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Otaku Evolution Episode 84 - Dominion Tank Police

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In this episode, I take a look at the four part OVA, Dominion Tank Police, that features what seems like the inevitable future of American police militaritization (Japan will just go the Patlabor route)! But is this send up of 80s hyperviolence a social satire or just a parody that identifies with its captors? I hope to sparse the mixed messages from this old "classic" I first saw on Sci-Fi Channel's Saturday Anime block. 

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Otaku Evolution Episode 83 - Birth

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It's another year, and it's time for the first brand new episode of Otaku Evolution of 2017! In this video, I look at the 1984 sci-fi-action-comedy-curiosity, Birth! It was once released by Streamline Pictures as Planet Busters, but the version I'm reviewing is from the more accurate ADV release from the early aughts. It's a really strange feature that boasts of talents like Hideaki Anno and Joe Hisaishi, but besides some interesting visuals, it's a whole lot of nothing!

Sounds scintillating, right? Of course.

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Otaku Evolution Episode 82 - Year End English Dub Review III

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It’s the last episode of the year as I look at the English dubs of the anime I’ve covered since the mid season episode. I examine dubs by Funimation, Manga Entertainment, Animaze, Central Park Media, ADV, and others! Which will I praise? Which will I burn? And what’s the deal with that refrigerator, how did that close seemingly on its own (shut up is how)? It’s time to wrap things up for a while, and stay tuned for more in the new year.

 

Oh, also, there’s a bit at the end.

 

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Otaku Evolution Episode 81 - Otaku Evolution Christmas Grab Bag

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Otaku Evolution Episode 81 - Otaku Evolution Christmas Grab Bag from mtpenguin on Vimeo.

For those who've been following the show, my Christmas episodes are usually the videos I put the most effort into. This year, lacking a single, sufficiently Christmas-y anime to review itself, I decided to pick a few episodes of different anime that take place on and/or around Christmas. Lupin The Third, Case Closed, and Super Dimensional Fortress Macross are the subject of my holiday hand wringing. Don't forget to check out the new Lucky Squid Studios commercial included!

 

Otaku Evolution Episode 80 - Lupin III: The Columbus Files

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Time to look at those robbery rascals, those lavish larcenists, the Lupin gang, with the TV special, 1999's The Columbus Files (originally Love's Da Capo: Fujiko's Unlucky Days)! Honestly, it's not Lupin III's finest hour. Or Fujiko's. Or director Shinichi Watanabe's. To say the least!

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Otaku Evolution Episode 79 - Running Man (Neo Tokyo)

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Yeah, yeah, it's a really short episode. I have a lot to do this time of year, between regular episodes, the Christmas episode (now in production), and the end-of-year English dub review episode. So I thought I'd give myself a soft ball by only reviewing the Kawajiri part of Neo Tokyo, the Running Man portion! Shit, I didn't even include a LSS commercial (gotta work on a new one for Christmas). Well, this one is pretty succinct and clever, so watch it, enjoy it, share it, and such.

Next time, Lupin III!
 

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Otaku Evolution Episode 78 - Cyber City Oedo 808

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A trio of troublesome terrorists are bound by law (and bomb collars) to apprehend criminals and uphold justice in a future near dystopia where the military uses citizens as test subjects and cyborg sabertooth tigers stalk in cyronics laboratories! Meet Sengoku, Goggle, and Benten, three members of the Cyber Police on a leash by a hardassed warden and chief. If they lose their heads in duty, they might lose their heads for real! 

 

It's Yoshiaki Kawajiri's Cyber City Oedo! Sit on it and swivel!

 

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