Category Archives: Podcast

#8: Gamera 3: The Revenge of Iris

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Download Link – Episode 8: Gamera 3 Revenge of Iris

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Random talk (00:00: 

Ultraman Orb, video game Engrish, wrestling, MacrossPower Rangers 

News (26:10):

Review (56:30)

We watch Gamera 3: The Revenge of Iris from 1999, the final film in the Heisei Gamera trilogy.

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#7: Return of Godzilla

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Download Link – Episode 7: Return of Godzilla

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What we’ve been watching (00:00):

  • JoJo’s Bizarre AdventureLegend of Korra, DC Animated Universe, Space Brothers, Southern Cross, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
  • Southern Cross’s “Cosmic Deja Vu  might be the most appropriately titled opening theme song ever.

News (36:15):

Finally, at 1:06:13, the Cold War threatens to turn hot in Toho’s Return of Godzilla, the 1984 franchise reboot, directed by Koji Hashimoto, that kicked off the Heisei era. 

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#6: Aim for the Top! Gunbuster

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Download Link – Episode 6: Aim for the Top! Gunbuster

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Random Talk:

  • Celebrity voice acting
  • Ultra Seven
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Stardust Crusaders
  • Berserk
  • More Escaflowne BluRay talk

News (32:00):

Finally, join us for giant robots, melodrama, spandex, and guts as we shoot for the stars with our review of Hideaki Anno and Gainax’s sci-fi / mecha / shojo genre-busting-OVA-classic: Aim for the Top! Gunbuster (review starts at 50:36).

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#5: Gamera 2: Attack of Legion

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Download Link – Episode 5: Gamera 2 Attack of Legion

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Show Notes:

  • Brief Ultraman Orb impressions from Grant, which you can watch for free here: http://www.crunchyroll.com/ultraman-orb
  • Shout outs and blog talk.
  • Funimation’s Kickstarter for the Vision of Escaflowne Bluray with new English Dub comes out next month.  Here’s the trailer featuring the new dub cast.  Also, the super swag collector’s edition, which Zen has pre-ordered, is still available at Rightstuf.704400079702_anime-vision-escaflowne-tv-complete-series-movie-collection-altA
  • Super Dimensional Fortress Macross appears on Amazon Prime; Harmony Gold talk follows.
  • Our thoughts on Attack on Titan Season 2, Space Battleship Yamato 2202, and the new Godzilla anime announcements.
  • Finally, at 36:10 we continue with our review of part two of Shusuke Kaneko and special effects master Shinji Higuchi’s Gamera trilogy — Gamera 2: Attack of Legion (1996).

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#4: The God of Cookery

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Download Link: Episode 4 – God of Cookery –  Chow Time

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Random Discussion:

  • DC Animated Universe
  • American Cartoons influenced by anime (new Voltron, Avatar, Steven Universe, etc.)
  • Dub vs Sub talk

News (25:19):

Finally, we review The God of Cookery — Stephen Chow’s totally bonkers and incredibly hilarious 1996 comedy film that riffs on everything from Hong Kong street gangs to shaolin kung-fu to, of course, Iron Chef.  Review starts at 41:54.

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#3: Golgo 13: The Professional

Golgo 13: The Professional

Download Link – Episode 3: Golgo 13 The Professional – A Cold Fish, a Pair of Shades, and an M16

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Show Notes:

  • A Wuxia puppet show makes an earnest attempt to redefine the word Awesome.
  • My Hero Academia gets a 2nd season.
  • The state of the original Mobile Suit Gundam among-st Japanese college students.
  • Japanese animator decries Moe eyes for increasing his poverty.
  • And animator pay remains as terrible as ever: see this Shirobako Infographic and this depressing Indiegogo campaign.
  • China saves Duncan Jones career i.e. Warcraft movie talk.
  • We review the Osamu Dezaki helmed feature-film, Golgo 13: The Professional from 1983. The review starts at 25:51.

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#2: Gamera Guardian of the Universe

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Download Link – Episode 2: Gamera Guardian of the Universe – A Friend of At Least One Child (Maybe)

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Show Notes:

  • Grant has a short Hulu followup.
  • The End of the Millennium, Retail-Apocalypse manga (aka DD Fist of the North Star) comes to a close.
  • We collectively ogle Woody Robo Sheriff Star.
  • We chatter on about Studio Ghibli Producer Nishimura’s controversial remarks (he has since apologized).
  • Finally, we discuss and review the 1995, Kaiju film, directed by Shusuke Kaneko, Gamera: Guardian of the Universe.  The review starts at 28:40.

Apologies again for the substandard audio quality.

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#1: Rebuild of Evangelion 1.11, 2.22, 3.33

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Download Link – Episode 1 Rebuild of Evangelion – You Can (Not) Review

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Show Notes:

  • For this inaugural, mega-long episode, we give a brief introductions,  our backgrounds, and lay out our general review philosophy.
  • We discuss the upcoming Hulu purge of anime.
  • Ponder the possibilities of the upcoming Godzilla Resurgence film from Hideaki Anno — Edit: It’s Finally Here!
  • Finally, we have three back-to-back reviews of Hideaki Anno and Studio Khara’s Rebuild of Evangelion films. The first review begins at 47:53, the second at 1:57:15, and the third at 2:47:47.
  • Slightly related, I discovered an utterly inexhaustible resource for Evangelion and Gainax related interviews (after we’d already recorded the podcast, of course).  Check it out. The NGE Source Anthology and NGE 2.0 Complete Records Collection sections are a wonderful place to start — tremendous props to the site owner!

Apologize in advance for the shoddy audio quality.  And, yes, we realize this episode is a little EXTREMELY rough in parts — please do bear with us!

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