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 this episode about? - It’s about Sakaki Kenji’s Enigma (ǝnígmǝ if you’re pretentious), a title that was incredibly popular right up until it wasn’t, and examining how that came about. I also talk a bit about how creepy it is when fans obsess over the personal life of a creator.
Where are the show notes? – Zzzzz *snurk* Wha? Oh, I guess I wrote them in my DREAM DIARY (below)
-Want to know more about Enigma? There’s the Enigma Wikia, a great fan-managed resource that tells you just about everything you’d ever want to know, and the plain old Enigma Wikipedia Page, which I guess also tells you about it.
-Want to BUY Enigma in the original Japanese tankobons? Amazon Japan is your friend, although the reviewers certainly aren’t Kenji’s. LOOK AT THOSE AVERAGES.
-CHANGES ARE COMING TO F!E!V! CHECK TUMBLR FOR MORE INFORMATION (PART ONE)
-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 mine and your interests (NOW INCL. A VERY SMALL GALLERY OF ENIGMA COLOUR MATERIALS)
-You can also e-mail me at maxy dot barnard at gmail dot com if you’d like.
-As always the music used in this episode is from Jump Ultimate Stars. The intro is [INTO PLANET] and the outro, appropriately is ‘Loser’