Episode 5 of the Seasonal Anime Checkup Podcast is Out!

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It’s the fifth episode of your favorite quarterly podcast, the Seasonal Anime Checkup! We look back at what was happening in the Winter season, look ahead to the Spring season, look at anime movies, and take an even further step back to see what was happening in the backlog!

Shows discussed in this episode: aldnoah.zero, Assassination Classroom, Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei Bu Love (Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!), Death Parade, Durarara!!x2, Koufuku Graffiti (Gourmet Girl Graffiti), Log Horizon 2, Parasyte The Maxim, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie In April), SHIROBAKO, Tokyo Ghoul, Persona 3 The Movie #2: Midsummer Knight’s Dream, Kuroko no Baske (Kuroko’s Basketball).

Special thanks to the following guests who submitted their thoughts and opinions for this episode!

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Why Do Certain Anime Adaptations of Manga Feel So Incomplete?

Something that has recently made its way into my nightly routine is reading various manga. Thanks to the huge screen on the iPhone 6 Plus, it’s extremely convenient to sit and read anything on it. Manga especially has become easy to read, with the art and speech bubbles being very clear to read. Most of my manga reading has come through the Crunchyroll Manga app, or by rediscovering shows I had previously watched and finally gotten around to seeing how they actually end. Which led me to the question, why do certain anime adaptations of manga only cover a fraction of a manga?

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