Timely Reviews 003 - Alita: Battle Angel

Andrew, Brains and JD talk about the (recently released) Alita: Battle Angel movie Directed by Robert Rodriguez and produced by James Cameron. There is talk of the movie, the OVA and whats possible for future sequels if they happen.

Spoilers start at 0h41m36s

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Tags: Alita, Gunnm, Battle Angel, Spy Kids, Transformers, Ghost in the Shell

Radical Gamers 001 - Looking Forward To 2019 Games

The Anime Radicals’ JD (RedLeaf Retrocast) hosts Bcom and Leo (Nerdom and Other Nonsense) in looking forward to the 2019 year in gaming. We discuss our personal goals for gaming this year, our hopes for changing trends in the industry at large, as well as the individual games we’re looking forward to the most. We also dive deep into our expectations for three ongoing online multiplayer games we’re interested in playing this year: Anthem, Destiny 2, and The Division 2.

3:43 - Gaming Goals for 2019
17:13 - Our Hopes for Industry Trends
41:01 - Destiny 2 2019 roadmap
54:25 - Anthem demo discussion
1:21:37 - The Division 2
1:33:15 - Our Most Anticipated Games of 2019

Games discussed: Anthem, Destiny 2, The Last of Us: Part II, Celeste, Red Dead Redemption 2, Resident Evil 2 Remake, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, For Honor, Fortnite, Battlefield 5, The Division 2, Watch Dogs 2, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Days Gone, Babylon’s Fall, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Judgment, Control, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Yoshi’s Crafted World, Metro: Exodus, The Outer Worlds, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Code Vein, Into the Valley of Gods, Biomutant, Skull & Bones, Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, Concrete Genie,

Recorded January 29, 2019.

Timely Reviews 002 - Liz And The Blue Bird

The Anime Radicals’ Bcom, Yata, and Andrew sit down for an in-depth discussion of Naoko Yamada’s movie, Liz and the Blue Bird. This movie is a side-story in the Hibike! Euphonium universe focusing on the relationship between band members Nozomi and Mizore. We start off by discussing our thoughts on the movie through the lens of our experience (or lack thereof) with the original show. We then move on to talk about the animation and art style before we move on to rave about the incredible soundtrack. Afterwards, we move onto a spoiler-filled discussion of our favorite characters, both old and new, as well as Yata’s surprising experience with receiving hard-boiled eggs from his students. We finish up with our complex thoughts on the climax of the movie, and a number of different ways it could be interpreted.

Recorded February 3, 2019.


2:26 - Our history with Hibike! Euphonium
7:10 - Our theater viewing experiences
14:49 - Synopsis and our general non-spoilery thoughts
22:05 - Animation, art style, and soundtrack discussion
46:34 - Character discussion and plot spoilers (SPOILERS start here!)
1:48:34 - Scores and recommendations for future viewing


Intro song: reflexion,allegretto,you by Kensuke Ushio
Music discussion songs: wind,glass,bluebird by Kensuke Ushio and Liz and the Bluebird Mov.3 “A Decision of Love” by Akito Matsuda
Outro song: doublereed,girls,vi by Kensuke Ushio

Timely Reviews 001 - My Hero Academia - Two Heroes

Bcom, Andrew, and Pixie come together to deliver a somewhat timely review of the My Hero Academia movie. They break down their thoughts on the theater-going experience, the movie's animation quality, the best new characters introduced in the film, and all of our favorite moments. We dive into spoilers to discuss some minor annoyances, but also rave about the last few scenes, and finish out by talking about the future of Western anime theater releases.

Spoilers section begins at 40:55.

The Man, The Myth, The Mecha 001 - Mobile Slap Gundam

Andrew, Brains and Bcom join up to discuss the original Mobile Suit Gundam Trilogy Movies, blurays provided by Right Stuf Anime. We delve into the world of Gundam, what lead to the creation of the movies and discuss themes and key moments within the trilogy.

This episode is sponsored by Right Stuf Anime. You can go to www.rightstufanime.com and enter the promo code " RADICAL GUNDAM " to get 10% on most Gundam Blurays and DVDs. The code is valid until January 31st, 2019.

[0h00m00s] Intro + Movie Summary and Non Spoiler Discussion
[0h40m01s] Other Fun Stuff on the Network
[0h43m09s] Spoiler Section
[1h27m24s] Discussion Wrap Up
[1h41m13s] Outro