An episode should have been out by now, but … it isn’t. Please bear with us, episode 17 will roll out soon. How soon, I’m not sure. Thank you all for your patience, rest assured we’re not dead (at least not yet). Hopefully you’ll all hear from us in the near future.
To ring in the new year, we have Episode 16. I know, it’s already the 9th (or the 10th depending on where you live), but that doesn’t matter. The first episode of 2009 contains the usual news and a review of the anime that centers on mahjong, Akagi.
During our break, promos for both the weeaboobies* podcast and Spiraken Manga Review podcast were played. We were lazy, but actually playing 2 promos was more work for us… also these two promos kind of contrast to each other.
Anime Under Review: Akagi
Sven’s Rating: B+ Daisuke: D
Summary: “One stormy night, Nangou is playing a game of Mahjong with the local yakuza. Soon, he finds himself on a losing streak. If Nangou loses, he will have to pay with his life. Suddenly, a young teenaged boy, Akagi Shigeru, barges in, drenched from the rain. After watching a couple of games, he offers to replace the struggling Nangou. At that moment, a new legend was born.” – http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6294
Trailer: Akagi OP
Info from Anime News Network, Wikipedia, and any other sources we missed.