Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Let’s Go JoJo! Episode 17 – Rohan Kishibe’s Adventure


All roads lead to one spooky alley in Morioh as Koichi and Rohan go off the map into a frightening but enlightening encounter with a garrulous ghost girl. Elsewhere we're looking at things that might have been with the alternate futures of Dragon Ball Super, Mob Psycho 100's misspent youth, psychos IN the mob with 91 Days and the parade of cute animals in Bono Bono and Bananya

  • Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable #17
  • Dragon Ball Super # 52
  • Bananya #3
  • Bono Bono #2
  • 91 Days #2
  • Mob Psycho 100 #2

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Friday, 22 July 2016

Let’s Go JoJo! Episode 16 – Let’s Go Hunting


Jotaro is back in action as he enlists the help of Josuke to track down a rascally rodent imbued with a horrifying Stand ability. Do not watch/and or listen while eating, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Also beware of losing your baby seals, trigger happy mobsters and psychic boys about to explode.

  • Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable #16
  • Dragon Ball Super #51
  • Shonen Ashibe Go Go Goma-chan #13
  • Bananya #2
  • 91 Days #1
  • Mob Psycho 100 #1

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Show #124: The BFG (1989)


Is this all just a dream? No! A delusional state brought on by this heat maybe but we can safely say that The BFG is definitely a real thing.

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The work of seminal children's author Roald Dahl has been adapted for the screen in live action form many a time but animated versions are few and far between. Surely the cartoon medium would be better suited for the fantastical imagery he conjured up and luckily such is the case here, a very humble production that captures all the goofy capering and macabre humour of his famous book. Boasting amazing design work and an immersion friendly pace it should stand as a good counterpoint to the handsomely made but frenetic big budget version courtesy of Steven Spielberg.

THE SHORT VERSION

Friendly giants

Not so friendly giants

Giant imagination

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Let’s Go JoJo! Episode 15 – Let’s Go To The Manga Artist’s House (Part 2)


Koichi is inexplicably drawn back into the awful clutches of Kishibe Rohan, leaving Josuke and Okuyasu the task of saving him again, but is even this all set out in the script of the crazed cartoonist? All that plus cynical psychics, feline fruit, idle idols and bonus not-so-new anime talk!

  • Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable #15
  • Dragon Ball Super #50
  • Shonen Ashibe Go Go Goma-chan #12
  • Bananya #1
  • The Disastrous Life of Saiki K #1-5
  • Love Live Sunshine #1
  • Show By Rock Short #1

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Let’s Go JoJo! Episode 14 – Let’s Go to the Manga Artist’s House (Part 1)


Koichi and Hazamada learn that you should never meet your heroes as they find themselves subject to the diabolical whims of manga maniac Kishibe Rohan! Elliot Page from the UK Anime Network podcast joins us to head to a gig, travel through time and smash some bad CG skeletons.

  • Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable #14
  • Berserk #1
  • Dragon Ball Super #49
  • Tonkatsu DJ Agetaro #12
  • My Hero Academia #13
  • Shonen Ashibe Go Go Goma-chan #11

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Monday, 4 July 2016

Show #123: GI Joe (1983 - 1985)


Honouring America's annual tradition of celebrating their independence by blowing things up, it's a sample party platter of the GI Joe miniseries!

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While we're not entire strangers to GI Joe we deemed a franchise as venerable as this one was worthy of a closer look, removed from the bizarre influence of secret snake people and back to good old fashioned red lasers vs blue lasers. The results surprise even us as we find both a fond portrayal of the American ideal embracing all cultures & backgrounds and even stranger goings on than a dozen GI Joe movies. All that plus sailor scam artists, impressions of famous actors and the subliminal message to kids with destructive younger siblings everywhere!

THE SHORT VERSION

Cartoon combat

The lighter side of the fight against international terrorism

Workplace romances