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Spiraken Movie Review Ep 63: Barry the Kodama and Spiller: Friends for Life

March 31st, 2012

In this episode of the Spiraken Manga Review, Xan finishes the Month of Totoros Tanukis and Tenacious Children without the assistance of his usual cadre of co-hosts but does have a surprise guest host to assist him in this great endeavor.He reviews arguably one of Hayao Miyazaki's best films of all time: The mystical action/adventure/fantasy/environmental film "Mononoke Hime/The Princess Mononoke" starring Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Minnie Driver,Billy Bob Thorton, John Di MAggio,John DeMita, Jada Pinkett Smith, Keith David and Gillian Anderson. For the original Japanese it is starring Yoji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yuko Tanaka, Kaoru Kobayashi, Tsunehiko Kamijo, Sumi Shimamoto , Akihiro Miwa, and Hisaya Morishige

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But that's not all, our intrepid hosts also review the newest Studio Ghibli film, "Kari-gurashi no Arietti/ Arrietty/The Secret World of Arriety" which was directed by newcomer Hiromasa Yonebayashi and stars (well for the UK release anyway) Saoirse Ronan,Mark Strong, Olivia Colman, Like Allen-Gale, Tom Holland, Phyllida Law, Geraldine McEwan and Ray Gillon. For the original Japanese Dub we have Mirai Shida, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Shinobu Otake, Keiko Takeshita, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Tomokazu Miura, and Kirin Kik as the stars of the film. For the abysmal US Dubm there is Bridget Mendler, David Henrie, Amy Poehler, Gracie Poletti, Moises Arias, Will Arnett, and Carol Burnett.

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There is also an in depth discussion about the history of Studio Ghibli as well as some of the other things that Hayao Miyazaki has worked on in his long illustrious career. We also discuss the misadventures of our possible mascot, Barry the Kodama and why some actors should not be voice actors

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Please send us any comments concerns and ideas on how to make this podcast better. Let us know so we can do something about it. Also check out the facebook fangroup Spiraken Movie Review, And finally, listen to the primary podcast, The Spiraken Manga Review and check out Xan's sidekickery on the fightbait.com podcast Hope you enjoy.

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Music For Episode: Intro Music -The Legend of Ashitaka by Joe Hisashi ( Mononoke Hime OST ), Background Music - The Journey To The West by Joe Hisashi ( Mononoke Hime OST), Background Music - Kodamas by Joe Hisashi ( Mononoke Hime OST), Background Music - Evening At The Ironworks by Joe Hisashi ( Mononoke Hime OST), Background Music - The Tatara Women Work Song by Joe Hisashi ( Mononoke Hime OST), Background Music - The Demon God III by Joe Hisashi ( Mononoke Hime OST), Background Music - The Young Man From The East by Joe Hisashi ( Mononoke Hime OST), Background Music - San and Ashitaka In The Forest of the Deer God by Joe Hisashi ( Mononoke Hime OST), Background Music - Adagio of Life and Death by Joe Hisashi ( Mononoke Hime OST), Background Music - The World of the Dead by Joe Hisashi ( Mononoke Hime OST), Background Music - The World of the Dead II by Joe Hisashi ( Mononoke Hime OST), Background Music - Adagio of Life and Death II by Joe Hisashi ( Mononoke Hime OST), Background Music - Kodamas by Joe Hisashi ( Mononoke Hime OST),Background Music - The Demon God by Joe Hisashi ( Mononoke Hime OST), Background Music - Our House Below by Cecile Corbel ( Karigurashi no Arietti OST ), Background Music - The Neglected Garden by Cecile Corbel ( Karigurashi no Arietti OST),Background Music - Sho's Lament by Cecile Corbel ( Karigurashi no Arietti OST), Background Music - Arriety's Song (Instrumental) by Cecile Corbel ( Karigurashi no Arietti OST),Ending Music Arrietty's Song by Cecile Corbel ( Karigurashi no Arietti OST)

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Random Question of the Week: What is your favorite Studio Ghibli film?

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Ep 149: Who Is The Greatest Thief of All?

