REBUILD OF JOYCAST is the official weekly podcast of JoyRide Entertainment. IRL Shonen rivals Ivan LeRoy (Writer: PARAMEDIC) and Valentine Stokes (Voice actor: RWBY, Death Battle, Lackadaisy, etc.) join forces for a funny, passionate and often frank discussion about our favorite anime, manga, voice acting and more with insights as young creatives currently breaking into the industry! We do weekly discussions on My Hero Academia and other seasonal favorites. BEWARE SPOILERS!


January 30, 2023 51 min

45: Keep Moving


Crunchyroll stealth dropped their nominees for the 2023 Anime Awards praying that the JoyBoys wouldn’t notice. You thought Bocchi the Rock and Chainsaw Man were the best anime of 2022? Too bad! Attack on Titan is blatantly being set up to sweep just before its new season premieres and the boys ain’t having it. They’ll be judging this year’s oddly curated list of nominees and speculating on the winners (that aren’t...

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45: Super Gentle Lover


The JUMP triumvirate has all returned and in a BIG WAY! My Hero Academia, One Piece and Chainsaw Man were all bangers this week, but none banged harder than the return of Gentle Criminal. Get comfortable, folks, this is all the boys want to talk about this week. This week’s topics: My Hero Academia 378, One Piece 1072, Chainsaw Man 118, brief impressions of the Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2023, Attack on Titan...

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January 16, 2023 55 min

44: Toilet Paper Analogy


The echoes of holiday break continue to plague the boys’ favorite manga releases, so Steena steps up to pilot the train this week with her most passionate manga recommendation to date: Basara. They also super-side-tangent into various American animation before realizing a Chainsaw Man chapter did release this week. This week’s topics: Basara, Fist of the Northstar, Dub of the Northstar, Velma, Scooby Doo,...

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January 9, 2023 68 min

43: Deku Waffle Maker

Bocchi the Rock, K-On, Asobi Asobase, Mob Psycho III, Haruhi, Welcome to the NHK, My Hero Academia 377, One Piece 1070, Chainsaw Man 116, Yomi No Tsugai, Vinland Saga, Hajime No Ippo, Vagabond, and our Deku Waffle Maker.






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December 19, 2022 94 min

42: 2022nd Annual JoyCast Awards


It’s time for the 2022nd Annual JoyCast Awards, where the JoyBoys share their favorite things in entertainment that spawned from the past year. But before that, there’s some news updates LeRoy has to share in regards to the Ash’s fate in the Pokemon Anime, JUMP Festa live events, and more! This week’s topics: JUMP Festa live, My Hero Academia manga schedule, My Hero Academia movies, Japan and glob...

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December 12, 2022 61 min

41: Bill Clinton


The boys woke up with post-Game Awards clarity this morning and would honestly rather talk about Hades than anything else gaming related. Meanwhile, a bunch of REALLY good Shonen Jump chapters came out this week, but Chainsaw Man Part 2 continues to be contentious. This week’s topics: The Game Awards, Hades 2, God of War: Ragnarok, Christopher Judge, Final Fantasy XVI, Sonic Frontiers, Genshin Impact, Elden Ring,...

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December 5, 2022 66 min

40: JoyRide’s Original Sins


This past weekend was the 7th year anniversary of JoyRide Entertainment, so the JoyBoys are getting nostalgic and want to reminiscence about our early, rarely told origins as a group. Afterwards we get updates on some anime news, spoil the “and more” crowd with more gaming talk and introduce the new series coming to Shonen Jump. This week’s topics: JoyRide Entertainment 7th Year Anniversary, our origin...

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November 28, 2022 73 min

39: Anime Missing in Anime


If this Fall 2022 Season of anime is so great, why are some series unable to complete their productions? LeRoy’s heralding of the anime industry bubble burst has become a sudden reality as production ceases on Golden Kamuy, Isekai Uncle and… Pokemon??? The JoyBoys prepare a viking funeral for an entertainment institution before side tangenting into a discussion on the Pokemon games and gaming in general...

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Episode 1 - Contact

An important message from the future has arrived in the lap of the most powerful man in the country. The sender? A teenage girl named Everly, ignorant of the recipient - and of the fact she’s just given the signal to announce humanity’s impending extinction to the public.


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38: One Piece Film Red (feat. Steena Carey)


The second half of LeRoy’s brain joins the podcast for a 3-headed review of One Piece Film Red, reminisce about old tv anime blocks and to promote JoyRide’s new original sci-fi audio drama, These Backwards Echoes. This week’s topics: These Backwards Echoes, Kevin Conroy’s death, The Batman, Toonami and anime tv blocks across the globe, Ranking of Kings, Boys Run the Riot, Chainsaw Man 1...

