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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.

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Coppelion - Complete Series Collection (episodes 1-13)

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In 2016, a meltdown of a nuclear power plant creates a big catastrophe in Tokyo. 20 years later, the city has become a ghost town due to the high levels of radiation. From that area a distress signal is received. The Self Defense forces dispatch three girls from the special unit Coppelion to search for survivors. But why aren't they wearing any protection against radiation?



With the release of Danganronpa: The Animation just under a week away, we thought we'd share with you our trip to last year's Danganronpa event in Ikebukuro.
Manga Entertainment Ltd and Animatsu Entertainment Ltd are proud to announce LeSean Thomas as their special guest of honour at this October's MCM London Comic Con.

Gatchaman Crowds

Warning against surprise attacks by alien galaxies from beyond space
The colourfully mad Gatchaman Crowds is one of those anime which isn’t happy unless it’s doing umpteen things at once, all seeming completely different. It’s a campy, lowbrow action show and a thinky piece of SF and an otaku series with a taste for the meta and it’s anxious to engage with the real world. You can watch it just for the tangerine colours and the shouty panda. But if you want more pointers, read on…

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.

One Piece Movie Collection

Sailing through Luffy’s first three films
Fans who are fully up-to-date and casual viewers and newcomers alike can both enjoy the One Piece movies! Each is entirely self-contained, with entirely new plots not found in Eiichiro Oda’s original manga, but are every bit as enjoyable.


Jack Neighbour prepares you for life in Japan
Hopefully you found the first three offerings in last weeks part one informative and you’d had ample time to calm your nerves and research a new country to emigrate to. So without further hesitation, let's complete the list.

Who's Who in Dragon Ball #2

Continuing our round-up of the usual suspects
Ever wonder just how Goku and friends became the greatest heroes on Earth? Wonder no more, as the original Dragon Ball reveals the origins of Akira Toriyama’s beloved creations! The faces may look familiar, but everything else is different in this classic series!
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