Maser Patrol podcast episode 41: Alita – Battle Angel

In this episode, Kevin, Benji, and Josh sit down for a spoiler-laden review of the long, long, long-awaited new Hollywood quasi-hit Alita: Battle Angel! We jump right into comparisons between the movie, OVA, and original manga, so if you haven’t seen it yet, I recommend that you do that first…unless all you want from the podcast are passive-aggressive comments about Ghost in the Shell and the works of Mitsuru Adachi; in that case you’re golden. So, was the film able to please three grumpy old-school anime nerds? Listen to find out!

(Spoilers: The answer is yes. Go see the movie.)

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As mentioned:

  • First trailer for the movie in question:

  • I forgot to mention how ace the music is in the OVA:

  • Yukito Kishiro’s poster:

  • The cast meets Kizuna Ai:

  • Giving away actual cyborg arms seems like a pretty cool way to promote a film.

…and of course:

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