Episode 22: The Catch-Up Pod, or why Kelly is jet-lagged

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Angela and Kelly spend a week catching up on current events. Kelly talks about what she saw on her trip to Japan, including the Weekly Shonen Jump Exhibition in Tokyo and lots of ads for Golden Kamuy, and Angela catches us up on some major comics news items from the past few weeks, like the failed Deadpool cartoon and what’s going on with the Batgirl film. Plus: Kelly talks about why she hates Funko Pops and we mourn the late Isao Takahata.

Book Reviews (40:20):

Angela: Citrus by Saburouta (Seven Seas)

Kelly: Goodnight Punpun by Inio Asano (Viz)

Mentioned on the pod: 

My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi
Golden Kamuy by Satoru Noda
Takane and Hana by Yuki Shiwasu
Banana Fish by Akimi Yoshida
Yuri!!! On Ice
Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for an Otaku by Fujita
Ten Count by Rihito Takarai
Prince’s Gambit by C.S. Pacat
Delicious in Dungeon by Ryoko Kui
The Ancient Magus Bride by Kore Yamazaki
Haikyu!! by Haruichi Furudate
The Promised Neverland by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu
One-Punch Man by ONE and Yusuke Murata
Ran and the Gray World by Aki Irie (I said this was a josei series on the pod, but actually it’s seinen) – Just licensed by Viz!
YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi
Rurouni Kenshin by Nobuhiro Watsuki
Slam Dunk by Takehiko Inoue
Dragon Ball by Akira Toriyama
Hunter x Hunter by Yoshihiro Togashi
Witch Hat Atelier by Shirahama Kamome (whose name I totally know yet butchered in my jet-lagged state, I am so sorry)
Love Live!
Isao Takahata (1935-2018) – check out some of his films like Pom Poko, My Neighbors the Yamadas, Only Yesterday, and The Tale of Princess Kaguya. Here is a great retrospective on his career. 



Episode 21: Black Panther, or why we need diversity!

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Angela and Kelly get heavy with a pod about diversity (or the lack thereof) in comics and manga. We’re covering Black Panther (finally), Marvel’s diversity SNAFUs, the homogeneity of manga, and how kids’ comics are filling in the gaps. Plus, cute stories from the library about why diversity matters to our kids and teens.

Book Reviews (42:45):

Angela: The Flinstones by Mark Russell & Steve Pugh (DC Comics)

Kelly: Silver Spoon by Hiromu Arakawa (Yen Press)

Mentioned on the pod: 

America Vol. 1: The Life and Times of America Chavez by Gabby Rivera and Joe Quinones
Fence by C.S. Pacat and Johanna the Mad
Iceman Vol. 1: Thawing Out by Sina Grace and Alessandro Vitti
Luke Cage Vol. 1: Sins of the Father by David F. Walker by Nelson Blake
Super Sons by Peter J. Tomasi and Jorge Jimenez
Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson
Black Panther by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze
Spider-Man: Miles Morales Vol. 1 by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Ryan North
A Centaur’s Life by Kei Murayama
Yuri!!! On Ice
Attack on Titan
by Hajime Isayama
Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa
Golden Kamuy by Satoru Noda
What Did You Eat Yesterday? by Fumi Yoshinaga
My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame
My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Nagata Kabi
March Comes in Like a Lion by Chica Umino
A Silent Voice by Yoshitoki Oima
Real by Takehiko Inoue
Satoko and Nada by Yupechika
New Super-Man Vol. 1: Made In China by Gene Luen Yang and Viktor Bogdanovic
The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell
Drama by Raina Telgemeier
Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani
Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry Deutsch
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson, etc.
The Backstagers by James Tynion IV and Rian Sygh
Black by Kwanza Osajyefo