Sunday, 15 September 2019

Let’s Go! #118 – Let’s Go To London


Powerful opponents await on Let's Go as the way to London is barred to the invading Danes by the fearsome Thorkell The Tall, AKA Murder Goku. Senku matches wits against mischievous mentalist Gen Asagiri on Dr. Stone, Shinra personally disciplines a bad lieutenant on Fire Force and even your favourite magical girls get into a nasty scrap with the number two villain on Star Twinkle Pretty Cure! Give your earholes a good ass kickin'!

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Sunday, 8 September 2019

Show #183: The Thief And The Cobbler


A podcast thirty one accumulated hours in the making, SOTSM broaches the subject of the animation albatross known as The Thief And The Cobbler!

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With the recent passing of the esteemed Richard Williams and the tributes that followed a pair of titles repeatedly stood out: his undeniably popular work Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, and another convoluted and perhaps notorious production called The Thief And The Cobbler. Delayed, waylaid and recut into various releases in its unfinished state, many had given up Williams' grand artistic statement as folly. But is this being uncharitable to what he strove to achieve not just in the film itself but animation as a whole? Crime, corporate skullduggery and a years long quest for perfection almost distract us from savouring a cartoon spectacle the likes of which may never be seen again!

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Let’s Go! #117 – Let’s Reinvent Ramen


Jojo's Bizarre Adventure departs the stage for now but Let's Go continues apace with all the other things you could be watching. Or perhaps not, as Cop Craft and BEM are unceremoniously dumped to make room for The Demon Girl Next Door, alongside the usual blaze battling in Fire Force, dastardly Danes in Vinland Saga and caveman cookery in Dr. Stone. Hope you brought your appetite!

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Sunday, 1 September 2019

SOTSM x DITB: The Anime That Didn’t Make Us #7 – Lupin III Part 3, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Nadesico


Dwayne Moloney, podcast man-about-town, took a trip back in time with Dynamite In The Brain to pore over anime titles of days past that could have been formative experiences in their youth were it not for pesky things like geographical barriers or their absence from terrestrial television. Getting the hypothetical nostalgia treatment this time around are the unfairly maligned Lupin The Third Part 3, the Giant Robo casting department that is Mitsuteru Yokayama's adaptation of Romance Of The Three Kingdoms and the dense mecha satire/homage Martian Successor Nadesico. Those were the good old days! (maybe)

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Wednesday, 28 August 2019

We Need To Speak About Rohan #2 – Mutsu-kabe Hill


To back up his claims in the next/previous instalment of Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan that Japan's best-selling manga creator could somehow be bankrupt, Rohan relates the terrifying tale of the bizarre beings who dwell upon Mutsu-kabe Hill whose existence can defy even death itself. Will the atypical artist find this research trip worth the danger? Stick around to the end to find out, as well as what's been happening in the non-Jojo anime world! See you up top!

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Sunday, 25 August 2019

We Need To Speak About Rohan #5 – Millionaire Village


Our JoJo's Bizarre Adventure addiction torments us still, so to help wean ourselves off it we delve into the spin-off Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan stories of which some have been helpfully adapted for animation. Rohan's editor requests his help in a lucrative real estate deal, but are the strange rumours surrounding the property linked to a supernatural entity beyond human comprehension? It's up to our favourite curmudgeonly cartoonist to solve the case, while we also take the brunt of the weekly anime slate. That's rich!

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Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Let’s Go JoJo! #39 – The Sleeping Slave


Parting is such dolce dispiacere as Let's Go Jojo must once again return to a state of dormancy until our powers are needed again. While Passione looks forward to a brighter future our own outfit still has its eyes set on the present: Dr. Stone reaffirms its resolve to rebuild civilisation, Vinland Saga finds itself a stranger in a strange land, Fruits Basket makes new friends while Fire Force faces new foes and Gegege No Kitaro has nothing but scorn for modern society. Arrivederci GioGio!

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