Episode 46: Anime and Manga Corner II

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Bastards of Kingsgrave hosts our second Anime and Manga Corner episode. Joined by Vassals of Kingsgrave Bill (Mrkorb) and Bing (Shoeshiner), we hear their updated opinions on  Sailor Moon Crystal. In manga, we cover the last few chapters of two series (full spoilers!): Attack on Titan and Koe no Katachi, and briefly discuss Ore Monogatari!!.  In the aftershow, we cover the latest chapter of Attack on Titan.

Notes: Refer to the manga thread here for the general list of recommended manga. This is the amusing tumblr about SM Crystal. Image above is from this website.

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Episode 45: Avatar The Rift, Part II

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Vassal of Kingsgrave’s Legend of Korra crew returns to Bastards of Kingsgrave to cover the Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Rift, Part 2 comic.

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Episode 44: San Diego Comic Con 2014

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Bastards of Kingsgrave recaps our full experiences attending as press (for A Podcast of Ice and Fire) at San Diego Comic Con 2014.  We dive into detail about our Convention Centre and panel experiences.

Notes: For more detail and perspectives from Kyle and Mimi, check out Episode 155 of A Podcast of Ice and Fire.

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Episode 43: Meathouse Man

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Bastards of Kingsgrave continues our reviews of George RR Martin’s earlier works, this time providing spoiler filled discussion about the macabre short story Meathouse Man. We also chat about the recent Hugo nominated graphic novel adaptation, drawn by Raya Golden.

Notes: The short story is most readily available in Dreamsongs Volume 1. We will be continuing our Martinsphere reviews, but at a less regular rate. Our first novel to review will be Dying of the Light.

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Episode 42: Twin Spica

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Bastards of Kingsgrave continues with our manga and anime reviews, covering Twin Spica (Futatsu no Spica). We have a spoiler filled discussion of the manga and anime.

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Episode 41: Portraits of His Children

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Bastards of Kingsgrave continues our reviews of George RR Martin’s earlier works, this time providing spoiler filled discussion about Remembering Melody and Portraits of His Children. We dig deep into the latter story, trying to draw parallels with George’s own publication history.

Notes: This episode was recorded the week before San Diego Comic-Con 2014. The two short stories are most readily available in Dreamsongs Volume I and Volume II respectively, among other publications. Congratulations to Amber and Greg for joining the exclusive Triple Gold Club.

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Episode 40: Puella Magi Madoka Magica – Rebellion

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Bastards of Kingsgrave returns to the Madokaverse, this time providing spoiler filled discussion of the third movie: Rebellion. We debate whether it lives up to the high standard of the TV series and try to predict where they will go from here. In the aftershow, we talk more about Kyubey and the TV series, along with some more Anime North 2014 chat.

Notes: We make extensive references to the lengthy essay written by Novasylum and to a related interview with Gen Urobuchi. We first reviewed the TV series in BOK Episode 27.

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