March 28th, 2012

In this episode of the Spiraken Manga Review, Xan & Timbo have their wits stolen by two amazing thief mangas, "Lupin the III" by Monkey Punch and "Shadow Lady" by Masakazu Katsura

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They also prep everyone for the upcoming one hundred and fiftieth episode of the podcast, rant about shadow butts that cloud the minds of men and laugh at Zenigata's Obsession with catching Lupin. Hope you enjoy

Music For Episode: Intro Music -Lupin the III '78 by Yuji Ohno ( Best of Lupin the III OST ), Background Music - Taiyou to Tsuki no Meguri by Yuji Ohno ( Lupin the III: Twilight Geminai OST) Background Music - Lupin the III Theme song by Yuji Oono ( Best of Lupin III 2002 OST ), Ending Music - Lupin the Third theme by Yuji Ohno ( Night at the Nippon Ochestra 2009 )

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Spiraken Movie Review Ep 62: Miyazaki’s Greatest…Arguably

March 24th, 2012

In this episode of the Spiraken Manga Review, Xan continues the Month of Totoros Tanukis and Tenacious Children with his usual assistants of mayhem: Rufus, Baz & the New Guy. Despite one co-host's attempts at de-railing the situation, Our hosts review arguably one of Hayao Miyazaki's best films of all time: The Science Fiction, Post Apocalyptic Environmental film "Kaze no Tani no Naushika/ Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind" starring (for the dub anyway) Alison Lohman, Shia Labeouf, Uma Thurman, Patrick Stewart, Chris Sarandon,Frank Welker, Mark Hamill and Edward James Olmos. For the original Japanese it is starring Sumi Shimamoto, Yoji Matsuda, Yoshiko Sakakibara, Lemasa Kayumi, Ichino Nagai, Kohei Miyauchi, Mugihito, and Goro Naya

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This episode goes over the various setbacks and problems over getting the original version of this film released in English, the religious undertones of the film, and Baz constantly pimping out Crackle.com.

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Please send us any comments concerns and ideas on how to make this podcast better. Let us know so we can do something about it. Also check out the facebook fangroup Spiraken Movie Review, And finally, listen to the primary podcast, The Spiraken Manga Review and check out Xan's sidekickery on the fightbait.com podcast Hope you enjoy.

Music For Episode: Intro Music -Tori no Hito by Joe Hisashi ( Kaze no Tani no Naushika OST), Background Music -Kaze no Tani no Naushika by Joe Hisashi ( Kaze no Tani no Naushika OST),Background Music - Moewe by Joe Hisashi ( Kaze no Tani no Naushika OST),Background Music - Ohmu To Kouryu by Joe Hisashi ( Kaze no Tani no Naushika OST), Ending Music - Kaze no Tani no Naushika by Takako Minekawa( Kaze no Tani no Naushika OST)

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Random Question of the Week: How many of Studio Ghibli's films deal with the environment in one way or another?

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Ep 148: Oh No! BEARS KNOW HOW TO USE MACHINE GUNS!!!!!!!!!!!

March 21st, 2012

In this episode of the Spiraken Manga Review, Xan reviews the sci fi action Viz Signature manga "Biomega" by Tsutomu Nihei.

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There is also discussion about zombies, suicidal news reporters, and craziness. Hope you enjoy

Music For Episode: Background Music - Let Mom Sleep ( Jet Set Radio Future OST), Intro Music -Voodoo People by Orbital ( Hackers OST ), Ending Music - Cubia Round 4 by BooHoo ( .Hack//infection OST )

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Random Question of the Week: What would you do with a coil gun and a collapsable axe?

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Spiraken Movie Review Ep 61: Always Bring A Tank Gun To A Knife Fight

March 17th, 2012

In this episode of the Spiraken Manga Review, Xan continues the Month of Totoros Tanukis and Tenacious Children with a cadre of Co-hosts on this Saint Patricks Day.So listen as Timbo, Baz, Rufus, and New Guy drunkenly review that pre Ghibli, action adventure heist movie "Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro" Directed by Hayao Miyazaki and starring (for the dub anyway) David Hayter, John Snyder, Richard Epcar, Dorothy Clias Fahn, Dougary Grant, Kirk Thornton, Bridget Hoffman,Joe Romersa and Milton James. For the original Japanese it is starring Yasuo Yamada, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Makio Inoue,m Eiko Masuyama, Taro Ishida, Sumi Shomamoto, and Goto Naya

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Since this episode is also our St Patricks Day episode, there are several drunken tangents from are Baz and Rufus part of the goon union, what makes lupin awesome, what is the best kind of beer to drink, Rants galore, Bandai going under and finally Xan believing in Harvey Dent

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Please send us any comments concerns and ideas on how to make this podcast better. Let us know so we can do something about it. Also check out the facebook fangroup Spiraken Movie Review, And finally, listen to the primary podcast, The Spiraken Manga Review and check out Xan's sidekickery on the fightbait.com podcast Hope you enjoy.

Music For Episode: Intro Music - Lupin The 3rd theme by IRQ (Lupin III OST 2002), Background Music -Fire Treasure by yuri Onno( Lupin the III:Castle of Cagliostro OST), Ending Music - Lupin Theme '79 Mix by IRQ (DDR Extreme 2)

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Random Question of the Week:Is the Liquor Company Guiness responsible for The Guiness World Records?

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