ALL THE ANIME PODCAST - 1st April 2020
"It's -3°C outside and there's an ice cream van in my street"
Jeremy Graves and Andy Hanley welcome special guest Dr. Jonathan Clements to the podcast to discuss a boat load of topics to bring new nearly two hours of audio!
We've intentionally steered away from talking about the current state of play around the world on recent episodes, but with Jonathan being based in Finland and being on the pulse when it comes to Asian culture, we'd be remiss if we didn't get his experiences and take on things. But during that discussion you'll also discover that during lockdown he has introduced his son to the world of Studio Ghibli for the first-time! If you want to know what he watched, you'll have to listen and find out!
From there we move onto discussing some news that has broken since our last episode; first of all is the fact that NEO Magazine announced that due to the current goings on they will be going on hiatus for a while.
Then we touch on the breaking news (within an hour or so of us recording) that Masaaki Yuasa is stepping down from his role as president of the studio Science Saru. We look at what this means, but also tell you why, when it comes to future works of Masaaki Yuasa, you shouldn't worry too much.
From there we move onto tackling some questions and topics of conversation send it by you, the listeners! Topics covered (but not limited to) include dream titles we'd like to see receive an ultimate edition; merchandise, recent "must watch" anime; working conditions of animators in Japan, whether we think dubs fit better for an anime not set in Japan compared those that are, and more!
Then, as a primer for the show on Friday where it'll be our second watch-a-long discussion style episode focusing on episodes 1-3 of Megalo Box, Jonathan delves into the history of the Ashita no Joe / Tomorrow's Joe franchise - which Megalo Box is a 50th Anniversary commemoration project of - to really help set the scene for the importance of the franchise and how Megalo Box is a very unique undertaking in itself. (There's also a story Jonathan shares about Tomorrow's Joe that relating to him directly that you need to hear to believe.)
And if that wasn't enough - yes, there's more! - as we're closing out the show Jonathan makes it known that his adaptation of Death Note is now available on Audible in France! And that sparks a conversation about this came about and the casting choice for the French language version as it features the same cast in the French dub of the Death Note anime!
There's a heck of a lot packed into nearly two hours, but definitely worth a listen!
By Jasper Sharp.
Cinema is a Cat: A Cat-Lover’s Introduction to Film Studies, as its subtitle highlights, is less a scholarly survey of cats in the movies than a cat-led guide as to how to conduct cinematic analysis. Yes, you read that right. This is a book that casts a curious cat’s eye across a variety of titles in which felines play a part, in order to introduce such key areas in film studies as aesthetics, authorship, race, gender, genre and historical specificity. Continue Reading
ALL THE ANIME PODCAST - 30th March 2020
"Calls herself, Maple"
It's the start of a new week, so Jeremy Graves and Andy Hanley are back to bring a new episode of the podcast to ease you into what lies ahead.
Today on the show, they look back on the Cardcaptor Sakura special podcast from this past Friday [details on that episode HERE], bring you details on two new products announced before the weekend, the CD version of the FLCL Official Soundtrack and the Blu-ray release of the Persona5: The Day Breakers OVA.
We discuss a few things that we've been watching over the weekend including (the just finished simulcasting shows) BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defence and ID: Invaded, along with AJIN: Demi-Human.
Then before we wrap up delve into a few questions we've had submitted via social media touching on topics such as things we like to see have an anime adaptation, the possibilities of us being able to offer bonus posters with particular products in the future and more!
A fun show to begin the week!
ALSO, we're happy to confirm that following on from the Cardcaptor Sakura watch-a-long discussion episode from this past Friday, that format of podcast will be returning this Friday! The show we will be focusing on is... Megalo Box! We'll be discussing the first 3 episodes of the series, which you can stream for free right now on Channel4's All4 service HERE!
By Jonathan Clements.
This is the water that you are swimming in. In the last few years, the nature of television has undergone a drastic transformation, the implications of which is still playing out in all sorts of aspects of modern life. Are you still talking about the latest episode of your favourite show at the “water-cooler” (or whatever passes for it at your workplace)? Or, as is increasingly the case, are half your friends wittering about The Mandalorian, while you still think it’s a new holiday resort near Goa?
Gone are the days, within human memory, when there were a mere four channels, and everybody found out what was on by looking in the Radio Times. Instead, pick any five of your friends, and the chances are high that you are all living in a different “Now”, depending on the technology and services you have paid for. Catherine Johnson’s book, Online TV, aims to describe this new media environment, not merely in terms of the way it affects you, but in the way it affects the people who make the programmes. Continue Reading
ALL THE ANIME PODCAST - 25th March 2020
"Tomoyo's Support Crew - The Cardcaptor Sakura episodes 1-3 special"
We're back for yet another podcast to help you pass the time, but to conclude the week we're shaking things up as we bring you the first of our watch-a-long discussion series of podcasts!
Today Jeremy Graves and Andy Hanley welcome fellow Team AllTheAnime colleagues, Kat Hall and Keith Copping to they delve into the world of Cardcaptor Sakura, and more specifically the first 3 episodes of the show which you can watch completely for free right now over on Channel 4's All4 streaming service HERE.
They look at the show having each had very different experiences of the franchises before: Keith saw the entire in series in Japanese with subtitles while at university, Andy has read a little of the manga before, Kat saw (and loved!) the "Cardcaptors" English edited version of the series back in the day, and Jeremy hasn't seen/read it before. So you get all sorts of perspectives on the franchise all packed into a fun 65 minutes!
There discussion on some background of the show to accompany the quite varied talk on the first three episodes, along with our overall impressions of them too!
And Jeremy also has a surprise for Andy, Kat and Keith, and we'll just how much they were really paying attention while watching all three of those episodes...
A nice fun way to conclude the week and we hope you enjoy listening to this, and watching Cardcaptor Sakura too!