Welcome to another edition of The A-01 Podcast! Man, those summer months sure are slow for news… even after skipping class last month (apologies for that!!) Nevertheless, we actually showed up for class this month ready to get lectured on all things that are anime and manga! 


  • Matthew Paul
  • J.J. Piedra
  • William Kok


  • Voice actor Unsho Ishizuka passes away
  • Josh launches his new light novel A.R. Dragonfly
  • New York Comic-Con trying to cash in on anime fans
  • Recommendations for the month

If you’re interested in picking up Josh’s new book A.R. Dragonfly, you can do so at the following link: https://www.amazon.com/R-Dragonfly-Vol-Joshua-Piedra/dp/1724537881/

Book synopsis:

Amber Ryann is the #1 ranked player in the online battle game Blaze Auras. Behind the keyboard, Amber is very extroverted with a snarky attitude; however, when out in public, she is very introverted and suffers from a severe case of social anxiety. One day, she encounters a player by the name of Khaine that shows just how complacent she has become. She develops a rivalry with Khaine but what happens when the two of them meet in real life?

About The Author

Josh Piedra

Josh (or J.J. as some have come to call him), is a long-time geek culture enthusiast with a deep passion for anime, manga and Japanese culture. Josh also has a Bachelor of Arts in Game Design and is a creative writer who has created original content for over 20 years! He is also the author of the original English light novel Final Hope.