2D Champions Episode 83: BLAME!

The Champions get lost within an endless labyrinthine city of epic proportions full of killer robots in their review of ‘BLAME!’. Based on the legendary manga by Tsutomu Nihei, Netflix and Polygon Pictures have teamed up to bring fans a new cinematic take on the story. Polygon Pictures have shown their strengths in adapting Nihei’s dense style before in their ‘Knights of Sidonia’ TV anime but can they bring ‘BLAME!’ to the mainstream viewer and still make it work? Listen and find out!

You can watch ‘BLAME!’ here:
www.netflix.com/title/80115466

You can support Tsutomu Nihei’s original comic here:
kodanshacomics.com/series/blame/

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Godzilla Anime Announced

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A couple of weeks ago Godzilla fans got the surprise announcement that a Godzilla anime film is in production. The film is set to be released in Japan in 2017 and will be produced by Polygon Pictures. Gen Urobuchi will be the writer of the new project which will be directed by Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita. Basically, the new project has a lot of the talent and staff behind Knights of Sidonia, Ajin, and the upcoming Blame! film. I expect the new Godzilla film to look quite similar to those projects. Although the promo image above is tantalizing; the premise behind the new film is unknown. Although I am a little disappointed that this will be mostly  CGI; I certainly wasn’t expecting the next Godzilla project to be an anime film. Not only is this new for the franchise; it’s a cool direction to go in without immediately beginning production on another live-action film that will ultimately just be compared to Hideaki Anno’s mega-hit Shin Godzilla from this year.

Source: Crunchyroll, Official Godzilla Anime site

Berserk TV Anime in July 2016

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The official website for the new animated adaptation of Berserk has revealed the recently announced project will be a television anime series to begin airing in July. Although the exact date and time have yet to be given, the new series will air as part of MBS’ Animeism timeslot, which runs on Friday nights. The Animeism block has previously had shows such as Kill la Kill and Knights of Sidonia. My hunch is that the series will probably run for 12-13 episodes.

Although I’ve always hoped that Berserk would get an OVA series similar to Hellsing Ultimate, I think a TV series is the next best thing as the recent Golden Age films covered even less material than what appeared in the 1997 television adaptation.

The next episode of the manga is also planned for release sometime this summer; hopefully the same week as the premiere of this new series.

 

Knights of Sidonia Manga Ending

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The most recent issue of Kodansha’s Afternoon magazine announced that Tsutomu Nihei’s popular manga series will be ending in the next chapter; due out on September 25th in Japan. Knights of Sidonia has been running in Afternoon since 2009 and has spawned a popular anime adaptation by Polygon Pictures that is available for streaming on Netflix and on home video in the United States through Sentai Filmworks. Vertical Comics’ english edition of volume 14 will be released on September 29th and the pre-order for the fifteenth and final volume is already available and set for release Stateside on February 16th.

You can order the final volume of the english edition by following the link below!

Knights of Sidonia Volume 15 (On Amazon).

I’ve greatly enjoyed Knights of Sidonia and I’ll be looking forward to whatever Nihei will be drawing next!

Source: Crunchyroll News

2-Dimensional Champions Episode 08: Knights of Sidonia Season 2

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Today’s episode of 2-Dimensional Champions focuses on the second season of Knights of Sidonia. Rather than covering just the first five episodes as we usually do, this episode covers all 12 episodes of the second season. So, beware, there are spoilers everywhere. If you would like to catch up before listening, all 24 episodes of Sidonia are available on Netflix and the manga is published in North America by Vertical and is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

I hope everyone enjoys the episode and let us know how we are doing by commenting or liking us on Soundcloud or iTunes.

The 2-Dimensional Champions Podcast

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Teatime is happy to announce the 2-Dimensional Champions podcast. Champions is a weekly podcast providing ‘high-quality’ discussion and reviews of anime, film, and comics. There is a new episode every Friday and the writer of this very blog is one of the hosts. There are currently four episodes available, covering Triage X, Mad Max: Fury Road, Knights of Sidonia, and Blood Blockade Battlefront. You can listen to the show on Soundcloud or by searching for us on iTunes.

If you enjoy the show, please subscribe to the program on iTunes and Soundcloud and/or give us a review or ‘like’. We are also taking recommendations for what films, comics, or anime you would like to hear us discuss in future episodes. You can reach us at 2dimensionalchampions@gmail.com or by commenting here on Teatime.

Teatime will also update each Friday to let you know when a new episode of 2-Dimensional Champions is available.

Thank you for supporting Teatime with Godzilla and I hope you enjoy the podcast.