By Jonathan Clements.
In his new book on visions of Japanese cities, William O. Gardner explores the “ruins of the future”, in particular the ideas of the Metabolists, a group of Japanese architects obsessed with the integration of cities with the human being – the creation of new metropolises on reclaimed land, and urban design for the shape of things to come. But as revealed in his full title, The Metabolist Imagination: Visions of the City in Postwar Japanese Architecture and Science Fiction, Gardner investigates their work not only in terms of the changes it brought to Japan, but to Japanese pop culture, in the utopias and apocalypses of sci-fi. Continue Reading
"Scotland loves... London?"
Jeremy and Andy are back to conclude the week with discussion on the new AKIRA 4K UHD release in Japan, plus Fate/EXTRA Last Encore, Tower of God and first impressions of Ascendance of a Bookworm.
To take you through the weekend Jeremy and Andy return to chat about some of what they've been watching and to tell you about a new product in the Anime Ltd. catalogue!
That product being a new Collector's Edition Blu-ray set of the series Terror in Resonance, directed by Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop).
Following on from that they move into discussing some things they've been watching including the brand new UHD Japanese release of the classic, AKIRA, which leads into some discussion on the possibility/state of UHD anime releases in the UK in the future.
There's also talk on the recent Fate/EXTRA Last Encore series on Netflix, the third episode of Crunchyroll's Tower of God, and the first impressions on the first three episodes of the currently simulcasting Ascendance of a Bookworm.
A fun way to end the week!
Our next podcast will be released on Tuesday next week, where we'll be discussing the new Re:ZERO "The Frozen Bond" OVA that's recently launched on Crunchyroll.
When many people think of anime and people involved there are always some names that stick out and come to forefront first of all, one of those being Shinichiro Watanabe. The legendary director of Cowboy Bebop has seen his career take him on a unique path bringing us shows like Space Dandy and Kids on the Slope. But another series of his which is always held in the highest regards to us here at Anime Limited is Terror In Resonance.
Today we're excited to announce a new product addition to our catalogue in the form of Collector's Edition Blu-ray set of the series that will be available to add to your collection from 18th May!
Read on below for all the details. Continue Reading
By Andrew Osmond.
Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory is a terrific “untold chapter” in the Gundam franchise, and an excellent way into Gundam for newbies. Stardust Memory is essentially one story, told over 13 half-hour episodes, with all-new characters, a compelling arc and production values which still look impressive today. Many of the other Gundam series run to around 50 parts each; anime fans who’ve grown up with today’s compact TV anime may find Stardust Memory more digestible. The series assumes you know a minimal amount of Gundam’s backstory, but we’ll fill you in on that in the next two paragraphs. Continue Reading
By Andrew Osmond.
Gundam has been going over forty years, and in that time it’s had loads of little nods and references to make viewers go “Eh?” Granted, the franchise may not have as many pop-culture references as Cowboy Bebop or Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. Even among mecha anime, it’s doubtful any individual Gundam series has been as promiscuously referential as Evangelion, which homaged everything from Ultraman to Gerry Anderson, or Eureka 7, where a boy named for Ewan McGregor’s character in Trainspotting has a dad named for “Ad-Rock” Horovitz of the Beastie Boys (more here). Still, some of Gundam’s references get very weird… Continue Reading