We recap our time at Anime North 2019, held in Toronto, Canada. We cover our experiences at the convention, including taking part as panelists and media, cospalying, organizing and running photoshoots, and seeing the exhibitor hall and artist alley. We take a no holds barred approach to evaluating the positives and negatives of Canada’s largest anime convention.
Notes: The convention weekend marks the seventh year anniversary of the founding of the Bastards of Kingsgrave podcast!
Episode 81 download link (right click and download).
Bastards of Kingsgrave starts our coverage of the 2019 convention season with a recap of our time visiting as press at Calgary Expo 2019, including a live interview on the floor with Andrew Phung and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee from CBC’s Kim’s Convenience TV show (starts at 7 minutes in, audio quality improves around 7min 40 seconds in).
In the aftershow, we talk about our time at the Otafest anime convention and about our upcoming conventions this year. We also discuss the recent movies we have seen (Alita: Battle Angel, Avengers: Endgame, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) in a spoiler full discussion.
Episode 80 download link (right click and download).
Bastards of Kingsgrave reaches our tenth Anime and Manga Corner. Our usual anime/manga crew is joined by returning guest host Zach (Alias) to discuss the One Punch Man season 2 news and the latest season of My Hero Academia. Then we continue onward with the latest spoiler discussions of Attack on Titan (including what has gone wrong with the manga), One Punch Man, and Watamote, along with an assortment of other anime and manga we are keeping up with.
Episode 79 download link (right click and download).
Overlapping partly with recording an episode for A Podcast of Ice and Fire, we do a recap of our time at Anime North 2018, held in Toronto, Canada. We cover our experiences at the convention, including taking part as panelists, cosplaying, organizing and running photoshoots, and seeing the exhibitor hall and artist alley. We are not sure if we will be attending next year, so we take the time to evaluate the convention as a whole, both the positives and negatives, based on our last few years of attending the largest Anime convention in Canada.
Notes: The convention itself marked the sixth year anniversary of the founding of the Bastards of Kingsgrave podcast!
Episode 77 download link (right click and download).
Bastards of Kingsgrave returns with a Anime and Manga Corner for Winter 2017/2018. We complete our earlier review of Orange with a discussion about the recent lackluster movie. We move from Orange to a discussion about Citrus and other shows we checked out this past season. We also cover the latest manga chapters of One Punch Man manga and Masamune’s Revenge.
Notes: All discussions are spoiler filled, as usual. Sunset is one of (and apparently the main one) of the two reasons why the show got its name.
Episode 76 download link (right click and download).
Bastards of Kingsgrave reviews the Western visual novel and internet sensation: Doki Doki Literature Club. We start with a spoiler free discussion at the start, moving into a spoiler full discussion analyzing the game, reviewing theories, and more.
Notes: Part 1 and Part 2 of the theory videos we discussed on the podcast.
Episode 75 download link (right click and download).
The Bastards of Kingsgrave are the illegitimate, off-topic offspring of House Manwoody. We cover anime, manga, and Western animation, as well as a variety of pop culture topics. We've been dubbed the "intersection between A Song of Ice and Fire and everything else." We are also the only podcast currently doing a reread of George RR Martin's earlier works.
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