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).
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.
Episode 74 download link (right click and download).
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.
Episode 73 download link (right click and download).
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.
Episode 70 download link (right click and download).
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.
Episode 68 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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