Friendship! Effort! Victory! Episode 04 – Koisome Momiji

Heartrending romance. Delightful chuckles. Love-Dyed Autumn Leaves.

art by Tadahiro Miura, 2012

art by Tadahiro Miura, 2012


What is Friendship! Effort! Victory!? – It’s a podcast about the manga and inner workings of Weekly Shonen Jump, with an eye towards accessibility and soothing camp tones.

What is this episode about? – Why, it’s about Koisome Momiji, the twenty-eight week long romance series that follows a young man called Shouta as he fake-dates one or more actresses to help them improve their performances, one of whom is a childhood crush, and the other of whom he’s fallen hopelessly in love with. But will Shouta ever get his true feelings across when they’re in this unimaginable situation? Well, that’s basically what it’s about. Like love, it’s complicated.

Where are the show notes? – Really? Still? Look… Just… Down there, okay?

-Want to learn more about Koisome Momiji? Well…. There’s not really a good place for that. Huh.
-You can also learn a bit about Weekly Shonen Jump over at wikipedia, at least until I find the extensive history hidden away on an old livejournal blog, I swear it really exists.
-I pronounce almost everything in this episode wrong. I blame being ill. Also Koisome Momiji? It means something like Maple leaf-dyed love, I think. don’t hold me to that.
-Want to buy Koisome Momiji? The first two volumes are available in their original language over at Amazon Japan.
-Want to read Koisome Momiji in english? Well I can’t tell you where to do that because that’s naughty. But hey, you could always contact Viz Media and beg them!
Did I forget to note anything you want to know more about? Do you have feedback for me? Let me know by e-mailing maxy DOT barnard AT gmail DOT com (that’s how we do it right? not actually linking?)
-I’m also on Twitter @Maxy_Barnard
-Have you been wondering where the intro and outro music for the podcast is from? I KEEP FORGETTING TO SAY! It’s from Jump Ultimate Stars, the Weekly Shonen Jump DS game that you really should play

What are pictorial aids? – They’re pictures that you can use to gain a better understanding of what I’m on about. LIKE THESE (roll over for captions):


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