Friendship! Effort! Victory! Episode 21 – Enigma

It’s conflicted opinion time!
Enigma's first and only cover in Weekly Shonen Jump, back in 2010


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 Sakaki Kenji’s Enigma (ǝnígmǝ if you’re pretentious), a title that was incredibly popular right up until it wasn’t, and examining how that came about. I also talk a bit about how creepy it is when fans obsess over the personal life of a creator.

Where are the show notes? – Zzzzz *snurk* Wha? Oh, I guess I wrote them in my DREAM DIARY (below)

-Want to know more about Enigma? There’s the Enigma Wikia, a great fan-managed resource that tells you just about everything you’d ever want to know, and the plain old Enigma Wikipedia Page, which I guess also tells you about it.
-Want to BUY Enigma in the original Japanese tankobons? Amazon Japan is your friend, although the reviewers certainly aren’t Kenji’s. LOOK AT THOSE AVERAGES.
-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 mine and your interests (NOW INCL. A VERY SMALL GALLERY OF ENIGMA COLOUR MATERIALS)
-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’