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Podcast #6

Monday 20th August 2012

Blu-ray Blues and Duplication Derpery, in the Manga UK podcast

Manga UK PodcastThe Manga UK podcast is back for its sixth episode, in which Jerome Mazandarani attempts to persuade Andrew Hewson to dress up as an evil dwarf, and Jeremy Graves professes his love for the obscure new series Princess Jellyfist. It's hard to imagine that 90 minutes of product information and technical discussion also works its way into this, but it does.

00:00:00 the pre-show intro. Reasons why Jonathan Clements can be periodically heard shouting at the internet.

00:05:20 the actual intro, August releases, Manga UK news: Panty & Stocking update, The Fullmetal Alchemist BD movie double-pack is delayed until 17th December, but not the DVDs, which are out on schedule; the secrets of the Madoka Magica packaging. Introducing the Mysterious Craig.

00:13:20 Why oh why is Blue Exorcist sub-only? Manga UK and the perilous world of Blu-ray releases; why do websites give erroneous certificate data ahead of releases?

00:37:22-1:29:02 Ask Manga UK. Your questions answered, in some rambling fashion -- includes an exclusive re-enactment of a day at the office. and details of why Cosplay Thursdays are unlikely to catch on at Manga Towers. And a cliffhanger. Yes, a cliffhanger.

Available to download now, or find it and an archive of previous shows at our iTunes page.

Podcast #6

MANGA UK GOSSIP

Robotics Notes Part 1 (episodes 1-11)

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Kai and Aki dream of building a giant fighting robot based on a super-popular anime, but that's going to be impossible if they don't get more members into their school's Robot Research Club. They'll take anyone they can talk - or force - into joining them, including an eccentric robotics champion with a secret identity and a l33t video-game designer who's spent one too many late nights online. Finally, their goal looks like it's within reach.
But when a sentient AI program tells Kai about mysterious documents hidden on the internet, things start to get strange for everyone. As the club members track down the secret messages, they realize that the information might be far bigger - and more dangerous - than they expected.
Contains episodes 1-11
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

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Robotics Notes

Andrew Osmond tries to build his own robot…
Robotics;Notes could be called You Can Build Your Own Giant Robot! It’s about geeks engaged in a preposterous project; building the mecha they’ve seen in anime for real. The show’s aimed at viewers who might think they really could. After all, they’d probably heard of otaku who have built oversized robots for real.

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