Episode 83: Bitterblooms and In the House of the Worm

Bastards of Kingsgrave returns to continue the longest running re-read of George RR Martin’s earlier works. We have a spoiler filled discussion about Bitterblooms and In the House of the Worm. In the middle, we talk about our support for GRRM if he wants to move on from ASOIAF to new works in the Martinsphere or return to writing in the Georgeverse (Thousand Worlds).

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Episode 82: Comic Con 2019 / Anime and Manga Corner XI

Bastards of Kingsgrave talks about Comic Con 2019,  in particular our experiences setting the world record at the Dragonball World Tour and attending the Orville Experience. After the initial convention chat, we proceed with our Anime and Manga corner: talking about Dragonball, One Punch Man Season 2, what we are watching this anime season and what we are reading, and the Kyoto Animation tragedy. In the aftershow, we talk about the latest monumental manga chapters of Attack on Titan and our general thoughts on whether the manga has lost its way the past few years.

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Notes (Order of Discussion):
Comic Con 2019
Dragonball in the past six year (including the last few movies and Super)
One Punch Man
Attack on Titan latest anime season
Vinland Saga anime
Kyoto Animation
Filler/Gap/Break debate for popular anime
Other anime this season (including the Fruits Basket remake)
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Aftershow: Attack on Titan latest manga chapters

Episode 81: Anime North 2019

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!

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Episode 80: Convention Season 2019


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.

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Episode 79: Anime and Manga Corner X

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.

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Episode 78: Detective Conan

Bastards of Kingsgrave talks about the long running anime Detective Conan / Case Closed. We include a few multiple choice questions that test knowledge of the series.

Notes: This episode was recorded before the recent and humorous attention brought to the series by Conan O’Brien.

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Episode 77: Anime North 2018

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!

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Episode 76: Anime and Manga Corner IX

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.

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Episode 75: Doki Doki Literature Club

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.

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Episode 74: Anime North 2017

Recorded in late August, we do a quick recap of our time at Anime North 2017, held in Toronto, Canada. We cover our experiences at the convention, including taking part as panelists (together for Game of Thrones, along with a long list of separate panels).

At the end of the recap, we have a copy of the audio recording from a panel I took part in a spoiler filled presentation about Kimi no na wa (Your Name) at another  convention (which included a powerpoint presentation)

Notes:  The convention itself marked the fifth year anniversary of the founding of the Bastards of Kingsgrave podcast! The Japanese mascot video referred to in the presentation.

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Episode 73: Anime and Manga Corner VIII

Bastards of Kingsgrave returns with a Anime and Manga Corner for Summer 2017.  After talking about the anime and manga scene at San Diego Comic Con 2017, we have a full spoiler discussion of the Koe no Katachi movie (4.5 minutes in).

We cover the most up to date Attack on Titan chapters (22.5 minutes in). We also discuss KonoSuba Season 2 (44.5 minutes in), Watamote’s latest chapters (51 minutes in), Gekkan Shoujo’s latest chapters (53.5 minutes), Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san’s latest chapters (56 minutes in), One Punch Man’s latest chapters (61 minute in), and the Koi to Uso anime (69 minutes in). In the aftershow (88 minutes in), we discuss we talk about the ending of Ore Monogotari!!

Notes: All discussions are spoiler filled, as usual. Thanks to Deb Aoki and Genese Davis for providing excellent panels each year at San Diego Comic Con.

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Episode 72: Dying of the Light

Bastards of Kingsgrave continues our reviews of George RR Martin’s earlier works. We have a spoiler filled discussion about George’s first novel, Dying of the Light,  published in 1977.

Notes: Michael and Greg had a code duello required match after the record  over name pronunciations.

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Episode 71: Nightflyers

After 2 years, Bastards of Kingsgrave resurrects our reviews of George RR Martin’s earlier works. We launch into a lengthy, spoiler filled discussion about Nightflyers, a horror short that was re-released as a novella that won the 1983 Seiun Award (called by some the “Japanese Hugo”). We discuss the questionable movie adaptation and try to find links between Nightflyers and A Song of Ice and Fire, entertaining a couple exotic theories.

