On this episode of Nerd & Tie, we briefly discuss the live action Attack on Titan movie, the forthcoming Back to the Future Doc Brown short film, a new Doctor Who spinoff called Class, Prometheus 2 getting a new name, a possible Men in Black reboot sans Will Smith, we let Nick talk about Gundam (Iron Blooded Orphans), and the video game voice actors may end up striking.
Oh hey, is it a Thursday? Yes. Have be been super inconsistent about keeping this feature going? Maybe. Do I really care right now? Not really.
So in this installment of Throwback Thursday, I’ve dug back through Nick Izumi’s Youtube archives and pulled out a random video from January of 2009. What is it? Well, it’s “Nick Izumi Takes on Gundam F91,” and since I know nothing about Gundam I have no idea what he’s going to say about it. Nick knows a lot about Gundam though, so you should let him talk at you for nine minutes about this particular installment in the franchise.
On this episode of Nerd & Tie, it’s just Nick and Trae (as Pher had prior personal obligations and we couldn’t find a suitable third in time). We discuss Tom Holland’s casting as Spider-man, all the Ghostbusters news you can handle, a bunch of classic anime is finally getting a US release, and we delve deeply into the con scene.
How deeply? Well, Trae talks about his experiences at Oz Con in West Plains, MO, we talk about the apparent death of Saskatoon Blitz, we talk about Arthur Suydam’s antics at Montreal Comic Con, and we discuss the sexual harassment allegations leveled against Anime Matsuri’s co-founder.
Hoo-boy, in the past 48 hours I have received so many impossible bits of good news from American licensing companies that I was waiting for Rightstuf’s 5:00 Anime Expo announcement with baited breath, and my excitement was greatly rewarded!
Rightstuf and Nozomi Entertainment have announced interest in bringing over the three Gundam series that have yet to obtain a legal US DVD run, including Gundam ZZ, Mobile Suit Victory Gundam, and After War Gundam X. While Victory is among the least of my interests, I can finally say that I will be able to complete my shelf dedicated to the franchise with the series I had never thought would get a release, being After War Gundam X. I promptly had the theme song “Dreams” playing on full blast as a victory lap, no pun intended.
Long story short, along with the announcements of the re-releases of the original Mobile Suit Gundam, Mobile Suit Z Gundam, the Turn A Gundam movies, as well as a rather unexpected Blu-Ray announcement for Revolutationary Girl Utena, Rightstuf has officially stolen my wallet and spent all my money.
Last episode I mentioned that in the early 1990s there was a push to bring the Gundam Franchise to the US, but it was so outrageously expensive to licence any existing Gundam show that it would have been cheaper to animated a completely new show. Doozy Bots is the fantastically bizarre result and here is all that ever came of it.
That was real, you’re not imagining it. Weird right? I mean most of it is pretty standard, like the “Burger King Kids’ Club” leads, but what’s worse is that when it isn’t cliche and dumb,, the show looks outright offensive. (The kid in the wheelchair gets to be Guntank, he’ll never have legs!)
What’s weirder? A good chunk of the actors in that would go on to dub actual Gundam shows. Everybody starts somewhere.
We here at Nerd & Tie can’t get enough of Fat-Char, but it looks like Japan is dead-set to release an even sillier Char Aznable onto the fandom. The popular spoof comic Gundam-san is getting it’s own anime and Anime New Network just posted the cast list.
Katsuyuki Konishi: Char-san
Megumi Han: Lalah-san
Tsubasa Yonaga: Amuro-san
Kaori Nazuka: Sayla-san
Tohru Furuya: Narrator.
(See the link above for the complete cast)
Its worth mentioning Furuya was the original Amuro, while Megumi Han’s mother, Keiko, was the original Lalah. (Although Keiko Han will be doing a supporting roll as well.)
Shuichi Ikeda, the original Char, however, is not in the cast.
The original comic wasn’t released in English, but the it was incredibly goofy. With any luck, we’ll soon be laughing at a Char who’s supposed to be funny.
On this episode of the Nerd & Tie Podcast, Rena Innocenti sits in for Pher! Because Pher was busy! We discuss the (lack of a) Gundam Live action movie, Jason Momoa’s casting as Aquaman, the rumored roadmap for the DC Carnival of Sadness, Bryan Singer possibly exiting the X Franchise, Nathan Fillion’s possible appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy, Ubisoft’s E3 PR implosion and upcoming changes to the Nerd & Tie website.
On this episode we talk about Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier, the current arc on Agents of SHIELD, David S. Goyer’s comments on the (lack of a) DC Cinematic Universe, Battlestar Galactica getting a reboot, Amazon buying Comixology, the upcoming No Brand Con, and we let Nick talk about… Megan Fox?
On this episode, we talk about three conventions (Kitsune Kon, Karoshi Con and The INDYpendent Show), Shaq Fu 2, first looks at Gotham, set photos from Age of Ultron, the new Ninja Turtles Trailer, and we let Nick talk about Gundam.