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Podcast: The Evangelion Two-Step

Monday 10th February 2014


Box sets and brutal violence, in our 23rd podcast

Manga UKJeremy Graves is joined by Jerome Mazandarani and Andrew Hewson for our 23rd podcast, featuring cover woes, delayed shows, and several uses of the word Slash. Your questions answered, dodged or otherwise belittled, while Jerome confesses to his Facebook addiction, and Jeremy is reprimanded for flagging his own segues.

00:00 Jerome’s promotion and its relationship to pirates of the Caribbean. Andrew Hewson begins his new role as Product Manager by burping.

04:20 Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, hopefully coming in September. Dragon Ball, the original series, starting in May – followed by a long and involved discussion of why this edition is not exactly the same as the American or Australian one.

09:30 What’s the advantage of buying a half-season set rather than the later full-season box?

12:00 Evangelion 3.33 delayed.

14:30 Upcoming release dates, including the Fairy Tail movie, Blue Exorcist: the Movie, and Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust.

16:40 Design changes between versions of Sword Art Online. A collector’s item for the future…

22:00 Taking your kids to see brutally violent films, by J. Mazandarani. And if you want to encourage brutal violence, why not get out your mobile phone in a cinema…?

27:00 More stuff about Hatsune Miku. Have you read our article about her? Why don’t we release more idol anime? The miserable terror of licensing shows with too much music in them.

30:30 Persona 4, all three volumes now available once more.

32:00 Sword Art Online audio issues?

34:00 Ever thought of including digital copies with movies you release?

36:20 Are fans spread too thinly?

38:10 Any chance of K-on on Blu-ray.

40:00 Would there be any chances of future BD 3D releases of anime?

41:40 Chances of a Mamoru Hosoda complete box set?

42:20 What are the chances of getting the One Piece movies over?

45:20 What do you think of the announcement regarding the collapse of East Asia TV? The surprise discovery that Sony put the One Piece movies on telly, and hardly anyone noticed, including us.

51:00 Some last minute announcements.

57:40 Me and My Anime competition … and we’re out.

61:00 Oh wait, no we're not. Quick plug for Wrinkles.

The Podcast is available to download now HERE, 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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Akira (the Collector\'s Edition) Triple Play Edition (incl. Blu-ray, Dvd, Digital Copy)

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Iconic and game-changing, Akira is the definitive anime masterpiece! Katsuhiro Otomo’s landmark cyberpunk classic obliterated the boundaries of Japanese animation and forced the world to look into the future. Akira’s arrival shattered traditional thinking, creating space for movies like The Matrix to be dreamed into brutal reality.

Neo-Tokyo, 2019. The city is being rebuilt post World War III when two high school drop outs, Kaneda and Tetsuo stumble across a secret government project to develop a new weapon - telekinetic humans. After Tetsuo is captured by the military and experimented on, he gains psychic abilities and learns about the existence of the project's most powerful subject, Akira. Both dangerous and destructive, Kaneda must take it upon himself to stop both Tetsuo and Akira before things get out of control and the city is destroyed once again. 
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