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Beamcast – June 21 (Special Double Episode!)

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To compensate for the missed Beamcast last week, we’ve recorded a near-three-hour mega episode! In it, we present a special feature covering the serious recent developments in the world of manga publication. We also catch up on two weeks’ worth of regular news, Oricon rankings, release dates, and most importantly, two weeks’ worth of manga chapters in a deluxe edition of This Week in Manga!

In this week’s show:

Special Feature – The State of Manga Publishing

News
Japan Basketball Association awards Inoue
Bleach simulcast launched on Crunchyroll
Tokyo’s “Nonexistent Youth” bill rejected by assembly
Weekly Comic Bunch to cease publication
Alive mangaka Kawashima Tadashi passes away
Shueisha launches “Naruto’s Forest” campaign
One Piece jeans for sale

Weekly Oricon rankings (5/31 – 6/6; 6/7 – 6/13)

New releases
*Last week
[anime]
Clannad: Complete Collection (DVD) $69.98
Witchblade – Complete Series -Viridian Collection- (DVD) $49.98
X – Complete Series (DVD) $49.98

[manga]
Bamboo Blade (vol. 5) $10.99
Gestalt (vol. 7) $9.99
Hayate the Combat Butler (vol. 15) $9.99
Hero Tales (vol. 3) $10.99
Higurashi When They Cry: Time Killing Arc (vol. 1) $11.99
Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (vol. 6) $10.99
Soul Eater (vol. 3) $10.99

(non-shonen manga)
20th Century Boys (vol. 9) $12.99
Afterschool Charisma (vol. 1) $12.99
Children of the Sea (vol. 3) $14.99
Sumomomo Momomo: The Strongest Bride on Earth (vol. 4) $10.99
Tena on S-String (vol. 3) $10.99
Tenjou Tenge (vol. 19) $9.99
Darker Than Black – omnibus (vol. 1 of 2) $18.99
Fushigi Yuugi (vol. 6) $17.99

*This week
[anime]
Afro Samurai: Complete Murder Sessions (Blu-ray) $39.98
Ah My Goddess: Season 2 (DVD) $49.98
Bleach vol. 29 (DVD) $24.99
Guyver (Blu-ray) $54.98
Heroic Age (DVD) $59.98
La Corda D’oro ~primo passo~ (DVD) $49.99
Mobile Suit Gundam Trilogy (DVD) $39.99
Suzuka – Complete Collection S.A.V.E. Edition (DVD) $19.98

[manga]
Deka Kyoshi (vol. 3) $9.99
Fairy Tail (vol. 11) $10.99
Rappi Rangai / Ninja Girls (vol. 3) $10.99
Samurai Deeper Kyo (vol. 37/38) $14.99

Current/Classic Reviews
Fairy Tail
Flame of Recca

The Great Shonen Tier List

Introduced this week:
Uchiha Sasuke (Naruto)
Crocodile (One Piece)
Aizen Sousuke (Bleach)
Freiza (Dragon Ball)
Tommyrod (Toriko)
Shishio Makoto (Rurouni Kenshin)
Asakura Hao (Shaman King)
Gilbert Kent (Hayate no Gotoku!)
Kaguro (Kekkaishi)
Hyoubu Kyousuke (Zettai Karen Children)

Re-tiered this week:
Uzumaki Naruto (Naruto)

This Week in Manga
1:31:58 – One Piece 588
1:35:55 – Naruto 498-499
1:42:41 – Bleach 407-408
1:46:18 – Bakuman 89-90
1:52:03 – Beelzebub 64-65
1:56:53 – Fairy Tail 187-188
2:00:24 – Hayate no Gotoku! 275-276
2:01:56 – Kekkaishi 309-310
2:04:41 – History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi 385-386
2:08:56 – The World God Only Knows 102 (new addition!)
2:12:21 – Gamaran 51
2:14:52 – Psyren 122-123
2:19:40 – Zettai Karen Children 220-221
2:22:14 – AR∀GO 22-23
2:25:45 – Hajime no Ippo 897
2:29:21 – Lock On! 15-16
2:32:47 – GE ~ Good Ending 37-38
2:37:07 – Metallica Metalluca 4-5
2:39:06 – Soul Eater 75
2:40:14 – Deadman Wonderland 36
2:41:18 – Fullmetal Alchemist 108 (end)
2:42:46 – Gintama 310-311
2:43:43 – Katekyo Hitman Reborn! 293-294
2:44:59 – Kimi no Iru Machi 93-94

Chapters of the Week

Final Flash

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