Today, we look at the Shonen Jump anime that led us from the 20th Century into the 21st Century. Then we decide which of them are famous. Helping us in that task are Niall and Dwayne from Secret of the Sailor Madness and Elliot from the UK Anime Network podcast.
Aaron Long is back to help us pilot a new format, THE FAMOUS ANIME PODCAST. What does this presumptuously titled podcast involve? In it we discuss 10 of 2002’s most notable anime, and decide which of them can be considered famous in 2017. It mostly works. Though you may hear a few more Skype noises than intended.
Anthony and Brian are joined this week by Ebbie and Niall for a game of ANIME FATTY POKER. Each has selected a team of fat anime characters to represent them in a duel of the corpulent cartoons. Who will win? Find out on a big boned episode of DITB!
Oh, and Genshiken is still our Weekly Retro Recap.
As we are looking back to 2002 each month, there could be only one choice for our fourth ninja related show – Naruto.
Gary Hedges joins us to talk about the first five episodes of the show that kicked off a decade of orange jumpsuited ninja-ry. We talk about our history with the franchise, whether we think it still holds up in 2012 and Anthony uses a hugely inappropriate adjective to describe a combat scene.