Notes: Nightflyers is most readily available in Dreamsongs Volume I. This episode was recorded in February 2017, exactly 2 months ago. The end music themes are from the Nightflyers movie soundtrack.

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Episode 70: Anime and Manga Update II

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Note quite an Anime and Manga Corner, our usual crew from Vassals of Kingsgrave returns as we start off with chatting about the One Punch Man dub and manga. We cover about the latest chapters of Attack on Titan (16-28 minutes). After that we chat about Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san (manga) and some of the shows of the current anime season.

Notes: All discussions are spoiler filled, as usual.

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Episode 69: Poldark

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Bastards of Kingsgrave covers the BBC One series Poldark. Guest hosts Aiwendil (Alix) and Nymeria (Marie) from Vassals of Kingsgrave join for a spoiler filled discussion of seasons 1 and 2.

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Episode 68: Anime and Manga Corner VII

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One year after our last full Anime and Manga Corner, Bastards of Kingsgrave follows up with a discussion of the Fall 2016 season.  We begin with a full spoiler discussion of the latest Attack on Titan chapters. We continue with a review of the the completed anime Orange (20 minutes in) and the completed manga Tetsugaku Leutra (32 minutes in), a rant about the unsurprising ending to Nissekoi (34 minutes in), and a detailed discussion of the first few episodes of Kiss Him Not Me (36 minutes in). We expand our discussion in the aftershow, talking about and comparing the latest Marvel and DC movies.

Notes: All discussions are spoiler filled, as usual.

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Episode 67: Anime and Manga at Comic Con 2016

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Bastards of Kingsgrave talks about Comic Con 2016, with our perspective focused on the anime and manga events. Our regular anime/manga corner crew cover the latest chapters of Attack on Titan and what they are watching this season before getting into the convention chat.

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Notes:
This episode was recorded in July. Spoiler filled anime/manga chat (0-26 min, Comic Con chat 26 min onwards).
Check out the APOIAF episode for the full discussion of our Comic Con 2016 adventures.

Episode 66: Warcraft

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Bastards of Kingsgrave returns to movie reviews to cover one of the most controversial movies of the summer, Wacraft. Joined by Thomas (FTWard) and Zach (Alias), we consider it from a collective  Wacraft background that includes experiences from Warcraft 1/2/3 to WOW and most recently Hearthstone.

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Notes: Below are the Warcraft trailer with War2 sounds and the Wacraft 1 intro that could easily be talking about the movie.

Episode 65: Anime North 2016

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Recorded in late June, we cover Anime North 2016, held in Toronto, Canada. We cover our experiences at the convention, taking part as panelists (together for Game of Thrones and Black Lagoon, along with a long list of separate panels), staying once again at the International Plaza Hotel, and doing a group cosplay together for the first time.

Notes:  The convention itself marked the four year anniversary of the founding of the Bastards of Kingsgrave podcast! Like last year, we will be part of a fan panel for A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones at San Diego Comic Con 2016.

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Episode 64: One Punch Man

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Bastards of Kingsgrave one punches its way to your anime heart with a review of One Punch Man. Ashley returns to join the regular anime crew as we discuss the anime in the main show, then have a full spoiler discussion of the manga and webcomic in the aftershow. We also discuss our potential panels at the upcoming Anime North 2016.

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Episode 63: Anime and Manga Update

Note quite an Anime and Manga Corner, our usual crew from Vassals of Kingsgrave returns to discuss the latest chapters of Attack on Titan, Watamote, and Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun. We also chat about past and upcoming conventions.

Notes: All discussions are spoiler filled, as usual.

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Episode 62: Avatar TLA Comics – Smoke and Show Part I & Part II

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Vassal of Kingsgrave’s Legend of Korra crew returns to Bastards of Kingsgrave to cover the the first two parts of the latest Avatar Comic, Smoke and Shadow (Parts I and II) in a spoiler filled discussion. We discuss the latest round of shipping and the interesting potential for departures from the TV series.

