Moustaches, moles and movies, in our 21st podcast
Jeremy Graves is joined by Jerome Mazandarani and Andrew Hewson for a run-down of what’s coming up and what’s going on, available to download now.
00:00 Hello from the Movember Mavericks – two men with moustaches and one girl with fake facial hair. The very different world of mixed-doubles ping-pong.
03:20 Memories of the London MCM Comicon. The announcement of Evangelion 3.33 coming to Blu-ray for 31st March 2014. The chances of getting Eva into the cinemas.
06:30 Jerome is very down on Captain Planet. News on the Lupin III live-action project. Hentai Kamen coming on home video in July.
09:00 Psycho-Pass, coming in 2014!
11:40 Tanya videos herself designing the sleeve and art cards for a Manga Entertainment release. Time-lapse excitement up on Youtube right now, starring the unsung heroine of Manga UK’s design. Jerome on major studio’s steelbooks: “I don’t just want the flipping tin!” What kind of stuff is coming up in future Manga UK special editions?
18:00 Jerome plugs Studio Canal’s Ghibli steelbooks. The hunt for the Manga Mole, who has been leaking unapproved packaging ideas.
20:00 Release date for Guilty Crown part two.
21:00 What releases by other distributors do you wish you had? Sales figures for some of the best-selling Manga releases…. Death Note and Fullmetal Alchemist.
24:00 Upsetting things that Andrew Partridge has done to us.
25:30 Third Madoka Magica movie in the UK? The relative lack of interest in the first two films…
27:00 Has there been a change in impulse buying in recent years? Jerome gets into the Big Data.
29:50 What percentage of sales come in the first week of sales? Andrew reminisces about the good old days of analogue browsing. Jerome on the super-abundance of infinite choice. The increasing values of browsing and peer-to-peer recommendations.
34:20 Clearing the confusion over Dragon Ball Z.
41:40 Persona 4 and Code Geass… why are they so hard to find?
45:20 What is the flight velocity of an unladen swallow? And what is your favourite type of cake?
46:40 Turns out that time is up, so bye!