Friday, 16 September 2016

Let’s Go JoJo! Episode 24 – Sheer Heart Attack, Part 2


Koichi's Stand powers have grown yet again, and just in time as the modest murderer Kira returns to tie up some loose ends. ALSO: immortal clothes, dirigible drama, more proof that characters in Japanese media can't get on a boat without talking for hours and Shonen Ashibe Go Go Goma-chan returns from the Olympics!

  • Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable #24
  • Dragon Ball Super #57
  • Bananya #10
  • Bono Bono #9
  • Shonen Ashibe Go Go Goma-chan #14
  • Thunderbolt Fantasy #6-7
  • 91 Days #9
  • Mob Psycho 100 #9

Let’s Go JoJo! Episode 23 – Sheer Heart Attack, Part 1


Were we in Jotaro and Koichi's place we'd be calling shenanigans on this whole Stand-with-it's-own-Stand business, but they ain't got time for that as they're in danger of getting blown up and letting a serial killer escape! More heart-pounding action can be found in the rest of the anime world in such shows as:
  • Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable #23
  • Dragon Ball Super #56
  • Bananya #9
  • Bono Bono #8
  • Thunderbolt Fantasy #4-5
  • 91 Days #8
  • Mob Psycho 100 #8

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Show #126: Urban Square


Those maverick renegades are at it again! Time for some good old fashioned 80s street justice in the middle of Urban Square!



Another one-off OAV from that magical era when they'd animate anything, Urban Square is a loving homage to action movie conventions with a welcome pinch of self awareness, sporting an impressive pedigree featuring some of anime's best creative talent. Unlike many of its contemporaries which mindlessly rehashed the plots of bigger and better works here can be seen much more care and appreciation that wears its inspirations like a warming, familiar blanket.

THE SHORT VERSION

Hapless heroes

Stunt drivers

THAT FIREARM AIN'T REGULATION

Let’s Go JoJo Episode 22 – Yoshikage Kira Just Wants to Live Quietly, Part 2


Kira's murderous intentions look set to claim another victim, but will this be the incident that will finally bring his terrible crimes to light? ALSO: Bonos Jr and Snr chart a new island, Bananya baffles, Thunderbolt Fantasy talks and brothers fall in with a bad crowd in 91 Days and Mob Psycho 100.
  • Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable #22
  • Dragon Ball Super #55
  • Bananya #8
  • Bono Bono #7
  • Thunderbolt Fantasy #3
  • 91 Days #7
  • Mob Psycho 100 #7

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Show #125: Joe 90


A guy called Joe who works for Uncle Sam and blows stuff up a whole lot? Again? No we haven't gone senile while we've been away, we're just talking about Joe 90!



Due to legal precedent set in the case of SOTSM V Dinosaur War Izenborg and the currently airing martial arts marionettes of Thunderbolt Fantasy, we have free reign to open up discussion to the realm of Supermarionation made famous by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. Joe 90 is a slightly lesser appreciated example of their output, prey to the cultural shortcomings of its era but also revelling in the atmosphere of Sixties spy-fi. The ethics of child spies aside it does a pretty good job of making intricate espionage operations palatable to a young audience, helped in no small part by the infamous proclivity to outrageous explosive puppet violence.

THE SHORT VERSION

Killer kids

Political puppets

REMEMBER JOE, THIS IS A SNEAKING MISSION

Monday, 29 August 2016

Let’s Go JoJo! Episode 21 – Yoshikage Kira Just Wants to Live Quietly, Part 1


Even serial killers just want to take the day off and eat lunch in the park. Is that so much to ask? However Yoshikage Kira's deranged but deliberate routine is about to be upended by your favourite local delinquent Stand users. Dark things also await in Bananya and Mob Psycho 100, body horror in Bono Bono and 91 Days and I guess Thunderbolt Fantasy is stickin' around!
  • Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable #21
  • Bananya #7
  • Bono Bono #6
  • Thunderbolt Fantasy #2
  • 91 Days #6
  • Mob Psycho 100 #6

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Let’s Go JoJo! Episode 20 – Yukako Yamagishi Dreams of Cinderella


Yukako gets a new do from the hottest beauty salon in Morioh in her efforts to catch the eye of Koichi, but will this makeover attract more risks than romance? ALSO: the dreams of a sea otter, a trip to the supermarket, cranky old kung fu master Vegeta, a letter from the future, puppets, plots, psychic battles and the return of Mr Osomatsu!

  • Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable #20
  • Dragon Ball Super #54
  • Bananya #6
  • Bono Bono #5
  • Orange #1
  • Thunderbolt Fantasy #1
  • Mr Osomatsu #3.5
  • 91 Days #5
  • Mob Psycho 100 #5

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