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Zatch Bell is a franchise comprised of 1 movie, 1 anime series, 1 manga series
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Welcome to another Quick Picks article! For those who are new, I post new anime and manga releases that come out every Tuesday. I don't have much time to do a full on manga table. I just copy and paste ANN's manga releases. Please enjoy.

Previous Quick Picks


ImageTitle (Format)CompanySRP
Girls und Panzer - Complete OVA Series (DVD and Blu-Ray)Sentai FilmworksBD: $39.98
DVD: $29.98
Girls Und Panzer - Complete TV Series (DVD and Blu-Ray)Sentai FilmworksBD: $69.98
DVD: $59.98
Pokémon - Limited Edition Collector's Set (Dub.DVD/R1)Miramax$9.99
Magical Play - Complete Collection (DVD/R1)Sentai Filmworks$29.98
One Piece - Season 5 Part 4 (DVD/R1)FUNimation$39.98
Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened (Dub.DVD/R1)Viz Media$19.97
Zatch Bell - The Complete Seasons 1&2 (Dub.DVD/R1)New Video Group$99.95


A Devil and Her Love Song (GN 12 of 13)VIZ$9.99
Alice Love Fables: Toy Box (GN)SSE$13.99
Berserk (GN 37)DH$14.99
Dance in the Vampire Bund: The Memories of Sledgehammer (GN 1)SSE$13.99
Demon Love Spell (GN 5)VIZ$9.99
Dengeki Daisy (GN 13)VIZ$9.99
Dragon Ball [3-in-1 Edition] (GN 3)VIZ$14.99
Fairy Tail (GN 33)kodansha com$10.99
Happy Marriage!? (GN 3 of 10)VIZ$9.99
Hunter X Hunter (GN 31)VIZ$9.99
Kanokon [Omnibus] (GN 5-6)SSE$18.99
Knights of Sidonia (GN 6)VTL$12.95
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan (GN 18)VIZ$9.99
Oh My Goddess! (GN 45)DH$12.99
One Piece (GN 69)VIZ$9.99
Pokémon: Black and White (GN 13)VIZ$4.99
Skip Beat! (GN 32)VIZ$9.99
Slam Dunk (GN 31)VIZ$9.99
The Sacred Blacksmith (GN 3)SSE$13.99
Toriko (GN 19)VIZ$9.99
Voice Over! Seiyu Academy (GN 2 of 12)VIZ$9.99
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Today’s returning guest is our good friend Angel and on this episode we are going to have a casual observational discussion on the longest and oldest running anime trends in Japan

For some of you this may sound like an episode where we tread the same old waters and discuss the most obvious of franchises….however you may be surprised to find there are more than a few shows that have never even passed Japanese borders and are more of a domestic hit than a more aware international one.

So with the help of Wikipedia and some sorting arrangements we take a somewhat brief look at the following lists……..take a look yourself folks it’s actually somewhat Intriguing

*Apologies for shaky audio quality at various points btw, technical difficulties were rampant for some reason!*


LIST OF LONGEST RUNNING MANGA TITLES (We didn’t get around to this sadly)



Familiar Titles Discussed:-

Chi's Sweet Home, Sgt Frog, Crayon Shin-chan, Zatch Bell, Kirby: RBAY, One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Ranma ½, Fairy Tail, DBZ, Yu Yu Hakusho, Toriko, Case Closed - Detective Conan

Unfamiliar Titles Discussed - which are actually the longest trending Anime Series

1. Sazae-san - 6197+ Episodes

2. Nintama Rantarō (Ninja Boy Rantaro) 1773+ Episodes

3. Ojarumaru (Prince Mackaroo) 1388+ Episodes

4. Soreike! Anpanman 1170+ Episodes

5. Chibi Maruko-chan 918+ Episodes

Before we end the podcast we do actually touch on the fact that in the western world having cartoon series trend for a long amount of time / episodes is not the norm. It seems like a much more character / franchise reboot model depending on how ratings go for an active series. Low ratings = show cancellation which usually sprouts room for a new “similar” project or a re-imagined series which may be more successful ala switching Young Justice for Teen Titans Go! / Beware the Batman.


It’s actually funny a detailed talk on Pokemon isn’t here.....however we actually did have a discussion on that BEAST franchise…sadly it was before we started recording so we forgot to bring it up again but of course the details are....

Pokemon has been running for 17 straight seasons totalling in a whopping 800+ episodes excluding movies, side stories, OVA’s etc actually making it the third longest running anime TV series that runs for over 20 mins an episode….and I would not be surprised at all if this eventually becomes the longest running anime series of all time in future

But yeah sorry Pokemon we do clearly recognize your MEGA status….forgive us! :oP

Pokemon Black and White Looks Delicious in Motion

First video of a Pokemon battle in Black and White.

Comment & Win: One Piece Vol. 52, 53

Time for a giveaway folks! Now, act civil, we don't want anyone to get hurt in the mad rush to win.

Beginner's Guide to FLCL

Gainax's madcap, surrealist anime, broken down for new viewers.

Ballz Deep

Steve gets intimately close to Dragon Ball Z, for science!

Top 3 Awful Anime Dubs

Grit your teeth and get your ear plugs ready cause this week we're taking on the three most amazingly bad dubs of all time!

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