ANNCast Podcast of 1000 Questions with Jason Thompson
by Zac Bertschy,
ANNCast 110 - Podcast of 1000 Questions with Jason Thompson
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Jason Thompson is a man of many credits: he edited megahits like Dragonball Z at Viz Media, wrote the exhaustive Manga: The Complete Guide back in 2007, works on his own original comic King of RPGs, writes about manga for Otaku USA every month and, most importantly, you can read his weekly thoughts on more than a hundred different manga right here on ANN.
So we made him come in and suffer through our silly questions! Jason talks about his early days as a manga editor, what it was like working at Viz during the Shonen Jump days, his own original work and a whole lot more fun stuff! Then it's Twitter time! YAY!
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NSFW Language Warning: There is some!
ANNCast episode 110 breakdown
00:30 Jason's early days at Viz and his eventual transition into editing manga
11:30 How hectic was it during the Shonen Jump launch?
16:00 Transitioning from manga editor to book author
25:50 King of RPGs
32:20 We come not to bury Naruto
39:50 Could this be the end of Rumiko Takahashi?!
46:30 Twitter time! Horror manga, Viz's modern business practices and more!
And that's it! See you next week!
Have questions for the ANNCast crew? Tweet 'em to @ANNZac! Or check out the community forums thread about the show, or send email questions to zac@animenewsnetwork dot com!
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