Jumpcast 149: Crazy or Not-Crazy

The line is apparently thin when it comes to harems.

It's Jumpcast 149, which is an absurd number no one involved actually thought this podcast would hit.  Mike describes his trip to Ottawa, Robin explains Jojo in-jokes while we discuss a manga dinner (explained here), and we cover our first full set of manga of the new year.

  • Bleach (13:00)
  • Nisekoi (24:45)
  • Shokugeki no Soma (34:45)
  • Assassination Classroom (50:57)
  • One Piece (1:10:47)
  • My Hero Academia (1:19:55)

"No, I think he's just a nudist."

Jumpcast 148: Filling for Time

Time makes fools of us all.

It turns out there's no real manga this week!  But that won't deter us as we desperately try to find anything to talk about.  This week, we go off about video games, anime, the one One Piece chapter we had to cover, the first episode of the Assassination Classroom anime, and more!  We resisted the urge to go through Yahoo Answers.  It would not have been pretty.

Jumpcast 147: Dance Battle

Come on, Zorro, take it to the fridge.

It's the first Jumpcast recorded in the new year and man do we have a lot to catch up on!  Mike discusses his dark path walking alongside One Piece dancing games, Imran shows a weird amount of excitement for Bleach, and Greg has One Piece theories.  Additionally, in anticipation of adding My Hero Academia to the rotation next week, we cover the series so far (1-25) in broad strokes at the end of the podcast.

  • Shokugeki no Soma (8:50)
  • Bleach (23:07)
  • Nisekoi (33:20)
  • One Piece (45:33)
  • Assassination Classroom (1:00:40)
  • My Hero Academia (1:10:10)

"I would totally a read a Bartolomeo and Cavendish manga."

Jumpcast: Manga of the Year 2014 (Part 2)

It's finally here, the conclusion of our Manga of the Year deliberations!

It may be 2015 right now, but...well, I actually don't have a good excuse for you.  The Manga of the Year cast was just too big to only be in one podcast.  Here's part two, with the following categories:

  • Death of the Year
  • Best Naruto New-Generation Character
  • Worst Character
  • Best Parallel
  • Worst Parallel
  • Best Unresolved Plotline (Also Known As 'The Orochimaru Award')
  • "Favorite" Quincy
  • Favorite Ending
  • Biggest Disappointment
  • Manga of the Year

We'll be back next week with a normal podcast and a few weeks to catch up on, but you definitely want to listen to this.  How contentious is the quincy poll?  How obvious is the worst character poll?  Is Manga of the Year what you think it is?  Find out this week on the Jumpcast!

Jumpcast: Manga of the Year 2014 (Part 1)

It's that time again!

It's the third annual Manga of the Year awards!  This year, the entire crew of Jumpcast regulars gets together to gab about what worked this year, what didn't, and genuinely put a surprising amount of consideration and time into really silly categories.  Here's what's decided this week:

  • Best New Character of the Year
  • Best New Series
  • Best Mustache-Twirling/Villain Moment (The Handlebar Award)
  • Best Face
  • Most Contrived Chapter of Nisekoi
  • Best Metaphor
  • Worst Metaphor
  • Best Dimension
  • Coolest Attack/Most Badass Panel
  • Best Arm-Cut
  • Most Depressing
  • Soma Dish We'd Most Like to Eat
  • Best Color Page/2-Page Spread
  • Best Disguise
  • Best Arc of the Year

And this is only Part 1!  We'll be back next week to finish it off and proclaim what the best manga of the year is, so make sure to tune back in for that.

Jumpcast 146: Birth Rates

They're the cause of every problem.

It's Jumpcast 146!  This week, we talk about Seishi Kishimoto new manga, Sukedachi Nine,  child abuse, kidnapping, murder, and somehow the discussion gets to how dark manga has gotten, I have no idea how, though.

  • Bleach (13:02)
  • Nisekoi (26:00)
  • Assassination Classroom (36:57)
  • One Piece (56:10)

"One of the girls dies, I don't know, do something."

Jumpcast 145: Black Ant

None of those condescending, holier-than-thou fire ants for you.

It's Jumpcast 145!  The end of the year approaches and Imran has reached peak frustration, and some degree of existential crisis, with Bleach.  Mike peers into the future of Nisekoi and Greg brings important amiibo news to the forefront.

  • Bleach (11:12)
  • Nisekoi (23:48)
  • Shokugeki no Soma (34:42)
  • Assassination Classroom (52:02)
  • One Piece (1:05:02)

"If this is the drunken asshole you've decided to drive your car, then go for it, but make it go quickly."

Jumpcast 144: Cook Journalists

Exposing the hard truth about fish techniques.

We're back!  After a Thanksgiving break, Imran, Mike, and Robin are here to give a double-sized Jumpcast with some of our manga having multiple issues to cover.  Did anything happen in Bleach?  Are there multiple Nisekois?  All these questions will be answered this week!

  • Bleach (4:30)
  • Assassination Classroom (15:26)
  • Shokugeki no Soma (33:28)
  • Nisekoi (50:40)
  • One Piece (1:04:33)

"You guys are idiots.  Or Naoshi Komi is an idiot, I can't tell."