We’re back! Sorry it took so long; the episode is on the longer side to make up for it.
Catchin’ Up and What We’ve Been Watching (0:00:00):
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, Ultraman Orb, Power Rangers, 91 Days, Yuri on Ice, Pokemon Generations, Dragon Ball Super, Bullet Ballet, and The Dirty Pair.
Listener Mail (1:31:20):
Show #8 – Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris follow up!
For this episode, Heat chose for us to watch the 2001 anime film Metropolis. An amalgamation of Tezuka’s manga and Fritz Lang’s original silent film, this Rintaro helmed adaptation, featuring a screenplay by Katsuhiro Otomo and a soundtrack by Toshiyuki Honda, was done with remarkable gusto — listen to the full review below for more!
A few semi-related things: I reviewed Rintaro’s previous film X: The Movie here on the blog; I wrote a quick review of Metropolis along with lots of screen captures on my Tumblr page here; and, if you have any interest in how the Rintaro film compares to both the original and the manga, the YouTube channel Pause and Select has a great video about that here.