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.)
- 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: