Friday, March 4, 2011

107: Shin Getter No-Show

This episode of Anime Pacific, I attempt to dispel prevailing myths regarding Tibet, we discuss Anime piracy, junior idols (AGAIN), Shit Otaku Say, and I do a mini-review of Shin Getter Robo Armageddon.

Download episode 107, here.



Shootin' The Breeze 

Yamato opened in Hong Kong: WITHOUT ENGLISH SUBTITLES; The first Japanese film released in HK to do so in years. Why?

This leads to a fascinating Colony Drop article about anime piracy. 

Friendly Feudalism: The Tibet Myth 

 Self righteous Westerners simply LOVE doting on Tibet:: The land of milk and honey before the evil Chinese empire invaded; Right...RIGHT?

Uh....No.

This segment makes reference to Michael Parenti's excellent article, here.

Mini-Review: Shin Getter Robo Armageddon 

Shin-Getter Robo Armageddon suffers in that it lacks what the original TV series had: A SENTIENT DINOSAUR EMPIRE.




Yet its heart is in the right place: Abandon all logic, ye who enter here. Shin Getter Robo Armageddon appeals to the eternally eight-year-old part of the brain present in each and everyman. It also served as something of a swan-song to a genre in decline. Wonderfully animated 2D (emphasis on 2D) Mecha shows are a rarity in these days, where the anime industry has a notable absence of skilled mecha designers; Most of which skipped ship to the much more profitable (and higher paying) video game industry.


It's a wrap!

Next episode, me and Alex finally review something together. We review the Studio 4oC compilation film: Genius Party. Stay tuned!