Friendship! Effort! Victory! Minisode 04 – ✰SANTA!✰
It’s finally come to this: A non-Xmas minisode about a manga I actually don’t even like!
What is Friendship! Effort! Victory!? - It’s a podcast about the manga and inner workings of Weekly Shonen Jump, with an eye towards accessibility and soothing camp tones.
What is a minisode? – It’s a smaller episode, that discards all the inner workings and analysis stuff to just talk about a manga for what it is, be it good, bad, ugly, funny, heartbreaking and such. The minisodes exist to alternate weeks with the full episodes to give me a chance to work on those longer, more involved pieces without losing any momentum that weekly episodes would otherwise give it.
What is this episode about? – Why it’s about Kurando Kengo’s completely underwhelming 2003 series ✰SANTA!✰, a title that has absolutely nothing to do with christmas at all. Mostly I talk about its failings and the possibly unintentional ripping off of the Kishimoto brothers. I also try to look at the bright side of it. A little.
Where are the show notes? – At the bottom of your stocking, with the satsuma.
-Want to know more about ✰SANTA!✰? No. No, you really don’t. But you can buy it from sellers on Amazon JP, if you’re as intent on understanding my feelings on it.
-You can learn more about Weekly Shonen Jump over at the wiki page for it, which is almost slightly reliable.
-Friendship! Effort! Victory!’s on iTunes, where subscriptions and reviews are always most welcome.
-You can find me on Twitter @Maxy_Barnard where I usually just swear and be wrong about stuff
-You can also find me on Tumblr over at The Despondent, where there’s a Schedule of upcoming episodes & an irregular supply of things relevant to my interests
-IN FACT THE NEW SCHEDULE FOR JANUARY JUST DEBUTED DON’T YOU KNOW
-You can also e-mail me at maxy dot barnard at gmail dot com with feedback or heartfelt hate
-As always the music used in this episode is from Jump Ultimate Stars. The intro is [INTO PLANET] and the outro, appropriately is ‘Loser’
Is there an episode gallery this time? – Not really, finding good scans is hard, though if you look, there’s pics from a dodgy chinese-english scanlation floating around. Google is your friend. But here’s the volume covers anyway: