The TradeWaiters 87: “Yotsuba&!” Vol. 1&2 by Kiyohiko Azuma

This week Jam, Jeff, and JD read Yotsuba&! by Kiyohiko Azuma, for a breath of fresh air and a story with the lowest stakes imaginable. We get into reliving childhood, the importance of a good translator, top tier comedic pacing, and ask who this comic is actually supposed to be for (Is it us? Is it made for us three?) We’re not going to ignore some of the gross ecchi, but we’ll also have a hard time not just laughing all the way through the episode.

Also mentioned in this episode:
Azumanga Daioh and Try! Try! Try! also by Kiyohiko Azuma
Peanuts by Charles Schultz
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei by Koji Kumeta
Ranma 1/2 by Rumiko Takahashi
The Arrival by Shaun Tan
Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju by Haruko Kumota
and Maggie Mae Fish

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Jonathon Dalton
and Jeff Ellis

Music by Sleuth

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