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Podcast #13

Monday 17th December 2012

God bless us, every one, it's the Manga UK podcast


Manga UK PodcastIn this festive edition, Jeremy Graves is joined by Jerome Mazandarani and Andrew Hewson for the last podcast of the year, which features new announcements, your questions answered and our exclusive Manga UK festive treat, a rhyming narrative of Yuletide cheer, which features reindeer, anime fans, bondage gear and our Christmas Eve releases.

00:00 Settle down at the fireside for Uncle Jeremy to read you your special Christmas poem.

05:09 Introductions and current releases, and the Hetalia box set explained, plus what’s coming up on Christmas Eve.

10:00 “Brand spanking new news” – 3 new license announcements plus a surprise! But don’t get your hopes up for One Piece, there’s no news on that.

18:30 Dragon Ball Z Kai now confirmed for British television.

24:00 Ask Manga UK – details on the upcoming Bleach arcs. How can UK anime match up to American and Australian fandom? The perils of predicting what will be a hit when buying licences.

42:30 What chances of remakes of classic anime in the wake of Evangelion and Berserk?

45:00 What have we asked Santa for Christmas? Do not listen to this if Jerome is your dad.

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 #13

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Ghost In The Shell Arise: Borders Parts 1 & 2

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In the year 2027, a year following the end of the non-nuclear World War IV, a bomb has gone off in Newport City, killing a major arms dealer who may have ties with the mysterious 501 Organization. Public Security official Daisuke Aramaki hires full-body cyber prosthesis user and hacker extraordinaire, Motoko Kusanagi, to investigate. On the case with her are Sleepless Eye Batou, who believes Kusanagi is a criminal, Niihama Prefecture Detective Togusa who is investigating a series of prostitute murders he believes are related to the incident, and Lieutenant Colonel Kurtz of the 501 Organization who also wishes to keep an eye on Kusanagi.
Freed of her responsibilities with the 501 Organization, Motoko Kusanagi must now learn how to take orders from Aramaki. When unknown forces hack the Logicomas, Batou enlists the help of former army intelligence officer Ishikawa and former air artillery expert Borma. Kusanagi also seeks to enlist ace sniper Saito and undercover cop Paz into the new Public Security Section 9. The two groups rival each other in a case involving a man who receives false memories of a refugee transport operation.

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