Welcome, one and all, to a special episode of Nerdy Talk! For our 30th episode, we decided to do things a bit different. Rather than the usual chatter about news, the current season, and so on, Matt and I joined Otaku Review’s L.B. Bryant to discuss the body of work of Akiyuki Shinbo.

In this installment, we discuss the director’s growth and development, from humble beginnings on Galaxy Fraulein Yuna, to the high-concept newer works like Madoka Magica and Bakemonogatari.

And, as the title implies, you get to hear Mike genuinely hate Madoka Magica.

Our hosts this week are:

  • Mike Ferreira
  • Matt Brown
  • Guest Host: L.B. Bryant (Otaku Review)

Show Notes

Title 1: Galaxy Fraulein Yuna Returns (1996)

Title 2: The SoulTaker (2001)

Title 3: Le Portrait de Petite Cossette (2004)

Titla 4: Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei (2007)

Title 5: Bakemonogatari (2009)

Title 6: Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011)

Title 7: Mekakucity Actors (2014)

Title 8: Nisekoi (2014)

L.B. Bryant is the editor-in-chief at Otaku Review. He can be reached on Twitter via under the username @otakureview.

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