Boy, we sure put this one off! Daryl finally bites the bullet after saying he’d do it for four months and reviews Gosenzo-sama Banbanzai!, a little-known OAV from Mamoru Oshii. Only part of the reason it’s little known can be attributed to the fact that it’s not easy for us in America to spell “Gosenzosama Banbanzai” correctly.
Due to time constraints and not wanting to delay this any further due to warnings from the future, we just answered one email. WILL THERE EVER BE A RAINBOW?
Catchy theme song, isn’t it? For Kenji Kawai’s 2007 full-orchestra concert–18 years later–he was sure to include it:
It’s probably been out of print for a while, but you can still find people selling the Mamoru Oshii Cinema Trilogy for about $20.
- Gerald was a guest on the Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast, to talk about…Cool World? COOL WORLD?!
- Daryl wrote an introductory article on Mobile Police Patlabor for the Otaku USA website. New issue’s out now!
- Speaking of which, here’s a link to buy WXIII: 3-disc Special Edition for cheap, which includes Minipato and the making-of. Per my OUSA article I’m omitting the “Patlabor” designation it was labeled with in the US; because it’s a side story and doesn’t feature the SV2 significantly, the film did not carry a “Patlabor the Movie” title in Japan.
- Matt Murray from Corn Pone Flicks out-does us all with a completely excellent video piece on the impact of Star Blazers in the US. Watch the whole thing like the true anime gangsta we know you are!
Clarissa’s in grad school and next month is finals, so who knows when the next episode will come out? NOT US, THAT’S WHO.