I’m a big podcast listener and recently I’ve been enjoying some of the Manga Out Loud episodes:
I like the differing opinions of the 2 main hosts: Ed Sizemore and Johanna Draper Carlson.
I also like the fact that Ed is very into manga classics such as the works of Tezuka, but Johanna seems to read some classics more with more of a ‘well I should do this to expand my manga experience, but its not necessarily going to be that fun’ kind of attitude. This is great as I think I’m a mixture of the two. Say with Tezuka, I’ve read some (like MW) and found them very entertaining and a genuinely good read, but with others (like vol. 1 of Phoenix) a bit of a slog.
I would love to hear more good quality manga podcasts! I used to listen to the MangaCast a little bit, but I don’t think the podcast is updated any more. I also enjoy Sesho’s Anime and Manga Reviews, but they’re short reviews by one guy, rather than a group of presenters producing something longer in a more professional studio environment (say, like Giant Bomb or 1UP for games news). They’re good reviews that he does though!
But I guess manga is still too much of a niche thing to have loads in the way of podcast-type news and discussion around it. If anyone has any manga podcast recommendations, I’d be happy to try them out!