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 Ryu Fujisaki’s Sakuratetsu Taiwahen (or Tetsu Sakura’s Dialogues if you’re feeling fancy), an utterly madcap experiment gag title from the early 00s that didn’t do well by any measure of the word, but is totally worth paying attention to as an unusual gem in Weekly Shonen Jump’s history.
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? – I… I don’t have a gag for this one. In a tiny anus? In a house that everyone wants? I dunno.
-Do you want to buy Sakuratetsu Taiwahen? Well, you can purchase it from Amazon Japan, in either separate volumes (from sellers) or from the snazzy bunkoban edition (that one with the big red circle with the number 2 on it). Or you can get it from Kinokuniya if they operate in your area (search for サクラテツ対話篇)
-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’