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Podcast #12

Monday 19th November 2012

Hang on to your handlebars, it's the Manga UK podcast

Manga UK PodcastIn this latest episode of the wondrous Manga UK podcast, Jeremy Graves is joined by Jerome Mazandarani, Andrew Hewson and special guest Sarah Anderson from Simon & Schuster + Viz Media UK.

00:00 Upcoming releases in the next couple of weeks. A big list of things you will have missed if you didn’t go to the Ninja Scroll premiere.

08:22 London Expo and the voiceless giant. The live podcast and the future prospects for Yummy Fur. Jerome’s idea of the month: Chair Bingo. Managing your inventory at the Expo and the ethics of signing people’s foreheads.

13:30 Details for Hyper Japan at Earl’s Court, coming up this weekend.

16:20 The announcements made at the Expo, and the stuff coming up for the first three months of 2013, with time out for a fascinating fact about Makoto Shinkai, with Viz doing the Tiger and Bunny manga from May. Superheroes in Japan and the prospects for Redakai.

33:00 What’s going on at Viz Manga UK? The popularity of Death Note and Blue Exorcist. Upcoming three-in-one editions. What exactly is going on in Dragon Ball Kai. 47:00 Details of Movember and Jerome’s “gay biker goes back to college” look. An audio first – the sound of a moustache.

50:22 Ask Manga UK. The first Berserk movie, possibilities of polls, and outsiders’ opinions of anime. Quick plug for Jonathan Clements’s speech “Wrong About Anime”, available on Youtube for all interested parties.

60:00 The prospects for Bakuman. The perils of dating without agency approval, and the offer of Andrew Hewson’s phone number.

68:00 Threats of a Christmas song, sure to end with Andrew Partridge in a pear tree. And goodbye from the moustache.

Available to download now, or find it and an archive of previous shows at our iTunes page. For a detailed contents listing of previous podcasts, check out our Podcasts page.

Podcast #12


Ghost In The Shell Arise: Borders 3 & 4

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A staple in anime's popularity around the world, Ghost in the Shell elevated cyberpunk to a whole new level. Ghost in the Shell: Arise takes it one step further with a brand new story and breathtaking visual effects.
Contains OVA 3 and 4:
OVA 3 - Border 3: Ghost Tears The Major's attempts to move on with her life are derailed by terrorist bombings, a deadly investigation involving prosthetic legs, and phantoms from the past!
OVA 4 - Border 4: Ghost Stands Alone When the riot squad starts shooting citizens during the holiday season, the Major and her team must track down a terrorist hacker who operates under the name Fire-Starter.



The end of Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society?

Andrew Osmond asks if it really is the end for Ghost in the Shell
Solid State Society is, as of writing, the last anime instalment of Ghost in the Shell. Will there be any more? Interviewed in 2007, Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, co-founder of Production IG, suggested the franchise could be refreshed by a switch to live-action, with Kusanagi, Batou, Togusa and the rest of Section 9 interpreted by real actors. If it was a success, the franchise could return to anime later.

Ghost in the Shell: Innocence

Jasper Sharp on Oshii's Innocence abroad
Mamoru Oshii’s unashamedly esoteric sequel to his earlier global crossover Ghost in the Shell lent the most credibility to claims for anime as ‘Art’ with a capital ‘A’, when it became the first animated film from Japan to be entered in competition at Cannes.

Mondo Does Ghost in the Shell

Strange things afoot at SDCC booth #835
On sale now at the San Diego Comic Con in a limited edition of only 325 prints, Kilian Eng's beautiful Ghost in the Shell poster for Mondo. It's a thing of beauty made specially to commemorate the 25th anniversary.

Ghost in the Shell: Live-action?

Will it be Robbie the robot...?
Hollywood blog Deadline reports that DreamWorks is in "early talks" with actress Margot Robbie to play the leading role in a live-action version of Ghost in the Shell.

The Impact of Ghost in the Shell

Andrew Osmond remembers the early reactions to Oshii’s classic
“What makes this such a cut above the rest is a set of senses-assaulting production values that equals anything Hollywood produces… Just make sure you see it on a big screen.” - Empire.

Ghost in the Shell: Arise

The latest incarnation of Masamune Shirow's classic
A new addition to the Ghost in the Shell franchise is here, but it’s maybe not the one everyone was expecting.


By the Will of Genghis Khan

“Not long ago, Genghis Khan evoked only unpleasant memories..." Er...
Andrei Borisov’s epic film By the Will of Genghis Khan presents the historical figure Temujin not as the terrifying bogeyman of European lore, but as he is remembered across much of the East, as a just ruler, a lawgiver, and a man of honour.


Andrew Osmond discovers that every little helps...
Scott Pilgrim vs the World, in a supermarket. Well, that’s one way of summing up Ben-To, a wild anime comedy in which ‘ordinary’ citizens engage in Matrix-sized brawls over the holy grail of living on a budget; the bargain half-price meal.

K the Anime Music: angela

Paul Browne on the pop duo with multiple anime connections
K’s stirring theme song ‘KINGS’ comes courtesy of J-Pop duo angela. Consisting of vocalist Yamashita Atsuko and multi-instrumentalist Hirasato Katsunori (aka KATSU), angela are a familiar name when it comes to anime theme tunes.


Hugh David on the full monty
Asian-American animator Monty Oum passed away tragically on the 1st February this year at the age of 33. RWBY (pronounced Ruby, the lead character’s name, but also an acronym of the four lead characters) is his legacy, a fully CG-animated web series that is as close to anime as a series made outside of Japan can be, so much so that Warner Bros Japan have bought it to dub and release locally.


Andrew Osmond catches the live-action premiere of Hitoshi Iwaaki’s Kiseiju
The Tokyo International Film Festival closed with the live-action Parasyte, a superb blend of SF, comedy and primarily horror, where the levity of the early scenes freezes into a drama with an ice-cold alien grip.

Bleach Cosplay: Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez

Paul "Jaeger" Jacques seeks out the best anime costumes
Kasey Lee strikes a pose as Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez, with the telltale Hollow jawbone still hanging on his cheek. Never let it be said this blog is afraid of showing topless cosplay.
Knights of Sidonia is a must watch sci-fi series, find out why.

Samurai Westerns

Andrew Osmond investigates the long love affair between samurai and cowboys
28th February sees the classic Hollywood Western go East. Yuresarazaru Mono has the English title Unforgiven; it remakes the celebrated 1992 Western of that name, which was directed by its star Clint Eastwood and won the Best Picture Oscar.

Penguindrum Versus Madoka Magica

If you liked that, you might like this...
Both Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Mawaru Penguindrum are strange, subversive creatures. They’re anime that borrow the ideas and imagery of cartoons for young children, but they’re aimed at much older viewers.
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