What if Gundam, but shorter?
This week we discuss the first of the Mobile Suit Gundam compilation movies, titled: Mobile Suit Gundam. Is it a good movie? Does it make sense if you haven't seen the show? Gundam noob and friend of the podcast, Angela, joins us to answer these questions!
We also pick apart the differences in story, sound, and animation between the show and the movie, research a possible influence/inspiration for Kikka, Katz, and Letz, summarize the Gundam 40th Anniversary documentary from NHK, and speculate about the "demon" Gouf.
Special thanks to this week's guest: Angela - Cosplayer, and anime-fan. Instagram: @thegirlmadeofjade
- The English-language translation of the Gundam 40th-Anniversary documentary by NHK is from idango (Twitter: @wantstobeapanda), on their wordpress - [Cries in Newtype]. We are very grateful for their translation work!
- Definition of "katzenjammer."
- Time Magazine's list of the 10 longest-running comic strips (of which Katzenjammer Kids is one).
- Max and Moritz in English with illustrations.
- Digital copy of the Wampaku Monogatari (Japanese translation of Max and Moritz).
- Wikipedia page on Kitazawa Rakuten (北澤 楽天), sometimes described as the founding father of modern manga.
- Overview of the early origins of Japanese comics, with a section on Kitazawa Rakuten that mentions the influence of Katzenjammer Kids.
- Book on traits of the Oni, historical depictions, and evolution from cannibal monsters to kawaii mascots:
Noriko Reider, Japanese Demon Lore: Oni from Ancient Times to the Present, University Press of Colorado, Sep 30, 2010 (Reider's book is an expansion of her essay.
- Story of the Red Oni and Blue Oni:
Hamada Hirosuke, 泣いた赤鬼 Naita Akaoni (1933)
- Kanamuchi's (鉄鞭) potential Chinese ancestry: Don Cunningham, Taiho-Jutsu: Law and Order in the Age of the Samurai, Tuttle Publishing, Feb 14, 2012.
- Kanamuchi's design and role in non-lethal work: Don Cunningham, Samurai Weapons: Tools of the Warrior, Tuttle Publishing, Aug 21, 2012
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