Jeremy and Andy are back to bring you a show with a heavy focus on the Ghost in the Shell franchise and the new Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 series on Netflix!
Our first podcast of the week see Jeremy and Andy return and end doing a big deep dive into Ghost in the Shell!
The original plan was to put the focus on new Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 series on Netflix specifically, but with the way things worked out they ended up pretty much making this a Ghost in the Shell special of sorts.
The discuss their first experiences with the franchise, delve through the timeline of various projects the franchise (including the original two Stand Alone Complex (SAC) series) has had and their thoughts on those too.
Then discussion gets to (in as spoiler-free way as possible) on the new Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex_2045 show. They talk about the setting and world that's established, how the show feels, overall thoughts and perhaps one of the bigger talking points leading up to its release, its visual style.
A fun show to start the week! Perhaps more so if you're a fan of Ghost in the Shell!
by Jeremy Clarke.
Shinya Tsukamoto’s latest feature, the samurai movie Killing comes to UK Blu-ray in a two-disc edition, along with two fascinating shorts: the Super-8 epic The Adventure of Denchu Kozo and the later masterpiece Haze. All three feature informative audio commentaries by Tom Mes, author of Iron Man: The Cinema of Shinya Tsukamoto (2005). The director is probably best known for cyberpunk epics Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989) and its sequel/reboot Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992) which concern the fusion of flesh and metal into a new evolutionary human weapon form. His new film similarly explores the samurai and his metal blade becoming as one in a deadly human fighting machine. Continue Reading
"Little Gribbly Mushi - The Dragon Dentist Special"
With our home video release of The Dragon Dentist coming soon, join Jeremy, Andy and Keith as they put the focus on this first television anime produced by Studio Khara.
With us having just announced the plans for our home video release (see HERE), we conclude the week with the latest of our watch-a-long themed discussion episodes as the focus is on the first episode of The Dragon Dentist.
As well as talking about the first episode of this two episode feature in both spoiler-free and spoiler filled terms, we also delve into some background on Studio Khara; the studio formed by the creator of Evangelion, Hideaki Anno.
We also discuss how The Dragon Dentist was originally a short film as part of the Japan Anima(tor) Expo and ive you some useful background info on not only those but also the two-part feature as well.
And of course, it wouldn't be a watch-a-long episode without Jeremy having a small quick for Andy and Keith to see just how much they were paying attention to what they were watching.
A fun 65 minutes of discussion to take you into the weekend!
If you've followed past activity of ours be it at events, listening to podcasts of ours or perhaps even reading through the archive of articles we bring you here at our blog, you'll know we're big fans of the work of Studio Khara.
The studio founded by Hideki Anno (creator of Neon Genesis Evangelion) was behind the Japan Anima(tor) Expo online short film project that saw the world exposed to a number of promising young talents and unique works. One of the works as part of the Japan Anima(tor) expo project was The Dragon Dentist. A project that was later expanded into a 2-part special feature. And we're delighted to say that we can (finally) reveal the plans for our home video release of this!
It has been a while since we first announced this would be coming to home video, but today we'll tell you what you can expect from our Blu-ray/DVD Limited Collector's Edition set that will be available from 8th June 2020!
Read on below for all the details!
Synopsis: What do you find between a Dragon's Teeth?
Going into war against a dragon takes incredible courage, but even that danger pales in comparison to the hazards of young Nonoko's job. As a Dragon Dentist, she's charged with venturing into the jaws of the country's dragon protector to keep its pearly canines free of plaque, decay, and other debris.
One day, Nonoko discovers an unconscious soldier between her dragon's teeth instead of a cavity, and she finds herself caught up in a series of events that have been foretold to bring disaster to her people!
Get ready for an incredible brush with destiny that leads two young people through the mouth of hell and towards certain doom as the creators of the new EVANGELION feature films unleash an epic unlike anything you've seen before in THE DRAGON DENTIST!
Director: Kazuya Tsurumaki (Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion, Gunbuster, FLCL)
Originally Broadcast: 2017
You can watch a preview of this below -
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Our Collector's Edition set due for release on 8th June will be presented in a rigid case to hold the hold contents. Inside the case you'll find a digipack holding both the Blu-ray and DVD discs, along with a poster (34 x 40 cm) of the main key visual of the project, plus a 28-page booklet that includes information about the project released for the first-time in English!
The booklet will be divided into four sections: Characters; the World; Director Interview and Staff Comments.
The Characters section will bring you artwork and information on a variety of characters you'll encounter while watching it. The section focusing on the world of The Dragon Dentist provides you with some background information on various elements you'll encounter. Then we an interview with director Kazuya Tsurumaki as well as comments Otaro Maijo (Original Story/Screenplay) and Hideaki Anno (Production Supervisor, Director of audiography, founder of Studio Khara.)
Here's a visual of what this set will look -
On the Blu-ray and DVD discs you'll get the two-part feature with both English and original Japanese with English subtitles viewing options.
In the coming weeks you can expect to start seeing this product being listed with other retailers such as Amazon - things being what they currently are, how timely that will be is something we can speak to.
But we're delighted to say that you can pre-order this starting right now at our AllTherAnime.com online shop!
~ AllTheAnime.com Special Pre-order Offer ~
Until Thursday 30th April 2020 pre-order this for £19.99
And wraps up this preview of our release of The Dragon Dentist! We hope you're excited to add this to your collection!
Ahead of our upcoming release of the Gundam 0083 Blu-ray Collection (read about that HERE) in May, we wanted to take a moment to give you a preview of a few other Gundam titles we have in the pipeline to be released during this calendar year.
Now, we do want to emphasise from the get go we can't share any exact product information or imagery as we'd normally like to; mainly because designs and whatnot are still being finalised so we don't want to jump the gun(dam) in case something were to change. (With the way things are currently in flux in general on a global scale, I'm sure you can all appreciate that.)
So this post is very much to make you aware that these particular Gundam titles are in the pipeline, and as soon as we can tell you more than what's noted below, you can bet we will!
Read on below as we're happy announce Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans and the Mobile Suit Gundam 00: A Wakening of the Trailblazer film are both on the docket for release later this year! Continue Reading