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Japan On Fire 18: Sabu – Dangan Runner & Postman Blues

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We are starting a new series on a particular figure out of Japanese cinema. I don’t know of many so I pick the ones I know and years ago I was recommended checking out the work of Sabu. I responded well, put down the fandom but now that there is a podcast series on Japanese cinema I’m involved in, it’s a good op to pick up where I left off/revisit what I liked in the first place. That is to setup that for a couple of episodes we’ll be talking of director Sabu and for this episode his first two movies: Dangan Runner from 1996 and Postman Blues from 1997. With me Kenny B and VCinema‘s Coffin Jon.

Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Sabu bio/discussion
43ms 37s – Dangan Runner review
67m 50s - Shinichi Tsutsumi bio/discussion
86m 20s - Postman Blues review

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Japan On Fire 17: Mamoru Oshii – Avalon & The Sky Crawlers

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Closing out our coverage of Mamoru Oshii, the man with a bible in one hand and a basset hound by his other side, we’ve gone through his early days in anime, live action, how he created history by re-telling it through his Kerberos Saga and how he made history with anime classics such as Patlabor and Ghost In The Shell. In this final episode, we do the mix of live action and anime again as we take a look at his live action, POLISH language movie Avalon from 2001 and his 2008 anime The Sky Crawlers. With Kenny B and with me is VCinema‘s Coffin Jon.

Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Avalon production background
32ms 20s – Avalon review
70m 37s – Author Hiroshi Mori bio/discussion and The Sky Crawlers production background
82m 25s – The Sky Crawlers review

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 12: Ghost In The Shell 2.0

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Mamoru Oshii returns to his anime masterpiece to tweak. Kenny B and Coffin Jon from VCinema returns as well to explain what went wrong with  Ghost In The Shell 2.0.

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Japan On Fire 16: Mamoru Oshii – Ghost In The Shell

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Kenny B and Coffin Jon from VCinema return to their Mamoru Oshii coverage for a (biblical?) discussion about all things Ghost In The Shell from 1995.

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Running times:
12m 05s – Ghost In The Shell manga and anime background
32m 50s – Ghost In The Shell review

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Japan On Fire 15: Mamoru Oshii – Stray Dog: Kerberos Panzer Cops & Jin Roh: The Wolf Brigade

Kenny B  Coffin Jon from VCinema finish off their Kerberos Saga coverage (or are they?) within this tale of Mamoru Oshii with reviews of Stray Dog: Kerberos Panzer Cops (1991) & the anime Jin Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999). Hear the two hosts finally give the Saga some praise.

Some of the editing in the first third of the show may at times sound a little choppy due to connection problems during the recording but on a positive note, Stoo hijacks the feed again to talk of his yearly charity endevour Extra Life 2012 for The Royal Hospital For Sick Children and the looming 24 hour game marathon that goes along with it. You can support him by going to his profile page and listen in to hear how YOUR donations will affect the upcoming Podcast On Fire Network shows!

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Running times:
00m 00s – Intro/Stray Dog: Kerberos Panzer Cops Review
63m 10s - Jin Roh: The Wolf Brigade Review

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Japan On Fire 14: Mamoru Oshii – The Red Spectacles & Patlabor

Kenny B and special guest Coffin Jon from VCinema continue their exploration of Mamoru Oshii and after quiet, surreal and religious anime in part 1 comes live action (anime) and a leap from the small screen to the big. Therefore we are reviewing The Red Spectacles (1987) and Patlabor (1989) in this episode.  Surrealism, absurdism and religious imagery is in need to be judged and the results are surprisingly favourable.

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Running times:
00m 00s – Intro/The Red Spectacles Review
63m 10s – Patlabor The Movie Review

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 2: In The Aftermath (1988)


The extension of Japan On Fire 6-1 or if you will in the aftermath of it, Ken and Coffin Jon, as promised and reluctantly, review the Australian sci-fi movie In The Afermath from 1988. Listen to find out how this connects to Oshii’s anime.

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