Category Archives: Manga

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 53: Ore Monogatari!!

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Bastards of Kingsgrave’s trusted anime/manga crew returns to cover Ore Monogatarii!! / My Love Story!!. The gentlemen are joined by anime newcomer Amber (amberrocks) to do a review of the first three episodes in the recent anime adaptation. We then switch over (41:30) to a spoiler filled review of the latest translated manga volume for the series. We also cover crossover manga : Ore Koi!! and Ore Koi!!

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Episode 50: Anime and Manga Corner IV

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Bastards of Kingsgrave returns with our fourth Anime and Manga Corner. Joined by Vassals of Kingsgrave Bill (Mrkorb) and Bing (Shoeshiner), we cover some romance themed anime in an appreciation for the upcoming Valentine’s Day. On the manga end, we discuss the latest chapter of Ore Monogatari. On the anime side, the crew deals with the bizarre in Nazo no Kanejo X, the grotesque in School Days, and the awkwardly cute in Kimi no Todoke. As a bonus, we also discuss Princess Jellyfish.

Notes: All discussions are spoiler filled, as usual.

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Episode 48: Anime and Manga Corner III

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Bastards of Kingsgrave returns with our third Anime and Manga Corner episode. Joined by Vassals of Kingsgrave Bill (Mrkorb) and Bing (Shoeshiner), we start off with a discussion about age and the anime fandom. We cover the final chapters of Koe no Katachi (6:16 min in to 9:45)  and the latest chapter of Attack on Titan (9:45 – 20:45).  After a quick update on Crystal, we review the manga Ore Monogatarii! (25:35 –  35:20) and the anime/manga Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun (35:20 onwards)  with our usual full spoiler discussion.

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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 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 38: Anime and Manga Corner I

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Bastards of Kingsgrave returns to our anime and manga roots, hosting the first of our general Anime and Manga corners. Joined by Vassals of Kingsgrave Bill (Mrkorb) and Bing (Shoeshiner), we cover the recent release of Sailor Moon Crystal. In manga, we mainly discuss two series: Koe no Katachi and My Girl (the panel above is from My Girl).  In the aftershow, we explain where Usagi Drop went horribly wrong, and discuss sexism and some other problems that exist within the general anime and manga fandom.

Notes: Refer to the manga thread here for the general list of recommended manga.

 

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Episode 24: Attack on Titan (Manga)

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Amin and Ashley are joined once again by Carly to cover Attack on Titan, the manga (up to early November 2013). We discuss a variety of personal theories and theories from the general fandom, as well as our thoughts on the manga in general. It is an episode filled with Ice and Fire references (perhaps the most ever, the most cringing certainly), creaking doors, and an updated version of our Snakes and Scorpions game for the manga.

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VoK 35: Anime Roundtable (Vol.1)

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In this Anime edition of VoK Roundtable, APOIAF’s Amin makes his first VoK appearance along with forum regular MrKorb.
@ 2mins Bill aka MrKorb introduces the crew to “Simoun” a steampunk yuri anime.
@ 14:30 mins Vikram aka Fortytwo talks about his favorite anime “Darker than Black”
@ 24mins Amin talks about some anime he liked, and his plan to do BoK on them.
@ 41:50 mins A Blizzcon distracted Vikram reminisces about world of Warcraft with Bill.

Credits:
Edited by Fortytwo
Music from:
Simoun Opening soundtrack
Howling by Abingdon Boys School and
Tsukiakari no Michishirube from Darker Than Black: Ryuusei no Gemini

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Links:
Podcast Awards
Simoun DVD @ Amazon
Darker Than Black…

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Episode 22: Watamote and Social Anxiety Discussion

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Amin and Ashley review the dark comedy anime (and manga) Watamote. We have a detailed discussion about the show’s portrayal of social anxiety.

As noted in the episode, if you would like to nominate Bastards of Kingsgrave for the Podcast Awards, please do so by October 15th via the nomination form there, under Cultural/Arts. You may fill out what you enjoy about our podcast in the comments box 🙂

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Episode 13: Ouran High School Host Club

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We review Ouran High School Host Club, a funny parody and romantic comedy anime. We are joined by recurring guest host Stephanie, of The Legend of Korra fame. We engage in another extensive aftershow, playing a Snakes and Scorpions, the traditional game of the Bastards of Kingsgrave.

Notes: Thanks to JCx\Kyo for lending his voice for some BOK promo clips; check out his Youtube channel, including song dubbing.

Episode 13 download link (right click and download).

Episode 11: B Gata H Kei

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We enthusiastically review B Gata H Kei / Yamada’s First Time , a very funny romantic comedy/ecchi anime. We are joined by recurring guest host Stephanie, of The Legend of Korra fame. We engage in some off-topic anti-moe chat and have an extensive aftershow, playing Snakes and Scorpions, the traditional game of the Bastards of Kingsgrave.

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Episode 10: Black Lagoon

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We review Black Lagoon, one of our favourite manga and anime series. In the after show, we play Snakes and Scorpions, the traditional game of the Bastards of Kingsgrave.

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