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Challenge of the Super Manga Pals

by Zac Bertschy,

ANNCast 102 - Challenge of the Super Manga Pals

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It's 2012! And ANNCast is back! And there's also a bunch of bad (but not totally unexpected) news, so up front Justin and Zac take a deep breath and consider what it all means.

Then the mood lightens considerably when the Super Manga Pals reconvene! Deb Aoki from Manga.About.Com and Ed Sizemore from the Manga Out Loud podcast return to our hidden fortress to talk about the best of 2011, what we've been reading lately (including Princess Knight, Wandering Son, Black Jack, Gantz and Berserk!), our predictions for 2012 and then there's our usual giant flood of Twitter questions! HUZZAH!

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NSFW Language Warning: It's snowing in Hades, because this show features Deb Aoki and Zac manages to out-curse her.

ANNCast episode 102 breakdown

00:40 Justin and Zac weigh the downsizing of Bandai Entertainment and Media Blasters

18:30 Deb 'n Ed intro, what we've been reading

41:20 A brief diversion about how much mangaka get paid

47:00 Ed's top 5 manga of 2011

53:40 Deb's top 5 manga of 2011

01:00:00 Whether or not they've gone digital and a JManga checkup

01:11:20 Twitter time! Japanese webcomics, the Sailor Moon translation, learning French to read shojo 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!

Theme Song: "Bucharest" by The New Division. Check them out on iTunes!

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