2D Champions Episode 66: Drifters

Have you ever found yourself wishing to see a New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar? Penis gourds? If so, you can learn where you can go to see these remarkable natural wonders by listening to this episode of the 2D Champions podcast in our new bird-watching segment.

Later on in this episode the Champions review the TV Anime ‘Drifters’; the latest animated adaptation of a manga by the creator of Hellsing, Kouta Hirano. Does Drifters succeed in winning the Champions over? Or does it just make them lose their heads? Listen and find out!

You can watch all of Drifters here:
www.crunchyroll.com/drifters

You can support the North American release of the original manga here:
www.darkhorse.com/Books/17-298/Dri…ers-Volume-1-TPB

Read Crunchyroll’s excellent article series on the inspirations behind Drifters’ characters here:
www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2…cter-guide-pt-1

www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2…cter-guide-pt-2

With this episode the Champions have returned from hiatus! Next week we’ll be reviewing the first five episodes of Keijo!!!!!!!

Alien: Covenant Poster

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It’s like Ridley Scott and Fox really want me to forget that this is the sequel to Prometheus for some reason.

I do like how the alien here reminds me of the ‘ol chap from Alien 3, which is an excellent take on the monster before it became a sludgy mass of poop-drool in Alien: Resurrection.

Could be good but they’ve gotta work hard to impress me after Prometheus.

Ghost in the Shell Live-Action Trailer

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Honestly, it looks a lot better than I expected. Could be good. I hope that it’s good? It’s replication of shots from the original film is cool but will the film have anything inspired within it other than what it borrows from? We’ll see in March. It would have been interesting if this new film had taken more inspiration from Masamune Shirow’s original manga series than the Mamoru Oshii film.

At least I may have to buy that poster.

 

 

Old News but Good News: Little Witch Academia TV Anime Trailer & Info (Updated w/2nd PV)

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So while the 2D Champions podcast is on hiatus I figured I would get back to updating the non-podcast stuff that this blog occasionally covers. First up: the trailer and broadcast information for Studio Trigger’s upcoming TV anime of Little Witch Academia.

The new series begins it’s broadcast in January 2017. Interestingly, it seems to be a prequel as it shows Atsuko first arriving at the academy despite featuring characters from the  Enchanted Parade OVA. It’ll be cool to see if this new series is a remixed story akin to Dragon Ball Super’s use of the films Battle of Gods and Resurrection F or if it will feature an entirely new take on Atsuko’s early days at school.

Either way, the animation is beautiful and it’ll be great to see what kinds of trouble the girls get into now.

International streaming details are yet to be announced but I have a feeling that this’ll end up on Crunchyroll.

Source: Crunchyroll

11/30/2016 Update:

And here’s the second PV!

2D Champions Episode 65: Alderamin On The Sky (Second Half)

A light novel adaptation that DOESN’T feature a nerdy dude waking up in a MMO-inspired fantasy world? And it’s surprisingly engaging? The Champions head to the front lines to bring you a review of episodes 6-13 of ‘Alderamin On The Sky’; with animation production by Madhouse and based on the light novel series by Sanbasou and Bokuto Uno. After a strong set of introductory episodes, how does the rest of ‘Alderamin on the Sky’ play out with the Champions? Listen and find out!

You can watch all of ‘Alderamin On The Sky’ here:
www.crunchyroll.com/alderamin-on-the-sky

And with today’s episode, the 2D Champions podcast is going on hiatus! Thank you for supporting the show so far and keep up with our twitter account if you want to know as soon as we do when the next episode is scheduled.

2D Champions Episode 64: Alderamin On The Sky (First Half)

A light novel adaptation that DOESN’T feature a nerdy dude waking up in a MMO-inspired fantasy world? And it’s surprisingly engaging? The Champions head to the front lines to bring you a review of the first five episodes of ‘Alderamin On The Sky’; with animation production by Madhouse and based on the light novel series by Sanbasou and Bokuto Uno.

You can watch all of ‘Alderamin On The Sky’ here:
www.crunchyroll.com/alderamin-on-the-sky

2D Champions Episode 63: Shin Godzilla + Minisode 11

The first Japanese Godzilla movie in 12 years. The creator of Neon Genesis Evangelion. A legendary director and the king of the monsters collide in the scariest and most surreal Godzilla movie yet. The Champions fight through miles of bureaucratic red tape and purple laser beams to bring you a review of Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi’s ‘Shin Godzilla’. Films such as this one don’t come around very often and it leaves the Champions with a lot to discuss. Is ‘Shin Godzilla’ the new standard in giant monster movies? Or does it collapse under it’s own weight? Listen and find out!

Funimation’s official ‘Shin Godzilla’ site:
www.funimationfilms.com/movie/shingodzilla/

Toho’s official site:
www.shin-godzilla.jp/index.html

And a special bonus:

Julian and Ben discuss the latest trailer for the upcoming film ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”. The first entry in the new Star Wars anthology series; the latest trailer for the film offers our best look yet at what awaits us in ‘Rogue One’. What do the Champions think of what they see? How excited are they for this new Star Wars film? Listen and find out!

You can watch the newest Rogue One trailer here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=sC9abcLLQpI