media Rundown, Sign Off Song: “Miseria Cantare” by AFI



by Manga Mac Crew