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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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Japan On Fire 13: Mamoru Oshii – Angel’s Egg (1985)

Japan On Fire continues with anime but temporarily aborts the Studio Ghibli season for the start of the tale of Mamoru Oshii, director of Ghost In The Shell, Patlabor and Avalon. Ken and special guest Coffin Jon from VCinema talk of Oshii’s career, why he divides even fans of his work and in the second hour try and provide their interpretation of the Oshii 1985 anime Angel’s Egg. Also remember to check out our bonus episode featuring a review of the Australian Z-grade sci-fi movie In The Aftermath. It does connect to Angel’s Egg quite a bit as a matter of fact.

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Japan On Fire 12: My Neighbours The Yamadas (1999)

Studio Ghibli season continues and we switch visionaries. This time Isao Takahata gets his due with a brief bio before Stoo and Ken dive deep into the sparsely animated family comedy My Neighbours The Yamadas. A movie that has not yet got its domestic abuse sequel despite being a domestic snapshot. One can dream. We had mic troubles on Stoo’s end so for a few minutes between 22.49 and 30.15 Stoo switches temporarily to his laptop mic so there’s an echoey few minutes there.

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Running times:
00m 00s – Intro/Isao Takahata background
19m 45s – Background, plot, My Neighbours The Yamadas review

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