Voltron Season 2 has Heat excited. Grant catches us up on the latest Power Rangers shenanigans. And Zen remarks on Moyocco Anno’s comedy manga, Insufficient Direction about her strange marriage to director Hideaki Anno.
After his minions gather the titular wishing stones, everyone’s favorite baddie that won’t stay down is resurrected to enact his revenge upon Goku and friends; surely, this time, he will prevail! As fan fiction as that sounds, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection of ‘F’also marks the return of series creator Akira Toriyama to the franchise (following 2013’s Battle of the Gods) making this 2015 entry only the 2nd film to earn its place in official Dragon Ball canon. As might be imagined, the story penned by Toriyama, blends equal parts comedy and action, making for a solid outing that neither breaks new ground or seriously offends but is sure to please long time fans.
Finally, we review Gainax’s classic six part OVA series from 1988, Aim for the Top! Gunbuster (50:36). Since we discussed them in the pre-review, here’s a link to the Daicon III fan film, and, of course, the utterly magnificent Daicon IV.
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For this inaugural, mega-long episode, we give a brief introduction and background on ourselves.
Explain our general review philosophy.
Discuss upcoming Hulu purge of the anime back catalog.
Talk what ifs about the upcoming Godzilla Resurgence film directed by Hideaki Anno.
Finally, we have three back-to-back reviews, one for each of the Rebuild of Evangelion films (something we will not be doing again). The first review starts at 47:53, second film at 1:57:15, and 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 rough in parts — please bear with us!