Sorry for the gap since April, some stuff happened. But, here we go. Remember Dave’s site, http://blip.tv/MediaMeltdown
Shoujo month is actually going pretty well! We had a great manga/real-world convo with the wonderful Internet personality ScreamingMantis regarding many great topics, and the week before Dave and I had an amazing manga debate. Truly, an opinion is meaningless without some conflict from an equally intelligent person challenging the first person. That’s what I believe.
Aside from Nana, we had a fantastic discussion regarding Cardcaptor Sakura last week, that everyone should listen to. Especially you. Yes, you, the one reading this.
As far as what we review weekly…
One Piece: The Punk Hazard arc improves greatly, and I look forward to how it turns out, as opposed to my initial doubts.
Bleach: While I still wanna see what happens, Kubo seems to be sinking again. Hopefully this is simply the result of transition. Come on Kubo, I know you can write great stories, prove my doubts wrong!
Naruto: I loved Kabuto’s flashbacks, and I love seeing how his mind snapped, first from Danzou’s bullshit, then Orochimaru’s manipulation, and I hope he can come to realize he always had what he needed, even though this is without a doubt his Swan Song.
Overall, despite some problems, I look forward to where all three stories are going. And tomorrow, continuing Shoujo month, we examine Skip Beat. Look forward to it.
Catch you later, all!
~Ben/Blinus, cohost of Dave DeGregorio’s manga podcast hosted at http://blip.tv/MediaMeltdown