Tonight on GeekNights, we talk about Blue Blazes (Aoi Honō - アオイホノオ). If you know the basic history of aniem and manga, you'll probably really, really enjoy it. In the news, Rym is sort of enjoying The Adventures of Gumball, and a second season of Yowapeda is coming in October! Rym is lecturing at PAX AUS! Scott is dying of terbuculic whooping cough!
Tonight on GeekNights, we review the recently popular Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin - 進撃の巨人). It's good, but in the same way that Fullmetal Alchemist or Fushigi Yugi was good: solid, but not an anime to re-watch for all time. Before that, Rym warns you against seeing the fucking awful Potted Potter, and Scott demands that you read Jeff Lemire's Trillium.
Tonight on GeekNights, correcting a surprising gap in our reviews, we cover Yotsuba! In the news, a comic shop runs (with some DC money) an amazing... advertisement, leading to the usual Internet shitstorm.
Tonight on GeekNights, we review the manga Drops of God, now in print in English from Vertical. We then briefly review Welcome to the Space Show and Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below (two anime movies definitely worth watching). But before that, we GeekBite the underrated Wolverine and the X-Men and we discuss the devastating news that Satoshi Kon's last (unfinished) work - The Dream Machine - has ceased production.
Be sure to check out our many lectures and other videos from PAX East 2011 and Pax Prime 2012 on the Youtube channel. We will be at Nerd Nite this Thursday presenting an abbreviated version of "Losing Should be Fun," nevermind MAGFest!
Tonight on GeekNights, we consider anime and comics that only Rym, or only Scott, has seen. In order (surprisingly), we thus present Wolverine, Iron Man, X-Men, Galaxy Railways, Birdy the Mighty: Decode, Votoms, Scrapped Princess, Patlabor,
Odoru Daisosasen/Bayside Shakedown (which we've actually both seen), The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Irresponsible Captain Tylor, 7 Billion Needles, Urusei Yatsura (manga), Ranma 1/2, and Rose of Versailles.
But before all of that, Spiderman is dead, AKB48's newest member is fake, and Makoto Shinkai's studio is looking cloud and power line interns.
Tonight on GeekNights, rather than the old thing of how to get into it, we talk about the new thing: how we got into it. Specifically, the origins of our anime, manga, comic, and convention geekeries. But first, Wakfu is a thing, and the Black Jack OAV is getting a final, eleventh volume.