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 ST&RS, the aspirational space manga, a title that tried to prove you can take your time and maintain your story in the cut-throat world of Weekly Shonen Jump, something it both succeeded AND failed at, confusingly. I also finally talk about how the polls work, and why long-form storylines are such a rarity in new Weekly Shonen Jump titles.
What’s going on this week? – Daily episodes! Yes, to catch up after the recent hiatus, I’m updating every day, or as close to every day as I can, until we’re ready for the last episode or two of the series. It’s a bit of a challenge, but hopefully this horrific gimmick will please my patient audience.
Where are the show notes? – The show notes are in space, they just don’t want us to escape!
-Want to buy ST&RS? Well, you can buy it in its original Japanese from places such as Amazon Japan or Kinokuniya (US) (Taiwan) (Australia) (Thailand) (Malaysia) (Singapore) (Japan), if they operate in your country. Just search for ST&RS, because Kinokuniya seems to struggle with permalinks.
-Want to know more about ST&RS? Check out the Wikipedia page for it, which covers the basics of the comic pretty well.
–The perspective on that volume 1 cover
-Other spacebound comics that are worth checking out: Orbiter by Warren Ellis and Colleen Doran (US) and the impeccable Twin Spica by Kou Yaginuma (US).
-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 an irregular supply of things relevant to mine and your 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’