Monday, January 31, 2011

104: Sanctuary is up your Alex

This episode, we actually focus on Anime for once: We discuss the Fractale debacle, the upcoming Berserk films and I review the classic Seinen manga: Sanctuary!

Download episode 104, here!

In a nutshell, this episode is about:
  •  The controversy surrounding episode 103
  •  The Fractale Committee's insistence that ALL fansubbing be eradicated before the simulcast continues (good luck)
  • The completion of Red Photon Zillion, now at BakaBT!
Review: Sanctuary 

It would be cliché to say that they just don't make Manga like this anymore; and it's not true anyway: The same team, Sho Fumimura (Aka Buronson!) and artist Ryoichi Ikegami are working on popular Crime Manga, Heat. Which is currently being scanlated.

Immaculately well written; Sanctuary's greatest accomplishment is its perfect synergy in its depiction of both Japanese politics and the underworld; the nature of which seems interchangeable, and often are.

Yet on a deeper level, it addresses the problem, which is still very much a problem: the repression of the young and Japan's fear of change. Unfortunately, given what has happened in the decades following Santuary's creation, the events in Sanctuary could best be viewed as a (mostly) optimistic historical "what-if".

Long out of print, Santuary is still obtainable if you hunt for it; Naturally it has also been scanlated.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Episode 103: Seal Bashing Conquistadors

This episode is too ramble-heavy to make adequate shownotes for.

Download episode 103, here.

I usually don't write show-notes this way, as it is rather derivative of other podcasts but the rambly nature of this episode demands it.

 This episode is about::

Seal Clubbing


Front de libération du Québec 

Alex, "Get off my Otaku lawn" comments on Benu's "New Years Resolutions for the Otaku". We ALMOST stay on topic. Imagine my shock.  

And last, but not least: URINAL GAMES!!!