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November 7, 2022 78 min

37: Oh Lawd New Shonen Comin!


Past and future clash this week on JoyCast as the lads check in on some old favorites that were discussed at the beginning of the rebuild and prepare for the cavalry of new Shonen Jump manga coming along to bolster the magazine’s currently shaky foundations. Meanwhile, Deku’s stock drops by the week as My Hero Academia threatens a GOATED arc using its C-string characters. This week’s topics: Hallowee...

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October 31, 2022 68 min

36: Scary Day 2022


It’s Scary Day 2022 and the boys are having a scary disagreement over this week’s Chainsaw Man manga, but this is preceded by the scariest thing of all: a critical analysis of problematic characters in anime and manga. They also check-in on what Shonen Jump has left in their magazine after another brutal set of cuts. This week’s topics: Chainsaw Man, Urusei Yatsura, Seven Deadly Sins, Gundam: Witch from Mercury...

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October 25, 2022 59 min

35: We Like Anime Again


The Fall 2022 Anime season is in full swing and the boys are having a difficult time finding anything negative to say about it. The Jump triumvirate of manga is also very good right now. So what are the boys to do if they can’t be insufferable haters? Guess this is a positive podcast now! Now, how much do you wanna bet this is the least viewed episode as a result? Prove us wrong! This week’s topics: Gundam...

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October 17, 2022 71 min

34: CGI Man Go Brrrrr


We’re living in a post-Chainsaw Man anime world and the boys are more worried than ever, but it’s not for the reasons you think! They also deliver a stern warning on the dangers of manifesting anime roles, and a surprising update on the death (and badass life) of Yugioh creator, Kazuki Takahashi. This week’s topics: Chainsaw Man Anime, Manifesting Anime Roles, Crunchyroll, Kazuki Takahashi, Yugioh GX, Gundam...

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October 14, 2022 51 min

Note: Apologies for being late on the podcasting platforms. The guy who manages this was on vacation and was a silly. Enjoy the episode!


Put your bingo cards down! To everybody’s surprise, the boys have decided after checking out the first wave of Fall 2022 anime that Gundam shall be their new whipping boy this season! In more positive news, LeRoy is deathly ill but on the mend thanks to the healing power of food and travel anime...

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October 3, 2022 73 min

32: My Hero Breaks the Internet


It’s the calm before the Fall 2022 Anime storm, except it’s not so calm as everybody’s freaking out about how My Hero Academia broke the internet with its latest risque color cover. The boys attempt to muster some surprise, but quickly move on to previewing the stacked list of seasonal anime ahead. This week’s topics: Cyberpunk Edgerunners, Trigger, My Hero Academia (368), Chainsaw Man (105), Mob P...

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September 26, 2022 67 min

31: A Crunchy Situation


The doomsday clock to Fall 2022 Anime season ticks ever further as the boys attempt to keep up with their Shonen triumvirate: My Hero Academia (367), One Piece (1061) and Chainsaw Man (anime). Good thing nothing much happened in any of these this week, as LeRoy wants to address the ongoing situation with Crunchyroll and Kyle McCarely’s departure from the Mob Psycho III cast. This week’s topics: Crunchyroll...

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September 19, 2022 72 min

30: That’s America’s Ass


The train has reopened and the boys have tons of manga to catch up on! We’re talking My Hero Academia 366, Chainsaw Man 104, One Piece 1059-1060, and 2 brand new series! That is… if Mirio’s ass doesn’t distract us into side-tangenting. This week’s topics: My Hero Academia (366), BestGuyEver, Talking Pirates, Chainsaw Man (104), Urasawa Naoki, Madhouse, Manga Plus Creators, Gender x Border, Tokyo Bride Sto...

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September 5, 2022 76 min

29: Guns, Girls and Licorice


LeRoy found an anime he thought he’d never enjoy in the twilight of this tame Summer Anime season, while Val found himself in a position he thought he’d never have to return to. That’s right, the boys are warming up for the busy upcoming Fall Anime season by arguing about Lycoris Recoil! If you think their hot takes rival the summer sun, just wait until you hear what the kiddies are saying about this ...

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August 29, 2022 73 min

28: The Death of Doron Dororon


Shonen JUMP’s favorite whipping boy, Doron Dororon, has been canceled. The boys deliver their due respects before speculating on an optimistic future for its mangaka, Gen Oosuka, and all other artists who fly too close to the sun attempting to appeal to the widest possible audience. Meanwhile, Val is having Chainsawman withdrawals due to its new biweekly release schedule and LeRoy is tired of bounty...

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