GME! Anime Fun Time Episode #16 – One Punch Man

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It’s a new year, and what better way to celebrate than with a comprehensive review that barely scratches the surface of the wonders of One Punch Man?

CLICK HERE or on the image above to download our review of the 2015 anime TV series (with bonus manga discussion), featuring Daryl Surat of Anime World Order, regular co-host Tom Pandich, and special guest host Ruth Gwaltney.

We talk about humor, narrative structure, and what it takes to be a hero in this modern world.

FINAL THOUGHT:

visual_01Don’t let Saitama’s try-hard appearance in the first key visual dissuade you. One Punch Man is primarily a comedy.

Naked Endoskeleton Tai Chi

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Prepare coffee for your horses, because R.O.T.O.R. is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the VHS cover or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Andrew Collie of CollectionDX.

Review in a Nutshell: An inspired rip-off of both The Terminator and RoboCop, R.O.T.O.R. is the sort of film that is breath-taking in its complete and total cinematic incompetence. It must be seen to be believed.

FINAL THOUGHT:

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That pose looks awfully familiar…

GME! Anime Fun Time Episode #10 – Redline (2009)

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We’re back, fully licensed and fueled up to have some more Anime Fun Time with our special guest Basil from the OSMCast. This time we’re talking about the 2009 anime film, Redline, directed by Takeshi Koike. Topics of discussion include this under-appreciated film as well as Tom’s staggering Ranma 1/2 addiction and Basil’s improbable fascination with shojo and sports anime. CLICK HERE or on the Youtube banner above to download our review of the film. While you’re at, you can watch Manga Entertainment’s official English dubbed version of the film here.

Final Thought:

Let’s look at a few results of the “Screencap a Random Scene from Redline to Use as Your Computer Wallpaper” Challenge.

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We didn’t talk enough about the Boin Sisters.

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Princess Supergrass is best princess.

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It’s a dog-eat-dog world.

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Bang-bang.

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Just chillin’.

Cavemen with Laser Rifles, Pew Pew.

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Hold on to your fur boots and your flint ax-heads, because Yor: The Hunter from the Future is undeniably The Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Katherin the Great.

Review in a Nutshell: A zany mash-up of post-apocalyptic and prehistoric films, Yor: The Hunter from the Future is buoyed up by the charming performance of Reb Brown as a futuristic caveman with perfect hair and a winning smile. Also included are lethal robots, savage tribes, and giant rubber dinosaurs.

FINAL THOUGHT:

The infamous hang-gliding scene.

Stomp Romp / Zilla Thrilla: Scads of Ape-Murder

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It’s that time again. Time for another Godzilla movie review. Time for the three Godzilla fans in the audience to rejoice and everyone else to despair. This time, Mike Dent and I dish on Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla, the penultimate Showa-era Godzilla film. CLICK HERE or on the banner above to download our review of the film, featuring much love for shady Interpol agents and the shaggy King Caesar.

Not to be confused with Odin: Photon Space Sailer Starlight

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Fire up the Wave Motion Gun, because Space Battleship Yamato (2010) is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Tim Eldred of Cosmo DNA.

Review in a Nutshell: Opinions are divided on Space Battleship Yamato. On one hand, it’s a very faithful adaptation of the genre-making anime from the Seventies. On the other hand, some of the changes that were made for time and budget reasons are likely to upset some of the long-time fans.

Karate Invasion! Fly, Two Horns, Fly!

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Monitor your processor run times, because Appleseed: Alpha is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the Bluray cover or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Dave and Joel from Fast Karate for the Gentleman.

Review in a Nutshell: Appleseed: Alpha has excellent visual design and some good character moments, but a weak antagonist, a derivative plot, and far too little action. Still, it has cyborgs driving things, so A+ / 5 Stars / Would Buy from Again.

Final Thought:

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Oh, Two Horns. You so crazy.

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