Friendship! Effort! Victory! S02E05 – Barrage

FAMILY! FAMILY! BLOOMIN’ FAMILY!

art by Kohei Horikoshi, 2012

art by Kohei Horikoshi, 2012

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What is Friendship! Effort! Victory!? - It’s a podcast examining the ongoing history of Shueisha’s 45-year old comics anthology Weekly Shonen Jump, and the hundreds of titles it has published over that period of time, placing each of them under the spotlight and looking at what they were, what happened, what they meant, and if they’re actually worth reading.

What is Barrage? - It’s the sophomore serialisation of Kohei Horikoshi, former cult creator and current Jump darling, telling the story of a young boy from the slums of an alien kingdom being mistaken for a prince and taking up the kingdom’s cause of maintaining peace on the planet, fending off alien invaders and the like. It takes elements of The Prince & The Pauper and the actual historical Warring-States Period, creating something not quite as interesting as either.

SHOW NOTES:

-WANT MORE FRIENDSHIP! EFFORT! VICTORY! CONTENT? HEAD OVER TO FEV-EXTRA ON TUMBLR.

-Do you want to know more about Barrage? Wikipedia, as always.
-Do you want to buy Barrage? In english there’s always Amazon (UK) (US) (CA) for print, and VizManga for digital (US/CA only). In Japanese it’s currently out of print (I’ll update this if it returns), but totally out in digital over at ebookjapan.
– Want to know more about Weekly Shonen Jump? Wikipedia has you covered.
-Are you in AMERICA? CANADA? THE UK? IRELAND? SOUTH AFRICA? AUSTRALIA? NEW ZEALAND? Weekly Shonen Jump. Available on apple devices and android.
-Are you AMERICAN? CANADIAN? You can also get Shonen Jump manga digitally over at Viz Manga dot com
-FEV is on iTunes, where subscriptions and reviews are always welcome
-You can find me on twitter at Maxy_Barnard, or on tumblr at The Despondent
-Music used: “Into Planet”, “Loser!”, from Jump Ultimate Stars. All tracks as such belong to Ganbarion.

GALLERY ONE DAY MAYBE

FEV EXTRA – Week Ending 09/11/14

from l to r: Namie Odama, Daisuke Higuchi, Mizuki Kawashita, Sho Aimoto, Yumi Hotta

from l to r: Namie Odama, Daisuke Higuchi, Mizuki Kawashita, Sho Aimoto, Yumi Hotta

Not much new content this week, the only real one being a new entry in my Women of Jump series of posts, but at the same time I’ve reposted all the original posts in the series to the FEV extra blog, for easier consumption. So here they all are:

More of these are coming, each post profiling each creator’s work under the “Jump” label. The Namie Odama one will become increasingly relevant in about 13 days’ time, too. For obvious reasons.

Friendship! Effort! Victory! S02E04 – Medaka Box

Naked Aprons! Hand-Bra Jeans! Open-Front Hoodies!

art by Akira Akatsuki, 2009

art by Akira Akatsuki, 2009

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What is Friendship! Effort! Victory!? - It’s a podcast examining the ongoing history of Shueisha’s 45-year old comics anthology Weekly Shonen Jump, and the hundreds of titles it has published over that period of time, placing each of them under the spotlight and looking at what they were, what happened, what they meant, and if they’re actually worth reading.

What is Medaka Box? - It’s a weird, satirical comic that examines and rips into shonen demographic comics as a whole, whilst also telling the rip-roaringly entertaining story of  Medaka Kurokami, a crazy-talented girl, and her various allies and enemies in her school’s student council. It’s never quite what you think.

SHOW NOTES:

-WANT MORE FRIENDSHIP! EFFORT! VICTORY! CONTENT? HEAD OVER TO FEV-EXTRA ON TUMBLR.

-Do you want to know more about Medaka Box? I recommend the fan-maintained wikia site.
-Do you want to buy Medaka Box in Japanese? Try these various sites for print (Kinokuniya, search for “めだかボックス”) (AMAZON JP) (YESASIA)
-Do you want to buy Medaka Box in other languages? Here’s a few examples: (FRENCH) (ITALIAN) (SPANISH) (MORE TO COME)
– Want to know more about Weekly Shonen Jump? Wikipedia has you covered.
-Are you in AMERICA? CANADA? THE UK? IRELAND? SOUTH AFRICA? AUSTRALIA? NEW ZEALAND? Weekly Shonen Jump. Available on apple devices and android.
-Are you AMERICAN? CANADIAN? You can also get Shonen Jump manga digitally over at Viz Manga dot com
-FEV is on iTunes, where subscriptions and reviews are always welcome
-You can find me on twitter at Maxy_Barnard, or on tumblr at The Despondent
-Music used: “Into Planet”, “Loser!”, from Jump Ultimate Stars. All tracks as such belong to Ganbarion.

GALLERY COMING SOON

FEV Extra – Week ending 02/11/14

art by Ryo Nakama, Kawada, and Kohei Horikoshi

art by Ryo Nakama, Kawada, and Kohei Horikoshi

Here’s all the important FEV Extra content that went up on the side-blog since it debuted, as part of an ongoing weekly update that will be posted here every sunday.

There was also an interesting anonymous ask that somehow became a lengthy post about the best things/creator/series with the most foreseeable longevity in Shonen Jump. Not quite real content, but may be of interest to several listeners.

Friendship! Effort! Victory! S02E03 – Cowa!

Vampires! Ghosts! A Sumo Wrestler!

Art by Akira Toriyama, 1997

Art by Akira Toriyama, 1997

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 What is Friendship! Effort! Victory!? - It’s a podcast examining the ongoing history of Shueisha’s 45-year old comics anthology Weekly Shonen Jump, and the hundreds of titles it has published over that period of time, placing each of them under the spotlight and looking at what they were, what happened, what they meant, and if they’re actually worth reading.

What is Cowa!? - Cowa! is Akira Toriyama’s first weekly work after he concluded Dragon Ball, telling us the story of three monsters and a sumo wrestler with a dark past travelling across the country to get a cure for the flu that’s affecting the monsters’ village. It’s super cute.

SHOW NOTES:

-WANT MORE FRIENDSHIP! EFFORT! VICTORY! CONTENT? HEAD OVER TO FEV-EXTRA ON TUMBLR.

-Do you want to know more about Cowa!? Then I’d recommend checking out its wikipedia page. There aren’t many other good options for it.
-Do you want to buy Cowa! in print? Then here’s a few places you can get it in different languages/territories: (AMAZON UK) (AMAZON US) (AMAZON JP) (AMAZON FR) (AMAZON ES) (more will be added if and when I find them)
-Do you want Cowa! digitally? It’s available in JAPAN on KINDLE and eBOOKJAPAN, and in the US and CANADA over at VIZMANGA.
- Want to know more about Weekly Shonen Jump? Wikipedia has you covered.
-Are you in AMERICA? CANADA? THE UK? IRELAND? SOUTH AFRICA? AUSTRALIA? NEW ZEALAND? Weekly Shonen Jump. Available on apple devices and android.
-Are you AMERICAN? CANADIAN? You can also get Shonen Jump manga digitally over at Viz Manga dot com
-FEV is on iTunes, where subscriptions and reviews are always welcome
-You can find me on twitter at Maxy_Barnard, or on tumblr at The Despondent
-Music used: “Into Planet”, “Loser!”, from Jump Ultimate Stars. All tracks as such belong to Ganbarion.

GALLERY COMING SOON