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Will You Watch Solo Leveling Season 2?

by Lynzee Loveridge & James Beckett,

James and Lynzee reflect on the end of Solo Leveling and whether its worldbuilding is worth its edgy turn. PLUS: The big monsters of Kaiju No. 8, court intrigue in Yatagarasu, and a little bit of news!

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Meet the Hosts!

As executive editor of Anime News Network, Lynzee Loveridge has the unique position of knowing what's tracking with the critics and with viewers in the anime fandom. She not only writes her own reviews every season but also reads everything from ANN's editorial staff! Outside of work, she's just a magical girl living in a Junji Ito world.

James Beckett is one of ANN's resident series reviewers and he's never shy to let the world know how he really feels. You can find his impressions of the latest shows in the Preview Guide and well as episode reviews for hit anime series.

Jacki Jing is ANN's lead video producer and resident punch 'em up fangirl. You can find her binge-watching the latest shonen battle royale series, kicking ass on Twitch, and hosting events from esports to voice actor interviews.

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00:00:00 - Intros
00:02:30 - News: ATLUS' new game Metaphor: ReFantazio looks wild
00:12:45 - These history manga series has a few famous names behind it
00:16:30 - Side comment: Franz Ferdinand's assassination is very funny; listen to Noble Blood
00:26:00 - Don't google Jimmy Saville
00:28:30 - The Solo Leveling finale discourse starts here
00:46:30 - Kaiju No. 8 discussion here
00:55:55 - How's Buchio doing in Tonari no Yokai?
01:01:00 - Yatagarasu discussion starts here!

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