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Episode 22: Bakuman

The Manga Forum

Release Date: 01/29/2018

Episode 1 2020; The Manga Jiman competition show art Episode 1 2020; The Manga Jiman competition

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After a little hiatus, we're back and our first episode of 2020 is a Must-Listen for anyone interested in creating comics! This is our live interview with the Judges at the Manga Jiman competition, recorded on the 14th February at the Japanese Embassy in London and then our chat with Winner of this years Manga Jiman, Tori Jones. In this episode, find out what the professionals think makes a good story, what the winner of one of the UK's most prestigious manga competitions experience was, the inspiration and process behind her number 1 entry "A heart of Gold or some other metal" and what she's...

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Prison School and Netflix Evangelion with Vacant from The Manga Happy Hour show art Prison School and Netflix Evangelion with Vacant from The Manga Happy Hour

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Vacant, our manga bro from The Manga Happy Hour Podcast joins us to finally read Prison School! Lara detests, Lexa is laughing childishly at every ecchi moment and Simon seems to be in between! It was an absolute pleasure having Simon on. We also get into discussion about the new Netflix dub of Evangelion, dubs vs subs, Naruto and Lexa's quest for her perfect tsundere boy.  Go check out The Manga Happy Hour Podcast, available on all good podcasting sites.

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Reborn with Jared Tanna show art Reborn with Jared Tanna

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Our dear friend and writer Jared Tanna joins us to read the classic Shonen, Hitman Reborn by !  Join us in a couple of weeks when the Manga bros finally join us to read Prison School.  Don't forget to check out our Instagram, we have been covering a lot of the events related to the This is Manga exhibition down at The British Museum, exciting times for Manga in London this Summer! Tweet US! @themangaforum Subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes, Spotify or wherever you hear us! You can email us at   Check out our Instagram! 

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Vinland Saga with Shangomola Edunjobi show art Vinland Saga with Shangomola Edunjobi

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Manga artist Shangomola Edunjobi joins us with his pick, Vinland Saga! Shango has won two awards for his incredible work, please check him out! Also he is a lovely dude. Tweet US! @themangaforum Subscribe to us on iTunes Check out our Instagram!  Watch live at https://www.twitch.tv/mangaforum

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Hunter x Hunter with Mayamada show art Hunter x Hunter with Mayamada

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Nigel from Mayamada joins us this episode to discuss his chosed manga, Hunter x Hunter! Mayamada, authors of Samurai Chef, Hot Lunch and Serious. Also organisers of Gamepad UK www.mayamada.com Tweet US! @themangaforum Subscribe to us on iTunes Watch live at https://www.twitch.tv/mangaforum

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Live at Hibanacon 2018! show art Live at Hibanacon 2018!

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We cut out the end where we talked to audience as it was just so quiet, thank you to everyone who came to see us! Music: TheFatRat - Jackpot Spotify:  Logo created by the talented @Matt_Lankie_F Find us at: iTunes:  Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNOz..Watch live https://www.twitch.tv/mangaforum

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Episode 25: Digimon Tri and Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Arc show art Episode 25: Digimon Tri and Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Arc

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Welcome back folks! We are here and ready for another season of the manga forum! Lex and Lara celebrate 20 years of Digimon and One Piece! Lexa goes on a Taiora rant. Music: TheFatRat - Jackpot Spotify:  Logo created by the talented @Matt_Lankie_F Find us on Twitter and Youtube! Also feel free to send us all your weeby thoughts to  We LOVE talking anime and manga with all of you that listen. So any questions, thoughts or essays you have, please send them.    

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YAOI HOUR! World's Greatest First Love Volume 1 show art YAOI HOUR! World's Greatest First Love Volume 1

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Announcing our latest venture! Every month they’ll be a whole episode dedicated to Yaoi! This episode we read World's Greatest First Love by Shungiku Nakamura! Also launching this month is our Patreon account! So if you wish to support us for some fun Manga Forum extras find the link below! Music: TheFatRat - Jackpot Spotify https://goo.gl/wdyLLK Logo created by the talented @Matt_Lankie_F https://www.patreon.com/Mangaforumpodcast Find us at: iTunes: https://goo.gl/SjglfJ Youtube . Watch live https://www.twitch.tv/mangaforum  

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Episode 24: Princess Jellyfish Live at LAGC show art Episode 24: Princess Jellyfish Live at LAGC

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We returned to the London Anime and Gaming Con to talk about Princess Jellyfish! We cut out the end where we talked to audience as it was just so quiet and wouldn't make any sense! Sorry about the terrible quality! The con was BUMPING.  Music: TheFatRat - Jackpot Spotify:  Logo created by the talented @Matt_Lankie_F Find us at: iTunes:  Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNOz..Watch live https://www.twitch.tv/mangaforum

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Episode 23: The Manga Jiman Awards 2018 show art Episode 23: The Manga Jiman Awards 2018

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Lara and I attended the Manga Jiman Awards at the Japan Embassy in London! We talked to the winner and some of the runners up. To find out more about the competition click the links below. Also go see the winners work at the Manga Jiman exhibition!   The artists we spoke to were, Shangomola Edunjobi (shangomola on instagram), Alex Brennan-Dent (abdillustrates on instagram) , Pamela Lokhun  and Jenna Clark  We also talked to Tari from the London Graphic Novel Network, Inko Ai Takita-Lucas and Lorenzo Fruzza of Jinku Comics Come see us! London and Anime...

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We read the shounen manga Bakuman, a manga where two high school students strive to become manga superstars! We weren't a fan of the women portrayed in this manga and we weren't really fussed about any of it! Meh!

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London and Anime Gaming Convention 17th Feb, Panel at 3.30pm

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Find us at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNOz... https://www.facebook.com/themangaforum/https://twitter.com/themangaforum www.mangaforum.art.blog -- Watch live at https://www.twitch.tv/mangaforum