Everything from Greco-Roman wrestling to sheep’s innards in the 20th podcast from your loveable chums at Manga Entertainment: “We’re not fancy but we’re cheap.” Jeremy Graves is joined by Jerome Mazandarani and Andrew Hewson, although what happened in Glasgow… stays in Glasgow.
00:00 Jerome falls in love with haggis and Andrew finds a cougar-spider.
02:00 Hello, and thoughts of the MCM Comicon in Glasgow. The increasingly prevalent convention bans on replica weapons.
07:00 The unlikely prospects of Arnold Schwarzenegger as an anime voice actor.
08:30 Sword Art Online confirmed for 16th December. Fairy Tail on Blu-ray. Wolf Children in December, but also a limited theatrical run coming soon.
12:40 Some inadvertent revelations about some cinema releases coming up in cinemas, and a plug for Scotland Loves Anime and Eurogamer.
15:40 Naruto episodes 1-52 available again in late October.
18:30 K-on Oyster card holders now officially confirmed for the MCM London Comicon.
20:00 The Fortean demagnetisation of your season tickets, as discovered by Jerome “Magneto” Mazandarani.
21:30 Steins;Gate part two.
22:00 Tokyo wins its bid for the 2020 Olympics, and the chances of the location being a secret military base where the army is experimenting with bioengineered human weapons.
27:00 The new Olympic sport in Brazil: wrestling. Over to our wrestling correspondent Jeremy Graves.
29:30 Jonathan Clements and his spousal tribulations – yet more Bourne Identity action from our man in China.
31:00 Deadman Wonderland, now available.
33:00 Blue Exorcist definitive edition now available, along with Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine and more One Piece and Naruto.
34:00 Coming up soon, Steins;Gate 2, Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works, Appleseed XIII.
35:00 Appleseed’s previous incarnations.
39:00 Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood collection 2 finally, finally out on 14th October on Blu-ray.
40:00 Ask Manga UK: VOD rights and whether we should make better use of them.
44:00 Jerome’s tech support for Apple TV: “I just plugged it in!”
47:30 The chances of a Satoshi Kon complete box.
49:30 The greying population of anime directors.
51:00 Chances of getting more titles on Netflix.
52:00 The possibilities of licensing more stuff from Geneon Universal. .
55:50 Likely release dates for Attack on Titan or Carneval.
60:00 Evangelion 3.0 – no news on DVD but something on the cinema releases.
61:00 Chances of Dragon Ball Z on Blu-ray?
62:30 The likely impact of Crunchyroll streaming on later sales.
68:00 No news is no news, regarding Ghost in the Shell: Arise.
70:00 What drink is your favourite anime accompaniment.
And we’re out. 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.