Notes: This episode contains spoilers for all of The Legend of Korra and Avatar TLA. The audio was reclaimed from several records, apologies for the varying quality.

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Episode 61: Kare Kano – His and Her Circumstances

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Bastards of Kingsgrave’s anime/manga crew reviews the classic anime Kare Kano – His and Her Circumstances. We discuss the history behind the creation of the show, compare the anime to the manga, and discuss the end of the story. We wrap up with a chat about the latest Attack on Titan manga chapters.

Notes:  All discussions are spoiler filled, as usual. Cherry Blossoms scene on Youtube.

Timeline:

Kare Kano Anime Chat: Beginning

Kare Kano Manga Chat: 22.5 min minutes in.

Attack on Titan Chat: 47 minutes in.

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Episode 60: Hearthstone IV

Bastards of Kingsgrave’s Hearthstone crew returns to discuss the upcoming League of Explorers Adventure Mode.  We discuss all of the upcoming cards and come up with top lists for constructed, arena, and BOK’s arena game (Scorpions and Snakes). We chat about the recent Hearthstone World Championship at Blizzcon, tavern brawls, and the problems and challenges the game continues to face.

Notes: We assume everyone listening this time is familiar with the game, if you are not, check out our first two episode (the first introduces the game and the second covers arena drafting and strategy). We get into the full League of Explorers card discussion around 9 minutes in.

General top 7 list of constructed cards we came up with:

Brann Bronzbeard, Forgotten Torch, Keeper of Uldaman, Naga Sea Witch, Raven Idol, Animated Armor, Entombed

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Episode 59: Anime and Manga Corner VI

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Bastards of Kingsgrave continues our Anime and Manga Corners. Joined by our usual crew from Vassals of Kingsgrave, Bill (Mrkorb) and Bing (Shoeshiner), we discuss the latest chapters of the Attack of Titan manga, review some conventions from this past season, and reveal what we’re watching this anime season.

Notes: All discussions are spoiler filled, as usual.

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Episode 58: Ore Monogatari II

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Bastards of Kingsgrave’s trusted anime/manga crew returns to continue our coverage of Ore Monogatarii / My Love Story. We talk about the latest anime episodes, leading up to just before the final episode.

Notes:  All discussions are spoiler filled, as usual.

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Episode 57: Hearthstone III

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AKA “The Ice Dragon” – Amin’s favourite new TGT card

Bastards of Kingsgrave returns with the third episode in our Hearthstone series.  We discuss many of the revealed cards for the upcoming Grand Tournament expansion. We chat about our favourite classes and play styles, including which gold heroes we have or are close to achieving.

Notes: We assume everyone listening this time is familiar with the game, if you are not, check out our first two episode (the first introduces the game and the second covers arena drafting and strategy). The draft of the “paladin dragon” arena deck did not make it into the aftershow; the deck went 3-0 before we sopped playing to recording the main show.

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Episode 56: Anime North 2015

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Ashley returns once again for our review of Anime North 2015, held in Toronto, Canada. We cover our experiences at the convention, taking part as panelists (including for Game of Thrones, Madoka Magica, the Legend of Korra) and staying at the International Plaza Hotel. We cover the good and bad of the convention, while already planning our attendance and panels for next year.

Notes: We recorded a few audio clips (lower quality audio) at the convention itself each night, which are added to the end of this podcast after the end music . The convention itself marked the three year anniversary of the founding of the Bastards of Kingsgrave podcast!

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Episode 55: Anime and Manga Corner V

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Bastards of Kingsgrave returns with our fifth Anime and Manga Corner, one year after starting them. Joined by Vassals of Kingsgrave Bill (Mrkorb) and Bing (Shoeshiner), we discuss the latest episodes of Ore Monogatari and the latest chapters of Attack on Titan. Bill wraps up his review of Crystal, while Amin discusses anime/manga panels he attended at San Diego Comic Con 2015.

Notes: All discussions are spoiler filled, as usual. Sorry for the audio quality, which is quite low this episode.

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Episode 54: Jurassic World

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Bastards of Kingsgrave provides a spoiler full review of Jurassic World.

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