Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Let’s Go! Episode 33 – Merry Xmas! (It’s not really Xmas)


Christmas in March! Yet more early festive treats await as Dragon Ball Super is back with a bang, however cute cartoons Bono Bono and Ninja Girl & Samurai Master nearly outdo it in the violence stakes. Meanwhile Time Bokan 24 comes to a close for now with Classicaloid not far behind!

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Friday, 24 March 2017

Show #142: Skeleton Warriors


Jake Bourke joins us from within his ancestral tomb to rise again with the Skeleton Warriors!

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Remember He-Man? Gary Goddard certainly did and he seemed unwilling to let go of the idea if this short lived cross-media franchise is anything to go by. With some striking visual motifs and a pretty cool action figure line where could it have gone wrong? Skeletons on rocket bikes, animal anatomy, the nature of evil and more are discussed under a haze of questionable audio quality!

THE SHORT VERSION

A solid concept

Tony Jay's Cosmic Golden Skull

Missed cross-promotional opportunities

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Let’s Go! Episode 32 – The Best!


Only the best podcast about the best anime for the best listeners (that's you!). Maybe not having the best of times however are the imperilled critters of Bono Bono, the put-upon revisionist historians of Time Bokan 24 or those engaged in a low speed chase in ACCA. Meanwhile Fukuwara Mask puts on a show to save the rec centre!

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Let’s Go! Episode 31 – The Bokan Files


The only media source you can rely on in these uncertain times dear listeners! Tune in and discover such shocking secrets as the truth about the moon landing! The hidden knowledge of alien life somewhere out in the universe, fighting to the death with aliens from OTHER universes! And don't be alarmed when you find out about the lost royal family members living among you right now! TRUST NO ONE (except us)

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Thursday, 9 March 2017

Show #141: Rude Dog and The Dweebs


Brian Smith makes a stunning return to SOTSM with yet more ill-advised cartoon-as-promotion craziness courtesy of Rude Dog and The Dweebs!

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Hearkening back to a simpler time when rude meant bad, bad meant cool and an entire thirteen episode cartoon series could be made on the basis of the imagined virtues of a sportswear company mascot, Rude Dog and The Dweebs has a bafflingly persistent cultural cache despite the almost complete lack of merit in the show itself. So suitably enough we find more interest in topics surrounding it such as company spokes-animals, the etymology of rudeness and late 80s/early 90s animation in general. This podcast is many things to many people but above all it is RUDE.

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Dogs in cadillacs

The original

Spacecats IS a thing after all!

Friday, 3 March 2017

Let’s Go! Episode 30 – Robot Reigns


Cheats and deception abound as Takuma and Kevin get into a rigged wrestling ring against a rampaging robot, Gohan gets spat in the eyes by a canine combatant from another universe and Jean Otus gets some straight answers for once. If that's too much then why not take a relaxing trip to the beach, the forest or a non-descript Himalayan country!

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Thursday, 2 March 2017

Show #140: My Love Story!


It's the springtime of youth and first romance and nowhere is that better exemplified than in the aptly titled My Love Story!

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In a sea of samey-looking shoujo comics it's a treat to have one that has a more diverse view of love & attraction, and for it to be so exceptionally well realised as My Love Story is just the icing on the cake. Takeo and Rinko buck nearly all the well worn trends as they navigate the complexities of their first relationship, though the sugary sweetness and occasional dearth of dramatic stakes may prove challenging to some. Then again, being called TOO nice is hardly a major complaint against an otherwise outstanding show.

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Handsome boys

Thirsty girls

Amazing likenesses