Saturday, June 19, 2021

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 100: The World of Fist of the North Star with GrantTheThief


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This month, to celebrate the big Episode #100, not only have I got a brand new guest to the show, GrantTheThief of The Blade Licking Thieves Podcast, but we’re going to be talking about one of the biggest, most influential shonen series of all time: Fist of the North Star! Not only that, but one lucky listener in the USA will win a copy of volume 1 of the new English manga release out this month, thanks to Viz Media! (Don’t worry, I tell you how you can win at the very beginning of the podcast & it’s super easy! Just be sure to get those entries in by July 5, 2021!) Listen as we give a relatively spoiler-free overview about what exactly Fist of the North Star is, it’s history, why we love it so much, our favorite Fist of the North Star memes, and why we think you might want to check it out, too, in this extra-long 100th episode extravaganza! 

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  1. Question. What is the title of the bilingual book about Shōnen Jump that you mention?

    1. It's just called "The Shonen Jump Exhibition Catalog" in English on the cover, though it may have a different Japanese title. There are 3 volumes, covering the beginning of WSJ, the late 80s/early 90s era, and the 00s era, I believe. The interviews with Buronson & Hara are in vol 1. I have seen people selling them on places like Yahoo Japan auctions, but other than that I'm not sure where else you could find them, since they're sold only in the WSJ shop in Japan. Hope that helps!

    2. Thanks.
      I'll have to add the Jump Shop on my to visit list for the next Tokyo trip.

  2. I greatly enjoyed the episode, thanks.

    A bit of trivia. You mention when Kenshiro opens a water source with his abilities. Actually this makes tradition sense as the theory of meridians and the flow of ki originally was applied to the landscape. It was only later that it was applied to the body.