Anime Limited Podcast #22 - 8th January 2017 - Naked Gin Twister~!
[Recorded on 5th Jan. 2017] Join Jeremy, Keith, Kerry, Kat and Andrew as they bring you the first podcast of the 2017! Topics covered in this episode, but not limited to, include looking back on 2016 (not just in anime) with Kerry & Kat - as they weren’t on the last episode, looking ahead to 2017, the latest updates relating on the upcoming screenings of A Silent Voice and Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale and much more!
Plus there's a big edition of Ask Anime Ltd featuring questions from twitter that covers all sorts of topics including the latest on Zeta Gundam, fantasy licensing, best girl in Re:Zero and more!
It’s a fun show as always and up for your listening pleasure now!
As always please note this podcast contains strong language and any views expressed by individuals in this podcast do not reflect those of Anime Limited.
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By Jasper Sharp. There was a time in the late-1990s when director Shunji Iwai possessed near celebrity status among young movie fans in Japan, the poster boy for a new breed of filmmaker who emerged neither from the moribund studio system, nor the uncompromisingly raw-edged counterculture of the 1980s independent scene, but from the image factory of television, advertising and music videos. Films such as his breakthrough feature Love Letter (1995) and Swallowtail Butterfly (1996), an ambitious, sprawling portrait of the denizens of a makeshift immigrant community situated on the outskirts of Tokyo, proved cult hits, pulling off the impressive feat of being popular yet populist. They showed that independent film didn’t have to be austere, confrontational and stylistically stripped-back. It could be slick, escapist and entertaining. Continue Reading
PSYCHO-PASS creator Gen Urobuchi’s superb hard SF mecha show Aldnoah.Zero seemed to reach a final and tragic finale at the end of its first season. That tale, of renewed hostilities between the Mars-based VERS Empire (former human colonists living in a feudal society based around control of alien tech) and the United Forces of Earth, took place in an alternative timeline where earlier conflict led to the fracturing of the Moon and the warping of the Earth’s crust. It followed characters in both Earth’s resistance and the VERS Clans of Orbital Knights through a false flag assassination, invasion, defence and what seemed to be a last-ditch attempt by Earth forces to inflict maximum damage on the VERS. Continue Reading
By Andrew Osmond.
Takeshi Honda is an animator’s animator. When we interviewed Aya Suzuki earlier this year, she highlighted Honda for mastering both ends of the craft: huge, muscular action animation and emotionally subtle human acting. Honda has drawn gigantic, charging Evangelions, and delicately human figures for Satoshi Kon, Mamoru Hosoda and Hayao Miyazaki. “His action is very emotional,” says Suzuki. “I think anime often tends to be a little bit cold, a little bit plastic, whereas his acting is so real.”
Honda has contributed fine moments to anime as diverse as Evangelion 2.22, The Boy and the Beast and Perfect Blue… though you may also know him for the outrageous transformation scenes in Kill la Kill. Here’s an NSFW example; Honda said the scenes embarrassed him, but animation director Toshio Ishizaki, professionally called “Sushio,” insisted he take the job. Continue Reading
With the new year approaching it's a great time to give you a detailed look at an upcoming release of ours, The Case of Hana & Alice. Ahead of its release on the 9th January, we're bringing this film to the United Kingdom as a Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray+DVD set, as well as a standard DVD. Today we're showing you what to expect from our Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray+DVD set.
Before we get to the the details of what's included, a quick note to say that you can pre-order your copy of this right now from Amazon UK, Base.com, Anime-On-Line and now our AllTheAnime.com web shop.
~ AllTheAnime.com Early-Bird Pre-order Special ~
Until close of play on Sunday 1st January 2017 pre-order the Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray+DVD set for a special price! Details in the link below.
Synopsis: "Alice, a transfer student to Ishinomori Middle School, hears a strange rumour that one year ago, ""Judas was killed by four other Judas"" in Class 1. While investigating, Alice discovers that the only person who may know the truth, Alice's classmate Hana, lives next door to her in the ""Flower House"" that everyone is scared of...
Eager to know more about the ""Judas"" murder, Alice sneaks into the Flower House to ask the reclusive Hana for more information about the Judas murder and why shes a recluse. The chance meeting of Hana and Alice sets them off on an adventure to solve the mystery of the ""smallest murder in the world."" "
You can read more about The Case of Hana & Alice in this piece by Jonathan Clements (co-author of the Anime Encyclopedia and author of Anime: A History) HERE.
And if you want to familiarise yourself with other works of the director Shunji Iwai, see THIS PIECE AT OUR SITE by Anime News Network's Justin Sevakis.
Our release comes packed in a rigid case with an o-card (slipcover) around it. Inside the rigid case itself is a digipack that will hold the two discs (1 x Blu-ray + 1 x DVD), art cards and a booklet that contains the Making Of... the film.
On the discs themselves you find -
And now the part you have likely been waiting for. Photos of the finished product itself. Check them out below. Continue Reading