Tonight on GeekNights, we review the Nobuyuki Fukumoto manga Gambling Apocalypse: KAIJI. Not to be confused with the gambling anime Akagi that we reviewed in 2006. This manga covers the events planned in Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues. In the news, Masaaki Yuasa has retired as president of the prolific Science SARU studio, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! is good to the end, and Viz licenses the Super Mario Bro. manga.
Tonight on GeekNights, we consider the various issues around manga distribution in the US. Like, when kids search for manga and find more pirate sites than legitimate ones. In the news, Scott beefs with the city of Philadelphia, BNA is coming from Trigger, the Manga Research and Reading Network in New York is pretty awesome, the Otakon Artist Alley "controversy" wasn't what it appeared to be, and we'll see you at MAGFest, PAX South, and PAX East in rapid succession!
Tonight on GeekNights, we review the recently re-released Urusei Yatsura manga by Rumiko Takahashi. It's a fine read if you never got ahold of it the first time around. In the news, after some night market adventures and a search for yuzu paste, Aggretsuko is getting a third season, Megumi Hayashibara Joins the cast of Carole & Tuesday, Disney enters the fray (for now) at $12.99, Bananya gets a second season, and She-Ra is really coming into its own with its third season.
Don't miss Rym and Emily talking about Disney theatrical animation!
Tonight on GeekNights, rather than talking about traditional webcomics, we consider the ones we stumble upon ad hoc in our social media feeds. Things like False Knees or webcomicname. Hit up the GeekNights Forum to see the list, and also to share the ones we forgot to mention!
In the news, Conan the Barbarian is now an Avenger, returned to Marvel, fought Wolverine that one time, and is available again! Also, watch out for these so-called "Vic" fans: they're basically gomergate all over again. We hope to see you at both Zenkaikon and PAX East!
Tonight on GeekNights, we review Keiichi Arawi's City Manga. It's delightful, with excellent comedic timing. If you enjoy Nichijou this is definitely up your alley. In the news, Fantastic Four #1 just dropped, we won't be at Otakon this coming weekend, we will (likely) be at Anime NYC in November, and the GeekNights Book Club is a thing that exists.
Tonight on GeekNights, we review Ed Piskor's X-Men: Grand Design. In the news (after we talk about biking to work and double-decker elevators) Hasbro acquires the Power Rangers and Made in Abyss is a pretty good anime. GeekNights will be live at Zenkaikon, and you should read Emily Wilson's translation of The Odyssey.
Tonight on GeekNights, we consider the rakugo manga (and anime) Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju. In the news, Marvel's editor-in-chief admits to something despicable, Nora Twomey's The Breadwinner is a deeply moving movie that is definitely worth seeing, and Anime NYC appears to have been a success.
Stay tuned for the next installment of our Judge Anime By Its Cover series!