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 Hoshin Engi, the wacky fantasy story based on a chinese literary epic, which in turn is based upon an insane bit of chines history! I mostly just tell you about that, and talk about the weirdness that is the ending. There’s a lot of ground covered, but far too much left unturned this episode, so whilst I’m still super proud of myself, this is definitely in the “redux box” I keep telling you all about. It’s just such a dense topic!
Where are the show notes? – I had them killed and turned into hamburgers!
-Want to know more about Hoshin Engi? Wikipedia has you covered for the basics, but this angelfire website sure does have a lot of information on it beyond the norm.
-Want to buy Hoshin Engi in english? Why not head over to Amazon (UK) (US) and get your mitts around it all there.
-Want to buy Hoshin Engi in the fancy Japanese kanzenban editions? Give Amazon Japan a try.
-Want to buy the anime version of Hoshin Engi, Soul Hunter? Amazon (UK) (US) is your friend for that, too. God, I should work for them, plugging them this dang much.
-You can learn more about Weekly Shonen Jump over at the wiki page for it, which is almost slightly reliable.
-Are you in the US/CA? Go support the digital version of Weekly Shonen Jump released by Viz Media.
-Want Shonen Jump manga in english, digitally? Are you in US/CA? VizManga dot com. Every time.
–Friendship! Effort! Victory!’s on iTunes, where subscriptions and reviews are always most welcome. THE FEED IS STILL BROKEN
-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’