1:50: We have a situation where we have one anime that fits in this section, the streaming news section, and the weird news section! World’s End Harem has been delayed after its first episode to January…Justin and Helen try and wonder what’s up with that anime, while also thinking how this year has been really a struggle for anime production.
7:24: The Harvey Awards awarded Chainsaw Man as their Best Manga of 2021, while also inducting Rumiko Takahashi in their Harvey Hall of Fame.
9:00: Rightstuf launched a Kickstarter for Dirty Pair for a dub version (this already succeeded), which is timed with the series now streaming on Crunchyroll and RetroCrush.
11:00: And finally, Jujutsu Kaisen as we know got really popular once the anime aired. And that definitely translated into manga sales.
11:40: A number of people within the Japanese pop culture space passed away, from the legendary creator of Golgo 13 to a not so great dude that’s a part of the Dragon Quest series. That’s why we have a specific section in this week’s episode.
17:41: More licenses have occurred, starting with VIZ who announced they have the following at NYCC:
- Junji Ito’s The Liminal Zone
- Takashi Shiina & Rumiko Takahashi’s Yasha-Hime
- Rokurou Ōgaki’s Crazy Food Truck
- Yusei Matsui’s The Elusive Samurai
- Nene Yukimori’s Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible
- Syu Sakuratani’s Rooster Fighter
- Akissa Saiké’s Ghost Reaper Girl
- Kazuki Takahashi’s Marvel’s Secret Reverse
- Oto Toda’s To Strip the Flesh
- Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata’s Death Note Short Stories
- More Naruto novels: Naruto: Kakashi’s Story–The Sixth Hokage and the Failed Prince; Naruto: Sasuke’s Story–The Uchiha and the Heavenly Stardust; Naruto: Naruto’s Story–Uzumaki Naruto and the Spiral Destiny
- Posuka Demizu’s The Promised Neverland: Art Book World (All Summer 2022)
- Kenta Shinohara’s Witch Watch
- Kazu Kakazu’s Our Blood Oath
- Ryō Nakama’s High School Family (Digital only for Spring 2022)
21:50: Yen Press announced at NYCC these following titles:
- Mareho Kikuishi & Tsubata Nozaki’s Your Forma (Yen On)
- Yuya Takahashi, TALI’s MonsTABOO
- Shinya Shima’s Lost Lad London
- Tappei Nagatsuki, Minori Tsukahara & Shinichirou Otsuka’s Re:Zero: The Frozen Bond
- Kafka Asagiri & Sango Harukawa’s Bungō Stray Dogs: Storm Bringer light novel & Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple manga (drawn by Ganjii)
- Sword Art Online abec Artworks: Wanderers
- Wookjakga & Usonan’s A Returner’s Magic Should be Special (manhwa)
- Whale & Milcha’s Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke’s Mansion (manhwa)
- RINO & YUNSUL’s Daughter of the Emperor (manhwa)
- Will release TurtleMe & Fuyuki23’s The Beginning After the End graphic novel in print (published by Tapas)
- Tо̄ko Amekawa & Wan Hachipisu’s 7th Time Loop: The Villainess Enjoys a Carefree Life Married to Her Worst Enemy! (Airship)
- Seiko Erisawa’s Box of Light
- Sal Jiang’s Black and White: Tough Love at the Office
- Sora Akino’s Sakurai-san Wants to Be Noticed
- Yoru Sumino’s I Will Forget This Feeling Someday (For Airship)
- Kuroimori’s Steam Reverie in Amber
28:40: Kodansha’s usual digital announcements have happened:
- Hiroshi Noda & Takahiro Wakamatsu’s Love After World Domination (Available)
- Iko’s Our Bodies, Entwining, Entwined (Available)
- Masafumi Nishida, Tadayoshi Kubo & Kōta Sannomiya’s Tesla Note (October 19)
- Satoru’s Doing His Best To Confess (October 19)
- Ibarakino, Morohoshi Fuji & Yu Hitaki’s Even Given the Worthless “Appraiser” Class, I’m Actually the Strongest (October 26)
31:45: Glacier Bay Books licensed Umi Kusahara’s Mothers and One Hundred Views of Reality: The Collected Short Stories of Kijitori Byu; Eleven Arts will distribute Poupelle of Chimney Town; KADOKAWA’s bringing over the new manga edition version of Junpei Inuzaka’s Restaurant to Another World; and finally, futekiya’s bringing over a lot of BL titles to its service, with Morry Kuroi’s Kedamono Arashi series being one of the highlighted titles.
34:44: As expected, HIDIVE has added past seasons and shorts of Yuki Yuna; Former Sentai title Log Horizon is now on Funimation, and the company has finally added Season 2 to its catalog; and RetroCrush has added or will add the following to their service this month:
- Canary (October 1)
- Magic User’s Club! & Magic User’s Club! OAV (October 8)
- Yakitate!! Japan (October 15)
- Lagrange – The Flower of Rin-ne (October 22)
- Nightwalker: The Midnight Detective (October 29)
Fall Anime 2021 Impressions
38:58: Justin and Helen once again discuss the new season shows, with Justin going in his strange order (yes that means starting with Yasha-Hime) before talking about Fall anime season shows. Don’t worry, he made sure to not talk about new shows immediately (Begins with Restaurant to Another World S2 and Let’s Make A Mug Too S2 and then later on talks about actual new stuff). If you want new stuff discussion, Helen has you covered with The Heike Story, RUMBLE GARANNDOLL, and Sakugan to name a few.
Justin also wonders with the amount of new stuff he’s picked up, will it be worth it to even bother with Platinum End (at 1:24:35).
1:27:33: High Guardian Spice actually has a release date! FreakAngels exists! In other words, CR Originals is definitely still a thing.
1:30:30: The Odd Taxi BD campaign has ended with over 6,000 orders. Remember that this wasn’t even planned to get a BD release, so it sure went places after it’s release!
1:30:54: RightStuf reached their campaign goal for Aria The Masterpiece! So yes, it will be reprinted, though Helen is still confused as to why it had to be reprinted this way.
1:33:07: One HoloLive performer is on Weekly Playboy’s The Next Generation of Beautiful Women, and Helen…has no idea why.
1:34:00: We got a UFC fighter doing the Attack on Titan salute!…Turns out after reading more about Roxanne Modafferi, she’s very much a nerd.
1:35:03: There’s a camping manual that involves the legendary Golgo 13 giving outdoor tips. This somehow leads to Helen pondering a crossover with Laid-Back Camp, and Justin just doesn’t want this to happen.