The Silver Emulsion Podcast: Ep. 54 – All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku

With the kaijus vanquished for another week, Stephen and I set our sights on the OVA anime series, All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku! Listen and enjoy! πŸ™‚

Also: the show is now on iTunes! So if you feel like subscribing there, or rating/reviewing the show, feel free to share your thoughts!

Music Notes

Intro:

  • The Impressions – Get Up And Move
  • Megumi Hayashibara – Happy Birthday to Me (私にハッピーバースデむ, Watashi ni Happy Birthday)

Outro:

  • Megumi Hayashibara – Do Your Best, Trying (γ―γ‚Šγγ£γ¦ Trying!, Harikitte Trying!)

If you’ve got feedback, throw it into the comments below or email it to me via the contact page! We’ll include it in a future show!

The podcast is embedded directly below this, or you can go directly to Podbean (or use their app) to listen. If you want to subscribe, paste http://silveremulsion.podbean.com/feed/ into whatever reader you’re using.

The Silver Emulsion Podcast: Ep. 50 – Boogiepop Phantom

Silver Emulsion’s annual Horrific October continues with the Madhouse Studios anime series: Boogiepop Phantom! We also go off the rails with a few tangents (as always), including a good amount of Star Wars talk towards the end! How we got to Star Wars… I have no clue! Listen and find out! πŸ™‚

Also: the show is now on iTunes! So if you feel like subscribing there, or rating/reviewing the show, feel free to share your thoughts!

Music Notes

Intro:

  • Dialogue from Hide and Go Shriek
  • The Ghastly Ones –Β Surfin’ Spooks
  • Suga Shikao – Evening Shower (倕立け Yuudachi)

Middle:

Outro:

  • Kyoko – Future Century Secret Club (ζœͺζ₯δΈ–η΄€γŠ™γ‚―γƒ©γƒ– Mirai Seiki Maruhi Club)

If you’ve got feedback, throw it into the comments below or email it to me via the contact page! We’ll include it in a future show!

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The Silver Emulsion Podcast: Ep. 47 – The Vision of Escaflowne

Alright y’all, this week we got down and dirty talkin’ about the 1996 anime series The Vision of Escaflowne, or just Escaflowne! We also talk some about the movie version, cleverly titled Escaflowne: The Movie! Listen and enjoy! πŸ™‚

Also: the show is now on iTunes! So if you feel like subscribing there, or rating/reviewing the show, feel free to share your thoughts!

Music Notes

Intro:

  • The Drive – Ain’t Sittin’ Down Doin’ Nothing
    • Next Stop… Soweto Vol. 4: Zulu Rock, Afro-Disco & Mbaqanga 1975-1985 (iTunes, Amazon)
  • Maaya Sakamoto –Β η΄„ζŸγ―γ„γ‚‰γͺい (I Don’t Need Promises)
    • The Vision of Escaflowne – Lovers OnlyΒ (iTunes, Amazon)

Middle:

  • Yoko Kanno & Hajime Mizoguchi –Β Dance Of Curse
    • The Vision of Escaflowne – Lovers OnlyΒ (iTunes, Amazon)
  • Yoko Kanno & Hajime Mizoguchi – The Vision of Escaflowne
    • The Vision of Escaflowne (Original Soundtrack 2)Β (iTunes, Amazon)
  • Yoko Kanno & Hajime Mizoguchi – Eyecatch Sound
    • From The Vision of Escaflowne series
  • Takenobu Mitsuyoshi – Sweat
    • From the SEGA video game Daytona USA

Outro:

  • Hiroki Wada – Mystic Eyes (TV Edit)
    • The Vision of Escaflowne – Lovers OnlyΒ (iTunes, Amazon)

If you’ve got feedback, throw it into the comments below or email it to me via the contact page! We’ll include it in a future show!

The podcast is embedded directly below this, or you can go directly to Podbean (or use their app) to listen. If you want to subscribe, paste http://silveremulsion.podbean.com/feed/ into whatever reader you’re using.

