Episode 627: Fall 2019 Previews #5

Western non-otakus losing their marbles over dragon maids, an assassin who calls his target my little lady, and the top female protagonist in anime. These topics and more can be found on this weeks episode of Anime Pulse. First up is IRL news with Joseph having mixed feeling about The Outer Worlds, and Andrew grills us on who we feel are out top female protagonists in anime. Afterwards industry news brings in topics like a boat full of otakus, a really desperate news channel hears out a mother complaining about manga, and Jump+ says it will only hire women who understand the hearts of boys. And lastly are the previews, as Joseph replaces his head with a gun while not assassinating his target, and Andrew tempts Joseph with a hot female antagonist while fighting the supernatural.

Show Notes


Intro – “Japanese Style Trap Beat” by Annex from Royalty Free Anime Music

Outro“Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri from Paris from Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase


No Guns Life

Assassins Pride


Special 7: Special Crime Investigation Unit


A Cruise for Otakus

Now Hiring, Must Understand the Hearts of Boys

Anime Director Warns of Overseas Competition

Mom Complains to News Outlet About Manga in School

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2 Replies to “Episode 627: Fall 2019 Previews #5”

  1. Resident feminazi chiming in super late, but y’all missed an important chunk in the article that likely fueled the “controversy” – “In the non-fictional manga series The Right Way to Make Jump! by Takeshi Sakurai, first published on Jump+ in 2014, Weekly Shonen Jump deputy editor in chief Sōichi Aida said that there were no female editors working at the magazine. He explained that “Jump’s main target is boys about middle school age.” When asked if he would hire female editors if he were editor in chief, he stated, “No, I’d make the department even more manly!” (Via @kimberlypham__)” This aside from a previous statement that said that Jump had never had a female editor, ever.

    The answer to the question itself wasn’t controversial – it was diplomatic, almost exhaustively so – but the bigger context makes Shonen Jump appear to be a “boys only” affair when you look at these facts and comments. Couple that with the (slightly defensive) official statement about it and it starts to feel like good ol’ fashioned institutional misogyny. Womp womp.

    1. Huh… never knew you identified as that XD Anyways, while this is far back enough that it won’t get read out I just wanted to let you know that I’ve read your comment and it was informative. Didn’t know anything about these statements so that’s good to know.

      Thanks for the comment!

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