Category Archives: Anime

#54: Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture

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Get your quarters ready!  Because we’re traveling back to the early 1990s — a time of flashy arcades, fighting games, Saturday Anime, and peak Masami Obari — to find out whether Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture still possesses the power to… ROCK YOU!

  • Review (19:50)
  • Twitter Questions (1:44:30)

 

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#53: One Piece Film: Strong World

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One Piece Film: Strong World, the 10th film in the franchise but the first to feature designs and story ideas from One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda, catapults the Straw Hat crew onto a mysterious series of floating islands controlled by Shiki, a vicious pirate hailing from the era of Gol D. Roger with plans to destroy all of East Blue.

  • Review (24:25)
  • Twitter Questions (1:41:48)

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#51: Highlander: The Search for Vengeance

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We review Highlander: The Search for Vengeance, an anime continuation of the HIGHLANDER saga. The movie follows immortal Colin MacLeod’s quest for revenge in the future, and is directed by veteran director Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, Ninja Scroll).

  • Intro (00:00)
  • Review (35:57)
  • Twitter Questions (1:33:45)

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#50: AKIRA

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Crazy.  It’s our 50th episode.  A big thanks goes out to all of our listeners new and old.  Truly.  We’ve been thrilled by all of your feedback, comments, and responses — please keep them coming — but, more than that, knowing that quite a few of you actually track down and watch the weird, obscure, and sometimes crazy films we discuss here on the show before tuning in to each episode, frankly, means the world to us.  Thank you.

Anyways.

Grant wanted to do something big for our 50th episode, and, well, Katsuhiro Otomo’s AKIRA was and is a big freakin’ deal.  For a certain generation of anime fans, this film was the anime equivalent of the Empire Strikes Back, which is to say, it blew our minds and quickly achieved legendary status.  Honestly, there’s no way our episode about it can measure up, but that didn’t stop us from rambling on and on about the film for well over two hours anyways.  Hope you enjoy the show!

  • Intro (00:00)
  • Review (28:51)
  • Twitter Questions (2:18:14)

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#47: Dragon Ball Super: Broly

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After appearing as the overpowered, screaming meathead of villainy — and enduring power fantasy of twelve year old boys worldwide — in not one, not two, but three (count’em) previous Dragon Ball films, Toei producers, through either massive payments of undisclosed cash or a nefarious, undisclosed blackmail scheme, have finally forced series creator Akira Toriyama to officially recognize their most divisive creation with the arrival of the new film Dragon Ball Super: Broly.

Did Toriyama spin a decent yarn?  Did One Piece: Film Z and Dragon Ball Super series director Tatsuya Nagamine bring the goods?  Did Toei animation finally remember how to draw the characters from one of their most enduring and popular franchises ever?  Does wearing a DBZ shirt to the theater amplify your power levels or merely strengthen your body odor?  The BLT crew is back from the theater with all the answers!

  • Intro (00:00)
  • Review (14:56)
  • Twitter Questions (1:00:55)

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#44: Angel Cop

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We review Angel Cop, infamous schlock fest and towering pillar of the ‘not kids stuff’ OVA era, and discover that the true villain was Ichiro Itano all along!

  • Intro (00:00)
  • Review (11:57)
  • Twitter Questions (1:17:50)

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Spotlight #8: Wrestling and Anime with Daryl Surat

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Daryl Surat from the essential Anime World Order podcast joins Grant for a chat about wrestling, anime, the surprising connections between the two fandoms, and your twitter questions.

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