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Japan On Fire 33: The White Snake Enchantress

Japanese studio Toei makes the first feature anime in colour and turn to Chinese folklore for their supernatural, romantic tale. In this episode we therefore examine 1958’s The White Snake Enchantress (also known as Panda And The Magic Serpent). With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/production background
18m 32s – Legend Of The White Snake story summary
22m 48s – Media adapations
40m 23s – The White Snake Enchantress review

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Japan On Fire 32: Momotaro – Sacred Sailors

It’s the first feature length anime out of Japan, it’s got singing animals… and it’s a war propaganda movie. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Momotaro – Sacred Sailors background.
30m 06s – Momotaro – Sacred Sailors review.

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Japan On Fire 31: Fist Of The North Star

Kenshiro, the fist of the north star, gets a big screen head and body bursting adventure that was such a shock to the senses, it’s been forever altered since. In this episode of Japan On Fire we turn to anime once more and Fist Of The North Star from 1986. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Fist Of The North Star background.
53m 58s – Fist Of The North Star review.

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Japan On Fire 28: Your Name.

We do a little unscheudled stop into anime and the 2016 blockbuster Your Name from director Makato Shinkai. With Kenny B and roped in to inform, help out and review is East Screen West Screen’s Paul Fox.

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Running times:
00m 00s – Makoto Shinkai biography/discussion.
19m 19s – Your Name 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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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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The Podcast On Fire Network aims to provide a large, continually expanding overview of Asian cinema. On the flagshow Podcast On Fire, the big guns out of Hong Kong cinema gets a spotlight through discussion and review while the remainder of the network shows gives you insight into Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese cinema and the history of adult oriented Hong Kong cinema!

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