Retro Anime Podcast - Episode 19 'A Bit of the Old Ultra Violence'

AFE

Completely Average High School Student
A podcast for old school anime? That's sound great :)

What's the anime of the podcast?
 

orgun

Death Scythe
Hi AFE,

We cover lots of different genres of retro anime, comedy, action, sci-fi, drama etc. and anime from the 50's to the 90's, if you scroll through this thread you can see all the anime we've reviewed.

Have a listen (there are links for each episode in th ethread or find us on iTunes, Spotify etc. by searching for Retro Anime Podcast) and let us know what you think.

Thanks for listening,

Ian
 

orgun

Death Scythe
Hi Everyone,

Episode 17 is now out with the second part of our Gall Force retrospective. Lewis and I review Rhea Gall Force, Gall Force: Earth Chapter and Gall Force: New Era.

You can listen on SoundCloud directly here:

Retro Anime Podcast #17 'Galls Still Just Wanna Have Fun'

Or find the podcast on iTunes, TuneIn, Spotify, Stitcher, Podcast Addict, CastBox Player, Pocket Casts, Overcast FM and many other podcast players by searching For Retro Anime Podcast.

Thanks for listening,

Ian
 

orgun

Death Scythe
Hi Everyone,

Lewis and I will be recording the next episode of the podcast next week where we will be reviewing the folklore epics Sangokushi and it's sequel Sangokushi: Men Who Race Across The Heavens from the mid 80's.

Reply here with any questions or comments you have for us.

Thanks for listening,

Ian.
 

orgun

Death Scythe
Hi Everyone,

Episode 18 is now out where we review the two Sangokushi specials from the mid 80's that adapt the Chinese novel ' The Romance of the Three Kingdoms'.

You can listen on SoundCloud directly here:

Retro Anime Podcast #18 'Romancing the Kingdoms'

Or find the podcast on iTunes, TuneIn, Spotify, Stitcher, Podcast Addict, CastBox Player, Pocket Casts, Overcast FM and many other podcast players by searching For Retro Anime Podcast.

Thanks for listening,

Ian
 

Professor Irony

Cursed Image
Moderator
Having listened to the episode, I'm kinda sold on these now. I've heard a lot of references to Romance of the Three Kingdoms across various media over the years, but I'm not familiar with the original story, and was always a bit wary of trying to get to grips with any adaptations in case it relied too much on assumed audience knowledge. I remember feeling that particularly with Fuse: Memoirs of a Huntress, as it seems to take for granted that the viewer is quite familiar with the Hakkenden legend.

I'll see if I can screen the first Sangokushi film at our next 'watch random OVAs' session.
 

orgun

Death Scythe
Thanks for your continued support Prof 👍

As we said in the podcast, these specials are worth watching, Lewis and I were in the same boat, seen lots of references but never read the original story but I think you don't need prior knowledge to watch these as they tell the story with sufficient context. We plan to review some more adaptations so it will be interesting to see how well each tells the same story.
 

orgun

Death Scythe
Hi Everyone,

Lewis and I will be recording the next episode of the podcast next week where we will be reviewing violent action OVAs Guyver: Out of Control and Blue Sonnet.

Reply here with any questions or comments you have for us.

Thanks for listening,

Ian.
 

Professor Irony

Cursed Image
Moderator
Blue Sonnet is one of those OVAs I've heard mentioned but never actually seen - I mostly just remember it for the main heroine's resemblance to Cutie Honey, with her bright red hair. I'll definitely add it to the pile for the next time I see my unsavoury pals though.
 

orgun

Death Scythe
Hi Everyone,

Episode 19 is now out. Lewis and I delve into what was the mainstay of the 90s UK anime market, the schlocky violent action OVA with reviews of Guyver: Out of Control and Blue Sonnet.

You can listen on SoundCloud directly here:

Retro Anime Podcast #19 'A Bit of the Old Ultra Violence'

Or find the podcast on iTunes, TuneIn, Spotify, Stitcher, Podcast Addict, CastBox Player, Pocket Casts, Overcast FM and many other podcast players by searching For Retro Anime Podcast.

Thanks for listening,

Ian
 

cudwieser

Student Council President
I think it would be right up your street Prof!
It's one that so urgently needs remastered and rereleased. I remember seeing Blue Sonnet a good while ago. It was one of the first to get me into collecting and I'm sorely irked it's lost to the winds. There are only VHS's of it short of downloading it illegally. That said It is a very interesting anime if cut off a little short. It's also no for the faint hearted.
 

cudwieser

Student Council President
Yes, I would love to have a remastered version of it on Blu-ray, never going to happen but I can dream!



That's a great scene, sums up the OVAs tone perfectly.
Never say never. Who owns the rights to Blue Sonnet anyway? Do IP's ever reach a point of public domain where anime is concerned?
 

Greboruri

Brigade Leader
Never say never. Who owns the rights to Blue Sonnet anyway? Do IP's ever reach a point of public domain where anime is concerned?
Looks like the copyright belongs to the author Masahiro Shibata, his publisher Hakusensha, Inc and Nippon Television Music Co., Ltd. Mushi Pro is also listed in the copyright on the back of my VHS. The Japanese wiki also lists Walkers Company, which went bankrupt at the end of episode four. Even if you secured the rights from Nippon Television Music, Shibata could still put a kibosh on the deal, which apparently has happened before. Mangaka, even retired ones like Shibata wield a lot of power. If you passed all those hurdles, you'd have to find the 35mm film, if it still exists, otherwise it's whatever composite analogue video masters you could find. Discotek has done it numerous times before though.

It's kind of annoying as so many OVAs from the 1980's and 1990's have just vanished. It's utter baffling why something like Combustible Campus Guardress never got an English language release.
 

orgun

Death Scythe
Hi Everyone,

Lewis and I will be recording the next episode of the podcast during the coming week where we will be reviewing some love themed OVAs; Dokushin Apart Dokudamisou and Star Cat Full House.

Reply here with any questions or comments you have for us.

Thanks for listening,

Ian.
 
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