Stephen reviews: Escaflowne: The Movie (2000)

Escaflowne: the Movie [エスカフローネ Escaflowne] (2000)
AKA Vision of Escaflowne: A Girl in Gaea

Starring Maaya Sakamoto, Tomokazu Seki, Jouji Nakata, Shinichiro Miki, Ikue Ohtani, Minami Takayama, Aki Takeda

Directed by Kazuki Akane


I have only seen Escaflowne: The Movie once before, back when I first got a hold of the DVD set, which must have been around 15 years ago by now. In that time I had forgotten pretty much everything about it, except that it had disappointed me all those years ago. The TV series has long been one of my favorite anime series, and I felt like the movie just couldn’t compare. A big part of this was because Escaflowne is a mecha series, and the movie only has one fairly short giant robot fight. I’ve wanted to revisit this film for a while now without having the series fresh in my mind to color my expectations, and that day has finally come.

The movie is drastically different from the TV series, and the first time I saw it, those differences were the main thing I was upset about. This time however, those differences were what I found to be the most fascinating part of the story. I’m actually glad the film isn’t just a simple rehash of the show. Instead it gave me brand new things to see, which makes it much more worth watching than simply retelling the same story I’ve already seen. Even better, because events are so different, there are no spoilers of the show inside the film, so it can be watched all on its own and still leave the series as a fresh experience for later viewing.

Continue reading Stephen reviews: Escaflowne: The Movie (2000) →

Stephen reviews: Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal (1999)

Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal [るろうに剣心 θΏ½ζ†Άη·¨] (1999)
AKA Rurouni Kenshin: Reminiscence, Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuioku-hen

Starring Mayo Suzukaze, Junko Iwao, Nozomu Sasaki, Masami Suzuki, Shuichi Ikeda, Hirotaka Suzuoki

Directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi


The Rurouni Kenshin series has never been one of my favorites. In fact, I rather disliked the TV series when I gave it a try many years ago. But I’ve heard great things about the film version, which was renamed to Samurai X because that made it sound cooler. The TV series was a misguided slapstick comedy that really didn’t hit very well with its humor. I only watched a few episodes before writing it off as bland and unappealing. This film on the other hand (which is actually a re-edit of a direct-to-video mini-series) is an intense historical drama about a man gone numb from killing, and his growth towards becoming the character portrayed in the TV series.

As an origin story, you don’t need to have any knowledge of the series. It makes just as much sense either way. It starts with a boy nearly getting killed by bandits who massacre the slave caravan he had been trapped in. But a kindly wandering samurai wipes out the brigands and takes the boy under his wing, naming him Kenshin. Kenshin grows up to be a master swordsman with a burning desire to fight for justice. In so doing, he abandons his master’s seclusion and joins a rebellion against the shogun.

Continue reading Stephen reviews: Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal (1999) →

The Silver Emulsion Podcast: Ep. 44 – The Astonishing Work of Tezuka Osamu

Episode 44! This week we’re doing something completely different: talking about 13 short films from the mind of anime giant Osamu Tezuka! Listen and enjoy! If you’re interested in seeing this neato collection, you can get a copy here at Amazon. It’s also available on disc from Netflix, too! πŸ™‚

Music Notes

Intro:

  • Jerry Goldsmith – The Construction
    • Explorers: Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack (Amazon)

Outro:

  • Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Piece of Crap

If you’ve got feedback, throw it into the comments below or email it to me via the contact page! We’ll include it in a future show!

The podcast is embedded directly below this, or you can go directly to Podbean (or use their app) to listen. If you want to subscribe, paste http://silveremulsion.podbean.com/feed/ into whatever reader you’re using, such as iTunes.

The Silver Emulsion Podcast: Ep. 43 – Akira

Episode 43! This week we’re diving head-first into the anime classic Akira! Listen and enjoy! πŸ™‚

Music Notes

Intro:

Outro:

  • Tien Niu – Rock Around the Clock (Cantonese)
    • From the 1980 kung fu film Lackey and the Lady Tiger

If you’ve got feedback, throw it into the comments below or email it to me via the contact page! We’ll include it in a future show!

The podcast is embedded directly below this, or you can go directly to Podbean (or use their app) to listen. If you want to subscribe, paste http://silveremulsion.podbean.com/feed/ into whatever reader you’re using, such as iTunes.

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