In this episode, Rob and Don sit down to discuss Rob’s new book- Write! Shonen Manga. The pair discuss the history of Shonen manga, the different types and meta-genres, and how the Japanese approach writing stories differently than Americans do. All this, and Rob shamelessly hawking his book, are waiting for you in this episode of the Department of Nerdly Affairs.
Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt
Write! Shonen Manga
Weekly Shonen Jump
Robot x Lazerbeam
90’s Golf Manga with the “Frying Swallow” (It’s called “Hayato 18ban Shobu.”)
Kindaichi Case Files
Sword Art Online
Legendary Moonlight Sculptor
So, I’m a Spider- So What?
Honzuki no Gekokujou (Bookworm Light Novel)
Ekho (European Comic)
Kimargure Orange Road
Great Teacher Onizuka
Legend of Yoshitune
Manga in Theory and Practice
Three Act Structure
Scott McCloud’s Making Comics
Comics and Sequential Art
Reincarnation craze just reminds me of the rise of tabletop roleplaying game where player gets to be themselves as someone else.
From dead body to dead body reminds me of scifi like Altered Carbon.
Cool episode. 🙂
>Reincarnation craze just reminds me of the rise of tabletop roleplaying game where player gets to be themselves as someone else.
It really does come out of that. We did a show about such things: http://obeythedna.com/podcast/dna-podcast-034-litrpgs/
The most interesting part is that we’ve reached a point where the general public is familiar enough with RPGs that you CAN write a story that draws from them; not just thematically, but from the technical side as well. (VERY different situation from when I was a kid….)
>From dead body to dead body reminds me of scifi like Altered Carbon.
Yeah…. that sort of thing was a staple of old school cyberpunk stories…. the whole question of identity and all that. Interesting that it’s seeing a comeback in the modern, digital age.