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Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

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Show #53 - Interview with Jason Thompson
Show #053 Direct Download:

OP: "Conan the Librarian" from the Weird Al movie UHF
ED: Dungeons and Dragons cartoon opening

An interview with Jason Thompson, author of Manga; The Complete Guide

Terminology for this show: The Four Types of Manga; Shonen, Shojo, Josei, and Seinen

Jason Thompson's Top Five North American Manga Experts:
1. Frederik Schodt (author of Dreamland Japan and Manga Manga!)
2. Matt Thorn (Shojo expert and manga teacher in Kyoto's Seika University)
3. Carl Gustav Horn, living god (Thompson's words, not ours), chief manga editor at Dark Horse
4. Ed Chavez of the MangaCast
5. Casey Brienza of AnimeInsider

Honorable Mention:
- Trish Ledoux or Toshifumi Yoshida for older manga
- Tina Anderson for boys love
- Toren Smith (post-interview addition)

- Epic Interview on the Comics Journal we refer to
- Interview on the MangaCast from earlier this summer
- Who is Trish Ledoux?
- Jason's comic for Wired Magazine
Jason's Comics:
- Yak Fist (which sadly does not exist!!)
- The Stiff (currently on hiatus)
- King of RPGs
- The Deadliest PR Guy in the World (co-written with Patrick Macias)
Patrick Macias used to be Jason's roommate
- Macias's interview with Jason
Videogames played at Viz:
- Ultima Online
- Counter-Strike

Manga the Complete Guide ratings for titles mentioned in this show:
Title MtCG Stars
Stray Little Devil 2 stars
Saint Tail 2 stars
Bondage Fairies 4 stars
Akira 4 stars
Happy Mania 4 stars
Antique Bakery 4 stars
Tramps Like Us (Kimi Wa Pet/You're My Pet) 3 stars
Over the Rainbow (bad josei) 1.5 stars
Wedding Eve (Review in Otaku USA issue 3) 2.5-3
Dream Hotel 1.5 stars
Nurse Call (Referred to as Ender's Call in the show) 3
Erica Sakurazawa: Angel 2.5 stars
Erica Sakurazawa: Aromatic Bitters (second volume is not translated) 3.5 stars
Peach Girl 4 stars
Peach Girl: Sae's Story 2.5 stars
Division Chief Kosaku Shima (salaryman manga) 2.5 stars
High School Girls 2.5 stars

RPGs Mentioned:
- Shadowrun
- The Dying Earth
- Skull & Bones; Pirates Edition

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