…And boy was it ever big! Lots of hot and exciting news came out of AE this year, and this week your titular mavericks, Colton and Sid, run down each juicy bit of licensing news and other cool stuff looming on the horizon. But that’s not all! We also discuss some other fresh developments, from the revamped Shonen Jump website, to Kodansha re-licensing former Del Ray titles for digital distribution, and perhaps the biggest news of all, Bleach finally actually decisively definitively inexorably assuredly honest-to-god totally ending soon! For reals this time! Lastly, we answer a Q&A asking us why we love Rurouni Kenshin, leading to a pretty passionate discussion that’s not to be missed!

NOTE: The character whose name I keep forgetting in the Kenshin discussion is Kujiranami. Also, he has a cannon for a hand, not an axe. Not sure how I mis-remembered something like that. ^^,

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About The Author Siddharth Gupta

Siddharth Gupta is an animation student at the School of Visual Arts. Currently residing in NYC, the icy cold, snow-covered neighborhoods of Minnesota will always be his home. An avid animation and comics fan since childhood, he has turned his passion towards being both a creator and a critic. He credits his love for both mediums to Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, which has also defined his artistic and comedic sensibilities. A frequent visitor to his local comic book shop, he is an avid reader and collector, and is particularly fond of manga. His favorite comics include Urusei Yatsura by Rumiko Takahashi, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed, and pretty much anything and everything Deadpool.