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? – It’s about Mizuki Kawashita’s short-live episodic romance titles Hatsukoi Limited, a lovely 4-volume series that follows a variety of girls and boys as they all try to deal with their first loves. It’s all doki-dokis and heartbreaks, and I get a bit special about how much I love it. Be warned though; it’s a mite spoiler-heavy.
Where are the show notes? – Up that skirt, down that cleavage, in that swimsuit!
-Want to know more about Hatsukoi Limited? Head over to the wikipedia page for it. It’s pretty thorough, and a bit more spoilery than I am in this episode.
-Want to BUY Hatsukoi Limited as a manga? You can do in the original Japanese, in French AND in Spanish, through the following Amazon links (JAPAN) (FRANCE) (SPAIN)
-Want to consume Hatsukoi Limited in an english format? America has a subtitled DVD collection. HAVE AT (Amazon US)
–Did you know? It’s called Hatsukoi Limited because that’s literally ‘First Love Limited’. Why limited? Because I guess all love is? I actually don’t know. WELL-RESEARCHED.
-You can learn more about Weekly Shonen Jump over at the wiki page for it, which is almost slightly reliable.
–Friendship! Effort! Victory!’s on iTunes, where subscriptions and reviews are always most welcome.
-You can find me on Twitter @Maxy_Barnard where I usually just swear and be wrong about stuff
-You can also find me on Tumblr over at The Despondent, where there’s a Schedule of upcoming episodes & an irregular supply of things relevant to my interests
-You can also e-mail me at maxy dot barnard at gmail dot com if you’d like.
-As always the music used in this episode is from Jump Ultimate Stars. The intro is [INTO PLANET] and the outro, appropriately is ‘Loser’