Introduction + What We’ve Been Watching + News (0:00)
- Zen checks out the Fist of the North Star manga; meanwhile, Grant continues his journey through Power Rangers Lost Galaxy, Gintama, and King of Braves GaoiGaiGar
- Netflix’s Death Note Trailer
- New anime streaming service, HiDive launches with new episodes of Legend of Galactic Heroes out each week!
A four part OVA prequel to the Masamune Shirow manga, Dominion Tank Police stars Leona and her cute, but totally awesome, tank Bonaparte as they fight to take down the criminal Buaku gang. The first two episodes, written, directed, and story-boarded by Koichi Mashimo showcase a flair for slapstick and comedic humor that arguably outdoes even the original manga in sheer wacky absurd-ism; while the later two episodes, helmed by director Takaaki Ishiyama and, I believe, a separate production staff, take a different posture, trading a bit of the over the top fun of the first half, for a more subdued, surreal, and reflective tone. Tune in for the full review!
Twitter Questions (1:51:47)
- Sadly, Dominion Tank Police on DVD is long out of print and goes for pretty exorbitant prices; however, the 1990s followup New Dominion: Tank Police is still available on DVD.
- The original Shirow manga, Dominion and Dominion: Conflict 1 No More Noise, are still in print by Dark Horse.
- As mentioned in the pre-review, Koichi Mashimo also worked on the fan favorite Irresponsible Captain Tylor, which is now streaming for free on Nozomi Ent.’s Youtube Channel and on DVD. Arguably, Mashimo’s most famous work and undoubtedly his best, Dirty Pair: Project Eden, is available on DVD (bundled together with Nolandia and Flight 005 Conspiracy); it’s also streaming here on Nozomi’s channel (my god, do modern fans have it good or what?).
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